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# AGITATION FREE - AT LAST... AGITATION FREE IS ALIVE (Pupil Tilip No. 1) LP m/ex+ £50.00 - Rare bootleg LP with Ho Chi Minh cover, #98/300. Live on WDR II Radio (2/2/1974), this is definitive "2nd" material.
AGUSA - HÖGTID (Kommun 2 KOMMUN2-24: GF) LP m/vg £18.00 - Debut from this Swedish psychedelic rock-folk/cross-culture band. Cover: arrived new but with the top seam split (by the record) and slightly bashed on the corners. Includes new release promo sheet. P&P = 7 units.
# GLI ALLUMINOGENI - SCOLOPENDRA (Fonit Cetra LPP 436: GF) LP m/ex+ £25.00 - Italian heavy organ rock trio (© 1972), hints of early Deep Purple, ELP, great psychedelic sound.
# ALPHATAURUS - ALPHATAURUS (AMS Records AMS LP 09: 180g vinyl,triple-GF) LP £22.00 - One of the best Italian 1970s LP's: a pure classic! Kinda Il Balletto Di Bronzo, Semiramis, Novalis & Stern Meissen mix. P&P = 8 units!
AMON DUUL II - TANZ DER LEMMINGE (SPV 304201 2LP: GF) 2LP £27.00 - 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 (SPV 305351 2LP: GF) 2LP £27.00 - 4th album, featuring Danny Fichelscher & Renate Knaup, both later of Popol Vuh. This replicates the Revisited Rec. CD version, including bonus tracks: "Skylight" & "Tanzelwurmloch".
AMON DUUL II - WOLF CITY (SPV 305371 2LP: GF) 2LP £27.00 - Their surprisingly varied 5th album (© 1972), fresh & highly inventive with much more of Renate Knaup's uniquely styled vocals. This replicates the Revisited Rec. CD version, including bonus tracks: "Kindermörderlied", "Mystic Blutsturz" & "Düülirium".
AMON DUUL II - LEMMINGMANIA (SPV 304211 2LP: GF) 2LP £27.00 - Excellent United Artists era compilation, mainly featuring singles tracks. This replicates the Revisited Rec. CD version, including bonus tracks: "Pig Man", "Mozambique", "Manana" & "Ladies Mimikry".
ÅKE ANDERSSON & ANTERO HONKANEN - REIDARIN SÄHKÖISET KUVAT (Svart SRE129) LP £21.00 - Reissue of the mega-rare Love Records release. Fascinating, esoteric electronics from Finland, vaguely Ralph Lundsten like. © 1977.
JORGE ANTUNES - MUSICA ELETRÔNICA (Mental Experience MENT007) LP £15.00 - Brazilian electroacoustic music composer. Reissue of his 1975 LP release of 1962-70 recordings.
ARACHNOID - ARACHNOID (Replica RPC03: 180g vinyl) LP £16.00 - Arachnoid were unique in progressive rock, with nods to King Crimson, Pulsar, Pink Floyd & Heldon: a fiery & mainly instrumental space-progressive.
ARISTIDE PADYGROS - ARISTIDE PADYGROS (Cezame CEZ 1025: GF) LP g-vg+/ex £11.00 - 2nd LP, aka "La Mouchoir". Nice mix of Breton & Celtic folk styles, hints of Gwendal, Malicorne, Alan Stivell, etc. © 1976.
ARSENAL - SECOND WIND (Melodia С60 23369 002) LP vg-ex+/vg £8.00 - Top Russian jazz-rock group, towards Passport, Mahavishnu Orchestra, etc. © 1985.
ARSENAL - 6 (Melodia C60 31575 005) LP m/ex+ £11.00, m/vg+ £8.00 - One of their best, with hints of Passport, "Guitar" Zappa, Nucleus, Mahavishnu Orchestra, etc.
ATOLL - MUSICIENS MAGICIENS (Replica RPC005: GF) LP £16.00 - 1974 debut from this Ange styled French progressive, with Yes & King Crimson twists too! 180g yellow vinyl edition, limited to 300 copies. P&P = 7 units.
AVALANCHE - PERSEVERANCE KILLS OUR GAME (Guerssen GUESS144: RM) LP £15.00 - Classic Dutch folk onto trippy psychedelic & shimmery space trips. © 1979.
BABLICON - THE ORANGE TAPERED MOON (Pickled Egg EGG 20: 220g vinyl,GF) LP new/vg+ £12.00 - Recorded in a Chicago underground bunker, it often sounds like early Soft Machine meeting Henry Cow, with a bit of that radical Volcano The Bear type of thing. Note: 7 units P&P.
LUCIANO BASSO - VOCI (AMS LP 04: 180g vinyl) LP £13.00 - Excellent instrumental Italian progressive, with Catharsis, Banco, Semiramis touches. © 1976. Special purchase!
