The Squid's Ear Magazine
Progressive Rock


 
Yoshida, Tatsuya x Kentaro Nakao: T.h.e.d.i.e.i.s.c.a.s.t <i>[Used Item]</i>
Yoshida, Tatsuya x Kentaro Nakao:
T.h.e.d.i.e.i.s.c.a.s.t [Used Item]

(Magaibutsu Limited -- Japan )


Price: $10.00    




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Captured during their 2023 tour, the super-energetic, instrumental Japanese avant-rock duo of drummer Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins, Koenji Hyakkei, &c) and bassist Kentaro Nakao (Number Girl, &c) selected the best of their rugged and bewilderingly skillfull improvisations from three concerts at Bordland in Sendai, at Crates in Morioka and at Sublime in Aomori.

Drake, Bob: The Room In The Tower
Drake, Bob:
The Room In The Tower

(Crumbling Tones -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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A great set of 11 succinct songs and instrumentals from multi-instrumentalist, prog icon Bob Drake of Thinking Plague, The Science Group, VRIL, and Peter Blegvad fame, vignettes that play with pop formats in insidious ways around recurring Drake themes including a Planet of Dogs, three rustic tales, and a perturbing room in the tower, all noted in a colored foldout poster with lyrics.

Elephant9 : Mythical River
Elephant9 :
Mythical River

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


Price: $16.95    




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Wearing the cloak of 60's pyschedelic organ trios modernized in approach and maturity, this is the 8th album from the Swedish improvising, prog-oriented rock band Elephant9, presenting six new compositions from keyboardist Stale Storlokken (Supersilent, Hedvig Mollestad Weejuns) performed with Nikolai Haengsle on electric bass and Torstein Lofthus on drums.

Durrant, Phil / Daniel Thompson: Live / Studio <i>[Used Item]</i>
Durrant, Phil / Daniel Thompson:
Live / Studio [Used Item]

(Bead -- UK )


Price: $10.00    




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The improvising string duo of stalwart London improvisers, Daniel Thompson on acoustic guitar and Phil Durrant on the octave mandola, are heard in two settings of texturally rich, intricate interactions, first at Cafe OTO in 2022 for an extended improvisation, then at Cable Street Studios two months later for six succint, impressively diverse dialogs.

Surplus 1980: Illusion of Consistency [VINYL + CD + DOWNLOAD]
Surplus 1980:
Illusion of Consistency [VINYL + CD + DOWNLOAD]

(Surplus Industries -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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Composed using an "exquisite corpse" method during the pandemic, where each player provided a partially complete track with instructions to expand their concept, enlisting an incredible set of musicians across the US & Europe, directed by Moe! Staiano, including Jesse Quattro, Fred Frith, Carla Kihlstedt, GW Sok, Amy X Neuburg, Darren Johnston, &c &c.

Cassiber: The Cassiber Box redux [6 CDs, 1 DVD and Book]
Cassiber:
The Cassiber Box redux [6 CDs, 1 DVD and Book]

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $64.95    




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Reissuing the 2013 box set of the 1980s UK/Euro improvising rock band Cassiber, including their 4 remastered studio albums + 2 additional CDs, a 2 hour DVD, and a 32-page color book, revealing an amazing band merging experimental rock, fringe jazz, punk, pop, plunderphonics, improvisation, & musique concrete with an energetic and complex form of studio composition - superb!

Eclectic Maybe Band: Bars Without Measures
Eclectic Maybe Band:
Bars Without Measures

(Discus -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Creating structured works from real time improvisations, Guy Seger's (Univers Zero) large ensemble of absolutely impressive players breaks down to smaller grouping to record the layers of each piece, which Seger then uses as raw material for each finished piece, as elements of rock, jazz, composed, and experimental forms merge into accomplished and engaging compositions.

Officer!: Bandagen <i>[Used Item]</i>
Officer!:
Bandagen [Used Item]

(Klanggalerie -- Austria )


Price: $13.00    




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After The Work and his involvement with This Heat, guitarist Mick Hobbs formed Officer!, a shape-shifting RIO band that presented Hobb's unique, amusing and incisive songs, releasing three proper albums and, in 1989, a cassette on the Swiss label No Records that is here reissued, half of the album written for a stage play called Bandagen by Grazia Pergoletti.

Mollestad, Hedvig Weejuns: Weejuns
Mollestad, Hedvig Weejuns:
Weejuns

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


Price: $15.95    




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A new trio from Norwegian improvising rock guitarist Hedvig Mollestad with Supersilent/Elephant9's Ståle Storløkken A new trio from Norwegian improvising rock guitarist Hedvig Mollestad with Supersilent/Elephant9's Ståle Storløkken on bass and drummer Ole Mofjel, in a well-balanced album that brings to mind Crimson, ECM fusion or Mahavishnu/Miles, through a six live performances throughout Norway of burning interaction around introspective sonic environments.and drummer Ole Mofjel, in a well-balanced album that brings to mind Crimson, ECM fusion or Mahavishnu/Miles, through a six live performances throughout Norway of burning interaction around introspective sonic environments.

Pere Ubu: Architecture For The People: 1979-1982 [4 CD BOOKBACK + DOWNLOAD]
Pere Ubu:
Architecture For The People: 1979-1982 [4 CD BOOKBACK + DOWNLOAD]

(Fire -- UK )


Price: $47.95    




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Compiling three essential albums from legendary Cleveland art rock band Pere Ubu--New Picnic Time (1979), The Art Of Walking (1980), and Song Of The Bailing Man, along with an album of out-takes and oddities, Architectural Salvage (1981), presented in a handsome four-disc 'bookback' with notes and memorabilia approved by the band.

