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AGITATION FREE - MALESCH (MIG
00732 CD: DP,1xBT) CD £15.00 - The lesser-known innovators of Kosmische
Krautrock. A masterpiece of ethnic-spiced, electronic, space cosmic & raga
rock tripping! Well, maybe? Pink Floyd meets Embryo?! Terry Riley meets Ash Ra
Tempel? © 1972.
AGITATION FREE - 2ND (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.
AGITATION FREE - SHIBUYA NIGHTS (MIG 01162 CD+DVD: DP) CD+DVD £16.00 - CD recorded live In Tokyo (2/2007), featuring tracks from "Malesch", "2nd" & "River Of Return" plus 2 original compositions. DVD contains 3 tracks live in the Berlin Kesselhaus (23/4/2013) & 3 tracks live at Burg Herzberg Festival (19/7/2013).
ALCATRAZ - LIVE "TROCKENEIS ZUM FRÜHSTÜCK" (Cosmic Egg UTCE 007 CDR: RE) CDR £8.00 - Their 3rd album (recorded 1980) was an instrumental return to the jazzy edge of their debut, but also felt a little more like later Kollektiv or many other jazz-rock band of the era, but still with that unique Alcatraz "fire". Limited Edition licensed reissue.
ALCATRAZ - NO. 4 (Cosmic Egg UTCE 008 CDR: RE) CDR £8.00 - 4th album (recorded 1982), moving on to more 1980's styled cross genre jazz-rock with a funky edge, akin to instrumental "guitar" Frank Zappa, or the likes of David Torn or Terje Rypdal & The Chasers. Limited Edition licensed reissue.
ALTONA - ALTONA (Long Hair LHC00179: RM) CD £13.00 - Ex-Thrice Mice. A complex mix of Blodwyn Pig, Birth Controll, Eiliff, Creative Rock, with Bernd Noske type vocals & a semi-instrumental collection that sizzles with fuzz/wah winds & guitars. © 1974.
AMON DÜÜL - DISASTER (Spalax 14948) CD £15.00 - Raw & Krauty Velvet Underground almost. More, mad chaotic underground from the original Amon Duul sessions.
AMON DÜÜL II - PYRAGONY X (Revisited REV 093: DP) CD £15.00 - 10th album (© 1976), a more ethnic fusion & hard-rock album. First album without Renate Knaup!
ANIMA - STURMISCHER HIMMEL (ZYX OHR 70002-2) CD £12.50 - 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.
ANYONE'S DAUGHTER - PIKTORS VERWANDLUNGEN (Tempus Fugit TF VÖ 24: RM) CD £13.00 - 3rd album, a great symphonic dreamy progressive opus, in the realm of classic Novalis, Pulsar, etc. Plus a 1977/78 demo version of the opus (26'43"). This isn't the limited edition version with slipcase & poster.
# ANYONE'S DAUGHTER - NEUE STERNE (Music Is Intelligence WMMS 031) CD £14.00 - 5th album (1983), like Grobschnitt or Eloy, Anyone's Daughter here moved on to a more commercial song based style, close to the Novalis of the era. Long deleted original CD release.
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.
TOTO BLANKE - ELECTRIC CIRCUS (Chickadisc CHI CD 001: RM) CD £13.00 - Probably not what you'd expect from a trio of Toto Blanke, Jasper van't Hof & Edward Vesala, some of this is synth-rock, a bit like Heldon. Originally released on Vertigo in 1976.
BRAINSTORM - SMILE A WHILE (Lion Productions LION 633M: 3xBT) CD £11.00 - A highly inventive blend of songs & instrumentals, with nods to Zappa & Canterbury (Caravan, Hatfield & The North, Soft Machine, etc.) styles, fused into a music that was all of their own. © 1972. Note: the bonus tracks are a SWF-Radio session by Fashion Pink (pre-Brainstorm). Better price!
BRAINTICKET - PSYCHONAUT (Bellaphon 288·07·092: RE) CD ex+/ex £11.00 - 2nd album (also 1971). This was more your typical trippy progressive, with actual songs & compositions, sometimes in the vein of early Hawkwind, yet often closer to Quintessence & Group 1850.
CASPAR BRÖTZMANN MASSAKER - BLACK AXIS (Southern Lord LORD260: DP) CD £11.00 - 1989 post-rock/avant-garde meets free-form psych. Guru Guru meets underground punk with free-jazz attitude.
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.
CASPAR BRÖTZMANN MASSAKER - KOKSOFEN (Southern Lord LORD263: DP) CD £11.00 - Dark & twisted Krautrock underground from 1993.
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 - FUTURE DAYS (Spoon CDSPOON9: RM,RE) CD £11.00 - At their most spacious & flowing, featuring understated songs & strong melodic content, underpinned by lots of Irmin's electronics. © 1973.
CAN - SOON OVER BABALUMA (Spoon CDSPOON10: RM,RE) CD £11.00 - Furiously & heavily percussive, kinda tribal industrial head music, mostly instrumental & very energetic. © 1974.
CAN - LANDED (Spoon CDSPOON25: RM,RE) CD £11.00 - Featuring their most esoteric & brooding opus, the aptly entitled free-form avant-garde "Unfinished"! © 1975.
CAN - UNLIMITED EDITION (Spoon CDSPOON23/24: RM,RE) CD £11.00 - Archive recordings (1970-75), featuring "Limited Edition" LP plus an LP of previously unreleased material. This contains some of the most eclectic & weird Can. With edited version of "Cutaway".
CAN - 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 - OUT OF REACH (Spoon CDSPOON51: RM) CD £11.00 - Diverse Can. © 1978.
CAN - CAN (Spoon CD 28) CD ex/ex £9.00 - (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 on vocals.
CAN - THE SINGLES (Spoon CDSPOON60: CC) CD £11.00 - Compilation of all their singles tracks, some of them are non-LP tracks, some are also edited versions of LP tracks. © 2017.
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 - GROSSES WASSER (Bureau B BB 026: DP,RM) CD £12.00 - Produced by Peter Baumann, recorded at Paragon Studio & his influence shows! Very varied & experimental, always surprising.
# CLUSTER - CURIOSUM (Bureau B BB 038: RM,DP) CD £13.00 - Very understated & very odd 1981 album. Curious indeed, & too weird to be ambient music: eerie, barely melodic, pulsing.
CLUSTER - APROPOS CLUSTER (Bureau B BB 171: DP) £14.00 - 1st Cluster album in a decade (© 1990), good & strange too!
CLUSTER - KONZERTE 1972/1977 (Bureau B BB 240: DP) CD £14.00 - Live at the Fabrik, Hamburg 1972 & Festival International De La Science-Fiction, Metz 1977.
CON-HERTZ - FACE ON RADIO (Auricle AMCDR 131: 2xBT) CDR £7.00 - Conrad Schnitzler + Wolfgang Hertz = Con-Hertz! This contains extracts (chosen by Auricle) from 6 hours of Wolfgang's remixes of archive recordings (1980-82) by Con in the style of "Conal".
COZMIC CORRIDORS - COZMIC CORRIDORS (Psi-Fi PSCD0001) CD m/ex £18.00 - Dark, spooky, gothic cosmic & systemic music, circa 1973-ish, with hints of Terry Riley.
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 - DIE KLEINEN UND DIE BOSEN (Grönland 5060238633574) CD £13.00 - 2nd LP (© 1980) of aggressive industrial rock & electronic mayhem. Sounds like Can meets Throbbing Gristle jamming with...?
DIES IRAE - FIRST (Ohrwaschl OW 026-2 CD: DP) CD £12.00 - Heavy & spacey, blues-rock & psych progressive, little known German 1971 Krautrock originally on Pilz. Hints of early Scorpions, Virus, Armaggedon, etc.
DZYAN - DZYAN (Long Hair LHC00089: RM) CD £13.50 - The original Kraut-prog incarnation of Dzyan, with dark VdGG, Eiliff, Metropolis edges, electronics, brilliant songs (in English), dynamic weird rock trips, jazzy excursions, etc. © 1972.
EELA CRAIG - ONE NITER (Reactive EREACD1007: RM) CD £11.50 - 2nd album from this Austrian dynamic & mainly instrumental classical progressive band, with Hubert Bognermayr & Harald Zuschrader. © 1976.
ELOY - INSIDE (Harvest 7243 5 22681 2 2: 2xBT,RM,RE) CD £10.00 - 2nd LP (© 1973). Enter Eloy the space-rock band, an astounding LP with long trips of organ based rock & a mix of heavy & cosmic styles. The bonus tracks are the "Daybreak/On The Road" single.
ELOY - FLOATING (Harvest 7243 5 22686 2 7: 3xBT,RM,RE) CD £10.00 - Further developing the style of "Inside" on a heavier level, featuring much more guitar & multi-percussives, lengthy instrumentals (heavy Pink Floyd, trippy Santana touches). The bonus tracks are live in Krefeld (9/1973).
ELOY - POWER AND THE PASSION (Harvest 7243 5 22760 2 8: 1xBT,RM,RE) CD £10.00 - 4th album (© 1975), sci-fi concept, taking the heavy "Floating" style to lighter realms, prequel to "Dawn". Also included is a 1999 remix of "The Bells of Notre Dame" track.
ELOY - SILENT CRIES AND MIGHTY ECHOES (Harvest 7243 5 63774 2 4: 2xBT,RM,RE) CD £10.00 - 7th album (© 1979), very Pink Floyd "Wish You Were Here", & even a touch of Tangerine Dream! The bonus tracks are the aborted "Child Migration/Let The Sun Rise In Your Brain" single.
ELOY - METROMANIA (Harvest 7243 5 63779 2 9; RM,RE) CD £10.00 - © 1984, in "flashy-metal Hawkwind meets Jethro Tull 80's style" vein.
# EMBRYO - STEIG AUS (Motor/Brain 06024 981629-6: DP,RE) CD £13.00 - Incredible supersession of Embryo+Mal Waldron+Jimmy Jackson = ethno Kraut fusion nirvana! Recorded December 1971, released on Brain in 1972. Managed to find some more copies!
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 - ETERNAL FORCES (Cosmic Egg UTCE 009 CDR: RE) CDR £8.00 - Live recording from Mogliano Veneto, Italy (3/9/1980). Featuring lots of patent Embryo Krautrock, tons of wicked grooves, lots of middle-Eastern ethnic spice, lots that is familiar & also quite a bit that isn't. A rescued piece of Krautrock history to savour. Numbered limited edition.
EMBRYO - UNA GIRA PER CATALUNYA (Cosmic Egg UTCE 011 CDR: RE) CDR £8.00 - Live in Spain, early July 2001 (exact venue and date unknown). This gig goes through many stylistic changes, largely acoustic at the start with some reflective duos & trios, often close to the feel of later great studio albums "Zack Gluck" & "Ibn Battuta". Numbered limited edition.
EMBRYO - ANTHOLOGY+ (Cosmic Egg UTCE 014 CDR: RM) CDR £8.00 - Historical collection of rare recordings (9/1970-9/1979, including other recordings from the "Reise" sessions), originally released by Materiali Sonori on LP in 1980. This also contains 2 bonus tracks recorded in 1969. Limited numbered edition of 100 copies.
EMBRYO - IT DO (Trikont US-0479: CC) CD £13.00 - First new Embryo album for several years, & is as all encompassing Krautrock via World Music to Jazzy stuff as one would expect. © 2016.
EMBRYO - UMSONST UND DRAUßEN - VLOTHO 1977 (Garden of Delights CD 182) CD £13.00 - Seems to be nearly complete recording of their set at this festival. Great stuff of course!
EMBRYO & THE NO NECK BLUES BAND - EMBRYONNCK (Staubgold 67) CD £12.00 - Extraordinary & surprising jamming, a fresh & vital new twist on old Embryo really, some of it feels like Hapshash & The Coloured Coat. © 2006.
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.
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. Originally released on Pilz in 1972.
ENO MOEBIUS ROEDELIUS - AFTER THE HEAT (Bureau B BB 030: RM,DP) CD £12.00 - 2nd collaboration (© 1978) from Cluster & Eno, much more varied featuring songs too!
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.
# EROC - ZWEI (Brain/Revisited SPV 49612: 6xBT,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!
# EROC - EROC 3 (Brain/Revisited SPV 49622: 6xBT,DP,RE) CD £13.00 - Eroc's 3rd solo (© 1979) is actually an anthology, featuring rare early & pre-Grobschnitt tracks, plus solo recordings. The bonus tracks include an unedited version of "Sunny Sundays Sunset".
FAITHFUL BREATH - FADING BEAUTY (Garden of Delights CD 112) CD ex+/m £8.00 - As new but disc is very slightly dished, however it played through perfectly. Just 2 big LP-side works.
FAUST - FAUST (ReR F6: RM,DP) CD
£12.00 - Fuzzed-out Krautrock weird classic (© 1971), a totally revolutionary
album. Pure experimentation on the rock form, beyond Can. Extraordinary!
FAUST - THE FAUST TAPES (ReR F2: RM,DP) CD £12.00 - Archive material (originally released in 1973 at the price of a single!), rock & avant-garde invention of high Krautrock calibre.
FAUST - 71 MINUTES (ReR F1CD: RM,DP) CD £12.00 - Collecting the "Faust Party" & "Munich & Elsewhere" tapes from the mid-1970's. Nearly all unique Faust studio, demo & live recordings. And all excellent! The material here was previously issued on two LP's by ReR.
FAUST - EDINBURGH 1997 (Klangbad: CC) CD £13.50 - Aggressive & challenging Faust live at the Flux New Music Festival 1997. Now deleted?
FAUST - 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.
FLOH DE COLOGNE - FLEIßBANDBABYS BEAT-SHOW (ZYX OHR 70042-2: RE) CD £14.00 - Their 1970 Ohr classic! Devishly satirical & outrageous. The ultimate Kraut beat show!
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 - LUCKY STREIK (Spalax 14291) CD £15.00 - Satirical rock theatre in concert, all in German & totally eccentric. © 1973. Rare original gatefold card sleeve version.
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.
FRAME - FRAME OF MIND (CMP 605-2: DP) CD £13.00 - Classic heavy prog/Krautrock from the Bacillus label, recorded at Dierks, featuring the guitarist/semi-guest with Pell Mell & notable for some wonderful Mellotron passages. © 1972.
FRANZ K. - ROCK IN DEUTSCH (Sireena 2089: 1xBT) CD £13.00 - Polit-rock, blues, boogie & Krautrock originally on Zebra label (2nd album, © 1973, after "Sensemann")
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 - 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.
GALACTIC EXPLORERS - EPITAPH FOR VENUS (Psi-Fi PSCD0002) CD m/ex £18.00 - (Mental Experience MENT014CD: RM) CD £12.00 - 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!
# GROBSCHNITT - GROBSCHNITT (Vertigo/Brain 3765103: 2xBT,RM) CD
£13.00 - 1972 debut of amazing space-rock trips, psychedelia, folk & humour
- unique! Note that the bonus tracks are different to the Repertoire CD bonus.
Temporarily sold-out - on re-order! # GROBSCHNITT - BALLERMANN (Vertigo/Brain 3765108: 1xBT,RM) CD
£13.00 - Often quoted as the German hybrid of Yes & The Mothers, this is
eclectic & full of invention. © 1974. Temporarily
sold-out - on re-order!
GROBSCHNITT - SYMPHONY LIVE 2012 (Sireena SIR 2139: DP) CDM £9.00 - Obscure short live release (12'30") recorded at Stadttheater Hagen 2012, one for completists.
GROBSCHNITT - LIVE HAGEN 1973 - 2 (Silver Mint Records/Wolkenreise SMR 075: CC) CD £13.00 - Recorded at Picadilly, Hagen (11/10/1973). © 2019.
GROBSCHNITT - LIVE REHEARSALS & LIVE 1974 (Silver Mint Records/Wolkenreise SMR 068: CC) CD £13.00 - Instrumental session recordings of "Jumbo" material recorded at Hagen, THG (3/1974) plus a live track. © 2018.
GURU GURU - UFO (ZYX OHR 70014-2: RE) CD £12.50 - Their 1970 debut was an incredible Krautrock freak-out space-music trip, way beyond Pink Floyd. The pure, ecstatic demented acid-rock trip, a guitar freaks delight!
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 - 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 - 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 - 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.
HOELDERLIN - HOELDERLIN (Spiegelei/Intercord 0946 3 85380 2 8: 1xBT,RM,RE) CD £9.00 - After a slight change in name, Hoelderlin's 2nd hints at "Trespass" era Genesis, Curved Air & King Crimson. © 1975.