BETWEEN - STILLE UBER DER ZEIT/SILENCE BEYOND TIME (Wergo Spectrum SM 1023) LP ex+/vg+ £14.00 - German international band. Their last LP was an atmospheric blend of ethnic & jazz musics. © 1980.
BIGLIETTO PER L'INFERNO - IL TEMPO DELLA SEMINA (AMS LP 48: 180g vinyl,GF) LP £22.00 - Previously unreleased 2nd album (recorded in 1974), complex classical rock full of invention & surprises! P&P = 7 units.
BIRGÉ GORGÉ - AVANT TOUTE (Souffle Continu FFL014) LP £18.00 - Stunning experimental guitar & electronics, early unreleased archives by pre-Birge Gorge Shiroc. © 2015.
TIM BLAKE - BLAKE'S NEW JERUSALEM (Barclay CLAY 7005) LP ex+/g £15.00 - Synth & space-songs with Gong style, includes "Lighthouse". His 2nd solo, © 1978.
IAN BODDY - PHOENIX (Something Else SER 001) LP £17.00, new/vg+ £12.00 - One of the UK's top synthesists. On this much more energetic synth LP Ian ventured towards Mark Shreeve realms. © 1986.
LARS-GUNNAR BODIN • BENGT EMIL JOHNSON - SEMIKOLON (Paradigm Discs PD 29: 1xBT) LP £14.00 - Radiophonic compositions. Very strange sound-text/concrete poetry elements, mixed with acoustic montage, electroacoustic, musique-concrete materials, dadaist style theatrics, etc.
BRAINTICKET - COTTONWOODHILL (Lilith LR313: 180g vinyl,GF) LP+CD £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. The CD contains the same tracks as the LP. P&P = 7 units.
BRAINTICKET - PSYCHONAUT (Lilith LR312: 180g vinyl) LP+CD £16.00 - 2nd album (also 1971). This was more your typical trippy progressive, with actual songs & compositions, sometimes in the vein of early Hawkwind. The CD contains the same tracks as the LP.
BRAINTICKET - CELESTIAL OCEAN (Lilith LR307: 180g vinyl,GF) LP+CD £16.00 - 3rd album (© 1973), classic ethno-cosmic psychedelic trip, kinda: Nik Turner's Sphinx "Xitintoday" mixed with Ash Ra Tempel, Hawkwind, "Psychonaut" & beyond... Yep, another classic! The CD contains the same tracks as the LP. P&P = 7 units.
PETER BRYNGELSSON - VIA (Slask SLALP 001: IN) LP ex+/ex £14.00 - Instrumental, typically Scandinavian blend of rock, folk, jazz, psych, etc. 1990 debut solo from former Ragnarok & Triangulus member.
BUDKA SUFLERA - CIEN WIELKIEJ GÓRY (Muza SX 1264) LP vg/vg+ £6.00 - Their 1975 debut, a slightly bluesy progressive with some Jane similarity & a liberal dose of psychedelia. Niemen is featured as guest synthesist.
JOE BYRD & THE FIELD HIPPIES - THE AMERICAN METAPHYSICAL CIRCUS (Columbia MS 7317: RE) LP £8.00 - Follow-on project from United States Of America.
PHILIPPE CAILLAT GROUP - FRENCH CONNECTION, DIRTY RATS (JA&RO 003) LP ex+/vg+ £11.00 - Typical French jazz-fusion with an eccentric edge. © 1981. Guitarist Philippe Caillat was previously in the German prog-fusion band Frob.
CAMIZOLE - CAMIZOLE (Souffle Continu FFL029) 2LP £24.00 - Historic recordings of 1970's French underground band. This fills in the gaps between Etron Fou & Video-Aventures histories. Deranged & raw eccentric music for the adventurous listener! Reissue of the Spalax CD (note: 1 track is omitted, being replaced by 3 previously unreleased tracks).
CHECKPOINT CHARLIE - CHECKPOINT CHARLIE (Schneeball 2019: IN,RE) LP £13.00 - Aka "Die Durchsichtige" or "The Clear LP". Their 3rd album (© 1980) of political rock in German, betwixt Floh De Cologne & Ton Steine Scherben. The 1999 reissue on milky/clear heavy duty vinyl.
MIKHAIL CHEKALIN - BOARDER STATE (Melodia C90 31377 004) LP m/m £15.00 - With elements of Peter Frohmader/Asmus Tietchens' electro-experimental rock. © 1991.
MIKHAIL CHEKALIN - INTRODUCTION INTO INTUITION (Melodia C90 31681 003) LP m/m £15.00, m/vg+ £9.00 - Intuitive improvisations with electronic keyboards, rhythm computers, etc. Not at all what you'd expect!
MIKHAIL CHEKALIN - CONCERTO GROSSO - II (Melodia C90 30669 004) LP ex+/ex £15.00, ex+/vg+ £9.00 - A step on from Frohmader's darker synth world towards the spooky regions of Schulze/Grosser's "Babel".
