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Henry Cow - Box Redux 50th Anniversary-Edition (17 CDs + DVD)

Henry Cow - Box Redux 50th Anniversary-E...

Premiera: 09.12.2019 17 CDs, 1 DVD and 180 pages of histories, chronology, testimony and commentaries by the band, sundry contemporary documents, and rare photographs – in a sturdy box. This collection brings together the full contents of the three former boxes, with the addition of a further 60pp booklet of newly unearthed, or commissioned, band commentaries, pictures and other documents prepared specifically for this release - as well as re-mastered versions of all the studio CDs and the rare bonus CD (Cabinet of Curiosities), which came with the subscription edition of the original boxed set....

EUR 99.75
Henry Cow - The Road: Volumes 6-10 with DVD [4CD+DVD box]

Henry Cow - The Road: Volumes 6-10 with ...

"Volume 2 of the definitive collection of unreleased recordings, unrecorded compositions, one-off events, radio and concert recordings. These four CDs and one DVD cover the period from 1976 to 1978 and include the legendary Stockholm and Bremen radio concerts, many otherwise unrecorded late compositions, and the only known video ever made of the band (a complete 75 minute concert from 1976). With a substantial 60-page book of information, unpublished photographs, documents, recollections and substantial notes written by Lindsay Cooper, Georgie Born, Chris Cutler, Franco Fabbri, Fred Frith, Tim Hodgkinson and Chris Wangro." Contents of this box: Vol. 6: Stockholm & Göteborg CD Vol. 7: Later and post-Virgin CD Vol. 8: Bremen CD Vol. 9: Late CD Vol. 10: DVD - Vevey 1976 DVD...

EUR 74.75
Henry Cow - The Studio: Volumes 1-5 [5CD-box]

Henry Cow - The Studio: Volumes 1-5 [5CD...

HENRY COW: THE 40th ANNIVERSARY HENRY COW BOX SET - VOL 3 The complete re-mastered Henry Cow studio recordings in the third matching box: Legend, Unrest, Desperate Straights, In Praise of Learning and Western Culture....

EUR 72.25
Faust - The Wumme Years 1970-73 [5CD]

Faust - The Wumme Years 1970-73 [5CD]

Faust - The Wumme Years 1970-73 [5CD]Prawdziwa gratka dla fanów Fausta! Ekskluzywny, pięciopłytowy box z pierwszymi klasycznymi albumami pionierów krautrocka: 1. Faust (the first "clear" album), 2. So Far (the second "black" album), 3. The Faust Tapes (for the first time with a track listing), 4. 71 Minutes (The Last LP and Munic and Elsewhere Lps), 5. BBC Sessions + (classic radio session plus substantial extra material) Wszystkie płyty spakowane są w osobnych digipakach.Contains- The first two Polydor albums, Faust and Faust So Far; The Faust Tapes (re-mastered with track listing); 71 Minutes and BBC Sessions + (includes the historic radio session, and substantial extra material, some of it never released); a 40 page booklet including specially made interviews with band members Jean Herve Peron and Jochen Irmler, reclusive producer Uwe Nettlebeck and legendary sound engineer Kurt Graupner, an eyewitness memoir by Peter Blegvad and many photographs, some from private collections, seen...

EUR 69.75
ZNR - Archive Box (4 CDS + booklet)

ZNR - Archive Box (4 CDS + booklet)

Contains both original ZNR releases Barricades III and Traite de Mechanique Populaire, plus two extra CDs - one containing the whole of the post-ZNR LP Les Flots Bleus by Patrick Portella and Joseph Racaille as well as Joseph Racaille’s Pegase and his  ReR Six Petites Chansons EP. The second CD collects early ZNR demos and lost tracks togther, appearing here for the first time. With a very substantial and definitive book of memories, histories, reflections, photographs, documents, interviews and other memorabilia from the group’s brief but extraordinary career, alongside contemporary commentaries by Joseph Racaille and Patrick Portella....

EUR 69.75
SUN RA - Artyard in a Box (7 CDs box)

SUN RA - Artyard in a Box (7 CDs box)

9 classic Saturn releases on 7 CDs. All of them great, all of them quite different from one another and all featuring a lot of electric keyboards and Moog from the boss. The albums are Disco 3000, Sleeping Beauty, On Jupiter, Wake UP Angels (double), Oblique Parallax, Horizon, Nidhamu, Dark Myth Equation Visitation and The Antique Blacks - all beautifully packaged in three-fold digipacks. Limited, numbered, edition in a nice box set....

EUR 67.25
Cassiber - The Cassiber Box 1982 - 1992 (6 CDs / DVD / Book)

Cassiber - The Cassiber Box 1982 - 1992 ...

In 1982 Cassiber (phonetically: ‘a message smuggled out of prison’) crashed like a locomotive into the Deutsche Neue Welle. Founded by Heiner Goebbels, Alfred Harth, Christoph Anders and Chris Cutler, Cassiber managed to fuse materials and attitudes drawn from experimental rock, fringe jazz, punk, pop, plunderphonics, improvisation, close structure and musique concrete with an energetic and complex form of studio (and then concert) composition that was unique in its combination of diverse experimental approaches to form with a risky, emotional and expressive mode of execution. Through a deep connection between instrumentation, form and topicality, their musical evolution tracked and anticipated the political and technological changes of their time. Thus, in the course of their 10 years of intermittent touring and 4 records they evolved significantly through the high stakes energy of the earlier releases into their later, more complex and composed, studio works (by which time they had b...

