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Catalogue # 187 (March-April 2021), online version

 

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AGITATION FREE - MALESCH (HiD MIG 00731 LP) LP £18.00 - A masterpiece of ethnic-spiced, electronic, space cosmic & raga rock tripping! Well, maybe? © 1972.

AGITATION FREE - AT LAST... AGITATION FREE IS ALIVE (Pupil Tilip No. 1) LP m/ex+ £50.00 - Rare bootleg LP with Ho Chi Minh cover, #98/300. Live on WDR II Radio (2/2/1974), this is definitive "2nd" material.

AGITATION FREE - FRAGMENTS (MIG 01083 LP: mintgreen vinyl) LP £21.00 - Classic Agitation Free reformation live & session from 1974. Includes the only known documents featuring Chris Franke & Micky Duwe with the band!

AGITATION FREE - LIVE '74: AT THE CLIFFS OF RIVER RHINE (MIG 02181: 1xBT) LP £19.00 - Live on WDR Radio (February 1974), aka "At Last... Agitation Free Is Alive" on bootleg LP. This is definitive "2nd" material plus the unique "Through The Moods". Superb quality!

AGUSA - HÖGTID (Kommun 2 KOMMUN2-24: GF) LP m/vg £18.00 - Debut from this Swedish psychedelic rock-folk/cross-culture band. Cover: arrived new but with the top seam split (by the record) and slightly bashed on the corners. Includes new release promo sheet. P&P = 7 units.

AMON DÜÜL II - TANZ DER LEMMINGE (SPV 304201 2LP: GF) 2LP £27.00 - Aka "Dance Of The Lemmings" & the one that's so schizophrenic & twisted, on to deep space with the instrumental 2nd LP, with ethnic psych moving towards Cosmic Jokers territory. © 1971.

AMON DÜÜL II - WOLF CITY (SPV 305371 2LP: GF) 2LP £27.00 - Their surprisingly varied 5th album (© 1972), fresh & highly inventive with much more of Renate Knaup's uniquely styled vocals. This replicates the Revisited Rec. CD version, including bonus tracks: "Kindermörderlied", "Mystic Blutsturz" & "Düülirium".

ÅKE ANDERSSON & ANTERO HONKANEN - REIDARIN SÄHKÖISET KUVAT (Svart SRE129) LP £21.00 - Reissue of the mega-rare Love Records release. Fascinating, esoteric electronics from Finland, vaguely Ralph Lundsten like. © 1977.

#  ANNAPURNA ILLUSION - LIFE IS AN ILLUSION (Rocket Recordings LAUNCH043) LP £15.00 - Nice atmos/psychedelic post-rock from France. © 2011.

JORGE ANTUNES - MUSICA ELETRÔNICA (Mental Experience MENT007) LP £15.00 - Brazilian electroacoustic music composer. Reissue of his 1975 LP release of 1962-70 recordings.

ARSENAL - 6 (Melodia C60 31575 005) LP m/vg+ £8.00 - One of their best, with hints of Passport, "Guitar" Zappa, Nucleus, Mahavishnu Orchestra, etc.

BABLICON - THE ORANGE TAPERED MOON (Pickled Egg EGG 20: 220g vinyl,GF) LP new/vg+ £12.00 - Recorded in a Chicago underground bunker, it often sounds like early Soft Machine meeting Henry Cow, with a bit of that radical Volcano The Bear type of thing. Note: 7 units P&P.

LUCIANO BASSO - VOCI (AMS LP 04: 180g vinyl) LP £13.00 - Excellent instrumental Italian progressive, with Catharsis, Banco, Semiramis touches. © 1976. Special purchase!

BIGLIETTO PER L'INFERNO - IL TEMPO DELLA SEMINA (AMS LP 48: 180g vinyl,GF) LP £22.00 - Previously unreleased 2nd album (recorded in 1974), complex classical rock full of invention & surprises! P&P = 7 units.

BIRGÉ GORGÉ - AVANT TOUTE (Souffle Continu FFL014) LP £18.00 - Stunning experimental guitar & electronics, early unreleased archives by pre-Birge Gorge Shiroc. © 2015.

#  BIRTH CONTROL - HOODOO MAN (Music On Vinyl MOVLP1523: 180g vinyl,GF) LP £24.00 - Classic heavy experimental progressive. Outrageous cover! © 1972. P&P = 7 units.

BIRTH CONTROL - BACKDOOR POSSIBILITIES + FIGURE OUT THE WEATHER (Boutique BOU 6612: GF) 2LP £19.00 - Their ambitious 1976 concept, beyond their normal heavier realms, towards Gentle Giant, etc., plus a bonus LP titled "Figure Out The Weather" comprised of previously unreleased jam sessions from 1976 & 1982.

TIM BLAKE - BLAKE'S NEW JERUSALEM (Barclay CLAY 7005) LP ex+/g £15.00 - Synth & space-songs with Gong style, includes "Lighthouse". His 2nd solo, © 1978.

IAN BODDY - PHOENIX (Something Else SER 001) LP £17.00, new/vg+ £12.00 - One of the UK's top synthesists. On this much more energetic synth LP Ian ventured towards Mark Shreeve realms. © 1986.