CHERRY FIVE - CHERRY FIVE (AMS Records AMS LP 14: GF) LP £22.00 - Legendary complex Italian progressive with Goblin musicians, English vocals & powerful style. © 1975.
CIRCLES - CIRCLES (Mental Experience MENT001) LP £16.00 - Experimental German duo of the early-1980s. Their debut was an electronics & guitar mix of spacey & motorik Krautrock. © 1983.
CIRCLES - MORE CIRCLES (Mental Experience MENT002) LP £16.00 - 2nd LP, in the vein of Cluster, Harmonia, Fripp & Eno, Camera Obscura, etc. Synths, guitars, etc. © 1984.
CLUSTER - ZUCKERZEIT (Lilith LR333: 180g vinyl) LP+CD £20.00 - Their more diverse 3rd LP, produced by Michael Rother. Playful electronica & twisted ambient for Eno ambient & Kraftwerk "Ralf & Florian" era fans. © 1974. The CD contains the same tracks as the LP.
CLUSTER - KONZERTE 1972/1977 (Bureau B BB 240) LP+CD £18.00 - Largely abstract live recordings live at the Fabrik, Hamburg 1972 & Festival International De La Science-Fiction, Metz 1977. The CD contains the same tracks as the LP.
# COLLEGIUM MUSICUM - COLLEGIUM MUSICUM (Supraphon/Gramofonový Klub 1 13 1018: pocket GF) LP vg+/g+ £20.00 - One of the most famous Czech progressives. Rare 1971 debut.
COLLEGIUM MUSICUM - MARIAN VARGA & COLLEGIUM MUSICUM (Opus 9116 0446: RE) LP vg/vg £7.00 - Also an instrumental live set, this time by a quartet with guitar. © 1976.
THE COSMIC JOKERS - THE COSMIC JOKERS (Klimt MJJ325: blue vinyl) LP £20.00 - Classic space-rock from Jurgen Dollase, Manuel Gottsching, Dieter Dierks, Klaus Schulze & Harald Grosskopf. © 1974.
GREGOR CÜRTEN & ANSELM ROGMANS - PLANES (Wah Wah Records LPS144: GF,RM) LP £18.00 - An obscure one-off project from 1974, making unusual atmospheric music in the realms of early Cluster & Harmonia. Typically Teutonic, with the accent on blending the abstract and & melodic.
EKSEPTION - 3 (Philips 6413 007: GF) LP ex/vg+ £9.00 - This also includes adaptations of J.S. Bach & L. van Beethoven. With vocalist Steve Allet. © 1970.
ELECTRA - 3 (Amiga 8 55 762) LP ex+/ex £17.00 - Varied mix of psych, prog, polit & classical rock styles. DDR band, © 1980. On original burgundy Amiga label!
EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER - EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER (Island ILPS 9132: picture label) LP vg-ex/vg £5.00 - Supergroup of Keith Emerson, Greg Lake & Carl Palmer. © 1970.
ETERNAL WIND - TERRA INCOGNITA (Flying Fish FF422) LP new/vg-co £7.00 - US ethnic-jazz-world music fusion, much more radical than Oregon or Cadona. © 1987.
ETRON FOU LELOUBLAN - BATELAGES (Replica RPC02: 180g vinyl) LP £14.00 - Classic 1976 debut from French eccentric RIO pioneers: Beefheart gone really weird & crazy French!
ETRON FOU LELOUBLAN - LES TROIS FOU'S PERDEGAGENT (Replica RPC004: 180g vinyl) LP £14.00 - 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: 180g vinyl,GF) LP £16.00 - 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. P&P = 7 units.
FANTASIA - FANTASIA (Svart SRE082: GF,BK) £19.50 - First ever reissue of this mysterious 1975 Finnish prog album, originally on the Hi-Hat label. P&P = 7 units.
FAR EAST FAMILY BAND - NIPPONJIN (Phoenix ASHLP3009: #1000,180g vinyl) LP £15.00 - Re-recorded versions of material originally on Far Out "Nihonjin" & FEFB "The Cave Down To Earth" mixed by Klaus Schulze. © 1976.
F.A.T. - ANIMAL (Poutrage/GED/L'étourneur/Atypeek Music/Be Coq) MLP £15.00 - 21½ minutes of excellent 2016 French experimental rock.
FAUST - THE FAUST TAPES (Virgin VC 501) LP ex+/vg+ £29.00 - Archive material (originally released in 1973 at the price of a single!), rock & avant-garde invention of high Krautrock calibre.
FINNFOREST - LAHTO MATKALLE (Svart SRE058: green vinyl) LP £18.00 - 2nd album, here they mixed-in some classical influences, blending their Nordic style with elements close to the moody works of ECM artists like Eberhard Weber or Terje Rypdal. © 1976.
PATRICK GAUTHIER - BEBE GODZILLA (Souffle Continu FFL016: blue vinyl) LP £18.00 - Featuring Weidorje, Heldon & Magma musicians. This "Baby Godzilla" is some crazed fusion monster! © 1981.
