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This is a solo album by Manuel, which was recorded in 1977, but not released until 1991. It's pretty much prime period stuff of spacey guitar and electronics. “For 2019, this is a newly remastered and carefully re-edited version of the legendary 1977 studio recording for RIAS Berlin.”

“... hardly noticed by the mainstream public, some West-Berlin musicians develop a world of sound, which later eventually became labelled as "Electronic Music". These compositions of slowly evolving soundscapes...

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 to 3000 sets only. Recorded live in August 2006 at the Metamorphose Open-Air Festival, Japan. Including 16page full-color booklet.

“Composed, performed, and mixed by Manuel Göttsching. Recorded in 1981 and first released in 1984, Manuel Göttsching's masterwork E2-E4 has since become a milestone in electronic music. This 2006 concert marks its first-ever live performance.”

John Greaves: voice, bass guitar piano, sequences, string arrangements
Annie Barbazza: voice (3,6,7,11) piano (11), acoustic guitar (3)
Valérie Gabail: voice (1, 10)
Himiko Paganotti: voice (8)
Vincent Courtois: cello
Matthieu Rabaté: drums
Olivier Mellano: guitar (1,2,6,8)
Sophia Domancich: treated piano (8)
Zeena Parkins: harp (10)
Jakko Jakszyk: electric guitar (4)
Lino Capra Vaccina: piano, gongs, vibes, cymbals, percussion (12)
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John Greaves: voice, bass guitar piano, sequences, string arrangements
Annie Barbazza: voice (3,6,7,11) piano (11), acoustic guitar (3)
Valérie Gabail: voice (1, 10)
Himiko Paganotti: voice (8)
Vincent Courtois: cello
Matthieu Rabaté: drums
Olivier Mellano: guitar (1,2,6,8)
Sophia Domancich: treated piano (8)
Zeena Parkins: harp (10)
Jakko Jakszyk: electric guitar (4)
Lino Capra Vaccina: piano, gongs, vibes, cymbals, percussion (12)
Camillo Mozzoni: obo

This 1998 recording, released in 2001, was the first release of John’s solo performances at a piano; just his voice and the keyboard. Lots of classics here!

“At last John, a piano and his songs. Taken from a concert at Star Pines, Tokyo and wisely minimally edited, this follows the dynamic of the concert and lives in the minutiae of its performance. Persuasive and gripping because so real - warts and struggle and all. What comes out is the essence of a performance that is engrained with character..

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...

“This album is composed only by live recordings: no overdubs, no tricks. Annie and John are touring all over Italy and Europe with a ever-changing tracklist, usually decided at the very last minute before jump on the stage. This album collects some of the songs, mostly written by John, that form the main core of their shows.
Sometimes they perform some of Annie’s repertoire, like Greg Lake’s Moonchild or Epitaph as she performed at the Rock In Opposition Festival in Lyon in May 2019. Sometimes they...

Easily available again for the first time in many, many years.

John Greaves was the bassist for Henry Cow during their prime. He later went onto an interesting solo career featuring more "song oriented" material, and also some fine writing...

Not quite a decade ago, there was a new set from the newly reformed / revamped Grobschnitt, released as 2008 Live. It was recorded in Bonn and Menden Germany in May 2008 and it was really good (see below).
This newer version takes that live album, adds a bonus track from 2008 and then adds a second disc from the next year, which has a complete live version of Rockpommel's Land as well as many other vintage greats. They still have that sound and fans will be really happy with this one...

This was originally released nearly 20 years ago by Eroc, and consists of previously unreleased live and studio recordings, but it has been out of print for a decade; nice to see it available again!

"We are writing the year 1994 and it's time...

This was originally released nearly 15 years ago by Eroc, and consists of previously unreleased live and studio recordings, but it has been out of print for a decade; nice to see it available again!...

Many consider this, their fourth studio album,to be one of their main classics. Includes bonus studio tracks and entire second disc of bonus live performances from 1977-79!

"Grobschnitt were one of the crop of German bands that fell into the Krautrock category, mixing progressive rock influences with improvisational elements and humour to create a very compelling brand of music. The irreverence was evident in their music, but not at the cost of technical and compositional proficiency. All the...

