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"Incredible fusion of ancient Anatolian melodies and instruments with prog/psych including ocassional piercing fuzz guitar.Makam madness gives way to instrumental prog on this burned-out last album, released in 1976, by Turkey's Anadolu Pop heroes. Mogollar was the band that never had a singer attached for long, and yet even more than Baris or Erkin, they consciously highlighted what was different about the new sounds of the era. Remastered sound. Includes liner notes by Angela Sawyer."

2017 release from one of the most popular instrumental post-rock bands out there!
"Every Country's Sun takes two decades of Mogwai's signature, contrasting sounds – towering intensity, pastoral introspection, synth-rock minimalism, DNA-detonating volume – and distills it, beautifully, into 56 concise minutes of gracious elegance, hymnal trance-rock, and transcendental euphoria. Produced by psych-rock luminary Dave Fridmann, it's a structural soundscape built from stark foundations up; from a gentle...

J�rgen Mathisen soprano and tenor saxophone
Christian Meaas Svendsen bass
Andreas Wildhagen drums

�Momentum. Just one word is enough to explain the philosophy of this trio coming from Norway. A musical manifestation of the phenomenon. In the beginning it is sparse, gradually building until it overflows with force, eventually descending into nothing. It�s spontaneous, intuitive, crude, raw and as potent and powerful as it is fleeting and ephemeral. Each time J�rgen Mathisen, Christian...

“The first ever vinyl reissue of The Momes' Spiralling, originally released in 1989 on the Woof label. Featuring Tim Hodgkinson (Henry Cow, The Work) on Hawaiian laptop noisy guitar and keyboards, Mick Hobbs (Family Fodder, The Work, Officer!) on bass, and Andy Wake (Unrest, Work & Play) on drums, The Momes were a unique power trio with an abrasive sound channeling post-punk, psych-prog, and avant-rock.
Spiralling is their sole album, recorded at This Heat's Cold Storage studio by Charles Bullen...

"No other band channels the color, warmth and energy of the coastal SoCal scenery as well as San Diego's Monarch. Their debut album Two Isles was recorded and produced by local glitterati Brian Ellis. It's full of breezy Allman Brothers guitar leads gliding effortlessly on top of gentle, and sometimes not so gentle, prog-rock structures. With supreme musicianship, they somehow connect the dots between classic California rock, prog, pastoral pop and the vivid, expansiveness of early 1990s British shoegaze...

“MONO formed in Tokyo, Japan in the closing winter weeks of December, 1999. They played their first live shows at the top of the new millennium, and released their first album, Under The Pipal Tree, in 2001. Recorded live in one day on a razor-thin budget, Pipal Tree was an earnest introduction to the curious magic of a band that would eventually become synonymous with monstrously dynamic, contemporary classical rock music. To commemorate those austere beginnings – and celebrate their remarkable...

Latest from this very fine, long-standing Japanese post-rock band, obviously originally influenced greatly by Godspeed, but by now with their own distinct take on ‘the epic’!

“The conflict and correlation between dark and light is a universal theme with a historically rich history. Musically, perhaps no band in the 21st Century has mined that relationship more consistently or effectively than Japan's Mono.
Across 10 albums in 20 years, Mono have convincingly reflected the quietest and most..

"Under The Pipal Tree is the debut album by now-legendary Japanese experimental rock band, MONO. Released in 2001 on avant-garde icon John Zorn's Tzadik label, Under The Pipal Tree showcased a young Japanese quartet whose wide range of influences – most notably Sonic Youth, Mogwai, The Velvet Underground, and Neil Young's Crazy Horse – were on ferocious and ambitious display. Though MONO would eventually become known for their expert marriage of metal and classical genres, Under The Pipal Tree...

Joe Barker - Drums
Matthew Taylor - Bass
Dan Wilson - Guitars
Edward Ricart - Guitars


This is the new instrumental band of Ed Ricart, formerly of Hyrrokkin and pursues a similar path! I don't know how accurate this is, but the band says, "recommended if you like: Chavez, Slint, Ali Farka Toure, U Srinivas, Rodan, Don Caballero"; that's a pretty great, wide-ranging list...

