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"Edgar Allan Poe is an Italian one-shot band from the 70's mostly in the symphonic or romantic progressive vein. The first track with almost spoken vocals and a somewhat mysterious mood, reminds me of another Italian one-shot band, Pholas Dactylus...

Dave Arbus (violin, flute, saxophone), Jim Roche (guitar), David Jack (vocals, bass), Jeff Allen (drums).

"East of Eden from Bristol in England played elaborate progressive rock with saxophone, violin, and flute. Their only hit, "Jig-a-jig", is..

A brief recap for those just tuning in:
Echolyn were one of the very first of the new progressive rock bands to emerge in the USA the very late 1980s, releasing their 1st album in 1990. Since then, with a small amount of time off for a ultimately...

The first, very rare album by this well known Austrian sextet (vocals, piano/organ, guitar, flute/sax, bass & drums) was almost totally unknown until this reissue; most people think that their 1976 release "One Nighter" is their first. But this 1971 mega-rarity actually is.
It is "an independent mixture of psychedelic, progressive rock, classical music, electronics, jazz & blues with highly artistic demands."
This definitive reissue includes a history of the band and rare photos. At times...

"Eerie Wanda isn�t a person, but rather the name given to the relentlessly memorable recorded results of an album delivered by Croatian/Dutch singer-songwriter Marina Tadic, with a little help from her (incredibly talented) friends, including (but not limited to) the phenomenal rhythm section of Jacco Gardner�s band.

While the word �eerie� isn�t the adjective that springs to mind most readily when listening to �Hum,� there are several others eager to take its place � beautiful, striking and...

First-time reissue on vinyl.

Eiliff were a very excellent, early, mostly instrumental jazz rock band, somewhat influenced by the Mothers Of Invention, Soft Machine & their own "krautrockness".

Featuring guitar, keyboards (Rainer Bruninghaus, later to go on to play with Eberhard Weber's Colours!), sax, bass & drums, they released just 2 albums in their lifetime. This one, recorded in March and April, 1972, was the second of the two, which were both originally released on Phillips...

Originally released in 1971 in a self released edition of only 300 by the band, this has been an unknown rarity until this reissue. A keyboards/bass/drums trio, they combined the keyboard-driven sound of bands like The Nice with an obvious German slant...

"Debut album from "young veterans" of the Norwegian heavy and progressive scenes, fronted by singer, guitarist, writer and producer Ole Petter Andreassen. This is classic, heavy, guitar-driven and melodic progressive rock, the playing and production...

"2LP gatefold vinyl version. Debut album from "young veterans" of the Norwegian heavy and progressive scenes, fronted by singer, guitarist, writer and producer Ole Petter Andreassen. This is classic, heavy, guitar-driven and melodic progressive rock...

A great document of the Prunes live in Sweden on 12/14/67 at the peak of their powers. Recorded live for Swedish Radio, who - considering the time period we are dealing with - really understood how to record loud, psychedelic bands! Excellent quality &...

Great Norwegian jazz-rock band who add a bit of modernity and noise to the old school sound of overdriven organ and Rhodes piano (plus some synthesizer), along with electric bass and drums. Definite hints and helpings of Miles circa 1971, early Weather...

Very nice, pastoral Italian progressive rock with elements of The Geese and The Ghost (as it says below) but also Italian releases like Celeste! John Hackett is a featured player here! Comes in a lovely, gatefold sleeve!

"Ellesmere is the brainchild of Roberto Vitelli, bass & guitar player from Italian prog band Taproban. As opposite to the bombastic sound of the band, with Ellesmere Vitelli focuses on an acoustic and yet symphonic approach, delivering a stunning 40 minutes suite much in the...

"Rarely has the feeling of late summer twilight been captured as well on record as on this collaborative effort by Southern California native Brian Ellis and South Carolina ambient producer Brian Grainger. This is the sound of two offbeat musicians zoning out with acoustic guitars, hand drums, flutes, and an array of vintage synthesizers and tape machines, brewing a mysterious, mellow kind of acid folk like it's never quite been brewed before. Though psychedelic in nature, this isn't yet another...

"2017 album from the German prog rockers. The Vision, The Sword and the Pyre is a rock opera about Joan of Arc. Composed, directed and produced by Frank Bornemann, the work is dedicated to the life and acts of the late Middle Age French heroine Joan of Arc, canonised in 1920, and combines unique musical complexity with absolute and unbiased historical precision. Eloy aside, Frank Bornemann is an acclaimed supervisor and producer of well-known bands of different musical stripes (including Scorpions, Guano...

"Embryo - they are these crazy creative musicians playing really weird stuff."-Miles Davis.

"Embryo - real krautrock based in Germany, connected worldwide."-John Peel.

