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John Fahey possibly invented 'concert Americana finger-style guitar', but his friend and label-mate Robbie Basho may have taken it to its logoical conclusion with his amazing string of records from the 1960s and 70s. His music has elements of all the things that Fahey used, but he uses a lot of surprising elements and especially modes and ideas from other musical cultures; the first time I heard Robbie, the only thing I could think of that it reminded me of was Ethiopian piano music!...

Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton and Guy Evans continue to evade the well known 'reunion curse' as they continue to plow their own field of creative and crazy rock music. God bless 'em all!

"Van der Graaf Generator release their 13th studio album �Do Not Disturb�, which is their third album since their reinvention as a three-piece group ten years ago.
The band adopted an old school approach of fully rehearsing the pieces before a record button was hit. Then, in an intensive week, all the backing t

Side one: Flight. Side two: A Plague Of Lighthouse Keepers.
What else could you possibly need to know?

"In June 2013, Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton and Guy Evans took to the road in Europe to present a series of live concerts that featured a set list that excited devotees of Van Der Graaf Generator like no other for many years. The band had decided the time was right to present their epic classic piece "A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers" in its entirety on stage for the first time, along with Peter..

"For the tenth installment in RVNG's FRWKYS series, an inanimate bulletin board becomes an instrument and the core of the collaboration. NYC composer and percussionist David Van Tieghem reassembles his own live performances as reimagined by a vanguard...

Beautiful, deluxe gatefold, heavy-stock, vinyl re- edition of this mega French rarity from 1974. I've long heard of this, but never actually heard it until now. This is a lmited edition of 500 copies and includes a booklet with rare photos and the...

Laurence Vanay is the pseudonym for Jacqueline Thibault, wife of music producer and musician Laurent Thibault (Magma). Under that name, she released a small number of great albums in the 70s, but this is an archival release of all previously unheard recordings from the late 70s!

�My ship of stone, tonight I came as a passer-by. Yet I gave you everything, my joy, my love, my freedom. I feel like singing, dancing, laughing like in the old times.� �Jacqueline Thibault (from �Mon vaisseau de Pierre,'..

"The tracks on the album reflect my feelings at the time, a great happiness to live an interesting life (although stressful!) with the key, a happy story of love."-Jacqueline Thibault

"Following the international release of �Evening Colours� in 1976, Jacqueline Thibault (Laurence Vanay) continued to compose songs that she recorded on her multi-track Revox. But she had little time for her own music, working day and night at legendary international recording studio, the Ch�teau d�H�rouville...

"Limited 180 gram vinyl reissue of the soundtrack for Henry Chapier's film Sex Power, starring Jane Birkin. Originally released in 1970 by Philips, this electronic/prog classic is essentially Vangelis' first full-length solo effort, as around this...

VG+ condition/cover has tiny cut out hole. Cover shows some signs of wear from sitting in a bin for many years, while the disc itself is very clean and shiny.

HOT, classic 1979 live show with Jasper (electric keyboards), Bob Malach (saxes)...

"Belgium-based composer Christina Vantzou’s fourth full-length for Kranky ventures further into the uniquely elusive and evocative mode of ambient classical minimalism which has become her signature: a fragile synthesis of contemplative drift, heady silences, and muted dissonance. In regards to the new album she speaks of focusing particular attention on the effects of the recordings on the body, and of “directing sound perception into an inner space.”
No. 4 took shape across roughly two years...

Really, all you need to see to know you want this is the front cover, color 'snapshot' from the late 70s of 4 bearded guys facing each other with their mounds of analog gear and a certain segment of our vinyl-buying public will want this for sure....

"Giovanni Venosta's 1984 debut album, released when the artist was only 23, is a committed, subversive parody of minimalism, and a truly original work. This is its first reissue. Recorded in Venosta's living room with a four-track Tascam, this album reveals the young pianist's profound need for expression, born out of his relationship with the sound of Terry Riley, Michael Nyman, Brian Eno, Steve Reich, Penguin Café Orchestra, and Dollar Brand. The contribution of Roberto Musci results in more esoteric...

