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“A definitive reissue of the long out-of-print first album from Italian experimental-rock band LA 1919, Ars srA, originally released in 1987 by ADN, the Italian Recommended Records branch.
Ars srA was an early example of a long-distance collaboration album as result of a virtuosic exchange of tapes between the Milan-based duo and the legendary American guitarist Henry Kaiser and Canadian maverick sound artist John Oswald. The resulting music sounds like a perfect blend of '70s art-rock elements and...

"Licensed from Columbia Japan. Remastered and lacquer cut by Rashad Becker. 180 gram vinyl.
Aguirre Records present a reissue of Distant Voices, Steve Lacy's rare Japanese collaboration album, originally released in 1976. Renowned for remarkable solo concerts that confirmed his mastery of the soprano horn and that carried its instrumental language into previously unexplored regions, Lacy also loved to collaborate with musicians who could inspire him to stretch the boundaries of his own artistry....

“This third Lage trio outing, LOVE HURTS, is a program of shifting and nuanced moods. On my initial listening, I found the album to be more somber overall in ambiance than its predecessors, perhaps because its opener, "In Heaven," has a minor-keyed noir atmosphere which seems to linger, but on subsequent plays, I had a somewhat different impression, becoming more aware of lighter, happier moments, provided by "Tomorrow Is The Question," "The Windup" and "Encore (A)". Perhaps I would describe LOVE HURTS...

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...

"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...

The great lost second Laraaji album, from 1984 and only previously available on cassette tape directly from the artist on the streets of NYC!

"Vision Songs Vol. 1 (1984) is the LARAAJI album like no other, located at the intersection of new age and gospel. It is both his outlier and magnum opus, the feel-good DIY tape of the century.
Discovered busking in Washington Square Park by Brian Eno in the late 70s, engagement with the eternal flow has led Laraaji to, seemingly by magic, emerge as the.

“Originally released on cassette in 1986, Celestial Realms is a collaborative album from new age figurehead and Brian Eno-collaborator Laraaji, and fellow cosmic traveller Jonathan Goldman (aka Lyghte). Laraaji conjures his typically vivid soundworld of shimmering electric zither, while Goldman inhabits that world with pulsing guitar and droning synthesizer. A trance-inducing ambient voyage. Celestial Realms provides a 46-minute blissful ambient voyage featuring zither, bells, synthesizer, and guitar....

"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..

“The Last Hurrah!!'s Los Angeles started out as a commission work for the Vossajazz festival, and was performed in Voss in western Norway in March 2018. A far cry from Los Angeles, but to mastermind and founder HP Gundersen there are no boundaries in music and such differences are only sources of inspiration and natural parts of his vast musical universe. For the previous album Mudflowers, HP Gundersen "found" and recruited the perfect singer in Maesa Pullman, daughter of famed actor Bill Pullman...

"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.

Great and personalized takes on the music of a quirky American icon! Recommended!

“Chicago saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi, a touring member of Justin Vernon’s Bon Iver and one-third of the inventive Chicago improvising collective Twin Talk, first encountered the music of Moondog a decade ago, while studying at Indiana University. “Initially, I liked the quirkiness of the music and the lore surrounding him,” he says. Until he relocated to Germany in 1974, Kansas-born Louis Hardin Jr. was a genuine...

"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...

"Music and Poetry of the Kesh is the documentation of an invented Pacific Coast peoples (the Kesh) from a far distant time, and the soundtrack of famed science fiction author, Ursula K. Le Guin's Always Coming Home.
The ways of the Kesh were originally presented in 1985 as a five hundred plus page book accompanied with illustrations of instruments and tools, maps, a glossary of terms, recipes, poems, an alphabet, and with early editions, a cassette of "field recordings" and indigenous song. Le Guin..

"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....

“Seed Triangular is the first collaborative album from adventurous multi-instrumentalist Robbie Lee and virtuosic guitarist Mary Halvorson. The album features Halvorson and Lee not only improvising together on a rarely-heard combination of instruments for the very first time, but also documents Halvorson touching these instruments for the very first time. She explores the extended high and low strings of an 18-string Knutsen harp guitar (circa 1899), the vintage quirks of a 1930 Gibson L-2 guitar, and...

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...

"...K. Leimer creates similar sound mosaics, albeit with a greater dynamic range and rhythmic drive. He’s been putting out records since 1979 on his Palace of Lights label, sort of a Windham Hill of electronic music. As a Brian Eno disciple, Leimer is ...

"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...

Nisar Ahmad Khan-tenor sax
John Surman-baritone and soprano sax (making his recording debut!)
Peter Lemer-piano
Tony Reeves-bass
Jon Hiseman-drums

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.
Even more wonderfully, on February 20, 2018, ALL the musicians who appear on this album appeared at a show to celebrate t

This reissues two really good and unique early, early 80s synthesizer albums that were definitely overlooked at the time.