#  BOX - STUDIO 1 (Rune Grammofon RLP 3070) LP £9.00 - Scandinavian based international fusion supersession, with Raoul Björkenheim (Krakatau), Ståle Storløkken (Elephant9), Morgan Ågren (Mats/Morgan, Simon Steensland's Kamikaze United). © 2008. Limited edition of 500 copies.

BRAINTICKET - COTTONWOODHILL (Lilith LR313: 180g vinyl,GF) LP+CD £16.00 - Widely acclaimed as the ultimate psychedelic experience, this album features a vivid recantation of a LSD trip over a hypnotic organ riffing rock base, topped off by savagely executed sound effects. © 1971. The CD contains the same tracks as the LP. P&P = 7 units.

BRAINTICKET - PSYCHONAUT (Lilith LR312: 180g vinyl) LP+CD £16.00 - 2nd album (also 1971). This was more your typical trippy progressive, with actual songs & compositions, sometimes in the vein of early Hawkwind. The CD contains the same tracks as the LP.

BRAINTICKET - CELESTIAL OCEAN (Lilith LR307: 180g vinyl,GF) LP+CD £16.00 - 3rd album (© 1973), classic ethno-cosmic psychedelic trip, kinda: Nik Turner's Sphinx "Xitintoday" mixed with Ash Ra Tempel, Hawkwind, "Psychonaut" & beyond... Yep, another classic! The CD contains the same tracks as the LP. P&P = 7 units.

PETER BRYNGELSSON - VIA (Slask SLALP 001: IN) LP ex+/ex £14.00 - 1990 debut solo from former Ragnarok & Triangulus member, in similar vein but with more World music & fusion influences.

BURNIN RED IVANHOE - BURNIN RED IVANHOE (Long Hair LHC236) LP £18.00 - Danish complex fusion-rock-progressive with English vocals, pre-Secret Oyster.

CAMPO DI MARTE - CAMPO DI MARTE (AMS Records AMSLP01: IN) LP £22.00 - Legendary 1973 Italian progressive in classic Semiramis/Il Balletto Di Bronzo "Ys" vein.

CAN - TAGO MAGO (Spoon XSPOON6/7_UK: RM) 2LP £22.00 - Can's ultimate classic! Starting intensively mantric, this gets weirder & weirder, radical to the extreme. Great too! © 1971. Both copies have download code.

CAN - SOON OVER BABALUMA (Spoon XSPOON10_UK) LP £19.00 - Furiously & heavily percussive, kinda tribal industrial head music, mostly instrumental & very energetic. © 1974.

CAN - LANDED (Spoon XSPOON25_UK) LP £19.00 - Featuring their most esoteric & brooding opus, the aptly entitled free-form avant-garde "Unfinished"! © 1975.

CHECKPOINT CHARLIE - CHECKPOINT CHARLIE (Schneeball 2019: IN,RE) LP £13.00 - Aka "Die Durchsichtige" or "The Clear LP". Their 3rd album (© 1980) of political rock in German, betwixt Floh De Cologne & Ton Steine Scherben. The 1999 reissue on milky/clear heavy duty vinyl.

MIKHAIL CHEKALIN - BOARDER STATE (Melodia C90 31377 004) LP m/m £15.00 - With elements of Peter Frohmader/Asmus Tietchens' electro-experimental rock. © 1991.

MIKHAIL CHEKALIN - INTRODUCTION INTO INTUITION (Melodia C90 31681 003) LP m/m £15.00 - Intuitive improvisations with electronic keyboards, rhythm computers, etc. Not at all what you'd expect!

MIKHAIL CHEKALIN - CONCERTO GROSSO - II (Melodia C90 30669 004) LP ex+/ex £15.00, ex+/vg+ £9.00 - A step on from Frohmader's darker synth world towards the spooky regions of Schulze/Grosser's "Babel".

CHENE NOIR - ORPHÉE 2000 (Heavenly Sweetness HS150VL) LP £19.00 - Wonderful French cosmic theatrical prog with female vocals. © 1976.

CHERRY FIVE - CHERRY FIVE (AMS Records AMS LP 14: GF) LP £22.00 - Legendary complex Italian progressive with Goblin musicians, English vocals & powerful style. © 1975. P&P = 7 units.

CIRCLES - CIRCLES (Mental Experience MENT001) LP £16.00 - Experimental German duo of the early-1980s. Their debut was an electronics & guitar mix of spacey & motorik Krautrock. © 1983.

CIRCLES - MORE CIRCLES (Mental Experience MENT002) LP £16.00 - 2nd LP, in the vein of Cluster, Harmonia, Fripp & Eno, Camera Obscura, etc. Synths, guitars, etc. © 1984.

CLUSTER - CLUSTER 71 (Bureau B BB 058: RM) LP £22.00 - The original Cluster (originally on Philips © 1971), fantastic industrial cosmic music! Unlike the Sky issue this has the original cover!

CLUSTER - KONZERTE 1972/1977 (Bureau B BB 240) LP+CD £18.00 - Largely abstract live recordings live at the Fabrik, Hamburg 1972 & Festival International De La Science-Fiction, Metz 1977. The CD contains the same tracks as the LP.

