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“This is an unpublished public recording by Brigitte Fontaine and Areski Belkacem dating from 1973. Areski Belkacem and Brigitte Fontaine, major artists of the French counterculture, were often be censored or deliberately ignored by the media due to their libertarian positions. Obtaining success at a late stage, it was not until the album Kékéland in 2001 and Rue Saint Louis en l'Ile in 2004, for Brigitte Fontaine to earn gold records.
At the turn of Brigitte Fontaine's career, when breaking away....

“One of the dozen best British pop albums of the late Sixties” – Mojo

“Forever Amber’s The Love Cycle, though, resides in a secret garden all of its own, bursting with unfettered melodic glee and the pop experimentation prevalent in the provinces in 1968.” – The Times

“A Holy Grail item for psychedelic pop aficionados, Forever Amber’s The Love Cycle is, along with Dark and the first Complex album, one of a triumvirate of must-have private pressings from the UK.
Sounding like a blend..

"Physicalist is the third album from New York City synthesis trio Forma. Since their acclaimed self-titled debut in 2011, Forma have been perfecting a distinctive style of improvised kosmische and minimalism that blends swirling arpeggios, ambient soundscapes, and driving motorik beats.
Physicalist is a sprawling, double LP journey featuring new member and multi-instrumentalist John Also Bennett.
The first Forma album to include acoustic instrumentation, Physicalist owes more to American...

Excellent electronic music that is more than a little bit informed by 70s system music. A winner!

Forma's fourth album continues with the expanded sound of their Kranky debut, 2016's Physicalist, blending acoustic instrumentation with their standard analog synthesizers and sequencers. It's much more concise than that album, however, sticking to the single LP time frame of their first two releases. As ever, the trio maintain a balance between live improvisation and programmed elements, blurring...

"Recorded in May and October 1972 for BBC Radio 1 by DJ Bob Harris, these sessions may be all that remain of this seminal acid folk band's elusive third album! Featuring songs not heard on either one of their LPs--1969's self-titled debut and 1970's...

Craig Fortnam - voice, guitars, organ, synth, piano, percussion
Nicky Baigent - Bb clarinet, bass clarinet
Luke Crooks – bassoon
Harry Escott – cello
James Larcombe – piano
Brian Wright - violin, viola
Hugh Wilkinson – vibraphone

“All at sea. Anchorless. Adrift. Ark is the first album to be released as a Craig Fortnam solo album. As the composer for North Sea Radio Orchestra and Arch Garrison, Craig has always made music with meaning, emotional heft and depth of...

Alessandro Graziano / lead vocals
Paolo Colombo / guitars, backing vocals
Alberto Citterio / keyboards, backing vocals
Pietro Bertoni / trombone
Marco Buzzi / basses
Emanuele Borsati / drums, percussion, backing vocals

A new, self-released title by a band who previously had a release on the Fading / AltrOck label!

“After falling in love with 2014's Sulla Bolla di Sapone--an album that appeared out of nowhere and snuck into my Top 10 Albums for that year--I found my

“Three of Norway's most vital musicians got together for a unique session, that places Fra Det Onde (From Evil) on the shoulders of the great American masters of improvisation, as well as the sleek European tradition of electric jazz poetry. There's a deep level of pure skill present -- they have travelled these roads many times before and the mileage behind them is frankly astonishing. Drummer Olaf Olsen, all hippie hair and broad smiles, from renowned prog-ensemble Bigbang. Rickenbacker bass plough

"Like Dschinn, My Solid Ground and Haze, Frame were among those early Bacillus signings and dissapeared after one promising album. Frame of Mind was recorded with Peter Hauke in the Dierks studio (have you ever wondered how they managed to produce such a great bunch of albums?). Frame's sound was quite refined and lyrical - melodic heavy progressive rock influenced by folk and classical music. Instrumentally, it was centered around a confident and forceful Hammond organ. This very appealing album had a...

The return of ‘Fred Lane’ with an album that sounds like the three decades between this and his brilliant last never happened is truly cause for joy at casa Wayside. This is just as great as ever and musically, maybe even better!
"Amazingly, here is the glorious (long-delayed) follow-up to Fred Lane's 1988 Shimmy Disc LP, Car Radio Jerome. In the wake of that surreal masterpiece, Shimmy announced an LP called Icepick to the Moon, but it took 31 years to wrestle this slab of bacon to the mat. And...

"The first ever vinyl reissue of Free Jazz Workshop's Inter Fréquences, originally released in 1973. The Free Jazz Workshop came into being in 1967 but their first album, Inter Fréquences, only appeared in 1973. Unfortunately there is no recorded trace of the group including the first drummer Pierre Guyon before he was replaced by Christian Rollet in 1970. One of the slogans doing the rounds at the time sets the tone: "Aesthetic liberation is but a prelude to the liberation of humanity." The trajectory...