GOBLIN - PROFONDO ROSSO (AMS Records LP 10: GF,RE) LP £22.00 - Classic debut by Goblin, soundtrack to the Dario Argento film (aka "Deep Red") starring David Hemmings. P&P = 7 units.
GOBLIN - SUSPIRIA (AMS Records AMS LP 11: GF) LP £22.00 - Classic 1977 soundtrack to the Dario Argento horror masterpiece.
BRIAN GODDING - SLAUGHTER ON SHAFTESBURY AVENUE (Reckless RECK 16) LP m/m £14.00 - Obscure solo of gliss/tonal guitars & spacey rock/jazzy fusion from ex-Blossom Toes/Magma/Mirage/etc. guitarist & band. © 1988.
GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR - LUCIFERIAN TOWERS (Constellation CST126) LP £24.00 - Excellent 2017 album! 180g vinyl gatefold edition, with printed inner sleeve, 24"x24" poster & MP3 download coupon. All this means the P&P = 8 units.
BO HANSSON - MUSIC INSPIRED BY WATERSHIP DOWN (Charisma 9124 015: IN) LP ex+/g+ £5.00 - 4th album, © 1977. Again featuring Kenny Hakansson & Thomas Netzler.
JUKKA HAURU - INFORMATION (Svart SVR385) LP £19.50 - First ever reissue of this classic 1972 Finnish psych-fusion album (originally on Finnlevy). © 1972.
JUKKA HAURU - EPISODE (Svart SRE050: orange vinyl) LP £19.50 - More varied album than "Information", but still typically Scandinavian fusion of the 1970s. With most of Wigwam. © 1974.
DASHIELL HEDAYAT - OBSOLETE (Replica RPC023: RM,180g vinyl,GF) LP £16.00 - His tripped-out psychedelic trip with Gong members (© 1971). A weird twist on the classic early Gong sound, with an overdose of psychedelia, effects collage & phenomenal space-rock trips! P&P = 7 units.
HELDON - ELECTRONIQUE GUERILLA (Bureau B BB 280) LP £20.00 - 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) LP £20.00 - 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.
HELDON - THIRD, IT'S ALWAYS ROCK 'N' ROLL (Bureau B BB 282: GF) 2LP £28.00 - 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) LP £20.00 - "Heldon 4" (© 1976), transitional Heldon, with a bigger more powerful sound: Mellotron, synths, Frippian guitars galore!
PIERRE HENRY - MALEFICES (Cacophonic 6CACKLP) LP £16.00 - Side A contains the "Malefices" soundtrack (released as a 7" EP in 1962), side B contains 4 tracks (3 of them previously unreleased?). 2013 compilation.
HERO - HERO (AMS LP 57: 180g vinyl) LP £22.00 - Italian prog band based in Germany, in the spirit of Museo Rosenbach, but with shorter tracks, English vocals, hints of German bands like Metropolis. © 1974.
HÖLDERLIN - HÖLDERLIN'S TRAUM (Wah Wah Records LPS038: GF) LP £15.00 - A cosmic folk-rock gem, with beautiful female vocals, not far behind Emtidi's "Saat". A Pilz legend reissued! © 1972. P&P = 7 units.
MICHEL HUYGEN - BARCELONA 1992 (AMP AMP-L 005) LP ex/ex £7.00 - (Thunderbolt THBL 056) LP new/ex+ £9.00, new/vg+ £8.00 - © 1986. TV movie soundtrack from Neuronium leader.
OLDRICH JANOTA - OLDRICH JANOTA (Panton 81 0961-1311: IN) LP m/ex+ £25.00 - Mysterious Czech music, a blend of ethnic, folk & other musics, featuring Irena Havlova & Vojtech Havel. © 1990.
KEDAMA - LIVE AT SUNRISE STUDIOS (Sommor SOMM038: RM,IN) LP £15.00 - Classic Swiss instrumental prog album, © 1976. Numbered edition of 550 copies. Comes with download code for a free bonus album of 1973-77 sessions & rarities.
KITARO - IN PERSON DIGITAL (Kuckuck 054) LP ex-m/ex £6.00 - You'd hardly know this was live, yet the 3 additional musicians are very noticeable, very spacious & almost rock music at times. © 1980.
KOMINTERN - LE BAL POUR RAT MORT (Replica RPC035: 180g vinyl) LP £16.00 - Legendary & excellent French progressive band interconnected with Red Noise, with hints of Frank Zappa, Mahjun, Gong, East Of Eden, etc. The original release was on Harvest, © 1971.
MAGMA - 1001° CENTIGRADES (Mercury 531 662-2) LP £18.00 - 2nd album (© 1971), highly inventive fusion, complex, dramatic & quite austere - foreign in every aspect, even to the French! This is a 2009 180g vinyl reissue in the "Back To Black" series.