COLLEGIUM MUSICUM - MARIAN VARGA & COLLEGIUM MUSICUM (Opus 9116 0446: RE) LP vg/vg £7.00 - Also an instrumental live set, this time by a quartet with guitar. © 1976.

GREGOR CÜRTEN & ANSELM ROGMANS - PLANES (Wah Wah Records LPS144: GF,RM) LP £18.00 - An obscure one-off project from 1974, making unusual atmospheric music in the realms of early Cluster & Harmonia. Typically Teutonic, with the accent on blending the abstract & melodic.

#  ELEPHANT9 - GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH (Rune Grammofon RLP3198) LP £15.00 - "their fifth studio album", more high energy keyboard driven instrumentals, this time with some shorter more varied moods, nice Mellotron too. © 2018.

#  ENERGY - ENERGY (Harvest 4E 062-34983) LP ex+/ex £50.00 - Swedish prog/fusion band, a little-known classic. Their keyboard player was born in Spain. © 1974.

ERLKOENIG - ERLKOENIG (Long Hair LHC188) LP £18.00 - A 1973 private pressing rarity, a little towards bands like Murphy Blend, Hanuman & more folky/classical spiced German underground. This is a mellow haunting gem with lots of unique touches.

ETRON FOU LELOUBLAN - LES TROIS FOU'S PERDEGAGENT (Replica RPC004: 180g vinyl) LP £14.00 - 2nd album (1977), & their classic, featuring Jean-Pierre Grasset (Verto) on guitar. A must for RIO & French underground collectors.

FANTASIA - FANTASIA (Svart SRE082: GF,BK) £19.50 - First ever reissue of this mysterious 1975 Finnish prog album, originally on the Hi-Hat label. P&P = 7 units.

F.A.T. - ANIMAL (Poutrage/GED/L'étourneur/Atypeek Music/Be Coq) MLP £15.00 - 21½ minutes of excellent 2016 French experimental rock.

FAUST - THE FAUST TAPES (Virgin VC 501) LP ex+/vg+ £26.00 - Archive material (originally released in 1973 at the price of a single!), rock & avant-garde invention of high Krautrock calibre.

FLOH DE COLOGNE - FLEISSBANDBABYS BEAT-SHOW (ZYX OHR 70042-1: GF) LP £14.00 - Their 1970 Ohr classic! Devishly satirical & outrageous. The ultimate Kraut beat show!

FLOH DE COLOGNE - ROCKOPER PROFITGEIER (ZYX OHR 70011-1) LP £14.00 - © 1971, originally on Ohr, & a strange psychedelic polit-rock opera! Definitive Floh De Cologne with a complex concept booklet featuring all the lyrics, but no giblets!

FLOH DE COLOGNE - GEYER-SYMPHONIE (ZYX OHR 70009-1) LP £14.00 - Weirdest & best album from this pioneering polit-rock band. Strange, dark, theatrical & oh so eccentic! © 1974.

GERMAN OAK - DOWN IN THE BUNKER (Now-Again Reserve NA 5171-LP-ST: RE) 2LP £28.00 - Down in an old bunker in Dusseldorf, angst ridden industrial rock in early Kraftwerk & Amon Düül vein. Selected tracks from the 3CD release.

GOBLIN - PROFONDO ROSSO (AMS Records LP 10: GF,RE) LP £22.00 - Classic debut by Goblin, soundtrack to the Dario Argento film (aka "Deep Red") starring David Hemmings. P&P = 7 units.

GOBLIN - SUSPIRIA (AMS Records AMS LP 11: GF) LP £22.00 - Classic 1977 soundtrack to the Dario Argento horror masterpiece. P&P = 7 units.

GROUP 1850 - PARADISE NOW (Hotspot 6812 136) LP vg+/nc £20.00 - Incredible trippy 2nd LP (© 1969) that continues the Agemo story, but more out-there! Comparable to spacey Amon Duul II, trippy Pink Floyd & Second Hand, with a swirly huge deep sound.

GROUP 1850 - POLYANDRI (Rubber RR 1851) LP vg/vg £100.00 - Their space-rock classic (© 1975). Very rare original package in plastic bag/sleeve, fold-out inner cover & insert.

GURU GURU - UFO (ZYX OHR 70014-1: GF) LP £14.00 - 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 70015-1) LP £14.00 - 2nd album, & another classic slab of acid-space-rock, a guitar freaks delight! © 1971.

GURU GURU - ESSEN 1970 (Mondo Svart SRE404) LP £25.00 - Amazing live at the Essener Songtage Festival. Good sound & really freaky! Neumeier/Trepte/Genrich line-up. © 2002.

HARMONIA - DELUXE (Grönland LPGRON151) LP £17.00 - 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.

JUKKA HAURU - EPISODE (Svart SRE050: orange vinyl) LP £19.50 - More varied album than "Information", but still typically Scandinavian fusion of the 1970s. With most of Wigwam. © 1974.

HELDON - ELECTRONIQUE GUERILLA (Bureau B BB 280) LP £20.00 - The legendary Heldon debut from 1974. This features a Schizo track together with solo guitar & AKS Synthi works by Richard Pinhas, plus a track in collaboration with guitarist Alain Renaud.

