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  • 01. Black Ice
    02. Noonday
    03. The Night Is Burning
    04. Make Me Believe
    05. You Changed My World
    06. Hellriser
    07. Run Like The Wind
    08. Radar Love
    09. We’ll Fight Back
    10. Love Set Me Up
    11. Midnight Hour
    12. Rest In Peace
    13. Moving
    14. Tickets On The Wall
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    ARAGORN

    Night Is Burning

    [engl] There are few bands who can claim to have built their reputation on one single, but such is the situation for Aragorn, formed in Chesire in 1978. They were one of the first acts to sign to Neat Records as the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal erupted, but fate conspired to ensure that they only ever released one single, the killer ’Black Ice’ / ’Noonday’, which has definitely become something of a cult 45 among aficionados of the genre. Here it is along with 12 tracks taken from their not released at the time album from 1982/3. A must for anyone into obscure, 70s styled hard–rock and early metal.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    11.07.2017
     
  • 01. Friend of Mine
    02. Road of Life
    03. Same Old Story
    04. Twenty–Four Hours
    05. Superstition
    06. 77 St. Thomas Road, pt. 1
    07. 77 St. Thomas Road, pt. 2
    08. Jubilee Shuffle
    09. Funk Song
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    ARGUS

    Argus

    [engl] Argus were an obscure British outfit with connections to Rare Amber and Julian’s Treatment. Their sound was hard–hitting bluesy hard–rock, similar to Hackensack or Killing Floor. In 1973, they recorded a five–track demo with the intention of securing a record deal which sadly never arrived. It is included here along with a few live tracks from post–Argus underground psych–prog outfit Anaconda. First time on vinyl.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    25.06.2019
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    EAN 4040824088934
     
  • 01. Let's Communicate Flash
    02. Woman- A- Come
    03. Ain't Nobody Here
    04. Jungle Beat
    05. Sole Blues
    06. Woman- A- Come
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    BARE SOLE

    Flash

    [engl] Previously unreleased demo album from 1969, UK. The loudest band from Hull in the 60s, Bare Sole played raw, in- your- face psychedelic hard rock and heavy blues. Bare Sole?s brief existence at the tail end of the 1960s reflected the realistic trappings of their geographical situation. Musical icons such as Mick Ronson and Robert Palmer would eventually rise to fame outside of their native Hull, but Bare Sole sadly only managed a handful of out- of- town gigs and a tour of US air bases in Germany. As it was, their entire existence fitted inside just over a year, but at least their inspired musical legacy has survived thanks to a 1969 recording session held at Fairview studios. Assisted by writer and producer Keith Herd and galvanized by an enthusiastic local poultry farmer, Bare Sole captured their primitive garage mannerisms inside of one fiery recording session. Aside from Decca?s rejection of their demo tape, Bare Sole continued playing alongside acts such as Family, Status Quo, The Move and the Small Faces, but the inevitable decision to quit came in 1970 and their story came to an end. Presenting Bare Sole?s entire recorded history taken from the master tapes of their 1969 recording session. Their seductive garage romp boasts explosive doses of fuzz, wah- wah and Farfisa organ, a sound that recalled an earlier and more primitive sound, but a sound that also may have unwittingly sealed their fate. Master tape sound. Detailed liner notes.
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  • 01. Drabantbyrock
    02. Kjære, Lille Deg
    03. Unset
    04. Det Siste Stikk
    05. Betong, Stål Og Glass
    06. Om Du Var En Fisker
    07. Du Og Jeg Og Sipo
    08. Vi Blir Fler Og Fler
    09. Olav Ål
    10. Cm Jam
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    BAZAR

    Drabantbyrock

    [engl] Kick- ass psychedelic / progressive hard- rock from Norway! Bazar was one of the most hard- working progressive bands from Scandinavia. This is their killer second album from 1974. Wah- wah fuelled guitar action, organ, flute, melodic vocals and radical lyrics. ''Drabantbyrock'' combines heavy numbers, West Coast guitar jams and dreamy moments, featuring the superb guitar playing of Bent Patey. Highly recommended for those into Swedish hard- rock bands such as November.
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    EAN 4040824085285
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    EAN 4040824085315
     