Pere Ubu: Elitism For The People: 1975-1978 [4 CD BOOKBACK + DOWNLOAD]
Pere Ubu:
Elitism For The People: 1975-1978 [4 CD BOOKBACK + DOWNLOAD]

(Fire -- UK )


Price: $47.95    




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Compiling two of the earliest and most essential albums from legendary Cleveland art rock band Pere Ubu--The Modern Dance and Dub Housing (1978), along with the 1995 compilation the Hearpen Singles and a 1977 live set in Manhattan, in a four-disc 'bookback' set featuring excerpts from the Pere Ubu scrapbook 75-82, written by David Thomas, including historical photos.

Mollestad, Hedvig: Weejuns [VINYL 2 LPs]
Mollestad, Hedvig:
Weejuns [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


Price: $37.95    




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Teaming up with Norwegian keyboard player Ståle Storløkken of Elephant9 & Supersilent and drummer Ole Mofjell, guitarist Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen introduces her new trio with this double album of live recordings from three separate concerts in Oslo and Stavanger, Norway, in dynamic performances of blistering, building prog and jazz fusion-oriented rock forms.

Yoshida, Tatsuya x Kentaro Nakao: T.h.e.d.i.e.i.s.c.a.s.t
Yoshida, Tatsuya x Kentaro Nakao:
T.h.e.d.i.e.i.s.c.a.s.t

(Magaibutsu Limited -- Japan )


Price: $16.95    




In Stock

Captured during their 2023 tour, the super-energetic, instrumental Japanese avant-rock duo of drummer Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins, Koenji Hyakkei, &c) and bassist Kentaro Nakao (Number Girl, &c) selected the best of their rugged and bewilderingly skillfull improvisations from three concerts at Bordland in Sendai, at Crates in Morioka and at Sublime in Aomori.

Tabata / Yamaji / Yoshida: Missing Heads
Tabata / Yamaji / Yoshida:
Missing Heads

(Magaibutsu Limited -- Japan )


Price: $16.95    




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A live performance in Koenji, Tokyo at the club Jirokichi in 2022 from the prog-oriented instrumental improvising power rock trio of Mitsuru Tabata on guitar, Kazuhide Yamaji on guitar and Tatsuya Yoshida on drums, Tabata & Yoshida providing vocal emphasis through the nine brisk and highly interactive tracks of great energy, psychedelic overtone and impressive technical skill.

Das Rad: Veer
Das Rad:
Veer

(Discus -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Adding bassist Jon Short to their lineup, the 4th album from Das Rad continues the band's genre-merging approach of rock & improv forms rooted in prog, kosmiche, and jazz rock, this post-pandemic album bringing the band back together for live interaction, their enthusiasm evident in their energetic intercourse, particularly in the extended suite "Expergefactor".

Officer!: Bandagen
Officer!:
Bandagen

(Klanggalerie -- Austria )


Price: $17.95    




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After The Work and his involvement with This Heat, guitarist Mick Hobbs formed Officer!, a shape-shifting RIO band that presented Hobb's unique, amusing and incisive songs, releasing three proper albums and, in 1989, a cassette on the Swiss label No Records that is here reissued, half of the album written for a stage play called Bandagen by Grazia Pergoletti.

Skumsnes Moe, Guro / Philippe Petit: Guro Skumsnes Moe & Philippe Petit
Skumsnes Moe, Guro / Philippe Petit:
Guro Skumsnes Moe & Philippe Petit

(Public Eyesore -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Bringing together two noise improvisers and experimenters, Guro Skumsnes Moe from Sult and MoE performing on octabass & electric bass, and Philippe Petit (who has albums on Aural Terrains, Monotype and Bolt) performing on synthesizer and turntables, both also providing vocal utterance, for two thick journeys of twisted, diverse and often deep sonics bridged by an abstract interlude.

Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere: Theta Six
Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere:
Theta Six

(Discus -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Referencing the "laminal" style of AMM improvisations, the 6th album from the UK-based Orchesta of the Upper Atmosphere ensemble, led by multi-instrumentalist and woodwind player Martin Archer and Jan Todd, evolved from studio sessions of bass rhythms, free improvisation over those foundations, and then horn & voice arrangements shaped around the results, creating a superb hybrid of jazz rock, textural and free improv.

Motorpsycho: Ancient Astronauts [VINYL]
Motorpsycho:
Ancient Astronauts [VINYL]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


Price: $29.95    




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Four new tracks from the incredibly prolific Norwegian long form rock band Motorpsycho of Bent Saether on bass & vocals, Hans Magnus on guitar & vocals and the departing album for drummer Tomas Jarmyr, in a well-balanced release of songs and instrumental work including their longest piece to date, a theme from an imagined movie; sophisticated & intelligent modern rock.

Ayler, Albert: Summertime To Spiritual Unity, Revisited
Ayler, Albert:
Summertime To Spiritual Unity, Revisited

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Remastering and reissuing two tracks--"Summertime" and "C.T"--from saxophonist Albert Ayler's 1964 Fontana album My Name Is Albert Ayler with basssist Nils-Henning Orsted Pedersen, drummer Ronnie Gardiner and pianist Nils Bronsted; and his classic and passionate 1965 ESP Disk release Spiritual Unity with double bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Sunny Murray.

