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"Pere Ubu unveil their new album, The Long Goodbye, nearly two years after their previous record for Cherry Red, 20 Years In A Montana Missile Silo.
Named after Raymond Chandler's novel, The Long Goodbye is the end of a road. Front man David Thomas has long talked of their journey to Satisfied City: 'This wraps up every song and story that Pere Ubu has been telling in different ways for the past forty plus years.' This Pere Ubu album sounds like no other. It boasts a large expanse of synths due to...

After a number of very good self-released 45's, Pere Ubu found themselves signed to a hip 'new wave' subsidiary of a major label (Blank Records - which only lasted two albums) for this, the premier release on Blank. I saw their tour for this album at B...

David Thomas – vocals, trombone, melodeon, spike
Jim Jones – guitar, backing vocals
Allen Ravenstine – EML synthesizer, sax, backing vocals
Tony Maimone – bass, backing vocals
Chris Cutler – drums, percussion, noises
Scott Krauss – drums

This is a 2018 reissue of the sixth Pete Ubu album; the 1st after a six year layoff, and, imo, finds the reunited band of mostly originals, with a few 'new kids who do a great job' (I'm talking about YOU, Chris Cutler and Jim Jones!) in...

After a long layoff, David Thomas looked around at his then-current band "The Wooden Birds" and realized that they were basically Pere Ubu (Jim Jones-guitar, Tony Maimone-bass, Chris Cutler-drums, Allen Ravenstein-synths, Scott Krauss-drums) and...

"Of the avant-progressive scene in Italy - i.e. Opus Avantra, Alfredo Tisocco, Franco Battiato and many others, Pierrot Lunaire's second has to rate as one of the very best. It's difficult to describe the music as the combinations of a vast array of....

Classic and unusual 'avant-garde + soft progressive' release that really is quite unusual and distinctive! This hasn't been available on CD in a very long time.

"Adapting their name from the famous song cycle by Arnold Schoenberg, one would....

Legendary Czechoslovakian underground band who were jailed & banned many many times in their lifetime. One of the band's better known titles, at least here in the USA, as this was the 2nd of two releases to come out in Canada, and it was relatively...

Legendary Czechoslovakian underground band who were jailed & banned many,many times in their lifetime.

"Recorded in late 1983 & finished in January, 1984, this studio recording was intended for release in Canada, but that plan...

"The Plastic People of the Universe are back with a new album entitled Maska za maskou [The Mask behind the Mask], their first release in nearly a decade, and the first written since the death of their previous lead songwriter Milan “Mejla” Hlavsa...

Legendary Czechoslovakian underground band who were jailed & banned many,many times in their lifetime. "Recorded in late 1983 & finished in January, 1984, this studio recording was intended for release in Canada, but that plan never reached fruition......

"The long-awaited title extends cooperation with sculptures of the Agon Orchestra. Monumental concert I walked around the field follows the same pet project of Plastic People of 1979, How then will be dead and whose only public performance took place...

What do you call a Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention album that isn't exactly a Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention album? Well, in this case you call it a Jean-Luc Ponty album. This album, subtitled "Jean-Luc Ponty Plays the Music of Frank Zappa", includes..

Y was absolutely a classic of a certain time, a certain place and of certain musical values.

“The 40th Anniversary Edition of The Pop Group's highly influential and innovative debut album Y, originally released in 1979, remastered (from the original tapes) and cut half speed at Abbey Road.
The CD deluxe sets will also include the debut single "She Is Beyond Good And Evil", the 10 track album Alien Blood, and the album Y Live.
The Pop Group's y regularly appears in 'Greatest Album'...

"The only common factor of all the musical and sound experiences led by Michel Portal is the improvisation and his demand : putting himself constantly at risk , throwing himself away. Even his movie music, even his interpretations of classical music...

"Notably more furious & urgent than anything on their previous albums...these avatars of an anguished, angular muse have unleashed their ultimate tour de force...this is a turbulent masterpiece." 5 stars (highest rating) - Alternative Press

After Roger Trigaux left Univers Zero, he formed Present. After a long lay-off and a gradual return to music, this was the 1998 release that led to a newly rejuvinated band and their legendary trek across the USA that same year. Just telling you.

