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Michael Zentner - Present Time

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Formerly of the Muffins, Michael Zentner and his solo release drifted into obscurity over ten years ago, from which they have just been rescued. The lineup on this album differs from track to...

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(Posted by Mike Borella 1994-10-01)

Care of the Cow - Dogs' Ears Are Stupid

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Care of the Cow was a trio based out of Chicago in the early 80s who played a fascinating blend of psychedelic folk, minimal electronics, and post punk weirdness. Their second album,...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2019-11-17)

Miguel Flores - Primitivo & Lorca: The Lost Tapes (1989​-​1991)

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From the late 70s to the mid-80s there was a group of Peruvian composers and musicians who attempted to fuse modern experimental and avant-garde compositional techniques while at the same time...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2019-09-13)

Anyone's Daughter - First Five Reissued

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Anyone's Daughter was one of a group of late 70s German symphonic bands who brought forth a highly melodic rock, colorful and saturated with emotion. Their vocal harmonies were strong, and...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Nathan Mahl - Parallel Eccentricities

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One of the better English Canadian progressives, this one has had a lot of attention amongst progressive collectors for its rarity and quality. I had heard that there were going to be bonus tracks...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1998-02-01)

The Anthony Phillips Band - Invisible Men

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By the early 80s, Anthony Phillips had already recorded seven solo albums, beginning with the heavily orchestrated The Geese and the Ghost in 1977, then moving on to more song oriented...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2017-12-04)

Klaus Schulze - Audentity & Angst

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Audentity features Klaus plus Michael Shrieve (the original drummer with Santana) on percussion, Rainer Bloss (sounds and glockenspeil), and Wolfgang Tiebold (cello). The sound is clean,...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2018-04-19)

Iconoclasta - Iconoclasta

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I picked up the two-on-one CD featuring the first two Iconoclastas in the relatively early days of the progressive rock CD reissue wave. At the time, I think it may have had the absolute record for...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2018-01-18)

IQ - Tales from the Lush Attic

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I would think most people count this as IQ's debut album, even if there was a previous cassette release, but though it's an album I've known for a really long time, it's a recent...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2018-01-04)

Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind

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If you remember the 80s, you remember the t-shirts — for me they were ubiquitous in guitar classes. To my ears Iron Maiden were and still are the greatest act to come from the New Wave of...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-12-28)

Takami - Y. de Noir II & Yume no Kirigishi

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Serenity... calm... stillness... These are the virtues most strongly imbued in the music of Takami's first recording Y. de Noir II, an album that is almost completely dominated by...

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(Posted by Mike Ezzo 1996-03-01)

Kenso - Overview of Pre-1996 Releases

Cover art If Japan has the equivalent of a Happy the Man, Kenso is it. Their sound encompasses everything, from polished symphonic prog, to fusion, Canterbury, even touches of Japanese traditional music. The music is (with a couple of exceptions) entirely instrumental, melodically rich, highly spirited, and completely energized. They've been together since the late 70s, off and on, and the lineup has changed over time, but has always centered around guitarist Yoshihisa Shimizu. In addition to guitar, the lineup typically features dual keyboards, bass, and drums — and early on included a flautist as well.  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1996-03-01)

Suns of Arqa - Selected Catalog 1979-2000

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Suns of Arqa started in the late 70s, first gaining notice as the touring band for reggae star Prince Far-I. Bassist / multi-instrumentalist Michael Wadada has been a constant in the band which has...

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(Posted by Jon Davis, Jeff Melton 2003-08-01)

John Martyn - Sweet Certain Surprise & Live at the Bottom Line

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What is remarkable in this last set of two live rarities from guitarist and vocalist John Martyn is that the two performances continue to show an expanding range within different periods of the...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2002-09-01)

Greg Lake - Greg Lake / Manoeuvers

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By the dawn of the 80s, after ELP had run its course and called it a day, singer, guitarist and bassist Greg Lake, now a man without a band, was searching for a new direction. As a general rule,...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2016-07-25)

Solaris - Marsbéli Krónikák (The Martian Chronicles) & 1990

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At long last, The Gong label has stepped forward and re-released Solaris' The Martian Chronicles and 1990. While both these titles have been previously available on CD, both...