Drake, Bob : Legendary Lore Of The Holy Wells Of England
Drake, Bob :
Legendary Lore Of The Holy Wells Of England

(Recommended Records -- UK )


Price: $16.95    




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A unique exposition of an 1893 text by Robert Charles Hope exploring the legends of England's "holy wells", the water of which was purported to have healing properties, adapted to atmospheric songs by Drake and performed on a 1940 Hammond model BC organ and a Challen upright piano; delicate and descriptive songs that detail the legends and the hope they inspired.

Koenjihyakkei: Nivraym Revisted [VINYL COLORED 2 LPs]
Koenjihyakkei:
Nivraym Revisted [VINYL COLORED 2 LPs]

(Skin Graft Records -- Japan/USA )


Price: $43.95    




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Originally released in 2001 on the Magaibutsu label, the 3rd studio album from Japan's Koenjihyakkei led by drummer/vocalist Yoshida Tatsuya energetically blends progressive rock, chamber rock, fusion and composed forms, here revisited for the 2nd time with the 2009 expanded reissue remixed again with new additions, plus three bonus tracks from a 2020 concert.

Koenjihyakkei: Nivraym Revisted
Koenjihyakkei:
Nivraym Revisted

(Skin Graft Records -- Japan/USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Originally released in 2001 on the Magaibutsu label, the 3rd studio album from Japan's Koenjihyakkei led by drummer/vocalist Yoshida Tatsuya energetically blends progressive rock, chamber rock, fusion and composed forms, here revisited for the 2nd time with the 2009 expanded reissue remixed again with new additions, plus three bonus tracks from a 2020 concert.

Henry Cow: Glastonbury, Chaumont, Bilbao And The Lions Of Desire
Henry Cow:
Glastonbury, Chaumont, Bilbao And The Lions Of Desire

(ReR Megacorp -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Expanding on the history of Henry Cow in new recordings discovered after the 19-CD Cow Redux box, including: a well-recorded concert at the the first Glastonbury Fayre in 1972, the earliest recordings of the quartet of Martin Ditcham, Fred Frith, John Greaves and Tim Hodgkinson; a 1978 grouping with Phil Minton; unrecorded compositions from 1977 in Bilbao; and a 1976 Chaumont Concert.

Bley, Paul Trios: Play Annette Peacock, Revisited
Bley, Paul Trios:
Play Annette Peacock, Revisited

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Annette Peacock's response to the free-blowing loft scene was to compose using spacious intervals, allowing great harmonic and rhythmic freedom, inspiring pianist Paul Bley and his trio as heard in two unique interpretations of the same pieces from two exceptional working bands: one with bassist & drummer Mark Levinson & Barry Altschul, the other with Gary Peacock & Billy Elgart.

Titan to Tachyons (Gates / Dunn / Grohowski / Hollenberg): Vonals
Titan to Tachyons (Gates / Dunn / Grohowski / Hollenberg):
Vonals

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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Led by West Coast-based New Zealand guitarist Sally Gates, the 2nd album from this genre-blurring heavy improv band of original members Matt Hollenberg on the 6-string bass VI and Kenny Grohowski on drums, now officially a quartet with prior guest bassist Trevor Dunn a fourth member, here in 6 tracks that shred and weave intricate layers of jazz, rock, blues and metal.

Work, The: The Worst of Everywhere [2 CDs]
Work, The:
The Worst of Everywhere [2 CDs]

(Ultragash -- Japan )


Price: $16.80    




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Originally released by Woof Records in 1982 on cassette, this double CD reissues an essential lo-fi document from The Work (Bill Gilonis, Mick Hobbs, Tim Hodgkinson and Rick Wilson) in live performances from gigs and rehearsals assembled in cut-up form, adding new pieces and expanding on others, joined at times by Catherine Jauniaux, Bob Ostertag, Chris Cutler, &c.

Miriodor: Elements
Miriodor:
Elements

(Cuneiform -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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The inventive Canadian electric improvising band releases their 10th studio album, continuing as the trio of guitarist Bernard Falaise, keyboardist Pascal Globensky and drummer/percussionist Remi Leclerc, presenting six masterfully lyrical pieces that take unusual twists and turns, adding unexpected "elements" to each pieces in clever, playful and inspired ways.

Granberg, Magnus: Night Will Fade and Fall Apart [2 CDs]
Granberg, Magnus:
Night Will Fade and Fall Apart [2 CDs]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


Price: $19.95    




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The 6 piece Tya Ensemble of string, piano, percussion and vibraphone performs Swedish composer Magnus Granberg's beautifully delicate and dusky work, conceived from historic and recent song structures and written so that individual parts also may be performed as solo pieces, as heard in an extended ensemble version and four solo and one duo configuration.

Atsushi / Tatsuya / Makoto: Japanese New Music Festival Japan Tour 2022
Atsushi / Tatsuya / Makoto:
Japanese New Music Festival Japan Tour 2022

(Magaibutsu Limited -- Japan )


Price: $16.95    




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Recordings from the 2022 Japanese New Music Festival Japan Tour from the trio of Tsuyama Atsushi on bass, guitar & piano, Yoshida Tatsuya on drums, synth and vocals, and Kawabata Makoto on guitar, bass and vocals, selecting the best tracks from the tour into a collection of 15 psychedelic, progressive, experimental and uncategorizable rock forms!

