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# AGITATION FREE - FRAGMENTS (Revisited REV 102: 2xBT,DP) CD £13.00 - Recorded 1974, sessions & impromptu reformations with earlier members, featuring Chris Franke & John L., this is their most diverse album, stoned, freaky, & tripped-out! The original CD-ROM track has been replaced with bonus track "Crashending" & Qtvideo "Agitation Free At Work".
ALCATRAZ - LIVE "TROCKENEIS ZUM FRÜHSTÜCK" (Cosmic Egg UTCE 007 CDR: RE) CDR £8.00 - Their 3rd album (recorded 1980) was an instrumental return to the jazzy edge of their debut, but also felt a little more like later Kollektiv or many other jazz-rock band of the era, but still with that unique Alcatraz "fire". Limited Edition licensed reissue.
ALCATRAZ - NO. 4 (Cosmic Egg UTCE 008 CDR: RE) CDR £8.00 - 4th album (recorded 1982), moving on to more 1980's styled cross genre jazz-rock with a funky edge, akin to instrumental "guitar" Frank Zappa, or the likes of David Torn or Terje Rypdal & The Chasers. Limited Edition licensed reissue.
# AMENOPHIS - AMENOPHIS (Musea FGBG 4052.AR: 5xBT,RE) CD £13.00 - One of the finest of German 1980's progressive bands, symphonic & spacious.
AMON DUUL - COLLAPSING (Spalax 14949) CD £13.00 - An all-time underground psych Krautrock classic, notable for its patchwork nature, with shorter snippets sewn together with tricky studio editing, sound effects, loops, joke glitches & the likes! Their 2nd LP, © 1969.
# AMON DUUL - DISASTER (Spalax 14948) CD £15.00 - Raw & Krauty Velvet Underground almost. More, mad chaotic underground from the original Amon Duul sessions.
AMON DUUL II - PHALLUS DEI (Revisited REV 050: DP,2xBT) CD £15.00 - Their dark Hapshash meets Pink Floyd at an "acid-Wagnerian psych freak-out" 1969 debut! The bonus tracks are obviously very recent recordings!
AMON DUUL II - TANZ DER LEMMINGE (Revisited REV 052: DP) CD £15.00 - Aka "Dance Of The Lemmings" & the one that's so schizophrenic & twisted, on to deep space with the instrumental 2nd LP, with ethnic psych moving towards Cosmic Jokers territory. © 1971.
AMON DUUL II - CARNIVAL IN BABYLON (Revisited REV 078: 2xBT,DP) CD £15.00 - 4th album (© 1972), featuring Danny Fichelscher & Renate Knaup, both later of Popol Vuh.
AMON DUUL II - LIVE IN LONDON (Revisited REV 080: DP) CD £15.00 - Live at The Greyhound, Croydon (16/12/1972), featuring radically different versions of classic tracks & a 3'42" improvisation.
ANIMA - ANIMA (Spalax SPALAXCD14530: DP) CD £11.00 - The weirdo's of Pilz & Ohr, not quite free-jazz, & hardly classifiable as rock! With Friedrich Gulda. © 1972.
ASH RA TEMPEL - ASH RA TEMPEL (MG.ART 111: RM) CD £18.00 - The 1971 debut from the legendary Berlin acid-space-rock trio: Manuel Gottsching, Klaus Schulze & Hartmut Enke. This is free-rock in the truest sense!
ASH RA TEMPEL - SCHWINGUNGEN (MG.ART 112: RM) CD £18.00 - Cosmic blues in a acid daze! A true cosmic-Krautrock classic. © 1972.
ASH RA TEMPEL - SEVEN UP (MG.ART 113: RM,RE) CD £18.00 - Actually credited to: Timothy Leary & Ash Ra Tempel. Tripped-out beyond the realms of Pink Floyd, an electronic space-rock delight featuring "acid" guru Timothy Leary. © 1973.
ASHRA - NEW AGE OF EARTH (Virgin CDV 2080: RE) CD £9.00, m/ex+ £6.00 - This album showed much Klaus Schulze influence along with Manuel's unique new way of using sequencers. © 1977.
BETWEEN - AND THE WATERS OPENED (Intuition INT 3602 2: 3xBT) CD £16.00 - Their most cosmic excursion, with subtle electronics & processing from engineer Walter Bachauer, swirling organs, oboe & lots of magical glissando "moto-cello". © 1973.
BETWEEN - SILENCE BEYOND TIME (Intuition INT 3604 2: 2xBT) CD £16.00 - Their last LP was an atmospheric blend of ethnic & jazz musics. © 1980.
# TOTO BLANKE - ELECTRIC CIRCUS (Chickadisc CHI CD 001: RM) CD £13.00 - Probably not what you'd expect from a trio of Toto Blanke, Jasper van't Hof & Edward Vesala, some of this is synth-rock, a bit like Heldon. Originally released on Vertigo in 1976.
BRAINSTORM - SMILE A WHILE (Lion Productions LION 633M: 3xBT) CD £11.00 - A highly inventive blend of songs & instrumentals, with nods to Zappa & Canterbury (Caravan, Hatfield & The North, Soft Machine, etc.) styles, fused into a music that was all of their own. © 1972. Note: the bonus tracks are a SWF-Radio session by Fashion Pink (pre-Brainstorm). Better price!
BRAINTICKET - COTTONWOODHILL (Phonag P 81 120) CD m/ex+ £16.00 - Widely acclaimed as the ultimate psychedelic experience, this album features a vivid recantation of a LSD trip over a hypnotic organ riffing rock base, topped off by savagely executed sound effects. © 1971.
BRAINTICKET - PSYCHONAUT (Bellaphon 288·07·092: RE) CD ex+/ex £11.00 - 2nd album (also 1971). This was more your typical trippy progressive, with actual songs & compositions, sometimes in the vein of early Hawkwind, yet often closer to Quintessence & Group 1850.
BROSELMASCHINE - BROSELMASCHINE (ZYX OHR 70007-2: RE) CD £10.00 - Their trippy Pilz folk-prog classic, for Emtidi, Holderlin, Emma Myldenberger fans. © 1971.
CAN - MONSTER MOVIE (Spoon CDSPOON4: RM,RE) CD £11.00 - 1969 debut, wild & manic, aggressive psychy sound, with vocals by Malcolm Mooney.
CAN - SOUNDTRACKS (Spoon CD 005) CD ex+/ex £11.00 - (Spoon CDSPOON5: RM,RE) CD £11.00 - Music for films, including 3 tracks for Roland Klick's "Deadlock", "Mother Sky" from Jerzy Skolimowski's "Deep End", etc. © 1970. Vocals by Malcolm Mooney & Damo Suzuki.
CAN - TAGO MAGO (Spoon CD 006/7) CD ex+/ex £11.00 - (Spoon CDSPOON6/7: RM) CD £13.00 - Can's ultimate classic! A double on LP. Although starting on safer ground, the opening 3 tracks are definitive Can. With each track it draws the listener in with a succession of even greater weirdness & invention, not least with two LP side-long excursions, the groove-along "Halleluwah" & then "Aumgn" with Jaki's manic drums & electronic effects wizzing off into space. © 1971.
CAN - EGE BAMYASI (Spoon CDSPOON8: RM) CD £13.00 - A collection of mostly shorter accessible songs, though still odd & uniquely Can, unexpectedly breaking-out with the avant-garde "Soup". © 1972.
CAN - FUTURE DAYS (Spoon CDSPOON9: RM,RE) CD £11.00 - At their most spacious & flowing, featuring understated songs & strong melodic content, underpinned by lots of Irmin's electronics. © 1973.
CAN - SOON OVER BABALUMA (Spoon CDSPOON10: RM,RE) CD £11.00 - Furiously & heavily percussive, kinda tribal industrial head music, mostly instrumental & very energetic. © 1974.
CAN - LANDED (Spoon CDSPOON25: RM,RE) CD £11.00 - Featuring their most esoteric & brooding opus, the aptly entitled free-form avant-garde "Unfinished"! © 1975.
CAN - UNLIMITED EDITION (Spoon CDSPOON23/24: RM,RE) CD £11.00 - Archive recordings (1970-75), featuring "Limited Edition" LP plus an LP of previously unreleased material. This contains some of the most eclectic & weird Can. With edited version of "Cutaway".
CAN - SAW DELIGHT (Spoon CDSPOON27: RM,RE) CD £11.00 - Basically the Can live sound of the era, but on a more ethereal cosmic level, with a slight Santana edge too. © 1977.
CAN - DELAY 1968 (Spoon CDSPOON12: RM,RE) CD £11.00 - Originally unreleased 1968-69 sessions featuring Malcolm Mooney on vocals.
CAN - THE SINGLES (Spoon CDSPOON60: CC) CD £11.00 - Compilation of all their singles tracks, some of them are non-LP tracks, some are also edited versions of LP tracks. © 2017.
CANNABIS INDIA - SWF SESSION 1973 (Long Hair LHC00074) CD £13.00 - Obscure German 1970s band from Wuppertal. They played original compositions in the manner of classical rock, only ever documented by the one session on SWF radio in 1973. It has obvious influences of The Nice, ELP & Ekseption, but in a much more fiery brew that's largely instrumental.
CIRCLES - CIRCLES (Mental Experience MENT001CD) CD £11.00 - Experimental German duo of the early-1980s. Their debut was an electronics & guitar mix of spacey & motorik Krautrock. © 1983.
CIRCLES - MORE CIRCLES (Mental Experience MENT002CD) CD £11.00 - 2nd LP (© 1984), in the vein of Cluster, Harmonia, Fripp & Eno, Camera Obscura, etc. Synths, guitars, etc.
# CLUSTER - CLUSTER 71 (Bureau B BB 058: DP,RM) CD £12.00 - The
original Cluster (originally on Philips © 1971), fantastic industrial cosmic
music! Unlike the Sky issue this has the original cover!
CLUSTER - CLUSTER II (Spalax 14864: DP) CD £11.00 - The influential duo of Dieter Moebius & Hans-Joachim Roedelius. Industrial space-electronics: tripped-out, free floating processed organ, guitar, etc. © 1972.
# CLUSTER - SOWIESOSO (Bureau B BB 039: DP,RM) CD £12.00 - Minimal, sombre & introspective, their most Eno-esque album. © 1976.
CLUSTER - GROSSES WASSER (Bureau B BB 026: DP,RM) CD £12.00 - Produced by Peter Baumann, recorded at Paragon Studio & his influence shows! Very varied & experimental, always surprising.
# CLUSTER - APROPOS CLUSTER (Bureau B BB 171: DP) £14.00 - 1st
Cluster album in a decade (originally credited to Moebius+Roedelius, © 1990),
good & strange too!
# CLUSTER - ONE HOUR (Captain Trip CTCD-606: CC) CD m/ex £13.00 - Cluster 1994! Strange, atmospheric & very inventive. Just what you'd expect really. And yes! It's 1 hour long. Obscure Japanese reissue from 2007 in mini LP type sleeve with inner & insert (but noi obi).
CLUSTER - KONZERTE 1972/1977 (Bureau B BB 240: DP) CD £14.00 - Live at the Fabrik, Hamburg 1972 & Festival International De La Science-Fiction, Metz 1977.
CON-HERTZ - FACE ON RADIO (Auricle AMCDR 131: 2xBT) CDR £7.00 - Conrad Schnitzler + Wolfgang Hertz = Con-Hertz! This contains extracts (chosen by Auricle) from 6 hours of Wolfgang's remixes of archive recordings (1980-82) by Con in the style of "Conal".
CON-HERTZ - CONTRASTS (private) 2CDR £11.00 - Conrad Schnitzler + Wolfgang Hertz = Con-Hertz! December 1986-January 1987 recordings, a varied collection ranging from complex neo-classical music onto totally abstract soundscapes.
COZMIC CORRIDORS - COZMIC CORRIDORS (Mental Experience MENT011CD: RM) CD £11.00 - Dark, spooky, gothic cosmic & systemic music, circa 1973-ish, with hints of Terry Riley.
HOLGER CZUKAY - MOVIES (Grönland CDGRON201: DP) CD £11.00 - Holger's solo debut (© 1979), involving complex studio montage/editing, Can styled, & with Can members.
WOLFGANG DAUNER GROUP - RISCHKA'S SOUL (Long Hair LHC00149: RM) CD £13.00 - A really "cool & groovy" psych jazz fusion album from the band that later changed name to Et Cetera. © 1970.
DIES IRAE - FIRST (Ohrwaschl OW 026-2 CD: DP) CD £12.00 - Heavy & spacey, blues-rock & psych progressive, little known German 1971 Krautrock originally on Pilz. Hints of early Scorpions, Virus, Armaggedon, etc.
# THOMAS DINGER - FUR MICH (Bureau B BB 138: DP) £14.00 - Multi-guitars (mostly acoustic) in varied styles, with jazzy, rock & folk touches. © 1982.
# DISCOLOR - DISCOLOR (September Gurls SGCD 16) CD £16.00 - Neo-psych underground from Bremen 1997 by Stefan Lienemann. A bit Ant-Bee (light pop-edge) with weirder bits.
DZYAN - DZYAN (Long Hair LHC00089: RM) CD £13.00 - The original Kraut-prog incarnation of Dzyan, with dark VdGG, Eiliff, Metropolis edges, electronics, brilliant songs (in English), dynamic weird rock trips, jazzy excursions, etc. © 1972.
DZYAN - ELECTRIC SILENCE (Long Hair LHC00143: RM) CD £13.00 - The Dzyan masterpiece, Dauner meets Popol Vuh, Embryo, & lots of Mellotron, sitars, etc. © 1974.
DZYAN - MANDALA (Long Hair LHC00088) CD £13.00 - Previously unreleased recordings from the line-up between their "Dzyan" & "Time Machine" albums, mainly live at the SWF-Studio U1, Baden-Baden, Germany (27/10/1972).
EELA CRAIG - ONE NITER (Reactive EREACD1007: RM) CD £11.50 - 2nd album from this Austrian dynamic & mainly instrumental classical progressive band, with Hubert Bognermayr & Harald Zuschrader. © 1976.
EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN - KOLLAPS (Potomak 25172: DP) CD £13.00 - 1981 Faustian industrial LP debut: pneumatic drills & metal mayhem! Plus 2 bonus tracks: "Schiess Euch Ins Blut" & "Stahldubversions".
EJWUUSL WESSAHQQAN - EJWUUSL WESSAHQQAN (Penner CD 016: 4xBT) CD m/ex+ £18.00 - Munich 1975 underground. German Oak/Bodkin/Ainigma realms & beyond! Trips to freaky Embryo/Xhol realms, cosmic & classical rock like Arzachel & Second Hand, etc. Note: 2 of the bonus tracks are by Koala-Bar (ex-Ejwuusl Wessahqqan).
ELECTRIC ORANGE - WURZBURG CAIRO 2015 (Sunhair Music SH 0022) CD £12.00 - Live in concert, trippy Krauty space-rocky excursions. © 2017.
ELOY - POWER AND THE PASSION (Harvest 7243 5 22760 2 8: 1xBT,RM,RE) CD £10.00 - 4th album (© 1975), sci-fi concept, taking the heavy "Floating" style to lighter realms, prequel to "Dawn". Also included is a 1999 remix of "The Bells of Notre Dame" track.
ELOY - SILENT CRIES AND MIGHTY ECHOES (Harvest 7243 5 63774 2 4: 2xBT,RM,RE) CD £10.00 - 7th album (© 1979), very Pink Floyd "Wish You Were Here", & even a touch of Tangerine Dream! The bonus tracks are the aborted "Child Migration/Let The Sun Rise In Your Brain" single.
EMBRYO - OPAL (Materiali Sonori MASO CD 90012: 2xBT,RE) CD £13.00 - Classic pioneering fusion (ex-Amon Duul II), breaking out of the psychedelic, blues, jazz & rock, & making something radical & new. The bonus tracks (29'05") are by a rare trio line-up from 1969: Edgar Hofmann, Lothar Meid & Christian Burchard.
EMBRYO - EMBRYO'S RACHE (Materiali Sonori MASO CD 80050: 2xBT,RE) CDR £10.00 - 2nd album (1971), this defined the typical Embryo sound, a free flowing fusion of rock, jazz & world musics, & much more. The bonus tracks (11'47") are from 1991, again featuring Jimmy Jackson.
# EMBRYO - ZACK GLUCK (Materiali Sonori MASO CD 90038: RE) CD £12.00 - Finest of Embryo's 1980's albums, a complex multi-faceted fusion combining the early-1970's Embryo sound with all manner of ethnic & modernisms.
EMBRYO - NI HAU (Schneeball/Indigo 3062-2: DP) CD £12.00 - Superb 1996 Embryo world cross-culture trip, with an international cast of musicians, including a Chinese & a Russian.
# EMBRYO - 2000 LIVE, VOL. 1 (Schneeball 9753-2) CD £13.00 - In Instanbul & Germany, very jazzy on the Turkey stuff with Marty Cook on trombone to the fore, elsewhere the mood is more varied, with a lot of musicians I've never heard of involved!
# EMBRYO - 2001 LIVE, VOL. 1 (Schneeball 0835-2) CD £13.00 - A much more stable band that the 2000 one, with more of that typical Embryo ethnic rock we love, flashes of "Ibn Battuda" & "Ni Hau" styles, & much more... Tracks from various gigs in Germany & France.
EMBRYO - LIVE AT BURG HERZBERG FESTIVAL 2007 (World in Sound WIS-T 2504) CD £12.00 - Excellent live set from 22/7/2007. Just three 24-26 minute tracks, featuring old & new grooves, everyone being give room for long solos... "This shows the 'plucked' side of Embryo".
EMBRYO - RIDING (Cosmic Egg UTCE 005 CDR: RM,RE) CDR £8.00 - Classic Embryo live in Hamburg 29/6/1973, featuring Mal Waldron & Charlie Mariano. Numbered limited edition reissue of the Tramp Records official bootleg LP from 2003.
EMBRYO - ETERNAL FORCES (Cosmic Egg UTCE 009 CDR: RE) CDR £8.00 - Live recording from Mogliano Veneto, Italy (3/9/1980). Featuring lots of patent Embryo Krautrock, tons of wicked grooves, lots of middle-Eastern ethnic spice, lots that is familiar & also quite a bit that isn't. A rescued piece of Krautrock history to savour. Numbered limited edition.
EMBRYO - UNA GIRA PER CATALUNYA (Cosmic Egg UTCE 011 CDR: RE) CDR £8.00 - Live in Spain, early July 2001 (exact venue and date unknown). This gig goes through many stylistic changes, largely acoustic at the start with some reflective duos & trios, often close to the feel of later great studio albums "Zack Gluck" & "Ibn Battuta". Numbered limited edition.
EMBRYO - ANTHOLOGY+ (Cosmic Egg UTCE 014 CDR: RM) CDR £8.00 - Historical collection of rare recordings (9/1970-9/1979, including other recordings from the "Reise" sessions), originally released by Materiali Sonori on LP in 1980. This also contains 2 bonus tracks recorded in 1969. Limited numbered edition of 100 copies.
EMBRYO - IT DO (Trikont US-0479: CC) CD £13.00 - First new Embryo album for several years, & is as all encompassing Krautrock via World Music to Jazzy stuff as one would expect. © 2016.
# EMBRYO - UMSONST UND DRAUßEN - VLOTHO 1977 (Garden of Delights CD 182) CD £13.00 - Seems to be nearly complete recording of their set at this festival. Great stuff of course!
EMBRYO & THE NO NECK BLUES BAND - EMBRYONNCK (Staubgold 67) CD £12.00 - Extraordinary & surprising jamming, a fresh & vital new twist on old Embryo really, some of it feels like Hapshash & The Coloured Coat. © 2006.
# ENO MOEBIUS ROEDELIUS - AFTER THE HEAT (Bureau B BB 030: RM,DP) CD £12.00 - 2nd collaboration (© 1978) from Cluster & Eno, much more varied featuring songs too!
ERLKOENIG - ERLKOENIG (Garden of Delights CD 054: 4xBT) CD £13.00 - 1973 private pressing rarity, a little towards bands like Murphy Blend, Hanuman & more folky/classical spiced German underground. This is a mellow haunting gem with lots of unique touches.
ET CETERA - ET CETERA (Long Hair LHC00071: 3xBT) CD £13.00 - Wolfgang Dauner's Krautrock band, an extraordinary album of weirdly trippy fusion that rides somewhere between instrumental Amon Duul II, Embryo & Dauner's own earlier classic "Output".
FAUST - FAUST (ReR F6: RM,DP) CD £12.00 - Fuzzed-out Krautrock weird classic (© 1971), a totally revolutionary album. Pure experimentation on the rock form, beyond Can. Extraordinary!
FAUST - SO FAR (ReR F7: RM,DP) CD £12.00 - © 1972. Excessive, bizarre, brazen, full of invention. Though more musical here, even when doing songs, Faust continued to break the rules.
FAUST - THE FAUST TAPES (ReR F2: RM,DP) CD £12.00 - Archive material (originally released in 1973 at the price of a single!), rock & avant-garde invention of high Krautrock calibre.
FAUST - 71 MINUTES OF (ReR F1: RM,DP) CD £12.00 - Collecting the "Faust Party" & "Munich & Elsewhere" tapes from the mid-1970's. Nearly all unique Faust studio, demo & live recordings. And all excellent! The material here was previously issued on two LP's by ReR.
FAUST - EDINBURGH 1997 (Klangbad: CC) CD £13.50 - Aggressive & challenging Faust live at the Flux New Music Festival 1997. Now deleted?
FAUST - RAVVIVANDO (Klangbad frav 199: DP) CD £11.00 - The groovadelic Faust album! It does get a little 1960's cheesy in parts, & there's a track with glam-rock feel, but... © 1999.
FAUST - PATCHWORK (Staubgold 37: DP) CD £14.00 - Faust oddments collage (1971-2002), kinda "Faust Tapes #2". No description needed, unless you don't know Faust!
# FAUST - C'EST COM... COM... COMPLIQUE (Bureau B BB21: DP) CD £12.00 - Highly creative Kraut-Frog rock/avant stuff, usual Faust & not, full of surprises. © 2009.
# FAUST - J US T (Bureau B BB65: CC) CD £13.00 - Basic Faust from Jean-Hervé & Zappi. © 2014.
# FAUST - FRESH AIR (Bureau B BB65: DP) CD £13.00 - "faUSt alive! in the USA" © 2017.
FLOH DE COLOGNE - FLEISSBANDBABYS BEAT-SHOW (ZYX OHR 70042-2: RE) CD £14.00, m/ex+ £9.00 - Their 1970 Ohr classic! Devishly satirical & outrageous. The ultimate Kraut beat show!
FLOH DE COLOGNE - ROCKOPER PROFITGEIER (Spalax SPALAXCD14891) CD £11.00 - © 1971, originally on Ohr, & a strange psychedelic polit-rock opera! Definitive Floh De Cologne with a complex concept booklet featuring all the lyrics, but no giblets!
FLOH DE COLOGNE - GEYER-SYMPHONIE (Spalax 14918: DP) CD £11.00 - Strangest LP (& best) from this pioneering polit-rock cum musical theatre band. Strange, dark, theatrical & oh so extroverted. Essential! © 1974.
PETER FROHMADER - CULTES DES GOULES (Spalax SPALAXCD14572) CD £11.00 - Dark macabre symphonic electronic opus, combining classic old Nekropolis with strange electronics & a weird jazzy/classical mix of styles. © 1985.
PETER FROHMADER - ORAKEL/TIEFE (Cosmic Egg UTCE 010 CDR: RE) CDR £8.00 - Just 2 big sprawling works, at the darker end of melodic, scuttly, bubbly, biomechanical, oozing invention growing out of the mire onto Krautrock. © 1986. Limited Edition, 2nd batch of 20 copies.
PETER FROHMADER - JULES VERNE CYCLE (Cosmic Egg UTCE 012 CDR: RE) CDR £8.00 - Fantastic, dark, surreal & visionary electronic music, inspired not only by Jules Verne's stories, but also by the images conjured, the atmosphere of "Nautilus" extraordinarily vivid, hurtling through the water.
PETER FROHMADER - STRINGED WORKS (Multimood Mrc 006) CD £11.00 - The brilliant bass symphony works, including the "Winter Music" Mini LP plus two 22+ minute works. Think Jannick Top meets Robert Fripp. Incredible stuff! © 1994.
PETER FROHMADER - HOMUNCULUS+RITUAL (Multimood MRC-020) 2CD £13.00 - The complete gothic symphony opus "Homunculus, Parts 1-4" & the intensive rhythmic "Ritual". 3 LP's on 2 CD's! Excellent value. © 1995.
GALACTIC EXPLORERS - EPITAPH FOR VENUS (Mental Experience MENT014CD: RM) CD £11.00 - Totally ethereal avant-garde synth music circa 1974, featuring Reinhard Karwatky of Dzyan. From the "Cologne Curiosities" Pyramid Records archives.
GAM - 1976 (Auricle AMCDR 021: RE,numbered) CDR £8.00 - A lost Krautrock legend! For Ash Ra Tempel, Ozric Tentacles, Steve Hillage, Pink Floyd space-rockers. This unique archive session recording is high fired improvised rock with lots of psychedelic fire!
GAM - EISZEIT (Cosmic Egg UTCE 002) CD £11.00 - Previously unreleased 1978 album. Think one part Gunter Schickert, one part Ash Ra Tempel, with unique & raw energy, pure innovation & more guitars than you could wish for!. Classic stuff!
SERGIUS GOLOWIN - LORD KRISHNA VON GOLOKA (Lion Productions LION 628) CD £15.00 - The embryo of The Cosmic Jokers (circa 1973), a surreal psychedelic cosmic & folk trip, featuring Jerry Berkers, Jurgen Dollase, Klaus Schulze, etc. Last copies.
GOMORRHA - I TURNED TO SEE WHOSE VOICE IT WAS (Long Hair LHC00132: RM) CD £13.00 - Classic Krautrock, heavy underground trip, aggressive & spacious, with bizarre lyrics about life, religion, death, etc. © 1972.
GROBSCHNITT - DIE GROBSCHNITT STORY 0 (MiG 00242: DP) 2CD £18.00 - "The very first Grobschnitt recordings, never released before!" Includes live recordings & sessions, with lots of classic compositions featured on their debut & "Eroc 3". As you can guess, all excellent stuff!
GURU GURU - HINTEN (ZYX OHR 70015-2: RE) CD £10.00 - 2nd album, & another classic slab of acid-space-rock, a guitar freaks delight! © 1971.
GURU GURU - WAH WAH (Revisited REV 069: 1xBT,DP) CD £13.00 - Guru Guru 1995! Back on form, with a new style! Radical, creative, eccentric! So hip & so unhip! Great!
GURU GURU - WIESBADEN 1972 (Garden of Delights CD 129) CD £13.00 - One of the very first gigs with Bruno Schaab on bass, & thus very different to what you know! Vastly extended "Kanguru" material (3 tracks: 28'32", 23'50" & 22'05").
GURU GURU - EARLY ARCHIVES, LIVE 1969 (Auricle AMCDR 207) CDR £8.00 - Rare 1969 recordings featuring guitarist Jim Kennedy (42'05"), the raw roots of a lot of the material heard later on the UFO album. Plus 3 bonus tracks (1970-72) with Ax Genrich on guitar (13'32"). A numbered limited edition.
GURUMANIAX - PSY VALLEY HILL (Bureau B bb054: DP) CD £14.00 - Mani Neumeier & Ax Genrich (plus Guy Segers, former Univers Zero bassist) return to their free-rock roots. This is dedicated to Uli Trepte. © 2010.
HARMONIA - MUSIK VON HARMONIA (Brain POCP-2387, Japan: IN,no obi) CD m/m £15.00 - Classic Cluster/Neu! hybrid, pre-"Zuckerzeit" trippy ambient space music & weird Eno-esque edge. © 1973.
HARMONIA - DELUXE (Grönland CDGRON151: DP,RM) CD £11.00 - 2nd album (© 1975) from Cluster (Moebius & Roedelius) & Rother (½ of Neu!), here with Mani Neumeier (Guru Guru) guesting on drums. Definitive electro-Krautrock 1970's style.
HARMONIA - LIVE 1974 (Grönland CDGRON78: DP) CD £11.00 - Live in Griessem, Germany 23/3/1974. All tracks are non-LP compositions, so essential for fans.
HARMONIA - DOCUMENTS 1975 (Grönland CDGRON152: DP) CD £11.00 - Archive recordings. 2 tracks in Harmonia Studio (Forst) & 2 live tracks recorded in Hamburg (at Onkel Po & Fabrik).
HOELDERLIN - HOELDERLIN (Spiegelei/Intercord 0946 3 85380 2 8: 1xBT,RM,RE) CD £9.00 - After a slight change in name, Hoelderlin's 2nd hints at "Trespass" era Genesis, Curved Air & King Crimson. © 1975.
JANE - FIRE, WATER, EARTH & AIR (Brain 831 748-2: RE) CD £10.00 - A step back to the original Jane style, but more symphonic & spacey, with strong songs & Floydian instrumentals. © 1976.
JOY UNLIMITED - SCHMETTERLINGE (Garden of Delights CD 111: 4xBT) CD £13.00 - Ambitious conceptual rock ballad suite that runs from spacious jazz (hints of Xhol & Out Of Focus), via psych onto a wild tongue-in-cheek raunchy blues, etc. Originally on the Pilz label, © 1971.
JOY UNLIMITED - REFLECTIONS (Garden of Delights CD 132: 10xBT) CD £13.00 - 3rd LP, with Joy Flemming being replaced by Ken Traylor, akin to Colosseum, Gravy Train, Raw Material, etc. The bonus tracks include the "Early Morning Moanin/Proud Angelina" single.