"Free Nelson Mandoomjazz are a three-piece band formed in Edinburgh playing an experimental blend of doom metal and free jazz.
Influenced principally by artists such as Black Sabbath, Electric Wizard, Sun Ra, Sonny Rollins, Albert Ayler and Wayne Shorter, they term their music doom jazz.
The band formed when all three members met through playing for the same blues band. Paul Archibald (drums) and Colin Stewart (bass) started discussing musical influences, and the concept of Free Nelson...

"South African acid-rock legends Freedom's Children recorded their second album in 1970 in South Africa for EMI. Formed at the height of the hated Apartheid era, Freedom's Children swiftly became South Africa's most innovative sons, incomparable to anyone both musically and politically during those turbulent years. Their explorative, sonic excursions pushed the musical envelope and broke down barriers, culminating in the groundbreaking Astra album, arguably one of the era's most overlooked recordings....

"This is Freedom's Children's first album, recorded in 1968 in South Africa for EMI. This album has all the wonderful excesses of early progressive rock; the deep meaningful poetry, spoken words, majestic organ-playing, sound effects, choirs, long guitar solos, etc. Ramsay MacKay's unusual Scottish/South African accent guides us through this album of contrasts. From the country sounds of "Country Boy" to the Traffic-style rock of "Judas Queen," this album does not let up for a moment. It rocks, it...

"This is the third album by South Africa's Freedom's Children, originally released on the Parlophone label. The year is 1971, but the song is "1999." The group is Freedom's and the vibes are galactic. And now just over 30 years later, we can look back at "1999." This is a many-layered album, almost to the point of being cluttered, but this is what makes it interesting. Each time you listen you can hear something new, be it a tone in Brian Davidson's wailing vocals, a riff from Julian Laxton's screaming...

“After King Crimson's dissolution in 1974, Robert Fripp embarked on a lengthy sabbatical away from the public eye. His relocation from Great Britain to New York in February 1978 marked his return as a producer, solo artist, and ‘wild card’ collaborator with an impressive roster of artists including Daryl Hall, Blondie, Peter Gabriel, and David Bowie. Fripp's first solo album, Exposure, was released in 1979. A further two solo records, Under Heavy Manners/God Save The Queen and Let The Power Fall...

“Double 200gm vinyl LP pressing. Consists of the original 1979 release on LP1, while LP2 presents the 2006 third edition on vinyl for the first time. The album has been mastered by Jason Mitchell at LOUD mastering from masters approved by Robert Fripp.

The term 'classic album' has been devalued somewhat through overuse, but if ever an album has proved worthy of the term it's Robert Fripp's 1979 solo debut Exposure. An invitation from David Bowie and Brian Eno in July 1977 resulted in his...

“Live Frippertronics performances taken from recordings in New York City between July and August 1981
Mixed and Produced by David Singleton from audio restored by Alex R. Mundy
This is the Frippertronics album that should have come out in 1982. The forty years that have passed have done nothing to diminish the power of the music.
The finest example of Frippertronics in performance”

“Formed in 1973 in Rheda-Wiedenbruck, Frob is considered to be a “one-of-a-kind“ band among the alternative German music scene. Straying from the often too melodic and trippy melodic aspirations of the era, Frob also included a French jazz-fusion guitar player named Philippe Caillat in its line-up.
These Four Horsemen will give birth to a self-titled album in 1976, one that is fondly remembered by progheads as a pretty intense and unique piece of music. Indeed, those 8 tracks are mixing a relentless..

"Beginning in 1974 and based in New Zealand, the sound-performance group From Scratch used an evolving array of percussion instruments -- including found and repurposed objects as well as custom-made percussion instruments -- to create a distinctive rhythmic music, texturally rich and tonally sumptuous. The music has a sophisticated, fluid, and intelligent polyrhythmic drive and prominently features pitched percussion, using microtunings and just intonation in tightly structured pieces that evolve and...

LP pressing packaged with old style tip-on gatefold jacket and printed inner sleeves.

“Niandra LaDes And Usually Just A T-Shirt is the first solo record by John Frusciante. Between 1990 and 1992 the guitarist made a series of 4-track recordings, which at the time were not intended for commercial release.
After leaving the band Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1992, Frusciante was encouraged by friends to release the material that he wrote in his spare time during the Blood Sugar Sex Magik sessions..

“This is an official re-release on vinyl under licensed courtesy of BMG Rights Management, UK, remastered from an original master copy out of the vaults of BMG. The album was originally released in 1973 on PYE Records' progressive imprint Dawn.
Fruupp were a 1970 progressive rock band, which originated in Belfast, Northern Ireland, but developed a fan base in Great Britain. They were relatively popular, particularly on the student scene and as a supporting act for such bands as Genesis, King Crimson..

