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First ever legit reissue of this too little known, but quite great early electronic / space / synthi album! Recommended!

"Originally released by Polydor in 1976, this first album by French electronic pioneer Pierre Salkazanov (a.k.a. Zanov) sees a welcome reissue on vinyl, accompanied by a free bonus 7-inch containing previously unavailable tracks.
A uniquely French slant on cosmic electronic music from the same scene that gave us Didier Bocquet, Richard Pinhas and Heldon, Jean Michel Jarre..

First ever legit reissue of this too little known, but quite great early electronic / space / synthi album! Recommended!

"Originally released by Polydor in 1978, this second album by French electronic pioneer Pierre Salkazanov (a.k.a. Zanov) sees a welcome reissue on vinyl, accompanied by a free bonus 7-inch containing previously unavailable tracks.
A uniquely French slant on cosmic electronic music from the same scene that gave us Didier Bocquet, Richard Pinhas and Heldon, Jean Michel Jarre.

Beautiful, legitimate and fully licensed reissue with gatefold sleeve!

"Formed from two former Magma members: Yochk'o Seffer (Saxophone) and Franois, Faton" Cahen (Piano)", Zao proposes through its albums a fusion of rock, jazzHungarian folk...

Frank's 1st solo album was recorded/edited together at the same time as We're Only In It For The Money, and shares some characteristics and actual recorded sound. It combines musique concrete techniques with orchestral music, and 'the voices in...

"Double 180gm vinyl LP pressing with laser etching. The Zappa Family Trust marks the 50th Anniversary of Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention's 1967 album Absolutely Free with an expanded vinyl-exclusive edition.
This double 180 gram LP version includes the original record mastered by Bernie Grundman and cut directly from the original analog master tapes, plus a laser-etched additional disc including 20 minutes of bonus material from the vault. The package features FZ's original layout and...

"This vinyl includes the original 1969 mix of UNCLE MEAT, exclusive here. Unavailable on CD, the album has been digitally restored by Vaultmeister, Joe Travers, UMRK."

This was the album that introduced me to 'funny music' and literally changed my life and is why I am at the computer writing descriptions of music to you and releasing records by other 'funny music' artists nearly 50 years later. I distinctly remember being handed this album by a trusted friend in 10th grade with the admonition to...

The final Mothers album was this fantastic but strange collection of unreleased studio and (mostly live) work from 1967-1969, contained in one of the greatest and most shocking rock and roll album covers of all time (rzzzz!).
It took me years to figure out that Frank was doing conductions with the band (conducted improvisations) many, many years before the word conduction was used. Did he invent the idea? I don't know, but if you know about someone doing this in 1968 or earlier, I'd love to know...

The Mothers' 3rd album, recorded in 1967, and unbelievably assured and nervy, as Frank takes on the falseness of American culture AND the hippie movement. Unbelievably sophisticated production chops on this one, which is Frank's first true masterpiece of the editing block, and possibly his greatest achievement in that form. Brilliant, scathing, angry, funny and mean-spirited, this was one of the holy trinity of acid albums for me back in the day and it made me what I am today, and it even includes some...

"An unsurpassed milestone in European/African fusion, this is a head-on collision between traditional Central African vocals and uncompromising analog electronics. Resulting from a torrid encounter between Zairean singer Bony Bikaye, Algerian-born...

What a great idea! These are wonderful albums and Ralf und Florian won't let us hear them. So, you can hear Zeitkratzer do them!
"Karlrecords celebrates its tenth birthday, and Zeitkratzer celebrate their 20th with necessary re-interpretations of early compositions by electronic pioneers Kraftwerk. Founded in 1997 by Reinhold Friedl, Zeitkratzer have since been creating an impressive catalog of recordings that embraces 20th century avant-garde composers (Cage, Stockhausen, Lucier) as well as...

"Reinhold Friedl's Zeitkratzer proves the perfect ensemble for Oneirika, avant-garde veteran Elliott Sharp's composition/soundscape inspired by Cageian tradition that premiered at Maerzmusik Festival 2014. Zeitkratzer worked with Elliott Sharp for the first time in 1997, and have since been releasing several cooperations, including two duo releases of Zeitkratzer mastermind Reinhold Friedl and Elliott Sharp. Over the last 40 years the avant-garde musician has created an immense oeuvre: he has performed...

