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"A rare gem of Finnish progressive rock, this was the only album by the cult band Kaamos...with the original gatefold artwork and new liner notes."

"Kaamos from Finland is a forgotten band in prog circles, but quite better then many of their country fellows. They had a meteoric career , released one album in 1977 and then disappeared in the oblivion. The album is good , sounds most of the time like a cross between Jethro Tull (but without the flute) , Gentle Giant and even Fleetwood Mac but as...

Krazily named new progressive / psychedelic Finnish band who show a fairly masterful level of maturity and control on this, their third album.
Rather complex in an old-style way (think Kultivator, Gentle Giant, Miriodor) and with nice, ethereal vocals, but also with a certain touch of modern guitar stoner / shoe-gaze-dom that makes this unmistakably sound like a record of today. I'm not doing a very good job of describing it's quality. but a tremendously quality release this is. Highly recommmended!..

Krazily named new progressive / psychedelic Finnish band, who knocked it out of the ballpark on their third album Ruination and while this, their second, isn't in the same league, a lot of the same attributes that made Ruination great are here as well.
This is a more straight-forwardly shoe-gaze album, but it has more complexity than most of what I know from that genre and some great tunes and mesmerizing ideas. Conditionally highly recommended, but start with Ruination first!...

The Picture Disc edition comes now without bonus tracks but with an insert of 8 pages and is also limited to 1000 hand-numbered copies.
A legitimate reissue of this great spacey, psychedelic album from 1972. A duo perform, & the final result is lots of guitars, flute, electric piano and old synthesizers & percussion plus some additional instrumentation, & lots of creepy spoken recitation. This is a CLASSIC!

"Kalacakra's blend of mantras, blues, folk and stoned psychedelia gained Crawling To.

"The Pop-Liisa and Jazz-Liisa broadcast session series presents previously unreleased and forgotten gems from the biggest names of Finnish prog and jazz of the 1970's
Never bootlegged and known up until now only to a few faithful servants (and largely thought to have been lost for ever), these sessions offer a hitherto unrivalled look into the state of Finnish jazz and progressive rock between the years 1972-1977. Imagine if the sessions recorded by John Peel had only recently been discovered, and...

"An Evolutionary Music (Original Recordings: 1972 - 1979) compiles unreleased recordings from the archives of multiversal artist Ariel Kalma. Concerned as much with musicality as spiritual facility, Kalma's work vibrates aside fellow travelers along the great rainbow in curved air of the 1970s avant-garde.

Ariel Kalma's boundary-blurring electronic music is heard here in radiant detail across a selection of work spanning his early free-jazz and spoken word trips to his infinite modular...

Disc 1
Sarasvati Planet Ariel

Disc 2
Planet Air

Disc 3
Ascend / Descend

Disc 4
Astral Cathedral

"The music is fully unreleased, with only a few tracks being different versions of previously released tracks.
Another indispensable compendium of the great French experimental artist's musical opera. With this four-LP box set of fully unreleased archival materials, Ariel Kalma ideally retraces the map of his own path and spiritual journey during the '7

"Influenced by his relationship with Indian classical music, he transfigures the acoustic-ecstatic dimension typical of the tanpura raga by modulating synths and horns. The work reissued here originally appeared on two different cassettes in 1981 and 1982, but is ideally one unique project. With Musique Pour le R�ve et l'Amour, Kalma infinitely expands the reverberations of the flute, multiplying the nuances with phasing organ loops that recall the beginnings of Terry Riley. The second part, Music for...

"Rare, cassette only recordings by the composer and performer best known for the legendary space music / trance-out album Osmose.

"Originally composed between 1981 and 1984 and initially appeared only on tape in two different editions, the...

"Born and raised in Paris, Ariel Kalma studied electronics, computer science, music and art in Paris, he performed with several bands, then toured the world and visited Europe, Japan, India, Eastern Canada, and parts of the USA. Apart from rhythm &...

