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Rock In Opposition (R.I.O.)


 
Eclectic Maybe Band: The Blind Night Watchers' Mysterious Landscapes Eclectic Maybe Band:
The Blind Night Watchers' Mysterious Landscapes

(Discus -- UK )

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Univers Zero bassist Guy Seger brought this eclectic group of improvisers into the studio to develop the music on this genre-defying album, informed by a sextet of musicians who have performed and recorded with projects and artists including Vanishing Pictures, X-Legged Sally, Wrong Object, Tony Levin, Tony Bianco, Paul Schutze, Trevor Watts, Zeena Parkins, Jim O'Rourke, &c.

Blegvad, Peter : Bandbox [6 CD BOX SET] Blegvad, Peter :
Bandbox [6 CD BOX SET]

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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Starting with Blegvad's "Downtime" LP, this box traces the evolution of the Peter Blegvad Trio into a quintet with Karen Mantler and Bob Drake, released in a solid box with a double CD of alternate versions, unreleased material and live performances, plus a 72 page book of photographs, memorabilia, drawings, documents and recollections; the ultimate reissue!

Univers Zero: Ceux Du Dehors [VINYL] Univers Zero:
Ceux Du Dehors [VINYL]

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )

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A remarkable work of chamber rock in the 1981 third album from Belgian band Univers Zero led by drummer/percussionist Daniel Denis, who also provides the complex and darkly brooding compositions for the ensemble, inspired and guided by the writing of H. P. Lovecraft, here in a much-needed vinyl reissue.

ZNR: Traite De Mecanique Populaire ZNR:
Traite De Mecanique Populaire

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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French composer and producer Hector Zazou's 2nd and last release with a "most exquisite and eccentric of groups, who hardly touched the world of working bands, and whose existence was tenuous, flickering, mythological - and yet who managed, stealthily, to find its way in time to legendary status by leaving an indelible trace in recorded form of their verifiable existence."

Stop Motion Orchestra: Lightworks Stop Motion Orchestra:
Lightworks

(Megaphone / Knock 'Em Dead -- USA )

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Fitting squarely in the Rock In Opposition mold, Stop Motion Orchestra is an Austin, Texas-based instrumental chamber rock band orchestrated with sax, violin, guitar, synth-bass, drums, here in their second album bringing a bright and melodic force that reminds of Hamster Theatre, Debile Menthol or L'Ensemble Raye; sophisticated, charming and knowledgeable music.

Stop Motion Orchestra: Lightworks [VINYL] Stop Motion Orchestra:
Lightworks [VINYL]

(Megaphone / Knock 'Em Dead -- USA )

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Fitting squarely in the Rock In Opposition mold, Stop Motion Orchestra is an Austin, Texas-based instrumental chamber rock band orchestrated with sax, violin, guitar, synth-bass, drums, here in their second album bringing a bright and melodic force that reminds of Hamster Theatre, Debile Menthol or L'Ensemble Raye; sophisticated, charming and knowledgeable music.

Drake, Bob: L'isola Dei Lupi Drake, Bob:
L'isola Dei Lupi

(ReR Megacorp -- UK )

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Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and song-writer Bob Drake's 10th album, an unusual and quirky journey through rock, RIO, and prog references, exploring the "The island of the Lupi" through a strange set of songs, a showcase for Drake's immense skills and enigmatic curiosity in 16 miniatures of descriptive passages, brilliant playing and exceptional production.

This Heat: Repeat This Heat:
Repeat

(Recommended Records -- USA )

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Momes, The: Spiralling [VINYL LP + 7"] Momes, The:
Spiralling [VINYL LP + 7"]

(Mental Experience -- Spain )

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An essential reissue of the only album from this Rock in Opposition supergroup, with two members of Henry Cow & The Work--bassist Mick Hobbs and Tim Hodgkinson playing "Hawaiian laptop noisy guitar" and keyboards--and Andy Wake from Unrest Work & Play, in a great set of songs with a literate and post-punk viciousness and unusual approaches to rhythm and sound.

Gilonis, Bill  Chantale Laplante: Zurich - Bamberg <i>[Used Item]</i> Gilonis, Bill Chantale Laplante:
Zurich - Bamberg [Used Item]

(Ad Hoc Records -- USA )

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"Electro-acoustic Horrspiel" from Bill Gilonis (The Work, Hat Shoes) and Chantale LaPlante, fascinatingly filtered and personal sound collage work.

Leigh, Geoff / Makoto Kawabata /  Aogu Tanimoto: Live At Delsol Cafe Leigh, Geoff / Makoto Kawabata / Aogu Tanimoto:
Live At Delsol Cafe

(Acid Mothers Temple -- Japan )

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Acid Mothers Temple guitarist Kawabata Makoto meets Henry Cow wind player, percussionist and sound artist Geoff Leigh, with Aogu Tanimoto on violin & synth, as they are captured live at Delsol Cafe, in Yahata, Japan, performing a spiritually psychedelic five-part improvisation merging acoustic and electronic instruments in unorthodox and fascinating ways.

Kawabata, Makoto / Geoff Leigh: Spatial Roots Kawabata, Makoto / Geoff Leigh:
Spatial Roots

(Acid Mothers Temple -- Japan )

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A live recording of the first encounter between Henry Cow/Radar Favourites/Ex-Wise Heads reed, wind and electronic artist Geoff Leigh and Acid Mother Temple guitarist and solo artist Kawabata Makoto, performing at Urbanguild, in Kyoto, Japan, in 2014 for a set of electronic, psychedelic improvisation of great detail using a vast arsenal of experimental approaches.

Edelin, Michel Quintet w/ John Greaves: Echoes Of Henry Cow Edelin, Michel Quintet w/ John Greaves:
Echoes Of Henry Cow

(RogueArt -- France )

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Including musicians involved with the Canterbury scene (Sophia Domancich), Magma (Simon Goubert) and Henry Cow's own John Greaves narrating, French flutist Michel Edelin's Quintet takes on the music of Rock in Opposition legendary band Henry Cow, ten inventive "echoes" of their music as it has transformed performers and listeners over time; exceptional.



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Bley / Koglmann / Peacock: Annette

Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver): An Air of Unreality [VINYL]

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Honkies, The: How Do We Prevent The Advance Of The Desert?

Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap: Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]

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Univers Zero: Heresie [VINYL]

Pollak, Andreas / Johan Graden: Terror Of Positivity

Leigh, Geoff / Makoto Kawabata / Aogu Tanimoto: Live At Delsol Cafe

Blegvad, Peter : Bandbox [6 CD BOX SET]

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