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This is a engaging and utterly charming tribute to an engaging and charming and unique composer and character, performed with a modern, almost indie-rock vibe, while being true to the compositions and the composer's intent. I'm sure Moondog would have loved this and any fan of Moondog will love this.

"French band Cabaret Contemporain pay tribute to the composer Moondog -- New York's Viking -- with singing by two Scandinavian sirens, Swedish singers Linda Ol�h and Isabel S�rling. The seven...

The never-before issued or even heard album (except for 2 songs) by this legendary psychedelic ensemble, which was recorded in 1969 and shelved until now!! Color vinyl, with two inserts; Numbered edition of 1000.

"A legendary French psychedelic rock album, recorded in 1969, of which only two tracks were released at the time. Percussionist Stéphane Vilar played with pianist Jef Gilson and recorded on his 1964 album Oeil Vision. Musician Graeme Allwright introduced Vilar to Marc'O, then director...

Retro-fuzz-a-delic Italian action/horror music in all it’s cinematic crime-funk-salsa glory!

“Described by Rolling Stone as "the most fascinating, retro-maniac and genuine thing that has happened to Italy in the past few years", Calibro 35 enjoy a reputation as one of the coolest bands around.
This is a reissue of CALIBRO 35's 2010 second studio album "Ritornano Quelli Di (The Return of)" a part of a trilogy of reissues of the Italian cinematic funk combo first albums.
The second of...

The Camberwell Now were led by Charles Hayward, the drumming/vocalist mastermind behind This Heat, and was the band that he formed immediately after This Heat broke up.
They released an album and 2 EPs in their lifetime, and this is the both of the EPs, which were their 1st and last releases
Their sound was very informed by the This Heat esthetic, with more creative usages of drones than before and some incredible basswork.
While they didn't always quite achieve This Heat's greatness...

The Camberwell Now were led by Charles Hayward, the drumming/vocalist mastermind behind This Heat, and was the band that he formed immediately after This Heat broke up.
They released an album and 2 EPs in their lifetime, and this is the album, which was their middle release.
Their sound was very informed by the This Heat esthetic, with more creative usages of drones than before and some incredible basswork.
While they didn't always quite achieve This Heat's greatness, on this album they...

André Roligheten soprano and tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Andreas Wildhagen drums
Jonas Cambien piano (soprano saxophone on track 4, organ on tracks 6, 11)

"Belgian-born, Oslo-based pianist Jonas Cambien couldn’t have chosen better partners than Andreas Wildhagen and André Roligheten to perform his cleverly constructed compositions. On its third studio album, his trio shows itself as a tightly interacting ensemble, with a free and playful approach.
Cambiens compositions often...

André Roligheten soprano and tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, flute
Andreas Wildhagen drums and percussion (trumpet on track 4)
Jonas Cambien piano (microtonal melodica on track 9)
guest:
Torstein Lavik Larsen trumpet on track 6 & 8

"The Jonas Cambien Trio reveals influences from the pioneers and greats of free music, but there’s much more going on in “We Must Mustn’t We”, beginning with Cambien’s classical-influenced piano style. A Belgian-born living in Oslo, Jonas Cambien...

"Guitarist Ken Camden returns for his third solo album, continuing his explorations to seek out new techniques and sounds from the electric guitar. By utilizing both a steel slide and e-bow technique, Camden has moved into micro-tonal territory to...

Superb, heavy-vinyl reissue taken from the masters, in a beautiful gatefold sleeve of this English symphonic rock classic.

“Their breakthrough concept album is based on the eponymous book by Paul Gallico. This masterpiece climbed to the Top-30 of the British charts, it earned Melody Maker's Brightest Hope award and firmly established the band with a strong and loyal fanbase.”

This is the second release by this 8 piece + guests band who get a very, very large sound that veers betweeen "The Grand Wazoo" type big band jazz/rock and a more chamber rock sound ala Five Storey Ensemble, Julverne, Aranis, etc. This gets a solid thumbs (and toes) up; highly recommended!!

"Strasbourg's eccentric and eclectic Zeuhl/avant garde/RIO "ensemble" (more like a small orchestra!) have produced a sequel to their 2011 "soundtrack" to an imaginary alien space invasion. The band has matured..

"Started as the so-called 'Krautrock Guerrilla' in 2012, six years later the Berlin combo Camera are releasing their fourth full-length album, Emotional Detox. Customarily associated with the likes of NEU! and La Düsseldorf it is time to allow Camera to break free of the krautrock tradition. For fans of nominative determinism, there can be few more apposite appelations than Michael Drummer. He is the catalyst, linking everything together as he crosses the soundscape of everything captured on Camera...