Takeda, Risa : The Sorcerer's Castle
Takeda, Risa :
The Sorcerer's Castle

(Cbzm Records -- Japan )


Price: $12.00    




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An epic story in symphonic rock style from pianist, drummer and composer Risa Takeda, telling the fantastic tale of a dramatic confrontation between an Emperor and a Sorcerer, through eleven compositions of a contemporary classical and theatrical nature, using modern synthetic sources in active and complex orchestration as the plot advances.

Yoshida, Tatsuya / Risa Takeda: SUPERHELIX [CD + DOWNLOAD VIDEOS]
Yoshida, Tatsuya / Risa Takeda:
SUPERHELIX [CD + DOWNLOAD VIDEOS]

(Magaibutsu Limited -- Japan )


Price: $16.95    




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Fifteen rock instrumentals between drummer Tatsuya Yoshida and pianist & keyboardist Risa Takeda, generally high-speed, technically superb and melodically infused pieces of imaginative creativity with a quirky sense of humor, augmented with Yoshida's vocalizing and effect processing from both; includes a download sheet for 15 high-def movies, one for each track on the album.

Kazuto, Shimizu / Yoshida Tatsuya: Whatchamacallits [CD + DOWNLOAD MOVIE LINK]
Kazuto, Shimizu / Yoshida Tatsuya:
Whatchamacallits [CD + DOWNLOAD MOVIE LINK]

(Magaibutsu Limited -- Japan )


Price: $16.95    




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A live recording at Koenji Jirokichi in 2022 between Magaibtusu leader Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins, Korekyojinn, Koenji Hyakkei, PYN, &c) and pianist Kazuto Shimizu (Arepos, Chakra, Hikashu, Killing Time, Lars Hollmer's Global Home Project, &c), both on vocals as they unfold a playful and technically incredible set of "Doodads", "Watchamacallits" and other wonderful curiosities.

Masked Pickle (Scemama / Malmendier / Weil): 7
Masked Pickle (Scemama / Malmendier / Weil):
7

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $9.60    




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A fully free, quirky and marvelous set of virtually indescribable improvisation from the trio of French vocalist Clara Weill (known from her work with Fred Frith), Olivia Scemama on bass and Tom Malmendier on drums, three active international collaborators with powerful technical skills and a strange sense of humor willing to take their music where ever it oddly leads.

Eclectic Maybe Band: Again Alors?
Eclectic Maybe Band:
Again Alors?

(Discus -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Led by Univers Zero bassist and composer Guy Seger, the third album from Eclectic Maybe Band combines elements of rock, jazz, electronic and abstract landscapes, performed by an ensemble of chamber rock players including Discus label leader Martin Archer, varying groupings within the band focusing on each section in a mix of composed and improvised approaches.

Action & Tension & Space: Tellus [VINYL]
Action & Tension & Space:
Tellus [VINYL]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


Price: $35.95    




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With one foot in fusion-oriented improv and the other in psychedelic/prog rock, the 4th album from the Norwegian quartet of Per Steinar Lie on lapsteel & electric guitar, Oystein Braut on guitar, organ & Mellotron, Julius Lind on double bass and Orjan Haaland on drums are joined by keyboard wiz Sigbjorn Apeland and percussionist Stale Liavik Solberg.

Action & Tension & Space: Tellus
Action & Tension & Space:
Tellus

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


Price: $15.95    




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With one foot in fusion-oriented improv and the other in psychedelic/prog rock, the 4th album from the Norwegian quartet of Per Steinar Lie on lapsteel & electric guitar, Oystein Braut on guitar, organ & Mellotron, Julius Lind on double bass and Orjan Haaland on drums are joined by keyboard wiz Sigbjorn Apeland and percussionist Stale Liavik Solberg.

Mollestad, Hedvig : Tempest Revisited [VINYL]
Mollestad, Hedvig :
Tempest Revisited [VINYL]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


Price: $35.95    




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For her 2nd solo record aside from her rock trio, guitarist Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen expands her orchestration to an octet, adding jazz-rock elements while balancing scorching playing with lyrical and open passages, as she pays tribute to Arne Nordheim's 1979 composition for Shakespeare's "The Tempest", and for her own experiences of furious weather in her home town of Ålesund.

Mollestad, Hedvig : Tempest Revisited
Mollestad, Hedvig :
Tempest Revisited

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


Price: $15.95    




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For her 2nd solo record aside from her rock trio, guitarist Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen expands her orchestration to an octet, adding jazz-rock elements while balancing scorching playing with lyrical and open passages, as she pays tribute to Arne Nordheim's 1979 composition for Shakespeare's "The Tempest", and for her own experiences of furious weather in her home town of Ålesund.

Yoshida, Tatsuya  / Dairo Suga: Root
Yoshida, Tatsuya / Dairo Suga:
Root

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )


Price: $16.95    




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Driven by a passionate intensity, this first meeting of drummer Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins, Korekyojinn, Koenji Hyakkei, &c) and pianist Dario Suga at 7th Floor in Shibuya, Japan begins at high speed, the sheer technical brilliance of both players dazzling, their unbridled energy eventually yielding to passages of introspection that recur to fervor and fraternity; exceptional!