"Magma and King Crimson comparisons are relevant, but the dark and edgy Present are an entity unto themselves." – Atlanta Press...

"...a turbulent masterpiece that leaves a residue of angst lingering long after the CD ends." – Alternative Press...

Interestingly, one of the greatest of the early experimental post-punk albums was released by a group founded by the figure head of what most people thought of as the original UK punk movement (John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols).
After the Sex Pistols imploded John formed P.I.L. with drummer Jim Walker, bassist Jah Wobble and guitarist Keith Levine. Fusing elements of dub, avant-garde music, dance music, noise, The Magic Band, Can and more, this was a huge surprise to basically.....

"Antworten (meaning: answer) is the third installment in a trilogy of Qluster music, following on from the Fragen (meaning: question) and Rufen (BB 075CD/LP) studio albums. The fact that the music on Antworten was created before Rufen and Fragen were...

"Antworten (meaning: answer) is the third installment in a trilogy of Qluster music, following on from the Fragen (meaning: question) and Rufen (BB 075CD/LP) studio albums. The fact that the music on Antworten was created before Rufen and Fragen were...

"The third incarnation of the legendary krautrock project Kluster/Cluster expands its audience with the contemplative, mature, and intelligent electronic music of Echtzeit. Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Onnen Bock, and Armin Metz are Qluster, founded under the name of Kluster in 1969 by Roedelius, Dieter Moebius, and Conrad Schnitzler. Kluster were responsible for two milestones of electronic music. Schnitzler quit the band two years later, leaving Roedelius and Moebius to carry on as Cluster. When the duo....

“Elemente -- album number seven from the third incarnation of the legendary krautronic project Kluster/Cluster springs a surprise with a minor sensation: sequencer lines. Using an array of exclusively analogue instruments, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Onnen Bock, and Armin Metz have recorded eight tracks which, at one and the same time, are intrinsically hypnotic and sublimely beautiful. In principle, Elemente was created in much the same fashion as earlier Qluster albums: the three musicians met up in...

“Elemente -- album number seven from the third incarnation of the legendary krautronic project Kluster/Cluster springs a surprise with a minor sensation: sequencer lines. Using an array of exclusively analogue instruments, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Onnen Bock, and Armin Metz have recorded eight tracks which, at one and the same time, are intrinsically hypnotic and sublimely beautiful. In principle, Elemente was created in much the same fashion as earlier Qluster albums: the three musicians met up in...

"Rufen is the second installment in a trilogy of Qluster music, following on from the Fragen (BB 076CD/LP) studio album. In four impressive live recordings, Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Onnen Bock unfold aural panoramas which can only be described...

"Rufen is the second installment in a trilogy of Qluster music, following on from the Fragen studio album. In four impressive live recordings, Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Onnen Bock unfold aural panoramas which can only be described...

"The artists:
Hans-Joachim Roedelius (piano)
Onnen Bock (piano)
Armin Metz (piano)

The music: minimalist, spherical sounds by three grand pianos. Introverted, minimalist "classical" music has reached full bloom as devotees of the.

While they last, this is $7.00 off the regular price!

Written by Gilbert Artman (Lard Free, Urban Sax), Quad Sax is a miniature distillation of the ideas of Urban Sax; 4 saxophones playing spacey, hocket- riddled music with some percussives.
This is the only material available at non-collector prices of Artman's fantastic Urban Sax style music, so even though it doesn't quite reach the heights of Urban Sax, due to the much smaller lineup, it's still pretty necessary.

"Archive release from the veteran synthesist of Pere Ubu. Terminal Drive is studio recording of a mythical piece of electro-acoustic music composed and performed in 1975 by Allen Ravenstine with assistance from Albert Dennis on string bass.
Terminal Drive's significance in terms of Cleveland underground music cannot be understated and has been cited as partially responsible for Ravenstine's invitation to co-form the musical unit Pere Ubu in September 1975.
Ravenstine gained recognition for his..

