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Adelbert von Deyen - Sternzeit & Nordborg

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Adelbert van Deyen’s first two albums, 1978’s Sternzeit and 1979’s Nordborg, established him as a Berlin school electronic musician, and contain what is probably...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-04-25)

Jasun Martz - The Pillory

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Mellotron fans take note. Unique and uncompromising music, this masterpiece of neo-classical avant-garde rock stands alone. Martz began composing "The Pillory" around 1976, assembling his...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-03-01)

Sea Level - Sea Level, Cats on the Coast, On the Edge & Long Walk on a Short Pier

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The Allman Brothers in their prime were no doubt one of the best American rock bands of the early 70s, covering a little bit of everything and doing it all extremely well — never a shortage...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1999-04-01)

Zamla Mammaz Manna - För äldre nybegynnare / Schlagerns mystik / Familjesprickor

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For my money, SZamla incarnation number two was their prime and despite the fact we have to pay Japanese prices for Swedish CDs (all done by Silence) these are extremely well worth the...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1994-05-01)

Bubu - Anabelas

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In the early 90s there was this I think Florida-based label called Music Hall who were issuing rarities from 70s Argentina and would have been considered one of the earliest reissue labels if there...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-04-20)

Atila - Reviure "Revivir"

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Anything can happen, but for over a decade I've been somewhat convinced that the odds of this fine Spanish progressive rock / space rock hybrid getting a legitimate CD release (I count at least...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-03-02)

Arachnoïd - Arachnoïd

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In 1979, progressive rock was all but dead in many countries, whether the support had gone or the big bands had become subsumed by arena rock. But there was really a lot going on in France in the...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-02-16)

Clearlight - Visions

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Fourteen years after releasing the album, Cyrille Verdeaux delivers a fine remake of Visions. On first listen it is evident that Verdeaux closely involved himself with this reissue. He...

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(Posted by Anatole Gordon 1994-08-01)

Renaissance - Novella & A Song for All Seasons

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The history of Renaissance is much too convoluted to go into in a review, but it’s safe to say that these two albums were the end of the “classic” period of the...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2002-09-01)

Happy the Man - Live

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Although this live set would have been much more meaningful had it been released closer to when it was recorded in 1978, it stands today as evidence that this DC area quintet was as tight on-stage...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-05-01)

Wapassou - Messe en Ré Mineur, Salammbô & Ludwig

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Wapassou was a unique classically influenced French band that existed from around 1971 through the mid-80s (their last release was in 1986). These three — their second, third and fourth...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-10-01)

Shylock - Île de Fièvre

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Finally, this reissue has arrived. Rumors of Musea releasing this French symphonic masterpiece can be traced back to as early as 1992. When Shylock's first, Giarlogues, was reissued a...

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(Posted by Dan Casey 1997-02-01)

GAM - Eiszeit

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The name GAM is an acronym of the member’s first names Günter Schickert (guitar, vocals, trumpet), Axel Struck (guitars, vocals), and Michael Leske (drums, percussion). Eiszeit,...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2007-03-01)

FM - Black Noise

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The reissue of the second album by this excellent Canadian trio has been long awaited by many. A rather nonstandard three-piece, their most unique feature was the substitution of mandolin/violin...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-08-01)

Red Square - Rare and Lost 70s Recordings

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1974 saw the birth of the UK avant-rock band Red Square. Consisting of Ian Staples (guitar), Jon Seagroatt (sax and bass clarinet), and Roger Telford (free-jazz drummer), Red Square shared the...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2016-07-27)

Kraan - Wiederhören, Flyday, Nachtfahrt, Live 88, Dancing in the Shade & Live 2001

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Recently Revisited Records, a division of InsideOut Music, has been reissuing a number of German bands from the past: Klaus Schulze, Amon Düül II, and Kraan. To date, they have released...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2006-05-01)

Stern-Combo Meissen - Weisses Gold & Reise zum Mittelpunkt des Menschen

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Stern Meissen (originally Stern-Combo Meissen) are universally acclaimed as East Germany's greatest progressive rock band. Not wishing to wait for Amiga to reissue their albums, the band took...