"Embryo is not so much a musical style, but an attitude. It's about the serious study of traditional music. And it's the wish to bring the world together via music."-Nick McCarthy, Franz Ferdinand (with Embryo from 1999-2002)

"100 years of dada and a half-century of Embryo - Two good reasons for Embryo to celebrate

"The previously cassette-only album Whispered Visions (1980) by Emerald Web, finally committed to vinyl 30 years since its original release. These tracks are taken from the second ever (and rarest) release by this early synthesizer duo consisting of...

"Editions Mego is chuffed to release these vintage synth-guitar improvisation jams recorded straight to tape, 2007-2008. Previously released as a CD by No Fun, this is now the definitive vinyl edition of this material, and serves as archival insight...

Excellent second album, which is only available on vinyl, from this spacey, e-musik quartet from Finland, who combine the classic kosmiche sounds of Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze with the rougher textures of early Cluster (circa II). An excellent...

Hmmmm...Eno, Moebius & Roedelius...that would make this.... The second of two releases by Cluster and Eno, released in 1978, this follows onward from their classic first album. "It consists of repeated patterns and sustained guitar in the ambient styl...

Guitar & vocals, bass and drums stoner/psych sounds from Baltimore via Los Angeles.

"The name, The Entrance Band, can conjure images of secret entryways, or it can represent the feeling of being dazzled and delighted � quite literally, to be..

Classic one-shot band's album from 1974.

"Genesis fans will absolutely love the album Earthly Paradise by a very rare German band, Epidaurus, who put out just one album, in the late seventies. It doesn't necessarily sound like Genesis per se...

"The Espen Eriksen Trio, after worldwide tours that further refined their signature sound, present Never Ending January, their third album. Beautifully recorded and mixed at Propeller Studio in Oslo, the album focuses on typically Scandinavian elements such as folk music, melancholia, and the deep woods.

In that respect it's fair to say that they belong to the same tradition as Tord Gustavsen and the late Esbj�rn Svensson, even Jan Johansson in some respects, but without really sounding like...

"Debut album, released in 1977, by one by one of Anatolian Rock's most sheerly talented vocalists. Turkish psych-rock with some amazing funk drums and fuzzed out guitars. Ersen spent time in Mogollar, 3 Hür-El, and Cem Karaca's Kardaslar before cementing his reputation as the frontman of Dadaslar. His voice can range from one that has a soft edge (where he swallows his notes a bit, like a muezzin would), to growling belt-outs that could have fronted any 80s metal act. Ersen and his ever-changing backup...

"His very last name, Dinleten, means 'listen'. So back to Anatolia once more and hear the unhinged guitar and electric baglama behind Turkish psychedelia's charismatic singer Ersen. He was discovered by Cem, was connected to Mogollarand 3 Hür-El, and even switched backing bands with Cem before finally hitting the charts with his own group Dadaslar. There's loads of B-sides and burly moves on these 70s singles which make his second LP, released in 1978. Wicked funk drums, fuzzy guitars,organs and the...

The first album as leader by this excellent drummer who was in Weather Report, Bass Desires, John Abercrombie's band and Steps Ahead.

"Drummer Peter Erskine's debut as a leader (originally made for Contemporary and reissued on CD in the OJC series) finds him using top players (most of whom had played with Steps Ahead) in various combinations. Erskine performs a few of his own originals (including an 11-minute "All's Well That Ends" and a short drum solo) plus "My Ship," Wayne Shorter's "E.S.P.,"...

"Previously unreleased ’74–75 homemade recordings by Swiss prog /psych legends Ertlif. Raw, in–your–face hard–progressive sound with ultra–loud fuzz–wah guitar plus Hammond, Mellotron, synths, powerful (English) vocals. A great find for anyone into underground psychedelia. RIYL: DEEP PURPLE, ATOMIC ROOSTER, BLACK SABBATH, CRESSIDA, AINIGMA, NECRONOMICON, PACIFIC SOUND. In March 1974, Ertlif recorded some of their songs in the large reception hall of the Vogelsang schoolhouse in Basel. With these demo...

" Esmark, named after a glacier at Spitzbergen that debouches into the Ymer Bay, is a collaboration between the sound architect Nikolai von Sallwitz (Taprikk Sweezee, Karachi Files) and the experimental artist Alsen Rau (Scheich In China, On+Brr). Both have worked on various experimental and performative projects together since 2001. Alsen Rau is also known as one half of the German Duo On+Brr. He recently released under the name Scheich In China and he is one of the founders and curators of the...

" Esmark, named after a glacier at Spitzbergen that debouches into the Ymer Bay, is a collaboration between the sound architect Nikolai von Sallwitz (Taprikk Sweezee, Karachi Files) and the experimental artist Alsen Rau (Scheich In China, On+Brr). Both have worked on various experimental and performative projects together since 2001. Alsen Rau is also known as one half of the German Duo On+Brr. He recently released under the name Scheich In China and he is one of the founders and curators of the...

