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I wouldn’t call this a ‘progressive rock’ release, but it definitely leans electric and fierce. Call it avant-progressive electric jazz, perhaps! Anyway, it’s quite great.

“Renowned Finnish jazz innovator and band leader Iro Haarla takes a detour towards progressive rock
Known for her large number of works in the field of acoustic free jazz, Iro Haarla is a notable Finnish pianist, composer, arranger and band leader.
Now, having inked a deal with Finnish cult label Svart Records, Haarla

NOTE: This is the rare CLEAR VINYL version!

“Genesis Revisited Band & Orchestra: Live” lets fans discover a stunning new dimension of Hackett’s own and classic Genesis material! “Genesis Revisited Band & Orchestra: Live” was recorded in October 2018 at London’s Royal Festival Hall featuring classic Genesis & Steve Hackett solo material performed alongside a 42-piece orchestra. Easily one of the most impressive Steve Hackett live releases to date offering a brilliant fusion of prog rock and

Limited Edition 2 x CD, Blu-Ray packaged, DVD housed in a hardbound art book with extended booklet.

“Features 21-tracks recorded Live at the Hammersmith 2019. The London performance was captured during the former Genesis guitarist's 2019 tour, where he was joined onstage by his touring band: vocalist Nad Sylvan, keyboardist Roger King, bassist Jonas Reingold, drummer Craig Blundell and Rob Townsend on saxophone and flute. The lineup was bolstered by special guests John Hackett and Amanda...

FULL TITLE: Each side has a depth of 5 seconds A polka dot pattern in horizontal array A flickering that moves vertically; wouldn’t want you to feel left out.

“The trio of Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke, and Oren Ambarchi return to Black Truffle with their tenth release, recorded live in Tokyo in February, 2017. While many of the trio's recent works have seen them focusing primarily on their core guitar/bass/drums power trio format, on Each side has a depth of 5 seconds A polka dot pattern in...

“Full title: A Loss Permitted To Open Its Eyes For But Three Hours And There Glimpsed, Finally In Focus A Mystery That Begs Earnestly, "Ask Me Nothing" Now, Once More The Problem Is Yours Alone.

Experimental music pioneer Keiji Haino, one of the most mysterious and influential figures to emerge from the Japanese psychedelic underground, teams up with Charles Hayward, British drummer and founding member of This Heat and Camberwell Now, on a new live album.
A Loss Permitted... comprises a...

“Full title: In the past only geniuses were capable of staging the perfect crime (also known as a revolution) Today anybody can accomplish their aims with the push of the button.
For its 50th release, Black Truffle presents the ninth album from one of the label's core ensembles, the power trio of Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke, and Oren Ambarchi.
Drawn from a November 2015 performance at Tokyo's now-defunct SuperDeluxe, the record's opening piece drops us immediately into the maelstrom, abruptly...

"Begun as a one-off collaboration in 2009, the trio of Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke and Oren Ambarchi has now become a solid working group, refining its craft through a series of annual concerts at Tokyo's legendary SuperDeluxe. Much of their recorded work has focused on their intense, ritualistic take on the rock power trio of electric guitar, bass and drums. Presenting the entire first set of the trio's March 2013 concert at SuperDeluxe (the second set will follow on Black Truffle later this year), Only...

"Black Truffle presents the eighth full-length release from the trio of Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke, and Oren Ambarchi. Over the course of four LP sides, the October 2014 concert documented here ranges from rock power trio dynamics to maelstroms of analog electronics. Once again, the three demonstrate their commitment to pushing into new areas of instrumental exploration and group interaction. Where their previous releases featured extended vocal workouts from Haino, his vocalizations here are restricted...

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

Mary Halvorson (guitar)
Patricia Brennan (vibraphone)
Nick Dunston (bass)
Tomas Fujiwara (drums)
Jacob Garchik (trombone)
Adam O'Farrill (trumpet)

“Belladonna is a set of five compositions written for Halvorson on guitar plus The Mivos String Quartet. It is Halvorson's first time writing for a string quartet. Mivos' parts are through-composed and augmented by Halvorson's guitar improvisations.
Amaryllis is a six-song suite performed by a newly formed sextet of master.

“The official reissue of Motohiko Hamase's remarkable ambient/environmental/minimalism project #Notes of Forestry, available for the first time since its original release in 1988. The album is sourced from original masters.
One of the most fascinating and peculiar works from the golden era of Japanese ambient, #Notes of Forestry was initially released in 1988 by Newsic, the cult label started by Tokyo's Wacoal Art Center (also known as Spiral), home, notably, of Yoshio Ojima who co-produced...

“The official reissue of Motohiko Hamase's extremely rare live album Anecdote, recorded in 1987. Anecdote was recorded live June 12th, 1987 at Spiral Garden (Wacoal Art Center) in Aoyama (Tokyo) as part of the Eat Newsic Concert No.3. Motohiko Hamase on electric fretless bass, synthesizers, and computer programming, is accompanied by frequent collaborators Toshio Kaji on acoustic piano and synthesizers, and Yasunori Yamaguchi (of #Notes of Forestry fame) on acoustic percussions.
The three-man band....