"Limited red vinyl LP pressing including digital download. Archive release from the veteran synthesist of Pere Ubu. Terminal Drive is studio recording of a mythical piece of electro-acoustic music composed and performed in 1975 by Allen Ravenstine with assistance from Albert Dennis on string bass.
Terminal Drive's significance in terms of Cleveland underground music cannot be understated and has been cited as partially responsible for Ravenstine's invitation to co-form the musical unit Pere Ubu in...

"Allen Ravenstine, erstwhile eminence grise of classic-era Pere Ubu, was one of the best-integrated and least predictable pioneers of analogue synthesis in rock until, in the late 1980’s, he quit both the public and the musical arena to pursue entirely different interests. But he never lost his interest in, or his feel for, analogue electronics. A few years ago, with Pere Ubu’s current synthesist, Robert Wheeler, he recorded ‘Farm Report and City Desk - in the context of a documentary about modular...

"Eccentricity in music is tricky in that it's difficult to embrace it in moderation. There's risk of having it come off as either overly (and gratingly) deliberate, or teetering over the precipice into full-blown novelty. Pere Ubu co-founder Allen Ravenstine's Waiting For The Bomb is one of these rare exceptions where peculiarity, nuance and genuine warmth align in such a way that it's perched right on that edge and all the more evocative because of it. One of the album's most striking and disorienting...

Very arty new-wave album from 1980 by Mayo Thompson and originally on Rought Trade, with guests like Epic Soundtracks, the Raincoats' Gina Birch, Pere Ubu's Allen Ravenstein, Laura Logic, etc. [Drag City]

Previously unreleased 2nd album from 1967! This consists of short tracks of quiet freakout sounds, with no discernible song structure whatsoever. A fabulous excursion into 60's experimental improv.-Jimmy Johnson [Drag City]

“John Cale, the co-founder of The Velvet Underground, left the group in 1968 after tensions between himself and Lou Reed became intolerable; neither had much charitable to say about one other after that, and they seemed to share only one significant area of agreement -- they both maintained a great respect and admiration for Andy Warhol, the artist whose patronage of the group helped them reach their first significant audience.
So it was fitting that after Warhol's death in 1987, Reed and Cale began..

This has been a famous bootleg for three decades and now it is available in at least semi-legitimate form. This meeting of the main two composers of the Velvet Underground, along with the voice of their first album is like a cross between Velvet Underground unplugged and Nico's early works that are produced by John Cale. Nico sings and plays harmonium, Lou sings and plays acoustic guitar and John provides guitar, viola, piano and backing vocals.
Being more a Cale / Nico fan than a Reed / Velvets...

This show from the Bataclan in Paris is quite famous as it was the 1st time that these 3 original members of the Velvet Underground were on stage together since Nico (and then Cale) left the Velvets.
Now I am not a huge Reed fan, but I love Cale...

Surprisingly great sounding, early recording by Steve Reich and his ensemble, performing nearly 50 years ago (!); a set of his earliest post tape-work period when he had developed his 'minimal style', but he was still doing his tape works as well. Hugely recommended to fans.

"A live performance of four early works by Steve Reich: "Four Organs," "My Name Is," "Piano Phase," and "Phase Patterns." This 1970 performance marked an important moment in San Francisco Bay Area new music history with the...

Surprisingly great sounding, early recording by Steve Reich and his ensemble, performing nearly 50 years ago (!); a set of his earliest post tape-work period when he had developed his 'minimal style', but he was still doing his tape works as well. Hugely recommended to fans.

"A live performance of four early works by Steve Reich: "Four Organs," "My Name Is," "Piano Phase," and "Phase Patterns." This 1970 performance marked an important moment in San Francisco Bay Area new music history with the...

The release of this set is quite amazing; I am a huge fan of 70s Steve Reich releases and I didn't even know that this private label release existed, until I saw the pre-release information about it! And it's taken from the master tapes and licensed from Steve himself! Conditionally HUGELY recommended!