HELDON - ALLEZ-TEIA (Bureau B BB 281) LP £20.00 - Aka "Heldon II", the duo of Richard Pinhas & Georges Grunblatt in a largely moody frame of mind, with Frippian guitar tones, lots of Mellotron & electronics.

HELDON - THIRD, IT'S ALWAYS ROCK 'N' ROLL (Bureau B BB 282: GF) 2LP £28.00 - Extravagant double album that crosses Fripp & Eno with space-rock & psychedelic! Richard Pinhas with guests: Gilbert Artman, Georges Grunblatt, Patrick Gauthier, Jean-My Truong & Ariel Kalma. © 1975.

HELDON - AGNETA NILSSON (Bureau B BB 283) LP £20.00 - "Heldon 4" (© 1976), transitional Heldon, with a bigger more powerful sound: Mellotron, synths, Frippian guitars galore!

HELDON - UN REVE SANS CONSEQUENCE SPECIALE (Bureau B BB 329) LP £20.00 - "Heldon 5", superb electronic rock as only the French have made. © 1976.

HELDON - INTERFACE (Bureau B BB 330) LP £20.00 - "Heldon 6", classic space-guitar & synth-rock, with more rock & sequencers than before. © 1977.

HELDON - STAND BY (Bureau B BB 331) LP £20.00 - The ultimate power synth-rock opus - amazing! King Crimson trip into hyperspace! © 1979.

#  HELDON - THE ELECTRONIQUE GUERILLAS (Bootleg: IN) LP m/ex+ £100.00 - #90/100. This is the Richard Pinhas & Alain Renaud line-up live in Paris (26/5/75). It also contains a 2'08" studio track circa 1982. Copy #90/100.

PIERRE HENRY - MALEFICES (Cacophonic 6CACKLP) LP £16.00 - Side A contains the "Malefices" soundtrack (released as a 7" EP in 1962), side B contains 4 tracks (3 of them previously unreleased?). 2013 compilation.

HERO - HERO (AMS LP 57: 180g vinyl) LP £22.00 - Italian prog band based in Germany, in the spirit of Museo Rosenbach, but with shorter tracks, English vocals, hints of German bands like Metropolis. © 1974.

HOOFFOOT - THE LIGHTS IN THE AISLE WILL GUIDE YOU (Paura Di Niente PDN002) LP £22.00 - Great new Swedish supergroup. Their excellent 2nd album with only two members continuing from the debut, & four slight diversions in style, Elephant9 touches again, plus Jukka Tolonen & Canterbury stylisms. © 2019.

MICHEL HUYGEN - BARCELONA 1992 (Thunderbolt THBL 056) LP new/ex+ £9.00, new/vg+ £8.00 - © 1986. TV movie soundtrack from Neuronium leader.

JOY UNLIMITED - SCHMETTERLINGE (Garden of Delights LP 021: GF) LP £20.00 - 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. 1000 copy numbered edition with 16-page LP-sized booklet. P&P = 7 units.

JOY UNLIMITED - REFLECTIONS (Garden of Delights LP 022) LP £20.00 - 3rd LP, with Joy Flemming being replaced by Ken Traylor, akin to Colosseum, Gravy Train, Raw Material, etc. Plus bonus tracks: "Early Morning Moanin/Proud Angelina" single. 1000 copy numbered edition with 16-page LP-sized booklet. P&P = 7 units.

JOY UNLIMITED - MINNE (Garden of Delights LP 023) LP £20.00 - 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. 1000 copy numbered edition with 16-page LP-sized booklet.

KAIAMBÁ - MADE IN BRAZIL (New Music - Green Tree GTR 148-1) LP £14.00 - Excellent little-known album by this Brazilian trippy psychedelic band with Gong connections. Recorded in 2006, released in 2014.

KEDAMA - LIVE AT SUNRISE STUDIOS (Sommor SOMM038: RM,IN) LP £15.00 - Classic Swiss instrumental prog album, © 1976. Numbered edition of 550 copies. Comes with download code for a free bonus album of 1973-77 sessions & rarities.

KOMINTERN - LE BAL POUR RAT MORT (Replica RPC035: 180g vinyl) LP £16.00 - Legendary & excellent French progressive band interconnected with Red Noise, with hints of Frank Zappa, Mahjun, Gong, East Of Eden, etc. The original release was on Harvest, © 1971.

#  KVARTETTEN SOM SPRÄNGDE - KATTVALS (Gump 5: IN) LP ex+/ex £180.00 - Swedish 1973 prog fusion with folky touches, a bit like Flasket Brinner, Bo Hansson, & possibly an influence on later bands like Grovjobb & Agusa. The printed inner sleeve edges had split & are repaired with self-adhesive paper. The cover has some minor hairline creases & gloss sheen rub-off.

MELODIC ENERGY COMMISSION - MIGRATION OF THE SNAILS (Telephone Explosion TER051) LP £12.00 - Classic Canadian 1980 psychedelic album with Gong like touches & ex-members of Hawkwind.

MIGHT OF COINCIDENCE - THE BIRTH OF (Mellotron MLP 003: IN) LP £18.00 - Hippy folky combo from Switzerland, with breezy songs, flutes, guitars, bass & percussion, vague hints of acoustic Amon Düül & Siloah, plus a touch of Emtidi.