“This is the first official re-release on vinyl under licensed courtesy of BMG Rights Management, UK, remastered from an original master copy out of the vaults of BMG. The album was originally released in 1974 on PYE Records' progressive imprint Dawn.
Fruupp were a 1970 progressive rock band, which originated in Belfast, Northern Ireland, but developed a fan base in Great Britain. They were relatively popular, particularly on the student scene and as a supporting act for such bands as Genesis, King...

“This is the first official re-release on vinyl under licensed courtesy of BMG Rights Management, UK, remastered from an original master copy out of the vaults of BMG. The album was originally released in 1974 on PYE Records' progressive imprint Dawn. Fruupp were a 1970 progressive rock band, which originated in Belfast, Northern Ireland, but developed a fan base in Great Britain. They were relatively popular, particularly on the student scene and as a supporting act for such bands as Genesis, King...

Originally released in 1974. Limpe Fuchs, Paul Fuchs, Friedrich Gulda featuring Albert Mangelsdorff, Barre Phillips, Munir Bashir, Gerhard Herrmann, Leszek Zadlo, Ursula Anders.

“Free music is free. It is the opposite of traditional, conventional music bound by various rules or by any kind of metric, tonal, harmonic, melodic, rhythmic, social or other system, as well as music that is beholden, restricted, schooled or unfree. In short, it's the opposite of any music we've known before. In free...

Fufluns are a band made up of musicians from different bands renowned in the Italian Progressive Rock scene : Simone Cecchini (Il Bacio della Medusa), Alfio Costa (Prowlers,Daal and Tilion), Guglielmo Mariotti (Mr.Punch, La Bocca della Verità, The Watch), Simone Coloretti (Egoband), Marco Freddi (Prowlers).
After their debut album “Spaventapasseri” that has distinguished itself for the dreamlike atmospheres and a songwriting prog rock attitude, Fufluns amaze us with a second album that conveys...

“Ellen Fullman began developing The Long String Instrument in her St. Paul, Minnesota studio in 1980 and moved to Brooklyn the following year.
Inspired by composer and instrument builder Harry Partch, Fullman's large-scale work creates droning, organ-like overtones that are as unique in the world of sound as her vision of the instrument itself. Along with her 1985 debut album-appropriately titled The Long String Instrument-Fullman's only output in the 1980s would be two self-released cassettes...

Very very good, instrumentally-leaning Spanish progressive/fusion band, who feature multi-keyboards, guitar, bass and drums. At times they get into an almost Egg-like complexity, although that's not their overall sound. Their name is pronounced Fu-shoon, by the way.

"Absolute Fusioon draws together the best tracks from Fusioon's short but vital discography. Drawing comparisons to the likes of Black Sabbath, Soft Machine, and Egg, this is an essential release for any discerning collector of rock....

"A reissue of Fusioon's Danza Del Molinero, originally released in 1972. This is the first album by these Catalan psych-progsters.
Traditional Spanish songs receive a psychedelic/progressive/jazz-rock treatment with a tremendous rhythm section (drum breaks galore), fuzz-tone guitar, Hammond and analog keyboards, piano, and occasional string arrangements.
RIYL: Soft Machine, Egg, Goblin, Arzachel, Le Orme, Collegium Musicum."

"A reissue of Fusioon's Farsa Del Buen Vivir, originally released in 1974. This second album by Fusioon is one of the masterpieces from the '70s Catalan/Spanish psychedelic and progressive scene.
Produced by the great Josep Llobell, you'll find here plenty of Hammond, Moog, effects, a solid rhythm section, distorted lead guitar, and highly inventive arrangements.
RIYL: Soft Machine, Egg, King Crimson, Gentle Giant, The Nice, Focus, Goblin."

An outstanding raga-like drone LP with a distinctive cosmic vibe, Futuro Antico was a short-lived collaboration between the two Italians Walter Maioli (Aktuala), Riccardo Sinigaglia and Gabin Dabir� (from Burkina Faso). The synthesis between ancient...

For the first time on vinyl, Black Sweat Records presents this obscure gem from the Italian project Futuro Antico, released only on tape in 1980. This record contains a hypnotic session from members Walter Maioli (Aktuala) and Riccardo Sinigaglia. Warm...

"Futuropaco's debut album is the shape of things to come: it's a wet, enigmatic cocktail of part 1970s Italian library music, part kraut-alicious, beat-galore, and part riff-driven heavy psych. Justin Pinkerton, from Oakland, California, is the one-man army behind the opaque merge of seemingly different forces: from mad fuzz guitar breakdowns à la Morricone at his most intense, to the syncopated drum learnings of Jaki Liebezeit, Justin weaves a blanket of sound that's simply loaded with deep vibes: From...