"Esmerine is the modern chamber ensemble co-founded by former Silver Mt. Zion member Rebecca Foon and Godspeed You! Black Emperor alumnus Bruce Cawdron in the early 2000s, composing two beloved albums of post-rock based around cello and mallet instruments on Madrona Records in 2003 and 2005. The group emerged from a semi-hiatus in 2010 and have made four acclaimed full-length records of uniquely emotive, lyrical, exploratory instrumental music since then (all released by Constellation) – each marked by...

Beautiful, legitimate and fully licensed reissue with the striking cover art!

Etron Fou were one of the premier French avant/progressive bands from 1974-1986, & a founding member of R.I.O. This reissues the Etron's 1st album, from early 1977...

Beautiful, legitimate and fully licensed reissue of a stone classic of the early and original R.I.O. movement and this documents the first foray of any of those bands to the shores of the USA!

Etron Fou were one of the premier French avant...

Beautiful, legitimate and fully licensed reissue of a stone classic of the early and original R.I.O. movement.

Etron Fou were one of the premier French avant/progressive bands from 1974-1986, & a founding member of R.I.O. This reissues the...

This is Etron Fou Leloublan about 9 months after I saw them open up for Henry Cow, performing the material of their soon to be released fantastic 2nd album, Les Trois Fous, at the legendary, first RIO festival, along with Henry Cow, Stormy Six, Univers Zero and Samla Mammas Manna! A slice of history and an amazing performance by Ferdinand Richard (bass, vocals), Guigou Chenevier (drums, vocals) and Francis Grand (sax, vocals). Plus you can finally hear what I heard when I saw them, which is Ferdinand's...

Arnold de Boer - Vocals, guitar, claps
Terrie Hessels - Guitar
Katherina Bornefeld - Drums, vocals
Andy Moor - Guitar, baritone guitar

The latest by this Dutch art/punk aggregation who are always, ALWAYS worth hearing - I saw them about 8 months ago with this lineup with the addition of Ken Vandermark, which was great, and this latest one is another proud chapter to their enormous discography.

“The Ex released their previous regular studio album as a four-piece...

"Melbourne’s EXEK began as a studio project with frontman Albert Wolski before the 2014 formation of the four-piece line up with Andrew Brocchi (synthesizer), Henry Wilson (bass) and Sam Dixon (drums). With the addition of Nell Grant on saxophone, the group’s sound entered another dimension that reveals EXEK to be conjuring the ghosts of PiL, This Heat and Swell Maps.
Ahead Of Two Thoughts, EXEK’s sophomore release, pushes headlong into haunted, post-punk territories. Opening track “U Mop” pairs...

"The famous lost Exmagma album finally on the loose! What a long strange trip it has been... As one of the hand-selected chosen few who own a tape copy for a couple of years, it’s as much a great joy as it is a relief to live to see a proper (though 3 decades delayed) release of the masterpiece of one of the most inventive Krautbands and one of Konrad Plank’s best ever production jobs.
If you’ve ever seen the band on stage you knew that the problem with the two Exmagma releases always was...

Exmagma were a mostly instrumental crazy German jazz/rock trio of Thomas Baluff (organ & piano), Andy Goldner (guitar, bass, alto sax) and Fred Braceful (drums).
They recorded two albums, including this very rare and quite strange 1st album (this one) that I never saw until it was reissued many, many years later. This one had elements of fusion, but was really quite whacked, and which got them on the Nurse With Wound List.
By the way, their original name was Magma, and then they found out about..

Exmagma were a mostly instrumental crazy German jazz/rock trio of Thomas Baluff (organ & piano), Andy Goldner (guitar, bass, alto sax) and Fred Braceful (drums).
They recorded two albums, including a very rare and quite strange 1st album and their 2nd (this one), more progressive fusion album, which I've always been extremely fond of, and which, 'strangely', was only released in France (and on Richard Pinhas' Urus label to boot)!
By the way, their original name was Magma, and then they found...

"Stunning and sturdy hand-screenprinted die-cut packaging, including a fold-out poster/innersleeve and insert. 180g high-quality wax displaying visuals by Erik A. Hamline, aka Steady Co.. Limited to 160 copies on Black vinyl.
EXPO SEVENTY is back on Essence Music with the mastermind Justin Wright bringing together a rare line-up featuring two drummers. The four-piece only lived during a short period of time and the thunderous experiments achieved by these unique sonic hypnotists are fully presented...

Second vinyl-only release by this young quartet from Columbus, Ohio, playing a modern + retro take on space rock/progressive rock/hipster rock. Their first one, Center of the Sun, was a real winner and sold out pretty damn fast and goes for too much...

Excellent third release by heavy progressive quartet from Columbus, OH who gig heavily and it shows!
Lots of 70s space-rock/progressive moves of the Pink Floy, Nektar variety combined with hard rock ala early Sabbath and even some moves into adding a noise / sound aspect ala Guapo.
For me, Eye are about as good of a instrumentally based modern progressive rock band coming out of the USA that exists. Recommended!

�Eye was originally founded in Columbus, Ohio by keyboardist Lisa Bella...