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Hard to imagine a more powerful or intriguing, improvising power trio than these 3: Charles Hayward on drums (This Heat and Massacre), Kawabata Makoto (Acid Mothers Temple) and Guy Segers (Univers Zero).

Let's hope that this 1st, live session...

Even though the hype for this record does NOT state this, this is the (partially) remixed and (fully) remastered version, worked on by Didier de Roos between 2015 and 2017.
It’s ‘partially’ remixed because the multi-track tapes recorded by Eric Faes are lost and only the stereo masters still exist.
But four tracks do exist in multi-track form and these four (Dense, La Corne Du Bois Des Pendus, Combat, La Musique d’Erich Zann) were able to receive the deluxe 'Steve Wilson but by an even better...

Founding members of the original "Rock In Opposition" [R.I.O.] movement and the inventors of "chamber rock", Univers Zero have continued to change and grow and develop over their entire career, while still keeping a ensemble sound and spirit that is...

"Sub Rosa present a reissue of Univers Zero's second album Heresie, originally released in 1979. 2010 remixed version (Cuneiform Records). A classic of chamber rock music, featuring heavy use of dissonance and dark, brooding, and extremely complex melodies. Includes insert."

"This music on this LP might have little to do with rock, and might also be a massive downer, but the quality of the writing and playing is extremely high. Michel Berckmans' solo work on oboe and bassoon work is magnificent...

"Since the late 70s, Univers Zero composer and drummer Daniel Denis has been pursuing his vision of a chamber music that borrows the energy and production of rock, especially working with stereo extremes, but with a classical ambiance."-John Diliberto/...

"Univers Zero's new album follows the lineage of Phosphorescent Dreams, the group’s last album. Lueur is the fruit of two years' work and reflection, the foundations of which were laid by Daniel Denis (keyboards, drums, percussion), then enriched by the contributions of Nicolas Dechêne (guitars), Kurt Budé (clarinet / bass clarinet) and Nicolas Denis (bass, percussion, vocals), all three present on Phosphorescent Dreams. With this reduced line-up, Lueur offers a dense journey, rooted in the balance...

"Univers Zero's new album follows the lineage of Phosphorescent Dreams, the group’s last album. Lueur is the fruit of two years' work and reflection, the foundations of which were laid by Daniel Denis (keyboards, drums, percussion), then enriched by the contributions of Nicolas Dechêne (guitars), Kurt Budé (clarinet / bass clarinet) and Nicolas Denis (bass, percussion, vocals), all three present on Phosphorescent Dreams. With this reduced line-up, Lueur offers a dense journey, rooted in the balance...

“While ensembles like the Kronos and Brodsky quartets have filtered into the rock world by way of guest appearances or loosely adapting rock music, Univers Zero have been single-handedly bridging the two disparate worlds by integrating a frontline rhythm section into their dark scores. And what a powerhouse pulse machine it is..."-Focus

This is UZ's 2nd release since reforming in the late 1990's. and leader/composer/drummer/keyboardist Daniel Denis builds upon the rich legacy of Univers Zero's...

Over 30 years ago, after 3 years of work and rehearsals, a group of seven unknown Belgian musicians gathered in a small basement studio to record their first album, which they released themselves in a tiny edition of 500 copies. The album was untitled...

"...a must for lovers of adventurous music" – Keyboard

"A remarkably subtle weaving of rock, classical, & avant garde tactics..." – Alternative Press

"If Stravinsky had a rock band, it would sound like this. Blazing, white hot, medieval" – Advocate Newspapers

"Univers Zero's vision (is) pretty much unique & for those touched by it, nothing else will quite do...a sound that really couldn't be any other band in the world." ...

"Thanks for the University of Errors. Great BAND!...lovely record." - Robert Wyatt.

"Just got the Jet Propelled Photographs. I like it. Good energetic versions of the songs and Daevid is singing well." - Hugh Hopper


This great title - the only time we at Cuneiform were able to work with Daevid Allen. This title is out of print in physical format and it will not be coming back in physical format, so if you ever wanted this, now is the time, as there are about 13 copies left for sale.

For the first time in 20 years, Gilbert Artman's extraordinary and unique Urban Sax ensemble have released a new work.

Hand-numbered in a gatefold sleeve, the CD and vinyl are identical, while the DVD is different material, featuring a live....

