Bridging the worlds of fine art, drug culture, high New Age thinking, and musical Minimalism, Pythagoron’s sole LP is a near perfect artifact of its era - a mysterious sonic wonder, emerging from the fog of time. Privately issued in 1977 - sold via advertisements in High Times - America's iconic stoner publication, the album is thought to be a product of Usco (The Company Of Us), one of the earliest multimedia art collectives based in New York - pioneers in the field of immersive sound and light environments
Stefano Tamburini contributions as a publisher have become widely celebrated in the years following his death, Tamburini's creative gestures within music have remained largely hidden from view. Originally released during 1981 in a slim cassette in an edition of a few dozen copies, these sounds are the focus Plastica Marella’s latest release - Mongoholy-Nazy/ Thalidomusic For Young Babies.
Originally issued by the legendary Shandar imprint in 1974, Strumming Music is as legendary as records come - one of the great seminal works of the 20th Century avant-garde - a holy grail. For decades record collectors have chased scarce copies across the globe, counting the days until it might reemerge. Cradled in the hands of Aguirre’s growing effort to bring the Shandar catalog back into view, that time has finally come.
All three reissues of the fantastic free / spiritual jazz french Cohelmec Ensemble at a special price. Works which highlight the many optimisms and possibilities of organized sound - entirely of their moment, while infused with the power to rewrite the present with every note. Hippotigris Zebra Zebra, Next, and 5 Octobre 1974 illuminate the sounds of French Jazz as it has rarely been heard.
Since they first emerged on FMP in 1971, a series of recordings - often referred to as the Berlin Trilogy, have represented an axis point in the history of Jazz. Made earlier the same year by Peter Brötzmann, Fred Van Hove, Han Bennink, and Albert Mangelsdorff. Unquestionably among the most important recordings of 1970’s Jazz, their reemergence joins Cien Fuegos remarkable standing dedication to the history of European improvised music and the seminal output of FMP. Easily among the most important reissues that will emerge this year - not to be missed on any count.
A vinyl reissue of an ultra rare LP (no surviving copies are known to exist!) underground kraut-kosmische monster, Cozmic Corridors was recorded and produced circa 1972-73 in Cologne. Steeped in mystery, surrounded unknowns, and emerging for the first time on vinyl in the hands of Guerssen, Cozmic Corridors is one to get.