"Vinyl LP pressing reissue of Craig Leon's seminal synthesizer albums Nommos and Visiting 're-editioned' in definitive form as the Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 1 for RVNG Intl.'s archival series.
Originally issued respectively on John Fahey's Takoma label in 1980 & Leon's Arbitor private press in 1982, Nommos and Visiting were the twin brainchildren of...

“Craig Leon revisits the extraterrestrial origins of civilization in Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 2: The Canon. Picking up where the pioneering electronic albums Nommos and Visiting (Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 1) left off, The Canon traces the imparted knowledge of alien visitors as it spread from Africa across the ancient world. Co-produced and featuring vocals by Cassell Webb, the pair engage a sonic pallet familiar from Vol. 1, updated with ecstatic contemporary sound...

NOTE: These copies have a top seam split, so we are blowing them out!

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...

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...

Really excellent 'spiritual jazz' from a very obscure group who released this in 1970. Hugely recommended to fans of that sound / the Strata-East sound.

"Drummer, bandleader and activist Bubbha Thomas had toured America with R&B revues, served as a session musician for Peacock and Back Beat Records, and played straight ahead jazz with legends before the political and social upheaval of the late 1960s led him to a path first charted by Coltrane. Free As You Wanna Be predates the deep-set, maverick..

"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...

“"I felt totally unrestrained making this album" says Lindstrøm about his 6th solo album On A Clear Day I Can See You Forever (a title inspired by the 1970’s musical On A Clear Day You Can See Forever starring Barbra Streisand). "I’ve listened to Robert Wyatt's solo albums and his Matching Mole’s debut album a lot lately. It so effortless, fearless and free. And not insisting. I was very inspired by this."
In the autumn of 2018, Lindstrøm composed a commissioned piece for Norway’s premiere...

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...

“A reissue of Garrett List's Your Own Self, originally issued in 1972. Produced on Max Schubel's Opus One label, it was a remarkable creative effort, conceived like a celebration of a higher self-consciousness. The context is avant-garde minimalism, but the music is enriched by a deep spiritualism; it echoes the most meditative jazz of the age, taking also advantage from the mystic lesson of La Monte Young. Everything is solved in a free, moderate and brilliant language, pure and elegant. It's...

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...

"Lombard's debut is an absolutely gorgeous, startling document of melancholic chanson psychedelia that staggeringly foreshadows the eerie, incorporeal sci-fi pop of Stereolab and, more specifically, earlyBroadcast by about 30 years." – Other Music “Beautiful pop songs sung in French by this Belgian maverick (who worked with Luciano Berio) swirling upon wonderful 60's abstract-expressionism orchestrations: lovely dream bass lines and organ drifting, with dreamy use of echoes, reverbs and sometimes...

Gatefold sleeve and limited edition of only 200!

“One afternoon in 1975, friend and fellow music traveler, Harold Schroeder, showed up at Poo-Bah Record Shop where Tom Recchion worked selling records and experimental music to people, forcing them to buy albums that he swore would change their lives. Harold asked if Tom wanted to share in a studio space close to the shop. After seeing it Tom immediately said "YES!". They moved in and divided the space in half. On Tom's half he made drawings...

"Sarah Louises music is spiritually and tangibly set apart from her peers, her 12-string compositions culled from birdsong and rivers as well as the sacred drone of Appalachian folk music. - NPR Music, Songs We Love Praised by Pitchfork as one of the most exciting figures in solo guitar music masterful 12-string guitarist and vocalist Sarah Louise integrates elements of drone, spiritual jazz, and minimalism into her compositions. Her Thrill Jockey debut Deeper Woods is her first album to prominently....

Knowing nothing about her, other than the fact she was opening for them, I saw 12 string guitarist Sarah Louise open for Ahleuchatistas in 2017, and, as Shane said to me, "She's a total shredder!"
Shane's 100% right - she really is seriously amazing and deep; there's a lot of Americana finger style guitarists out there and there are a lot of good ones but for me, Sarah plays with a level of mystery and transcendence that few reach. If you like this sort of sound, this, a reissue of her first...

A great guitarist, following a singular path...this one is somewhere between guitar heroics and laptop electronics...

“Following a series of highly acclaimed solo guitar albums, Nighttime Birds and Morning Stars is Sarah Louise’s most fearless work to date. Louise broadens beyond folk forms, turning streams of raw electric guitar into entire oceans of aural texture. Her rich playing is warped beyond ecognition through inventive synthesizing and digital manipulations. The innovative songs mine...

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...