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Cuneiform is definitely one of the more adventurous progressive labels around giving voice to some amazing talent that would otherwise never see the light of day. When I asked Steve Feigenbaum for a little history on Cuneiform he told me:

Essentially, Cuneiform exists to present what I think are the most interesting musics in the "avant/new music" categories, with an emphasis on rock bands playing intricate, rehearsal intensive music. You will find a wide range of music here - from 20th century classical music, to jazz/improvised, to fusions of various sorts. You'll also find a large number of rock bands who are rock bands only because of their instrumentation. - Steve Feigenbaum

You'll find their latest releases below.


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Happy Family/Minimal Gods ....CD $16.99

Happy Family/Minimal Gods ....CD $16.99

Happy Family first appeared in the early 1990s as part of the explosion of exciting, underground bands roaring out of Japan at that time, such as Ruins and Boredoms.  An instrumental quartet of keyboards, guitar, bass and drums, they released two albums of over-the-top, metal, King Crimson and Magma influenced avant-progressive rock for Cuneiform Records in 1995 (Happy Family) and 1997 (Toscco) and then fell silent....until now!  Reforming with original personnel 15 years later, they are back and just as heavy and intense as they ever were.  And they still sound like no one else except Happy Family!  "Skewered blasts of noisome, Red metal shatters through rough and tumble landscapes of shuddering percussion, ominous, gravelly basslines and wheezing synths. An all-instrumental bulldozer of an album..."

 

 

Happy Family/Toscco ....CD $16.99

Happy Family/Toscco ....CD $16.99

A Cuneiform classic returns!  This new printing of the band's second album includes the previously Japanese-only bonus track "Dear My Daughter."   Toscco is the much anticipated second release from Japan's premier Zeuhl smokers. Still an instrumental quartet of keyboards, guitar, bass and drums, the years of work and playing since their first release have given them even more confidence and a more "gritty" sound. The addition of new guitarist Takahiro Izutani has also notched up the energy level. He's also a fine songwriter, and has contributed a new slant to their sound. This is a big step forward from their much appreciated first.

 

 

Jonathan Badger/Verse ....CD $16.99

Jonathan Badger/Verse ....CD $16.99

Experimental guitarist / musician / composer Jonathan Badger releases his third studio album, Verse, his first on Cuneiform Records.  Jonathan studied composition at Duke University. He also studied in Guitar Craft, a guitar school founded and guided by Robert Fripp of King Crimson.  Jonathan's work ranges from post-rock sludge to neo-baroque chamber music. His compositions and improvisations show themselves in electronic garb, all the while maintaining the character of solo guitar.  The guitar and percussion tracks of Verse were recorded to half-inch tape, after which Jonathan brought in a number of musicians to help orchestrate the pieces with brass, voice, reeds and strings. The album begins with simple guitar textures that slowly devolve and descend into vast subterranean soundscapes.  "This melancholic, mosaic record . . . shuffles nimbly between extremes of darkness and light the way an Olympic figure skater transitions from twirls and spins to Lutzes and Axles, a suite of fluid, involving instrumentals that draws from disparate genres to arrive at a sort of post-ambient survey course." - Baltimore City Paper

 

 

Dylan Ryan & Sand/Circa ....CD $16.99

Dylan Ryan & Sand/Circa ....CD $16.99

Drummer and composer Dylan Ryan, who has his feet firmly planted in indie rock and creative jazz (playing in Cursive and Herculaneum), returns with the second album by his band Sand. Throughout Circa, Ryan, guitarist Timothy Young (John Zorn, David Sylvian, Beck) and bassist Devin Hoff (Nels Cline, Cibo Matto) build upon their debut, an already inventive take on the guitar power trio, borrowing elements of James 'Blood' Ulmer, Fugazi, Bill Frisell and Fred Frith's Massacre.  Regarding his intentions for Sand's second record, Ryan said, "The most important thing for me while putting this record together was the idea of playing on the strengths of the first record without completely abandoning the sound we stumbled onto. When I did the first record, Hoff, Young, and I hadn't played a single show, or even played that much together yet so we were kind of feeling things out. After touring that record, I knew that I wanted to build on four main things; the harmonic openness or simplicity, the dramatic dynamic shifts, the ensemble passages, and especially group unison parts as on songs like 'Visionary Fantasy'."   Circa takes the most memorable elements of the debut record and expands upon them, honing the craft, and further distinguishing their sound. The sheer size of the band's sound has increased immensely. Introspective pastoral moments of "Visionary Fantasy" are book-ended by sludge-trodden group passages and the shadows of Dark Americana in "Slow Sculpture," which in turn are countered in "Possession" with highly imaginative Melvins-esque ensemble figures. Young's blissful guitar phrases lend an almost vocal capacity to these songs as Ryan and Hoff offer a perfect vehicle for his exuberance.

 

 

Anthony Pirog/Palo Colorado Dream ....CD $16.99

Anthony Pirog/Palo Colorado Dream ....CD $16.99

Palo Colorado Dream - recorded with the all-star trio of Michael Formanek on bass and Ches Smith on drums - is guitarist Anthony Pirog's debut solo album, and it marks the young innovator's entrance onto the national stage. The album's 11 tracks have an immersive depth and understated allure that hold the listener rapt. And they illustrate all the various realms of Pirog's artistry: the spinning fantasy-scape of his loops and the hard-nosed technical power of his soloing, his patience with a slow build and his knack for moments of fierce catharsis.

 

 

Rob Mazurek and Black Cube SP/Return the Tides ....CD $16.99

Rob Mazurek and Black Cube SP/Return the Tides ....CD $16.99

"I have always thought of the idea of passing as a beautiful thing, in which the soul or life force of the individual is somehow transferred to the immensity and brilliance of the entirety. The idea of Heaven and Hell (and everything in between) has always been a hallmark within the limited spectrum of what we humans can come up with and the idea of God or Gods has, for some, been an interesting way of putting a life and circumstances into some kind of mysterious belief system that can at times be fed off of and at times be fed to." - Rob Mazurek, excerpt from Return the Tides

 

 

The Cellar and Point/Ambit ....CD $16.99

The Cellar and Point/Ambit ....CD $16.99

The Cellar and Point is an adventurous 'garage chamber' band, developed and led by childhood friends Joseph Branciforte and Christopher Botta. They had long imagined a fluid synthesis of their wide-ranging interests: the detail of modern concert music, the improvisational sensibilities of downtown jazz and the emotional directness of rock, combined with the production values of hip-hop and electronica. Might it be possible to draw equally upon these influences, while transcending mere collage and to present it in the context of a working ensemble, not just a studio project? Ambit, the group's impressive debut album, is one answer to those questions.

 

 


Other recent Cuneiform releases

Jason Adasiewicz's Rolldown/Varmint ....CD $15.99

Jason Adasiewicz's Rolldown/Varmint ....CD $15.99

Led by vibraphonist and composer Jason Adasiewicz [a-dah-shev-its], Varmint is Rolldown's second release. The band, active for over 5 years, features stalwarts from Chicago's vibrant jazz/new music community: Jason Adasiewicz: vibraphone, Josh Berman: cornet, Aram Shelton: alto saxophone & clarinet, Jason Roebke: bass, Frank Rosaly: drums. Their sound combines Blue Note's classic, avant-leaning '60s albums with contemporary drive, swing, energy, and attack. Varmint features six new compositions by Adasiewicz and a tune written by Andrew Hill.