“A re-recording of Motohiko Hamase's Remiscence, originally issued in 1986. Remiscence scores a decent price at online vinyl-selling platforms and it is worth every penny! It's a perfect "refuge from nasty reality", as the glorious British 20jazzfunkgreats blog once said. And it comes from a man that knows his trade: bass playing. An artisan on his instrument, Hamase also wrote many theoretical books in his more than four decades-long career. In the 1970's Hamase was no stranger to Tokyo's vibrant jazz...

“The official reissue of Motohiko Hamase's astounding ambient house album Technodrome, originally released in 1993. Inspired by John Cage, Jon Hassel, Brian Eno, and the emergence of house and techno music, Technodrome is jazz bassist turned electronic experimentalist Motohiko Hamase's foray into what he calls ambient house or, as he explains, "using the gritty sensation inherent to the core of house music" to create an ambient record "aiming to express inverted images, optical illusions, and the sense...

"One of Hammill's many interestingly creative periods, The Margin represents his K period 82-85 with Nic Potter, Guy Ellis and VDGG original Guy Evans, one of my very favorite periods that produced studio efforts "Enter K" and "Patience". The Margin follows on as a representation of the magic they produced together in a live setting.
Recently reissued as a two disc expanded set (2002) with additional liner notes from Hammill this is a must own set for any collection that contains VDGG or Hammill...

"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...

Bruce Hampton (vocals, trumpet)
Glenn Phillips (guitar, saxophone)
Harold Kelling (guitar, vocals)
Mike Holbrook (bass)
Jerry Fields (percussion, vocals)

The Hampton Grease band are legends of weirdo American music and performed a wild, energetic and tight music featuring wild dual guitar work and a solid rhythm section plus a wild-card vocalist. Comparable in some ways to the Magic Band, the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers, but with a wild/freak-out streak, basically they

“This is an unreleased live recording of Hamsa. This French band with Richard Raux (ex-Magma) at his best in 1976 play an incredible and unique music, groovy, powerful, between funk and spiritual jazz, drawing on roots in African and Indian rhythms. Raux was born in Périgueux in 1945, but would never forget his Creole origins, his family having come from Madagascar. In his early years, Raux was introduced to ethnic music, Django Reinhardt, Brassens, and most importantly the jazz of Coltrane, Dolphy and...

Previously released only in Japan this 1974 recording is truly a Herbie Hancock solo album. One side of the original vinyl was solo piano and the other side of the original vinyl was a live in the studio run-through of Herbie on his Fender Rhodes, Arp Pro Solist, Odysey, 2600, 3604 and String Ensemble, Hohner clavinet & echoplex; think of it as Herbie's "Future Memories"!

This is a unique experiment in the Hancock discography, recorded in Tokyo in just one day during a tour of Japan. The first....

Will Mason - Drums, electronics, compositions
Kate Gentile - Drums
Elaine Lachica - Vocals
Charlotte Mundy - Vocals
Andrew Smiley - Guitar
Dan Lippel - Guitar

“Happy Place is a NYC-based band of two singers, two guitarists, and two drummers, performing music composed by bandleader and drummer Will Mason. This is through-composed music of avant-garde music inspired equally by noise metal and contemporary concert music.
Tendrils is the follow-up to their debut album...

This is absolute one of the greatest, lost ‘arty, no-wave’ treasures of the early 1980s; I wanted to reissue it, but I had to idea who to contact about doing so, so it remained a scheme and a dream. And now it seems to be out in legitimate form.
If the description makes it sounds like it’s for you, then it IS for you. Conditionally gigantically recommended.

“The first reissue of Jody Harris and Robert Quine's Escape, originally released on the New York based No Wave label Infidelity...

"Hailing from Nuneaton, England, Kevin Harrison recorded both solo and collaboratively throughout the late '70s and early '80s. While his early recordings would come out in hyper-limited editions or go unreleased for decades, Inscrutably Obvious remains his sole LP-a lost gem of Britian's '80s cassette culture and DIY bedroom aesthetics.
Originally released in 1981, Inscrutably Obvious covers a lot of ground on it's seventeen inscrutable tracks-from analog synth workouts to mutated disco and...

"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...

“A companion piece to 2018’s Listening To Pictures, this second volume in the pentimento series presents eight new tracks by the music visionary, continuing his lifelong exploration of the possibilities of recombination and musical gene-splicing. Pentimento is defined as the “reappearance in a painting of earlier images, forms, or strokes that have been changed and painted over” and this is evident in the innovative production style that ‘paints with sound’ using overlapping nuances to create an...

"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
...

"In search of the sublime, contemporary electronic musician Steve Hauschildt has designed grids and panoramas of sound across multiple releases through the rise and dissolution of his former band, Emeralds, an American touchstone of 2000s home-recorded psychedelic noise music. Consistent with his solo work is Hauschildt’s ability to coil his craft in precise, varied, and distinctly physical forms. Gently spinning arpeggios converse with post-industrial decay. Sonic fibers sway like pendulums from static...