The band's fifth album, and one that a good number of people consider to be the greatest live progressive rock album ever made! This adds 25' of bonus material to the original disc and an entire second disc of further live recordings from 1977!

"The German group Grobschnitt were one of the more famous bands from the classic 70's Krautrock era. They had a long and varied history that spanned over 20 years and were quite popular in their native Germany. Their music was characterized by theatrical...

Beautiful, new replica edition of this great, classic German symphonic rock release. The band's fifth album, and one that a good number of people consider to be the greatest live progressive rock album ever made!

"The German group Grobschnitt were one of the more famous bands from the classic 70's Krautrock era. They had a long and varied history that spanned over 20 years and were quite popular in their native Germany. Their music was characterized by theatrical sequences, space rock jamming...

The good news: This live recording of Grobschnitt with an orchestra is really excellent.
The bad news: It's only 14' long!

"Two brand new live recordings by the German prog legend performed together with the Hagen Symphonic Orchestra in...

“At last reissued on LP (180 gram audiophile vinyl), it's the third and final studio album from Holland's ultimate psych legends GROUP 1850!
'Polyandri' was originally issued in 1974, when psychedelic rock had already lost its momentum. That unfortunate timing must be the only reason why this is a somewhat overlooked album, because the music itself is absolutely killer! On offer is a wild fusion of psychedelia, jazz-rock and progressive space rock, at many times dominated by band leader Peter...

An excellent sounding period recording from their 10/25/70 performance at the Essen Pop & Blues Festival. This is just after their great 1st album UFO was released, and captures them at an early, heady peak; imagine the furthest out that a power trio c...

An excellent sounding period recording from their 10/25/70 performance at the Essen Pop & Blues Festival. This is just after their great 1st album UFO was released, and captures them at an early, heady peak; imagine the furthest out that a power trio could've gone at this time and with the equipment available, and you have Guru Guru as heard here.
This is by the original trio: Ax Genrich, Mani Neumeier and Uli Trepte. Magnificent!

One of the greatest power trios ever, this is the even crazier second release of early 1970's style hard rock/progressive/psychedelic madness by Ax Genrich-guitar/vocals, Uli Trepte-bass/vocals & Mani Neumeier-drums/vocals.
Like your favorite Cream record with it's brain destroyed by LSD. Contains the classic "Bo Diddley". Highly recommended!

Even crazier second release of monster power trio, early 1970's style hard rock/progressive/psychedelic madness by Ax Genrich-guitar/vocals, Uli Trepte-bass/vocals & Mani Neumeier-drums/vocals. Like your favorite Cream record with it's brain destroyed...

Well, here's a title that tells you exactly what you are getting. Two shows - on DVD and CD - by the legendary and long-lived Guru Guru, recorded nearly 30 years apart.

"In 1976, with six albums and eight years after being founded the German Krautrock legend Guru Guru was the first German band to be invited to play at Rockpalast. Guru Guru with their outstanding drummer Mani Neumeier have always been considered the perfect hippie band. Every festival of alternative music from Burg Herzberg to...

“When Guru Guru was founded in 1968 in the year of the student revolt, everyone would have reaped a weary smile that would have predicted that Guru Guru would still exist after 50 years, or have played a decisive role in shaping the music scene during that time.
Today, Guru Guru is one of the longest-serving bands on the planet, along with the Rolling Stones, and Mani Neumeier and his gurus stand for rock music that has survived all trends and fashions and that still goes beyond borders today. That...

Monster power trio 1970-style hard rock/progressive/psychedelic madness by Ax Genrich-guitar/vocals, Uli Trepte-bass/vocals & Mani Neumeier-drums/vocals. Their first album. Like your favorite Cream record with it's brain destroyed by LSD. Highly recommended!

Really good (not professional, but genuinely very good) quality live album recorded November 4, 1972. This is recorded just after the band's peak, as Ulli Trepte has left and Bruno Schaab (a fine player) is his replacement here, but the repertoire is still all taken from the 1st 3 albums, with really long versions of Oxymoron, Baby Cake Walk and Ooga Booga. Ax Genrich and Mani Neumeier play great as always. Not as essential as they once were, as this feels a little tentative, but it's still a great...

