Nurse With Wound List

“Previously unreleased recordings by various line-ups drawn from Derek Bailey, Tristan Honsinger, Christine Jeffrey, Toshinori Kondo, Charlie Morrow, David Toop, Maarten Altena, Georgie Born, Lindsay Cooper, Steve Lacy, Radu Malfatti, and Jamie Muir.
Journalists often make the brief history of free improvisation conform to the idea that the history of music is a nice straight line from past to present: Beethoven... Brahms... Boulez. Thus Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, and John Stevens -- together...

The fourth by this Spanish quintet who use elements of Catalan folk music mixed in with their jazz/rock fusion sound. This is from 1978 and features electric and Spanish guitar, Fender Rhodes, acoustic piano and moog, soprano sax, bass and drums. Not a...

"The seminal British progressive rock/folk band Comus is back. Their classic debut album, First Utterance, release in 1971, is on just about anybody who's anybody's list of "Desert Island" records. East Of Sweden is a live CD recorded at the Melloboat...

Classic, DARK freak folk release from 1971 that didn't sound like anything else in the air at that time (and still doesn't). This also includes their very rare, non-lp EP of the same time.

"If you're lucky, very very occasionally, an album comes along which completely blows you away, and you know it will be with you for life. It goes on heavy heavy rotation, and your life BECOMES the album for a while, and you know you'll never be quite the same again. Many strange threads coincided which...

Everything by this famous weird and very 'out' progressive folk band, who actually included bassoonist Lindsay Cooper (Henry Cow) for a while! Includes both albums (First Utterance and To Keep From Crying), their impossibly rare EP and even a post...

Legit, 180 gram, vinyl reissue of the dark, classic first. With insert.

"If you're lucky, very very occasionally, an album comes along which completely blows you away, and you know it will be with you for life. It goes on heavy heavy rotation, and your life BECOMES the album for a while, and you know you'll never be quite the same again. Many strange threads coincided which eventually led me to listen to the 1971 album by Comus, "First Utterance". I was instantly hooked (something that never...

Everything by this famous weird and very 'out' progressive folk band, who actually included bassoonist Lindsay Cooper (Henry Cow) for a while! Includes both albums (First Utterance and To Keep From Crying), their impossibly rare EP and even a post...

"If you thought you heard the last from Stratos...you were wrong...this is a great CD that mixes prog elements and experimentation with no wave/punk rock ...and then adds a legendary Italian Rock singer (Demetrio Stratos) for good measure.
By using tapes from a producer friend who had taped one of Stratos' last concerts as a solo artist, the guys in the quartet found a new muse for their punky yet experimental misbehaviors.
A great, fun listen! They even do a cover of Area's Cometa Rosa!"

"If you thought you heard the last from Stratos...you were wrong...this is a great CD that mixes prog elements and experimentation with no wave/punk rock ...and then adds a legendary Italian Rock singer (Demetrio Stratos) for good measure.
By using tapes from a producer friend who had taped one of Stratos' last concerts as a solo artist, the guys in the quartet found a new muse for their punky yet experimental misbehaviors.
A great, fun listen! They even do a cover of Area's Cometa Rosa!"

The minimal masterpiece and always the rarest Faust artifact from the 70s. A fantastic work. Hugely recommended to fans of minimalism.

"Violinist, composer and filmmaker Tony Conrad started his career in New York in the early 1960s. As a member of the Theater of Eternal Music (a.k.a. the Dream Syndicate) alongside John Cale, La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela and Angus MacLise, he participated in now-legendary and often legendarily loud drone performances with many pieces having no beginning and no...

"This double CD set collects together, amongst other things, all of Outtakes for Other Occasions and The Small Screen, both of which were never commercially released, all four pieces from The Classic Guide to NoMansLand, the subscription 7” Pictures...

“This recording from the earlier years of Cafe Oto documents the impossible pairing of four contemporary giants. It's the reason the venue opened in the first place, for miraculous one-off groupings like this.
"The magic of the first minutes -- an alto solo by Joe McPhee of true purity -- soft-spoken, masterful and accomplished -- brought back to mind the blissful Coleman/Haden duet last year at the Royal Festival Hall. 'Ornette gave me freedom to move in a certain way,' said McPhee. He searched...

This is a previously unreleased set of music from 2006 that is only seeing release now.
David Cross was in King Crimson from 1972-1974 and Andrew Booker has played in No-Man, Sanguine Hum and Peter Bank’s group Harmony in Diversity, which is where he was when he met Cross.
There’s really good development and flow on this one and why it stayed unreleased for so long definitely has nothing to do with the quality of the sounds!

"I met Andrew some years ago when the David Cross Band were...