JOY UNLIMITED - MINNE (Garden of Delights CD 141) CD £13.00 - A very Teutonic, slightly Floh De Cologne like, progressive folk-rock, fleshed-out by a near-on mini orchestra version of Joy Unlimited, with German vocals. © 1975. Plus bonus tracks: "Atlantic", "Rhinozeros", "Jaguar", "Spiralnebel", "Early Morning Moanin", "Proud Angelina" & "Achtigall", by Gerd Kothe: "Time Machine" & "Electric Circus".
CHRIS KARRER - THE MASK (Cosmic
Egg UTCE 013 CDR: RM) CDR £8.00 - Dazzlingly creative fusion recorded live at
the 1996 Burg Herzberg Open Air Festival, with Jens Pollheide, Peter Paul Kuen,
Christian Burchard & special guest Mani Neumeier (introduced on track 3). A
superb live example of the unique Karrer fusion style. 2nd edition of 20
KLUSTER - KLOPFZEICHEN (Bureau B BB 110: RM,DP) CD £14.00 - Trio of Schnitzler/Moebius/Roedelius. Their 1971 debut of fantastic dark avant-garde Krautrock.
KLUSTER - ZWEI OSTEREI (Bureau B BB 111: RM,DP) CD £14.00 - Manic echo avant-garde industrial krautrock, pre-Cluster with Konrad Schnitzler. 2nd LP, also from 1971.
KLUSTER - ERUPTION (Bureau B BB 112: RM,DP) CD £14.00 - Originally released as Konrad Schnitzler's "Schwarz" in 1971, this is Kluster live, raw & unrestrained!
KOLLEKTIV - KOLLEKTIV (Long Hair LHC00064: 4xBT) CD £13.00 - Originating from the same roots as Neu! & Kraftwerk, these took the "Ruckzack" type sound onto the Annexus Quam cosmic fusion style. © 1973.
KONTRAST - KONTRAST, VOLUME I & II (Cosmic Egg UTCE 003) CD £11.00 - One of the finest examples of 1980's Krautrock (alongside Embryo's "Zack Gluck"), featuring Remigius Drechsler, Ingo-Schmidt Neuhaus & Moran Neumuller (all ex-Out Of Focus). Reissue of the 1986 LP plus 29'21" of unreleased material.
KROKODIL - GETTING UP FOR THE MORNING (Bacillus 288·09·107: RE) CD £11.00 - Acclaimed as the Swiss answer to Man. A heavy, spacey, psych mix. Their 4th LP, © 1972.
LA DÜSSELDORF - LA DÜSSELDORF (Captain Trip CTCD-064) CD m/ex+ £8.00 - 1975 debut of patented Neu! rock with a twist. Note: doesn't have the obi.
LIED DES TEUFELS - LIED DES TEUFELS (Ohrwaschl OW 032: RE) CD £12.00 - Ex-Hanuman, with a Lokomotive Kreuzberg/Floh De Cologne type edge. © 1973.
LIMBUS 4 - MANDALAS (Spalax 14277: DP,RE) CD £13.00 - Weird tripped-out ethnic/jazz/folk/cosmic? Ohr Records avant-garde psychedelic. Challenging! Imagine a very strange Third Ear Band with Krautrock & free-jazz asthetics. © 1970.
MAMMUT - MAMMUT (Long Hair LHC00070: RM) CD £13.00 - Underground Krautrock from South-West Germany, hints of Amon Duul II, Deep Purple, Popol Vuh, etc. © 1971. Also contains the "Dä Du Dä" track by The Rope set from the "Under Party Ground" compilation.
McCHURCH SOUNDROOM - DELUSION (Ohrwaschl OW 012: DP,RE) CD £14.00 - Classic Swiss Krautrock in Thirsty Moon, Gomorrha, Gravy Train vein. A Pilz classic reissued! © 1971.
MESSAGE - THE DAWN ANEW IS COMIN (Bacillus 288·09·111: RE) CD £11.00 - Complex heavy Krautrock band that featured 2 Scottsmen! Great psychy heavy sound. Their 1972 debut LP.
MESSAGE - FROM BOOKS & DREAMS (Bacillus 288·09·119: RE) CD £11.00 - Some of the heaviest Krautrock psychedelia, beyond Gravy Train or Raw Material. A killer! © 1973.
MISSUS BEASTLY - BREMEN 1974 (Garden of Delights CD 122) CD £13.00 - Excellent quality live, with unique line-up featuring Eddy Marron from Dzyan! Just 3 big tracks - all unique!
# MOEBIUS & PLANK - RASTAKRAUT PASTA (Bureau B BB 048: DP) CD £13.00 - Take the Cluster, Neu!, Kraftwerk type sound & mix in a bit of dub, reggae & other things. Unique! © 1980.
# MOEBIUS & PLANK - MATERIAL (Bureau B BB 049: DP) CD £13.00 - This ventures to rockier realms, sometimes close to Heldon. © 1981.
MYTHOS - SUPERKRAUT (Sireena 2086: DP) CD £13.00 - "Live At Stagge's Hotel 1976". An excellent document of Mythos live (in between the "Dreamlab" & "Strange Guys" albums), mainly featuring material from the "Dreamlab" album.
THE NAZGUL - THE NAZGUL (Mental Experience MENT016CD: RM) CD £11.00 - (Mental Experience MENT016CD: promo,CC) CD m/m £4.00 - "The Lord of the Rings" comes alive as a weird sonic underground avant-Krautrock epic. A weird twist beyond Galactic Explorers, recorded by Toby Robinson in Cologne.
NEKROPOLIS - LIVE (Ohrwaschl OW 033: 2xBT,RE) CD £12.00 - Peter Frohmader's live band from 1983, heavy Krautrock sounds, hints of Spacebox, Guru Guru, with Zeuhl & agit-rock touches, sometimes Can meets Magma!
NEKROPOLIS - THE AWAKENING: LIVE '79 (Ohrwaschl OW 035) CD £12.00 - Technically by Kanaan & CIA, heavy Krautrock with a Metabolist/Zeuhl edge. All previously unreleased recordings.
# NEU! - NEU! (Gronland 7243 5 30780 2 7) CD m/m £8.00 - (Gronland CDGRON I: RM,RE) CD £11.00 - Inventive industrial Krautrock from 2 ex-Kraftwerk members. Highly influential & an all-time classic! © 1972.
# NEU! - NEU! 2 (Gronland 7243 5 30781 2 6) CD m/m £8.00 - (Gronland 7243 5 30781 2 6) CD £11.00 - Their 2nd LP from 1973, featuring more Kraftwerk styled drum riffing, walls of guitar & much weirdness...
NEU! - NEU! 75 (Gronland CDGRON III: RM,RE) CD £11.00 - The embryo of La Dusseldorf: Dinger, Rother, Dinger & Lampe. Varied album with Neu! & Rother solo styles. © 1975.
MANI NEUMEIER & GUESTS - TERRA AMPHIBIA 2 (Captain Trip CTCD-108) CD £15.00, m/vg+ £9.00 - More of a hybrid of late-1990s Guru Guru incarnations than volume 1, with Archetti (Guru Guru & Tiere Der Nacht) & Reffert (Flute & Voice & late-1980's Guru Guru) making a more upbeat music. © 1998.
NIAGARA - NIAGARA (MIG 00230: RE) 2CD £13.00 - Klaus Weiss super-session project. This contains their 3 LP's: "Niagara" (with Cotch Black, Keith Forsey, Udo Lindenberg, etc. © 1971), "S.U.B." (with Udo Lindenberg, Daniel Fichelscher, Ack van Rooyen, etc. © 1972) & "Afire" (with George Brown, Charlie Campbell, Dave King, etc. © 1973).
NINE DAYS WONDER - NINE DAYS WONDER (Bacillus 288·09·106: RE) CD £11.00 - These were totally out & radical Krautrock fusion, complex, eccentric, beyond Message! Lots of complex changes, rock & jazz schizopheria akin to classic Zappa. © 1971.
NOSFERATU - NOSFERATU (Ohrwaschl OW 020: RE) CD £12.00 - Incredible psych-space Krautrock fusion in Thirsty Moon, Message, Xhol vein. Heavy, furious & shooting into space! © 1970.
NOVALIS - NOVALIS (Revisited SPV 49522: DP) CD £13.00 - Pioneers of a uniquely German symphonic complex progressive, largely instrumental (featuring lots of synth) with German vocals. Their 2nd LP from 1975 plus 10'36" live version of "Impressionen" (Hagen 1975).
NOVALIS - SOMMERABEND (Brain 841 354-2: RE) CD £10.00 - Their 3rd LP from 1976, a trippy/spacey step-on from Camel/Pink Floyd with lots of keyboards & lengthy tracks.
OCTOPUS - AN OCEAN OF ROCKS (Sireena 2075: DP) CD £14.00 - 2nd album (© 1978), more synthesized with less Curved Air similarity, that follows on from their debut, this also hints at fellow German bands Pancake, Birth Control, etc.
ORGANISATION - TONE FLOAT (Bootleg: RM) CDR £9.00 - The legendary Krautrock space-fusion LP, pre-Kraftwerk, for Kollektiv, Thirsty Moon, Ibliss, Et Cetera, freaks. A timeless classic! Note: also contains bonus track "Ruckzuck" from German TV 1970.
OUT OF FOCUS - FOUR LETTER MONDAY AFTERNOON (Kuckuck 12032-2: 1xBT,RE) 2CD £18.00 - Astounding double set, 3rd & best by this revolutionary Krautrock band. Definitive Munich Kraut-fusion. © 1972.
OUT OF FOCUS - NOT TOO LATE (Cosmic Egg UTCE 001) CD £14.00 - (Cosmic Egg UTCE 001: 2nd pressing) CD £11.00 - Lost for 25 years, this is very much in the spirit of LP1 from "Four Letter Monday Afternoon" with great Out Of Focus songs, & brilliant Softs "Third" era cum Embryo instrumentals! There were plans for a release with the April/Schneeball collective in 1975, in fact an album was recorded, & then lost, this is that lost 4th Out of Focus album, restored from those old lost tapes.
OUT OF FOCUS - RAT ROADS (Garden of Delights CD 064) CD £13.00 - Lots more material recorded during the "Four Letter Monday Afternoon" sessions. Some familiar themes, lots of totally new & dirrefent ideas, all excellent! Definitive Munich Kraut-fusion.
OUT OF FOCUS - PALERMO 1972 (Garden of Delights CD 135) CD £13.00 - Really nice previously unreleased live document (26/5/1972). Some of Moran's vocals are a bit wonky, but that's live music for you!
PATERNOSTER - PATERNOSTER (Ohrwaschl OW 004/Green Tree GTR 122: DP,RE) CD £12.00 - Legendary Austrian underground. Heavy & complex prog typical of the Krautrock era, fronted by an unusual vocalist, with equally bizarre/surreal lyrics, & a trippy Pink Floyd edge. Akin to Virus, Gila & Jane, Paternoster blended classical motifs, psychedelic flights into the cosmos, & much more! © 1972.
PATERNOSTER - DIE ERSTEN TAGE (Now-Again Reserve NA 5170: CC) 3CD £16.00 - 2 CDs contain their previously unreleased soundtrack for Herbert Holba’s 1971 hippie sci-fi film "Die Ersten Tage" (The First Days), plus an extra disc of demo & session recordings.
PELL MELL - MARBURG (Bacillus 287·09·004: RE) CD £11.00 - Early German progressive with a strong classical edge, comparable to many an Italian band of the era, yet also surprisingly towards Amon Duul II. © 1972.
PUPPENHAUS - JAZZ MACHT SPAZZ (Long Hair LHC00076) CD £13.00 - Obscure Kraut-fusion band featuring Büdi Siebert & Thomas Rabenschlag (they changed into Kernbeisser circa 1979 & then Herrgottsax in 1981). This contains 2 SWF Studio sessions (28/12/1973 & 1/6/1974) plus live in Ludwigsburg (24/6/1974). Excellent value disc: 77'45".
PYRAMID - PYRAMID (Mental Experience MENT022CD) CD £11.00 - Mystery supersession, 1 track (33 minutes) that starts like Agitation Free, goes Amon Duul 2, onto a jazzy Mellotron trip.
PYROLATOR - INLAND (Bureau B BB 097: 6xBT,DP) CD £14.00 - Aka Kurt Dahlke of Der Plan/D-A-F, experimental synth/industrial, with Cluster, Tietchens, Schnitzler type edges. © 1979.
RADIO NOISZ ENSEMBLE - ODISZEE-PARCK (Garden of Delights CD 155: 7xBT) CD £13.00 - 2nd album (© 1983), previously only released on cassette, plus 45+ minutes of live material. More excellent ethnic raga fusion from ex-Emma Myldenberger troupe!
# REJOICE - REJOICE (Mellow MMP 306) CD £11.00 - Instrumental symphonic prog duo, with a keyboard player/guitarist previously in a line-up of Moira. Their style sounds somewhat like what Banks/Collins/Hackett may have done if they'd made an instrumental album in he mid 1970s, with some added classical elements too. © 1996.
HANS-JOACHIM ROEDELIUS - DURCH DIE WUSTE (Bureau B BB 028: RM,RE,DP) CD £13.00 - Roedelius' 1978 classic, with Conny Plank, Joso Christo & Dieter Moebius. Elements of Neu!, early Kraftwerk, Harmonia & Cluster's "Grosses Wasser".
RUFUS ZUPHALL - WEISS DER TEUFEL (Long Hair LHC00029: RM) CD £13.00 - Rufus Zuphall's masterpiece debut. Raw energy tripped-out psych prog fusion with lotsa flute, acid guitars - just incredible! Plus LP 4 of the "Avalon & On" box set: "Farewell! Live Aachen 1972 (continued)".
SAHARA - SUNRISE (Ohrwaschl OW 022: RE) CD £12.00 - Complex progressive with flutes, guitars, lotsa keyboards, from ex-Subject Esq musicians. © 1974.
SAHARA - FOR ALL THE CLOWNS (Ohrwaschl OW 021: DP,RE) CD £12.00 - Very complex progressive with hints of Focus, Camel, Gentle Giant, Jethro Tull, etc. 2nd album, © 1975.
GUNTER SCHICKERT - UBERFALLIG (Bureau B BB 96: RM,DP) CD £13.00 - Master echo-guitarist, a pioneer of the genre alongside Manuel Gottsching, but working in darker realms, with stranger moods in his art. A unique concoction! © 1979.
GUNTER SCHICKERT - KINDER IN DER WILDNIS (Bureau B BB151: DP) CD £14.00 - Remastered version of Gunter's 3rd album (© 1983, originally cassette only) by the Teutonic master of the echo-guitar. Yes, he was doing it over a decade before the Ozric Tentacles were formed! This contains 2 different bonus tracks than the Auricle CDR issue.
# GÜNTER SCHICKERT - NACHTFALTER (Bureau B BB 306: DP) CD £12.00 - All new recordings by the legendary Berlin guitarist. Very varied 2019 album.
CONRAD SCHNITZLER - ROT (Bureau B BB 102: RM,DP) CD £14.00 - Incredible 1973 avant-synth solo debut from former Tangerine Dream, Kluster & Eruption member. A must for fans of early Cluster & analogue electronics. With 24'23" bonus track "Red Dream".
CONRAD SCHNITZLER - BLAU (Bureau B BB 103: DP) CD £14.00 - Remastered issue of the 1973 LP, this was more subtle than "Rot" with oozing organic electronics akin to early Cluster with an air of Schulzian spaciness. With bonus work "Wild Space 1-6" (source unknown).
CONRAD SCHNITZLER - GRUN (Bureau B BB 195: RM,DP) CD £14.00 - Extended reissue of his 1981 album. Side A (track 1) is 32'50" instead of 20'26", Side B is included as 33rpm (20'39") and 45rpm (14'09") versions.
KLAUS SCHULZE - CYBORG (MIG 01332 2CD: 1xBT,DP) 2CD £17.00 - His classic cosmic double, even more esoteric than "Irrlicht", like a series of meditations of pulsing twittering electronics, Mellotron-like orchestra, & shimmering organ. © 1973.
KLAUS SCHULZE - MIRAGE (MIG 01560 CD: 1xBT,RM,DP) CD £17.00 - "40th Anniversary Edition" of the classic cosmic dreamscape! This echoey mist-like music is purely evocative.
KLAUS SCHULZE - LA VIE ELECTRONIQUE (P&P = 4 units on all these 3CD sets.)
KLAUS SCHULZE - LA VIE ELECTRONIQUE 10 (MIG 00192: DP) 3CD £19.00 - 1985-1992 concert, studio & soundtrack recordings. With previously unreleased "Weiter, Weiter!" (Aachen encore in 1985, 10'37") & 4'56" interview from his Spanish tour in 1991.
KLAUS SCHULZE - LA VIE ELECTRONIQUE 11 (MIG 00692: DP) 3CD £19.00 - 1992-1993 recordings, all culled from "Silver Edition".
KLAUS SCHULZE - LA VIE ELECTRONIQUE 12 (MIG 00752: DP) 3CD £19.00 - 1992-1993 recordings, like Vol. 11 these are culled from "Silver Edition".
KLAUS SCHULZE - LA VIE ELECTRONIQUE 13 (MIG 00772: DP) 3CD £19.00 - 1993 recordings, culled from "Silver Edition", "Jubilee Edition" & "The Ultimate Edition".
KLAUS SCHULZE - LA VIE ELECTRONIQUE 14 (MIG 00782: DP) 3CD £19.00 - 1993-2000 recordings. Mainly culled from "Jubilee Edition" & "The Ultimate Edition", plus "Conquest of Paradise" single track, a track each from "A Tribute to Klaus Schulze" & "Trailer" samplers.
KLAUS SCHULZE - LA VIE ELECTRONIQUE 15 (MIG 01082: DP) 3CD £19.00 - 1997-1999 recordings. Getting lazy on this one, containing disc 25 from "Jubilee Edition" plus discs 46 & 49 from "The Ultimate Edition".
SHAA KHAN - THE WORLD WILL END ON FRIDAY (Sireena 2052: DP) CD £13.00 - 1978 debut from this very complex German progressive, with a lyrical rock style comparable to Grobschnitt, Gentle Giant or Druid.
SILBERBART - 4 TIMES SOUND RAZING (Long Hair LHC00125) CD £13.00 - Hints of Guru Guru, Sperrmull, Hairy Chapter, in a "sound razing" heavy & schizophrenic Krautrock. © 1971.
SONIC SCULPTURE (Cosmic Egg UTCE 015 CDR: RM) CDR £8.00 - Obscure experimental free Krautrock jazz & electronics outfit, previously issued as a demo circa 2000. Partly Krautrock, partly avant-jazz, & partly a genre no one has given a name for yet.
# SPACEBOX - KICK UP (Captain Trip CTCD-025) CD £18.00 - Second album (© 1984) by this Krautrock underground super-group. Uli Trepte (ex-Guru Guru), Lotus Schmidt (L.S. Bearforce), Edgar Hofmann (Embryo) & hot guitarist Julius Golombeck. A very experimental mix of Guru Guru & Embryo elements.
# SUBJECT ESQ. - SUBJECT ESQ. (Ohrwaschl OW 010: DP) CD £12.00 - 1972 debut from the band later known as Sahara. Sahara's sound was more derivative than that of Subject Esq who made a complex progressive full of surprises akin to other Krautrockers of the era. Plus 29 minutes of live recordings (Munchen 1971).
SUBJECT ESQ. / SAHARA - LOST TAPES (Ohrwaschl OW50: CC) CD £9.00 - Classic collection of rare studio & live recordings (1971-1975), most of it songs you won't know! © 2016.
TANGERINE DREAM - ELECTRONIC MEDITATION (Reactive EREACD 1025: RM,RE) CD £11.50 - 1970 debut of power acid-psych underground, like instrumental Pink Floyd meets Hendrix or Guru Guru! Not synth music at all! a trio of Froese, Schnitzler & Schulze.
TANGERINE DREAM - ALPHA CENTAURI (Reactive EREACD 1021: RM,RE) CD £11.50 - 2nd album (© 1971), a classic trip into deep space beyond Pink Floyd. This also contains: "Oszillator Planet Concert" (from the "Ossiach Live" festival album), & the complete "Ultima Thule (Part One+Two)" single.
TANGERINE DREAM - PHAEDRA (Virgin 7243 8 40062 28 TAND 5: RM) CD £8.00 - The album that gave them their big break internationally! With a rhythmic structure spurred on by bass guitar & lots of Mellotron. © 1974.
TANGERINE DREAM - RICOCHET (Virgin 840 064-2/TAND 7: RM) CD £8.00 - Compiled from concerts at cathedrals in France & England, with a stronger melodic focus, much use of sequencers & rhythmic structures. © 1975.
TANGERINE DREAM - STRATOSFEAR (Virgin 840 065-2/TAND 8: RM) CD £8.00 - With strong Baumann sequential & rhythmic structures, & unusual instrumentation feature in this oddly balanced album, with much guitar & even harmonica! © 1976.
TANGERINE DREAM - FORCE MAJEURE (Virgin 7243 8 40259 22 TAND 10: RM) CD £8.00 - Developing ideas from "Cyclone", but all instrumental, with sequencers flying alongside rhythms, & all sorts of (then new) digital synth textures. © 1979.
TANGERINE DREAM - TANGRAM (Virgin 7243 8 40263 25 TAND 11: RM) CD £8.00 - With newcomer Schmoelling adding a more classical & tuneful edge, an innovative landmark album. © 1980.
TANGERINE DREAM - THIEF (Virgin 7243 8 40520 2 7 TAND 12: RM) CD £8.00 - Soundtrack to the Michael Mann violent thriller film starring James Caan. This is a very rocky score, inc. many "Exit" & "Tangram" edges, but more lively. © 1981.
TANGERINE DREAM - WHITE EAGLE (Virgin 7243 8 39444 22 TAND 2: RM) CD £8.00 - Ambitious sampled symphonics & high energy sequences fly into space! © 1982.
TECHNICAL SPACE COMPOSER'S CREW - CANAXIS 5 (Grönland CDGRON195: 2xBT,DP) CD £11.00 - Holger Czukay & Rolf Dammers, pre-Can weirdness in Stockhausen vein. © 1969.
TEMPLE - TEMPLE (Mental Experience MENT019CD: RM) CD £11.00 - Stoned varied mix of heavy space-rock & folky sections, like a mixture of Cozmic Coridors, Golem & Hawkwind styles. With Birth Control members.
TETRAGON - NATURE (Lion Productions LION 632M: 1xBT) CD £13.00 - Legendary classical rock circa 1971, kinda Krautrock twist on Egg/The Nice with Dutch progressive stylisms - in other words, great!
THIRSTY MOON - YOU'LL NEVER COME BACK (Long Hair LHC00053: 1xBT) CD £13.00 - 2nd album, featuring 2 contrasting sides: 1) typical Thirsty Moon, complex & radical rock; 2) a spacey fusion in Xhol, Kollektiv vein. © 1973.
THIRSTY MOON - BLITZ (Long Hair LHC00054: 3xBT,RM) CD £13.00 - 3rd album (© 1976), instrumental progressive from the Drogies brothers with some classic moods.
THIRSTY MOON - I'LL BE BACK - LIVE 1975 (Long Hair LHC00055) CD m/m £9.50 - Previously undocumented line-up (with Gert Lueken on keyboards) doing original material plus tracks from "Thirsty Moon", "Blitz" & "A Real Good Time".
THIRSTY MOON - LUNAR ORBIT (Sireena 2085: DP) CD £13.00 - "Live At Stagge's Hotel 1976". A surprisingly good live set from the "A Real Good Time" line-up, mainly instrumental, with the obscure "Music" track, 5 tracks from "Blitz", 2 tracks that would later appear on "A Real Good Time", plus a 12'20" rendition of Jimi Hendrix's "Third Stone From The Sun".
VIRUS - REVELATION (Garden of Delights CD 169: 2xBT) CD £13.00 - An awesome cosmic Krautrock trip, with "Endless Game" the ultimate Floydian space-daze! © 1971. The bonus tracks are the A & B sides of their debut 1970 7" single.
WALLENSTEIN - MOTHER UNIVERSE (Spalax 14273: RE) CD £11.00 - 2nd album (© 1972), much more varied & eclectic than "Blitzkrieg", with folky touches, hints of Supersister, Pink Floyd, etc. Features Cosmic Jokers Jurgen Dollase & Harald Grosskopf.
WITTHUSER & WESTRUPP - DER JESUSPILZ - LIVE! (Sireena SIR 2183: DP) CD £14.00 - Excellent concert document (circa 11/1971) from the Cosmic Buskers! © 2018.
WONDERLAND BAND - Nº 1 (Sireena SIR 2149: DP) CD £14.00 - Outrageous psych-progressive by Achim Reichel & Frank Dorstal circa 1970. Elements of The Mothers, early Jade Warrior, "Atom Heart Mother" period Pink Floyd & those unique Reichel songs.
XHOL - ESSEN 1970 (Garden of
Delights CD 152) CD £13.00 - Another classic live concert recording from the
"Hau-Ruk" line-up, with Tim Belbe also playing flute!
YATHA SIDHRA - A MEDITATION MASS (Universal Brain 06024 9813084 1: DP,RE) CD £13.00 - The legendary cosmic cult classic: cosmic rock, jazz, Indian music & lots of flute make this a timeless classic & probably one of the finest albums ever made! © 1974.
ZONE SIX - LIVE WIRED 2004 (Nasoni 043: DP) CD £12.00 - Live at Sudhaus Tübingen (5 tracks 67'59", 8/10/2004) & Schlachthof Lahr (1 track 10'00", 16/10/2004). © 2005.
ZONE SIX - ZONE SIX (Sulatron ST 1708-2) CD £13.00 - The original 1997instrumental studio session that was used for their debut CD (only previously released as a demo cassette).
ZOPPO TRUMP - ZOPPO TRUMP (Garden of Delights CD 154) CD £13.00 - Unreleased archives from Munich band, wide-ranging Krautrocky stuff, from Xhol to Eloy & everywhere in between! Includes their 2 tracks from the "Scena Westfalica" compilation.
AARDVARK - AARDVARK (Esoteric ECLEC 2286: RM,RE) CD £11.50 - Classic English psychy progressive for those liking weird sounds, Egg, & beyond. © 1970.
RABIH ABOU-KHALIL - AL-JADIDA (Enja ENJA 6090 2: DP,RE) CD £11.00 - Fantastic ethnic fusion that really trips out, blending Middle Eastern themes with jazz & folk. For Embryo, Oregon, Indo-jazz fans. © 1991.
ACCORDO DEI CONTRARI - KUBLAI (private) CD £15.00 - Excellent instrumental prog (fusion) from Italy. 2nd album, this found them adding some slightly jazzy & ethnic touches, which gives them a Area like feel at times, sometimes also veering towards the Canterbury (Soft Machine, National Health, etc.) fusion style. And, as if to prove this was no accident, they sought the aid of Richard Sinclair (from Canterbury scene bands Caravan and Hatfield & The North) as guest vocalist on one track.
ACCORDO DEI CONTRARI - AdC (AltrOck ALT-043: DP) CD £13.00 - Instrumental Italian prog band, very creative & with a diverse array of influences from Area through to Steve Hackett & many RIO/Canterbury type touches too. © 2014.
ACINTYA - LA CITE DES DIEUX OUBLIES (Musea FGBG 4521: 2xBT) CD £11.00 - French flowing instrumental violin-fronted progressive, akin to Daryl Way's Wolf, Wapassou, Kebnekaise, etc. © 1978.
# ADM - ARENA DI TOLLO MARRAS (Mellow MMP 526) CD £11.00 - Italian jazz-fusion trio, with a Jeff Beck/Allan Holdsworth feel about them. Drummer is from Distillerie Di Malto, La Maschera Di Cera & Höstsonaten. © 2012.
AGUSA - TVA (Laser's Edge LE1073: DP) CD £13.00 - 2nd album (© 2015) from this Swedish psychedelic rock-folk/cross-culture band in Grovjob, Kebnekaise, Kama Loka territory.
AGUSA - AGUSA (Laser's Edge LE 1080: DP) CD £15.00 - 4th album from this excellent Swedish band updating the Kebnekajse type sound with a touch more prog & space-rock. © 2017.
A HAWK & A HACKSAW - A HAWK & A HACKSAW (Cloud Recordings cld 002) CD £11.00 - Project of Jeremy Barnes (aka Marta Tenae of Bablicon). Eccentric & Samlas-esque at times. © 2002
A HAWK & A HACKSAW - DARKNESS AT NOON (Leaf BAY 43CD: DP) £7.00 - 2005 album by the extraordinary Jeremy Barnes from Bablicon in unbelievable one-man-band mode (was a real treat to see live) plus a cast of helpers. Like his debut this mixes Balkan & other European folk styles into a creative brew not unlike some Samla Mammas Manna & Lars Hollmer solo work.
AHORA MAZDA - AHORA MAZDA (Pseudonym CDP-1114: DP) 2CD £18.00 - Excellent value set. CD1 = their 1970 LP + 4 bonus tracks, CD2 = previously unreleased demo versions (includes 3 tracks that didn't make it onto the original LP).
# AKO DOMA - AKO DOMA (Mellow MMP 376) CD £11.00 - Lively prog-fusion from Slovakia, a bit like Get The Blessing at times, but with other cultural elements & a lot of guitar.
