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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 - LAST (HiD MIG 00731 LP) LP £18.00 - One of the most sought after classics of cosmic Krautrock, live in concert March 1973 & February 1974, & only ever released in France (in 1976), with lengthy tracks & all instrumental, featuring shimmering spiralling guitars & synths.
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 - LIVE '74: AT THE CLIFFS OF RIVER RHINE (MIG 02181: 1xBT) LP £18.00 - 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 - CARNIVAL IN BABYLON (SPV 305351 2LP: GF) 2LP £27.00 - 4th album, featuring Danny Fichelscher & Renate Knaup, both later of Popol Vuh. This replicates the Revisited Rec. CD version, including bonus tracks: "Skylight" & "Tanzelwurmloch".
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.
JORGE ANTUNES - MUSICA ELETRÔNICA (Mental Experience MENT007) LP £15.00 - Brazilian electroacoustic music composer. Reissue of his 1975 LP release of 1962-70 recordings.
ARISTIDE PADYGROS - ARISTIDE PADYGROS (Cezame CEZ 1025: GF) LP g-vg+/ex £11.00 - Swiss folk band. 2nd LP, aka "La Mouchoir". Nice mix of Breton & Celtic folk styles, hints of Gwendal, Malicorne, Alan Stivell, etc. © 1976.
ARSENAL - SECOND WIND (Melodia С60 23369 002) LP vg-ex+/vg £8.00 - Top Russian jazz-rock group, towards Passport, Mahavishnu Orchestra, etc. © 1985.
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.
AVALANCHE - PERSEVERANCE KILLS OUR GAME (Guerssen GUESS144: RM) LP £15.00 - Classic Dutch folk onto trippy psychedelic & shimmery space trips. © 1979.
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.
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.
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.
JOE BYRD & THE FIELD HIPPIES - THE AMERICAN METAPHYSICAL CIRCUS (Columbia MS 7317: RE) LP £8.00 - Follow-on project from United States Of America.
PHILIPPE CAILLAT GROUP - FRENCH CONNECTION, DIRTY RATS (JA&RO 003) LP ex+/vg+ £11.00 - Typical French jazz-fusion with an eccentric edge. © 1981. Guitarist Philippe Caillat was previously in the German prog-fusion band Frob.
# CAN - TAGO MAGO (Spoon XSPOON6/7_UK: RM) 2LP £22.00 - (Spoon XLSPOON6/7_UK: RM,GF,orange vinyl) 2LP £24.00 - Can's ultimate classic! Starting intensively mantric, this gets weirder & weirder, radical to the extreme. Great too! © 1971. Both copies have download code.
CAN - FUTURE DAYS (Spoon XSPOON9_UK) LP £19.00 - At their most spacious & flowing, with understated songs & strong melodic content, underpinned by lots of Irmin's electronics. © 1973.
# 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".
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 - 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 and & melodic.
# DENNIS - HYPERTHALAMUS (Long Hair LHC225) LP £18.00 - A Krautrock enigma from Hamburg 1974-75, featuring Tomorrow's Gift, Thirsty Moon, Kravetz, Xhol & RMO members, from trippy Guru Guru realms to Thirsty Moon to... Excellent stuff!
# EILIFF - EILIFF (Long Hair LHC151: GF) LP £18.00 - Classic Krautrock fusion band featuring Houschang Nejadepour (later of Guru Guru) & Rainer Bruninghaus (later a famed jazz pianist on ECM). The debut is extraordinary & mostly instrumental, with long complex drives, kinda Dauner meets Out Of Focus.
# EMERGENCY - EMERGENCY (Long Hair LHC182: GF) LP £18.00 - 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 LHC184: 1xBT) LP £18.00 - Aguably the finest by Emergency, with highly creative extended tracks. © 1972.
EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER - EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER (Island ILPS 9132: picture label) LP vg-ex/vg £5.00 - Supergroup of Keith Emerson, Greg Lake & Carl Palmer. © 1970.
