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First-ever reissue on vinyl of this 1974 all-star Finnish jazz/electric jazz session. Look at this:
Alto Flute � Juhani Aaltonen (tracks: A2, B3)
Bass � Pekka Sarmanto (tracks: A1, A3, B2, B4), Teppo Hauta-aho (tracks: B1, B3)
Drums � Edward Vesala (tracks: A1, A3, B2, B3)
Flute � Juhani Aaltonen (tracks: A2, B1, B4)
Guitar � Hasse Walli (tracks: A3, B2, B4)
Percussion � Edward Vesala (tracks: B1, B4)
Piccolo Flute � Juhani Aaltonen (tracks: A2)
Producer � Edward Vesa

"First time on vinyl for this 2005 release by Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno! 600 copies pressed on violet wax! Contains the 42 minute title track split over two sides. Hypnotic electric sitar drones give way to a full fledged acid rock assault!"

"Another smoker from Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O., in typically fine form. Benzaiten is an In C-style homage to the classic Osamu Kitajima record Benzaiten (1973). Acid Mothers Temple covers the title-track and reprise using...

"First time on vinyl for this Acid Mothers classic from 2006! Featuring the core group along with reed player Ono Ryoko and vocalist Nao, this one mixes psychedelic overload freakout with pastoral acoustic drone glossed with a jazz/jam sensibility...

"The sprawling 40 minute title track is based on an Occitanian folk tune, and the unearthly acoustic opening with its overtone singing sounds like something that might have made its way on to a Werner Herzog soundtrack. Indeed once the guitars come in...

"Acid Mothers Temple - the next generation begins! With the departure of long time bass/drum duo Shimura Koji and Tsuyama Atsushi, AMT now have a new rhythm section featuring two young Japanese musicians, Satoshima Nani on drums and S/T on bass. Thus, Wake To A New Dawn of Another Astro Era is the first record in the second chapter of this legendary Japanese psychedelic rock group. Wake To A New Dawn Of Another Astro Era finds a rejuvenated Makoto Kawabata encompassing the best of what AMT has come...

"First ever live acoustic recordings from The Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO. LP edition limited to 1000 copies. Recorded live in Nagoya. Design by Kawabata Sachiko. Features acoustic versions of fan favorites 'Pink Lady Lemonade' &...

Jason Adasiewicz (vibraphone), Josh Berman (cornet), Jason Roebke (bass), Frank Rosaly (drums), Aram Shelton (alto saxophone).

The first album by this great, swinging, contemporary jazz group.

"Vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz has been...

A wonderfully recorded, all analog-recording, carefully mastered and published on high-quality vinyl. Whoo-hah! Have at it, vinyl hounds.

Led by vibraphonist and composer Jason Adasiewicz [a-dah-shev-its], Varmint is Rolldown's second release....

"Hazel is the fifth record from �thenor, the group of eclectic travelers that includes Stephen O'Malley (SunnO))), KTL), Daniel O'Sullivan (Guapo, Ulver, This is Not This Heat, Grumbling Fur, etc.), Kristoffer Rygg (Ulver), and Steve Noble (Br�tzmann Trio, N.E.W.) Together they bring their considerable pedigrees into play with unexpected and original results. Contradicting expectations of a massive blow-out of sound, everyone plays with remarkable, effective restraint. Atmospheric and layered, this...

The second of their 2 'official' studio albums released during their lifetime. Agitation Free were an instrumental, dual guitar oriented, somewhat 'jammy' oriented psychedelic/Krautrock outfit. In addition to the guitar, they are best known for giving the world synthesist/keyboardist Michael Hoenig.
For me, this is the best studio album, reaching the peakest peaks of their twin guitar, "Krautrock meets the most out moments of the Grateful Dead" sound.
Recommended and essential early 70s German...

This was a posthumous live release of 1973 material that was originally issued in the mid 1970's. For my money, this was their best 1970's - released album, as they really stretched out here, with beautiful soaring guitar leads on top of a solid rhythm...

The first of their 2 'official' albums released during their lifetime. Agitation Free were an instrumental, dual guitar oriented, somewhat 'jammy' oriented psychedelic/Krautrock outfit. In addition to the guitar, they are best known for giving the world synthesist/keyboardist Michael Hoenig as well as guitarist Lutz Ulbricht, who later joined up with Manuel G�ttsching in Ashra. Some nice middle Eastern touches give this one the big thumbs up! Recommended and essential early 70s German progressive rock.