AKSAK MABOUL/MARC HOLLANDER - ONZE DANSES POUR COMBATTRE LA MIGRAINE (Crammed CRAM 101: RE) CD £11.00 - The improved 1981 version of this classic ex-Cos, RIO & neo/primitive hybrid, with Look De Bouk feel...
ALGARNAS TRADGARD - FRAMTIDEN AR ETT SVAVANDE SKEPP, FORANKRAT I FORNTIDEN (Silence SRSCD 3611: 2xBT,RE) CD £12.00 - Aka "The Garden Of The Elks" this Swedish combo from the early-1970's were amongst the most ground-breaking of bands. Kinda RIO meets folk (Achimedes Badkar, Arbete & Fritid or Third Ear Band territory) & Faust, & it's before RIO or Faust existed! © 1972.
ALGARNAS TRADGARD - DELAYED (Silence SRSCD 3626: RE) CD £12.00 - Unreleased 2nd album (1973-74 recordings), which is much more "prog" than their 1st, very powerful with Mellotrons, electronics, complex rock & folk mixes, but all uniquely Swedish!
DAEVID ALLEN - DIVIDEDALIENPLAYBAX80 (Spalax 14837: DP) CD £11.00 - Daevid Allen + machines = one-man industrial Gong. © 1982. A classic! This issue is the same mix as the original Charly LP.
DAEVID ALLEN - THE DEATH OF ROCK & EVEN MORE ENTRANCES (Voiceprint VP 114 CD: RE) CD £9.50 - This contains his "Death Of Rock" EP (20 minutes) from 1982 plus 3 bonus experimental works (41 minutes)!
# GLI ALLUMINOGENI - SCOLOPENDRA (btf.it VMCD121: RM,CC) CD £13.50
- Heavy organ rock trio (© 1972), hints of early Deep Purple, ELP, great
# ALPHA III - THE EDGE (Mellow MMP 215) CD £11.00 - Apparently the 9th release by this Brazilian prog act. This one feels more like a collection of home demos, with a mix of instrumental keyboard based pieces & a few more prog tracks with vocals. © 1995.
# ALTAIR - 3 (Mellow MMP 445) CD £11.00 - Nice 2000 live album by this Spanish instrumental symphonic rock band. © 2004.
ALUSA FALLAX - INTORNO ALLA MIA CATTIVA EDUCAZIONE (VM2000 VM CD 103: CC) CD £13.50 - Extraordinary complex Italian progressive (© 1974), full of invention & experimentation.
AMA - NOT BLOBS (Auricle AMCDR 223: RM) CDR £8.00 - Inventive UK instrumental rock trio (two members of Rancid Poultry plus a drummer) inspired by Guru Guru, Ash Ra Tempel, etc. A throwback to the late-1960's/early-1970's being basically a space-rock freak-out for guitar, bass & drums. Previously released on cassette in 1988.
AMA - LOUDLIVEANDLUMPY (Auricle AMCDR 231: RM) CDR £8.00 - Inventive UK instrumental rock trio (2 members of Rancid Poultry plus drummer). Heavy, experimental underground space-rock "Excessive kind of UFO era Guru Guru meets Metabolist, one track pre-empts Acid Mothers Temple by a decade - sizzling!" Official reissue of the 1988 cassette.
AMA II - GENUFLEX (Auricle AMCDR 258) CDR £8.00 - With a new member & with a new concept (all basses, no lead guitar) they unleashed what was their craziest & heaviest release ever. Fans of old Guru Guru, Spacebox, Faust & Nekropolis take note.
# ANEKDOTEN - VEMOD (Vitalevy Virta 001: RE) CD £13.00 - (Vitalevy Virta 001: RE,with barcode) CD £13.00 - Stunning 1993 progressive masterpiece from Sweden. King Crimson meet Anglagard with a bit of Kultivator.
# ANEKDOTEN - FROM WITHIN (Virtalevy Virta 003) CD £13.00 - 3rd studio album by this great Swedish prog band of the 1990s. This was their last great one before they mellowed post 2000. Think 1970s King Crimson fleshed-out with lots of original fineries, updated & reborn in the 90s © 1999.
ANGE - AU-DELA DU DELIRE (Mercury 842 239-2) CD £11.00 - Pioneers of stylish lyrical French progressive. Their 2nd album was even more refined & eclectic in its mix of stylisms, with creative/unique songs & instrumentals. © 1974.
ANGE - EMILE JACOTEY (Philips 842 240-2: RE) CD ex+/vg+ £6.00 - 4th album (© 1975), complex musically with refined lyrical style & French vocals.
ANGE - PAR LES FILS DU MANDRIN (Mercury 842 237-2) CD £11.00 - In folky realms, towards "Trespass" era Genesis. © 1976.
ANGE - TOME VI (Musea FGBG 2122: RM,CC) CD £13.00 - Classic Ange live in 1977. This is Ange at their most refined & at the peak of their popularity (in prog circles) & a must for all Ange fans.
ANGLAGARD - BURIED ALIVE (Musea FGBG 4167.AR) CD £11.00 - Swedish symphonic progressive rock band, live in Los Angeles at "Progfest '94" (5/11/1994).
# ANOXIE - PASTALES (Mellow MMP 238) CD £11.00 - Light 1980's French prog, with atmospheric Pink Floyd/Pulsar edge. Anthology of unreleased 1984-1987 recordings. © 1993.
# APRYL - ALORCONFUSA (Mellow MMP 424) CD £11.00 - 2001 Italian
symphonic prog, with just 4 long tracks, some Banco touches, etc.
APSARA / ALTAÏS - APSARA ARCHIVES/ALTAÏS (Soleil Zeuhl 48) 2CD £12.00 - "Limited ed. of 500" CD1 = A collection of live recordings from the band Apsara (these were pre Altais & Shub Niggurath), CD2 = the Altais 12" EP (one side towards Magma, the other towards Univers Zero).
AREA - ARBEIT MACHT FREI (Sony Music/Cramps 88843073512) CD £11.00 - Highly innovative Italian fusion band. This is their 1973 debut, beyond Passport & Perigeo, with outrageous vocals courtesy of Demetrio Stratos!
AREA - CAUTION RADIATION AREA (Sony Music/Cramps 88883775532) CD £11.00 - Their 2nd album from 1974. This is probably their most experimental album, with more use of electronics & avant-garde techniques.
AREA - ARE(A)ZIONE (Cramps/Sony Music 88875135252) CD £11.00 - Concert recordings, at their most creative with the accent on improvisation. © 1975.
AREA - MALADETTI (Cramps/Sony Music 88875135262) CD £11.00 - One of the most avant-garde & extreme of Area albums, this covers a lot of ground: from jazz-rock through to free-jazz.
ARESKI & BRIGITTE FONTAINE - L'INCIDENDIE (Spalax SPALAXCD14815: RE) CD £11.00 - Kind of the French equivalent to John Cale & Nico, though folkier & very French! © 1973.
ART BEARS - HOPES & FEARS (ReR ab1: RM,DP) CD £12.00 - Born out of Henry Cow & Slapp Happy, at the same time as "Western Culture". © 1978. Featuring Dagmar Krause extensively.
ART BEARS - WINTER SONGS (ReR áb2: RM,jewel case) CD £12.00 - 2nd album (© 1979), in a furiously inventive & creative mood, with a wide variety of styles, songs, not-songs, collage & controlled mayhem, in a sizzling fusion.
ART BEARS - THE WORLD AS IT IS TODAY (ReR áb3: RM,jewel case) CD £12.00 - 3rd album (© 1981), their most lyrically scathing & sonically intensive, condensing a wealth of everything Henry Cow.
ARTCANE - ODYSSEE (Musea FGBG 4999: DP) CD £13.00 - French 1977 progressive classic somewhere between Ange & Shylock, but with lots of original touches. First ever official reissue, plus bonus 15'34" live medley from 1976.
ART ZOYD - NOSFERATU (In-possible AZ 2002: DP) CD £12.00 - Music for performance accompanying F.W. Murnau's classic film "Nosferatu". © 1990.
ASIA MINOR - CROSSING THE LINE
(Musea FGBG 4082.AR: RE) CD £11.00 - One part Pulsar, one part Camel, the rest:
a unique fiery rock by this Turkish-French prog-rock trio. © 1979.
ATILA - INTENCION (Wah Wah Records WCD008: 1xBT,RM) CD £11.00 - Complex & powerful Spanish classical rock (© 1976), lotsa keyboards & well-known themes. With O-card sleeve.
ATLANTIC DRONE - ATLANTIC DRONE (Noiseville #65) CD £9.00 - Little-known classic of largely instrumental psychedelic space-rock from an unlikely cast of musicians, © 2006.
ATOLL - MUSICIENS MAGICIENS (Musea FGBG 4008.AR: 4xBT,RE) CD £11.00 - Ange styled progressive, debut from this legendary 1970's band with Yes & King Crimson twists too! The bonus tracks are live at the Palais des Sports, Metz (23/6/1973).
AVALANCHE - PERSEVERANCE KILLS OUR GAME (Guerssen GUESSCD057: RM) CD £11.00 - Classic Dutch folk onto trippy psychedelic & shimmery space trips. © 1979.
BABY GRANDMOTHERS - MERKURIUS (Subliminal Sounds SUB-129-CD: DP) CD £14.00 - New recordings from Sweden's oldest psychedelic underground band, with Kenny Hakansson on guitar. © 2018.
IL BALLETTO DI BRONZO - YS (Polydor 523 693-2: 1xBT) CD £9.00 - The ultimate, most perfectly conceived & complexly dazzling, Italian progressive rock album! © 1972.
BANCO - DARWIN! (Ricordi MPCD00205: RE) CD £11.00 - Amazing Italian classical rock with complex arrangements, largely instrumental 2nd album (also © 1972).
BANCO - IO SONO NATO LIBERO (Ricordi MPCD00206: RE) CD £11.00 - Banco's 3rd LP (© 1973) & possibly the finest, extraordinarily crafted symphonic prog with all sorts of experimental touches.
BATTIATO - FETUS (BMG Ricordi 74321585522: RE) CD £10.00 - Battiato blended rock, folk, electronics, all manner of bizarre concoctions. When Frank Zappa heard the music of Battiato, he said "This is a genius!" © 1972.
BATTIATO - POLLUTION (BMG Ricordi 74321585542: RE) CD £10.00 - The 2nd Battiato blends even more elements into its unique avant-rock soundworld, featuring Robert "Rubi" Cacciapaglia. © 1973.
BATTIATO - SULLE CORDES DI ARIES (BMG Ricordi 74321585552: RE) CD £10.00 - 3rd album, dedicated to Terry Riley, & aptly this is Battiato at his most flowing & systemic. © 1973.
BATTIATO - CLIC (BMG Ricordi 74321585512: RE) CD £10.00 - 4th album, different to the LP released in the UK on Island (which was compiled from "Feed Back", a 2LP set of alternative takes), dedicated to Karlheinz Stockhausen! © 1974.
BEN - BEN (Repertoire REPUK 1177: RM) CD £11.00 - Excellent cool Canterbury-esque fusion, reissue of a Vertigo classic. © 1971.
PHILIPPE BESOMBES - CECI EST CELA (MIO 010: 6xBT,RM) CD £12.00 - Obscure 1979 album. Forget the 1st track (hidden here as track 0!) this is the weird Besombes album, very Pierre Henry goes Dada, & the most likely contender for inclusion on the NWW list.
# BIGLIETTO PER L'INFERNO - IL TEMPO DELLA SEMINA (Mellow MMP 106: RE) CD £11.00 - Previously unreleased 2nd album (recorded in 1974), complex classical rock full of invention & surprises!
BI KYO RAN - PARALLAX (Spalax SPALAXCD14532) CD £11.00 - The Japanese answer to King Crimson: dazzling guitar, bass, drums trio, just 3 long tracks. Help from guest violin & keyboards (inc. mellotron). © 1983.
BLACK CARROT - DRINK THE BLACK FOREST (Tin Angel TAR009: DP) CD £9.00 - Market Harborough band. Excellent follow-up to "Cluk", with 2nd drummer, again full of invention & lots of surprises. Think: somewhere between Volcano The Bear & Bablicon, with RIO/Pere Ubu spirit, jazz, psych & Dada, with wicked complex composition & refined innovation. © 2008.
BLACK CARROT - MILKING SCARABS FOR DOUGH (Tin Angel TAR017: CC) CD £12.50 - A mix of Canterbury elements, with RIO & Krautrock touches, with an eccentric singer that lends an early Pere Ubu edge. © 2010.
BOHEMIA - ZRNKO PISKU (Supraphon SU 5905-2: 6xBT,RM) CD £11.00 - Inventive 1970's Czech progressive fusion supergroup, ex-Flamengo/Modry Efekt members. © 1978.
# BONDAGE - ANIMA TERRA (Mellow MMP 346) CD £11.00 - Intriguing
Italian prog/symphonic rock band with oddball operatic & eccentric touches.
EMMANUEL BOOZ - DANS QUEL ETAT J'ERRE (Musea FGBG 2117: 1xBT,CC) CD £12.00 - The Booz masterpiece (© 1979), actually by the band Booz (featuring Jean-Claude D'Agostini & Gilles Tinayre, both members of Mama Bea Tekielski "La Folle" band). As someone once said: somewhere between Ange & Mahavishnu Orchestra!
BRAST BURN - DEBON (Phoenix ASHCD3021: #1000,CC) CD £12.00 - A Shamanistic Faust? Japanese avant-rock sans the drum set, with guitars, electronics, hand percussives, & a Amon Duul/Magical Power Mako do a grungy hybrid trip! Another of those famed NWW list bands!
FRANCOIS BREANT - SONS OPTIQUES (Musea FGBG 4427.AR: 2xBT) CD £11.00 - Complex synth/keys fronted prog/instrumental circa 1976-79, elements of Heldon, Zeuhl fusions, complex classical synth & all sorts of surprises.
SERGE BRINGOLF STRAVE - STRAVE (Soleil Zeuhl 27) CD £12.00 - Zeuhl fusion inspired by the more jazzy styled Magma. Serge was once 2nd drummer in Magma. © 1980.
SERGE BRINGOLF STRAVE - VISION (Soleil Zeuhl 35) CD £12.00 - Zeuhl fusion betwixt Magma, ZAO & Miles Davis. Serge was once 2nd drummer in Magma, this album also features ex-Art Zoyd guitarist Alain Eckert. © 1981.
BUDKA SUFLERA - CIEN WIELKIEJ GÓRY (Muza PNCD 1596: DP) CD £13.00 - Their 1975 debut, a slightly bluesy progressive with some Jane similarity & a liberal dose of psychedelia. Niemen is featured as guest synthesist.
CAMEL - MIRAGE (Deram 8829292: RE,4xBT) CD £9.00 - Their most progressive & inventive, on par with the great Euro-Rock acts. Highly influential classic progressive rock. © 1974.
CAPITOLO 6 - FRUTTI PER KAGUA (MP Records MPRCD 009: CC,RE) CD £11.00 - An Italian rarity with a glowing reputation, & justly so, as a unique hybrid of styles, complex classical prog with great rhythms! Originally released on the It label in 1972.
CARAVAN - CARAVAN (Verve Forecast 8829522: RE) CD £7.00 - The legendary debut! 2001 remastered version with both mono & stereo versions of the LP, plus a 7" single track.
CARPE DIEM - EN REGARDENT PASSER LE TEMPS (Musea FGBG 4122.AR: RE) CD £11.00 - Classic 1976 debut from this French space-rock & prog-fusion legend. Can you imagine a kind of Gong/Catharsis/Cosmic Jokers blend? Well, this sometimes is, with Ange/Atoll instrumental textures & Didier Malherbe-like sax.
CARPE DIEM - CUEILLE LE JOUR (Musea FGBG 4127.AR: 1xBT,RE) CD £11.00 - 2nd album (© 1977), a touch more Gong/Soft Machine/Clearlight styled, but typically Carpe Diem though more varied.
CATHARSIS - LE BOLERO DU VEAU DES DAMES (Spalax 14203) CD £12.00 - Legendary 1970's French progressive. This is their most technically crafted, powerful & rock structured album, with strong Camel-like keyboards, guitars, sitar, etc. © 1975.
# CELESTE - IL RISVEGLIO DEL PRINCIPE (Mellow MMP 540) CD £12.00 -
Nicely majestic new album from the 1970s Italian prog legend, which unlike most
reformations manages to capture some of their old spirit whilst progressing on
to new creative ideas & many surprises along the way. © 2019.
CLEAR BLUE SKY - CLEAR BLUE SKY (Esoteric ECLEC 2595: RM) CD £11.50 - Legendary Vertigo guitar rock, with lengthy tracks & lots of fuzzed-out guitar & space treks. © 1970.
COEUR MAGIQUE - WAKAN TANKA (Spalax SPALAXCD14822) CD £11.00, ex+/m £7.00 - French 1971 psychedelic rock originally on BYG, featuring Claude Olmos (pre-Magma) on guitar. A little like Ame Son, Triangle, etc.
COLLEGIUM MUSICUM - COLLEGIUM MUSICUM (Opus 91 2771-2: RM) CD £12.00 - One of the most famous Czech progressives. This also contains their EP "Hommage a J.S. Bach".
COLLEGIUM MUSICUM - KONVERGENCIE (Opus 91 2772-2: RM) 2CD £15.00 - Exceptionally inventive classical rock & complex progressive in the finest Egg, The Nice, Le Orme, etc., tradition. © 1971. [One for connoisseurs of the Nurse With Wound list!]
COLLEGIUM MUSICUM - CONTINUO (Opus 91 2775-2: RM) CD £12.00 - More symphonic & synthesized 1978 album, moving towards Modry Efekt. © 1978.
COLOSSEUM - THOSE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE SALUTE YOU (Esoteric ECLEC 2598: RM) CD £11.50 - Impressive 1969 debut, moving from their jazz & blues roots onto complex progressive music. Includes 3 bonus tracks recorded at Pye studios, London (11/1968).
# COMPANYIA ELECTRICA DHARMA - DIUMENGE (PiCap 910557-02) CD £13.00 - Barcelona's most famous & successful progressive band. This is their 1975 debut, of complex but mostly mysterious jazz-rock, hints of Dedalus & Canterbury styles are notable.
COMPANYIA ELECTRICA DHARMA - L'OUCOMBALLA (PiCap 910560-02) CD £12.50 - Early 1976 album, taking in culture: Catalan folk, ethnic & progressive styles & re-inventing themselves. Unique, with such a wide range of styles blending in, a step-on from "Diumenge", hinting at the French underground scene (ie. hints of Mahjun, Komintern, etc.)!
COMUS - FIRST UTTERANCE (Esoteric ECLEC 2629: 4xBT,RM) CD £11.50 - Beautiful folk progressive, yet also sometimes evil crossed with innocence! Kinda The Trees meets Family. © 1971.
COS - VIVA BOMA (Musea FGBG 4159.AR: RE) CD £11.00 - Belgian offbeat fusion with RIO touches. 2nd LP from 1976. With Daniel Schell & Marc "Aksak Maboul" Hollander. With 4 bonus rehearsal tracks (20 minutes).
CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN - STRANGE LANDS (Esoteric ECLEC 2258: RM) CD £11.50 - Classic previously unreleased 2nd album, pretty "strange" too! They later changed into Kingdom Come. This also contains 8 tracks (29 minutes) from the Rustic Hinge "Replicas" LP.
CRESSIDA - CRESSIDA (Repertoire REPUK 1126: CC) CD £11.00 - (Repertoire REPUK 1200: RM) CD £11.00 - 1970 debut by this dreamy Vertigo progressive band, with hints of King Crimson, Moody Blues, etc.
CROMAGNON - ORGASM (Calibre ESP CD 2001) CD £13.00 - USA 1969, extraordinary from start to end, tribalistic grunge, dissonant fevers of noise, stepping on from The Mothers “Help I’m a Rock” & Hapshash onto proto-NWW weirdness & Dada! Aka "Cave Rock" or "Cromagnon". Complete with slipcase.
CURVED AIR - AIR CONDITIONING (Esoteric PECLEC22616: RM,DP) 2CD £15.00 - Their highly creative 1970 debut, featuring Francis Monkman & Daryl Way, with Sonja Kristina on vocals. Contains 51 minutes (approx) of bonus material: 3 unreleased studio tracks, their "It Happened Today/What Happens When You Blow Yourself Up" single, and 3 BBC sessions.
CURVED AIR - PHANTASMAGORIA (Esoteric PECLEC22638: RM,DP) CD+DVD £17.00 - New expanded edition of their 3rd album including unreleased & alternative foreign language bonus tracks, plus a DVD of Belgian & Austrian TV show sets. © 1972.
# DAAL - DISORGANICORIGAMI (Mellow MMP 513) CD £11.00 - Debut by a highly experimental prog duo, comprising: Davide Guidoni from Gallant Farm, Taproban, etc. & Alfio Costa from Prowlers, Tilion , etc. Quite ranging style wise, it also includes versions of Pink Floyd & Ragnarök tracks. © 2009.
DAY IS OVER - DAY IS OVER (Svart SRE051CD) CD £14.00 - Finnish/Danish jazz fusion super group featuring Eero Koivistoinen, Esko Linnavalli, Esko Rosnell, etc. © 1975.
DELIRIUM - LO SCEMO E IL VILLAGGIO (btf.it VMCD145: RM,CC) CD £13.50 - Superb Italian progressive full of complexities. The Italian Matching Mole?! © 1972.
DELIRIUM - III (btf.it VMCD126: RM,CC) CD £13.50 - Delirium will undoubtedly be compared to Jethro Tull on this fiery complex progressive album (© 1974) with great flute. No mention of "Viaggio Negli Arcipelaghi Del Tempo" on this release.
THE DEVIANTS - PTOOFF! (Angel Air SJPCD414) CD £12.00 - Radical British psych circa 1967 fronted by Mick Farren, wilder than cohorts Pink Fairies & full of surprises!
THE DEVIANTS - DISPOSABLE (Esoteric ECLEC 2119) CD £11.50 - 2nd LP. Despite the title, this is not disposable music, but a less outrageous underground diversion, with more jamming & out-there grooves, though still pretty wacky in parts.
DIRE WOLVES - EXCURSIONS TO CLOUDLAND (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records BBIBR035: DP) CD £11.00 - Excellent wigged-out trippy American band, with elements of The Myrrors & Eternal Tapestry. © 2017.
DJAM KARET - NO COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL (HC Productions HC 013) 2CD £16.00 - The 1985 cassette release plus unreleased bonus album "...And Still Getting The Ladies" from 2002. Great value set, all extended imrov jams, more in the realms of live Man and Krautrock. An excellent introduction to this Californian prog-rock band.
DJAM KARET - KAFKA'S BREAKFAST (Auricle AMCDR 245) CDR £7.00 - Djam Karet in their early days went under the names Kafka's Breakfast & Happy Cancer. This is a reissue of the 1988 Auricle cassette which contains the A-side of Happy Cancer's "McMusic For The McMasses" (HC001) cassette from 1982 plus a previously unreleased 1987 jam session.
# DONO CELESTE - SO-LINGER (Mellow MMP 327) CD £11.00 - Italian experimental prog meets art rock & avant-garde minimal/ambient & weird stuff. Curious, with some Fripp-like elements, it's largely stuff that wouldn't have been out of place on the Materiali Sonori-Crammed/Made To Measure labels in the late-1980s. © 1999.
DOWNLOUDERS - ARCA (Lizard CD 0117) CD £12.00 - Excellent & highly original mixture of prog & post-rock styles, with vague hints of Godspeed You Black Emperor rubbing shoulders with Cudu & Bablicon, moving onto Ragnarok & Neo territory later on, but all with their own difficult to pin down style. © 2006.
EARTH & FIRE - SONG OF THE MARCHING CHILDREN (Esoteric ECLEC 2147: RM) CD £11.50 - 2nd album (© 1972), a Mellotron drenched ambitious concept album, with long instrumental breaks, symphonics, dynamics & lotsa invention. This also contains 6 bonus singles tracks.
EAST - JATEKOK (Gong HCD 17679) CD £11.00 - Excellent Hungarian progressive inspired by the likes of Pink Floyd, Eloy, Omega, etc. Hungarian vocal version. © 1981.
EAST - HUSEG (Gong HCD 17733) CD £11.00 - 2nd album, & a more varied development, with fusion elements, hints of SBB, Solaris, Camel, Eloy, Progres 2, etc.
EGG - EGG (Esoteric ECLEC 2035) CD £11.50 - Radical yet accessible debut of complex Canterbury prog, The Nice+Softs+Caravan mix & more in a blend of classical, rock, odd time signatures, etc. Remastered version with missing "Fourth Movement" & "Seven Is A Jolly Good Time/You Are All Princes" single.
EGG - THE POLITE FORCE (Esoteric ECLEC 2036: RM) CD £11.50 - Their 2nd classic (from 1970) & even more creative than their debut, a much more instrumental outing with greater depth &.complexity, not least the remarkable 9 minute weird excursion "Boilk".
ELEPHANT9 - GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH (Rune Grammofon RCD2198: DP) CD £13.00 - "their fifth studio album", more high energy keyboard driven instrumentals, this time with some shorter more varied moods, nice Mellotron too. © 2018.
ERGO SUM - MEXICO (Lion Productions LION 618M: 4xBT) CD £13.00 - Early-1970's French progressive fusion, featuring Jean Guerin. For those who like early Magma, Family & the Canterbury scene. This seems to be the original LP mix (the Musea CD was remixed in 1992).
ESCAPADE - SEARCHING FOR THE ELUSIVE RAINBOW (Mother West MWR 030896) CD £10.00 - High-flying instrumental space-rock from New York. Old Djam Karet meets Guru Guru & Loch Ness? © 1996.
ESCAPADE - INNER TRANSLUCENCE (Mother West MWR010497) CD £10.00 - 2nd (1997), space-rock with weird tonalities, beyond Djam Karet, onto free-rock tripping.
ESCAPADE - REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS UNKNOWN (Mother West MWR 0045) CD £11.00 - 500 copy numbered edition! Here they tend to come across as an outlandish hybrid of spacey Krautrock forms, avant-garde textures & early instrumental Hawkwind. And, dig those clunky drums! © 2000.
ESCAPADE - SO YOU KNOW (Auricle AMCDR 241) CDR £7.00 - Archive collection of rehearsals, outtakes & unreleased recordings from 1996 to 2004, compiled by Hadley Kahn.
TONI ESPOSITO - PROCESSIONE SUL MARE (Sony Music 8875000372) CD £11.00 - Aka "Procession Of The Hierophants". Before he went on to become a top Italian pop musician, Toni had worked with Perigeo & Santana, & this is a rich jazz-rock fusion with the accent on multi-percussives. © 1976.
ETERNAL TAPESTRY - A WORLD OUT OF TIME (Thrill Jockey thrill 319: CC) CD £13.00 - US psychedelic rock group. One of their best releases, great high flying space rock trips, full of invention. © 2012.
ETERNAL TAPESTRY - WILD STRAWBERRIES (Thrill Jockey THRILL 388: CC) CD £13.00 - A more experimental outing, with space rock trips & electronic tracks. © 2015.
ETRON FOU LELOUBLAN - LES TROIS FOU'S PERDEGAGENT (Gazul GA 8660.AR) CD £11.00 - 2nd album (1977), & their classic, featuring Jean-Pierre Grasset (Verto) on guitar. A must for RIO & French underground collectors.
ETRON FOU LELOUBLAN - LIVE AT THE ROCK IN OPPOSITION FESTIVAL, 1978 - NEW LONDON THEATRE (Replica RPC012: DP) CD £12.00 - Excellent live recording at the first UK RIO festival by the French representative of the original RIO (along with Henry Cow, Samla Mammas Manna & Stormy Six). They played a frenetic French twist on the very best Beefheart mixed with the psychedelic sound of earlier bands like Maajun & Komintern, here documented between their first and second albums. © 2015.
EX VITAE - MANDARINE (Musea FGBG4961: DP) CD £13.00 - Ex Vitae's 1978 offering has an air of the chamber-prog & RIO style about it, that is except for the other elements at play, along with jazzy touches, there's all sorts of things in their instrumental blend, notably the synth, sax, clarinet, violin, all steering it all a little Zappa-esque, a little Moving Gelatine Plates, but still with the odd nod to Art Zoyd.
# FAVERAVOLA - LA CONTEA DEI CENTO CASTAGNI (Locanda Del Vento LDV
001) CD £16.00 - One-off copy of this obscure Italian prog abum from over a
decade ago, with a complex symphonic style, poetic Italian vocals & fantasy
concept. © 2006.
FERMATA - FERMATA ... PIESEN Z HOL (Opus 91 2808-2) 2CD £15.00 - Legendary Czech instrumental 1970's progressive, ex-Collegium Musicum. Remastered versions of their first 2 LP's (© 1975 & © 1976). Super Jewel Box packaging.
FESTA MOBILE - DIARIO DI VIAGGIO DELLA... (RCA Italiana 88697343702: RE) CD £11.00 - Devilishly complex Italian keyboard driven progressive, pre-Baricentro, in the vein of early PFM, Banco & l'Uovo di Colombo. © 1973.
# FINISTERRE - LIVE - ...AI MARGINI DELLA TERRA FERTILE... (Mellow MMP 336) CD £11.00 - Nice live album by this recent Italian prog band, with Italian 1970s & British prog influences, notably elements of PFM & Genesis. © 1998.
# FLASHMEN - FLASHMEN (Mellow MMP 301: RE) CD £11.00 - 4th album (© 1973), a mixture of psych edged ballads & prog. Includes a Traffic song & a novel Italian vocal version of Roxy Muisic's "Virginia Plain", plus many other surprises.