MIGHT OF COINCIDENCE - THE BIRTH OF (Mellotron MLP 003: IN) LP £18.00 - Hippy folky combo from Switzerland, with breezy songs, flutes, guitars, bass & percussion, vague hints of acoustic Amon Düül & Siloah, plus a touch of Emtidi.
# IAN MIDDLETON - TIME BUILDING (Entr'acte E66) LP m/ex+ £8.00 - Light oozy/floaty shimmering tones, in very sedate Brian Eno/K. Leimer territory. © 2009.
MISSUS BEASTLY - SPACE GUERILLA (Schneeball 00011: GF) LP ex+/ex £45.00 - Last album from the 1970s by this Kraut-fusion band related to Embryo. © 1978.
# THE MOTHMEN - PAY ATTENTION! (On-U Sounds LP 2) LP ex+/vg+ £50.00 - 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.
THE MOTHMEN - PAY ATTENTION! (On-U Sounds ONULP2) LP £16.00 - 2015 reissue, Includes download code.
NICK MOTT - ALMOST ENTIRELY OF NERVES AND BLOOD (Lumberton Trading Company LUMB006) 7" m/m £10.00 - Former member of Volcano The Bear. Numbered limited edition (this is copy 93/100) 1-sided single plus art print. P&P = 3 units.
MOVING GELATINE PLATES - MOVING GELATINE PLATES (Replica RPC011: 180g vinyl,GF) LP £16.00 - Legendary French progressive fusion mix roughly like a French twist on the Canterbury: Egg/Soft Machine/Caravan styles. Their debut circa 1970. P&P = 7 units.
# FRITZ MULLER ROCK - KOMMT (Roth-Handle 6.23159) LP ex/ex £20.00 - Aka Eberhard Kranemann (early Kraftwerk member). Very much a mixed bag, with heavy psychedelic sounds, hints of new-wave, rock satire & Zappa-like madness. © 1977.
MURPLE - IO SONO MURPLE (AMS Records AMSLP44: GF) LP £22.00 - Dreamy Italian progressive classic, otherworldly & delicate, with Italian lyrics, lots of keyboards/synths/guitars. © 1974. P&P = 7 units.
# MY SOLID GROUND - SWF-SESSION 1971 (Long Hair LHC220) LP £17.00 - Early Bacillus hard rock & cosmic trippy Kraut band. Side 1 = SWF-Radio session (19+ minutes), Side 2 = Original full length version (24'39") of "Flash" (a bonus track from the Second Battle CD release).
NASCITA DELLA SFERA - PER UNA SCULTURA DI USCHIO (AMS AMSLP06: GF,IN,180g vinyl) LP £13.00 - Italian avant-garde experimental album from 1978, that features keyboards, guitars, & a wealth of sonic collage/sound effects. Unclassifiable & diverse in the extreme! P&P = 7 units.
# NAVEL - AMBIENT 1: MUSIC FOR SPACEPORTS (Taping Desk 06) MLP m/vg+ £5.00 - German ambient outfit in light "Discreet Music"/Fripp & Eno/Cluster "Sowiesoso" vein. © 2009.
NEU! - NEU! (Gronland LPGRONI: GF,white vinyl) LP £15.00 - Inventive industrial Krautrock from 2 ex-Kraftwerk members. Highly influential & an all-time classic! © 1972.
NEU! - NEU! 2 (Gronland LPGRONII: GF,RE) LP £15.00 - Featuring more typical Kraftwerk drum riffing, walls of guitar & much weirdness. © 1973. All of these are sealed copies, they should all be on white vinyl (based on previous copies we've opened).
NEU! - NEU! 75 (Gronland LPGRONIII: GF,RE) LP £15.00 - The embryo of La Dusseldorf: Dinger, Rother, Dinger & Lampe. Varied album with typical Neu! & Rother solo styles. © 1975.
# THE NEW BLOCKADERS/PUTREFIER - SCHLEIFMITTELBÖGEN (Birthbiter 09) LP m/m £12.00 - My notes "Sounds like someone's put a microphone in a cement mixer on a building site, along with glass, bricks & metal, all recorded with shrill intensity". Your personal experience may differ! © 2007.
# NEW HUMANS - DISASSOCIATE (Avant/Savant 001: PO) LP m/m £10.00 - New York based atmos/noise outfit. © 2006. Apparently a 300 copy edition.
# NEW TROLLS - SENZA ORARIO SENZA BANDIERA (Cetra/Vinyl Magic VMLP 130: GF) LP ex+/m £9.00 - 180g vinyl reissue (circa 2008) of their 1968 debut.
NEXUS - EN EL COMIENZO DEL TOPOS URANOS (Lion Productions LION LP-171) LP £20.00 - Argentina progressive, this relates to French & Italian progressives of the 1970s, being full of nimble solos & refined prog complexities. © 2017. Limited numbered edition of 300 copies.