Limited edition, one-time pressing of 400.

"A gorgeous set of new tracks by the brilliant composer and multi-instrumentalist Eyvind Kang. It took him a decade and a half to revisit the vibe concocted on his masterpiece from 2001, Live Low To The Earth In The Iron Age, but the wait was worth it. It features an array of spiritually intoxicating instrumentation: tamboura, electric guitar, organ, trumpet, oboe, trombone, and Korean traditional instruments."

"In 2002 I wanted to make a kind...

"Viewed from the American sub-underground (aka our headquarters), the Finnish scene always looks like a haven of freaks. Surely there are lots of dull rock, pop, and rap outfits from this chilly and heavily forested country, but they don't get exported, so we don't have to hear them. The Finnish bands we've known and loved are psych, prog, hardcore, free jazz, and post-form monsters of all shapes and sizes. A new name to add to the list of Deadly Finns (thanks, Eno) is Niko Karlsson. Well, not entirely...

"First ever collaboration between Edward Ka-Spel (from The Legendary Pink Dots and Tear Garden) and Steven Stapleton (from Nurse With Wound). It's been years they both wanted to work together and Bisou Records made that happen when they offered them a side on this split LP. The other side is the first musical meeting of Colin "the master of drone" Potter and French sax player Quentin Rollet (The Red Krayola, Mendelson, Nurse With Wound, Prohibition, David Grubbs, Thierry Müller, Ilitch). That first take...

"Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple), Richard Pinhas (Heldon), and Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins). What else is there to say? Richard Pinhas is one of the more atypical French musicians of the last 40 years. He has been surprising everyone all these years -- Always appearing where you expect him the least. Makoto Kawabata, who has been a big follower of Heldon, has also been a longtime friend and partner of Tatsuya Yoshida. So naturally, these three reunited in 2016 at the Studio Condorcet in Toulouse...

"Formed back in 1972, KAYAK is the most legendary Dutch progressive rock act and now presents its highly anticipated 17th studio album! “Seventeen” contains 60 minutes of epic & melodic rock that finds a perfect balance between diverse long tracks such as ‘La Peregrina’, ‘Cracks’ or ‘Walk Through Fire’ and straighter anthems like ‘All That I Want’, ‘Somebody’ or the hard rocking ‘Feathers And Tar’! A brilliant union of 70’s classic rock, progressive arrangements and straight-forward, catchy rock with...

"Kayo Dot is an American experimental music group formed in 2003 by Toby Driver after the disband of maudlin of the Well. They released their debut album Choirs of the Eye on John Zorn's Tzadik Records label that year. Since then, Kayo Dot's music has...

This is the 3rd new album by this classic and great Swedish psychedelic/progressive/folkrock band since their reformation in 2001s. Like the previous two, it retains their classic sound as well as retaining their leader and monster guitarist Kenny Hakansson, who has been one of the top Scandinavian psychedelic guitarists since the time of his first professional group Baby Grandmothers OVER 45 YEARS AGO (one of the great, under-rated guitarists of our time) and it basically sounds just like they have always

This is the 3rd new album by this classic and great Swedish psychedelic/progressive/folkrock band since their reformation in 2001s. Like the previous two, it retains their classic sound as well as retaining their leader and monster guitarist Kenny...

"A reissue of Kedama's Live At Sunrise Studios, originally released in 1976. Swiss heavy-prog/kraut monster, originally released as a private, hand-made edition of 200 copies. Long instrumental/experimental tracks fueled by mellotron, Hammond, MiniMoog, ripping distorted guitar, and heavy drums. Kedama came from St. Gallen in the north-eastern corner of Switzerland, near the Bodensee -- only a few kilometers from Germany and Austria. Their name was inspired by Ketama, Morocco, famous for its cannabis...