# 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.
# ET CETERA - KNIRSCH (Long Hair LHC160: RM,GF) LP £18.00 - 2nd album (© 1972) from Wolfgang Dauner's Krautrock band, a weird fusion that resides somewhere between Embryo & Dauner's classic "Output". A new band really with Wolfgang Dauner (keyboards) & Fred Braceful (drums) joined by Larry Coryell (guitar), Günter Lenz (bass) & Jon Hiseman (drums).
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.
FAR EAST FAMILY BAND - NIPPONJIN (Phoenix ASHLP3009: #1000,180g vinyl) LP £15.00 - Re-recorded versions of material originally on Far Out "Nihonjin" & FEFB "The Cave Down To Earth" mixed by Klaus Schulze. © 1976.
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+ £29.00 - 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.
BRIAN GODDING - SLAUGHTER ON SHAFTESBURY AVENUE (Reckless RECK 16) LP m/m £14.00 - Obscure solo of gliss/tonal guitars & spacey rock/jazzy fusion from former Blossom Toes, Magma, Mirage, etc. guitarist & band. © 1988.
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.
BO HANSSON - MUSIC INSPIRED BY WATERSHIP DOWN (Charisma 9124 015: IN) LP ex+/g+ £5.00 - 4th album, © 1977. Again featuring Kenny Hakansson & Thomas Netzler.
HARMONIA - MUSIK VON HARMONIA (Grönland LPGRON149: GF) LP £17.00 - Classic Cluster/Neu! hybrid, pre-"Zuckerzeit" trippy ambient space music & weird Eno-esque edge. © 1973. P&P = 7 units.
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 - STAND BY (Bureau B BB 331) LP £20.00 - The ultimate power synth-rock opus - amazing! King Crimson trip into hyperspace! © 1979.
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.
MICHEL HUYGEN - BARCELONA 1992 (AMP AMP-L 005) LP ex/ex £7.00 - (Thunderbolt THBL 056) LP new/ex+ £9.00, new/vg+ £8.00 - © 1986. TV movie soundtrack from Neuronium leader.
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.
KITARO - IN PERSON DIGITAL (Kuckuck 054) LP ex-m/ex £6.00 - You'd hardly know this was live, yet the 3 additional musicians are very noticeable, very spacious & almost rock music at times. © 1980.
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.
MALADY - MALADY (Svart SVR403: RE) LP £19.00 - Excellent new Finnish progressive rock band. Lots of classic moves, rich keyboards, esoteric mystical songs, the works! © 2015.
MALADY - TOINEN TOISTA (Svart SVART145: GF) LP £19.00 - 2nd album. © 2018.
# 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 - SPACE GUERILLA (Schneeball 00011: GF) LP ex+/ex £45.00 - Last album from the 1970s by this Kraut-fusion band related to Embryo. © 1978.
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 MULLER 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.
NAVEL - AMBIENT 1: MUSIC FOR SPACEPORTS (Taping Desk 06) MLP m/vg+ £5.00 - German ambient outfit in light "Discreet Music"/Fripp & Eno/Cluster "Sowiesoso" vein. © 2009.
# 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! (Gronland LPGRONI: GF,RE) LP £14.00 - Inventive industrial Krautrock from 2 ex-Kraftwerk members. Highly influential & an all-time classic! © 1972.
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.
NEW HUMANS - DISASSOCIATE (Avant/Savant 001: PO) LP m/m £10.00 - New York based atmos/noise outfit. © 2006. Apparently a 300 copy edition.
NEW TROLLS - SENZA ORARIO SENZA BANDIERA (Cetra/Vinyl Magic VMLP 130: GF) LP ex+/m £9.00 - 180g vinyl reissue (circa 2008) of their 1968 debut.
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 - 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.
OCARINAH - PREMIÈRE VISION DE L'ÉTRANGE (O-Music OM 71076-1) LP £15.00 - 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.
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 - (Virgin V2001: 3rd pressing) LP vg-ex/ex £4.50 - 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".
# PANZERPAPPA - ASTROMALIST (Rune Grammofon RLP 3135) LP £19.00 - Great modern Norwegian cross-genre fusion band with Canterbury like touches. © 2012.
