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This is a new studio release (with bonus) from guitarist/composer Steve, which was delayed by legal machinations having to do with his divorce (hence the title). This features some unusual and special guests: Chris Squire and Anthony Phillips! While Steve's glory days of Voyage of the Acolyte may be behind him, he continues to make good albums that sound like his work. This is a limited edition that includes the icing on the already pretty tasty cake of a bonus disc of live versions of older solo and....

"Guitar virtuoso and rock legend, Steve Hackett (formerly of Genesis), releases his latest album The Night Siren. As implied in the title, The Night Siren is a wake-up call... the warning of a siren sounding in this era of strife and division.
The Night Siren showcases Steve’s incredible guitar as strongly as ever, along with musicians from several different countries who Steve invited to join him in celebrating multicultural diversity and unity. This includes singers from Israel and Palestine, who..

Of all the ex-members of Genesis, Steve is the one who has nearly always kept the progressive rock flame burning.

For the last several years he has kept himself on tour and very busy with his excellent Genesis revisited shows. This is his first solo studio album of his own material since Beyond The Shrouded Horizon, nearly 5 years ago and all the things that make Steve's work as a leader special (and have made it special for the 40 years since he first released Voyage Of The Acolyte) are all here!

"The first studio album of Charlie Haden and Paul Motian with pianist Geri Allen, originally released in 1988. The angular rhythm of the historic couple and Allen's highly-sensitive playing sound fully integrated within an intense three-way dialogue....

"In 1974 Haikara released their second album ''Geafear'' without Vesa Lehtinen, but with Vesa Lattunen's sister Auli taking her place behind the microphone.The album, which features the first ever English title by the band, can be split in two sides. The two opening tracks remind me of Danish Burnin Red Ivanhoe, more playful and less complex with a joyful atmosphere due to the naughty sounds and vocals, containing some strong Blues elements and obvious jazz/rock orientations, always performed in a proggy...

From 1972 and a early Finnish classic.

"Jazzy psych/prog, featuring saxes, flutes, jazzy guitars and a healthy dose of organ. Can be accessible and complicated at the same time. Vocals are in Finnish. With influences from jazz fusion and Finnish folk leaking in around the edges, this is a confident debut from Finnish prog outfit Haikara. Incorporating more brass instruments than is typical for prog, thanks to their six-musician brass section, Haikara don't shy away from unusual instruments...

Keiji Haino - guitar, vocals, flute, gongs
Jozef Dumoulin - Fender Rhodes
Teun Verbruggen - drums, electronics
"Japanese legend, Keiji Haino, meets two of Belgium's most active and valued musicians, keyboardist Jozef Dumoulin (Lilly Joel) and drummer Teun Verbruggen (Othin Spake). The Miracles Of Only One Thing is a deep and intense testimony of this meeting. Keiji Haino, without any doubt one of the most important musicians from the Japanese underground scene, is at his best, Teun Verbruggen

"Can't Get Through was the second and final album by Hairy Chapter. Unlike their debut Eyes this one could be called as a krautrock album. Their first album was more like a straightforward hard rock record with psychedelic and bluesy elements. Can't Get Through is more progressive than it's predecessor and you can even hear some jam band elements on this record.
Those two longest tracks are the biggest highlights if you ask me. The awesome title track and "It Must Be an Officer's Daughter" are both...

"...Peter's heart did not seem to be aligned alone with the post Webern traditions that had emerged so prevalently in Germany. His sensibilities were attracted more to American minimalism and Indian music and to some degree Rock and Jazz. In this sense he stands apart in the field of modern music of Germany. He has recognized the vast importance of improvisation and being 'in the moment' in music performance. He realizes the importance of experimentation and of finding new ways to notate his ideas...

Hammill's third solo album was recorded not too long after Van Der Graaf Generator imploded and released in early 1974. Like the excellent previous album Chameleon In the Shadow Of The Night, it's an excellent work that blends a very intense singer...

"Esoteric Antenna are pleased to announce the release of the eagerly awaited new studio collaborative album by PETER HAMMILL & GARY LUCAS. Peter Hammill�s work, both as a solo artist and as part of Van Der Graaf Generator, is legendary, whilst Gary...

So, Harmonia put out this sexy, vinyl-only box set of all their work and included the box included a vinyl release of never-before heard studio material.
But until now, you had to either get it in the vinyl box or you could buy it as a cassette (as CASSETTE? I know it was recorded in 1975, but did they have sell it like it was 1975?).
FINALLY you can buy it on vinyl and it’s really great!
This album consists of two unearthed live recordings, capturing the Deluxe-era incarnation of the group.