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(Posted by Mike Grimes 1997-02-01)

Circles - Circles & More Circles

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Circles was the obscure German electronic trio of Dierk Litert (synths, sequencers, drums, bass, guitar, voice, saxophone, and flute), Mike Bormann (guitars, bass, and synths), and Busch Buchweitz...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2016-06-03)

Klaus Schulze - Irrlicht, Dune, Dziękuję Poland, Miditerranean Pads, Sequenced? & Crime of Suspense

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Revisited Records continues reissuing the Klaus Schulze back catalog. The past twelve months have seen seven more albums released with another batch due Fall 2006. Revisited is holding true to the...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2006-05-01)

Steve Roach - Emotions Revealed

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This latest entry in Roach’s catalog is an archival release of two long (and long lost) recently rediscovered pieces recorded in 1983 during his formative period (around the time of...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2016-04-18)

Bacamarte - Depois do Fim

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Let me just begin this by saying this album is unquestionably the best Brazilian symphonic progressive rock album. Keep also in mind that it hasn't had much competition until the last few...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Francesco Buccheri - Journey / Second Journey

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Italian synthesists are a rare breed and only a few of them did anything of note (Cacciapaglia, Baffo Banfi, and very few others). Buccheri was a very obscure musician with a pronounced Teutonic...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Jumbo - Jumbo, DNA, 1983 & Live

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The list above is the entire discography of Jumbo except for two rare singles, one from 1970 and one from 1975, and Vietato Ai Minori Di 18 Anni? which is

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Bi Kyo Ran - Live Vol. 2 - 3 (Who Ma & Ran)

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After a three-year period (spent mostly making demos and being discovered by King Records), Suma appeared with a new band behind him. King coaxed him into the studio, and the albums Bi Kyo...

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(Posted by Mike Ezzo 1996-03-01)

Bi Kyo Ran - Live Vol. 2 - 3 (Who Ma & Ran)

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After a three-year period (spent mostly making demos and being discovered by King Records), Suma appeared with a new band behind him. King coaxed him into the studio, and the albums Bi Kyo...

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(Posted by Mike Ezzo 1996-03-01)

Tim Story - In Another Country

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Story, probably better known for his more recent work on Windham Hill and Hearts of Space, released his first two albums on cassette in the early 80s. This, his second, finally received an LP...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-11-01)

Nekropolis & Peter Frohmader - Live & Stringed Works

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For those of you disillusioned with the lack of early Frohmader / Nekropolis reissues on CD (whatever happened to the plans on the Sensorium label?), here's the reissues of Nekropolis' live...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1995-11-01)

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)

Marco Antônio Araújo - Four Reissues

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Marco Antônio Araújo was an accomplished Brazilian cellist/acoustic guitarist, much inspired by classical music. What strikes me in Araújo's work is the seemingly intemporal...

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(Posted by Alan K. Lipton 1995-07-01)

Marco Antônio Araújo - Four Reissues

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Marco Antônio Araújo was an accomplished Brazilian cellist/acoustic guitarist, much inspired by classical music. What strikes me in Araújo's work is the seemingly intemporal...

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(Posted by Alan K. Lipton 1995-07-01)

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)

Pekka Pohjola - Five Reissues

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For anyone not yet familiar with the name of Pekka Pohjola, he is a Finnish composer, bandleader, and bassist among bassists primarily, but also fluent on piano, synthesizer, and trumpet as well....