MISSUS BEASTLY - MISSUS BEASTLY (Garden of Delights LP 012: GF) LP £20.00 - Strangely off-key, out-on-a-limb, jazz/bluesy psych sounds, kinda Hendrix gone Kraut meets Embryo & Dauner. Very dated, but nicely so! © 1970. 1000 copy numbered edition with 4-page LP-sized booklet. Aka "Nara Asst Incense".

MISSUS BEASTLY - MISSUS BEASTLY (Garden of Delights LP 017: 1xBT) LP £20.00 - Top rate 1974 Kraut jazz-fusion. 2nd album, kinda early Passport meets Embryo & Niagara, & totally riddled with solos. 1000 copy numbered edition with 8-page LP-sized booklet.

MISSUS BEASTLY - SPACE GUERILLA (Schneeball 00011: GF) LP ex+/ex £45.00 - Last album from the 1970s by this Kraut-fusion band related to Embryo. © 1978.

MISSUS BEASTLY - BREMEN 1974 (Garden of Delights LP 018) LP £20.00 - Excellent quality live, with unique line-up featuring Eddy Marron from Dzyan! Just 3 big tracks - all unique! 1000 copy numbered edition with 8-page LP-sized booklet.

THE MOTHMEN - PAY ATTENTION! (On-U Sounds LP 2) LP ex+/vg+ £50.00 - The Mothmen's debut (© 1981) is a rare UK Krautrocky classic, with Can, Metabolist, & very cleverly twisted funk/dub ala Public Image Ltd. or Suns Of Arqua.

THE MOTHMEN - PAY ATTENTION! (On-U Sounds ONULP2) LP £16.00 - 2015 reissue, includes download code.

NICK MOTT - ALMOST ENTIRELY OF NERVES AND BLOOD (Lumberton Trading Company LUMB006) 7" m/m £10.00 - Former member of Volcano The Bear. Numbered limited edition (this is copy 93/100) 1-sided single plus art print. P&P = 3 units.

MOVING GELATINE PLATES - MOVING GELATINE PLATES (Replica RPC011: 180g vinyl,GF) LP £16.00 - Legendary French progressive fusion mix roughly like a French twist on the Canterbury: Egg/Soft Machine/Caravan styles. Their debut circa 1970. P&P = 7 units.

FRITZ MÜLLER ROCK - KOMMT (Roth-Handle 6.23159) LP ex/ex £20.00 - Aka Eberhard Kranemann (early Kraftwerk member). Very much a mixed bag, with heavy psychedelic sounds, hints of new-wave, rock satire & Zappa-like madness. © 1977.

MURPLE - IO SONO MURPLE (AMS Records AMSLP44: GF) LP £22.00 - Dreamy Italian progressive classic, otherworldly & delicate, with Italian lyrics, lots of keyboards/synths/guitars. © 1974.

NASCITA DELLA SFERA - PER UNA SCULTURA DI CESCHIA (AMS AMSLP06: GF,IN,180g vinyl) LP £13.00 - Important note: this new copy has what looks like a scratch from edge to centre on one side - but it plays fine! Italian avant-garde experimental album from 1978, that features keyboards, guitars, & a wealth of sonic collage/sound effects. Unclassifiable & diverse in the extreme! P&P = 7 units.

NEKTAR - A TAB IN THE OCEAN (Long Hair LHC113: GF) LP £17.00 - 2nd album (© 1972), more ecologically based concept this time, with long tracks featuring lots of instrumental breaks & power-drives.

NEU! - NEU! 2 (Gronland LPGRONII: GF,RE) LP £14.00 - Featuring more typical Kraftwerk drum riffing, walls of guitar & much weirdness. © 1973. All of these are sealed copies, they should all be on white vinyl (based on previous copies we've opened).

NEU! - NEU! 75 (Gronland LPGRONIII: GF,RE) LP £14.00 - The embryo of La Dusseldorf: Dinger, Rother, Dinger & Lampe. Varied album with typical Neu! & Rother solo styles. © 1975.

THE NEW BLOCKADERS/PUTREFIER - SCHLEIFMITTELBÖGEN (Birthbiter 09) LP m/m £12.00 - My notes "Sounds like someone's put a microphone in a cement mixer on a building site, along with glass, bricks & metal, all recorded with shrill intensity". Your personal experience may differ! © 2007.

NEXUS - EN EL COMIENZO DEL TOPOS URANOS (Lion Productions LION LP-171) LP £20.00 - Argentina progressive, this relates to French & Italian progressives of the 1970s, being full of nimble solos & refined prog complexities. © 2017. Limited numbered edition of 300 copies.

CZESLAW NIEMEN - NIEMEN, VOL. 2 (Muza SXL 0896: blue labels) LP vg-ex+/vg £16.00 - Less experimental companion to above, still with SBB though. © 1973.

#  NURSE WITH WOUND - TO THE QUIET MEN FROM A TINY GIRL (United Dirter DPROMLP152: yellow vinyl) LP £20.00 - LP #2, with guest Jac Berrocal.

NURSE WITH WOUND - DRUNK WITH THE OLD MAN OF THE MOUNTAINS (United Dairies UD 025) LP ex+/ex+ £150.00 - The 100 copy edition that was "never to be reissued!" (but was). With original artworks & slightly damaged insert. Bar Maldoror recordings (1983-1987). © 1987.

