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"If you thought you heard the last from Stratos...you were wrong...this is a great CD that mixes prog elements and experimentation with no wave/punk rock ...and then adds a legendary Italian Rock singer (Demetrio Stratos) for good measure.
By using tapes from a producer friend who had taped one of Stratos' last concerts as a solo artist, the guys in the quartet found a new muse for their punky yet experimental misbehaviors.
A great, fun listen! They even do a cover of Area's Cometa Rosa!"

New, much lower price!
Avant chamber-rock with R.I.O. type leanings and modern production touches and values. Very good stuff from a band who has been doing it their own way for nearly 20 years!

"Four years after their fairly subdued ‘The Shepherd’s Dream’ album, Die Anarchistische Abendunterhaltung, commonly known as DAAU, are finally ready to launch a new recording. ‘Eight Definitions’ is the seventh album by the Antwerp based band in twenty years.

Since their last record, DAAU’s...

So, around 1995 or so, there was this really great album on a tiny label of this young band who were obviously well trained classically and who fused pop, eastern-european folk and classical music, with jazz and a punk attitude.
Suddenly in 1998 they reappear as DAAU on SONY Classics (!), with a very good album that included lots of musical guests. Of course *that* didn't last, so they are back on a little label again (their own, I think) for this release which celebrates 25 years of their musical...

"Dalton's debut album Riflessioni: Idea D'Infinito clocks in at ridiculous 28+ minutes, but every minute of it is quality time. Affinity to early UK prog is noticeable in the grimy, blues-influenced guitar riffs and leads, typically breathy and...

Gatefold, legit reissue of an album recorded in 1969 and originally released by Wolfgang himself in 1970 and then later licensed to and released by Brain in 1972!
The band is:
Wolfgang Dauner-piano, organ, flute
Siegfried Schwabb-guitar
Eberhard Weber-bass, cello
Fred Braceful & Roland Wittich-drums

Proto-kozmigroov, with major psychedelic and soulful moves and great, grooving, double-drumming! Comparable to, and absolutely as good as Brian Auger's work of the same era.

“Canadian composer Sarah Davachi creates deeply immersive, layered drones using analog and modular synthesizers as well as acoustic instruments such as strings, woodwinds, and pianos. Reminiscent of minimalist composers like Eliane Radigue and LaMonte Young, her works explore psychoacoustics through subtle variations on sparse harmonic structures. Davachi has worked at the National Music Centre in Calgary since 2007, where she has educated, developed content, and archived data pertaining to musical...

“On Intemporel, Sarah Davachi and Ariel Kalma blend their strong individual personalities in a single trip on the edge of time. Their kosmiche music is pure, magnificent, and elegant, an intergalactic hypnosis that seems to tell of distant times, a millenary vortex of a lost era. In the first phase of departure, the mysterious song of the sax winds in archaic echoes, supported by the electronic inlays of the Arp Odyssey synth. Flowing between space rumbles and astral progressions, one sights high...

Read about this and be amazed. And then also please do realize that it doesn't live up to the anticipation. It probably couldn't under any circumstances, but it just doesn't. But it's still a very, very interesting historical piece.

Betty Davis - vocals
John McLaughlin - guitar
Herbie Hancock - keyboards
Larry Young - keyboards
Wayne Shorter - saxophone
Mitch Mitchell - drums
Harvey Brooks - bass
Billy Cox - bass
Sessions: May 14th and 20th, 1969
...

Rhodri Davies -- lap harp, table harp, vibraphone, radio
David Sylvian -- voice, vocal treatments, electronics
Mark Wastell -- tam tam, cracked ride cymbal, chimes, Indian temple bells, singing bowls, metal chain, tubular bell, concert bass drum

For over 20 years, composer and multi-instrumentalist Michael P. Dawson has been quietly and slowly releasing albums that fall somewhere between atmospheric / constructed sound and avant progressive rock.
In addition to possibly being his best yet, this one features a splendid cover illustration that really gets you in the mood for the sound contained within and looks really beautiful in the lp format!!

"Paleozoic is a sonic exploration of the period when complex life forms first appeared...

"Michael P. Dawson is a San Francisco-based composer and multi-instrumentalist with one foot in the classical avant-garde and the other in progressive rock. The eight pieces on The Insect Garden use woodwinds, guitars, Moog synthesizers and computer electronics in a fusion of ambient, electronica and prog sounds. Dark, spectral atmospherics rub shoulders with hyperkinetic odd-metered beats, experimental electronic sounds, and a closing slice of Crimsonesque heavy prog....

Allan Botschinsky-trumpet, flugelhorn
Eero Koivistoinen-tenor & soprano sax
Esko Linnavalli-piano, electric piano
Niels-Henning Orsted-Pedersen-bass
Esko Rosnell-drums, percussion
"One of the rarest pieces of Finnish jazz, this 1975 fusion album features a constellation of Finnish and Danish stars."

