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Catalogue # 200 (May-June 2023), online version
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# AGITATION FREE - 2ND (Garden of Delights CD 071) CD £14.00 - (MIG 00742 CD: DP,1xBT) CD £15.00 - The closest Agitation Free got to a conventional type of studio album, with careful composition, strong themes, cosmic & weird invention. Extensive use of VCS3's from Michael Hoenig, & great interactive dual guitars, as well as Mellotrons, etc. © 1973.
# ALBATROS - GARDEN OF EDEN (Garden of Delights CD 043) CD £14.00 - Obscure 1978 melodic hard-rock comparable to Harlis, Epitaph & other bands of the era. Just 3 long tracks.
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.
AMON DÜÜL - PARADIESWARTS DÜÜL (Ohr OMM 56.008-2: RM,CC) CD £14.00 - 3rd LP (© 1971), an acid folky trip, with hints of Can & "Sandoz In The Rain". Plus their Ohr single "Eternal Flow/Paramechanical World". © 2022. Brand new "back to the master tape" reissue.
ANIMA - STURMISCHER HIMMEL (ZYX OHR 70002-2) CD
£11.00 - One of those early weird Ohr albums, & I mean weird! Bizarre
avant-folk-jazz with lotsa homemade instruments, wind, noise, etc. © 1971.
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.
ARDO DOMBEC - ARDO DOMBEC (Garden of Delights CD 066: GF,4xBT) CD £13.00 - Bluesy/jazz & varied prog with 2 very different lead singers, between Creative Rock & McChurch Soundroom, with roots from BS&T, Chicago type brassy rock. Pilz LP. © 1971. The bonus tracks include their "Heavy Christmas" sampler contributions.
# ARKTIS - TAPES (Garden of Delights: 2xBT,RE) CD £14.00 - 2nd album by this German heavy psych/progressive band, with lotsa great work-outs & bluesy female vocals. The bonus tracks are lengthy jams that trip out from Ash Ra Temple to Tangle Edge to Courtyard Moth!
ASH RA TEMPEL - ASH RA TEMPEL (MG.ART 111: RM) CD £18.00 - The 1971 debut from the legendary Berlin acid-space-rock trio of 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 £19.00 - Tripped-out beyond the realms of Pink Floyd, an electronic space-rock delight featuring "acid" guru Timothy Leary. © 1973.
ASH RA TEMPEL - JOIN INN (MG.ART 114: RM) CD £18.00 - Classic spaced-out trips, with Manuel Gottsching, Klaus Schulze & Rosi Muller. Recorded during "Tarot" sessions. © 1973.
ASH RA TEMPEL - STARRING ROSI (MG.ART 115: RM) CD £18.00 - Just Manuel Gottsching & Rosi Muller + guests. Most varied & accessible of Ash Ra Tempel albums. © 1973.
AUSSENMINISTER/MODEL 81 - 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. Total time = 99'39".
PETER BAUMANN - ROMANCE 76 (Reactive EREACD1034: RM,RE) CD £11.50 - Classic debut solo from ex-Tangerine Dream member, for "Stratosfear"/"Sorceror" fans. © 1976.
JERRY BERKERS - UNTERWEGS (Spalax 14917) CD £11.00 - Wallenstein bassist. Much Floyd inspiration, along with much folk. Features a lot of the Cosmic Music crowd. © 1972.
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.
BIRTH CONTROL - OPERATION (Ohr OMM 56.015-2: CC) CD £13.00 - "Back to the master tape" reissue of their 2nd album, released on Charisma in UK!
BIRTH CONTROL - LIVE (Columbia 487168 2: RE) CD £8.00 - Excellent live set (June 1974), inventive with lots of great jamming & solos.
BRAINSTORM - LAST SMILE (Garden of Delights CD 051) CD £14.00 - Classic Krautrock fusion WDR concert recording 6/4/1974. Final recorded document, includes 3 very different versions of LP tracks plus 2 brand new numbers.
BRAINTICKET - COTTONWOODHILL (Purple Pyramid CLP 0294: CC) CD ex/ex £8.00 - 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.
BRÖSELMASCHINE - BRÖSELMASCHINE (Pilz 20 21100-2: RM,CC) CD £13.00 - Trippy Pilz folk-prog classic (© 1971), for Emtidi, Holderlin, Emma Myldenberger fans. New "back to the master tape" reissue, on the official Dierks Studio/Breeze Music owned Pilz label.
CASPAR BRÖTZMANN MASSAKER - THE TRIBE (Southern Lord LORD259: DP) CD £12.00 - Classic 1988 debut of live in studio guitar-noise/avant-rock excursions.
CASPAR BRÖTZMANN MASSAKER - BLACK AXIS (Southern Lord LORD260: DP) CD £12.00 - 1989 post-rock/avant-garde meets free-form psych with a heavy dose of angst.
CASPAR BRÖTZMANN MASSAKER - DER ABEND DER SCHWARZEN FOLKLORE (Southern Lord LORD262: DP) CD £11.00 - Almost like guitar fronted Glenn Branca crossed with rock orientated Einsturzende Neubauten.
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.
ROMAN BUNKA - DEIN KOPF IST EIN SCHLAFENDES AUTO (Sireena SIR 2204: 1xBT,DP) CD £14.00 - Excellent experimental Krautrock/ethno-weird fusion from 1980, with musicians from Embryo & Die Wand An. Reissue of the ATM CD, with the same great 10 minute bonus track.
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 - 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 - FLOW MOTION (Spoon CDSPOON26: RM,RE) CD £11.00 - Can's most eclectic album, including the hit single "I Want More" plus a waltz, some almost dyslexc reggae, the killer track "Smoke" & more. © 1976.
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 - CAN (Spoon CDSPOON28: RM) CD £11.00 - Released as "Inner Space" in the UK. Their very varied 1979 album that spawned the "Can-Can" hit single. After this they split!
CAN - DELAY 1968 (Spoon CDSPOON12: RM,RE) CD £11.00 - Originally unreleased 1968-69 sessions featuring Malcolm Mooney, & Dave Johnson (uncredited) on some tracks.
CAN - THE LOST TAPES (Spoon LCDSPOON55: DP) 3CD £21.00 - Excellent collection of previously unreleased studio, soundtrack & live material from 1968-1977.
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.
CAN - LIVE IN BRIGHTON 1975 (Spoon CDSPOON64: CC) 2CD £11.00 - Brand new unreleased concert classic. Only a few days after the Stuttgart gig (19/11/1975), but with a very different set largely presenting "Landed" material, if in largely instrumental form.
CAN - LIVE IN CUXHAVEN 1976 (Spoon CDSPOON65: CC) CD £11.00 - First set from their Hermann-Allmers-Halle, Cuxhaven, Germany 7/1/1976 concert. © 2022.
# CAROL OF HARVEST - CAROL OF HARVEST (Garden of Delights CD 187: 7xBT) CD £14.00 - Obscure 1978 folky prog with female vocals, often close to Renaissance or Pentangle.
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 - ONE HOUR (Bureau B BB 172: RM,DP) CD £12.00 - Cluster 1994! Strange, atmospheric & very inventive. Just what you'd expect really. And yes! It's 1 hour long.
CLUSTER - BERLIN 07 (Important IMPREC191: DP) CD £11.00 - Interesting concert recorded in Berlin 14.09.07 at Ballhaus Naunynstrasse. © 2008.
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. © 2017.
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".
COSMIC CIRCUS MUSIC - WIESBADEN 1973 (Garden of Delights CD 168) CD £14.00 - Excellent Krautrock kosmische obscurity, originally issued on cassette. This contains an extended 81'58" recording! Features guest appearance by Tim Belbe (Xhol) on flute.
# THE COSMIC JOKERS - THE COSMIC JOKERS (Die Kosmischen Kuriere KM 58.009.2: RM,CC) CD £14.00 - Brand new "back to the master tape" reissue. First album from the Ash Ra Tempel/Wallenstein supergroup (© 1974), & an awesome cosmic classic!
THE COSMIC JOKERS - SCI-FI PARTY (Die Kosmischen Kuriere KM 58.011-2: CC) CD £14.00 - A carefully created Cosmic Music sampler, with overdubbed Cosmic Jokers, segued & remixed recordings from Ash Ra Tempel, Walter Wegmuller & Wallenstein. © 1974. This brand new "back to the master tape" reissue also includes a 3'37" track missing on previous releases.
COZMIC CORRIDORS - COZMIC CORRIDORS (Psi-Fi PSCD 0001) CD m/ex £15.00, vg+/ex £9.00 - (Mental Experience MENT011CD: RM) CD £12.00 - Dark, spooky, gothic cosmic & systemic music, circa 1973-ish, with hints of Terry Riley. Essential for all fans of esoteric & cosmic rock.
CREW BLUES SESSION - THG RECORDINGS 1 (Silver Mint Records/Wolkenreise SMR 077: CC) CD £13.00 - Live in Hagen, Aula THG (18/10/1969). Excellent document featuring Grobschnitt in their earlier guise "Crew Blues Session" plus a set by the previously undocumented avant-Krautrock band Horizon Cee featuring Achim Knispel & Hans Reichel.
HOLGER CZUKAY - MOVIES (Grönland CDGRON201: DP) CD £11.00 - Holger's solo debut (© 1979), involving complex studio montage/editing, Can styled, & with Can members.
DEUTSCH-AMERIKANISCHE FREUNDSCHAFT - PRODUKT DER (Bureau B BB101: DP) CD £14.00 - D-A-F's classic underground weird-Kraut debut is a Can meets weird Neu!, punk & noise trip. Brilliant!
DHOPE - MUSICAL EXHIBITIONS (Garden of Delights CD 192) CD £13.00 - Varied German prog & melodic rock. © 1978.
DRUM CIRCUS - MAGIC THEATRE (Garden of Delights CD 093: RE) CD £14.00 - Previously unreleased Peter Giger project from 1971, fronted by 3 drummers, with the prolific jazz winds player Gerd Dudek, & Brainticket members Joel Vandroogenbroeck & Carole Muriel. Pre-empting "Celestial Ocean" in some ways, but much more jazz & ethnic than electronic. Well-worth checking-out!
EELA CRAIG - EELA CRAIG (Garden of Delights CD 019: 4xBT,RE) CD £13.00 - Obscure 1971 debut. Krautrocky blues & classical rock/psych/underground hybrid. Essential 1970's prog. The bonus tracks include their "Stories/Cheese" single.
# EILIFF - CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH THEIR THIRD ONE (Garden of Delights CD 036) CD £14.00 - Live at the WDR (18/10/72), with 1 unique track & 3 extended album tracks, this is a sizzler! Note: minor flaws in the recording!
# EILIFF - BREMEN 1972 (Garden of Delights CD 082) CD £14.00 - New edition, now correctly credited as the extended 41½ minute version of "Suite" from their debut LP. Superb instrumental fusion, it's one for fans of Embryo & Soft Machine.
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 - FATHER, SON & HOLY GHOSTS (Garden of Delights CD 092: RE) CD £14.00 - LP #3, Burchard & Bunka plus Dave King & Siggi Schwab (Dauner's Et Cetera), has Embryo in a more accessible condensed format, more Krautrock than jazzy, & refreshingly different! © 1972. Plus a 20'14" live version of "You Don't Know What's Happening".
# EMBRYO - SURFIN' (Garden of Delights CD 157) CD £14.00 - LP #7 (1974). Burchard & Bunka plus Uwe Mullrich (later of Dissidenten), with guests: Charlie Mariano & Edgar Hofmann. A lighter, funky edged album with poppy & weird bits, ethnic slants, sitars, organ & Mellotrons!
EMBRYO - BAD HEADS & BAD CATS (Garden of Delights CD 163) CD £13.00 - Combining the "We Keep On" & "Surfin'" line-ups, with American jazz singer Maria Archer, this funks & twists, chills-out & really grooves. Very varied & full of surprises. © 1976. Along with the bonus track "Human Contact" on the Disconforme CD, this also has the track "Sidetrack" from the very rare "Vlotho-Winterberg 1975" Festival LP.
EMBRYO - LIVE (Garden of Delights CD 173: 1xBT) CD £13.00 - Classic Embryo live in 1976, strongly featuring Roman Bunka & Charlie Mariano, with excellent vocals from jazz-funk singer Maria Archer. This is Embryo covering all bases from Krautrock through to ethnic, from weird groove through jazz, & nearly all original material not documented anywhere else.
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 - 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 - 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 - BREMEN 1971 (Garden of Delights CD 084: RE) CD £14.00 - Super sizzling Embryo in between "Opal" & "Rache", with the unique "Time" & extended early very different classics from "Rache", inc. a storming 27 minute version of "Spain Yes, Franco Finished".
EMBRYO - WIESBADEN 1972 (Garden of Delights CD 144) CD £14.00 - Excellent unreleased live set, largely in "Steig Aus" to "We Keep On" vein, an ethnic sizzler! Plus a bonus track from Embryo related Aus Dem Nichts, who seem to have been the headline act at this concert.
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 - AUF AUF (Madlib Invazion MMS 047: CC) CD £12.50 - Surprising brand new Embryo studio album, featuring Roman Bunka on one track. © 2021.
EMBRYO & THE NO NECK BLUES BAND - EMBRYONNCK (Staubgold 67) CD £13.00 - Extraordinary & surprising jamming, a fresh & vital new twist on old Embryo really, some of it feels like Hapshash & The Coloured Coat. © 2006.
EMERGENCY - EMERGENCY (Long Hair LHC00183) CD £13.50 - Their 1971 debut was a meeting of East-Euro jazz & Anglo-American styles, in the CBS jazz/soul-spiced progressive sound.
EMERGENCY - EMERGENCY ENTRANCE (Long Hair LHC00185: 2xBT) CD £13.50 - Aguably the finest by Emergency, with highly creative extended tracks. Bonus tracks are a rare single.
EMMA MYLDENBERGER - EMMA MYLDENBERGER (Garden of Delights CD 119: 5xBT) CD £13.00 - Classic 1978 all acoustic folk/prog band, hints of Broselmaschine/Ougenweide, but with their own sound. One of the finest German folky outfits.
EMMA MYLDENBERGER - TOUR DE TRANCE (Garden of Delights CD 127: 4xBT) CD £13.00 - LP #2, with considerably longer tracks & much more instrumental interplay, going beyond the pioneering music of Between or Third Ear Band, mysteriously ethnic & medieval, not really rock but with a lively rock energy, surprising for what was still a totally acoustic ensemble.
# EMMA MYLDENBERGER - EMMAZ LIVE! (Garden of Delights CD 131: 3xBT) CD £14.00 - Excellent live set, a largely instrumental fusion of folk cultures. Originally an obscure cassette-only release.
EMTIDI - EMTIDI (Garden of Delights CD 145) CD £13.00 - Their 1970 acoustic & very folky debut, all English vocals & a delight for all Trees fans.
EMTIDI - SAAT (Pilz 20 29077-2: RM,CC) CD £14.00 - Not really a folk album, nor exactly cosmic rock, but a rare unique music transcending both genres, with the superb Dolly Holmes. Also features Dieter Dierks on percussion, bass & Mellotron. "Back to the master tape" reissue of their 1972 album.
ENO MOEBIUS ROEDELIUS - AFTER THE HEAT (Bureau B BB 030: RM,DP) CD £12.50 - 2nd collaboration (© 1978) from Cluster & Eno, much more varied featuring songs too!
# EPIDAURUS - EARTHLY PARADISE (Garden of Delights CD 001) CD £14.00 - Dreamy mid-1970's prog band, akin to Camel, Streetmark, Pink Floyd, Pulsar, etc. Largely instrumental (female vocals on opener) multi-keys fronted & close to early Faithful Breath. © 1977.
EPIDERMIS - GENIUS OF ORIGINAL FORCE (Garden of Delights CD 191: 4xBT) CD £13.00 - The legendary German complex prog opus, complex, dark, twisted, surreal even, a four part suite that's like a big side-step from classic Gentle Giant.
EPIDERMIS - JUNE 1975 (Garden of Delights CD 188: 5xBT) CD £13.00 - Excellent originally unreleased album by this Krautrock era prog-rock band, with quite a bit of Gentle Giant influence.
EPSILON - EPSILON / MOVE ON (CMP 609-2) CD £13.00 - Heavy Krautrockers with a thick wedge of classical music mixed in on "Epsilon". "Move On" has a much more varied collection of hard-rock, psych & folky tracks. Doubleback of their two Bacillus LPs from 1971.
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.
ERNA SCHMIDT - LIVE 69-71 (Garden of Delights CD 048) CD £14.00 - Unreleased Krautrock obscurity, from friends of Kraan, with a totally instrumental brew akin to Rufus Zuphall, with notable Hendrix/Kraan hybrid free-rock jamming, full of solos!
EROC - ZWEI (Brain/Revisited SPV 49612: 13xBT,DP,RE) CD £13.00 - 2nd LP (© 1976) by Grobschnitt drummer/multi-instrumentalist, in a kind of Frank Zappa "Lumpy Gravy" meets Ron Geesin vein. A must have for those that love such stuff!
# EULENSPYGEL - EULENSPYGEL 2 (Garden of Delights CD 037) CD £14.00 - Their 1st LP was as the Royal Servants, playing psych-beat with English vocals. This is very different, angst German vocals in a radical complex underground prog fusion, comparable to Drosselbart, Pinguin, Hanuman. © 1971.
# EULENSPYGEL - AUSSCHUSS (Garden of Delights CD 042: 7xBT,RE) CD £14.00 - Krautrock at its most Teutonic! Hints of Amon Düül II, Out Of Focus, Hanuman, Floh De Cologne, Metropolis, german vocals, Mellotrons, flutes, violin, etc. (Recorded at Apple Studios!) Plus bonus tracks: 1972 ARD TV session (7'08"), a 1973 demo (3'56") & 3 not-so-hot 1974 demos (13'41").
EXPONENT - UPSIDE DOWN (Garden of Delights CD 177: 1xBT) CD £13.00 - German prog from 1974 fronted by keyboardist Frank Martin (better known as synth musician Frederic Mirage). This contains their originally unreleased 1974 LP + a live track. © 2015.
# FAITHFUL BREATH - FADING BEAUTY (Garden of Delights CD 112: 5xBT,RE) CD £14.00 - Long lost progressive debut by German 1970's band. Just 2 big LP-side works, in that dreamy end of German hard-rock, with lots of big majestic instrumentals, & odd songs delivered in heavy German accents.
FAUST - THE FAUST TAPES (ReR F2: RM,DP) CD £11.00 - Archive material (originally released in 1973), rock & avant-garde invention of high Krautrock calibre. Last copy!
FAUST - THE FAUST TAPES (Bureau B BB391: DP) CD £12.00 - 2022 reissue with the original Bridget Riley artwork. Also has different track titles that the ReR CD.
FAUST - FAUST IV (Retroworld VP620 ) CD £10.00 - The magical weirdness of Faust, in a more laid-back mysterious mood. © 1973.
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 very groove based & psychedelic Faust album! © 1999.
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 - SOMETHING DIRTY (Bureau B BB65: DP) CD £14.00 - 2011 album from original Faust members Jean-Herve Peron & Zappi Diermaier plus 2 members of the UK band Gallon Drunk.
FAUST - PUNKT. (Bureau B BB392: DP) CD £12.00 - Definitive version of the originally unreleased "Faust V", containing quite different version/mixes to material found on "Munic & Elsewhere" & never before released material (excepting this disc in the recent Faust box set).
FLOH DE COLOGNE - ROCKOPER PROFITGEIER (Spalax SPALAXCD14891) CD £11.00 - (ZYX OHR 70011-2: RE) CD m/ex+ £9.00 - © 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.
FROB - FROB (Garden of Delights CD 104) CD £13.00 - Extremely obscure prog fusion (1976) featuring French guitarist Philippe Caillat. A Philip Catherine/Jukka Tolonen/Dutch prog mixture.
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 - KANAAN LIVE 1975 (Green Tree GTR 082) CD £12.00 - The real Krautrock underground of the mid-70's, in kinda improv Amon Düül II mixed with April/Schneeball acts like Munju, Moira, Embryo, & with a little Zeuhlism in there too.
# GÄA - AUF DER BAHN ZUM URANUS (Garden of Delights CD 175) CD £14.00 - Heavy & spacey psych-Krautrock with great space-outs a la Pink Floyd. A magical otherworldly albumn & a Krautrock classic! © 1973.
GALACTIC EXPLORERS - EPITAPH FOR VENUS (Psi-Fi PSCD0002) CD m/ex £18.00 - Totally ethereal avant-garde synth music circa 1974, featuring Reinhard Karwatky of Dzyan.