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 - 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".
# KARABA - SCHWESTER MONDREAL (Klangschutz Schallplatten: CC) CD £12.00 - Great second album by the trippy Munich fusion band (features Embryo's Marja Burchard on one track). © 2018.
KARL HECTOR AND THE MALCOUNS - UNSTRAIGHT AHEAD (Now-Again Records NA5114CD: CC) CD £12.00 - Transitional album by this modern Munich band with Embryo connections, it sees them shaking off most of their Afrobeat roots & moving more to eclectic Kraurock fusion whilst also exploring other genres along the way. © 2014.
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.
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 - 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!
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.
KRAAN - LIVE (Intercord 7243 8 22671 2 6: RM,RE) CD £11.00 - Great 1970's German rock fusion, their astounding live set recorded at the Quartier Latin, Berlin (10/1974).
LIED DES TEUFELS - LIED DES TEUFELS (Ohrwaschl OW 032: RE) CD £12.00 - Ex-Hanuman, with a Lokomotive Kreuzberg/Floh De Cologne type edge. © 1973.
McCHURCH SOUNDROOM - DELUSION (Ohrwaschl OW 012: DP,RE) CD £14.00 - Classic Swiss Krautrock in Thirsty Moon, Gomorrha, Gravy Train vein. A Pilz classic reissued! © 1971.
MESSAGE - THE DAWN ANEW IS COMIN (CMP 606-2: 1xBT) CD £13.00 - Complex heavy Krautrock band that featured 2 Scottsmen! Great psychy heavy sound. Their 1972 debut LP.
MESSAGE - FROM BOOKS & DREAMS (Bacillus 288·09·119: RE) CD £11.00 - Some of the heaviest Krautrock psychedelia, beyond Gravy Train or Raw Material. A killer! © 1973.
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.
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.
MYTHOS - SUPERKRAUT (Sireena 2086: DP) CD £13.00 - "Live At Stagge's Hotel 1976". An excellent document of Mythos live (in between the "Dreamlab" & "Strange Guys" albums), mainly featuring material from the "Dreamlab" album.
THE NAZGUL - THE NAZGUL (Psi-Fi PSCD 0005) CD m/m £20.00 - (Mental Experience MENT016CD: RM) CD £11.00 - "The Lord of the Rings" comes alive as a weird sonic underground avant-Krautrock epic. A weird twist beyond Galactic Explorers, recorded by Toby Robinson in Cologne.
NEKROPOLIS - LIVE (Ohrwaschl OW 033: 2xBT,RE) CD £12.00 - Peter Frohmader's live band from 1983, heavy Krautrock sounds, hints of Spacebox, Guru Guru, with Zeuhl & agit-rock touches, sometimes Can meets Magma!
NEKROPOLIS - THE AWAKENING: LIVE '79 (Ohrwaschl OW 035) CD £12.00 - Technically by Kanaan & CIA, heavy Krautrock with a Metabolist/Zeuhl edge. All previously unreleased recordings.
NEU! - NEU! (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...
MANI NEUMEIER - SKETCHES (Important imprec161: CC) CD £13.00 - Varied 2007 album, with drums, jungles, fusions & more. There's even a mass body drum bit!
NIAGARA - NIAGARA (MIG 00230: RE) 2CD £13.00 - Klaus Weiss super-session project. This contains their 3 LP's: "Niagara" (with Cotch Black, Keith Forsey, Udo Lindenberg, etc. © 1971), "S.U.B." (with Udo Lindenberg, Daniel Fichelscher, Ack van Rooyen, etc. © 1972) & "Afire" (with George Brown, Charlie Campbell, Dave King, etc. © 1973).
NINE DAYS WONDER - NINE DAYS WONDER (Bacillus 288·09·106: RE) CD £11.00 - These were totally out & radical Krautrock fusion, complex, eccentric, beyond Message! Lots of complex changes, rock & jazz schizopheria akin to classic Zappa. © 1971.
# 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.
OCTOPUS - AN OCEAN OF ROCKS (Sireena 2075: DP) CD £14.00 - 2nd album (© 1978), more synthesized with less Curved Air similarity, that follows on from their debut, this also hints at fellow German bands Pancake, Birth Control, etc.
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.
PANKO - WEIL ES SO SCHÖN PERLT (Garden of Delights CD 172: 2xBT) CD £13.00 - 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 £12.00 - Legendary Austrian underground. Heavy & complex prog typical of the Krautrock era, fronted by an unusual vocalist, with equally bizarre/surreal lyrics, & a trippy Pink Floyd edge. 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!
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 - AGUIRRE (BMG 538392332: 1xBT,RM,DP) CD £13.00 - The rarest of Popol Vuh's releases, the soundtrack to Werner Herzog's film classic & featuring the elusive side-long "Vergegenwaertigung". © 1976.
PYRAMID - PYRAMID (Psi-Fi PSCD 0004) CD m/m £20.00 - (Mental Experience MENT022CD) CD £11.00 - Mystery supersession, 1 track (33 minutes) that starts like Agitation Free, goes Amon Duul 2, onto a jazzy Mellotron trip.
REAKTOR 4 - PANNSCHÜPPENCZEWSKI (Garden of Delights CD 178) CD £13.00 - 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 crossed with more abstract "noodling" of early Exmagma.
# REAL AX BAND - JUST VIBRATIONS (Sireena SIR 2184: DP) CD £14.00 -
"Live At The Quartier Latin Berlin" (19-20/4/1978). Originally
unreleased live recording by this Embryo split-off band with Maria Archer on
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.
ROEDELIUS - LUSTWANDEL (Bureau B BB 055: DP) CD £13.00 - Recorded at Peter Baumann's Paragon studios, with medieval touches & ambient moods. © 1981.
ROEDELIUS - SELBSTPORTRAIT WAHRE LIEBE |(Bureau B BB335: DP) CD £12.00 - Exactly in the vein of the original volumes 1 & 2, but with much better quality recording! © 2020.
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.
RUFUS ZUPHALL - WEISS DER TEUFEL (Long Hair LHC00029: RM) CD £13.00 - Rufus Zuphall's masterpiece debut. Raw energy tripped-out psych prog fusion with lotsa flute, acid guitars - just incredible! Plus LP 4 of the "Avalon & On" box set: "Farewell! Live Aachen 1972 (continued)".
RUFUS ZUPHALL - PHALLOBST (Long Hair LHC00030: RM) CD £13.50 - 2nd trip (originally released on Pilz) by Northern German psych/Kraut-rockers, with a folky twist. Plus LP 3 of the "Avalon & On" box set: "Farewell! Live Aachen 1972".
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.
IRMIN SCHMIDT & BRUNO SPOERRI - TOY PLANET (Spoon CDSPOON011: RM,CC) CD £9.00 - Apparently an inspiration for "ambient house" music. © 1981.
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 - GRUN (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 - 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 £13.00 - Excellent previously unreleased sessions at Peter Baumann's studio in 1978-1979. © 2021.
EBERHARD SCHOENER - TRANCE-FORMATION (MiG 00272: DP) CD £13.00 - His cross-culture gothic & synth trip, with Andy Summers on cosmic guitar. © 1977.
KLAUS SCHULZE - CYBORG (MIG 01332 2CD: 1xBT,DP) 2CD £17.00 - His classic cosmic double, even more esoteric than "Irrlicht", like a series of meditations of pulsing twittering electronics, Mellotron-like orchestra, & shimmering organ. © 1973.
KLAUS SCHULZE - BLACKDANCE (MIG 01492 CD: 2xBT,DP) CD £16.00 - Unique album of spacey sounds, rhythms, hand percussion, phasing etc., recorded at the Delta Acustic Studio. © 1974.
KLAUS SCHULZE - PICTURE MUSIC (Fnac Music 662013) CD ex+/vg+ £15.00 - (MIG 01502 CD: 1xBT,DP) CD £16.00 - The album that defined the Schulze synth-sequencer style. © 1975.
KLAUS SCHULZE - MOONDAWN (MIG 01542 CD: 1xBT,DP) CD £16.00 - The classic 1976 album with Harald Grosskopf on drums.
KLAUS SCHULZE - MIRAGE (MIG 01560 CD: 1xBT,RM,DP) CD £17.00 - "40th Anniversary Edition" of the classic cosmic dreamscape! This echoey mist-like music is purely evocative.
KLAUS SCHULZE - "X." (MIG 01632 2CD: 1xBT,DP) 2CD £17.00 - Legendary 10th solo, a universally acclaimed masterwork, features Harald Grosskopf. © 1978.
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".
SHAA KHAN - THE WORLD WILL END ON FRIDAY (Sireena 2052: DP) CD £13.00 - 1978 debut from this very complex German progressive, with a lyrical rock style comparable to Grobschnitt, Gentle Giant or Druid.
SHAA KHAN - ANYTHING WRONG? (Sireena 2054: 2xBT:DP) CD £13.00 - Their 2nd album (© 1979) followed a more conventional rock format & should appeal to those liking lyrically complex progressive rock towards Grobschnitt ("Jumbo" era), Yes, Gentle Giant, Pell Mell, etc.
# SONIC SCULPTURE - SONIC SCULPTURE (demo) CDR m/m £12.00 - Obscure experimental free Krautrock jazz & electronics outfit. Partly Krautrock, partly avant-jazz, & partly a genre no one has given a name for yet. © 2000. The Auricle release is only available as a download.
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.
SULA BASSANA - DARK DAYS (Sulatron st1204: RE) CD £13.00 - Aka Dave Schmidt (member of many German psychedelic bands). Reissue of his 2LP set from 2012.
SULA BASSANA - LIVE AT ROADBURN FESTIVAL 2014 (Sulatron st1502-2) CD £13.00 - Heavy space treks in Electric Moon vein, featuring Mellotron on one track. © 2015.
TANGERINE DREAM - ELECTRONIC MEDITATION (Reactive EREACD 1025: RM,RE) CD £11.50 - 1970 debut of power acid-psych underground, like instrumental Pink Floyd meets Hendrix or Guru Guru! Not synth music at all! a trio of Froese, Schnitzler & Schulze.
# TANGERINE DREAM - ALPHA CENTAURI (Reactive EREACD 1021: RM,RE) CD £11.50, m/m £8.00 - 2nd album (© 1971), a classic trip into deep space beyond Pink Floyd. This also contains: "Oszillator Planet Concert" (from the "Ossiach Live" festival album), & the complete "Ultima Thule (Part One+Two)" single.
TANGERINE DREAM - ZEIT (Reactive EREACD 21017: RM,RE) 2CD £14.00 - The ultimate cosmic dream opus, largely based around echo & glissando guitars, organ & synthesizers. © 1972. CD2 is a bonus disc featuring "The Klangwald Performance" live in Cologne 11/1972.
TANGERINE DREAM - PHAEDRA (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 - 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 - ENCORE (Virgin/UMC 774 698-0: RM) CD £6.00 - Live in USA 1977. Amalgams of themes from "Sorceror" & "Stratosfear", plus familiar live themes from the era. Includes "Encore/Hobo March" single tracks.
TANGERINE DREAM - CYCLONE (Virgin/UMC 774 788-3: RM) CD £6.00 - A progressive/space-rock excursion, with songs hinting at Jane/Eloy, a drum kit & all sorts of winds courtesy of Steve Jolliffe. © 1978. Includes the Peter Baumann & Edgar Froese solo tracks from the '70-'80 box set.
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.
TECHNICAL SPACE COMPOSER'S CREW - CANAXIS 5 (Grönland CDGRON195: 2xBT,DP) CD £11.00 - Holger Czukay & Rolf Dammers, pre-Can weirdness in Stockhausen vein. © 1969.
TEMPLE - TEMPLE (Mental Experience MENT019CD: RM) CD £11.00 - Stoned varied mix of heavy space-rock & folky sections, like a mixture of Cozmic Coridors, Golem & Hawkwind styles. With Birth Control members.
THIRSTY MOON - YOU'LL NEVER COME BACK (Long Hair LHC00053: 1xBT,RM) CD £13.00 - 2nd album, featuring 2 contrasting sides: 1) typical Thirsty Moon, complex & radical rock; 2) a spacey fusion in Xhol, Kollektiv vein. © 1973.
THIRSTY MOON - LUNAR ORBIT (Sireena 2085: DP) CD £13.00 - "Live At Stagge's Hotel 1976". A surprisingly good live set from the "A Real Good Time" line-up, mainly instrumental, with the obscure "Music" track, 5 tracks from "Blitz", 2 tracks that would later appear on "A Real Good Time", plus a 12'20" rendition of Jimi Hendrix's "Third Stone From The Sun".
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
TYLL - SEXPHONIE (Mental Experience MENT004CD: RM) CD £11.00 - 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.
UTOPIA - UTOPIA (Long Hair LHC00177) CD £13.50 - Sister album to Amon Düül II's "Wolf City". "Utopia" was in fact a different much jazzier & bluesier offering, focusing on Jimmy Jackson & Olaf Kübler's jazz origins, & more on Lothar Meid's songs. © 1973.
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 £13.00 - An awesome cosmic Krautrock trip, with "Endless Game" the ultimate Floydian space-daze! © 1971. The bonus tracks are the A & B sides of their debut 1970 7" single.
WITTHÜSER & WESTRUPP - TRIPS+TRAUME (ZYX OHR 70036-2: RE) CD £12.50 - Kraut folk meets cosmic trips & dreamy ventures to psychedelic realms. An Ohr classic! © 1971.
WITTHÜSER & WESTRUPP - DER JESUS PILZ (ZYX OHR 70037-2: RE) CD £12.50 - 2nd album, aided by Dieter Dierks & Gille Lettmann on a vivid cosmic trip! A Pilz classic!
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.
XHOL - HAU-RUK (Garden of Delights CD 076: 1xBT) CD £13.00 - Live in concert, the Ohr LP (just 2 tracks): "Breit" is cosmic jazz whereas "Schaudel" is dirty Faustian/Alcatraz type blues; plus a bonus track from their 1974 reformation attempt.
# ZIGURI - ONETWOTHREEFOUR (Sireena SIR 2158: DP) CD £14.00 - 2nd album from this post-punk Krautrocker trio fronted by Günter Schickert. With "Apricot Brandy III" track. © 2016.
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 £13.00 - Unreleased archives from Munich band, wide-ranging Krautrocky stuff, from Xhol to Eloy & everywhere in between! Includes their 2 tracks from the "Scena Westfalica" compilation.
ACCORDO DEI CONTRARI - AdC (AltrOck ALT-043: DP) CD £12.00 - Instrumental Italian prog band, very creative & with a diverse array of influences from Area through to Steve Hackett & many RIO/Canterbury type touches too. © 2014.
ACINTYA - LA CITE DES DIEUX OUBLIES (Musea FGBG 4521: 2xBT) CD £11.00 - French flowing instrumental violin-fronted progressive, akin to Daryl Way's Wolf, Wapassou, Kebnekaise, etc. © 1978.
# ADDAMANERA - NELLA TASCA DE IL ZIO (Lizard CD 0037) CD £13.50 -
Oddball RIO-esque meets Bla Bla era Battiato, Pierrot Lunaire, bits of
PFM, Celeste, Picchio Dal Pozzo, etc. A wonderful & very varied eccentric
curio! © 2005.
AGUSA - TVA (Laser's Edge LE1073: DP) CD £13.00 - 2nd album (© 2015) from this Swedish psychedelic rock-folk/cross-culture band in Grovjob, Kebnekaise, Kama Loka territory.
AGUSA - AGUSA (Laser's Edge LE 1080: DP) CD £15.00 - 4th album from this excellent Swedish band updating the Kebnekajse type sound with a touch more prog & space-rock. © 2017.
A HAWK AND A HACKSAW - A HAWK AND A HACKSAW (Cloud Recordings cld 002) CD £11.00 - Project of Jeremy Barnes (aka Marta Tenae of Bablicon). Eccentric & Samlas-esque at times. © 2002
AHORA MAZDA - AHORA MAZDA (Pseudonym CDP-1114: DP) 2CD £16.00 - Dutch experimental psychedelic! Excellent value set. CD1 = their 1970 LP + 4 bonus tracks, CD2 = previously unreleased demo versions (includes 3 tracks that didn't make it onto the original LP).
# AKINETÓN RETARD - AKINETÓN RETARD (Lizard CD 0019) CD £13.50 - Italian release of the 2nd album from this Chilean experimental free-rock/fusion cross-genre band, with slight hints of Cudu, Bablicon, RiO/Zeuhl types of stuff. In all - fascinating! © 2001.