. "Monotrope exists in a realm of instrumental rock that is progressive in its musicality but pu

"First time release on vinyl since its original release on the Italian Ri-Fi label, Maria Monti's 1974 LP Il Bestario is a rare item even in its native country.
Monti is an Italian singer and actress with a noteworthy career, performing as a cabaret singer in the '60s, an ambitious avant-garde folk artist in the '70s, and starring in films by directors such Sergio Leone (Fistful of Dynamite) and Bernardo Bertolucci (1900) all the while.
In addition to lyrics by the infamous poet Aldo Braibanti...

"Maria Monti's 1974 LP Il Bestario is a rare item even in its native country. Monti is an Italian singer and actress with a noteworthy career, performing as a cabaret singer in the '60s, an ambitious avant-garde folk artist in the '70s, and starring in films by directors such Sergio Leone (Fistful of Dynamite) and Bernardo Bertolucci (1900) all the while. In addition to lyrics by the infamous poet Aldo Braibanti, Il Bestiario features arrangements and synthesizer from legendary avant-garde composer Alvin...

Limited edition CLEAR VINYL.

"�The absolute works together with the relative, like two arrows meeting in mid-air.� So wrote Chinese Zen ancestor Shitou Xiqian, in an eighth century poem known as �The Sandokai� � or �The Identity of Relative and...

"We started playing 'No Fun' after BBC6 Radio asked us to record an Iggy song for his 70th birthday. We added it to our set to work it out for the session and kept playing it every night because everyone loves that song. We worked up a version of 'Jukebox Babe' because our sound engineer Larry got it stuck in his head and was singing it all the time. We figured, we may as well play it if we’re going to hear it all the time.
The Stooges and Iggy, and Suicide/Alan Vega/Martin Rev, are all huge...

Moon Duo are actually a new psychedelic / stoner / motorik-beat trio and they are led by the singer and guitar player of another fine modern psychedelic band, Wooden Ships.
If you are a fan of the things released by the Beyond Beyond Is Beyond label, this would fit RIGHT in and you will love this one.

"Meaning all things magick and supernatural, the root of the word occult is that which is hidden, concealed, beyond the limits of our minds. If this is occult, then the Occult Architecture...

"Following the Yin (feminine, darkness, night, earth) represented on Occult Architecture Vol. 1, Vol. 2 presents the Yang. Yang means "the bright side of the hill" and is associated with the male, sun, light and the spirit of heaven, and as such Vol. 2 explores the light and airy elements of Moon Duo's complex psyche."
"In production we referred to Vol. 1 as the fuzz dungeon, and Vol. 2 as the crystal palace," guitarist Ripley Johnson explains. "The darkness of Vol. 1 gave birth to the light of Vol 2..

VERY LIMITED OPAQUE RED VINYL VERSION

“Stars Are the Light, the luminous seventh album by the American psych explorers Moon Duo, marks a progression into significantly new territory. From a preoccupation with the transcendental and occult that informed Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada’s guitar-driven psych rock, and reached its apotheosis in the acclaimed Occult Architecture diptych, Stars Are the Light sees the band synthesize the abstract and metaphysical with the embodied and...

“Curated and annotated by Tim Bowness, Worlds Of Yesterday (1971-1992) is the first official compilation of legendary Warringtonian Prog Rockers Moonshot since 1979’s Shot Hits. From the Crimson-esque grandeur of The Sweetest Bitter Pill to the pastoral beauty of Before That Before, via the warped creativity of Lost In The Ghost Light and engaging Pop of Stupid Things That Mean The World, the album ably demonstrates that while Moonshot may not have reached the commercial heights of celebrated peers...

“British experimental musician, composer, performer and producer Anthony Moore was a founding member of Slap Happy and has worked with Henry Cow, Kevin Ayers, and Pink Floyd among other great names in the British scene.
In 1971 he moved to Hamburg, Germany, and worked in the boiling experimental scene of the city. As a result, two LPs were issued on Polydor in 1971 and 1972, right before forming Slap Happy with old school pal Peter Blegvad and Dagmar Krause.
'Secrets Of The Blue Bag', Moore's...