"Following their much-acclaimed surprise, self-titled debut album Vermont from 2014, Motor City Drum Ensemble's Danilo Plessow and Innervisions's Marcus Worgull reunite for more synth daydreaming on the suitably titled II. The new outing continues where the first full-length left off, strolling further down the luminous and undulating path that the duo turned into, influenced in equal measures by kosmische, krautrock, minimal wave and synth soundtracks. This latest batch of instrumental cuts opens with...

SIMO SALMINEN – trumpet
MIRCEA STAN – trombone
JUHANI AALTONEN – saxophones, flute
PARONI PAAKKUNAINEN – saxophones (with woodwind sound system), flute
PENTTI LAHTI – saxophones, flute
TEPPO HAUTA-AHO – double bass
MAKE LIEVONEN – electric bass
EDWARD VESALA – drums, percussion
ANTERO HONKANEN – electronics (B2)

"The final part of the Jazz Liisa series sees the extraordinary cult percussion artist Edward Vesala lead a 9-piece ensemble. Recorded in 1974, short

Ivan Fedotov – drums, percussion, сachon, wave drum
Arkady Fedotov – bass, synth, noises
Alexander Kuzovlev – guitars, mandoline
Alexey Klabukov – keys, synths
Vitaly Borodin – violin, accordion, piano, synth
with
Pavel Alekseev – tenor saxophone

Latest (well, as of October 2018) release by this excellent Russian spacerock and more ensemble. And on this one you will definitely hear a lot more ‘and more’!

Ivan Fedotov – drums, percussion, drum machine programming
Arkady Fedotov – bass, synths, flute
Alexander Kuzovlev – guitars
Alexey Klabukov – keys, synths
Vitaly Borodin – violin
With:
Alexander Timakov – percussion
Rasul Shugaipov – voice (1)

Vespero are an awesomely great, instrumental space rock band from Astrakhan, south Russia, that are fully the equal of anyone working in the vein. They have a lot of albums out, but this is the first one I've been able to s

“A vinyl reissue of the self-titled LP by a progressive outfit from Mexico, originally issued in 1980 by the small underground label Momia.
Blending analogue electronic elements with piano, vibes, flute, mellotron and a dose of ancient mystique, the music has a very natural and spiritual feel.
The creative force of Via Lactea was musician Carlos Alvarado, and there are guest appearances from Jorge Reyes and Arturo Meza. This beautiful & quite rare album, with remastered sound and a bonus track..

"Danish synth duo Videdrones are all about simultaneously channeling of the vibes of maestros, ranging from the epic choirs of Popol Vuh or Fabio Frizzi through the smooth gliding arpeggios of Tangerine Dream or Giorgio Moroder, even into Goblin or Morricone at their most abstract. But there's more to it than mere tribute.
Mondo Ferox is the kind of album where electronic instruments take on a life of their own - Constantly in flux, changing direction and pace like that of the lives at the bottom of..

Beautiful gatefold reissue of the second and final release by Virus, originally released by Pilz in 1972.

"For their second album, Virus changed radically, in both band members and music direction. Gone are the psychedelic workouts found on...

A reissue from the master tapes (and with two bonus tracks thrown in as well) of an extremely rare underground German lp from 1971 that included Eddy Marron (going under the classic nom-de-plume of 'Ed Ugly-Ugly'), who later was in Dzyan. Marron plays...

"An expanded reissue of Voigt/465's 1979 album Slights Spoken, titled Slights Still Unspoken (1978-1979). Formed in Sydney in 1976, Voigt/465 was a truly unique band from the exciting days of the Australian post-punk scene.
Heavily influenced by such luminaries as the Velvets, Stooges, Syd Barrett, Pere Ubu, Can, Faust, Henry Cow, Slapp Happy, and Eno's Roxy Music, they created an abrasive sound in which krautrock, DIY, avant-garage, post-punk, psych, art-rock, and free improv-noise combined to...