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(Posted by Mike Ohman 1997-02-01)

Stelvio Cipriani (with Goblin) - Solamente Nero

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Funk bass lines, analog synth lines, weird effects, and campy horror movies, no one knows how to mix them like Goblin. The soundtrack of Solamente Nero finally released (like I knew it all...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1997-02-01)

Anthony Phillips - Private Parts and Pieces I & II

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Released in 1978 and 1980 respectively (though recorded earlier), when acoustic music was anything but in vogue, Private Parts & Pieces 1 and 2 set the tone for much of Anthony's...

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(Posted by Mike Ezzo 1997-02-01)

Premiata Forneria Marconi - 10 Anni Live 1971-1981

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The saga of PFM is one of the most interesting and revealing of all of the "progressive" symphonic rock greats. With PFM you see the birth of the Italian classical rock scene, you see a...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1997-02-01)

Brandywine Bridge - An English Meadow

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English trio Brandywine Bridge released its LP, An English Meadow, in 1978. The album, just reissued by Kissing Spell, contained twelve original songs penned in the style of traditional...

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(Posted by Jim Chokey 2003-12-01)

Klaus Schulze - Revisited Reissues, Part 3

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Revisited Records has taken on the mammoth task of reissuing the entire Klaus Schulze back catalog, and these eight albums are what has been reissued so far this year. In addition to using...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2009-07-01)

Wlud - Carrycroch'

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After finally hearing this album it became clear why there was so much fuss and commotion about its reissue. Carrycroch' is the self-produced debut album by this instrumental quartet...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1996-08-01)

J.A. Caesar - Kokkyou Junreika & Shintokomaru

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J.A. Caesar – this is obviously not his real name – has been an enigmatic figure in Japanese rock and avant-garde music dating back to the early 70s. His music is impossible to...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1996-08-01)

Jacula - Anno Demoni

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Jacula's debut (to be reviewed in a later issue) was one of the rarest (if not the rarest of the Italian progressive rock albums), and certainly one of the most sinister –or...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Uther Pendragon - San Francisco Earthquake

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San Francisco in the mid-60s was an incubator for a lot bands. In 1966 a group of teenagers got together and formed a garage band that lasted from 1966 to 1978. Over that 12-year period the band...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2016-02-26)

St Tropez & La Compagnia Digitale - Icarus & La Compagnia Digitale

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Both of these groups contain percussionist/synthesist Ciro Perrino in their ranks. These groups were both post-Celeste and showed a vast change in style from that group. You may have heard Ozric...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

M.I.A. - Transparencias, Mágicos Juegos del Tiempo & Cornonstipicum

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Belle Antique has gone all out on their most recent set of reissues — the backlog of the brilliant Argentine ensemble M.I.A. M.I.A. was multi-instrumentalist (mainly keys) Lito Vitale's...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1995-03-01)

Dice - Dice, Four Riders of the Apocalypse & Live Dice

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During their short career, which spans the late seventies, Swedish band Dice (never to be confused with the Swiss neo-proggers Deyss) released only one self-titled album, an excellent testament to...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1996-03-01)

Izukaitz - Izukaitz

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In our last Lost Vinyl Update we covered Izukaitz' second album, Otzoa Dantzan. This is their first. Again, this was originally released on the Elkar label, which seemed to specialize...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1996-03-01)

Spacecraft - Paradoxe

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John Livengood may be better known for his recent collaborations with Richard Pinhas, but this was his electronic duo back in the late 70s, joined by Ivan Coaquette on guitars and bass. Their...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1996-03-01)

Terpandre - Terpandre

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If there is one song that exemplifies the best character of the warm, romantic and melodically colorful side of French symphonic progressive rock, it has to be "Conte en Vert," the second...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1996-03-01)

Magma - Attahk

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While Attahk continues in the same general musical direction set by Üdü Wüdü, the moods and emotions evoked on this album are decidedly more upbeat and...

