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These are the earliest available recordings by Chris McGregor and some of the musicians who would later form The Blue Notes in South Africa, flee to Europe due to apartheid, eventually settle in London and totally shake up and influence the early Brit-jazz scene and eventually metamorphose into the Brotherhood Of Breath.

This is a recording September 1963 of a big band- Chris' earliest big band experience - that was assembled specifically for a jazz festival (sponsored by a beer company...

Mark McGuire was the guitarist of the great US electronic outfit Emeralds. This new, vinyl-only release is very interesting as he plays acoustic guitar on one side and electric guitar on the other side. Some of the electric stuff sounds more like Ash Ra Tempel's "Inventions For Electric Guitar" than anything else I've ever heard! Pretty great!

"Mark McGuire reminds us why he is among the most beloved guitarists of our new age. McGuire returns to VDSQ with a beautiful album of fractal...

Mark McGuire returns with Vision Upon Purpose, the full-length sequel to Beyond Belief (2015). Continuing a process that began in 2015 with the birth of the beloved one, Vision Upon Purpose sees magic brought directly into 3D reality, bringing new adventures into being with a new sight and new purpose; this will be the toughest and most beautiful road yet. These are warm, electric soul rainbow songs for the elders -- past, present, and future. All songs written by Mark McGuire utilizing electric and...

“It's been nearly five decades since Joe McPhee assembled a group of musicians to perform the weekend concerts that would become Nation Time, his second LP. It was December 1970, thirty-one-year-old McPhee was inspired by Amiri Baraka's poem 'It's Nation Time,' and the students at Vassar Collegedidn't know what hit them. 'What time is it?' shouted McPhee. 'Come on, you can do better than that. What time is it?!!' The music on Nation Time came out of a fertile, but little-known creative jazz scene...

Henrik Pultz Melbye Tenorsax
Ole Mofjell Drums

The drum and sax duo, Heaven, is the collaborative project of Danish saxophonist Henrik Pultz Melbye and Norwegian drummer Ole Mofjell. Heaven’s fast, highly energetic performances, combine influence from old and new-school free jazz, as the foundation for their innovative sound. Inspired by European improvisation, 60's New York-loft-avant-garde and Ethiopian jazz, Heaven fearlessly ventures between rhythmic and melodic realms, to stretches of....

Melissa were a band from Australia and Midnight Trampoline from 1971 was their only studio album. It's a pretty rare collector's item nowadays. This reissue includes a fascinating 16 page booklet.

“The style of the material is pretty diverse because the album includes elements from psych rock, early prog rock, folk and hard rock. Like some users have already mentioned the singer reminds Van Morrison quite much and the album also includes two Van Morrison covers "Young Lovers Do" and...

NOTE: “The 2LP edition contains a 16-minute medley of the material of King Crimson's debut In the Court of the Crimson King as a bonus.”

Sandro Amadei - keyboards
Stefano Amadei - guitars, Irish bouzouki
Alessandro Bosca - bass
Simone Caffè - guitars
Francesco Fiorito - drums
Emanuela Vedana - vocals
with
Stefano Cabrera - cello (5, 6)
Fabrizio Salvini - percussion (3, 6); flute (6)
Hanako Tsushima - violin (10)

“Melting Clock is a musical

Limited edition of only 300 copies made!

"Men & Volts was one of Boston's great bands, and I was sorry to see them fold up their tent in 1993. I had always known they started as a combo dedicated to playing the music of Capt. Beefheart & the Magic Band, but I was not in Beantown during this era, and thus missed the few shows they played in their original format. Over the years I have bugged David Greenberger (who I knew through his work with The Duplex Planet, etc.) about tapes of this material....

A wonderful album and one of the earliest albums of the Herbie Nichols' repertoire. Hugely recommended.

"Recorded on July 2-3 1984 at the Barigozzi Studio in Milan, this album represents one of the most important tributes ever made to...