One of the greats of the Krautrock greats, their intertwining dual guitars with synths and rhythm section made them truly the intergalactic Grateful Dead. Nice to see that they are still burning and - based on this - burning brightly!...

Second and final release by this somewhat obscure Italian progressive fusion outfit, consisting of Fender Rhodes, guitar, soprano sax, bass and drums. Originally released in 1976, this is excellent quality Italian jazz rock ala Perigeo, Il Baricentro...

Pretty incredible looking vinyl reissue of this fine, somewhat obscure Italian progressive fusion outfit, that reproduces the incredibly groovy gimmick cover!

The band consists of Fender Rhodes, guitar, soprano sax, bass and drums. There is also a little bit of vocals on this one. It's surprising that their first album was recorded live, but I guess when you are a band without a record and you get to play as prestigious an event as Montreux, you make the most of it!

Originally released...

Agora were a somewhat obscure Italian progressive fusion outfit that somehow managed to squeak out two good albums on the Atlantic label in the mid 1970s.
Both albums were excellent quality, Italian jazz rock ala Perigeo, Il Baricentro, Weather Report, etc.
Now, after 40 years, original 70s members Ovidio Urbani (sax), Renato Gasparini (guitars) & Lucio Cesari (bass) are joined by new members Masimo Manzi (drums), Gabriele Possenti (acoustic guitar) and Gianni Pieri (cello) along with special...

Agora were a somewhat obscure Italian progressive fusion outfit that somehow managed to squeak out two good albums on the Atlantic label in the mid 1970s.
Both albums were excellent quality, Italian jazz rock ala Perigeo, Il Baricentro, Weather Report, etc.
Now, after 40 years, original 70s members Ovidio Urbani (sax), Renato Gasparini (guitars) & Lucio Cesari (bass) are joined by new members Masimo Manzi (drums), Gabriele Possenti (acoustic guitar) and Gianni Pieri (cello) along with special...

Beautiful, deluxe, gatefold sleeve on this very limited edition release on the desirable and always very limited Kommun2 label.

"This is my early frontrunner for album of the year and its going to be hard to beat. Agusa is an instrumental quartet from Sweden. The band is derived from members of Sveriges Kommuner & Landsting, Kama Loka and Hoofoot. This is a VERY retro sounding album that will appeal to fans of Kebnekajse, Pink Floyd, and perhaps even Anglagard. No symphonic elements - just....

The third album by this exemplary Swedish progressive/psychedelic quintet is an live album in a beautiful sleeve. Recorded live February 12, 2016 in Athens, this has two extended versions of songs from their previous works.

This is the beautiful, gatefold sleeve, vinyl edition, released on the Kommun2 label, which is run by Agusa's head-man, Tobias Petterson!

A few years ago, a unknown band from Sweden released their debut, which was greeted by many folks as 'album...

"On Arrebato, their 8th album, Asheville's Ahleuchatistas embellish their trademark intensity with a more pensive and existential amble. These six pieces channel recollections of a natural kinship the band struck up with a number of communities they played to on an Iberian tour in early 2014. The resulting story threads together a suite of lyrical instrumentals showing a deepening meticulousness for structure�elastic and labyrinthine.

Spanish for "passionate outburst," Arrebato aptly evokes a...

Their great new album, released on CD by Cuneiform and licensed to Harvest Records for a 2 lp, gatefold vinyl release. Boy that artwork looks nice in full size!...

"Music doesn�t get much closer to the edge than this."...

Classic 1970 Dutch psychedelic release, here given the uber-deluxe reissue treatment, including an entire disc of unedited material from the same sessions that produced the original album, as well as archival photos and new liner notes!...

Olli Ahvenlahti is a Finnish pianist and composer, born in 1949 in Helsinki, and being one of the most well-known Jazz musicians back in Finland in the mid 70s.
He had been a member of the Finnish jazz act UMO Jazz Orchestra and a long-time collaborator of Pekka Pohjola. Around the time he spent along with Pekka on Uni Sono Olli recorded his first solo album Bandstand, released on Love Records in 1975.

�When legendary producer Otto Donner of Love Records approached Olli Ahvenlahti and said...

