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After many, many years of work, this is apparently the final Biota release and it's also probably their finest as well as their most accessible. The heavily treated sonic material remains, but as in their last few, it's applied to a very 'folky' under-carriage.
Think of the most twisted-yet-musical take possible on Sandy Denny/June Tabor/Judy Collins imaginable and you have a glimmer of what they are doing here. Really nice. REALLY NICE. And a gorgeous art portfolio is included. Highly recommended...

“After 4 years of work on their 11th release for ReR, this extraordinary, reclusive, and highly individual audio-visual collective continues to evolve through the painstaking accumulation and disposition of a seemingly incompatible range of both exotic and familiar musical languages, instruments, techniques and studio manipulations - into one of the few genuinely original bands at work today. It took a long time to refine their unique process of composition to this level of ambiguity and depth, and...

Since the late 1970s Biota has ploughed its own furrow, producing a body of work that resembles nothing anyone else has done or is yet doing. Their compositions evolve in long, constantly shifting timbral blocks filled with fragments and echoes of...

Contents:
Funnel to a Thread
Half a True Day
Invisible Map
Object Holder
Gyromancy
and the box-only bonus Counterbalance.

The music on the bonus disc is all unheard music built from the group archives and is dedicated to Charles O'Meara, who contributed his piano work to the group for several decades.

“Without any obvious keystone event, Biota – who started recording in the late 1970’s as the Mnemonist Orchestra – have quietly become a musical fixture...

I was at this show! It was very, very disorienting, and the visuals gave me severe motion sickness! Not kidding. This was the only live performance they have undertaken since 1981!

"Biota was founded in 1979 in Fort Collins, Colorado, as the Mnemonist Orchestra. Over the years, the Mnemonist Orchestra developed into Biota (the musical contingent) and Mnemonists (the visual contingent). Both Biota and Mnemonists work as one on productions of musical and visual components. Heard on this CD is...

“French group Un Drame Musical Instantané was founded in 1976. They present an original, unclassifiable, inventive music, which drifts from jazz to electronic sounds and contemporary music. Klanggalerie has started an extensive re-issue programme with these unqiue avantgarde pioneers which will bring back their classic albums but also side projects like this one. "Rendez-Vous" was recorded in 1981 but never released.
This is what group founder Birgé has to say about the recording: "I met Hélène...

"This is the first ever CD release of “Noggi Tar”, Tim Blake’s 2012 album, previously only available as a download from his official website.
Tim first came to prominence as a member of Gong, where his synthesiser experimentation and mastery was demonstrated on albums such as Flying Teapot”, “Angel’s Egg” and “You”. He would also join Hawkwind from 1979 – 1980 and from November 2007.
After departing Gong in 1975 he teamed up with French lighting designer Patrice Warrener to form Crystal...

"Containing all the Blegvad Trio and Quintet studio releases: Downtime, Just Woke Up, Hangman’s Hill and Go Figure – all re-mastered and repackaged - plus two additional CDs of unreleased studio recordings and live performances, mostly featuring songs not available on the studio CDs - as well, of course, as a fat, definitive, book of photographs, memorabilia, drawings, documents and recollections by the main actors.
ReR released the first Peter Blegvad Trio LP in 1988 and since then there's been a...

With John Greaves and Chris Cutler. Follow up to the masterly Just Woke Up, sporting great new songs and guests including B.J.Cole, Geraint Watkins, Adam X, Chris Stamey, Bob Drake, Stoffer Blegvad.

“Described as a "fusion of Lou Reed and Bob Dylan, cross bred with English humorist Jon Hegley", Peter Blegvad has carved out a unique position as performer, songwriter and cartoonist. This is his third solo album on ReR.
The 1996 release "Just Woke Up" was a big critical success; Hangman's...

With John Greaves and Chris Cutler. Follow up to the masterly Just Woke Up, sporting great new songs and guests including B.J.Cole, Geraint Watkins, Adam X, Chris Stamey, Bob Drake, Stoffer Blegvad.

“Described as a "fusion of Lou Reed and Bob Dylan, cross bred with English humorist Jon Hegley", Peter Blegvad has carved out a unique position as performer, songwriter and cartoonist. This is his third solo album on ReR.
The 1996 release "Just Woke Up" was a big critical success; Hangman's...