CZESLAW NIEMEN - NIEMEN, VOL. 2 (Muza SXL 0896: blue labels) LP vg-ex+/vg £16.00 - Less experimental companion to above, still with SBB though. © 1973.
# NURSE WITH WOUND - MERZBILD SCHWET (United Dairies UD 04) LP ex-m/ex+ £200.00 - NWW's 1980 venture beyond Dadaism onto the classical avant-garde, with that unique surreal tongue-in-cheek Nurse humour. Numbered edition: #31/500. Note: etched on runout by original owner.
# NURSE WITH WOUND - DRUNK WITH THE OLD MAN OF THE MOUNTAINS (United Dairies UD 025) LP ex+/ex+ £150.00 - The 100 copy edition that was "never to be reissued!" (but was). With original artworks & insert. Bar Maldoror recordings (1983-1987). © 1987.
ODE TO MARILYN - ODE TO MARILYN (Svart SRE130) LP £21.00 - Reissue of the mega-rare Scandia Records release from 1973, inc. Antero Honkanen, Edward Vesala, etc. Percussion, instruments & electronics, recorded underground! © 1974.
MIKE OLDFIELD - TUBULAR BELLS (Virgin V2001: 2nd pressing) LP ex/ex+ £6.00 - (Virgin V2001: 3rd pressing) LP vg-ex/ex £4.50 - The Mike Oldfield classic! With guests: Viv Stanshall, Jon Field, Lindsay Cooper, etc. © 1973.
MIKE OLDFIELD - OMMADAWN (Virgin V2043: IN) LP ex/ex £5.00 - © 1975.
# OSANNA - L'UOMO (Fonit Cetra LPP 440: GF) LP ex+/vg £15.00 - 1971 debut, complex heavy & jazzy edged progressive with flutes & guitars to the fore, Italian & English vocals, akin to New Trolls. 1991 "Limited Edition by Vinylmagic".
PAPIR MEETS ELECTRIC MOON - THE PAPERMOON SESSIONS LIVE AT ROADBURN 2014 (Sulatron st1501) LP £19.00 Danish trio Papir plus Komet Lulu & Sula Bassana (of Electric Moon). Just two 20+ minute pieces of instrumental space-rock. © 2015.
PELL MELL - FROM THE NEW WORLD (Long Hair LHC121) LP £17.00 - 2nd album, much more symphonic prog styled, with strong arrangements & classic adaptations. © 1973.
RICHARD PINHAS - RHIZOSPHERE (Bureau B BB 279) LP £20.00 - 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) LP £20.00 - His 2nd solo (© 1978) contains 7 synthesizer themes & the 30 minute opus "Paul Atredies" performed by Heldon.
PULSAR - BIENVENUE AU CONSEIL D'ADMINISTRATION (Musea FGBG 2020: IN) LP £12.00, new/vg+ £9.00 - A very different ballet performance soundtrack, with different Pink Floyd angles (a bit of "Animals" era sound), punky Arachnoid edges. Excellent & full of surprises. © 1981.
QUAD - QUAD (Sulatron st1704) LP £15.00 - Limited stocks of this totally tripped-out instrumental album from Gary Ramon of Sun Dial with guitars, sitar, electronics, drums, etc. © 1997.
RITMIA - FORSE IL MARE (Robi Droli RD 003) LP ex/ex £28.00 - 1986 Italian cross-culture folk/ethnic mix, 4 long tracks towards Canzionere Del Lazio.
ROUSSEAU - SQUARE THE CIRCLE (Musea FGBG 2017) LP m/ex £6.50 - Camel inspired German progressive. Their 3rd LP, © 1988.
SANTANA - CARAVANSERAI (CBS S 65299: GF) LP ex/vg+ £5.00 - Santana's most esoteric but powerful album, with dual guitars overdose!
SBB - GRUPA SBB (Muza SXL 1142: blue labels) LP vg-ex+/vg £16.00 - (Muza 01902 9 59439 7 4) LP £18.00 - Legendary Polish progressive, their debut of lengthy instrumental freak-outs & bluesy songs, live in concert. © 1974.
SBB - NOWY HORYZONT (Muza SX 1206: blue labels) LP vg-ex+/vg+ £17.00 - (Muza SX 1206: red labels) LP vg-ex+/ex £16.00 - 2nd LP, recorded in 1975. Dazzling guitar mixes with space-rock & Mahavishnu Orchestra fusion.
SBB - SBB (Supraphon 1113 2218: RE) LP ex+/ex £15.00 - 5th album (aka "Slovenian Girls"), uniquely esoteric but powerful 1 track a side LP, originally only released in Czechoslovakia.
SBB - WELCOME (Wifon LP 004) LP ex/vg+ £9.00 - More commercial 1979 outing.
GUNTER SCHICKERT - UBERFALLIG (Bureau B BB 96) LP £21.00 - 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 - LABYRINTH (Marmo Music MARMOLP01) LP £20.00 - Side 1 is taken from the "HaHeHiHo" cassette-only release, Side 2 is similar material to the rare "Echodrive 2000" demo CDR. © 2018.