Please note: all copies have a slightly creased corner. It's not bad, just not perfect.

"If one masterpiece should be singled out as the jewel of Italian rock, my vote would go to De De Lind's one and only album..." -Scented Gardens Of The Mind

"This album is an excellent mix of heavy guitar/flute based rock and more acoustic folky...

This is a new Japanese band making their debut here. Their sound has some very strong ties to the Canterbury sound both directly and indirectly (via Picchio dal Pozzo, Planeta Imaginario, etc). Really good and total fun for fans.

“...and sometimes it just turns out that the newest members of the freak music family are a bunch of long-haired Japanese twenty-somethings playing Zappa-loving Canterbury-inspired blissed-out spiritual jazz rippers. If you had that on your predictions list, right on...

"Severance Pay" is the new album by Dead Days Beyond Help (Alex Ward & Jem Doulton). Since forming in 2006, DDBH have devoted themselves to pushing the possibilities of their chosen format (the guitar/drums duo) to and beyond any apparent limits...

First time ever legitimate lp reissue for this very obscure, very rare, 1970 UK proto-progressive album concept album about the life of a man born at the beginning of the 20th century until the time of his death. This was released in a tiny edition on...

“Deathprod, a.k.a. Helge Sten, has been deeply embedded in the Oslo music community for decades, but his brooding soundscapes and deliberate process make him seem sometimes like a phantom. Sten is a founding member of Supersilent, adding his sounds and treatments to the avant jazz leanings of that powerful collective, and he has collaborated with artists as diverse as Biosphere, and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones. But Occulting Disk is the first new Deathprod album in 15 years; his attention to detail...

Early psychedelic/proto-psychedelic rarity and perhaps even a true classic, now HUGELY expanded!!

"Expanded deluxe edition of The Deep's one and only album, originally released in 1966 and now well-established as a psychedelic classic. One night in a darkened Philadelphia studio, the Deep (Rusty Evans, songwriting partner and producer Mark Barkan, the legendary David Bromberg, whose credits include playing with Bob Dylan and many others, plus a bevy of talented musicians) laid down tempestuous...

Pop/not pop (most pop bands don't invite Wadada Leo Smith onstage to perform an entire show with them on the spur of the moment).

"Experiencing one emotion at a time is a luxury of the past. Think back to that moment at the women's march or the pro-science rally, when you spied a small child holding a handmade sign that read "I love naps but I stay woke" or "Boys will be boys good humans" or "May the facts be with you." How adorable! How upsetting! How the hell are they going to make it to...

"Third album released in 1974, called Delirium III (Viaggio negli arcipelaghi del tempo) and judged by many as their most mature work. La battaglia degli eterni piani contains a dark-inspired atmosphere not heard in their previous releases, the flute...

This is IT! The LAST 2 copies in existence in the world. Really.

The third Deluge Grander album is definitely their most ambitious, both musically and physically. The music is their usual, very excellent complex progressive/symphonic rock and..

"Await vinyl with much anticipation, meanwhile, the things you have sent via this machine* are, to be succinct, MARVELLOUS *even the routes through the various virtual doors and curtains to find them are consistent with your love of the obscure!—Robert Wyatt

"The work is delicious—a buoyant energy that floats above our surface tension here. Congratulations—and merci.—Van Dyke Parks

"This album has restored my faith in pop music as a concept. File between Syd Barrett and Sacha Distel...

"Moritz R®, Kurt Dahlke aka Pyrolator, and Frank Fenstermacher have met in the studio after 25 years and recorded a new album. One can claim that Der Plan was one of the most powerful German bands during the time of musical departure at the beginning of the 1980s. Der Plan was always more than a band: a kind of three-headed Renaissance man, for whom visual art was just as important as music.
The Ata Tak label, founded by the three members, was one of the first continental European indie labels and...

"Moritz R®, Kurt Dahlke aka Pyrolator, and Frank Fenstermacher have met in the studio after 25 years and recorded a new album. One can claim that Der Plan was one of the most powerful German bands during the time of musical departure at the beginning of the 1980s. Der Plan was always more than a band: a kind of three-headed Renaissance man, for whom visual art was just as important as music.
The Ata Tak label, founded by the three members, was one of the first continental European indie labels and...

"More demented, brain-damaging Turkish electro-saz & synth drums galore by the mighty Derdiyoklar duo, originally released in 1984! Anadolu Pop doesn’t get weirder than this! These two Turkish guys armed with electro-saz, guitar, drums and synthetizers were hitting the Turkish market in Germany where they lived, playing their sets of traditional flavoured electro-folk in weddings and circumcision feasts for Turkish emigrants in Germany. That crazy is the story, that crazy is their sound!!!"