2018, vinyl only, solo album by the leader and founder of Godspeed You ! Black Emperor

"Efrim Manuel Menuck returns with his second album Pissing Stars, the brilliantly intense follow-up to his 2011 solo debut Plays “High Gospel” and the first new material with Menuck as central songwriter and vocalist since 2014’s acclaimed Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything from his chamber-punk-rock band Thee Silver Mt. Zion."

“Efrim Manuel Menuck (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt. Zion) and Kevin Doria (Growing, Total Life) are now officially a duo and offer up this new set of whirling maximalist antifa electronics, shot through with Menuck’s trademark incantatory vocals awash in plaintive distortion and hope.”

“WE STARTED PLAYING TOGETHER IN THE DARK WINTER OF 2017. 6 OSCILLATORS AND 3 LARGE AMPLIFIERS. DROVE THRU HELLA BLIZZARDS AND/OR HEATWAVES JUST TO LAND IN SMALL ROOMS, VIBRATING. A SERIES OF SHORT...

“A Perfect Pain is a manifestation of the incredible power created by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (Psychic TV/Throbbing Gristle) -- the founding father of the industrial world, and Merzbow -- the undisputed king of Japanese noise. Recorded exclusively for Cold Spring, A Perfect Pain has been hailed as an important album and an extremely successful collaboration.“

“On their riveting debut collaboration, Merzbow (Masami Akita) and Posh Isolation's Vanity Productions (Christian Stadsgaard) transmute worries about ecological disaster into a torrent of spirit-gnawing, experimental noise that surpasses the sum of its parts. Both hailing from places with a lot of coastline vulnerable to sea level rises, Masami Akita from Japan, and Stadsgaard in Denmark, Coastal Erosion sees them grasp the nettle of impending doom with typically gauntleted grip and an unswerving...

"The esoteric noise duo known as HEXA is the sonic union of XIU XIU's focal point JAMIE STEWART and sonic provocateur LAWRENCE ENGLISH. Forged out of a mutual interest in exotic birds and the decaying charms of the post-industrial age, their collaboration explores the physicality of sound and its abilities to infiltrate and occupy the body. Their collaborative work has been described as being possessed by cascading low frequency pulses and tectonic plates of sound, suspended in cavernous cathedral-like...

Anthony Pirog-guitar
Joe Lally-bass
Brendan Canty-drums

There's a lot of additional information here, but here is really what you need to know. Brendan & Joe were the rhythm section for DC's legendary rock band, Fugazi, who thrilled literally hundreds of thousands for over 15 years. Brendan and Joe were (and are) a tremendously tight and also rock hard rock rhythm section, which might remind you of the core of similarly rockin' and adventurous bands such as Mission Of Burma and Gang Of...

A French band who recorded for the Crypto label and released their one and only album in 1977, which has never been reissued before! The band consisted of Robert Duantet (guitars, vocals), Thierry Scaduto (organ, synthesizer, piano, flute, vocals), Jackie Poillot (bass, bass pedals) and Carmine Versage (drums).

"A group playing melodic progressive rock with a lush character reminsicent of early Genesis, Moody Blues, Cressida, Rare Bird and Fruupp. Still, Metabolisme have their own distinctive...

"One of the few Italian progressive bands to come from Sicily], in Davide Spitaleri the group had one of the finest vocalists on the whole scene, he was operatic in style and had a very intense and heartfelt attitude. Spitaleri was the focal point for...

"A short lived Italian band only releasing two albums. [Inferno] featuring great use of the Moog as well as other amazing keyboard work. The band puts together an album length suite that is one of the classics in the history of symphonic progressive...

“Reissue of an ultra obscure Floridian psych/prog album from 1973. Less than 50 copies were pressed at the time of the original edition, housed in a plain white demo sleeve with the band name hand-written in pen on the cover. Classic '70s prog, with significant elements of fusion and psychedelic rock. Sometimes it sounds like a jazzier, jammer take on 'Close To The Edge'. Other times it sounds like Rick Wakeman briefly joined Pink Floyd during the 'Wish You Were Here' sessions. And then there are the...

