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Dennis Young - Wave - Electronic Music 1984-1988

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In 1983, New York City band Liquid Liquid had a hit with their song “Cavern” that was later sampled by Grandmaster Flash for his hit “White Lines” because of its strong...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-06-09)

Various Artists - Music for Films III

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The All Saints label began as a veritable home for the electronic, ambient inclined artist who needed a new vehicle to deliver a powerful message. Music for Films III is a sampler of these...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2001-12-01)

Syd Barrett - Crazy Diamond

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With the exception of some live sessions recorded for the John Peel show, this 3CD box set purportedly contains all of the surviving post-Pink Floyd recordings of their one time bandleader Syd...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-05-01)

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)

Rascal Reporters - Happy Accidents

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What do you get when you combine two one-man bands? Why, Rascal Reporters of course. Steve Gore and Steve Kretzmer are the men responsible for the music of this highly idiosyncratic American group....

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(Posted by Mike Ezzo 1997-02-01)

Raoul Björkenheim / Krakatau - Ritual

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Ah Krakatau's first album, another interesting choice by Steve Feigenbaum for reissue. Krakatau has resided in ECM's stable since their third album, and all are worth checking out. Raoul...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1997-02-01)

Third Ear Band - Alchemy

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McLatchey's Second Tier

There really was no other quartet like the Third Ear Band, they were even singular in 1969, showing up on the Harvest label next to Pink Floyd....

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2015-11-19)

Steve Roach - Dreamtime Return

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McLatchey's Second Tier

This was Roach's first landmark release, at the time he was at the forefront of what was considered "New Age music." Albums like Quiet...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2016-06-16)

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)

Dead Can Dance - First Five Reissued

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Since 1984, Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard have created seven albums that stand the test of time: Dead Can Dance (1984), Spleen and Ideal (1985), Within the Realm of a Dying...

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(Posted by Alan Gunnison 1995-03-01)

Alfredo Tisocco - Kátharsis, Ritagli d'Anima & Ballet Collection

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Alfredo Tisocco's solo career apart from Opus Avantra, began in 1975 with the release of...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-07-01)

C.W. Vrtacek - Silent Heaven

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Over the years Connecticut-based multi-instrumentalist and composer C.W. Vrtacek has released several solo albums, appeared on numerous compilations, collaborated with Frith, Didkovsky, Biota, and...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1996-08-01)

Heretic - 1984-88

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Active in Kyoto from 1984 until about 1989, Heretic were a trio which consisted of Hirofumi Kawahara, Toru Ohta, and Suguru Mori, performing on synths, guitar, and cello. For this CD release Belle...

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(Posted by Mike Ezzo 1996-03-01)

Fromage - Ophelia

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Four years after their debut, and with an almost complete change in the lineup (only the singer / flautist and drummer from the first album remained), Fromage released their second album...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1996-03-01)

Christian Vander - Offering I - II

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It had been a while since Magma left us with Merci, and this, the first true Vander solo project finally appeared in 1986. Musically, Vander began exploring some undeveloped territory, as...

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(Posted by Dan Casey 1995-11-01)

Christian Vander - To Love

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Welcome to Christian and Stella's living room... This is positively the most minimalist of all Vander's solo efforts. Christian and spouse Stella are the only musicians featured here...

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(Posted by Dan Casey 1995-11-01)

Magma - Köhntarkösz

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For the recording of Köhntarkösz, the Wurdah Ïtah quartet was augmented with two keyboardists and a guitarist, giving the band a much more flexible lineup. With...

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(Posted by Rob Walker 1995-11-01)

Carol Grimes, Uncle Dog & Sweet F.A. - Voiceprint 2000 Reissues

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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,...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2001-12-01)

Univers Zéro - Uzed

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McLatchey's Second Tier

This Belgian group followed up their classic third album...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2015-11-26)

Steve Tibbetts - Yr

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McLatchey's Second Tier

Before ECM got ahold of this and stuck one of their generic covers on it, Steve Tibbetts' second album had a much more

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2015-11-05)

Ange - Au-Delà du Délire

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McLatchey's Second Tier

Ange were probably the premiere French symphonic progressive rock group, although I always run across fans of the genre who don't like what they do....

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2016-09-01)

Soft Heap - A Veritable Centaur

Cover art Another Canterbury related release makes its way to the surface. This disc is mostly a posthumous release from a live set in 1982 when guitarist Mark Hewins replaced the then recently deceased Alan ...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 1996-03-01)

Midas - Beyond the Clear Air

Cover art Midas were one of the unheralded "Made in Japan" groups and only recorded one album in 1988, which this is a reissue of. It's unfortunate that Midas went by so unnoticed; Beyond the Clear...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1995-03-01)

Halloween - Part One & Laz

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Just in time for their recent performance at Progfest, Musea has finally reissued the Halloween back catalog. Their second Laz, originally released on vinyl in 1990, probably should have...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-03-01)

Rousseau - Square the Circle

Cover art This is the third album by this German six-piece, probably better known for their first album Flower in Asphalt, with which they developed a reputation of being essentially a decent Camel...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-07-01)

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)

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)

Ian Carr's Nucleus - Out of the Long Dark & Old Heartland

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One of the last incarnations of Nucleus from the late 70s featured Carr along with long-time cohort Brian Smith on reeds. Geoff Castle, Billy Kristian, and Roger Sellers rounded out this version of...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2003-12-01)

Heretic - 1984-88

Cover art Heretic was a Japanese group that released two albums in the 80s. This CD combines these two albums and includes a bonus track recorded live in the studio. 1984-88 is interesting in that you...  » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 1994-12-31)

Heretic - 1984-88

Cover art Heretic were a Japanese synthesizer/guitar based band from the mid-80s; this release collects three tracks from their first album Interface (1985) when they were essentially a three-piece...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-08-01)

Haze - In the End: 1978 - 1988

Cover art In the End: 1978-1988 is a compilation of various tracks that chronicle the 10 year existence of one the more undeservedly obscure UK progressive bands. In their early days, the band...  » Read more
(Posted by Bob Netherton 1994-02-01)

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Kurt Reifler - Kurt Reifler – The first comparison that came to mind when I started on these tunes was Lenny Kravitz, though with more down-to-earth production and less self-important posing. There's also a hint of Living Colour,...  (2008) » Read more

Simon Dupree & the Big Sound - Part of My Past - The Simon Dupree and the Big Sound Anthology – There’s no doubt that a complete collection of the recordings of Simon Dupree and the Big Sound has historical value. Aside from being a curious footnote in the story of the psychedelic 60s with...  (2005) » Read more

Baby Grandmothers - Baby Grandmothers – Baby Grandmothers were a legendary underground Swedish psych trio from the late 60s who performed extensively throughout Scandinavia but only released a single in Finland. The band consisted of Kenny...  (2008) » Read more

Carptree - Man Made Machine – It’s a fine art to write big, powerful music without sounding either pompous or foolish, and this Swedish duo pulls it off well. The result is a little like a heavily orchestrated mid-70s...  (2006) » Read more

Spring Heel Jack / The Blue Series Continuum - Masses – John Coxon and Ashley Wales take advantage of their Thirsty Ear jazzy label mates by diving head first into a maze of grooves, pulse and mood. But don’t expect a clever ambient dub from these...  (2001) » Read more



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