B

This is the third album from this 70s-style Italian progressive rock band, who draw their main inspiration from early 70s style 'progressive hard rock' sounds, but also include some nice flute and sax passages to mix it up and keep it proggy. You can hear influences from Osanna, early Deep Purple, Nuova Idea and Jethro Tull, among others. This is hard-edged, but still filled with epic sounds.

"Director approved artwork. Sleeve notes By Angelo Badalamenti . Vinyl re-master by Tal Miller. Laquers cut by David Cheppa at Plush Vinyl. 180G damn fine coffee colour vinyl. 425gsm Gatefold sleeve housed inside a bespoke white die cut outer jacket with white spot varnish finish, complete with obi strip. 'I'm glad that after 25 years, Death Waltz Recording Company has re-released the original soundtrack for Twin Peaks for a new audience to enjoy. This is my defining work as a composer and I'm happy it...

"This melancholic, mosaic record . . . shuffles nimbly between extremes of darkness and light the way an Olympic figure skater transitions from twirls and spins to Lutzes and Axles, a suite of fluid, involving instrumentals that draws from...

FYI, all of our copies arrived from Italy with a 2" split at the top of the jackets.This is a reunion album by original members of Il Balletto, the members who made their 1st album Sirio 2222.
Like that album, this has many psychedelic and even 60s rock influences, along with progressive hard rock and early proto-progressive elements.
Loud guitars, a rocking rhythm section and keyboards, along with vocals certainly influenced by 60s groups from beat groups onward and including guest...

Ys, the 2nd & last album by IBDB, is one of the most loved 70's Italian progressive rock releases. It is a classical rock classic that has seldom been equaled, with great soaring vocals, terrific, heavy Hammond organ playing, a creepy atmosphere, and...

Joachim Badenhorst bass clarinet, clarinet and tenor sax / Frantz Loriot viola / Pascal Niggenkemper double bass.

"It�s exactly as they present it: music �based on the listening to the other, the exploration of the unknown and the vertigo of the.

"Just one year after the marvellous "... di terra", Banco returns with "Canto di Primavera" (Spring Chant), an LP that captures your attention right from the beautiful cover, an almost abstract painting of a window slightly open to a clear and cloudless sky; those same doors then open up almost completely on the back cover, as if to send a message of hope and positivity towards the listener.
Above the visual impact, the second feature that strikes the eye and the ears of those who approach "Canto...

Comes in a beautiful gatefold sleeve, perfectly replicating the original!
The 2nd album, & one of the best by this dual keyboard classical Italian rock band with a fabulous, operatic singer. This is one of the great Italian classical rock albums by one of the great Italian bands.

Dual keyboard classical Italian rock band with a fabulous, operatic singer, this is one of their classics from the early to mid 70's. For a band who are so vocally based, surprisingly, this is an instrumental record. It was recorded with an orchestra, and for my money it is not only one of their best, but it's the best pairing of progressive rock with an orchestra ever.

"In the late '70s, although the progressive rock scene was gradually losing strength and inspiration in favour of new musical.

Dual keyboard classical Italian rock band with a fabulous, operatic singer, One of their classics from the early to mid 70's. For a band who are so vocally based, surprisingly, this is a instrumental album. It's also a GREAT album!

"Among the few Italian prog groups who survived the '70s, Banco del Mutuo Soccorso belongs to an even smaller circle of bands that never followed any musical trends all over the years. Such as PFM, they entered the EL&P record label Manticore roster, and tried to...

"As a part of the early independent music movement, PoL occupies a special niche in electronic, experimental and ambient genres. Following recent vinyl reissues of his 1983 Palace of Lights cassette, Music Works for Industry, and a compilation of early cassette tracks on VOD�s acclaimed American Cassette Culture, PoL has reissued Marc Barreca�s first album for the label, the 1980 release Twilight, as part of an ongoing program of documenting the roots of the Pacific Northwest independent impulse.This...

John Fahey invented 'concert Americana finger-style guitar', but his friend and label-mate Robbie Basho may have taken it to its logical conclusion with his amazing string of records from the 1960s and 70s. His music has elements of all the things that Fahey used, but he uses a lot of surprising elements and especially modes and ideas from other musical cultures; the first time I heard Robbie, the only thing I could think of that it reminded me of was Ethiopian piano music!
This was his second album..