# AKO DOMA - AKO DOMA (Mellow MMP 376) CD £11.00 - Lively prog-fusion from Slovakia, a bit like Get The Blessing at times, but with other cultural elements & a lot of guitar.
AKSAK MABOUL/MARC HOLLANDER - ONZE DANSES POUR COMBATTRE LA MIGRAINE (Crammed CRAM 101: RE) CD £11.00 - The improved 1981 version of this classic ex-Cos, RIO & neo/primitive hybrid, with Look De Bouk feel...
# 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 - DIVIDEDALIENPLAYBAX80 (Spalax 14837: DP) CD £11.00 - Daevid Allen + machines = one-man industrial Gong. © 1982. A classic! This issue is the same mix as the original Charly LP.
# DAEVID ALLEN - THE DEATH OF ROCK & EVEN MORE ENTRANCES (Voiceprint VP 114 CD: RE) CD £9.50 - This contains his "Death Of Rock" EP (20 minutes) from 1982 plus 3 bonus experimental works (41 minutes)!
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.
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.
ALUSA FALLAX - INTORNO ALLA MIA CATTIVA EDUCAZIONE (VM2000 VM CD 103: CC) CD £13.50 - Extraordinary complex Italian progressive (© 1974), full of invention & experimentation.
AMA = 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 £13.00 - Rock trio from Lyon, France circa 1972-1973. Heavy guitar rock, in the vein of instrumental Cream, Taste, Man & such like, which also sounds like rehearsal sessions from Leicester's Courtyard Moth. © 1973.
# ANCIENT OCEAN - BLOOD MOON (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records BBIBR020: DP) £11.00 - American musician John Bohannon. Esoteric guitar synth & other instruments, runs between subtle ambient & Kosmiche, via early Michael Stearns territory toward those slow but grandiose lament like passages of Godspeed You Black Emperor. © 2015.
ANEKDOTEN - VEMOD (Virtalevy Virta 001: RE) CD £13.00 - (Vitalevy Virta 001: RE,with barcode) CD £13.00 - Stunning 1993 progressive masterpiece from Sweden. King Crimson meet Anglagard with a bit of Kultivator.
ANEKDOTEN - NUCLEUS (Kscope KSCOPE657: RM,DP) 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.
ANGLAGARD - BURIED ALIVE (Musea FGBG 4167.AR) CD £11.00 - Swedish symphonic progressive rock band, live in Los Angeles at "Progfest '94" (5/11/1994).
ANT-BEE - PURE ELECTRIC HONEY (Gonzo Multimedia HST120CD: 5xBT) CD £9.00 - Zappa/Mothers inspired American outfit, fronted by one Billy James. Can you imagine Syd Barrett tripping out with Zappa & the Beach Boys? Then this is for you! © 1990.
ANT-BEE - LUNAR MUZIK (Gonzo
Multimedia HST269CD) CD £9.00 - Weirdo psychedelic time trip featuring Daevid
Allen & Grandmothers. © 1997.
ARABS IN ASPIC - MADNESS & MAGIC (Karisma Records KAR 190CD) CD £13.50 - Latest by this contemporary Norwegian progressive band, this time singing in English, with a very British 70s type sound. © 2020.
AREA - ARBEIT MACHT FREI (Sony Music/Cramps 88843073512) CD £11.00 - Highly innovative Italian fusion band. This is their 1973 debut, beyond Passport & Perigeo, with outrageous vocals courtesy of Demetrio Stratos!
AREA - ARE(A)ZIONE (Cramps/Sony Music 88875135252) CD £11.00 - Concert recordings, at their most creative with the accent on improvisation. © 1975.
ARESKI & BRIGITTE FONTAINE - L'INCIDENDIE (Spalax SPALAXCD14815: RE) CD £11.00 - Kind of the French equivalent to John Cale & Nico, though folkier & very French! © 1973.
ARTCANE - ODYSSEE (Musea FGBG 4999: DP) CD £13.00 - French 1977 progressive classic somewhere between Ange & Shylock, but with lots of original touches. First ever official reissue, plus bonus 15'34" live medley from 1976.
ASTRÏD - HIGH BLUES (Rune Grammofon RCD2126: DP) CD £9.00 - Little-known French experimental crossover folk/psychedelic/post-rock type band, who really evoke the Americana desert rock of early Cul de Sac & Myrrors to my ears, with an air of John Fahey.
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.
BALTIK - BALTIK (New Music - Green Tree GTR 148 / CMP 622-2) CD £13.00 - Swedish 70s super-group project with Janne Schaffer & Bjorn J:son Lindh, plus people from Kebnekajse & the Sweden pop/rock scenes. Extremely varied album, ranging from soul-pop to excellent fiery fusion.
BARDO POND - VOLUME 8 (Fire Records FIRECD516: CC) CD £12.00 - This has Bardo Pond in free jammng experimental mode, with a Krautrocky feel. © 2018.
BATTIATO - POLLUTION (BMG Ricordi 74321585542: RE) CD £10.00 - The 2nd Battiato blends even more elements into its unique avant-rock soundworld, featuring Robert "Rubi" Cacciapaglia. © 1973.
BATTIATO - CLIC (BMG Ricordi 74321585512: RE) CD £10.00 - 4th album, different to the LP released in the UK on Island (which was compiled from "Feed Back", a 2LP set of alternative takes), dedicated to Karlheinz Stockhausen! © 1974.
BERITS HALSBAND - BERITS HALSBAND (Musicbazz zz003+ / Sound Effect Records SERC 029) CD £14.00 - Classic Swedish cross-genre fusion obscurity from 1975. Limited edition that comes in a handmade gatefold heavy carton case plus 16-page booklet.
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 - IL TEMPO DELLA SEMINA (btf.it TRI 1009: RM,CC) CD £13.50 - Previously unreleased 2nd album (recorded in 1974), complex classical rock full of invention & surprises!
BI KYO RAN - PARALLAX (Spalax SPALAXCD14532) CD £11.00 - The Japanese answer to King Crimson: dazzling guitar, bass, drums trio, just 3 long tracks. Help from guest violin & keyboards (inc. Mellotron). © 1983.
BLACK CARROT - DRINK THE BLACK FOREST (Tin Angel TAR009: DP) CD £9.00 - Market Harborough band. Excellent follow-up to "Cluk", with 2nd drummer, again full of invention & lots of surprises. Think: somewhere between Volcano The Bear & Bablicon, with RIO/Pere Ubu spirit, jazz, psych & Dada, with wicked complex composition & refined innovation. © 2008.
BLAND BLADEN - I GREVENS TID (Transubstans Trans030) CD £13.00 - Awesome Swedish trip-rock, pre-Oresund Space Collective, hints of Kebnekaise & Bo Hansson, lots of folk references (elements of Nordic polkas & other dances) all mixed into a hybrid of classic space-rock.
BOX - STUDIO 1 (Rune Grammofon RCD2070: DP) CD £9.00 - Scandinavian based international fusion supersession, with Raoul Björkenheim (Krakatau), Ståle Storløkken (Elephant9), Morgan Ågren (Mats/Morgan, Simon Steensland's Kamikaze United). © 2008.
BRABENEC-KOMAREK-TOPOL-OPLISTILOVA-KARAFIAT-BRABEC - KONEC LETA (Black Point BP-92-2) CD £14.00 - Eccentric ex-Plastic People project: a radical & complex blend of Czech underground, jazz, folk & archetypal multi-cultural RIO styles. © 1995.
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.
BUDKA SUFLERA - CIEN WIELKIEJ GÓRY (Muza PNCD 1596: DP) CD £13.00 - Their 1975 debut, a slightly bluesy progressive with some Jane similarity & a liberal dose of psychedelia. Niemen is featured as guest synthesist.
# CAPITOLO 6 - FRUTTI PER KAGUA (MP Records MPRCD 009: CC,RE) CD £12.00 - An Italian rarity with a glowing reputation, & justly so, as a unique hybrid of styles, complex classical prog with great rhythms! Originally released on the It label in 1972.
CARAVELA ESCARLATE - CARAVELA ESCARLATE (Karisma KAR 190CD) CD £13.50 - Rather good Modern Brazilian progressive with a complex symphonic style. 2nd album, © 2017.
CATALOGUE - ANTWERPEN LIVE (Spalax 14966) CD £11.00 - Not long after Jac Berrocal worked with NWW he formed Catalogue. A weird storming avant-garde band. Their debut also featured Jean-François Pauvros, Michel Potage, Patrick Prado & Jean-Pierre Arnoux. © 1979.
CAUSA SUI - PEWT'R SESSIONS 1·2 (El Paraiso EPR008CD: CC) 2CD £15.00 - Awesome live session recordings by psychedelic rock & jammy/trippy band from Denmark. A doubleback of 2 LPs from 2011. Quite possibly their finest. © 2012.
# CAUSA SUI - EUPORIE TIDE (El Paraiso EPR013CD: CC) CD £13.50 -
Heavy psychedelic rock & jammy/trippy sounds from Denmark. © 2013.
CAUSA SUI - PEWT'R SESSIONS 3 (El Paraiso EPR019CD: CC) CD £13.50 - More live session recordings from the band at their finest. © 2014.
CAUSA SUI - RETURN TO SKY (El Paraiso EPR030CD: CC) CD £13.50 - Danish space-rock jamming band with slight stoner & post-rock elements. © 2016.
CAUSA SUI - SZABODELICO (El Paraiso EPR063CD: CC) CD £13.50 - Instrumental rock pieces with a more picture music style approach of shorter composed & kind of Krautrock kosmische like pieces. © 2020.
CHICO MAGNETIC BAND - CHICO MAGNETIC BAND (Free Records FR 2020: DP) CD £12.00 - Classic 1971 album by experimental French Hendrix inspired band, notable for Jean-Pierre Massiera's crazy effects work on a couple of tracks. CD also includes 4 bonus singles tracks.
# 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 - LES CONTES DU SINGE FOU (Spalax SPALAXCD14594) CD £11.00 - 3rd album, much more prog-rock Genesis/Machiavel type style, with added classical edges, English language vocals (despite the French LP title) by Ian Bellamy (ex-Zoo). © 1977.
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.
COEUR MAGIQUE - WAKAN TANKA
(Spalax SPALAXCD14822) CD £11.00 - French 1971 psychedelic rock originally on
BYG, featuring Claude Olmos (pre-Magma) on guitar. A little like Ame Son,
COLLEGIUM MUSICUM - MARIAN VARGA & COLLEGIUM MUSICUM (Opus 91 2774-2: RM) CD £12.00 - Also an instrumental live set, this time by a quartet with guitar. © 1976.
COLLEGIUM MUSICUM - CONTINUO (Opus 91 2775-2: RM) CD £12.00 - More symphonic & synthesized 1978 album, moving towards Modry Efekt. © 1978.
# COLOSSEUM - VALENTYNE SUITE (Esoteric ECLEC 22599: RM,RE) 2CD £14.00 - © 1969, arguably their finest moment, losing the blues & going overboard in a complex prog classical & fusion hybrid. Disc 2 contains their "The Grass Is Greener" LP which was recorded for the US/Canadian market.
COMUS - FIRST UTTERANCE (Esoteric ECLEC 2629: 4xBT,RM) CD £11.50 - Beautiful folk progressive, yet also sometimes evil crossed with innocence! Kinda The Trees meets Family. © 1971.
# JULIAN COPE - RITE AT YA (Head Heritage HH28) CD £13.50 - "Monotonous Meditations from the Back of Beyond (1993-2016)" = Krautrock inspired free-rock & fusion jams. © 2017.
# SARO COSENTINO & MIMO 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.
CRESSIDA - CRESSIDA (Repertoire REPUK 1126: CC) CD £11.00 - 1970 debut by this dreamy Vertigo progressive band, with hints of King Crimson, Moody Blues, etc.
CROMAGNON - ORGASM (Calibre ESP CD 2001) CD £13.00 - USA 1969, extraordinary from start to end, tribalistic grunge, dissonant fevers of noise, stepping on from The Mothers "Help I'm a Rock" & Hapshash onto proto-NWW weirdness & Dada! Aka "Cave Rock" or "Cromagnon". Complete with slipcase.
CRUCIS - CRUCIS (Sunny Pierrot SPCD-1618) CD £15.00 - Classic Argentinian progressive, a kind of potpouri of Italian prog complexities, with cosmic Pink Floyd cum Eloy edges setting fire with Santana style guitar licks! Doubleback of "Crucis" (1975) & "Los Delerios Del Mariscal" (1976) plus 2 bonus tracks.
CRYPTO - CRYPTO (Paisley Press
PP 135) CD £12.00 - Dutch smooth jazz-rock/fusion in Placebo vein. © 1974.
CURVED AIR - AIR CONDITIONING (Esoteric PECLEC22616: RM,DP) 2CD £15.00 - Their highly creative 1970 debut, featuring Francis Monkman & Daryl Way, with Sonja Kristina on vocals. Contains 51 minutes (approx) of bonus material: 3 unreleased studio tracks, their "It Happened Today/What Happens When You Blow Yourself Up" single, and 3 BBC sessions.
# CURVED AIR - SECOND ALBUM (Esoteric PECLEC22637: RM,DP) CD+DVD £17.00 - CD = Reissue of their 2nd album (© 1971) + BBC session (5/1/1971) & "John Peel Sunday Concert" (4/3/1971); DVD contains "Warner Brothers present Curved Air" (a 1971 promotional film), "Pop Deux" live at Taverne De I'Olympia, Paris (6/7/1971), plus 2 "Beat Club" sessions (3/1971 & 9/1971).
# CURVED AIR - AIR CUT (Esoteric PECLEC2617: RM,DP) CD £12.50 - 4th album (© 1973), which has Eddie Jobson replacing Monkman & Way. From the original master tapes.
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.
DJAM KARET - NO COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL (HC Productions HC 013) 2CD £16.00 - The 1985 cassette release plus unreleased bonus album "...And Still Getting The Ladies" from 2002. Great value set, all extended imrov jams, more in the realms of live Man and Krautrock. An excellent introduction to this Californian prog-rock band.
DONO CELESTE - SO-LINGER (Mellow MMP 327) CD £11.00 - Italian experimental prog meets art rock & avant-garde minimal/ambient & weird stuff. Curious, with some Fripp-like elements, it's largely stuff that wouldn't have been out of place on the Materiali Sonori-Crammed/Made To Measure labels in the late-1980s. © 1999.
DOWNLOUDERS - ARCA (Lizard CD 0117) CD £12.00 - Excellent & highly original mixture of prog & post-rock styles, with vague hints of Godspeed You Black Emperor rubbing shoulders with Cudu & Bablicon, moving onto Ragnarok & Neo territory later on, but all with their own difficult to pin down style. © 2006.
EARTH AND FIRE - SONG OF THE MARCHING CHILDREN (Esoteric ECLEC 2147: RM) CD £11.50 - 2nd album (© 1972), a Mellotron drenched ambitious concept album, with long instrumental breaks, symphonics, dynamics & lotsa invention. This also contains 6 bonus singles tracks.
# EAST OF EDEN - MERCATOR PROJECTED (Esoteric ECLEC 2033: 3xBT,RE) CD £11.50 - 1969 debut, a classic slice of psychedelia - full of invention, with Soft Machine, Krautrocky-fusion edges, etc. A very influential album.
EAST OF EDEN - SNAFU (Esoteric ECLEC 2034: 7xBT) 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".
EDEN - AURA (Paisley Press PP 133) CD £12.00 - Instrumental organ & drums from France, in Bo Hansson vein, slightly Egg in parts, but more sympho & pretty. © 1979.
EGG - EGG (Esoteric ECLEC 2035) CD £11.50 - Radical yet accessible debut of complex Canterbury prog, The Nice+Softs+Caravan mix & more in a blend of classical, rock, odd time signatures, etc. Remastered version with missing "Fourth Movement" & "Seven Is A Jolly Good Time/You Are All Princes" single.
EGG - THE POLITE FORCE (Esoteric ECLEC 2036: RM) CD £11.50 - Their 2nd classic (from 1970) & even more creative than their debut, a much more instrumental outing with greater depth &.complexity, not least the remarkable 9 minute weird excursion "Boilk".
ELEPHANT9 - GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH (Rune Grammofon RCD2198: DP) CD £13.50 - "their fifth studio album", more high energy keyboard driven instrumentals, this time with some shorter more varied moods, nice Mellotron too. © 2018.
# ELEPHANT9 - ARRIVAL OF THE NEW ELDERS (Rune Grammofon RCD2218: DP) CD £13.00 - Surprising album that explores many new directions for the band. © 2021.