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(Posted by Rob Walker 1995-11-01)

Tibet - Tibet

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Tibet is another one of Musea’s reissues of obscure 70s bands. Unfortunately for Musea, the master tapes were lost over the past 15 years. They had to remaster the CD from a vinyl copy using...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 1995-03-01)

Richard Pinhas - Chronolyse

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By this point in time in early 2016, saying that Richard Pinhas is an artist of many facets is a pretty obvious observation. Just glance through the reviews listed on his artist page, and...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2016-01-30)

Ñu - Cuentos de Ayer y de Hoy & A Golpe de Látigo

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Question: How could you possibly dislike Spanish heavy progressive rock? Answer: You couldn't. A five-piece consisting of guitar / Mellotron, vocals / flute, bass, violin, and drums, Ñu...

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(Posted by Mike Grimes 1995-11-01)

Machiavel - Mechanical Moonbeams

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This is at least the third CD reissue of this third album by the Belgian band Machiavel: a near-bootleg issue transferred from scratchy vinyl was released in the late 80s, then last year it was...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-08-01)

Cathedral - Stained Glass Stories

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McLatchey's Second Tier

Some of your favorites don't have to be perfect. This sole album by the US band features a vocalist in over his head and a weak production far away...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2016-01-14)

Zauber - Il Sogno (AKA Zauber)

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Here is another rarity from the vaults. Zauber was a five-piece who produced only this single album in the late seventies, until their recent reformation (see Mike's New Italian article in...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-07-01)

Neuronium - Quasar 2C361 + Vuelo Quimico

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Despite the 1998 publishing date on this set, these reissues have not been generally available (other than through pricey bidding wars on eBay) until now. This brings both the first and second...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2003-12-01)

England - The Last of the Jubblies

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Best known for their classic Garden Shed, England will forever be remembered as one of the few "new" bands of the late 70s United Kingdom brave enough to make unadulterated,...

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(Posted by Mike Ohman 1996-03-01)

Maynard Ferguson - Carnival

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For those of you uninitiated, Maynard Ferguson was part of the jazz-rock scene originating from the stable of jazz players who broke out under the auspices of Stan Kenton's big band....

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2003-12-01)

Bella Band -

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Smokin' hot fusion is the specialty delivered by this instrumental five-piece of keys, winds, guitar, bass, and drums from Firenze. Comparable to some other Italian jazz-rock bands like Perigeo...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-07-01)

Roberto Ciotti - Super Gasoline Blues

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Even further from what might be called the typical Artis/Cramps experimental/ progressive sound, here we have Roberto Ciotti, a blues guitarist/singer in a three-piece g/b/d format. His album...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-07-01)

Lucio Fabbri - Amarena

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Fabbri is probably best known for his tenure as violinist with PFM in their post-Passpartù period, and with Claudio Rocchi, and also for some of the work he's done with Demetrio...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-07-01)

Hugh Hopper & Alan Gowen - Two Rainbows Daily

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Another example of re-issue heaven? This album is (to my knowledge) the only bass/keyboard duet album made from a Canterbury link (Gilgamesh/Soft Machine). Originally released in the UK/USA in...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 1996-03-01)

Talking Heads - 2006 Rhino Reissues

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Now that CBGB's has finally closed its doors in New York City, it's a good time to explore the reissued back catalog of one of the few valid early inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2007-03-01)

Musica Urbana - Iberia

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Spanish ensemble Music Urbana are quite an interesting group of musicians, creating a very original music. Their first album, recently reissued showed a band blending a plethora of styles –...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Henry Cow - Western Culture

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Western Culture was originally released in 1978 as the final official album from Henry Cow. This single disc is separated into two 18 minute tracks: "History and Broken...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 1996-03-01)

Isopoda - Acrostichon

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Here is another release from the post-prog period, a good band who either didn't get their album ready early enough to catch the 70s prog-wave, or refused to prostitute their ideals in favor of...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-11-01)

Izukaitz - Otsoa Dantzan

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This Basque folk group offers multi-guitars, violin, flute, tin-whistles, some keyboards, percussion and two singers (male and female), with occasional saxes and pipes. Their musical concept...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-07-01)

Itoiz - Itoiz

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While the Basque country is politically part of Spain, Itoiz gives plenty of reason to count it as a separate entity. There is an influence in this music that is definitely indigenous to this small...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1994-08-01)

Itziar - Itziar

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Itziar is both a person and a band: singer Itziar Egileor and her backing group. Though the band made only one album, Itziar remain one of the best-known Basque folk-progressives. Part of...