Very good, modern duo playing a music that is modern but also a homage to Krautrock bands of the 70s in general and Neu! in particular. Nice stuff!

"Radiate stretches, sprawls and pummels with the best of the Krautrock genre and adds some...

"RSD 2017 release. Bureau B continue their RSD 12" series. On side A, previously unreleased material from Camera. Recorded and mixed by Camera in December 2016 and January 2017, in Berlin. On side B, previously unreleased material from Richard Pinhas. Recorded and mixed during the sessions for the album Reverse."

A legendary French group that never released an lp in their lifetime, although they recorded a not released album for Tapioca, and whose leader, Dominique Grimaud, later collaborated with Guigou Chenevier of Etron Fou and then founded Video-Aventures!
This recently found tape was recorded live during summer 1975. The formation of the band is different on this tape than their usual 'rock band' lineup, as during this period Camizole were a duo who played only electronic music in the same vein as Klaus...

"Camizole was the co-founder, along with Etron Fou Leloublan of the musical collective Dupon et ses Fantomes. In 1977 Camizole was composed of Jacky Dupety (tenor sax, oboe, percussion), Jean-Luc Dupety (drums, tuba, trumpet), Francoise Cruble (alto sax, guitar) and Dominque Grimaud (sax, guitar, synth)."

Grimaud later collaborated with Guigou Chenevier on many of his solo projects. These live recordings from 1977 were originally intended for release by the Tapioca/Pole label, but never issued!...

“This is unreleased 1978 recordings from both groups performing as a collaborative. (!!!!)
The ranks of Camizole included some of the most essential personalities of the French underground, notably Dominique Grimaud (Vidéo-Aventures), Chris Chanet (Etron Fou Leloublan), and Bernard Filipetti (Art & Technique). Their idea of music, if we look further than the pair Dominique Grimaud and Bernard Filipetti, and a style of music influenced by Klaus Schulze, is inspired by the liberty of free jazz. This is..

"With the band in full artistic flower and Suzuki's sometimes moody, sometimes frenetic speak/sing/shrieking in full effect, Can released not merely one of the best Krautrock albums of all time, but one of the best albums ever, period. Tago Mago is...

This bootleg is simultaneously much more and much less than it appears to be.

First the good news: The opening 9 tracks are from the Avalon Ballroon, 1966. 4 of these tracks: Tupelo, Somebody In My Home, Evil, Old Folk's Boogie all appeared on the now out of print, incredible Revenant set, Grow Fins, but the other 5 tracks have long been known to exist, but have never been seen or heard before: Down In The Bottom, Don't Start Me To Talkin', The Sun Is Shinin', St. James Infirmary, Harp....

This is the band's debut from 1968, featuring the classic lineup (Dave Sinclair, Richard Sinclair, Pye Hasting, Richard Coughlin + Jimmy Hastings).
It has their usual sound with a more psychedelic air. And fairly unbelievably dated sound effects as well!

NOTE: All copies have top seam splits. It's not terrible, but it's there!

"The group's first new studio album in eight years. Caravan is one of the darlings of the progressive rock and the 'Canterbury scene', formed in 1968 and blending rock, jazz, folk and classical influences into a warm and distinctive sound. Their previous 14 studio albums and numerous live recordings have seen them attract a large and faithful following and the band toured regularly until the restrictions of the...

Not just released, but SPITEFULLY released!

"A collection of Cardiacs’ earliest works recorded between the years 1977-1979. Spitefully compiled and released on the black market without the band’s knowledge by an embittered associate for personal gain. Now Archive Cardiacs gets the digipac works done on it to reflect it's incredible contents. Simply a ‘must have’ for the collector of toneless drivel."



This is their 3rd album and it was originally released on cassette only. Lots of great ones on this one: how can you fault any album that brought us "To Go Off And Things" as well as "Gibber And Twitch". Well, you can't!

Update: You can't fault it, but you can improve it. As I understand it, The Seaside was originally released on cassette only. When it was later made available as a CD in the 90s, some tracks were taken off, and some parts were re-done or alternative versions to the original were...

This is the never-before released 2nd album by The Sea Nymphs (Tim Smith, Sarah Smith and William D. Drake, all of Cardiacs at the time it was recorded).
Originally recorded Spring, 1991, with some additional recordings done in 2015 and 2016.

�Exactly why this, their second album, has been denied an official release for over two decades has yet to be fully explained, but ... it�s hard to imagine a single [fan] failing to emit squeaks of delight at the prospect of hearing these songs for the..

"The Sea Nymphs is an album recorded as a side project by Tim and Sarah Smith, and William D. Drake of the band Cardiacs, originally known as Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr Drake. It was originally only available through the fan club and at concerts, but was later released generally as a CD in 1992."-Wikipedia

"The rumours that three key members of Cardiacs both past and present, namely Tim Smith, Sarah Smith and William D. Drake had been secretly recording material under the name of "The Sea Nymphs"...