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-03-01)

Van Otterdyke - The Syrens

Cover art Ed Van Otterdijk (spelled Otterdyke here) is a Dutch multi-instrumentalist who released this one self-produced album on WEA in 1984 as part of a three album deal. The music straddled the line between...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-10-01)

Graham Collier - Hoarded Dreams

Cover art On a purely practical level, this release is hard to categorize. It is the first wide appearance of a performance from the Bracknell Jazz Festival in 1983, so it is both a new release and an archival...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2008-01-01)

Kenso - Sora Ni Hikaru - Early Live Vol.1

Cover art Kenso were perhaps the pinnacle of the great Japanese symphonic rock bands. All too often, where others fell short, Kenso succeeded admirably at many of the things that make a band of this genre...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1994-10-01)

La Rossa - A Fury of Glass

Cover art Yet another obscure symphonic band brought to us by Musea, La Rossa's A Fury of Glass is a welcome reissue for the fan of Yes/ELP influenced rock. Featuring excellent keyboard playing in the...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike Borella 1994-08-01)

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)

Roger Chapman - The Legendary Funny Cider Sessions/Swag

Cover art Family’s Roger Chapman is somewhat of a workaholic. His departure from Family only saw him tirelessly fronting bands under a number of other names including his own. This package of two albums...  » Read more
(Posted by Mac Beaulieu 2005-09-01)

Randy California - The Euro-American Years 1979-1983

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It merits discussion as to what, in the early 80s context, constituted the difference between a Spirit album and a Randy California album. Because nearly every Spirit composition in those days was...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2008-01-01)

Asfalto - Más Que Una Intención

Cover art Asfalto is a Spanish band probably best known for their self-titled debut and its classic proggy follow-up Al Otro Lado, both from 1978. They started life as a trio, but by the debut album...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2013-06-04)

Radio Noisz Ensemble - Odiszée-Parck

Cover art Radio Noisz Ensemble was the successor band to the more folk-oriented six-piece Emma Myldenberger, who released two LPs in the late 1970s, and followed those with a live cassette after the turn of the...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2013-05-30)

Cartoon - Sortie

Cover art The end of the 70s and first years of the 80s were a defining time in the history of progressive rock. The dinosaurs that had dominated throughout the first half of the 70s were rapidly becoming a...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-08-01)

Rebekka - Phoenix

Cover art Phoenix was the first release by the German band Rebekka, whose brand of progressive music featured tablas and tamboura besides the standard guitar, flute, sax, keyboards, bass, and...  » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 1994-05-01)

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Jon Christensen RIP – Word reaches us today of the passing of Norwegian drummer Jon Christensen, a musician whose sensitive playing did much to help define the atmospheric sound of ECM jazz recordings. His work with Jan Garbarek, Bobo Stenson, Terje Rypdal, and many more was sensitive and varied, adapting to a wide variety of styles while maintaining a distinct identity of its own. Christensen was 76. » Read more

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Wolfgang Dauner RIP – Pianist Wolfgang Dauner, one of the pioneers of both European free jazz and jazz rock, has died at the age of 84. With his own groups and with the United Jazz+Rock Ensemble, his playing and compositions were a prominent presence in European jazz from the mid-60s until just recently. » Read more

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Glass Hammer - The Inconsolable Secret – One could arguably claim that this release finds American prog band Glass Hammer at the top of their game, which probably explains the scope of this effort. First of all, it s a two-disk set in a...  (2006) » Read more

Disjunkt & Awkward Star – New York and Chicago aren’t the only American cities with avant jazz scenes – Seattle has quite a bit to offer. In addition to the big names like Bill Frisell and Wayne Horvitz who have relocated...  (2001) » Read more

Ragnarök - Path – If you are old enough, you might remember that Ragnarök was part of the Swedish Prog Rock movement in the mid 70s. Their self-titled album released in 1975 was typical 70s art-rock. The band vanished...  (2009) » Read more

The Muffins - <185> – This newly re-released version of <185> is an excellent document of the final recordings by this talented Washington, DC quartet. First, a little history: Fred Frith produced the album in 1981,...  (1997) » Read more

Ilous & Decuyper - Ilous & Decuyper – Ilous & Decuyper occupy an interesting niche in French rock, one that doesn't relate much to what is even vaguely referred to as progressive or symphonic rock. Yet this album is certainly one...  (1997) » Read more



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