"The April Sessions has been living in a seedy hotel in Brussels for a few months. She listens to the sparse traffic outside her window, locked in and locked down. "Everything is constructed", she says to herself, "even the sound of a solitary aircraft at 25,000 feet traverses the sky no further out than the inside of my skull". Other weird sonic phenomena criss-cross the inner cosmos of her brain and streak across her private sky like comets. And then there is the unshakeable presence of that inner...

This is Anthony Moore of Slapp Happy in his guise as 20th century avant-garde composer. No CD release of this album of minimal music.

"a-musik is honoured to present a new album by one of our all-time favourites, anthony moore. we've been faszinated by his work, both with slapp happy and solo, since quite a long time now, and are happy to release this lp with wonderful live recordings he did with the missing present band in cologne in late 2015."

So, let me explain to you why, even though this has never been 'generally released' before, this is one of the great albums by R. Stevie Moore.

As some of you know, the very 1st Cuneiform release, 30 years ago, was by RSM. I chose the songs...

When Stevie first came to the light of the public eye, it was for 3 vinyl releases from the late 70s released on HP Music. This was the final of those 3 vinyl releases and is probably the best of the three of them, even if it isn't the most famous....

“If aliens landed and asked about 'MUSIC' we would head off to find R Stevie Moore to present to them as a gift. 
Since the early 70's until late yesterday afternoon RSM has been creating albums, songs, spoken word and gonzo masterpieces that would seem more like the output of a prolific record label or that of a small country rather than just one person. This triple album Freedom vs Fate showcases the man and his many talents. 
An influence on so many and still awaiting the deserved worldwide..

This was the first Cuneiform release and has been out of print for about 25 years, but we just found a couple while moving stuff around in the very back of the warehouse. Stevie is a rare talent, but he's served best when someone is around to help him...

A more ‘chill out’ album than “Light Echoes” or “Pangea Ultima”, which are my personal favorites, but this still delivers the magic, with the sequencers more subdued than on his more aggressive style. Recommended.

“When a synth master like Steve Moore joins forces with the legendary KPM, magic must materialize. And so it does with Analog Sensitivity: cinematic, enigmatic synthscapes to both haunt and heal.
New York-based multi-instrumentalist/producer/film composer Steve Moore is probably..

Great to see Steve return with a new, non-soundtrack release and to see him adding some unusual guests with unusual instrumentations here!

“Beloved Exile is the new studio full-length by Steve Moore, his first non-soundtrack album in over five years, and his first for Temporary Residence Ltd. A prevalent figure of the modern synth era, Moore cofounded the influential synth- prog duo, Zombi, and has scored more than a dozen feature films and TV shows, including The Guest, Crunch Time, and Mayhem...

Synthesist Steve Moore is one half of the excellent, 70s-inspired, synth/prog duo Zombi. In addition to the six albums released by Zombi, he has a prolific and thriving solo career. This album, released simultaneously with Zombi's latest, Shape Shift, is the soundtrack to a horror film and is one of his great ones, mixing spacey sequencing and droning menace. Recommended!

"Except for a few brief moments of pounding tribal percussion, Moore�s score for Cub is primarily an exercise in epic 1970s...

Very good, uptempo Steve synthi-magic. A hair under 25’ long.

“Kompakt announce the return of New York's synth wizard Steve Moore to the label -- pretty much exactly ten years after his much lauded first appearance Bayern Kurve on the Speicher series. Steve Moore is widely recognized as one half of Italo disco-tinged horror-prog project Zombi, his numerous thriller movie soundtrack works (The Guest, VFW, Mayhem, Bliss, The Mind's Eye) as well has his clubbier output on Ron Morelli's L.I.E.S....

"Steve Moore is a New York based musician active in projects such as Zombi and Titan as well as creating under various aliases of his own. After a whirlwind of outstanding releases the last few years, Moore has managed to carve out a following of...

Thurston Moore, electric guitar / Pedro Sousa, tenor and baritone saxophones, electronics / Gabriel Ferrandini, drums, percussion.

"It was an inevitability: free rock and free jazz would cross ways someday, just because the �free� factor is...

