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"After venturing from Brazil to England to attend the Isle of Wight Festival, Brazilian band the Bubbles—the toast of the underground Rio de Janeiro scene, who had backed Tropicalist singer Gal Costa’s residence at the Sucata night club in that epochal year of 1970—decided to experiment with a heavier sound than that of their Brazilian cohorts. Step one, they changed their name to A Bolha. Then, loaded with verve and swagger (and fueled by drugs), they recorded their first album, which has secured a permane

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 Vesala...

This is new old stock of this 1981 self-released electronic / free jazz / contemporary music album. This is something that I remember from the days of NMDS, although I never actually heard it at the time.

“[This] covers the self-released early-80s Electronic Free Jazz / Improv diversions of one Robert Aaron - the New York "Jazz Musician" / James Chance sideman who was recently arrested in connection to Philip Seymour Hoffman's death.
That aside, let's focus on the music: issued via Aaron's..

"When No Pussyfooting was released in 1973 by two great pioneers like Eno and Fripp, that first whisper of their artistic association surprised many critics and fans. Yet, that kind of minimalist ambient sonority carried out by the two appeared in the ear like something absolutely new and innovative. Although nowadays we might be more accustomed to creative operations of this type, we are still fascinated, while listening, by the still possible achievement of relevant moments of musical epiphany, however...

Edition of 500.
"The Chicago-based string genius Joshua Abrams first talked to us about the idea of this album a while back. It took a couple of years to get together, but in a way, it's cool that it's being released in 2018 -- the 50th anniversary of the recording of the first free bass solo LP, Barre Phillips' Journal Violone. Issued by Opus One in the U.S., Music Man in the UK (as Unaccompanied Barre), and Futura in France (as Basse Barre), Phillips' groundbreaking album was a gorgeous and...

“Mandatory Reality, the new album by Joshua Abrams and Natural Information Society, is here. Setting aside (for the moment) the electric instrumentation of Simultonality and Magnetoception , Joshua Abrams conceived Mandatory Reality for an eight-piece acoustic manifestation of NIS, consisting of himself on guimbri, Lisa Alvarado on harmonium and gongs, Mikel Avery on tam-tam and gongs, Ben Boye on autoharp and piano, Hamid Drake on tabla and tar, Ben Lamar Gay on cornet, Nick Mazzarella on alto saxophone...

Joshua Abrams - guimbri, bass, small harp, bells
Lisa Alvarado - harmonium, Leslie, percussion
Michael Avery - drums and percussion
Ben Boye - chromatic electric autoharp, piano, Wurlitzer
Ari Brown - tenor saxophone
Emmett Kelly - electric guitar
Frank Rosaly - drums and percussion, resonator bells

"Simultonality is the follow-up to Joshua Abrams's critically acclaimed 2015 album Magnetoception. Credited to Joshua Abrams and Natural Information Society (NIS), it is t

Charles Loos (piano, keyboards)
Dirk Bogaert (flute)
Paul Elias (guitar)
Jean-Paul Musette (bass)
Tony Malisan (drums)
Jacky Mauer (drums)

“Jazz Rock supergroup from Belgium, including members from the veteran league of Prog and Jazz Rock music.The founding members appear to be keyboardist Charles Loos, who had parted ways with Cos a few years back, flutist Dirk Bogaert and drummer Jack Mauer, who previously played with Waterloo and Pazop, bassist Jean-Paul Musette...

This vinyl version includes two extra tracks not found on the CD!

Giovanni Parmeggiani - keyboards
Stefano Radaelli - alto and baritone sax, bowed zither (on #5)
Marco Marzo - electric and acoustic guitar
Cristian Franchi - drums
Guest artists:
Alessandro Bonetti (violin on #4)
Gabriele Di Giulio (tenor sax on #1 and #10)
Patrizia Urbani (vocals on #6)

New lineup and new, fourth album from this perennial, nearly all- instrumental favorite from Italy.