FLEA - TOPI O UOMINI (VM2000 VM CD 093: CC) CD £13.50 - Ex-Flea On The Honey, pre-Etna & well-known Goblin associates. This is arguably the Italian equivalent to High Tide's "Sea Shanties" for its power & complexity. © 1972.
RICHARD FRANECKI & HADLEY KAHN - EEMN (Auricle AMCDR 233: RM) CDR £7.00 - 2004 collaboration by multi-instrumentalists Richard Franecki (from F/i & Vocokesh) on guitars, etc., & Hadley Kahn (from Escapade) on drums, etc. A superb album that bridges Pink Floyd, Faust & Can territory, & stops off some other places too!
FRED FRITH - ACCIDENTAL (ReR/Fred ReR/FRA 01: DP) CD £11.00 - Unreleased 1995-96 multi-instrumental solo works: diverse, weird, atmospheric & untimately unique!
# FRED FRITH - PRINTS (ReR/Fred ReR/FRA 02: DP) CD £11.00 - Promoted as Fred's first collection of songs since "Cheap At Half The Price" - 1987-2001 recordings.
FRED FRITH, CARLA KIHLSTEDT, STEVIE WISHART - THE COMPASS, LOG & LEAD (Intakt CD 103) CD £11.00 - Curious abstract strangeness, improvisations from October 2003. © 2006.
FUNKADELIC - FREE YOUR MIND... (Westbound CDSEWM 212: RE,4xBT) CD £9.00 - Incredible psychedelic album (© 1970) from one of the most unlikely bands, hints of Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix & much more. Better believe it: psychedelic magic!
GARYBALDI - NUDA (btf.it VMCD114: RM,CC) CD £13.50 - Classic Italian 1972 Henrixy cosmic psych & blues rock, with guitar wizard "Bambi" P.N. Fossati.
GARYBALDI - ASTROLABIO (btf.it VMCD116: RM,CC) CD £13.50 - Unique creative/experimental heavy Italian prog band that blended Jimi Hendrix styles with local culture & long tracks with majestic passages, keyboards, etc. Their 2nd LP, © 1973.
# GARYBALDI - BAMBI COMES ALIVE! (Mellow MMP 174: RE) CD £11.00 -
Surprisingly good 1993 live set with many old classics: "Nuda",
"Urlo Nel Silenzio", "Astrolabio".
RON GEESIN - RONCYCLE1: THE JOURNEY OF A MELODY (Tonefloat TF106: CC) CD £12.00 - Extremely varied Ron Geesin album, with all sorts of styles & surprises, & that unique akilter style that could be no one else. © 2011.
GENESIS - LIVE (Virgin CLACDX 1: RM) CD £6.00 - Live in Leicester & Manchester (February 1973), featuring material from "Trespass", "Nursery Cryme" & "Foxtrot".
GENTLE GIANT - GENTLE GIANT / ACQUIRING THE TASTE (BGO BGOCD1095) 2CD £13.00 - Doubleback of their 1st (© 1970) & 2nd (© 1971) LPs, both complex & lyrical prog classics.
GENTLE GIANT - THREE FRIENDS / OCTOPUS (BGO BGOCD1090) 2CD £13.00 - Doubleback of the 3rd & 4th LPs (both © 1972) from this legendary 1970s British progressive band. Complete with O-Card sleeve.
GET THE BLESSING - ALL IS YES (Cake CACD 78550: DP) CD £12.50 - Credited to The Blessing. A dazzling potpourri of styles, mostly upbeat jazz that's not quite jazz, with lots of experimental diversions, ten tracks in all that continually pull-out-all the stops! © 2008.
GET THE BLESSING - BUGS IN AMBER (Cake CACD 78558: DP) CD £12.50 - More highly creative fusion outings, much less jazz than the debut, with even more electronic gadgetry & with the wind instruments sometimes sounding like anything but. © 2009.
GET THE BLESSING - O C D C (Naim Jazz naimcd170: DP) CD £12.50 - Wickedly groovy UK rock fusion band, think Nucleus/Soft Machine & the Faust "So Far" track brought up to date? © 2012.
GET THE BLESSING - ASTRONAUTILUS (Naim Jazz naimcd221: DP) CD £12.50 - More highly creative fusion outings from the Portishead related band. © 2015.
GOBLIN - ZOMBI (Cinevox CD OST 716/s: 7xBT) CD £12.50 - Probably their second most famous soundtrack, & the range of styles is very wide. © 1978. "With digitally improved sound"
GODSPEED YOU BLACK EMPEROR - f#a#¥ (Kranky krank 027: RE) CD £14.00 - The all-time masterpiece by this very influential Canadian post-rock symphonic dark & majestic band. Stunning! © 1998.
GODSPEED YOU BLACK EMPEROR - 'ALLELUJAH! DON'T BEND ASCEND (Constellation CST081-2: CC) CD £13.00 - Extraordinary reformation album. © 2012.
GODSPEED YOU BLACK EMPEROR - ASUNDER, SWEET AND OTHER DISTRESS (Constellation CST111-2: CC) CD £13.00 - Second by the reformed band, this is more artsy with notable stoner & Glenn Branca type touches, plus some strange drone passages. © 2015.
GONG - MAGICK BROTHER (Spalax 14812: DP,RE) CD £11.00 - Co-credited to Daevid Allen & Gilli Smyth. 1969 psych delight for Gong & Soft Machine fans. Complete with original cover art.
GONG - FLYING TEAPOT (Spalax 14828: DP,RE) CD £11.00 - Daevid Allen's band after leaving Soft Machine, based in France. "Radio Gnome" part 1. Classic trippy space-rock, with Steve Hillage, Tim Blake, etc. © 1973.
GONG - ANGELS EGG (Charly SNAP015CD: RM) CD £9.00 - "Radio Gnome" part 2. Classic whimsy & space trips, with Daevid Allen, Tim Blake, Steve Hillage, Didier Malherbe, Gilli Smyth, etc. © 1973.
GONG - YOU (Spalax 14834) CD £11.00 - "Radio Gnome" part 3. The most tripped-out of the trilogy, with lots of Steve Hillage & Tim Blake. © 1974.
# GONG - PARIS BATACLAN 1976 (Gonzo Multimedia HST161CD) CD £12.00
- 37 minutes live (30/1/1976) from the
Malherbe/Lemoine/Howlett/Bauer/Moerlen/Pinchevsky line-up. © 2013.
# JEAN-PHILIPPE GOUDE - DRONES (Lion Productions LION 638M:1xBT) CD £14.00 - Ex-Weidorje supersession (© 1979). From Heldon to Weidorje to ZAO to the cosmos! Guests include François Auger, Klaus Blasquiz, Patrick Gauthier, Bernard Paganotti, Richard Pinhas, David Rose.
# PHILIPPE GRANCHER - 3000 MILES AWAY (Mellow MMP 449) CD £11.00 - Classical rock featuring lots of synths & keyboards, in Clearlight type vein, but more subtle. Obscure release originally on the Pôle label. © 1975.
GRAILS - BURNING OFF IMPURITIES (Temporary Residence TRR 118: RE) CD £11.00 - Excellent US cross-genre prog/experimental band, with elements of Mushroom, Cul de Sac, Godspeed You Black Emperor, & lots uniquely their own. © 2007.
GRYPHON - GRYPHON (Talking Elephant TECD314) CD £12.50 - Kinda like a progressive Wurzels, or a west country folk twist on the Trees & Third Ear Band?! Varied & fun! © 1973.
GRYPHON - MIDNIGHT MUSHRUMPS (Talking Elephant TECD315) CD £12.50 - Excellent blend of medieval, folk & progressive styles, mainly instrumental too. © 1974.
GUAPO - HISTORY OF THE VISITATION (Cuneiform RUNE 354/355) 2CD £20.00 - Impressive cross-genre instrumental prog-fusion with Zeuhl, RiO & many other influences. © 2013.
GUAPO - OBSCURE KNOWLEDGE (Cuneiform Rune 404) CD £12.00 - UK band who totally reinvented themselves, becoming one of the finest exponents of dark Zeuhl/pog-fusion - & this is another classic! © 2016.
HALLOWEEN - LAZ (Mals MALS 040/Musea FGBG 4124.AR: 1xBT) CD £11.00 - Classic 2nd LP (© 1990), spooky & powerful French progressive, with a dark sinister air complementing the H.P. Lovecraft texts.
HAPSHASH & THE COLOURED COAT - FEATURING THE HUMAN HOST & THE HEAVY METAL KIDS (Esoteric ECLEC 2416: RM) CD £11.50 - Classic 1967 Amon Duul-ish freaky ethnic psychedelic trip, mantric & experimental. Features pre-Spooky Tooth musicians, etc.
HARVESTER - HEMAT (Silence SRSCD 3616: RE) CD £12.00 - Swedish 1970 underground. Dropping the "International" this has a more folksy edge, proto Kebnekaise touches, & a much more retrained tripped-out Arbete och Fritid meets Amon Duul feel. Plus bonus track "Hemat"!
HATFIELD & THE NORTH - HATFIELD & THE NORTH (Esoteric ECLEC 2139) CD £11.50 - Excellent Canterbury progressive supergroup: Phil Miller, Pip Pyle, Richard Sinclair & Dave Stewart. Their 1973 debut LP plus bonus tracks: "Let's Eat (Real Soon)/Fitter Stoke Has A Bath" (1974 single) & "Your Majesty Is Like A Cream Donut" (from the "V" sampler, © 1975).
HAWKWIND - WARRIOR ON THE EDGE OF TIME (Atomhenge ATOMCD 1035: 1xBT,RM,DP) CD £11.50 - 1975 sci-fi concept album featuring lyrics by Michael Moorcock (he also does vocals on 2 tracks). Last from the classic period of Hawkwind, with lotsa electronics, Simon House adding Mellotron/violin, etc.
HELDON - HELDON (MSI 14239) CD m/ex £15.00 - First CD release of "Electronique Guerilla".
HELDON - ELECTRONIQUE GUERILLA (Bureau B BB 280: DP) CD £14.00 - The legendary Heldon debut from 1974. This features a Schizo track together with solo guitar & AKS Synthi works by Richard Pinhas, plus a track in collaboration with guitarist Alain Renaud.
HELDON - ALLEZ-TEIA (Bureau B BB 281: DP) CD £13.00 - Aka "Heldon II", the duo of Richard Pinhas & Georges Grunblatt in a largely moody frame of mind, with Frippian guitar tones, lots of Mellotron & electronics. © 1975.
HELDON - THIRD, IT'S ALWAYS ROCK 'N' ROLL (Bureau B BB 282: DP,BK) 2CD £18.00 - Extravagant double album that crosses Fripp & Eno with space-rock & psychedelic! Richard Pinhas with guests: Gilbert Artman, Georges Grunblatt, Patrick Gauthier, Jean-My Truong & Ariel Kalma. © 1975.
HELDON - AGNETA NILSSON (Bureau B BB 283: DP,BK) CD £13.00 - "Heldon 4" (© 1976), transitional Heldon, with a bigger more powerful sound: Mellotron, synths, Frippian guitars galore!
HENRY COW - LEG END (ReR HC1: RE) CD £12.00 - Defining the roots of RIO from Soft Machine influences, bringing in intensive Zappa fusion elements, avant-garde/neo-classical textures, songs & abstractions. © 1973.
HENRY COW - CONCERTS (ReR HC5&6: RM) 2CD £17.00 - Reissue of their classic 2LP live album (recordings from 1974-75) featuring excellent reworks of studio material & lengthy improvisations (all uniquely engaging & vast). This also contains side 2 of the "Greasy Truckers Party" release (recorded at Manor Studio 4/11/1973). Essential RIO!
HENRY COW - WESTERN CULTURE (ReR HC4: 3xBT) CD £12.00 - Final album, © 1978. Inventive fusion, showing much influence from darker arranged Mothers, & comparable to Univers Zero.
HENRY COW & SLAPP HAPPY - IN PRAISE OF LEARNING (ReR HC3: RM) CD £12.00 - The birthplace of Art Bears, combining Slapp Happy elements into some of the most radical & complexly conceived Henry Cow music. Innovative & still remarkably fresh! © 1975.
# HERBA D'HAMELI - INVERSA VISUAL (Musea Parallele MP 3209) CD £13.00 - Spanish prog band, with long tracks & mostly instrumental blend, full of complexities & invention. Hints of Hatfield & The North plus a touch of Caravan, also a nod to 1970's legend Fusioon. © 2009.
HIGH TIDE - SEA SHANTIES
(Esoteric ECLEC 2204: RM) CD £11.50 - Radical heavy psych-rock storming debut
(© 1969), essential for Hawkwind fans! Plus 5 previously unreleased bonus
tracks (34½ minutes).
HILLS - ALIVE AT ROADBURN (Rocket Recordings LAUNCH112: CC) CD £12.00 - Live album by Swedish space trippers, adding vocals & a more loose Hawkwind type sound. © 2017.
HONDURAS - CÉLULA DORMIDA (Azione Artigianale AZAR 033) CD £13.00 - Excellent Argentinian progressive rock fusion band with Henry Cow & contemporary RIO sounds.
# HONEYELK - EN QUETE D'UN MONDE MEILLEUR (Mals MALS 304/Musea FGBG 4153.AR: CC) CD £13.00 - Limited edition reissue of "Stoyz Vi Dozeloy" (© 1979) plus 4 bonus tracks. A hint of Zeuhl in a schizophrenic & odd progressive.
# HORUS - STELLE DI BATTAGLIA (Mellow MMP 148: RE) CD £11.00 - Complexly crafted prog, typical Italian 70's style. They only got to release a single, which is featured here along with 4 demo tracks!
HOYRY-KONE - HUONO PARTURI (Laskeuma LR667/Nordic Notes NN051: RM) CD £13.00 - RIO inspired Finnish progressive. Their frenzied & extremely varied 2nd album, © 1997.
# HUNE - DE L'AUTRE CÔTÉ DU MONDE (private) CD £16.00 - French
Canadian contemporary prog (circa 2009), with a wide range of influences, &
lots of complexities, French poetic vocals, etc. A very obscure one and not
easy to get.
ICEBERG - TUTANKHAMON (PiCap 802026: 2xBT,DP) CD £13.00 - Iceberg's 1975 debut, unlike their later jazz-rock LP's, is a vibrant progressive in Osanna/Eduardo Bort realms. Complex mix of styles, Spanish & English vocals.
IGRA STAKLENIH PERLI - IGRA STAKLENIH PERLI (Atlantide 01) CD £9.00 - The impossibly rare 1978 debut. Yugoslavian psychedelic space-rock classic. LP transcription.
INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER - SOV GOTT ROSE-MARIE (Silence SRSCD 3614: RM,RE) CD £12.00 - Legend of Swedish rock, originally only released in Finland on Love in 1969! Widely acclaimed as a psych classic, a forerunner to Arbete Och Fritid, Archimedes Badkar, etc. Stereo remix! Plus the inclusion of 25 minute "Harvest Times" which was originally recorded for side 2 of the LP!
INVERNALIA - INVERNALIA (Lizard 0116) CD £12.00 - Aldo Pinelli project (member of Habitat). Argentinian prog of the gentler type, which runs through a variety of styles, with slight hints of dreamy PFM, Anthony Phillips, etc. © 2015.
JADE WARRIOR - JADE WARRIOR (Repertoire REPUK 1244: RM,DP) CD £11.00 - 1st album (© 1971) by this really unique British band, blending rock, folk, oriental styles. Originally issued on Vertigo.
JADE WARRIOR - RELEASED (Repertoire REPUK 1245: 1xBT,RM,DP) CD £11.00 - 2nd album (© 1971), their most rock oriented outing, towards Raw Material, Gravy Train, Thirsty Moon, in other words Great Stuff!!!
JADE WARRIOR - LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM (Repertoire REPUK 1246: RM,DP) CD £11.00 - 3rd album (© 1972), last as a trio, almost like an oriental twist on early King Crimson!
# JAZZ Q - ELEGIE (GAD Records GAD CD 045: RM) 2CD £16.00 -
Spacious Czech jazz fusion band, here moving close to the Return To Forever
sound. CD1 = the "Elegie" LP (1977), CD2 = their "Jazzrocková
Dílna" (1976) & "Jazzrocková Dílna 2" (1977) contributions,
plus other unreleased tracks (including film soundtrack selections circa 1975).
JORDSJØ - JORD (Karisma KAR138CD) CD £13.50 - Excellent new Norwegian band, with elements of early Landberk, Thule & Änglagård, but also a style of their own. © 2017.
JULY - JULY (RevOla CR REV 243: 4xBT,RM) CD £9.00 - Pre-Jade Warrior, featuring Tom Newman. Sounds like Barrett era Pink Floyd with lots of prog touches, hints of Czar, Raw Material, Jade Warrior (of course!), but mostly very psychedelic! © 1968.
KAIPA - KAIPA (Tempus Fugit TF VÖ 36: 2xBT,RM) CD 13.00 - Legendary 1970s Swedish progressive, with typically Scandinavian style, hints of Camel, Pulsar, etc.
KAIPA - INGET NYTT UNDER SOLEN (Tempus Fugit TF VÖ 37: 4xBT,RM) CD 13.00 - © 1976, hints of Tasavallan Presidentti, Miklagard, Wigwam, Atlas, Trettioariga Kriget, etc.
KAIRON; IRSE! - RUINATION (Svart SVART071CD: CC) CD £13.00 - Shoegaze/post-rock band from Finland who also mix in a lot of prog & psychedelic elements. © 2017.
KAMA LOKA - KAMA LOKA (Transubstans TRANS118: DP) CD £14.00 - Swedish progressive rock band, mixing in elements of Landberk, Kvartetten Som Sprangde, Kebnekajse, Flasket Brinner, Bo Hansson, Algarnas Tradgard, International Harvester, & even Pink Floyd. A classic indeed! © 2013.
KARUNA KHYAL - ALOMONI 1985 (Phoenix ASHCD3024: #1000,CC) CD £13.00 - Reputedly virtually the same band as Brast Burn (if not, they are very close in style) & even more experimental with mantric Faustian blues hybrids & lots of special effects.
KEBNEKAISE - RESA MOT OKANT MAL (Silence SRSCD 3606: RM,RE) CD £12.00 - 1971 psychedelic debut, with R&R & boogie trips, Hendrix edges, & quite tongue-in-cheek early Zappa at times.
KEBNEKAISE - KEBNEKAISE II (Silence SRSCD3608: 1xBT,RM,RE) CD £12.00 - Unlike their debut this is an instrumental rock fusion album. © 1973.
KEBNEKAISE - III: INNEHALL (Silence SRSCD 3609: 1xBT,RM,RE) CD £12.00 - With Kenny Hakansson to the fore, this finds Kebnekaise in jamming mode, with a hint of Santana here & there. © 1975.
KEBNEKAISE - KEBNEKAJSE (Subliminal Sounds SUBCD26) CD £11.00 - 2009 reformation by six members from the "III: Innehall" album line-up. Excellent as well.
KEBNEKAISE - IDIOTEN (Subliminal Sounds SUB-080-CD: DP) CD £9.00 - 2nd album from the reformed Kebnekaise, also excellent as well. © 2011.
KINGDOM COME - GALACTIC ZOO DOSSIER (Esoteric ECLEC 2179: 3xBT,RM) CD £11.50 - Kingdom Come's debut is a crazed & wild psychedelic trip, fronted by Arthur Brown. © 1971.
KLAN - LIVE FINLAND 1972 (GAD CD 039) CD £17.00 - Previously unreleased live recording by this legendary Polish band, here in a more bluesy mode with English vocals & quite a lot of improvisation.
BORIS KOVAC - FROM RITUAL NOVA I & II (ReR BK1) CD £9.00 - A very original blend of folk, ethnic, jazz & avant-garde musics, from Yugoslavia. All his Points East LP plus 3 tracks from his first.
THE LAND OF YRX = Obscure instrumental, synth, space-rock, electro post new-wave band from Shrewsbury in the 1980s. For detailed release information please go to: http://home.btconnect.com/ultimathule/tachyon/landofyrx/menu.html
THE LAND OF YRX - TERMINATION POINT (Auricle AMCDR 267: RM) CDR £8.00
THE LAND OF YRX - NADIR AND THE EVENTUAL DECAY (Auricle AMCDR 271: RM) CDR £8.00
THE LAND OF YRX - COMING FORTH IN LIGHT (Auricle AMCDR 268: RM) CDR £8.00
LISKER - LISKER (Elkar KD-11.112/Lost Vinyl LV-16: RE) CD £11.00 - Extremely obscure & excellent Spanish/Basque 1970's prog & folk/fusion hybrid, mostly instrumental & very lively. Hints of Gotic, Granada, Ibio, Camel, Finch.
LITAI - LITAI (Lizard CD 0081) CD £12.00 - Now these were a surprise. Especially so for an Italian band circa 2012 from near Venice. The reason being that (apart from the vocals) these tend to sound very French 1970s/80s, most notably they remind me of bands like Moving Gelatine Plates, or Axolotl, & Herb Rouge - a little. Slight Debile Menthol touch, & lots of unique qualities too. Unusual in that the vocals are generally spoken, not sung. © 2012.
# LIVING LIFE - LET: FROM EXPERIENCE TO EXPERIENCE (Mellow MMP 259) CD £11.00 - Formed by ex-Circus 2000 drummer Johnny Betti, though you'd never guess, as this is cosmic fusion taking a step on from Perigeo, with lots of synths & fluid riffing. © 1978.
# LIVING LIFE - MYSTERIOUS DREAM (Mellow MMP 265) CD £11.00 - Even more tripped-out on the ether than their debut, this "Mysterious Dream" heads for space, & some! © 1981.
# LUNA INCOSTANTE - SENZASANTI (Mellow MMP 149) CD £11.00 - Italian band with a wide-ranging & very creative mixture of styles. This Mellow debut CD sees them transforming from their new-wave roots to more experimental & proggy stuff. Thus there's a bit of bands like Debile Menthol or Hellebore in there alongside Here & Now and all sorts of things. © 1993.
# LUNA INCOSTANTE - LUNA INCOSTANTE (Mellow MMP 314) CD £11.00 - Modern Italian prog with a lot of energy, some experimentation (post new-wave/art-rock elements) & Italian vocals. © 1997.
MAGDALENA - LANEAN SARTZEN (SPA SPA1001: CC) CD £9.00 - Little-known Basque prog band, mixing in local cultural elements. © 1981.
MAGICAL POWER MAKO - HAPMONIYM 1972-1975 (Bamboo BAMBOX1) 5CD £26.00 - 1000 copy numbered edition reissue (CD's are in cardboard sleeves) of the "Harmonium" box set of out-takes & archive material from this legendary Japanese musician. Note: P&P = 4 units!
MAGMA - 1001° CENTIGRADES (Seventh REX VI) CD £14.00 - 2nd album (© 1971), highly inventive fusion, complex, dramatic & quite austere - foreign in every aspect, even to the French!
MAGMA - KOHNTARKOSZ (Seventh REX VIII: RE) CD £15.00 - The definitive Zeuhl masterwork (© 1974). The lion’s share is a stunning creation full of complexities, solos & weird edges.
MAGMA - UDU WUDU (Seventh REX XII: RE) CD £15.00 - Amongst Magma's finest moments, with numerous different incarnations documented here. This gave birth to Weidorje & the Vander Top partnership. © 1976.
MAGMA - ZUHN WOHL UNSAI - LIVE 1974 (MiG 01102: DP) 2CD £16.00 - A Radio Bremen concert production! Classic "Mekanik Destruktiw Kommando" era Magma. © 2014.
MAHJUN - HAPPY FRENCH BAND (Spalax SPALAXCD14903) CD £11.00 - Mahjun circa 1977, folkier than their Saravah LP's, with a touch of Etron Fou/Albert Marcoeur eccentricity creeping in.
MAINHORSE - MAINHORSE (Time Wave IDVP001CD) CD £9.00 - Anglo-Swiss progressive band circa 1971, featuring Patrick Moraz & Jean Ristori. A little-known powerful symphonic rock classic.
MAJOR SURGERY - THE FIRST CUT (Next! NEXT DP1: 1xBT,CC) CD £12.50 - British jazz-rock/fusion circa 1976, that reminds of German bands of the same era, Morpheus, Munju, Moira, etc. although there are references to Nucleus & Isotope as well.
MAKAJODAMA - MAKAJODAMA (Laser's Edge LE1055: DP) CD £13.00 - Swedish instrumental prog supergroup includes (members of Anekdoten, Gosta Berlings Saga & My Brother The Wind), cross-pollinating classic 1970's styles with modern innovation. © 2009.
MALADY - MALADY (Svart SVR403CD) £12.00 - Excellent new Finnish progressive rock band, their debut from 2015. Comes in a CD size card gatefold sleeve.
MALICORNE - MALICORNE "2" (Griffe/Hexagone GRI191262) CD £11.00 - © 1975, aka "Le Mariage Anglais". Even more refined than their debut, with big developments in the characteristic Malicorne multi-vocal "canons", a Scottish folk suite, Eastern influences & some majestic ballads.
MALICORNE - ALMANACH (Griffe/Hexagone GRI191272) CD £11.00 - Most elaborate & arranged of early Malicorne albums, totally blurring out folk into other musics, making it the ideal starter. © 1976.
MAN - REVELATION (Esoteric ECLEC 2127: 4xBT) CD £11.50 - Debut album from Man (© 1969), South Wales' best loved psychedelic & heavy progressive band.
MAN - MAN (Esoteric ECLEC 2012: 2xBT,RM) CD £11.50 - Classic 3rd album (1970), with some of their longest tripped-out studio works!
MAN - DO YOU LIKE IT HERE NOW, ARE YOU SETTLING IN? (Esoteric ECLEC 2013) CD £11.50 - More varied 4th LP (© 1971), with the original "Many are called..." & "Love Your Life". This also includes 3 bonus tracks recorded live in Essen 11/1971 (33'29").
MARSUPILAMI - MARSUPILAMI (Esoteric ECLEC 2095: RM) CD £11.50 - The legendary Transatlantic band: rich, complex, inventive & unique progressive. © 1970.
MARSUPILAMI - ARENA (Esoteric ECLEC 2007) CD £11.50 - 2nd LP, an amazingly complex concept progressive, produced by Peter Bardens (of Camel) & featuring Mandy Riedelbanch (later with Ex Ovo Pro). © 1971.
ISTVAN MARTHA - THE WIND RISES (ReR SD1) CD £9.00 - Aka "Tamad a Szel" (© 1987). This is a little-known gem of avant/left-field Hungarian cross-culture experimentalism. Think When & Art Zoyd mixed with offbeat folk culture like Makam. Heard of none of those? That's unique innovation for you.
MATCHING MOLE - LITTLE RED RECORD (Esoteric ECLEC 22312) 2CD £13.50 - Their 2nd LP (also 1972, produced by Robert Fripp), plus "BBC Radio Live In Concert" Paris Theatre, London 27/7/1972 (27'07") & previously unreleased studio recordings (19'36"). They later transformed into Hatfield & The North.
MATCHING MOLE - MARCH (Cuneiform RUNE 172: RE) CD £12.00 - Live Spring 1972, in a very loose & improv mode, with lots of variations on known themes done very differently, no real songs either!
MAXWELLS - MAXWELL STREET (Long Hair LHC00028: 4xBT) CD £13.00 - Odd album out on MPS, as these were a Danish beat band turned fusion, akin to Burnin' Red Ivanhoe. © 1969.
# MAXWELL'S DEMON - PROMETHEUS (private XYZZY-1) CD £16.00 -
Extraordinary US instrumental prog, with Mellotron, organ & guitars, etc.
Just one 38'50" track opus! © 2001. Now rare & long-time deleted (9
years since we last had copies).
# MAXWELL'S DEMON - DIABLO (private MD0001) CD £16.00 - Their 2nd album. This was sold-out with the artist when I first discovered it 8 years ago. © 2009.
MAY BLITZ - MAY BLITZ / 2ND OF MAY (BGO BGOCD153: RE) CD £12.00 - Top rate British heavy progressive legend, originally on Vertigo. 3 tracks are edited to fit onto 1 CD!
METABOLISME - TEMPUS FUGIT (Musea FGBG 4385.AR) CD £11.00 - Typically French 1970's prog, but also a unique mix, with Atoll, Visitors, Traingle touches & Italian stylisms. © 1977.
STEPHAN MICUS - IMPLOSIONS (ECM JAPO 60017 829 201-2: RE) CD £14.00 - Superb atmospheric music for sitars, flutes, zithers, guitar, etc. Inspired & magical! © 1977.
STEPHAN MICUS - OCEAN (ECM 1318 829 279-2: RE) CD £14.00 - © 1986, Micus' most haunting & highly acclaimed album: floating, hypnotic, spell-binding.
# 1870 - MITOS DE UNA RESURRECCIÓN (Luna Negra CDLN-39) CD £13.00 - This is their more obscure debut (© 2008), which we've never had in stock before, & it's rather eclectic/pretty weird stuff indeed - fascinating. I tried several times to get this through our regular French distributor, but they never supplied any, but just managed to get a few via a different source.
1870 - POGO Y 4 HISTORIAS DE HORROR (Luna Negra CDLN-47: DP) CD £13.00 - Extraordinary & strange cross-genre Mexican band with very unusual instrumentation. © 2011. (1870 = "Mil Ochocientos Setenta" in Spanish.)
# MIRIODOR - COBRA FAKIR (Cuneiform Rune 368) CD £13.00 - Canadian band, ever exploring new avenues of Rock In Opposition, Canterbury & Avant-Progressive music, & here covering a lot of new ground. © 2013.
