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Very, very good modern jazz album from the former drummer of Smashing Pumpkins (who studied jazz for decades and is no dilletante!), along with an amazing group:
Chris Speed - reeds
Sean Woolstenhulme - guitar
Billy Mohler - double bass
Randy Ingram - piano
A lot of this reminds me of Alas No Axis, which is another (great) group that Chris Speed plays in. Hugely recommmended!

“What you hear on the record is literally the first or second attempt at playing these composition

"Prog psych freak experimental rock from 1981. This is the holy grail from Finland with ex-Apollo member Harri Saksala. featuring several other important members of the Finnish underground rock scene."-rateyourmusic

"An obscure collection of various styles like on Plastic Maailma seems very far-out on paper, and that is the essential beauty of it. In spite of its various styles, it is still a very coherent record simply because of the time it was recorded. 44 years after its release...

"Official Reissue of rare Finnish Progressive Masterpiece from 1971.

The next release in our "Suomi-Series" is the extremely rare LP from Paroni Paakkunainen named "Plastic Maailma" (Plastic World). Already a musical legend in the 60s, Paroni...

This is definitely one of the Italian classics of progressive/classical rock.

"Their eponymous album was a successful attempt to combine progressive rock and classical music in a continuous work. Some sections were performed by just a string...

The first solo album by one of the pillars of the original PFM, This includes some amazing guests: Giulio Capiozzo, Demetrio Stratos, Patrizio Fariselli, Demetrio Stratos, Ares Tavolazzi (all of Area), Patrick Djivas, Franz Di Cioccio, Franco Mussida...

"The seminal 1994 double album Execution Ground, by the original Painkiller with the line-up of Bill Laswell, John Zorn and Mick Harris on vinyl for the first time.
When Painkiller started in 1991, their first two albums Guts Of A Virgin (1991) and Buried Secrets (1992) (both released on extreme metal label Earache) were heavy attacks blending grindcore and free jazz that brought together the musical backgrounds of the three protagonists: drummer Mick Harris had just left grindcore legend Napalm...

Double LP version with CD. Includes an exclusive 10 minute track, Steepest Hill.

"Who says experimental musicians can't play pop? Norway's Stian Westerhus is best known as one of Northern Europe's most fascinating abstract guitar stylists...

This is two previously unreleased 1974 recordings; Palestine's peak period! Limited edition of 405 copies!

"In 1974, Ileana Sonnabend commissioned Charlemagne Palestine to create a limited edition, double LP in conjunction with a performance to celebrate the opening of her new Soho gallery at 420 West Broadway. Charlemagne made several recording attempts, first at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania where they had a Bösendorfer Imperial Piano in their theater. He recorded "Bösendorfer + Voice"...

"This collection of early recordings of legendary composer and performer Charlemagne Palestine playing the 26-bell carillon at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in New York. Performing high above the corner of 53rd Street and 5th Avenue, Palestine....

"The first vinyl release of Charlemagne Palestine's Godbear, a 1987 solo piano recording originally scheduled to sit alongside Sonic Youth and Swans in the catalogue of Glenn Branca's Neutral Records but eventually released on CD by the Dutch Barooni label in 1998. Although Palestine has worked in an enormous variety of media, his long form performances for solo piano are perhaps his most acclaimed works. Palestine immersed himself in the study of overtones throughout the 1960s, working first with...

One of the earliest (and for many years forgotten) pioneers of minimalism, along with La Monte Young & Terry Riley, This reissues a very rare Shandar lp of very personalized piano music and is my favorite of his works! Highly recommended to fans of early minimalism.

"Unchanging as his music appears to be from the outside, it is constantly renewing it's structure as a natural process."

"Primed with a glass of cognac, Charlemagne Palestine sits at the keyboard of a Bösendorfer Imperial..

"Omminggg and Schlomminggg is the second release by continuous music pioneer Charlemagne Palestine and Grumbling Fur, consisting of London based multi-disciplinary artists Daniel O'Sullivan and Alexander Tucker; the Time Machine Orchestra being the extended drone arm of Tucker and O'Sullivan's experimental avant-pop conception. This double LP captures a performance of the trio at Copenhagen's illustrious Jazzhouse on November 28th, 2016. The pin-drop acoustic clarity of the venue providing an ideal...

The early master of minimalism meets Guapo's master of keyboard and minimalism and maximalism!

"In 2013, when Daniel O'Sullivan was invited to curate the sixth installment of Ravenna, Italy's Transmissions festival, his first request was for...