Das Rad (Archer / Robinson / Dinsdale): Laik Tors
Das Rad (Archer / Robinson / Dinsdale):
Laik Tors

(Discus -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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The third album from the Sheffield-based trio Das Rad of Nick Robinson on guitars, keys & electronics, Martin Archer on woodwinds, keys & electronics, Steve Dinsdale on drums & keyboards, influenced by progressive rock, kosmiche, and fusion forms, here evolving and refining their melodic approach to genre-crossing styles merging composition and improvisation.

Isildurs Bane / Peter Hammill: In Disequilibrium
Isildurs Bane / Peter Hammill:
In Disequilibrium

(Ataraxia -- E.U. )


Price: $15.95    




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The second collaboration between the Swedish chamber rock band Isildurs Bane led by keyboardist and composer Mats Johansson and lyricist, vocalist and guitarist Peter Hammill (Van Der Graaf Generator) presents two new multi-part suites with lyrics by Hammill--"In Disequilibrium" and "Gently (Step by Step)"--detailed, astute and powerful works of sophisticated progressive rock.

Brainhack Musicbox (Bobrytsky / Lisovsky / Boldenko): Brownarium
Brainhack Musicbox (Bobrytsky / Lisovsky / Boldenko):
Brownarium

(Brainhack Musicbox -- Ukraine )


Price: $12.95    




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Each track named after a mythical Scottish character, the Ukrainian trio of Stanislav Bobrytsky on modular synth, Pavlo Lisovsky on tenor saxophone and Anton Boldenko on viola create a music merging free jazz principles with modular synthetic drone, creating an orchestral sound that still elucidates the detail of their uniquely orchestrated, rich sonic explorations.

Korekyojinn (Yoshida / Nasuno / Natsuki): Mesopotamia
Korekyojinn (Yoshida / Nasuno / Natsuki):
Mesopotamia

(Magaibutsu Limited -- Japan )


Price: $15.95    




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The Japanese Korekyojinn trio of Tatsuya Yoshida on drums, Mitsuru Nasuno on bass and Kido Natsuki on guitar continue their high energy approach to prog and jazz/rock with this, their 6th studio album over 20 years, in seven new pieces of extended instrumental works maintaining the effortlessly complex & joyful interplay amid quickly shifting time signatures and melodic changes.

Schwerdt, Oliver: Storming Bauhaus [2 CDs]
Schwerdt, Oliver:
Storming Bauhaus [2 CDs]

(Euphorium -- Germany )


Price: $16.95    




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Eschewing his many monikers (Birg Borgenthal, Elan Pauer and Ra Ra da Boff) pianist Oliver Schwerdt steps away from EUPHORIUM_freakestra, uses his given name, and takes the stage of the Bauhaus building in Dessau where such legends as Fred van Hove and Alexander von Schlippenbach have played, to record these four exemplary and extended, kinetic & free solo piano improvisations.

TtD (Nasuno Mitsuru /  Tatsuya Yoshida): Teneleven the Duo
TtD (Nasuno Mitsuru / Tatsuya Yoshida):
Teneleven the Duo

(Fourth Hand Record -- Japan )


Price: $15.95    




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Concentrating the Teneleven quintet to a duo in the core of drummer Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins, Koenji Hyakkei, Korekyojinn) and bassist & electronic device guru Mitsuru Nasuno (Altered States, Fushitsusha, Ground Zero), for eleven tracks of energetic interactive rock improvisations, alternating between "TdD" pieces of burning improvisations and introspective "Afterglows".

Motorpsycho: Kingdom of Oblivion
Motorpsycho:
Kingdom of Oblivion

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


Price: $15.95    




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The productive and excellent work of Norwegian rock band Motorpsycho, releasing an album a year for 30+ years, continues with this superb example of long form and diverse approaches to the rock medium, the core trio of Saether (bass, vocals, mellotron, &c), Hans Magnus Ryan (guitar, sax, vocals) and Tomas Jarmyr (drums) extended by Reine Fiske on guitar and Ola Kvernberg on percussion.

Mollestad, Hedvig Trio: Ding Dong. You're Dead [VINYL]
Mollestad, Hedvig Trio:
Ding Dong. You're Dead [VINYL]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


Price: $28.95    




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A scorching album of instrumental rock bridging avant, prog and jazz/rock forms, from the inspired and burning Norwegian band led by guitarist Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen and her trio with bassist Ellen Brekken and drummer Ivar Loe Bjornstad; reference John McLaughlin, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, or just focus on the powerhouse that is the Hedvig Mollestad Trio.

Mollestad, Hedvig Trio: Ding Dong. You're Dead
Mollestad, Hedvig Trio:
Ding Dong. You're Dead

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


Price: $15.95    




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A scorching album of instrumental rock bridging avant, prog and jazz/rock forms, from the inspired and burning Norwegian band led by guitarist Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen and her trio with bassist Ellen Brekken and drummer Ivar Loe Bjornstad; reference John McLaughlin, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, or just focus on the powerhouse that is the Hedvig Mollestad Trio.

Drake, Bob: Planets & Animals
Drake, Bob:
Planets & Animals

(Recommended Records -- UK )


Price: $16.95    




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Bob Drake continues to tug on the heart-strings of prog in short but smart songs that reference the best of the last few decades of prog/psych/avant rock forms, Drake as always handling all parts in a great balance of guitar, electronic & acoustic instruments, including some newly invented instruments; includes a fold-out poster in Bob Drake style from Joe Mruk.