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 Günter Schickert, one part Ash Ra Tempel, with unique & raw energy, pure innovation & more guitars than you could wish for!. Classic stuff!
GILA - GILA "FREE ELECTRIC SOUND" (Garden of Delights CD 179) CD £14.00 - Gila's 1971 debut. The best LP Pink Floyd never made! Imagine a mix of cosmic "Umagumma" styles, Ash Ra Tempel & Popol Vuh. This is widely regarded as one of the finest Krautrock albums.
GILA - NIGHT WORKS (Garden of Delights CD 035) CD £13.00 - Live at the WDR (26/2/1972), in the style of their debut, a mostly instrumental set with superb freaky jams & space-drives, a little Pink Floyd but uniquely Gila! Note: their are some flaws & drop-outs in the recording!
GROBSCHNITT - BALLERMANN (Vertigo/Brain 3765103: 1xBT,RM) CD £13.00 - Often quoted as the German hybrid of Yes & The Mothers, this is eclectic & full of invention. © 1974.
GURU GURU - HINTEN (ZYX OHR 70015-2: RE) CD £12.50 - 2nd album, & another classic slab of acid-space-rock, a guitar freaks delight! © 1971.
GURU GURU - GURU GURU (Brain/Vertigo 007314511735 2 3: DP) CD £13.00 - 4th album, © 1973. A more varied album featuring rock 'n' roll parody & Mani Neumeier's mad-cap humour on side 1, returning to more serious acid-rock with "Der Elektrolurch" & the cosmic jazz/blues based "The Meaning Of Meaning" on side 2.
GURU GURU - MOSHI MOSHI (Think Progressive TPCD 1.705.001) CD £7.00 - Extremely varied 1997 album, with Luigi Archetti (Tiere Der Nacht) replacing Dieter Bornschlegel.
GURU GURU - ESSEN 1970 (Garden of Delights CD 075) CD £13.00 - Amazing live at the Essener Songtage Festival. Good sound & really freaky! Neumeier/Trepte/Genrich line-up. © 2002.
GURU GURU - WIESBADEN 1972 (Garden of Delights CD 129) CD £14.00 - 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 - WIESBADEN 1973 (Garden of Delights CD 156) CD £14.00 - Shortly after recording "Don't Call Us (We Call You)", around the same time as the bonus disc with the Revisited reissue. Just 3 tracks: 37'41", 17'25" & 6'22".
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 (Grönland CDGRON149: RM,DP) CD £11.00 - Classic Cluster/Neu! hybrid, pre-"Zuckerzeit" trippy ambient space music & weird Eno-esque edge. © 1973.
HARMONIA - DELUXE (Grönland CDGRON151: 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.
HÖLDERLIN - HÖLDERLIN'S TRAUM (Pilz 20 21314-2: CC) CD £13.00 - A cosmic folk-rock gem (© 1972), with beautiful female vocals, not far behind Emtidi's "Saat". New "back to the master tape" reissue. A Pilz legend reissued!
JOIN IN - KENTALOPE ISLAND (Garden of Delights CD 087: 8xBT) CD £13.00 - Obscure & varied prog/fusion combo interconnected with Think, & comparable to Dutch fusion bands.
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 Fleming 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".
KALACAKRA - CRAWLING TO LHASA (Garden of Delights CD 053: 2xBT) CD £14.00 - Quite offbeat & unique for a German band, these played a mix of ragas, medieval, ethnic & blues, all tripped-out & with a unique personal character. Hinting at Limbus 3 & Third Ear Band, but closer to Clark-Hutchinson. © 1972.
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.
KARL HECTOR AND THE MALCOUNS - NON EX ORBIS (Now-Again Records NA5184CD: CC) CD £12.00 - Excellent Munich fusion band mixing space-groove & ethno funk elements, with Marja Burchard from Embryo. © 2019.
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. 3rd edition of 20 numbered copies.
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!
KLUSTER - ADMIRA (Important IMPREC179: jewel case) CD £11.00 - Actually a version of the Eruption LP issued on Qbico, plus an extra violin-based work (in 5 indexes). This is excellent & essential avant-garde weirdo Krautrock from 1971.
KLUSTER - VULCANO (Important IMPREC180: jewel case) CD £11.00 - Actually a version of the Eruption 2LP "Live Action 1972 Wuppertal" issued on Qbico. A sprawling kinda Taj Mahal Travellers meets Kluster, & abstract scuttle/sonics, much of it is quiet & well cosmic, almost acoustic TD "Alpha Centauri" like realms.
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 - KROKODIL (Krokodil Records KCD 01-2019: DP,3xBT) CD £14.00 - 1969 debut, heavy blues with roots in John Mayall & Bob Dylan, taken to unexpected directions of invention, like Steamhammer did, but with their own unique style.
KROKODIL - AN INVISIBLE WORLD REVEALED (Krokodil Records KCD 03-2019: DP,3xBT) CD £14.00 - 3rd LP (before the Bacillus LP's) & the best of all! Heavy, complex, psychy - amazing!
# LIGHTSHINE - FEELING (Garden of Delights CD 008) CD £14.00 - Legendary Krautrock rarity, typically Teutonic with heavy/spacey/eccentric style, hints of Jane, Bacillus bands, etc. © 1976.
LILY - V.C.U. (WE SEE YOU) (Garden of Delights CD 062) CD £13.00 - Bacillus rarity, slightly jazzy & totally eccentric, with an air of Zappa, but in that typical heavy German Bacillus rock style, kind of betwixt Nosferatu, Cornucopia & Nektar. Plus 4 bonus tracks (38½ minutes).
# MAGMA - ROCK DUO (Garden of Delights CD 083: 5xBT) CD £14.00 - Somehow oblivious to the existence of the French Magma, this 1975 album is by a keyboard/vocals & drummer duo, a little like Sixty Nine, but more poppy like Silver Apples & Suicide even.
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.
MIDNIGHT CIRCUS - MIDNIGHT CIRCUS (CMP 602-2) CD £13.00 - Folky duo often comparable to Witthuser+Westrupp, but with English vocals & a less outrageous style, with some bits reminding of the most esoteric Moody Blues! Plus their not so hot "Coloured Is Gay/Get It" single.
MISSING LINK - NEVERGREEN! (Garden of Delights CD 114: 1xBT) CD £13.00 - Munich prog-fusion with jazzy & classical edges, hints of Embryo & Pell Mell, along with hard-rock edges & good songs. © 1972. The bonus track is the non-LP single A-side: "Friday On My Mind".
MISSUS BEASTLY - MISSUS BEASTLY (Garden of Delights CD 061) CD £14.00 - Strangely off-key, out-on-a-limb, jazz/bluesy psych sounds, kinda Hendrix gone Kraut meets Embryo & Dauner. Very dated, but nicely so! © 1970. Aka "Nara Asst Incense".
# MISSUS BEASTLY - MISSUS BEASTLY (Garden of Delights CD 113: 4xBT) CD £14.00 - Top rate 1974 Kraut jazz-fusion. Kinda early Passport meets Embryo & Niagara, & totally riddled with solos. The bonus tracks include their "Vlotho-Winterberg 1975" contribution.
# MISSUS BEASTLY - DR. AFTERSHAVE AND THE MIXED-PICKLES (Garden of Delights CD 162: 2xBT) CD £14.00 - As the first LP on the independent collective April Records, it set the trend for a whole new sub-culture of German jazz-fusion, left-field, creative & experimental, drawing all sorts of elements in a fresh vibrant new brew. It also featured three Embryo musicians as guests.
MISSUS BEASTLY - SPACE GUERILLA (Garden of Delights CD 176: 2xBT) CD £14.00 - Last album from the 1970s by this Kraut-fusion band related to Embryo. © 1978.
MISSUS BEASTLY - BREMEN 1974 (Garden of Delights CD 122) CD £14.00 - 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 £12.00 - 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 £12.00 - This ventures to rockier realms, sometimes close to Heldon. © 1981.
MONOBEAT ORIGINAL - ARBEITSTITEL (áMARXE0920: CC) CD £12.00 - Debut release from Faust member Zappi W. Diermaeir's new project. Quite industrial, oddball & a bit Faust like. © 2020.
MORPHEUS - RABENTEUER (Garden of Delights CD 024: 1xBT,RE) CD £14.00 - Fantastic progressive fusion circa 1976: instrumental Kraan/Embryo/Aera/Munju type hybrid, great Arabian flavoured guitar, sax & flute.
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 NAZGÛL - THE NAZGÛL (Mental Experience MENT016CD: RM) CD £14.00 - "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.
NECRONOMICON - TIPS ZUM SELBSTMORD (Garden of Delights CD 094: 4xBT) CD £14.00 - Dark progressive Krautrock, quite demented & aggressive, with strongly accented German vocals. A kind of dark sinister Frumpy turned garage band, even stranger than the occasionally comparable Ainigma. The bonus tracks are from the "Vier Kapitel" release.
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! (Grönland 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 (Grönland 7243 5 30781 2 6) CD £11.00, m/m £8.00 - Their 2nd LP from 1973, featuring more Kraftwerk styled drum riffing, walls of guitar & much weirdness...
NEU! - NEU! 75 (Grönland 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 - SMOKING THE CONTRACTS (Atavistic alp 198cd) CD £11.00 - Extraordinary "down under" Krautrock with Mani Neumeier & local talent like Oren Ombarchi, with just two big improvised tracks that often revisits classic "UFO" and "Hinten" territory.
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). Note: P&P = 4 units!
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.
NOVALIS - NOVALIS (Universal Brain 006024 9823772 4: 1xBT,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.
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.
OPOSSUM - BEAR'S BANQUET (Garden of Delights CD 086) CD £13.00 - Unreleased sessions by pre-Morpheus, very instrumental with Zappa/Mothers & Xhol edges.
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: RE) 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!
# PANCAKE - OUT OF THE ASHES (Garden of Delights CD 139: 1xBT) CD £13.00 - 2nd album from late-1977, & very different to the first, more symphonic & melodic prog, hints of Anyone's Daughter, Pulsar, Camel, etc.
# PANCAKE - NO ILLUSIONS (Garden of Delights CD 167: 6xBT) CD £14.00 - 3rd album (1979), in a different style again, with female vocals = a mix of Eloy & Sandrose.
PANKO - WEIL ES SO SCHÖN PERLT (Garden of Delights CD 172: 2xBT) CD £14.00 - An obscure Berlin Krautrock underground/fusion outfit only ever documented on cassette (recorded 1971 "Live" in Der Dachlucke - released in 1983).
PATERNOSTER - PATERNOSTER (Ohrwaschl OW 004/Green Tree GTR 122: DP,RE) CD £13.00 - 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.
PETER STROM - FREE ELECTRIC ROCK (Cosmic Egg UTCE 016 CDR) CDR £8.00 - Krautrock trio from 1992 fronted by Peter Frohmader. This is a mixture of power trips & kosmische in the manner of early Guru Guru, Spacebox, L.S. Bearforce, GAM, and such-like. Unreleased until now, it's another Cosmic Egg exclusive to savour!
DER PLAN - GERI REIG (Bureau B BB 104: 6xBT,RM,DP) CD £14.00 - Classic debut by German NDW eccentrics related to D-A-F, feeling like Floh De Cologne meets The Residents & Yello, with lots of weird electronica. © 1980.
POPOL VUH - AFFENSTUNDE (BMG 538392272: RM,DP) CD £13.00 - Classic debut (© 1971) in Tangerine Dream's "Zeit" vein. Plus "Trains Through Time" (10½ minutes): apparently an early soundtrack piece, & is quite nice too!
POPOL VUH - HOSIANNA MANTRA (BMG 538392292: RM,DP) CD £13.00 - Their 1973 LP featuring fragile female vocals, oboe & tamboura, plus "Ave Maria" the B-side of the Djong Yun single.
POPOL VUH - SELIGPREISUNG (BMG 538694332: RM) CD £13.00 - Their very spacious & ethnic 1973 LP (with Florian Fricke also handling vocals) plus "Be In Love" - this is actually "Du Sollst Lieben", the A-Side of the Djong Yun single?
POPOL VUH - EINSJÄGER & SIEBENJÄGER (BMG 538392312: 2xBT,RM,DP) CD £13.00 - Arguably the definitive Fricke/Fichelscher Popol Vuh album, with Djong Yun on vocals.
POPOL VUH - AGUIRRE (BMG 538392332: 1xBT,RM,DP) CD £13.00 - The rarest of Popol Vuh's releases, soundtrack to Werner Herzog's film & featuring the elusive side-long "Vergegenwaertigung". © 1976.
POPOL VUH - HERZ AUS GLAS / COEUR DE VERRE (BMG 538694342: DP) CD £13.00 - Featuring music from the Werner Herzog movie, one of Popol Vuh's finest. © 1977. This includes a bonus track called "Earth View" (4'09").
POPOL VUH - AGAPE-AGAPE LOVE-LOVE (BMG 538694362: RM) CD £13.00 - Last from the classic era. The 1982 LP plus "Circledance" (2½ minutes). Vastly superior audio-wise to the SPV & Spalax issues, & with nicer presentation.
POPOL VUH - COBRA VERDE (BMG 538694352: DP) CD £13.00 - Atmospheric, almost synthesized soundtrack to Werner Herzog's film. © 1987. The track "Die Singenden Madchen Von Ho, Ziavi" is replaced by a studio version of "Om Mani Padme Hum 4".
POPOL VUH - NOSFERATU (BMG 538392352: RM,DP) CD £13.00 - Edited version of "Bruder Des Schattens-Sohne Des Lichts" LP plus complete (but shuffled) "Nosferatu: On The Way To A Little Way" LP.
PYRAMID - PYRAMID (Psi-Fi PSCD 0004) CD m/m £20.00 - Original UK CD issue. This starts like Agitation Free, goes Amon Duul 2, onto a jazzy Mellotron trip.
RADIO NOISZ ENSEMBLE - YNIVERZE (Garden of Delights CD 148:
6xBT) CD £14.00 - The German Third Ear Band, excellent ethno-trippy folky
fusion/world music meets Krautrock,
ex-Emma Myldenberger, with Mani Neumeier. © 1982.
RADIO NOISZ ENSEMBLE - ODISZEE-PARCK (Garden of Delights CD 155: 7xBT) CD £14.00 - 2nd album (© 1983), previously only released on cassette, plus 45+ minutes of live material. More excellent ethnic raga fusion from ex-Emma Myldenberger troupe!
REAKTOR 4 - PANNSCHÜPPENCZEWSKI (Garden of Delights CD 178) CD £14.00 - German prog from 1974-76 - a quartet featuring dual guitars & flute they kind of feel a lot like instrumental Rufus Zuphall or McChurch Soundroom, sometimes towards Exmagma.
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 £12.00 - Roedelius' 1978 classic, with Conny Plank, Joso Christo & Dieter Moebius. Elements of Neu!, early Kraftwerk, Harmonia & Cluster's "Grosses Wasser".
ROEDELIUS - JARDIN AU FOU (Bureau B BB23: 6xBT,DP) CD £12.00 - 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.
MICHAEL ROTHER - FLAMMENDE HERZEN (Grönland CDGRON205: DP) CD £11.00 - Debut solo (© 1976) from ex-Kraftwerk/Neu!/Harmonia member. Light guitar fronted music with Jaki Liebezeit.
MICHAEL ROTHER - STERNTALER (Grönland CDGRON206: DP) CD £11.00 - More playful guitars, synths & drums, 'Shadows meets Kraftwerk'?! Ex-Kraftwerk/Neu!/Harmonia member. 2nd LP, © 1978.
GÜNTER SCHICKERT - UBERFALLIG (Bureau B BB 96: RM,DP) CD £12.00 - 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.
GÜNTER 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.
IRMIN SCHMIDT - NOCTURNE (Spoon CDSPOON62: CC) CD £9.00 - "Live At The Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival" Very surprising Stockhausen like classical avant-garde for prepared piano & other sounds. © 2020.
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 - CON (Bureau B BB 350: DP) CD £12.00 - Legendary 1978 album that introduced Conrad Schnitzler to the world! Produced by Peter Baumann at his Paragon studio.
CONRAD SCHNITZLER - GRÜN (Bureau B BB 195: RM,DP) CD £12.00 - Extended reissue of his 1981 album, the the most minimal & hypnotic of Con releases. Side A (track 1) is 32'50" instead of 20'26", Side B is included as 33rpm (20'39") and 45rpm (14'09") versions.
CONRAD SCHNITZLER - CONDITIONS OF THE GAS GIANT (Bureau B BB 230: DP) CD £12.00 - Originally a late 1980s cassette only release, this has Conrad with his new digital equipment of the time, in a similar vein to "Congratulacion!", or his elements of the collaborations Con-Hertz "Contrasts" or Schnitzler & Otto "Micon In Italia". All nifty & twisted avant dances with sampled instruments & electronics. © 1987.
CONRAD SCHNITZLER - CON BRIO (Spalax 14274) CD £11.00 - A serious & almost classical excursion, with developments on "Contrasts" & much more use of acoustics than previously.
CONRAD SCHNITZLER - PARACON (THE PARAGON SESSION OUTTAKES 1978-1979) (Bureau B BB355: DP) CD £12.00 - Excellent previously unreleased sessions at Peter Baumann's studio in 1978-1979.
KLAUS SCHULZE - PICTURE MUSIC (Fnac Music 662013) CD ex+/vg+ £15.00 - The album that defined the Schulze synth-sequencer style. © 1975.
KLAUS SCHULZE - BODY LOVE (MIG 01592 CD: 1xBT,DP) CD £16.00 - The classic original soundtrack to the porno movie by Lasse Braun, definitive cosmic music in 3 phases. © 1977.
KLAUS SCHULZE - MIRAGE (MIG 01563 CD: 1xBT,RM) CD £19.50 - "40th Anniversary Edition" The classic cosmic dreamscape! This echoey mist-like music is purely evocative, with articulate arpeggios, sequences & resonant atmospheres. © 1977. 2022 version in a jewel case instead of Digipak.
KLAUS SCHULZE - BODY LOVE, VOL. 2 (MIG 01602 CD: 1xBT) CD £19.00 - Additional recordings from the "Body Love" sessions, again with Harald Grosskopf on drums. 2022 version in a jewel case instead of Digipak.
KLAUS SCHULZE - DUNE (Brain POCP-2384, Japan: no obi or IN) CD m/ex+ £14.00 - Album 11, with a stronger classical edge due to Wolfgang Tiepold's cello. With Arthur Brown (a dab hand at lyric improvisation) on side 2. © 1979.
KLAUS SCHULZE - ...LIVE... (MIG 01312 2CD: 1xBT,DP) 2CD £17.00 - With Harald Grosskopf & Arthur Brown. © 1980. This containes the full-length (51 minute) version of "Sense", plus a 17'58" bonus track! Excellent value set!
KLAUS SCHULZE - LA VIE ELECTRONIQUE (P&P = 4 units on all these 3CD sets.)
KLAUS SCHULZE - LA VIE ELECTRONIQUE 1 (MIG 00142: DP) 3CD £19.00 - 1968-72 non-LP material, compiled from the 50 CD "editions". Essential stuff if you don't own the 50 CD's: early experiments in "Irrlicht/Cyborg" vein & space-rock trips.
KLAUS SCHULZE - LA VIE ELECTRONIQUE 2 (MIG 00112 3CD: DP) 3CD £19.00 - 1973-75 non-LP material, compilted from the 50 CD "editions". Innovations in new technology: rich organ & synth excursions, & many surprises!
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 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".
SIDDHARTHA - WELTSCHMERZ (Garden of Delights CD 013) CD £13.00 - 1975 self-produced Krautrock obscurity, with Pink Floyd/Anaolgy touches, a touch amateurishly produced but...
SILOAH - SILOAH (Garden of Delights CD 029: 2xBT) CD £14.00 - Aka "Saureadler" (1970 LP), hippy Krautrock underground with hints of Amon Düül's "Paradieswarts Düül".
SONIC SCULPTURE - SONIC SCULPTURE (Cosmic Egg UTCE 015 CDR: RM,RE) 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 - Krautrock underground supergroup. 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. © 1984.
STERN-COMBO MEISSEN - WEISSES GOLD (Buschfunk BF 05862) CD £11.00 - Classic DDR symphonic spacey progressive. 2nd album, © 1979. "Original Amiga Masters" version.
