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After way too long away, Jack Dupon is back with their seventh album. The group are a vocals / 2 guitar / bass and drums quartet and are most definitely a rock outfit and even a 'psychedelic' rock outfit in the most NON retro way of psychedelia.
All their albums are musically strong and tight (they perform constantly) and they all rock hard, using the simplest of rock instrumentations, while still being extremely interesting and progressive-minded. They don't actually sound anything like them, but ...

Rob is the leader and main composer of the very excellent Wei Zhongle. This solo album features him as a 'multi-dimensional multi-instrumentalist sings ethereal folk ballads with a voice defiant of taditional Western tones."

"Black vinyl LP in electric mango jacket with UV gloss coating over opalescent grey portrait, includes IARC obi strip and dome pattern inner sleeve. LP insert contains lyrics and credits with doodles by Rob Jacobs."

“Second outing from Kassel Jaeger and Jim O'Rourke following the release of Wakes on Cerulean on Editions Mego in 2017. Covering a vast terrain with delicacy and poise this new release unveils a spectral showcase for all manner of deep abstraction.
The first side positions itself somewhere between stoned komische synth and more nuanced electroacoustic tactics, all weighted by a melancholic undertow. The second side builds on the tension of the former as an undulating drone teases all variety of matter

“A cast of friends and extended family rework compositions from Jaga Jazzist’s ninth studio album “Pyramid” (2020), a record that saw the legendary Norwegian eight-piece take a deep dive into post-rock, jazz and psychedelia influences. Cosmic disco royalty Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas, André Bratten (Smalltown Supersound) and OKIOK bring the club-ready heat. Meanwhile, OKR of Once And Future Band, Ian Chang (City Slang), Paul Bender (Hiatus Kaiyote) and Swedish producer Petter Eldh – a regular...

As usual, this is an excellent, indefinable release which sounds very modern yet is still very ‘band oriented’, something which is no longer considered a modern concept. Sadly. Great melodies, as always!
Personally highly recommended.

“Jaga Jazzist return with their new album where the legendary Norwegian eight-piece takes a deep dive into post-rock, jazz and psychedelia influences. It’s their first album since 2015’s “Starfire”, their ninth album in a career now spanning four decades...

“Never before reissued, this legendary 1968 EMI recording is a revered Indian jazz rarity; a collectors' holy grail. Raga Jazz Style is an original Indian excursion into Indo-jazz fusion. A one-away recording from the almost unknown Bombay jazz scene, it is among the few jazz LPs to hail from the subcontinent. Closely contemporary with the UK-based explorations of Amancio D'Silva, John Mayer, and Joe Harriott, Raga Jazz Style takes the melodic, scale-based raga system of Indian classical music and...

“First official vinyl reissue of the now classic 1971 album. Los Jaivas (“El Volantín”) is the first LP by Chilean rock band Los Jaivas, one of South America’s biggest names in the fusion of folk roots and psychedelia during the 1970s.
Los Jaivas were born in the city of Viña del Mar, with their five members determined to guide their initial sound through improvisation and experimentation, «trusting that in time a language would emerge that would give us our identity», in their own words. This...

“Fresh from the incredible success of Rick Wakeman's early concept LPs, Barney James (drummer with Wakeman's band and member of Gracious) and his ex-band mates Warhorse made this sensational lost heavy prog LP as a promo acetate. Musically complex it begins with a spoken intro and tells the tale of Koneg Son Of Odin, as he quests to find meaning and death in battle. Keyboards and guitar interweave, with further spoken interludes, and culminating in an epic prog workout featuring fluid soloing electric...

The second, final and definitely much more whacked album of the two by this (acid) folk/progressive trio who released this to complete indifference on Transatlantic in 1971. Derek Noy wrote the material, sang lead and played guitar, trumpet, trombone and 'zelda chord', Denis Conlan played drums and Michael Bairstow played flute, clarinets and saxophones. There were also some excellent and at times really odd orchestrations. Three long tracks here. Wonderful to see this reissued legitimately and rather...

This is an extremely high-quality, vinyl version of this great album; it came out beautifully! It includes a download coupon for the digital version of the music. Limited edition, one time-only pressing of 500 copies, but 200 went directly to the band...

"Jack Orion, Bert Jansch's third album, may have surprised some fans upon it's 1966 release, as it features no original compositions by Jansch. While nearly all of the eight tracks (four of which include guitarist John Renbourn) are interpretations of traditional folk songs, Jansch's experimental approach breathes new life into this repertoire through his exploratory use of open tunings and passionate, gritty vocals. According to Melody Maker, "his interpretations illuminate the songs from a completely...

