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"Another awesome album from Italy, but thankfully one that sports a slightly left field, distinctive approach. Unfortunately slightly underrated, Raccomandata Ricevuta Ritorno incorporate a number of disparate elements into their music. The album goes...

"A reissue of Rain's self-titled album, originally released in 1972 on the Project 3 label (home also of The Free Design). Rain's self-titled album is a cult item among lovers of progressive pop, psych, and proto power-pop. Fantastic songs, superb musicianship, dreamy vocals, hard guitar, and Hammond -- Echoes of late '60s Beatles, Colin Blunstone, Zombies, Caravan, Argent, and Parlour Band. Includes the bonus track "Springtime"; Includes an insert with liner notes by band member...

"This just might be the single greatest side of OTT psych/noise guitar oblivion ever put to disc from the most legendary Japanese underground group of all time, Les Rallizes Denudes: the mysteriously-named France Demo Tapes have previously only circulated on wildly dubious CD-R burns, often with contradictory and conflicting track listings/material but the session (whether it was actually recorded in France or not) is consistently dated as being from some time in the late '80s. This gloriously out-of...

Caveat: These copies all have the beginnings of a top seam split. It isn't terrible, but it's there.

"Rashoman is the solo project of Matt Thompson, bassist and keyboardist of Cineploit artists ZOLTAN and cosmic synth act CREMATOR...

"Crepuscular Hour is an epic, hypnotic one-hour piece for three choirs, three pairs of noise musicians, and church organ, to be performed in a cathedral or similar location with musicians surrounding the audience. The room fills with sound in an intense, but almost meditative hour, as the voices blend with the distortion, the noise sometimes takes over, and the organ eventually takes the music to a new level. The visual design of this concert is a play on the crepuscular rays -- rays of sunlight that...

"Limited red vinyl LP pressing including digital download. Archive release from the veteran synthesist of Pere Ubu. Terminal Drive is studio recording of a mythical piece of electro-acoustic music composed and performed in 1975 by Allen Ravenstine with assistance from Albert Dennis on string bass.
Terminal Drive's significance in terms of Cleveland underground music cannot be understated and has been cited as partially responsible for Ravenstine's invitation to co-form the musical unit Pere Ubu in...

"...a radical, inventive avant rock band with some improvised jazz elements, as well as a heavy dose of Zappa-esque humor... the lengthy closing track... has a freaked-out intensity that belies the silliness of the earlier tracks, and really ties the...

"Ultra-rare recordings by '70s UK avant-rockers Red Square, the missing link between original free-noise practitioners like AMM, Nihilist Spasm Band, and Peter Brotzmann and post-no wavers � la The Blue Humans, Borbetomagus, Fushitsusha, and The Dead C. Named after the early Soviet Constructivists, Red Square is a pioneering free-improvising, avant-rock band. They bridged the worlds of psychedelic rock, noise, and avant-jazz, and many of the techniques and approaches to music that they helped to pioneer...

Alec and the Eyesores are playing a bunch of dates in Europe right now as I write this. So that they would have some extra swag to sell, we licensed this out to a European label, who pressed these up for their tour. You haven't truly seen that...

Rob Reed is the leader of Magenta and the Kompendium project, as well as other projects.
This is the second of his sincere and loving tributes to the music of Mike Oldfield, the person whose music who originally inspired Rob to become a musician!
Rob plays most of the instruments along with the great Simon Phillips on drums, and Anghard Brinn contributes wordless female voice. Helping with the technical duties are Simon Heyworth and Tom Newman, both of whom were involved with many of the...

Rob Reed is the leader of Magenta and the Kompendium project. This is his sincere and loving tribute to the music of Mike Oldfield, the person whose music who originally inspired Rob to become a musician!

"Sanctuary is produced, mixedand engineered by Robert Reed, who is joined by legendary Tubular Bells producers Tom Newman (as co-producer) and Simon Heyworth, who mastered the album.