# STERNENMÄDCHEN - GILLES ZEITSCHIFF (Die Kosmischen Kuriere KM 18.012-2: CC) CD £14.00 - A homage to Timothy Leary by Gille Lettman with cosmic organ & electronics backing by Klaus Schulze, also features LP extracts from other Kosmische Musik albums. © 1974. Brand new "back to the master tape" reissue.
SUB - IN CONCERT (Garden of Delights CD 009: 5xBT) CD £14.00 - 1970 German heavy progressive-psych, mock-live actually, with lots of free riffing. Hints of Frumpy, Deep Purple, early Black Sabbath, with lots of invention & psychy sound. Note: 2 of the bonus tracks are by their earlier incarnation as TBC Ltd.
SUNBIRDS - SUNBIRDS (Garden of Delights CD 161: 2xBT,RE) CD £13.00 - International Munich based Krautrock fusion band fronted by Klaus Weiss, they made a dreamy, yet powerful fusion with an abundance of solos from Belgian guitarist Philip Catherine, etc. © 1971.
TANGERINE DREAM - ELECTRONIC MEDITATION (Jive Electro CTANG 4) ex/ex £4.00 - (Castle Music CMRCD565: RM,with O-Card) CD ex+/ex+ £9.00, ex+/ex £7.00 - (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 (Jive Electro C TANG 5) CD ex+/vg+ £4.50 - (Castle Music CMRCD566: 1xBT,RM,with O-Card) CD ex+/ex+ £9.00, ex+/ex £7.00 - (Reactive EREACD 1021: 3xBT,RM,RE) CD £11.50, m/m £8.00 - 2nd album (© 1971), a classic trip into deep space beyond Pink Floyd: guitar, organ, drums, flute, zither, VCS3, bass, etc.
TANGERINE DREAM - ZEIT (Jive Electro C TANG 3: edited) CD ex+/vg+ £4.50 - (Castle Music CMRCD490: RM,with O-Card) CD ex+/ex+ £9.00, ex+/ex £7.00 - The ultimate cosmic dream opus, largely based around echo & glissando guitars, organ & synthesizers. © 1972.
TANGERINE DREAM - ZEIT (Reactive EREACD 21017: RM,RE) 2CD £14.00 - CD2 is a bonus disc featuring "The Klangwald Performance" live in Cologne 11/1972.
TANGERINE DREAM - ATEM (Castle Music CMRCD495: RM,with O-Card) CD ex+/ex+ £9.00, vg+/ex+ £5.00 - Bubbling from the ether, to "Phaedra" from the Krautrock space-acid trip, mind-bending! © 1973.
TANGERINE DREAM - ATEM (Reactive EREACD 21019: RM) 2CD £14.00 - CD2 = "The Deutschlandhalle Performance (Recorded In Berlin, 29th November 1973)". 40 minutes duration.
TANGERINE DREAM - PHAEDRA (Virgin CDV 2010: 2nd pressing?) CD m/m £6.00 - (Virgin 7243 8 40062 28 TAND 5: RM,RE) CD £8.00 - The album that gave them their big break internationally! © 1974.
TANGERINE DREAM - RUBYCON (Virgin/UMC 774 697-0: 1xBT,RM) CD £6.00 - An oozing liquid vision, very dreamy & gently sequential. © 1975. "In Search Of Hades" version.
TANGERINE DREAM - RICOCHET (Virgin 7243 8 40064 26 TAND 7: RM,RE) 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 7243 8 40065 25 TAND 8: RM,RE) CD £8.00, m/ex+ £6.00 - With strong Baumann sequential & rhythmic structures, feature in this oddly balanced album, with much guitar & even harmonica! © 1976.
TANGERINE DREAM - SORCERER (Reactive EREACD 1023: RM,RE) CD £11.50 - Aka "Wages of Fear" soundtrack, the classic film by William Friedkin. © 1977.
TANGERINE DREAM - FORCE MAJEURE (Virgin 7243 8 40259 22 TAND 10: RM,RE) 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,RE) CD £8.00 - With newcomer Schmoelling adding a more classical & tuneful edge, an innovative landmark album. © 1980.
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.
TANGERINE DREAM - HYPERBOREA (Virgin CDV 2292) CD ex+/vg £4.00 - (Virgin 7243 8 39446 20 TAND 4: RM) CD ex+/ex+ £4.50 - For many, the last of the classic era TD, with lengthy tracks, complex style & unique ethnic touches. © 1983.
TEMPLE - TEMPLE (Mental Experience MENT019CD: RM) CD £12.00 - Stoned varied mix of heavy space-rock & folky sections, like a mixture of Cozmic Coridors, Golem & Hawkwind styles. With Birth Control members.
TETRAGON - STRETCH (Garden of Delights CD 151) CD £13.00 - Unreleased 1971 archives. Excellent instrumental classical rock, kinda Krautrock twist on Italian bands of the era, nods to ELP, Egg, Canterbury, etc. Includes a cover of John McLaughlin's "Dragon Song".
# THINK - VARIETY (Garden of Delights CD 077: 2xBT) CD £14.00 - Rare 70's progressive, complex with touches of folk & classical, Pell Mell, Eden, Sahara realms.
TIBET - TIBET (Sireena SIR 2226: CP) CD £14.00 - 1976-78 progressive with strong symphonic edge, & an unusual Jon Anderson-ish vocalist, hints of Camel, Yes, Rousseau, etc.
TIME OF COMMOTION - LIVE FROM THE 70'S - ES IST NIE ZU SPÄT (New Music - Green Tree GTR 179: DP) CD £13.00 - 70s band, playing prog/Krautrock, who existed 8 years without releasing anything. This archive CD collects live recordings spanning several years. Opening track "Requiem" feel much like an instrumental early Virus meets Jane "Together" hybrid. Other tracks have quite obvious influences from The Nice & Pink Floyd
# TIN PAN ALLEY - TIN PAN ALLEY (Garden of Delights CD 189) CD £14.00 - Aka Irmin's Way (Kissing Spell CD release) under the band's real name, to quote our Cosmic Egg rom "In the classic tradition of Krautrock bands of the era, they drew on all sorts of influences, notably the cosmic side of Pink Floyd, somewhat close to Belgian's Dragon, or towards Gäa's psychedelic space-tripping".
# TRIKOLON - CLUSTER (Garden of Delights CD 081: 1xBT,RE) CD £14.00 - Pre-Tetragon, more classical, more serious, more like The Nice circa "Five Bridges".
TRIUMVIRAT - SPARTACUS (Harvest 7243 5 35163 2 1: 2xBT,RM,RE) CD £10.00 - Often quoted as the German ELP, but more progressive styled. Their 3rd LP, a concept based on Italian legend. © 1975.
TWENTY SIXTY SIX & THEN - REFLECTIONS ON THE FUTURE (MIG 01842 2CD) 2CD £16.00 - Legendary Krautrock band. CD1 = Reissue of "Reflections On The Future" LP, CD2 = 6 tracks taken from the "Reflections On The Past" 2LP set + a Steve Robinson solo track.
TYLL - SEXPHONIE (Mental Experience MENT004CD: RM) CD £14.00 - Eccentric Krautrock underground with folky & psychedelic touches, sometimes close to Floh De Cologne & Eulenspygel. © 1975. Contains liner notes & Teflon Fonfara interview by Alan Freeman.
UPPERSEPTION - NEO GOURAGE (Garden of Delights CD 185) CD £13.00 - Anthology of originally unreleased material by this obscure German prog band from 1970-74.
VINEGAR - VINEGAR (Garden of Delights CD 091) CD £13.00 - Psychedelic spiced rock circa 1971, in the realms of Tractor or Elias Hulk, but with a very Teutonic sound, lots of instrumentals & guitar textures akin to Gomorrha.
VIRUS - REVELATION (Garden of Delights CD 169: 2xBT) CD £14.00 - 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.
VIRUS - THOUGHTS (Garden of Delights CD 171: 2xBT) CD £14.00 - 2nd album by this heavy psych-rock band, lots of organ & great vocals. A legendary Pilz release, © 1971. The bonus tracks are their contributions to the "Heavy Christmas" concept album.
# VIRUS - REMEMBER (Garden of Delights CD 095) CD £14.00 - Live in Cologne (28/4/73), after "Thoughts" this sees Virus going much more jazzy, with a hybrid of slightly soul-spiced heavy sounds, & nearly all new material.
# WALLENSTEIN - BLITZKRIEG (Mikulski CD 20 29064-2) CD ex+/ex £10.00 - Classical space-rock debut (© 1972) with great energy & dynamics. The rare first CD release.
WALLENSTEIN - BLITZKRIEG (Pilz 20 29064-2: RM,CC) CD £14.00 - "Back to the master tape" reissue. Features Cosmic Jokers Jurgen Dollase & Harald Grosskopf.
WALLENSTEIN - COSMIC CENTURY (Die Kosmischen Kuriere 658006-2: RM,CC) CD £14.00 - Brand new "back to the master tape" reissue of their 3rd album (1973). "Pink Floyd meets Van der Graaf Generator" on a classical rock trip.
WALTER WEGMÜLLER - TAROT (Die Kosmischen Kuriere KK 22/58.002: CC) 2CD £23.00 - The ultimate Cosmic Jokers session (© 1973), with Jerry Berkers, Jurgen Dollase, Hartmut Enke, Manuel Gottsching, Harald Grosskopf, Klaus Schulze & Walter Westrupp. Widely rated as one of the finest of the Kosmische "Berlin School" related projects, now as a new "Back to the master tapes" edition remastered by Dieter Dierks & Dennis Flüchter.
WALTER WEGMULLER - TAROT (Die Kosmischen Kuriere KK 28/58.001: CC) 4CD £28.00 - "Back to the master tapes" edition, CDs 1+2 are remastered by Dieter Dierks & Dennis Flüchter, CDs 3+4 are remastered by Dieter Wegner.
WITTHÜSER & WESTRUPP - BAUER PLATH (ZYX OHR 70035-2: RE) CD £12.50 - 3rd album (© 1972), with Jurgen Dollase, Jerry Berkers, Harald Grosskopf, etc.
WITTHÜSER & 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 £13.00 - 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.
GUNTHER WÜSTHOFF - [TO|DIGI]TAL (Bureau B BB348: DP) CD £12.00 - Experimental electronics from the original Faust member. © 2020.
# XHOL CARAVAN - ELECTRIP (Garden of Delights CD 045) CD £14.00 - Underground Krautrock fusion & psychedelic masterwork! One part Mothers "Uncle Meat/King Kong" with electric sax & one part early Kraut: Faust/Nosferatu/Alcatraz vein. Intensive & radical. Plus their "Planet Earth/So Down" single!
# XHOL CARAVAN - HAMBURG 1969 (Garden of Delights CD 194) CD £14.00 - Previously unreleased historic live recording of remarkably good quality, not long before they recorded the classic "Electrip".
# XHOL - ESSEN 1970 (Garden of Delights CD 152) CD £14.00 - Another classic live concert recording from the "Hau-Ruk" line-up, with Tim Belbe also playing flute!
ZONE SIX - LOVE MONSTER (Sulatron st1504) CD £13.00 - Still one of the prime contemporary Krautrock/space-rock bands around, though sounding more like Electric Moon with synths. © 2015.
ZOPPO TRUMP - ZOPPO TRUMP (Garden of Delights CD 154) CD £14.00 - 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.
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AARDVARK - AARDVARK (Esoteric ECLEC 2286: RM,RE) CD £11.50 - Classic English underground psychy progressive for those liking weird sounds, Egg, Gracious, & beyond. © 1970.
RABIH ABOU-KHALIL - THE CACTUS OF KNOWLEDGE (Enja ENJ-9401 2: CC,BK) CD ex+/ex+ £7.00 - Really lavish metal foiled digibook cover. High quality ethnic middle-eastern fusion from oud master & top international jazz talent, for fans of Embryo and Oregon. © 2001.
ACCORDO DEI CONTRARI - UR- (Cuneiform Rune 489) CD £13.00 - Dazzling complex & brilliant new album from this already impressive band with 4 classics before this. Think classic 70s Canterbury fusion mixed with Italian prog old & new. © 2021.
ACIDMOTHERSGURUGURU - UNDERDOGG EXPRESS (Fünfundvierzig 165: DP) CD £13.00 - Second album (© 2009) from the Kraut-Nippon jam band, & a must for fans of early Guru Guru.
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.
AGORÀ - LIVE IN MONTREUX (VM 2000 VM CD 086: CC) CD £16.50 - Excellent Italian 1970s spacey jazz/prog-fusion that's in a world of its own, live at the famous jazz festival. © 1976.
AKASHA - AKASHA (Norske Albumklassikere NACD248: RM,CC) CD £13.00 - Kinda Thule meets Hawkwind, dark psychy space-rock & classic progressive from Norway, lots of synth/Mellotron, dark experimentation & heavy/dreamy contrasts in melodic textures. © 1977.
# AKTUALA - TAPPETO VOLANTE (GDR GDRCD1104: DP) CD £16.50 - 3rd album (© 1976), ethnic progressive fusion/acoustic world music. Featuring Claudio Rocchi on 1 track.
ALIANTE - SUL CONFINE (M.P. Records MPRCD089) CD £13.50 - Modern instrumental symphonic progressive from Italy, with synth lead & a feel that recalls some Camel & French prog bands. © 2019.
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)!
DAEVID ALLEN - JE NE FUIM' PAS DES BANANES (Gonzo Multimedia HST188CD) CD £9.00 - 1967-69 recordings, with Banamoon (18 minutes studio/23½ minutes live) & 35½ minutes of other relics. Bananamoon later changed into Ame Son.
DAEVID ALLEN - TWELVE SELVES (Voiceprint VP111CD: RE) CD £9.50 - Daevid Allen with Harry Williamson in Melbourne, Australia. © 1993.
# GLI ALLUMINOGENI - SCOLOPENDRA (btf.it VMCD121: RM,CC) CD £16.50 - Heavy organ rock trio (© 1972), hints of early Deep Purple, ELP, great psychedelic sound.
ALPES - PATRICE MOULLET - ROCK SOUS LA DALLE (Spalax 14809: RE) CD £9.00 - Instrumental album by Alpes leader, hints of Frohmader, Pinhas & classic Alpes styles. © 1993.
ALPES - PATRICE MOULLET - EN ATTENDANT NOE (Spalax SPALAXCD14971) CD £9.00 - Vivid melodic & rhythmic synth & rock musics created by unconventional means. © 1996.
ALPHA DU CENTAURE - CONTACT (Paisley Press PP 138) CD £12.00 - French fusion drawing all sorts of influences, Canterbury & underground avant-jazz, in an esoteric concoction, surprising for a double bass, guitar & drums trio. The mood is often akin to early Lard Free (sans the electronics) or Pataphonie, notable for the unique fuzz/freaky guitar that occasionally breaks out & the overall eclectic/esoteric feel. An album full of surprises, & a grower. © 1979.
# ALPHATAURUS - ALPHATAURUS (AMS Records AMS 189 CD) CD £16.50 - One of the best Italian 1970s LP's: a pure classic! Kinda Il Balletto Di Bronzo, Semiramis, Novalis & Stern Meissen mix. Packaged in a triple-fold card cover, like the original LP release.
ALTAIR - 3 (Mellow MMP 445) CD £11.00 - Nice 2000 live album by this Spanish instrumental symphonic rock band. © 2004.
AMA = Inventive UK instrumental rock trio (two members of Rancid Poultry plus drummer) inspired by Guru Guru, Ash Ra Tempel, etc. More information here: Poultry Products
AMA - NOT BLOBS (Auricle AMCDR 223) CDR £8.00
AMA - LOUDLIVEANDLUMPY (Auricle AMCDR 231) CDR £8.00
AMA II - GENUFLEX (Auricle AMCDR 258) CDR £8.00
# AMPHYRITE - AMPHYRITE (Thors Hammer THCD 005) CD £14.00 - Rock trio from Lyon, France circa 1972-1973. They played instrumental heavy progressive rock. © 1973.
ANALOGY - ANALOGY (Garden of Delights CD 059: 1xBT) CD £13.00 - Italian/German progressive combo with female vocals, with a Sandrose/Pink Floyd mix of styles.
ANDERIDA - HERE GOES... (Kent And Sussex Records KSR 002: DP) CDR £6.00 - Debut album by this new Canterbury space-rock band that also blends in poetry (female voice). © 2019.
DOMINIQUE ANDRE - EVASION (Born Bad Records BB140CD/Everlast EV010) CD £13.00 - Reissue of a wonderful & very obscure 1981 French library LP, a unique mixture of keyboards, winds & percussion inhabiting a strange world. RIYL: Ariel Kalma, Pascal Comelade, Brian Eno, & just plain oddness!
ANEKDOTEN - NUCLEUS (Kscope KSCOPE657: RM,DP,IN) CD £9.00 - 2nd album (© 1995), even more "in yer face" than "Vermod", power Crimson progressive, superb & a grower! 2020 UK version with 3 demo bonus tracks.
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 - TOME VI (Musea FGBG 4200.AR: RE) 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. The complete double album on 1CD.
ANT-BEE - LUNAR MUZIK (Gonzo Multimedia HST269CD) CD £9.00 - Zappa/Mothers inspired American outfit, fronted by one Billy James. Weirdo psychedelic time trip featuring Daevid Allen & Grandmothers. © 1997.
AREA - ARE(A)ZIONE (Cramps/Sony Music 88875135252) CD £11.00 - Highly innovative Italian fusion band. Concert recordings, at their most creative with the accent on improvisation. © 1975.
ARESKI & BRIGITTE FONTAINE - L'INCENDIE (Spalax SPALAXCD14815: RE) CD £11.00 - Kind of the French equivalent to John Cale & Nico, though folkier & very French! © 1973.
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.
AUNT MARY - JANUS (Norske Albumklassikere NACD262: RM,CC) CD £13.00 - 3rd album (© 1973) & another classic, comparable to the UK Neon progressives..
BABLICON - THE CAT THAT WAS A DOG/A FLAT INSIDE A FOG (Pickled Egg Egg 31) CD m/ex+ £10.00 - A totally schizophrenic opus, from crazy jazz, via psych, punky, & almost Varese/Berio realms, it doesn't know what it wants to be! © 2000.
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.
BATTIATO - FOETUS (VM 2000 VM CD 065: RE) CD £12.00 - Previously unreleased 1974 English version made at Island Studios. Now you can find out what it's all about! Whilst this starts very similar there are a lot of musical differences later on, notably more electronics & very different vocal arrangements.
BIB SET - IT WASN'T MEANT TO HAPPEN... (Paisley Press PP 102) CD £12.00 - Tasty Swedish psych obscurity from 1969 that feels like Mecki Mark Men doing a soundtrack for a David Lynch movie (use your imagination!) with lots of lovely organ & stoned atmosphere. © 1969.
BIGLIETTO PER L'INFERNO - BIGLIETTO PER L'INFERNO (AMS Records AMS 172 CD: CC) CD £16.50 - Legendary Italian heavy keyboard based classical progressive, featuring Baffo Banfi. © 1974.
BIGLIETTO PER L'INFERNO - IL TEMPO DELLA SEMINA (Trident TRI 1009: RM,CC) CD £14.00 - Previously unreleased 2nd album (recorded in 1974), complex classical rock full of invention & surprises! Jewel case edition, for those that don't like card packages.
# BIGLIETTO PER L'INFERNO - LIVE 1974 (La Vetraia/btf.it BG 003 CD: CC) CD £16.50 - Live in Lecco, Italy (4/5/1974). Originally unpublished live recording (a bit rough quality but excellent gig), very creative/experimental heavy Italian prog of the 1970s.
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 - Market Harborough band who mix Canterbury elements, with RIO & Krautrock touches, with an eccentric singer that lends an early Pere Ubu edge. From the near commercial to the bizarre & challenging!. © 2010.
BLOPS - BLOPS (M&E MYECD027: DP) CD £12.00 - Stunning prog psych album by Chilean band from 1974 (very different to their other releases). Also includes a 1978 single as bonus tracks.
BODKIN - BODKIN (Witch & Warlock W&W 001: RE) CD m/m £20.00 - Scottish prog legend, with a heavy & doomy style in extended tracks, hints of Jane, Frumpy, High Tide, etc. Rare copy with black disc label (no text).
BOX - STUDIO 1 (Rune Grammofon RCD2070: DP) CD £9.00 - Scandinavian based international fusion supersession, with Raoul Björkenheim (Krakatau), Trevor Dunn (much travelled US bassist), Ståle Storløkken (Elephant9), Morgan Ågren (Mats/Morgan, Simon Steensland's Kamikaze United). © 2008.
