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Its a real pleasure to hear a new album of Freds songs. Hes rather shy about his singing, but he shouldnt be; he sounds like a cross between David Byrne, Christoph Anders and Robert Wyatt. The songs often make use of samples from well-known sources, an...

Originally released as part of the double vinyl lp "Technology Of Tears" in 1986, Propaganda was substantially shortened so as to fit onto a single lp side. Now, the music has been reconstructed from the original two track masters as is now heard as originally intended for the 1st time!

"Written for theatre in 1987 using a host of avian and mammalian voices, snippets of unidentified musical material and electroacoustic noise-sculpting - as well as invented and real instruments, all played by Fred..

Fred Frith (guitar, samples, violin, piano, berimbao), Karoline Hofler-double bass, Bernd Settelmeyer (percussion), Wolfgang Stryi (soprano sax, bass clarinet). "The land art works by Andy Goldsworthy, a British artist living in Scotland, gave Thomas....

Speechless is one of Fred's most enduring & endearing works. It was his second post- Henry Cow solo album, and he recorded it with the backing of Etron Fou Leloublan on one side of the original album and Massacre on the other.

"This is Fred's follow up recording to Gravity, which has been perhaps his most enduringly popular record. Fred made Speechless after he had re-located to New York, and had become a key figure in the downtown improvising scene. The new album fused the influences of the US...

Packaged in a beautiful mini-lp sleeve! "With (appropriate) extra tracks on each (all previously released somewhere, so no need to buy this just to have some unreleased song."

Speechless is one of Fred's most enduring & endearing works. It was his second post-Henry Cow solo album, and he recorded it with the backing of Etron Fou Leloublan on one side of the original album and Massacre on the other.

This is the soundtrack to the film which followed Fred touring & playing in the late 80's, when he was actively on the road all the time. This functions as a sort of a 'best of' sampler, featuring many aspects of his work, some of which can be found on...

"A ninety minute celluloid improvisation by Nicolas Humbert and Werner Penzel. Music by Fred Frith and friends." This is a arty-ish film that basically follows Fred on his international travels making music with Iva Bittova, Hasse Bruniusson, Jean...

"Everything you need to know about Fred Frith can be found on this album. It is in the music, every single improvised note of it, played live at the theater Gutersloh on March 18, 2017, in a trio with the Danish saxophonist Lotte Anker and the percussionist Samuel Duhsler from Swtizerland. A tricky concept, improvisation, and one which the 68-year-old guitarist and composer from Yorkshire, who lives and teaches in Oakland and Basel, embodies. ''I had a crisis in 1981'', he said in the interview for his...

"Much of Frith's work in the late '80s was oriented towards film and theater scores. The Technology of Tears offers not one but three of Frith's dance-company commissions. Two sides of the double album contain the titular piece, created in 1986 with...

"An instant Fred classic, ‘Happy End’ presents two, related, small-ensemble works for 6 and 7 musicians respectively - mostly strings of one sort or another, with percussion, flute, clarinet and electronics. Fred, violinist Carla Kilsteht and...

''Written for a dance programme, this is Fred's hommage, in three pieces to the work and influence of John Cage, Earl Brown and Morton Feldman. Beautifully conceived and executed and full of minute and fascinating detail. Also an unalloyed pleasure to ...

"One of the most profound solo statements to date from a musical master who has been crossing musical borders for over three decades! Concentrating exclusively on the acoustic guitar, Fred Frith stretches himself and the instrument like never before...

"Sonic manna...5 out of 5 stars"- Alternative Press

“In 1979, guitarists Fred Frith and Henry Kaiser made an album titled With Friends Like These... on the Metalanguage label. It was one of the defining documents of the downtown avant-garde scene, a collection of improvised duets on which both players essentially redefined the sound of the guitar, Frith with his physically altered (and sometimes beaten) instruments, and Kaiser with his virtuosic and harmonically adventurous technique...

Electric guitar and the amplified acoustic bass – two distinctive sound generators capable of creating a picture of almost symphonic dimensions.

Never having performed on the same stage, we created a music which is syllogistic in the sense...

Fred Frith Electric & acoustic Guitars
Chris Brown Piano & Electronics

"Chris Brown, composer, pianist, and electronic musician, creates music for acoustic instruments with interactive electronics, for computer networks, and for improvising.

Fred Frith guitar, bass, voice / Carla Kihlstedt violin, nyckelharpa, bass harmonica, voice / Zeena Parkins accordion, keyboards, foley objects, voice / Matthias Bossi drums, percussion, sruti box, voice / The Norman Conquest sound manipulation...

Fred Frith guitar, bass, voice / Carla Kihlstedt violin, bass harmonica, voice / Zeena Parkins accordion, keyboards, foley objects, voice / Shahzad Ismaily bass, voice / Matthias Bossi drums, percussion, mayhem, voice / The Norman Conquest sound

Fred Frith guitar / Darren Johnston trumpet.