Sanhedrin (Haino / Yoshida / Nasuno): Change The Density So That You Can Crawl Up From The Sea Of
Sanhedrin (Haino / Yoshida / Nasuno):
Change The Density So That You Can Crawl Up From The Sea Of Duty

(Trailights Record -- Japan )


Price: $19.95    




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Formed in the mid-2000s in the wake of the band Knead, the first new Sanhedrin album in six years sees the return of Keiji Haino on guitar, Mitsuru Nasuno on bass guitar and Tatsuya Yoshida on drums, performing live at Akihabara Club Goodman in Japan for four extended rock improvisations, dense, soulful avant-prog with feedback drenched resonance.

Kazuhisa, Uchihashi / Yoshida Tatsuya: Improvisations 5 [2 CDs]
Kazuhisa, Uchihashi / Yoshida Tatsuya:
Improvisations 5 [2 CDs]

(Magaibutsu -- Japan )


Price: $19.95    




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21 wild rides from the fully improvised duo of guitarist Kazuhisa Uchihashi on guitar & effects, and Tatsuya Yoshida on drums, voice & sampler, two CDs from four separate concerts at Japanese venues Akihabara Goodman in 2012 & 2014, Kichijoji FOXHOLE in 2014, and Okubo Hikarino-Uma in 2017; intensely exciting and magnificently masterful improv instrumental rock.

Wyatt, Robert: His Greatest Misses
Wyatt, Robert:
His Greatest Misses

(Domino Record Co. -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Originally released in 2004 in Japan, this compilation covers songs from Soft Machine legend Robert Wyatt's solo career, from albums back to Rock Bottom through Cuckooland, sequenced non-chronologically reflecting the depth of interest, excitement & pathos of his remarkable career, one of rock's most unconventional and brilliant songwriters and singers.

Das Rad (Archer / Robinson / Dinsdale): Adios Al Futuro
Das Rad (Archer / Robinson / Dinsdale):
Adios Al Futuro

(Discus -- UK )


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The 2nd release from the UK instrumental rock band Das Rad of Nick Robinson on guitars, keyboards & electronics, Martin Archer on woodwind, keyboards, synth bass & electronics, and Steve Dinsdale on drums, keyboards & electronics, expand their sound and referenes as they tug on the heartstrings of prog, krautrock and other advanced rock forms with modern and mellotron-fueled orchestration.

Hayward, Charles : Crossfade Estate
Hayward, Charles :
Crossfade Estate

(Klanggalerie -- E.U. )


Price: $17.95    




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Recorded in 2005 with an ensemble of like-minded instrumentalists and then edited and collaged for the next year and a half, this was a project of Charles Hayward during his time at The Albany in Deptford, London, using their digital recording suite to create a large work using a variety of strategies and developed in a dramatic story form, issued here for the 1st time.

I Like To Sleep: Daymare
I Like To Sleep:
Daymare

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


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Taking their band name from a Thelonious Monk quote, the Norwegian power trio of vibraphone player Amund Storløkken Åse (son of keyboardist Ståle Storløkken and vocelist Tone Åse), guitarist Nicolas Leirtrø and drummer Øyvind Leite bridge the divide between 70's progressive rock, classical music, jazz and improvisation with a unique instrumentation.

Mollestad, Hedvig: Ekhidna
Mollestad, Hedvig:
Ekhidna

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


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In 2018 guitarist Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen received an invitation from the festival at Vossajazz commissioning a work for the 2019 festival, for which she expanded her instrumental rock trio to a sextet with trumpeter Susana Santos Silva, drummer Torstein Lofthus (Elephant9), percussionist Ole Mofjell, and keyboardists Marte Eberson & Erlend Slettevoll.

KNW : NORTH ov GOD
KNW :
NORTH ov GOD

(Psykomanteum -- USA )


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An album of ecstatic noise improv with an experimental edge from the trio of Ulrich Krieger on tenor saxophone & contrabass clarinet, Nandor Nevai on "throats" & drums, and Wolcott on oscillator & electronics, viciously assertive music in seven track of mostly succinct statements composed or conceived by each of the band members; cathartic.

Von LMO: Future Language
Von LMO:
Future Language

(Flemish Masters -- USA )


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The 1981 debut studio album of Von LMO, released independently in 1981 through his label StraZar, dedicated to the advancement of the United States space program, described by music journalist Chuck Eddy as being one of the 500 best albums of heavy metal in his Stairway to Hell book, here in the Flemish Masters edition with the track "Shake, Rattle and Roll".

Hawkins, Chester: Magnetisk Nord <i>[Used Item]</i>
Hawkins, Chester:
Magnetisk Nord [Used Item]

(Intangible Arts -- USA )


Price: $9.00    




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Chester Hawkins' curiosity for Denmark resulted in his renting an apartment in central Kobenhavn, bringing along his electronically modified lapsteel guitar, wind and reed instruments, tabletop noise-boxes, mobile synthesizer apps and a shortwave radio, which he joined with field recordings from the capital region, creating this magnificent loveletter to Denmark.

ZNR: The ZNRarchive Box [4 CDs]
ZNR:
The ZNRarchive Box [4 CDs]

(Recommended Records -- UK )


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ZNR, the French trio of Hector Zazou, Joseph Racaille, and Patrick Portella, in a deluxe box set combining both of the official ZNR releases, "Barricades III" and "Traite de Mechanique Populaire" along with 2 CDs of additional released and unreleased material and a book of memories, histories, reflections, photographs, documents, interviews and other memorabilia.