"Originally released on John Fahey's Takoma Records in 1965, The Seal Of The Blue Lotus is the debut album from American guitar soli legend Robbie Basho. In college Basho immersed himself in the study of Asian art and culture, even changing his last name to that of the Japanese poet Matsuo Basho, and his music shows a much greater Eastern influence than contemporaries like John Fahey and Peter Lang. Basho was particularly entranced by the raga form which is apparent in classics like 'Dravidian Sunday'...

"Divertissement is the third collaborative full-length from minimalist composer William Basinski and sound artist Richard Chartier. The duo utilizes electronics, piano, tape loops, and short-wave radio to evoke a dense atmosphere suggesting hundreds....

Great to see Steven Wilson's electro-project return here! Limited edition of 500 copies!

"This is the third collaborative release by Steven Wilson (Bass Communion) and Frans de Waard (Freiband), following two well-received 3" CD releases on de...



"French composer and multi-instrumentalist Pierre Bastien, active since the mid-'70s, is best known for building automated orchestras. His previous album, Machinations, was released on Aphex Twin's Rephlex label in 2012.

For this work, Bastien recycled components of his Silent Motors live set and assembled mechanical organisms -- using amplified Meccano parts, motors, fans, rattles, paper, and nails -- to generate rhythmic scaffolding. Live instrumentals, created with prepared trumpets, African...

"Franco Battiato was an Italian pop singer who for a span in the 70s made a string of very experimental albums that fit very roughly in the vein of groups such as Opus Avantra or Pierrot Lunaire. Battiato on all of these titles (and beyond) set out to...

"Baumann/Koek is another hitherto undiscovered treasure of German electronic music, the only album by the electronic music pairing of Wolfgang Baumann and Ata Koek, both from Kempten, Bavaria, Germany. It was mixed in Conny Plank's studio and distributed, without a label, by the duo themselves in 1978. The music owes much to the Berlin School; layered sequencer patterns, swirling chord tapestries, a computer beat here and there. Eastern elements or hints thereof add a particular charm to Baumann/Koek...

Just in time for the reissues of "Romance '76" and "Trans Harmonic Nights" comes the first new music from Peter in something like 20 years! And it's good, capturing the sort of 'spare but still Berlin-school' vibe of his early classics!

"In October 2014 an idea suddenly came to mind. Although I had spent much of my life performing, recording and producing music, my attention over the immediately preceding years had been focused on the philosophy and psychology of human nature. It was a rewarding...

An important, long-time and key member of Tangerine Dream, Peter Baumann was with the group through basically all of their most important work.
This was his first solo album and was released while he was still in TD. It's a fine work.

"While still a member of Tangerine Dream, Peter Baumann released his first solo album, Romance '76. It's not far removed from the music that TD was making at the time -- in fact, references to Rubycon, Ricochet, and Stratosfear pop up in various places -- but...

An important, long-time and key member of Tangerine Dream, Peter Baumann was with the group through mostl of their most important work.
This was his second solo album and was released not too long after he left Tangerine Dream. It's a fine work.

"Peter Baumann's second recording does not fail to send one to new worlds both inner and outer and anyone familiar with his music will play it over and over. In my opinion Tangerine Dream never recovered after Peter left the group in 1977. Peter's...

Gatefold sleeve + a bonus CD of the entire album!

The latest from this fine Swedish band finds them jettisoning some of the heavier elements of their last release, The Void, and returning more to the sound of Mammoth, which might be their....

In the early 80s, John Bender released two, hand packaged vinyl lps of minimal, lo-fi, 'coldwave' electronics. They were both really great and are now really quite rare and it's nice to see this (the first one) available again.

"John Bender recorded voraciously between 1978 and 1980 at his home in Cincinnati, Ohio. Not even song titles could slow down his creative pace, as he named all the tracks after their position on the original tapes. '36A2,' for example, was cassette #36 side A, piece #2....

In the early 80s, John Bender released two, hand packaged vinyl lps of minimal, lo-fi, 'coldwave' electronics. They were both really great and are now really quite rare and it's nice to see this (the second one & my favorite of the two) available again.

�Limited translucent blue vinyl LP pressing.Plaster Falling was recorded at the same time as John Bender's first album, I Don't Remember Now/I Don't Want To Talk About It.
Released in 1981 on the artist's own Record Sluts label, copies of...9

With this, their fourth release, Bent Knee continue their stratospheric rise as one of the greatest art-rock-song ensembles of our time.