  • 01. Nine Minutes
    02. There Once Was A Time
    03. Spider
    04. April Meteor
    05. Is This Your Day
    06. Creation
    07. Blind Faith
    08. Ferris Street
    09. Release
    10. Reason To Be
    11. Silence Returns
    12. The Smoke Of Eden
    13. Sky Dance (Take One)
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    BEAU

    Creation

    [engl] Originally released for John Peel's Dandelion label in 1971, ''Creation'' was the second album by underground folk troubadour Trevor ''Beau'' Midgley, recorded with psych band The Way We Live as backing group. Influenced by Tom Paxton, Leadbelly and Dylan, Beau started to write his own songs in the late 60s. After trying to secure a contract with Elektra Records with no success, he was approached by Clive Selwood (Elektra UK) and John Peel, who were launching a new label, Dandelion Records. Beau signed to them and released his eponymous debut album in 1969. For his second effort, Beau decided to experiment with a more folk- rock sound and add to the mix some avant- garde influences. Jim Milne (lead guitar and bass) and Steve Clayton (drums) from Dandelion stablemates The Way We Live / Tractor were the perfect backing band for him. ''Creation'' is a brilliant psych- folk / acid- folk offering with superb 12- string guitars, heartfelt vocals, studio effects and occasional acid- fuzz guitar. Beau's avant- garde influences came to the fore on the title track, which verges into White Noise territory. The album closes with ''Silence Returns'', featuring one of the most ear- splitting fuzz assaults ever committed to wax, courtesy of Jim Milne.
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    EAN 4040824084950
     
  • 01. Phrase–Overdrive
    02. Ambivalens
    03. Dinghi
    04. Alles Klar (Absolution)
    05. Start
    06. Stupsi (Ballade 1)
    07. Recreation
    08. Don’t Count It
    09. Relation (Ballade 2)
    10. Puls.
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    BRIDGE, THE

    Overdrive – Rock/Jazz–Party

    [engl] First ever vinyl reissue in original artwork of this fabulous kraut, jazz–funk / fusion / rare grove / library album from 1972, originally released on the budget Tempo label from Germany. Lots of fuzzy distorted organ & Fender Rhodes courtesy of Kristian Schultze (pre–Passport) plus the mighty Pawel Jazerbski on bass and Joe Nay (Tete Montoliu, Roland Klirk, Blue Note Club...) on drums.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    22.02.2018
     
  • 01. Göta Lejon
    02. Emma
    03. Vidsel–Sthlm, Enkel
    04. Anna
    05. Sagan Om Viggen
    06. Drömflickan
    07. Vapnet
    08. Tredje Riket
    09. Ansvaret
    10. Chaú Gaí
    11. K–E Andersson
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    BÄTTRE LYSS

    Till Den Sträng Som Brast Än Att Aldrig Spänna...

    [engl] First ever reissue of this rare Swedish psychedelic hard–rock & progressive album from 1975. Powerful guitar / organ and great melodic vocals, featuring ex–LIFE member Anders Nordh on guitar. The Bättre Lyss project was born during 1973–74, when mutual friends Rolf Hammarlund (vocals, bass) and Christer Palmquist (vocals, acoustic guitars, piano) started to write songs sung in English. Soon after, the lyrics were changed to Swedish and another friend, drummer & songwriter Rolf Johansson joined in. That’s when they decided to record an album. Helped by some talented friends, including THREE electric guitar players (among them Anders Nordh of LIFE fame) and a flute / sax player plus an organist, they registered "Till Den Sträng..." on a 2–track machine at a state–of–the art studio. The result was stunning and was released as a private pressing in 1975.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    22.02.2018
     
  • 01. Just a Beginner
    02. September Night Song
    03. A Song for Judas
    04. Longer and Longer
    05. Some Other Morning
    06. Hill Climbing for Beginners
    07. Sand in my Shoes
    08. Summers End
    09. Winter Lady
    10. Better Day
    11. Look to You
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    CAIR PARAVEL