BRAINVILLE - THE CHILDREN'S CRUSADE (Gonzo Multimedia HST133CD) CD £9.00 - Vigorous & extremely creative invention from Allen/Hopper/Kramer/Pyle band. © 1999.
FRANÇOIS BRÉANT - 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.
BUBU - ANABELAS (PQR Disques plusqueréel PQR011: DP) CD £12.50 - Classic Argentinian prog (© 1978), whose sole album remarkably came across like "a mixture of Osanna, Univers Zero & National Health" to quote my old sales notes. p.s. A large write-up on Bubu can be found in Audion 71's Argentinian Prog & Psych article.
BURNIN RED IVANHOE - W.W.W. (Esoteric ECLEC 2484: RM) CD £11.50 - 3rd album (© 1971) from this Danish complex fusion-rock-progressive, pre-Secret Oyster.
CAMEL - MUSIC INSPIRED BY THE SNOW GOOSE (Decca 8829302: 5xBT,RE) CD £9.00 - Their classic instrumental concept album. © 1975.
# CAPSICUM RED - APPUNTI PER UN'IDEA FISSA (btf.it VMCD050: RM,CC) CD £16.50 - Italian legend, originally on the Bla Bla label (© 1972). Light classical progressive with a psychedelic otherworldly feel.
CARAVAN - IN THE LAND OF GREY AND PINK (Deram 820 520-2: RM) CD £10.00 - Featuring their "Nine Feet Underground" classic opus. © 1971.
CARAVELA ESCARLATE - CARAVELA ESCARLATE (Karisma KAR 190CD) CD £13.50 - Rather good Modern Brazilian progressive with a complex symphonic style. 2nd album, © 2017.
CAUSA SUI - PEWT'R SESSIONS 3 (El Paraiso EPR019CD: CC) CD £13.50 - Instrumental rock pieces with a more picture music style approach of shorter composed & kind of Krautrock kosmische like pieces. © 2014.
CAUSA SUI - LIVE IN COPENHAGEN (El Paraiso EPR037CD: CC) 3CD £17.00 - One of the finest live albums by this Danish space-rock/jam-band, includes guests plus some surprising & brilliantly done cover versions.© 2017.
CLEAR BLUE SKY - CLEAR BLUE SKY (Repertoire RR 4110-WP) CD ex/ex+ £9.00 - Legendary Vertigo guitar rock, with lengthy tracks & lots of fuzzed-out guitar & space treks. Original CD.
CLEARLIGHT - VISIONS (Gonzo Multimedia HST211CD: RM) CD £13.50 - 4th album (© 1978), with Magma members & varius other French underground explorers, onto ethnic & trippy sounds. No mention of "Paix Profonde" track on this (though the CD claims to contain the complete LP). Whatever, this contains 12 tracks, so at least 6 are bonus tracks.
CONTINUUM - CONTINUUM (Stoned Circle STCCD3008) CD £14.50 - Eclectic future-baroque borderline prog album, originally issued in 1971. UK based international band fronted by Hungarian multi-instrumentalist Yoel Schwarcz.
SARO COSENTINO & MINO DI MARTINO - TV DINNER (M.P. Records MPRCD092: 1xBT,DP) CD £15.00 - This has multi-instrumentalists & one-time Battiato collaborators Saro Cosentino & Mino Di Martino (also from Albergo Intergalattico Spaziale) working as an innovative electronic fusion type of duo, making a totally unclassifiable music that sometimes steers in the direction of Lard Free... © 1995.
CRAFT - FIRST SIGNS (Explore Rights Management ExM020) CD £12.50 - Instrumental keyboard progressive from ex-Enid members, with Camel, Steve Hackett, Edhels styling. "Definitive Edition" reissue of their Shanghai LP from 1984 plus 8 bonus tracks.
CRESSIDA - CRESSIDA (Repertoire REPUK 1200: RM) CD £9.00 - 1970 debut by this dreamy Vertigo progressive, 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.
MILES DAVIS - IN A SILENT WAY (Columbia/Legacy 86556: RE) CD £7.00 - Classic Miles with a psychedelic groove, a super session with Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul, John McLaughlin, David Holland & Tony Williams. © 1969.
RICHARD DAWSON & CIRCLE - HENKI (Weird World WEIRD146CD: CC) CD £11.00 - Newcastle-upon-Tyne singer/guitarist meets up with Finnish band Circle. © 2021.
DEMON FUZZ - AFREAKA! (Esoteric Recordings ECLEC2111: 3xBT,RM,RE) CD £13.00 - Excellent 1970 Dawn album + bonus EP tracks, by a black Brtitish prog & fusion band. © 1970.
TULLIO DE PISCOPO REVOLT GROUP - SOTTO E 'NCOPPA (New Platform NP 72CD) CD £13.50 - Classic Italian prog-fusion obscurity, never reissued before. Essential for Area, Pergieo, Venegoni & Co. fans. © 1976.
DIAGONAL - THE SECOND MECHANISM (Rise Above Records RISECD149: CC) CD £12.00 - 2012 largely instrumental 2nd by this Bristol UK band, who (to quote my 68 review) "...largely instrumental, with elements of King Crimson and Van der Graaf Generator in the use of winds, which also reminds me of the American band Charts And Maps, or the French band Neo or Swedish 70s outfit Ragnarök. It's that pitting of winds against a dramatic form of prog that is so engaging..." © 2012.
DIAGONAL - 4 (Cobblers CBCD-008: DP) CD £12.00 - 4th album & a return to form with new ideas too, as the end of my Audion 68 write-up states when talking about the final track "...adding a touch of Camel, and a dash of Pink Floyd in the song, before venturing on to an elevated and majestic post-rock instrumental passage. Superb stuff." © 2021.
DIRE WOLVES - EXCURSIONS TO CLOUDLAND (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records BBIBR035: DP) CD £12.50 - Excellent wigged-out trippy American band, with elements of The Myrrors & Eternal Tapestry. © 2017.
DIRE WOLVES - GROW TOWARDS THE LIGHT (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records BBIBR057: DP) CD £12.50 - Awesome trippy psychedelic rock sounding somewhere between Amon Düül II & Melting Euphoria/Vespero. © 2019.
# DUELLO MADRE - DUELLO MADRE (btf.it VMCD128: CC) CD £16.50 - Akin to Picchio Dal Pozzo, with experimental blends of jazz & rock, like Dedalus at times. A complex progressive masterpiece! © 1973.
EAST OF EDEN - SNAFU (Esoteric ECLEC 2034: 7xBT,RM) CD £11.50 - Classic, unique folk & jazzy driven prog-fusions, much more experimental & instrumental than their debut, a touch more Canterbury-esque.
EAST OF EDEN - ESSEN 1970 (Thors Hammer THCD 008) CD £13.00 - Live at the Gruga-Halle (22/10/1970), from the line-up of the 3rd LP (with one original member: Dave Arbus). This performance features 4 compositions from from that LP plus 2 from "Snafu".
ECLECTIC MAYBE BAND - THE BLIND NIGHT WATCHERS' MYSTERIOUS LANDSCAPES (Discus 67cd: CC) CD m/m £9.00- Debut from this Belgian cross-genre jazz and new-music band fronted by Guy Segers (former Univers Zero bassist). © 2018.
ECLECTIC MAYBE BAND - AGAIN ALORS? (Discus 130CD: CC) CD £11.00 - As with the previous releases, the styles covered here are wide-ranging, & sometimes the elements within pieces involve pitting different types of music together in ways unheard before. © 2022.
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,RE) 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 remaekable 9 minute weird excursion "Boilk".
EGG - THE CIVIL SURFACE (Esoteric ECLEC 2003: RM,RE) CD £11.50 - More subdued, varied & eccentric LP than earlier ones, in a world of its own. © 1974.
ELEPHANT9 - WALK THE NILE (Rune Grammofon RCD 2095: DP) CD £13.00 - Top class Norwegian organ rock/fusion trio, think Bo Hansson & 1970 instrumental Brian Auger with the energy ratched-up! © 2010.
ELIAS HULK - UNCHAINED (Esoteric ECLEC2787: RM,DP) CD £11.50 - Legendary British heavy prog/psych one-album-wonder from 1970, trippy in a High Tide way, with ethnic elements & other diversions. First CD release with the original UK LP track order & artwork. Superb sound too!
EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER - TRILOGY (Manticore BMGCAT2CD5: RM,DP) 2CD £12.00 - 3rd studio album. CD1 = The original 1972 album (2015 remaster), CD2 = The Alternate Album (Jakko M Jakszyk 2015 stereo mixes).
ENGLAND - ENGLAND (Audio Archives AACD 011: RE) CD m/m £8.00 - Obscure UK 70s prog/hard-rock band (not the same band that made "Garden Shed"). © 1976.
BRIAN ENO - ANOTHER GREEN WORLD (EMI 50999 6 84527 2 8) CD £9.00 - The finest of Brian Eno's pre-ambient era, with a luminary guest list: John Cale, Phil Collins, Robert Fripp, etc.
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).
ETERNAL TAPESTRY - WILD STRAWBERRIES (Thrill Jockey THRILL 388: CC) CD £13.00 - A more experimental outing, with space rock trips & electronic tracks. © 2015.
EYE - VISION AND AGELESS LIGHT (Laser's Edge LE 1077: CC) CD £15.00 - Latest album by current American band, playing majestic heavy prog with notable Nektar & King Crimson influences (well, at least to my ears). © 2016.
# FLEA - TOPI O UOMINI (VM 2000 VM CD 093: CC) CD £16.50 - 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.
FLOWERS MUST DIE - FLOWERS MUST DIE (Kommun 2 K2-21: DP) CD £13.00 - Classic double album on 1 CD by these Swedish heavy-spacey trippers, with some nice motorik drives, effervescent trips & on to Hawkwind Brainstorm territory at the end. © 2013.
FOCUS - AT THE RAINBOW (Red Bullet RB 66.190: RE) CD £10.00 - High-energy & memorable performance (5/5/1973).
# FOCUS - HAMBURGER CONCERTO (EMI CDM 7 48860 2: 1xBT) CD m/m £8.00 - Focus at their most adventurous & progressive: virtually all instrumental.
FOCUS - SHIP OF MEMORIES (Red Bullet RB 66.193: 1xBT,RM) CD £10.00 - Very good collection of rare tracks & unreleased curiosities.
FORGAS BAND PHENOMENA - L'OREILLE ÉLECTRIQUE (Cuneiform Rune 447) CD £13.00 - 2018 release by eclectic French dummer's fusion combo, elements of RIO, Canterbury, etc.
THE FOURTH WORLD QUARTET - 1975 (Cuneiform Rune 481) CD £13.00 - The early roots of Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic, in a more jazzy style. © 2021.
RICHARD FRANECKI & HADLEY KAHN - EEMN (Auricle AMCDR 233: RM) CDR £11.00 - 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! Last copy!
ROBERT FRIPP - WASHINGTON SQUARE CHURCH (Discipline DGMSP103: DP) CD+DVD £16.00 - Live in New York City (7-8/1981). CD is stereo, DVD contains surround sound mixes, DTS digital surround (Quad/4.1), stereo mixes & PCM stereo 2.0 (24/48). Comes with slipcase.
FRIPP & ENO - EVENING STAR (Opal/Discipline DGM0516: DP) CD £10.00 - The more varied sequel from 1975. Quintessential ambient with a nervous edge. Awesome stuff really. As per the EG CD this has the full-length "An Index Of Metals" at 28'32".
FRIPP & ENO - LIVE IN PARIS 28.05.1975 (Opal/Discipline DGM3101: CC) 3CD £13.00 - Excellent 3CD set documenting Fripp & Eno live on 2 discs, plus an extra disc of unreleased test loops & basic tracks, plus the very obscure "Later On" Fripp & Eno B-side of Brian Eno's "Seven Deadly Finns" single. © 2014.
FRED FRITH - GUITAR SOLOS (ReR/Fred ReR/FRO 02: DP) CD £9.00 - Table-top guitar, loops, processing, & totally messed about guitars. Electric, acoustic & destroyed. Innovative throughout, yet very varied too. © 1974.
FRED FRITH - GRAVITY (ReR/Fred ReR/FRO 01: DP,RE) CD £12.00 - Classic 1979 album. With Zamla Mammaz Manna, The Muffins & Aksak Maboul members.
FRED FRITH - SPEECHLESS (ReR/Fred ReR/FRO 04: DP,RE) CD £12.00 - Classic 1980 album. With Etron Fou Leloublan & Material (aka Massacre) members.
FRED FRITH - THE TECHNOLOGY OF TEARS (ReR/Fred ReR/FRO 11: DP) CD £9.00 - Sides 1-3 of 2LP set! And, some of the most radical rock-fusion, bringing in sound-collage, live sampling & all sorts of things into a purely innovative music. Features: Tenko, John Zorn, etc. © 1988.
# FRED FRITH - ACCIDENTAL (ReR/Fred ReR/FRA 01: DP) CD £9.00 - Unreleased 1995-96 multi-instrumental solo works: diverse, weird, atmospheric & untimately unique!
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!
FUNKADELIC - LIVE (Westbound CDSEWM 108) CD £9.00 - "Meadowbrook, Rochester, Michigan - 12th September 1971" Varied live set.
GENTLE GIANT - ACQUIRING THE TASTE (Vertigo 842 917-2: RE) CD £7.00 - Probably the finest by this legendary innovative British progressive. LP 2, © 1971.
GENTLE GIANT - OCTOPUS (Vertigo 842 694-2: RE) CD £7.00 - One of the moodiest & most classical, legendary 1970s British progressive band.
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 - ASTRONAUTILUS (Naim Jazz naimcd221: DP) CD £13.50 - More highly creative fusion outings from the Portishead related band. © 2015.
# GLEEMEN - GLEEMEN (VM 2000 VMCD 132: 2xBT,RM,CC) CD £16.50 - The band before Garybaldi, with the same heavy sound, but much more psychedelic, & shorter tracks. © 1970.
GNIDROLOG - LADY LAKE (Esoteric ECLEC 2326: 1xBT,RM,RE) CD £11.50 - Nothing like their debut, quite a political & anti-war statement on one hand, lyrical, but also progressive. © 1972.
GODSPEED YOU BLACK EMPEROR - 'ALLELUJAH! DON'T BEND ASCEND (Constellation CST081-2: CC) CD £12.50 - Extraordinary reformation album from the influential Canadian post-rock symphonic dark & majestic band. © 2012.
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 - SHAMAL (Virgin CDV 2046: RE) CD ex+/ex+ £5.00 - After Allen & Smyth left, Malherbe & Moerlen continued in a more rock-fusion type vein.
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.
GROUNDHOGS - THANK CHRIST FOR THE BOMB (Fire Records FIRECD507: 5xBT,CC) CD £12.50 - 3rd LP (© 1970), this was their first prog classic.
GROUNDHOGS - SPLIT (Fire Records FIRECD508) CD £12.50 - 4th LP, © 1970. Classic 70s British prog/psych/blues. Deemed by many as THE essential Groundhogs album. Card gatefold edition, remastered with 7 bonus original session out-take tracks.
GRYPHON - GRYPHON (Talking Elephant TECD314) CD £13.50 - Kinda like a progressive Wurzels, or a west country folk twist on the Trees & Third Ear Band?! Varied & fun! © 1973.
GRYPHON - RED QUEEN TO GRYPHON THREE (Talking Elephant TECD313) CD £13.50 - Their grand opus, a symphonic rock suite with a wealth of folk touches, betwixt SFF, Clearlight, Mike Oldfield & Jade Warrior. © 1974.
GUAPO - HISTORY OF THE VISITATION (Cuneiform RUNE 354/355) 2CD £21.00 - Impressive cross-genre instrumental prog-fusion with Zeuhl, RiO & many other influences. © 2013.
GUAPO - OBSCURE KNOWLEDGE (Cuneiform Rune 404) CD £12.00 - In later years this UK band totally reinvented themselves, becoming one of the finest exponents of dark Zeuhl/pog-fusion - & this is another classic! © 2016.
# GURANFOE - GUMBO GUMBO (Round Rover Musical Endeavours RRME-001: CC) CD £13.00 - Second general release album from this superb instrumental progressive with Zappa, Canterbury & other influences, plus lots that's their own. Edition of 300 copies.
HAWKWIND - HAWKWIND (Parlophone 7243 5 30028 2 4: RM,4xBT) CD £6.00 - 1970 debut from the classic British space-rock band, with bluesy touches here, & great riffing. The British Amon Duul II? 3 of the bonus tracks are by Hawkwind Zoo, originally released as a 12" EP.
HAWKWIND - X IN SEARCH OF SPACE (Parlophone 7243 5 30030 2 9: RM,3xBT) CD £6.00 - This was the start of the patent riffing grooving Hawks sound, totally out-there! With former Amon Duul II bassist Dave Anderson joining. © 1971.
HAWKWIND - DOREMI FASOL LATIDO (Parlophone 7243 5 30031 2 8: RM,4xBT) CD £6.00 - More heavy psycedelic space-riffing than previous albums. © 1972.
HAWKWIND - HALL OF THE MOUNTAIN GRILL (Parlophone 7243 5 30035 2 4: RM,3xBT) CD £6.00 - Their 1974 space-prog classic, full of Mellotron's, violin (Simon House), with thick grooves & heavy sounds.
HELDON - UN REVE SANS CONSEQUENCE SPECIALE (Bureau B BB 329: DP,BK) CD £12.00 - "Heldon 5", superb electronic rock as only the French have made. © 1976.
HENRY COW - UNREST (ReR HC2: RM,RE) CD £12.00 - The darkest realms of Henry Cow, with some incredible avant-improv sections melding with Wyatt/Softs stylisms, & unique Chris Cutler drums, Fred Frith violin/guitar. © 1974.
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 - LATE (ReR HC15) CD £9.00 - Vol. 9 from "The Road: Volumes 6-10" box set. 1978 live, including the Rock In Opposition festival concert.
HENRY COW & SLAPP HAPPY - IN PRAISE OF LEARNING (ReR HC3: RM,RE) 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.
HIGH TIDE - SEA SHANTIES (Esoteric ECLEC 2204: RM,RE) CD £11.50 - Radical heavy psych-rock storming debut (© 1969), essential for Hawkwind fans! Plus 5 previously unreleased bonus tracks (34½ minutes).
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.
HUGH HOPPER - MONSTER BAND (Gonzo Multimedia HST128CD) CD £9.00 - Tracks 1-5 are solo recordings (1973), tracks 6-9 are by his live band recorded in Bordeaux, France (20/3/1974).
ISOLATION - ISOLATION (Seelie Court Digital scd011: CC) CD £12.00 - "Legendary 100 copy 1973 Prog Melancholia" we are told, although "Isolation" comes across as gentle folk to me. © 1973.
JADE WARRIOR - RELEASED (Esoteric ECLEC2800: RM,DP) CD £11.50 - 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 (Esoteric ECLEC2797: RM,DP) CD £11.50 - 3rd album (© 1972), last as a trio, almost like an oriental twist on early King Crimson!
JADE WARRIOR - WAY OF THE SUN (Esoteric ECLEC 2198: RM) CD £11.50 - © 1978. The most varied of the lot, with more ethnic/fusion elements.
JETHRO TULL - STAND UP (Chrysalis 7243 5 35458 2 6: RM,4xBT) CD £6.00 - Classic psychedelic spiced 2nd LP, © 1969.
JETHRO TULL - BENEFIT (Chrysalis 7243 5 35457 2 7: RM,4xBT) CD £6.00 - Excellent (often overlooked) third album. © 1970.
JETHRO TULL - THICK AS A BRICK (Chrysalis 0825646146468) CD £8.00 - "The 2012 Steven Wilson stereo remix" Arguably their most progressive & inventive outing. © 1972.
JETHRO TULL - A PASSION PLAY (Chrysalis 0825646146512) CD £8.00 - "The Original 'A Passion Play' album remixed to stereo by Steven Wilson" Another classic concept suite. One of their most progressive & inventive outings. © 1973.
JORDSJØ - JORDSJØ (Karisma KAR150CD) 2CD £16.00 - Anthology collecting their 2015 & 2016 cassette releases, plus their half of a 2016 split cassette release. Good value release.
JORDSJØ - NATTFIOLEN (Karisma KAR176) CD £13.50 - Excellent 4th album from one of the leading Scandinavian progressives. © 2019.
JORDSJØ - PASTORALIA (Karisma KAR213CD) CD £13.50 - Another really nice new album from this Norwegian prog band in a slightly more reftective/folky style than previous. © 2021.