"David Cross was the violinist with the King Crimson band which created 'Larks' Tongues in Aspic' and Andrew Keeling is a contemporary composer and flautist. The two musicians collaborated on a series of improvisations, which has evolved into this beautiful collection of electric violin and flute duets, 'English Sun'. There is a common heritage at work here that goes far deeper than it's clear classical and rock components. This is new music by anybody's standard."

"Two members of the groundbreaking mid 1970s King Crimson line-up unite on a fascinating album length exploration of a melody - composed by David Cross and Robert Fripp - that emerged as one of the key themes on the King Crimson masterpiece, Starless...

“American composer and multi-instrumentalist Alvin Curran has remained one of the great emblems of experimental music for the last half-century. In 1966, along with Frederic Rzewski and Richard Teitelbaum, Curran co-founded Musica Elettronica Viva, a seminal gesture in collective free improvisation. In the early ’70s, his solo work would become a crucial bridge between minimalist traditions on both sides of the Atlantic.
Canti E Vedute Del Giardino Magnetico, Curran’s solo debut, was recorded by....

“Two giants on great form: Alvin spookily surefooted in deployment of his often counterintuitive palette of sounds, Jon just stunning – in a partnership that provides perfect context for both performers. And it’s beautifully recorded. I know this stuff is a hard sell, but it deserves better; this is proper musicianship and it embodies a lifetime of research and performance coupled with some exquisite musical thinking, and no sense of complacency; a master-class. Dense and complex with passages of simple...

For a number of years in the late 90s, Chris traveled the the world, giving solo performances on his specially made electric kit and various acoutrements.
I’m biased because I saw several of these concerts (and even put on at least one), but they were very different, very entertaining and very much completely NOT what you would expect a ‘solo drum concert’ to sound like, probably because it wasn’t a ‘solo drum concert’. Conditionally recommended!!

"Here at last, a solo electronic drum...

''Digital recordings from the Nordlydd Contemporary Music Festival and Berlin's Tacheles from 1991. Plus the historic prescient noise-music 1978 analogue recording from Limoges as a bonus. All singing, all dancing, all hell let loose. Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee...'' -Chris Cutler

“There must have been something special going on in Verona last April; neither of these old sparring partners from Henry Cow and Art Bears can remember anything about this concert! By far the most aggressive of their duo albums, it leads us via howling fuzz guitar and machine gun percussion into walls of post-rock improvisation, obsessive industrial rhythms, and levels of excitement rarely generated by two people on a stage. The album is remarkable for Chris and Fred's rediscovery of melody and time...

“Der Osten Ist Rot starts off with the atrocious "Photo Song" which reeks of mid-80s banality and, open first listen, suggests that Czukay had completely lost his relevance. But if you can make it past that first track, the remainder of the album is completely out there - so much so that I am surprised Virgin released it - with only "Das Massenmedium" offering anything catchy, albeit still firmly within a left-of-center approach. In fact, once you've grown accustomed to Der Osten Ist Rot's warped...

Czukay's second album continues his fascination with and expermentation of using recordings from radio, television, short-wave and more, and 'gluing' non-similar sources together and making something unique from them, but also something that 'works' musically.
In the pre-sampling days of 1979, when this was first released, incorporating recordings off of the tv and radio into already existing songs was a fairly amazingly weird thing to be doing. For my tastes, this is his best realized solo album...

“I was about to give up on Czukay, but then he released this, easily his best work since Der Osten Ist Rot. Moving Pictures is an elusive, understated, and fleeting album, perfectly replicating that liminal stage between sleep and wakefulness. The space between the sounds is just as important as the sounds themselves. A really unique work that is also notable for the lyrical content of the final track, which preempts The Matrix.”-rateyourmusic

“Upon examining the eventful life of Can bassist Holger Czukay, one might come to the conclusion that this intrepid musician was a loner. His turbulent career exuded an enduring eccentricity governed by a boundless free spirit. Yet Czukay, who passed away unexpectedly last year at the age of 79, constantly emphasized that his creativity was always contingent upon a musical partner, whether that was a skin-and-bones counterpart or an anonymous manifestation that interacted with him through radio waves or...

“Upon examining the eventful life of Can bassist Holger Czukay, one might come to the conclusion that this intrepid musician was a loner. His turbulent career exuded an enduring eccentricity governed by a boundless free spirit. Yet Czukay, who passed away unexpectedly last year at the age of 79, constantly emphasized that his creativity was always contingent upon a musical partner, whether that was a skin-and-bones counterpart or an anonymous manifestation that interacted with him through radio waves or...

“Upon examining the eventful life of Can bassist Holger Czukay, one might come to the conclusion that this intrepid musician was a loner. His turbulent career exuded an enduring eccentricity governed by a boundless free spirit. Yet Czukay, who passed away unexpectedly last year at the age of 79, constantly emphasized that his creativity was always contingent upon a musical partner, whether that was a skin-and-bones counterpart or an anonymous manifestation that interacted with him through radio waves or...