EUR 67.25
Peter Blegvad - The Peter Blegvad Bandbox (6 CDs+book)

Peter Blegvad - The Peter Blegvad Bandbo...

6 CDs and 72pp booklet. Containing all the Blegvad Trio and Quintet studio releases: Downtime, Just Woke Up, Hangman’s Hill and Go Figure – all re-mastered and repackaged - plus two additional CDs of unreleased studio recordings and live performances, mostly featuring songs not available on the studio CDs - as well, of course, as a fat, definitive, book of photographs, memorabilia, drawings, documents and recollections by the main actors, all neatly assembled in a sturdy box.ReR released the first Peter Blegvad Trio LP in 1988 and since then there's been a new one along about every 10 years,the latest adding Karen Mantler and Bob Drake, so it's a quintet now. In between, the trio toured Europe, America and Japan, did various projects and mounteda music-theatre performance. 30 years in, it seemed timely to collect everything together, add unreleased materials from concert recordings and out-takes, andwrite a fat illustrated book to tell the story so far. That box does this. In addition ...

EUR 67.25
Art Bears - The Art Box (6CD box)

Art Bears - The Art Box (6CD box)

Art Bears -- The Art Box marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most eclectic, dynamic and productive creative alliances in the history of experimental music. Featuring legendary composer Fred Frith, groundbreaking percussionist Chris Cutler & vocalist Dagmar Krouse, this assembly of genius has made an 'incalculable' contribution to the post-context art-rock scene. A 6-CD set, the collection features the first 3 albums (Hopes & Fears, Winter Songs, The World As It Is Today) remastered and in their entirety, a 2-CD set of remixes & re-workings with contributions from Christian Marclay, The Residents, Ground Zero, Biota, & more, plus a bonus CD of previously unreleased material not available elsewhere...

EUR 67.25
Biota - The Biota Box (6 CD Box)

Biota - The Biota Box (6 CD Box)

After 4 years of work on their 11th release for ReR, this extraordinary, reclusive, and highly individual audio-visual collective continues to evolve through the painstaking accumulation and disposition of a seemingly incompatible range of both exotic and familiar musical languages, instruments, techniques and studio manipulations into one of the few genuinely original bands at work today. It took a long time to refine their unique process of composition to this level of ambiguity and depth and newcomers will wonder how they strayed so far from orthodoxy and yet managed to retain a lucidity and transparency that is quite rare in contemporary music. The bullet points are that Biota is a unique project, defying genre with, like all such cult artists, a small but extremely dedicated public that, over the last 15 years has grown continuously as new listeners discover them. Founded in Colorado in the late 1970s, Biota's first recordings were released under the name of the Mnemonist Orchestr...

EUR 62.25
Lloyd Swanton - Ambon (2CD)

Lloyd Swanton - Ambon (2CD)

Solowa płyta basisty The Necks!In 1940, 27-year-old Stuart Swanton enlisted at Melbourne Town Hall, and the following year, was sent to defend Ambon in Dutch East Indies from Japanese invasion. Totally inadequate in numbers, the force was overwhelmed. Stuart spent the rest of the conflict in a Japanese prison camp with the second-highest death rate of any in WWII; the day before war ended, he died from beri-beri, caused by acute vitamin deficiency. At grave personal risk, he'd kept a coded diary that survived. Fifteen years later, his nephew Lloyd was born. Stuart had been gifted musically; Lloyd became a professional musician, now best-known as bassist with The Necks. But he also has a passionate interest in the history of the war in which his uncle fought and died, describing the Ambon expedition as "a scandalous part of our history". Now, he says, he is glad to have "got off my chest" this moving tribute. Ambon is a suite of pieces performed by an expanded version of Swanton's regul...

EUR 24.75
Pere Ubu - London * Texas (live)

Pere Ubu - London * Texas (live)

Na albumie znajdują się koncertowe utwory zebrane przez Chrisa Cutlera, perkusisty zespołu. Nagrania pochodzą z 1989 r. z Londynu.Awangardowo-punkowo-garażowy mistrz świata David Thomas i jego Pere Ubu z Cleveland. Dla tej jednej z najważniejszych grup rockowych świata złote płyty i miejsca na listach przebojów nigdy nie były celem, konsekwentnie ignorują więc trendy i reguły rządzące rynkiem muzycznym.Krótkie spojrzenie na historię zespołu dla ciekawskich słuchaczy:1974. David Thomas zakłada „Rocket From The Tombs“ (tak dokładnie - „Sonic Reducer“), po krótkim czasie jednak tworzy Pere Ubu, nazwany tak od bohatera sztuki Alfreda Jarry'ego. Założenia zespołu brzmią następująco:'Don't ever audition.' 'Don't look for someone.' 'Don't seek success.' 'Choose the first person you hear about.' 'Take the first idea you get.' 'Put unique people together. Unique people will play uniquely whether or not they know how to play.' 'Delay Centrifugal Destruct Factors for as long as possible then push...

EUR 14.75
Fred Frith & John Zorn - The Art Of Memory II

Fred Frith & John Zorn - The Art Of Memo...