Clearly autographed in GOLD ink on the front by both Peter and Andy!

A collaboration between Blegvad (singer/songwriter with a number of fine albums to his credit as well as some avant-garde leanings, having been a member of Faust, Henry Cow and Slapp Happy) and (Mr.) Andy Partridge (leader/principal songwriter of XTC, one of the great pop bands of the last 2 decades).

"There seem to be some several things missing from music these days, one of which must surely be imagination...

"There's no easy way to describe Escalator over the Hill, one of the most ambitious works in 20th century music and one that seems to sum up much of the creative energy that was loose between 1968 and 1972, when it was conceived, composed, and recorded. Beginning with a collection of Paul Haines's distinctive poems--brief, wittily surreal, sometimes aphoristic or elliptical--Carla Bley set out to arrange them as a continuous musical-theater piece, giving specific characters to them as well as melodies...

"Over the past few months, former Residents composer Charles Bobuck has released several Tiny Tunes through his website, newsletter and as free giveaways for holidays. We are now happy to present you the first collection of these songs on CD. Eggs For Breakfast collects 26 of these tunes, perfect little pop songs about important and unimportant things, with playful joy or rather melancholy. All songs composed and performed by Bobuck, and yes, all vocals, too."

"Clear Memory reveals a wonderland of sense-expanding psychedelic potentiality lurking below the surface."-Mutant Sounds

Formed in 1978, Bomis Prendin is a collective of experimental "noisicians" from Washington DC, pioneers within the DIY, Industrial, cassette culture, and experimental electronics scene. Using cassette recorders, mutated musical toys, electric guitars, bass, rewired circuitry, analog pedal effects, and cheap keyboards, they recorded and released in the late '70s a couple of...

Boni is best known as an experimental guitarist, but this proves he's a talented composer as well. This is music for string quartet + drums. Not an academic exercise, but a very good record in it's own right. [Stupeur & Trompette!]

This is a never before released live gig in excellent sound, licensed from Radio Bremen, and recorded on 6/23/73 by this German jazz rock band who played flute, organ/electric piano, guitar/clarinet/saxes, bass, drums & vocals. I can hear elements of...

This is a never before released live gig in excellent sound, from 4/74 by this jazz rock band who played flute, organ/electric piano, saxes, bass, drums & vocals. I can hear elements of Supersister at times, & maybe even a little bit of the Mothers...

The mind-expansive, first and most psychedelic release by this Swiss band with German/krautrock label and musical ties. A 1971 classic, no doubt, this is taken from the master tapes. What can you possibly say about an album that includes the following...

The great first album (of 3 great ones and then a number of not so great ones) by this Swiss band who operated in Germany and are thought of as being a 'krautrock' band and who were in terms of the music and the spirit, if not actually of German nationality.
"Being as LSD was first developed in a laboratory in Basel, it is perhaps no coincidence that one of the most far-out albums of all time was made by this Swiss band -- no small feat, given the competition! Brainticket's 1971 debut...

The great second album (of 3 great ones and then a number of not so great ones) by this Swiss band who operated in Germany and are thought of as being a 'krautrock' band and who were in terms of the music and the spirit, if not actually of German...

Very good quality, previously unheard live recordings for the time period from Zurich, Switzerland on 2/4/193 and Lausanne, Switzerland 10/20/84.
"...In 1980 Brainticket was revived with Joel Vandroogenbroeck, Willy Seefeldt and Hans Deyssenroth, and one year later Joel and I formed a duo. We tried to bridge the gap between jazz improvisation and electronic music with an array of acoustic instruments, synthesizers and drum machines. And there was Hans Deyssenroth, who had in the meanwhile created...

Brainville (mk 1) was Daevid Allen-guitar and vocals, Kramer-keyboards/bass/guitar, Hugh Hopper-bass, Pip Pyle-drums. It's amazing to see this document released, especially as I was at this gig in NYC at the Knitting Factory! (I just happened to be in NYC visiting family at the time, but how was I going to pass up a chance to see this??).

"Brainville was the band formed by Daevid Allen, Hugh Hopper and the late Pip Pyle all revered musicians within the Canterbury Scene. The band have built up...