�A reissue of Adelbert Von Deyen's third album Atmosphere, originally released in 1980. Album number three from electronic musician Adelbert Von Deyen marks the end of his ambient phase. Whilst Atmosphere largely swathes listeners in familiarly vast expanses of sound, the driving analog drums of the opening track (Von Deyen's most successful, as it turned out) signal a shift towards electro-kraut terrain. Atmosphere showcases Adelbert Von Deyen at the peak of his powers. The opening track, "Timemachine"...

�A reissue of Adelbert Von Deyen's third album Atmosphere, originally released in 1980. Album number three from electronic musician Adelbert Von Deyen marks the end of his ambient phase. Whilst Atmosphere largely swathes listeners in familiarly vast expanses of sound, the driving analog drums of the opening track (Von Deyen's most successful, as it turned out) signal a shift towards electro-kraut terrain. Atmosphere showcases Adelbert Von Deyen at the peak of his powers. The opening track, "Timemachine"...

�Electronic musician Adelbert Von Deyen's debut and sophomore album were released just a year apart from each other. Sternzeit was followed by Nordborg, which featured only one track on each side. Again, Von Deyen took his time crafting a meditative maelstrom of ambient sounds. Von Deyen's debut album Sternzeit had caused quite a stir in 1978 in his home town of L�beck, where the unconventional young artist found himself inundated with fan mail and booked for autograph sessions. His contract with Sky...

A minor classic of its kind, this release celebrates and recalls the last, heady days of analog synthesis spacemusic.

"A reissue of Adelbert Von Deyen's debut album Sternzeit, originally released on the Sky label in 1978.
Adelbert Von Deyen is a protagonist of the so-called Berlin School (Berliner Schule) of electronic music. On his debut album, he takes his time to develop sound structures, often drifting, floating blissfully into tonal interference. The listener also requires time and...

This includes the original lp jacket (the one that got them in trouble with them on the cover of a faked "Allo Police" (Quebec's tatty scandal rag, ala National Enquirer, but a lot worse).

"Keyboardist/composer Jacques Perron, drummer Pierre Ringuet, guitarist Serges Vallieres and bassist Andre Parenteau met while accompanying Robert Charlebois, Louise Forestier and Yvon Deschamps. In 1970, they formed VOS VOISINS in collaboration with lyricist Marcel Sabourin.
In 1971, the group released....

Jake Vossler - Electric Guitar
Aaron McLendon - Drums

“Screaming harpies, preying mantises, and a needle drilling through the Earth's core? Sounds like metal to me! But what makes Jake Vossler and Aaron McLendon's guitar-drums duo opus Versus an incredible standout in the genre and beyond isn't its speed, brutality, or heaviness. It's the uncanny ESP on display, the immediacy of communication in improvisation, shared sense of imagination, and virtuosity not as instrumentalists, but as mind...

This is the second full length release by this Detroit synth / prog trio, whose name is pronounced "Voyager 3" and who are coming right of the Zombi, Heldon and Zoltan mold, with their own fun take on retro-futuristic synthi-rock!
The group consists of
Steve Greene - Synthesizers, piano
Greg Mastin - Acoustic and electronic drums
Aaron Greene - Guitars
Unconditionally recommended for synthi-rock fans!

"Following up 2014’s Doom Fortress, Detroit, Michigan’s Voyag3r returns.

This is the first full length release by this Detroit synth / prog trio, whose name is pronounced "Voyager 3" and who are coming right of the Zombi, Heldon and Zoltan mold, with their own fun take on retro-futuristic synthi-rock!
The group consists of
Steve Greene - Synthesizers, piano
Greg Mastin - Acoustic and electronic drums
Aaron Greene - Guitars
Unconditionally recommended for synthi-rock fans!

"Owing as much to Emerson, Lake and Palmer as they do to John Carpenter a