"Originally released by Edigsa in 1972, the sophomore album by this great outfit led by Jordi Sabatés (Ocells del més enllà) took their jazz rock fussion sound one step further, diving deeper into the realms of seventies instrumental jazz.
Recorded in the Gema and Odeon studios during spring 1972, featured a new Jarka line up: Sabatés himself on keys, Alfonso De Lucas on (bass) plus guitarist Daniel Somoza and drummer Tom Furgal, both from New York, where they had played with Chick Corea, Michael...

“Jarre’s fourth album had seen him develop a sound that was unique to him – dynamic, rhythmic and employing bassline sequences. It has since become one of the most instantly recognisable pieces of electronic work ever via the likes of Equinoxe Parts 4 and 5.
With Equinoxe Infinity comes ten brand new tracks (or movements) which cleverly follow the path of the original album. Breaks of thunder and lightning with bubbling and running water are repeated with synths sounding ‘vintage’ but with a modern...

“Saltern's latest offering marks the first-ever release of "lost minimalist" Terry Jennings' visionary 1960 composition, Piece for Cello and Saxophone, as arranged in just intonation by legendary composer La Monte Young for renowned cellist Charles Curtis.
Born in Los Angeles in 1940, Jennings was a close associate of Young, Terry Riley, and Dennis Johnson, and an early adopter of minimalist tendencies, creating slow, sustained music, influenced by jazz, modalism, and late romantic classical music...

“NEW 2013 STEREO MIX by Steven Wilson. Cut with direct metal mastering / 180 gram heavyweight vinyl.”

The excellent and revelatory Steven Wilson remix of a stone classic!

Jody Grind was an early British progressive / proto-progressive quartet who recorded two excellent albums in 1969/1970 for Transatlantic. This is their 2nd and it includes a bonus track.

"By the beginning of 1970, Jody Grind had settled to a new line up of Tim Hinkley, guitarist and vocalist Bernie Holland and drummer Pete Gavin. Recorded in the early months of 1970, the band’s second album, “Far Canal” was a fine work. The quality of material such as ‘We’ve Had It’, ‘Jump Bed Jed’ and...

Sven-Ake Johansson - vocals
Alexander von Schlippenbach - piano
"Trost present Schraubenlieder, unreleased songs by Sven-Ake Johansson and Alexander von Schlippenbach from 1988, recorded by Radio DRS Bern."

I saw Chuck Johnson perform about a year and a half ago and he was really teriffic. He was doing the post John Fahey thing, except he was doing it on an electric guitar (not just an electric guitar, but a Fender Telecaster) and making it work and carefully also using pedals to give what he was doing it's own flavor and bite.
This new one is really different from what I saw, but it's of equal quality and guitar heads will enjoy another release from what seems to be a pretty endless seam of...

I saw Chuck Johnson perform about a few years ago, and he was really terrific. He was doing the post John Fahey thing, except he was doing it on an electric guitar (not just an electric guitar, but a Fender Telecaster) and making it work and carefully also using pedals to give what he was doing it's own flavor and bite.
This was the record I bought from him at the show and it’s different from what I saw, but really great.

“"Chuck Johnson's impact on the contemporary guitar world continues...

“The follow-up to Chuck Johnson's acclaimed Balsams LP, The Cinder Grove delves further into the compositional possibilities of the pedal steel guitar. This halcyon collection of tracks draws on a wider palette of sounds, adding strings and piano, to dive deeper into the sound bath of Johnson's meditative music. The Cinder Grove is a profound, affecting statement on the nature of loss and irreplaceability as well as a major addition to the canon of Johnson's work. It's a suite of requiems for lost places...

“Raw Demoon Alchemy (A Lone Operation) harnesses the gamut of raw, unadulterated emotions — suppressed feelings that we’ve all been allowed to “feel” again in the wake of a global pandemic. Born out of a live performance in fall 2019, during the last stop of his tour in Portland, OR, saxophonist Darius Jones renders a solo effort that evokes sadness, rage, and confusion, all the while still holding for glimmers of hope for the future.
With four of its five tracks on Alchemy, Jones selects...

Glenn is one of the pioneers of the wave of acoustic players who emerged post-Takoma Records in the 90s. He’s always a great listen!

“The Giant Who Ate Himself And Other New Works For 6 & 12 String Guitar is Glenn Jones at his most vivid, exploring memories old and new through beautifully woven threads of melody. His unparalleled skill and creativity exhibits the mastery Jones possesses of his craft, further cementing his position as a pillar in American Primitive guitar music. Recorded in New....

Some of this COULD be a CHEER-ACCIDENT album. Some of it is much sparser and 3am solitude music, as Thymme says.

“The highly unanticipated followup to Career Move (1996)! Maybe as melancholic… same piano/same voice… sometimes with more instruments… but mostly just piano. 3am solitude music.”

“piano, vocals, drums, trumpet, synthesizer by thymme; bass and background vocals on "in some fictional place" are by dante kester and lori lechien, respectively; viola on "final meditation (again)"..