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(Posted by Mike Ohman 1995-07-01)

Maneige - Ni Vent... Ni Nouvelle & Libre Service

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Of all the Quebecois bands that came to prominence in the 70s, one of the most unique and universally appreciated is Maneige. During their career which spanned from around '72 through the mid...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-07-01)

Roedelius - Tape Archive 1973-1978

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I would be honored if someone were to commemorate my 80th birthday in the same fashion as Bureau B has done this year for Krautrock legend Hans-Joachim Roedelius! Just like his electronic musician...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2015-01-11)

M.I.A. - Cornonstipicum

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McLatchey's Second Tier

Crucis weren't the only brilliant Argentinian 70s group, but I'm not sure they were quite as young as some of the players in the collective...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2016-07-07)

Various Artists - Psychedelic Underground 11 - 15

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Beginning with its first year of operations, Garden of Delights has released a yearly limited edition Psychedelic Underground sampler containing the best track from each of their 9...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2011-06-01)

Guru Guru - Live

Cover art Guru Guru was one of the pioneering German psych rock groups, but by 1977 they had mellowed out with age leaving behind the Neumeier/Trepte/Genrich line up that procured classics such as Kan...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Arachnoïd - Arachnoïd

Cover art From the annals of French obscurity, Arachnoïd was a six-piece that recorded only this one album in the late 70s, and then disbanded a few months after its release. Using guitars, bass, drums,...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1996-08-01)

Roedelius - Selbsportrait 6: Diary of the Unforgotten

Cover art Roedelius has been quietly producing his unmistakingly original music for a long time now. And it's high time that he be given the kudos lauded upon his parent group. Yes, I am aware that Cluster was...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike Ezzo 1996-03-01)

Ramses - La Leyla / Eternity Rise

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This CD release collects the first two of three albums by this German band led by brothers Winfried (keyboards) and Norbert (guitar) Langhorst. The band's music is in the spacy symphonic mould,...

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(Posted by Mike Ohman 1995-03-01)

José Cid - 10,000 Anos Depois entre Vénus e Marte

Cover art The number of Portuguese progressive rock albums is a mighty small one, and despite the occasional rarity, this album and those by the great Tantra are practically the only to have surfaced from this...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1995-03-01)

Tibet - Tibet

Cover art Musea seem to have an affinity for the late-70s/early-80s German symphonic genre — the type of music that started with Eloy and Grobschnitt and ended with a million one or two shots — you know...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1995-03-01)

Henry Cow - The Road: Volumes 1-5

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Even after 40 years it’s difficult to use the past tense when it comes to the work of Henry Cow. Its importance grows and influence continues to be felt. And while it’s absurd to add that “it...

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(Posted by K. Leimer 2010-07-01)

Renaissance & Illusion - Scheherezade, Turn of the Cards & Madonna Blue

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[Note: This review from 1994 refers to reissues on the TRC label. The albums involved have since been legitimately issued, and those releases are listed at the end of this...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-10-01)

Strawbs - Deep Cuts & Heartbreak Hill

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I don't think even the most rabid Strawbs fan (maybe not me, but I'm close, so I should know) would say these two albums represent the band's peak. That being said, there are still some fine tracks...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2007-03-01)

Ange - 1995 Musea Reissues

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These seven titles by the legendary Ange represent part of Musea's big score from absorbing the Baillemont label late last year. Although most of these have been released on CD before — not once,...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-11-01)

Yochk'o Seffer / Neffesh Music - Ghilgoul

Cover art For those who read Exposé, sax genius Yochk'o Seffer should be well known. Practically the John Coltrane of French fusion and new music, Seffer's touch has graced many classics from early...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1995-11-01)

Bloque - Bloque & Hombre, Tierra y Alma

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There really was some great music coming out of Spain in the late 70s, and unlike a lot of their Spanish contemporaries, Bloque actually stayed together long enough to record more than one album!...