# ELEPHANT9 WITH REINE FISKE - ATLANTIS (Rune Grammofon RCD 2134: DP) CD £13.00 - Reine Fiske (from Landberk) doing an almost Terje Rypdal guitar lead. © 2012.
THE ENID - LIVE AT LOUGHBOROUGH TOWN HALL, 1980 (Angel Air SJPCD610: DP) CD £12.00 - Excellent quality live gig from 1980.
ERGO SUM - MEXICO (Lion Productions LION 618M: 4xBT) CD £13.00 - Early-1970's French progressive fusion, featuring Jean Guerin. For those who like early Magma, Family & the Canterbury scene. This seems to be the original LP mix (the Musea CD was remixed in 1992).
ESCAPADE - SO YOU KNOW (Auricle AMCDR 241) CDR £7.00 - Archive collection of rehearsals, outtakes & unreleased recordings from 1996 to 2004, compiled by Hadley Kahn.
ETERNAL TAPESTRY - WILD STRAWBERRIES (Thrill Jockey THRILL 388: CC) CD £13.00 - A more experimental outing, with space rock trips & electronic tracks. © 2015.
ETRON FOU LELOUBLAN - LIVE AT THE ROCK IN OPPOSITION FESTIVAL, 1978 - NEW LONDON THEATRE (Replica RPC012: DP) CD £12.00 - Excellent live recording at the first UK RIO festival by the French representative of the original RIO. They played a frenetic French twist on the very best Beefheart mixed with the psychedelic sound of earlier bands like Maajun & Komintern, here documented between their first and second albums. © 2015.
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.
F.A.T. - ANIMAL (Be Coq/Poutrage/GED/L'étourneur/Atypeek Music: CC) CDM £6.50 - 21½ minutes of excellent 2016 French experimental rock.
FERMATA - FERMATA ... PIESEN Z HOL (Opus 91 2808-2) 2CD £15.00 - Legendary Czech instrumental 1970's progressive, ex-Collegium Musicum. Remastered versions of their first 2 LP's (© 1975 & © 1976). Super Jewel Box packaging.
RICHARD FRANECKI & HADLEY KAHN - EEMN (Slippy Town SLIPT025) CDR £15.00 - (Auricle AMCDR 233: RM) CDR £7.00 - 2004 collaboration by multi-instrumentalists Richard Franecki (from F/i & Vocokesh) on guitars, etc., & Hadley Kahn (from Escapade) on drums, etc. A superb album that bridges Pink Floyd, Faust & Can territory, & stops off some other places too!
FRED FRITH - ACCIDENTAL (ReR/Fred ReR/FRA 01: DP) CD £9.00 - Unreleased 1995-96 multi-instrumental solo works: diverse, weird, atmospheric & untimately unique!
FRED FRITH - PRINTS (ReR/Fred ReR/FRA 02: DP) CD £9.00 - Promoted as Fred's first collection of songs since "Cheap At Half The Price" - 1987-2001 recordings.
FUNKADELIC - MAGGOT BRAIN (Westbound CDSEWM 202: RE,3xBT) CD £9.00 - Third album by the innovative psychedelic funk outfit. This has 2 psych classics & much more. "Maggot Brain": psychedelic space-out, "Wars of Armageddon": close to Brainticket!
# FUNKADELIC - LIVE (Westbound CDSEWM 108) CD £9.00 -
"Meadowbrook, Rochester, Michigan - 12th September 1971" Varied live
FUTUROPACO - FUTUROPACO (El Paraiso EPR047CD: CC) CD £13.50 - Intriguing release that has the feel of late 1970s Mythos & Cybotron circa "Colossus" & "Implosion", plus some Italian soundtrack-like thematics, all in a complex instrumental brew. © 2018.
GENESIS - NURSERY CRYME (Virgin 50999 265699 2 5 GENCDY 2: RM) CD £10.00 - 1971 album that defined the typical Genesis style, eccentric & complex, lyrical & instrumentally refined.
GENTLE GIANT - GENTLE GIANT / ACQUIRING THE TASTE (BGO BGOCD1095) 2CD £13.00 - Doubleback of their 1st (© 1970) & 2nd (© 1971) LPs, both complex & lyrical prog classics.
GET THE BLESSING - ALL IS YES (Cake CACD 78550: DP) CD £12.50 - Credited to The Blessing. A dazzling potpourri of styles, mostly upbeat jazz that's not quite jazz, with lots of experimental diversions, ten tracks in all that continually pull-out-all the stops! © 2008.
GET THE BLESSING - BUGS IN AMBER (Cake CACD 78558: DP) CD £12.50 - More highly creative fusion outings, much less jazz than the debut, with even more electronic gadgetry & with the wind instruments sometimes sounding like anything but. © 2009.
GET THE BLESSING - ASTRONAUTILUS (Naim Jazz naimcd221: DP) CD £12.50 - More highly creative fusion outings from the Portishead related band. © 2015.
# GIANT THE VINE - MUSIC FOR EMPTY PLACES (Lizard CD 0145: DP) £13.50 - Highly creative modern Italian instrumental prog trio. © 2019.
# GNOD - JUST SAY NO TO THE PSYCHO RIGHT-WING CAPITALIST FASCIST INDUSTRIAL DEATH MACHINE (Rocket Recordings LAUNCH109: CC) CD £12.00 - Some of this reminds of The Fall & early Killing Joke, with slight hints of Can & Hawkwind in parts. © 2017.
GOBLIN - ZOMBI (Cinevox CD OST 716/s: 7xBT) CD £12.50 - Probably their second most famous soundtrack, & the range of styles is very wide. © 1978. "With digitally improved sound"
GODSPEED YOU BLACK EMPEROR - ASUNDER, SWEET AND OTHER DISTRESS (Constellation CST111-2: CC) CD £13.00 - Second by the reformed band, this is more artsy with notable stoner & Glenn Branca type touches, plus some strange drone passages. © 2015.
GONG - CAMEMBERT ELECTRIQUE
(Charly X 680: RM,CC) CD £11.00 - Daevid Allen's band after leaving Soft
Machine, based in France. This was the start of the psych-space-trip with
Flying Teapot's & Zero The Hero! © 1971. GONG - FLYING TEAPOT (Spalax
14828: DP,RE) CD £11.00 - Daevid Allen's band after leaving Soft Machine, based
in France. "Radio Gnome" part 1. Classic trippy space-rock, with
Steve Hillage, Tim Blake, etc. © 1973.
GONG - ANGELS EGG (Charly SNAP015CD: RM) CD £9.00 - "Radio Gnome" part 2. Classic whimsy & space trips, with Daevid Allen, Tim Blake, Steve Hillage, Didier Malherbe, Gilli Smyth, etc. © 1973.
# GONG - LIVE AU BATACLAN 1973 (Mantra 025) CD ex+/ex £9.00 - Classic live set. Note that this includes "I Am Your Pussy" which was omitted from the BBC version included in the recent Virgin Gong box set.
PHILIPPE GRANCHER - 3000 MILES AWAY (Mellow MMP 449) CD £11.00 - Classical rock featuring lots of synths & keyboards, in Clearlight type vein, but more subtle. Obscure release originally on the Pôle label. © 1975.
# GREENSLADE - GREENSLADE (Esoteric PECLEC 22645: RM,DP) 2CD £16.00 - CD1 = Reissue of their 1973 debut by this complex prog supergroup fronted by ex-Colosseum keyboardist Dave Greenslade, CD2 = BBC recordings: "Sound of the Seventies" session (10/1/1973) & "In Concert" recorded at the BBC Paris Theatre, London (9/4/1973).
# GREENSLADE - BEDSIDE MANNERS ARE EXTRA (Esoteric PECLEC 22654: RM,DP) CD+DVD £17.00 - CD = Reissue of their 2nd album (© 1973) + BBC "Sounds of the Seventies" session (31/10/1973), DVD contains "Warner Brothers promotional film 1973" & BBC "The Old Grey Whistle Test" (20/11/1973). Also includes 20-page booklet.
# GREENSLADE - SPYGLASS GUEST (Esoteric PECLEC 22647: RM,DP) 2CD £16.00 - CD1 = Reissue of their 3rd album (© 1974), CD2 = BBC Radio One "In Concert" (7/11/1974) & BBC Radio One Bob Harris Session (6/11/1974).
GREENSLADE - TIME AND TIDE (Esoteric PECLEC 22660: RM,DP) 2CD £16.00 - CD1 = Reissue of their 4th album (© 1975) + 2 single tracks, CD2 = "The Swedish Radio Concert 1975" (originally released as "Live In Stockholm · March 10th, 1975" by Purple Pyramid.
GROUNDHOGS - SPLIT (Fire Records FIRECD508: 7xBT,RN,CC,GF) CD £12.00 - 4th LP, © 1970. The bonus tracks are out-takes from the original sessions.
GRYPHON - GRYPHON (Talking Elephant TECD314) CD £12.50 - Kinda like a progressive Wurzels, or a west country folk twist on the Trees & Third Ear Band?! Varied & fun! © 1973.
GRYPHON - MIDNIGHT MUSHRUMPS (Talking Elephant TECD315) CD £12.50 - Excellent blend of medieval, folk & progressive styles, mainly instrumental too. © 1974.
GRYPHON - RED QUEEN TO GRYPHON THREE (Talking Elephant TECD313) CD £12.50 - Their grand opus, a symphonic rock suite with a wealth of folk touches, betwixt SFF, Clearlight, Mike Oldfield & Jade Warrior. Featuring Richard Harvey & Brian Gulland. © 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 - UK band who totally reinvented themselves, becoming one of the finest exponents of dark Zeuhl/pog-fusion - & this is another classic! © 2016.
HALLOWEEN - LAZ (Musea FGBG 4124.AR: 1xBT) CD m/m £15.00 - (Mals MALS 040/Musea FGBG 4124.AR: 1xBT) CD £11.00 - Classic 2nd LP (© 1990), spooky & powerful French progressive, with a dark sinister air complementing the H.P. Lovecraft texts.
# HATFIELD AND THE NORTH - HATFIELD AND THE NORTH (Esoteric ECLEC 2139: RM,RE) CD £11.50 - Excellent Canterbury progressive supergroup: Phil Miller, Pip Pyle, Richard Sinclair & Dave Stewart. Their 1973 debut LP plus bonus tracks: "Let's Eat (Real Soon)/Fitter Stoke Has A Bath" (1974 single) & "Your Majesty Is Like A Cream Donut" (from the "V" sampler, © 1975).
# HATFIELD AND THE NORTH - THE ROTTERS' CLUB (Esoteric ECLEC 2140: RM,RE) CD £11.50 - Classic 2nd LP (© 1975), arguably even better than their debut! For some reason this only has 3 of the 5 bonus tracks from the "Afters" anthology that appeared on the Virgin CD!
HAWKWIND - DOREMI FASOL LATIDO (EMI 7243 5 30031 2 8: 4xBT,RM,RE) CD m/ex+ £6.00 - 3rd album (© 1972), more heavy psycedelic space-riffing than previous albums.
# HAWKWIND - WARRIOR ON THE EDGE OF TIME (Atomhenge ATOMCD 1035: 1xBT,RM,DP,RE) CD £11.50 - 1975 sci-fi concept album featuring lyrics by Michael Moorcock (he also does vocals on 2 tracks). Last from the classic period of Hawkwind, with lotsa electronics, Simon House adding Mellotron/violin, etc.
# HAWKWIND - ASTOUNDING SOUNDS, AMAZING MUSIC (Atomhenge ATOMCD 1005: 4xBT,RM) CD £11.50 - Transitional album with a lot of Robert Calvert presence (last 1970s Hawkwind with Nik Turner). © 1976.
# HAWKWIND - PXR5 (Atomhenge ATOMCD 1010: 8xBT,RM) CD £11.50 - With live recordings from Leicester's De Montfort Hall, © 1979.
# HAWKWIND - LEVITATION (Atomhenge ATOMCD 3016: RM) 3CD £15.00 - Box set with 36-page booklet & 2 postcards. CD1 = Their 1980 album featuring Tim Blake & Ginger Baker + Hawklords Rockfield Sessions 1979 & 3 other tracks. CD2 & CD 3 = Live at Lewisham Odeon 18th December 1980.
# HAWKWIND - CHOOSE YOUR MASQUES (Atomhenge ATOMCD 1010) 2CD £15.00 - Expanded & remastered 2CD edition containing single tracks, unreleased session recordings & alternate takes.
HELDON - ELECTRONIQUE GUERILLA (Bureau B BB 280: DP) CD £14.00 - The legendary Heldon debut from 1974. This features a Schizo track together with solo guitar & AKS Synthi works by Richard Pinhas, plus a track in collaboration with guitarist Alain Renaud.
HELDON - ALLEZ-TEIA (Bureau B BB 281: DP) CD £13.00 - Aka "Heldon II", the duo of Richard Pinhas & Georges Grunblatt in a largely moody frame of mind, with Frippian guitar tones, lots of Mellotron & electronics. © 1975.
HELDON - THIRD, IT'S ALWAYS ROCK 'N' ROLL (Bureau B BB 282: DP,BK) 2CD £18.00 - Extravagant double album that crosses Fripp & Eno with space-rock & psychedelic! Richard Pinhas with guests: Gilbert Artman, Georges Grunblatt, Patrick Gauthier, Jean-My Truong & Ariel Kalma. © 1975.
HELDON - AGNETA NILSSON (Bureau B BB 283: DP,BK) CD £13.00 - "Heldon 4" (© 1976), transitional Heldon, with a bigger more powerful sound: Mellotron, synths, Frippian guitars galore!
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.
HELDON - INTERFACE (Bureau B BB 330: DP,BK) CD £12.00 - "Heldon 6", classic space-guitar & synth-rock, with more rock & sequencers than before. © 1977.
HELDON - STAND BY (Bureau B BB 331: DP,BK) CD £12.00 - The ultimate power synth-rock opus - amazing! King Crimson trip into hyperspace! © 1979.
HENRY COW - WESTERN CULTURE (ReR HC4: 3xBT) CD £12.00 - Final album, © 1978. Inventive fusion, showing much influence from darker arranged Mothers, & comparable to Univers Zero.
STEVE HILLAGE - RAINBOW 1977 (Gonzo Multimedia HST198CD) CD £13.00 - Live at the Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London (3/11/1977).
HILLS - FRID (Rocket Recordings Launch079: CC,RE) CD £12.00 - The third Hills album (© 2015), which trips-out even more than their earlier releases adopting much more of their Swedish roots/identity, with a cover that's an obvious dedication to International Harvester's debut LP.
HONDURAS - CINCO (private) CD £10.00 - 5th release, & down to a trio. This has lots of other elements at play, hints of French 1980s French bands like DdAA, Hellebore, Toupidek Limonade, even a hint of Dead Can Dance in there. © 2014. New price!
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).
HUGH HOPPER - FOUR BY HUGH BY FOUR (Gonzo Multimedia HST246CD) CD £13.50 - Nice live document recorded at Bimhaus, Amsterdam (23/9/2000), which (apart from the obvious Hopper-isms) often reminds me of Get The Blessing. © 2014.
HUGH HOPPER - SPECIAL FRIENDS
(Gonzo Multimedia HST248CD) CD £13.50 - Nice live documents from 1991 to 1995,
with all-star group including Phil Miller & Pip Pyle, plus winds from
either Didier Malherbe or Elton Dean. © 2015.
HUGH HOPPER - SOFT BOUNDARIES (Gonzo Multimedia HST249CD) CD £13.50 - Actually by the Anglo/French band Soft Bounds live at Le Triton, France (17/6/2004 & 11/6/2005). © 2015.
HUGH HOPPER - BASS ON TOP (Gonzo Multimedia HST250CD) CD £13.50 - Document of an improvised performance in Israel from 2004 together with local musicians, & a music that runs from fusion to free jazz to pure experimentation. © 2014.
HUGH HOPPER - WAS A FRIEND (Gonzo Multimedia HST261CD) CD £13.50 - Collection of oddments & collaborations 1995 to 2008 featuring tracks with: Robert Wyatt, Chris Cutler, Seb Rochford, Jeff Sherman, & then a full group track by Colorphone. Much of it is a step on from the exploratory work of his 1970s solos. © 2015.
HUGH HOPPER & MIKE TRAVIS - NORTH & SOUTH (Gonzo Multimedia HST242CD) CD £13.50 - Nice live gig recording at The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, Scotland (24/8/1995). © 2014.