This is simply an unbelievable find and has to qualify for archival release of the year!
After two albums, guitarist Michael Rother left Neu! & joined forces with the electronic duo Cluster (Hans Joachim Roedelius & Didier Moebius) in the mid 1970s. They made two brilliant albums that combined Rother's melodic sense with the early, home-made electronic king-klang of Cluster, were generally ignored at the time. Eventually the musicians kinda gave up on the whole starvation thing and moved onto other...

One of the all-time classic, classic Krautrock albums! After two albums, guitarist Michael Rother left Neu! & joined forces with the electronic duo Cluster (Hans Joachim Roedelius & Didier Moebius). The first of two by guitarist Michael Rother & synthesists Hans Joachim Roedelius & Dieter Moebius. Extremely high quality instrumental melodic-yet-proto-industrial texture music for guitar, organ, synthesizer, piano & percussion. Highly, highly, personally recommended; one of my favorites of all time, along...

"Hashish is a bit of a superproject by Sweden's psych/prog legend Stefan K�ry. By superproject, we mean he's pretty ambitious here: he's mixing influences from kraut, lounge, acid, funk and jazz -- which makes Hashish sound like the lovechild between a 70s soft porn soundtrack composer and a wide-eyed teen experiencing hallucinogens for the first time."-Noisey

"The long-awaited debut album from Hashish. Top-class psychedelia, taking the genre to a new level with a sophisticated approach to afro...

Great price on this beautiful set!

"City" is one of Jon Hassell's most forceful and active albums; with a strong hip-hop influence, loud percussive bursts and occasional chopped-up vocal samples, it has more in common with David Byrne & Brian...

"Trumpeter Jon Hassell was the originator and unrivalled master of the musical aesthetic he dubbed Fourth World — in his own words, "a unified primitive/futuristic sound combining features of world ethnic styles with advanced electronic techniques."

Jon is certainly best known for the 3 albums he made with the enouragement/help of Eno on Editions EG, of which this is the 2nd. Man, I love this stuff; NOBODY else sounds like this!

"Beautifully remastered, with a bonus track...

2014 heavy vinyl, legit, gatefold sleeve edition (MUCH nicer than the original) of this incredible album - Jon's third but the one where he really first hit it out of the ballpark. Includes a 16 page booklet with an appreciation of Jon's work by Brian...

This is an extraordinary vault-find. These approximately 40' long sessions have never been released before, not even bootlegged, and were not even known to exist.
They are released as individual (and quite beautiful) lps and most importantly, every one of these is great! Even the artists I was completely unfamiliar with, are great. Hugely recommended.

"Progressive rock/fusion jazz guitar wizard Jukka hauru formed the supergroup Superkings in 1973, with Olli Ahvenlahti, Haka Virtanen, Vesa...

"Two progressive fusion guitar masters caught live on air in 1976, performing rare and previously unheard recordings!"
Pop Liisa 5: Live at Liisankatu Studios, Helsinki. Live Broadcast on Channel Two, Wednesday, December 15th, 1976, 8 pm to 8.40 pm. Produced by YLE. Hosted by Jake Nyman.
JUKKA HAURU:
A1. G�NTHER ANGST, parts 1�6 (17:06)
JUHANI POUTANEN � violin
EERO OJANEN � piano
JUKKA HAURU � electric guitar
TAPANI TAMMINEN � double bass
ESKO ROSNELL � drums
...

Steve Hauschildt was a member of the great Cleveland electronic music outfit Emeralds and Strands is his fourth solo on the Kranky label. Really good, cosmic floaty stuff with its own style and bite! Recommended.

�'Strands is a song cycle that is about cosmogony and creation/destruction myths. The title alludes to the structural constitution of ropes as I wanted to approach the compositions so that they consisted of strands and fibers which form a unified whole. This was so the songs could have...

One of the band's classic albums for Charisma, reissued legitimately on vinyl for the first time and at a special price, while they last!

"The album, originally released in 1976, marked the return to the band of Robert Calvert who would be a major influence on the creative direction of the band lyrically and as vocalist. Including such classic tracks as �Steppenwolf� and �Reefer Madness�.

Cut from the original 1973 master tapes; a reissue of the band's early best. This is the early, classic live album with stunning, over the top excess both musically and visually. An orgy of wild, trippy, churning space metal!