    Some other morning

    [engl] Related to Paradise Square, Cair Paravel was the second project of singer / songwriter Pete Ryder, a key player on two of the most rare and sought- after private folk albums from the UK. This time, the band recorded at a real studio and the result was ''Some Other Morning'', released in 1976 on the Koala label as a tiny edition of 250 copies (four stars rating in the Pokora book). Gorgeous, atmospheric folk with ethereal male- female vocals and magical atmosphere. Includes a superb cover of ''Hill climbing for beginners'', originally by Water Into Wine Band. First ever reissue of this top rarity with remastered sound, repro of the original lyrics insert plus new liner notes by Richard Allen (Shindig!).''Beautiful delicate British progressive folk featuring lovely female lead singing alternating with fragile male vocals that are imperfect yet charming. This is an exceptional record, on equal footing with classics like Presence and Caedmon'' - Ken Scott (Archivist)
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    EAN 4040824084899
     
  • 01. Catch Up
    02. Bordun
    03. Onkel Joe
    04. Moonlight On A Baldhead
    05. Lydia
    06. Blues For The Kaiser
    07. A Night Without Dreams / The Little Things That Makes Us Happy
    08. Spinning Wheel

    CATCH UP

    Vol. 1

    [engl] One of the best Jazz–Funk–Fusion albums from the 70s Euro scene, featuring such giants as Charly Antolini (famous for his MPS recordings) on drums, Max Greger jr. on electric piano, Moog, Hammond, Mellotron and Milan Pilar on electric bass. Top notch jamming & soulful funky–jazz sound with some kraut–prog touches, recorded at the legendary Studio 70 in Munich and originally released in 1975 on the Calig label.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    07.06.2018
     
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    DANDO SHAFT

    An evening with Dando Shaft

    [engl] 1970 debut album by legendary British group. An essential, all acoustic folk- rock disc that stands up there with the top classics of the genre. 500 copies only, 180g vinyl and insert with liners by Andy Morten.
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    DANDO SHAFT

    Dando Shaft

    [engl] Second longplayer by UK folk- rock outfit, from 1971. With the addition of female singer Polly Bolton, theres a few traditional folk tunes and also quite some great Pentangle- like songs. A stunning album now reissued but 500 copies only, 180g vinyl and insert with liners by Andy Morten.
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    DANDO SHAFT

    Lantaloon

    [engl] Third and last album, from 1972. Another brilliant set of acoustic folk- rock and traditional folk. 500 copies only, 180g vinyl, repro of the original big poster, and insert with liners by Andy Morten.
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    DULCIMER

    Room for thought

    [engl] Largely known for their fantastic album ?As I turned as I had turned as a boy? from 1971, a true folk- rock delight, British group Dulcimer had also recorded a second album to make it released that same year, but for some reason it went unreleased. So heres finally the first ever vinyl release of this lost UK folk- rock album, and its taken from the original mastertapes. Limited to 500 copies in nice artwork and backflapped old- style covers, and 180g vinyl.
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    ELIAS HULK

    Unchained

    [engl] A classic in the collecting circuit since ages, the sole release by UK group Elias Hulk was out in 1970 on the Youngblood label. Raw hard- rock, adding some Eastern and blues- rock elements as well. First ever licensed vinyl reissue, 180g vinyl in a one- off 500 copies pressing. Insert with photos and extensive liners by Andy Morten. Repro of the original poster.
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  • 01. Try Making It Easy
    02. Train Of Time
    03. You’re Nothing At All
    04. There Is Only Time To Die
    05. The Song
    06. High And Dry
    07. Walpurgis
    08. Classical Woman
    09. Tell Me No Lies
    10. Walpurgis (Demo Version)
    11. Flying In The Sky
    12. The Echo Blues
    13. Seasons Of Atomic Roses
    14. Classical Woman (Demo Version)
    15. Plastic Queen
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    ERTLIF