“This is the official re-release on vinyl under license courtesy of BMG Rights Management, UK, remastered from an original master copy out of the vaults of BMG.
Originally released in 1972 on Transatlantic progressive rock label Dawn, Jonesy were an early 70's progressive rock outfit whose albums were delicate, melodic affairs, somewhat similar to King Crimson and with a lot of mellotrons. They recorded three albums on the Dawn Label "No Alternative", "Keeping Up" and "Growing". All are strong...

“This is the 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, originally released in 1972 on Transatlantic progressive rock label Dawn.
Jonesy were an early 70's progressive rock outfit whose albums were reputedly delicate, melodic affairs, somewhat similar to King Crimson and with a lot of mellotrons V.Joynson, Tapestry of Delights). They recorded three albums on the Dawn Label "No Alternative"...

“This is the 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, originally released in 1972 on Transatlantic progressive rock label Dawn. JONESY were an early 70's progressive rock outfit whose albums were reputedly delicate, melodic affairs, somewhat similar to King Crimson and with a lot of mellotrons V.Joynson, Tapestry of Delights). They recorded three albums on the Dawn Label "No Alternative"...

"Jono el Grande is a self-taught composer, musician, conductor, painter, and prankster and remains an outsider on the far margins of the Norwegian experimental music scene. He released his debut mini-album Utopian Dances in 1999, a collection of absurdist instrumentals recorded at home using not much more than a workstation synth. 2003 saw the release of Fevergreens, an album that drew upon classic progressive rock, film music, easy listening, and a variety of pop idioms and featured a nine-piece...

Extremely good, modern Scandinavian progrock, with a lot of inspiration from the good ol' days.
The band released four cassette-only compilations; the first 3 of which were releawed on a double lp, which gained a LOT of attention and this, their fourth and most recently cassette release came out in 2017, but is getting a 'proper' release now.

"Years ago I failed to give proper attention to Scandinavian bands, but after all the marvelous music that came from that region, never made that...

Extremely good, modern Scandinavian progrock, with a lot of inspiratio from the good ol' days. This comes from compiling three cassette only releases (just like the good ol' days!)

"Featuring members from a.o. Tusmorke, Black Magic, The Switch and Dr. Kay & His Interstellar Tone Scientists, Norwegian outfit Jordsjo plays symphonic folk and progressive rock. This self-titled double-LP contains the tracks from the band's three cassettes (issued in 2015 and 2016) and adds two exclusive tracks...

"Norwegian prog-rockers Jordsjø are something out of the ordinary as evidenced by the stunning quality of their previous releases (the flawless Nattfiolen in particular) and the band’s entirely unique sound and spirited compositions. Yours truly can think of no other act out there who sounds even remotely akin to Jordsjø or inhabit those same traits and characteristics that one associates with said outfit. With respect to their upcoming opus titled Pastoralia, words and phrases are heartfelt and...

"Minne was the fourth LP by Joy Unlimited from Mannheim; it was recorded in 1974 and released in 1975. It is, as its forerunners �Schmetterlinge� and �Reflections�, a ballet work with progressive music, this time sung in Middle High German. With every...

"Their second album "Schmetterlinge" (Butterfly) was an odd album for the Pilz label, originally released in 1971, a complex and ambitious conceptual rock ballet suite performed by a larger much more multi-instrumental ensemble. It ran a wide gamut of...

Until their “SWF Sessions” CD release, Jud’s Gallery were an excellent, unknown and forgotten band of the early 70s. This is the first time their two sole recordings (both for SWF radio) have been released on vinyl.

“Jud's Gallery recorded nine long tracks over two studio sessions in 1972 and 1974. Excellent intelligent progressive krautrock, drenched in occasional classic and heavy blues rock. These songs have been digitally remastered from the original tape to perfect studio quality. Jud's...

"Thunderous applause, then a pause; then thunderous applause after an eloquent sophisticated dignified storm!"
Joelle Leandre-double bass
Mat Maneri-viola
Greald Cleaver-drums

"Issued in 1972, Jumbo�s debut album � at the time it was a pseudonym used by songwriter Alvaro Fella � saw the light on an important record label, Philips, following the release of two 45rpm�s by Lucio Battisti�s Numero Uno.

Even if it shows...

This is a beautiful, numbered, limited edition of 889 copies of this classic, which is part of the Prog Rock Italia series - mastered from the original tapes on 180 gram vinyl in a beautiful gatefold sleeve.

The the third and final album (in their original lifetime) by this Italian progressive band.

"Without doubt, Vietato Ai Minori Di 18 Anni (1973) was Jumbo's masterpiece. With guests such as Franco Battiato and Lino Vaccina (from Aktuala), they succeeded in a bold merging of heavy...