PAPIR MEETS ELECTRIC MOON - THE PAPERMOON SESSIONS LIVE AT ROADBURN 2014 (Sulatron st1501) LP £19.00 Danish trio Papir plus Komet Lulu & Sula Bassana (of Electric Moon). Just two 20+ minute pieces of instrumental space-rock. © 2015.
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!
PULSAR - BIENVENUE AU CONSEIL D'ADMINISTRATION (Musea FGBG 2020: IN) LP £12.00, new/vg+ £9.00 - 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 £28.00 - 1986 Italian cross-culture folk/ethnic mix, 4 long tracks towards Canzionere Del Lazio.
ROUSSEAU - SQUARE THE CIRCLE (Musea FGBG 2017) LP m/ex £8.00 - 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.
SBB - SBB (Supraphon 1113 2218: RE) LP ex+/ex £15.00 - 5th album (aka "Slovenian Girls"), uniquely esoteric but powerful 1 track a side LP, originally only released in Czechoslovakia.
# SECRET OYSTER - SEA SON (Long Hair LHC217) LP £18.00 - LP #2 (© 1974), wickedly complex Canterburyesque fusion, often very close to Soft Machine from the same time, & just as good.
# 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.
SILOAH - SILOAH (Garden of Delights LP 029: 2xBT) LP £22.00 - 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.
# 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.
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. Stagg were thus a melting pot, pilfering influences and reshaping them in their own way. 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+ £23.00 - 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.
# THIRSTY MOON - THIRSTY MOON (Long Hair LHC128: RM,GF) LP £18.00 - Spacey edged progressive with typical Krautrock jazzy psych touches, akin to Kollektiv, Os Mundi, AR+Machines. One of the great classics of the Brain label. © 1972.
THIRSTY MOON - YOU'LL NEVER COME BACK (Long Hair LHC00129: RM,GF) LP £17.00 - 2nd album, featuring 2 contrasting sides: 1) typical Thirsty Moon, complex & radical rock; 2) a spacey fusion in Xhol, Kollektiv vein. © 1973. P&P = 7 units.
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
# TOMORROW'S GIFT - GOODBYE FUTURE (Long Hair LHC187: RM,GF) LP £21.00 - This proved to be one of the most creative & unique of Krautrock albums, relying heavily on clavichord, Mellotron & bass guitar to create a range of instrumental textures that are often unbelievably complex, spurred on by the devilishly creative percussion of "Zabba" Lindner. © 1973.
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.
# UTOPIA - UTOPIA (Long Hair LHC175: GF) LP £18.00 - 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.
VANGELIS - IGNACIO (Egg 900 531) LP ex/vg+ £7.50 - 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 - OPERA SAUVAGE (Polydor 2490 161) LP ex+/vg+ £4.50 - Music for a TV series by by Frederic Rossif. © 1979.
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.
# WIND - MORNING (Long Hair LHC158: GF) LP £17.00 - Patchy & nowhere near as good as their debut, this still has some excellent tracks. Varied bluesy, classical & psychy rock from 1972.
# WITTHÜSER & WESTRUPP - TRIPS+TRAUME (ZYX OHR 70036-1) LP £14.00 - Cosmic trips & dreamy ventures to psychedelic realms. An Ohr classic! © 1971.
# WITTHÜSER & WESTRUPP - DER JESUS PILZ (ZYX OHR 70037-1) LP £14.00 - 2nd album, aided by Dieter Dierks & Gille Lettmann on a vivid cosmic trip! A Pilz classic!
# WITTHÜSER & WESTRUPP - BAUER PLATH (ZYX OHR 70035-1) LP £14.00 - 3rd album (© 1972), with Jurgen Dollase, Jerry Berkers, Harald Grosskopf, etc.
WONDERLAND BAND - Nº 1 (Polydor 2371 125) LP m/vg £80.00 - 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.
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.
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).
COLOGNE CURIOSITIES · THE UNKNOWN KRAUTROCK UNDERGROUND, 1972-1976 (Mental Experience MENT005) 2LP £21.00 - 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.
PAST-PRESENT-FUTURE (Syn-Phonic SYNPHO 10: GF,IN) 2LP ex+/ex £15.00 - 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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