“The first-ever vinyl edition of Acid Mothers Temple's classic self-titled first album.
Over the last 25 years no group has been more prolific or dedicated to pushing psychedelic rock to its limits than Japan's Acid Mothers Temple. Their maximalist technicolor vision was first revealed on this, their now legendary self-titled 1997 debut released by P.S.F. Records.
Led by Makoto Kawabata, the album contains some of the group's most cosmic, hypnotic and over-the-top material; it kick-started and.

"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...

Cotton Casino - voice, astral mama
Kawabata Makoto - guitar, fretless bass, bouzouki, organ, rhythm machine, electronics, tapes, speed guru
Higashi Hiroshi - synthesizer, noodle king
Mitsuko Tabata : guitar, guitar-synthesizer, voice, kisses & hugs
Satoshima Nani - drums, another dimension
S/T "Wolf" - bass, tapes, space & time

Packaged in a heavy duty single pocket sleeve with silver metallic inks.

"Part One of Halleluja Mystic Garden contains two long sides of bl

“Hallelujah Mystic Garden Part Two contains a new deep-pocket groove disco version of fan favorite "Pink Lady Lemonade". Side two is a slick kosmiche-electro-disco number that unfurls over a period of 20 minutes and is periodically punctuated by Makoto Kawabata's unruly soloing.
Recorded at Acid Mothers Temple, June 2016-March 2017; produced and mixed by Kawabata Makoto.
Personnel: Cotton Casino - voice, astral mama; Kawabata Makoto - guitar, fretless bass, bouzouki, organ, rhythm machine...

"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 Melting Paraiso U.F.O. as of 2019:
Kawabata Makoto - guitar, synthesizer, speed guru
Higashi Hiroshi - synthesizer, noodle god
Jyonson Tsu - vocal, guitar, bouzouki
Satoshima Nani - drums, another dimension
Wolf - bass, space & time

“One of the greatest Japanese psychedelic bands, Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Sacred And Inviolable Phase Shift is in another league from the others. There's a distinct Canterbury/Gong/Can feel...

"Brand new album from Acid Mothers Temple on vinyl! Two side long pieces of otherworldly psych rock pressed on pink vinyl in an edition of 800. Features long time AMT vocalist and fan fave, Cotton Casino on vocals. Blazing, chaotic psych rock for these heady, heavy times!"

"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...

"Japan's psychedelic troubadours return with a new album focusing on the folksier galaxy of their tripped-out universe. Highlighting new vocalist Jyonson Tsu, Acid Mothers Temple put the acid back in acid folk with this release! Upping the ante is Geoff Leigh (Henry Cow, Hatfield & The North, Univers Zero) on all tracks! Limited edition of only 800 lps made!”

"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' &...

This is a very, very good return to form and sound for The Pyramids. If you love the 70s stuff by The Pyramids, this spiritual jazz work will similarly thrill!

"The brand new album from cosmic jazz travellers The Pyramids, led by saxophonist Idris Ackamoor, An Angel Fell.
Produced by Malcolm Catto of The Heliocentrics, the album was recorded during an intense week at Quatermass studios in London and is one of the deepest, richest works yet from a band reaching their highest creative peak...

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...

Andy Carne : Lead vocal
Daniel Chudley-Le Corre: Electric bass guitar, vocal
James Larcombe : Melodeon, hurdy-gurdy, harmonium, vocal
Richard Larcombe: Guitar, vocal, harmonium
Sarah Measures: Vocal, flute
Kavus Torabi: Acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, percussion, vocal
Paul Westwood: Hammered dulcimer, harmonium, vocal

"Nautical all-stars Admirals Hard release their debut album Upon A Painted Ocean on Believers Roast. The 7-piece ensemble features members of b

"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...

A fantastic legitimate release from the master tapes of a famous German radio broadcast from 2/2/74. This was released by Garden of Delights a few years ago as "At the Cliffs of the River Rhine" and was one of their best-ever archive releases. This features the group at their peak, with dueling dual guitars, Michael Hoenig's electronic backdrops, bass & drums. Similar to 'Last', but even better - and that's REALLY saying something! Here they really do come across as the Cosmiche Music's version of the...