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...

"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..

"“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 and with the original textured sleeve ("...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...

"Held by Trees is a new instrumental project featuring some of the most respected musicians in the British rock fraternity. Sitting between post-rock and prog, the outfit, led by David Joseph, release their debut album, Solace. Boasting seven veterans of the seminal latter Talk Talk and Mark Hollis solo albums, other contributors include Tim Renwick (guitar - Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Eric Clapton), Mike Smith (sax - Blur, Damon Albarn, Gorillaz), David Knopfler (guitar - Dire Straits founding member)...

"A reissue of Heldon's fourth album Agneta Nilsson, originally released on Urus Records in 1976. Agneta Nilsson opens with a mind-paralyzing track that proves stillness can have a pulse. "Perspective I" spends ten minutes poring through tectonic layers of heavy sound, piling everything so thick that the song becomes like quicksand for your brain. It's one of the most daunting works in the Heldon catalog, made all the more impressive by how simple it is. It's just sounds put together and turned up...

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."...

“A brilliant moment occurs right at the end of Heldon's sixth album, Interface. The album's final song, its side-long title track, builds up slowly into a roaring tornado of fiercely mutating drum patterns, effervescent synth work, and guitar licks that wail into the atmosphere like an abandoned astronaut. Then, after nearly 19 minutes of highly futuristic avant-garde space rock, this ultramodern music fades out and is replaced by a concluding few seconds of traditional blues-rock guitar. "We were...

"A reissue of Heldon's third album Third (It's Always Rock 'N' Roll), originally released on Disjuncta in 1975. Third album from the French space-rock electro combo masterminded by Richard Pinhas. Heldon's darkest work lays another stone in their sonic mosaic: synths, drones, fuzz, and trippy improvisations. There's something wicked happening on Heldon's third album It's Always Rock And Roll. Richard Pinhas's essential attack of searing guitar and space-bound synthesizer didn't change radically after...

This is a legit, reasonably good sounding, live bootleg recording, sanctioned by Richard & released for Record Store Day. Three of the tracks were never officially recorded by Heldon in the studio. The sound is meh. The music is terrific!

"All tracks side A are unreleased versions and have never been edited before. Color vinyl; Edition of 1000.
Richard Pinhas, the founder of '70s legends Heldon, is one of France's best known experimental musicians and is a key figure in development of rock...

“After the release of Stand By, Richard Pinhas focused on solo LPs before quitting music for around a decade. "It was the end of the tale," he explains. "We decided to split for many reasons. The main one was that one or two of the other musicians wanted to stop. They were session musicians, mainly. At one point they said they didn't have so much time to give. And it was a time when a lot of bands who had become reluctantly successful decided to split . . . Split at the top, not waiting to go down."...

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!...

“Heldon's Richard Pinhas has never been shy of pinpointing his influences while, at the same time, making music that is noticeably distinct from any of his designated sources. He has, for instance, made it clear that a significant font of inspiration was Robert Fripp's guitar style and melding of rock music with cutting-edge electronics (especially in collaboration with Brian Eno). Pinhas first met Fripp in 1974, and the pair became friends and have remained in contact ever since. Pinhas was even...

"Thought to be lost forever, Hellmet's legendary 1970 LP is the proto-metal find of the century. Long rumoured to exist amongst hardcore prog collectors, it used to be considered as the missing VO5 Vertigo cata!ogue number.
In 1970, two acetates were cut at Oak studios (a 12” and a 7”) and then promptly lost, and those who knew of its rumoured existence decided it was mere myth or permanently lost or destroyed. But in 2021, this doom-laden metal psych masterpiece finally emerges from the Stygian...

"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...

"....an elegant railway system linking jazz, folk, tango, Berlin cabaret music, middle-eastern music and the chamber music style of the post-serialist 20th-century conservatoire... a masterpiece of subtlety."-BBC Music Magazine

“Recorded at the same Rainbow Studio sessions, and with the same top musicians and legendary engineer Jan Erik Kongshaug, this can only be seen as the rightful twin companion to The Nature Of Connections from 2014. One can easily understand how Arve Henriksen must have...

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...

“The Height Of The Reeds started as a commissioned work to the city of Hull, Great Britain´s cultural capital 2017. Composed by Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset and Jan Bang, the work celebrates the longstanding seafaring relationship between Hull and Scandinavia. It was originally the musical companion to a sound walk that took place in April, May and June 2017. Those who took part could listen to the music on headphones while crossing the Humber Bridge. Initially intended for April only, the arrangement....

"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...

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!

NOTE: This copy has a seam split and is priced accordingly!Their 2nd album featured the addition of Lindsay Cooper's bassoon/oboe, giving them sort of a proto-Univers Zero sound (Cow were first) & is reissued with superior sonics. One side of composed music and one side of (mostly) improvised music with studio work. There was a period in my life when this was one of my most listened to albums!