"Immediately engaging & all recorded live without overdubs. An analogue e-music roller-coaster ride. Hop on if you dare!”—Eroc

Finally available on vinyl, this underground masterwork of analog electronic music pushed the envelope of melodic synth freakouts to unimaginable edges and undreamt of realms of space. Recorded live on the spot without overdubs, Jeff Carney’s "Imperfect Space Journeys” (ISJ) has become a highly prized collectible amongst “Berlin School” fanatics still soaking in the '70s...

First time vinyl reissue of 1976 underground French rock rarity, this was the first of two by this solid symphonic rock band from Nice, France. Having the exact same instrumentation as the better known Pulsar (keyboards, reeds, guitar, bass, drums & vocals), Carpe Diem's music might be a bit comparable to Pulsar, although they were not so dark.
Some of their instrumental parts have always sorta reminded me of a French version of what Happy The Man were doing at roughly the same time.

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Unlike his two, previous, non-soundtrack albums, this is John's actual movie themes (all of which he wrote) and is done in the same heavy progressive style as his 2016 concert tour presented them! Fun stuff and fans of Goblin, Zombi and John's always great soundtracks will love it.

"John Carpenter is a legend. As the director and composer behind dozens of classic movies, Carpenter has established a reputation as one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of modern cinema, as well as one of its..

2018’s Halloween, directed by David Gordon Green, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, and with music by series creator John Carpenter (along with his son and godson, Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies) was a critical and box-office smash. It grossed $159 million against a $10 million budget, becoming the most profitable Halloween movie since the 1978 original. The soundtrack album was a hit, too, debuting at #12 on the Billboard Albums chart and #2 on the vinyl chart, on its way to becoming one of the most...

John Carter (clarinet)
Bobby Bradford (cornet)
James Newton (flute)
Charles Owens (soprano sax, oboe, clarinet)
Red Callender (tuba)
Roberto Miranda (bass)
William Jeffrey (drums
Luis Peralta (percussion)

"Highly recommended for open-eared listeners"-Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

Black Saint present a reissue of John Carter Octet's Dauwhe, originally released in 1982. Dawhe is the first chapter in John Carter's Roots and Folklore saga. A five-part epic jo

Philip Catherine is a long, long established and respected jazz guitarist from Belgium. He's had a long career and has worked in many fields, from totally straight-ahead to jazz/rock to even progressive rock (he was a member of Focus, after Jan Akkerman left!)
This was his third release and is pretty firmly in the 1975 era style of guitar-based jazz/rock & fusion vein.
This is its first-ever reissue on vinyl.
This one is known to some of us older folks, because there was a nice compilation.

"Pewt'r Sessions 1-2 collects two limited vinyl-only Causa Sui albums, originally released in 2011. The two albums, released in April and August respectively, both feature American musician Ron Schneiderman and both sold out immediately after release...

Another great one from a band with two previous killer releases! This is great, space/stoner/kraut rock for the modern age. Highly recommended!

"This Danish four-piece unashamedly reference such esteemed cosmic talents as Blue Cheer, Guru Guru...

“Who are these guys? Where did this come from?”, I asked myself and you 15 years ago when this first showed up; a Danish band on a German label! Now we know a bit more and this is as good (or better) than I remembered it!!
Causa Sei are a Danish who started life as a heavy/stoner rock band, but for this album they pared down to an instrumental guitar/bass/drums trio and added a keyboardist and a saxist. These albums seem to be a distillation of a huge number of recordings that the band made over a...

“Who are these guys? Where did this come from?”, I asked myself and you 15 years ago when this first showed up; a Danish band on a German label! Now we know a bit more and this is as good (or better) than I remembered it!!
Causa Sei are a Danish who started life as a heavy/stoner rock band, but for this album they pared down to an instrumental guitar/bass/drums trio and added a keyboardist and a saxist. These albums seem to be a distillation of a huge number of recordings that the band made over a...

“Szabodelico represents a different side of Causa Sui. While the band always had one foot in heavy psychedelic rock, the other one stood deep in a wide variety of esoteric styles. On this release that other dimension of Causa Sui gets explored full-scale. 'Szabodelico' paints with a colourful palette, both compositionally and sonically, and digs deep into an assortment of cultures, eras and sounds with a true crate-digger mindset.”

Tremendously great fourth full-length release by this Chicago based modern motorik / psychedelic ensemble. I just saw them and the groove just killed and killed. Recommended!

