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Classic and unusual 'avant-garde + soft progressive' release that really is quite unusual and distinctive! Numbered edition of 500.

"Adapting their name from the famous song cycle by Arnold Schoenberg, one would have expected their first album to have been influenced by 20th century classical music. In fact, most of it is pleasant folk-rock, with a medieval classical touch in the instrumental arrangements. Their music was fluent, with frequent use of acoustic guitars, mandolin, piano and organ."...

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 well distributed here. A good one

Reissue of the most famous (and probably the best as well) album by this classic, TRULY underground rock band from Czechoslovakia, who were destroyed by the state but who actually won in the end when they reformed to play specifically at the request of newly-elected president Vaclav Havel.
Recorded in 1974-75, this was the album whose tapes were smuggled out of the country shortly afterward & released on vinyl with a huge booklet of photos & documentation in 1978. In addition to it's notoriety, it's...

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...

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'...

“A reissue of Michel Portal's Alors !!!, originally released in 1970. Could the missing link between Eric Dolphy and Albert Ayler be the Michel Portal of 1970? After having worked alongside François Tusques defending a free jazz "made in France", you find him here, heading up an international quintet of which each member is on fire: John Surman, Barre Phillips, Stu Martin, and Jean-Pierre Drouet.
The quintet had full leeway to break out the free-form in long ambient tracks to compose this Alors!!!...

"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...

Dudu Pukwana - alto saxophone, whistle
Misha Mengelberg – piano
Han Bennink - drums, clarinet, viola, trombone

“A reissue of Dudu Pukwana, Han Bennink and Misha Mengelberg's Yi Yole, originally released in 1979. Recorded at the ICP Jubileum, a festival in Uithoorn, Holland, in 1978, Yi Yole brings together the core of the Instant Composers Pool -- pianist Misha Mengelberg and drummer Han Bennink -- with legendary South African alto saxophonist Dudu Pukwana.
Longtime member of the.

"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.

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.

“Composer, electronic music innovator and Pere Ubu's synthesist Allen Ravenstine returns with this collection of two EPs.
Using a singular blend of acoustic and electronic instrumentation, each track on Nautilus, weaves it's own wayward travelogue amidst stray bits of audio verité and wafting musical fragrances-by turns tropical and foreboding.
Rue de Poisson Noir takes cues from it's fragmentary companion both in palette and approach, slithering between cinematic intrigue, off-brand jazz...

"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]

“The RED KRAYOLA (they lost the "C" after the first album when the Crayola Company threatened legal action) is probably the best known act on International Artists after 13th FLOOR ELEVATORS. Led by vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Mayo Thompson, who remained the only constant in their now 48 year career, the original group also included drummer Frederick Barthelme (brother of novelist Donald) and bassist Steve Cunningham.
After 'Parable' the label rejected their second offering, Coconut Hotel...

“For better or for worse, there have been many artists and bands over the years that will defy expectations when releasing their next musical project, Prince and Neil Young come to mind, creating confusion within their fan base. THE RED KRAYOLA were one of the first, starting with a forced respelling of their moniker after receiving legal threats from Binney-Smith, the manufacturer of Crayola crayons.
The first clue to their musical sea-change was the minimalist cover art of their new album 'God...

“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 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...

“Composed for a video art exhibit [and book] by Gerhard Richter that involves a series of halving and turning of a stripped pattern into pixels and back, Steve Reich's music has a built-in rhythmic base in which to play. The metered notes, half, quarter, eights, sixteenths, offered by Ensemble intercontemporain in the acoustic wonder of Philharmonie de Paris-Cité, named for Pierre Boulez, produce an engaging melodic pattern. This is a concert recording to add to the magic. The instrumentation is what...

“Three early compositions (1968-1970) by Steve Reich, one of the most prolific exponents of minimal music, in stunning interpretations by the critically-acclaimed Ensemble Avantgarde.
Steve Reich (born 1936) is undoubtedly one of the key figures in 20th century contemporary music, and along with Terry Riley or Philip Glass, one of the founding fathers of so-called minimal music. With classics like "18 Musicians," "Drumming," or "Different Trains," the American composer proved himself one of...

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...

“Anganok was a mini opera written with San Francisco artist Spoonman, in 1991. The opera was performed only a few times and was not recorded. However, the instrumental track and an early rehearsal with Spoonman's vocals exist. The instrumental track had been pilfered for other uses (such as incidental music for the Uncle Willie companion CD), and an excerpt of the instrumental track was included as part of the fourth disc of Our Tired, Our Poor, Our Huddled Masses.
In 2009 both the full instrumental

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....

• THE LEGENDARY 1980 ALBUM REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL TAPES.
• 2LP SET WITH 12” X 12” BOOKLET.
• INCLUDES THE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED ‘COMS 1-3 RDX SUITE’ (TAKEN FROM THE ‘COMMERCIAL ALBUM’ MULTITRACK TAPES).
• PRODUCED WITH THE RESIDENTS AND THE CRYPTIC CORPORATION.
• THE SEVENTH IN A SERIES OF VINYL RE-ISSUES OF THE RESIDENTS’ CLASSIC 70S ALBUMS.

Formed in the early 1970s, The Residents have now been charting a unique path through the musical landscape for 50 years. In....

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...

"A million years ago, a big rock fell out of the sky and landed right in the middle of Louisiana. Well, it wasn't Louisiana at that time. But that rock fell, and it hit hard making a giant dent. It gradually filled in but no matter what, it still left...

“In the late 1980s The Residents embarked on what many fans still consider their greatest live project. "Cube-E - The History Of American Music In 3 E-Z Pieces" spanned almost four years and proposed to do nothing less than its title suggested, telling the story of American popular music, from its birth around the campfires of a non-existent Old West to its death at the hands of Elvis and the British Invasion, all in three easy pieces.
Performed on TV and on stage around the world between 1987 and...

This is a rarities collection of the Residents' work, and most interesting to me is the 1971 material, which I had previously heard on the Residents Radio Special, but didn't own until now as I wasn't a member of UWEB. Highly recommended for fans who don't already have this material.

"Daydream B-Liver was released by The Residents' Fan Club UWEB in 1991. It's an assortment of music from the years 1971 to 1991. The oldest material is a recording of a live show at The Boarding House in '71....

"The Residents were in Europe touring their ICKY FLIX show when the bombing of the World Trade center took place September 11, 2001. Stunned, The Residents had no choice but to continue the tour as planes all over the world were grounded. Their only release came in the form of writing a new album on those long hours on the bus and in hotel rooms between shows. The album was one of loss and of helplessness. Sad weariness with the follies of human nature. This melancholy has always been present in...

Just like all things Residential, this live DVD takes a much different perspective than most performance video. The footage was sot onstqage during the US tour by a black figure who roamed the stage...as a result, the cameraman was able to interact wit...