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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...

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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...

Jean-Bernard Borja-bass, guitar & vocals
Rober Boileau-keyboards
Gille Favreau-guitar
Jean Remillard-drums and percussion

This is a numbered edition of 500 copies reissue of this Quebeçois progressive rock band’s only release which was originally released in 1978 and which has never been reissued on CD OR vinyl!

“Originally released in 1978, French-language Quebeçois band Eden’s only album is a fine example of unusually synth-heavy symphonic prog rock featuring several...

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...

Rainer Brüninghaus (keyboards)
Houschäng Nejadépour (guitar, sitar)
Herbert Kalveram (saxes)
Bill Brown (bass)
Detlev Landmann (drums)

Very excellent, early instrumental jazz rock band, somewhat influenced by the Mothers Of Invention, Soft Machine & their own "krautrockness". Featuring guitar, keyboards (Rainer Bruninghaus!), sax, bass & drums, they released just 2 albums in their lifetime. This superb quality, previously unreleased 1972 radio broadcast features tunes from thei

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...

"Wendy Eisenberg is an extraordinary guitarist dedicated to the completely unconstrained exploration of music, language and time. Her work has taken her from conservatory to DIY space to concert hall, from performing improvised music and punk-metal to writing the quietest of songs. On Its Shape is Your Touch, Eisenberg turns her gaze to the guitar in its most absolute, essential form. Having traversed musical genres as she has, the intricate improvisations she weaves on this record have as much to do...

Limited edition of 250 hand-numbered copies. Small postcard insert album art replica and credits.

"Wendy Eisenberg and Shane Parish are two sides of the same wishbone. Both inventive, spiny guitarists with deep roots in all genres, both veterans of critically acclaimed experimental rock bands (Birthing Hips, Ahleuchatistas), both published in Arcana VIII: Musicians on Music, edited by John Zorn (2017). They only just met in March 2018, while Wendy was on tour in Asheville. Hours after meeting...

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...

"This release couples two of Reich's 'sextets' for the first time: the Sextet of 1984 and the Pulitzer Prize winning Double Sextet of 2007, which also makes its first appearance on LP.
A striking difference between the two pieces is that the rhythmic world of Sextet mostly consists of a single-meter grooving, while Double Sextet works in the angular, off-kilter shifting meters reminiscent of Reich's Tehillim (also of Stravinsky). Ekkozone impart a uniquely chamber music feel and color to these works..

"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...

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 &...

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...

"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...

"It's finished! Frank Bornemann, the grand seigneur of German art and progressive rock and mastermind behind Eloy, has completed his opus magnum on the story of Joan of Arc just two years after the appearance of the first part. Impressive, and at the same time touching, this work leads us through the fascinating story of this legendary figure of the Middle Ages. In relation to it's complex thematic form and historical accuracy, the author has received support from the Centre Jeanne d'Arc in Orléans...

Embryo are famous for their excursions into world music and collaborations with musicans from all over the globe, but this, their very first album, originally released on the Ohr label in 1970, is a stone classic Krautrock album. And this is the first time it has been reissued on vinyl from the original stereo master tapes!! Highly recommended!!

This was the very first (and one of the best and also the least ‘new-agey’) release by this duo who at this time were working in a more 'kosmiche' vein but with its own personality.

"Nice mix of sequencer based electronic music, fluttering flute, airy female voice and acoustic/electric guitar. Excellent atmospheres and even a few heavy rocked out moments towards the end that are well placed to add some much needed spice. A quite varied album, that needs a few listens to appreciate."-rateyourmusic.

“A reissue of Emerald Web's Sound Trek, originally released in 1980. Pioneering space music duo Emerald Web, comprised of Bob Stohl and soulmate Kat Epple, made some of the most ethereal, divine, and healing sounds between 1979 and 1990.
Crafting their debut album in a haunted mansion in northwest Connecticut, their second disc was created in a small log cabin. A subsequent move to the San Francisco Bay Area brought an extended stay at an Indonesian martial arts ashram, which led to the Valley of...

“A rarefied blend of vintage synthesizers and acoustic instruments, the Valley Of The Birds album by Emerald Web was created in 1981 by two pioneers in electronic music, space music, and audio technology, Bob Stohl and Kat Epple.
Originally recorded and composed in their 4-track, reel-to-reel home studio, they created their signature thickly-layered timbres by serving as recording engineers, and simultaneously playing an array of monophonic synthesizers, flutes, other acoustic instruments, and...

"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...

“Newly cut from the 24 bit/96khz master files. 2012 remaster of the original 1970 LP. Original sleeve & artwork. Foreword on the LP audio by Greg Lake.”

The very first album by ELP, from 1970, and a charming period piece of classical rock. Keith is mostly playing piano and organ here, with just a little bit of synths. A no brainer.

"Originally released in 1970, the debut album from the newly formed supergroup combined musicianship and showmanship in a glowing ball of energy. The keyboard..

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...

Pertti Grönholm (synthesizers, samplers, sequencers and percussion)
Kimi Kärki (E-guitar, Ebow and effects)
Ismo Virta (Memotron, E-guitar and effects)

“E-Musikgruppe Lux Ohr is a kosmische Musik group from Turku, Finland. Their music is a mixture of ‘Berlin School’ style of sequenced space travels, electro-acoustic improvisations, and krautrock with melancholic and psychedelic moods.
hrough cosmic vortexes and comet zones the synthetic neo-kraut vessel E-Musikgruppe Lux Ohr has...