"Following the reissue of the entire recorded output of South London-based experimental act This Heat and its successor, Camberwell Now, Modern Classics Recordings holds the lens up to a special split album created by one of the driving forces behind those groups - drummer Charles Hayward - in collaboration with Italian musician Gigi Masin, whose looping, rhythmic, electronic compositions have seen his cult following grow in his four decades as a recording artist. Originally released on Belgium's Sub...

"Less than a year after the release of “Holy Water Pool” – Heaters’ debut, a crushing, revelatory psycho-surf-rock anointment-as-album – there are no apparent signs of distress to the engine that powers this Michigan-made vehicle of sound. To the contrary, Heaters are operating at a higher horsepower than ever before, as evidenced by the 2016 release of “Baptistina.”
“Baptistina” glimmers to a greater degree than anything Heaters have previously unleashed, a full-spectrum sheen that shines across the..

"In the year 2015, it may be that only foolishness or forgetfulness can excuse being surprised by the pace and power of a rock and roll machine coming out of the holy state of Michigan. Yet such is the power of the perpetual energy expressed throughout “Holy Water Pool,” the new full-length album by Heaters on Beyond Beyond Is Beyond.

If there’s an offer of salvation within “Holy Water Pool,” its one that comes with a catch: you have to risk drowning. Drowning in this case brought on by the...

"“Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose,” sayeth the French. Just more than a year ago, Heaters shepherded the release of “Baptistina” into the world, which itself followed their debut album, “Holy Water Pool,” by less than a year. Now, the Michigan-made music machine is set to lay claim to a new parcel of mountainous terrain, in the form of their latest release on Beyond Beyond Is Beyond, entitled “Matterhorn.”
It’s a relentless pace, made all the more impressive not by the infrequency with...

Great to see this relic from the very early 70s reappear on vinyl ("...all selections were written and composed by Dashiell Hedayat on Autumn 69...and finally recorded at Strawberry Studio on May 1971. Warning: This record must be played as loud as possible, must be heard as stoned as impossible and thank you everybody.").
Originally released 1971 on the rare and collectable Shandar label, this was the work of French writer Jack-Alain Leger, who released an 1969 collectable album under the name...

A beautiful, fully licensed, gatefold lp replica of the original. It sez here: "Heldon's startling second album. Sounds like Cluser or Harmonia combined with Gastr del Sol."...

We have exactly four copies available of this extremely limited edition, OFFICIALLY LICENSED, SHM-CD, which is packaged in a lovely mini-lp sleeve with obi!...

"One of the essential albums of '70s jazz. The music of the late great saxophonist and composer Julius Hemphill presents a strong combination of blues roots, free energy and bop complexity. Recorded in New York in 1977, Raw Materials and Residuals...

"Arve Henriksen stumbled across the title of his latest album while reading a book about furniture-making. "The author mentioned the complexity of making a chair and all the people involved in the process," the Norwegian trumpet player says. "The high...

"First time on vinyl for Arve Henriksen's heart-wrenching 2004 album, Chiaroscuro. Chiaroscuro was the follow-up to this fantastic trumpet player's debut album, the much acclaimed Sakuteiki from 2001.
BBC Online called Sakuteiki "a thing of rare and compelling beauty.... music making as natural and essential as breathing."
This time he is joined by drummer Audun Kleive and sound artist Jan Bang to create some very beautiful musical soundscapes where the trumpet is the natural point of focus...

A 7x LP vinyl box containing three albums by Arve Henriksen with added bonus tracks, plus brand-new album Chron. Also includes two data DVDs with all tracks as 16/44 files, hi-res FLAC files and original master quality 24/44 or 24/96 WAV files...

"With Towards Language, trumpeter Arve Henriksen is back with his trusted long-time musical partners Jan Bang and Erik Honoré. Also, an important part of the line-up is Eivind Aarset, the ECM associated guitarist extraordinaire. Towards Language is Arve's ninth album (eight on Rune Grammofon and one on ECM) under his own name. Asked to comment on his new album, and its title, here's what he has to say: "To express something on your own can be quite challenging at times. I have, for years, been in...

The last of the Henry Cow albums on Virgin, this includes their amazing final BBC session, a small taste of the famous shows that they performed with Robert Wyatt and a lot of purely free improvisation, which is what they were doing live at this time.

This features very strong playing & compositions coupled with a ''lightness'' of sound unlike any of their other albums; the closest Cow ever got to sounding like Hatfield & The North!

The final Henry Cow album, & along with their first, this is my favorite of their many great works. This stuff is the ultimate in humanly impossible to play works, but there they are playing it!
One side of Tim Hodgkinson's composerly insanity (no wonder he gave up composed music for the improvised life! How does one top this?) and one side of Lindsay Cooper's fine works.
Fred Frith provides guitar and bass & Chris Cutler turns in one of his greatest drumming performances.
You know that the...