ODE TO MARILYN - ODE TO MARILYN (Svart SRE130) LP £21.00 - Reissue of the mega-rare Scandia Records release from 1973, inc. Antero Honkanen, Edward Vesala, etc. Percussion, instruments & electronics, recorded underground! © 1974.

MIKE OLDFIELD - TUBULAR BELLS (Virgin V2001: 2nd pressing) LP ex/ex+ £6.00 - The Mike Oldfield classic! With guests: Viv Stanshall, Jon Field, Lindsay Cooper, etc. © 1973.

MIKE OLDFIELD - OMMADAWN (Virgin V2043: IN) LP ex/ex £5.00 - © 1975.

OSANNA - L'UOMO (Fonit Cetra LPP 440: GF) LP ex+/vg £15.00 - 1971 debut, complex heavy & jazzy edged progressive with flutes & guitars to the fore, Italian & English vocals, akin to New Trolls. 1991 "Limited Edition by Vinylmagic".

#  PARZIVAL - LEGEND (Sireena 4007: 180g vinyl,GF) LP £22.00 - Classic German folk/prog & Krautrock mixture featuring Conny Plank. © 1971.

PELL MELL - FROM THE NEW WORLD (Long Hair LHC121) LP £17.00 - 2nd album, much more symphonic prog styled, with strong arrangements & classic adaptations. © 1973.

RICHARD PINHAS - RHIZOSPHERE (Bureau B BB 279) LP £20.00 - Richard's solo debut (© 1977) is like Heldon "Interface" but without guitar, instead a real heavy dose of synths!

#  RICHARD PINHAS - CHRONOLYSE (Bureau B BB 291) LP £19.00 - His 2nd solo (© 1978). Classic cosmic out-there stuff with the awesome huge Heldon bliss-out "Paul Atredies" - one for those seeking music beyond Fripp & Eno

#  RICHARD PINHAS - L'ETHIQUE (Bureau B BB 293) LP £19.00 - Pinhas' ultimate album featuring the mighty "Dedicated to K.C.". © 1982.

PULSAR - BIENVENUE AU CONSEIL D'ADMINISTRATION (Musea FGBG 2020: IN) LP £12.00 - A very different ballet performance soundtrack, with different Pink Floyd angles (a bit of "Animals" era sound), punky Arachnoid edges. Excellent & full of surprises. © 1981.

QUAD - QUAD (Sulatron st1704) LP £15.00 - Limited stocks of this totally tripped-out instrumental album from Gary Ramon of Sun Dial with guitars, sitar, electronics, drums, etc. © 1997.

RITMIA - FORSE IL MARE (Robi Droli RD 003) LP ex/ex £26.00 - 1986 Italian cross-culture folk/ethnic mix, 4 long tracks towards Canzionere Del Lazio.

ROUSSEAU - SQUARE THE CIRCLE (Musea FGBG 2017) LP m/ex £7.00 - Instrumental German progressive rock band, close to British acts like Camel & early The Enid, fleshed-out with Teutonic characteristics in the rhythmic structures & picture music imagery. © 1988.

SANTANA - CARAVANSERAI (CBS S 65299: GF) LP ex/vg+ £5.00 - Santana's most esoteric but powerful album, with dual guitars overdose!

SBB - SBB (Muza 01902 9 59439 7 4) LP £18.00 - Legendary Polish progressive, their debut of lengthy instrumental freak-outs & bluesy songs, live in concert. © 1974.

SBB - NOWY HORYZONT (Muza SX 1206: blue labels) LP vg-ex+/vg+ £17.00 - (Muza SX 1206: red labels) LP vg-ex+/ex £16.00 - 2nd LP, recorded in 1975. Dazzling guitar mixes with space-rock & Mahavishnu Orchestra fusion.

CONRAD SCHNITZLER - CON (Bureau B BB 350) LP £19.00 - Legendary 1978 album that introduced Conrad Schnitzler to the world! Produced by Peter Baumann at his Paragon studio.

SECRET OYSTER - VIDUNGERLINGE KAELLING (Long Hair LHC218) LP £18.00 - LP #3 (© 1975). This became notorious for its cover! The title means "Wonderful Bitch" & its a ballet score.

#  SHIGGAJON - SELA (El Paraiso EPR026) LP £15.00 - Excellent Danish trippy drone/dirge rock with wandering violin, sounding somewhat like Pärson Sound meets Tony Conrad, & the stranger stuff on Archimedes Badkar II album. © 2015.

SIDDHARTHA - WELTSCHMERZ (Garden of Delights LP 013) LP £20.00 - 1975 self-produced Krautrock obscurity, with Pink Floyd/Anaolgy touches, a touch amateurishly produced but... 1000 copy numbered edition with 4-page LP-sized booklet.

SILOAH - SILOAH (Garden of Delights LP 029: 2xBT) LP £20.00 - Aka "Saureadler" (1970 LP), obscure hippy Krautrock underground with hints of Amon Duul's "Paradieswarts Duul". 1000 copy numbered edition with 16-page LP-sized booklet. P&P = 7 units.