Willi Klüter (organ, vocals)
Wolfgang Netzer (guitar, bass, choir)
Michael Klüter (drums)
Michael Freise (acoustic guitar)

"An obscure early band that gained recognition as one of the darkest of heavy German progressives. Little is known about Ainigma, except that they existed for some time before making their sole album DILUVIUM, and the truth is that Ainigma were actually quite typical of the more mainstream Krautrock of the era.
Ainigma played a raw and slightly messy kind o

"One afternoon, a teenaged Jason Ajemian was laying carpet at a country music recording studio in the Blue Ridge Mountains. "I saw an upright bass on top of a vocal booth, so I asked the engineer if I could string it up and borrow it." And so he did...

First-time ever vinyl reissue of this fun and unusual album!
A very rare lp from 1976, this was this Norwegian band's only release - then they disappeared. Heavy progressive , with lots of guitar and organ/mellotron/keyboards, plus vocals, bass ...

This was the first album of two by Aksak Maboul (later changed to Aqsak Maboul, just to fool people), which really wasn't a band, but just a studio project, mostly consisting of Mark Hollander-piano, Farfisa organ, Fender Rhodes piano, alto sax, bass clarinet, clarinets, circa 1977 primitive drum machine, etc. with Vincent Kenis-guitars, bass, piano, accordion and a few other guests on voice, guitars, etc.
This is a completely tuneful and charming mixture of European folk music, Canterbury...

"Following the same path as Third Ear Band in England, Aktuala tried to mix together the western musical tradition with african and asian instruments, rhythms, cultures, with a result that can hardly be described as "progressive" in the classical sense...

Legendary cosmic release from Sweden. "Electronics, folk instruments, voice & other vibrations combine to make this a real space out. A truly unearthly work." A great, great pyschedelic/progressive disc, along the lines of early Amon D¸¸l II, Ash Ra Tempel, Agitation Free, etc. Violins, cellos, primitive synths, guitars, flutes, percussion & more.
This stunningly gorgeous vinyl release comes with a second lp of (as of now) ALL previously unreleased recordings!
"Subliminal Sounds presents a vinyl.

Martin K�chen saxophones / Thomas Johansson trumpet / Mats �leklint trombone / Jon Rune Str�m double bass / Tollef �stvang drums.

"The Scandinavian contributions for the present status of that music called jazz are no longer possible to dismiss..

This is a totally beautiful single, with a cardboard picture sleeve and a heavy duty picture inner sleeve as well! And Daevid covers one of Robert Wyatt's most beautiful pieces!

"This is the final recording of the band and the last project brought to completion with Daevid�s complete input. He specifically wanted to put out this single as a thank you to everyone who supported him with good wishes, messages, vibes and meditations during his hospitalization and temporary recovery from the cancer in..

"This album represents the final album from legendary Daevid Allen, one of the most innovative music artists to emerge from this planet! Daevid Allen Weird Quartet is a recording project bringing together Daevid Allen, founder of The Soft Machine and Gong, with Don Falcone of Spirits Burning, Michael Clare of Daevid Allen's University of Errors, and drummers Trey Sabatelli (The Tubes) and Paul Sears (The Muffins). Elevenses is the second album by this band, following 2005's DJDDAY, which was released...

"Patrizio Alluminio was the keyboard player for the trio Alluminogeni. Their brand of Italian classical rock was in the same vein as the other similar trios - Le Orme, The Trip etc and is recommended to fans of this genre."

In addition to the...

Classic Italian one-shot that originally featured an amazing triple fold-out cover of a dove of peace dropping bombs out of its stomach, which is replicated here.

"The self-titled Alphataurus album was one of my earliest ventures into the world...

Alphataurus were one of the (many) great 'one and done' Italian symphonic rock band and one of the most fondly remembered; once you have seen it, who could forget the amazing triple-gatefold 'Dove of War' lp jacket and the equally amazing music contained inside? Now, nearly 40 years after their 1973 album, three of the original members (the keyboardist, guitarist and drummer) have joined forces with a new vocalist, bassist and 2nd keyboardist to bring forth a new album which is a very strong effort of...