Afuche/Highly Publicized Digital Boxing Match ....CD $15.99

Afuche/Highly Publicized Digital Boxing Match ....CD $15.99

Afuche is a young band from Brooklyn who feature guitar, piano, baritone sax, bass, drums and vocals. Taking their cues from Can, The Dirty Projectors, Frank Zappa, King Crimson, James Brown, Tortoise, as well as African and Afro-Cuban music, they take these musical influences and apply and bend it all into a hybrid, original and progressive contemporary rock music that is most of all fun. Afuche are also a strong live outfit and that's reflected on "Highly Publicized Digital Boxing Match," which was recorded live in the studio with minimal textural overdubs to closely reflect their performance abilities. Since forming in 2008, Afuche have played a large number of shows at clubs as well as performing at the CMJ, SXSW and Next To Last festivals.

Beat Circus/Boy From Black Mountain ....CD $15.99

Beat Circus/Boy From Black Mountain ....CD $15.99

Boy From Black Mountain is the third release from the determinedly eclectic Boston-based ensemble Beat Circus. Beat Circus is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist / singer-songwriter Brian Carpenter. The music bridges a number of disparate genres including experimental music, Americana, cabaret, circus music, Appalachian string music, bluegrass music, old-time music, Southern Gospel, and funereal music. Beat Circus are a powerful live outfit as well and are gaining renown for their compelling shows, gathering great notices in high profile magazines (Time Out, The New Yorker and others) for their regular appearances up and down the northeast corridor. The current edition of the band features a unusual and versatile instrumentation. Brian brought in violinist Paran Amirinazari and violist Jordan Voelker (who also provide background vocals), trombonist Doug LaRosa, and the rockabilly-style rhythm section composed of upright bassist Paul Dilley, guitarist/banjoist Andrew Stern, and drummer Gavin McCarthy. The understatedly beautiful cover artwork and illustrations within the full color booklet are by Carson Ellis, known for her work on albums by The Decemberists.  Boy From Black Mountain began shortly after Carpenter's son was diagnosed with autism in late 2006. He began writing songs inspired by the experience of living with his son during the time of diagnosis and treatment. Carpenter further dedicates the album to his father and grandparents, whose lives as watermelon farmers in the rural Bible Belt inspired some of the songs. This is a very artful-yet-accessible album with great lyrics, memorable songs and rich orchestrations. In addition to the songs are a handful of haunting instrumentals which help to frame the overall work of the songs to a larger canvas.

Brown vs. Brown/Odd And Unevens ....CD $15.99

Brown vs. Brown/Odd And Unevens ....CD $15.99

Brown Vs Brown are an intense and stunningly tight 'rehearsal-intensive' avant-garde rock band from Amsterdam, Holland. Formed in 2004 by Dirk Bruinsma (saxes, vocals), Viljam Nybacka (bass), Gerri Jager (drums) and Jeroen Kimman (guitar, banjo), they have played everywhere from jazz clubs to punk dives, releasing their first album in 2007. Brown Vs Brown has developed a musical universe that denies stylistic description. Seemingly contrasting elements clash and recombine: meticulous composition vs. improvisation, complexity vs. raw energy and breakneck stumble rhythms vs. irresistible swing!

Cheer-Accident/No Ifs And Or Dogs ....CD $15.99

Cheer-Accident/No Ifs And Or Dogs ....CD $15.99

Founded in 1981, a touring/performing band since 1984, Cheer-Accident are a band that has always done its utmost to surprise their audience with constant reinvention, yet always doing so with a sharp focus. Celebrating their 30th anniversary, "No Ifs, Ands Or Dogs" is the group's 18th album. It is an album that crosses many stylistic boundaries, from straightforward pop songs to sound collage to art-rock. The album uses a huge variety of studio techniques and 'outside the box' imagination to put all of these disparate elements together in a compellingly cohesive way. The group has always toured heavily, and the band will continue to play regularly in its Chicago hometown (most recently they appeared opening for Tortoise), as well as twice yearly jaunts to the rest of the USA, and their second large-scale European tour will be happening in this spring.

The Claudia Quintet +1 featuring Kurt Elling and Theo Blackmann/What Is The Beautiful? ....CD $15.99

The Claudia Quintet +1 featuring Kurt Elling and Theo Blackmann/What Is The Beautiful? ....CD $15.99

The Claudia Quintet is a brilliant New York band led by drummer and composer John Hollenbeck who recasts jazz in shimmering new shapes inflected by classical minimalism, new music, progressive rock and post-rock. The Claudia Quintet embraces the textural freedom of electronic sounds and improvisation, the structural ambition of contemporary classical music, and most importantly, the joy of bodacious grooves and unapologetically gorgeous melodies. The quintet's one-of-a-kind "jazz and beyond" sound, with massive emotional depth, comes organically from the uncanny interplay of its virtuosos members, all of whom are poll winners and band leaders in their own right: Drew Gress (bass), Matt Moran (vibes), Ted Reichman (accordion), Chris Speed (tenor sax and clarinet) and guest pianist Matt Mitchell.  Claudia are always about doing something new and for their sixth album they have released something utterly unexpected: a vocal album featuring the talents of jazz's biggest male vocal star, Kurt Elling and the great Theo Bleckmann.

Claudia Quintet with Gary Versace/Royal Toast ....CD $15.99

Claudia Quintet with Gary Versace/Royal Toast ....CD $15.99

"Royal Toast" is the fifth release by this sensational 'jazz and beyond' ensemble, led by twice Grammy-nominated drummer/composer John Hollenbeck and featuring Drew Gress (bass), Matt Moran (vibes), Ted Reichman (accordion), Gary Versace (keyboards) and Chris Speed (tenor sax, clarinet). The Claudia Quintet's visibility could not be greater: The band perform at high profile venues, place very high on CMJ's listings of most played jazz albums with each release and gather huge press interest. This is the band's first album in four years and will be eagerly received by their many fans.

Carlo de Rosa's Cross-Fade/Brain Dance ....CD $15.99

Carlo de Rosa's Cross-Fade/Brain Dance ....CD $15.99

The four members of Cross-Fade are all rising or major names on their instruments in jazz. In addition to bandleader, bassist Carlo de Rosa, who recently appeared on The Colbert Report with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the band features pianist Vijay Iyer, who was awarded "the 2010 Musician of the Year" by the Jazz Journalists Association, saxist Mark Shim, who has recorded three albums for the legendary Blue Note label and the youthful drummer Justin Brown, who has performed with Esperanza Spalding and Gretchen Parlato, among others.  Proficient, creative, clearly an in demand bassist, Carlo de Rosa is earning a reputation of very high standards. As a composer and band-leader of the quartet Cross-Fade, he also has very high standards.  Cross-Fade is a band of top-drawer musicians, including jazz's major new piano star, Vijay Iyer. The music constantly moves between the modern, avant-garde and electric jazz worlds, never standing still, but taking the most interesting and attractive elements of these worlds and combining them into a new whole.