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(Posted by Mike Grimes 1995-07-01)

Kaipa - Solo

Cover art Kaipa's third studio album from early '78, and probably their last one of any merit, is a solid effort, instrumentally strong like the previous two, although seeming to encompass a bit more variety...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-07-01)

Gentle Giant - Out of the Fire - The BBC Concerts

Cover art English archive label Hux Records is slowly building an excellent reputation for having the best BBC tapes for re-release. Out of the Fire fits in nicely into their archive plans (alongside...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 1999-01-01)

N.H.U. - N.H.U.

Cover art It's not every day you discover a band from the 70s that you've never heard before, at least not for me. So NHU, sometimes known as Grupo NHU, is a particularly happy find. This album, first recorded...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2002-09-01)

Henry Cow - Western Culture

Cover art By the time they got to 1978 and the recording of Western Culture, Henry Cow were in the process of breaking apart. Fortunately for us, they saw the project through to its completion, for it...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2002-09-01)

Fuchsia - Fuchsia, Mahagonny & Other Gems (1975-1978)

Cover art This is a collection of odds and ends from 1970 – 1978 compiled after the demise of Fuchsia. The first two songs are unreleased demos recorded on a primitive ¼ track about nine months after the...  » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 2014-06-23)

Todd Rundgren - Hermit of Mink Hollow + Healing + The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect

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By the end of the 1970s Todd Rungren had done it all, honing his guitar and compositional chops with The Nazz in the late 1960s, ultimately leaving that band to move on to production work for other...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2013-12-29)

Sun Ra - Disco 3000 - Complete Milan Concert 1978

Cover art Most of the Sun Ra I’ve heard before (and I’m far from an expert on his extensive catalog) was in large ensemble settings. Here we get an Italian quartet gig from 23 January, 1978, featuring the...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2008-10-01)

Edgar Froese - Ages

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I know what you may be thinking: Froese's parent group hit the skids ten years ago. But have no fear as Ages is a 1978 classic-TD-era release. So where's all the rejoicing? I feel pretty...

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(Posted by Mike Ezzo 1999-01-01)

Shylock - Île de Fièvre

Cover art Recording their second album in 1978, Île de Fièvre, Shylock finished their musical career with a tour de force. The six tracks from the original LP are a collection of superbly crafted...  » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 1997-12-31)

Spirit - Two Sides of a Rainbow

Cover art The year was 1978. Spirit was operating as a trio, led by guitarist / singer Randy California, a disciple of Hendrix, and his stepfather Ed Cassidy on drums; rounding out the trio was bassist Larry...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2013-11-21)

Heart - Little Queen, Dog & Butterfly, Bebe le Strange

Cover art Out of the Pacific Northwest, the two rockin' sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson and their band hit American radios in early '76 with "Crazy on You" and "Magic Man," two hits with a sound that combined an...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2004-09-01)

U.K. - Concert Classics Volume 4

Cover art I was pleasantly surprised to find a copy of this live series disc at a local SF Bay area shop in the bin with the regular monthly releases. Considering that Volume 4 had supposedly been...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2000-05-01)

Here and Now - Give and Take

Cover art Here and Now are very heavily patterned in the mold of Radio Gnome era Gong, complete with silly vocals, but luckily they also borrow from Gong’s best features, with some great guitar solos...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2002-09-01)

Round House - Jin.Zo-Ni.N.Gen & Wings to Rest

Cover art The Japanese five-piece Round House apparently never recorded a proper album during their existence in the late 70s, though two releases were cobbled together out of live tracks, demos, and some...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2003-08-01)

Barclay James Harvest - XII

Cover art Keyboardist Wooly Wolstenholme’s last studio recording with BJH was a mixed bag of ideas that showed how he had reached a cross roads with the group he helped form in 1968. Songwriting style changes...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Release Music Orchestra - Bremen 1978

