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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 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...

"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 &...

"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...

To anyone who has heard the music of Kikagaku Moyo, it should come as no surprise that the band's origins lie in hours upon hours of late-night jamming, illuminated by nothing more than the geometric patterns playing behind the band's eyelids, resulting in a natural, free-floating sound, as of-the-earth as it is intergalactic. It may be surprising that the band sharpened their improvisational skills by busking on the streets of their native Tokyo. It may be surprising that the band's overall sound may....

To anyone who has heard the music of Kikagaku Moyo, it should come as no surprise that the band's origins lie in hours upon hours of late-night jamming, illuminated by nothing more than the geometric patterns playing behind the band's eyelids, resulting in a natural, free-floating sound, as of-the-earth as it is intergalactic. It may be surprising that the band sharpened their improvisational skills by busking on the streets of their native Tokyo. It may be surprising that the band's overall sound may...

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...

Kingston Wall came out of Finland in the early 90's and this was their first album, from 1992. They were a spacerock/stoner rock trio of guitar/vocals, bass and drums. There's a lot of influences in their sound, but they managed to come up with a strongly rocking take on the classic sound while still managing to bring something new to it.

It seemed like they were on the verge of really breaking through when world got out that their leader, guitarist/vocalist Petri Walli, had died...

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...

"A reissue of the second release by Osamu Kitajima's Masterless Samurai, originally released in 1980. A more world music and definitely a more progressive fusion rock approach is what defines Masterless Samurai, the second album by Japanese prog warrior Osamu Kitajima. On Masterless Samurai, he takes his vision of merging Japan's traditional music with progressive rock and jazz music of the west even one step further than he did with his previous albums. Excessive flute lines of Eastern origin, funky...

"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...

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....

Eero Koivistonen Music Society
Esko Rosnell-drums
Pekka Sarmanto-bass
Eero Koivistoinen-soprano & tenor sax
Jukka Tolonen, Attila Berger-guitar
Mike Koskinen-trumpet
Don Bane, Pentti Hietanen, Eero Ojanen-piano & electric piano

"Koivistoinen's 70th birthday festivities continue with the release of his 3rd album For Children. This 1970 album was originally released by the same book publishing company, Otava, which was responsible for his earlier two albums as well...

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 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...

"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...

"Cross-breed a crocodile and an elephant and you might end up with an ungodly hybrid: a Krokofant. Familiar to Norwegians from a popular kids' song, a real life Krokofant would be a lumbering, trumpeting beast with a fearsome array of teeth in its...

Rolf and Joachim Kuhn in an early jazz-meets-rock thingy, with Volker Kriedgel, G�nter Lenz and Stu Martin.

"Experienced jazz avant gardists Joachim and Rolf K�hn joined forces with Volker Kriegel, Gunter Lenz and Stu Martin to release this...

"Featuring the title track, picked by Andy Votel for B-Music's The BYG Deal compilation. "Recorded during the same sessions as the Mad Rockers LP, with the same musicians, Bloody Rockers features more free jazz meets rock explorations by the K�hns and...

Bobby Muncy-tenor and soprano saxes, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, EWI
Anthony Pirog-electric & acoustic guitars, pedals, guitar synth
Nathan Kawaller-double bass
Larry Ferguson-drums

Vinyl only release.
Kung Fu Bastard are the unlikely named electric jazz band of Bobby Muncy, a very talented DC saxist and composer.
I've seen them a few times and they veer between being a electric jazz band and a really wild and wooly electric jazz band. And in addition to the fact that t

Fantastic album that I am thrilled to finally be able to own! If you are interested in the great, underground Swedish 1970s scene, you NEED this!

"First-ever vinyl reissue of one of the most sought-after and beautiful psych rock/progressive/pre..

"For their third album, Finnish quartet K-X-P – whose Twitter biog describes them as Original-Electronic-Motorhead-Space-Trance-Spiritual-Rock-Meditation-FreeJazz-Godz (!) – have decided to capture the raw energy of their live performances in the studio.
That description is not serious, of course, but neither is it far wrong, because their music is surprisingly adaptable, despite it not having an obvious melodic interest from first listen. Rather, it taps into a primal place of rhythm and percussion...

"For their third album, Finnish quartet K-X-P – whose Twitter biog describes them as Original-Electronic-Motorhead-Space-Trance-Spiritual-Rock-Meditation-FreeJazz-Godz (!) – have decided to capture the raw energy of their live performances in the studio.
That description is not serious, of course, but neither is it far wrong, because their music is surprisingly adaptable, despite it not having an obvious melodic interest from first listen. Rather, it taps into a primal place of rhythm and percussion...

40' of music; not *so* mini...
"The mighty K-X-P return from a year long studio hiatus with a new EP entitled History of Techno , with the band paying homage to the origins of the monotonic umpa umpa , also known as techno music.
For these Finns techno is sacred music religious, ancient drumming that has been echoing since the beginning of time. Shamanistic band lead leader and singer Timo Kaukolampi explains 'Techno is music that has a special undercurrent, a meta level or lizard brain...