    Ertlif... Plus

    [engl] Ertlif was formed in 1970 by two ex–members of Egg & Bacon, lead guitarist Dany Andrey and bass player Teddy Riedo. They were joined by keyboard player James Mosberger (The Only Ones, The Countdowns), drummer Hanspeter ’Bölle’ Börlin (The Countdowns) and lead guitarist Martin Ruder: the cream of the Basel music scene from that time. The band name was derived from a mysterious medieval magician and alchemist. They were inspired by Pink Floyd, Yes, Procol Harum, Van der Graaf Generator and Genesis amongst others. A strong rhythm section and twin lead guitars blended with the Hammond organ created the characteristic Ertlif sound. In August 1971 they were the only Swiss band invited to the "Pop Meeting 71" in Münchenstein, Germany. Soon after, Ruder left the band. In November 1971, Richard John Rusinski, an experienced singer from England (ex–Autumn Symphony), joined the band. Riedo and Beni Hauri (the band’s roadie) had been experimenting with oscillators, noise generators, ring modulators and other devices since 1969. In early 1972 they introduced these electronic sounds into the band’s closing number "Classical Woman" so becoming pioneers of electronic music in Switzerland. They also became the first Swiss band to use a Mellotron. The band’s instrumental virtuosity established them as one of the country’s top acts and a phenomenal live band and they were one of only a few Swiss groups to be offered a recording contract. In August 1972 their album and a 45 were completed in only four days. The records were launched in October generating radio interviews, television appearances and a great deal of press coverage. The promotional tour began with sold–out shows on three consecutive nights at the legendary Atlantis club in Basel. Ertlif continued performing until 1978, when they disbanded. In 1992, they reformed with the original band members and continued playing live. In 2001 they released a new album on CD. With a new line–up, Ertlif have been active until last year when founding member Teddy Riedo sadly passed away. This album is dedicated to the memory of Teddy, who was the brainchild behind this new Ertlif reissues. This double LP contains: –The first Ertlif album from 1972, featuring the original tracklist and sound taken from the original master tapes. – A bonus LP consisting of previously unreleased 1971 demo recordings, done at the band’s rehearsal studio without overdubs. With these demos, Ertlif were offered a recording contract with Tell Records. Also included as bonus is "Plastic Queen" from 1973, taken from the album "Heavenly and Heavy – Mixed Swiss Rock Candies".
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    DoLP
    Release-Datum
    12.04.2017
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    EAN 4040824086657
     
  • 01. Figments Of My Mind
    02. Camargue
    03. Distorted Dreams
    04. Edgar Flee
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    ERTLIF

    Relics From The Past

    [engl] Previously unreleased ’74–75 homemade recordings by Swiss prog /psych legends Ertlif. Raw, in–your–face hard–progressive sound with ultra–loud fuzz–wah guitar plus Hammond, Mellotron, synths, powerful (English) vocals... A great find for anyone into underground psychedelia.
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    Release-Datum
    12.04.2017
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    EAN 4040824086664
     
  • 01. The Blackleg Miner
    02. Little Roving Sailor
    03. Mariner Blues
    04. The Black Cap
    05. An Suisin Ban (The White Blanket)
    06. Medley: The Rose Tree / The Chanter's Song / Humours Of Whiskey
    07. Blackberry Bush / Blackberry Blossom
    08. Whistling Jigs To The Moon (The Dancing Master's Reel) - 09. The Brisk Young Widow (Sheffield Hornpipe)
    10. Seafarer
    11. Shepherd O Shepherd / Linnen Hall
    12. The Green Cockade
    13. Four Drunken Maidens (Rolling In The High Grass)
    14. Episodes
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    FLIBBERTIGIBBET