Nick Millevoi – guitar
Johnny DeBlase – bass
Kevin Shea – drums
with
Tara Middleton – vocals
Ron Stabinsky – piano, organ, and mellotron

Desertion Trio is Nick’s sort of deconstructed, odd take on Americana and surf rock, with a great band consisting of folks from Zevious and Mostly Other People Do The Killing and a few guests.
They do “Sleepwalk”, “Red River Valley” and other tunes you know, but in a way you do NOT know. Big fun.

“When Nick Millevoi

"Private press library recordings of the early '70s. Together with Florian Fricke and Peter Michael Hamel, Deuter is certainly mainly responsible for the fruitful encounters between European sensibility and Eastern aesthetics in the German music of the 1970s. Soundtrack was originally produced by Kuckuck in 1973 not for an official and public release, but as a "library" recording to be used for films, TV, and radio. As a library recording. it respects the canonical and typological structure of the genre...

Six cosmiche/Berlin-style synthesizer pieces by syntheisist Dorothea Raukes, with 1981-type digital touches. Overall, this is a very, very solid electronic music album.

"There are times when the name of a musical project is in perfect harmony...

About a decade ago, Diagonal seemingly came out of nowhere with their splendid debut album. A few years later, they returned for an even better second. Then silence until now...

"Less is more’ is somewhat of a cliché but just ask Diagonal whether that rings true. Seven years on from 2012’s The Second Mechanism – the group’s second LP following their eponymous debut – they return as suddenly as they seemed to disappear, with arguably their finest effort to-date, Arc. It’s a record that maintains...

"Ilpo Väisänen (Pan Sonic) and Dirk Dresselhaus (Schneider TM) retitle themselves Die Angel for Entropien 1, their eighth LP of electro-acoustic music together, and the duo's debut for Shapednoise's Cosmo Rhythmic label. Accompanied by skilled improviser Oren Ambarchi on two tracks, Die Angel model a complex physicality through raw, elemental inputs, exploring a flux of reactive feedback processes and mutating, unstructured sonic states generated from crackling fusions of electronics, drums, electric...

"Produced for the legendary Pilz label and engineered by Conny Planck in 1971. Dies Irae were a heavy progressive group who recorded their sole album for Pilz before the label fell into the hands of Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser. Dominated by blues, 'First' is a hea

Quite excellent archival release by a French underground/progressive group from the mid/late 70s who never managed to release anything until this! A listen to the youtube clip will tell you what you need to know!

"This record is the first record of this group to be released (not to be confused with the German namesake training krautrock record release on the Pilz label in 1971). It consists of tracks recorded on stage and in the studio from 1976 and 1978, when Dies Irae was at the top of its game..

"Early pioneers of the German New Wave music scene, Din A Testbild were formed in 1978 by Mark Eins and Gudrun Gut (former member of Einstürzende Neubauten, Mania D. and Malaria!). Din A Testbild played a significant role in defining the avant-garde music of Berlin. Their participation at the Festival Genialer Dilletanten in 1981 is legendary. Programm 3 is their third album. Mixed and auto-produced by Mark Eins with help of Ziggy Schöning, it was released on Klaus Schulze's record label Innovative...

"Early pioneers of the German New Wave music scene, Din A Testbild were formed in 1978 by Mark Eins and Gudrun Gut (former member of Einstürzende Neubauten, Mania D. and Malaria!). Din A Testbild played a significant role in defining the avant-garde music of Berlin. Their participation at the Festival Genialer Dilletanten in 1981 is legendary. Programm 4 is their fourth album. Mixed and auto-produced by Mark Eins near the wall in West Berlin in 1983, the album was rejected at the time by Innovative...

"Tired of quarreling endlessly with his imperious brother Klaus, Thomas Dinger quit the production of Viva, the second La D�sseldorf album, and promptly set off for the south of France. Frustrated and far away from home, his mind turned to the...

"Tired of quarreling endlessly with his imperious brother Klaus, Thomas Dinger quit the production of Viva, the second La D�sseldorf album, and promptly set off for the south of France. Frustrated and far away from home, his mind turned to the...

“Jeffrey Alexander has always been into the cool, the weird, and the darkness. He has apparently been heavily dabbling in what the band’s bio describes as “the higher dimensions of cosmic free-rock” since I last hung out with him. I consider him a kind of scholar of outsider and avant-garde music; over the years, he’s run Secret Eye Records, been a member of Jackie O’ Motherfucker, Black Forest Black Sea, and managed to find a way to always remain genuinely excited about creating and performing music...

“Paradisiacal Mind, Dire Wolves' tenth (or possibly twelfth?) full-length since 2008, conjures a floating stellular kraut Americano with quite a lot to pull you in to the mix and then drift you right back out again. Following two simultaneous 2017 releases -- on Feeding Tube Records and Beyond Beyond Is Beyond -- that explored out-of-body experience, this latest work turns decidedly inward. Psychic rock that guides your vision to heaven, and heaven is in your mind. When cover artist Kyla Quigley asked...

