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This live album was recorded two years before the group's one and only studio release, in October, 1970 at a festival on their home turf of Bruxelles. It was discovered and released in the early 90s in a limited vinyl edition and I've always really...

"Connecticut's Landing have specialized in a mild and rural kind of psychedelia since the late '90s; they have since moved closer to post-punk and shoegaze territory, but Third Sight -- recorded specifically for El Paraiso Records' Impetus series -- builds on the hallucinatory soundscapes of the band's earliest days. There's a unique sense of motoric drift to these four long pieces, and an organic blend of rock instrumentation and analog electronics that brings to mind Eno's best collaborations in the...

"First ever vinyl reissue of this little known classic from founding Philip Glass Ensemble member Richard 'Dickie' Landry. Following two jazz LPs issued on the Chatham Square label (which he co-ran), Dickie Landry released Fifteen Saxophones, a set of 1974 recordings done with engineer Kurt Munkacsi, on the Northern Lights and Wergo labels in 1978. Fifteen Saxophones simultaneously demonstrates Landry's boundary-pushing saxophone and his understanding of the minimalists' long-form treatises on sound...

"Langsyne from Barmen (Bergisches Land region) played a subtle kind of psych-folk with a wide range of partly unusual, exotic, and medieval instruments: sitar, psaltery, koto, glockenspiel, flute, etc. Especially remarkable is the instinctive...

"Professional Sunflow is the first-time collaboration between Laraaji & Sun Araw, two colossal forces in contemporary electronic music. Laraaji's musical radiance has continued to shine brightly over four decades since being discovered by Brian Eno in New York's Washington Square Park in 1979. Sun Araw emerged out of Los Angeles' experimental scene in 2008 with transformative releases on a variety of trend-setting labels (Not Not Fun, Drag City and more).

The live performances on this double...

"Vita sul pianeta" is a concept album released in 1973 by Car Juke-Box record label - the same of the first Le Orme's LP's - and recorded by Laser, a five-piece band from Rome previously named "Il Laser di Elvezio Sbardella" after their founder's name...

Reissue of a stupidly rare and obscure 1963 free jazz session that was released on a tiny label and was not generally known of (I didn't know about it until I saw this reissue and dug into the information on the 'net...

When Last Exit, a supergroup of musical avantists and trouble-makers first appeared in the mid 1980s, I can not begin to explain what a shock they were to the jazz and improvised music scene. Here were three well established jazz and improvisational figures (Peter Brotzmann, Sonny Sharrock and Ronald Shannon Jackson) playing with a 'rock' guy (Bill Laswell) and playing fucking LOUD.

Playing major festivals, bursting eardrums where ever they went and recording and releasing a number of live albums..

"In the young Maesa Pullman, The Last Hurrah!! mastermind HP Gundersen has found the perfect singer for this ever-developing project so dear to his heart. After exploring the possibilities of the drone guitar on their 2011 debut, Spiritual Non-Believers, and the slightly more song-oriented 2013 follow-up, The Beauty of Fake, The Last Hurrah!! are back with a third album that dives straight into the heart of classical song traditions and vintage production values, blending elements from country and...

"The Last Hurrah!! is the project of Norwegian guitarist HP Gundersen plus a jamboree of international players and singers. Based in Bergen in western Norway, Gundersen has a long history in Norwegian music and beyond. As a producer he discovered and...

Bill Laswell-electric basses
Michael Beinhorn-synths, shortwave, tapes
Ronald Shannon Jackson-drums
George Lewis-trombone
Ralph Carney-bass sax, contrabass clarinet
Fred Frith-guitar, violin
Martin Bisi-drums, percussion, metals
David Moss-voice, non-metric percussion, steel drum
Phillip Wilson-drums

When the Bill Laswell-helmed Material released Memory Serves in 1981, it was one of the very earliest of the 'downtown sound' albums to be released, and it was..

This was the 2nd, and probably the best release of this group's three E.L.P. - inspired albums that this very young Italian band released.
A very nice fusion of keyboard-driven progressive rock and classical music.