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.
KAIPA - SOLO (Tempus Fugit TF VÖ 38: RM) CD £12.00 - 3rd album, © 1978.
KAMA LOKA - KAMA LOKA (Transubstans TRANS118: DP) CD £14.00 - Swedish progressive rock band, mixing in elements of Landberk, Kvartetten Som Sprängde, Kebnekajse, Fläsket Brinner, Bo Hansson, Älgarnas Trädgård, International Harvester, & even Pink Floyd. A classic indeed! © 2013.
KEBNEKAJSE - 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.
KEBNEKAJSE - IDIOTEN (Subliminal Sounds SUB-080-CD: DP) CD £9.00 - 2nd album from the reformed Kebnekaise, another excellent album. © 2011.
KHAN - SPACE SHANTY (Esoteric ECLEC 2046: RM) CD £11.50 - Classic Steve Hillage band circa 1972, a kinda stepping-stone between Arzachel & "Fish Rising". Remastered version with bonus demo acetate tracks: "Break The Chains" & "Mixed Up Man Of The Mountains".
KING CRIMSON - IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING (Discipline DGM0501: RM) CD £8.00 - "Original master edition" of their legendary debut, a Mellotron loaded prog delight. © 1969.
KING CRIMSON - IN THE WAKE OF POSEIDON (Discipline DGM0502: RM) CD £8.00 - "30th anniversary edition" of their 2nd album, with larger sound featuring tons of Mellotron, plus Mel Collins on saxes & flute, Keith Tippett on piano. © 1970.
KING CRIMSON - LIZARD (Discipline DGM0503: RM) CD £10.00 - "30th anniversary edition" version of their 3rd album (also 1970), the very unusual transitional King Crimson album, which covers a wide range of styles, & includes a guest appearnce from Jon Anderson.
KING CRIMSON - ISLANDS (Discipline DGM0504: RM) CD £8.00 - "30th anniversary edition" of their most subdued & mysterious album, by the Frpp/Burrell/Collins/Wallace line-up. © 1971.
KING CRIMSON - EARTHBOUND (Discipline DGM0511: RM) CD £10.00 - "30th anniversary edition" version of their 3rd album, recorded live on their USA tour (2-3/1972).
KING CRIMSON - RED (Discipline DGM0507: RM,RE) CD £8.00 - "30th anniversary edition" of the final album from the 1970's King Crimson, complex instrumental work & songs, onto pure avant-garde. © 1974.
KING CRIMSON - USA (Discipline DGM0512: RM,RE) CD £10.00 - "30th anniversary edition" Live in June 1974. Expanded version with 3 bonus tracks.
KING CRIMSON - EPITAPH, VOLUMES ONE & TWO (Discipline DGM5014: CC) 2CD £9.00 - BBC Radio Sessions (6/5/69 & 19/8/69), Filmore East, New York (21/11/69) & Filmore West, San Francisco (14+15/12/69). © 2018.
KING CRIMSON - LIVE IN GUILDFORD 1972 (Discipline CLUB24: RE) CD £10.00 - Live at The Civic Hall, Guildford (13/11/1972). © 2003.
KING CRIMSON - LIVE AT THE ORPHEUM (Discipline DGMSP2: DP) CD+DVD £13.00 - Live at The Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, USA (30/9 & 1/10/2014). CD is stereo, DVD is MLP lossless stereo 24/96 & PCM stereo 24/96. © 2015.
KING CRIMSON - LIVE IN NEWCASTLE (Discipline CLUB48) CD £10.00 - Previously unreleased concert classic from December 8 1972. © 2016.
KINGDOM COME - ETERNAL MESSENGER · AN ANTHOLOGY 1970-1973 (Esoteric ECLEC52752: RM) 5CD £38.00 - Classic experimental progressive rock band fronted by Arthur Brown. Box set collection containing "Galactic Zoo Dossier" (1971), "Kingdom Come" (1972), "Journey" (1973), "Jam" (1970 archive recording) & "At The BBC 1971-1972" (BBC sessions). This also contains 2 singles & alternative takes. P&P = 6 units.
KORNMO - SVARTISEN (Apollon Records ARP063CD: CC) CD £15.00 - Newly remastered reissue of the debut by this Norwegian instrumental prog duo. Basically a single album long suite in 11 parts with lots of references to 70s prog, plus classical & Scandinavian folk touches. © 2017.
# ROLAND KOVAC NEW SET - LOVE THAT (Garden of Delights CD 072) CD £14.00 - 1972 Selected Sound library LP, with Brian Auger, Siegfried Schwab, Peter Trunk & Keith Forsey.
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: The Land Of Yrx
THE LAND OF YRX - NADIR THE EVENTUAL DECAY (Auricle AMCDR 271: RM) CDR £8.00
THE LAND OF YRX - TERMINATION POINT (Auricle AMCDR 267: RM) CDR £8.00
THE LAND OF YRX - COMING FORTH IN LIGHT (Auricle AMCDR 268: RM) CDR £8.00
PÄR LINDH PROJECT - GOTHIC IMPRESSIONS (Crimsonic clscd 201) CD £12.00 - Swedish complex & classical progressive, featuring Änglagård members. "10th anniversary re-edition" or new mix with some re-recorded parts.
PÄR LINDH PROJECT - LIVE IN ICELAND (Crimsonic CLSCD 107) CD £12.00 - Recorded live by Iceland Radio in Reykjavik (10/11/2001). © 2002.
MAGMA - ZUHN WOHL UNSAI - LIVE 1974 (MiG 01102 2CD) 2CD £18.00 - A Radio Bremen concert production! Classic "Mekanik Destruktiw Kommando" era Magma. © 2014. Recent reissue in slim jewel case.
THE MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA - THE INNER MOUNTING FLAME (Columbia Legacy CK 65523) CD vg+/ex+ £4.00 - Classic fiery fusion album from John McLaughlin & co. © 1971.
MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA - BIRDS OF FIRE (Columbia/Legacy 88697569712: RE) CD £8.00 - Classic fusion from John McLaughlin & co. © 1973.
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 (Esoteric ECLEC 2693: RM) CD £11.50 - Anglo-Swiss band circa 1971, featuring Patrick Moraz & Jean Ristori. A little-known powerful symphonic rock classic.
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.
MAN - ORIGINAL ALBUM SERIES (Warner Music/Parlophone 2564636189) 5CD £14.00 - Bargain collection containing "Man" (1971), "Do You Like It Here Now, Are You Settling In?" (1971), "Be Good To Yourself At Least Once A Day" (1972), "Rhinos, Winos & Lunatics" (1974) & "Maximum Darkness" (1974). CDs are in card sleeves, packaged in a slipcase.
MAN - LIFE ON THE ROAD 'ON AIR' 1972-1983 (Esoteric ECLEC 62814) 4CD+2DVD £42.00 - Live anthology containing all the known surviving Man BBC recordings plus other oddments as 4CDs & 2DVDs, all in a handy small box. P&P = 6 units.
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.
MATCHING MOLE - MATCHING MOLE (Esoteric ECLEC 22311: RM,RE) 2CD £14.00 - Ex-Soft Machine/pre-Hatfield & the North, typically eccentric Canterbury fusion. Their 1972 debut LP plus 2 single tracks (6'38"), previously unreleased studio recordings (47'59"), & 2 BBC John Peel Sessions: 17/1/1972 (9'54") & 17/4/1972 (19'36").
MATCHING MOLE - LITTLE RED RECORD (Esoteric ECLEC 22312: RM,RE) 2CD £14.00 - 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.
STEPHAN MICUS - TO THE EVENING CHILD (ECM Touchstones ECM 1486 674 3484: CC) CD £10.00 - 1992 album by the world music innovator, here combining unlikely instruments like steel drums, dilruba & ney, plus some mystical vocal work.
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.
MONA LISA - GRIMACES (Musea FGBG 4119.AR: 1xBT,RE) CD £13.00 - Innovative French progressive rock band. 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 £13.00 - The most complexly symphonic-prog of their output, still akin to Ange, but unique! Their 3rd album, © 1976.
MONTIBUS COMMUNITAS - THE PILGRIM TO THE ABSOLUTE (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records BBIBR015: DP) CD £12.50 - Ritualistic psychedelic trips from Peru! Think of a jammy mid-70s Popol Vuh meets Hapshash... well, maybe - their concoction is unique really. © 2014.
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.
MOOSE LOOSE - TRANSITION (Norske Albumklassikere NACD061: RM,CC) CD £13.00 - Classic Norwegian fusion band. Their second album (© 1976), which added a violinist.
THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION - BURNT WEENY SANDWICH (Zappa 0238422: RM) CD £9.00 - At their most volitile & ecclectic! © 1970.
MUGSTAR - MAGNETIC SEASONS (Rock Action Records ROCKACT97CD: DO) CD £11.00 - Modern jam/psychedelic band from Liverpool, England. © 2016.
MUSHROOM - SONGS OF DISSENT: LIVE AT THE MAKE OUT ROOM 8/9/19 (Alchemikal Artz AA002: CC) CD £13.00 - Another classic live release from this superb Californian spacey/groovy fusion outfit.
MY BROTHER THE WIND - I WASH MY SOUL IN THE STREAM OF INFINITY (Transubstans TRANS090: DP,RE) CD £14.00 - Excellent 2011 instrumental prog/psych/trip-out from this modern Swedish supergroup (members of Magnolia, Makojadama & Anekdoten).
MY BROTHER THE WIND - ONCE THERE WAS A TIME WHEN TIME AND SPACE WERE ONE (Free Electric Sound FES4011) CD £13.00 - Awesome space-rock/cosmic improvisation from Sweden. Their 3rd studio album, © 2014.
THE MYRRORS - ENTRANCED EARTH (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records BBIBR028: DP) £12.50 - Little-known, but remarkable, US band with an instrumental free-flowing style recalling Scandinavian bands of the 1960s & 1970s. © 2016.
THE MYRRORS - BORDERLANDS (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records BBIBR049: DP) £12.50 - 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,RE) CD £11.50 - Debut by ex-Hatfield & The North band. Classic Canterbury fusion with some revisited Egg touches.
NATIONAL HEALTH - OF QUEUES & CURES (Esoteric ECLEC 2130: RM) CD £11.50 - 2nd abum, featuring ex-Hatfield & The North, Matching Mole, Henry Cow, Egg & Gong musicians.
NEKTAR - SOUNDS LIKE THIS (Esoteric ECLEC22796: RM,DP) 2CD £14.00 - Reissue of the Eclectic Discs/Dream Nebula issues. CD1 = The double live-in-studio album from 1973, CD2 = other tracks that were recorded but not used.
NEKTAR - ...SOUNDS LIKE SWISS (Beyond Before BB116: DP) 2CD+DVD £24.00 - Historic live in Switzerland collection: CD1+CD2 recorded at Pavilion des Sports, Lausanne (5/5/1973) & the Palladium, Geneva (14/2/1973). The DVD contains video from the Palladium, Geneva (14/2/1973) concert. © 2021.
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.
# NEW TROLLS - TEMPI DISPARI (Vinyl Magic V.M. 061: RM,RE) CD £13.00 - Classic instrumental live album circa 1974, just 2 tracks & quite jazzy (Osanna-ish) for New Trolls!
NOOUMENA - CONTROLLED FREAKS (L'étourneur 003/Decagon 002: DP) CD m/ex+ £7.00 - Second album by this modern French experimental rock band, related to Dustman Dilemma with all sorts of influences ranging from Canterbury to Krautrock. © 2017.
# NUOVA IDEA - IN THE BEGINNING (Vinyl Magic VM 021: RE) CD £10.00 - Heavy Italian psychedelic progressive, their debut featuring the classic "Come, come, come...". © 1971. Note that the front booklet/insert has minor tab damage due to being packaged incorrectly
OCTOBER EQUUS - LIVE AT R.I.O FESTIVAL 2014 (OctoberXart oe02) CD £12.00 - Excellent live album featuring old & new compositions. © 2014.
OCTOBER EQUUS - NOCHES BLANCAS, LUCES ROJAS (OctoberXart oe03) CD £12.00 - More diversions in the realms of RiO and chamber rock meets prog and fusion. A unique concoction. © 2022.
OCTOBER EQUUS QUARTET - ISLA PURGATORIO (Clamshell Records CR 15) CD £8.00 - Alternative jazz-fusion incarnation featuring jazz saxophonist Alfonso Muñoz. © 2013.
OMEGA - OMEGA & III (MIG 02582: DP) 2CD £19.00 - 2022 compilation of two Bacillus releases of Omega re-recordings (1973/74 in Dierks Studios) with English vocals.
ANGEL ONTALVA - MUNDO FLOTANTE (OctoberXart ao01) CD £12.00 - Debut album by the guitarist from October Equus helped out by a number of other musicians. Lots of Canterbury influence in this, mixed with elements like French café music, dainty fusion dances & all those sorts of things that make Rock In Opposition so unclassifiable & engaging. © 2012.
ÁNGEL ONTALVA - ANGEL ON A TOWER (OctoberXart ao03) CD £12.00 - Superb guitar fronted fusions from the main-man at October Equus. © 2021.
OPUS AVANTRA - INTROSPEZIONE (Opus Avantra Studium OPUS 07: DP) CD £13.50 - Extraordinary blend of rock, classical, opera, contemporary, jazz, electronic, etc. Extended version of the "Donella Del Monaco" LP from 1974.
OSANNA - LANDSCAPE OF LIFE (btf.it VMCD136: RM,CC) CD £16.50 - Most varied of Osanna's albums, with contrasting heavy & symphonic tracks. © 1974.
OSMOSIS - OSMOSIS (Esoteric ECLEC 2613: RM) £11.50 - American psych-prog-fusion classic with Charlie Mariano. © 1970.
OZRIC TENTACLES - THERE IS NOTHING (Kscope KSCOPE740: RM,DP) CD £9.00 - Acid space-dub trips & beyond... © 1986.
PANAL - PANAL (M&E MYECD026: DP) CD £12.00 - Chilean early 70s band with quite a lot of Santana influence, along with local cultural & psychedelic elements. Ex Aguaturbia. © 1973.
PAPIR - STUNDUM (El Paraiso EPR007CD: CC) CD £13.50 - 2nd album by Danish jam rocking band (who also collaborated with Electric Moon). © 2011.
PATTO - GIVE IT ALL AWAY (Esoteric ECLEC42762: RM) 4CD £29.00 - Box set containing the original 3 LPs, plus the 1973 sessions album "Monkey's Bum". P&P = 6 units.
BARRE PHILLIPS - MOUNTAINSCAPES (ECM Touchstones ECM 1076 674 3049: CC) CD £10.00 - Fiery fusions & electronics, with many unexpected twists: ECM jazz diverts to synth & even themes reminiscent of Tangerine Dream's "Electronic Meditation"! © 1976.
PICCHIO DAL POZZO - CAMERE ZIMMER ROOMS (Cuneiform rune 153: RE) CD £13.00 - Unreleased 1977-80 recordings, a bit more Hatfield & The North/National Health than their LP's, classic RIO/Canterbury-esque Italian style.
RICHARD PINHAS - RHIZOSPHERE (Spalax SPALAXCD14237: DP,RE) 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 £9.00 - Pinhas' ultimate album featuring the mighty "Dedicated to K.C.". © 1982. Special offer!
RICHARD PINHAS - REVERSE (Bureau B BB249: DP) CD new/vg+ £9.00 - 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. © 2016.
PINK FLOYD - THE PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN (EMI 50999 028935 2 5: RM,CC) CD £11.00 - Psychedelic debut (© 1967), with Syd Barrett.
PINK FLOYD - A SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS (EMI 50999 028936 2 4: RM,CC) CD £11.00 - 2nd LP. Psychedelic definitive Pink Floyd, with amazing cosmic/space-rock trips & strange otherworldly songs. © 1967.
PINK FLOYD - MUSIC FROM THE FILM MORE (EMI 50999 028938 2 2: RM,CC) CD £11.00 - Soundtrack to the film by Barbet Schroeder, with lots of different moods: heavy, spacey & the unexpected! © 1969.
PINK FLOYD - OBSCURED BY CLOUDS (EMI 50999 028943 2 4: RM,CC) CD £11.00 - Soundtrack to the film "La Vallée" by Barbet Schroeder, with lots of different moods. © 1972.
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 - BEEFSLAUGHTER (Kissing Spell KSCD 809) CD £14.50 - Aka "Hovezí Porazka", possibly the 3rd best Plastic People Of The Universe album. 1982-84 recordings.
JEAN-LUC PONTY - ORIGINAL ALBUM SERIES (Warner Music/Atlantic 8122-796920-0) 5CD £14.00 - Bargain collection containing "Upon The Wings Of Music" (1975), "Aurora" (1976), "Imaginary Voyage" (1976), "Enigmatic Ocean" (1977) & "Cosmic Messenger" (1978). CDs are in card sleeves, packaged in a slipcase. P&P = 3 units.
JEAN-LUC PONTY & WOLFGANG DAUNER - LIVE AT THE BERN JAZZ FESTIVAL 2011 (MPS 0217139MS1: DP) CD £11.00 - Later gig by these two jazz legends. © 2022.
THE POP GROUP - Y (Mute TPGYCD1: 2xBT,RM) CD £9.00 - Highly experimental new-wave circa 1979, with Mark Stewart. Notable hints of Can, Faust, Red Crayola, etc.
PRANA CRAFTER - BODHI CHEETAH'S CHOICE (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records BBIBR044: DP) £11.00 - Highly creative mutli-instrumental guitars, etc. by William Sol from Seattle, USA. Lots of cosmic panoramas, elements of early Deuter, solos by Barn Owl members & a hint of John Fahey. Reissue of a cassette release, © 2018.
PRAXIS - LA ETERNIDAD DE LO EFIMERO (Mellow MMP 213) CD £11.00 - Lively instrumental Mexican progressive (1987) featuring Ricardo Moreno from Iconoclasta.
PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI - CELEBRATION, LIVE IN NOTTINGHAM 1976 (Manticore MANTCD 21017) 2CD £14.00 - Nice document from the "Chocolate Kings" tour, also containing lots of earlier material & extended works. © 2019.
PRESENT - LE POISON QUI REND FOU (Cuneiform 383/384: RM) 2CD £19.00 - CD1 = Their 2nd LP (© 1985), almost King Crimson meets Univers Zero, plus Quicktime movie extracts of Présent live in Livry Gargan, France, 23/1/1982 (24'34"); CD2 = The complete Livry Gargan concert (79'53").
PROBE 10 - THERE IS A UNIVERSE (Lion Productions LION 672: 5xBT,CC) £16.00 - Little-known excellent US progressive of the 1970s. Partly Zappa/Mothers like, partly brass-rock & partly Canterbury like (Soft Machine, Nucleus, jazzy Caravan, Matching Mole, etc). Original LP was self-released in 1975.
PROTOCOLLO C - PROTOCOLLO C (Lizard CD 0142: DP) £13.50 - Very lively modern Italian instrumental prog quartet. © 2018.
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!
QUAD SAX - QUAD SAX (Spalax SPALAXCD14563: RP) CD £15.00 - 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. Rare 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...
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.
QUINTESSENCE - MOVE INTO THE LIGHT (Esoteric ECLEC 22311: RM,RE) 2CD £15.00 - "The Complete Island Recordings 1969-1971" Compilation of "In Blissful Company" (plus bonus single tracks), "Quintessence" & "Dive Deep".
RANCID POULTRY = Yorkshire indie new-wave/experimental rock band formed in the early 1980s. More information here: Poultry Products
RANCID POULTRY - DELICATE CREATURES (Auricle AMCDR 260) CDR £8.00
RANCID POULTRY - CONTROLLED EXPOSURE (Auricle AMCDR 221) CDR £8.00
RANCID POULTRY - LIVE IN LEEDS (BUT STEVE DOESN'T) (Auricle AMCDR 249) CDR £8.00
RANCID POULTRY - QAOTIC PESTILGENCE (Auricle AMCDR 257: 3xBT) CDR £8.00
RANCID POULTRY - MUSICIDE (Auricle AMCDR 279) CDR £8.00
RANCID POULTRY - HELLO THERE! I'M A BALLOON RABBIT! (Auricle AMCDR 265) CDR £8.00
RANCID POULTRY - THE POLITICS OF MONOTONY (Auricle AMCDR 269) CDR £8.00
RANCID POULTRY - ZYXT [h5n1] (Auricle AMCDR 270) CDR £8.00
RANCID POULTRY - ARCHIVES 1993-05-04 (Auricle AMCDR 290) CDR £8.00
RANCID POULTRY - ARCHIVES 1996-08-13 (Auricle AMCDR 294) CDR £8.00
RANCID POULTRY - ARCHIVES 1997-01-14 (Auricle AMCDR 296) CDR £8.00
RANCID POULTRY - ARCHIVES 1998-06-02 (Auricle AMCDR 298) CDR £8.00
RANCID POULTRY - FRAGMENTS 1994-1998 (Auricle AMCDR 300) CDR £8.00
RARE BIRD - BEAUTIFUL SCARLET, THE RECORDINGS 1969-1975 (Esoteric ECLEC62756: RM) 6CD £35.00 - CD1 = "Rare Bird" (+2xBT), CD2 = "As Your Mind Flies By" (+3xBT), CD3 = "Epic Forest" (+3xBT), CD4 = "Somebody’s Watching" (+2xBT), CD5 = "Born Again" (+2xBT), CD6 = Live At The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London 30/6/1974. Box set with 40-page booklet & folded poster. P&P = 6 units.