"Through the unending fog and beyond the impassable door, a voice emerges. Charlemagne Palestine, writhing in uncontrollable terror, moves to ward off the demons for the sake of the listener by howling through the void. Janek Schaefer bellies a haven...

Limited edition of 500 copies, on white vinyl!

"Charlemagne Palestine is a minimalist composer, vocalist and performer noted for his carillon and electronic drone music. He is regarded as perhaps one of the most enigmatic and influential...

Yes! Another very good one-shot Italian band, this time from 1970, and issued on the teeny tiny Vedette label.

"Here we have another of those promising bands that died a premature death due to lack of recognition. Concealed within a sleeve...

"The original soundtrack of Amore (1973), a film by Henry Chapier, composed and performed by Vangelis Papathanassiou, this is a previouly unreleased recording dating from July 1973.
Vangelis Papathanassiou was the composer of the group Aphrodite's Child, he composed the band's music and the songs of Demis Roussos. He made some groundbreaking electronic albums in the 70s and later Vangelis became famous for the soundtrack of the film Chariots of Fire (1981) as well as by teaming up with Yes vocalist...

"After four studio albums, Papir unleash their first live album. It's surprising it took so long, since the band's shows have long been revered among fans. Recorded at the 2014 Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands, where Papir were asked to...

"Copenhagen's Papir are arresting. Their guitar, bass and drums mesh powerfully in an intense, jazz-inflected instrumental rock. Voyaging through post-rock Tortoise terrain, it nods towards Hawkwind's freak-outs and employs liberal dollops of wah-wah...

Fifth album from this Danish psychedelic / Kraut-rock inspired power trio. There's points where this sounds more like Neu! (a slightly kinder, gentler Neu!, but Neu nonetheless) than anything else I've ever heard!

"As summer gently passes, Papir make sure we get to embark on at least one more major psychedelic trip before the season ends. Whether your favorite getaway includes driving around the country admiring various landscapes, going somewhere in the woods with a lake and meadow nearby...

"Sula Bassana and Komet Lulu from Electric Moon, all the guys from Papir and Mogens Deenfort from Oresund Space Collective met the second time - to play their first and exclusive live show together: The Papermoon Sessions live at Roadburn 2014. The very first time they ever played together, their studio album was born. Now, live, they played together for only the second time and it became a record, again. This is a 100% music haul from their material! The whole concert is pressed on vinyl, to please the...

"The first release by Transversales, a French label based in Paris founded by Sebastien Rosat and Jonathan Fitoussi, is the original soundtrack of the film Rock, composed in 1982 by Bernard Parmegiani (1927-2013).
Parmegiani was a major figure of electro acoustic music and member of the historic GRM (Groupe de Recherches Musicales) where he composed an important work of concert, among which is the masterpiece: De Natura Sonorum. The work of Parmegiani, a virtuoso of the magnetic tape, is widely...

This is simply a marvelous, timeless release. Recommended.

"A reissue of Emmanuelle Parrenin's Maison Rose, originally released in 1977. An album such as this obviously owes a lot to the atmosphere in which it was recorded. It took place in Fromentel, Normandy, in a farm converted into a studio by the producer Jacques Denjean, known for his work with Dionne Warwick or Françoise Hardy, as well as having been a member of the Double Six. It was also in Fromentel that Denjean would record two...

Never before released recordings! I haven't heard this yet, but the chatter from several folks in France who bought it and saw her perform a mini-concert at a record store in Paris in support of it (!!) is that it is tres bon! "It was some line up, even for the most open-minded: Emmanuelle Parrenin and her musicians, in 1981, opened for the Clash in Paris, at the Zénith! Unsurprisingly, the crowd roared the name of the English band as soon as the French musicians appeared on stage. Didier Malherbe ...

"Record comes in a beautiful 'tip on' old school cover with shiny gold ink and features an incredible painting from the 16th century manuscript Kometenbuch."

"Compilation of our favorite Arvo Part pieces. All sparse and beautiful arrangements. Some solo piano pieces, some duets with piano, violin cello and viola and one string quartet. The pieces on this record are all unique to the style of Arvo Part -- deceptively simple compositions that force you to live in the moment you are listening to...

One of Harry's great pieces and also one of the best for a 'newbie' to get into Harry's works with. This was originally released on his own 'Gate Five' label, with the original front cover reproduced here.