This was the first of 3 very good, E.L.P. - inspired albums that this very young Italian band released.
This is a rock opera based on the gospel of St. Matthew. A very nice fusion of keyboard-driven progressive rock and classical music.

"Dominique Lawalrée (b. 1954) is a composer born and based in Brussels. First Meeting is Lawalrée's first archival release to date. Culled from four different albums originally self-published on his private label Editions Walrus, circa 1978-1982, this compilation highlights the composer's unique sense of ambient and minimal composition. Originally considered for release on Brian Eno's Obscure Records, Lawalrée's music is now no longer hidden.
In this collection the listener finds the sounds of piano...

"Led Bib may have managed to retain the same line-up since 2004 but there is nothing jaded about this set." � The Arts Desk

"...a dynamite live show." � Time Out London
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A truly great new studio release by the MIGHTY BIB, and for the first four weeks only, this is $3.00 off the regular price!

"Easily the most adventurous and audacious outfit on today’s UK jazz scene, Led Bib has built a reputation over the course of seven albums for expansive improvisations and treks into genre-defying music of throbbing intensity. All Music Guide called their singular brand of jazz “explosive enough to blow up your speakers” while The Wire weighed in with: “This is the sound....

Karl Hjalmar Nyberg saxofones / Andreas Sk�r Winther drums, strings / Klaus Ellerhusen Holm saxophone / clarinet / Michael Francis Duch double bass.

"It may allude to the first name of Karl Hjalmar Nyberg, but the designation Mr K present us the duo founded by the mentioned saxophonist with drummer Andreas Skar Winther. The intended ambiguity of this project goes beyond this personal identity factor � it�s everywhere in the music. Mr. K covers all the possible approaches to improvisation, going...

Steve Lehman alto and sopranino saxophones / Mark Dresser double bass / Pheeroan Aklaff drums.
"When the re-edition of past works of an artist has no immediate commercial justification, the motivations of a particular label and the musician himself can only be one of two: to show from where he came from, in order for the listener to compare recent achievements with old developments, or to give a broad perspective of his path as a flux of equally considered ideas and performative realizations, if that..

"Leimer uses piano tape loops, moog synths, guitars and other things to weave his spells of tranquility. It's easy to compare him to Eno but it would be unfair to say that "CSP" is Enoesque because he gives it a quality that is entirely his own foundin...

"A persistent favorite since its original release in 1982, this is an almost-soundtrack for the Alan Greenberg film of the funeral of Bob Marley. Robert Palmer wrote in the New York Times that “Mr. Greenberg’s cinematographer was Jorg Schmidt-Reitwein, a longtime associate of Werner Herzog, and his eye for color and detail and use of a pleasantly grainy film stock give "Land of Look Behind" its distinctive appearance and texture. K. Leimer’s electronic background music contributes some drama and a sense...

This 1966 recording by one of the founding members of the Little Theatre Club (thereby one of the founding members of the English free jazz movement) is considered one of the first recordings of UK free jazz. A pretty amazing lineup: Nisar Ahmad Khan...

This is a real one-shot mystery album from Italy that I only became aware of due to Ken Golden (thanks!) and it's a great one.
Originally released in 1977. Leprino plays guitars, synthesizers, vibraphone, bells (and I suspect does the effects/tapework), and is joined by Arnaldo Ciato-grand piano, Franco Lazzaro- organ, synthesizers & Alfio Squaiello-flute and 'Tosi' on oboe.
This album consists of two side long tracks that combine this instruments into a wonderful, flowing, cohesive whole...

Limited edition blue, black & white vinyl in a beautiful gatefold sleeve!

Libra were an Italian progressive rock band who strangely enough signed to Motown in the early 1970's, releasing one album that just disappeared (who looks for progressive rock on Motown?).

Years later they reappeared with this, their 2nd and final album, which was the somewhat-to-extremely Goblin-esque sountrack to a Mario Bava horror film. If you like the Goblin sound, you will like this. All instrumental...

"Finnish Jazz musician and composer with a respectable career and numerous appearances in Jazz-oriented albums.As Make Lievonen he released one and only album in 1977.But what a monster line-up he recruited for this work with huge names from the Finnish Jazz and Prog scene: Bassist and Olli Ahvenlahti's collaborator Pekka Sarmanto, Pentti Lahti on clarinet, Eero Koivistoinen and Pekka Poyry from Tasavallan Presidentti on sax/flute, drummer Esko Rosnell and Reino Laine (known for his work with Olli...