SILOAH - SUKRAM GURK (Garden of Delights LP 033: 1xBT) LP £20.00 - 2nd LP (1972), more hippy blues-rock than stoned DÜÜl-isms on this one, with hints of Ainigma, early Jane, Necronomicon, though pretty amateurish & untogether. Nice organ & good jamming trips. 1000 copy numbered edition with 4-page LP-sized booklet.

SIXTY NINE - CIRCLE OF THE CRAYFISH (Long Hair LHC198) LP £18.00 - Freaky Krautrock answer to ELP with a bit of Edgar Broughton Band thrown in too. © 1972.

#  SKY MUSIC - A TRIBUTE TO TERJE RYPDAL VOL. 2 (Rune Grammofon RLP 2195) LP £19.00 - Project instigated by Henry Kaiser with an all-star cast of Scandinavian & American talent, presenting two bigger, more improvised Rypdal jazz-rock works on this one. Includes CD version.

#  SOFT MACHINE - DROP (Sireena SIR 4025: coloured vinyl,GF) LP £22.00 - Live during their German tour in autumn 1971. Rare line-up with Phil Howard on drums. © 2009.

SONDE - EN CONCERT (Music Gallery Editions MGE 14: IN) LP ex/ex £55.00 - Canadian electroacoustic ensemble, largely using their own instruments & sound sculptures. A collection of live recordings: Montreal (13/7/1977) & Toronto (14+17/1/1978).

SONGS OF NORWAY - DESPITE THE CLOAK (Beta-lactum ring mt058a) LP £20.00 - Volcano the Bear alter-ego project of Aaron Moore & Nick Mott = freeform abstractions, duets & trios, scuttle & writhe. This is one of a limited number that come with a bonus 7" EP (mt058b). P&P = 7 units!

STAGG - STAGG (Long Hair LHC215: RM,GF) LP £18.00 - Originally undocumented band from Frankfurt formed in June 1973. They played a complex/energetic jazz & classical prog mix, akin to earlier British bands like Blodwyn Pig, Colosseum, Skin Alley, Soft Machine & such-like, although the time signatures and arrangements are very Germanic, with hints of Brainstorm, Nine Days' Wonder & Out Of Focus. P&P = 7 units.

STERN-COMBO MEISSEN - WEISSES GOLD (Amiga 8 55 636: blue labels) LP ex+/vg £13.00 - Classic DDR symphonic spacey progressive. 2nd album, © 1979.

SULA BASSANA - LIVE AT ROADBURN FESTIVAL 2014 (Sulatron st 1502) LP £19.00 - Heavy space treks in Electric Moon vein, featuring Mellotron on one track. © 2015.

TAMMLES - TAMMLES (Escalibur BUR 810) LP ex/ex+ £20.00 - Obscure 1980's Breton folk band, very varied & highly creative mix of trad & originals, bit Malicorne-like.

TASAVALLAN PRESIDENTTI - LAMBERTLAND (Svart SVR250: GF) LP+7" £26.00 - Finnish progressive fusion, from Jukka Tolonen, Pekka Poyry & co. Their 1972 classic. 50th anniversary edition on gold vinyl (LP only?) plus 7" single "Sisältäni portin löysin / Selvä näkijä". P&P = 7 units.

TECHNICAL SPACE COMPOSER'S CREW - CANAXIS 5 (Grönland LPGRON195) LP £18.00 - Holger Czukay & Rolf Dammers, pre-Can weirdness in Stockhausen vein. © 1969.

TETRAGON - STRETCH (Garden of Delights LP 004) LP £20.00 - Unreleased 1971 archives. Excellent instrumental classical rock, kinda Krautrock twist on Italian bands of the era, nods to ELP, Egg, Canterbury, etc. Includes a cover of John McLaughlin's "Dragon Song". 1000 copy numbered edition with 4-page LP-sized booklet.

TIME OF COMMOTION - LIVE FROM THE 70'S - ES IST NIE ZU SPÄT (New Music - Green Tree GTR 179-1: GF) 2LP £21.00 - German 70s band, playing prog/Krautrock, who existed 8 years without releasing anything. This archive release collects live recordings spanning several years. Opening track "Requiem" feel much like an instrumental early Virus meets Jane "Together" hybrid. Other tracks have quite obvious influences from The Nice & Pink Floyd

TIN PAN ALLEY - TIN PAN ALLEY (Garden of Delights LP 041) LP £20.00 - Aka Irmin's Way (Kissing Spell CD release) under the band's real name, to quote our Cosmic Egg rom "In the classic tradition of Krautrock bands of the era, they drew on all sorts of influences, notably the cosmic side of Pink Floyd, somewhat close to Belgian's Dragon, or towards Gäa's psychedelic space-tripping". 1000 copy numbered edition with 8-page LP-sized booklet.

TORTILLA FLAT - SWF SESSION 1973 (Long Hair LHC214: GF) LP £18.00 - This is an extraordinary slice of underground Krautrock. It's a mostly instrumental album (approximately 35 minutes of it), with a couple of tracks featuring very strange songs with almost unintelligible (to these ears) German lyrics. P&P = 7 units.

TRIUMVIRAT - SPARTACUS (Harvest 1C 062-29 567: IN) LP vg-ex+/ex £7.00 - Often quoted as the German ELP, but more progressive styled. © 1975.