David Toop (bass, guitar, digital electronics, VCS3 synth)
Phil Minton (voices)
Evan Parker (soprano and tenor saxophones)
Steve Beresford (Farfisa organ, VCS3 synth)
Mark Sanders (drums)
Package designed by Tom Recchion

"Directed and produced by David Toop, Dirty Songs Play Dirty Songs reacts against our poisonous present, inspired anti-nostalgically by similarly reactive records and live performances from the 20th century: The Soft Machine and Pink Floyd 1967-68, The MC5'

RED AND BLUE STARBURST COLORED VINYL "It's no secret that Stranger Things has been receiving widespread acclaim. It also seems to have been a while since a series soundtrack has received such a grand if not equal amount of praise as its visual counterpart. Composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein (known for being members of synth outfit S U R V I V E) landed the job after the show's producers used some of their tracks as temp pieces and the duo responded with a series of musical vignettes desig

RED, BLACK AND BLUE STARBURST COLORED VINYL "It's no secret that Stranger Things has been receiving widespread acclaim. It also seems to have been a while since a series soundtrack has received such a grand if not equal amount of praise as its visual counterpart. Composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein (known for being members of synth outfit S U R V I V E) landed the job after the show's producers used some of their tracks as temp pieces and the duo responded with a series of musical vignettes desig

Dog Faced Hermans were a fantastic, Scottish complex-punk band who existed for a decade between the mid 80s and mid 90s. The most obvious band to compare them to is The Ex.
I loved these guys and drove over 60 miles to see them in 1993 playing at a hair salon; and it was worth it!

"This is the first time it's been available since its release nearly 30 years ago, and this edition features the two bonus tracks which were only available on the German version at the time.
Dog Faced Hermans.

This is 44 minutes of excellent sound quality recordings of Eric Dolphy and a band that includes Nathan Davis (tenor), Donald Byrd (trumpet), and a number of solid French musicians, recording in Paris, June 11, 1964. There is never enough Eric Dolphy...

“With the demise of the group Wire in 1980, founder members Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis joined forces to create Dome. With the assistance of engineer Eric Radcliffe and his Blackwing Studio Dome took the ethic of "using the studio as a compositional tool" and recorded and released three Dome albums on their own label in the space of 12 months: Dome (July 1980), Dome 2 (October 1980), and Dome 3 (October 1981). A final fourth album, Will You Speak This Word: Dome IV was released on the Norwegian...

“With the demise of the group Wire in 1980, founder members Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis joined forces to create Dome. With the assistance of engineer Eric Radcliffe and his Blackwing Studio Dome took the ethic of "using the studio as a compositional tool" and recorded and released three Dome albums on their own label in the space of 12 months: Dome (July, 1980), Dome 2 (October, 1980), and Dome 3 (October 1981).
A final fourth album, Will You Speak This Word: Dome IV was released on the Norwegian..

“With the demise of the group Wire in 1980, founder members Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis joined forces to create Dome. With the assistance of engineer Eric Radcliffe and his Blackwing Studio Dome took the ethic of "using the studio as a compositional tool" and recorded and released three Dome albums on their own label in the space of 12 months: Dome (July, 1980), Dome 2 (October, 1980), and Dome 3 (October 1981).
A final fourth album, Will You Speak This Word: Dome IV was released on the Norwegian..

"By no means a release of new or current Don Cab material (and originally released in 1999), Singles Breaking Up (Vol. 1) offers quite a range of the band's history to appreciate."

Has it really come to this? Really? Shane Paris (co)releases a new album and none of the hype sheets mention Shane's decade and a half-long run with the incredible Ahleuchatistas? Sigh. Nice record too!

"Much has been made of the nesting compulsion that overtakes expecting parents. It's fair to suggest that this album owes its name to the fact that Asheville NC residents Tashi Dorji and Shane Parish were both looking forward to parenthood when they made it, and not much of a stretch to say that...

I saw this excellent and sensitive guitar/drums duo in the last couple of months and the show was great. If modern improvised music is your thing, this is highly recommended!

"As live albums go, Tashi Dorji and Tyler Damon nail it down. No matter the crowd -- head thrashers, Instagram zombies, shaken jazzniks -- the shadow lines of feedback and bombastic percussive bombs are always at peak intensity. Through telepathic engagement the Bhutanese-born guitarist Dorji and Midwestern drummer Damon act..

Jean-Luc Petit contrabass clarinet / Benjamin Duboc double bass.

"'This is Not Art' is the recorded beginning of a second life for the duo maintained by Benjamin Duboc and Jean-Luc Petit, finally justifying the name of the project. Before...