Dead Cat Bounce/Chance Episodes ....CD $15.99

Dead Cat Bounce/Chance Episodes ....CD $15.99

With a band name presciently stripped from the headlines, the term "dead cat bounce" denotes a small and brief recovery in the price of a sinking stock (as in "even a dead cat bounces"). Featuring four saxophones plus upright bass and drums, the group has been in existence since 1997 and this is their fourth album. Truly a gem of an ensemble, their music is an original blend of many things from the jazz tradition and the present and ultimately they have the feel of the World Sax Quartet with a rhythm section that swings like Mingus!

Ergo/If Not Inertia ....CD $15.99

Ergo/If Not Inertia ....CD $15.99

"If Not Inertia" is the third album from the unique New York based electro-acoustic jazz ensemble, Ergo, again mining areas in sound that no one else in the jazz idiom approaches. After releasing his debut CD in 2002, Brett Sroka (trombone, computer) began exploring beyond his jazz background and became fascinated with electronic music, surrounding himself with computers and software. As he sought to reconcile the six hundred years of technology between trombone and computer, he found the like-minded musicians Sam Harris (piano, Fender Rhodes) and Shawn Baltazor (drums). "If Not Inertia" also features critically acclaimed guitarist Mary Halvorson as special guest on over half of the titles. The music is jazz, certainly, but jazz that owes as much to Autechre and Sigur Ros as to Ellington and Sun Ra. "If Not Inertia" also features a bonus enhanced film "The Making of If Not Inertia," which is viewable on your computer.

Ergo/Multitude Solitude ....CD $15.99

Ergo/Multitude Solitude ....CD $15.99

In 2003, trombonist and composer Brett Sroka began exploring beyond his Jazz background and became fascinated with electronic music, surrounding himself with synthesizers and software. Ergo's music is fresh and different - jazz musicians exploring the boundaries of electronic music - and one of stark melodic beauty, enveloping electro-acoustic texture and empathic imagination. It has been compared to music as diverse as Duke Ellington, Autechre, Sigur Ros, Sun Ra, and King Crimson.

Fast 'n' Bulbous/Waxed OOP ....CD $14.99

Fast 'n' Bulbous/Waxed OOP ....CD $14.99

Captain Beefheart's music is the quintessential 'outsider art music' of the second half of the 20th century. Despite the fact that he retired from music over 25 years ago, his music resonates more strongly than ever as an influence on contemporary music. Fast 'n' Bulbous offer a unique slant on the songbook of one of contemporary music's most idiosyncratic musical figures. The band features seven great, well-regarded musicians drawn from the rock and the jazz worlds: co-leaders guitarist Gary Lucas (who was in the final incarnation of Beefheart's Magic Band) and saxist/arranger Phillip Johnston (of the Microscopic Septet) as well as drummer Richard Dworkin, and baritone saxist Dave Sewelson (both also of the Micros), trombonist Joe Fieldler (Ed Palermo Big Band and Satoko Fujii's big band), bassist Jesse Krakow (of Time of Orchids and Doctor Nerve) and trumpeter Rob Heinke (also of Doctor Nerve). With a strong, creative line-up like this, you know that you will be getting something more than just a 'cover band' and you indeed are. Heartfelt, exciting and it both rocks and swings!

Forgas Band Phenomena/Axis of Madness (L'Axe du Fou) ....CD $14.99

Forgas Band Phenomena/Axis of Madness (L'Axe du Fou) ....CD $14.99

Drummer and composer Patrick Forgas has been releasing jazz-rock gems that showcase his compositional and and arranging skills for over 30 years. Axis of Madness (L'Axe du Fou) is the fourth album by his current band; a 7-piece instrumental ensemble of skillful young musicians, performing on saxes/flute, trumpet/flugelhorn, violin, guitar, keyboards, bass and drums. The group performs music that combines the most attractive aspects of jazz and rock composition with inspired solos. The quality of the music and performances is obvious from the first note.  "...tight, urgent, almost suite-like arrangements, vaguely recallilng Frank Zappa and Carla Bley, which nonetheless give each player chances to strut their formidable stuff. There's restraint, ebb and flow at work here." - jazzreview.com   "Its combination of singable themes and rock rhythms will appeal to Canterbury devotees specifically - and, indeed, all fans of improvisation within a richly composed context." - All About Jazz

Michael Gibbs & The NDR Bigband/Back In The Day ....CD $15.99

Michael Gibbs & The NDR Bigband/Back In The Day ....CD $15.99

Michael Gibbs & The NDR Bigband's "Back In The Day" is a never before released audiophile recording of this great jazz composer and arranger in a program of original modern jazz plus three specially arranged classics recorded in separate sessions in 1995, 2002 and 2003. The legendary 'Britjazz' composer and arranger Michael Gibbs was born in 1937 in Zimbabwe and was originally a trombonist as well. Gibbs began to concentrate on writing and arranging because performing solos terrified him! Starting in the late '60s, he recorded a series of highly acclaimed and influential albums featuring many of the most prominent British-based jazz players who, like Michael, were beginning to flirt with jazz/rock. Since the '80s, he has mostly done arrangements and orchestrations for major names such as Joni Mitchell, Pat Metheny, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Whitney Houston, Peter Gabriel, and Sister Sledge among many others, while too infrequently recording his own music. "Back in the Days" is an all-too rare opportunity to hear Gibbs' music, arranged and conducted by the composer and in front of a well-rehearsed 18 piece band filled with great soloists (Including Gary Burton on vibes!) and ensemble players. The profile and interest in the 60s/70s wave of British Jazz talents has never been higher and Gibbs is one of the major names in the field.

Gosta Berlings Saga/Glue Works ....CD $15.99

Gosta Berlings Saga/Glue Works ....CD $15.99

Gosta Berlings Saga was formed in Stockholm in 2004. Glue Works is the group's third album, their debut release for Cuneiform, and their first release outside of Sweden. The instrumentation is Fender Rhodes and keyboards, guitar, bass and drums with guests on brass and strings.  The group are a modern instrumental rock band and their style combines post-rock, progressive rock, minimalism, avant-rock, collage/sound and more, all recorded and combined with unusual and interesting studio techniques.  The album was recorded at a studio in an industrial and forgotten part of Stockholm. The studio itself has leaking radiators and poor heating and always - a freshly urinated hallway from the petty thieves in the neighborhood. In other words: the perfect conditions for the recording of a breathtaking album.  Engineered, mixed and produced by Mattias Olsson (Anglagard) the band has created a truly all embracing, yet focused and forward thinking album.

