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Gravity is one of Fred's most enduring & endearing works. It was his first post-Henry Cow solo album, and he recorded it with the backing of The Muffins on one side of the original album and Samla Mammas Manna on the other + Marc Hollander.
It's the closest thing to a progressive rock disc that Fred has ever released and it's a tuneful yet still avant progressive rock work. This is a classic and is highly recommended!

“1980's GRAVITY represented guitarist Fred Frith's first major break from.

In the almost 30 years since this was released, so much has happened, and artists like Keith Rowe and Derek Bailey have become relatively well known, so that the shock of this record back then is hard to imagine now. But it was shocking, believe me. "H...

"In 1996, at the end of a two year residency, Fred organised an event at L'Ecole Nationale de Musique de Villeurbanne in France involving as many of the students as possible, grouped according to their departments - early music, rock, African drumming...

"Impur II is totally different from Impur I - which was a deconstructed, spatialised simultaneity of musical events that could only be heard through open windows or by wandering through rooms - Impur 2 took the form of an unannounced performance across...

"These concerts were part of a solo tour of Japan organized by the now-defunct magazine Fool's Mate. The music on the CD was first released in 1982 by Recommended Records Japan as a 2LP box set in a limited edition of 1,000. The tapes were returned to...

"This is a retrospective compendium of Fred's work over the last 17 years, with a lot of new material, perfectly put together and exceptionally listenable start to finish- an enlightening journey. It's my favourite of Fred's works in recent times. Close composition for electric and acoustic resources, tapework, concrete constructions, songs, sound effects and noise-art improvisations."
Guests included:
Iva Bittova, Tom Cora, Jean Derome, Haco, Tim Hodgkinson, Lars Hollmer, Rene Lussier...

"This is a retrospective compendium of Fred's work over the last 17 years, with a lot of new material, perfectly put together and exceptionally listenable start to finish- an enlightening journey. It's my favourite of Fred's works in recent times. Close composition for electric and acoustic resources, tapework, concrete constructions, songs, sound effects and noise-art improvisations."
Guests included:
Iva Bittova, Tom Cora, Jean Derome, Haco, Tim Hodgkinson, Lars Hollmer, Rene Lussier...

"Fred’s sixth CD of music for dance, featuring three commissions by three different choreographers each sharing, as Fred says ‘a certain obsession with melodic deconstruction.’ Two of them feature – and were especially written for - the remarkable...

''A major new composition by the world-famous guitarist, improvisor and composer. Over an hour in length and composed for a large ensemble of winds, strings and percussion, Pacifica sets the poetry of Pablo Neruda into a seductive and hypnotizing sound...

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....

"Compilation 1977-2017 was collected for the exhibit trampelpfadnomainroad at Städtische Galerie Traunstein. Celebrating the art and music of Limpe Fuchs, the exhibition gives insight into her ongoing creative adventures, from the early days of Anima up to her recent and critically-acclaimed body of work. The exhibition is open from September 2nd until September 28th of 2018 at Städtische Galerie Traunstein in Germany. This CD of all unreleased music will be published to celebrate the event."

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.

"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...