“Excellent 1976 private press acoustic album, self-recorded at various places in Colorado, and filled with beautiful finger style acoustic guitar, plus some atonal bottleneck slide, string scrapes and drones (at times, very Ry Cooder / “Paris, Texas” about six years before that soundtrack existed). Although almost completely instrumental, what lyrics there are tend towards the dark and the satiric. The obvious points of comparison are John Fahey and Leo Kottke, although Scott Key certainly has his own...

This is the third album by this Finnish spacey rock ensemble. This makes all the right moves and comes in a beautiful, gatefold jacket with great artwork & is pressed on translucent green vinyl. Highly recommended!...

This was the band's second studio album and, unlike anything else they ever did, is kind of a lesser carbon copy of their extraordinary first album (but minus Ian MacDonald). It's good. But better stuff happened before and even better stuff was in their future.

The group's fourth studio album and the end of 'mach 1' King Crimson, as it's the last with Mel Collins, who had served the Crimson King so well on #s 2-4, the last with the help of his Brit-jazz buddies like Keith Tippett, Harry Miller, etc., and the last with lyricist Peter Sinfield.

Yes, the previous four studio albums were anywhere from very good to amazing, but this album - studio album #5 - signaled a new beginning and the emergence of a band that was one of the great, far-reaching groups whose influence is still being felt to this day and which introduced the insane double-drumming line-up of Bill Bruford and Jamie Muir (which only lasted long enough to record this album).

Their underrated third album and my 2nd favorite acid album back in the day (along with Soft Machine's Third [FACELIFT, dude] and We're Only In It For The Money; I guess I was into scaring myself!).

"The black abyss where jazz and rock meet", it was called by some UK weekly music rag. Yeah, baby. Bring It On!

An album that really doesn't sound like any other album in the K.C. (or any other group's) cannon. Robert has famously always hated it. Well, you can be a smart guy and still not...

This was the sixth 'studio' album (75% of it is live, actually) and back in reinvigorated form with John Wetton, Bill Bruford, David Cross and bad Bob Fripp, who puts in one of his finest ever performances, as does everyone else!

Includes the amazingly great "Fracture", which is worth the admission price alone. But you also get a bunch of other great stuff too. So, a must own.

The final album - a live one - by the 70s King Crimson. Don't worry...they'll be back!

"USA was recorded towards the end of King Crimson's final US tour of the 70s in June 1974. It was issued as an epitaph for the band in Spring 1975 as a single album - at a time when doubles or even triple live albums were more considered the norm for live releases. In common with much of Crimson's output, it was not well received at the time by critics, though its critical reputation grew immeasurably in the...

This was the second volume (hence 3 & 4) of Kirchin's Worlds Within Worlds, which reached a large audience due to its release on Island to a 'rock based / progressive' audience for his tape based works.
It has never-before been reissued in any form legitimately; hugely recommended for fans of electronic / tape music!

"Basil Kirchin was a pioneering British composer who blurred the lines between musical genres. While his career began in the ‘40s as a professional jazz drummer, in the ‘60s he..

Long time Waysiders will remember us carrying (and selling!) a lot of these back when it was originally released on lp-only in 1986. It was a really good one then and it's still a really good one now.

Synthesist Bernd Kistenmacher seemingly came out of nowhere in 1986 with this album of Berlin- style electronic music that was basically the best thing that Klaus Schulze never made.

"It was Klaus Schulze's 1976 album Moondawn that altered the trajectory of Bernd Kistenmacher's life when he.

Long time Waysiders will remember us carrying (and selling!) a lot of these back when it was originally released on lp-only in 1987. It was a really good one then and it's still a really good one now.

Synthesist Bernd Kistenmacher seemingly came out of nowhere in 1986 with his first album, Head-Visions, a fine 70s-style album of Berlin-style electronic music that was basically the best thing that Klaus Schulze never made.

This was released one year later and was his nearly as excellent...