“The show on this album was performed in Olomouc, Czech Republic, at the Moravian Theatre, in the year 2010. The Ceasar gallery organized a retrospective exhibition called "The Residents Residence" in Olomouc. The exhibition contained art, constumes, masks and other artefacts of The Residents and Už Jsme Doma were asked if they could create their own versions of The Residents' songs, and play them to support the exhibition.
As Randy, the Residents' singer, was invited for the opening and was staying..

"After years of mythology, misinterpretation, and procrastination Nurse With Wound's Steven Stapleton finally chooses Finders Keepers as the ideal collaborators to release "the right tracks" from his über-legendary psych/prog/punk peculiarity shopping list known as The Nurse With Wound List, commencing with a French specific Volume One of this authentically titled Strain Crack Break series. Featuring some Finders Keepers' regulars amongst galactic Gallic rarities, this double-vinyl dossier demystifies...

A reprint of an early lp dedicated to the electronic and electro-acoustic modern composers of TODAY! An early classic of the genre and still excellent listening TODAY!...

“Compilation curated by Steven Stapleton (of Nurse with Wound) of creative-experimental-unlikely music, originally released in 1984.
Released on his United Dairies label that he had created with John Fothergill, he naturally called on Jean-Jacques Birgé and Francis Gorgé, who were then playing with Bernard Vitet in Un drame musical instantané. The compilation would be named In Fractured Silence.
Alongside Nurse With Wound and Un drame musical instantané, could be heard Hélène Sage (whom Birgé...

01. Wolfgang Dauner - Output
02. My Solid Ground - The Executioner
03. Association PC - Scorpion
04. Fritz Müller - Fritz Müller Traum
05. Exmagma - It's So Nice
06. Anima-Sound - It Loves Want To Have Done It
07. Tomorrow's Gift - Jazzi Jazzi
08. Out Of Focus - See How A White Negro Flies
09. Brainstorm - Snakeskin Tango9
10. Thirsty Moon - Big City
11. Gomorrha - Trauma
12. Brainticket - Black Sand

“With his ongoing commitment to

“First CD re-issue of the legendary Ralph Records compilation!
To celebrate The Residents' 50th anniversary, we bring you something rather special: a re-issue of the legendary Subterranean Modern compilation. Subterranean Modern was Ralph Records' first album involving music from anyone other than The Residents or Snakefinger.
The idea was to widen Ralph's appeal by bringing a greater variety of styles into the label. To this end Ralph had four band submit contributions on the theme of "San...

AKA "The young hipsters meet the original hipsters." Here are veteran (nearly all French) musicians from the post 1968 movement, all of whom are still active alongside their relatively young 'heirs', gathered together for 13 exclusive collaborations...

"One would be hard-pressed to name a rock album whose influence has been as broad and pervasive as The Velvet Underground & Nico. While it reportedly took over a decade for the album's sales to crack six figures, glam, punk, new wave, goth, noise, and nearly every other left-of-center rock movement owes an audible debt to this set. While The Velvet Underground had as distinctive a sound as any band, what's most surprising about this album is its diversity. Here, the Velvets dipped their toes into dreamy...

“Verto (aka Vertø) was chiefly the project of Toulouse (France) based guitarist Jean-Pierre Grasset circa 1974 to '79. Verto involved members of Potemkine in the early days, playing a hybrid of rock fusions close the Zeuhl style. Often Verto would be Monsieur Grasset alone, doing live multi-track work on his guitar with delay/foldback in the vein of Manuel Göttsching or Steve Hillage. Other members included Benoît Widemann (from Magma) and Jean-Pierre Fouquey (from Forgas and later in Magma).”

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First-ever CD release for this solo album by a member of the infamous French underground band Red Noise. This was released in 1976 on the very active and much loved French progressive Egg label. Many of you remember this one!...

“The pop immediacy of the songs is enriched by experimental tangents, between electronic music, krautrock and jazz, which raise the bar to unexpected heights.” (Le Soir, BE)

“A miracle: the resurrected Aksak Maboul unfolds a brand of synthetic, carnal pop, with fat, enchanting grooves, sparkling melodies and lyrics.” (Telerama, FR)

"Impressed and charmed by Véronique Vincent & Aksak Maboul's acclaimed 'lost' avant-pop opus , a host of artists from all over the place have launched into.