"Steve Reich’s Drumming is regarded as one of the most important musical works of the last century. Distilled through his studies of African percussion in Ghana during 1970 and Balinese gamelan....

The release of this set is quite amazing; I am a huge fan of 70s Steve Reich releases and I didn't even know that this private label release existed, until I saw the pre-release information about it! And it's taken from the master tapes and licensed from Steve himself! Conditionally HUGELY recommended!

"Steve Reich’s Drumming is regarded as one of the most important musical works of the last century. Distilled through his studies of African percussion in Ghana during 1970 and Balinese gamelan....

"Reissue of a seminal Shandar lp of early Reich music, recorded at two concerts in 1970. Both pieces are for four organs, & you can hear the early elements of his non tape-music here. Includes Phillip Glass as a member of the ensemble!"

"'Four Organs' is the ultimate minimalist composition. Performed by Reich, Glass, Art Murphy and Steve Chambers, four identical Farfisa organs strike a single chord and gradually lengthen each note to produce polyrhythms between the players. Anchored by Jon Gibson

"It was with this critical work, Tehillim (the Hebrew word for psalms), that Steve Reich demonstrated that minimalism had the power to break out of its groupie ghetto and appeal to a broad audience of music lovers. In creating a masterpiece both...

The recordings of Four Organs and Music In Similar Motion are NOT the versions on the Shandar albums!

“Information, Transmission, Modulation And Noise is a set of recordings featuring works by Steve Reich and Philip Glass.
During an interview recorded at the KPFA radio station, Steve Reich and Jon Gibson introduced an east coast performance of Steve Reich's masterpiece, Four Organs, as well as an exciting recording of Ghanian drumming which the artist recorded in Ghana. They also introduced..

“After the widely noticed performance at the "Acht Brücken Festival 2016" at Cologne's Philharmonic Hall, Gregor Schwellenbach, Hauschka, Erol Sarp (of Grandbrothers), Daniel Brandt and Paul Frick (both of Brandt Brauer Frick) and John Kameel Farah release their interpretation of Steve Reich's "Six Pianos" as a studio recording.
The re-recording of this piece is an interpretation of Reich's composition but still far more than just that - it is a modern approach to his idea behind it. The basic idea...

Despite their being quite popular at the time, and despite Achim's long history in music, being a big name in the "Beat-era" with The Rattles and then later being a early pioneer of the Krautrock sound, most of his great albums from the 70s have not....

Despite their being quite popular at the time, and despite Achim's long history in music, being a big name in the "Beat-era" with The Rattles and then later being a early pioneer of the Krautrock sound, most of his great albums from the 70s have not....

This is very interesting, as it is the most complete set of recordings that you can buy (now or ever!) of the pre “Meet The Residents” recordings by the group.
There is a lot of interesting stuff here and it also shows you that, somehow, between these only slightly earlier recordings and the recording of “Meet The Residents”, they made a huge leap in what they were able to accomplish on their recordings.

“Released on CD for the first time, this set captures the group's earliest work - two...

This 1980 album, was, for me, The Residents last great hurrah. The concept was to make 40 songs of exactly ONE MINUTE in length and this is an album of 40 perfect little masterpieces and the band's last truly great album.

Lots of appearances....

This 1980 album, was, for me, The Residents last truly great hurrah. The concept was to make songs of exactly ONE MINUTE in length and this is an album of 50 perfect little masterpieces.
Lots of appearances by Fred Frith (he's all over it) as well as guest appearances by Snakefinger, Chris Cutler, Lena Lovich, etc.

"After spending a couple of years creating the 1979 album, Eskimo, The Residents wanted a break from the long form abstract approach. They had written a lot of melody lines and...

The Resident's 1980 album "The Commercial Album" was, for me, their last great hurrah. The concept was to make 40 songs of exactly ONE MINUTE in length. This DVD takes the original album and presents it in Surround sound. If you are of a certain age...