Fabulous and fiery as ever fourth release by this great metallic tinged, poly-metric jazz/not jazz trio. Vinyl only! Limited edition of only 200 copies!! Hugely recommended!!!

“King Crimson, Sonic Youth, Ruins, late-era Present, and Ahleuchatistas are some good starting points for comparisons. But ZEVIOUS is their own animal, and Lowlands is more than worth checking out for that reason alone.” – Avant Music News

“Those already familiar with ZEVIOUS will know what to expect from...

The return of G�nter Schickert!
"Ziguri [tsiguri]": In the Mexican Tarahumara language the word for Peyote cactus, containing the hallucinogenic alkaloid mescaline. G�nter Schickert has built a reputation and following amongst friends of psychedelic.

The return of G�nter Schickert!
"Ziguri [tsiguri]": In the Mexican Tarahumara language the word for Peyote cactus, containing the hallucinogenic alkaloid mescaline. G�nter Schickert has built a reputation and following amongst friends of psychedelic.

This is the latest, vinyl-only release by the UK trio featuring Andrew Prestridge and Andy and Matt Thompson. The group uses all analog keyboard (synths, mellotrons, etc), bass, guitar and drums. The band are obviously influenced by darker progressive...

After far too long, a new one from this quite fabulous synths and drums instrumental duo. They've certainly kept busy as each half of the band has released solo albums and they toured the USA with Goblin, where I finally got to see them. While you can hear their influences clearly (Goblin! Heldon! 70s synth-disco Giorgio Moroder, Tangerine Dream!), they really just sound like Zombi at this point and no one else. This is a really strong one from them and this conceivably might be the one - if there ever....

“Their 5th release and their first in over 4 years, Zorn’s most delightful and popular instrumental unit returns with nine compositions inspired by the imaginary worlds of fantasy literature. Featuring some of Zorn’s catchiest hooks and plenty of fiery solos from Ribot, Saft and Wollesen, “Pellucidar blends soul, surf, jazz, minimalism, rumba, tango, samba, exotica and more in classic Dreamers style.
Enhanced by beautiful, colorful art by Tzadik’s exclusive designer Chippy, Pellucidar is a long...

"In celebration of his 60th Birthday, Zorn asked his most acclaimed vocal collaborators to write lyrics to select compositions from his vast musical catalog. Including music originally written for Naked City, Masada, The Dreamers, a variety of film...

"Song Cycle Records present a reissue of 1977-1981, a collection of rare free-jazz pieces performed by John Zorn and selected by the American guitarist and music critic Eugene Chadbourne originally released in 1998. Originally released to accompany the book release of Sonora: John Zorn (Materiali Sonori), the album is presented here for the first time in an exclusive release in limited edition on vinyl. This special issue includes the original book that features exclusive interviews, essays, and photos...

"House of Mythology continue their modus operandi in offering exquisitely designed, packaged, forward-thinking music from a wide range of musicians and artists that can be called visionaries, now with the announcement of this album from Zu. Ambition, aspiration and deep soulful explorations are crucial for Zu, who have been broadly questioning and evolving their musical identity for almost two decades, developing their musical vocabulary with every release and collaboration, never allowing their personal...

"Since the late '60s the 'prog' term has always been synonymous with the breakdown of the classic song concept, thanks to the contamination of rock music with other genres. Based on this philosophy, Fabio Zuffanti brings the 'prog' concept to our days taking into account what, in terms of styles, is currently alive and pulsating: pop, electronic, avant-garde and much more. Easy to say, much more complicated to do: for this reason, between Zuffanti's previous solo record ("La Quarta Vittima", 2014) and...

"Peter Zummo presents Dress Code (Don't Look At My Car) on Optimo Music. Peter Zummo (born 1948) is an American composer and musician. He plays the trombone, valve trombone, euphonium, synthesizer, other electronic instruments, and also sings. He is associated with the post-minimalist and Downtown aesthetics, and he describes his music as "minimalism plus a whole lot more." He's well-known for his work with Arthur Russell."

"In this project for Optimo, the listener can hear that my musical food..

"Recorded live and in single takes, it features a stellar line-up of longtime ZUMMO collaborators: ARTHUR RUSSELL on amplified cello, BILL RUYLE on marimba, and MUSTAFA AHMED on congas. ZUMMO plays trombone and euphonium."