REFUGEE - REFUGEE (Esoteric ECLEC 32685) 3CD £21.00 - Box set with 16-page booklet. CD1 = Their 1974 album that captured the spirit of early The Nice in a hyper-complex classical rock, notably different for Moraz's unique compositional style & creative invention. CD2 = "BBC Radio One In Concert - 9th May 1974". CD3 = "Live At Newcastle City Hall - 16th June 1974".
JORGE REYES - PREHISPANIC (Spalax SPALAXCD14907: DP) CD £11.00 - "Authentic Precolombian Music" series. Reissue of the "Mexican Music" series release, © 1990.
RICORDI D'INFANZIA - IO UOMO (btf.it VMCD143: 2xBT, RM,CC) CD £16.50 - Obscure Italian heavy progressive with lotsa organ & lyrical style, New Trolls edges, etc. © 1973.
RING VAN MÖBIUS - PAST THE EVENING SUN (Apollon Records Prog ARP011CD) CD £12.00 - Excellent prog from Norway with long tracks, great English vocals, lots of Mellotron, etc. © 2018.
RING VAN MÖBIUS - THE 3RD MAJESTY (Apollon Records: PROG ARP040CD) CD £13.50 - 2nd album by this new Norwegian prog band, & a surprising one that takes a new diversion to more classical rock realms, with hints of ELP, Italian 70s prog, etc., but still with the same basic complex & largely instrumental style. © 2020.
RUIN = Leicester rock band who decided to do some post-rock type jams for Auricle. More information here: Ruin
RUIN - THE KNITTER (Auricle AMCDR 185) CDR £7.00
RUIN - TENTACLES OF THE TRIPOD MASK (Auricle AMCDR 195) CDR £7.00
RUIN - SLIGHT RETURN OF THE HALF BAKED (Auricle AMCDR 196) CDR £7.00
RUIN - ROLLING HEAD (Auricle AMCDR 201) CDR £7.00
RUIN - THE CLOCKWORK MOVEMENT OF PLASMA (Auricle AMCDR 204) CDR £7.00
RUIN - ELASTIC EGG (Auricle AMCDR 209) CDR £7.00
RUIN - PSYCHO GROOVE (Auricle AMCDR 210 S) CDR £3.00 - Remixes by Alan Freeman.
RUIN - OPEN YOUR MIND (Auricle AMCDR 214) CDR £7.00
RUIN - GO TO ZERO (Auricle AMCDR 246) CDR £7.00
RUIN - THE UNCERTAIN WORLD OF FOLDS AND CREASES (Auricle AMCDR 254) CDR £8.00
RUIN - RADIO ACTIVE (Auricle AMCDR 277) CDR £8.00
RUIN - A DIFFERENT PLACE (Auricle AMCDR 283) CDR £8.00
RUIN - MENTAL DISTURBANCE (Auricle AMCDR 293) CDR £8.00
RUIN - HALLUCINATIONS (Auricle AMCDR 299) CDR £8.00
RUIN - PLAY (Auricle AMCDR 301) CDR £8.00
RUIN - WIRED UP (Auricle AMCDR 305) CDR £8.00
RUIN - THE DYSTOPIAN ARENA (Auricle AMCDR 306/7) 2CDR £11.00 - 109 minute opus.
RUPHUS - NEW BORN DAY (Karisma KAR162CD: RM) CD £13.50 - Classic debut (© 1973) by this Norwegian progressive band, with male & female vocals, heavy & spacey parts, lots of keyboards, it's like a much more prog incarnation of the first Earth & Fire with a touch of Sandrose, Joy Unlimited, etc.
RUPHUS - RANSHART (Karisma KAR163CD: RM) CD £13.50 - 2nd album (© 1974), with male vocalist & a complete change of style, in a similar vein to UK prog bands of the era like Druid, Flash, Fruupp (otherwise Yes & Genesis inspired, but also with something of their own).
RUPHUS - LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE (Karisma KAR180CD: RM) CD £13.50 - Norwegian progressive/jazz-rock with female vocals. Their 3rd album. Produced by Terje Rypdal. © 1975.
RUPHUS - INNER VOICE (Karisma KAR185CD: RM) CD £13.50 - Their 4th album, again produced by Terje Rypdal. © 1977.
RUPHUS - FLYING COLOURS (Karisma KAR191CD: RM) CD £13.50 - Their 5th album, © 1978.
RUPHUS - MANMADE (Karisma KAR192CD: RM) CD £13.50 - Their 6th album. © 1979.
TERJE RYPDAL - TERJE RYPDAL (ECM Touchstones ECM 1016 350 7510: CC) CD £10.00 - Classic solo debut (1971), with Jan Garbarek, Bobo Stenson, Jon Christensen, etc.
TERJE RYPDAL - WAVES (ECM 1110 827 419-2: RE) CD £15.00 - Legendary Norwegian experimental fusion strongly featuring Palle Mikkelborg. © 1977.
TERJE RYPDAL - CONSPIRACY (ECM 2658 089 5911) CD £15.00 - Quite possibly the best Terje Rypdal studio album in 30+ years, featuring Ståle Storløkken (from Elephant9) & master drummer Pål Thowsen (originally from Moose Loose). With O-card sleeve. © 2020.
SAMADHI - SAMADHI (btf.it VMCD124: RM,CC) CD £16.50 - Sophisticated progressive with more than a nod to Yes, although distinctly Italian, ex-Raccomandata Ricevuta Ritorno. © 1974.
SAMKHA - SAMKHA (Boheme CDBMR810027) CD £10.00 - Ethnic music from St. Petersburg, an acoustic ensemble with the panache of The Rain Garden, Aquabats, Oregon, & the likes.
SCOPE - SCOPE (Sireena SIR 2211: DP) CD £14.00 - First reissue of this excellent fusion debut by the Dutch band Scope, co-produced with Jochen Petersen (also plays soprano sax on 2 tracks). Plus 2 bonus tracks from pre-Scope band Strange Power from 1971. © 1974.
SCOPE - II (Sireena SIR 2212: 2xBT,DP) CD £14.00 - © 1975.
SHAMBLEMATHS - 2 (Apollon Records: Prog ARP049CD: DP) CD £15.00 - Norwegian unusual prog/fusion mix, a bit like Tusmørke, but with Zeuhl & Canterbury elements instead of folk. © 2021.
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).
SHAPESHIFTER - MAUREEN ANDERSON'S SHAPESHIFTER (Shapeshifter ShapeCD014) CD £5.00 - A very different more rocky one by this Leicester band. They split up shortly after this, with yet another line-up that has mutated ever since, & and nowadays reinvented as Multimorph.
SHUB NIGGURATH - INTRODUCTION (Soleil Zeuhl 22: CC) CD £14.00 - 2009 reissue of their rare debut (cassette only) from the classic Magma meets opera, Art Zoyd, Univers Zero & King Crimson band.
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.
JOAKÍM SKOGSBERG - JOLA ROTA (Tiliqua Records TILAR-5011: CC) CD m/m £15.00 - Experimental mix of folk & psychedelic from Sweden with unusual chanting vocal passages. Japanese release, complete with obi.
SKY MUSIC - A TRIBUTE TO TERJE RYPDAL (Rune Grammofon RCD 2194: DP) CD £13.50 - Project instigated/produced by Henry Kaiser presenting imaginative new renditions of many Rypdal classics. Featuring Raoul Björkenheim, Nels Cline, Reine Fiske, Bill Frisell, Jim O'Rourke, Ståle Storløkken, David Torn, etc. © 2017.
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 - 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 - SOFTS (Esoteric ECLEC 2202: RM,RE) CD £11.50 - Here Karl Jenkins had took over the band & their style moved very close to Secret Oyster. With John Etheridge replacing Allan Holdsworth. © 1976.
SOFT MACHINE - SPACED (Cuneiform RUNE 90: RE) CD £13.00 - 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 - VIRTUALLY (Cuneiform RUNE 100) CD £13.00 - Live 1971 Radio Bremen, some of the very last Wyatt & Dean Soft Machine, fiery & inventive too!
SOFT MACHINE - NDR JAZZ WORKSHOP (Cuneiform Rune 305/306: RE) CD+DVD £20.00 - Live at Congresszentrum, Hamburg, Germany (17/5/1973).
NICKLAS SØRENSEN - SOLO (El Paraiso EPR029CD: CC) CD £13.50 - Papir/Causa Sui/OSC related guitarist with an album in Rother, La D, spacey motorik hybrid vein. © 2016
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.
SPRING - SPRING (Esoteric ECLEC 22495) 2CD £14.00 - Leicester progressive rock band of the late-60s/early-70s, with lots of Mellotron & a very dreamy feel. CD1 = remastered version of the 1971 RCA Neon LP, CD2 contains 12 bonus tracks (most originally unreleased.
STORMY SIX - MACCHINA MACCHERONICA (VM 2000 Records CD 106: CC) CD £16.50 - From the time they joined in the RIO tours, with ex-Henry Cow member: Georgie Born & a Futurist twist. Their most experimental & diverse album. © 1980.
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.
GEIR SUNDSTØL - ST. HANSHAUGEN STEEL (Hubro HUBROCD2642: CC) CD £12.50 - Another Norwegian "jazz" guitarist, with elements akin to 1970s albums of Bo Hansson & Kenny Hakansson (in some ways), but all mixed-up with loads of other things like Nordic & Americana folk elements. In all, unusual and unique. © 2021.
SWAY - SWAY (Cipiti OK 8: CC) CD £9.00 - Italian 70s jazz-rock with a lively style & funky edges. Very last copy stocks of this deleted CD found at a UK distributor!
TANGLE EDGE - SUMERIAN KINGS AND JOYFUL DOUBTS (Auricle AMCDR 227: RM,RE) CDR £8.00 - 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,RE) CDR £8.00 - Norwegian instrumental psychedelic and space-rock band. Live in Italy 1991. © 2004.
TAPIMAN - HARD DRIVE (Guerssen GUESSCD060) CD £14.00 - Unreleased sessions by this early 1970s Spanish hard rock band who sound more like UK bands of the Andromeda, Hard Stuff, Hard Meat type.
TARTOVISTI = Dave Powell & Nigel Muller, an intrepid duo that know no genre boundaries. More information here: Dave Powell
TARTOVISTI - MERCURY AND THE MOON (Auricle AMCDR 189/90) 2CDR £12.00
TARTOVISTI - HALLUCINATIONS ON THE SECRET COAST (Auricle AMCDR 276) CDR £8.00
TARTOVISTI - FULL MOON (Auricle AMCDR 286) CDR £8.00
STEPHAN THELEN - FRACTAL GUITAR (Moonjune MJR096: CC) CD £11.00 - Excellent guitar fusion & expermental music by one of the guitarists from Sonar & many guest helpers. © 2019.
THINKING PLAGUE - IN THIS LIFE (Cuneiform Rune 407: RM) CD £13.00 - Reissue of the ReR release (© 1989) minus 2 tracks (those taken from their first 2 LPs, later issued on the "Early Plague Years" Cuneiform release).
THIRD EAR BAND - ALCHEMY (Esoteric PECLEC 22668: DP) 2CD £16.00 - CD1 = Reissue of their revolutionary 1969 debut of intense & devilish raga-rock, plus 27/7/1969 "Top Gear" session; CD2 = The National-Balkan Ensemble sessions, plus previously unreleased Abbey Road studio recordings (24/1/1969 & 12/9/12969).
THIRD EAR BAND - MUSIC FROM MACBETH (Esoteric PECLEC2656: 3xBT,DP) CD £13.00 - Their classic third album, the soundtrack to Roman Polanski's classic film, from authentic medieval onto the very bizarre! The bonus tracks are unreleased session recordings. © 1972.
THIRD EAR BAND - NEW FORECASTS FROM THE THIRD EAR ALMANAC (Gonzo Multimedia HST312CD) CD £9.00 - 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 - BRAIN WAVES (Gonzo Multimedia HST455CD: 1xBT) CD £9.00 - A very different album, with varied tracks & even songs! "The Elektric Third Ear Band". © 1993.
THIRD EAR BAND - LIVE (Voiceprint VP157CD: RE) CD £9.00 - Previously unreleased 1990's recordings of wild intensive Third Ear Band, venturing onto pretty weird realms! © 1996.
THIRD EAR BAND - NECROMANCERS OF THE DRIFTING WEST (Sonic Book SONIC 005) Book+CD used £10.00 - © 1997. The CD contains the incredible 1970 previously unreleased soundtrack "Abelard & Helois". The book (100 pages) contains band history, interviews & rare pictures. Note: book = ex+, CD = mint. P&P = 3 units!
THIRD EAR BAND - NECROMANCERS OF THE DRIFTING WEST (Gonzo Multimedia HST311CD) CD £13.50 - Not to be confused with the Sonic Book above! This 2015 collection contains the rare National-Balkan Ensemble recordings from a split-library release (15'58"), with sessions from 1968 (7'12") & 1971 (8'30"), plus complete BBC "In Concert" 17/1/1971 (19'39").
THIRD EAR BAND - SPIRITS (Gonzo Multimedia HST428CD) CD £9.00 - Excellent concert at the Circolo Tuxedo, Piacenza in Italy 14/1/1989. © 2017.
THIRD EAR BAND - ELEMENTS 1970-1971 (Esoteric PECLEC32653: DP) 3CD £23.00 - Exhaustive anthology of recordings 1970-1971, including two complete original albums, their 2nd: "Third Ear Band" (aka "The Elements Album") and the "Abelhard & Heloise" soundtrack (originally published in the Italian sonic book "Necromancers Of The Drifting West"), adding tons of unreleased session material & the best recording of the BBC In Concert yet! P&P = 7 units.
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.
THIS HEAT - MADE AVAILABLE (This Is 4: DP,RE) CD £9.00 - The complete John Peel sessions (March & October 1977). Imaculate sound & amazing radical music.
# THORS HAMMER - THORS HAMMER (Thors Hammer THCD 001) CD £14.00 - Obscure Danish prog circa 1971, in Burnin' Red Ivanhoe/Hurdy Gurdy vein.
TOUCH - TOUCH (Esoteric ECLEC 2310: 5xBT,RM,RE) CD £11.50 - Originally released in the UK as "This Is Touch". Legendary 1969 USA psych-prog legend, think Vanilla Fudge meets heavy symphonic prog of the European tradition.
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 - ORIGINAL MASTERS (Ozit-Morpheus Records OZIT CD218) CD £12.50 - Tractor & The Way We Live originally unreleased recordings 1969-1980, including alternative original sessions of "Candle For Judith".
# TRIADE - 1998: STORIA DI SABAZIO (VM 2000 VM CD 105: CC) CD £16.50 - Richly crafted keyboard fronted Italian progressive with hints of Egg, Banco, Camel, etc. An Italian classic from 1973!
T2 - IT'LL ALL WORK OUT IN BOOMLAND (EXPANDED EDITION) (Esoteric ECLEC 32753: RM) 3CD £21.00 - Classic of 70's UK progressive rock. CD1= "It'll All Work Out In Boomland", CD2 = "T.2." an originally unreleased album, CD3 = "1970" unreleased demo tapes & acetates.
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (Esoteric ECLEC 2449: 10xBT,RE) CD £11.50 - Highly influential US 1968 psych trip, with electronics, effects & collage, great female vocals too!
VAK - BUDO (Soleil Zeuhl 55) CD £14.00 - 2nd CD release by this exciting new Zeuhl fusion outfit, mixing "Köhntarkösz" type influences with ZAO, Eskaton, Vortex like elements, & with wonderful wordless female vocals, also recalling National Health. © 2018.
VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR - GODBLUFF (Charisma CASCDR 1109: 2xBT,RM) CD £10.00 - Their 4th album, & arguably their last classic. © 1975.
VANESSA - BLACK AND WHITE (Norske Albumklassikere NACD264: RM,CC) CD £13.00 - Amazing Norwegian jazz-rock from 1976, with Moose Loose connections, full of fuzz bass akin to Hugh Hopper, with Secret Oyster, The Muffins, ZAO stylings. Extremely inventive & lively.
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.
VOLCANO THE BEAR - VOL FUR (Volucan: CC) CDR m/m £7.00 - Leicester's weirdest, best & most eccentric live act - caught live at the Physio & Firkin (6/2/98). A nuclear storm of creativity, combining rock, jazz, punk, RIO, Dada, surrealism, electronics & more: 1 part This Heat. 99 parts something else! 2nd edition.
VOLCANO THE BEAR - YAK FOLKS Y' ARE (Nefryt N 028: 2xBT,CC) 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! Limited edition of 444 copies in large format 6" x 8½" plastic cover. P&P = 3 units.
VOLCANO THE BEAR - FIVE HUNDRED BOY PIANO (United Dairies UD500CD) CD £11.00 - Rare refound original copies! Endorsed by Steven “Nurse With Wound” Stapleton as the most exciting band he'd heard in years, this United Dairies release boosted Volcano The Bear's reputation worldwide, and what a revolutionary album it is too. Think: This Heat meets meets dada meets weird jazz and Krautrock, with insane songs and creativvity overflowing! © 2001.
VOLCANO THE BEAR - VOLFURTEN (Nefryt N 029: 2xBT,CC) CD £9.00 - Reissue of their 300 copy limited edition LP release from 2006. This edition is limited to 444 copies & comes in a large format 6" x 8½" plastic cover. P&P = 3 units.
EBERHARD WEBER - THE COLOURS OF CHLOE (ECM 1042 833 331-2: RE) CD £15.00 - The revolutionary album that made Weber an international star on the jazz fusion scene. © 1974.
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 - 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 - 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.
YAMASH'TA & THE HORIZON - SUNRISE FROM WEST SEA "LIVE" (Wewantsounds WWSCD59) CD £13.00 - Originally a 1971 impossibly rare Japanese LP, & unknown of by us until a decade or so ago. This historic Yamash'ta concert super-session with legends Masahiko Satoh (Sound Breakers/Amalgamation) & Takehisa Kosugi (of Taj Mahal Travellers) is fascinating!
YES - THE YES ALBUM (Elektra/Rhino 8122-73788-2: RM,2xBT) CD £6.00 - Arguably the first album of their classic prog phase. © 1971.
YES - FRAGILE (Elektra/Rhino 8122-73789-2: RM,2xBT,DP) CD £7.00 - Definitive Yes, & the ideal starter. Complete with O-card. © 1972.
YES - CLOSE TO THE EDGE (Elektra/Rhino 8122-73790-2: RM,4xBT,DP) CD £7.00 - Classic 3 track concept album. Complete with O-card. © 1972.
YES - YESSONGS (Atlantic 7567-82682-2: RM) 2CD £7.00 - Classic 3LP live on 2CDs (on tour during 1972), including nearly all their classics of the era. 130 minutes duration.
YES - RELAYER (Elektra/Rhino 8122-73792-2: RM,3xBT,DP) CD £7.00 - With French Swiss keyboards wizard Patrick Moraz replacing Rick Wakeman. Complete with O-card. © 1974.
YES - YESSHOWS (Atlantic 7567-82686-2: RM) 2CD £7.00 - Live recordings with Patrick Moraz (1976) & with Rick Wakeman (1977-1978). © 1980.
THE ZODIAC - COSMIC SOUNDS (Él WACMEM333CD) CD £11.50 - Psychedelic rock & poetry, arranged & conducted by Mort Garson, with electronics by Paul Beaver, & Cyrus Faryar as narrator. Classic historic 1960s album.
