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“Susie Ibarra is one of the most significant female percussionists and composers of our time, known for her work as a performer within contemporary, avant-garde, jazz, classical, and world music, having worked with the likes of John Zorn, Yo La Tengo, Mamadou Kelly, Marc Ribot, and many more. Perception, self-released in December 2017 and now being distributed through Thrill Jockey, is a beautiful piece of art, layering sound and centered around the way one perceives the world around them, and how this...

"The eponymous third and last album by the Genoese band, closes a short-lived but exciting artistic journey which leads some of the original New Trolls musicians, Nico Di Palo in particular, towards paths parallel to the ones of their previous group....


Nate Wooley (trumpet)
Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten (double bass)
Chris Corsano (drums)
"Icepick sculpt pointed & succinct songs out of classic free jazz improvisations. Wooley, Haker-Flaten & Corsano are all at the top of their game here, sounding incredibly comfortable yet inspired in this trio setting. Many who found the debut release a promising start for this group will not be disappointed with the stronger fidelity and stronger connection between these three players."

Armando Battiston – Fender Rhodes, Hammond C3 organ, keyboards
Andrea Centazzo – drums, percussion, electronics, vocals
Franco Feruglio – double bass and electric bass
This is a very rare and very good somewhat avant-leaning jazz/rock album from 1974, that was originally released on the PDU label.
Comparable to Et Cetera, Soft Machine, Travelling, Arkham, etc.

This was the group's fourth (and best for 'Krautrock' fans) album, as it "contained their most experimental works."-Crack In The Cosmic Egg

"1969 formed, IHRE KINDER decided to connect songs in German lyrics with rock music. Given the lack of acceptance among record labels - rock music at that time was exclusively reserved English singing bands - they produced their first LP IHRE KINDER 1969 themselves (supported by Jonas Porst). In 1969 the band signed with the newly established Munich record....

Wolf Dieter Strunz (organ, piano), Jochen Petersen (guitars, alto/tenor saxes, flute, clarinet, vocals), Manfred Schulz (guitar, vocals), Wolfgang Kracht (bass, vocals), Lorenz Kohler (vocals), Bernd Schroder (drums, percussion).

One and done German underground rock band from early 1971, with some jazz/rock band overtones & wonderful electric saxes that will make you smile if you love David Jackson in early VDGG, especially when the Hammond organ kicks in!

It was originally released on...

"In 1980, Ilitch mastermind Thierry M�ller released his second LP, 10 Suicides, on the French imprint S.C.O.P.A. Unlike his debut Periodikmindtrouble (also available from Superior Viaduct), which featured intricately layered instrumentals, 10 Suicides explores a more art-damaged pop sensibility. While distorted guitars and atmospheric synth workouts remain a part of M�ller's signature sound, several songs credit the mysterious Ruth Ellyeri, who was not an actual person, but rather M�ller's female...

"In the mid-1970s, Parisian composer and multi-instrumentalist Thierry M�ller began operating primarily under the Ilitch moniker. Juxtaposing dark, electronic soundscapes and solo guitar improvisations, Ilitch created some of the most enduring music of the era. It comes as no surprise that Nurse With Wound included M�ller on their famed list of influential avant-garde artists.

Originally released on Oxygene Records in 1978, Ilitch's debut Periodikmindtrouble was a shot across the bow for the...

Taylor Ho Bynum: cornet, flugelhorn
Mary Halvorson: guitar
Benoît Delbecq: piano
Tomas Fujiwara: drums

Vinyl-only second release by this great quartet!

“This is unique music made with great artistry that encourages us to imagine new things along with its creators.”

Recorded on November 15th 2017 by Julien Bassères at Studio de Meudon, Meudon, France.

"All of the original compositions from the band's two self-released holy grails of psychedelia (the Black Album and the Red Album, from 1967-68) combined into one collection—all newly transferred from the original tapes!
Most of you have no doubt heard of records that have been touted as “mind blowing”, “fuzz monsters”, or “lost/undiscovered classics”. The raves rarely turn out to be justified. That's certainly not the case with the music of Index—if anything, the raves underplay the essence...