Gutbucket/Flock ....CD $15.99

Gutbucket/Flock ....CD $15.99

What happens when you take four highly opinionated, strong-willed and creative composer/musicians and put them in a band together? You might have a volatile problem on your hand...or else you have Gutbucket. From the beginning Gutbucket has had no single bandleader; the result has been an expansive yet unified and recognizable group sound. With Flock, the group's fifth release, the twelve year-old Brooklyn-based quartet push their composer-driven, art-rock-tainted chamber jazz into new terrain. The group attacks their jazz with the ferocity usually reserved for punk. Their music is filled with layers of mature arrangements and a full-throttle blend of energy, chops, melody, intricacy and noise. From the beginning, Gutbucket's music challenged New York's downtown norm bringing a completely unique road-tested performance and a sound that tilted much further towards rock than many of its jazz contemporaries. Gutbucket's brand of jazz continues to have its signature biting edge, cunning sense of humor and appreciation for the loud and theatrical. Improvisations are woven seamlessly and sometimes unexpectedly into the band's growing repertoire, and each composer in the group has developed an individual voice that simultaneously supports the collective. Flock cements Gutbucket's sound - still wearing the indie rock influences on its sleeve, but delving deeply into all four members' work as individual composers, assimilating contemporary classical, free jazz, mathy art rock, and more. Audibly, Gutbucket learned from its decade of record-making and has produced its most ambitious disc yet. The band has produced a CD that is hard-hitting yet nuanced, with a new sonic and compositional breadth. Gutbucket's imagination is in full bloom on Flock; the band sounds exactly like itself: immediate, ferocious, ambitious and inviting. During their dozen year ride, Gutbucket has brought its "impressive balance of passionate lyricism and pummeling angularity" (Time Out New York) to festivals, clubs and concert halls in 33 US states and 19 countries. All of this work and energy and power has been harnessed on Flock, the latest in their series of impressive works!

Joel Harrison/Mother Stump ....CD $15.99

Joel Harrison/Mother Stump ....CD $15.99

"…drags American roots out of the campfire singalong into the solar system." - Village Voice.  "Add Joel Harrison to Metheny and Frisell as guitarist/composers who have created a new blueprint for jazz." - New Orleans Times Picayune.  Guitarist/composer Joel Harrison melds influences from jazz, classical, country, rock, and world music. On Mother Stump Harrison explores his past growing up in 1960s and 1970s Washington D.C., with its hugely inclusive and wide-ranging music offerings.  "Unlike a lot of my CDs, the focus here is on my playing and not so much on my writing and arranging. It's a mixture of jazz, rock, Americana, and soul music, with tunes by Luther Vandross, Buddy Miller, Leonard Cohen, George Russell, Paul Motian, a traditional spiritual and a couple of my pieces. It's a nod to my formative years, my roots as a guitarist in Washington D.C., performed on six old guitars and two old amps. It's a lot of history that I'm trying to make new." - Joel Harrison.  This exciting album of blazing guitar Americana jazz features Joel Harrison: guitar, Michael Bates: bass, Jeremy Clemons: drums, Glenn Patscha: Fender Rhodes, Hammond B3, Wurlitzer piano.

Lars Hollmer/With Floury Hand (Sketches) ....CD + DVD $21.99

Lars Hollmer/With Floury Hand (Sketches) ....CD + DVD $21.99

Lars Holllmer (1948-2008) was a Swedish composer, accordionist and keyboardist. He was a founding member of the influential "Rock in Opposition (R.I.O.)" movement with his band Samla Mammas Manna, founded/performed in a number of other bands, toured throughout Europe and the Americas and wrote a song that is a modern-day standard in Sweden (Boeves Psalm). Starting in the mid 80s and concurrent with his band work, he had a solo career where he emphasized his compositions and accordion playing and introduced many beautiful and exciting pieces into the modern accordion repertoire. "With Floury Hands (sketches)" is the final album by Lars Hollmer and was compiled by his son, this is the album Lars was working on before he died. Included is a professionally filmed DVD from a 2005 performance by Lars solo, in duo with bassoonist Michel Berckmans (Univers Zero), and one song with Miriodor, plus 30 minutes of extras. All of the recordings on the CD and DVD are previously unreleased and true gems in the catalogue of the underrated talent of Lars Hollmer.

Hugh Hopper/Hopper Tunity Box ....CD $14.99

Hugh Hopper/Hopper Tunity Box

"Freshly remastered from the master tapes and issued on CD from the master tapes for the first time, this was the second solo album by Soft Machine bassist and composer Hugh Hopper. This was Hugh's second solo album and his first solo album after leaving Soft Machine. In my fan-boy opinion, it is one of the best records Hugh's ever made and is a fine and distinctively unusual progressive/fusion album that has all the compositional and performance twists and oddities that make it distinctly Hugh's. Originally released in 1977 on the Compendium label, it highlights Hugh's quirky compositional sense and trademarked fuzzbass/looping/lead bass stylings with stunningly great contributions from Richard Brunton-guitar, Elton Dean-alto sax and saxello, Mark Charig-cornet, Nigel Morris-drums, Frank Roberts-electric piano, Dave Stewart-organ, pianet, oscillators, Mike Travis-drums and Gary Windo-bass clarinet and saxes. There were no outtakes or additions to add to this reissue, but Hugh did contribute new notes that tell the story of the making of this album and he gave us reproductions of some of the musical scores for the booklet. An absolutely essential album that I've been pestering Hugh to allow us to release for well over a decade! This is a lost jazz/rock classic that demands to be rediscovered 30 years later! The original LP had a skip in the middle of one of Elton's wonderful solos and the only previous CD version was recorded off of a vinyl record and had the same skip! This is the first time this album has been released on CD with the care that it deserves. Don't miss it!" ~ Steve Feigenbaum/Cuneiform Records

"An old Soft Machinist never lets you down. Somehow he's brought with him much of the flavour of his old band.... [Hopper Tunity Box] belongs up there with Third and Fourth...." - Melody Maker

Richard Leo Johnson/The Legend of Vernon McAlister ....CD $14.99

Richard Leo Johnson/The Legend of Vernon McAlister

This CD is very low key, very personal and very extraordinary. Best known for his blazing speed and unusual techniques on the acoustic guitar, "Richard Leo Johnson has emerged from the fringe of the Mississippi Delta to become one of the baddest axe slingers in the land."-Jazziz. On this album, Richard has traded in his trademark double-neck acoustic for a well-worn, 1930's National Duolian steel-bodied guitar which he stumbled across. "I pulled it out of the case and was immediately stunned by its playability and tone. Bells, horns, voices and other mysterious qualities emanated from its resonate chamber. Moments later I noticed something etched into the steel body. It was the name Vernon McAlister, apparently the one-time owner of this amazing instrument. Who was Vernon? I could find nothing about him. A myth of sorts emerged, using this wonderful instrument as the nucleus. Every sound on this recording comes directly from the Vernon guitar." Richard was inspired by this unique instrument and its sounds to try something different from any of his other albums. This is a CD of deep beauty and innovation, created with just this one old guitar and some simple electronic and tape effects. As Dean Blackwood (Revenant Records) said about it, it is located in some sort of nether place between the old and the modern.