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ABSTRACT BLUE - ABSTRACT BLUE (private: CC) CDR £6.00 - Ambient duo of John Hinks & Kevin Buckland creating a deep melodic, yet not really tuneful, music that's almost soporific in nature. © 2020.
ACEZANTEZ - DUBRAVKO DETONI WITH ACEZANTEZ (Paradigm Discs PD 11) CD £9.00 - Legendary Yugoslavian avant-garde tropue. Their 1977 LP + 3 tracks from Dubravko Detoni LP's (1973-75 recordings). Eccentric weirdness betwixt Stockhausen, Musica Elettronica Viva & the INA.GRM realms of sonic reconstruction.
AEOLIAH - ANGEL LOVE (Oreade Music OR 2848: RE) CD £12.00 - Celestial dreamscape meditations from USA musician Jonathan Fairchild. © 1985.
ALTO STRATUS = Experimental synth, avant-rock duo of Alan & Steve Freeman. More information here: Alto Stratus
ALTO STRATUS - ALCHEMY (Auricle AMCDR 002) CDR £7.00
ALTO STRATUS/VRIJE - VRIJE 4 (Dark Star DSC 60.009) CDR £5.00
ALTO STRATUS/VRIJE - CONTAMINATE (Dark Star DSC 60.012) CDR £5.00
ALTO STRATUS/VRIJE - NEW LIFE! (Dark Star DSC DS213) CDR £5.00
ALTO STRATUS/VRIJE - GRAVAMINA FOR UXORICIDE (Dark Star DSC 60.018) CDR £5.00
ALTO STRATUS/VRIJE - DIABOLIK TREPIDATION (Dark Star DSC DS201) CDR £5.00
ALTO STRATUS - URBAN DECAY (Dark Star DS101) CDR £5.00
ALTO STRATUS - TALES FROM TOMORROW (Dark Star DS102) CDR £5.00
ALTO STRATUS - ÉPATANT! (Dark Star DS103) CDR £5.00
ALTO STRATUS - TRAUMA (Dark Star DS104) CDR £5.00
ALTO STRATUS - CHAOS (Dark Star DSB3) CDR £5.00
ALTO STRATUS - KRONOS (Dark Star DSB11) CDR £5.00
ALTO STRATUS - XOLOTL (Dark Star DSB24) CDR £5.00
ALTO STRATUS - LOGOS (Dark Star DSB12) CDR £5.00
ALTO STRATUS - THOR (Dark Star DSB20) CDR £5.00
ALTO STRATUS - SVET OZVENY (Auricle AMCDR 007) CDR £7.00
ALTO STRATUS - LIQUID SKY (Dark Star DS107) CDR £5.00
ALTO STRATUS - TENSION! (Auricle AMCDR 008: 1xBT) CDR £7.00
ALTO STRATUS - TACHYON (Ultimate Transmissions UTCD 002: 1xBT) CD £8.00
ALTO STRATUS - IBLIS (Dark Star DSB9) CDR £5.00
ALTO STRATUS - LIVE IN STUDIO 9/10/84 (Dark Star DS110) CDR £5.00
ALTO STRATUS - THE RITUAL (Auricle AMCDR 031: 1xBT) CDR £9.00 - (Auricle AMCDR 031: 1xBT,RE) CDR £7.00 - £9.00 copies are rediscovered originals.
ALTO STRATUS - CATHARSIS (Auricle AMCDR 225/6) 2CDR £9.00 - New cheaper price!
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 - VRIJE 1983 (Auricle AMACDR 003) CDR £5.00
ALTO STRATUS - PANTHEON 1984 (Auricle AMACDR 004) CDR £5.00
ALTO STRATUS - DARK STAR (Auricle AMACDR 005) CDR £5.00
ALTO STRATUS - PsYcHoSiS (Ultimate Transmissions UTCD 011) CD £8.00
ALTO STRATUS - DEVASTATION (Auricle AMCDR 026) CDR £7.00
ALTO STRATUS - ACOUSTIC SURGERY (Auricle AMCDR 078) CDR £7.00
ALTO STRATUS - REWIRED (Auricle AMCDR 083) CDR £7.00
ALTO STRATUS - TIME DILATION/METAMORPHOSIS (Auricle AMCDR 098) CDR £7.00
ALTO STRATUS - LIVE @ BAMBU (Auricle AMCDR 103) CDR £7.00
ALTO STRATUS - ...IT CRAWLED OUT OF THE WOODWORK (Auricle AMACDR 016) CDR £5.00
ALTO STRATUS - ALTERED STATES (Auricle AMCDR 212) CDR £5.00
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.
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.
APPROACHING INFINITY = Duo of Alan Freeman & Jim Tetlow. More information here: Approaching Infinity
APPROACHING INFINITY - EN PASSANT (Auricle AMCDR 285) CDR £8.00
APPROACHING INFINITY - INVISIBLE CONVERSATION (Auricle AMCDR 291) CDR £8.00
APPROACHING INFINITY - TRITON (Auricle AMCDR 308) CDR £8.00
# APPROACHING INFINITY - SUBSTRATUM (Auricle AMCDR 308) CDR £8.00 - Culled from two sets at Quadelectronic events & an extended trek at Nottingham's "Church Of Sound", this is possibly Approaching Infinity's most out-there & spacious adventure yet.
ART & TECHNIQUE - CLIMA-X (Spalax SPALAXCD14914: 2xBT) CD £11.00 - Obscure 1981 French underground/industrial/electronic, hints of TG/Cabaret Voltaire, but more C.O.M.A./Die Form vein really.
PASCAL BATTUS - CYMBALE OUVERTE (Akousis Records AK003: CC) CD £9.00 - French avant-drone works performed on "cymbals and rotating surfaces". © 2022.
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.
BEAVER & KRAUSE - IN A WILD SANCTUARY/GANDHARVA/ALL GOOD MEN (Righteous PSALM23:93 D) 2CD £12.00 - Their 3 albums released between 1970 & 1972, including the electronic/coss-genre classic "In A Wild Sanctuary".
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 - Reissue of the classic synth/space-music debut solo from Gong's synth player "Hi T Moonweed". © 1977.
TIM BLAKE - BLAKE'S NEW JERUSALEM (Esoteric ECLEC 2579: 3xBT,RM) CD £11.50 - Synth & space-songs with Gong style, includes "Lighthouse". © 1978.
WOLFGANG BOCK - CYCLES (MIG 02612 CD: CC) CD £17.00 - 1980 synth/keyboards instrumental album produced by Klaus Schulze, & one of the finest of the era. It's one of those rocky synth albums, like Schroeder's "Floating Music", verging onto space-rock!
IAN BODDY & MARKUS REUTER - OUTLAND (DiN 66: DP) CD £11.00 - Very nice cosmic album by the duo of Ian on synths, & Markus on guitar tonalities. © 2021.
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+ £8.00 - Part 3 of the trilogy. An oozing thunderous crashing vivid soundscape! Betwixt Xenakis & atmospheric NWW. © 1998. Special purchase copies that have slight cover wear.
PAUL BRADLEY & COLIN POTTER - THE SIMPLE PLAN (ICR 73) CD £8.00 - "one notch down and slightly darker than similar stuff by Brian Eno or Steve Roach, divided into six segments that ooze and flow" (from review in Audion 58). © 2010.
GLENN BRANCA - THE THIRD ASCENSION (Systems Neutralizers SN07: DP) CD £13.50 - Third instalment of Glenn's multi guitar rock meets systemic in his inimitable style, heavier & live in concert this time. © 2019.
CANADIAN ELECTRONIC ENSEMBLE - CANADIAN ELECTRONIC ENSEMBLE (Artoffact AOF298CD) CD £13.50 - Obscure ambient/avant electronic release, works from 1973, 1976 & 1977.
CORRADO CANEPA - SYNTHESEIS (Old Mill Records: DP) CD m/ex+ £9.00 - Interesting cross-genre electronics, etc. Apparently a reissue of a 1980 LP. © 2015.
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.
CLOTHEARZ = Experimental duo of Leeds-based musicians Michael Clough & Richard Errington. More information here: Poultry Products
CLOTHEARZ - PLIPSQUEAK (Auricle AMCDR 222) CDR £7.00
CLOTHEARZ - STIG (Auricle AMCDR 230) CDR £7.00
CLOTHEARZ - BLOD (Auricle AMCDR 280) CDR £8.00
CLOTHEARZ - GIG (Auricle AMCDR 239) CDR £7.00
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.
DDAA - OBJET: WHEN A CAP IS RAISING (Klanggalerie gg379: DP) CD £12.00 - Reissue of "When A Cap Is Raising" + 7 tracks from their "Objet" compilation. Includes a slightly different mix of the track featured on our "A Cage Went In Search Of A Bird" release (on Dark Star/Auricle).
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!
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. More information here: Endgame
ENDGAME - CATALYST (Ultimate Transmissions UTCD 004/5) 2CD £13.00
ENDGAME - AVATAR (Ultimate Transmissions UTCD 006/7) 2CD £13.00, m/ex £8.00
ENDGAME - SURREAL ETHEREAL (Auricle AMCDR 004) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - FRAGILE (Auricle AMCDR 012) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - TROUBLED (Auricle AMCDR 013) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - WALKABOUT (Auricle AMCDR 014) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - LIVE, VOL. II (Auricle AMEGL2) CDR £5.00
ENDGAME - TUNDRA (Ultimate Transmissions UTCD 009/10) 2CD £13.00
ENDGAME - LIVE 2001 SAMPLER (Auricle AMEGS1) CDR £3.00
ENDGAME - CRYPTIC TRIPTYCH (Auricle AMCDR 016) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - PROTOPLASM (Auricle AMEGD1) CDR £5.00 - (Auricle AMEGD1: CC) CDR £4.00
ENDGAME - LIVE, VOL. VI (Auricle AMEGL6) CDR £5.00
ENDGAME - LIVE, VOL. VIII (Auricle AMEGL8) CDR £5.00 - With misprint inside booklet.
ENDGAME - LIVE, VOL. IX (Auricle AMEGL9) CDR £5.00
ENDGAME - ICH BIN SCHIZOPHRENE (Auricle AMCDR 022: numbered edition of 50 copies) CDR £7.00 - (Auricle AMCDR 022: promo, not numbered) CDR £5.00 - Eccentric & diverse!
ENDGAME - CYTOPLASM (Auricle AMEGD2) CDR £4.00 - (Auricle AMEGD2: CC) CDR £3.00
ENDGAME - METABOLISM (Auricle AMCDR 025) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - ENDOPLASM (Auricle AMEGD4) CDR £5.00 - (Auricle AMEGD4: CC) CDR £4.00
ENDGAME - TOXIC - DO NOT OPEN! (Auricle AMCDR 030) CDR £7.00
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
ENDGAME - ENGAGING PROVIDENCE (Auricle AMCDR 033) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - PARADOXE (Auricle AMCDR 036) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - EUPHORIA (Auricle AMCDR 039) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - CUPOLA (Auricle AMCDR 040) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - SHIPWRECKED (Auricle AMCDR 043) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - NUCLI (Auricle AMCDR 046) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - H2SO4 (Auricle AMCDR 047) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - LIVE, VOL. X (Auricle AMEGL10) CDR £5.00
ENDGAME - HEXED (Auricle AMCDR 058) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - NATTMARA (Auricle AMCDR 060) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - MAROONED (Auricle AMCDR 062) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - UNDERWORLD (Auricle AMCDR 067) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - B C N U (Auricle AMCDR 070) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - C (Auricle AMCDR 071: RE) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - ALLES UBER SCHIZOPHRENE? (Auricle AMCDR 072/73) 2CDR £11.00
ENDGAME - PETRI PERPLEX (Auricle AMCDR 080) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - A FAUSTIAN FARMYARD (Auricle AMCDR 081) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - SPACED (Auricle AMCDR 099: RE) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - LIVE @ BAMBU (Auricle AMCDR 113/114: RE) 2CDR £11.00
ENDGAME - MEMENTO (Auricle AMCDR 135: RE) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - THINGAMAJIG (Auricle AMCDR 142: RE) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - TEMPORAL CEMENT (Auricle AMCDR 144: RE) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - SOMNAMBULIST (Auricle AMCDR 147) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - ABSTRACTION (Auricle AMCDR 149) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - JUST CURIOUS (Auricle AMCDR 154/155: RE) 2CDR £11.00
ENDGAME - AMPLOS (Auricle AMCDR 158: RE) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - FUNGUS (Auricle AMCDR 175) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - TREMORS (Auricle AMCDR 187: RE) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - LIVE AT THE PAV 18-12-2008 (Auricle AMEGL 16) CDR £5.00
ENDGAME - LIVE SPRING 2009 (Auricle AMEGL 17) CDR £5.00
ENDGAME - LIVE SUMMER 2009 (Auricle AMEGL 18) CDR £5.00
ENDGAME - WHICH WAY ARE WE GOING TODAY? (Auricle AMCDR 198) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - KONTAKTE (Auricle AMCDR 224) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - DARK MATTER (Auricle AMCDR 240) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - HORSELENGTH (Auricle AMCDR 250) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - ELECTROACOUSTICS (Auricle AMCDR 287/288) 2CDR £11.00
ENDGAME - LIQUID TIME (Auricle AMCDR 302) CDR £8.00
ESCAPE ROUTE = Alto Stratus plus Chris Conway & Simon Styring (from Continuum). More information here: Escape Route
ESCAPE ROUTE - PANDORA'S BOX (Auricle AMCDR 128) CDR £7.00
ESCAPE ROUTE - SCYLLA & CHARYBDIS (Auricle AMCDR 130) CDR £7.00
ESCAPE ROUTE - COLUMNS OF HERAKLES (Auricle AMCDR 146) CDR £7.00
EXPERIMENTAL AUDIO RESEARCH - BEYOND THE PALE (Space Age Recordings ORBIT077CD: RE,CC) CD £13.00 - 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. More information here: Extremities
EXTREMITIES - VIELLE A CRU (Auricle AMCDR 034/35) 2CDR £11.00
EXTREMITIES - QUANTUM MECHANICS (Auricle AMCDR 059: RE) CDR £7.00
EXTREMITIES - TURBULENCE (Auricle AMCDR 069: RE) CDR £7.00
EXTREMITIES - INTRIGUE (Auricle AMCDR 092) CDR £7.00
EXTREMITIES - FRACTURE (Auricle AMCDR 112: RE) CDR £7.00
EXTREMITIES - X-RAY (Auricle AMCDR 152/153: RE) 2CDR £11.00
EXTREMITIES - DISCHARGE (Auricle AMCDR 169: RE) CDR £7.00
EXTREMITIES - CAULDRON (Auricle AMCDR 184: RE) CDR £7.00
EXTREMITIES - SYMBIOSIS (Auricle AMCDR 242/3) 2CDR £11.00
JOHN FAHEY - THE MILL POND (Important IMPREC183: CC) CD £11.00 - 27 minutes of weird stuff, far removed from his normal style. Limited edition with booklet featuring 32 paintings.
F.G. EXPERIMENTAL LABORATORY - JOURNEY INTO A DREAM (Thors Hammer THCD 002: 2xBT) CD £14.00 - Swiss solo multi-instrumentalist: organ/synth/guitar in classic Klaus Schulze/Tangerine Dream/Ash Ra Tempel cosmic vein, © 1975. Plus the much inferior 1976 single "Happiness/Church".
ALAN FREEMAN = Member of Alto Stratus, Endgame, Extremities, Triax, Zircon & The Burning Brains, etc. More information here: Alan Freeman
ALAN FREEMAN - MEZZOSPHERE (Auricle AMCDR 001: 2xBT) CDR £7.00
ALAN FREEMAN - XYLEM (Auricle AMACDR 006) CDR £7.00
ALAN FREEMAN - MELTING PHASE (Auricle AMCDR 006) CDR £7.00
ALAN FREEMAN - CAPTURED FLUX (Auricle AMCDR 011) CDR £7.00
ALAN FREEMAN - SKETCHBOOK (Auricle AMCDR 041) CDR £7.00
ALAN FREEMAN - ELEMENTAL MEDITATION (Auricle AMCDR 143: RE) CDR £5.00
ALAN FREEMAN/XYLEM - DARK CORRIDORS (Dark Star DSC 16) CDR £5.00
ALAN FREEMAN - TOPOLOGY OF A PHANTOM CITY (Auricle AMCDR 205) CDR £7.00
ALAN FREEMAN - ELECTROACOUSTIC WORKS (Auricle AMCDR 215) CDR £7.00
STEVE FREEMAN = Member of Alto Stratus, Endgame, Extremities, Triax, Zircon & The Burning Brains, etc. More information here: Steve Freeman
STEVE FREEMAN - CATACLYSM (Auricle AMCDR 005: 1xBT) CDR £7.00
STEVE FREEMAN - SCORPIO (Auricle AMACDR 007) CDR £5.00
STEVE FREEMAN - CONUNDRUM (Auricle AMCDR 010: RE) CDR £7.00
RON GEESIN - FUNNY FROWN (Headscope HEDCD 001: RE) CD £9.00 - Collection of previously unreleased recordings (1980-1990). Unusual synth & other musics by one-time Pink Floyd collaborator. © 1991.
GEINS'T NAIT - L'OR'N CÄT (Klanggalerie gg387: DP) CD £12.00 - First CD reissue of this French 1987 exerimental/industrial release.
GENTLE FIRE - EXPLORATIONS (1970-1973) (Paradigm Discs PD 35: 2nd edition) 3CD £28.00 - 500 copy numbered edition box set. Historic collection of unreleased works by this UK pioneering electroacoustic performance ensemble, who were also known for working with Stockhausen.
GILBERT, LEWIS, MILLS - MZUI (Boutique BOUCD 6602) CD £12.00 - The aural record of an audio-visual installation staged during August 1981 at the Waterloo Gallery in London, England. On vinyl, you could tell that it was great, but it always sounded dull & flat.
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!
SVEN GRÜNBERG - HINGUS (Bureau B BB 241: DP) CD £14.00 - Estonian electronic music pioneer who began his career with Eduar Artemiev. Schulze/Vangelis/Micus touches, synth music with ethnic overtones. © 1981.
OLE HØJER 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.
HASTINGS OF MALAWI - VIBRANT STAPLER OBSCURES CHARACTERISTIC GROWTH (Klanggalerie gg405: DP) CD £12.00 - Reissue of the 1981 debut from Nurse With Wound related project featuring Heman Pathak & John Grieve.
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.
PIERRE HENRY - CARNET DE VENISE (Harmonia Mundi HMM 905324: DP) CD £16.00 - Posthomously completed work from Pierre Henry using the sounds of Venice in a surreal dream like audio collage. © 2020.
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.
I FEEL LIKE A BOMBED CATHEDRAL - I FEEL LIKE A BOMBED CATHEDRAL (Dirter Promotions DPROMCD147: DP) CD m/ex+ £8.00 - Slightly frazzled drone ambient excursion from Amaury Cambuzat of Faust & Ulan Bator. © 2019.
INTERSTELLAR CEMENTMIXERS - Deep space electronics from Nottingham. More information on Auricle releases here: Interstellar Cementmixers
INTERSTELLAR CEMENTMIXERS - MANEQUIN AMBERGINE (Auricle AMCDR 252) CDR £8.00
INTERSTELLAR CEMENTMIXERS - ENCAPSULATED TURQUOISE VOID (Auricle AMCDR 253) CDR £8.00
INTERSTELLAR CEMENTMIXERS - CATACOMB DISCORD + (Auricle AMCDR 261/2) 2CDR £11.00
INTERSTELLAR CEMENTMIXERS - DISLODGED RESONANCE (Auricle AMCDR 278) CDR £8.00
INTERSTELLAR CEMENTMIXERS - NIGHT RADIATION (Planet X PX2035) CDR £7.00
INTERSTELLAR CEMENTMIXERS - SUBMERGED REALITY (Planet X PX2038) CDR £7.00
INTERSTELLAR CEMENTMIXERS - DIMENSION Z (Auricle AMCDR 266) CDR £8.00
INTERSTELLAR CEMENTMIXERS - DIMENSION X (Auricle AMCDR 309) CDR £8.00
# INTERSTELLAR CEMENTMIXERS - COLLISION OF COSMIC POSSIBILITIES (Planet X PX2038: CC) CDR £8.00 - Superb cosmic electronic trips, dedicated to Edgar Froese, Klaus Schulze & Manuel Göttsching. © 2023.
FELIX JAY - CARDAMOM AND CORIANDER (Hermetic Recordings HERM 6666: DP) CD £11.00 - Varied mixture of ambient, jazz & ambient-tribal styles, bridging ECM, Jon Hassell & O Yuki Conjugate realms. © 2001.