"Pittsburgh's Microwaves offer up a behemothic slab of splintered noise rock fury with Regurgitant Phenomena, the group's fifth LP and debut for New Atlantis Records. The album explodes from the drop of the needle, showcasing a ferocious power trio...

"Somewhere among the sonic synchronicity that binds together the forty-two minutes of Midday Veil�s animated and eloquent new album �This Wilderness,� attentive listeners will be struck by the realization that the human organism embodied by the listener is an integral part of an interconnected ecosystem.

It�s a realization about self, size and scope, and like the album itself, it�s massive. Midday Veil have long found themselves comfortable creating colossal concerns, as recorded on the band�s...

"A mix of soft, acoustic guitar driven prog, and some more aggressive, progressive rock, featuring flute. Very consistent."

"An obscure folky progressive from the early-70's. It would seem as though the idea behind Midnight Circus, being as...

"The obscure British prog band Mighty Baby evolved from an earlier group called The Action, a London Mod act that signed to Parlophone after building a strong live reputation, with guitarist Alan King, bassist Mike Evans and drummer Roger Powell, later expanded to include former Savoy Brown guitarist Martin Stone and keyboardist/sax player, Ian Whiteman. Moving heavily into experimental psychedelia in 1969, they cut this incredible debut album for the Head label, which is rightly hailed as one of the...

Fala Mariam (alto) trombone
Nuno Torres (alto) saxophone
Bruno Silva guitar
Pedro Lourenço bass
André Gonçalves organs
Luìs Desirat percussion (metal and skin)
Raphael Soares percussion (wooden)
Sei Miguel (pocket) trumpet ,composition, arrangements, direction

"This occurrence of O Carro de Fogo de Sei Miguel was live recorded at the Namouche Studios, Lisbon, on April 18, 2018.
Sei Miguel is no longer the “best kept secret” of the Portuguese creative

Our second release by Piero Milesi, this is a soundtrack to a ‘video opera’ from 1987, in collaboration with composer Daniel Bacalov.
We are very happy to have a vinyl version of this electronic release made available, in collaboration with Soave Records and Daniel Bacalov, for its 30th anniversary!!

“La Camera Astratta is the result of the amazing collaboration between Piero Milesi e Daniel Bacalov with the experimental theatre-performance of the Studio Azzurro and Giorgio Barberio...

This was Cuneiform’s seventh release and our first release with the great Piero Milesi.
It is always nice to have your work validated and we were very happy to be approached by Olivier, the very nice chief of WRWTFWW about a vinyl reissue of this fine 80s electronic / minimal work.
They did a beautiful job and I know that they worked from the original analog masters to cut this, because we lent them to him! A classic!

“A rare Italian library/soundtrack gem reissued on vinyl for the....

“On Transgression!!!, Donald Miller, guitar icon known for destroying worlds in the great Borbetomagus, takes the listener on an unexpected journey through the 12-string acoustic guitar. Utilizing his occult kinetic picking style, Miller reveals undiscovered universes with nothing but a slide and a spell to guide you. Playing a blues that bristles against structure while transmitting ineffable mastery, Transgression!!! is a modern guitar album like no other. Recorded in his current city, New Orleans, the...

So, you can read the below and you can read other things about them on the internet, but basically, this is a Japanese band who are trying to sound like a 70s German band.
Ultimately, though, knowing that this is released on the "Guru Guru Brain" record label probably tells you as much about what the music sounds like as anything you could ever read!

"Minami Deutsch is back at it again with their 2018 album. Whilst softening their sound and cushioning the blow, you can expect a more profound.

