Nurse With Wound List

"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, ...

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...

"This is a great Gong reunion album. It was released in 1995 from a progressive rock festival in 1994. Most of the "original" members from the Radio Gnome Invisible days are here. The only major missing persons are Steve Hillage and Pierre Moerlen (who was a late comer anyway). This double CD is about 110 minutes long. It is basically the Radio Gnome Invisible trilogy played in order, starting out with few songs the prequel Camembert Electrique.
But, it isn't a stale reproduction of the albums....

"On the face of it, it's an old band's obscure latest album with only a couple of original members.

To most prog fans that's a familiar story, one that will immediately invoke a horrible mental montage of the many dusty, abandoned mid-90s CDs..

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...

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

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

The 2nd post-Daevid Allen release by Gong, and I think most people would agree that it is the best of them. A fantastic album of mallet-percussion driven fusion, headed by an amazing all-star cast: Mireille Bauer/Benoit Moerlin-vibes/marimba, Mino Cine...

Being a humongous fan of Gong in high school and discovering them just about the time that Daevid left and they imploded, my sorrow was great. But only a couple of years after they broke up they had the first (of what would be many, many) reunions, but this one was special as it featured the entirety of the 'classic' line up of the band that recorded Angel's Egg and You, which were keystone records of my listening at that time.
Being a twerp kid and this being before the instantaneous internet told...

Being a humongous fan of Gong in high school and discovering them just about the time that Daevid left and they imploded, my sorrow was great. But only a couple of years after they broke up they had the first (of what would be many, many) reunion, but this one was special as it featured the entirety of the 'classic' line up of the band that recorded Angel's Egg and You, which were keystone records of my listening at that time. Being a twerp kid and this being before the instantaneous internet told you...

No, this isn't the reunion show album, this is a compilation of 14 tracks taken from prime-period Daevid Allen-led Gong, from Camembert Electrique through Flying Teapot, Angel's Egg and You. Stupid cheap price if you want to sample this great 70s...

This is now out of print!
Extremely high quality footage of Gong, finally released for all to see!

"At long last the simply wonderful Gong DVD from the French Television vaults is now available to buy. The material on the DVD features two distinct periods of the bands history with the earliest footage coming from an in the studio performance filmed in 1971 for French television. This is a rare outing and a rare line up of the band which during this session featured Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth...

This is a live concert recording from 2000 at the Subterania Club. The lineup includes the band that had been touring together for quite some time: Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth, Didier Malherbe, Theo Travis, Mike Howlett, Steffi Sharpstrings, Chris Taylor...

Daevid Allen's final Gong recording. This is a seriously great new work by the current line-up of Gong. Does it sound like "You"? Well, yes and no, but what it mostly sounds like is Daevid with a bunch of young, energized musicians, including Kavus Torabi (Knifeworld, Guapo), Dave Sturt (Jade Warrior) and others, all of whom bring great playing & writing and fresh blood to both. Highly recommended to anyone who loves this band; you won't be disappointed!

The enduring legend that is Gong - the...

The follow up live album to the studio Live To Infinity, also at a very special price. Features a classic-style Daevid front & back cover illustration of teapots and pixies...ah, the good ol' days. "Live 2 Infinitea was recorded live during Gong's Euro...

"Gong At Montserrat and Other Stories is a wonderful mix of the old and the new and also the rare. The old is footage of the classic line up of Gong which featured Daevid Allen, Steve Hillage, Pierre Moerlin, Tim Blake, Mike Howlett and Gilli Smyth...

OK bargain hunters and those who have not yet visited the Planet Gong - this is for you. All of the music on this out of print compilation sounds fine and for those of you who want to dip your toe into the madness of Gong, now you can see what all the...

"Inspired by the light, love and passing of our dear friend and inspiration, Daevid Allen."-Dave Sturt

Could it happen? Should it happen?
Daevid wanted it to happen, so, yes. It should.