GÜNTER SCHICKERT - NACHTFALTER (Bureau B BB306) LP £18.00 - All new recordings by the legendary Berlin guitarist. Very varied 2019 album.
# CONRAD SCHNITZLER - ROT (Block KS 1002) LP m/ex £250.00 - Incredible 1973 avant-synth solo debut from former Tangerine Dream, Kluster & Eruption member. Just 2 long tracks: "Meditation" & "Krautrock". Yes, this is pure synth music before Klaus Schulze thought of the idea. A must for fans of early Cluster & analogue electronics. This is sizzling stuff!
# CONRAD SCHNITZLER - BLAU (Block KS 1003) LP ex+/ex £210.00 - More subtle than "Rot" with oozing organic electronics akin to early Cluster with an air of Schulzian spaciness. © 1973. Signed & dated 15.3.81 by Con.
KLAUS SCHULZE - DUNE (Brain 0060.225: IN,RE) LP m-vg+/ex £9.00 - Album 11 (© 1979), with a stronger classical edge due to Wolfgang Tiepold's cello. With Arthur Brown (a dab hand at lyric improvisation) on side 2. 2nd 1979 pressing, with orange picture Brain labels, metallic sleeve & inner bag with lyrics.
KLAUS SCHULZE - DIG IT (Brain 0060.353: IN) LP ex/vg £8.00 - Klaus' first digital recordings. Original 1980 orange Brain label issue with printed inner sleeve and "Digital Recording" text at bottom-right of front cover.
SEMOOL - ESSAIS (Souffle Continu FFL006) LP £18.00 - Rare Futura underground (1969-71). Imagine Syd Barret playing guitar with Pauvros & Bizien, or maybe break-down early Lard Free to a more abstract form, you could have this typically French oddity!
SILOAH - SILOAH (Garden of Delights LP 029: 2xBT) LP £22.00 - Aka "Saureadler" (1970 LP), obscure hippy Krautrock underground with hints of Amon Duul's "Paradieswarts Duul". 1000 copy numbered edition with 16-page LP-sized booklet. P&P = 7 units.
SONDE - EN CONCERT (Music Gallery Editions MGE 14: IN) LP ex/ex £55.00 - Canadian electroacoustic ensemble, largely using their own instruments & sound sculptures. A collection of live recordings: Montreal (13/7/1977) & Toronto (14+17/1/1978).
SONGS OF NORWAY - DESPITE THE CLOAK (Beta-lactum ring mt058a) LP £20.00 - Volcano the Bear alter-ego project of Aaron Moore & Nick Mott = freeform abstractions, duets & trios, scuttle & writhe. This is one of a limited number that come with a bonus 7" EP (mt058b). P&P = 7 units!
STERN-COMBO MEISSEN - WEISSES GOLD (Amiga 8 55 636: blue labels) LP ex+/vg £13.00 - Classic DDR symphonic spacey progressive. 2nd album, © 1979.
SULA BASSANA - LIVE AT ROADBURN FESTIVAL 2014 (Sulatron st 1502) LP £19.00 - Heavy space treks in Electric Moon vein, featuring Mellotron on one track. © 2015.
TAMMLES - TAMMLES (Escalibur BUR 810) LP ex/ex+ £23.00 - Obscure 1980's Breton folk band, very varied & highly creative mix of trad & originals, bit Malicorne-like.
TETRAGON - NATURE (Replica RPC028: 180g vinyl,GF) LP £16.00 - Legendary classical rock circa 1971, kinda Krautrock twist on Egg/The Nice with Dutch progressive stylisms - in other words, great! P&P = 7 units.
# THIS HEAT - THIS HEAT (Piano THIS-1) LP ex+/vg+ £50.00 - 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.
THROBBING GRISTLE - HEATHEN EARTH (Industrial IRL004: GF) LP £12.50 - Possibly the finest example of TG: industrial, electronics & weird rock meets punky psych. Live in studio. © 1980. Note: heavy vinyl so P&P = 7 units.
# TORTILLA FLAT - FÜR EIN ¾ STUNDCHEN (Long Hair LHC 230: GF) LP £18.00 - Legendary Krautrock band. Their style is highly original, with lots of unusual time signatures, vague classical references, counterpoints of folk & jazzy elements, & much in the way of abstract early Fripp-like guitar work. The only comparisons that come to mind are Rufus Zuphall and Vinegar, although that's only tentative!
TRIUMVIRAT - SPARTACUS (Harvest 1C 062-29 567: IN) LP vg-ex+/ex £7.00 - Often quoted as the German ELP, but more progressive styled. © 1975.
TYLL - SEXPHONIE (Mental Experience MENT004: RM) LP £15.00 - Eccentric Krautrock underground with folky & psychedelic touches, sometimes close to Floh De Cologne & Eulenspygel. © 1975. Contains liner notes & Teflon Fonfara interview by Alan Freeman.