THE HUMAN BEAST - VOLUME ONE (Sunbeam SBRCD5044) CDR £11.00 - 1969 Scottish prog/heavy/psych trio, hints of T2, May Blitz & American psych bands. A short-run CDR pressing which wholesales at the same price as a regular Sunbeam CD. Special offer 15% reduction.
I LIKE TO SLEEP - DAYMARE (Rune Grammofon RCD2214: DP) CD £13.50 - Highly creative modern fusion trio from Norway, with an original style. © 2020.
INVERNALIA - INVERNALIA (Lizard 0116) CD £12.00 - Aldo Pinelli project (member of Habitat). Argentinian prog of the gentler type, which runs through a variety of styles, with slight hints of dreamy PFM, Anthony Phillips, etc. © 2015.
JADE WARRIOR - JADE WARRIOR (Line LICD 9.00548 O) CD ex+/ex+ £9.00 - 1st album (© 1971) by this really unique British band, blending rock, folk, oriental styles. Originally issued on Vertigo.
# 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.
# JODY GRIND - ONE STEP ON (Esoteric ECLEC 2567: 2xBT,RM) CD £11.50 - Their 1969 debut album, a more Black Widow/Atomic Rooster styled offering.
JORDSJØ - JORD (Karisma KAR138CD) CD £13.00 - Excellent new Norwegian band, with elements of early Landberk, Thule & Änglagård, but also a style of their own. © 2018.
# JORDSJØ - JORDSJØ (Karisma KAR150CD) 2CD £15.00 - 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.
Temporarily sold-out - on re-order!
KAIAMBÁ - MADE IN BRAZIL (New Music - Green Tree GTR 148) CD £13.00 - Excellent little-known album by this Brazilian trippy psychedelic band with Gong connections. Recorded in 2006, released in 2014.
KAIPA - KAIPA (Tempus Fugit TF VÖ 36: 2xBT,RM) CD £12.00 - 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 - Legendary 1970s Swedish progressive, hints of Tasavallan Presidentti, Miklagard, Wigwam, Atlas, Trettioariga Kriget, etc. 2nd album, © 1976.
KAIRON; IRSE! - RUINATION (Svart SVART071CD: CC) CD £13.00 - Shoegaze/post-rock band from Finland who also mix in a lot of prog & psychedelic elements. © 2017.
KAMA LOKA - KAMA LOKA (Transubstans TRANS118: DP) CD £14.00 - Swedish progressive rock band, mixing in elements of Landberk, Kvartetten Som Sprangde, Kebnekajse, Flasket Brinner, Bo Hansson, Algarnas Tradgard, International Harvester, & even Pink Floyd. A classic indeed! © 2013.
KANAAN - DOUBLE SUN (El Paraiso EPR058CD: CC) CD £13.50 - Norwegian space-rock, jam-band, power trio. Features fellow Norwegian jazz guitarist Bjørn Klakegg as guest on 2 tracks.
KARUNA KHYAL - ALOMONI 1985 (Phoenix ASHCD3024: #1000,CC) CD £13.00 - Reputedly virtually the same band as Brast Burn (if not, they are very close in style) & even more experimental with mantric Faustian blues hybrids & lots of special effects.
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 - KEBNEKAJSE (Subliminal Sounds SUBCD26) CD £11.00 - 2009 reformation by six members from the "III: Innehall" album line-up. Excellent as well.
KEBNEKAJSE - IDIOTEN (Subliminal Sounds SUB-080-CD: DP) CD £9.00 - 2nd album from the reformed Kebnekaise, also excellent as well. © 2011.
KING CRIMSON - LARKS' TONGUES IN ASPIC (Discipline DGM0505: RM) HDCD £11.50 - The classic weird & dynamic King Crimson circa 1973, with avant-garde percussionist Jamie Muir (ex-Music Improvisation Company).
KINGDOM COME - GALACTIC ZOO DOSSIER (Esoteric ECLEC 2179: 3xBT,RM) CD £11.50 - Kingdom Come's debut is a crazed & wild psychedelic trip, fronted by Arthur Brown. © 1971.
# KINGDOM COME - JOURNEY (Esoteric ECLEC 2187: RM,RE) 2CD £12.00 - Space-rock masterwork from 1972 (© 1973), featuring keyboard wizard Victor Peraino. CD2 features 2 single tracks, 3 alternate versions (those on other CD reissues), plus 3 tracks from the John Peel Show session recorded 5/9/1972. All in all, and excellent value set!
KURO - KURO (Rocket Recordings LAUNCH102CD: CC) CD £12.00 - Duo from Bristol. Meditative drone rock with folk influences, akin Scandinavian pioneers of the 60s/70s. © 2016.
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 AND 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
LITAI - LITAI (Lizard CD 0081)
CD £12.00 - Italian band circa 2012 from near Venice, who tend to sound very
French 1970s/80s, most notably bands like Moving Gelatine Plates, or Axolotl,
& Herb Rouge - a little. Slight Debile Menthol touch, & lots of unique
qualities too. © 2012.
MAGICAL POWER MAKO - HAPMONIYM 1972-1975 (Bamboo BAMBOX1) 5CD £26.00 - 1000 copy numbered edition reissue (CD's are in cardboard sleeves) of the "Harmonium" box set of out-takes & archive material from this legendary Japanese musician. Note: P&P = 4 units!
MAGMA - ZUHN WOHL UNSAI - LIVE 1974 (MiG 01102: DP) 2CD £16.00 - A Radio Bremen concert production! Classic "Mekanik Destruktiw Kommando" era Magma. © 2014.
MAGMA - RÏAH SAHÏLTAAHK (Jazz Village JV 570045: DP) CD £10.00 - Nice recent outing from contemporary Magma. © 2014.
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.
MAHJUN - HAPPY FRENCH BAND (Spalax SPALAXCD14903) CD £11.00 - Mahjun circa 1977, folkier than their Saravah LP's, with a touch of Etron Fou/Albert Marcoeur eccentricity creeping in.
MAINHORSE - MAINHORSE (Time Wave IDVP001CD) CD £9.00 - Anglo-Swiss progressive band circa 1971, featuring Patrick Moraz & Jean Ristori. A little-known powerful symphonic rock classic.
MAKAJODAMA - MAKAJODAMA (Laser's Edge LE1055: DP) CD £13.00 - Swedish instrumental prog supergroup includes (members of Anekdoten, Gosta Berlings Saga & My Brother The Wind), cross-pollinating classic 1970's styles with modern innovation. © 2009.
# MALADY - MALADY (Svart SVR403CD) £12.00 - Excellent new Finnish
progressive rock band. Their debut from 2015. Comes in a CD size card gatefold
MALICORNE - ALMANACH (Griffe/Hexagone GRI191272) CD £11.00 - Most elaborate & arranged of early Malicorne albums, totally blurring out folk into other musics, making it the ideal starter. © 1976.
# MAN - MAN (Esoteric ECLEC 2012: 2xBT,RM) CD £11.50 - Classic 3rd LP (1970), with some of their longest tripped-out works! The 2nd bonus track is a 24'21" version of "Alchemist".
MAN - LIVE AT THE PADGET ROOMS, PENARTH (Esoteric ECLEC 2014: RM,RE) 2CD £12.00 - The complete 8/4/1972 concert recordings. Contains some of the finest Man live, inc. the unique "H.Samuel(jam)".
MAN - BACK INTO THE FUTURE (Esoteric ECLEC 2060: RM) 3CD £15.00 - CD1 contains their 1973 ½ studio, ½ live double album, the 2 bonus CDs contain the complete live recording plus 2 previously unreleased studio tracks. Box set with 12-page booklet. P&P = 3 units.
MANEIGE - LIVE MONTREAL 1974/1975 (Fonovox VOX 7964-2: DP) CD £12.00 - Unreleased live recordings from this seminal Canadian band, bridging classical prog & RIO genres, from melodic Henry Cow realms, jazzy Mothers-isms, akin to l'Infonie, & precursor to the Miriodor style.
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.
MASALA DOSA - MASALA DOSA 77 (Paisley Press PP 144) CD £12.00 - Danish prog-fusion, has some proto new-wave touches at the start, but gets more fiery fusion as it goes along. © 1979.
# 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 £13.50 - Their 2nd LP (also 1972, produced by Robert Fripp), plus "BBC Radio Live In Concert" Paris Theatre, London 27/7/1972 (27'07") & previously unreleased studio recordings (19'36"). They later transformed into Hatfield & The North.
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.
1870 - POGO Y 4 HISTORIAS DE HORROR (Luna Negra CDLN-47: DP) CD £13.00 - Extraordinary & strange cross-genre Mexican band with very unusual instrumentation. © 2011. (1870 = "Mil Ochocientos Setenta" in Spanish.)
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 - REACHING BEYOND THE SPHERE (Auricle AMCDR 124) CDR £7.00 - Amazingly fiery instrumental progressive rock, with all the right moves: Camel, Egg, ELP, Finch, King Crimson, Shylock similarities. Originally only on cassette! © 1987.
MOORE/MYERS - NINE DAY'S WONDER (Auricle AMCDR 133) CDR £7.00 - Unreleased 1988 album by amazing USA instrumental prog duo. A sizzling guitar delight, with organ, drums, etc., in classic Eurorock vein. Both items back in stock.
MORAINE - GROUNDSWELL (Moonjune MJR066: CC) CD £11.00 - Excellent prog fusion band from Seattle, USA, fronted by guitarist Dennis Rea (once in Earthstar). Hints of Mahavishnu & Boud Deun. Comes in a card digifile type sleeve. © 2014.
THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION - FREAK OUT (Rykodisc RCD 10501: RM) CD ex+/ex+ £6.00 - 1965 debut from this highly influential band. With Rykodisc USA "Send A Catalog" card.
THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION - BURNT WEENY SANDWICH (Zappa 0238422: RM) CD £9.00 - At their most volitile & ecclectic! © 1970.
MOVING GELATINE PLATES - MOVING GELATINE PLATES (Musea FGBG 4062.AR: 4xBT,RE) CD £11.00 - Legendary French progressive fusion with Canterbury inspiration, their debut circa 1970. The bonus tracks are taken from the 1980 Moving LP.
MUGSTAR - MAGNETIC SEASONS (Rock Action Records ROCKACT97CD: DO) CD £11.00 - Modern jam/psychedelic band from Liverpool, England. © 2016.
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, ex+/ex+ £7.50 - Awesome instrumental 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 - HASTA LA VICTORIA (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond BBIBR036: DP) £11.00 - Yet another mind-boggling trippy out there mix of world folk & Krautrocky elements! © 2017.
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 - OF QUEUES
& CURES (Esoteric ECLEC 2130: RM) CD £11.50 - Featuring ex-Hatfield &
The North/Matching Mole/Henry Cow/Egg musicians.
NETWORK - REFUSAL TO COMPLY (Wenlock WEN004) CD m/m £9.00 - Reissue of the Groon classic of fiery King Crimson meets Krautrock/Zeuhl/Canterbury mixture, instrumental too! There is also a good dose of John McLaughlin/Mahavishnu Orchestra influence too. © 1994.
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!
NEW TROLLS - SEARCHING FOR A LAND (btf.it VMCD 139: RM,CC) CD £13.50 - Legendary double album by Italian heavy progressive with Hendrix & Osanna influences. © 1972.
NOA - NOA (Soleil Zeuhl 26) CD £12.00 - Obscure complex rock fusion of typical French Magma & Soft Machine inspired music, with multi winds & vibes. © 1980.
# NODO GORDIANO - SONNAR (Lizard CD 0168: CC) CD £16.00 - Italian symphonic prog band, here with a slight change in style & with an unusual female lead singer. © 2020.
NOOUMENA - CONTROLLED FREAKS (L'étourneur 003/Decagon 002: DP) CD £10.00 - Second album by this modern French experimental rock band, related to Dustman Dilemma with all sorts of influences ranging from Canterbury to Krautrock. © 2017.
OCARINAH - PREMIÈRE VISION DE L'ÉTRANGE (O-Music OM 71060) CD £13.00 - A little-known classic of French 1970s prog, all instrumental trio with a complex sound, most closely comparable to Shylock & Artcane (but with less of the King Crimson edge). © 1978.
OCTOBER EQUUS - OCTOBER EQUUS (Ma.Ra.Cash MRC 007) CD £16.00 - Spanish instrumental progressive rock & fusion band in the vein of avant-prog King Crimson. © 2005.
OCTOBER EQUUS - LIVE AT R.I.O FESTIVAL 2014 (OctoberXart oe02) CD £10.00 - Excellent live album featuring old & new compositions. © 2014.
OCTOBER EQUUS - PRESAGIOS (OctoberXart oe03) CD £12.00 - Impressive return after a 4 year hiatus from this modern Spanish band, here liberally mixing Canterbury & Rock In Opposition influences, all into their own style. I heard quite a lot of Univers Zero/Daniel Denis solo elements, bits akin to National Health, Cartoon, The Muffins & others, plus lots of fresh/new combinations, & all instrumental too. © 2019.
# 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.
OSMOSIS - OSMOSIS (Esoteric ECLEC 2613: RM) £11.50 - American psych-prog-fusion classic with Charlie Mariano. Originally on RCA Victor, © 1970.
OUGENWEIDE - WOL MICH DER STUNDE (Sireena 2021) CD £13.00 - Kraut folk-prog band. 1970-84 collection (most tracks are 1979 & 1984). 66+ minutes of archive tracks.
OZRIC TENTACLES - JURASSIC SHIFT (Dovetail DOVE CD6: 1xBT) CD ex+/m £12.00 - A heady trip with much more lively sound & heavy guitar. Original hemp cover version. © 1993.
PAPIR - STUNDUM (El Paraiso EPR007CD: CC) CD £13.50 - 2nd album by Danish jam rocking band (who also collaborated with Electric Moon). © 2011.
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.
PIIRPAUKE - LIVE IN DER BALVER HOHLE (JARO 4101-2/Rockadillo ZENCD 2039) CD £13.00 - Legendary Finnish crossover folk & jazz fusion band, live in Germany (22/6/1980).
RICHARD PINHAS - CHRONOLYSE (Bureau B BB 291: DP) CD £12.00 - His 2nd solo (© 1978) contains 7 synthesizer themes & the 30 minute opus "Paul Atredies" performed by Heldon.
RICHARD PINHAS - L'ETHIQUE (Spalax 14238: 1xBT) CD £11.00 - Pinhas' ultimate album featuring the mighty "Dedicated to K.C.". © 1982.
RICHARD PINHAS - REVERSE (Bureau B BB249: DP) CD £12.00 - Largely live recent recordings in the current Heldon freeform electronic rock vein. © 2017.
RICHARD PINHAS - BARRY CLEVELAND - MU (Cuneiform Rune 426) CD £13.00 - Interesting collaboration from two very different guitarists, plus bass & drums. Spacey fusion of sorts, reminds more of some Fripp collaborations.
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 - 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.
PLAMP - ...UND ÜBERAUPT... (Paisley Press PP 134) CD £12.00 - Very unusual Swiss cross-genre prog-fusion with classical elements & a really really odd singer! © 1978.
THE PLANET SCANNERS - LIVE & SCANNING (Auricle AMCDR 054) CDR £7.00 - Excellent document of Chris Conway's improvising space music trio, with Theremin, violin, synths, percussion, etc. Oozy cosmic sounds & ethnic spiced stuff. © 2004.
PLASTIC PEOPLE - MAN WITH NO EARS (Kissing Spell KSCD 801) CD £13.00 - Historic Czech underground. Aka "Muz Bez Usi", a collection of rare live archives 1969-72.
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.
JEAN-PAUL PRAT - MASAL (Musea FGBG 4155.AR: 4xBT) CD £11.00 - Mix instrumental late-1970s Eloy with Magma/ZAO/SergeBringolf fusion, let it ferment - the result could well be this!
PREGHIERA DI SASSO - PREGHIERA DI SASSO (Mellow MMP 267) CD £11.00 - Another of those uniquely Italian fusion acts, indebted to Perigeo, & with Soft Machine, Nucleus touches, they had little in the way of a distinctive style of their own, but were excellent nonetheless. The Mellow CD couples their side of the "Preghiera Di Sasso / Diapason" record & add 20 minutes of early sessions (from 1972) when they had a more prog/psychedelic feel.
PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI - STORIA DI UN MINUTO (RCA 82876760302) CD £11.00 - Classic Italian band, their 1972 debut of otherworldly, dreamy King Crimson inspired progressive.
PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI - PER UN AMICO (RCA ND 71784: RE) CD £11.00 - More esoteric 2nd album (also © 1972), with a classical touch.
PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI - L'ISOLA DI NIENTE (RCA ND 71782: RE) CD £11.00 - Almost the Italian equivalent of "The World Became The World". © 1974.
# PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI - PHOTOS OF GHOSTS (Victor VICP-60970: no obi) CD ex/ex £8.00 - Basically "Per Un Amico" reworked with English lyrics by Pete Sinfield, plus the "Celebration/Old Rain" single. © 1973.
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 trio. © 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!
PSICOMAGIA - PSICOMAGIA (El Paraiso EPR014CD: CC) CD £13.50 - Heavy psychedelic fusion band from California, with quite a frazzled trippy sound & elements that recall Scandinavian bands like Ragnarok & Elephant9. © 2013.
QUAD - QUAD (Acme/Lion ACLN1006CD) CD £11.00 - Totally tripped-out instrumental album from Gary Ramon of Sun Dial with guitars, sitar, electronics, drums, etc. © 1997.
QUAD SAX - QUAD SAX (Spalax SPALAXCD14563) CD £9.00 - A mini version of Gilbert Artman's Urban Sax. Four types of sax in varying combinations, using multi-tracking & lots of studio gadgetry to create a rich palette in the Urban Sax "Spiral" vein, but jazzier with more focus on solos. © 2000. Original pressing with blue/grey artwork & incorrect tracklisting/durations.
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...
QUARKSPACE & MATT HOWARTH - NODE IN PERIL (Eternity's Jest EJ0025: CC) CD £11.00 - USA space-rock band with the attitude of Djam Karet or Escapade, awash with electronics & lots of guitars. With comic book by cartoonist Matt Howarth. © 2004.
# QUARTO VUOTO - ILLUSIONI (Lizard CD 0129) CD £13.50 - Italian instrumental prog-fusion with a slight post-rock touch, these sometimes have that slight Canterbury touch like Catasto Elettrico, with hints of Perigeo & other 1970s prog-fusion bands, but done in a very modern & dark way, hence that post-rock aura. A unique concoction. © 2017.
# QUATERMASS - QUATERMASS (Esoteric ECLEC 22397) CD+DVD £14.00 - Harvest heavy organ progressive circa 1970. Expanded edition, with 5.1 mixes bonus DVD. Bonus tracks on the CD include single & session pieces, plus a 1974 live track which is what became Ablution. Comes in a snazzy multifold Digipak.
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.
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
RENALDO & THE LOAF - PLAY STRUVÉ & SNEFF + BALI HAI 2012 - 1980 (Klanggalerie gg176: CC) 2CD £16.00 - The classic debut cassette by this UK eccentric avant-pop duo, plus a live recording & remixes on the second CD. © 2015.
RENALDO & THE LOAF - SONGS FOR SWINGING LARVAE + SONGS FROM THE SURGERY (Klanggalerie gg184: CC) 2CD £16.00 - Legendary album by this eccentric British duo that gained release on The Residents' Ralph Records. This CD reissue comes with a complete album length bonus disc of unreleased session material. All wonderfully whacky.
THE RESIDENTS - FINGERPRINCE (New Ralph Too NRT004: RM,CC) 2CD £14.00 - CD1 = Classic 1977 Residents underground weirdo & satirical innovative "Fingerprince", plus their "Babyfingers" EP. CD2 = "Finger Ephemera" (rehearsal tracks, live material, etc.).
THE RESIDENTS - DUCK STAB/BUSTER & GLEN (New Ralph Too NRT005: RM,CC) 2CD £14.00 - Their album of pastiche pop music (© 1978), rehearsal tracks & lots of live material.
REUTER MOTZER GROHOWSKI - SHAPESHIFTERS (Moonjune MJR103: CC) CD £12.00 - Kind of ECM 1980s like rambling experimental fusion with spacey edges, hints of Torn, Frissell, Rypdal.
JORGE REYES - PREHISPANIC (Spalax SPALAXCD14907: DP) CD £11.00 - "Authentic Precolombian Music" series. Reissue of the "Mexican Music" series release, © 1990.
# 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.
IL ROVESCIO DELLA MEDAGLIA - IO COME IO (RCA Italiana 88697343642) CD £11.00 - RDM's 2nd LP (© 1972), a more melodic, yet still aggressive, rock with hints of Osanna, PFM, though guitar fronted & quite original.
RUIN = Leicester rock band who decided to do some post-rock type jams for Auricle. 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.
TERJE RYPDAL - TERJE RYPDAL (ECM Touchstone ECM 1016 350 7510: CC) CD £10.00 - Classic Terje Rypdal debut (1971), with Jan Garbarek, Bobo Stenson, Jon Christensen, etc., & a music bridging cosmic prog, Nordic jazz & other styles.
TERJE RYPDAL - WHAT COMES AFTER (ECM Touchstone ECM 1031 350 7523: CC) CD £10.00 - Although typical of 70s Rypdal space-fusion, this one is moodier & more eclectic, no doubt due to featuring Barre Phillips (who also composes 2 tracks).
# TERJE RYPDAL - ODYSSEY, IN STUDIO & IN CONCERT (ECM 2136-38, 279 4566) 3CD £23.00 - Box set containing the "Odyssey" 2LP set (his phenomenal space-fusion opus, a guitar fans delight) plus "Unfinished Highballs" a live CD by the Odyssey band + the Swedish Radio Jazz Band (recorded in Estrad, Södertälje, June 1976). Note: no original artwork included.
TERJE RYPDAL - WAVES (ECM 1110 827 419-2: RE) CD £15.00 - Legendary Norwegian experimental fusion strongly featuring Palle Mikkelborg. © 1977.
TERJE RYPDAL & THE CHASERS - BLUE (ECM Touchstones ECM 1346 674 3532: CC) CD £10.00 - The hottest Norwegian jazz guitarist & his late 1980s touring band. © 1987.
SAMLA MAMMAS MANNA - SAMLA MAMMAS MANNA (Silence SRSCD 3603: 2xBT,RE) CD £12.00 - Sweden's RIO act were a little more restrained & moody on their debut, though still remarkably creative, focusing on intensive rhythmic work fronted by dazzling keys interplay. © 1971.
SAMLA MAMMAS MANNA - MALTID (Silence SRSCD 3604: 3xBT,RE) CD £12.00 - Samla's 2nd (© 1973) & one of their finest, full of energy & invention: a dazzling classic.
SANDROSE - SANDROSE (Musea FGBG 2113: RM,CC) CD £13.00 - Classic French 1970's progressive band (featuring Jean-Pierre Alarcen) with female English vocals, in Earth & Fire, Circus 2000, Analogy vein.
# SCHERZOO - 05 (Lizard CD 0163: DP) £13.50 - Brand new album from the Zeuhl inspired instrumental band, here going in a more "Canterbury" type direction with National Health like touches. © 2020.
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 - 2nd album by the Dutch band Scope, again produced by Jochen Petersen. © 1975.
SECOND HAND - DEATH MAY BE YOUR SANTA CLAUS (Esoteric ECLEC 2594: 3xBT,RE) CD £11.50 - Classic 1970 experimental psych/underground prog (pre-7th Wave).
# SEVENTH WAVE - THINGS TO COME (Esoteric ECLEC 2630: 1xBT,RM) CD £11.50 - Highly synthesized progressive from ex-Second Hand keyboardist & drummer. A highly creative mixture of pop, prog & experimental electronic music. © 1974.
# SEVENTH WAVE - PSI-FI (Esoteric ECLEC 2631: 2xBT,RM) CD £11.50 - 2nd LP, very wide ranging, the last 16 minutes are classic stuff! © 1975.
SHAPESHIFTER - UNWRAPPING THE FAMILIAR (Ultima Thule UTSS CD1) CD £8.00 - A creative mix of poetry, ethnic & psych. With Carl Peberdy, Chris Conway & Alan Freeman.
SHAPESHIFTER - TIME CAPSULE (Ultima Thule UTSS CD2/3) 2CD £9.00 - Disc 1 "Easier To Feel" = cosmic improvisation sessions (1999), Disc 2 "Live At The Physio & Firkin" (1998).
SHUB NIGGURATH - C'ETAIENT DES TRES GRANDS VERTS (Musea FGBG 4042.AR: RE) CD £12.00 - Excellent French RIO band, moving onto the nether regions of what isn't really rock, beyond King Crimson, Magma... © 1991.
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.
GILLI SMYTH, DAEVID ALLEN & ORLANDO ALLEN - I AM YOUR EGG (Voiceprint VP376CD) CD £10.00 - Very varied album from 3 Gong people & friends. © 2005.
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 - BUNDLES (Esoteric ECLEC 2196: RM,RE) CD £11.50 - Last LP (© 1975) with Mike Ratledge. Strongly featured here are Karl Jenkins & Allan Holdsworth.
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 - NOISETTE (Cuneiform rune 130: RE) CD £12.00 - Live at Croydon Fairfield Hall, 4/1/70. The concert from which "Facelift" (on "Third") was largely constructed. This is the quintet version of the band in full-flight & mostly instrumental, with familiar & rare material.
SOFT MACHINE - NDR JAZZ WORKSHOP (Cuneiform Rune 305/306: RE) CD+DVD £20.00 - Live at Congresszentrum, Hamburg, Germany (17/5/1973).
SONAR - STATIC MOTION (Cuneiform RUNE 374) CD £13.00 - Swiss band. A unique meeting of math-rock/systemic/fututre jazz + influences from Glenn Branca, Rhys Chatham, Robert Fripp. © 2014.
SONAR - BLACK LIGHT (Cuneiform RUNE 414) CD £13.00 - An innovative/inventive meeting of math-rock/systemic/fututre jazz + influences from Glenn Branca, Rhys Chatham, Robert Fripp. Swiss band! © 2015.
CHRIS SQUIRE - FISH OUT OF WATER (Castle Music CMFVD1545: DP) CD+DVD £15.00 - New but slightly marked Digipak. Very Yes gone symphonic type album, with lots of luminary musicians.
# ARTURO STALTERI - …E IL PAVONE PARLÒ ALLA LUNA (M.P. Records MPRCD045: DP) CD £12.00 - Minimal art-rock, systemic & avant-garde music by ex-Pierrot Lunaire multi-instrumentalist. © 1987.
SIMON STEENSLAND - A FAREWELL TO BRAINS 2.0 (Transubstans trans 154) CD £14.00 - Little-known Swedish master of Zeuhl who takes a whole new twist on the gloomy Magma & Univers Zero type sound. 2018 remastered version of his 2015 album.
STORMY SIX - CLICHÉ + PINOCCHIO BAZAAR (btf.it/L'Orchestra VMCD140: RM,CC) CD £13.50 - Their rare "1789/Carmine" single, the "Cliche" LP + unreleased opus "Pinocchio Bazaar"! All instrumental collection. Excellent value CD of 1976 recordings!
STORMY SIX - L'APPRENDISTA (VM2000/L'Orchestra VM CD 107: CC) CD £13.50 - © 1977. The album that made them famous, catchy but complex & unique in style. A rockier album with more complex diversity.
STORMY SIX - 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.
STORMY SIX - MEGAFONO (Diva CD 9801/AB) 2CD £18.00 - Live anthology 1976-82, from underground folk to unique RIO! A must for the fanatic, but a little heavy-going in the politico-theatrical sections.
# STRØNEN/STORLØKKEN - HUMCRUSH (Rune Grammofon RCD2039: DP) CD £9.00 - Experimental rock/fusion duo of Thomas Strønen (drums, electronics) & Ståle Storløkken (keyboards, electronics). © 2005.
SUBARACHNOID SPACE - EIGHT BELLS (Crucial Blast 81: DP) CD £11.00 - 2009 album, & much more grungy than before! Featuring & produced/recorded by Steven Wray Lobdell.
# SUPERSILENT - 11 (Rune Grammofon RCD2103: DP) CD £9.00 - This one from the experimental jazz & sonic art explorers covers a lot of ground, from glitchy dissonance to spacey fusion, & lots of other realms. One great freaky track reminded me of Min Bul meets Dark (the Nauseef band that is). © 2014.
SUPERSISTER - LONG LIVE SUPERSISTER! (Pseudonym CDP-1116: DP) CD £13.00 - "All tracks are previously unreleased live versions" VPRO Radio recordings from Kasteel Groeneveld, Baarn (5/1/1971) & Midsummer Popfestival, Meerlo (15/7/1973).
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 - Live in Italy 1991. © 2004.
TANGLE EDGE - SERPENTARY QUARTERS (Mellow MMP 466) CD £11.00 - The ever extraordinary Tangle Edge. First time we've ever had this one in stock on CD. 2004-2005 studio recordings, perfectly fusing psychedelic rock with cutting edge prog fusion. © 2006.
TANTRA - MISTERIOS E MARAVILHAS (Musea FGBG 4224.AR) CD £11.00 - Excellent 1970's Portuguese progressive, akin to French bands (Pulsar, Artcane, etc.) with Yes & Pink Floyd-isms.
TAPROBAN - STRIGMA (Musea FGBG 4761) CD £13.00 - Totally different to any of their other albums, this Italian modern prog obscurity takes the attitude of instrumental Il Balletto Di Bronzo circa "Ys" & Biglitto Per L'Inferno, adding elements of SFF, Änglagård, Camel, into a style that's very much their own, riddled with complexities & largely instrumental with Italian vocal song elements only in the 3rd of the 3 lengthy tracks. Lots of Mellotron, classic organ, synths & flute.
TARTOVISTI = 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.
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 - LIVE GHOSTS (Materiali Sonori MASO CD 90004: 1xBT,RE) CD £11.00 - Revolutionary British band. After over a decade off the scene, 1988 saw them back with a vengeance. Electric raga-rock!
THIRD EAR BAND - NEW FORECASTS FROM THE THIRD EAR ALMANAC (Gonzo Multimedia HST312CD) CD £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 - EXORCISMS (Gonzo Multimedia HST371CD) CD £9.00 - 2016 collection of "The Cambodian Embassy Rehearsals 1988" & "The Magic Music Demos 1989", most tracks previously unreleased.
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.
TIEMKO - PARADE (Musea FGBG 4057.AR: RE) CD £11.00 - Excellent French instrumental progressive rock trio, with a fiery style a la Steve Hackett, Halloween, Holding Pattern, et al. © 1992.
TRÄD GRÄS OCH STENAR - TACK FÖR KAFFET / SO LONG (Gåshud G2017-3CD/Subliminal Sounds SUB-119-CD: DP) CD £12.00 - 2006 & 2012 recordings. This is all typically stoned Scandinavia trippy wig-outs, with Reine Fiske on guitar as well! © 2017.
TRIANA - SOMBRA Y LUZ (Fonomusic 5046617652: RE) CD £10.00 - Classic Spanish 1970's progressive. The 3rd LP is kinda King Crimson-like with flamenco & Arabanian influences.
TRIANA - LA HISTORIA (Fonomusic CD-PR 005) CD+book £20.00 - Really lavish document of this Andalusian prog band of the late 1970's. CD contains 6 original album tracks, alternated with comments from the members of Triana. 180 page book contains 400 photos/covers, interviews & memorabilia - the only catch is that it's all written in Spanish. A must for the enthusiast, & very rare! P&P = 9 units.
TWINK - THINK PINK (Sunbeam SBRCD5095: 8xBT) CDR £11.00 - Twink from The Deviants & Pink Fairies, outrageous Deviants/Hapshash/Hawks feel. Produced by Mick Farren. Short-run CDR pressing which wholesales at regular Sunbeam CD price. Special offer 15% reduction.
UTHER PENDRAGON - SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE (Guerssen GUESSCD059) 2CD £16.00 - Obscure US garage/psych/hard-rock band. 2006 collection of unreleased 1966-75 live & sessions by a band often in more experimental Grateful Dead realms.
VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR - THE
AEROSOL GREY MACHINE (Fie! FIE 9116: RM) CD £12.00 - 1997 CD issue with 2 bonus
tracks: "Ferret & Featherbird" & "Necromancer".
# VEDDA TRIBE - VEDDA TRIBE (Lizard CD 5490102) CD £12.50 - Excellent Italian prog obscurity, this largely instrumental album is said to be rooted in Banco, yet they have lots of other unique things happening. To quote a Progarchives review "Vedda Tribe's sound is far from characteristic RPI and it seems to be immersed in a rich sauce of space rock, jazz and Kraut." © 1999.
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND - WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT (Polydor 31453 1251 2: RM) CD £6.00 - 2nd album from this influential US rock band, © 1968.
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.