This is Uli Trepte and Mani Neumeier, fresh from their years backing Irene Schweizer, making the transition from free jazz to free rock and finding themselves before they dropped the Groove Band part, settled on a guitarist and became Guru Guru.
This is historically fascinating, but please note it is of bootleg sound quality.

"This newly discovered gem documenting the inception of Krautrock finally sees the light of day courtesy of Guru Guru founding member of Mani Neumeier...

“Full title: A Loss Permitted To Open Its Eyes For But Three Hours And There Glimpsed, Finally In Focus A Mystery That Begs Earnestly, "Ask Me Nothing" Now, Once More The Problem Is Yours Alone.

Experimental music pioneer Keiji Haino, one of the most mysterious and influential figures to emerge from the Japanese psychedelic underground, teams up with Charles Hayward, British drummer and founding member of This Heat and Camberwell Now, on a new live album.
A Loss Permitted... comprises a...

Bruce Hampton (vocals, trumpet)
Glenn Phillips (guitar, saxophone)
Harold Kelling (guitar, vocals)
Mike Holbrook (bass)
Jerry Fields (percussion, vocals)

The Hampton Grease band are legends of weirdo American music and performed a wild, energetic and tight music featuring wild dual guitar work and a solid rhythm section plus a wild-card vocalist. Comparable in some ways to the Magic Band, the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers, but with a wild/freak-out streak, basically they

"Hardy Fox used to be composer for The Residents for over four decades. He later released solo albums under the name Charles Bobuck before finally switching to his real name in 2017.
After Heart, Nachtzug is his second solo album. In the beginning, this release was intended to become a TOOK release - simply releasing Fox's sketches for The Residents' Ghost Of Hope album. But this idea soon turned out to be not challenging enough, so Hardy started using his original sketches as the basis of an...

“Hardy Fox used to be composer for The Residents. He left the group when he didn't feel fit enough for touring. Since then, he has released many albums under the name Charles Bobuck, switching to his real name Hardy Fox when his albums became more personal. The first, self-titled and also known under the name Heart, is a study of the young Hardy Fox, an album about Love. The second, Nachtzug is about his last days touring with The Residents.
After a break from recording, Hardy Fox is now back with...

Grumpy editor's note: at this point, I don't think either name listed here is a real name....

"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. In addition to his work with that band, he has recorded as a solo artist under various names including Charles..

So, Harmonia put out this sexy, vinyl-only box set of all their work and included the box included a vinyl release of never-before heard studio material.
But until now, you had to either get it in the vinyl box or you could buy it as a cassette (as CASSETTE? I know it was recorded in 1975, but did they have sell it like it was 1975?).
FINALLY you can buy it on vinyl and it’s really great!
This album consists of two unearthed live recordings, capturing the Deluxe-era incarnation of the group.

“Charles Hayward is an English drummer and was a founding member of the experimental rock groups This Heat and Camberwell Now. He also played with Mal Dean's Amazing Band, Dolphin Logic, and gigged and recorded with Phil Manzanera in the group Quiet Sun project as well as a short stint with Gong. He was a session musician on The Raincoats' second album, Odyshape, and on one occasion played drums for the anarchist punk band Crass. Since the late 1980s he has concentrated on solo projects and....

“Crossfade Estate was a special, distinct project. It was made in November 2005. Recorded in 10 hours. Edited, mixed and collaged over 18 months. It was a development of Charles Hayward's long term relationship with The Albany in Deptford, London. They asked him to push their recently installed digital recording suite and see what he could make.
The approach was a step further from the series Accidents+Emergencies which Hayward had curated in the late 1990's. It was a pulling together of different...

Charles Hayward is, of course, best known for his drumming and vocalizing feats with This Heat, Camberwell Now and Quiet Sun, but in addition to doing some improvising work, he has released a number of solo albums contsructed out of his excellent drumming, distinctive voice and single drones made from keyboards, melodica, etc. I saw him perform at RIO in 2009 and it was a real treat to finally see the great man behind the kit and in full voice. This is his first in quite some time and is a good one...