Drake, Bob: The Gardens of Beastley Manor
Drake, Bob:
The Gardens of Beastley Manor

(Recommended Records -- UK )


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Bob Drake takes his listeners on a 22 piece instrumental journey through a "Beastley" garden of confident melodic foundation anBob Drake takes his listeners on a 22 piece instrumental journey through a "Beastley" garden of confident melodic foundation and experimental forays, captured by day and night, a tour de force of conception and execution.

Krokofant w/ Stale Storlokken / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten: Q
Krokofant w/ Stale Storlokken / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten:
Q

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


Price: $15.45    




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Bassist Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten (The Thing) and Stale Storlokken (Elephant9, Supersilent, Terje Rypdal) join the Nordic Krokofant trio of Axel Skalstad on drums, vibraphone, Tom Hasslan on guitar, and Jorgen Mathisen on saxophone for the band's 3rd album, performing the 4-part work "Q", an intense and sophisticated album of complex and passionate instrumental rock.

Henry Cow: The Henry Cow Box Redux: The Complete Henry Cow [17 CDs, 1 DVD, 250pg Book]
Henry Cow:
The Henry Cow Box Redux: The Complete Henry Cow [17 CDs, 1 DVD, 250pg Book]

(Recommended Records -- UK )


Price: $89.95    




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The ultimate Henry Cow collection bringing together all of the 40th anniversary releases of this influential and innovative band, with all the remastered studio CDs, live CDs, Bonus CD, DVDs and booklets from each prior box, plus an additional 60 page booklet of band commentaries, pictures and other documents prepared specifically for this release, all in a sturdy & handsome box.

Hawkins, Chester: Cops Need Serial Numbers [USB mp3 & wav + pdf]
Hawkins, Chester:
Cops Need Serial Numbers [USB mp3 & wav + pdf]

(Intangible Arts -- USA )


Price: $29.95    




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DC electronic explorer Chester Hawkins releases this limited edition album of 50 copies shaped in a metal bullet that unscrews to reveal a USB drive with more than 4 hours of extended forays into psychedelic electronics, synth and tabletop guitar, journeys of hard drone & abstract concrete elements, in mp3 & wav format with a pdf, housed in a handsome black case.

Koenjihyakkei: Angherr Shisspa Revisited
Koenjihyakkei:
Angherr Shisspa Revisited

(Skin Graft -- USA )


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A new edition of Koenjihyakkei's landmark fourth album, blending progressive rock, jazz fusion, symphonic rock and neoclassicism with the energy of hardcore punk, the volume of metal and the attitude of Rock In Opposition, from Tatsuya Yoshida on drums, Sakamoto Kengo on bass, Kanazawa Miyako on keyboards Yamamoto Kyoko on voice, and Komori Keiko on reeds.

Pinhas, Richard / Tatsuya Yoshida: Ascension
Pinhas, Richard / Tatsuya Yoshida:
Ascension

(Magaibutsu Limited -- Japan )


Price: $15.95    




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The collaboration between Magaibutsu label leader, Yoshida Tatsuya (Ruins, Korekyojinn, Koenji, The World Heritage, &c) on drums, keyboards & voice, and Heldon mastermind Richard Pinhas on guitar & effects, continues with this CD of live material from their 2014 Japanese tour, extending the 2015 "Live in Japan" album, including the 8-part "Ascension".

Elephant9 w/ Reine Fiske: Psychedelic Backfire II
Elephant9 w/ Reine Fiske:
Psychedelic Backfire II

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


Price: $15.95    




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The second of two "Psychedelic Backfire"s, The Norwegian Elephant 9 improvising rock trio of drummer Torstein Lofthus, bassist Nikolai Haengsle, and keyboardist Stale Storlokken are joined by Dungen guitarist Reine Fiske for an exciting live concert at Kampen Bistro, in Oslo in 2019, the interaction of Fiske and Storlokken a fine example that prog rock is still a vital form.

Elephant9: Psychedelic Backfire I
Elephant9:
Psychedelic Backfire I

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


Price: $15.95    




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The first of two "Psychedelic Backfire" concerts at Oslo's Kampen Bistro, taken from a 4 night residency by the Norwegian Elephant 9 rock trio of drummer Torstein Lofthus, bassist Nikolai Haengsle, and keyboardist Stale Storlokken, expanding on tracks from their excellent studio catalog in strongly lyrical and technically superb instrumental and improvised rock forms.

Hawkins, Chester: Natural Causes - Original Music For Pale Trees, A Film By Tim Ashby [VINYL] <i>[Us
Hawkins, Chester:
Natural Causes - Original Music For Pale Trees, A Film By Tim Ashby [VINYL] [Used Item]

(Intangible Arts -- USA )


Price: $9.00    




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Washington, DC based electronic experimenter Chester Hawkins (Blue Sausage Infant) was commissioned by director Tim Ashby to compose this work for the soundtrack to his feature-length film "Pale Trees", Hawkin's music illustrating the film's gradient of psychological colors from darkness, rage, and vengeance through a mix of kosmische drone in a Tangerine Dream vein.