"Bent Knee is unlike any band you’ve ever heard. Its borderless sound combines myriad influences from across the rock, pop, minimalist, and avant-garde spectrums into a seamless, thrilling whole. Its new album Land Animal—Bent Knee’s first for InsideOut/Sony—takes its sound to a new level. It offers a suite of songs full of addictive hooks, lush melodies and...

First-ever vinyl reissue of this very rare, Swedish, private press, progressive electric jazz album from 1975. I'll let Tom Hayes, who is a huge fan, take it from here:

"It is often said that obscure records are obscure for a reason. But in my almost 30 years of collecting, I find that rare albums have about the same distribution of greatness as do their more readily available counterparts. So amongst the majority of turkeys, a few gems can be found. And since the known albums are just that, known.

"Jac Berrocal has not released an album for 20 years. The legendary French trumpeter is back with his special atmosphere and feeling and lots of guests, too. Jacques "Jac" Berrocal (born October 22, 1946, Saint-Jean d'Ang�ly) is a French trumpeter...

This is a great set of ambient, sculptural music with a fascinating story. In brief, Harry Bertoia was a jeweler, sculptor and furniture designer (among other things) who, starting in the 50s, began to sculpt sculptures which produced sound, made of tall vertical rods.
In the late 70s, there were 11 privately released recordings made and released by Bertoia. Now for the first time in over 40 years, new releases of previously unheard and unreleased works are being released on his reactivated...

Note that the CD version of this album has 9 songs, and this beautiful, gatefold double vinyl version has 11!

"�Let us begin where it all began...�

Progressive rock band Big Big Train return with Folklore, their first full-length studio album since the award winning English Electric. Folklore contains nine new songs with a total running time of 68 minutes.

Despite the album title, Folklore is by no means a collection of traditional-sounding folk music pieces. On Folklore....

At this point, for my money, Big Big Train are one of the very best modern day 'prog' bands in existence. They are absolutely a prog rock band, but unlike so many modern prog bands, they have a strong sound that is their sound.
In addition to already impressive players Dave Gregory (XTC!) and Nick D'Virgillio, this album includes Rikard Sjöblom, of Beardfish!
Their 10th album Grimspound follows swiftly after their last, Folklore, as the band found themselves with a wealth of new material and...

A sextet of dual keyboards, electric/acoustic guitars, bass, drums & vocals/flute Biglietto were one of the great classical progressive one-album Italian bands...until this early 90's issue of their never released 2nd album! While the sonics are not...

We have four perfect copies that are $5.00 off the regular price!

First-ever vinyl release of this title!

A sextet of dual keyboards, electric/acoustic guitars, bass, drums & vocals/flute Biglietto were one of the great classical progressive one-album Italian bands...until this early 90's issue of their never released 2nd album! While the sonics are not perfect, they are not bad at all & will not detract from the enjoyment of this surprising and unexpected 2nd act!...

Beautiful, triple-gatefold vinyl release!

"Biglietto Per L'Inferno returns to the scene of Prog (and more...) with a new CD, suggestively entitled �VIVI. LOTTA. PENSA.� (Live. Fight. Think.).

Once again the band�s effort focuses on the recovery of the old Biglietto�s tracks from the �70s, in particular from their second LP �Il tempo della semina�; the tracklist also includes the brand new song �Narciso e Boccadoro� and �L�amico suicida�, the latter taken from the legendary eponymous 1974..

"Milky transparent vinyl. Edition of 300. Includes download code.
Billow Observatory is the trans-Atlantic duo consisting of Detroit's Jason Kolb (Auburn Lull) and Danish producer Jonas Munk (Manual). II: Plains/Patterns departs from their self-titled debut's (2012) amorphous ambient haze with a more rigid, albeit subtle, underpinning of rhythm and pulse. Traces of shoegaze, modern minimal electronica, and kosmische appear on every track, but are mutated into something mysterious and new. "Pulsus"...