Unbelievable price on this beautiful, double lp, gatefold vinyl package!

Even though Virgin had given up on Steve becoming the big star they wanted him to be by the time this was released in 1979, this excellent live album recorded on his 1978...

This is Steve Hillage at the height of his fame, in the middle of a huge US tour in support of his album "L", opening for E.L.O. at one of NYC's larger venues!

Recorded on February 12, 1977, this is a excellent, well balanced archival find, supplied and remastered by Steve himself! Highly recommended!

"A brilliant vintage live performance from Gong guitar guru and one of the most innovative guitarists of his era, Steve Hillage!

Crystal clear soundboard recording that captures...

Excellent, heavy Swedish spacerock/stoner-rock/psych trio. Simple, but very effective, trancey/psych music made with guitars, organ, bass and drums.
So many great Swedish bands and so little time to take enough drugs to enjoy them all!
"Alive At Roadburn is Gothenburg based Hills' third album with Rocket Recordings. Hot off the Swedish psychedelia revival of the past few years and after their hailed 2015 album Frid, Hills connect the dots to their country's rich and intoxicating past with a...

"Sounding at times like Vashti Bunyan fronting Sunforest, Floret Silva is a haunting mix of medieval music and progressive psych folk with Latin lyrics straight from the 13th-century Carmina Burana manuscript.

The Floret Silva project was born when minimalist composer Kay Hoffman went to Italy in the mid-'70s. Once there, she met Welsh soprano Jacqueline Darby, who had recently been working with the Italian avant-prog band Pierrot Lunaire. Darby was working on new compositions with RCA....

Classic, low-budget/high-idea quotient, American progressive/psychedelic pop underground classic, available once more.

"Inspired by the aural collage of The Beatles' 'Revolution Number 9,' Bill Holt quit his straight job in 1972 to follow his...

"Another Futura classic digitally reissued for the fan-of-sound-at-large. A zonked and distant set of quartet-klang... recorded during February of 1971 in Nice, France. More zen-like passages channel the space-grunt of the Taj Mahal Travelers, the...

R I Y L: "My Life In The Bush of Ghosts", Craig Leon "Nommos"

"On Eros in Arabia, Richard Horowitz channels this vibration and bends bandit sounds by pairing the ancient ney cane flute with the Prophet-5 synthesizer. Interspersed with other instruments and ideas, like echo delayed Moroccan drumming and self-made magic, these elements deal in duality like the ever-shifting characteristics of the composer: the Hollywood Horowitz who scores films like The Sheltering Sky and Any Given Sunday, and...

Very good, very retro, orchestrated (rock band + small orchestra) work. Think of the most orchestrated parts of Banco's Di Terra and you'll have a very good idea of what this is about. Excellent stuff.

"H�stsonaten is a name that should today be familiar to any prog-maniac, a creature with an ever-changing line-up, according to the needs of its founder Fabio Zuffanti who, for this �Symphony n. 1 - Cupid & Psyche�, collaborates with keyboardist Luca Scherani (La Coscienza di Zeno, La Curva di...

This is the fourth album by the group led by Maschera di Cera and Finisterre leader Fabio Zuffanti and the third of four albums celebrating the four seasons of the year. As you might expect from an album celebrating winter, the music has a bit of a...

Ståle Storløkken fender rhodes, synth and electronics
Thomas Strønen drums and electronics

"So, there’s five now. The latest one is Humcrush with Sidsel Endresen – a partnership with one of Norway's most legendary singers and improvisers, showing specific coordinates because of that circumstance. And if “Ha!” was different from the previous albums, here is the new “Humcrush” introducing some profound changes in relation to “Humcrush”, “Hornswoggle” and “Rest at World’s End”. Between the...

"This came out of nowhere and was one of the top archival releases of 2016...but it flew under everyone's radar.
Jan Huydts is a Dutch keyboardist and long standing fixture in the jazz scene there. He was involved in many projects and had recording with his trio...but this one was never released. In this incarnation, the Jan Huydts Trio consisted of:
Jan Huydts (electric piano, organ, bass guitar, zither, grand piano, percussion, voice)
Leo De Ruiter (drums, percussion, tabla, saw, acoustic

Terrific, avant-progressive/brutal-prog, instrumental power trio from Ohio. These guys were previously known (with a slightly different line-up) as Kuan, another fine avant/brutal band. Personally recommended!

"Best New Band (2012): Hyrrokkin.