# MO.DO. - LA SCIMMIA SULLA SCHIENA DEL RE (Mellow MMP 162: RE) CD £11.00 - Very obscure Italian progressive circa 1980, with a dreamy edge akin to French & German bands like: Artcane, Pancake, Pulsar, Novalis, yet still very Italian & richly crafted. © 1980.
MONA LISA - L'ESCAPADE (Musea FGBG 4032.AR: 2xBT,RE) CD £11.00 - Innovative French progressive who stepped on from their Ange influences & created their own genre with folk & classical references.
MONA LISA - GRIMACES (Musea FGBG 4119.AR: 1xBT,RE) CD £11.00 - At their most French, Mona Lisa here bridge Ange with the eccentricness of Etron Fou. © 1975.
MONA LISA - LE PETIT VIOLON DE MR GREGOIRE (Musea FGBG 4009.AR: 1xBT,RE) CD £11.00 - The most complexly symphonic-prog of their output, still akin to Ange, but unique! Their 3rd album, © 1976.
# MONA LISA - AVANT
QU'IL NE SOIT TROP TARD
(Musea FGBG 4107.AR: 3xBT)
CD m/ex+ £15.00 - (Musea FGBG 4107.AR: 3xBT,RE) CD £13.00 - Mona
Lisa at their most powerful, their answer to Atoll's "L'Airagnee-mal"
possibly. Their 4th album, © 1977.
MONTIBUS COMMUNITAS - THE PILGRIM TO THE ABSOLUTE (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records BBIBR015: DP) CD £11.00 - Ritualistic psychedelic trips from Peru! Think of a jammy mid-70s Popol Vuh meets Hapshash... well, maybe - their concoction is unique really. © 2014.
# MOOGG - ITALIAN LUXURY STYLE (Mellow MMP 532) CD £11.00 - 2nd album by this progressive jazz rock band from Bescia. They quote influences as: Hatfield And The North, Soft Machine, Caravan, Perigeo, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Return To Forever, Weather Report, Billy Cobham, although mostly you will hear elements of Napoli Centrale & some Area. Also, one track is dedicated to Christian Vander. © 2016.
MOORE/MYERS - REACHING BEYOND THE SPHERE (Auricle AMCDR 124) CDR £7.00 - Amazingly fiery instrumental progressive rock, with all the right moves: Camel, Egg, ELP, Finch, King Crimson, Shylock similarities. Originally only on cassette! © 1987.
MOORE/MYERS - NINE DAY'S WONDER (Auricle AMCDR 133) CDR £7.00 - Unreleased 1988 album by amazing USA instrumental prog duo. A sizzling guitar delight, with organ, drums, etc., in classic Eurorock vein. Both items back in stock.
THE MOTHMEN - PAY ATTENTION! (On-U Sounds ONUCD2: 6xBT) CD £11.00 - The Mothmen's debut (© 1981) is a rare UK Krautrocky classic, with Can, Metabolist, & very cleverly twisted funk/dub ala Public Image Ltd. or Suns Of Arqua.
# MOVING GELATINE PLATES - MOVING GELATINE PLATES (Musea FGBG 4062.AR: 4xBT,RE) CD £13.00 - Legendary French progressive fusion with Canterbury inspiration, their debut circa 1970. The bonus tracks are taken from the 1980 Moving LP.
# MY BROTHER THE WIND - ONCE THERE WAS A TIME WHEN TIME AND SPACE WERE ONE (Free Electric Sound FES4011) CD £13.00 ex+/ex+ £7.50 - Awesome space-rock/cosmic improvisation from Sweden. Their 3rd studio album, © 2014.
THE MYRRORS - ARENA NEGRA (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records BBIBR018: DP) £11.00 - Little-known, but remarkable, US band with an instrumental free-flowing style... © 2015.
THE MYRRORS - ENTRANCED EARTH (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records BBIBR028: DP) £11.00 - …recalling Scandinavian bands of the 1960s & 1970s. © 2016.
THE MYRRORS - BORDERLANDS (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records BBIBR049: DP) £11.00 - New 2018 album which also has a Tony Conrad meets Cale & Riley "Church of Anthax" type of thing going on.
NATIONAL HEALTH - NATIONAL HEALTH (Esoteric ECLEC 2129: RM) CD £11.50 - Debut from this classic Canterbury fusion supergroup: Dave Stewart, Phil Miller, Pip Pyle, etc. © 1977.
# NATIONAL HEALTH - PLAYTIME (Cuneiform Rune 145: RE) CD £13.00 - Previously unreleased live in France & USA 1979, with Alain Eckert (Art Zoyd) on 3 tracks. Largely unique unreleased works.
NEO - NEO (Mals MALS 326/Musea FGBG 4186.AR: 2xBT,CC) CD £13.00 - Wonderful French instrumental progressive, hints of Gong, Carpe Diem, Ragnarok, Kennedy, etc. © 1980.
NEOM - ARKANA TEMPORIS (Soleil Zeuhl SZ 21) CD £12.00 - Excellent Zeuhl fusion trio, akin to Eider Stellaire at times, but also adding male vocals in French on occasions, coming up with unique results, with solos galore & musical twists & turns, © 2009.
NEW 7TH MUSIC & THE EXPLODING HEADBAND - NEW 7TH MUSIC & THE EXPLODING HEADBAND (Auricle AMCDR 132: RE) CDR £7.00 - Reissue of the 1986 Auricle cassette release. Take one part Third Ear Band, one part early Hapshash & The Coloured Coat, season with a small amount of Hawkwind & Rustic Hinge. This is the result!
NEWS FROM BABEL - SIRENS & SILENCES · WORK RESUMED ON THE TOWER (ReR NFB1) CD £9.00 - This sequel project to The Art Bears was more like a Dagmar Krause solo album with backing from Chris Cutler, Lindsay Cooper & Zeena Parkins. Reissue of their debut LP, © 1984.
# NEWS FROM BABEL - LETTERS HOME (ReR NFB2) CD £9.00 - 2nd LP, quite different to the first one, & more varied as this also features Robert Wyatt on vocals on a few tracks. © 1986.
NEW TROLLS - SEARCHING FOR A LAND (btf.it VMCD 139: RM,CC) CD £13.50 - Legendary double album by Italian heavy progressive with Hendrix & Osanna influences. © 1972.
# NODO GORDIANO - ALEA (Mellow MMP 484) CD £11.00 - 2nd album by one of the finest of modern Italian prog bands. "Alea" is the odd one out of their discography, in that unlike the complex prog of their other releases this one is impromtu instrumental jams by a basic trio version of the band. © 2005.
NUCLEUS - SOLAR PLEXUS / BELLADONNA (BGO BGOCD566: RE) 2CD £14.00 - Doubleback of the slightly funkier "Solar Plexus" (© 1971) & the extraordinary Ian Carr solo "Belladonna" (© 1972). Both albums features Nucleus members. Release is actually credited to: Ian Carr with Nucleus.
# OCARINAH - PREMIÈRE VISION DE L'ÉTRANGE (O-Music OM 71076-1) CD £16.00 - Alittle-known classic of French 1970s prog, all instrumental trio with a complex sound, most closely comparable to Shylock & Artcane (but with less of the King Crimson edge). © 1978.
# OCTOBER EQUUS - OCTOBER EQUUS (Ma.Ra.Cash MRC 007) CD £16.00 - Spanish instrumental progressive rock & fusion band in the vein of avant-prog King Crimson. © 2005.
# OCTOBER EQUUS - SATURNAL (AltRock ALT 019) CD £14.00 - This is a mix of contemporary, classical & jazz elements, in the RIO field of Henry Cow, Present & Univers Zero. © 2011.
MIKE OLDFIELD - TUBULAR BELLS (Mercury 0602527035055: 2xBT,RE) CD £6.00 - "The 2009 stereo mixes by Mike Oldfield" = slightly different sounding mix (mostly the instrument placement is wider, & there are some added choral vocals on part two) plus the single bonus tracks.
# ONZA - ZONA CREPUSCULAR (Mellow MMP 437) CD £11.00 - Varied 2002 prog album by Spanish band also known for their 1990s release on Musea. Lots of Spanish cultural elements, nicely crafted songs in Spanish & extended instrumentals.
# LE ORME - AD GLORIAM (Mellow MMP 135: RE) CD £11.00 - Rare 1960's debut by the band best known for their 1970's classical rock albums. This is psych-beat, with some experimentation.
LE ORME - COLLAGE (Philips 842505 2: RE) CD £11.00 - Excellent Italian progressive trio with classical stylings, featuring keyboards to the fore. © 1971.
LE ORME - FELONA E SORONA (Philips 842 507-2: RE) CD £11.00 - Italian language version of this dreamy prog classic, with a surreal sci-fi concept. © 1973.
OSANNA - L'UOMO (btf.it VMCD 131: RM,CC) CD £13.50 - 1971 debut, complex heavy & jazzy edged progressive with flutes & guitars to the fore, Italian & English vocals, akin to New Trolls.
OSANNA - MILANO CALIBRO 9 (VM2000 VM CD 092: CC) CD £13.50 - Dynamic progressive film soundtrack featuring string arrangements by Luis Bacalov. © 1972.
OSANNA - PALEPOLI (btf.it VMCD127: RM,CC) CD £13.50 - Osanna's finest (& most unusual) album, features 1'45" bonus piece omited from the original LP release! © 1972.
OSMOSIS - OSMOSIS (Esoteric ECLEC 2613: RM) £11.50 - American psych-prog-fusion classic with Charlie Mariano. Originally on RCA Victor, © 1970.
OUGENWEIDE - WOL MICH DER STUNDE (Sireena 2021) CD £13.00 - Kraut folk-prog band. 1970-84 collection (most tracks are 1979 & 1984). 66+ minutes of archive tracks.
OZRIC TENTACLES - ERPLAND (Mad Fish SMACD962) CD+DVD £11.00 - Phenomenal instrumental ethnic spiced space-rock, beyond Gong & Hawkwind. Hyper deluxe hard-back Digipak with lavish full-colour booklet. The DVD is the "Fridge, Brixton 19.5.91" (originally released on VHS in 1991). Note: P&P = 4 units!
OZRIC TENTACLES - STRANGEITUDE (Mad Fish SMACD956) 2CD £11.00 - Further treks into space, even moving towards Heldon! © 1991. Hyper deluxe hard-back Digipak with lavish full-colour booklet. The bonus disc contains 1991-2004 archives.
# PAIKAPPU - PAIKAPPU (Mellow MMP 173) CD £11.00 - Spacey Japanese instrumental progressive, with mysterious oriental feel, but light & breezy, hints of Terpandre, Gandalf, Kenso, Pulsar, etc.
PAPIR - STUNDUM (El Paraiso
EPR007CD: CC) CD £13.50 - 2nd album from this Danish instrumental jamming
space-rock band with Krautrock elements. © 2011.
PAPIR - LIVE AT ROADBURN (El Paraiso EPR023CD: CC) CD £13.50 - Live in 2014. Probably best known for their Electric Moon collaborations as Papermoon Sessions
# PENTACLE - LA CLEF DES SONGES (Mals MALS 409/Musea FGBG 4131.AR: 3xBT,CC) CD £13.00 - French progressive rock band in the dreamier realms of Mona Lisa & Ange, majestic & very French. © 1975. Limited edition reissue.
PIIRPAUKE - LIVE IN DER BALVER HOHLE (JARO 4101-2/Rockadillo ZENCD 2039) CD £13.00 - Legendary Finnish crossover folk & jazz fusion band, live in Germany (22/6/1980).
RICHARD PINHAS - RHIZOSPHERE (Spalax SPALAXCD14237: DP) CD £11.00 - Richard's solo debut (© 1977) is like Heldon "Interface" but without guitar, instead a real heavy dose of synths!
RICHARD PINHAS - CHRONOLYSE (Bureau B BB 291: DP) CD £12.00 - His 2nd solo (© 1978) contains 7 synthesizer themes & the 30 minute opus "Paul Atredies" performed by Heldon.
RICHARD PINHAS - L'ETHIQUE (Spalax 14238: 1xBT) CD £11.00 - Pinhas' ultimate album featuring the mighty "Dedicated to K.C.". © 1982.
RICHARD PINHAS - DE L'UN ET DU MULTIPLE (Spalax 14994: DP) CD £11.00 - Richard & his guitar synthesizer & editing system = a different twist on Frippertronics. © 1996.
RICHARD PINHAS - DESOLATION ROW (Cuneiform Rune 366) CD £13.00 - With Richard's guitar in a storming blaze of fury! © 2013.
RICHARD PINHAS - REVERSE (Bureau B BB249: DP) CD £12.00 - Largely live recent recordings in the current Heldon freeform electronic rock vein. © 2017.
RICHARD PINHAS - BARRY CLEVELAND - MU (Cuneiform Rune 426) CD £13.00 - Interesting collaboration from two very different guitarists, plus bass & drums. Spacey fusion of sorts, reminds more of some Fripp collaborations.
THE PLANET SCANNERS - LIVE & SCANNING (Auricle AMCDR 054) CDR £7.00 - Excellent document of Chris Conway's improvising space music trio, with Theremin, violin, synths, percussion, etc. Oozy cosmic sounds & ethnic spiced stuff. © 2004.
PLASTIC PEOPLE - MAN WITH NO EARS (Kissing Spell KSCD 801) CD £13.00, m/m £9.50 - Historic Czech underground. Aka "Muz Bez Usi", a collection of rare live archives 1969-72.
PLASTIC PEOPLE - BEEFSLAUGHTER (Kissing Spell KSCD 809) CD £13.50 - Aka "Hovezí Porazka", possibly the 3rd best Plastic People Of The Universe album. 1982-84 recordings.
# PRAXIS - LA ETERNIDAD DE LO EFIMERO (Mellow MMP 213) CD £11.00 - Lively instrumental Mexican progressive (1987) featuring Ricardo Moreno from Iconoclasta.
# PREGHIERA DI SASSO - PREGHIERA DI SASSO (Mellow MMP 267) CD £11.00 - Another of those uniquely Italian fusion acts, indebted to Perigeo, & with Soft Machine, Nucleus touches, they had little in the way of a distinctive style of their own, but were excellent nonetheless. The Mellow CD couples their side of the "Preghiera Di Sasso / Diapason" record & add 20 minutes of early sessions (from 1972) when they had a more prog/psychedelic feel.
PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI - STORIA DI UN MINUTO (RCA 82876760302) CD £11.00 - Classic Italian band, their 1972 debut of otherworldly, dreamy King Crimson inspired progressive.
PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI - PER UN AMICO (RCA ND 71784: RE) CD £11.00 - More esoteric 2nd album (also © 1972), with a classical touch.
PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI - L'ISOLA DI NIENTE (RCA ND 71782: RE) CD £11.00 - Almost the Italian equivalent of "The World Became The World". © 1974.
PROCESSION - FIABA (btf.it VMCD123: RM,CC) CD £13.50 - Their 2nd LP, typically complex powerful Italian progressive with guitar, sax & flute to the fore.
PSEU - PSEU (Musea FGBG 4564.AR) CD £11.00 - Unreleased archives 1979-83. Generally somewhere between Weidorje & Art Zoyd/Univers Zero, with strong chamber music & avant-rock leanings, featuring Eric Barron in his pre-Orient-Express days!
PULSAR - HALLOWEEN (Musea FGBG 4022.AR: RE) CD £11.00 - Their dynamic & cosmic nightmare suite (© 1977), with hints of Pink Floyd, Steve Hackett & Camel.
# PULSAR - BIENVENUE AU CONSEIL D'ADMINISTRATION (Musea FGBG 4355.AR) CD £13.00 - A very different ballet performance soundtrack, with different Pink Floyd angles, a bit of "Animals" era sound, with punky Arachnoid edges. Excellent & full of surprises. Plus 4 bonus tracks = Jacques Roman's 1986 cassette release: "Melodie Boreale" (very sedate, folky, new-age & Vangelis vein).
QUAD SAX - QUAD SAX (Spalax SPALAXCD14563) CD £9.00 - A mini version of Gilbert Artman’s Urban Sax. Four types of sax in varying combinations, using multi-tracking & lots of studio gadgetry to create a rich palette in the Urban Sax “Spiral” vein, but jazzier with more focus on solos. © 2000. Original pressing with blue/grey artwork & incorrect tracklisting/durations.
QUAD SAX - QUAD SAX (Spalax SPALAXCD14563: RP) CD £12.00 - © 2000. Repress with red/green artwork & corrected tracklisting/durations.
QUARK - EVERYTHING LOUDER THAN EVERYTHING ELSE (Auricle AMCDR 220: RM) CDR £7.00 - York instrumental prog/space-rock circa 1993-94, feeling somewhere between Ozric Tentacles, Djam Karet & the original instrumental Twelfth Night, full of invention, solos, & power drives galore. All with sizzling guitars...
QUARTO VUOTO - ILLUSIONI (Lizard CD 0129) CD £12.00 - Italian instrumental prog-fusion with a slight post-rock touch, these sometimes have that slight Canterbury touch like Catasto Elettrico, with hints of Perigeo & other 1970s prog-fusion bands, but done in a very modern & dark way, hence that post-rock aura. A unique concoction. © 2017.
LES 4 GUITARISTES DE L'APOCALYPSO-BAR - WORLD TOUR 1998 (ReR GQ1) CD £9.00 - Not 1998 at all! This documents the super-session project of ex-Conventum guitarists & friends with Chris Cutler on drums in 1989/90. It's an amazing cross-genre fusion of styles, with elements as diverse as Fripp/Frith mixing with the headiest RiO twisted left-field rock. This CD includes all the phenomenal debut LP plus most of the "Fin De Siecle" sequel.
QUELLA VECCHIA LOCANDA - IL TEMPO DELLA GIOIA (RCA Italiana 88697343672) CD £11.00 - Their 2nd LP (© 1974), complete with violins, cello, flutes & a myriad of keyboards.
QUICKSILVER - HAPPY TRAILS (BGO BGOCD950: RM) CD £11.00 - Best album from the pioneering 1960s Californian band, great guitar! Complete with O-card.
QUINTESSENCE - COSMIC ENERGY, LIVE AT ST PANCRAS 1970 (HUX 108) CD £12.50 - London hippie underground band with all sorts of mystical & ethnic flavours. Excellent live at St Pancras Town Hall, London (3/3/1970, filmed for the BBC), plus live at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London (30/5/1971, extra material not on the INFINITE LOVE 2CD set).
RACCOMANDATA RICEVUTA RITORNO - PER... UN MONDO DI CRISTALLO (btf.it VMCD117: RM,CC) CD £13.50 - Excellent Italian progressive, complex & very varied in style. From Procession to Area to Il Balletto Di Bronzo to Samadhi to... © 1972.
# RAINS - APOKALYPTISCHE STADT (Mellow MMP 400) CD £11.00 - Highly creative Italian jazz fusion quartet. Live with no overdubs recordings. © 1999.
RANCID POULTRY = Yorkshire indie new-wave/experimental rock band formed in the early 1980s. For more detailed release information please go to: http://home.btconnect.com/ultimathule/tachyon/poultryproducts/menu.html
RANCID POULTRY - DELICATE CREATURES (Auricle AMCDR 260: RM) CDR £8.00 - © 1986.
RANCID POULTRY - ROCK 'N' ROLL WON'T NEVER DIE (Auricle AMCDR 229: RM,RE) CDR £8.00 - Psych-rock weirdo extravaganza, a mix of post new-wave, experimental space-rock, etc.
RANCID POULTRY - CONTROLLED EXPOSURE (Auricle AMCDR 221) CDR £8.00 - © 1989.
RANCID POULTRY - LUNGS FULL OF LEAD (Auricle AMCDR 237/8: RM) 2CDR £11.00 - © 1989.
RANCID POULTRY - LIVE IN LEEDS (BUT STEVE DOESN'T) (Auricle AMCDR 249: RM) CDR £8.00 - Their first live recordings in front of an audience. Official reissue of the 1992 cassette.
RANCID POULTRY - QAOTIC PESTILGENCE (Auricle AMCDR 257: 3xBT,RM) CDR £8.00
RANCID POULTRY - MUSICIDE (Auricle AMCDR 279: RM) CDR £8.00 - A heavy jamming album.
RANCID POULTRY - HELLO THERE! I'M A BALLOON RABBIT! (Auricle AMCDR 265: RM) CDR £8.00 - Compiled as a possible LP release, but only came out as a very limited cassette in 1990.
RANCID POULTRY - THE POLITICS OF MONOTONY (Auricle AMCDR 269: RM) CDR £8.00
RANCID POULTRY - ZYXT [h5n1] (Auricle AMCDR 270) CDR £8.00 - The last RP album.
RANCID POULTRY - ARCHIVES 1993-05-04 (Auricle AMCDR 290) CDR £8.00 - The first of 6 choice selected releases from the 1990s rehearsal session vaults of Rancid Poultry. This one is mega heavy jams, partly fried/frazzled, but also with lots of depth & diversity. It partly pre-empts where they would go 2 years later on "The Politics Of Monotony", yet here there are a lot of other elements at play, not least some wonderfully off-key synth work (reminds me of Beak> in that way).
RANCID POULTRY - ARCHIVES 1995-04-04 (Auricle AMCDR 292) CDR £8.00 - This has a wider variety of moods than the first in the series, although still very heavy in parts, it has some more abstract pieces & freeform out-there sounds. A bit more Krautrock feel here, with some vague nods to Guru Guru, & elements of the weirder NDW even (thinking DAF's "Produkt Der..." and Die Haut).
RANCID POULTRY - ARCHIVES 1996-08-13 (Auricle AMCDR 294) CDR £8.00 - More choice selected releases from the 1990s rehearsal session vaults of Rancid Poultry.
RANCID POULTRY - ARCHIVES 1997-01-14 (Auricle AMCDR 296) CDR £8.00 - A lot of these works under the banner of "The Winter Of Discontent" are full-on Krautrock meets post-rock with the attitude of heavy dirge stoner. There is also diversity to be found, & some surprisingly restrained sections. But, overall this is probably the heaviest of these discs.
RANCID POULTRY - ARCHIVES 1998-06-02 (Auricle AMCDR 298) CDR £8.00 - "Pre Po90 Posturings & The Dark Session".
RED NOISE - SARCELLES LOCHERES (Futura RED 01: RE) CD £11.00 - The legendary sought-after outrageous Paris 1970 underground classic. Notorious NWW listing rarity & superb too! One part bizarre Frank Zappa, one part free-jazz, one part psychedelic freak-out & weirdly French out-there stuff. English vocals about "poo poo compost heaps", etc!
RENALDO & THE LOAF - SONGS FOR SWINGING LARVAE + SONGS FROM THE SURGERY (Klanggalerie gg184: CC) 2CD £16.00 - Legendary album by this eccentric British duo that gained release on The Residents' Ralph Records. This CD reissue comes with a complete album length bonus disc of unreleased session material. All wonderfully whacky, sark & surreal, sometimes like a precursor to where Volcano The Bear would venture decades later.
JORGE REYES - PREHISPANIC (Spalax SPALAXCD14907: DP) CD £11.00 - "Authentic Precolombian Music" series. Reissue of the "Mexican Music" series release, © 1990.
JORGE REYES - FORGOTTEN SPIRITS (Spalax SPALAXCD14908: DP) CD £11.00 - "Authentic Precolombian Music" series. Same release as "Tonami". Almost totally acoustic, with such instruments as spirit-catcher, clay pitchers, seed rattles, rain stick, Mayan Tunkul's, etc. © 1994.
JORGE REYES - RITUALS (Spalax SPALAXCD14909: DP) CD £11.00 - "Authentic Precolombian Music" series. More acoustic outing, with lots of vocal noises, etc. © 1996.
RIALZU - U RIGIRU (Soleil Zeuhl SZ 16) CD £12.00 - Reissue of a very obscure Corsican prog & Zeuhl band circa 1978, these resemble Eilder Stellaire, Honeyelk, etc. This also contains 2 live bonus tracks & a short (1'42") live video clip.
RING VAN MÖBIUS - PAST THE EVENING SUN (Apollon Records Prog ARP011CD) CD £12.00 - Undoubtedly one of the finest new releases of this year. Excellent prog from Norway with long tracks, great English vocals, lots of Mellotron, etc. © 2018.
# THE ROOTS OF ECHO - NOTHING BETWEEN YOU AND THE SUN (Mellow MMP
326) CD £11.00 - Obscure Swedish psychedelic band, with wide-ranging influences
(Pink Floyd, Hawkwind, Pink Fairies, Porcupine Tree - all possibles), symphonic
& trippy elements, English vocals & the drummer from Sinkadus on this
one. © 1997.
IL ROVESCIO DELLA MEDAGLIA - IO COME IO (RCA Italiana 88697343642) CD £11.00 - RDM's 2nd LP (© 1972), a more melodic, yet still aggressive, rock with hints of Osanna, PFM, though guitar fronted & quite original.
RUIN = Leicester rock band who decided to do some post-rock type jams for Auricle. For more detailed release information please go to: http://home.btconnect.com/ultimathule/tachyon/ruin/menu.html
RUIN - THE KNITTER (Auricle AMCDR 185) CDR £7.00 - Akin to the great Rancid Poultry.
RUIN - TENTACLES OF THE TRIPOD MASK (Auricle AMCDR 195) CDR £7.00 - © 2013.
RUIN - SLIGHT RETURN OF THE HALF BAKED (Auricle AMCDR 196) CDR £7.00 - © 2013.
RUIN - ROLLING HEAD (Auricle AMCDR 201) CDR £7.00 - With loose "song" elements.
RUIN - THE CLOCKWORK MOVEMENT OF PLASMA (Auricle AMCDR 204) CDR £7.00
RUIN - ELASTIC EGG (Auricle AMCDR 209) CDR £7.00 - Towards Chrome, Metabolist, PiL, etc.
RUIN - PSYCHO GROOVE (Auricle AMCDR 210 S) CDR £3.00 - Remixes by Alan Freeman.
RUIN - OPEN YOUR MIND (Auricle AMCDR 214) CDR £7.00 - Space-rock & Krauty sounds.
RUIN - GO TO ZERO (Auricle AMCDR 246) CDR £7.00 - A "back to the roots" & new territory.
RUIN - THE UNCERTAIN WORLD OF FOLDS AND CREASES (Auricle AMCDR 254) CDR £8.00
RUIN - RADIO ACTIVE (Auricle AMCDR 277) CDR £8.00 - Post-new wave meets Krautrock jams.
RUIN - A DIFFERENT PLACE (Auricle AMCDR 283) CDR £8.00 - Abstract pieces, & much more.
RUIN - MENTAL DISTURBANCE (Auricle AMCDR 293) CDR £8.00 - This a largely groove oriented collection of almost-song/semi-jam numbers & a few more spacey pieces. © 2019.
TERJE RYPDAL - ODYSSEY, IN STUDIO & IN CONCERT (ECM 2136-38, 279 4566) 3CD £22.00 - Box set containing the "Odyssey" 2LP set (his phenomenal space-fusion opus, a guitar fans delight) plus "Unfinished Highballs" a live CD by the Odyssey band + the Swedish Radio Jazz Band (recorded in Estrad, Södertälje, June 1976). Note: no original artwork included.
TERJE RYPDAL - WAVES (ECM 1110 827 419-2: RE) CD £14.00 - Legendary Norwegian experimental fusion strongly featuring Palle Mikkelborg. © 1977.
SAMLA MAMMAS MANNA - SAMLA MAMMAS MANNA (Silence SRSCD 3603: 2xBT,RE) CD £12.00 - Sweden's RIO act were a little more restrained & moody on their debut, though still remarkably creative, focusing on intensive rhythmic work fronted by dazzling keys interplay. © 1971.
SAMLA MAMMAS MANNA - MALTID (Silence SRSCD 3604: 3xBT,RE) CD £12.00 - Samla's 2nd (© 1973) & one of their finest, full of energy & invention: a dazzling classic.
SAMLA MAMMAS MANNA - KLOSSA KNAPITATET (Silence SRSCD 3617: RE) CD £12.00 - Riotously complex & frantic RIO from Sweden, © 1974. With mad yoedelers & dizzying guitars/keys interplay.
# SANDROSE - SANDROSE (Musea FGBG 2113: RM,CC) CD £13.00 - Classic French 1970's progressive band (featuring Jean-Pierre Alarcen) with female English vocals, in Earth & Fire, Circus 2000, Analogy vein.
# SBB - HOFORS 1975 (GAD Records GAD CD 042) CD £13.00 - Previously unreleased work by this classic Polish band, recorded live in Sweden during "Europop" tour, Hofors, May 1975.
# SCARLET THREAD - PSYKEDEELISIA JOUTSENLAULUJA (Mellow MMP 448) CD £11.00 - Finnish instrumental symphonic prog fusion with folky edges, flute & guitar lead, etc. © 2003.
SCHERZOO - 01 (Soleil Zeuhl 28) CD £12.00 - Francois Thollot (just on drums) & co. 2011 album of RIO, Zeuhl, Canterbury inspired fusions, developing styles from his solo CD's.
SCHERZOO - 02 (Soleil Zeuhl 31) CD £12.00 - Seemingly the last by these as guitarist Francois Mignot has left the band. A further refinement of their style. © 2012.
SCHERZOO - Ø4 (Soleil Mutant 53) CD £12.00 - Ever creative, this French band's 4th album has less of the Zeuhl touch than previously, & instead there's more Canterburyesque National Health, Cartoon, type of keyboard & instruments interplay going on. © 2018.
SECOND HAND - DEATH MAY BE YOUR SANTA CLAUS (Esoteric ECLEC 2594: 3xBT,RE) CD £11.50 - Classic 1970 experimental psych/underground prog (pre-7th Wave).
