Three never-issued albums from Brother Ah – the enigmatic musician who may be known best for his work with Sun Ra, and his rare album on Strata East. Divine Music levels the field, rewriting the past with every note - so unique and diverse in source and result that it is impossible to completely describe. Astounding, mind bending and singular, before us lays one of the most important releases of the year - historically significant - twenty compositions infused with the soaring heights of sonic joy. This is listening at its best.
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.
Few copies back in stock, totally sold out at source. Exactly how The Necks conjure their particular magic - as deceptively simple as it seems - whilst always moving forward, is anyone's guess, but Unfold proves yet again that rules and schools are to be broken and re-formed into patterns and frameworks unlike those already known
the highly-anticipated reissue of Japanese percussionist Midori Takada's sought after and timeless ambient / minimal album "Through The Looking Glass", originally released in 1983 by RCA Japan is here with us. Considered a Holy Grail of Japanese music by many, "Through The Looking Glass" is Midori Takada’s first solo endeavor, a captivating four-song suite capturing her deep quests into traditional African and Asian percussive language and exploring contemplative ambient sounds with an admirably precise use of marimba
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.
"Blurry, indistinct sounds that have an alluring mysterious fog throughout, just so perfect to wrap yourself around. What could be more appealing? Hands down my favourite Marchetti release, finally available on vinyl" Oren Ambarchi
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From the back of the mind, that silent yearning - a call with one answer. From beneath the skin, an itch that only one thing can scratch. The doctor is in. The fix - sonic adventures, embedded in wax. After a fantastic year, SoundOhm is starting the next by throwing open the cabinet doors with its Winter Sale. Whether lost in addiction, or looking for a taste, the shelves are stocked with every delight.
One of the most striking documents of Italy’s Minimalist movement, Giusto Pio’s Motore Immobile is a masterwork with few equivalents. Produced by Franco Battiato, at the outset of a long and fruitful period of collaboration between the two composers, and issued by the legendary Cramps imprint in 1979, the reemergence of Motore Immobile heralds what is unquestionably one of the most important reissues of the year
In the late 70’s the Italian music scene recorded a renewed interest in a sound research involved to a stimulating fusion of popular elements, jazz improvisation and suggestions of the Eastern classical heritage. Starting from the experience of Aktuala the idea of a common "Mediterranean air", that could compare and harmonize rhythms and timbres of various regions, enlivened a large number of musicians. This is the story of Zeit
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.
Originally issued by the seminal imprint Saravah in 1972, and among the most uncategorizable and sought after artefacts of the French avant-garde, Barney Wilen’s Moshi is nothing short of a masterpiece - long holding a coveted spot in the hearts of adventurous listeners and record collectors alike. A wild unkept cultural collage. A series of sonic experiments. A spiritual, psychedelic pilgrimage into the unknown