VOLCANO THE BEAR - GOLDEN RHYTHM/INK MUSIC (Rune Grammofon RCD2127: DP) CD £13.00 - Their last album (includes recordings from 2006 & 2008). © 2012.
WARA - EL INCA (Retro Remasters Plus RRP 040) CD £13.00 - Bolivian 1973 complex prog with folk & psych edges, topped by strange harmony vocals. Unique, excepting touches of Phoenix in how they mix cultural elements, & Vanilla Fudge in the vocals (you may well hear different similarities). © 1973.
# EBERHARD WEBER - COLOURS (ECM 2133-35, 271 9638) 3CD £23.00 - Box
set containing the LPs "Yellow Fields", "Silent Feet" &
"Little Movements". All moody fusion with clasical elements. With
Charlie Mariano, Rainer Brüninghaus, plus either Jon Christensen or John
WHITE HILLS - HEADS ON FIRE (Rocket Recordings LAUNCH 029) CD £8.00 - New York band, modern space-jams in overload mode. © 2007.
WIGWAM - DARK ALBUM (Svart SRE161CD) 2CD £15.00 - Their last LP (© 1977) by this Finnish melodic rock/prog band, plus a bonus CD containing the aborted original version called "Daemon Duncetan's Request".
WIGWAM - NUCLEAR NIGHTCLUB (Svart SRE159CD) 2CD £15.00 - © 1975. The bonus CD is titled "Live At SR's Studio 4, Stockholm, November 25th, 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.
WINGFIELD REUTER SIRKIS - LIGHTHOUSE (Moonjune MJR088: CC) CD £11.50 - Excellent instrumental jazz fusion & spacey jams, with Mark Wingfield in a Davd Torn/Terje Rypdal/John McLaughlin type of vein. © 2017.
MARK WINGFIELD - TALES FROM THE DREAMING CITY (Moonjune MJR091: CC) CD £11.00 - Instrumental fusion with Rypdal/Torn like guitar & soundtracky elements. © 2018.
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!
# WOBBLER - FROM SILENCE TO SOMEWHERE (Karisma Records KAR133CD) CD £12.00 - Scandinavian progressive with a complex 70s inspired style.
# WOBBLER - DWELLERS OF THE DEEP (Karisma Records KAR194CDD) CD £15.00 - Limited special Digipak edition of their 5th album. © 2020.
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.
ZAMLA MAMMAZ MANNA - FAMILJESPRICKOR (Silence SRSCD 3612: RE) CD £12.00 - Extraordinary & powerful rock fusion, with lots of strange twists typical of RIO. © 1980.
ACEZANTEZ - DUBRAVKO DETONI WITH ACEZANTEZ (Paradigm Discs PD 11) CD £9.00 - Legendary Yugoslavian avant-garde ensemble. 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.
AK MUSICK - AK MUSICK (Mental Experience MENT008CD) CD £11.00 - Curious & very moody, comprising minimal free-jazz elements & avant-garde in the manner of some Karlheinz Stockhausen works.
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,RE) CDR £7.00
ALTO STRATUS - CATHARSIS (Auricle AMCDR 225/6) 2CDR £11.00
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.
ANTRILON - MIND ERASE (Dead Earnest DERNUSA 2) CD £8.00 - 2008 experimental synth album from Greg Kozlowski (member of Secret Saucer). For those into free-form Cluster, Ash Ra Tempel, Klaus Schulze, Endgame, Mark Shreeve, Zanov, Tangerine Dream. This has elements of all of these & none. The overall album is unique!
APPROACHING INFINITY - EN PASSANT (Auricle AMCDR 285) CDR £8.00 - Remastered duo works from Quadelectronic by Alan Freeman & Jim Tetlow, all recorded live with no overdubs. These impromptu live sessions reveal the unique chemistry of Alan & Jim at work, an intuitive way of interacting that goes all the way back to improvised sessions in Shapeshifter over 20 years ago, & further developed in Endgame & other projects since. © 2018.
APPROACHING INFINITY - INVISIBLE CONVERSATION (Auricle AMCDR 291) CDR £8.00 - Ambient/cosmic/downtempo electronics improv. More selections from Quadelectronic, plus the first full-length live excursion at the Ambient Underground event (The Cookie, High Street, Leicester) which was a huge success.
# APPROACHING INFINITY - TRITON (Auricle AMCDR 308) CDR £8.00 - Ambient/cosmic/downtempo electronics improv - More selections (2012-2020) from Quadelectronic, this time with a guest on each track.
# AQUEOUS - TALL CLOUDTREES FALLING (Hermetic
HERM 2222) CD £11.00 - Sublimely beautiful & restrained ambient music from
Felix Jay & Andrew Heath, with a very Brian Eno & Roedelius like feel
to it. © 1995.
# BÜLENT AREL - ELECTRONIC MUSIC 1960-1973 (Sub Rosa SR431: DP) CD £13.00 - Nice anthology of early electronic music, by Turkish born composer who went to Paris & then Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center in the USA recording the electronic works here.
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 - BLAKE'S NEW JERUSALEM (Mantra 068) CD m/m £20.00 - (Esoteric ECLEC 2579: 3xBT,RM) CD £11.50 - Synth & space-songs with Gong style, includes "Lighthouse". © 1978.
TIM BLAKE - MAGICK (Esoteric ECLEC 2585: RM) CD £11.50 - Live at the "Moulin a Vent de Coet-Bihan", Questembert, France. © 1991.
RON BOOTS - LIQUID STRUCTURES IN SOLID FORM (Groove Unlimited GR-065: RE) CD £14.00 - A very unusual & different one for Ron, it even gets a litle bit prog towards the end. © 2002. Novelty package in a tin box.
RON BOOTS - SEE BEYOND TIMES - LOOK BEYOND WORDS (Groove Unlimited GR-149) CD £14.00 - Dutch synthesist Ron Boots, here visiting the realms of later Ashra. © 2008.
VICTORIA BOURNE & ENDGAME - ENCOUNTERS (Auricle AMCDR 183) CDR £7.00 - We'd hit it off so many times in various combinations at Quadelectronic that it was inevitable that we'd have to get it together and record an album. So, immerse yourself in the weird world of Endgame fronted by the extraordinary voice of Victoria Bourne, a one-off event to savour! © 2012.
GRAHAM BOWERS - OF MARY'S BLOOD (Red Wharf RWCD001) CD £12.00 - Sonic excursion of disturbing surreal quality, dark melodic/abstract, for NWW & weird TG fans. © 1994.
GRAHAM BOWERS - ETERNAL GHOSTS (Red Wharf RWCD003) CD new/vg+ £9.00 - Part 3 of the trilogy. An oozing thunderous crashing vivid soundscape! Betwixt Xenakis & atmospheric NWW. © 1998. Special purchase copies that have slight cover wear.
MICHAEL BUNDT - ELECTRI CITY (Bureau B BB 225: DP) CD £14.00 - His 3rd album (© 1980) is a little known experimental synth gem, in the vein of early Pyrolator & Asmus Tietchens, with an underlying eccentric edge, melodic, sequential - but far from normal! With help from Steve Robinson.
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.
MAX CORBACHO - THE TALISMAN (ad21music ad202) CD vg+/ex+ £6.00 - Spainish synthesist heavily indepted to Steve Roach. © 2006.
MAX CORBACHO - THE RESONANT MEMORY OF EARTH (ad21music ad206) CD m/ex £9.00 - Kinda betwixt Aeoliah, Steve Roach & Vidna Obmana. © 2009.
CURRENT 93 - I AM THE LAST OF ALL THE FIELD THAT FELL (The Spheres Eight: DP) CD £13.50 - Largely semi-sung poetry over musical backing. © 2014.
TOD DOCKSTADER - LUNA PARK/TRAVELLING MUSIC/APOCALYPSE/TWO FRAGMENTS/ DRONE/FOUR TELEMETRY TAPES (Starkland ST-202: RE) CD £13.50 - Extraordinary pioneer of "organised sound" re-composing sound into music by tape & effects. All these works date from the early-1960's, but sound so modern they could almost be 1990's product. Unbelievable? Dockstader had the imagination of Pierre Henry & the invention of Stockhausen!
TOD DOCKSTADER & DAVID LEE MYERS - POND (ReR TDDM1) CD £9.00 - Collaboration by two electronics innovators. Some of this is quite intense in the manner of Pierre Henry's "Cortical Art" works, although it does run from very subtle to shuddering. © 2004.
TOD DOCKSTADER & DAVID LEE MYERS - BIJOU (ReR TDDM2) CD £9.00 - Unusual mixture of electroacoustics & instruments/sound collage, sometimes a bit Nurse With Wound like. © 2005.
BOB DOWNES OPEN MUSIC - EPISODES AT 4 AM (Paradigm Discs PD 24) CD £9.00 - His rare 1974 album for flutes, electronics, percussion, etc. Plus 7 bonus tracks recorded 1972-2005.
ENDGAME = Trio project of Steve & Alan Freeman (Alto Stratus) with Jim Tetlow. 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 - TUNDRA (Ultimate Transmissions UTCD 009/10) 2CD £13.00
ENDGAME - CRYPTIC TRIPTYCH (Auricle AMCDR 016) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - PROTOPLASM (Auricle AMEGD1) CDR £5.00 - (Auricle AMEGD1: CC) CDR £4.00
ENDGAME - ICH BIN SCHIZOPHRENE (Auricle AMCDR 022) CDR £7.00
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 - HEXED (Auricle AMCDR 058) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - NATTMARA (Auricle AMCDR 060) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - MAROONED (Auricle AMCDR 062) CDR £7.00
ENDGAME - A WITNESS TO MADNESS (Auricle AMCDR 066) 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 - SURREALISM IS A STATE OF MIND (Auricle AMCDR 094/95) 2CDR £11.00
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 ORBIT031CD) CD £9.00 - One of the finest by this English esoteric electronic outfit, here with AMM's Eddie Prevost on percussion & bowed cymbal. © 1996.
EXTREMITIES = Endgame plus Dave Powell on electrified/processed hurdy gurdy, flute, etc. 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
F.G. EXPERIMENTAL LABORATORY - JOURNEY INTO A DREAM (Thors Hammer THCD 002) CD £13.00 - Swiss solo multi-instrumentalist: organ/synth/guitar in classic Klaus Schulze/Tangerine Dream/Ash Ra Tempel cosmic vein, © 1975. Plus 2 bonus tracks, the 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
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.
HEMAMORPHITE - AWAITING LEWIN (Auricle AMCDR 018) CDR £7.00 - An ex-Shapeshifter, proto-Endgame project, from Jim Tetlow & co., in the vein of atmospheric "Easier To Feel" Shapeshifter. © 2002.
DAVID HINDMARCH - THE DEVIL'S WAVE (Auricle AMCDR 179) CDR £7.00 - Electroacoustic works of great invention by Leicester's uniquely talented blind musician. Largely, David's method of sound construction is in the vein of INA.GRM artists like Parmegiani, Bayle or Zanesi, although his compositional style is quite different. Numbered 2011 reissue of his 2004 debut.
DAVID HINDMARCH - THE LONG TRICK (Auricle AMCDR 289) CDR £7.00 - Dave's 2nd electroacoustic outing finds him exploring voice collage & sonic mutation, with aplomb! © 2006.
IF, BWANA - THE ICE MOONS (Nefryt N 027: CC) CD £9.00 - Aka Al Margolis. Spooky & abstract drone/acoustic/concrete melanges. © 2015. Limited edition of 400 copies (in A5 packaging).
I FEEL LIKE A BOMBED CATHEDRAL - I FEEL LIKE A BOMBED CATHEDRAL (Dirter Promotions DPROMCD147: DP) CD £12.00 - 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
# 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 - SUBAQUEOUS (Hermetic Recordings HERM 1011: CC) 2CD £10.00 - Ambient works from Aqueous member & Roedelius collaborator, also featuring Roedelius. © 2019.
# 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.
# FELIX JAY WITH NICOLA ALESINI - HERMETIC (Hermetic Recordings HERM 1111) CD £11.00 - Varied mixture of ambient, ECM like atmospheric jazz & ambient-tribal in the manner of O Yuki Conjugate or TUU, featuring collaboration from Hans-Joachim Roedelius of Cluster. © 1995.
# FELIX JAY AND NICOLA ALESINI - OTHER SUNS (Hermetic Recordings HERM3333) CD £11.00 - Listening to this, one could imagine it as an impossible collaboration between Brian Eno & Jan Garbarek. © 1997. Comes in a 6-panel digisleeve (seems to be hand-made).
# STEVE JOLLIFFE - JOURNEYS OUT OF THE BODY (private: CC,signed)
CDR £7.00 - Mysterious early LP from ex-Steamhammer/Tangerine Dream
multi-instrumentalist. © 1983. # STEVE JOLLIFFE - WARRIOR (private: CC,signed) CDR £7.00 -
Interesting mix of synth, ambient, new-age & fusion styles. © 1992. # STEVE JOLLIFFE - TEMMENU (Sine Records SIN004) CD £10.00 - 49
minute suite of highly creative & unusual largely synth based music from
the former Tangerine Dream & Steamhammer member. © 1996. # STEVE JOLLIFFE - ETHEREAL (private: CC,signed) CDR £7.00 -
Compiled from two Amphonic Music library releases: "Ethereal" (AVF
089 CD) & "Horror And Suspense" (AVF 92 CD), plus an unreleased
track. 1989 recordings. © 2009. # STEVE JOLLIFFE - TIME MACHINE (private: CC,signed) CDR £7.00 -
Ambient & neo-clasical music. © 2012. # STEVE JOLLIFFE - CYCLONE SPHERES (private: CC) CD £9.00 - A
wide-ranging suite of ambient, space-rock, a few Tim Blake like songs, some
with vocoder too, & ending wih a rearrangement of TD "Cyclone"
themes. © 2016. restocks of all possible
# 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.
JÜRGEN KARG - ELEKTRONISCHE
MYTHEN (Bureau B BB 226: DP) CD £14.00 - Deep dark cosmic synthesizer in the
realms of Tangerine Dream's "Zeit" & atmos Stockhausen. © 1978.
BERND KISTENMACHER - HEAD-VISIONS (Bureau B BB 214: DP) CD £14.00 - At long last the first authentic (not remixed/rerecorded) reissue of Bernd's classic 1986 debut LP - sounding like the perfect hybrid of Klaus Schulze & Ashra.
BERND KISTENMACHER - WAKE UP IN THE SUN (Bureau B BB 215: DP) CD £14.00 - 2nd album (© 1987) from this Berlin synthesist. 3 cosmic & sequential synth tracks.
# KONSTRUKTIVITS - PSYKHO GENETIKA (Klanggalerie gg295:10xBT,RM) CD £12.00 - Dark & menacing industrial electronics, sounds like TG meets Conrad Schnitzler! © 1983.
LIEUTENANT CARAMEL + SHAUN ROBERT - CARTES POSTALES DES ARCHIPELS (Bruit De La Neige: DP) CDR £6.00 - Experimental sound, voice & musique-concrete, somewhat in the realms of Michel Chion, Luc Ferrari & some Nurse With Wound. © 2020.
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.
DARIUSZ MAZUROWSKI - PSEUDARIA/DIVERTIMENTO (Acte Prealable AP0241) CD £10.00 - Mixture of of patent INA.GRM type electroacoustic, with Pierre Henry & Nurse With Wound similarities. New copy but slightly marked with rotation scratches outside the playing area.
ALESSANDRO MONTI :: UNFOLK COLLECTIVE - INTUITIVE MAPS (M.P. Records MPRCD072) CD £12.00 - Intriguing cross-genre album, especially notable to us as some of this was recorded at Quadelectronic/Quad Studios in Leicester, featuring Kevin Hewick on guitar, Chris Conway, Jim Tetlow & other local friends. Features a very novel interpretaion of the Cale/Riley classic "Church Of Anthrax". © 2017.
STEVE MOORE - THE THRESHOLD OF LIBERTY (Auricle AMCDR 251) CDR £8.00 - Scottish sound explorer working in the Luc Ferrari cum Stockhausen field of sonic collage, mixing location recordings & musical elements in unlikely concoctions. This reissue collects the complete recordings from different versions of what was basically the same cassette album: "The Return Of The Poet" (Mirage M611, 1983) & "The Threshold Of Liberty" (Inner Ear, 1990).
MORPHOGENESIS - STROMATOLITES (Vintage Electronics VER 1) CD £11.00 - Kinda Stockhausen/Xenakis semi/part improv & studio constructed electroacoustic in AMM/MEV vein. Extended version of the Direction Music cassette release.