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!...

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...

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...

“It’s been 4 years, but finally the fifth album from Airbag will be released on Karisma Records, and it has definitely been worth the wait.
“A Day at the Beach” features six new songs recorded during autumn and winter of 2019-20. Inspired by the resurgence of 1980s electronica, new wave and movie scores, Airbag has created a powerful sound combining ethereal soundscapes with their signature guitar driven progressive rock. The result is a stunning selection of songs revealing a mature band looking...

Edition of 250.

“Aircraft was the name Steve Cohen used for the largely unknown and quite fantastic synthesizer music he was creating in NYC in the '80s. This was in the same period Steve was in the late-period No Wave band, China Shop, along with guitarist Naux (who would go on to play with the Voidoids) and percussionist Richard Edson (whose next band was Sonic Youth).
Steve had been active in the NYC sub-underground since the '70s, even playing at Giorgio Gomelsky's legendary 'Zu Music...

"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 original generation Rock In Opposition classic is beautifully presented here, with a large format photo and texts booklet telling the story of the band during this era AS WELL AS including the CD "Before And After Bandits", which includes a ton of live and demo material, all of it unreleased, and in 'significantly better than I expected it to be' sound quality, considering the era it is from and it's scarcity, and which is ONLY available with this lp!
Aksak Maboul were one of...

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...

"La Terra is the second Aktuala's LP, made by an 'open musical collective'from milan, a fixed nucleus with many different contributes from guest musicians. As the Third Ear Band have always been inserted in the international prog panorama, the same happened with Aktuala, who were real music pioneers able to blend world, ethnic, jazz and avantgarde music.
"La Terra" was released in 1974 and consolidated the fame and the harmony of Aktuala, more and more at the center of attention of critics and...

"La Terra is the second Aktuala's LP, made by an 'open musical collective'from milan, a fixed nucleus with many different contributes from guest musicians. As the Third Ear Band have always been inserted in the international prog panorama, the same happened with Aktuala, who were real music pioneers able to blend world, ethnic, jazz and avantgarde music.
"La Terra" was released in 1974 and consolidated the fame and the harmony of Aktuala, more and more at the center of attention of critics and...

"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...

Second excellent prog / symphonic release with some light avant touches and also some light Canterbury touches as well.

Fabrice "Chfab" Chouette / guitar, keyboards, synth
Patrick "Paskinel" Dufour / keyboards, synth, drums programming
Frédéric Chaput / electric & acoustic guitars, bass, keyboards, synth, percussion
With:
Jean-Luc Payssan / guitar (4)
Eric Rebeyrol / cornet (1,4)
Thierry Payssan / piano (1,3,4)

"Second episode for this French ensemble that ha

Rashied Ali – drums
Ramon Morris – tenor sax
Dewey Johnson – trumpet
Stanley Cowell – piano
Reggie Johnson - bass

"Preserved on two reels in Rashied Ali's tape archive, this set has remained unreleased until now. This document may have been only the second time that Ali had led a band in public. The band membership is stellar and unprecedented, and the tunes they play predate all known segments of Ali's career as a composer or bandleader.
Ali was still officially on the jo

“Duo Exchange was the flagship release of Survival Records. Percussionist Rashied Ali and saxophonist Frank Lowe were both in a hurry to ignite their careers as leaders, and this record lit the match. Survival Records was a joint venture between the duo, and the recording sessions done at Marzette Watts's studio were the maiden voyage of their partnership. They went in to capture the vehemence bursting forth nightly in the downtown lofts, and the results were furious, brutal, and poignant. With the...

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..

All Traps On Earth is the long, long gestating solo project by Anglagard bassist Johan Brand.
The most obvious influence is Anglagard, but there’s also darker tones, ala Goblin & even Shub Niggurath and Present at their most ‘symphonic’ and very complex interlocking musical work ala Gentle Giant. Definitely a symphonic rock winner! ...

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...