Między muzyką a chaosem. Historyczne już nagrania szalonego duetu Fred Frith-John Zorn, mistrzów free-jazzu i improwizacji. Za pomocą instrumentów jak i rzeczy instrumentopodobnych oraz "kaseciaka" i klawisza Casio, panowie wyczarowali iście psychodeliczny dialog. Nagrania pochodzą z 1983 i 1985 roku z Nowego Jorku i stanowią drugą część cyklu "Art of Memory". Sam Frith opisał je jako "dziwactwa z Zornem wczesnych lat osiemdziesiątych".What makes guitarist Fred Frith and saxophonist/bird caller John Zorn such a great improv team is that their musical personalities are so different. No matter how hellaciously abrasive the noises he makes, Frith always sounds like a happy guy having fun. No matter how mellifluous the noises he makes (and they are rarely very mellifluous at all), Zorn always sounds like an angry guy who's out for revenge. Both of them also have a sense of humor, which is a good thing when your musical modus operandi involves hitting your guitar with stuff and doing unnatu...

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Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra - Sleeping Beauty

Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Myth Scienc...

Legenda free-jazu w szczycie formy. Chociaż jest bardziej chill-outowo niż na albumie "On Jupiter", niczego tej płycie nie brakuje. Jest wirtuozeria, funky disco, improwizacja, jest... groovy!By 1979, Sun Ra had become more than just a cult figure admired by the outer limits of free jazz fans. He appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone in 1969, taught his mythology for a semester at UC-Berkeley in 1971, further codified that mythology in the film Space is the Place in 1971, and appeared on SNL in 1978. He traveled the world giving performances with the full Arkestra and with small ensembles; and his sound gradually shifted away from the uber-free jazz of the late ’60s, beginning to incorporate both early big band swing (his love of Fletcher Henderson is well-documented) and contemporary popular music, including disco and funk. In the years that followed, he would give talks and performances at some of the top universities in the country, his sound would normalize even more, and his rate...

EUR 14.75
Steve MacLean & Chris Cutler - The Year Of The Dragon

Steve MacLean & Chris Cutler - The Year ...

Henryk Palczewski (Ars2): Studyjne spotkanie charyzmatycznych twórców awangardy rockowej oraz muzyki nowej. Pieśni i piosenki awangardy rockowej ze śpiewem Julie THOMPSON. Zawirowane improwizacje, konstrukcje i budowle dźwiękowe, dynamiczne szorstkie piosenki rockowe z ekspresyjnym pulsującym rytmem, zamglone awangardowe ilustracje impresyjne. Z małą pomocą: Frank GROSS (fagot), Michael BIERYLO (laptop, samplingi), Titus ABBOT (klarnet basowy, saksofon). Tracklista: 1 The New Apothecary 2 Liquid Crystal (Bassoon ? Frank "Ozzie" Gross)3 La Trahison Des Clercs 4 Medusa 5 Moloch (Alto Saxophone ? Titus Abbott)6 CityGrid 7 GodsMills 8 Time Study 9 Small Is Large (Bass Clarinet ? Titus Abbott)...

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Necks, The - Aether

Necks, The - Aether

Zawsze inaczej - w swej długoletniej działalności, od 1989 roku The Necks nagrali szesnaście (!) albumów. "Aether" to ponad godzinna kompozycja, nie dająca się zaszufladkować w konkretnym gatunku. Można jednak rzec, że to minimalizm w swej podstawowej postaci.Another remarkable performance from a group that has no peer and belongs to no genre or movement. Minimal in an essential and structural sense, they succeed where more formal attempts founder, in re-forming subjective time in a way that is genuinely gripping and as far from theoretical as great interpreters can get. Applying extraordinary technique in a remarkably discrete way, they here transfigure a single chord over a long duration, imperceptibly arriving far from their starting place meanwhile all values are subsumed into, and work only at the service of, a music that seems almost unplayed, emergent, inevitable. After all the statements are made there is a resurgence here of the sublime, in the last place you'd expect it, and ...

EUR 14.75
Necks, The - Chemist

Necks, The - Chemist

Zawsze inaczej - w swej długoletniej działalności, od 1989 roku The Necks nagrali szesnaście (!) albumów.New studio work featuring three long pieces in classic Necks minimal/maximal style. Why waste words?Tracklista:Fatal 21:09Buoyant 19:48Abillera 19:51...

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Massacre - Killing Time

Massacre - Killing Time

Tracklist: 1 You Said 1:46 2 Legs 2:14 3 Aging With Dignity 3:18 4 Subway Heart 2:59 5 Killing Time 3:06 6 Corridor / Lost Causes / Not The Person We Knew 9:15 7 Know 2:17 8 Bones 1:47 9 Tourism 4:34 10 Surfing 1:19 11 As Is 8:49 12 After 5:28 13 Gate 2:54 14 Conversations With White Arc Recorded By – Charlie Martin 1:14 15 Carrying 1:42 16 Bait 1:59 17 Third Street 4:21 18 3 O'Clock, June 21st, Get Down There And Do It 1:34 19 F.B.I. 3:10 Wikipedia:Killing Time is the debut studio album by American experimental rock band Massacre. It was released in September, 1981, through record label Celluloid. It consists of a compilation of recordings made at Martin Bisi's OAO studio in Brooklyn, New York in June, 1981, and live recordings taken from their April, 1981 Paris concerts. The group disbanded shortly after, eventually reforming in 1998...