“Upon examining the eventful life of Can bassist Holger Czukay, one might come to the conclusion that this intrepid musician was a loner. His turbulent career exuded an enduring eccentricity governed by a boundless free spirit. Yet Czukay, who passed away unexpectedly last year at the age of 79, constantly emphasized that his creativity was always contingent upon a musical partner, whether that was a skin-and-bones counterpart or an anonymous manifestation that interacted with him through radio waves or...

“Upon examining the eventful life of Can bassist Holger Czukay, one might come to the conclusion that this intrepid musician was a loner. His turbulent career exuded an enduring eccentricity governed by a boundless free spirit. Yet Czukay, who passed away unexpectedly last year at the age of 79, constantly emphasized that his creativity was always contingent upon a musical partner, whether that was a skin-and-bones counterpart or an anonymous manifestation that interacted with him through radio waves...

“Upon examining the eventful life of Can bassist Holger Czukay, one might come to the conclusion that this intrepid musician was a loner. His turbulent career exuded an enduring eccentricity governed by a boundless free spirit. Yet Czukay, who passed away unexpectedly last year at the age of 79, constantly emphasized that his creativity was always contingent upon a musical partner, whether that was a skin-and-bones counterpart or an anonymous manifestation that interacted with him through radio waves...

Early German jazz and beyond supersession, recorded in 1967 for SABA, who eventually went bust and reappeared as MPS. Wolfgang Dauner-piano, prepared piano, Jean-Luc Ponty-violin, Gerd Dudek-tenor sax, clarinet, Eberhard Weber-cello, Jürgen Karg-bass...

Gatefold, legit reissue of an album recorded in 1969 and originally released by Wolfgang himself in 1970 and then later licensed to and released by Brain in 1972!
The band is:
Wolfgang Dauner-piano, organ, flute
Siegfried Schwabb-guitar
Eberhard Weber-bass, cello
Fred Braceful & Roland Wittich-drums

Proto-kozmigroov, with major psychedelic and soulful moves and great, grooving, double-drumming! Comparable to, and absolutely as good as Brian Auger's work of the same era.

Nice, mostly mellow improvised session by Elton, Hugh, Vince (drums) and Frances (keyboards - mostly piano, but even accordion at times). Not an earth-shaking release, but if you are a fan of Elton or Hugh's work (or even Vince and Frances), you will...

You will not believe that this ugly slab of punk rock and art-noise emerged from Chickasha Oklahoma in 1976.

“The band were said to be high on acid when they recorded this in Oklahoma in 1975; not surprising then that the result is demented avant-garde proto-punk psychedelia, with modulators and synthesizers, a vibraharp (and more) utilised to good effect; the album is now considered a pivotal mid-70s effort from the American private press underworld, and as such has been hailed in Ugly Things....

'A prog rock tribute with punch'-John Fordham, The Guardian

'At this album launch, what pianist/composer Gwilym Simcock called 'the bells and whistles of prog rock' were translated into poised, shapeshifting narratives that made the most of the Delta Saxophone Quartet's clean articulation and almost magical sound.'-Mike Hobart, Financial Times

"The Delta Saxophone Quartet's Chris Caldwell and pianist Gwilym Simcock first met at the Europa cup match between Stoke and Dynamo Kiev....

"Moritz R®, Kurt Dahlke aka Pyrolator, and Frank Fenstermacher have met in the studio after 25 years and recorded a new album. One can claim that Der Plan was one of the most powerful German bands during the time of musical departure at the beginning of the 1980s. Der Plan was always more than a band: a kind of three-headed Renaissance man, for whom visual art was just as important as music.
The Ata Tak label, founded by the three members, was one of the first continental European indie labels and...

"Moritz R®, Kurt Dahlke aka Pyrolator, and Frank Fenstermacher have met in the studio after 25 years and recorded a new album. One can claim that Der Plan was one of the most powerful German bands during the time of musical departure at the beginning of the 1980s. Der Plan was always more than a band: a kind of three-headed Renaissance man, for whom visual art was just as important as music.
The Ata Tak label, founded by the three members, was one of the first continental European indie labels and...

Nelson Coelho - Guitar, Mellotron Guitar (13)
Gabriel Costa - Bass Guitar, Vocals (10)
Fred Barley - Drums, Vocals (9, 13)
David Cross - Violin (5 to 13)

Dialeto are a Brazilian power trio who are best known outside of Brazil for their album they released with MoonJune a few years ago.
Their most recent release was them performing the music of Bela Bartok in a rock context with guest David Cross (King Crimson) on one track.
For the release of the CD, the band arranged f

"Through his work with Neu! and La Dusseldorf, along with many of his own solo albums, Klaus Dinger helped pioneer the driving, repetitive, and psychedelically touched sounds that would come to be known as Krautrock. Dinger was working on what would...