Charles Hayward is, of course, best known for his drumming and vocalizing feats with This Heat, Camberwell Now and Quiet Sun, but in addition to doing some improvising work, he has released a number of solo albums contsructed out of his excellent drumming, distinctive voice and single drones made from keyboards, melodica, etc. I saw him perform at RIO in 2009 and it was a real treat to finally see the great man behind the kit and in full voice. This is his first in quite some time and is a good one...

"When we made Calling Down The Flevo Spirit in September 1978, Han and I had been playing together off and on in different groups and combinations since early 1967, when Han joined Willem Breuker’s large orchestra (of which I had been a member...

The last of the Henry Cow albums on Virgin, this includes their amazing final BBC session; 25' of Henry Cow perfection, a small taste of the famous shows that they performed with Robert Wyatt and a lot of purely free improvisation or prepared free improvisation, which is what they were doing live at this time.
This has been out of print for a bit now and is always in demand, and it has been remastered by Bob Drake and sounds significantly better to my ears!

"Originally released in 197

The last of the Henry Cow albums on Virgin, this includes their amazing final BBC session; 25' of Henry Cow perfection, a small taste of the famous shows that they performed with Robert Wyatt and a lot of purely free improvisation or prepared free improvisation, which is what they were doing live at this time.
This has been out of print for a bit now and is always in demand, and it has been remastered by Bob Drake and sounds significantly better to my ears!

"Originally released in 197

The last of the Henry Cow albums originally on Virgin, this includes their amazing final BBC session (one of the best 25' snapshots of the band ever, imo), a small taste of the famous shows that they performed with Robert Wyatt and a lot of free improvisation, which is a lot of what they were doing live at this time.

"From its earlier records, the band was known for its rather complex compositional work. This double-LP for the first time gave serious space to the improvisations that accounted for..

“A further collection of missing pieces uncovered since the release of the 18 CD Henry Cow Box that fills in parts of the story still undocumented - even on the bootleg circuit.
Contents: 1: the earliest and only known stage recording of the band as it was in June 1972 (Martin Ditcham, Fred Frith, John Greaves and Tim Hodgkinson) at the first Glastonbury Fayre. The recording is quite clean, though the mix heavily favours bass and guitar but, in a way, this makes it of special interest, both...

This was Cow's final studio album for Virgin, & is considered by many folks to be their greatest achievement, with Dagmar fully integrated into the band. With the original (greatly superior) mixes which have been unavailable for years & improved sound.

This is high quality live Swedish radio recordings from Goteborg (1975 - with John Greaves) and Stockholm (1977 - with Georgie Born). The sound is great here; Bob Drake worked from the original 8 track and stereo 2 track masters and you can finally hear Tim's follow-up masterpiece to "Living in the Heart of the Beast", entitled "Erk Gah". There's also some nice improvisations and other tunes and Fred's never otherwise released "The March", which is a really great one as well. Highly recommended...

For ONE C-note plus, you get everything. Studio, live, outtakes, etc etc etc. Most of you already have this, but if you don’t already have this, it’s a fantastic deal.

Also, just thought I would mention that once upon a time, I got a ride back to London from Guilford Civic Hall, after the show, with the band in the van on the cover on the box!

“17 CDs, 1 DVD and 250 pages of histories, testimony commentaries and photographs - in a sturdy box.
This collection brings togethe

Their 2nd album featured the addition of Lindsay Cooper's bassoon/oboe, giving them sort of a proto-Univers Zero sound (Cow were first) & is reissued with superior sonics. One side of composed music and one side of (mostly) improvised music with studio...

Nearly 8 years after the big box set by Henry Cow was unleashed on the world, they’ve made the sets available individually!
This is a great run-through of basically the set I saw them do about 9 months later, in slightly shortened form and all the late period greats are here, performed live without an audience: Living In The Heart Of The Beast, Erk Gah, Beautiful As The Moon, No More Songs, etc.
This is taken from the original, high quality, television broadcast tapes that were stored for over...

Nearly 8 years after the big box set by Henry Cow was unleashed on the world, they’ve made the sets available individually!

”This opens with a series of well-recorded tracks from an unknown source, largely culled from Unrest but demonstrating Cow's penchant for mixing things up in performance so that, while all the signposts of Frith's "Ruins" are there, the complexion is changed by inserting "Half Asleep" smack dab in the middle. Frith doesn't reproduce the razor's edge tone of his solo on the...