"In February of 2009, Jim Valice of Index discovered three reels in a cardboard box stuffed in a closet of his parents home in Michigan. These songs from 1969 were on those reels. Fourteen original compositions by Index, seven making their vinyl debut, the other seven released for the first time ever, all transferred from the original tapes! Index was once again a pure power trio by 1969. There was massive demand for Index personal performances. Index was not interested. It was becoming more difficult...

"Italy's Ingrannagi della Valle delivered a dazzling and brilliantly performed debut, `In Hoc Signo', back in 2013 on the Black Widow label, a thrilling shot-in-the-arm for the traditional vintage symphonic RPI sound, fuelled by endless searing violin and extravagant vocals. It was the classic sound of Italy's proud prog past meeting a youthful and exuberant future, one for lovers of bands such as Quella Vecchio Locanda. So having accomplished that, what was next for the band? How about aiming even...

This set, which includes THREE ALBUMS of previously unheard live recordings from 1967-1969 by the band that grew out of Pärson Sound and turned into Trad, Gras Och Stenar and perfectly exemplified the mind meeting of Terry Riley with The Velvet Underground, is just a great as you would hope. Recommended.

"Silence present a five-LP box set featuring International Harvester titled Remains. The box contains their debut album from 1968 Sov Gott Rose-Marie and Hemåt from 1969, along with three full...

"Time AS One Axis is the sophomore recording by the mighty Invisible Things! Comprised of veteran guitarist Mark Shippy (of the venerable U.S. Maple + Shorty) and drummer/noted ethnomusicologist Jim Sykes (Parts & Labor, Grooms, 77 Boadrum)...

"English neo-progressive rock spear-header IQ has been furthering the genre in the 21th century with much acclaim. Sound-wise the band hasn't changed much since ' The Seventh House', but on this album the band has finally revolutionized their composition style, arrangements and production. The symphonic layering by Neil Durant has this adult feel, reminding me of 'Tilt' era Scott Walker or 'Blackstar' era Bowie ' yet drenched in a Bladerunner like delicate sci-fi universe. Somehow this album sounds...

"Filipino-American Jon Irabagon has topped both the Rising Star Alto Saxophone and the Rising Star Tenor Saxophone categories in Down Beat's critics polls and been named one of Time Out New York's 25 New York City Jazz Icons. A founding member of Mostly Other People Do The Killing, he is also an integral member of the Mary Halvorson Quintet, Dave Douglas Quintet, and Barry Altschul's 3Dom Factor. John Hegre is a musician, songwriter, sound engineer, and a pioneer of the Norwegian noise music scene. He...

The second release from the Austrian Digatone label who previously released the splendid, now completely sold out, Klockwerk Orange set. Now they return with a second release, also drawn from an Austrian progressive rock outfit.

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One of the great things about IB is that throughout their now 35 year career (!) is that they are always, ALWAYS re-inventing themselves. This is their follow-up to their excellent release with Steve Hogarth, and it too is excellent...and completely different!

"Off The Radar is the fourteenth studio album from Isildurs Bane, and that title could reflect how they have gone about their musical vision these last forty years; quietly, evolving, changing direction, all the time maintaining their..

"Itiberê Zwarg Orquestra Família make universal music. This family has fallen from the sky. Their music is excellent, a treasure chest full of harmonic, rhythmic and melodic jewels. The name Itiberê Zwarg Orquestra Família exists because they are a family, united by music and the father they share in Itiberê. His children of sound play better than adults. This was exactly the time for a sound like this to appear. I, Hermeto Pascoal, do not mess around, music is my religion. That's why I say this....

"Keyboardist and former member of the Far East Family Band, Akira Ito embarked on a solo career making what has been described as "floating electronics," using a medley of analog synths, guitar, bass, drums, and choral vocals. He released Japanesque...