Fritz Kahl (bass)
Karl-Heinz Blumenberg (vocals, bass/soprano saxes, bass)
Klaus Gerlach (guitar)
Wolfgang Wulff (tenor sax)
Karl-Heinz Gossler (drums)
Werner von Gosen (guitar)
Michael von Rönn (tenor sax)

"With their roots as ex-Thrice Mice members, Altona wisely chose this new name (Altona is a town on the edge of Hamburg) when dropping the former band's classical edge in preference for a jazzier front.
On their debut Altona played a lively fusion that crossed

"One of the rarest progressive titles from the Fonit Cetra label. Gorgeous conceptual work which blends instrumental passages with vocal tracks for one continuous work...melodic and refined, yet very complex and progressive. Some passages are...

All throughout the late 70s and early 80s, this peculiarly titled album by this peculiarly titled artist (sometimes listed as Alvaro and sometimes listed as Alvaro The Chilean With The Singing Nose) was featured with glowing praise in the Recommended...

"Alvaro rides again."-Sounds, London, 1980.

"A fabulous collection of musicals and unmusicals, includes a recipe."-Time Out, London, 1980.

"Another classic piece of the mysterious puzzle that is Alvaro. Miss it at your own extreme personal peril. Edition of 400."

"First vinyl reissue of the second LP released by Alavaro Pena originally released in 1979 following the runaway success of his debut album, Drinkin My Own Sperm. Although recorded in Germany, Alvaro again employed his.

Still sealed, with a cut-out notch; never released on CD, this has the entire Arkestra on 3 tracks!

"Songwriter and guitarist Dave Alvin was the heart of the Blasters, one of America's greatest roots rock bands, but his brother, vocalist Phil...

"Hubris continues the exploration of relentless, driving rhythms heard on Oren Ambarchi's Sagittarian Domain and Quixotism. Where those records looked to krautrock and techno for their starting points, the side-long opening track on Hubris begins from the perhaps unlikely inspirations of disco and new wave, drawing particularly from Ambarchi's love of Wang Chung's soundtrack to William Friedkin's To Live and Die in L.A. (1985). Leaving behind the song-forms of these reference points, Ambarchi weaves a...

"Oren Ambarchi's Editions Mego release, Hubris, gets the remix treatment courtesy of electronic music legend Ricardo Villalobos. Villalobos expertly transforms Ambarchi's layered web of countless sustained and pulsating palm-muted guitars into a funky, mesmerizing and propulsive long-form piece."

"Primitive Expression is an amazing collection of unissued at the time studio material that proves Ame Son were a really amazing band, since this material sounds equally good as that of their official LP, if not better! It will appeal to fans of Gong...

The true story behind Amon Duul is so lost in the mists of drug-soaked time that there will probably never be a completely and utterly verifiable accounting. But my understanding is that there was a 1960's German commune known as Amon Duul that was involved in politics and music (as such things happened in Germany in the late 60's) that eventually split in half, with the more 'talented' musicians splitting off to form Amon Duul II, and the more politically active but musically, uh, primitive remaining....

"German progressive rock band Analogy released its sole classic, Analogy (1972), and even scored a deal for Italy but soon seemed to have faded into obscurity. Nobody really was aware of a recording named The Suite that happened around 1980. It presented the folky side of Analogy, who seemed at least quite creative for a time when electronic pop took over the whole music scene. Analogy went into the opposite direction and reached out for musical realms that have been visited by legendary English acts...

"The hypnotic 11-minute instrumental track builds slowly from distant, shuddering atmospherics to an imposing sound that is at once monolithic and spacious."-The Wall Street Journal

This is an album of ambient guitar wizardry from J.R. Bohannon..

This is one of the most pleasant surprises of symphonic rock to happen in the last decade: Jon Anderson meets up on a cruise ship with guitarist Roine Stolt and the best Yes-style album of the last 40 years was somehow born from those small beginnings.
Working by bouncing ideas and material back and forth, when both were satisfied with the results after 18 months of woodshedding, Roine went into the studio and cut the band tracks live with Tom Brislin (keyboards, who played with Yes on the Yes....

"Bureau B present a reissue of Jurriaan Andriessen's The Awakening Dream, originally released in 1977. Jurriaan Andriessen (1925-1996) was a Dutch composer. Although he was actually at home in classical music, he recorded three synthesizer albums in the late 1970s, the first of which, The Awakening Dream, is an outstanding excursion into experimental ambient and minimal music. Andriessen himself, 52 years of age at the time, called it a "trance symphony". The music - perhaps surprisingly for a...