"An electric guitar duet album from THURSTON MOORE and Istanbul's UMUT CAGLAR. Recorded at Hayyam Studyolari by SINAN SAKIZLI & CAN AYKAL in Istanbul, Turkey on June 6th, 2016. One time pressing of 500 copies with download."

Denis Barbier – flutes
Pierre-Jean Gidon – tenor & soprano sax
Olivier Hutman – piano, electric piano
Jean-Marie Laumonnier – double bass, electric bass
Jean-Philippe Lobrot – drums
Mino Cinelu – percussion

This is the first time that this one-and-done French jazz rock rarity has ever been reissued in any form!
This is Euro-styled progressive electric jazz; perhaps a bit comparable to Missus Beastly.

“Originally released in 1976, Moravagine (including 3 membe

“The first legitimate vinyl reissue of Nate Morgan's Journey Into Nigritia, originally release in 1983.
A major statement from a crucial figure on the Los Angeles jazz underground -- Journey Into Nigritia is pianist Nate Morgan's spiritualized deep jazz classic. How many 16-year-olds would have the confidence to walk up to a revered bandleader at a gig, and inform him that one day they'd be playing together? As improbable as it sounds, this is how pianist Nate Morgan introduced himself to the great...

“IKUE MORI and CHRISTIAN RONN are the superlative electroacoustic duo, well... “duo” unless you count the instruments themselves and you should: prepared piano, FX, Buchla and Serge synthesizers. These masters of unrule are radically attuned to time and sound, invoking the personhood of space and object, chordis et machina, as you'll soon discover once their music, laid down at Elektron Musik Studion (EMS) Stockholm, gets loose in your own environ. No meandering muddiness, the precision and...

"Eremite presents Byron And Gerald's Unity, a private press free jazz album recorded in 1969 at Howard University and the first release on Byron Morris's EPI label. It is the only hardcore free jazz record out of 1960s DC, and a viscerally powerful cultural dispatch on the sociopolitical upheavals of its time.
From Byron's 2017 liner notes: "In the early spring of 1969, several months before moving to Poughkeepsie, NY, Gerald Wise and I, along with the recording engineer Len Jones, conceived of the...

"One of the foremost Quebec prog bands of their day, Morse Code's discography has sold over 100,000 copies and earned them fans around the world. This, their first Capitol album, features their biggest hits, the symphonic disco instrumental Cocktail for the mass market, and the eleven-minute title track for the progressive rock fanbase. Inspired by Genesis and Yes, from the lush Mellotron to utopian lyrics (in French), this is vintage progressive rock."

This may have had the big disco hit, but...

Progressive hard rock band from Québec, Canada. First called "Les Maîtres" from 1967 to 1970, then rechristened "Morse Code Transmission" before dropping the "Transmission" and becoming the better known ‘Morse Code’ who recorded for Capitol in the mid 70s. This, their first, is from 1971.

This marks the first time it has ever been reissued legitimately! Morse Code was definitely the stronger version of this band, but you can absolutely sense the seeds of something interesting and good that would...

"The band fuses together such a variety of genres that it is both old and fresh simultaneously."-Birmingham Review

"The Mothers Earth Experiment is a six-piece contemporary progressive outfit from the UK. With a wide range of influences, ranging from electronica, jazz, psychedelia to black metal and back, the band of childhood friends pride themselves on their eclectic inspirations, and weave detailed sonic tapestries and propel their message of social consciousness and environmental awareness...

"This music was written for a project Motorpsycho was invited to be a part of by Trøndelag Teater in 2015. It eventually ended up as the play Begynnelser ("Beginnings"); directed, designed and dramatized by the independent theatre group De Utvalgte based on a new text written by Norwegian author Carl Frode Tiller. It was produced and performed at Trøndelag Teater in Trondheim with a cast drawn mainly from their ensemble. Motorpsycho played live at every performance with a line-up that included "utility...

"2016 repress of Motorpsycho's classic 2009 vinyl-only release. Repressed with the full package: die-cut sleeve, inside print, printed inner sleeve, and 24x24" double-sided color fold-out poster. This time on clear vinyl. When originally released in 2009, this went straight into the Norwegian Top 20, quite an achievement for a vinyl-only release. After being re-pressed a couple of times, it's now available after being out of stock since 2010. Seven mostly high-energy rockers recorded by the legendary...