"An in concert, Virtual Company performance from IST (on this occasion the duo of Simon H. Fell and Mark Wastell due to the snow-bound absence of Rhodri Davies) together with pre-recorded fragments of Derek Bailey and Will Gaines.
IST's Virtual Company calls on "the powers of improvisation" (D. Bailey) to interface with the two musicians of IST with dozens of musical fragments drawn from both Bailey and Gaines performing solo. These are combined with sections of silence of unforeseeable length, and...

“A never released before recording by French avant-garde electronic composer Igor Wakhevitch.
Wakhevitch composed a bunch of major experimental albums in the '70s, such as Logos (1970), Docteur Faust (1971), Hathor (1972), Les Fous D'or (1975), Nagual (1977), and Let's Start (1979). During this 10-year period, Wakhevitch was close to Jean-Michel Jarre, Pink Floyd, Soft Machine, and legendary choreographer Maurice Bejart having with him many conversations around dance and music, human body and soul...

York University's music department houses one of the UK's first ever electronic music studios, and during the early seventies it was a hotbed of creative activity. Much of the released output from the studio at this time revolved around the work of the...

"Although Machine was completed in 1971 it was not released until 1973, shortly after the release of Journey Into Space. Machine is therefore the first major composition by Trevor Wishart. It was composed at York University and was originally issued on...

Very good price on this beautifully done, heavy vinyl, classy gatefold, tactile printed compilation of band selected tunes from their entire career, released in a numbered, limited edition of 400 copies.
When Henry Cow fell apart in the summer of 1978, the main players in the band dispersed. Fred Frith left England to settle in NYC for a good number of years, getting involved the then just beginning to evolve 'downtown' sound, recording three excellent and high-profile albums for Ralph Records...

In 1983, when information on the ground was much harder to come by and I was a huge fan of The Work, this noisy, lo-fi, hissy and mostly strange collage of work by The Work was a very special thing.

“Special 2CD edition of only 500 copies made featuring the whole C90 album for the first time re-issued, remastered from the original 1982 tape. Comes in a 6 panel digi case + 2 page booklet.
Originally released as a C90 cassette in 1983, the music on this double CD uses low-fi recordings a...

“Having completed his military service as a naval radio operator, Gunther Wüsthoff was in the midst of his German and fine art studies when he encountered Rudolf Sosna and Jean-Hervé Peron. It was May 1969 and each of them had a guitar so they decided to make music together.
Polydor International headhunter Uwe Nettelbeck tracked them down on February 23 1971, prompting them to form the legendary krautrock band Faust with three other Hamburg musicians a few days later. Wüsthoff stayed with the band...

"The missing links in my life's work, no less!" – Robert Wyatt

"Cuneiform has delivered a Holy Grail with Robert Wyatt's '68 ... The sound on '68 is excellent; it was painstakingly cleaned up and remastered from original sources, making this a making this a must for any Wyatt, Soft Machine, or prog head. The booklet also contains a lengthy interview with Wyatt by Aymeric Leroy with comments from Hopper. All killer, no filler." – Thom Jurek, All Music Guide ...

This is a 20' CDEP which Robert recorded at home on 4 track in 1992. Keyboards, percussion, vocals, etc.
Obviously not a 'major' work, but a very personal and also completely enjoyable minor one that fans will treasure.

Robert's 2007 album finds him on a new, very hip indie label, getting really good pre-release press and with a large cast of musical helpers: Alessandro Fedrigo - Guitar (Bass), Alfonso Santimone - Keyboards, Piano, Annie Whitehead - Horn (Baritone)...

Robert's 2007 album finds him on a new, very hip indie label, getting really good pre-release press and with a large cast of musical helpers: Alessandro Fedrigo - Guitar (Bass), Alfonso Santimone - Keyboards, Piano, Annie Whitehead - Horn (Baritone)...

Robert's 2003 album builds upon the work of Schleep, with many of the same collaborators. It's a very long work by his standards; over 75' of music!

Jam-packed compilation, tracking Robert's work and including enough rarities/unreleased tracks that even the fan who owns everything will still want this.

