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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 ...

EUR 14.75
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...

EUR 14.75
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
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....

EUR 13.50
Fred Frith - Live in Japan

Fred Frith - Live in Japan

Concert recordings made at various venues in Japan in 1981 and released by Recommended Records Japan in 1982 in an edition of 1000. Out of print since, though highly sought after, it has now been transferred and remastered by Tom Dimuzio for this official reissue. Fred was just starting out on his long career as a solo improviser when he made this double LP, and still using the now long retired Charles Fletcher custom double-neck guitar (one fretted, one fretless) and the Burns Black Bison, as well as a pilot's throat mike, a violin and (at one venue) the house piano. Some great music - and an historic and important document....

EUR 8.75
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
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
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 - 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...

EUR 13.50
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
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...

EUR 13.50
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....

EUR 13.50