Richard Leo Johnson & Gregg Bendian/Who Knew Charlie Shoe? ....CD $14.99

Richard Leo Johnson & Gregg Bendian/Who Knew Charlie Shoe? ....CD $14.99

Richard Leo Johnson's style on the acoustic guitar is marked by emotional depth, complexity and hauntingly unfamiliar harmonies. Percussionist Gregg Bendian is the leader of The Mahavishnu Project and Interzone. They have toured together in the past, opening for King Crimson, among others, but this is their first recording together.  This record is an extension of the music and story of Vernon McAlister and his music's influence on the people he encountered, which started on Richard's last record, The Legend of Vernon McAlister. As on that album, Richard has taken on a character's role in order to 'get inside' of the music. Charlie is a self-taught guitarist from Marked Tree, Arkansas who has developed his own way of playing the guitar, after a chance encounter with Vernon. "Junk Fish" was a successful drummer in the 1970s, but was eventually a casuality of the rock and roll lifestyle. He sold his drums, moved to Marked Tree and works in the salvage yard where he and Charlie met.  Richard and Gregg work with "junk" percussion, cheap guitars purchased off eBay, field recordings and simple tape effects to make a kaleidoscopic, down-home, psychedelic experience.  In a few spots, Gregg's non-standared percussion instruments are reminscent of the Harry Partch instruments, and the music that resembles the imaginary meeting of Harry Partch and John Fahey!

Laswell + Bjorkenheim + Agren/Blixt ....CD $15.99

Laswell + Bjorkenheim + Agren/Blixt ....CD $15.99

Bassist Bill Laswell has been a major figure in creative music for 3 decades as a performer as well as a producer. The list of major names in jazz and rock he has worked with is voluminous.  His stamp is on literally hundreds of albums; the majority of them characterized by a sound fusing the energy of punk with the bone-rattling rhythms of dub and funk. Guitarist Raoul Björkenheim emerged from Finland in the 1980s with Edward Vesala then recorded two albums for ECM.  A major if under-appreciated guitar hero, he has kept an active profile most recently with Scorch Trio, with whom he has released 4 albums. Drummer Morgan Agren was voted the #1 best fusion drummer in the Modern Drummer Readers Poll of 2010! He has worked with keyboardist Mats Oberg as Mats/Morgan for over 30 years (since he was 14 and Mats was 10!) and they have released 8 albums. "Blixt" is the first release by this electric jazz power trio supergroup; think the Jimi Hendrix Experience mixed with outjazz/improvisation.

Led Bib/Bring Your Own ....CD $15.99

Led Bib/Bring Your Own ....CD $15.99

Rock? Jazz? The sound of plugged-in instruments falling down the stairs? UK skronk-jazz-rock-punk-whatever quintet, Led Bib release their fifth album, Bring Your Own, and bring all of these influences to the table. Their last album, Sensible Shoes, was a 2009 'Album of the Year' winner with the prestigious Mercury Prize. In the wake of the huge attention lavished on them due to the Mercury, performing to millions on the awards show, did they decide to tone it down? Turn it back a notch? Definitely not. If anything, Bring Your Own contains some of their hardest rocking material to date, mixing the full throated cry of the dual saxes over loudly amplified Fender Rhodes, bass and drums.   Led Bib are a huge presence on the UK modern jazz scene, playing large international festivals and venues across Europe, such as London's Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall, the North Sea Jazz Festival, Salfaalden Jazz Festival, Wiesen Jazz festival and others across Europe. The touring will re-commence with this new album's release.

Mats-Morgan/(Schack Tati) ....CD $15.99

Mats-Morgan/(Schack Tati) ....CD $15.99

"...these guys have an extraordinary amount of talent." - Steve Vai.   "...music that works on a cerebral and emotional level." - JazzTimes.   Keyboardist Mats Oberg and drummer Morgan Agren have been playing together for over 30 years, since Mats was 10 and Morgan was 14! They were 'discovered' at a very young age by Frank Zappa, who commented that, "They played unbelievable, just unbelievable."  Morgan was voted the #1 best fusion drummer in Modern Drummer magazine's 2010 reader's poll and full-length documentary on him, entitled Morgan Agren's Conundrum was released in late 2013.  [Schack Tati] is their first new studio album since 2005's Thanks For Flying With Us, which has sold over 5,000 copies.  Their music is a very individual and personalized blending of electronica, beats, jazz, rock and complexity.

Mats-Morgan Band/Live ....CD $15.99

Mats-Morgan Band/Live ....CD $15.99

Keyboardist/vocalist Mats Oberg and drummer Morgan Agren have been playing together for over 30 years, since Mats was 10 and Morgan was 14! They were 'discovered' at a very young age by Frank Zappa, who invited them to join his band (Zappa's ill health ultimately cancelled these tour plans) and they are musical legends in their native Sweden and beyond, known for their wild and funny musical performances. Since 2005, Cuneiform has been releasing the group's new recordings as well as bringing back to print their earlier, privately released albums. "Live" is their fifth album and the first by the amazing five-piece version of the group. Recorded live in June 1999, they dazzled the audience with their unbelievable chops and musical audacity. Now everyone can hear these performances!  Recommended for fans of: Bruford, Allan Holdsworth, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Meshuggah, Naked City, Return To Forever and Frank Zappa.

Mats-Morgan Band/The Music Or The Money? ....double CD $21.99

Mats-Morgan Band/The Music Or The Money? ....double CD $21.99

Keyboardist/vocalist Mats Oberg and drummer Morgan Agren have been playing together for nearly 30 years. They were 'discovered' at a very young age by Frank Zappa, who invited them to join his band (Zappa's ill health ultimately cancelled these tour plans) and they are musical legends in their native Sweden and beyond, known for their wild and funny musical performances. "The Music or the Money" is their second album and was originally released in 1997. This edition adds over 45 minutes of unreleased material. For fans of: Bruford, Allan Holdsworth, Mahavishnu Orchestra and Frank Zappa.

Microscopic Septet/Manhattan Moonrise ....CD $15.99

Microscopic Septet/Manhattan Moonrise ....CD $15.99

"They're still the finest retro-futurists around." - The Village Voice.   Voted the #5 jazz group in the 59th annual DownBeat critic's poll.  Originally active from 1980-1992, and reactivated in 2006 with the original personnel, The Microscopic Septet are regarded as one of the most important and unique bands to come out of the New York scene of the 1980s.  They entertained audiences with their combination of swing, energy and humor, which Downbeat described as "seminal, brilliant post-modern jazz."  The Micros start with a basic reeds-and-rhythm texture sonically similar to the sound of the swing era, but they use influences from the entire continuum of jazz. The result is a brilliant blend of fresh-sounding orchestration, ideas, compositions and inspired soloing. Their sound is the sound of jazz in America; ALL of it, from Ayler to Zorn, bebop to Basie. The Microscopic Septet distills the essence of jazz into a sound that swings - a music that is intelligent, sometimes humorous, and always good fun.  The Micros are widely known for their theme song to NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross program, broadcast daily across the USA and heard by millions!   Manhattan Moonrise is their 3rd release since reforming and their 7th release overall.