Ricardo Miranda electric guitar
Tojo Rodrigues bass
Paulo Gonc?alves drums
Peter Brotzmann saxophones

"...Black Bombaim & Peter Brotzmann is the most exhilarating albums of the year, a trance-inducing, yet exultant blowout..." - The Wire Magazine

"This is a meeting written in the psychedelic sky. Everything seemed to announce it Ion the paths of the Portuguese stoner rock band Black Bombaim and of the German free jazz saxophonist Peter Brotzmann. The trio used to combine a...

Special deluxe edition: Gold vinyl with translucent vellum book & printed PVC slipcover. This is just a stunning package! Includes download card.

The Washington D.C.-based Black Clouds follow up 2012's well-received "Everything Is Not Going to...

"Black Cube Marriage is an ensemble consisting of legendary Chicago-based cornetist and sound manipulator Rob Mazurek (Tortoise, Exploding Star Orchestra, Isotope 217), members of his Brazilian connection São Paulo Underground, Austin-based freeform unit Marriage, and special guests Jonathan Horne (guitar, saxophone) and Steve Jansen (tapes, guitar).
Formed after shows in late 2015, this 11-person ensemble creates waves of sound that can best be described as cathartic. Astral Cube draws from

�Reissued in its gorgeous gimmick gatefold cover. Limited edition gold vinyl. A very obscure and one of the rarest albums from Italian rock music scene of the 70's. This album takes on ecology as its theme and sings of the evil of polluting the planet. Terrific basic progressive music housed in a creative gimmick sleeve with window to flower.
Blocco Mentale were a quintet, consisting of Aldo Angeletti (who wrote the music) on vocals and bass, Michele Arena on drums and vocals, Gigi "Roso" Bianchi on..

Spain's Bloque started their life in 1973, and despite playing a lot of shows and being quite active, didn't release this, their 1st of four during their lifetime, until 1978, probably due to Franco...

"Spanish band Bloque�s first album was quite a solid record in terms of guitar-dominated melodic rock but not to be compared with their second one for example exhibiting much more resemblance with 70�s Italian progressive rock acts like PFM. First track �Undecimo poder � could be described more or...

Incredible release released on wax for the 1st time! And the insect-filled cover is just jaw-droppingly rad!

This is 25 minutes of the most mind-altering technical/math metal you can possibly imagine. Led by guitarist/mastermind Ron Jarzombek...

Incredible release released on wax for the 1st time! And in a kick-ass gatefold sleeve!

This is the current project headed by guitarist Ron Jarzombek, who invented the whole technical metal/math metal genre with Watchtower. I first ran across...

"Newcastle's finest psychedelic space explorers Blown Out have been busy crafting away their follow-up effort, Superior Venus. Superior Venus once again consists of two long, head-expanding psych outs. You should know by now what Blown Out are all about. And once again it's completely fuckin' epic. Protector Of Kings, Ejected Comet, The Reversing Earth, The Opaque Dream, Superior Venus. "... the Sun rose contrary to his wont; twice he rose where he now sets, and twice he set where he now rises ..." ...

Mega-sought after, mega-great 1972 British underground album always known as "Bodkin" but for some reason here renamed; don't worry, it's the one and only Bodkin album, which slays from beginning to end! Heavy, HEAVY progressive hard rock with lots...

All new, never played,30 year old stock!
Jean-Pascal Boffo is a guitarist who was the leader of a zeuhl band called Troll. When the Musea label first started up in 1985, their first two releases were this album and the first Shub Niggurath album! Quite a start!
This album got a lot of acclaim in its day for its acoustic guitar-styled, instrumental progressive rock, obviously influenced by the best of Steve Hackett's solo work as well as "The Geese and The Ghost" by Anthony Phillips, but which...

Our 10th release, from 1988. This puppy ain't NEVER coming out on CD, so come 'n' git it if you are a completist! Due to size and weight, shipping outside of the USA will be raised if necessary.[Cuneiform]

This is a great, lost classic of minimalism and analog keyboard synthesis. David Borden was/is the leader of Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Company, which was the world's first all-synthesizer ensemble. After releasing two excellent...

Very cool to see/hear the hipster world picking up on David Borden's work and giving him some well-deserved props for his pioneering work in electronic music. This has a great homage to the Folkway's catalog (Freakways!) and the Freakways series brings...

"The full-length player of FRKWYS Vol. 7 features pieces improvised in various forms by David Borden, James Ferraro, Samuel Godin, Laurel Halo, and Daniel Lopatin.

When Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never, Ford & Lopatin) and RVNG...