    Whistling Jigs To The Moon

    [engl] Originally released in South Africa in 1978, “Whistling Jigs To The Moon” is not only a very rare and sought-after album but also a wonderful collection of traditional and original folk tunes with a strong Celtic influence. Featuring Alison O’ Donnell and David Williams from psych-folk legends MELLOW CANDLE. In 1974, following the break-up of Mellow Candle, Alison and David arrived to South Africa. Once there, they met a couple of fellow expat musicians, Barrie Glenn and Jo Dudding, forming Flibbertigibbet in a niche folk and traditional circle of immigrant and local musicians, building up a repertoire of tunes and songs both original and traditional. They appeared at evenings held in communal houses, at folk nights and the Boksburg Folk Club. Producer David Marks offered to release their album and launch it in a series of concerts at the renowned Market Theatre. They enlisted the help of a number of fine musicians on the recording, namely classical first violinist Francesco Cignoli, jazz bassist Denis Lalouette, Nippy Cripwell on string bass, Colin Shapiro on flute and Dave Lambert on fiddle. “Whistling Jigs To The Moon” saw the light in 1978.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    05.12.2018
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    EAN 4040824088408
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    CD
    Release-Datum
    05.12.2018
    EAN
    EAN 4040824088415
     
  • 01. Freestone
    02. Through The Years
    03. Get Yourself Together
    04. London City
    05. Thanks
    06. Toe Grabber
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    FREEDOM

    Through the years

    [engl] Founded by ex- members of Procol Harum, Freedom were a legendary British psychedelic hard- rock band. This is their fourth album, originally released for the collectable Vertigo label in 1971. Powerful hard- rock / bluesy sound with loud wah /distorted guitars, long tracks, wasted vocal?recommended to fans of Clear Blue Sky, Budgie, Jodo
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  • 01. Danza Del Molinero
    02. Ya Se Van Los Pastores
    03. Ses Porqueres
    04. Pavana Española
    05. Negra Sombra
    06. En El Puerto De Pajares
    07. Rima Infantil
    08. El Cant Dels Ocells
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    FUSIOON

    Fusioon (Danza del molinero)

    [engl] First album released in 1972 by these Catalan psych–progsters. Traditional Spanish songs receive a psychedelic / progressive / jazz–rock treatment with tremendous rhythm section (drum breaks galore!), fuzztone guitar, Hammond & analogue keyboards plus occasional string arrangements.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    31.03.2017
     
  • 01. Farsa Del Buen Vivir
    02. Contrastes
    03. Tritons
    04. Diálogos
    05. Concerto Grosso
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    FUSIOON

    Fusioon (Farsa del buen vivir)

    [engl] This second album – released in 1974 – by Fusioon is one of the masterpieces from the 70s Catalan / Spanish psychedelic / progressive scene. Produced by the legendary Josep Llobell, you’ll find here plenty of Hammond, Moog, effects, solid rhythm section, distorted lead guitar, highly inventive arrangements...
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    31.03.2017
     
  • 01. German Castles
    02. When The Madcap Meets the World
    03. Old Ways and Schooldays
    04. Music in the Night
    05. Suspended Animation
    06. The H.S.B Song
    07. Yesterday Was Summer
    08. Rain
    09. The Castle
    10. Out of the Fireglow
    11. The Keeper of the Tower
    12. The Photograph
    13. After Time
    14. Aftermath
    15. Falling Leaves In Autumn
    16. Fat Old Engine
    17. Family Laughter
    18. Just An Illusion
    19. Klok
    20. Damascus
    21. Grasshopper
    22. Your Not Being There
    23. The Ballroom Of Despair
    24. Aftersong
    25. Village Vespers
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    HAVENSTREET

    End of the line / Perspectives

    [engl] The genesis of Havenstreet goes back to 1969, when Phil Ridgway and Jeff Vinter played in The Gas, an experimental psychedelic band heavily influenced by Barrett- era Pink Floyd. The two friends started to write songs their own songs, ending up as a folk duo. With the offer to record some of their material at a friend's studio, they recruited more musical friends?so Havenstreet was born. The influences had expanded now to bands and artists such as Peter Hammill, Strawbs, Traffic, Procol Harum, Stackridge, Keith Tippett, Bert Jansch?In the early- mid 70s they recorded a couple of albums which circulated as private cassettes among friends and relatives. In 1977, Havenstreet released ''The End Of The Line'', a self- released album in a private edition of 250 copies. It was collection of very English songs with evocative, literate lyrics and a stunning progressive folk- rock sound. It featured one of the earliest known tributes to Syd Barrett on the song ''When the madcap meets the world''.
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  • 01. Iste Mundus
    02. Floret Silva Exorcismus
    03. Intermezzo (Chume, Chume)
    04. Ich Will Truren Rondo
    05. Mai Tanz
    06. Quot Sunt Horae Tot
    07. Sonus Dulcis Lyrae Ouverture
    08. Zum Fest
    09. Intermezzo (Fagott Sommer Nacht Promenade)
    10. Tempus Instat
    11. Langueo (Vacillantis)
    12. Chume, Chume Nummus
    13. Post Communio Sancti Cyrilli
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    HOFFMAN, KAY