SETNA - CYCLE I (Soleil Zeuhl SZ 17: DP) CD £12.00 - A very fine jazz-fusion meets Zeuhl outfit with lots of new original ideas of their own. A symphonic opus, comprising many parts that fit together like an elaborate musical jigsaw. With guest James Mc Gaw (of One Shot). © 2007.
SETNA - GUERISON (Soleil Zeuhl SZ 37) CD £12.00 - 2nd album from this Zeuhl fusion band, with notable Eskaton & Magma "Kohntarkosz" influences. With special guest Benoit Widemann on minimoog & 6 other musicians fleshing out the sound. © 2013.
SHAPESHIFTER - UNWRAPPING THE FAMILIAR (Ultima Thule UTSS CD1) CD £8.00 - A creative mix of poetry, ethnic & psych. With Carl Peberdy, Chris Conway & Alan Freeman.
SHAPESHIFTER - TIME CAPSULE (Ultima Thule UTSS CD2/3) 2CD £9.00 - Disc 1 "Easier To Feel" = cosmic improvisation sessions (1999), Disc 2 "Live At The Physio & Firkin" (1998).
SHUB NIGGURATH - C'ETAIENT DES TRES GRANDS VERTS (Musea FGBG 4042.AR: RE) CD £12.00 - Excellent French RIO band, moving onto the nether regions of what isn't really rock, beyond King Crimson, Magma... © 1991.
SHUB NIGGURATH - INTRODUCTION (Soleil Zeuhl 22: CC) CD £12.00 - 2009 reissue of their rare debut (cassette only) from the classic Magma meets opera, Art Zoyd, Univers Zero & King Crimson band.
SHYLOCK - GIALORGUES (Musea FGBG 4105.AR: 5xBT,RE) CD £11.00 - Classic French progressive, heavily inspired by King Crimson yet instrumental with keyboards galore! © 1977.
SKALDOWIE - KRYWAN, KRYWAN... (Kameleon KAMCD 07: 11xBT) CD £13.00 - The all-time classic by Skaldowie, & one of the finest Polish prog albums of the 1970s - the bonus material includes unique instrumental session versions & radio sessions! © 1972.
JOZEF SKRZEK - PODROZ W KRAINE WYOBRAZNI (Metal Mind Productions MMP CD 0541 DG: CD) CD £10.00 - Concert recordings (2/5/1984 & 14/8/1984) performed on various Moog synthesizers, etc. by SBB leader.
SOFT MACHINE - THIRD (Columbia Rewind 471407 2) CD £9.00 - Arguably the most radical & inventive of Softs albums: this took the "Spaced" experiments into a fantastically constructed album, one that's full of all the studio tricks possible. © 1970.
# SOFT MACHINE - FOURTH/FIFTH (Columbia Rewind 493341 2) CD £9.00 - Great value CD, LP's 4 & 5 complete on 1 CD! "Fourth" was their jazziest LP, whereas "Fifth" was in classic Softs fusion mode.
SOFT MACHINE - SIX (Talking Elephant TECD359) CD £11.00 - This was a monumental double on vinyl, out of print on CD for quite a while, classic fusion, full of innovation, riddled with solos - last with Hugh Hopper! © 1973.
SOFT MACHINE - SEVEN (Talking Elephant TECD360) CD £11.00 - Last album with Ratledge at the helm, though strongly Jenkins' show. © 1973.
SOFT MACHINE - BUNDLES (Esoteric ECLEC 2196: RM) CD £11.50 - Last LP (© 1975) with Mike Ratledge. Strongly featured here are Karl Jenkins & Allan Holdsworth.
SOFT MACHINE - BBC RADIO
1967-1971 (HUX 037: RE) 2CD £14.00 - Most of "The Soft Machine Turns
On" 2LP/2CD set (2 tracks are on the 1971-1974 set), plus extra recordings
SOFT MACHINE - SPACED (Cuneiform RUNE 90: RE) CD £12.00 - Not your normal Soft Machine, this is mostly looped & twisted strangeness! In the realms of "Out-Bloody-Rageous" & Hopper's "1984", but even more out-there. An extraordinary relic!
SOFT MACHINE - NOISETTE (Cuneiform rune 130: RE) CD £12.00 - Live at Croydon Fairfield Hall, 4/1/70. The concert from which "Facelift" (on "Third") was largely constructed. This is the quintet version of the band in full-flight & mostly instrumental, with familiar & rare material.
# SOFT MACHINE - GRIDES (Cuneiform Rune 230/231: RE) CD+DVD £17.00 - CD is live at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam 25/10/1970, DVD is complete "Beat-Club" set 23/3/1971 (20 minutes).
SPEED LIMIT - SPEED LIMIT (Musea
FGBG 4976) CD £13.00 - Superb & very rare Zeuhl folk/cultural riddled
fusion with Jeff (Yochk'o) Seffer & Joël Dugrenot from ZAO. Their debut,
originally on Le Chant Du Monde, © 1975.
SPEED LIMIT - SPEED LIMIT (Musea FGBG 4977) CD £13.00 - 2nd LP (originally on RCA Victor © 1975), this is even more creative than the first, which is possibly due to Janik Top, & also the distinctly Yochk'o string arrangements. Basically two suites, with "African Dance N° 3" = an earlier version of Magma's "Tröller Tanz" on "Üdü Ẁüdü".
STEAMHAMMER - SPEECH (Repertoire REP 5132: DP) CD £11.00 - Their last & their best, very progressive psych space trek, with long tracks & instrumentals. © 1972.
SIMON STEENSLAND - A FAREWELL TO BRAINS 2.0 (Transubstans trans 154) CD £14.00 - Little-known Swedish master of Zeuhl who takes a whole new twist on the gloomy Magma & Univers Zero type sound. 2018 remastered version of his 2015 album.
SIMON STEENSLAND'S KAMIKAZE UNITED - LIVE GANG-GANG (Ultimate Audio Entertainment UAE DISC17) CD £11.00 - This is a wonderful album of Zeuhl spiced RIO with Art Zoyd & Univers Zero influences, mixes of Magma & Samla type styles & lots of that unique Simon Steensland style. © 2004.
STORMY SIX - CLICHÉ + PINOCCHIO BAZAAR (btf.it/L'Orchestra VMCD140: RM,CC) CD £13.50 - Their rare "1789/Carmine" single, the "Cliche" LP + unreleased opus "Pinocchio Bazaar"! All instrumental collection. Excellent value CD of 1976 recordings!
STORMY SIX - L'APPRENDISTA (VM2000/L'Orchestra VM CD 107: CC) CD £13.50 - © 1977. The album that made them famous, catchy but complex & unique in style. A rockier album with more complex diversity.
STORMY SIX - MACCHINA MACCHERONICA (VM2000 VM CD 106: CC) CD £13.50 - © 1980. From the time they joined in the RIO tours, with ex-Henry Cow member: Georgie Born & a Futurist twist. Their most experimental & diverse album.
STORMY SIX - UN CONCERTO (Radio Popolare-Sensible SSB 004) CD £11.00 - Reformation concert recordings in the classic late-1970's to early-1980's style. Lyrical & warmly crafted authentic Stormy Six sound. Cheaper price.
SUPERSISTER - LONG LIVE SUPERSISTER! (Pseudonym CDP-1116: DP) CD £13.00 - "All tracks are previously unreleased live versions" VPRO Radio recordings from Kasteel Groeneveld, Baarn (5/1/1971) & Midsummer Popfestival, Meerlo (15/7/1973).
BERNARD SZAJNER - SOME DEATHS TAKE FOREVER (Boutique BOUCD 6620: RM) CD £11.00 - French electronic rock album circa 1980, between Heldon & Magma (features Klaus Blasquiz & Bernard Paganotti). This also contains 3 bonus tracks recorded in 1982.
BERNARD SZAJNER - SUPERFICIAL MUSIC (Boutique BOUCD 6618: RM, 2xBT) CD £11.50 - Atmospheric music created from the tapes of the Zed "Visions Of Dune" album. His 2nd solo only released in England, © 1981.
TANGLE EDGE - SUMERIAN KINGS AND JOYFUL DOUBTS (Auricle AMCDR 227: RM) CDR £8.00 - 2nd pressing. Live in Norway & Denmark 1993/4 "a fusion of all sorts of ethnic musics: European (Scandinavian, Mediterranean, Balkan), Eastern & Oriental, in a kind of rock music that covers the psychedelic & cosmic sounds through to heavy jazz ...Krautrock..." © 2002.
TANGLE EDGE - COSMORAMA (Auricle AMCDR 228: RM) CDR £8.00 - 2nd pressing. Live in Italy 1991. © 2004. These are both limited numbered reissues of Tangle Edge private CDR releases.
# TANGLE EDGE - SERPENTARY QUARTERS (Mellow MMP 466) CD £11.00 - The ever extraordinary Tangle Edge. First time we've ever had this one in stock on CD. This covers 14 years, from May 1992 to November 2006 of previously inreleased cream of the crop recordings, perfectly fusing psychedelic rock with cutting edge prog fusion. © 2006.
TANTRA - MISTERIOS E MARAVILHAS (Musea FGBG 4224.AR) CD £11.00 - Excellent 1970's Portuguese progressive, akin to French bands (Pulsar, Artcane, etc.) with Yes & Pink Floyd-isms.
# TAPROBAN - STRIGMA (Musea FGBG 4761) CD £13.00 - Totally different to any of their other albums, this Italian modern prog obscurity takes the attitude of instrumental Il Balletto Di Bronzo circa "Ys" & Biglitto Per L'Inferno, adding elements of SFF, Änglagård, Camel, into a style that's very much their own, riddled with complexities & largely instrumental with Italian vocal song elements only in the 3rd of the 3 lengthy tracks. Lots of Mellotron, classic organ, synths & flute.
TARTOVISTI - MERCURY AND THE MOON (Auricle AMCDR 189/90) 2CDR £12.00 - This album started as a new Dave Powell solo, but ended up as the birth of a new musical project, the duo Tartovisti. Nigel & Dave had played in the past. With this release they explore a variety of styles on disc 1 (some of this is solos by Dave), and then a free guitar wielding tripping on disc 2, the Schwankungen variations, they venture into the world of fuzz, distortion, & the Kosmische... Numbered edition of 20 copies.
TARTOVISTI - HALLUCINATIONS ON THE SECRET COAST (Auricle AMCDR 276) CDR £8.00 - Largely all acoustic, but with lots of live electronic processing, bridging dirge like folk through to ritualistic incantations, & a general out-there atmosphere. © 2017.
TARTOVISTI - FULL MOON (Auricle AMCDR 286) CDR £8.00 - Third album by the intrepid duo that know no genre boundaries. Again all acoustic instruments, but not typically acoustic music, down to all manner of effects used & the unusual sonics of it all. Think: early Stephan Micus, the more freeform Third Ear Band, Between or Aktuala, New 7th Music, the more esoteric/improv stuff by Xenis Emputae Travelling Band. © 2018.
TERPANDRE - TERPANDRE (Musea FGBG 4150.AR: 2xBT,RE) CD £11.00 - French instrumental progressive & fusion band hinting at The Enid, Camel, Bo Hansson, etc. © 1981.
THE WAY WE LIVE - A CANDLE FOR JUDITH (Ozit-Morpheus Records OZIT CD216: 11xBT) CD £12.50 - Exactly the same band as Tractor, but with a slightly more psychedelic style & folky touch.© 1971.
# THINKING PLAGUE - HOPING AGAINST HOPE (Cuneiform Rune 421) CD £13.00 - More songs & avant-prog/RiO from this long established & highly creative band, with Elaine de Falco on vocals. © 2017.
THIRD EAR BAND - ALCHEMY / ELEMENTS (BGO BGOCD864: RM) 2CD £13.00 - 1st 2 LP's (© 1969 & 1970) from the intense & devilish raga-rock weirdos, totally acoustic with infectious rhythms & a totally avant-garde wigged-out mindset. Complete with O-Card sleeve.
THIRD EAR BAND - MUSIC FROM MACBETH (BGO BGOCD61: RE) CD £11.00 - Their classic soundtrack to Roman Polanski's classic film, from authentic medieval onto the very bizarre! © 1972.
THIRD EAR BAND - LIVE GHOSTS (Materiali Sonori MASO CD 90004: 1xBT,RE) CD £11.00 - Revolutionary British band. After over a decade off the scene, 1988 saw them back with a vengeance. Electric raga-rock!
THIRD EAR BAND - NEW FORECASTS FROM THE THIRD EAR ALMANAC (Gonzo Multimedia HST312CD) CD £13.00 - Excellent live & trippy raga-rock from the late-1980's incarnation, recorded live at the 'Teatro Impavidi', Sarzana, Italy (11/1/1989). Reissue of ADN cassette.
THIRD EAR BAND - ABELARD & HELOISE (Voiceprint VP607CD) CD £9.50 - Reissue of the CD element from the "Necromancers Of The Drifting West" release. Incredible 1970 soundtrack to a German TV movie based on the Abelard and Heloise story.
THIS HEAT - THIS HEAT (This Is 1: DP) CD £12.00 - Innovation beyond the rock idiom: one part industrial, one part Canterbury-ish, & the other part pure radical use of the studio as an instrument. © 1979.
THTX - THE FLICKERING SKY (Sulatron st0902) CD £10.00 - American space-rock jamming duo (& guests) from Detroit. Includes a cover of Van der Graaf Generator's "Darkness (11/11)". © 2009.
TIEMKO - PARADE (Musea FGBG 4057.AR: RE) CD £11.00 - Excellent French instrumental progressive rock trio, with a fiery style a la Steve Hackett, Halloween, Holding Pattern, et al. © 1992.
TRACTOR - TRACTOR (Ozit-Morpheus Records OZIT CD217: 6xBT) CD £12.50 - "30th Anniversary Special Edition" of this Dandelion classic (© 1972), complex & heavy British progressive, full of invention. 4 of the bonus tracks are demo tracks from Jim Milne.
TRACTOR - WORST ENEMIES (Ozit-Morpheus Records OZIT CD 00019) CD £12.50 - Anthology of rare & unreleased recordings circa 1971-1991 (includes "Peterloo" which is also on the original Repertoire CD release).
TRÄDEN - TRÄDEN (Subliminal Sounds SUB-128-CD: DP) CD £13.00 - Contemporary continuation of International Harvester & Trad Gras Och Stenar, featuring guitarist Reine Fiske.
TRAD, GRAS OCH STENAR - TRAD, GRAS OCH STENAR (Silence SRSCD 3602: RE) CD £12.00 - Swedish stoned trip: folky/acid/psych jams. Obscure 1969 LP from the band also known as Harvester.
# 3VEL - RIFLESSIONI (Mellow MMP 330) CD £11.00 - Largely relaxed fusion of jazz & folk elements with a very ECM-like atmosphere, hints of Egberto Gismonti, Ralph Towner, John Abercrombie, Eberhard Weber, etc. © 1999.
# 3VEL - STRANGE SHAPE (Mellow MMP 380) CD £11.00 - Very different to their ECM like debut. This one has a lot more fusion elements in it. In fact, a few of the early tracks remind me of Chris Conway's jazz group, & there are influences from well-known American pioneers in jazz fusion.
TRIANA - EL PATIO (Fonomusic 2564610376: 4xBT,RM,CC) CD £13.00 - 1975 debut by the most acclaimed of "Flamenco progressives" (or "Andalucian rock" as the Spanish call it). Complex & innovative.
TRIANA - HIJOS DEL AGOBIO (Fonomusic 5046617632) CD £10.00 - Their 2nd, © 1977, & their most complex & unusual, lots of fast fiddly guitars, complex time changes, chop & change schizo invention, etc.
TRIANA - SOMBRA Y LUZ (Fonomusic 5046617652: RE) CD £10.00 - Classic Spanish 1970's progressive. The 3rd LP is kinda King Crimson-like with flamenco & Arabanian influences.
TUSMØRKE - FØRT BAK LYSET (Svart SVR401CD: CC) CD £12.00 - This Norwegian band started as a more conventional rock band with stoner & psych influences, but on this their 3rd they have moved on to a much more imaginitive prog with hints of Landberk & Thule. © 2016.
UNIVERS ZERO - HERESIE (Cuneiform RUNE 313: DP) CD £14.00 - Their most sombre & engrossing. Imagine Third Ear Band given a dark classical feel, add elements of the most austere Magma, Henry Cow & the power of King Crimson, & stir well! 2010 remix, plus 1975 bonus studio track "Chaos Hermetique" (11'51").
MICHAEL URBANIAK CONSTELLATION - IN CONCERT (Muza 01902 9 56807 6 3: DP) CD £14.00 - A classic live recording (May 1973) by this Polish fusion pioneer on electric violin, with an all-star band featuring the ever extraordinary Urszula Dudziak on avant-scat/space-whisper type vocals. © 1973.
# UTHER PENDRAGON - SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE (Guerssen GUESSCD059) 2CD £16.00 - Obscure US garage/psych/hard-rock band. 2006 collection of unreleased 1966-75 live & sessions by a band often in more experimental Grateful Dead realms.
VIDEO-AVENTURES - CAMERA (IN FOCUS)/CAMERA (AL RIPARO) (Spalax SPALAXCD14973: 1xBT) CD £11.00 - Dominique Grimaud & Monica Alba's experimental dadaist/punk/jazz/electronic project, also featuring: Gilbert Artman, Jac Berrocal & other French eccentrics. 2nd album, © 1984.
# VIDEO-AVENTURES - OSCILLATIONS (Gazul GA8857) CD £13.00 - A collection of solo works by Dominique Grimaud performed on synthesizers (AKS, Korg 700, Moog Source), drum machine & organ. Part of Dominique's "Les Zut-O-Pistes" series of releases. © 2011.
VISITORS - VISITORS (Musea FGBG 4106.AR) CD £11.00 - 1974 French psych-prog classic obscurity, conceived by Jean-Pierre Massiera (the man behind "Horiffic Child"). Much of this sounds more Italian than French, especially "Dies Irae" - all a kind of space trip! A supergroup really, featuring the Lockwood brothers.
VOLCANO THE BEAR - YAK FOLKS Y'
ARE (Nefryt N 028: 2xBT) CD £9.00 - Exquisitely eccentric & eclectic debut
LP record from Leicester's greatest band of the late-1990's. Extremely
"studio as an instrument" created, with much of it sounding nothing
like the original recordings! Very dada, very NWW, also very much a hybrid of a
myriad of influences, including This Heat, L. Voag, Faust, Can, but mostly it's
of that indescribable VtB concoction, twisted into a complex form that we've
never heard before. Limited edition of 444 copies (in A5 packaging).
WAPASSOU - LUDWIG (Mals MALS 332/Musea FGBG 4113.AR: 1xBT,CC) CD £13.00 - Part 3 of the "Messe" trilogy, more typical Wapassou blending of classical & strange gothic progressive styles, violin, synths, guitar, female vocals. © 1979.
BARNEY WILEN & HIS AMAZING FREE ROCK BAND - DEAR PROF. LEARY (Promising Music 1702481/SPV 441062: CC) CD £14.00 - Trippy psych, imaginative pop/jazz covers, etc., & lots of weird jazzy angles. Pre-Drum Circus & Brainticket related project from an international supergroup. © 1968.
WLUD - CARRYCROCH' (Musea FGBG 4166.AR: 1xBT) CD £11.00 - Unique instrumental 1970's French progressive from near Strasbourg (Leicester's French twin town)! All instrumental, complex, urgent punky/folky symphonic prog, with hints of Arachnoid, Shylock & Asia Minor.
WLUD - SECOND (Musea FGBG 4187.AR) CD £11.00 - © 1979. With hints of early Camel & Yes. Note: this also features their 2 singles from 1981 & a previously unreleased track from 1983, these tracks are not instrumental!
ROBERT WYATT - THE END OF AN EAR (Columbia Rewind 493342 2: RE) CD £9.00 - (Esoteric ECLEC 2324: RM) CD £11.50 - Strange & fascinating fusion, betwixt Soft Machine's "Third" & his later opus "Rock Bottom". This is full of invention: tapes at wrong speeds, loops, electronic trickery, etc. © 1970.
YUGEN - LABIRINTO D'ACQUA (AltrOck ALT 001) CD £14.00 - Excellent album by contemporary Italian prog/RIO/fusion band, who comprised the backing band for a recent excellent Picchio Dal Pozzo reformation. This is largely in the realms of Cartoon, National Health, with a little bit of that chamber rock feel associated with "Di Terra" era Banco & 80s era Art Zoyd & Univers Zero. © 2006.
ZAMLA MAMMAZ MANNA - FAMILJESPRICKOR (Silence SRSCD 3612: RE) CD £12.00 - Extraordinary & powerful rock fusion, with lots of strange twists typical of RIO. © 1980.
ZAO - KAWANA (Musea FGBG 4039.AR: 1xBT,RE) CD £11.00 - 4th album (© 1976), with Didier Lockwood being drafted to try & take over from The Margand String Quartet.
ZAO - LIVE! (Musea FGBG 4492.AR) CD £11.00 - Previously unreleased concert at L'Ouest de la Grosne (5/12/1976). Just after "Shekina" (when Yochk'o Seffer had left) they existed without winds, thus it's pretty unique!
ZNR - BARRICADE 3 (ReR ZNR1: RE) CD £9.00 - 1976 debut from the duo of Hector Zazou & Joseph Racaille. The title refers to this being "technically" the third incarnation of the French underground band Barricade, although musicially they'd moved on to new territory, a kind of Satie/Zappa/Residents-like mixture of synths/jazz/chamber music.
AEOLIAH - ANGEL LOVE (Oreade Music OR 2848: RE) CD £13.00 - Celestial dreamscape meditations from USA musician Jonathan Fairchild. © 1985.
ALTO STRATUS = Experimental synth, avant-rock duo of Alan & Steve Freeman. For more detailed release information please go to: http://home.btconnect.com/ultimathule/tachyon/altostratus/menu.html
ALTO STRATUS - DUIN THA' WHITEHOUSE & OTHER EARLY WORKS (Auricle AMACDR 002) CDR £5.00 - 1981-82 recordings (originally released as by Vrije & (QSO)).
ALTO STRATUS - ALCHEMY (Auricle AMCDR 002) CDR £7.00 - Tracks from Vrije "Third".
# ALTO STRATUS/VRIJE - VRIJE 4 (Dark Star DSC 60.009) CDR £5.00 - Two lamination tracks.
# ALTO STRATUS/VRIJE - CONTAMINATE (Dark Star DSC 60.012) CDR £5.00 - Con inspired.
# ALTO STRATUS/VRIJE - NEW LIFE! (Dark Star DSC DS213) CDR £5.00 - NWW influenced?
# ALTO STRATUS/VRIJE - DIABOLIK TREPIDATION (Dark Star DSC DS201) CDR £5.00
ALTO STRATUS - VRIJE 1983 (Auricle AMACDR 003) CDR £5.00 - Electronics/industrial trips.
ALTO STRATUS - PANTHEON 1984 (Auricle AMACDR 004) CDR £5.00 - Unreleased works.
ALTO STRATUS - DARK STAR (Auricle AMACDR 005) CDR £5.00 - Archives 1983-85.
ALTO STRATUS - SVET OZVENY (Auricle AMCDR 007) CDR £7.00 - From the avant-garde...
ALTO STRATUS - TENSION! (Auricle AMCDR 008: 1xBT) CDR £7.00 - Free-form space-rock.
ALTO STRATUS - TACHYON (Ultimate Transmissions UTCD 002: 1xBT) CD £8.00 - © 1984.
# ALTO STRATUS - THE RITUAL (Auricle AMCDR 031: 1xBT,RE) CDR £7.00 - With lots of sampling, looping, ethnic & percussive techniques, along with the usual wealth of analogue synthesizers, it's a sureal experience. © 1989.
ALTO STRATUS - CATHARSIS (Auricle AMCDR 225/6) 2CDR £11.00 - © 2001.
ALTO STRATUS - PsYcHoSiS (Ultimate Transmissions UTCD 011) CD £8.00 - © 2002.
ALTO STRATUS - DEVASTATION (Auricle AMCDR 026) CDR £7.00 - Creative/diverse. © 2003.
ALTO STRATUS - ACOUSTIC SURGERY (Auricle AMCDR 078) CDR £7.00 - Surealism.
ALTO STRATUS - ...IT CRAWLED OUT OF THE WOODWORK (Auricle AMACDR 016) CDR £5.00
ALTO STRATUS/VRIJE - GRAVAMINA FOR UXORICIDE (Dark Star DSC 60.018) CDR £5.00
ALTO STRATUS - ALTERED STATES (Auricle AMCDR 212) CDR £5.00 - In concert & studio.
# ALTO STRATUS - see http://home.btconnect.com/ultimathule/tachyon/altostratus/news.html for recent batch of 12 Dark Star CDR reissues.
ALTO STRATUS & FRIENDS - EYE OPENER (Auricle AMCDR 168) CDR £7.00 - Collaborations during 2009 at Quadelectronic events, feat. Victoria Bourne, Chris Conway, Kevin Hewick, etc.
ANCIENT OCEAN - BLOOD MOON (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records BBIBR020: DP) £11.00 - American musician John Bohannon. Esoteric guitar synth & other instruments, runs between subtle ambient & Kosmiche, via early Michael Stearns, etc. © 2015.
ÅKE ANDERSSON & ANTERO HONKANEN - REIDARIN SÄHKÖISET KUVAT (Svart SRE129CD: DP) CD £14.00 - Reissue of the mega-rare Love Records release. Fascinating, esoteric electronics from Finland, vaguely Ralph Lundsten like. © 1977.
ANTRILON - MIND ERASE (Dead Earnest DERNUSA 2) CD £8.00 - 2008 experimental synth album from Greg Kozlowski (member of Secret Saucer). For those into free-form Cluster, Ash Ra Tempel, Klaus Schulze, Endgame, Mark Shreeve, Zanov, Tangerine Dream. This has elements of all of these & none. The overall album is unique!
APPROACHING INFINITY - EN PASSANT (Auricle AMCDR 285) CDR £8.00 - Remastered duo works from Quadelectronic by Alan Freeman & Jim Tetlow, all recorded live with no overdubs. These impromptu live sessions reveal the unique chemistry of Alan & Jim at work, an intuitive way of interacting that goes all the way back to improvised sessions in Shapeshifter over 20 years ago, & further developed in Endgame & other projects since. © 2018.
APPROACHING INFINITY - INVISIBLE CONVERSATION (Auricle AMCDR 291) CDR £8.00 - Ambient/cosmic/downtempo electronics improv. More selections from Quadelectronic, plus the first full-length live excursion at the Ambient Underground event (The Cookie, High Street, Leicester) which was a huge success.
PETER BAUMANN - TRANS HARMONIC NIGHTS (Reactive EREACD1035: RM) CD £11.50 - 2nd solo from ex-Tangerine Dream member, significantly remastered edition. © 1979.
BAUMANN/KOEK - BAUMANN/KOEK
(Bureau B BB 217: DP) CD £14.00 - Obscure German synth-sequencer duo, a must
for those that love the repetetive "Berlin School" type sound.
BIOMECHANOID - ATMOSPHERES & MELODIES INSPIRED BY THE PAINTINGS OF H.R. GIGER (Ultimate Transmissions UTCD 003: 1xBT) CD £8.00 - A musical visualisation of the art of H.R. Giger, with sequencers & guitars, elements of Cluster & Heldon, early atmospheric TD, via Frohmader onto freaky psychedelic rock.
TIM BLAKE - CRYSTAL MACHINE (Esoteric ECLEC 2578: 3xBT,RM) CD £11.50 - Legendary synth/space-music album by "Hi T Moonweed" of Gong. © 1977.
TIM BLAKE - BLAKE'S NEW JERUSALEM (Mantra 068) CD m/m £20.00 - (Esoteric ECLEC 2579: 3xBT,RM) CD £11.50 - Synth & space-songs with Gong style, includes "Lighthouse". © 1978.
TIM BLAKE - MAGICK (Esoteric ECLEC 2585: RM) CD £11.50, ex+/m £7.00 - Live at the "Moulin a Vent de Coet-Bihan", Questembert, France. © 1991.
RON BOOTS - LIQUID STRUCTURES IN SOLID FORM (Groove Unlimited GR-065: RE) CD £14.00 - A very unusual & different one for Ron, it even gets a litle bit prog towards the end. © 2002. Novelty package in a tin box.
RON BOOTS - SEE BEYOND TIMES - LOOK BEYOND WORDS (Groove Unlimited GR-149) CD £14.00 - Dutch synthesist Ron Boots, here visiting the realms of later Ashra. © 2008.
VICTORIA BOURNE & ENDGAME - ENCOUNTERS (Auricle AMCDR 183) CDR £7.00 - We'd hit it off so many times in various combinations at Quadelectronic that it was inevitable that we'd have to get it together and record an album. So, immerse yourself in the weird world of Endgame fronted by the extraordinary voice of Victoria Bourne, a one-off event to savour! © 2012.
GRAHAM BOWERS - OF MARY'S BLOOD (Red Wharf RWCD001) CD £12.00 - Sonic excursion of disturbing surreal quality, dark melodic/abstract, for NWW & weird TG fans. © 1994.
GRAHAM BOWERS - ETERNAL GHOSTS (Red Wharf RWCD003) CD new/vg+ £9.00 - Part 3 of the trilogy. An oozing thunderous crashing vivid soundscape! Betwixt Xenakis & atmospheric NWW. © 1998. Special purchase copies that have slight cover wear.