Brainville 3 is Daevid Allen-guitar, vocals, Hugh Hopper-bass, Chris Cutler-drums with guest Didier Malherbe. This features 38' of nicely filmed full concert footage plus "Brainville 3 - The Film" which includes musical excerpts and interviews and is...

"Three old hands out of Soft Machine, Gong and Henry Cow stretch already flexible musical material into one shape after another, then tie it in knots and generally have a fun with it. High quality recordings combined with seat-of-the-pants playing keep the tension high, underpinning a richly labile music, full of shape and colour that is constantly in motion. Compiled from recent concert recordings in Berlin, London and Tel Aviv, this clutch of extended songs should be to the taste of anyone familiar...

"Phoenix Records reissues Brast Burn's Debon -- a classic of Japanese Kraut obscurity originally released in 1975 on Voice Records, now digitally-remastered. Brast Burn are often linked with Karuna Khayal, with many aficionados concluding that they...

Peter Brötzmann - tenor saxophone, b-flat clarinet, tarogato
Alexander von Schlippenbach – piano
Han Bennink - drums

“For the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the legendary Machine Gun recordings at the Lila Eule in Bremen, Peter Brötzmann put together a trio with the Berlin pianist, composer Alexander von Schlippenbach and the percussionist Han Bennink, who already sat on the drums 50 years ago. They were so pleased with the music that they decided to release it and continue to...

“Anthony Burr and Charles Curtis present a collection of curated compositions from Alvin Lucier and Morton Feldman. Two Lucier pieces, "August Moon" and "Trio For Clarinet, Cello & Tuba" are presented here for the first time.
Liner notes are excerpted from a lecture on Morton Feldman given by Alvin Lucier.
A selection from Alvin Lucier's liner notes: "For Feldman, dynamics serve an acoustical function. When he mitigates a piano attack he reduces that spike of noise that's at the onset of every..

John Cage is famous for his theories and his writings and his influence, but he also made some really excellent music and, for me, these works for prepared piano (created between 1946-1948 and an unbelievably radical idea at the time) are some of his...

"This double-CD set combines two of the key titles of Columbia Records’s legendary “Music of Our Time” series curated by David Behrman. Jeanne Kirstein’s recording of Cage’s early keyboard works remains a touchstone of Cagean interpretation...

"When John Cales was invited for the Rockpalast-Festival on October, 14th 1984, he had just released the desolate masterpiece "Music For A New Society" (1982), "Caribbean Sunset" (1983) and "John Cale Comes Alive" (1984).
Compared to the official live album, JOHN CALE's performance at the Rockpalast was far more intense, desperate and wild. He performed the songs with a very hard edge, sometimes even deconstructed them ("Heartbreak Hotel"), receiving a mixed reaction from the audience, that just had..

Great set of two of John's performance on Rockpalast in 1984 (with his band) and 1983 (solo).

"Even today, JOHN CALE is renowned for having been a member of the Velvet Underground alongside Lou Reed, Maureen Tucker and Sterling Morrison...

Great set of two of John's performance on Rockpalast in 1984 (with his band) and 1983 (solo).

"Even today, JOHN CALE is renowned for having been a member of the Velvet Underground alongside Lou Reed, Maureen Tucker and Sterling Morrison...

John Cale's 2nd solo album, from 1972, and his first of two classics on Reprise (Paris 1919 followed next year), this is a odd, completely NON-pop release with strong elements of 20th century classical music and organized sound. Quite radical for 1972,...

The Camberwell Now were led by Charles Hayward, the drumming/vocalist mastermind behind This Heat, and was the band that he formed immediately after This Heat broke up.
They were released an album and 2 EPs in their lifetime, and this includes all of them in complete, chronological form, plus a track from a sampler.
Their sound was very informed by the This Heat esthetic, with more creative usages of drones than before and some incredible basswork.
While they didn't always quite...

The Camberwell Now were led by Charles Hayward, the drumming/vocalist mastermind behind This Heat, and was the band that he formed immediately after This Heat broke up.
They were released an album and 2 EPs in their lifetime, and this includes all of them in complete, chronological form, plus a track from a sampler.
Their sound was very informed by the This Heat esthetic, with more creative usages of drones than before and some incredible basswork.
While they didn't always quite achieve.