"The pataphysical toy music of Klimperei, a collective project led since 1985 by Christophe Petchanatz, gets a lot out of many small things - dismantled toys, organs with burst pipes, squeaking detuned guitars, loose broom. Sung in English by Eric Chabert, the songs on Dealings are adaptations of poems by John B. Cornaway (1957-1994), author of Heligoland. Over Chabert's scratchy voice, still manifesting all its vigor, Klimperei unload its makeshift bric-a-brac, convoking melodica, banjo and metallophone...

"The official Konrad Schnitzler discography lists Eruption, released in 1971, under the title Schwarz, as the first Schnitzler album. In actual fact, Eruption is the third and final LP by the group Kluster, following Klopfzeichen and Zwei Osterei...

"Imagine finding a message in a bottle, forty years after it was dispatched. That is what it feels like when you listen to Kluster's Klopfzeichen for the first time, mysterious, hard to decipher, a relic of a time long since passed. The handwriting...

"Zwei Osterei is the second half of a recording session which took place on a single day in November 1970. Klopfzeichen is the first part. Yet the uncompromising Zwei Osterei surpasses the earlier Klopfzeichen album by some distance in terms of its...

Nina Berman, soprano
Charlotte Mundy, mezzo-soprano
Blythe Gaissert, contralto
Paul Orbell, guitar
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar
Jude Traxler, percussion, Rhodes, electronics
Jeff Gretz, drums
Joseph Higgins, bass

The Knells return for a second helping. The line-up is a little smaller than before, but it still features the distinctive three female vocals front line! Having seen them twice, and now, with a fine second album, I can't decide if I like them

Their third release (second by the wonderful, eight-piece edition of the group) and once again, they've topped themselves! How can you not love and enjoy "vivid lysergic joy"?

"Were it not for an almost accidental affiliation with the modern prog rock scene, Knifeworld would surely have been embraced by the indie mainstream years ago. Bottled Out of Eden arrives as the band begin to make inroads in that domain, but rather than imbue their sound with a little Tame Impala-like polish, this is an...

Knifeworld is the long worked on solo project by Kavus Torabi, of Cadiacs, Guapo and Monsoon Bassoon. It's a very English, very modernly English progressive release - it's not filled with mellotrons and it doesn't sound like it's from the 70s, but it is full of good songs with great hooks and huge depth in terms of what he does with the song forms. If you like and appreciate Cardiacs, you'll definitely like this; although it doesn't sound anything like Cardiacs, it mines similar ground. Nicely done....

It's been really great to see the progression of Kavus Torabi's Knifeworld, and also to see him rising to the challenges of principle songwriter and bandleader (especially a large band leader) in these times.

Kavus is a guitarist, singer and...

"Koivistoinen's 7th album 3rd version (1973) finds him joining forces with members from Heikki Sarmanto Serious Music Ensemble (Pekka Sarmanto-bass, Heikki Sarmanto-Fender Rhodes and drummer Craig Herndon) plus guitar legend Jukka Tolonen."

"One of the biggest highlights in Koivistoinen's career. And also one of my personal favourites when it comes to Finnish jazz in general. 3rd Version includes four amazing tracks with tremendous instrumental work. The line-up playing here is just incredible....

First-ever vinyl reissue of this excellent 1976 Finnish fusion classic. Saxist Eero composed all the tracks and featured in the band or in a guest position are Wodek Gulkoski-keyboards and synths, Jukka Tolonnen-guitar, Olli Ahvenlanhti-piano & electric piano, Pekka Pohjola-bass, Esko Rosnell-drums, Georg Wadenius-guitar.
For fans of Master Cylinder, early Passport, Weather Report, Return to Forever.

Originally released in 1971 on the Scandia label and never before reissued in any format, this is mastered from the original tapes and features new notes by Koivistoinen!

This is electric jazz ala Nucleus & Passport - like those bands, it's jazz guys toying with and figuring out how to add rock and electricity to their music, and features combinations of the following musicians
Eero Koivistoinen-saxes
Lance Genderson-guitar
Eero Ojanen-piano
Pekka Sarmanto-bass
Reino Laine.