“Seeking a refuge within their music from the assailing world, bassist Joshua Abrams and drummer Chad Taylor take up guimbri and mbira, instruments from diverse African states, finding a new pairing that moves past world music and jazz into something new, to do with dance, meditation, listening and convergence – truly a place of Mind Maintenance.”

Yes, Yes, Yes! The music is great. But let's talk about the really stunning package that this is first!

The cover is completely different than the CD, and is a 2 color hand silk-screened origina. Also contained in the set are 6, color, hand...

Previously unreleased live concert in fantastic sound, recorded September 2, 1974 by Radio Bremen. Missus Beastly went through a lot of stylistic and personnel changes during their career, and this set of very, very good and much more 'out' jazz/rock d...

First-ever vinyl reissue of the third Missus Beastly album. After their great, self-titled, Gorilla-adorned, Germany jazz/rock classic second album, there were a lot of changes in personnel, with more and more overlap with the musicians of Embryo, but the quality of the band and their work remained high.

"Dr. Aftershave and the Mixed-Pickles was Missus Beastly�s third album, which once more presented some mostly instrumental, solid jazz rock. It was at the same time the first album to be released.

Originally released in 1969, Missus Beastly, along with Xhol Caravan are considered one of the earliest underground bands.

"Legendary psychedelic blues. Their debut with the original red CPM cover artwork. Like a darker, more experimental...

"...the appeal of Intergalactic Beings is how composer/flutist Nicole Mitchell leads her ten-member ensemble in interpreting a theme that’s far from common."-Jazz Word

"These songs are full of raw energy, alternating exploratory ensemble playing with alluring thematic statements reflecting the composer’s deep sense of form."-Well You Need It


"Nicole Mitchell's second avant-jazz suite based on the Xenogenesis novels of Octavia Butler was recorded live on April 30, 2010, at the Museum...

“Recorded at home during the pandemic Roscoe Michell creates beautiful music that is simply at peace with itself.
On 19 newly recorded compositions Roscoe plays his own percussion array with articulate precision and creates hauntingly interesting atmospheres. He overdubbed saxophone on seven pieces thereafter. A wonderful release perfect to combat the tension of our times.”

Gabriele Mitelli cornet, soprano sax, alto flugelhorn, electronics, objects, voice
Rob Mazurek piccolo trumpet, electronics, objects, voice

“Here is one more example of a musical project inspired in literature. Star Splitter, the duo by the multi-instrumentalists Gabriele Mitelli and Rob Mazurek, makes reference to a poem by Robert Frost, in which this author tells the story of Brad McLaughlin, a farmer who failed to produce agricultural income and decided to burn his house to get the...

"The official reissue of legendary album KI-Motion by Japanese percussionist Midori Takada's MKWAJU Ensemble, originally released in 1981.
A highly creative and transcendental fusion of marimba, vibraphone, bamboo percussion, and synthesizers, KI-Motion was recorded in 1981 and captures the birth of Midori Takada's exploration of minimalism, African rhythmic tradition, and ambient music. The album takes its conceptual inspiration from the tamarind ("mkwaju" in Swahili), a drought resistant tree....

"This curiously named group made one of the few really worthwhile albums during the darkest period of Italian progressive rock around 1979-80. They played disciplined symphonic rock almost like a direct cross between Gentle Giant and PFM. The atmosphere is relaxing with typical late 70's lush string synthesizers, acoustic & electric guitars and occasional flute. [Despite the relaxed feel], their instrumental arrangements were quite complex."-Scented Gardens Of The Mind....

"Dieter Moebius (1944-2015) was one of the most important protagonists of avant-garde electronic music in Germany. He was a founding member of Kluster/Cluster (with Conrad Schnitzer and Hans-Joachim Roedelius) and Harmonia (with Michael Rother and Hans-Joachim Roedelius) and worked with several artists such as Brian Eno, Conny Plank, Mayo Thompson, Hellmut Hattler, Asmus Tietchens, Mani Neumeier, Arno Steffen, Jürgen Engler, Jean Hervé Peron, Zappi Diermaier, and Chris Karrer. In 2012, Dieter Moebius was...