Savoldelli, Boris: Biocosmopolitan <i>[Used Item]</i>
Savoldelli, Boris:
Biocosmopolitan [Used Item]

(MoonJune -- USA )


Price: $11.70    




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Vocalist Savoldelli in an exquisitely-crafted album of overdubbed vocal work, with help from trumpeter Paolo Fresu and bassist Jimmy Haslip; elaborite harmonies, interlocking rhythms, exultant influences.

Ravenstine, Allen : Four Stories Book [BOOK]
Ravenstine, Allen :
Four Stories Book [BOOK]

(Recommended Records -- UK )


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The original EML synthesizer player for the unique and forward-thinking Cleveland rock band Pere UBU, Allen Ravenstine presents an illustrated book with four stories written during his touring days and referring to those years, originally published in Cleveland Edition, The ReR Records Quarterly, and The Penguin Book of Rock and Roll Writing.

Frostlake: Ice & Bone
Frostlake:
Ice & Bone

(Discus -- UK )


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The second album from multi-instrumentalist Frostlake (Jan Todd, also of Orchestra of The Upper Atmosphere), hallucinatory songs of layered vocals accompanied by the creative bass of Terry Todd, for rich atmospheres with warm instrumentation augmented by field recordings; absorbing music that draws its listeners into their beautiful, psychedelic dream states.

Eclectic Maybe Band: Reflections In A Moebius Ring Mirror
Eclectic Maybe Band:
Reflections In A Moebius Ring Mirror

(Discus -- UK )


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The second album of this Guy Segers (Univers Zero) project in an eclectic ensemble of improvisers, rock musicians and experimenters, a genre-defying project of primarily instrumental work with interventions of song, merging acoustic & electric instruments with electronics, live improvisation with studio manipulation, to find new forms of mesmerizing music.

Hayward, Charles : (Begin Anywhere)
Hayward, Charles :
(Begin Anywhere)

(Klanggalerie -- Austria )


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This Heat and Camberwell Now drummer, songwriter, vocalist, experimenter and sociological observer Charles Hayward steps away from his drums for an intimate album of song, performing on piano with minimal accompaniment as he presents new songs and new versions of songs including pieces from Camberwell Now; powerfully fragile, insightful, fascinating.

Steidle, Oli & The Killing Popes (Steidle / Mobus / Nicholls / Downes / Donkin): Ego Pills [VINYL]
Steidle, Oli & The Killing Popes (Steidle / Mobus / Nicholls / Downes / Donkin):
Ego Pills [VINYL]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


Price: $22.95    




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Rapid fire playing and a wicked humor fuels drummer Olie Steidle's album with guitarist Frank Mobus, keyboardists Kit Downes and Dan Nicholls, and bassist Phil Donkin, mashing together electro-jazz, art rock, hardcore and club music into upbeat and twisted music, building up to a narrative "Speed Junky on Funny Human Darts"; insanely embraceable and stunning.

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

(Acid Mothers Temple -- Japan )


Price: $12.95    




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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.

Mollestad, Hedvig Trio: Smells Funny
Mollestad, Hedvig Trio:
Smells Funny

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


Price: $15.45    




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The sixth album from guitarist Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen's scorching Norwegian instrumental rock trio, having built a strong following through their impressive approach to rock, schooled from both early hard/progressive band but also driving fusion bands, with a penetrating edge in authoritative soloing and intense rhythmic interplay.

Das Rad (Archer / Robinson / Dinsdale): Das Rad
Das Rad (Archer / Robinson / Dinsdale):
Das Rad

(Discus -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Influenced by progressive rock, kosmiche, and fusion forms, the UK trio Das Rad of Nick Robinson on guitars & electronics, Martin Archer on sax, reeds, winds, keys and electronics, Steve Dinsdale on drums and percussion, and Julie Archer on voice, bringing 70s sounds to modern sensibilities and superb creative playing, a great achievement.

Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere: Theta Four
Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere:
Theta Four

(Discus -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Declaring Terry Riley, Magma, Krautrock, and Sun Ra as influences, this is the fourth album from wind and keyboard player Martin Archer's Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere, an augmented six-piece UK ensemble whose rock affinities also embrace improvisation and minimalism, a heady mix of virtuosic playing with melodic intention and extremely detailed tapestries of sound; dreamy and elegiac.

Koenjihyakkei: Dhorimviskha
Koenjihyakkei:
Dhorimviskha

(Skin Graft -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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After a 13-year hiatus KoenjiHyakkei is back with a thrillingly joyful album of unexpected song and extended, masterful instrumental sections that turn on a pin point, referring and redefining prog and RIO forms with honest enthusiasm, in a quintet with Tatsuya Yoshida on drumming, Sakamoto Kengo on bass, Koganemaru Kei on guitar, Yabuki Taku on keys and Komori Keiko on sax.

Stop Motion Orchestra: Lightworks
Stop Motion Orchestra:
Lightworks

(Megaphone / Knock 'Em Dead -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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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 )


Price: $15.95    




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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.

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

(Recommended Records -- UK )


Price: $79.95    




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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!

Hawkins, Chester: Magnetisk Nord
Hawkins, Chester:
Magnetisk Nord

(Intangible Arts -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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Chester Hawkins' curiosity for Denmark resulted in his renting an apartment in central Kobenhavn, bringing along his electronically modified lapsteel guitar, wind and reed instruments, tabletop noise-boxes, mobile synthesizer apps and a shortwave radio, which he joined with field recordings from the capital region, creating this magnificent loveletter to Denmark.

 

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