FELIX JAY - TRIO (Hermetic Recordings HERM 7, 8 & 9: CC) 3CD £12.00 - CD1: actually a quintet of largely ECM vein material, CD2: unusual Gamelan based fusion/ambient, CD3: electric piano works in Peter Michael Hamel vein. © 2019.
STEVE JOLLIFFE - LOST AND RETURNED (private: CC,signed) CDR £8.00 - Highly inventive synths & multi-instrumental works, mixing "Berlin School" & contemporary styles, with elements that he also added on Tangerine Dream's "Cyclone" mixing with Klaus Schulze ("X" & "Dune") like elements, both melodic & experimental. Quite a surprise! © 2021.
BERND KISTENMACHER - HEAD-VISIONS (Bureau B BB 214: DP) CD £14.00 - 1986 debut of very cosmic Schulzian synth-sequencer.
KONSTRUKTIVITS - PSYKHO GENETIKA (Klanggalerie gg295:10xBT,RM) CD £12.00 - Dark & menacing industrial electronics, sounds like TG meets Conrad Schnitzler! © 1983.
CHRISTINA KUBISCH - NIGHT FLIGHTS (Important IMPREC168: DP) CD £11.00 - Electroacoustic music of great invention & originality. An ambient NWW meets spacey Asmus Tietchens & Alquimia?
BENJAMIN LEW & STEVEN BROWN - DOUZIÈME JOURNÉE: LE VERBE, LA PARURE, L'AMOUR (Crammed Discs MTM 15: RE,CC) CD £12.50 - Ambient, synth, ethnic & more unusual softly toned soundscapes, akin to Musci/Venosta, Cluster & Eno.
LIGHT FRAGMENTS - CARNIVAL (private: CC) CDR £6.00 - Another duo project involving John Hinks, this time with Steve Escott. This features rhythms & sequencers quite extensively in a largely melodic synthesizer based music. © 2021.
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.
METAL MOVES - METALKYMIST (FMR Records FMRCD582-0520:DP) CD £9.00 - Surprising return to form by the percussion master & metal sculptor Steve Hubback. This is an extraordinary multi-percussion based outing, full of complexities & electronic sounding tonalities, recalling both his own early work & the music of Stomu Yamash'ta plus Wolff & Hennings combined. © 2020.
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 - 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: The Newt Hounds
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!
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 - MAN WITH THE WOMAN FACE (ICR 69: DP) CD £8.00 - Tasty weirdo electronic space & Dada NWW circa 2001. Steven Stapleton & Colin Potter ooze sublimely!
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 - WHO CAN I TURN TO STEREO ETC. (United Jnana 2006: DP) 2CD £15.00 - 2011 collection featuring the odd 1996 album "Who Can I Turn To Stereo" (which takes the "2 Golden Microphones" & "Yagga Blues" theme & turns it into a dadaist opus), plus the "Stereo Wastelands" CD, etc.
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 - CREAKINESS AND OTHER MISDEMEANOURS (United Jnana 2007: DP) CD £13.50 - Compilation containing "Creakiness" (previously on "Sugar Fish Drink") plus 3 rare singles: "Sand Tangled Women (Echo Poeme Sequence 3)", "The Little Dipper Minus Two (Echo Poeme Sequence 1)" & " Having Fun With The Prince Of Darkness". © 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). © 2014.
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. © 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 - 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 - BARREN (ICR 91: DP) 2CD £16.00 - Documents two concerts: Florence (2012) & Karlsruhe (2013). In very abstract & floaty vein, with lots of weird froth happening inside.
NURSE WITH WOUND & ARANOS - ACTS / BICYCLE (United Jnana UJ 810: DP) 2CD £15.00 - Doubleback of the "Acts Of Senseless Beauty" (1997) & "Santoor Lena Bicycle" (2001), plus a long bonus track (taken from the 2013 2LP reissue of "Santoor Lena Bicycle").
MICHAEL OBST - METAL DROPS (Wergo Spectrum SM 1043-2) CD £13.00 - Excellent spacious electronic sounds. One of the best of 80's electronic avant-garde. © 1984.
MICHAEL OBST - CRYSTAL WORLD (Wergo WER 2011-50) CD £13.00 - Unusual electroacoustic music from Germany. © 1987.
ODE TO MARILYN - ODE TO MARILYN (Svart SRE130: 1xBT) CD £14.00 - Reissue of the mega-rare Scandia Records release, inc. Antero Honkanen, Edward Vesala, etc. Percussion, instruments & electronics, recorded underground! © 1974.
PAULINE OLIVEROS - ELECTRONIC WORKS (Paradigm Discs PD 04: RE) CD £9.00 - Extraordinary electronic music from 1965 & 1966. 3 works that swell & glide ominously like a cosmic surreal hybrid of Karlheinz Stockhausen & Morton Subotnick, yet unlike either. Groundbreaking & still fresh 30 years on.
KEVIN O'NEILL = Pioneering Welsh synthesist primarily active during the 1980s. More information here: Kevin O'Neill
KEVIN O'NEILL - ICON (Auricle AMCDR 234) CDR £7.00
KEVIN O'NEILL - METAMORPHOSIS (Auricle AMCDR 244) CDR £7.00
KEVIN O'NEILL - INTIMATIONS OF IMMORTALITY (Auricle AMCDR 235) CDR £7.00
KEVIN O'NEILL - ISLANDS (Auricle AMCDR 247) CDR £7.00
KEVIN O'NEILL - OMEGA (Auricle AMCDR 248) CDR £7.00
KEVIN O'NEILL - LIVE! + (Auricle AMCDR 255/6) 2CDR £11.00
KEVIN O'NEILL - KATHARSIS (Auricle AMCDR 259) CDR £7.00
KEVIN O'NEILL - YGGDRASIL (Auricle AMCDR 263) CDR £7.00
KEVIN O'NEILL - A HOSTAGE TO FORTUNE (Auricle AMCDR 264) CDR £7.00
KEVIN O'NEILL - DEPARTURES (Auricle AMCDR 273/4) 2CDR £11.00
KEVIN O'NEILL - THE SECRET TAPES (Auricle AMCDR 275) CDR £7.00
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.
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"?
COLIN POTTER - AND THEN (ICR 31) CD £8.00 - Uniquely Colin Potter atmos & dark synth abstractions, rhythmic & melodic excursions. © 2000.
DAVE POWELL = Member of Extremities, Triax, Tartovisti & Etherwheel. More information here: Dave Powell
DAVE POWELL - FRIED ROSIN (Auricle AMCDR 042) CDR £7.00
DAVE POWELL - INDUSTRIAL FOLK MUSIC (Auricle AMCDR 051) CDR £7.00
DAVE POWELL - ELECTRONIC ODYSSEYS (Auricle AMCDR 093) CDR £7.00
DAVE POWELL - STICK THE FORK IN YOUR EYE, WE SHALL BE GLAD TO EAT OURSELVES (Auricle AMCDR 180/1) 2CDR £11.00
DAVE POWELL - THAT MAY BE LOST (Auricle AMCDR 199) CDR £7.00
DAVE POWELL - DREI PSYCHEDELISCHE GESCHEHEN (Auricle AMCDR 203) CDR £7.00
DAVID PRESCOTT = American analogue synthesist, electronic/ambient/avant sound artist. More information here: David Prescott
DAVID PRESCOTT - FOUR MILLION YEARS (Auricle AMCDR 119) CDR £7.00
DAVID PRESCOTT - NEOLOGISMS (Auricle AMCDR 120) CDR £7.00
DAVID PRESCOTT - THE DREAMER (Auricle AMCDR 121) CDR £7.00
DAVID PRESCOTT - NEW MUSIC FOR CATHEDRALS (Auricle AMCDR 122) CDR £7.00
MICHAEL PRIME - AQUIFERS (RRR 09) CD m/ex+ £13.00 - Abstract-atonal/classical avant-garde from Morphogenesis member. © 1993.
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.
QUADELECTRONIC - CITIES IN FLIGHT (Auricle AMCDR 150/151: RE) 2CDR £11.00 - Quadelectronic is a unique inexplicable monthly event. More of a "happening" than a regular gig. An improv, jam, workshop event for those that love to experiment & interact in free improvisation. Featuring Chris Conway, Dave Dhonau, Alan Freeman, Steve Freeman, Dave Powell, Jim Tetlow, etc.
RAPOON - THE FIRES OF THE BORDERLANDS (Release RR 6978-2) CD ex+/ex+ £9.00 - 67½ minutes of mysterious ambient & dark ethnic Enoesque stuff, ex-Zoviet France. © 1998.
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.
STEVE ROACH - NEW LIFE DREAMING (Timeroom TM15) CD m/ex £9.00 - Typical deep ambient with faux-ethnic textures. © 2005.
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).
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".
STÅLE STORLØKKEN - GHOST CARAVAN (Hubro HUBROCD2635: CC) CD £12.50 - Solo church organ based album, working roughly in the realms of Keith Jarrett's "Spheres" & Peter Michael Hamel. Reviewed in Audion 63. © 2021.
KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN - KONTAKTE (Wergo WER 6009 2: RE) CD £14.00 - 1961 electronics & instruments version of this most revolutionary work.
STORM BUGS - A SAFE SUBSITUTE (Klanggalerie gg337: 3xBT,DP) CD £12.00 - A little-known classic of the industrial avant-garde sector of the British new-wave underground. © 1980.
SUPERSILENT - 9 (Rune Grammofon RCD2092: DP) CD £13.00 - Surprising, extremely spooky & experimental album apparently performed live on three Hammond organs. © 2009.
PETER TEDSTONE = Highly innovative and explorative synthesist. More information here: Peter Tedstone
PETER TEDSTONE - VIEW (Auricle AMCDR 310: RM) CDR £7.00
PETER TEDSTONE - ADVENTURES IN ALGIERS (Auricle AMCDR 311: RM) CDR £7.00
PETER TEDSTONE - TEN TO STRANGE (Auricle AMCDR 312: RM) CDR £7.00
JIM TETLOW - HEART OF GLASS (Auricle AMCDR 015) CDR £7.00 - Venturing further into the realms of transformed frequencies & disfigured tonalitles, this is a subtle, yet deep & powerful album. © 2002.
THROBBING GRISTLE - THE SECOND ANNUAL REPORT (Industrial Records 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 - D.O.A. THE THIRD & FINAL REPORT (Industrial Records TGCD3: CC) 2CD £13.00 - Really varied collection from 1978. CD2 contains 1978 live recordings plus their "Five Knuckle Shuffle/We Hate You" single. © 2019.
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.
THROBBING GRISTLE - JOURNEY THROUGH A BODY (Industrial Records TGCD8: CC) CD £9.00 - Special project recorded in Italy (© 1982). Innovative & strange industrial spacey journey, with TG at their most inventive. TG's last proper studio album.
THROBBING GRISTLE - MISSION OF DEAD SOULS (Industrial Records TGCD6: CC) CD £9.00 - "The last live performance of Throbbing Gristle" (© 1981).
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 & 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.
TRIAX = The 3 axes of Extremities (Alan Freeman, Steve Freeman & Dave Powell). More information here: Triax
TRIAX - MUSIK ZU ARCANA (Auricle AMCDR 027) CDR £7.00
TRIAX - CROC EN JAMBE (Auricle AMCDR 037) CDR £7.00
TRIAX - DRIE SNIJDENDE VLAKKEN (Auricle AMCDR 044) CDR £7.00
TRIAX - MOEBIUSSTRIP (Auricle AMCDR 075/76: RE) 2CDR £11.00
TRIAX - SHATTERED (Auricle AMCDR 079) CDR £7.00
TRIAX - EMBRYO (Auricle AMCDR 085: RE) CDR £7.00
TRIAX - TORN ASUNDER (Auricle AMCDR 087) CDR £7.00
TRIAX - SUPERNATURAL TROUBADOURS (Auricle AMCDR 089) CDR £9.00 - Last copy!
TRIAX - CAUSE & EFFECT (Auricle AMCDR 097) CDR £7.00
TRIAX - 13 (Auricle AMCDR 100: RE) CDR £7.00
TRIAX - LIVE @ BAMBU (Auricle AMCDR 104: RE) CDR £7.00
TRIAX - UNHINGED (Auricle AMCDR 106/7) 2CDR £11.00
TRIAX - CYCLE (Auricle AMCDR 118) CDR £7.00
TRIAX - CREATURES (Auricle AMCDR 126/7) 2CDR £11.00
TRIAX - RAZOR (Auricle AMCDR 129) CDR £7.00
TRIAX - VORTEX (Auricle AMCDR 134) CDR £7.00
TRIAX - THREADS (Auricle AMCDR 136/7) 2CDR £11.00
TRIAX - METAMORPHIC TRICKSTER (Auricle AMCDR 145) CDR £7.00
TRIAX - ASKEW ON TREADLE (Auricle AMCDR 148) CDR £7.00
TRIAX - DESOLATE (Auricle AMCDR 156) CDR £7.00
TRIAX - THE HOLLOW LANDS (Auricle AMCDR 163) CDR £7.00
TRIAX - MINDSWAP (Auricle AMCDR 167) CDR £7.00
TRIAX - NECRONOMICON (Auricle AMCDR 171) CDR £7.00
TRIAX - NOT ON THIS EARTH (Auricle AMCDR 174) CDR £7.00
TRIAX - ELEMENTS (Auricle AMCDR 177/8: RE) 2CDR £11.00
TRIAX - GOTHIC (Auricle AMCDR 182: RE) CDR £7.00
TRIAX - EXTRATERRESTRIALS (Auricle AMCDR 188) CDR £7.00
TRIAX - A FOREIGN COUNTRY (Auricle AMCDR 192: RE) CDR £7.00
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
TRIAX - .....KNOTS (Auricle AMCDR 202) CDR £7.00
TRIAX - IMPOSSIBLE (Auricle AMCDR 206) CDR £7.00
TRIAX - COLLISIONS (Auricle AMCDR 211) CDR £7.00
TRIAX - IMPACT CRATER (Auricle AMCDR 213) CDR £7.00
TRIAX - INTEGRATED CIRCUITS (Auricle AMCDR 216/7) 2CDR £11.00
TRIAX - PETRIFIED (Auricle AMCDR 281) CDR £8.00
TRIAX - UNDERGROUND (Auricle AMCDR 284) CDR £8.00
TRIAX - 44 (Auricle AMCDR 297) CDR £8.00
TRIAX - COSMIC ENGINEERS (Auricle AMCDR 303/4) 2CDR £11.00
TRIAX - MORPHOLOGY (Auricle AMCDR 313) CDR £8.00
# TRIAX - HIDDEN PLANET (Auricle AMCDR 315/6) 2CDR £11.00 - After such a long break due to the pandemic & lockdowns, we were all in a most creative mood, & for July it wasn't too hot either, they music just flowed out of us as if by magic. Great when that happens!
TUU - MESH (Fathom 11078-2) CD vg+/ex+ £6.00 - nice ritualistic stuff between O Yuki Conjugate and 80s Brian Eno: hypnotic clay drums, flutes, electronics, percussion, etc. © 1997.
VANGELIS - SPIRAL (RCA/BMG Music ND70568) CD £9.00 - Largely synth based album that was stylistically a bridge between "Albedo 0.39" & "Chariots Of Fire". © 1977.
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.
ADELBERT VON DEYEN - ATMOSPHERE (Bureau B BB 239: DP) CD £14.00 - 3rd album (© 1980). Vaguely in the realms of Klaus Schulze & Tangerine Dream, with Zabba Lindner on drums.
CARL WEINGARTEN - LIVING IN THE DISTANT PRESENT (Azure Vista Records vista 007: 1xBT) CD £13.50 - Reissue of a 1985 cassette release. Sublimely beautiful, restrained cosmic synths & guitars from US musician.
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.
HENRY WOLFF & NANCY HENNINGS - TIBETAN BELLS (VM 2000 VMCD 064) CD £13.00 - Innovative dreamscape music, which defies the senses in that it often sounds electronic, despite being totally acoustic. Shimmering tones & modulations that ooze & float on the ether. © 1972.
BERNARD XOLOTL - LAST WAVE (Bureau B BB314: 1xBT,DP) CD £14.00 - Cosmic synth-sequencer meets celestial new-age. 1984 obscurity, more melodic than "Procession".
YOUNG SCIENTIST - RESULTS NOT ANSWERS (Bureau B BB 305: DP) CD £14.00 - Obscure US synth-sequencer trio featuring Marc Barreca. This one is from 1979 & was only ever released on cassette. Very much in the Berlin School type vein, though centred more on dancing sequencer lines than most of the era.
ZEITKRATZER - PERFORMS SONGS FROM THE ALBUMS "KRAFTWERK" AND "KRAFTWERK 2" (zeitkratzer zkr0021: DP) CD £12.00 - Live at Festival Les Musiques, Marseille, France (22/5/2016), surprising performing acoustic interpretations of early Kraftwerk classics.
ZIRCON & THE BURNING BRAINS = Alan & Steve Freeman (Alto Stratus) together with Nigel Harris. More information here: Zircon & The Burning Brains
ZIRCON & THE BURNING BRAINS - MANA (Dark Star DSC DS304) CDR £5.00
ZIRCON & THE BURNING BRAINS - ANAM (Dark Star DSC DSC01) CDR £5.00
ZIRCON & THE BURNING BRAINS - CORTEX! (Ultimate Transmissions UTCD 001: 2xBT) CD £8.00
ZIRCON & THE BURNING BRAINS - COLD SMOKE (Auricle AMACDR 001) CDR £5.00
ZIRCON & THE BURNING BRAINS - EMBERS (Auricle AMACDR 011) CDR £5.00
ZIRCON & THE BURNING BRAINS - ZIRCOGNITION (Auricle AMCDR 057: RE) CDR £7.00
ZIRCON & THE BURNING BRAINS - OCCIDENTAL ENCOUNTER (Auricle AMCDR 061) CDR £7.00
ZIRCON & THE BURNING BRAINS - DISSECTING HUMAN LIFE (Auricle AMACDR 017) CDR £5.00
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.
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A BREEZE OF TIME (Auricle AMACDR 015: RE) CDR £5.00 - Long deleted & lost to the world, I revisited it when compiling the original Auricle Archive, & used 2 tracks: Alto Stratus "Troll" & Region 5 "Reise (remix)" which I decided to omit here, as there's no use in duplication. After all, 72 minutes is great value by anyone's standards! Recorded in Leicester 1982-86. Adhara, Vrije, Alto Stratus (4 tracks), ZBB (3 tracks), Xylem, Region 5 (2 tracks), Scorpio.
AURICLE ARCHIVE: RARITIES #2 (Auricle AMACDR 013) CDR+ £5.00 - Rare material from 1983 by early versions of Alto Stratus & related projects. Includes Inkey$ 8 "Dark Star" feature.
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 2005 SAMPLER (Auricle AMSCDR 013) CDR £9.00 - Unique remix/collage samples from 2005 releases by ZBB (2 tracks), Endgame (8 tracks), Extremities (2 tracks), Triax (2 tracks), The Scanner Game (1 track), Jim Tetlow (1 track). Last copy of the current edition.
THE COSMIC AURICLE & OTHER EGGSHELLS (Auricle AMSCDR 015: CC) CDR £4.00 - Sampler included with the "The Crack In The Cosmic Egg" CD-Rom. Alto Stratus, Con-Hertz, Endgame, Extremeties, Alan Freeman, GAM, Out Of Focus, Günter Schickert, Triax.
HISTORICAL AURICLE (Auricle AMSCDR 002: RE) CDR £9.00 - Sampler featuring a choice selection of rarities & unreleased recordings: Aeolian String Ensemble, Alto Stratus, Aussenminister, Con-Hertz, Peter Frohmader, Robert Rich, ZBB, 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.
MONTREAL SOUND MATTER/MONTREAL MATIERE SONORE (Pogus P21041-2) CD m/m £8.00 - Nice electroacoustic stuff by: Helene Prevost, Steve Heimbecker, Louis Dufort, Tomas Phillips, Chantal Dumas, a_dontigny, Francisco Lopez, Mathieu Levesque. © 2006.
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.
VARIATIONS 2 - A LONDON COMPILATION (Paradigm Discs PD 05) CD £9.00 - Avant-garde/electronic/bizarre sounds from: Akemi Ishijima, Michael Ormiston, Tom Wallace, Hugh Davies, Bob Cobbing & Lawrence Upton, John Grieve, Clive Graham, Rolf Gehlhaar.
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