“Tremors rhythmically shaking your place—the air’s gone electric! You’ve seen this kind of weather before… you weren’t expecting it today. This is the beginning of Allways. CAVE are kind of beyond time, though. You might feel like it’s been awhile since you’ve seen or heard them, but when you see or hear them again, that...

Pretty excellent cross between stoner rock, space rock and early Sabbath riffing.

“Coming at you like the bastard son of early Pink Floyd and any period Hendrix, CB3(Charlottas Burning Trio) waste no time in getting to grips with their revved up space rock and roll. Greased out riffs to the max, it may be all too Neanderthal but their back to basics approach is just what you need for a heady Saturday night in the land of getting high. Top grade monster psych-heads, the Swedish band have never...

Classic 1976 symphonic release that is a very beautiful & brilliant pastoral masterpiece featuring lots of acoustic guitar, fronted by flute & mellotron, as well as more overtly rock sounding parts, but even at their most rock based, bass & drums are....

“Ultra-rare rehearsal sessions from 1969 by this South African heavy psych / acid rock band, mastered from a tape transfer — and yet still doom-laden, dark, heavy, and as messy as can be, in all the right ways.
Influences from heavy bands of the time, such as Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Steppenwolf are noticeable, with proto-doom and psych/funk undercurrents. Do you like fuzz guitar? You’re going to hear it screaming and wailing and building to epic tidal waves and crashes, the kinds of.....

“I got a right to say FUCK YOU!!!” is how the new album from veteran guitarist Marc Ribot’s trio Ceramic Dog starts off, with Ribot howling in anger at corruption, tyranny, life in general, and nothing in particular. If you’ve got a serious case of outrage fatigue, Ceramic Dog’s explosive cocktail of balls-to-the-wall abandon, chameleonic disregard for style constraints, political commentary, and absurdist humor is just the shot in the ass (or kick in the arm?) you might need. In fact, Ceramic Dog’s new...

Some of this is pretty primitively recorded, but it’s a very early peek into the work of a great and greatly original US maverick guitarist.

"Eugene Chadbourne is one of the great guitar players of the modern era. At the time he began recording in Canada in 1975, his music was a unique syncretic formulation. While its most obvious component was free improvisation in a style then most widely associated with English and European players, his music also contained elements of jazz, country, folk...

"Eugene Chadbourne is one of the great guitar players of the modern era. At the time he began recording in Canada in 1975, his music was a unique syncretic formulation. While its most obvious component was free improvisation in a style then most widely associated with English and European players, his music also contained elements of jazz, country, folk, blues, psychedelic and international sounds, referencing these threads in ways that were so diverse and intensely personalized it would take scholars...

Best song title of the month goes to the last track on here: “Mao Tse-tung Did Not Have To Deal With People Who Were Watching Seven Hours of Television Every Day.”

"Eugene Chadbourne is one of the great guitar players of the modern era. At the time he began recording in Canada in 1975, his music was a unique syncretic formulation. While its most obvious component was free improvisation in a style then most widely associated with English and European players, his music also contained elements of...

"Bisou Records asked Eugene Chadbourne to do an album for children and he proposed an album about horror movies and monsters. Some references are obvious, like "The Thing", "Blacky Lagoony", etc., and some are about strange characters, like "Vampire Tiger Girl", and some are covers (Sam And The Shams, Shockabilly). It's probably the best recorded album of Eugene Chadbourne. Eugene met Steve Beresford and Alex Ward in London at Eastcote Studios, where Adele, Duran Duran, Aswad, Tindersticks, and Depeche...

Rhys Chatham is one of the originators of what later became known as the 'downtown' scene and he has been an original thinker and has been involved with interesting music for 40 years!

"Rhys Chatham returns with his first solo album since 2013, the enchanting Pythagorean Dream. Having studied under Terry Riley and La Monte Young (with whom he later went on to work), Chatham fused the overtone-drenched minimalism of John Cale and Tony Conrad with the relentless, elemental fury of the Ramones....

“Piano always had a central role in my discography and this selection of short pieces showcases what might be my musical signature: quietness, slow pace, long resonances, a close as possible to silence. Music to be played at night."-Sylvain Chauveau

“Pianisme is a collection of unreleased and out-of-print piano works composed and recorded since 2004. Most of them are part of soundtracks for feature films by French director Sébastien Betbeder (from 2007's Nuage and the very rare short film Nu...

Very limited edition of only 300. Vinyl only. Yeah, I know, but Thymme doesn’t listen to me either. Never has! Never will! Wouldn't have it any other way!
Anyway, it’s great and has a strangely sincere liner dedication from Thymme and Jeff, and is a beautiful object.
Buy it even if you don't have a turntable and down load it in full res (full res download included), support one of Amerikkka's greatest cultural assets, and listen to the download or burn it on CD and fondle the artwork; that’s...