Rob Reed was inspired to become a musician and composer at the age of seven after discovering Mike...

"The fire and fury of '60s free jazz and the tumult of electronic rock tinged experimental music is on full display on this new powerhouse offering from four cutting edge Oslo based musicians collectively known as Reflection in Cosmo.
With Kjetil Moster on saxes, Hans Magnus Ryan on guitar, Stale Storlokken on keyboards and Thomas Stronen on drums, these four kindred spirits strike a tumultuous accord on their self titled debut on RareNoise Records, which represents Moster's followup...

Surprisingly great sounding, early recording by Steve Reich and his ensemble, performing nearly 50 years ago (!); a set of his earliest post tape-work period when he had developed his 'minimal style', but he was still doing his tape works as well. Hugely recommended to fans.

"A live performance of four early works by Steve Reich: "Four Organs," "My Name Is," "Piano Phase," and "Phase Patterns." This 1970 performance marked an important moment in San Francisco Bay Area new music history with the...

"Reissue of a seminal Shandar lp of early Reich music, recorded at two concerts in 1970. Both pieces are for four organs, & you can hear the early elements of his non tape-music here. Includes Phillip Glass as a member of the ensemble!"

"'Four Organs' is the ultimate minimalist composition. Performed by Reich, Glass, Art Murphy and Steve Chambers, four identical Farfisa organs strike a single chord and gradually lengthen each note to produce polyrhythms between the players. Anchored by Jon...

The recordings of Four Organs and Music In Similar Motion are NOT the same versions that are on the Shandar albums!

�Information, Transmission, Modulation And Noise is a set of recordings featuring works by Steve Reich and Philip Glass.
During an interview recorded at the KPFA radio station, Steve Reich and Jon Gibson introduced an east coast performance of Steve Reich's masterpiece, Four Organs, as well as an exciting recording of Ghanian drumming which the artist recorded in Ghana. They...

�After the widely noticed performance at the "Acht Br�cken Festival 2016" at Cologne's Philharmonic Hall, Gregor Schwellenbach, Hauschka, Erol Sarp (of Grandbrothers), Daniel Brandt and Paul Frick (both of Brandt Brauer Frick) and John Kameel Farah release their interpretation of Steve Reich's "Six Pianos" as a studio recording.
The re-recording of this piece is an interpretation of Reich's composition but still far more than just that - it is a modern approach to his idea behind it. The basic idea...

Unusual electronic stylings, obviously at least partially inspired by the Berlin school of Kosmiche-ness. Conditionally recommended.

"Limited vinyl LP pressing including bonus DVD and 12'' x 24'' color poster. Inspired in equal measure by the..

Very groovy, archival release of the early Renaissance (Keith and Jane Relf-era), live at the Fillmore in 1970. For a 45 year old unreleased tape, the sound is more than fine and this is essential for the fans of this short-lived band.

"Live archival release. After returning from the final Yardbirds USA tour in the late 60's singer Keith Relf and drummer Jim McCarty formed Renaissance with Keith's sister Jane Relf and played numerous gigs in UK and Sweden before embarking on a USA tour in the...

The first-ever reissue, taken from the master tapes, of this mega-rarity which came out on the Epic label in Sweden in 1973. Now, 40 years later, it's available for everyone to hear, but only for a little while: there were only 500 of this exact...

"Originally released as a 12" single in 1980 based on "The Eskimo", this collectors edition includes 3 bonus tracks. Pressed on translucent yellow vinyl. New 12" 45 RPM EP reissue. All sounds heard on Goosebump were originated on toy instruments which were provided by Toys-R-Us, Inc. - Drawing of The Residents by Jad Fair of Half Japanese"

Originally released as a 7" EP in 1977, which somehow managed to make their extremely radical sound somehow palatable to the new-wave masses, while not giving an inch in terms of creativity and weirdness, this found a huge following and sales success...