MORPHOGENESIS - IN STREAMS, VOL. 1: 1996-1999 (Paradigm Discs PD 16: DP) CD £9.00 - A much more challenging concoction than usual, quite diverse & schizophrenic.
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!
NOISE-MAKER'S FIFES - PUBLIC FRONTATION (Twin Tub & Beaver CD 01/NMT CD-04) CD £10.00 - Remarkable 80 minute document of NMF in concert (1994-96), weird avant soundscaping, collage & fusions, also venturing towards the early atonal edges of Univers Zero. Unique.
NURSE WITH WOUND - GYLLENSKOLD, GEIJERSTAM & I AT RYDBERG'S (United Jnana 399: DP) CD £13.50 - Original vinyl version (31 minutes) of this strangely Dada & really twisted trip + reworked versions (19 minutes) that were previously released on the "Large Ladies With Cake In The Oven" CD.
NURSE WITH WOUND - SPIRAL INSANA (United Jnana 2004: DP) CD £13.50 - NWW's weird cosmic Dada classic from 1986. Full version, plus bonus unreleased "third part" (called "Nihil").
NURSE WITH WOUND - DRUNK WITH THE OLD MAN OF THE MOUNTAINS (United Jnana 1978CD: DP) CD £13.50 - Reissue of the 100 copy edition that was "never to be reissued"! Classic Bar Maldoror recordings (1983-1987). © 1987.
NURSE WITH WOUND - ALICE THE GOON (United Jnana 2002: DP) CD £13.50 - Originally released as a limited edition MLP, now everybody can do the chique jazz twist & trip-out! © 1995.
NURSE WITH WOUND - AN AWKWARD PAUSE (United Jnana 1921: CC) 2CD £17.00 - "Special Edition" of this bizarre 1999 offering mixing psych & free electronic forms. Schizophrenic is an understatement! The bonus CD features previously unreleased tracks.
NURSE WITH WOUND - SHIPWRECK RADIO VOLUME TWO (ICR 51: DP) 2CD £15.00 - Almost totally abstract sequel, of all acoustic manipulated environments, electroacoustic music betwixt Luc Ferrari, The Hafler Trio & NWW's "Soliloquy For Lilith". © 2005.
NURSE WITH WOUND - ECHO POEME: SEQUENCE N° 2 (United Jnana 2005CD) CD £13.50 - Music inspired by the film "Last Year At Marienbad." Ethereal to the point of excess, it's also dark & unnerving too! © 2005.
NURSE WITH WOUND - HUFFIN' RAG BLUES (United Dirter DPROMCD63: DP) CD £11.00 - Odd 2008 album from Andrew Liles & Steven Stapleton plus guests.
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).
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 & 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").
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
OOPHOI - TIME FRAGMENTS, VOL. 1 1995-1997 (Umbra 037: CC) CDR m/m £5.00 - Reissue on unlabeled disc (has wrong catalogue number on artwork). "A collection of lost pieces..."
OOPHOI - TIME FRAGMENTS, VOL. 2 1998-1999 (Umbra 038: CC) CDR m/m £5.00 - Reissue on unlabeled disc. Both are packaged with 18cm x 13cm printed card inside a PVC sleeve.
DAPHNE ORAM - ORAMICS (Paradigm Discs PD 21: RE) 2CD £12.00 - Early member of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, she later established her own studio. 1958-1972 recordings.
JEAN-FRANCOIS PAUVROS - MUSIQUES POUR ANNE DREYFUS (Spalax 14276) CD £11.00 - Strange & highly creative music by master French avant-garde guitarist. © 1993. (He's worked with Catalogue, with 1001 Guitars, in jazz, etc.)
JEAN-FRANCOIS PAUVROS & GABY BIZIEN - NO MAN'S LAND (Spalax SPALAXCD14506) CD £11.00 - Maniacs of free-jazz or cosmic music gone totally avant-garde? Guitar/percussion duo on the edge. © 1976.
POLYMORPH - SHAMAN (Auricle AMCDR 023) CDR £7.00 - Endgame + Maureen Anderson (of Shapeshifter) = Polymorph, kinda Mother Gong ventures to Musica Elettronica Viva's "Leave The City"?
HENRI POUSSEUR - EARLY EXPERIMENTAL ELECTRONIC MUSIC 1954-61 (Sub Rosa SR415: DP) CD £13.00 - Bizarre sonic imagery from one of the masters of the avant-garde. Includes tracks from his "Acousmatrix 4" release.
DAVE POWELL = Member of Extremities, Triax, Tartovisti & Etherwheel. 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.
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/m £10.00 - 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".
ARTURO STALTERI - SYRIARISE (Materiali Sonori MASOCD 90036) CD £13.00 - Ambient, semi-classical & systemic music for piano & other keyboards from ex-Pierrot Lunaire member, often towards the lighter Brian Eno/Harold Budd and modern classical school. © 1992.
MICHAEL STEARNS - M'OCEAN (Groove Unlimited GR-047/Earth Turtle ET 2005) CD £13.00 - Quite a change here, with 7 tracks of melodic, rhythmic & celestial music. © 1984.
SUSPIRIUM - LYGOPHILLIA (private: 1xBT,RM,CC) CDR £5.00 - Experimental duo from Ramsgate, England. One of their darker & more industrial outings, with a menacing feel to it. © 1992.
SUSPIRIUM - LES VALSEUSES (private: RM,CC) CDR £5.00 - Surprisingly dark & varied, 2 x huge sprawling 30 minute suites + bonus. © 1992.
SUSPIRIUM - CHARNEL KNOWLEDGE (private: RM,CC) CDR £5.00 - More industrial elements on this 1992 recording, with hints of CTI, Lustmord & some lopsided techno stuff.
SUSPIRIUM - BURNING FOR BURNING (private: RM,CC) CDR £5.00 - Varied experimental synth, etc. Seems to be an extended version of the 1992 cassette.
SUSPIRIUM - MODERN PRIMITIVES (private: 1xBT,RM,CC) CDR £5.00 - One of their earlier experimental cassettes, © 1993.
SUSPIRIUM - 1000 CRIES BECAME A SCREAM (private: RM,CC) CDR £5.00 - Varied collection of mainly synth based tracks, © 1993.
SUSPIRIUM - METAMORPHOSIS (private: RM,CC) CDR £5.00 - Very varied one, with atmos & rhythmic pieces - some of the rhythms get very close to breakbeat & trip-hop though. © 1994.
SUSPIRIUM - THE ENEMY OF MY ENEMY (private: RM,CC) CDR £5.00 - A mixture of styles sometimes close to the more experimental music by Chris & Cosey/CTI or Lustmord. © 1994.
SUSPIRIUM - THE HUMAN CONDITION (private: RM,CC) CDR £5.00 - Big swathes of synths, swirly pulses & rhythmic sections on this one. © 1995.
SUSPIRIUM - THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONED, PART ONE (private: CC) CDR £5.00 - In the realms of German synth, some Lightwave/Tietchens similarities, in a mix of melodic & abstract textures, etc. © 2015.
JIM TETLOW - HEART OF GLASS (Auricle AMCDR 015) CDR £7.00 - Member of: Endgame, Extremities, Hemamorphite, etc. His 3rd album: subtle, deep & powerful. © 2002.
JIM TETLOW - QUICKSILVER (Auricle AMCDR 074) CDR m/vg £5.00 - A very varied mixture of styles: floating, rhythmic &... Full of surprises & unique invention, this has Jim inventing a new genre. © 2005.
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 - 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 - MISSION OF DEAD SOULS (Industrial Records TGCD6: CC) CD £9.00 - "The last live performance of Throbbing Gristle" (© 1981).
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.
# ASMUS TIETCHENS - NACHTSTUCKE (Bureau B BB CD 155: DP) CD £13.00 - 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 - A strange dark & weird music.
TRIAX - CROC EN JAMBE (Auricle AMCDR 037) CDR £7.00 - Unique mix of genres & inventions.
TRIAX - DRIE SNIJDENDE VLAKKEN (Auricle AMCDR 044) CDR £7.00 - Eclectic & fascinating.
TRIAX - MOEBIUSSTRIP (Auricle AMCDR 075/76: RE) 2CDR £11.00 - 121'21" excursion.
TRIAX - SHATTERED (Auricle AMCDR 079) CDR £7.00 - A mystical/mutilated mixture.
TRIAX - EMBRYO (Auricle AMCDR 085: RE) CDR £7.00 - A flute & electronics outfit here.
TRIAX - TORN ASUNDER (Auricle AMCDR 087) CDR £7.00 - A fragmented album with 24 tracks.
TRIAX - SUPERNATURAL TROUBADOURS (Auricle AMCDR 089) CDR £9.00 - Last copy.
TRIAX - CAUSE & EFFECT (Auricle AMCDR 097) CDR £7.00 - More abstract with solos to fore.
TRIAX - 13 (Auricle AMCDR 100: RE) CDR £7.00 - Another album full of surprises!
TRIAX - LIVE @ BAMBU (Auricle AMCDR 104: RE) CDR £7.00 - Triax live in concert debut.
TRIAX - UNHINGED (Auricle AMCDR 106/7) 2CDR £11.00 - A mixture of old, new, &...
TRIAX - CYCLE (Auricle AMCDR 118) CDR £7.00 - Ouroboros is an ancient alchemy symbol.
TRIAX - CREATURES (Auricle AMCDR 126/7) 2CDR £11.00 - Some of the most powerful.
TRIAX - RAZOR (Auricle AMCDR 129) CDR £7.00 - This as been twisted, flipped & rearranged.
TRIAX - VORTEX (Auricle AMCDR 134) CDR £7.00 - 5 sessions that remain 5 mixed works.
TRIAX - THREADS (Auricle AMCDR 136/7) 2CDR £11.00 - 158 minute Triax "Faust Tapes"?
TRIAX - METAMORPHIC TRICKSTER (Auricle AMCDR 145) CDR £7.00 - More "melodic" sound.
TRIAX - ASKEW ON TREADLE (Auricle AMCDR 148) CDR £7.00 - An adventurous off-kilter trip.
TRIAX - DESOLATE (Auricle AMCDR 156) CDR £7.00 - Typically engaging & unclassifiable!
TRIAX - THE HOLLOW LANDS (Auricle AMCDR 163) CDR £7.00 - Strangely frazzled.
TRIAX - MINDSWAP (Auricle AMCDR 167) CDR £7.00 - From nightmarish to blissfully serene.
TRIAX - NECRONOMICON (Auricle AMCDR 171) CDR £7.00 - Electronics & big walls of sound.
TRIAX - NOT ON THIS EARTH (Auricle AMCDR 174) CDR £7.00 - For Michael Moorcock.
TRIAX - ELEMENTS (Auricle AMCDR 177/8: RE) 2CDR £11.00 - Just 4 big surreal mind movies.
TRIAX - GOTHIC (Auricle AMCDR 182: RE) CDR £7.00 - With the feel of a horror film soundtrack.
TRIAX - EXTRATERRESTRIALS (Auricle AMCDR 188) CDR £7.00 - Mutated music!
TRIAX - A FOREIGN COUNTRY (Auricle AMCDR 192: RE) CDR £7.00 - A little more NWW-like?
TRIAX - REALITY IS NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE (Auricle AMCDR 193/4) 2CDR £11.00
TRIAX - QUATERMASS/THE STONE TAPE (Auricle AMCDR 197) CDR £7.00
TRIAX - SHORT VACATION TO THE BRAIN (Auricle AMCDR 200) CDR £7.00 - © 2013.
TRIAX - .....KNOTS (Auricle AMCDR 202) CDR £7.00 - 8 fragments culled from 2 sessions.
TRIAX - IMPOSSIBLE (Auricle AMCDR 206) CDR £7.00 - Triax on the edge?
TRIAX - COLLISIONS (Auricle AMCDR 211) CDR £7.00 - Recorded before & after "Impossible".
TRIAX - IMPACT CRATER (Auricle AMCDR 213) CDR £7.00 - Lots of processed hurdy gurdy.
TRIAX - INTEGRATED CIRCUITS (Auricle AMCDR 216/7) 2CDR £11.00 - 18/1/2016 session.
TRIAX - PETRIFIED (Auricle AMCDR 281) CDR £8.00 - With tons of analogue electronics.
TRIAX - UNDERGROUND (Auricle AMCDR 284) CDR £8.00 - 2 Church Of Sound performances.
TRIAX - 44 (Auricle AMCDR 297) CDR £8.00 - A diverse collection extracted from 3 big sessions.
TRIAX - COSMIC ENGINEERS (Auricle AMCDR 303/4) 2CDR £11.00 - No hurdy-gurdy again.
VANGELIS - L'APOCALYPSE DES ANIMAUX (Polydor 831 503-2: RE) CD £9.00 - Cosmic film soundtrack (to the movie by Frederic Rossif) from top Greek synthesist. © 1973.
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.
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.
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.
ZEITKRATZER - PERFORMS SONGS FROM THE ALBUMS "KRAFTWERK 2" AND "KRAFTWERK" (zeitkratzer zkr0026: DP) CD £12.00 - Second album of clever early Kraftwerk acoustic adaptations. © 2019.
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.
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 CASSETTES SAMPLER (Auricle AMSCDR 001) CDR £9.00 - Special price sampler, with selections by: Peter Frohmader, Con-Hertz, GAM, Robert Rich, Asmus Tietchens, Endgame, etc.
AURICLE CDR 2001 SAMPLER (Auricle AMSCDR 005) CDR £3.00 - Nifty bargain sampler (now even cheaper), introducing Alto Stratus, Endgame & solo projects by Alan, Steve & Jim.
AURICLE CDR 2002 SAMPLER (Auricle AMSCDR 010) CDR £3.00 - Nifty bargain sampler (now even cheaper): Jim Tetlow, Endgame (4 tracks), Hemamorphite, Eruption, Polymorph. Plus CD-ROM.
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.
COLOGNE CURIOSITIES · THE UNKNOWN KRAUTROCK UNDERGROUND, 1972-1976 (Mental Experience MENT005CD) CD £11.00 - Compilation of the unreleased elsewhere tracks from the Virgin "Unknown Deutschland" CD series: The Astral Army, Spirulina, Chronos, Neil Andersen, Baal, Ten To Zen & Fuerrote. With booklet notes by Alan Freeman.
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.
JAZZ LIISA LIVE IN STUDIO 01 / 02 (Svart SRE021) CD £9.00 - Two 1970s jazz fusion groups. Unisono Quartet (Unisono without Pekka Pohjola) are a bit Koivistonen/Garbarek like, Taivaantemppeli are more Jukka Tolonen or Jukka Hauru like.
LIVE EQ & SOL 2008 (Auricle AMCDR 191) CDR £5.00 - Split release of live recordings: Alto Stratus at the EQ Festival (22/3/2008), Triax at the Solstice Festival (21/6/2008).
LUCID DREAMING (NAMA 2001) CD £11.00 - "New Age Music Association" sampler, with much unique music: Symbiosis, Lawrence Ball, Annie Locke, Woo, Mark Jenkins, etc.
PONDER THIS... (Submergence SUB 5007) CD £9.00 - A collection of avant-noise-atmos-experimental musics by Conrad Schnitzler, Mystery Hearsay, Rapoon, Colin Potter, Asmus Tietchens, Merzbow, David Myers & Thomas DiMuzio, F/i, Endgame.
POP LIISA LIVE IN STUDIO 03 / 04 (Svart SRE006) CD £9.00 - Two 1973 radio concerts from Finnish radio: Wigwam during their most progressive phase, & the previously undocumented Taivaanvuohi = excellent fusion band with all sorts of influences including a great Zappa cover.
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.
PSYCHEDELIC UNDERGROUND 19 (Garden of Delights CD 190) CD £4.00 - Promo label sampler (2000 copy numbered edition). Dr. Aftershave, Embryo, Morpheus, Eela Craig, Upperseption, Xhol Caravan, Carol Of Harvest, Epidermis, Tin Pan Alley. © 2020.
THE UT GOLDEN HOUR (Auricle AMSCDR 003) CDR £3.00 - Sampler from CD releases: Alto Stratus, Biomechanoid, ZBB, Shapeshifter, Endgame, The Newt Hounds, Out Of Focus.
VARIATIONS - A LONDON COMPILATION (Paradigm Discs PD 01) CD £6.00 - Experimental, avant-garde, industrial, etc. All new music by: John Wall, Andrew Jacques, Crow, Alquimia, John Grieve, Kymatik, Adam Bohman.
# 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. LAST COPY!
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