“One would think that after the Gullvåg Trilogy -- two double and a single album in a mere three years -- the ultra-productive trio Motorpsycho might be in need of a break of sorts... but on the other hand, riding a golden wave like never before in their 30+ year existence, why stop now? The bulk of the album was recorded in France back before the pandemic, but was added to, tweaked and finished in 2020. The initial idea was to collect big riffs on one album and do a pure hard rock record, but the....

"Previously only available as part of the Haircuts DVD (2008). Remastered for vinyl by Helge Sten. Recorded at the Paradiso Club in Amsterdam in 2002. The club streamed its own recording of the show at the time but presented here is Motorpsycho's own recordings, meaning properly mixed from 24 audio tracks. The centerpieces of the concert were heavily extended versions of old warhorses such as "Hogwash" and "STG", showing a band more concerned with exploring the furthest reaches of their improvisational...

“A reissue of Motorpsycho's Roadwork Vol. 1: Live in Europe 1998, originally released in 1999 and since long out of print. This first volume consists of recordings made on the Motorpsycho Mobile during the Trust Us (1998) tour of Europe that started 6th May 1998. Some 40 hours of live Motorpsycho was captured on tape, and these are the songs the band felt represented the musical content of the tour the best.”

“A reissue of Motorpsycho's Roadwork Vol. 2: The MotorSourceMassacre , originally released in 2000 and since long out of print. In 1995 Motorpsycho was invited by Trondheim freebag jazz combo The Source to share the stage at Kongsberg Jazz Festival. The band´s psychedelic/kraut/prog-leanings hadn´t taken them as far as jazz yet, not to mention the Ornette Coleman-style free jazz stuff The Source were playing, but they were game. This is the result: some 70 minutes of metal overkill, early '70s...

"In October of 2012, Motorpsycho entered Brygga Studio in Trondheim for the first time in many, many moons -- this being the studio where they recorded a few of their first albums some 20 years ago -- the vibes were good, and the music happened like...

"The first-ever Motorpsycho anthology, released in conjunction with a 2015 retrospective exhibition at Rockheim, Norway's national museum of pop and rock music, in the band's hometown of Trondheim. For the first anthology since the band's formation in 1989, there are as many possible track selections as there are fans, and the band's selection for Supersonic Scientists: A Young Person's Guide to Motorpsycho will likely incite much discussion.

Roughly containing one song from every studio album...

Marc Moulin was a Belgian keyboardist/producer who had great success and influence as a electro-pop star with Telex in the early 1980s and as someone who has had a lot of samples used and done production for newer dance music.
In the early 1970s, he had a jazz/rock band called Placebo, which mixed more accessible sounds (still in the jazz/rock vein) with serious Canterbury and Nucleus stylings; one of the tracks by Placebo actually was a tribute to Soft Machine.
This is a compilation of nine...

"The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation is the heavy droning improv incarnation of The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble. The music taps into the blistering low-frequency guitar soundscapes, augmented with smatterings of electronic skullduggery and eruptions....

"Includes insert with liner notes; Includes digital download code which includes previously unreleased bonus tracks; Housed in a silver-mirrored sleeve.
The first ever reissue of Mouvements, originally released in 1973. An impossible to find artifact from the Swiss underground avant-garde scene of Geneva, originally released as a private boxset limited to 150 copies in 1973, only sold at art galleries. A unique, instrumental mix of free-jazz, classical, psych-rock, folk, improv, kraut, funk...

"High-Quality ANALOG Remastering. Liner notes, remastering information and a picture of the master tape box inside."
High-energy, electric fusion that is a must own period piece of jazz/rock by a hot, all-star band:
Philip Catherine-guitars
Stu Goldberg-keyboards
Joachim Kühn-keyboards
Bob Malik-tenor sax
Alphonse Mouzon-drums
Miroslav Vitous-bass

"This is an obscure Alphonse Mouzon recording, which, along with Mind Transplant, accounts for Mouzon's best work as a s