"This is the first duo effort to be released by Canada-born, but long time contributor to the San Francisco Bay Area scene trumpeter Darren Johnston,and the legendary guitar iconoclast FredFrith. They can also be heard together on the fine release “Reasons For Moving,”(Not Two, 2007), alongside Larry Ochs, Devin Hoff and Ches Smith, but in this more intimate musical gathering, the results are truly astonishing. The genesis for this session was...

Frith Frith (guitar, musical director), Franck Ollu (conductor), Ikue Mori (drum machines), Zeena Parkins (harp, electric harp). "On a recording that will appeal to both Jazz and Classical audiences, Fred Frith operates somewhere near the center of the...

"Evan played mostly soprano sax and Fred often had his guitar on his lap with a table filled with objects: an e-bow, chopsticks, an ashtray, paintbrush, etc. Each of these men have their own vocabulary of sounds so they took their time to work their...

"A collaboration between one of Jazz's most important musicians and the main composer from the Residents."

"Hardy Fox grew up in Texas. After college he moved to San Francisco reveling in the free love days of 1967-68. He co-founded the much loved cult band, the Residents, where he was primary composer.
Hardy retired from The Residents in 2015 but continued to compose for the group through 2017."

"Fred Frith never felt the need to hide behind an eyeball mask, & I - for one - am...

Great, great album and new, lower price as well!
Keep The Dog was Fred's all-star, late 1980's/early 1990's touring band, which played all over Europe and beyond, but strangely never released anything until 15 years later! The band at the time of these recordings consisted of
Jean Derome (saxes, flute, voice)
Fred Frith (guitar, bass, violin, voice)
Charles Hayward (drums, voice)
Rene Lussier (guitar, bass)
Bob Ostertag (sampler)
Zeena Parkins (accordion, electric harp..

"In the last few years I seem to have gravitated every summer to Copenhagen – sometimes for some teaching at the so-called "rhythm academy" but mostly to work in a variety of contexts with Lotte Anker, who I've come to consider the musical soul of the...

Beat Hofstetter, soprano sax / Sascha Armbruster, alto sax / Andrea Formenti, tenor sax / Beat Kappeler, baritone and alto saxes / Fred Frith, electric guitar

Still Urban paints a panorama of urbanity in nine images with Fred Frith’s guitar...

Beat Hofstetter, soprano sax / Sascha Armbruster, alto sax / Andrea Formenti, tenor sax / Beat Kappeler, baritone and alto saxes / With special guests:
Katharina Weber, piano / Lucas Niggli, drums /

"The CD The Big Picture contains two.

"This meeting with Fred Frith was a jubilation from start to finish. One of those precious moments where trust rules and energy flows. We had never played together, but it was bound to happen. The initial impetus for this duo came from a Carte blanche...

"Dynamic and astonishing music from two of the world’s greatest musical pioneers, this is another special project from multi-instrumentalist/composer/improviser Fred Frith who has been bravely crossing musical borders since the early 1970’s...

''The extended improvisation moved from open, free sections to heated intensity, ending with an intimate interchange of flamenco-like dancing guitar patterns, Arabic modal clarinet & tinkling percussion....improvisations with a clear sense of intersec...

"Recordings from the relatively early days of what has become an enduring and exhilarating musical partnership. On the borderline between music and chaos, these live performances from one of the most vital periods of New York's illustrious musical...

Working together since 1978, the partnership of Zorn and Frith is one of the most enduring musical partnerships in the downtown scene. Their periodic duo concerts have always been special events in themselves, but when it happens in celebration of Zorn...

A new band that Fred has assembled made up of a diverse bunch of West Coast players: Frith Frith (guitar), Miya Masaoka (koto, electronics), Larry Ochs (soprano and tenor sax), Joan Jeanrenaud (cello).

This was recorded live 10/4/86, with some studiowork performed on it later. This is a mostly composed album by these 2 guitarists, with guest work by Chris Cutler, Tenko Ueno, & Christoph Anders. [Victo]

Active since 1978, the dynamic Rova Saxophone quartet has collaborated with and commissioned from some of the world's greatest composers. Here they give a dynamic reading of Fred Frith's major composition Freedom in Fragments, which was written express...

Now seemingly out of print in the USA, we can now offer this at 1/3rd off the original price. It was a bargain before and it's a huge bargain now!

Edgar Froese was and is the leader of Tangerine Dream. His solo albums during the 70s are different from but just as good as TD's work. This impressive box set includes six albums, some of which have never been released in their original form on CD or have been out of print for years. Included here are Aqua, Epsilon In Malaysian Pale, Ages, Stuntman....

Semi-infamous soundtrack album to a film that no one has ever seen, featuring 'sound effects technician' Geesin and Pink Floyd vocalist Waters done at around the same time as their collaboration on Atom Heart Mother. Little songs on acoustic guitar, od...