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This Heat - This Heat

This Heat - This Heat

Reedycja z 2006 roku pierwszej płyty This Heat (1978). A landmark recording by one of most important British bands, full stop. This, their first release, tore up the book and laid new rules for band composition and performance. First, the music: without precedent, then, the musicians: all extraordinary, all uncompromisingly radical, then the way it was all put together: endlessly surprising, hammeringly intense, and the sound: hard, radical, crafted, rich, with complete control of the frequency range. Beautifully recorded, radically mixed, this was breathtakingly present . Stripped back to the bone but never simplified. And it hasn’t aged. This is deep, complex work that creates its own world, anticipating much that was to follow in the next 15 years. A luminous release out of print (for almost a decade?). Re-mastered by the group for this re release. Track listing "Testcard" – 0:47 "Horizontal Hold" – 6:56 "Not Waving" – 7:26 "Water" – 3:10 "Twilight Furniture" – 5:06 "24 Tr...

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Steve MacLean - Ordinary Objects and Other Distractions

Steve MacLean - Ordinary Objects and Oth...

In this episode, a number of short recordings of household objects and curious instruments become the core thematic material for a range of exquisitely conceived and realised pieces in which the recordings are shaped, stretched, tuned, combined and otherwise manipulated before being folded into a variety of musical structures with additional elements or parts added. Much use is made of rhythms derived from gravity – that is, dropping and bouncing - embedded into microtonal, poly-rhythmic and deeply engaging structures. Steve has been a hard sell in some ways, like Jon Rose, Biota and Bob Drake. But we think that, in the end, quality will out. ...

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Pauline Oliveros, Roscoe Mitchell, John Tilbury, Wadada Leo Smith - Nessuno

Pauline Oliveros, Roscoe Mitchell, John ...

Pointillistic improvisations by the experts. A conservative but beautifully recorded live concert performance from the Angelika festival, 2011.Pauline Oliveros V-Accordion. Roscoe Mitchell alto & soprano saxophone, flute. John Tilbury piano. Wadada Leo Smith trumpet. music by Pauline Oliveros, Roscoe Mitchell, John Tilbury, Wadada Leo Smith. “In 2011 Pauline Oliveros, Roscoe Mitchell, John Tilbury and Wadada Leo Smith opened the AngelicA Festival with 3 days of concerts… they performed solos and duets (Pauline and Roscoe; John and Wadada), and finally, for the first time ever, these 4 distinct musical voices performed together, as a quartet… Over time AngelicA (which is 26 years old) has always tried to bring together different worlds, even ones that were very far apart from each other (although distance is nothing but an illusion if it is not prescribed by cultural boundaries): through the creative forces that come alive in these encounters, if possible, to re-discover spaces for ...

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Terry Riley - The 3 Generations Trio

Terry Riley - The 3 Generations Trio

Terry Riley synthesizer, piano, voice, voice harmonizerGyan Riley electric guitar, acoustic guitar Tracy Silverman 6-string electric violin, violin  Music and Texts by Terry Riley1   Camargue Voices 19.42 2 MissiGono (part 3)   09.31 3 G Song 06.03 4 Ebony Horns 17.46 5  LLanto (from Cantos Desiertos) 04.48 6 Shri Camel (revisited) 16.46 7 Audiance/Applause 01.25 ...

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Necks, The - Body

Necks, The - Body

Nowa płyta The Necks, premiera: 17.08.2018 The new NECKS studio record (there’s one every couple of years) will be officially released on August 17th. It’s another multi-layered classic and I won’t spoil it for you by trying to describe it. Though it’s their 20th, they still have a sack of fresh ideas - and even, on this record, a surprise! - as they further test the BIG structural idea that they have been slowly unravelling from the beginning. Patience, temperament, quiet virtuosity, concentration, economy - and a unique understanding of experienced time - confirm the Necks as one of today's few truly original bands. This record is a labyrinth; each listening different and each exposing further layers.  Don’t think twice. Australia’s greatest cult band, The Necks, has a new piece to offer the world this summer, entitled “Body”. Different again to all previous Necks albums (20 in total), the band has chosen 10 words and phrases that summarize the four richly contrasting episodes of ...

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Skeleton Crew - Learn To Talk / Country of Blinds (2CD)

Skeleton Crew - Learn To Talk / Country ...

With 10 extra tracks. A reissue of two timeless classics. On the first CD it's just Fred Frith and Tom Cora, the legendary two man crew who somehow - in real time, not with endless overdubs - managed to play all their own instruments (cello, bass, electric guitar, violin) and sing - as well as, between them, constructing the drum parts - dislocated into elements, with each of them having bits of the kit. This made for some fantastic, and normally unplayable, parts - most drummers having only one brain. No one sounded like Skeleton Crew, ever. Devious, complicated, brutally simple, always unexpected, turning on a dime, this was not just a pop band then, but a tocsin, a call to arms - and a catalogue of invention that is remains breathtaking today. On the second album, the inspired addition of Zeena Parkins (keyboards, accordion, more drums, more vocals) led to some of the best music of the decade. The recording was rawer, more urgent, the songs stand out in sharp relief; every part esse...

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Necks, The - Vertigo

Necks, The - Vertigo

Nowa płyta The Necks, premiera: 09.10.2015Już jest, wysyłamy przedpremierowo!The release of a new Necks album is always news. This is our 12th to date - and their 18th. While most ensembles are driven by personalities, the Necks are powered by an idea. A very large and simple idea - which now seems completely obvious…. but only because the Necks thought of it and made it work. Now their pleasure (and ours) is sequentially to re-imagine and explore that idea – the prime directive of which seems to be to be that each unfolding step and every passing detail of any performance be allowed to evolve organically out of the musical conditions established at its moment of departure. In other words, we are in the territory of chaos and catastrophe theory; of hurricanes and butterfly wings… And, since one can never step twice into the same river, each beginning has led to wildly unpredictable and variant outcomes; and imperceptibly: you never hear the changes until somehow they have already happe...