MICHAEL BUNDT - ELECTRI CITY (Bureau B BB 225: DP) CD £14.00 - His 3rd album (© 1980) is a little known experimental synth gem, in the vein of early Pyrolator & Asmus Tietchens, with an underlying eccentric edge, melodic, sequential - but far from normal! With help from Steve Robinson.
JOHN CALE & TERRY RILEY - THE CHURCH OF ANTHRAX (Esoteric ECLEC 2448: RM) CD £11.50 - Systemic Riley + underground rock of Cale = Faust like aggressive/cyclic fusion. A qualified masterwork! © 1971.
CELL BLOCK Z - SPLINTER RECESS (Auricle AMCDR 282: RM) CDR £8.00 - Only previously a cassette demo (called "War Crimes" © 1996). This is Interstellar Cementmixers incognito as an experimental industrial electronics band of the more abstract old Konstruktivits/Throbbing Gristle type of thing, but with an original approach & style of their own.
MIKHAIL CHEKALIN - MAHAVOX SYMPHONY (private) CD m/ex+ £8.00 - Works performed on a Mahavox synthesizer. © 2015. Packaged in a DVD size Digipak.
CLOTHEARZ - PLIPSQUEAK (Auricle AMCDR 222: RM) CDR £7.00 - Experimental music from half of Rancid Poultry, hinting at Nurse With Wound, Conrad Schnitzler, Ron Geesin, etc.
CLOTHEARZ - STIG (Auricle AMCDR 230: RM) CDR £7.00 - Extended experimental works for odd instrumentation (inc. teacup, kettle, chair), with lotsa tape delay. RE of the 1988 cassette.
CLOTHEARZ - BIB (Auricle AMCDR 272: RM) CDR £8.00 - Diverse & creative, from Cluster to Nurse With Wound, via musique-concrete through to industrial, to...? © 1989.
CLOTHEARZ - GIG (Auricle AMCDR 239) CDR £7.00 - Only ever published as a review cassette in 1993, this is the first official issue of this live document, just one 38'43" improvisation.
CLOTHEARZ - BLOD (Auricle AMCDR 280: RM) CDR £8.00 - The Clothearz concept album. This is experimental electronic rock & weirdness, full of invention with a ton of surprises. © 1988.
CHRIS CONWAY - SCANNING PLANET 3 (Auricle AMCDR 029) CDR £7.00 - A vast CD-long cosmic opus, with synths, theremin & guitar, lots of electroacoustic elements, melodic yet elusive & thoroughly creative, hints of Terry Riley, The Rain Garden, Terje Rypdal, etc. © 2003.
CHRIS CONWAY - CONTACT LIGHT (Auricle AMCDR 045) CDR £7.00 - Outer space music for Theramin & electronics. Special CDR release. © 2004.
CORRENTI MAGNETICHE - LIVE (Alma De Nieto/ReR Italia DNN 003 C: CC) CD £11.00 - Project of Riccardo Sinigaglia & Gabin Dabire (both ex-Futuro Antico) plus guests, an ethnic spiced strange ambient concert recording in Milan 1989.
DEAD CAN DANCE - AION (4AD CAD 2710 CD) CD £10.00 - Progressive mediaval music? Neo-baroque futurist? Whatever, this certainly fascinates! © 1990.
THE DELTA NUDES - THE RESIDENTS
PRESENT THE DELTA NUDES (Klanggalerie gg231: CC) CD £12.00 - Collection of
recordings by the band before The Residents.
TOD DOCKSTADER - LUNA PARK/TRAVELLING MUSIC/APOCALYPSE/TWO FRAGMENTS/ DRONE/FOUR TELEMETRY TAPES (Starkland ST-202: RE) CD £13.50 - Extraordinary pioneer of "organised sound" re-composing sound into music by tape & effects. All these works date from the early-1960's, but sound so modern they could almost be 1990's product. Unbelievable? Dockstader had the imagination of Pierre Henry & the invention of Stockhausen!
TOD DOCKSTADER & DAVID LEE MYERS - POND (ReR TDDM1) CD £9.00 - Collaboration by two electronics innovators. Some of this is quite intense in the manner of Pierre Henry's "Cortical Art" works, although it does run from very subtle to shuddering. © 2004.
TOD DOCKSTADER & DAVID LEE MYERS - BIJOU (ReR TDDM2) CD £9.00 - Unusual mixture of electroacoustics & instruments/sound collage, sometimes a bit Nurse With Wound like. © 2005.
BOB DOWNES OPEN MUSIC - EPISODES AT 4 AM (Paradigm Discs PD 24) CD £9.00 - His rare 1974 album for flutes, electronics, percussion, etc. Plus 7 bonus tracks recorded 1972-2005.
ENDGAME = Trio project of Steve & Alan Freeman (Alto Stratus) with Jim Tetlow. For more detailed release information please go to: http://home.btconnect.com/ultimathule/tachyon/endgame/menu.html
ENDGAME - CATALYST (Ultimate Transmissions UTCD 004/5) 2CD £13.00 - © 2000.
ENDGAME - AVATAR (Ultimate Transmissions UTCD 006/7) 2CD £13.00, m/ex £8.00 - © 2001.
ENDGAME - SURREAL ETHEREAL (Auricle AMCDR 004) CDR £7.00 - Really out-there!
ENDGAME - TROUBLED (Auricle AMCDR 013) CDR £7.00 - Disturbing visions & dark surrealism.
ENDGAME - WALKABOUT (Auricle AMCDR 014) CDR £7.00 - A 77.7 minute opus.
ENDGAME - TUNDRA (Ultimate Transmissions UTCD 009/10) 2CD £13.00 - © 2002.
ENDGAME - CRYPTIC TRIPTYCH (Auricle AMCDR 016) CDR £7.00 - Cleverly interwoven works.
ENDGAME - PROTOPLASM (Auricle AMEGD1: CC) CDR £4.00 - 1st gig rehearsal session.
ENDGAME - ICH BIN SCHIZOPHRENE (Auricle AMCDR 022) CDR £7.00 - Eccentric & diverse.
ENDGAME - CYTOPLASM (Auricle AMEGD2: CC) CDR £3.00 - Sampler of unique/choice pieces.
ENDGAME - METABOLISM (Auricle AMCDR 025) CDR £7.00 - Psychedelic underground.
ENDGAME - ENDOPLASM (Auricle AMEGD4) CDR £5.00 - (Auricle AMEGD4: CC) CDR £4.00
ENDGAME - BIOPLASM (Auricle AMEGD5) CDR £5.00 - (Auricle AMEGD5: CC) CDR £4.00
ENDGAME - NUCLEOPLASM (Auricle AMEGD6) CDR £5.00 - (Auricle AMEGD6: CC) CDR £4.00
ENDGAME - ENDANGERED SPECIES (Auricle AMCDR 032) CDR £7.00 - Live musique-concret.
ENDGAME - ENGAGING PROVIDENCE (Auricle AMCDR 033) CDR £7.00 - Abstract electronics.
ENDGAME - PARADOXE (Auricle AMCDR 036) CDR £7.00 - Deep kosmische/electroacoustic.
ENDGAME - CUPOLA (Auricle AMCDR 040) CDR £7.00 - Dome-like (Lewis & Gilbert) works.
ENDGAME - SHIPWRECKED (Auricle AMCDR 043) CDR £7.00 - A unique visionary sci-fi suite.
ENDGAME - NUCLI (Auricle AMCDR 046) CDR £7.00 - Just 3 large flowing works.
ENDGAME - H2SO4 (Auricle AMCDR 047) CDR £7.00 - This is destined to challenge.
ENDGAME - FLUXION (Auricle AMCDR 050) CDR £9.00, new/vg+ £7.00 - Surreal & unfocused.
ENDGAME - HEXED (Auricle AMCDR 058) CDR £7.00 - 6 very different works.
ENDGAME - NATTMARA (Auricle AMCDR 060) CDR £7.00 - Unnerving & surreal spookiness.
ENDGAME - MAROONED (Auricle AMCDR 062) CDR £7.00 - Ernest B. Grimm saga continues.
ENDGAME - A WITNESS TO MADNESS (Auricle AMCDR 066) CDR £7.00 - For Edgar Allen Poe.
ENDGAME - UNDERWORLD (Auricle AMCDR 067) CDR £7.00 - Strange & vividly almost scary.
ENDGAME - B C N U (Auricle AMCDR 070) CDR £7.00 - A strange conceptionalised opus.
ENDGAME - C (Auricle AMCDR 071: RE) CDR £7.00 - Culled from Endgame session 100!
ENDGAME - PETRI PERPLEX (Auricle AMCDR 080) CDR £7.00 - In the spirit of NWW.
ENDGAME - A FAUSTIAN FARMYARD (Auricle AMCDR 081) CDR £7.00 - Faust-like sounding.
ENDGAME - SURREALISM IS A STATE OF MIND (Auricle AMCDR 094/95) 2CDR £11.00
ENDGAME - SPACED (Auricle AMCDR 099: RE) CDR £7.00 - 8 trips of sonic/oozing/flow....
ENDGAME - LIVE @ BAMBU (Auricle AMCDR 113/114: RE) 2CDR £11.00 - Just 4 big pieces.
ENDGAME - MEMENTO (Auricle AMCDR 135: RE) CDR £7.00 - Live electroacoustic.
ENDGAME - THINGAMAJIG (Auricle AMCDR 142: RE) CDR £7.00 - One of our weirdest albums.
ENDGAME - SOMNAMBULIST (Auricle AMCDR 147) CDR £7.00 - With big & shuddering sonics.
ENDGAME - ABSTRACTION (Auricle AMCDR 149) CDR £7.00 - Freeform Kosmische Krautrock.
ENDGAME - BEYOND THE RIM (Auricle AMCDR 172/3: RE) 2CDR £11.00 - Minimum equipment.
ENDGAME - FUNGUS (Auricle AMCDR 175) CDR £7.00 - Overall the mood is close to "Spaced".
ENDGAME - TREMORS (Auricle AMCDR 187: RE) CDR £7.00 - "Alles Über Schizophrene?" era.
ENDGAME - LIVE AT THE PAV 18-12-2008 (Auricle AMEGL 16) CDR £5.00 - 2 improv sets.
ENDGAME - LIVE SPRING 2009 (Auricle AMEGL 17) CDR £5.00 - 2 gigs in Leicester.
ENDGAME - LIVE SUMMER 2009 (Auricle AMEGL 18) CDR £5.00 - 2 gigs in Leicester.
ENDGAME - WHICH WAY ARE WE GOING TODAY? (Auricle AMCDR 198) CDR £7.00 - © 2013.
ENDGAME - KONTAKTE (Auricle AMCDR 224) CDR £7.00 - Previously download only.
ENDGAME - DARK MATTER (Auricle AMCDR 240) CDR £7.00 - Audio only version of the DVD.
ENDGAME - HORSELENGTH (Auricle AMCDR 250) CDR £7.00 - Audio only version of the DVD.
ENDGAME - ELECTROACOUSTICS (Auricle AMCDR 287/288) 2CDR £11.00 - An almost lost album, chronologically this fits in between "Intrigue" & "Phoenix" from late 2006. © 2018.
ESCAPE ROUTE = Alto Stratus plus Chris Conway's Continuum. For more detailed release information please go to: http://home.btconnect.com/ultimathule/tachyon/escaperoute/menu.html
ESCAPE ROUTE - PANDORA'S BOX (Auricle AMCDR 128) CDR £7.00 - Live @ Bambu 2007.
ESCAPE ROUTE - SCYLLA & CHARYBDIS (Auricle AMCDR 130) CDR £7.00 - 2nd album.
ESCAPE ROUTE - COLUMNS OF HERAKLES (Auricle AMCDR 146) CDR £7.00 - live in 2008.
EXPERIMENTAL AUDIO RESEARCH -
MESMERISED (Space Age Recordings ORBIT024CD) CD £9.00 - Minimal drone
electronic works from Sonic Boom & co. 2000 reissue of 1994 album.
EXPERIMENTAL AUDIO RESEARCH - BEYOND THE PALE (Space Age Recordings ORBIT031CD) CD £9.00 - One of the finest by this English esoteric electronic outfit, here with AMM's Eddie Prevost on percussion & bowed cymbal. © 1996.
EXTREMITIES = Endgame plus Dave Powell on electrified/processed hurdy gurdy, flute, etc. For more detailed release information please go to: http://home.btconnect.com/ultimathule/tachyon/extremities/menu.html
EXTREMITIES - VIELLE A CRU (Auricle AMCDR 034/35) 2CDR £11.00 - Pure eccentricity.
EXTREMITIES - TURBULENCE (Auricle AMCDR 069: RE) CDR £7.00 - Kosmische/Krautrock.
EXTREMITIES - INTRIGUE (Auricle AMCDR 092) CDR £7.00 - Radical/intensive & out-there.
EXTREMITIES - FRACTURE (Auricle AMCDR 112: RE) CDR £7.00 - Krauty/folky/weirdy stuff.
EXTREMITIES - X-RAY (Auricle AMCDR 152/153: RE) 2CDR £11.00 - Melancholic to bizarre.
EXTREMITIES - DISCHARGE (Auricle AMCDR 169: RE) CDR £7.00 - Just three big suites.
EXTREMITIES - CAULDRON (Auricle AMCDR 184: RE) CDR £7.00 - Generally this simmers...
EXTREMITIES - SYMBIOSIS (Auricle AMCDR 242/3) 2CDR £11.00 - Audio only version.
FORREST FANG - THE WOLF AT THE RUINS (Ominous Thud OT 004) CD ex/ex £11.00 - A superb blend of ethnic tinged music, bordering on rock & synth realms. 1000 copy edition.
FARYUS - LUCID DREAMS (Faria FAR-15: CC) CD vg+/ex+ £5.00 - Russian synthesist Andrey Sadovnikov. Atmos synth chords that just hang there! © 2007. Elaborate arty postcard size portfolio cover/package with 5 inserts.
ALAN FREEMAN = Member of Alto Stratus, Endgame, Extremities, Triax, Zircon & The Burning Brains, etc. For more detailed release information please go to: http://home.btconnect.com/ultimathule/tachyon/freemanalan/menu.html
ALAN FREEMAN - MEZZOSPHERE (Auricle AMCDR 001: 2xBT) CDR £7.00 - 1989 cosmic opus.
ALAN FREEMAN - XYLEM (Auricle AMACDR 006) CDR £7.00 - Electroacoustic/synth works.
ALAN FREEMAN - MELTING PHASE (Auricle AMCDR 006) CDR £7.00 - Synth based 2001 solo.
ALAN FREEMAN - CAPTURED FLUX (Auricle AMCDR 011) CDR £7.00 - Guitar based solo.
ALAN FREEMAN - SKETCHBOOK (Auricle AMCDR 041) CDR £7.00 - Electronics/guitar/collage.
ALAN FREEMAN - ELEMENTAL MEDITATION (Auricle AMCDR 143: RE) CDR £5.00
ALAN FREEMAN/XYLEM - DARK CORRIDORS (Dark Star DSC 16) CDR £5.00 - Early material.
ALAN FREEMAN - TOPOLOGY OF A PHANTOM CITY (Auricle AMCDR 205) CDR £7.00
ALAN FREEMAN - ELECTROACOUSTIC WORKS (Auricle AMCDR 215) CDR £7.00 - © 2016.
STEVE FREEMAN = Member of Alto Stratus, Endgame, Extremities, Triax, Zircon & The Burning Brains, etc. For more detailed release information please go to: http://home.btconnect.com/ultimathule/tachyon/freemansteve/menu.html
STEVE FREEMAN - CATACLYSM (Auricle AMCDR 005: 1xBT) CDR £7.00 - 1983 concept.
STEVE FREEMAN - SCORPIO (Auricle AMACDR 007) CDR £5.00 - Collection of 1983 works.
STEVE FREEMAN - CONUNDRUM (Auricle AMCDR 010: RE) CDR £7.00 - Sonic recycling.
GUILLAUME GARGAUD - HERE (KVIST 005: CC) CD ex+/ex+ £9.00 - Curious experimental guitars, electronics, etc. A bit Jean-Francois Pauvros/early Steve Tibbets-like. © 2009.
# BRUCE GILBERT - INSIDING (Mute CDSTUMM 71) CD m/ex+ £8.00 - Instrumental industrial from Wire/Dome member. Music composed for soundtracks. © 1991.
MATHIAS GRASSOW - CALIBRATION (Practising Nature PN09028) CDR m/m £6.50 - Prolific German synthesist, this features a selection of drone & atmospheric tracks. © 2009.
GRAVITY ADJUSTERS EXPANSION BAND - ONE (Paradigm Discs PD 20) CD £9.00 - Excellent USA 1973 avant/cosmic/abstract ensemble, kinda AMM/Taj Mahal Travellers/Sonde territory. Extended version of their 1973 LP, with longer opening track & 7'49" bonus track!
JEFF GREINKE - PLACES OF MOTILITY (Hypnos hyp1809: 3xBT) CD m/ex+ £8.00 - Hints of Eno's "On Land" & a lot of O Yuki Conjugate stylisms, & quite pioneering for its time. © 1986.
JEFF GREINKE - LOST TERRAIN (Silent SR9219) CD m/m £9.00 - 1990-92 recordings, in a very subtle mood with big cavernous reverb, bell-like & shimmering tones, pianistic noodles, etc.
ANDREAS GROSSER - VENITE VISUM (Running Back RBCD11: 1xBT,CC) CD £12.50 - East Berlin synthesist Inspired by the West German cosmic scene (1978-80 recordings).
OLE HOJER HANSEN - NUDITY (Auricle AMCDR 123: RE) CDR £7.00 - Undoubtedly amongst the greats of European synth music (though in debt to Klaus Schulze) with a unique angle of his own, beyond the realms of "X" or "Mirage" to where Klaus only hinted. It's wondrous space music, often very understated & mysterious, yet on occasions greatly dynamic & powerful, a little towards Ragnar Grippe's "Ten Temperaments" too. © 1988.
HEMAMORPHITE - AWAITING LEWIN (Auricle AMCDR 018) CDR £7.00 - An ex-Shapeshifter, proto-Endgame project, from Jim Tetlow & co., in the vein of atmospheric "Easier To Feel" Shapeshifter. © 2002.
DAVID HINDMARCH - THE DEVIL'S WAVE (Auricle AMCDR 179) CDR £7.00 - Electroacoustic works of great invention by Leicester's uniquely talented blind musician. Largely, David's method of sound construction is in the vein of INA.GRM artists like Parmegiani, Bayle or Zanesi, although his compositional style is quite different. Numbered 2011 reissue of his 2004 debut.
DAVID HINDMARCH - THE LONG TRICK (Auricle AMCDR 289) CDR £7.00 - Dave's 2nd electroacoustic outing finds him exploring voice collage & sonic mutation, with aplomb! © 2006.
LASZLO HORTOBAGYI - TRADITIONAL MUSIC OF AMYGDALA (Erdenklang 91349: RE) CD £13.00 - Bizarre music blending synths, samplers, etc., to create something unique! © 1991.
IF, BWANA - THE ICE MOONS (Nefryt N 027: CC) CD £9.00 - Aka Al Margolis. Spooky and abstract drone/acoustic/concrete melanges. © 2015. Limited edition of 400 copies (in A5 packaging).
INTERSTELLAR CEMENTMIXERS - MANEQUIN AMBERGINE (Auricle AMCDR 252: RM) CDR £8.00 - An oozing slab of synths & dark soundscaping. Typical of their style, although a bit more melodic than previously, getting closer to some earlier works by Nightcrawlers & Lightwave. © 1996.
INTERSTELLAR CEMENTMIXERS - ENCAPSULATED TURQUOISE VOID (Auricle AMCDR 253: RM) CDR £8.00 - Ambient/cosmic sound-worlds in the nether regions beyond synth music, with bubbling electronics & sub-rock avant-garde structures. It's deep stuff, & amongst their best. © 1996.
INTERSTELLAR CEMENTMIXERS - CATACOMB DISCORD + (Auricle AMCDR 261/2: RM) 2CDR £11.00 - Eclectic & oozing dark stuff, with lots of analogue bubbling, wooshes & twitters. The complete "Catacomb Discord" c90 cassette release plus 36 minutes of unreleased bonus material.
INTERSTELLAR CEMENTMIXERS - DISLODGED RESONANCE (Auricle AMCDR 278: RM) CDR £8.00 - Cosmic & twisted Teutonic inspired electronics, mysteriously growing out of subconscious reactions & macabre flights of fantasy. File next to: Lightwave, Conrad Schnitzler, Industrial music. © 1999.
INTERSTELLAR CEMENTMIXERS - NIGHT RADIATION (Planet X PX2035) CDR £7.00 - This takes another twist to more ethereal & abstract realms, again refining their style, with analogue & digital synths, guitars & loads of processing. Deep space electronics, for fans of Kosmische stuff like early TD, Lightwave, Endgame, etc. © 2001.
INTERSTELLAR CEMENTMIXERS - SUBMERGED REALITY (Planet X PX2038) CDR £7.00 - Most recent release from Nottingham’s cosmic crusaders. Just 7 tracks, 2005-2009 recordings.
INTERSTELLAR CEMENTMIXERS - DIMENSION Z (Auricle AMCDR 266) CDR £8.00 - Selections from 4 private archive tapes documenting unreleased material from 1995 to 2001.
JÜRGEN KARG - ELEKTRONISCHE MYTHEN (Bureau B BB 226: DP) CD £14.00 - Deep dark cosmic synthesizer in the realms of Tangerine Dream's "Zeit" & atmos Stockhausen. © 1978.
BERND KISTENMACHER - HEAD-VISIONS (Bureau B BB 214: DP) CD £14.00 - 1986 debut of very cosmic Schulzian synth-sequencer.
BERND KISTENMACHER - WAKE UP IN THE SUN (Bureau B BB 215: DP) CD £14.00 - 2nd album (© 1987) from this Berlin synthesist. 3 cosmic & sequential synth tracks.
# KONSTRUKTIVITS - PSYKHO GENETIKA (Klanggalerie gg295:10xBT,RM) CD £12.00 - Dark & menacing industrial electronics, sounds like TG meets Conrad Schnitzler! © 1983.
HEINZ LEONHARDSBERGER - IT IS (Erdenklang 971.169) CD £12.00 - The weird eccentric Austrian yoedler & musique-concret/synth sonic artist. © 1988.
LIQUIFICATION PROCESS - LIQUIFICATION PROCESS (Auricle AMCDR 295) CDR £8.00 - Interstellar Cementmixers related project, with a different angle, largely recalling elements of early Peter Frohmader electronics & with other elements as diverse as Asmus Tietchens & Richard Pinhas. Comprised of just four big pieces, with lots of movements, diversions & surprises throughout, the music is always engaging & initially a "where is it going next" puzzler!
FRANK LORENTZEN - HANDS (Fonix Musik FMF CD 1002) CDR £12.00 - Danish atmospheric/drift new-age organ & synth. © 1986.
# RUDIGER LORENZ - SOUTHLAND (Bureau B BB 194: DP) CD £14.00 -
Pioneering German synth musician of the 1980s. His 2nd LP release, © 1984.
# RALPH LUNDSTEN - ELEKTRONISK MUSIK FRAN 60-OCH 70-TALEN (Andromeda 497801 2) 4CD £30.00 - Anthology of early works, inc. "Tellus/Fagel Bla" from Lundsten & Nilsson, unreleased obscurities, "Gustav III", "Nattmara", the unique "Suite For Electronic Accordion" & lots more! New price!
CARL MATTHEWS - CALL FOR WORLD SAVIOURS (Bureau B BB 313: DP) CD £14.00 - Early British synthesist, reissue of his 1984 album originally on Mirage.
ALESSANDRO MONTI :: UNFOLK COLLECTIVE - INTUITIVE MAPS (M.P. Records MPRCD072) CD £12.00 - Intriguing cross-genre album, especially notable to us as some of this was recorded at Quadelectronic/Quad Studios in Leicester, featuring Kevin Hewick on guitar, Chris Conway, Jim Tetlow & other local friends. Features a very novel interpretaion of the Cale/Riley classic "Church Of Anthrax". © 2017.
STEVE MOORE - THE THRESHOLD OF LIBERTY (Auricle AMCDR 251) CDR £8.00 - Scottish sound explorer working in the Luc Ferrari cum Stockhausen field of sonic collage, mixing location recordings & musical elements in unlikely concoctions. This reissue collects the complete recordings from different versions of what was basically the same cassette album: "The Return Of The Poet" (Mirage M611, 1983) & "The Threshold Of Liberty" (Inner Ear, 1990).
MORPHOGENESIS - STROMATOLITES (Vintage Electronics VER 1) CD £11.00 - Kinda Stockhausen/Xenakis semi/part improv & studio constructed electroacoustic in AMM/MEV vein. Extended version of the Direction Music cassette release.
MORPHOGENESIS - IN STREAMS, VOL. 1: 1996-1999 (Paradigm Discs PD 16: DP) CD £9.00 - A much more challenging concoction than usual, quite diverse & schizophrenic.
MORPHOGENESIS - IN STREAMS, VOL. 2: 1997-2000 (Paradigm Discs PD 17: DP) CD £9.00 - Very varied selection of fragmentary sonic oozes & abstract excursions.
THE NEWT HOUNDS = Alan & Steve Freeman's special experimental Dada project, dedicated to Nurse With Wound. For more detailed release information please go to: http://home.btconnect.com/ultimathule/tachyon/newthounds/menu.html
THE NEWT HOUNDS - THE POIGNANT DEVICE (Ultimate Transmissions UTCD 008) CD £8.00
THE NEWT HOUNDS - LOOSE NUTS (Auricle AMCDR 090) CDR £7.00 - 99 tracks in 78 minutes!
NOISE-MAKER'S FIFES - PUBLIC FRONTATION (Twin Tub & Beaver CD 01/NMT CD-04) CD £10.00 - Remarkable 80 minute document of NMF in concert (1994-96), weird avant soundscaping, collage & fusions, also venturing towards the early atonal edges of Univers Zero. Unique.
# THE NOYES BROTHERS - SHEEP FROM GOATS (Boutique BOUCD 6615: 1xBT) 2CD £13.00 - Experimental duo from Manchester. A shuffled reissue of the 1980 2LP set (ranging from pop through to almost Krautrock like freaky experimental), plus their side-long contribution to the "Do The Maru" compilation from 1981. Excellent value.
NURSE WITH WOUND - HOMOTOPY TO MARIE (United Jnana 366: extended,DP) CD £13.50 - Ranking easily as one of their top 5 classics, file under: weird, beyond classical & rock, avant-garde Dadaist dementia... © 1982. This sounds different to the United Dairies CD version!
NURSE WITH WOUND - GYLLENSKOLD, GEIJERSTAM & I AT RYDBERG'S (United Jnana 399: DP) CD £13.50 - Original vinyl version (31 minutes) of this strangely Dada & really twisted trip + reworked versions (19 minutes) that were previously released on the "Large Ladies With Cake In The Oven" CD.
NURSE WITH WOUND - DRUNK WITH THE OLD MAN OF THE MOUNTAINS (United Jnana 1978CD: DP) CD £13.50 - Reissue of the 100 copy edition that was "never to be reissued"! Classic Bar Maldoror recordings (1983-1987). © 1987.
NURSE WITH WOUND - ALICE THE GOON (United Jnana 2002: DP) CD £13.50 - Originally released as a limited edition MLP, now everybody can do the chique jazz twist & trip-out! © 1995.
NURSE WITH WOUND - AN AWKWARD PAUSE (United Jnana 1921: CC) 2CD £17.00 - "Special Edition" of this bizarre 1999 offering mixing psych & free electronic forms. Schizophrenic is an understatement! The bonus CD features previously unreleased tracks.
NURSE WITH WOUND - SHIPWRECK RADIO VOLUME TWO (ICR 51: DP) 2CD £15.00 - Almost totally abstract sequel, of all acoustic manipulated environments, electroacoustic music betwixt Luc Ferrari, The Hafler Trio & NWW's "Soliloquy For Lilith". © 2005.
NURSE WITH WOUND - ECHO POEME: SEQUENCE N° 2 (United Jnana 2005CD) CD £13.50 - Music inspired by the film "Last Year At Marienbad." Ethereal to the point of excess, it's also dark & unnerving too! © 2005.
NURSE WITH WOUND - TWO SHAVES & A SHINE REMIX PROJECT (United Jnana 222) CD £9.00 - 15 unknown(?) artists remix Nurse With Wound's "Two Shaves" track. © 2007.
NURSE WITH WOUND - HUFFIN' RAG BLUES (United Dirter DPROMCD63: DP) CD £11.00 - Odd 2008 album from Andrew Liles & Steven Stapleton plus guests.
NURSE WITH WOUND - A SUCKED ORANGE / SCRAG (United Dirter DPROMDCD101: CC) 2CD £15.00 - "A Sucked Orange" = 29 Nurse bits, ideal nibbles for the newcomer, or the connosieur. "Scrag" = More nibbles, previously only released on cassette. © 2012.
NURSE WITH WOUND - BAR MALDOROR (United Jnana UJ0034: DP) 2CD £15.00 - CD1 is a reissue of the "Live At Bar Maldoror" CD, CD2 = live recording in Ghent (6/2007).
NURSE WITH WOUND - LUMB'S SISTER (United Jnana UJ2008: DP) CD £13.50 - 1986-87 recordings for the film project "Lumbs Sister" by Chris Wallis, that were never used. Remastered & about 70% re-recorded version of this classic NWW album. © 2014.
NURSE WITH WOUND - DARK FAT (United Dirter DPROMCD120: DP) 2CD £15.00 - "Recorded at various rehearsals, sound checks & live situations 2008-2016" © 2016.