One of the group's early, quite brilliant and inventive early classics. Highly recommended if you don't already have this! And now with an extra 7 minutes.

Recorded in 1974, originally released in 1979 and now reissued with seven minutes of...

"This piece was performed live one time, at a Snakefinger wake in San Francisco. The studio version was originally released as a fan club only, limited edition CD. This LP includes both the studio version AND the live version. This is a limited edition of only 300 copies on Cyan Blue vinyl."

"The Residents met Philip Lithman in 1969. They became immediate friends and began playing music together. Snakefinger participated in many Residents projects with 1986 being a particularly good year for their...

"Following their long tradition of projects based on narrative themes, The Residents are pleased to announce the release of The Ghost of Hope, an historically accurate album based on train wrecks. Pursuing this theme in both a literal and metaphorical sense, the group discovered a series of vintage news articles highlighting the dangers of train travel in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Inspired by the era's elegant language, the group then contrasted that eloquence against the sheer horror of...

Kris Davis piano / Eric Revis double bass / Gerald Cleaver drums.

"The Eric Revis Trio is back, this time with Gerald Cleaver using sticks against skins and metal, replacing his elders Andrew Cyrille from "City of Asylum" - Cecil Taylor�s drummer of choice for a decade - and John Betsch from the project's recent European tour - Steve Lacy�s partner for the same period of time. The brilliant newcomer Kris Davis remains at the piano. Although the music is different, the principles, objectives and...

"Occultation present a reissue of Revolutionary Army Of The Infant Jesus's second album Mirror, originally released in 1991. Mirror was originally a CD-only release on Probe Plus. Mirror is possibly RAIJ's most diverse and eclectic collection. In addition to their signature blend of ethereal beauty and stark brutalism, the album burrows deep into the European psyche with multiple musical, literary, and spiritual allusions. The samples and field recordings on the album include dialogue from classic...

This is a hand-numbered, limited edition of 300 copies of a release that was previously released on CD by AltrOck.

This relatively young band from Normandy, France, makes their debut on disc here, with a record that has six tracks; three from new recordings by the current line-up of the group (drums/lead vocals, bass/vocals, guitar/vocals, alto & baritone sax/alto clarinet/flute/vocals, soprano sax/bassoon/vocals plus guests on percussion, lead vocals, flute, oboe, clarinet & horn) as well as....

"Limited edition of 500. Robert Rich's solo and collaborative recordings have proven extremely influential on a range of new school ambient and experimental artists. Although almost a decade younger than his cohorts, Rich's association with the West Coast scene of space-music pioneers such as Steve Roach, Kevin Braheny, and Michael Stearns also makes him one of the few of that generation to have interfaced creatively with the new wave of experimental electronic composers. A northern California native....

Legit reissue, done in very small quantities, of a very rare, private press, mucho-expensive, late period (1981) progressive rock album from small-town France.

"'Christelle is a 6 year old girl. She is happy. One day she meets an evil genius who.

This 1975 album by Terry Riley is one of his later period masterpieces of solo organ. Highly recommended.

"A reissue of Terry Riley's Descending Moonshine Dervishes, originally released in 1982. Recorded live in Berlin in 1975, and largely improvised, Riley plays a modified Yamaha organ with variable resistors to facilitate tuning in just intonation. This is a 50+ minute recording divided into two halves for vinyl."

In my opinion, in a career filled with astonishing and mesmerizing works, this is by far Riley's best recording. Recorded live in 1971-72, on electric organ + simple tape delay, this is almost 90' of total trance music.
You won't believe 10 fingers are capable of making all these subtle counter-rhythms. HIGHLY recommended.

" The classic minimal music album is now available again on vinyl for the first time since the '70s. During the 1970s, Californian composer Terry Riley concentrated on...

"Recorded live in Munich in 1982 using two Prophet synthesizers and voice, this album is a reflection of Riley's ongoing interest in melding improvisation, electronic music, and the raga vocal stylings of his mentor, Pandit Pran Nath."