Phil Miller/Cutting Both Ways ....CD $15.99

Phil Miller/Cutting Both Ways ....CD $15.99

Phil Miller started composing & playing guitar in 1968. His first group was Delivery, with whom he cut a record in 1971. In late 1971, Phil helped to found Matching Mole with drummer & vocalist Robert Wyatt, who had just left Soft Machine. They recorded 2 LPs. After the break-up of Matching Mole, Phil joined forces with Dave Stewart, Richard Sinclair & Pip Pyle to form Hatfield & The North, cutting two LPs for Virgin in the mid 70's. Hatfield & The North later evolved into National Health, with whom Phil recorded 3 albums. Starting in 1981, Phil began preparing material for a solo career that began with 1988's Cutting Both Ways.  This is a Cuneiform classic now back in print!

Miriodor/Avanti! ....CD $15.99

Miriodor/Avanti! ....CD $15.99

Over a 30 year career, Miriodor have produced music that is intricate, tuneful , challenging and filled with both fire and humor. Their albums are enjoyable and captivating new-music gems. As Goldmine magazine said, "Occupying a realm somewhat between the chamber rock of Univers Zero and the spry fusion of vintage Jean-Luc Ponty...Miriodor mostly just sounds like Miriodor...unique and forward looking."

Miriodor/Cobra Fakir ....CD $15.99
Miriodor/Cobra Fakir ....vinyl LP $29.99

Miriodor/Cobra Fakir ....CD $15.99

Over a nearly 35 year-long career, Miriodor have continuously produced music that is intricate, melodic,challenging and filled with both humor and fire. Their albums are captivating new-music gems filled with great musicians, terrific tunes and a distinctive and personal sound.  Miriodor have performed in front of thousands of listeners at major music festivals in North America and Europe.  Cobra Fakir is the group's eighth studio album. "Occupying a realm somewhat between the chamber rock of Univers Zero and the spry fusion of vintage Jean-Luc Ponty...Miriodor mostly just sounds like Miriodor...unique and forward looking." - Goldmine.  "The music is both entertainingly accessible and startlingly inventive, filled with more sonic details than can be grasped in a single listen." - All Music Guide.  "Anyone with adventurous ears is sure to get a kick out of this venerable Quebecois quartet's music, which draws on nearly three decades of experience exploring the fringes of avant-pop instrumental music. Very cool." - CDHOTLIST.

Ed Palermo Big Band/Eddy Loves Frank ....CD $15.99

Ed Palermo Big Band/Eddy Loves Frank ....CD $15.99

Ed Palermo has led his big band for 30 years. Ed's interpretations of the music of Frank Zappa was heard by an audience in the millions, when he brought his band to the National Public Radio (NPR) studios in Washington, DC to record a segment that aired on NPR's Weekend Edition show in late 2006. "In arranging Zappa's tunes for big band, Ed Palermo has thrown new light on his legacy while retaining the composer's original melodic and harmonic designs. The arrangements also leave plenty of room for the band's gifted soloists...." - The Washington Post

Ed Palermo Big Band/Oh No! Not Jazz!! ....double CD $22.99

Ed Palermo Big Band/Oh No! Not Jazz!! ....double CD $22.99

The Ed Palermo Big Band is led by alto saxist and arranger Ed Palermo; he has had this big band with much of the same personnel for over 30 years, which is an impressive feat in itself, and has had his band performing the music of Frank Zappa for 20 years.  There are a number of ensembles performing the music of Frank Zappa, who is now recognized as one of the great 20th century American composers.  But no one does it with this ease, skill and originality!  The band is an 18 piece ensemble of five woodwind players, four trumpeters, three trombonists, two keyboardists, guitar, violin, bass and drum. All of these musicians are NYC professionals, and they have been playing this music for years with Ed, because, like Ed, they recognize and appreciate the genius inherent in the huge body of Zappa's work, and they want to keep this great music alive and in front of the public.  Oh No! Not Jazz!! consists of two discs: The first disc further explores Ed's distinctive, big band interpretations of the music of Frank Zappa, while the second disc features Ed's own, colorful compositions.  "Palermo developed these charts during years of live shows with these musicians, and their mastery of the material shows in the performances, which turn on a dime yet feel fierce with spontaneous invention. Palermo's arrangements and these performances are precise, dedicated, raucous and incisive - just like Zappa himself." - JazzTimes

Richard Pinhas/L'Ethique ....CD $15.99

Richard Pinhas/L'Ethique ....CD $15.99

L'Ethique was Richard's fifth solo album, originally released in 1982. It was his final solo album before his musical retirement in the 1980s and it's one of his great 'classic period' works. This recording features a great cast of musicians who had all previously played in Magma: Clement Bailly (drums), Patrick Gauthier (synthesizer, also of Heldon and Weidorje), Bernard Paganotti (bass, also of Weidorje) and Richard on the big Moog and guitar. L'Ethique has been unavailable on CD for several years. There is huge interest in analog electronics and the early days of synthesis, Richard's career in general and the music of Magma.

Richard Pinhas/Metal-Crystal ....double CD $17.99

Richard Pinhas/Metal-Crystal ....double CD $17.99

Richard Pinhas is a key figure in the international development of electronic rock music and remains today one of France's leading experimental musicians. He is recognized as the father of an entire musical movement in France (analogous to Tangerine Dream's role in Germany) for his pioneering work in the 1970s with his band Heldon, which fused electronics, "diabolical guitar work" and rock to create a pioneering, aggressive music that was a precursor to industrial music and techno. All of his early recordings have been reissued by Cuneiform. Pinhas' early work has been sampled by U.N.K.L.E., Pete Namlook/Bill Laswell, and other artists.  Joining Richard on "Metal/Crystal" are two other well-known provocateurs of new music; Michigan's Wolf Eyes - electronics (Sub Pop recording artists) and Japan's Merzbow - electronics (the originator of Japanese noise music). Also appearing are members of Magma and Heldon. "Metal/Crystal" is two full length CDs of radical music!

Richard Pinhas & Merzbow/Keio Line ....double CD $19.99

Richard Pinhas & Merzbow/Keio Line ....double CD $19.99

Richard and Merzbow are both among the best-known figures in electronic rock music today. Merzbow is probably the single best-known artist in noise music today. While Richard's work wouldn't be considered to be in the 'noise' arena, many of the artists in the field have expressed great interest in his pioneering use of synthesizers and electronics in rock and contemporary music from the 1970s until the present. Despite coming from very different backgrounds, they had long expressed admiration for each others work. Given all of this, it is probably not surprising that the most important electronic musicians of France and Japan should finally collaborate together! During Richard's second tour of Japan in the fall of 2007, he performed with Merzbow in what Richard called, "an incredible concert." A week later, at the end of this tour, they booked two days in the studio to work together again, this time on a recording. All material was recorded completely live by the two musicians, with extensive work done in the mix and re-mix stage. Keio Line (the name refers to the name of the train Richard and Masami would take from downtown Tokyo to the recording studio) is a two CD set that is violent, soothing, hypnotic, noisy and trance-inducing. All aboard the Keio Line!