"‘Different Every Time (Benign Dictatorships) ’ is a new compilation of the works of Robert Wyatt curated by Robert and biographer Marcus O’Dair. ‘Benign Dictatorships’ brings together the best of Robert’s collaborations and guest appearances, or, as Robert has it, ‘benign dictatorships,’ including some very special oddities and rarities...

This release was his second completely solo album, although Alfie contributes lyrics for the first time - really good ones too! - something she continues to do to this day. This is a remixed and resequenced version of this album.

"Due to a budget shortfall, Wyatt's 1991 LP Dondestan (half of which was centered around poems by his wife Alfreda Benge) was released before being properly mixed. In 1998, Dondestan (Revisited) finally gave these songs-which range from the haunting to the humorous-the...

This release was his second completely solo album, although Alfie contributes lyrics for the first time - really good ones too! - something she continues to do to this day. This is a remixed and resequenced version of this album.

"Due to a budget shortfall, Wyatt's 1991 LP Dondestan (half of which was centered around poems by his wife Alfreda Benge) was released before being properly mixed. In 1998, Dondestan (Revisited) finally gave these songs-which range from the haunting to the humorous-the...

AKA “Robert Wyatt 101”

“A compilation spanning Robert Wyatt's decades-long career. The collection, originally released as a Japanese edition, includes selections dating from Rock Bottom (1974) to Cuckooland (2003), although its running order is non-chronological. This makes the subtle point that Wyatt’s recordings are best considered as a non-linear catalogue - this is a world through which the listener can move at any pace in any direction.”

After Ruth, Robert basically retired from music for a few years. When he did get started again, it was on the Rough Trade label, releasing a number of singles that were all rather political in tone, if not directly in nature. These are those singles...

Originally released on Rough Trade, this was Robert's first completely solo album; all words and music as well as all instruments were by him. It's also my favorite of all his albums (and I like them all).

"The themes running through the album are of cultural narcissim, snobbery and alienation - issues that are close to Robert's heart and an integral part of his music."

The first 'post-accident' album by Robert is a classic of great songs, great voice, and emotional depth. With excellent performances from Hugh Hopper, Gary Windo, Richard Sinclair, Laurie Allen, Mongezi Feza.

"Originally released in 1975, it highlights Wyatt’s interests in township arrangements and ensemble playing. The result is a set of songs that startles with its rhythmic instinct and shape-shifting composition."

Robert's back using other musicians, including some surprising ones: Brian Eno, Annie Whitehead and Phil Manzanera are old friends, but Paul Weller and Evan Parker? Great use of them all!

Well, 31 years later comes this oft-bootlegged show of Robert's big re-emergence concert after his accident and after the huge success of Rock Bottom. This isn't the *complete* concert - Robert says something about not having complete tapes of the second set - but it is most of it. The sound is unbelievably better than the bootlegs, but it still is not a 'professional sounding' live release from the mid 70's. But who cares? Not me!
The following info was borrowed from Aymeric Leroy's Calyx site....

Around these parts, a new Robert Wyatt album is always a cause for joy. Recently he's been working relatively fast. This is something quite different, as it's a album of six 'standards', a new version of "At Last I Am Free" and four new pieces. Anyone...

"Midline priced reissue of this classic: Pleiades is a percussion piece performed by Les Percussions de Strasbourg (vibraphones, marimbas, xylophones, etc.); richly defined, timeless music that will sound good for the rest of your life."...

Some of us oldsters remember UK Decca's HEAD label, which attempted to market modern classical masters to the 'hip/progressive rock' young'uns in the mid 70s. Did it work? I don't know. But the records were very good, and now they are being reissued, w...

"Xhol’s sound was a mix of jazz-rock and psychedelia. The band from Wiesbaden and former Xhol Caravan stood out for their pretty lengthy improvisations holding barely any vocals. The band became quite well-known with their two LPs released on Ohr...

Xhol were one of the earliest Krautrockers, releasing their 1st (this) in 1969, which is reissued on vinyl for the first time in over 50 years! A must own for fans of Krautrock, these guys were unknown & undiscovered until the recent Krautrock revival & are still underappreciated.
Includes an insanely massive LP-sized 68-page deluxe booklet, with hand numbering on the back cover.

"Xhol Caravan from Wiesbaden was one of the first and best-known underground groups in Germany, part of the...