A lost relic of the late days of the initial burst of American minimalism found and presented to the world! "Jon Gibson (b. 1940) is one of the less frequently mentioned pioneering composers of minimal music and is probably best known as a founding member of the Philip Glass Ensemble. Gibson also holds the unique distinction of having performed with Steve Reich, Terry Riley, and La Monte Young (as a member of the Theatre of Eternal Music), in addition to Glass, the four composers widely regarded as the...

This was recorded with Vuh leader Florian Fricke & Daniel Fichelscher (Popol Vuh and Amon Duul II), & is much in the style of the great, mid 70's Vuh CDs.

Brand new, ultimate Garden Of Delight reissue of this classic, early German prog album from 1971, originally released on BASF. Pretty much universally agreed upon as a must-own classic!

"Here's a long time krautrock classic. Gila impress us with a dynamic, intense and imaginative communication between spacey rock improvisations, lengthy psych guitar solos accompanied by luminous electric organ chords. "Agression" is a cosmic krautrock jamming, strictly instrumental (as the rest of the album)...

Gila released only 2 albums in their short lifetime; their s/t 1st and Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee. This is a extraordinarily valuable archival release of an excellent quality, previously unreleased, live '72 concert by the original line up of Gila, ...

"Editions Mego's 250th release continues its ongoing legacy of cross-pollinating and perverting various threads of radical 20th century music whilst concocting and propelling further ideas into the nebulous region where we all currently reside. With Ex Nihilo, Editions Mego resumes its enduring relationship with long-term collaborator and stalwart representative of the label's aesthetic with a new release from London's most charming deviant occupant, Bruce Gilbert (formerly of Wire, Dome, etc.)....

Now this is pretty fascinating and also it's in surprisingly high quality sound. This is the 'home demos' that Giles, Giles & Fripp worked on to get themselves their contract with Decca Records, as well as the demos that they worked on during the period of their contract.
There is plenty of material that is essentially just (sometimes significantly better) alternates of the Giles, Giles & Fripp album, but it gets especially amazing as the disc progresses, as the band adds singer Judy Dyble, multi...

One of the progressive hard rock classics of the early 70s German scene, this was the 2nd and final release by this German band, originally released on Brain in 1972. Reissued over 15 years ago for the 1st time, that reissue has been out of print for...

This album has an interesting history and is sort of the band's 1st and 2nd album simultaneously.

Trauma was originally recorded and released in 1970, but the band was unhappy with the work and soon after re-worked and re-recorded the album...

This beautiful, legit reissue includes a gatefold sleeve!
This album has an interesting history and is sort of the band's 1st and 2nd album simultaneously.
Trauma was originally recorded and released in 1970, but the band was unhappy with the work and soon after re-worked and re-recorded the album with English lyrics and a harder 'progressive hard rock' sound with nice organ and guitar work.
This album is best known for the 13' title track, which is a heavy, psychedelic mix of Guru Guru and...

In 1990, there was a short-lived TV series which gathered up as many 70s bands as could be found and had them perform in front of a small live audience to be broadcast and released on video tape. If my memory serves me, Caravan, Hawkwind, The Strawbs, Gong and Hatfield all particpated.
This was one of the first post 70s reunion shows from Gong and features most of the old gang (Gilli Smyth, Daevid Allen, Pip Pyle, Didier Malherbe, Keith Missle, Steffy Sharpstrings) performing a pretty rockin' and...

The middle disc of the Radio Gnome trilogy and filled with classics. The band is Daevid Allen-guitar/vocals/glissando guitar, Gilli Smyth-vocals, Steve Hillage- guitar, Tim Blake-synths, Didier Malherbe-saxes, Mike Howlett-bass & Pierre Moerlin-drums...

I suppose that technically this is the 3rd Gong album, but this is the one where it REALLY all came together for the first time to my ears. An early but still great version of the band, with Daevid Allen-guitar/vocals, Gilli Smyth-vocals, Didier Malherbe-saxes, Christian Tristch-bass & Pip Pyle-drums. This one really rocks with a fine psychedelic/1971 vibe that all the later albums didn't have anymore. Highly recommended; in my opinion, this belongs in any psychedelic, spacerock or progressive...

"Remastered & fully restored from the BYG master tapes. Lavish illustrated booklet reprints the original lp sleeve, inserts & lyrics."

"This is a classic...Camembert Electrique remains undated."-All Music Guide

I suppose that...

This is a totally legit release from the masters. This was the second Gong release and the first one that actually sounds like Gong-the-band soundtrack for the film "Continental Circus" by Jérôme Laperrousaz.
The band is:
Daevid Allen-guitar, vocals
Gilli Smyth-vocals
Didier Malherbe-sax, flute
Christian Tristch-bass
Pip Pyle-drums
And you can hear the beginnings of the greatness that reached full fruition on Camembert here!

Good fusion album with Pierre Moerlin, Mirelle Bauer, Hansford Rowe, Benoit Moerlin + guests Mick Taylor, Allan Holdsworth, Bon Lozaga, Franois Causse & Darryl Way. [Virgin]