Planeta Imaginario/Optical Delusions ....CD $15.99

Planeta Imaginario/Optical Delusions ....CD $15.99

Planeta Imaginario (Imaginary Planet) are a creative and extraordinary 6 piece (+ guests) jazz-rock band that have emerged from the Catalan region of Spain. They touch on four decades of jazz and rock. Their music - jazz-rock fusion interlaced with psychedelia and progressive rock - blends disparate musical influences, many of which are taken from the English Canterbury school (Soft Machine, National Health, Gilgamesh, Hatfield and the North) with strong jazz elements as well as with a definite Mediterranean-influenced feel into a fantastically creative, imaginative, evocative and uplifting musical brew.  Optical Delusions grafts a real jazz reed and brass section onto a progressive-rock based rhythm section of multi-keyboards (Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes piano, synths), bass & drums. Like a meeting of Hatfield and the North/Soft Machine with Steve Coleman/Charles Lloyd.  For fans of: Steve Coleman, Chick Corea's Spanish-tinged fusion works, Gilgamesh, Hatfield and the North, Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorious, Soft Machine, Weather Report and Frank Zappa.

Present/Triskaidekaphobie (Remastered/Expanded) ....CD $15.99

Present/Triskaidekaphobie (Remastered/Expanded) ....CD $15.99

Present was founded in 1979 by guitarist/composer Roger Trigaux, who first came to attention as the co-leader of Univers Zero, which he co-founded in 1974.  After two now legendary albums with Univers Zero (Univers Zero - 1977 and Heresie - 1979), he left to have the chance to create his own, personal, musical vision. A quartet of guitar, piano, bass and drums, Present featured the stupendous drumming of Daniel Denis, the other co-founder of Univers Zero, so Present's sound is a more rock-oriented encapsulation of the unique music Roger had been composing, performing and honing for years.   Originally released in 1980, Triskaidekaphobie (the fear of the number 13), the band's first album, was an instant classic of complex, Rock In Opposition-style electric chamber rock. It is presented here in a newly remastered edition and featuring a 16 page booklet of the story of the band and this album, as well as many never-before seen photos, as well as 20' of never-released bonus material!

Soft Machine/NDR Jazz Workshop - Hamburg Germany 1973 ....CD + DVD $21.99

Soft Machine/NDR Jazz Workshop- Hamburg Germany 1973 ....CD + DVD $21.99

Soft Machine were one of the very first groups to fuse jazz with rock in the late 60s and were hugely appreciated in Europe for their unique sound. This previously unreleased show was recorded for Germany's famous NDR Jazz Workshop series featuring the line-up of Mike Ratledge, Karl Jenkins, Roy Babbington and John Marshall with Art Themen and Gary Boyle. This long sought-after performance has never been seen since its original broadcast in 1973 and is the highest quality video document that exists of the group, featuring clear and beautiful visuals and superb live stereo sound!

Sonar/Static Motion ....CD $15.99

Sonar/Static Motion ....CD $15.99

Sonar is a progressive, post-minimal, instrumental band from Switzerland. The name stands for SONic ARchitecture, alluding to their intention of creating polymetrical soundscapes and highly structured aural spaces.  In 2012, they released their first CD on Nik Bärtsch's Ronin Rhythm Records label. Static Motion is their first release outside of Switzerland.  "A really fascinating blend of art-rock, groove-based minimalism and abstract mathematical theory, all woven together to great effect" - John Schaefer, host of New Sounds, WNYC, New York.  "This quartet is unlike anything you've heard before. How often can you say you've encountered a truly unique act? Rarely. Here's one that qualifies." - Anil Prasad

Tatvamasi/Parts of the Entirety ....CD $15.99

Tatvamasi/Parts of the Entirety ....CD $15.99

Parts of the Entirety is the energetic debut release from an ensemble who have emerged out of the exciting and energized modern Polish jazz scene; a scene whose history spans periods of both political repression and support.  Led by guitarist/composer Grzegorz (Greg) Lesiak, Tatvamasi was formed in 2011 and is a quartet that also features tenor sax, bass and drums. Their jazz is decidedly modern, electric and wide-ranging in its musical vision, incorporating elements of rock, folk, avant-garde and psychedelic music into their sound.  After being in a horrific auto accident in 2003 that took his then musical partner's life and injured him badly, Greg took nearly a decade off for his physical recovery and musical rebirth. Tatvamasi is that rebirth. Recorded completely live in the studio in February, 2013, Greg comments that, "Parts/entireties, entireties/part. Every experiment and every effort leads to something. Everything is important. This is the idea of our music. We play ourselves."

Thinking Plague/Decline And Fall ....CD $15.99

Thinking Plague/Decline And Fall ....CD $15.99

Denver-based rock experimentalists Thinking Plague have released a small number of hugely praised, much loved albums in their nearly 30 years of existence. Despite the large number of years between albums, the personnel and signature sound of the ensemble remain and their releases are always easily identifiable. Working slowly and steadfastly, the group has released a handful of brilliant, art-rock classics. "Decline and Fall" is the 6th and latest of them.  "Thinking Plague lays down some of the most rhythmically complex, texturally inventive, and melodically challenging popular music of the last 30 years, and somehow makes it all sound easy and natural." - All Music Guide

Thumbscrew/Thumbscrew ....CD $15.99

Thumbscrew/Thumbscrew ....CD $15.99

Thumbscrew is the first release by the new co-op trio made up of older and younger equals on the modern jazz scene. All three - Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek and Tomas Fujiwara - are composer/bandleaders in their own right and all contribute compositions to the band, making Thumbscrew even greater than the sum of its parts.  "Thumbscrew started rehearsing early (2012)...but the bonds are already strong." -Down-Beat.   Guitarist Mary Halvorson is one of the most recognizable players on her instrument to emerge in the last decade. In a relatively short time, she has released a voluminous discography as a leader and sideman, and established herself as an important voice in jazz today.  "Halvorson's precise, hardscrabble guitar playing is just plain bad-ass." - DownBeat

Robert Wyatt/'68 ....CD $15.99

Robert Wyatt/'68 ....CD $15.99

In September, 1968, UK's Soft Machine had just finished their second, exhaustive tour of the USA supporting the Jimi Hendrix Experience. At the conclusion of the tour, vocalist/drummer/multi-instrumentalist Robert Wyatt stayed, working on recordings in Hollywood and New York City.  Upon Robert's return to England to re-start the Soft Machine in December, 1968, these documents lay forgotten. Two of them were eventually found and issued, but half of these recordings were unreleased and thought lost forever... Now, for the first time, all four of the recordings Robert made in '68 are collected together and released!  This release is fully authorized by Robert and the liners include an in-depth interview with him.  Two of the demos are shorter songs and two are side-long tracks; both side-long tracks were later re-recorded by the Soft Machine, one on Volume II (1969) and one on Third (1970). These tracks serve as a template for the post-psychedelic Soft Machine's career as founders of European jazz/rock and the entire release is a precursor to Robert's post-band, solo career.

 


The Complete Cuneiform Catalog!