    Floret Silva

    [engl] Sounding at times like Vashti Bunyan fronting Sunforest, "Floret Silva" is a haunting mix of medieval music and progressive / psych / folk with Latin lyrics straight from the Carmina Burana book. The "Floret Silva" project was born when minimalist composer Kay Hoffman went to Italy in the mid- 70s. Once there, she met with welsh soprano Jacqueline Darby, who had recently been working with the Italian avant- prog band Pierrot Lunaire. Jaqueline was working on new compositions with RCA producer Vincento Miccocci in Rome and she asked Kay if she was interested in getting involved in a new project. Kay agreed and Gaio Chiochio and Arturo Stalteri of Pierrot Lunaire also joined them on this new venture. Gaio travelled from Rome to play the guitar and other friends of Jacqueline also offered their collaboration. In a short time, Kay wrote all the material, inspired by the Carmina Burana book and her love of Medieval and Renaissance music. Kay also contributed vocals, clavinet and piano and together with Jacqueline Darby - on haunting vocals - plus an impressive cast of jazz/rock/progressive musicians, they recorded "Floret Silva" during 1977- 78, under the guidance of Vicento Micocci. Sadly, RCA backed off and the album went unreleased until a copy of the masters found their way to Japan, where the great Belle Antique label put out the first vinyl edition of "Floret Silva" in 1985. In 2006, US label Robot Records resurrected it again for the first CD release. After many years out of print on vinyl, we present a new edition of this lost piece from the 70s Italian underground scene. A visionary album which anticipated the sound practiced by many neo- folk bands some decades later.
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    Release-Datum
    24.02.2016
     
  • 01. Ouverture
    02. Finale
    03. Our Power
    04. Zugabe
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    KEDAMA

    Live at Sunrise Studios

    [engl] Swiss heavy–prog / kraut monster from 1976, originally released as a private, hand–made edition of 200 copies. Long instrumental / experimental tracks fuelled by Mellotron, Hammond, Minimoog, ripping distorted guitar and heavy drums. RIYL: King Crimson, Egg, Fusioon, Supersister, Jonesy, Gentle Giant, Tetragon, Siloah... Kedama came from St. Gallen in the north–eastern corner of Switzerland, near the Bodensee (only a few km from Germany and Austria). Their name was inspired by Ketama, Morocco (famous for its cannabis fields). They were amongst the first bands (probably the first) to record at Etienne Conod’s legendary Sunrise Studios, using the "kunstkopf" artificial head system. Unfortunately, the lack of experience with this new system resulted in a kinda thin sound on the album. This new reissue vastly improves the depth of the recording. "Live At Sunrise Studios" comprises four long instrumental tracks, two on each side of the LP. A digital download card is included, featuring the "Live At Sunrise Studios" album plus seven bonus tracks taken from unreleased studio sessions and the compilation "Perspectives". This is essential stuff, from the weird psych–funk of "Hwrlnzg" to the sitar–drenched "Improvisations".
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    29.09.2017
     
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    KILLING FLOOR

    Out of Uranus

    [engl] The second and best of the albums released by this British group, originally on Larry Pages Penny Farthing label in 1970. The impressive opening track ?Out of Uranus? kicks off this great album, filled with acid- rock and blues- rock with an aggressive production and in- your- face guitar riffs all over. Also features a couple tracks more into psych- pop, all pretty well executed.
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