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..

“Epizootic's sole album is very rare one and in good shape a very expensive album if you are looking for an original one. Longhair is proud to present the first official re-release of this album, first issued in 1976 by Epizootic as a private pressing.
Their music could be described as raw hard rock with psychedelic flavours, dominated by organ and guitar. Breaks and tempo changes within the titles are responsible for a diversified album. In his book 'Scented Garden Of The Mind' Dag Erik Asbjornsen...

Reasonably well known and well thought of 'proto-progressive' French album originally recorded in early 1972.

"Ergo Sum is a French progressive rock band based in Aix-En-Provence, led by singer Lionel Ledissez and flute player Jean Guerin. The unique (and highly sought after) album issued by this line-up, "Mexico" (1972), is now reissued and accompanied by a complete biography and bonus tracks. It's still full of the energy and youthfulness of the early Seventies. This music is based on tortured...

“The trio is back with a new album featuring seven brand new songs from the pianist. Captivating and lyrical, always melodic and often melancholic and uplifting at the same time, these are all real tunes. End Of Summer was recorded in Oslo in April during lockdown. After getting all their concerts cancelled because of the pandemic, Espen Eriksen says it was very inspiring to still be able to meet in a recording studio to make new music and keep it all alive. This being their first recording in five years...

"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...

"Andy Sheppard on the recording: "I knew from the first time I heard the trio play that I would fit right in. I loved the melodic sense and vibe and was thrilled when I was invited to guest with the trio in London in 2016. Since then we've had a chance to grow the music with tours in Korea and Norway, before Espen wrote a set of fantastic tunes for the recording session in Oslo. They played themselves and we had a ball recording, everything clicked and in two days we had made a very special album."...

"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...

"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...

“Selected Tracks 2. 1995-1998 is a double album with a new selection of tracks recorded by Esplendor Geométrico between 1995 and 1998. This is the second part of Selected Tracks, the first one was published in 2015 (GR 2136LP). Ten of the thirteen tracks appear for the first time on vinyl, and some rarities only released in very limited CDR editions during the '90s and without distribution, are also included. Esplendor Geométrico are pioneers and masters of rhythmic industrial music since their formation...

This is a numbered, limited edition.
Drummer/percussionist Toni Esposito released a small series of very nice fusion releases in Italy during the mid 1970's that combined elements of bands like Weather Report with a sunny, Mediterranean flavor. This uses guitars, saxes, keyboards and bass in addition to Toni's percussion work.
Some of you older folks may know this album by its U.S. title of Procession of the Hierophants, as this was the one and only album of his to be released here, as part of..

“Record Store Day 2021 edition, gatefold sleeve, 180 grams red vinyl.”

Percussionist Toni Esposito is pretty much forgotten now, but in the mid 70's he released four very good to excellent albums of Italian jazz/rock. He eventually ended up as a semi-member of Perigeo, performing excellently on at least one of their albums.
This, from 1974, was his first album and I think that it's his best.
Along with Toni's 'bag of percussive tricks', there are excellent performances by Paul Buckmaster...

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. This is certainly their most dada/out album, and I have a real soft spot for it in my heart, but I wouldn't recommend you start here unless your interest is more in general French craziness than in the superb musicality that came later.

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...

"When it comes to outrageous German sleeve designs, it's impossible to not mention (this) album. It presents a half-burned chicken lying in a frying pan. The album offers a typical German progressive blend, drawing equally from heavy rock, folk, jazz and classical. The six tracks were cleverly arranged, with rich instrumentation and sudden shifts of tempo. Inside the fold-out cover was a Black Sabbath-like shot of the band at a graveyard, burying a chicken!"-Cosmic Dreams At Play.

"You may know Stephen EvEns as the drummer behind Graham Coxon. You may know Stephen EvEns as the occasional sticksman behind The Damned. You may know Stephen EvEns as the rhythmic backbone of William D Drake’s band, Charlotte Hatherley, and, for one brief week, Cardiacs. You may even know him as Stuffy accompanied by his Fuses.
Now get to know Stephen EvEns the songsmith, the maudlin geetar plucker and blistering noisemangler. Get to know of his embittered heart (latterly mended) and the disturbed...

Stephane Consalvi-keyboards
Philippe Perrichon-guitar
Michel Mathern-bass
Roger Lahana-drums and percussion

This is kind of an amazing progressive rock find from France. Evohé were a progressive / symphonic rock band from Toulouse with some definite zeuhl touches who never released anything during their lifetime.
They recorded this, a proposed album release, which never found a home (how could it in 1981?) and lay dormant until now!
This has THE SOUND because

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...

“In 1981, The Ex started squatting Villa Zuid, an estate overlooking abandoned Van Gelder paper factory in the village of Wormer, Netherlands. Formerly the home of the factory's manager, the Villa briefly served as the band's base of operations and would inspire one of The Ex's most impactful, enduring albums in their 40+ year history.
Originally released in 1983, Dignity Of Labour is "our idea of improvised industrial punk noise," states Ex-frontman G.W. Sok, which not only offers a perfect...

"Emerging out of Amsterdam's vibrant squat scene in 1979, The Ex -a name chosen for the ease and speed with which it could be spray-painted onto a wall-have for four decades been an entirely self-sustaining musical entity, charting a course through the global underground with a spirit of freedom and radical exploration.Originally released in 1982, History Is What's Happening features one of the most harrowing title/cover art combinations in recent memory. What at first glance looks like a firing squad...