"In late 1962 Harry Partch returned to California and began a project that would not only become the bones of a masterwork, Delusion of the Fury, but have a life of its own. In a too-small space within an abandoned Petaluma chick hatchery, Partch gathered the instruments he had designed and...

This was an album that I heard early (it was a high school favorite) and it stressed in my little, developing musical brain the idea of being a successful musical eccentric. Harry Partch lived the life; he invented the theory (43 tones to the octave)...

This was the second and final album from this unusual German band, which originally came out in 1973. They were a progressive rock band with heavy folk elements; electric instruments are there, but there is a lot of strings here and the final result is...

Beautiful, official version in a stunning gatefold sleeve!

"A curious band from Bremen, Parzival originally consisted of the trio: Walter Quintus, Lothar Siems and Thomas Oliver. Quintus was an accomplished classically trained musician, a...

Fabulously wonderful, previously unreleased, studio recording from 1976, which was a highpoint period of Hermeto's output! You want this!
Progressive, entrancing sounds that could only come from the pen and hand of the great Hermeto!!
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"Hermeto Pascoal is a true maestro and a cultural icon. He represents the highest level of musical evolution; as a multi-instrumentalist, a composer, and an arranger. !
Once described by Miles Davis as "the most impressive musician in the world", there...

"Reissue of Paternoster's self-titled album, originally released in 1972. Not every kraut album comes from a German band. Brainticket were in fact Swiss with a Belgian mastermind, for example. Paternoster on the other hand, who play an organ-driven solemn progressive rock with a heavy edge, come from Austria and really enlighten the heart of all fans of dark and often morbid rock music. It might be a good idea to overhear the pronunciation and the whole lyrics and take the vocals as another instrument...

"Souffle Continu Records present a reissue of Jean-Francois Pauvros and Gaby Bizien's No Man's Land, originally released on Un-Deux-Trois in 1976. Whether it is with the label Palm, or for Un-Deux-Trois, Jef Gilson has produced some of the best albums of French free jazz and improvisation. But that's not all: he also offered perfect recording conditions enabling some of the fresh young talent to emerge, including Daunik Lazro, André Jaume, and Jean-François Pauvros, all three of whom released their first...

"Previously unreleased, the three tracks on Pays Noir come from recording sessions held at the same time as those for the cult album No Man's Land, produced by Jef Gilson in 1976, and published on vinyl by Souffle Continu Records in 2017.
Singled out at the time of its release by Actuel, Rock & Folk, and Melody Maker, the tabula rasa of No Man's Land is the result of free-flowing experiments born of chance, if the two musicians are to be believed. Indeed, their approach to free improvisation was...

Pazop were a Belgian 'supergroup' (players came from/went to Arkham, Aksak Maboul, etc.), but they had a star crossed, too short career.
They recorded a first albumthat was rejected by their record label. They then recorded new songs in the summer of 1973 at Start Studios.
Influenced by Canterbury-style jazz/rock bands, such as Moving Gelatine Plates & Supersister, as well as by Weather Report and some aspects of Bruford-era King Crimson, these recordings are released on vinyl for the very...

Gatefold lp with 18" x 24" poster! No word if it's a blacklight poster or not...

Well, here's one that NO ONE thought would ever be legitimately released, but here it is, direct from the masters. The story of this is that David Bowie at the...

"Another time, indeed! It’s been fifty years since PEARLS BEFORE SWINE first appeared. A genteel, oft-hushed missive from a far corner of the psychedelic hive mind, One Nation Underground was released on an independent outlier of a record label, removed from the mainstream—and still its spirit came to be widely appreciated by a generation and more. Today, this music has been reissued by labels around the world dozens of times. Tragic, then, that it hasn’t been heard properly in decades! The stereo record...

1973 second release by this German band who moved from Bacillus to Phillips for this one, featuring lots of great dual heavy organ, violin and guitar work, vocals, bass and drums, as well as touches from flute.

"Expanding the line-up, with an...

Pembroke was and is the leader of Wigwam, and during their heyday in the early/mid 70's, he made a number of solo albums that have that Wigwam sound, but are still rather distinct from the band's work; maybe in the same way that Van der Graaf Generator and Peter Hammill's solos are similar-yet-different.

To continue the comparison, just as many of Hammill's solos included all the members of VDGG, this 1974 solo, one of his best, includes all of Wigwam (Pekka Pohjola, Jukka Gustavson, Pekka...