"Through his work with Neu! and La Dusseldorf, along with many of his own solo albums, Klaus Dinger helped pioneer the driving, repetitive, and psychedelically touched sounds that would come to be known as Krautrock. Dinger was working on what would...

David Toop (bass, guitar, digital electronics, VCS3 synth)
Phil Minton (voices)
Evan Parker (soprano and tenor saxophones)
Steve Beresford (Farfisa organ, VCS3 synth)
Mark Sanders (drums)
Package designed by Tom Recchion

"Directed and produced by David Toop, Dirty Songs Play Dirty Songs reacts against our poisonous present, inspired anti-nostalgically by similarly reactive records and live performances from the 20th century: The Soft Machine and Pink Floyd 1967-68, The MC5'

David Toop (bass, guitar, digital electronics, VCS3 synth)
Phil Minton (voices)
Evan Parker (soprano and tenor saxophones)
Steve Beresford (Farfisa organ, VCS3 synth)
Mark Sanders (drums)
Package designed by Tom Recchion

"Directed and produced by David Toop, Dirty Songs Play Dirty Songs reacts against our poisonous present, inspired anti-nostalgically by similarly reactive records and live performances from the 20th century: The Soft Machine and Pink Floyd 1967-68, The MC5'

“With the demise of the group Wire in 1980, founder members Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis joined forces to create Dome. With the assistance of engineer Eric Radcliffe and his Blackwing Studio Dome took the ethic of "using the studio as a compositional tool" and recorded and released three Dome albums on their own label in the space of 12 months: Dome (July, 1980), Dome 2 (October, 1980), and Dome 3 (October 1981).
A final fourth album, Will You Speak This Word: Dome IV was released on the Norwegian..

“With the demise of the group Wire in 1980, founder members Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis joined forces to create Dome. With the assistance of engineer Eric Radcliffe and his Blackwing Studio Dome took the ethic of "using the studio as a compositional tool" and recorded and released three Dome albums on their own label in the space of 12 months: Dome (July, 1980), Dome 2 (October, 1980), and Dome 3 (October 1981).
A final fourth album, Will You Speak This Word: Dome IV was released on the Norwegian..

“With the demise of the group Wire in 1980, founder members Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis joined forces to create Dome. With the assistance of engineer Eric Radcliffe and his Blackwing Studio Dome took the ethic of "using the studio as a compositional tool" and recorded and released three Dome albums on their own label in the space of 12 months: Dome (July, 1980), Dome 2 (October, 1980), and Dome 3 (October 1981). A final fourth album, Will You Speak This Word: Dome 4 was released on the Norwegian...

"The music on this CD represents the early works of Irish composer Roger Doyle -- pieces composed in the late 1960s to mid 70s, re-packaged and re-mastered in 2002.
It includes his extremely rare self-released 1975 debut LP Oizzo No and his second LP Thalia from 1978, originally released on CBS Classics, all on the one 77 minute CD.
The earliest piece is Bitter-Sweet Suite for out-of-tune piano composed when he was 18, and the latest Thalia, his first large-scale electronic piece, composed at...

Evelyn Davis pipe organ
Fred Frith electric guitar
Phillip Greenlief alto and tenor saxophones

"Wonderful news coming from the Bay Area, even considering that the participants in this ad hoc trio originated from elsewhere—one from Detroit, another from Heathfield / England and the third from Los Angeles. The recording of Lantskap Logic took place at Mills College in Oakland—where Fred Frith directed the Improvisation program until he retired this year—and specifically at the Mills Chapel...

"The legendary French painter and sculptor Jean Dubuffet exalted naivety and spontaneity in visual art, and his brazenly experimental recordings on Musical Experiences evince the same spirit through sound. He once reflected, “Certain unexpected windfalls ... come of improvising on an instrument one doesn’t really know how to use.”
Dubuffet, who famously founded the art brut (or outsider art) movement, began making music in the early 1960s with avant-garde figure Asger Jorn. With no training, they...

Legit reissue from the analog masters of the very first album from this German group, which predate the much, much better known Time Machine and Electric Silence. This very rare 1972 album is the very first version of the band before they would move...

Dzyan are known for their great second and third albums on the Bacillus label: Time Machine and Electric Silence from 1973 & 1974.

But before those albums, and after their first album, the group consisted of bassist/double bassist/founder...

Very excellent, early instrumental jazz rock band, somewhat influenced by the Mothers Of Invention, Soft Machine & their own "krautrockness". Featuring guitar, keyboards (Rainer Brninghaus!), sax, bass & drums, they released just 2 albums in their life...