"His voice twists and curves in complicated arabesques, recalling Indian music, and especially the singing of Mr. Riley's colleague and teacher, Pandit Pran Nath, who is also associated with Mr. Riley's long-time friend LaMonte Young. The synthesizers create a...

"180 gram vinyl pressing. Bureau B presents Flieg Vogel fliege by Hans-Joachim Roedelius, released by Sky Records in 1982. Flieg Vogel fliege (trans. "Fly Bird Fly") is the fifth installment of the "Selfportrait" series, with musical sketches and ideas...

"The long overdue reissue of Selbstportr�t III/Reise durch Arcadien closes a gap in the Roedelius oeuvre which his followers have long since had their eyes on. Those who found the self-portrait series irresistible had to endure a lengthy, impatient...

"The long overdue reissue of Selbstportr�t III/Reise durch Arcadien closes a gap in the Roedelius oeuvre which his followers have long since had their eyes on. Those who found the self-portrait series irresistible had to endure a lengthy, impatient...

"To anybody with the slightest interest in electronic music and krautrock Hans-Joachim Roedelius needs no introduction. As founding member of Kluster (with Conrad Schnitzler and Dieter Moebius; continued as Cluster after Schnitzler's departure) and...

"11 unreleased compositions by Hans-Joachim Roedelius produced between 1990 and 2001. All of them are pearls of electronic deepness that show another side of the man that lives in the little Lower Austrian town Baden. His famous ultra-sweet piano melodies

Hand numbered, limited edition of just 500 copies. All previously unreleaed and all from some of his very best years of work. This looks absolutely splendid.

"A limited 3LP box set to celebrate Hans-Joachim Roedelius' 80th birthday. During the...

There are a lot of younger guitarists mining the 'American primitive guitar' esthetic right now, some of them adding very modern things to it and some of them playing it rather straight. Of all these (very fine) players, I have yet to hear one who nail...

Storm Ross is a musician from Ann Arbor, MI and here he plays solo, processed guitar and electronics. You can hear influences from heavy Japanese psych, Hawkwind, Merzbow, Pinhas and Sunn 0))), among others.

Also appearing on the album is...

Nearly 30 year old 'new old' stock, from the back of our warehouse! Even though these are cheap, it really is (a) great and (b) long out of print. A great, lost Cuneiform release, never on CD and not likely to ever be on CD!

Since everything old is new again, and since we've been selling a lot of vinyl recently and I was poking around in the back of the warehouse, I found these brand new, still sealed, perfect copies of Cuneiform #13, which was never reissued on lp or CD; you can buy mp3s of it...

This copy is new and sealed and perfect EXCEPT that there is a crease to the jacket. Not too bad, but enough that you get more than 25% off of this copy!

This is the English language version of the 1973 album Contaminazione.

"The classical influence behind RDM became even more apparent on Contaminazione (1973), vaguely based on parts of Bach's harpsichord pieces, this is a consistently convincing album of this type."-Scented Gardens Of The Mind.

"...In 1973 a fifth member was added, keyboard player Franco Di Sabbatino, also from Pescara, like Pino Ballarini, and briefly with Il Paese dei Balocchi. With their sound enriched by the...

I would basically agree with everything in the review below about this excellent and raw early progressive album, although I don't really think they sound so much like Tull at all - maybe a bit like This Was era, but just a bit...

There was an amazingly high number of great albums being released on ECM during the 1970s and this is one of many beautiful, enjoyable classics. This 1978 release features his post-Odyssee group of Terje Rypdal-electric guitar, keyboard, synthesizer, Palle Mikkelborg-trumpet, fluegelhorn, RMI, tac piano, ring modulator, Sveinung Hovensjø-basses and Jon Christensen-drums, percussion. Not as powerful as Odysee (nothing is!), but as great in a different way.