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Ossatura - Maps and Mazes

Ossatura - Maps and Mazes

After many years percolating, this third release by Ossatura documents a quite dramatic aesthetic shift – including more acoustic instruments alongside the electronic; more settled, cyclic rhythms; more harmonic concord - even a song. On occasion reminiscent of the Necks in abstract mood, these pieces offer pools of complex, grounded, shifting textures, interpenetrated by atmospheric field recordings. Immersive....

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Bob Drake - Arx Pilosa

Bob Drake - Arx Pilosa

This is such a remarkable piece of work I don’t know where to begin. Anyone who liked the idea-rich, sonically breathtaking and compositionally daring pop music of the ‘60s, will recognise in these 20 perfectly crafted songs a similar mixture of pop-sensibility and radical innovation, but now recast in contemporary terms and not as pastiche or imitation. If you have hesitated thus far, now’s the time to enter the intensely musical world of the Drakian Academy, where unassuming virtuosity and state of the art studio practice are merely means to greater ends. I know we’ve all heard everything these days, but you haven’t heard this....

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Remote Viewers, The - No Voice From The Hall

Remote Viewers, The - No Voice From The ...

The 15th album from the UK based, saxophone heavy Remote Viewers led by David Petts, bridging compositions and improvisation with a rock sensibility, in a sextet that includes improv heavies Mark Sanders on drums and John Edwards on bass.Track Listing: 1. The Trouble With Fiction 3:49 2. No Voice From The Hall 31:50 3. Screens And Uniforms 5:07 Biography for: Caroline Kraabel "Caroline Kraabel (born 1961 in Torrance, California) is a London-based American composer, improviser and saxophonist. She is known for her research into the implications of electricity related to recording, synthesis and amplification. After living in Seattle, Kraabel moved to London while in her teenage years, at the end of the punk era.[1] There she took up the saxophone and became active in London's improvised music scene, eventually developing a style based on the physicality of the instrument, extended techniques and acoustics. She has performed solo and collaborated with John Edwards, Veryan Weston,[2] C...

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Peter Blegvad - Go Figure

Peter Blegvad - Go Figure

After 19 years, the return of the Peter Blegvad Trio, in supernal form and now a quintet with Karen Mantler and Bob Drake. Recorded over 10 days at studio Midi-Pyrenees the old way: sitting in a room, working on arrangements, rehearsing a bit and then quickly recording to capture every nuance and interaction: your front seat in our hi-tech sitting room. The sound is the best so far, according to our friends - and the playing is organically elastic, giving form to a glittering chain of lapidary songs crafted by a master of the form. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll change your life and join the circus. It’s never too late.1. Had To Be Bad 03:202. Penny Black 02:343. King of Straw 02:504. Simon at the Stone 03:225. I Miss You 02:586. The Unborn Byron 02:507. Sven 02:488. Way to Play the Blues 03:269. Powers in the Air 03:0210. Mind the Gap 02:4511. Too Much 02:2112. Million Things 03:3413. My Father's Face 03:2014. Winner Came There None 02:3915. God Detector 02:4816. Cote d'Azur 03:3217...

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ZNR - Traite de Mechanique Populaire (Hector Zazou)

ZNR - Traite de Mechanique Populaire (He...

The second and last release by this most exquisite and eccentric of groups, who hardly touched the world of working bands, and whose existence was tenuous, flickering, mythological – and yet who managed, stealthily, to find its way in time to legendary status – rather like Duchamp’s fountain - by leaving an indelible trace in recorded form of their verifiable existence. There’s been nothing like them before or since. Though, if Captain Beefheart had been Erik Satie... Late 70's French duo with a serious Erik Satie fixation. Hector Zazou and Joseph Racaille both on keys and vocals plus some guitars, reeds and violins by guesting musicians. Lots of short & quirky songs with funny titles in the true spirit of their model. Best can be described as chansons in chamber settings but done with a rock feel, unique and in fact pretty indescribable. And georgeous. Totaly French. If you're not careful enough, you may end up falling in love with it... Traite is the second (and final) album...

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Remote Viewers, The - Last Man In Europe

Remote Viewers, The - Last Man In Europe

'From its beginnings as a three-sax unit in 1997, The Remote Viewers has extended its reach and overall game plan. Northover and Petts prompt a seemingly limitless modus of expanding the original sound into larger frameworks. Cunning and strikingly distinct, The Remote Viewers is an entity that should not be overlooked.' Glenn Astarita - All About Jazz Upcoming gigs by The Remote Viewers Trio  David Petts - tenor saxophone Adrian Northover - soprano saxophone John Edwards - double bass...