TYLL - SEXPHONIE (Mental Experience MENT004: RM) LP £15.00 - Eccentric Krautrock underground with folky & psychedelic touches, sometimes close to Floh De Cologne & Eulenspygel. © 1975. Contains liner notes & Teflon Fonfara interview by Alan Freeman.

URBAN SAX - URBAN SAX 2 (Wah Wah Records LPS153: RM) LP £18.00 - 2nd album, Parts 3 & 4 of the "Urban Sax" opus. © 1978. Comes with a 24 page booket & DVD. P&P = 7 units.

URBAN SAX - SPIRAL (Wah Wah Records LPS155: RM) LP £18.00 - 4th album (© 1991), full sax lead orchestra with vocals, vibes, bass & organ. Another classic! Comes with 24 page booket & DVD featuring extracts from the "Inside" DVD. P&P = 7 units.

VANGELIS - IGNACIO (Egg 900 531) LP ex/vg+ £6.00 - 1977 reissue of the bizarre & very varied film soundtrack to "Entends-tu Les Chiens Aboyer?" or "Can You Hear The Dogs Barking?" directed by Francois Reichenbach.

VANGELIS - CHARIOTS OF FIRE (Polydor POLS 1026) LP vg+-ex/vg £3.50 - 1982 version with "Accademy Award. Best Original Score 1981" on front cover.

VIDEO-AVENTURES - CAMERA (IN FOCUS)/CAMERA (AL RIPARO) (Spalax SPALAXLP14173) LP £10.00 - Dominique Grimaud & Monica Alba's madcap project, also featuring: Gilbert Artman, Jac Berrocal & other French eccentrics. © 1984.

LITO VITALE CUARTETO - LITO VITALE CUARTETO (Messidor 15994) LP ex/ex £8.00 - Curious neo-clasical & folk hybrids from MIO leader & band, with hints of Egberto Gismonti, fringe ECM territory, etc. © 1988.

#  VOLCANO THE BEAR - GOLDEN RHYTHM/INK MUSIC (Rune Grammofon RLP 3127) LP £15.00 - Their last album (includes recordings from 2006 & 2008). © 2012. With download voucher.

WITTHÜSER & WESTRUPP - BAUER PLATH (ZYX OHR 70035-1) LP £14.00 - 3rd album (© 1972), with Jurgen Dollase, Jerry Berkers, Harald Grosskopf, etc.

#  WITTHÜSER & WESTRUPP - DER JESUSPILZ - LIVE! (Sireena SIR 4045) LP £22.00 - Excellent concert document (circa 11/1971) from the Cosmic Buskers! © 2018.

WONDERLAND BAND - Nº 1 (Polydor 2371 125) LP m/vg £60.00 - Outrageous psych-progressive by Achim Reichel & Frank Dorstal circa 1970. Elements of The Mothers, early Jade Warrior, "Atom Heart Mother" period Pink Floyd & those unique Reichel songs.

YES - GOING FOR THE ONE (Atlantic K50379: triple-GF,IN) LP vg-ex+/ex £4.00 - 1977 album, with the return of Rick Wakeman. With very lavish triple fold-out cover.

THIERRY ZABOITZEFF - PROMETHEE (Cryonic INC 1154) LP ex+/ex+ £30.00 - Rare debut solo from Art Zoyd member. Weirder & darker than Art Zoyd of the same era, & electronic based.

ZANOV - IN COURSE OF TIME (Ondes J. 7001) LP £18.00 - Legendary cosmic French synth, his 3rd LP from 1982. New copy of this rare original French vinyl pressing.

#  FRANK ZAPPA - PIGS AND REPUGNANCE (Flashback 04.89.0101-33) LP m/ex+ £50.00 -  Rare splatter vinyl bootleg (© 1989). Live at the Garrick Theatre, New York (20/6/67).

#  FRANK ZAPPA - THE STRING QUARTET (Flashback 04.89.0104-33) LP m/ex+ £50.00 - Rare splatter vinyl bootleg (© 1989). The Mothers Of Invention feat. Wild Man Fischer live in Fullerton (8/11/68).

ZENERIK - YENESIS (Positive/Negative 001C) LP £21.00 - Extraordinary experimental fusion from Greece, remarkably with many Krauty elements, hints of Annexus Quam, Exmagma, Kollektiv, plus some nods to Embryo too. 250 numbered edition on 180g white vinyl. © 2015.

ZONE SIX - ZONE SIX (Sulatron st1708) LP £19.00 - The original 1997 instrumental studio session that was used for their debut CD (only previously released as a demo cassette).

 

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#  THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CIVILIZATIONS VOL. 3: INDIA (Abstrakce Records ABST 012: BK) LP £23.00 - Split release by Jonathan Fitoussi & Ariel Kalma. Lovely meditation music works, with a most curious cover & souvenir booklet. © 2020.

#  PAST-PRESENT-FUTURE (Syn-Phonic SYNPHO 10: GF,IN) 2LP ex+/ex £13.00 - Compilation of US progressive bands, all original or rare material: ½ side each by: Lift, Happy The Man, Yezda Urfa, Netherworld, Djam Karet, Episode, Now, Kalaban. © 1990.

 

Note: most vinyl is very limited, often with only one copy in stock!

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