This is a really great one, Krautrock fans. Don't miss this, which is somewhat unusual in the oeuvre and one of the late period great ones!

"Dieter Moebius and Conny Plank got to know each other through their work on Cluster's 1971 album and remained close friends until Plank's death in 1987. They made a congenial pair as musicians, as amply demonstrated by their first album as a duo, Rastakraut Pasta, originally released on Sky Records in 1980.

On this album, drums, electric guitars...

"LP version on 180 gram vinyl. Bureau B reissues this collaboration between Dieter Moebius and Karl Renziehausen, initially released on the Pinpoint label in 1990. Liner notes by Asmus Tietchens."

"1990 sees Dieter Moebius enter new...

"With Asmus Tietchens and Dieter Moebius, two artists counting among the greats of German avant-garde electronic music have come together. Both have been active for well over 30 years: Moebius (since 1970) as a member of Kluster/Cluster and Harmonia...

"17 years after Other Places, a sophomore album from these innovative musicians. Dieter Moebius (Kluster, Cluster, Harmonia), Mani Neumeier (Guru Guru) and J�rgen Engler (Male, Die Krupps) got back together to carry on exactly where they left off in...

"Improvisation was and still is the magic word in jazz and live electronica. Transforming spontaneous ideas in real time, listening and reacting immediately to one another -- these are the signs of truly vibrant collaboration. If the musicians can also...

"When Jon Leidecker phoned in early 2012 with a proposition, it seemed a little too good to be true. Jon, part of a loose-knit west coast collective of sound artists whose work I much admired, wondered if Dieter Moebius and I might be interested in meeting him in a spectacular Montana mountain studio for a week of recording, no strings attached. Moebius, always up for an adventure, didn't need much convincing either. Converging on tiny Whitefish in September of that year, our little group of five...

"Many brightly shining planets orbit the twin central star of Cluster (Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius). To be clear: as soloists Roedelius and Moebius have long since worked with all kinds of musicians whose congenial contributions add even...

First ever vinyl release of this 1999 album!

"Dieter Moebius -- half of the legendary duo Cluster and the godfather of electronic krautrock -- passed away in the summer of 2015. In 2016, Bureau B begins rereleasing his final four solo albums, starting with his 1999 album Blotch. Moebius's most famous collaboration is, of course, the "long-term project" Cluster with Hans-Joachim Roedelius, which existed from 1969 until 2010 (with some lengthy breaks). The duo existed in changing formations...

"Dieter Moebius - one half of the legendary duo Cluster and the godfather of electronic krautrock - passed away in the summer of 2015. Bureau B are reissuing his final four solo albums. Following on from Blotch and Nurton, reissued in 2016, Kram and Ding now complete the quartet."

"If Dieter Moebius' previous album Kram was an irreverent mélange of bright synthetic textures, 2011's Ding might be considered Moebi's industrial album. There is a cyclical, mechanical feel to many of the pieces here...

"Dieter Moebius - one half of the legendary duo Cluster and the godfather of electronic krautrock - passed away in the summer of 2015. Bureau B are reissuing his final four solo albums. Following on from Blotch and Nurton, reissued in 2016, Kram and Ding now complete the quartet."

"Recorded in 2008, Kram's playfully disjointed rhythms and shiny plastic surfaces give us just a glimpse perhaps of Moebi's own state of mind -- content, at ease, and happy to be working on music. With small mobile...

First ever vinyl release of this 2006 album!

"On the second album of his late solo work, 2006's Nurton, krautrock legend Dieter Moebius (1944-2015) searches for flaws and uses them as a creative impulse. As usual, he blithely ignores any mainstream expectations. In science, an experiment is defined as an attempt to methodically gain information by systematically varying parameters. The results then confirm or refute the hypothesis or the model of the experiment. In art, however, confirmation is...