URBAN SAX - URBAN SAX 2 (Wah Wah Records LPS153: RM) LP £18.00 - 2nd album, Parts 3 & 4 of the "Urban Sax" opus. © 1978. Comes with a 24 page booket & DVD. P&P = 7 units.
URBAN SAX - SPIRAL (Wah Wah Records LPS155: RM) LP £18.00 - 4th album (© 1991), full sax lead orchestra with vocals, vibes, bass & organ. Another classic! Comes with 24 page booket & DVD featuring extracts from the "Inside" DVD. P&P = 7 units.
VANGELIS - IGNACIO (Egg 900 531) LP ex/vg+ £7.50 - 1977 reissue of the bizarre & very varied film soundtrack to "Entends-tu Les Chiens Aboyer?" or "Can You Hear The Dogs Barking?" directed by Francois Reichenbach.
VANGELIS - BEAUBOURG (RCA PL 25155: GF) LP vg+/vg £4.00 - Dark electronics, © 1978.
VANGELIS - OPERA SAUVAGE (Polydor 2473 105: GF,RE) LP vg-ex/vg+ £8.00 - (Polydor 2490 161) LP ex+/vg+ £4.50 - Music for a TV series by by Frederic Rossif. © 1979.
VANGELIS - CHARIOTS OF FIRE (Polydor POLS 1026) LP vg+-ex/vg £3.50 - 1982 version with "Accademy Award. Best Original Score 1981" on front cover.
VANGELIS - SOIL FESTIVITIES (Polydor POLH 11) LP ex+/ex £6.00 - The sounds of nature carefully crafted & blended into Vangelis' rich sound. © 1984.
VIDEO-AVENTURES - CAMERA (IN FOCUS)/CAMERA (AL RIPARO) (Spalax SPALAXLP14173) LP £10.00 - Dominique Grimaud & Monica Alba's madcap project, also featuring: Gilbert Artman, Jac Berrocal & other French eccentrics. © 1984.
LITO VITALE CUARTETO - LITO VITALE CUARTETO (Messidor 15994) LP ex/ex £8.00 - Curious neo-clasical & folk hybrids from MIO leader & band, with hints of Egberto Gismonti, fringe ECM territory, etc. © 1988.
VI!VI!VI! - II (Tandori/Riot Not War/La République Des Granges/Jarane/Araki/Cheap Satanism/Degelite/L'étourneur/Do It Youssef!/Etienne Disqs/Quelque Part/Epicericords/La Loutre Par Les Cornes) LP £15.00 - Limited edition of 500 copies on light blue 140g vinyl, also includes a download card. Rather good 2019 French instrumental experimental rock with Faust & La STPO connections, & quite a bit of Faust influence.
WEIDORJE - WEIDORJE (Replica RPC010: 180g vinyl,GF) LP £16.00 - The best album Magma never made! Almost like "Udu Wudu" continued. Bernard Paganotti, Patrick Gauthier, etc. © 1978. P&P = 7 units.
WONDERLAND BAND - Nº 1 (Polydor 2371 125) LP m/vg £80.00 - 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.
ZANOV - IN COURSE OF TIME (Ondes J. 7001) LP £18.00 - Legendary cosmic French synth, his 3rd LP from 1982. New copy of this rare original French vinyl pressing.
ZAO - Z=7L (Replica RPC007: 180g vinyl,GF) LP £16.00 - 1973 debut from ex-Magma band, formulative Zeuhl fusion sound fronted by female singer Mauricia Platon. P&P = 7 units.
ZENERIK - YENESIS (Positive/Negative 001C) LP £21.00 - Extraordinary experimental fusion from Greece, remarkably with many Krauty elements, hints of Annexus Quam, Exmagma, Kollektiv, plus some nods to Embryo too. 250 numbered edition on 180g white vinyl. © 2015.
ZONE SIX - ZONE SIX (Sulatron st1708) LP £19.00 - The original 1997 instrumental studio session that was used for their debut CD (only previously released as a demo cassette).
COLOGNE CURIOSITIES · THE UNKNOWN KRAUTROCK UNDERGROUND, 1972-1976 (Mental Experience MENT005) 2LP £21.00 - 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.
GARETH HARDWICK & MACHINEFABRIEK (Low Point LP014) LP ex+/m £10.00 - Pressed on semi-clear vinyl! Side each: Gareth Hardwick (ooze drone stuff towards Troum/very floaty Vidna Obmana), Machinefabriek (slabs of sound in Asmus Tietchens/Maeror Tri vein).
PAST-PRESENT-FUTURE (Syn-Phonic SYNPHO 10: GF,IN) 2LP ex+/ex £15.00 - Compilation of US progressive bands, all original or rare material: ½ side each by: Lift, Happy The Man, Yezda Urfa, Netherworld, Djam Karet, Episode, Now, Kalaban. © 1990.
Note: most vinyl is very limited, often with only one copy in stock!
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