"Featuring the voice of Daevid Allen on two songs and guest appearances from Steve Hillage and Didier Malherbehe, Rejoice! I'm Dead! is the 2016 release (and 28th album) from the enduring legend that is Gong.
Gong has entered yet another new phase in its four-decades plus journey with Rejoice! I'

This was the album that the band released after founder Daevid Allen split. Most of the gang are still here (Mike Howlett-bass, Didier Malherbe-saxes/flutes, Pierre Moerlin-drums/percussion + Mirelle Bauer-mallet percussion & Patrice Lemoine-keyboards ...

"This two-disc compilation provides a sketchy glimpse into the bizarre world of Daevid Allen and Gong. It features rare snippets from 1960s pre-Gong recordings, radio sessions, studio outtakes, and concert recordings from the '70s, as well as assorted...

The conclusion of the Radio Gnome trilogy, & probably the band's crowning achievement along with the very different Camembert Electrique. The band remains Daevid Allen-guitar/vocals/glissand...

The first 'Gong' album is really an early Daevid & Gilli album from 1969, after they were forced to leave England, & settled in Paris. Kinda folky/psychedelic in a genuine 1969 way. You can hear the embryonic Gong sound here and a lot more as well.
Nice digipack that replicates the original gatefold sleeve, with Daevid's fun scribbles on the inside. Interesting that many of the musicians here include the free-jazzers working with BYG/Actuel at the same time, as well as future Gongster Didier....

I remember being a huge Gong fan, having discovered them just as Daevid was leaving the band, and seeing this in my local shop around Christmas, 1977 and buying it and being really really in love with this raucous, punky take on Gong. And recorded live and sounding great. And who could forget Daevid's cover imploring me not to pay more than $3.50 but "....better to rip it off if you can!" Middle class white boy I am, I paid more AND I didn't rip it off.
Planet Gong was Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth....

"1996 CD documenting a decade (and then some) of collaborations featuring Gordon (sax, piano, keys, percussion, guitar) and Cunningham (guitars, loops and treatments, prepared piano, percussion, keyboards) with John Greaves (bass), Anton Fier (drums), and David Van Tieghem (percussion triggers). What started in 1981 as a loose experiment in location recording and 'found objects' morphed into this selection of synth drones, free jazz blasts, cut-up spoken revelations, electric instrumental minimalism...

More than 1/3rd off the original price, now that this has found a US distributor! If you didn't pick it up before, there's no excuse not to now!

Die Mulde is the most recent release by the legendary guitarist and synthesist, although it isn't...

This was originally released in 1981, & is a single piece of really trancey, hypnotic electronics with some nice, very subtle changes going on, & Manuel's (Ash Ra Tempel) guitarwork overlaid on it. I know that some folks find it too minimal, but for me, this is one of the great trance Berlin albums of all time. Personally recommended.

"180-gram LP version with embossed chessboard artwork print and printed inner sleeve."
This was originally released in 1981, & is a single piece of really trancey, hypnotic electronics with some nice, very subtle changes going on, & Manuel's (Ash Ra Tempel) guitarwork overlaid on it. I know that some folks find it too minimal, but for me, this is one of the great trance Berlin albums of all time. Personally recommended.

Limited initial pressing of 980 individually hand-numbered copies!

John Greaves solo reminds me a lot - in a way - of Peter Hammill solo. They both have a core repertoire that they nearly always perform, so you tend to get a certain number of songs you always get, as well as new or unusual selections; the setlist changes very gradually over the decades.

Having said that, they are both wonderful solo performers with a unique body of works to draw from.

This isn't necessarily...

I guess you just can't keep a great album down! This is the 3rd or 4th edition of this fantastic 1994 effort from John Greaves, which is, imo, his single finest work.
This is a great mid 90s release & probably his best solo album, with great songs & great performances, especially by guest vocalist Robert Wyatt on three stunningly beautiful tracks; maybe some of Robert's best vocal work ever! Yes, really!
In addition to Roberts vocals, you'll find vocalists S'Ange, Caroline Loeb and Kristoffer...

Here is JG in full-bore 'chanteur Français" mode. I like him & his voice and his style so much it's ok with me, but do bear that in mind when ordering, as he now he even out Charles' Charles Aznavour in the photo on the cover. Who would have guessed...