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Jump For Joy! - Keeping Score

Jump For Joy! - Keeping Score

Wydanie w kopercie foliowej z okładką 4-stronową.CD packaged in plastic sleeve with double page printed booklet. No jewel case, no tray.Limited Edition. Released by the band (Jean-Herve Peron, Zappi Diermier Geraldine Swayne [all from Faust], Geoff Leigh, Yumi Hara and Chris Cutler) – a good quality recording of a concert (edited) from the 2016 RIO Festival in Carmaux. Neither flesh nor fish nor good red herring, this is an occasionally fierce, occasionally dreamlike unfolding of doldrums, tides and maelstroms filling 42 shared minutes with events, music, noise – and things that just happen, sometimes all at once. So it’s not like a conventional concert, I’d say. At times it sounds like a band, and at times it doesn’t – but, I’d like to say, it’s 40 minutes spent in interesting company. The CD comes with the unique score (a new one is made for every concert immediately beforehand), which is made up of a sparse chain of words, drawings, indications and occasional pitches, sellotaped tog...

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Jump For Joy! - Bat Pullover

Jump For Joy! - Bat Pullover

Assembled from attendees at Jean-Herve Peron’s 2014 Avanf Garde festival JfJ consisted of Jean-Herve and Zappi from Faust, Geraldine Swayne, Yumi Hara, Geoff Leigh and Chris Cutler. Another attendee invited them to play at her festival in Goteborg the following summer and this is a (far from perfect) recording of that concert (too much drums and keyboard and not enough of everyone else until 2/3 the way through), but it is what it is until there’s something else. Tracklist Put Put Epidemik 4:33 Situation Normal 4:59 Soleil Cheval Malade 2:17 Nie Wieder Avantgarde 5:13 Jump For Joy! Part I: Time 4:15 Amusements & Excitations 5:57 InstruMental 3:53 Jump For Joy! Part II: Borborismes Barbares 11:24 ...

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Allen Ravenstine - Waiting For The Bomb

Allen Ravenstine - Waiting For The Bomb

Pere Ubu's Allen Ravenstine.Believed missing in action; back with a timely reminder of the importance of quality and swimming against the tide. Allen and I worked for several years together in the second coming of Pere Ubu before we both decided to quit at around the same time. I carried on playing and running this label; Allen became a commercial airline pilot and designed simulator stress tests for other airline pilots. Now retirement has brought him back to music and modular synthesis and in this unusual recording he arrives at a hybrid musical form that is more or less without precedent: discursive, digressive and disrupted by generic and emotional shifts; a music in which real-world sounds and real-world instruments occasionally argue with - or complement - the electronic current; there's agon here - and narrative. For a largely abstract and instrumental recording, that's a real achievement. These pieces and the interactions between them cumulatively capture an historical moment -...

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Jon Rose & Chris Abrahams - Peggy

Jon Rose & Chris Abrahams - Peggy

Number 12 in the ReR Jon Rose series. Jon Rose and Chris Abrahams (of The Necks), after four decades of being parts of other projects, finally got around to recording as a duo. Jon uses a number of violins, including the bird - a specially made tenor hardanger fiddle with sympathetic strings; his tunings are non-standard, and create complex microtonal dissonances with the standard keyboard. Abrahams is unfazed and somehow manages to make the conversation coherent; they’re still speaking one language – probably because these are both virtuosi and they’ve been around the block a few times. So this is not easy music; the simple problems aren’t stimulating, so these negotiations begin at masterclass level. Though pitch and counterpoint are the main topics, the third extended piece pushes timbral exploration to the edge; piano and violin are typecast as ‘classical’ but here they sound more electronic and industrial. Probably not for everybody, but the real innovators seldom are....

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Biota - Fragment Of Balance

Biota - Fragment Of Balance

After 4 years of work on their 11th release for ReR, this extraordinary, reclusive, and highly individual audio-visual collective continues to evolve through the painstaking accumulation and disposition of a seemingly incompatible range of both exotic and familiar musical languages, instruments, techniques and studio manipulations - into one of the few genuinely original bands at work today. It took a long time to refine their unique process of composition to this level of ambiguity and depth, and newcomers will wonder how they strayed so far from orthodoxy and yet managed to retain a lucidity and transparency that is quite rare in contemporary music. Timeless, almost weightless - yet teeming with life, motion and complexity - this is a music that suggests an untroubled world in which nostalgia, tragedy and agon, while rudely present, remain subservient to deeper, calmer currents. Sic transit gloria mundi.More plainly, these are not conventional compositions, nor are they collective im...

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Bob Drake - The Gardens Of Beastly Manor

Bob Drake - The Gardens Of Beastly Manor

Premiera: 09.12.2019A one-off interlude release of extraordinary instrumental compositions, completely through-composed and performed by an orchestra of Bob - on piano, 5-string resonator banjo, Farfisa organ, Korg MS20 synthesiser, electric and acoustic guitars, recorders, drums, bass, chromatic hand-bells, trombone, trumpet and violin. 22 exquisite, enigmatic and compressed vignettes, defying comparison, but demanding repeated audition. Highly recommended.1. "Fountain Fauna"2. "Rococo Raccoon & The Heavy Decor"3. "Terminal Vista"4. "With Evening Came The Unexpected"5. "What The Walks The Maze By Night?"6. "Rusted Gate Curiously Ajar"7. "Under Sun & Silence"8. "Thence An Inclined Path"9. "And Another Weedy Pavillion Was Presented"10. "So Sunk The Sunken Garden"11. "The Path Is Not Always Evident"12. "The Carvings Of Beastley Grotto"13. "Night: What Once Adorned These?"14. "Beware The Well Of Saint Untel"15. "Broken Balustrades"16. "The Helpful Badger"17. "Night - What Slendour...