“This is unreleased 1978 recordings from both groups performing as a collaborative. (!!!!)
The ranks of Camizole included some of the most essential personalities of the French underground, notably Dominique Grimaud (Vidéo-Aventures), Chris Chanet (Etron Fou Leloublan), and Bernard Filipetti (Art & Technique). Their idea of music, if we look further than the pair Dominique Grimaud and Bernard Filipetti, and a style of music influenced by Klaus Schulze, is inspired by the liberty of free jazz. This is..

Very early recordings, including some of their very first, all featuring Malcolm Mooney. While this is more of historical interest than being one of their greats, there is some really good stuff here, and this is a no-brainer for fans.

Recorded in 1972, this is one of my personal favorites by the band, as there is a bit more 'groove' in the playing (and drummer Jaki was always one of the great groove drummers ever).

"The follow-up to Tago Mago is only lesser in terms of being shorter; otherwise the Can collective delivers its expected musical recombination act with the usual power and ability. Liebezeit, at once minimalist and utterly funky, provides another base of key beat action for everyone to go off on -- from the buried...

"Originally issued in 1976. Flow Motion (1976) saw Can moving towards a somewhat more conventional style as their recording technology improved. 'I Want More' from Flow Motion became their only hit record outside Germany including an appearance on UK's...

There are a bunch of great Can albums, but this is *the* one for me. A timeless, beautiful, groove-classic. Glad to see that Jason agrees, and while I had never mentally articulated the 'oceantic' feel he mentions below, he's spot on, and I thank him for saying it for me!

"Damo Suzuki's final effort is Can's most atmospheric and beautiful record, a spartan collection of lengthy, jazz-like compositions recorded with minimal vocal contributions. Employing keyboard washes to create a breezy, almost oce

Much to the shock of everyone (probably even themselves), Can reformed wih their original line-up (Holger, Jaki, Michael, Irmin and Malcolm Mooney!) for a single album in 1986. They even made a high profile appearance on Germany TV, which I saw! It's a...

Recorded in 1970, and actually consisting of film soundtracks for arty films (none of which I've ever seen surfacing anywhere!), this finds the band in transition, with some tracks featuring original vocalist Malcolm Mooney and some featuring new...

The band's third album, which was originally a double album and which was originally released in 1971 is considered one of their greatest works. This was the 1st album to soley feature Damo Suzuki as the vocalist and he makes his presence felt here strongly. One of the greats by one of the greats!

"Tago Mago, the first album with Damo Suzuki on vocals, features the Can line up of Holger Czukay on bass, Michael Karoli on guitars, Jaki Liebezeit on drums and Irmin Schmidt on keyboards, and was...

This is an amazing archival find: 3 discs of previously unreleased material from the prime period of the band's existence: 1968-1977!

Originally released in 1976 as a double album of unreleased studio material, it all fits here on this single CD, giving you a good, all unreleased material overview of their work from 1968-1975. Lots of work featuring Damo or Malcolm. No one ever seems...

One and only album by this Italian classical rock band with tons of heavy organ and fuzzed out guitars. Great cover artwork! This is the remastered version with 4 extra bonus tracks taken from their earlier singles, but, even remastered, the sound of t...

Sound on the 50' live show from 1981 is quite good for a 30 year old radio broadcast. The rest is pretty awful sounding.
So, this is:
Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC, Canada, January 17, 1981 radio broadcast
1. Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hi

Decently good bootleg sound and a good show from Don, Eric Drew Feldman, Denny Wally, Jeff Morris Tepper and Robert Williams.

"Nuts and bolts first-the sound quality. It's actually pretty good/good, better than you might think from 1977 on a Paris, France stage. It's fairly crisp and clean but with a slightly "distant" sound to everything. If you've heard other similar live recordings--bootleg or legitimate--you've heard this kind of sound before. But if you don't mind the less than perfect...

Very good sounding radio broadcast from the very last few weeks of the final tour.

“Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band toured Europe and North America to promote their critically acclaimed album, Doc At The Radar Station (1980). This would be their final tour together. A year later, Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart, turned his back on the music business to focus on painting.
Broadcast live by CBC at the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, on January 17, 1981, this gig featured a stunning...

This is pretty exploitative and horrible, but, still, some of you may not have this material and some of it is great. You get 'Electricity' and 'Sure Nuff 'n' Yes I Do' from Cannes, 1967, I'm Gonna Booglarize You from Beat Club (which is available...