Cover art Judging by the number of excellent recent releases, Radio Bremen must have been quite a treasure for European music lovers back in the 70s. This CD is a prime example. I’m not familiar with the band...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-03-01)

Bubu - Anabelas

Cover art This is an excellent album, featuring mature composition, great group playing, and a very nice sense of dynamics and texture. There is an intensity to this music which is controlled beautifully over...  » Read more
(Posted by Rob Walker 1994-02-01)

Pere Ubu - Dub Housing

Cover art I recall when I first heard this LP, I was honestly paralyzed by the discordant synthesizer which underpinned a Velvet Underground groove on the first track. There was vocalist David Thomas and his...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2000-05-01)

Hot Tuna - Double Dose

Cover art Long unavailable on CD, this full-length live disc (originally a 2LP set) is a superb summary of Hot Tuna's career up to that point; in fact the band split up shortly after the album hit the street in...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2008-01-01)

Sangiuliano - Take Off

Cover art An amazing album from 1978. Tony Sangiuliano was a one man keyboard show, assisted only by a drummer and female soprano; he could well be thought of as Italy's answer to Heaven and Hell...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-05-01)

Osamu Kitajima - Benzaiten, Osamu, Masterless Samurai, & Dragon King

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After spending much of the 1960's in the successful Japanese rock band The Launchers, Kitajima moved to to the UK and worked with a number of British bands, and released a very obscure self-titled...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2013-05-15)

Neuschwanstein - Battlement

Cover art Neuschwanstein was a German band whose sole surviving artifact is their incredibly powerful album Battlement, originally released on the Racket label. The sound on the LP could be described...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

FM - Direct to Disc

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The re-releases of this Canadian trio's albums are long overdue. Seems like some label reissued the debut Black Noise back in the early 90s, but never finished the job. Esoteric has...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2013-04-01)

Herbe Rouge - Herbe Rouge

Cover art This progressive group is of the sort that could only come from France in the 70s where a distinctive and idiosyncratic form of weirdness flourished.  » Read more
(Posted by David Ashcraft 1999-01-01)

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ProgDay 2017 Announces First Bands – Flor de Loto, Sonar, and Infinien are the first three performers to be announced for the 2017 edition of the long-running ProgDay Festival. The 23rd ProgDay takes place Saturday and Sunday, September 2nd and 3rd, at Storybook Farm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. » Read more

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Allan Holdsworth RIP – Surely in the list of artists who have contributed to the sound of modern music, there is a special spot for guitarist Allan Holdsworth. His name is known to virtually every student of the instrument in jazz and rock, and his style has been so widely emulated that it's hardly worth mentioning anymore — we can just assume that every guitarist has Holdsworth as an influence. » Read more


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Alpha Wave Movement - The Mystic and the Machine – A one man band sounding for all the world like a power trio from the mid 70s, Greg Kyryluk, joined on four tracks by Steve Hillman (not Hillage) on guitar, has hobbied through a convincingly nostalgic...  (2008) » Read more

Lunatic Soul - Lunatic Soul – Lunatic Soul is the all Polish solo outlet for Riverside front man Mariusz Duda. In the course of refining the identity of his primary band, it became clear to the lead singer that another side to the...  (2009) » Read more

Melting Euphoria - Upon the Solar Winds – In the beginning there was LSD; San Francisco responded with music. The psychedelic music of mid-late 60s San Francisco reached across the ocean to the UK, and touched bands like Pink Floyd and...  (1995) » Read more

Carol Grimes, Uncle Dog & Sweet F.A. - Voiceprint 2000 Reissues – Upon the demise of Delivery (Phil Miller's quartet augmented by Janis Joplin stylized blues vocalist, Carol Grimes), Grimes moved off to join another blues-based, less improvisational group, Uncle...  (2001) » Read more

Hail - Hello Debris – The ongoing collaboration between avant garde multi-instrumentalist Bob Drake and vocalist Susanne Lewis continues to confuse and confound. Drake and Lewis this time pull in more indie rock elements,...  (2008) » Read more



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