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Necks, The - Three

Necks, The - Three

Premiera: 27.03.2020Nowa płyta The Necks!!!I’m sure you don’t need to be told: ‘The greatest trio on Earth’ (The New York Times), ‘Among the world’s greatest forces in music’ (The Los Angeles Times) and ‘One of the most entrancing live acts in the world’ (The Guardian). No pressure then. Last year they survived a performance 135 metres underground - in a Polish salt mine with the Cracovia Sinfonietta, recording with The Swans - and winning the Richard Gill Award for Distinguished Services to Australian Music. Three is a new Studio recording, this time with three tracks: Bloom, Lovelock and Further. 70 minutes of Necks....

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Necks, The - Mindset

Necks, The - Mindset

Zawsze inaczej - w swej długoletniej działalności, od 1989 roku The Necks nagrali szesnaście (!) albumów. Tym razem trio z Australii nagrało dwa długie, jazzowe, improwizowane kompozycje, które hipnotyzują subtelnym, transowym kołysaniem w meandrach post-jazzu.   Chris Abrahams - fortepian Tony Buck - perkusja Lloyd Swanton - bas   Always different. Here the Necks resolutely layer polyrhythmic material to form seething blocks of sound - in two long pieces, one more stripped back to the live trio, the other featuring multiple strata of swirling Hammonds, noise-guitar and electronics. It's their 16th release in their 24th year as a band and amazingly they are still finding new things to do.   Tracklista:   Rum Jungle 21:48 Daylights 21:36...

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Necks, The - Silverwater

Necks, The - Silverwater

Zawsze inaczej, ale jednak w odcieniach futurystycznego jazzu. W swej długoletniej działalności, od 1989 roku The Necks nagrali szesnaście (!) albumów. "Silverwater" z 2009 r. to jeden ponadgodzinny utwór, który ewoluuje, przeobraża się i... ucieka słowu pisanemu jak szybko zmieniająca się pogoda. Trzeba na własnych uszach przekonać się czym jest ten album Muzycy:Chris AbrahamsLloyd SwantonTony Buck Reviews: BBC Music (Jon Lusk): The Necks are among the world?s most consistently great exponents of improvised music. While their last album Townesville (2007) was an inspired example of what they do onstage, Silverwater (named after one of Sydney?s industrial suburbs, synonymous with its jail) returns them to the studio, and finds them on typically fine form.Although they created it spontaneously, much of the appeal of this single 67-minute piece lies in the way individual parts have been edited into and out of the mix as it unfolds in an ever-changing series of overlapping tableaux. T...

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Necks, The - The Boys (music from the feature film)

Necks, The - The Boys (music from the fe...

Zawsze inaczej - w swej długoletniej działalności, od 1989 roku The Necks nagrali szesnaście (!) albumów.  Niniejszy album jest soundtrackiem do australijskiego filmu "The Boys" (1998), a dla zespołu jest to złamanie konwencji długich kompozycji.Sound-track to the prize-winning movie. The Necks break with convention here and put several shorter pieces on one CD. All gems and all pared back to the reiterative imperfection that is the Necks' unique and glorious signature. This a band that seems to be coming into its golden age. Prodigious music and highly recommended.Tracklista:1 The Boys I 4:272 He Led Them Into The World 10:203 Headlights 10:104 The Boys II 3:155 The Sleep Of Champions 6:326 Fife And Drum 10:197 The Boys III 3:42...

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Necks, The - Drive By

Necks, The - Drive By

Zawsze inaczej - w swej długoletniej działalności, od 1989 roku The Necks nagrali szesnaście (!) albumów.New studio recording by the great rhythm minimalists. Somewhere between Hanging Gardens and Aether, this is a steady moderate tempo piece with some beautiful floating chords and inspired drum passages. The usual masterful playing and restraint; forward movement and stasis. A classic band.Tracklista:01 Drive By 60:17...

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Necks, The - Townsville

Necks, The - Townsville

Zawsze inaczej - w swej długoletniej działalności, od 1989 roku The Necks nagrali szesnaście (!) albumów.The Necks in quiet mood recorded at a concert recording in Townsville, Thuringowa, Northern Queensland. Though many Necks' pieces open with - or eventually arrive at - some discernable groove, Townsville just floats in a state of suspension from beginning to end. It's like watching the ocean as wave follows wave follows wave: each the same; each different; assymetric. Bassist Lloyd Swanton who, on this occasion, provides the motif that set Townsville running says he had had no idea where it would lead: 'One of the deep joys for me' he said, 'after twenty years of making music with this group, is that we're still completely unable to predict where our pieces will go.'01 Townsville 53:41...

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Faust - BBC Sessions +

Faust - BBC Sessions +

Niepublikowane nagrania. Sesja dla BBC (1973) i utwory z "Last LP" i "Munic And Elsewhere" w innych wersjach, a także nagrania, które nie zmieściły się na "71 Minutes".Digipack.Tracklista:1BBC 1.3.73 a)The Lurcher     7:56      b) Kraut Rock     11:42      c) Do So     2:33     2 Party 9     6:06     3 (360)     3:38     4 Party 10     1:12     5 Party 1     3:39     6 We Are The Hallo Men     4:30     7 So Far (Alternative)     3:38     8 Meer (Alternative)     3:13...