NURSE WITH WOUND - THE GREAT ECSTASY OF THE BASIC CORRUPT (United Dirter DPROMCD130: DP) CD £14.00 - Spooky ambient outing. © 2016.
NURSE WITH WOUND - SINISTER WHIMSY TO THE WRETCHED (United Dirter DPROMDCD140: DP) 2CD £15.00 - Doubleback of "Sugar Fish Drink" (© 1992) & "Large Ladies With Cake in the Oven" (© 1992). The ideal starter for NWW newcomers!
NURSE WITH WOUND·GRAHAM BOWERS - EXCITOTOXICITY (Red Wharf RW-1-01-011: DP) £13.00 - A huge sonic galactic ramble of electroacoustics, synthetics, instruments & bricabrac. © 2014.
KEVIN O'NEILL = Pioneering Welsh synthesist primarily active during the 1980s. For more detailed release information please go to Kevin's page: http://home.btconnect.com/ultimathule/tachyon/oneill/menu.html
KEVIN O'NEILL - ICON (Auricle AMCDR 234: RM) CDR £7.00 - Reissue of his 1984 debut.
KEVIN O'NEILL - METAMORPHOSIS (Auricle AMCDR 244: RM) CDR £7.00 - 2nd album, © 1985.
KEVIN O'NEILL - INTIMATIONS OF IMMORTALITY (Auricle AMCDR 235: RM) CDR £7.00 - 3rd.
KEVIN O'NEILL - ISLANDS (Auricle AMCDR 247: RM) CDR £7.00 - 4th album, © 1987.
KEVIN O'NEILL - OMEGA (Auricle AMCDR 248: RM) CDR £7.00 - With some sci-fi dedications.
KEVIN O'NEILL - LIVE! + (Auricle AMCDR 255/6: RM) 2CDR £11.00 - Live 1980s recordings.
KEVIN O'NEILL - KATHARSIS (Auricle AMCDR 259: RM) CDR £7.00 - More reflective & melodic.
KEVIN O'NEILL - YGGDRASIL (Auricle AMCDR 263: RM) CDR £7.00 - A kind of concept album.
KEVIN O'NEILL - A HOSTAGE TO FORTUNE (Auricle AMCDR 264: RM) CDR £7.00 - © 1993.
KEVIN O'NEILL - DEPARTURES (Auricle AMCDR 273/4) 2CDR £11.00 - Oddments anthology.
KEVIN O'NEILL - THE SECRET TAPES (Auricle AMCDR 275) CDR £7.00 - Unreleased archives.
OOPHOI - TIME FRAGMENTS, VOL. 1 1995-1997 (Umbra 037: CC) CDR m/m £5.00 - Reissue on unlabeled disc (has wrong catalogue number on artwork). "A collection of lost pieces..."
OOPHOI - TIME FRAGMENTS, VOL. 2 1998-1999 (Umbra 038: CC) CDR m/m £5.00 - Reissue on unlabeled disc. Both are packaged with 18cm x 13cm printed card inside a PVC sleeve.
OPERATING THEATRE - RAPID EYE MOVEMENTS (United Dairies UD 011CD: 1xBT) CD £11.00 - Roger Doyle's much celebrated sonic art opus. Created by music-concrete techniques, & often close to Stockhausen's masterwork "Hymnen". Now rare CD!
O YUKI CONJUGATE - PEYOTE (Multimood MRC·011: RE) CD £11.00 - Superb album from the British ethno-ambient-wave pioneers, kinda Steve Roach meets CTI & Zoviet France. © 1991.
JEAN-FRANCOIS PAUVROS - MUSIQUES POUR ANNE DREYFUS (Spalax 14276) CD £11.00 - Strange & highly creative music by master French avant-garde guitarist. © 1993. (He's worked with Catalogue, with 1001 Guitars, in jazz, etc.)
JEAN-FRANCOIS PAUVROS & GABY BIZIEN - NO MAN'S LAND (Spalax SPALAXCD14506) CD £11.00 - Maniacs of free-jazz or cosmic music gone totally avant-garde? Guitar/percussion duo on the edge. © 1976.
CARLOS PERON - IMPERSONATOR I (Revisited REV 039: DP,2xBT) CD m/ex+ £9.00 - © 1981. His highly experimental debut in the vein of Pyrolator, Der Plan or D-A-F.
# BRENDAN POLLARD & MORE - COLLECTION VOLUME ONE (Acoustic Wave AW014: CC) CDR ex/m £5.50 - Solo tracks & collaborations, rare & unreleased tracks (2004-2009). © 2012.
POLYMORPH - SHAMAN (Auricle AMCDR 023) CDR £7.00 - Endgame + Maureen Anderson (of Shapeshifter) = Polymorph, kinda Mother Gong ventures to Musica Elettronica Viva's "Leave The City"?
HENRI POUSSEUR - EARLY EXPERIMENTAL ELECTRONIC MUSIC 1954-61 (Sub Rosa SR415: DP) CD £13.00 - Bizarre sonic imagery from one of the masters of the avant-garde. Includes tracks from his "Acousmatrix 4" release.
DAVE POWELL = Member of Extremities, Triax, Tartovisti & Etherwheel. For more detailed release information please go to: http://home.btconnect.com/ultimathule/tachyon/powelldave/menu.html
# DAVE POWELL - FRIED ROSIN (Auricle AMCDR 042) CDR £7.00 - The unimaginable sound of the electrified hurdy gurdy from Extremities & Triax member. Tonal sonics & abstract fabrics.
DAVE POWELL - INDUSTRIAL FOLK MUSIC (Auricle AMCDR 051) CDR £7.00 - All acoustic.
DAVE POWELL - STICK THE FORK IN YOUR EYE, WE SHALL BE GLAD TO EAT OURSELVES (Auricle AMCDR 180/1) 2CDR £11.00 - Numbered edition with unique insert!
DAVE POWELL - THAT MAY BE LOST (Auricle AMCDR 199) CDR £7.00 - Esoteric 2013 outing.
DAVE POWELL - DREI PSYCHEDELISCHE GESCHEHEN (Auricle AMCDR 203) CDR £7.00
DAVID PRESCOTT = American electronic/ambient/avant sound artist. For more detailed release information please go to: http://home.btconnect.com/ultimathule/tachyon/prescottdavid/menu.html
DAVID PRESCOTT - FOUR MILLION YEARS (Auricle AMCDR 119) CDR £7.00 - © 1987.
DAVID PRESCOTT - NEOLOGISMS (Auricle AMCDR 120) CDR £7.00 - © 1987.
DAVID PRESCOTT - THE DREAMER (Auricle AMCDR 121) CDR £7.00 - © 1988.
DAVID PRESCOTT - NEW MUSIC FOR CATHEDRALS (Auricle AMCDR 122) CDR £7.00 - © 1988.
QUADELECTRONIC - CITIES IN FLIGHT (Auricle AMCDR 150/151) 2CDR £11.00 - Quadelectronic is more of a "happening" than a regular gig. An improv, jam, workshop event for those that love to experiment & interact in free improvisation. This is one of the finest ever. Featuring Chris Conway, Dave Dhonau, Alan Freeman, Steve Freeman, Dave Powell, Jim Tetlow, etc.
MICHEL REDOLFI - DESERT TRACKS (Sub Rosa SR418: DP) CD £13.00 - The French master of water music, gets time to dry out in the desert! And comes up with even stranger results! 1983 & 1987 works.
ROBERT RICH - LIVE (Auricle AMC 021) 2CDR £9.00 - In concert 1984. A mix of systemic & atmospheric/space music, almost 90 minutes to fall asleep to!
ROBERT RICH - INNER LANDSCAPES (Auricle AMC 029) 2CDR £9.00 - 1987 live in concert, 88 minutes of ethereal/ambient dream music, synths, flutes & guitar.
ROBERT RICH - GEOMETRY (Spalax 14279) CD £11.00 - Recorded 1986-87 but only released in 1991, it now features 4 extra tracks to the demo Robert sent us many years ago!
ROBERT RICH - NUMENA+GEOMETRY (Fathom 11077-2) 2CD £15.00 - The remixed (1993) version of "Numena" (a sublime & overtly ethereal album) & "Geometry" (live in concert 1987, with flutes, organ, percussion, synths, etc.) with 4 tracks remastered. © 1997.
STEVE ROACH - QUIET MUSIC (Fortuna 18043-2) 2CD m/m £12.00 - Compilation of tracks from the cassette series of 1983-86 works. CD 1 was previously released alone.
STEVE ROACH - THE MAGNIFICENT VOID (Fathom HS11062-2) CD £13.00 - Superb atmospheric music, very musical yet devoid of form, getting really deep & serious. © 1996.
# ROEDELIUS - JARDIN AU FOU (Bureau B BB23: 6xBT,DP) CD £13.00 - Introspective 2nd album (© 1979) from ½ of Cluster, with a whimsical Satie-esque feel & akin to his "Selbstportrait" albums. Produced by & recorded at Peter Baumann's Paragon Studio.
ROEDELIUS - LUSTWANDEL (Bureau B
BB 055: DP) CD £12.00 - Recorded at Peter Baumann's Paragon studios, with
medieval touches & ambient moods.
ROEDELIUS - SINFONIA CONTEMPORA NO. 1 (Prudence 398.6164.2: RE) CD £11.00 - Very strange 1994 album, like a mixture of "Der Ohrenspiegel", Kluster/Cluster & all sorts of other musics.
ROEDELIUS - LA NORDICA (Multimood MRC 023) CD £11.00 - Sequel to "Sinfonia Contempora No. 1", though very different in feel & approach. For starters, there's no symphonic element to it, being largely like a more subdued "Der Ohrenspiegel". Strange though!
HANS-JOACHIM ROEDELIUS AND THE FRATELLI BROTHERS - REVERSO (Dreaming DR 8415) CD £11.00 - Very varied collaboration, soundtrack for a BBC Arena film. © 2011.
THE SCANNER GAME - COURTEOUS (Auricle AMCDR 068) CDR £5.00 - Endgame meets The Planet Scanners. 47'49" improvisation recorded at The Musician pub (28/6/2005).
EBERHARD SCHOENER - TRANCE-FORMATION (MiG 00272: DP) CD £13.00 - His cross-culture gothic & synth trip, with Andy Summers on cosmic guitar. © 1977.
SONDE - EN CONCERT (Oral CD21) CD £9.00 - Canadian electroacoustic ensemble, largely using their own instruments & sound sculptures. Reissue of their 1978 LP (dedicated to Mario Bertoncini). A collection of live recordings: Montreal (13/7/1977) & Toronto (14+17/1/1978).
SONDE - EN ONDES (Oral CD16) CD £9.00 - Collection of previously unreleased 1980-1986 compositions, most of which "were broadcast by CBC-Montreal approximately in 1984".
ARTURO STALTERI - SYRIARISE (Materiali Sonori MASOCD 90036) CD £13.00 - Ambient, semi-classical & systemic music for piano & other keyboards from ex-Pierrot Lunaire member, often towards the lighter Brian Eno/Harold Budd and modern classical school. © 1992.
ARTURO STALTERI - EARLY RINGS: COMPOSITIONS 1974-75 (M.P. Records MPRCD046) CD £9.00 - Unreleased early solo recordings by the Pierrot Lunaire member, some of it in his classic style akin to Pierrot Lunaire, some reminiscent of Terry Riley, Henry-Skoff Torgue, Franco Leprino, et al. © 2006.
MICHAEL STEARNS - SUSTAINING CYLINDERS (Groove GR-056/Earth Turtle ET 2002) CD £14.00 - 2 very minimal, slowly moving & almost ambient soundscapes. © 1977.
MICHAEL STEARNS - MORNING JEWEL (Groove GR-039/Earth Turtle ET 2003) CD £14.00 - 1979 classic, just 2 long pieces of deep/etheral/powerful proto "new-age" without the pretty bits.
MICHAEL STEARNS - M'OCEAN (Groove Unlimited GR-047/Earth Turtle ET 2005) CD £13.00 - Quite a change here, with 7 tracks of melodic, rhythmic & celestial music. © 1984.
SUSPIRIUM - ORPHEE (private: RM,CC) CDR £5.00 - Experimental duo from Ramsgate, England. Dark & menacing experimental synth/borderline psych-weirdness. © 1992.
SUSPIRIUM - LYGOPHILLIA (private: 1xBT,RM,CC) CDR £5.00 - One of their darker & more industrial outings, with a menacing feel to it. © 1992.
SUSPIRIUM - LES VALSEUSES (private: RM,CC) CDR £5.00 - Surprisingly dark & varied, 2 x huge sprawling 30 minute suites + bonus. © 1992.
SUSPIRIUM - CHARNEL KNOWLEDGE (private: RM,CC) CDR £5.00 - More industrial elements on this 1992 recording, with hints of CTI, Lustmord & some lopsided techno stuff.
SUSPIRIUM - BURNING FOR BURNING (private: RM,CC) CDR £5.00 - Varied experimental synth, etc. Seems to be an extended version of the 1992 cassette.
SUSPIRIUM - MODERN PRIMITIVES (private: 1xBT,RM,CC) CDR £5.00 - One of their earlier experimental cassettes, © 1993.
SUSPIRIUM - 1000 CRIES BECAME A SCREAM (private: RM,CC) CDR £5.00 - Varied collection of mainly synth based tracks, © 1993.
SUSPIRIUM - METAMORPHOSIS (private: RM,CC) CDR £5.00 - Very varied one, with atmos & rhythmic pieces - some of the rhythms get very close to breakbeat & trip-hop though. © 1994.
SUSPIRIUM - THE ENEMY OF MY ENEMY (private: RM,CC) CDR £5.00 - A mixture of styles sometimes close to the more experimental music by Chris & Cosey/CTI or Lustmord. © 1994.
SUSPIRIUM - THE HUMAN CONDITION (private: RM,CC) CDR £5.00 - Big swathes of synths, swirly pulses & rhythmic sections on this one. © 1995.
SUSPIRIUM - THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONED, PART ONE (private: CC) CDR £5.00 - In the realms of German synth, some Lightwave/Tietchens similarities, in a mix of melodic & abstract textures, etc. © 2015.
JIM TETLOW - HEART OF GLASS (Auricle AMCDR 015) CDR £7.00 - Member of: Endgame, Extremities, Hemamorphite, etc. His 3rd album: subtle, deep & powerful. © 2002.
THROBBING GRISTLE - THE SECOND ANNUAL REPORT (The Grey Area TGCD2: CC) 2CD £13.00 - This is where the legend started! CD2 contains 1976-77 live recordings plus their "United/Zyklon B. Zombie" single. © 2017.
THROBBING GRISTLE - HEATHEN EARTH (Mute TGCD5: 2xBT,RM,RE) CD £9.00 - Possibly the finest example of TG: industrial, electronics & weird rock meets punky psych. © 1980. Plus the "Adrenalin/Subhuman" single.
STEFAN TIEDJE - POLYRISCHE VARIATIONEN (Badland Bad No.007) CD m/ex+ £19.00 - Adventurous synth music that borders onto the realms of musique-concret. Strange, surreal, fascinating! He has worked with Stockhausen, La Mont Young, Brian Eno, etc. © 1988.
ASMUS TIETCHENS - NACHTSTUCKE (Bureau B BB CD 155: DP) CD £12.00 - Asmus' debut is dark & very strange, a bit like the weirder Oskar Sala, with hints of Cluster. © 1980.
ASMUS TIETCHENS - MARCHES FUNEBRES (Die Stadt DS 112/Auf Abwegen aatp 32: 1xBT) CD £11.00 - His very dark & mysterious music, gothic, mournful & strange 1989 album. This has a different bonus track to the Multimood CD: "Grünschattiger Nachmittag 1979".
ASMUS TIETCHENS - STUPOR MUNDI (Die Stadt DS 114/Auf Abwegen aatp 41: 4xBT) CD £11.00 - 2012 reissue of the 1990 Discos Esplendor Geometrico LP. The bonus tracks seem to be unique to this release.
ASMUS TIETCHENS & TERRY BURROWS - WATCHING THE BURNING BRIDE / BURNING THE WATCHING BRIDE (Die Stadt DS 117/Auf Abwegen aatp 62: 2xBT) 2CD £20.00 - Compilation of their two collaboration LP's from 1986 & 1998. © 2017.
DAVID TOLLEFSON - NEW EYES ON THE UNIVERSE (Hypnos hyp1805) CD £12.00 - Minimal Frippian soundscapes, with Schulzian edges & barely recognisable as guitar. © 1998.
TRIAX = The 3 axes of Extremities (Alan Freeman, Steve Freeman & Dave Powell). For more detailed release information please go to: http://home.btconnect.com/ultimathule/tachyon/triax/menu.html
TRIAX - MUSIK ZU ARCANA (Auricle AMCDR 027) CDR £7.00 - A strange dark & weird music.
TRIAX - CROC EN JAMBE (Auricle AMCDR 037) CDR £7.00 - Unique mix of genres & inventions.
TRIAX - DRIE SNIJDENDE VLAKKEN (Auricle AMCDR 044) CDR £7.00 - Eclectic & fascinating.
TRIAX - MOEBIUS STRIP (Auricle AMCDR 075/76: RE) 2CDR £11.00 - 121'21" excursion.
TRIAX - EMBRYO (Auricle AMCDR 085: RE) CDR £7.00 - A flute & electronics outfit here.
TRIAX - TORN ASUNDER (Auricle AMCDR 087) CDR £7.00 - A fragmented album with 24 tracks.
TRIAX - CAUSE & EFFECT (Auricle AMCDR 097) CDR £7.00 - More abstract with solos to fore.
TRIAX - LIVE @ BAMBU (Auricle AMCDR 104: RE) CDR £7.00 - Triax live in concert debut.
TRIAX - UNHINGED (Auricle AMCDR 106/7) 2CDR £11.00 - A mixture of old, new, &...
TRIAX - CYCLE (Auricle AMCDR 118) CDR £7.00 - Ouroboros is an ancient alchemy symbol.
TRIAX - CREATURES (Auricle AMCDR 126/7) 2CDR £11.00 - Some of the most powerful.
TRIAX - RAZOR (Auricle AMCDR 129) CDR £7.00 - This as been twisted, flipped & rearranged.
TRIAX - VORTEX (Auricle AMCDR 134) CDR £7.00 - 5 sessions that remain 5 mixed works.
TRIAX - THREADS (Auricle AMCDR 136/7) 2CDR £11.00 - 158 minute Triax "Faust Tapes"?
TRIAX - METAMORPHIC TRICKSTER (Auricle AMCDR 145) CDR £7.00 - More "melodic" sound.
TRIAX - ASKEW ON TREADLE (Auricle AMCDR 148) CDR £7.00 - An adventurous off-kilter trip.
TRIAX - DESOLATE (Auricle AMCDR 156) CDR £7.00 - Typically engaging & unclassifiable!
TRIAX - THE HOLLOW LANDS (Auricle AMCDR 163) CDR £7.00 - Strangely frazzled.
TRIAX - MINDSWAP (Auricle AMCDR 167) CDR £7.00 - From nightmarish to blissfully serene.
TRIAX - NECRONIMICON (Auricle AMCDR 171) CDR £7.00 - Electronics & big walls of sound.
TRIAX - NOT ON THIS EARTH (Auricle AMCDR 174) CDR £7.00 - For Michael Moorcock.
TRIAX - ELEMENTS (Auricle AMCDR 177/8: RE) 2CDR £11.00 - Just 4 big surreal mind movies.
TRIAX - GOTHIC (Auricle AMCDR 182: RE) CDR £7.00 - With the feel of a horror film soundtrack.
TRIAX - EXTRATERRESTRIALS (Auricle AMCDR 188) CDR £7.00 - Mutated music!
TRIAX - A FOREIGN COUNTRY (Auricle AMCDR 192: RE) CDR £7.00 - A little more NWW-like?
TRIAX - REALITY IS NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE (Auricle AMCDR 193/4) 2CDR £11.00
TRIAX - QUATERMASS/THE STONE TAPE (Auricle AMCDR 197) CDR £7.00
TRIAX - SHORT VACATION TO THE BRAIN (Auricle AMCDR 200) CDR £7.00 - © 2013.
TRIAX - .....KNOTS (Auricle AMCDR 202) CDR £7.00 - 8 fragments culled from 2 sessions.
TRIAX - IMPOSSIBLE (Auricle AMCDR 206) CDR £7.00 - Triax on the edge?
TRIAX - COLLISIONS (Auricle AMCDR 211) CDR £7.00 - Recorded before & after "Impossible".
TRIAX - IMPACT CRATER (Auricle AMCDR 213) CDR £7.00 - Lots of processed hurdy gurdy.
TRIAX - INTEGRATED CIRCUITS (Auricle AMCDR 216/7) 2CDR £11.00 - 18/1/2016 session.
TRIAX - PETRIFIED (Auricle AMCDR 281) CDR £8.00 - With tons of analogue electronics.
TRIAX - UNDERGROUND (Auricle AMCDR 284) CDR £8.00 - Document of two performances at The Church Of Sound events held in Nottingham in 2016 & 2017. © 2018.
# TRIAX - 44 (Auricle AMCDR 297) CDR £8.00 - A diverse collection of 12 tracks extracted from 3 big sessions, covering a wide range of moods. Some of this is unmistakably Triax (despite the lack of any hurdy-gurdy), some of it is new previously unexplored territory, although largely it is a touch more laid-back & even quite melodic in parts with evocative moods & counterpointing dada elements. © 2019.
VANGELIS - L'APOCALYPSE DES ANIMAUX (Polydor 831 503-2: RE) CD £9.00 - Cosmic film soundtrack (to the movie by Frederic Rossif) from top Greek synthesist. © 1973.
CYRILLE VERDEAUX - NOCTURNES DIGITALES (Clearlight 888 Music C8M-102) CD £11.00 - Cyrille (ex-Clearlight) in a very sedate classical mood, with tinkling ivories & flutey synths. © 1981 (originally a Fortuna cassette).
ADELBERT VON DEYEN - STERNZEIT (Bureau B BB 237: DP) CD £14.00 - Schulzian cosmic debut, heavily inspired by "Cyborg" & "Timewind". © 1978.
ADELBERT VON DEYEN - NORDBORG (Bureau B BB 238: DP) CD £14.00 - 2nd album (© 1979). Floating synthesizer & other instruments, heavily inspired by Klaus Schulze "Cyborg" & "Mirage", plus some unique twists of his own.
WHEN - BLACK WHITE & GREY (ReR WHCD: 1xBT) CD £12.00 - Musique-concrete & high-art collage meets Robert Wyatt circa "Rock Bottom"! © 1991. This also contains the 1988 gothic "Death in a Blue Lake" suite.
TREVOR WISHART - JOURNEY INTO SPACE (Paradigm Discs PD 18: DP) CD £9.00 - Reissue of the very strange atmospheric/collage 2LP set (© 1973).
TREVOR WISHART - MACHINE (Paradigm Discs PD 25) CD £9.00 - 1971 work originally released over 3 sides on the "Electronic Music From York" 3LP set in 1973.
IANNIS XENAKIS - LA LEGENDE D'EER (mode 148) CDR £15.00 - 7-channel 47 minute version of his "Light and sound composition for the Diatope at the Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris". Different version to the Montaigne CD release.
STOMU YAMASH'TA - RED BUDDHA (Spalax SPALAXCD14512: RE) CD £11.00 - Amazing solo percussion, one track per side, high quality multi-tracked & layered. © 1971.
ZIRCON & THE BURNING BRAINS = Alan & Steve Freeman (Alto Stratus) together with Nigel Harris. For more detailed release information please go to: http://home.btconnect.com/ultimathule/tachyon/zbb/menu.html
ZIRCON & THE BURNING BRAINS - MANA (Dark Star DSC DS304) CDR £5.00 - © 1983.
ZIRCON & THE BURNING BRAINS - ANAM (Dark Star DSC DSC01) CDR £5.00 - © 1983.
ZIRCON & THE BURNING BRAINS - CORTEX! (Ultimate Transmissions UTCD 001: 2xBT) CD £8.00 - Avant-garde/industrial/electronic sonic-art weirdness in the realms of TG, NWW, etc.
ZIRCON & THE BURNING BRAINS - COLD SMOKE (Auricle AMACDR 001) CDR £5.00
ZIRCON & THE BURNING BRAINS - EMBERS (Auricle AMACDR 011) CDR £5.00 - Archives.
ZIRCON & THE BURNING BRAINS - ZIRCOGNITION (Auricle AMCDR 057: RE) CDR £7.00
ZIRCON & THE BURNING BRAINS - OCCIDENTAL ENCOUNTER (Auricle AMCDR 061) CDR £7.00 - Back together in the Tachyon Studio for a new one-off live session (August 2004).
ZIRCON & THE BURNING BRAINS - DISSECTING HUMAN LIFE (Auricle AMACDR 017) CDR £5.00 - This archive collection is a diverse tour through many ZBB styles. © 2012.
THE ZIRCON GAME - FIRE LANE (Auricle AMCDR 055) CDR £7.00 - 2004 impromptu sessions from Endgame/ZBB hybrid. Radical electroacoustic excursions, betwixt INA.GRM & NWW. The complete recordings of 2 sessions, buzzing with creative energy.
A KRAUTROCKSAMPLER (Kraut Head collector's series AKS 1-5) 5CDR £20.00 - Collection of tracks from 1969-75: Agitation Free, Amon Duul II, Brave New World, Can, Code III, Emtidi, Faust, Gila, Kollektiv, Mythos, RMO, Sand, Tangerine Dream, Wired, Xhol, Yatha Sidhra, etc.
AURICLE CDR 2001 SAMPLER (Auricle AMSCDR 005) CDR £3.00 - Nifty bargain sampler (now even cheaper), introducing Alto Stratus, Endgame & solo projects by Alan, Steve & Jim.
AURICLE CDR 2002 SAMPLER (Auricle AMSCDR 010) CDR £3.00 - Nifty bargain sampler (now even cheaper): Jim Tetlow, Endgame (4 tracks), Hemamorphite, Eruption, Polymorph. Plus CD-ROM.
COLOGNE CURIOSITIES · THE UNKNOWN KRAUTROCK UNDERGROUND, 1972-1976 (Mental Experience MENT005CD) CD £11.00 - Compilation of the unreleased elsewhere tracks from the Virgin "Unknown Deutschland" CD series: The Astral Army, Spirulina, Chronos, Neil Andersen, Baal, Ten To Zen & Fuerrote. With booklet notes by Alan Freeman.
# ¿DRONSZ? (Auricle AMCDR 038) CDR £7.00 - One-off hand-labelled copy. Unique unreleased drone & synthesizer works from: Biomechanoid, Alan Freeman, Steve Freeman, Chris Conway, Dave Powell, Steve Hillman, Endgame, Jim Tetlow, Triax, Alto Stratus.
KRAUTROCK KARNIVAL (SAS 5) CD £9.00 - Wide-ranging synth through to stoner from Damo Suzuki's Network, Circle, Appliance, Kubusschnitt, Foreign Spaces, Cookin' With Kurt, etc.
LIVE EQ & SOL 2008 (Auricle AMCDR 191) CDR £5.00 - Split release of live recordings: Alto Stratus at the EQ Festival (22/3/2008), Triax at the Solstice Festival (21/6/2008).
LUCID DREAMING (NAMA 2001) CD £11.00 - "New Age Music Association" sampler, with much unique music: Symbiosis, Lawrence Ball, Annie Locke, Woo, Mark Jenkins, etc.
PONDER THIS... (Submergence SUB 5007) CD £9.00, ex/ex+ £5.00 - A collection of avant-noise-atmos-experimental musics by Conrad Schnitzler, Mystery Hearsay, Rapoon, Colin Potter, Asmus Tietchens, Merzbow, David Myers & Thomas DiMuzio, F/i, Endgame.
PSYCHEDELIC UNDERGROUND 18 (Garden of Delights CD 180) CD £4.00 - Promo label sampler (3000 copy numbered edition). Virus, Panko, Embryo, Sunbirds, Gaa, Missus Beastly, Exponent, Reaktor 4, Gila. © 2017.
PUISSANCE 13+2 (Musea FGBG 4087.AR) CD £11.00 - All original recordings, classic French early-1970's progressives & obscure bands, etc. Ergo Sum, Magma, Spectre, MOR, Solitude, Voyage, Design, Contrepoint, Catherine Ribeiro+Alpes, Claude Engel, Catharsis, Alain Markusfeld, etc.
2CD SET ANTHOLOGY 1980-1981 (Auricle AMCDR 101/102) 2CDR £11.00 - All the recordings we have from Wolfgang Hertz & co. An extended version of Aussenminister's contribution to our cassette release (plus a demo recording), the complete side by Model 81, contributions to our "A Cage Went In Search Of A Bird", "Journey To The End Of Night" & "Historical Auricle" samplers by Aussenminister, Wolfgang Hertz & Input.
VARIATIONS: A LONDON COMPILATION (Paradigm Discs PD 01) CD £8.00 - Experimental, avant-garde, industrial, etc. All new music by: John Wall, Andrew Jacques, Crow, Alquimia, John Grieve, Kymatik, Adam Bohman.
VARIATIONS 2 (Paradigm Discs PD 05) CD £8.00 - Avant-garde/electronic/bizarre sounds from: Akemi Ishijima, Michael Ormiston, Tom Wallace, Hugh Davies, Bob Cobbing & Lawrence Upton, John Grieve, Clive Graham, Rolf Gehlhaar.
Steve & Alan
Freeman, Ultima Thule, 21 Heather Road, Leicester, LE2 6DF
Telephone: 0116 270 2354