When This Heat fell apart, Charles Hayward went on to found Camberwell Now, Gareth Williams went to India for studies and Charles Bullen did this, which has been impossibly rare for 30 years. First-ever vinyl re-release and first time available in any form for decades and decades. Now you can easily hear it.

"Political post-punk trio This Heat dissolved at a turbulent time in the UK. Margaret 'The Iron Lady' Thatcher was in power, and her budget-cutting, ultra-conservative influence was felt...

"One of the very best records on Garden of Delights, if not the best one in general. Purely psychedelic music. There are no weak parts on the album at all. Only impressive songs played by talented musicians, recorded professionally, and taken from the...

Jazzliisa 6: Live at Liisankatu Studios, Helsinki. Live Broadcast on Channel Two, Wednesday, May 11th, 1977, 8 pm to 8.40 pm. Produced by YLE. Hosted by Matti Konttinen.
JUKKA LINKOLA OCTET
A1. MORNING SONG (6:13)
A2. PIENI KANSANLAULU (8:42)
B1. DITHYRAMBOS I (5:48)
B2. DITHYRAMBOS II (7:08)
B3. DITHYRAMBOS III (8:45)

ESKO HEIKKINEN � trumpet (A1, A2, B1, B3), flugelhorn (A1, B2)
TOM BILDO � trombone
PENTTI LAHTI � alto saxophone (A2, B1, B3), flute (B1, B2)

"1973 was an extremely prolific year for many a Finnish jazz musician. Guitarist Jukka Tolonen and saxophonist Eero Koivistoinen released a few albums of their own and also participated on Esko Linnavalli's project Finnish Design, the aim of which was to perform jazz interpretations of Finnish folk songs. The result was so successful that one can't help but wonder while listening to the album that why it hasn't been reissued until now. The Svart reissue is presented with the original gatefold layout and...

"Liquid Liquid emerged from New York City's vibrant Downtown scene in 1981. Formed by drummer Scott Hartley, bassist Richard McGuire, vocalist Sal Principato and marimba player Dennis Young, the group cut their teeth in underground clubs and street art circles before solidifying their trailblazing style�a fusion of irresistible basslines, junkyard percussion and urgent, free-flowing lyrics. Their three EPs, all originally released on legendary 99 Records, would heavily influence dance-oriented indie...

"Following their debut in 1981, Liquid Liquid wasted no time with their second release the same year. Successive Reflexes picks up where the previous EP leaves off with "Lock Groove," a slow-paced deconstruction of Fela Kuti and Can that shows how quickly the band was able to capture their stripped-down approach in the studio. "Push" drives forward with unapologetic funk, yet still sounds utterly unique. Like their 99 labelmates ESG, Liquid Liquid created music on their own terms and artfully avoided the...

This is an extremely high-quality vinyl version of this great album; I gotta say that it came out beautiful! It includes a download coupon for the digital version of the music. Limited edition, one time-only pressing of 500 copies...

Considered by many to be the final great Italian symphonic rock album! "By 1977, progressive rock in Italy was all but dead. Most of the movement had moved either underground or more towards the experimental (Pierrot Lunaire, Picchio dal Pozzo). It mus...

I just saw 12 string guitarist Sarah Louise open for Ahleuchatistas, and, as Shane said to me, "She's a total shredder!"
Seriously, there's a lot of Americana finger style guitarists out there and there are a lot of good ones but Sarah plays with a level of mystery and transcendence that few reach. If you like this sort of sound, this, her only release so far, is hugely recommended by me personally.

"Volume 12 in VDSQ�s impressive acoustic series features a player who beautifully navigates...

Jon Lundbom, guitar Jon Irabagon, alto and soprano saxophones Bryan Murray, tenor and balto! saxophones Moppa Elliott, bass Dan Monaghan, drums.

"The daring guitarist/composer Jon Lundbom is back at it again, meting out intense, unpredictable...