Penguin Cafe grew out of Simon Jeffes' Penguin Cafe Orchestra and is the band led by his son, Arthur Jeffes.
I can't really say that there are any surprises in their sound but if you loved the unique sound of the PCO, you'll enjoy PC as much / nearly as much and will be happy that the sound lives on!

"A penguin stands in the middle of a scorching desert, far away from its natural habitat. This mirrors composer Arthur Jeffes' journey and exploration into a new musical territory. Penguin Cafe...

"Perfect Beings is an American progressive rock band formed in Los Angeles in 2012. They are known for their modern take on the sound of the classic progressive rock supergroup. Singer Ryan Hurtgen combines his incredible songcrafting skill with the talents of producer/guitarist Johannes Luley and keyboardist Jesse Nason. True to the progressive form, their albums are storied musical journeys through odd time signatures, avant-garde poetry, and symphonic mysticism. From 2012 through 2015, the group...

This is the very first time this title has appeared on vinyl in over 35 years! These copies come in beautiful gatefold sleeves with a CD!

A one good by the best known Italian fusion band in the USA (a couple of their releases were even released..

This is the very first time this title has appeared on vinyl in over 35 years! These copies come in beautiful gatefold sleeves with a CD!

A good one by the best known Italian fusion band in the USA (a couple of their releases were even released..

Edition of 300.
"Much needed reissue of the extremely limited 2017 debut LP by Virginia guitarist, Jordan Perry. We were turned on to it when Chris Guttmacher at Blue Bag Records in Cambridge told Kassie Richardson of Good Cry (who did the initial 100 pressing) to send us a copy. He thought we might be into it, and halfway into one spin we knew he was right. There have been several fat boatloads of acoustic guitar players floating across our turntable the past few years. And to be honest, we've dug...

"Phaedra's 2011 debut album, The Sea received fantastic international reviews in magazines as diverse as The Wire, Uncut, Shindig, and Prog, which drew lines to Vashti Bunyan, Elizabeth Fraser, and Nico. The Chicago Reader said, "this is one of the loveliest, most striking albums, unlike anything I've heard in years."
Blackwinged Night is the follow-up, and the second album in a trilogy, a lyrical and musical cycle with its own mythological structure. From the ethereal folk universe of the debut...

"Few albums are true classics. This IS! A tour de force of experimental psychedelic drone!"

The first of several amazing records by this off-shoot of Finland's Circle, this has been unavailable for at least a decade and has never before appeared on vinyl. Here it is now, with the bonus of an entire side of live versions of two of the tracks! If you dig the big stoner drone, you can't live without this one.
When this came out in 2001, I am happy to say that I was smart enough to 'get it' and I.

"Pharaoh Overlord steer an exceedingly singular course on their forthcoming album, Zero. Augmented by Antti Boman (Demilich) and Hans Joachim Irmler (Faust), the psychedelic supergroup (consisting of members from Circle) have taken their oeuvre to a whole new psychiatric plateau on their ninth studio album. Libido-driven arithmetics do not apply on these aberrant tracks. Zero provides an offbeat rock implosion, with its sonic realm contorting inwards like a sapient voice muffled by the gentle void of...

Glenn Phillips is an amazing guitarist who first came to light in the equally amazing Hampton Grease Band. For over 40 years he has had a rather underground solo career, but it certainly isn't for lack of ability!

This reissues his very first...

The world is a big, surprising place, but it still probably comes as a shock to many folks to learn that one of the absolute greatest jazz/rock bands performing today is from Tallinn, Estonia!
Phlox has been recording and playing well over 15 years with the same lineup and it shows! This 2017 release is their sixth album and it is another very convincing release.
The group have many fine attributes, but one of the things I like best about them is that they take the classic Weather Report/Perigeo..

"Pholas Dactylus is one of the many interesting Italian one shot bands. Their single album Concerto delle Menti was released in 1973. They have a dark and ominous sound, rather reminiscent of the first tracks on Banco's masterpiece Darwin". The album consists of one 50 minute composition with complex musical structures, time changes, etc. The album starts with a two minute spoken intro before the music sets in. About halfway through the composition, there is a short, but interesting part with a free rock...

"One of the most original, impressive and highly respected of all the experimental groups to have come out of Italy in the 1970s"-Chris Cutler

Back in stock again and at a much lower price! An essential release for Canterbury, Italian-heads and progressive rock fans.
One of the greats of Italian progressive rock of the 70s. Originally released in '76 on the highly collectable Grog label, PdP were the closest thing to the Canterbury style in Italy, but they brought their own distinctive...