"Performed with a one-off ensemble, the Music Society, Wahoo! from 1973, is a fiery, raw burst of fusion jazz played by a large group with incendiary energy."

"And the winner for funkiest album of 1973, narrowly beating out Herbie's Headhunters is. . . Eero Koivistoinen Music Society! And from Finland no less. In no way should jazz-funk be considered the secondary genre, this is as funky as they come. From the opening bars of "Hot C", it's clear that this group is just clicking on all cylinders...

This is an amazing and amazingly great electric jazz set from the archives that has not been heard in over 40 years!
Do NOT miss this one!

"What happens when you take one of Europe's best sax players and match him up with one of the great, overlooked guitarists of the day? You get this white hot set from Eero Koivistoinen Quartet with special guest Philip Catherine. The lineup for the quartet is crazy amazing - Heikki Sarmanto on Fender Rhodes, his brother Pekka Sarmanto on bass, Reino...

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.

"The Pop-Liisa and Jazz-Liisa broadcast session series presents previously unreleased and forgotten gems from the biggest names of Finnish...

Beautiful reissue of a classic 1977 Norwegian folk / folk-rock release.

"Far up north, in the realm of the Norsemen, he ruled. Well, actually he was a band, playing Norwegian folkrock, like few others have done. Not many before them have done so except bands like Convivium and Folque, and then later Ym-Stammen, Storm and Gate. Kong Lavring was different from them all, as they were digging deep into our treasure of ancient Norwegian folksongs. Although electrified, the national tonality of the...

"Never bootlegged and known up until now only to a few faithful servants (and largely thought to have been lost for ever), these sessions offer a hitherto unrivalled look into the state of Finnish jazz and progressive rock between the years 1972-1977. Imagine if the sessions recorded by John Peel had only recently been discovered, and you get an idea of the cultural weight of what is being brought into the light of day here.
Originally recorded as broadcasts by YLE (the national radio service....

"Never-before-released recordings of mythic Belgian kosmische band Kosmose (1973-'78). Kosmose can be approached as a collective without a specific leader. The line-up fluctuated quite a lot around a rock-solid core formed by Alain Neffe and Francis Pourcel.
As this release demonstrates, their sound evolved from something deeply influenced by kosmische music to a purely improvised form of noisy free jazz. The whole adventure took place in the heart of the '70s, almost under wraps, though most...

"Esa Kotilainen's Ajatuslapsi was a very moderate success at the time of its release in 1977, but over the years its cult status has become immense. Svart Records presents the first ever vinyl reissue, with the mastering and cutting of the lathe supervised by Kotilainen himself.
Ajatuslapsi is quite a magical record. One of the first ambient synthesizer records ever in Finland, it is quite unlike much of the similar stuff produced elsewhere during the seventies. Julian Cope's Head Heritage website...

"This young, semi-improvising power trio -- Tom Hasslan (guitars), Axel Skalstad (drums), and J�rgen Mathisen (saxophone) -- typify a new and invigorating movement currently sweeping across the Nordic region: hard boiled improvisation and strong instrumental personalities bolted onto rock beats and driving rhythms. Equally powerful on record and on stage, Krokofant pull no punches, sounding like some unholy three-way marriage of early '70s jazz rock (Mahavishnu Orchestra, Terje Rypdal, Ray Russell), the...

"On their third album in just three years, Krokofant typify a new and invigorating movement currently sweeping the Nordic region: hard-boiled improvisation and strong instrumental personalities bolted onto rock beats and driving rhythms. Equally powerful on record and on stage, Krokofant pull no punches, sounding off like some unholy three-way marriage of early '70s jazz rock (think Mahavishnu Orchestra, Terje Rypdal), the sprawling progressive odysseys of King Crimson and Van Der Graaf Generator, and...