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Faust - 71 Minutes

Faust - 71 Minutes

Reedycja płyty z 1986 r.Tracklista:Munic/Yesterday 11:55     Don't Take Roots 4:51     Das Meer 2:45     Knochentanz 11:46     Baby 4:19J'ai Mal Aux Dents 7:04     Party 8 1:21     Psalter 4:0525 Yellow Doors 4:29Chromatic 9:45     Party 6 0:42     Giggy Smile 3:23Lieber Herr Deutschland 4:47...

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Charles Hayward - One Big Atom

Charles Hayward - One Big Atom

Charles’ first new solo CD for nine years, and he hasn’t been resting on his laurels; here are new ideas and a consolidation of the story to date, all plaited up into a fully articulated musical manifesto, characterised by virtuosity, soul, complexity, drive and attention to fine detail…not only that, but it’s also very nicely recorded. In stretched song form, this sounds for all the world like a well-drilled ensemble, with Charles singing, playing, and augmenting his sometimes pile-driving, sometimes loom-like kit with electronics, melodica, ziz zag and swirl (no I don’t know what the last 2 are either). As drummers go, Charles has to be one of the best we’ve got, carving his own way without giving any quarter. And he can write a neat refrain, even if riding a wave of tonal and rhythmic complexity....

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Fred Frith - Keep The Dog (2CD)

Fred Frith - Keep The Dog (2CD)

Podwójne koncertowe CD nagrane na europejskiej trasie w 1991 roku.1. Revelation/Bones 04:592. Rock And A Hard Place 05:453. Hola, On Danse! 02:204. Foot In Hole 07:395. Fanfare/Lizard's Tail 04:316. Suspended 02:027. Quick Sign 05:168. Propaganda Suite 08:379. Walking Song 05:3110. Some Clouds Do 02:5911. The Same Eye/Fives 05:3612. Votegs/Slow Bones 07:1313. That Home We Lived In/Candy Machine 03:2414. The Trace 05:1815. True Love 04:0116. Instant Party 03:0617. Small Mercy 03:3418. Norrgarden Nyvla 03:1319. Year Of The Monkey/Dark As A Match 06:2120. Domaine De Langendreer 04:52     Accordion, Harp [Electric], Piano, Synthesizer, Voice – Zeena Parkins    Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Flute, Jew's Harp [Guimbarde], Voice – Jean Derome    Design – Tomas Kurth    Drums, Performer [Found Objects], Melodica, Voice – Charles Hayward    Edited By [First Montage, Final Clean-up] – Jon Leidecker   ...

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Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra - On Jupiter

Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra - On Jupit...

Kosmiczne funky człowieka orkiestry Sun Ra (Herman Poole Blount) i jego legendarnej Słonecznej Arkestry. Powstałe w 1979 r. nagrania pełne są zadziwiających solówek i improwizacji i słychać w nich prawdziwą miłość do grania.Recorded in 1979, this shows the funky alien and his band of merry men on fine (upbeat...) form with three of the most soulful jams they've ever committed to wax. The big moment here for me is the extended twenty minute freak-out of 'Seductive Fantasy' which gives you on one side of vinyl the reason why so many of us are obsessed with Sun Ra - it's free jazz to a point, but rarely does free music become so triumphant and so enjoyable. There's nothing stuffy about the jams here, we're catching Ra in his late 70s period, where he plays for the love of playing and has surrounded himself with enough like minded musicians to create a holy unity of spiritual sound. 'On Jupiter' is a collection of revelatory music from a singular musical talent, and those of you who have b...

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Sun Ra And His Arkestra - Cosmo Sun Connection

Sun Ra And His Arkestra - Cosmo Sun Conn...

Reedycja albumu z 1985 r., który jest powrotem w lata siedemdziesiąte. Jak zwykle niezawodna muzyka mistrza free-jazzu Sun Ra i jego Arkestry.Back in the late 70s and early 80s, Recommended imported a great number of Saturn Records to Europe. The Arkestra would press them up to order and then I'd collect when I was in New York. We always paid in advance to cover their pressing costs. Then came an occasion when there was nothing to collect; the Arkestra had urgently needed money and ours had been there - so they had spent it. I could hardly be angry - keeping the Arkestra afloat was a miracle at the best of times - but Recommended was also poor and such a loss was not really sustainable for us. In the spirit of generous compromise, Sun Ra gave us, in lieu of the unpressed LPs, the Cosmo Sun Connection mastertape, which we released in a small edition in 1985. This is the first time that this legendary recording has been widely available.Tracklista:1 Fate In A Pleasant Mood    &...

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Cassiber - The Way It Is

Cassiber - The Way It Is

Niepublikowane nagrania zespołu Chrisa Cutlera i Heinera Goebbelsa, z lat 1982 - 1992. These are great recordings that paint the best – and most devil-take-the-hindmost – picture of this extraordinary, groundbreaking band. The sound is exemplary and the music constantly thinks around corners. Plus you have all the complexity and serendipity of live interaction and spontaneous rearrangement; you can hear the band is having a good time, even when some of the sounds seem to come out of nowhere. It’s a radical programme, all the more so for its shifts between organised noise, rhythmical intensity, lyricism, cultural debris and semantic complexity. OK I’m biased, but when I finished putting this together it was like finishing a new Cassiber CD and, arguably, the best of them. You really get a picture of what the group was made of. There’s also the pleasure of guests Dietmar Diesner and Rene Lussier on two tracks. This release will be included in the Cassiber Box, which is almost there but ...

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