 

Jason Adasiewicz's Rolldown/Varmint ....CD $15.99
Afuche/Highly Publicized Digital Boxing Match ....CD $15.99
Ahleuchatistas/Even in the Midst... ....CD $14.99
Ahleuchatistas/Heads Full Of Poison ....CD $15.99
Ahleuchatistas/What You Will ....CD $14.99
Ahvak/Ahvak ....CD $14.99
Algernon/Ghost Surveillance ....CD $15.99
Daevid Allen & University of Errors/Jet Propelled Photographs ....CD $14.99
Jonathan Badger/Verse ....CD $16.99
Beat Circus/Boy From Black Mountain ....CD $15.99
Beat Circus/Dreamland ....CD $14.99
Birdsongs of the Mesozoic/Dawn of the Cycads: The Complete Ace of Heart's Recordings (1983-1987) ....double CD $19.99
Birdsongs of the Mesozoic/Faultline ....CD $14.99
Birdsongs of the Mesozoic/Petrophonics ....CD $14.99
Birdsongs of the Mesozoic with Oral Moses/Extreme Spirituals ....CD $14.99
Raoul Bjorkenheim/Ecstasy ....CD $15.99
Raoul Bjorkenheim & Krakatau/Ritual ....CD $14.99
Blast/A Sophisticated Face ....CD $14.99
Blast/Stringy Rugs ....CD $14.99
Blue Cranes/Swim ....CD $15.99
Blue Cranes/Swim ....vinyl LP $25.99
Bone/Uses Wrist Grab ....CD $14.99
David Borden/The Continuing Story Of Counterpoint 1-4 ....CD $14.99
David Borden/The Continuing Story Of Counterpoint 9-12 ....CD $14.99
Brotherhood of Breath/Bremen to Bridgewater ....CD $19.99
Brown vs. Brown/Odd And Unevens ....CD $15.99
George Cartwright/The Memphis Years ....CD $14.99
The Cellar and Point/Ambit ....CD $16.99
Cheer-Accident/Fear Draws Misfortune ....CD $14.99
Cheer-Accident/No Ifs And Or Dogs ....CD $15.99
Guigou Chenevier/Rumours of the City ....CD $14.99
Chrome Hoof/Chrome Black Gold ....CD $15.99
The Claudia Quintet/For ....CD $14.99
The Claudia Quintet/I Claudia ....CD $14.99
The Claudia Quintet/Semi-Formal ....CD $14.99
The Claudia Quintet/September ....CD $15.99
The Claudia Quintet +1 featuring Kurt Elling and Theo Blackmann/What Is The Beautiful? ....CD $15.99
Claudia Quintet with Gary Versace/Royal Toast ....CD $15.99
Graham Collier/Hoarded Dreams ....CD $14.99
Graham Collier/Workpoints ....double CD $19.99
Cosmologic/Eyes in the Back of My Head ....CD $14.99
Robert Creely, Chris Massey, Steve Swallow, David CasT, David Torn/Have We Told You All You'd Thought To Know? ....CD $14.99
Curlew/A Beautiful Western Saddle + The Hardwood ....CD + DVD $17.99
Curlew/Fabulous Drop ....CD $14.99
Curlew/Meet the Curlews ....CD $14.99
Curlew/Mercury ....CD $14.99
Curlew/North America ....CD $14.99
Carlo de Rosa's Cross-Fade/Brain Dance ....CD $15.99
Dead Cat Bounce/Chance Episodes ....CD $15.99
Elton Dean/Just Us ....CD $14.99
Elton Dean/Silent Knowledge ....CD $14.99
Dean Dunmall Levin Rogers Rudd & Tippett/Bladik ....CD $14.99
Delivery/Fools Meeting ....CD $14.99
Deus Ex Machina/Cinque ....CD $14.99
Deus Ex Machina/Imparis ....CD + DVD $19.99
Djam Karet/Burning the Hard City ....CD $14.99
Djam Karet/Live at Orion ....CD $14.99
Djam Karet/A Night For Baku ....CD $14.99
Djam Karet/Recollection Harvest ....CD $14.99
Djam Karet/Reflections From The Firepool ....CD $15.99
Doctor Nerve/Armed Observation-Out To Bomb ....CD $14.99
Paul Dunmall Moksha Big Band/I Wish You Peace ....CD $14.99
Paul Dunmall Octet/Bebop Starburst ....CD $14.99
Paul Dunmall Octet/The Great Divide ....CD $14.99
Ergo/If Not Inertia ....CD $15.99
Ergo/Multitude Solitude ....CD $15.99
Far Corner/Endangered ....CD $14.99
Far Corner/Far Corner ....CD $14.99
Fast 'n' Bulbous/Pork Chop Blue Around the Rind ....CD $14.99
Fast 'n' Bulbous/Waxed OOP ....CD $14.99
Forever Einstein/Down with Gravity ....CD $14.99
Forever Einstein/Opportunity Crosses The Bridge ....CD $14.99
Forever Einstein/Racket Science ....CD $14.99
Forgas Band Phenomena/Acte V ....CD + DVD $22.99
Forgas Band Phenomena/Axis of Madness (L'Axe du Fou) ....CD $14.99
Forgas Band Phenomena/Soleil 12 ....CD $14.99
Fred Frith and Henry Kaiser/Friends & Enemies ....double CD $19.99
Peter Frohmader, Richard Pinhas/Fossil Culture ....CD $14.99
Michael Gibbs & The NDR Bigband/Back In The Day ....CD $15.99
Gilgamesh/Arriving Twice ....CD $14.99
Gosta Berlings Saga/Glue Works ....CD $15.99
Guapo/Five Suns ....CD $14.99
Guapo/History of the Visitation ....CD + DVD $22.99
Gutbucket/Flock ....CD $15.99
Gutbucket/A Modest Proposal ....CD $14.99
Hamster Theatre/Carnival Detournement ....CD $15.99
Hamster Theatre/The Public Execution of Mister Personality; Quasi Day Room ....double CD $19.99
Happy Family/Happy Family ....CD $14.99
Happy Family/Minimal Gods ....CD $16.99
Happy Family/Toscco ....CD $16.99
Happy the Man/Beginnings ....CD $14.99
Happy the Man/Death's Crown ....CD $14.99
Happy the Man/Live ....CD $14.99
Happy the Man/3rd-Better Late ....CD $14.99
Joel Harrison/Mother Stump ....CD $15.99
Joel Harrison & Lorenzo Feliciati with Cuong Vu; Roy Powell & Dan Weiss/Holy Abyss ....CD $15.99
Curtis Hasselbring/Number Stations ....CD $15.99
Healing Force/Healing Force: The Music of Albert Ayler ....CD $14.99
Heldon/Agneta Nilsson ....CD $15.99
Heldon/Allez Teia ....CD $15.99
Heldon/Interface ....CD $14.99
Heldon/Stand By ....CD $14.99
Lars Hollmer/Viandra ....CD $14.99
Lars Hollmer/With Floury Hand (Sketches) ....CD + DVD $21.99
Hugh Hopper/1984 ....CD $14.99
Hugh Hopper/Hopper Tunity Box ....CD $14.99
Hugh Hopper Band/Carousel ....CD $14.99
Hugh Hopper Band/Meccano Pelorus ....CD $14.99
Hugh Hopper & Alan Gowen/Two Rainbows Daily ....CD $14.99
The Hosemobile/What Can & Can't Go On ....CD $14.99
Hughscore (with Hugh Hopper)/Delta Flora ....CD $15.99
Ideal Bread/Beating the Teens: Songs of Steve Lacy ....double CD $22.99
Ideal Bread/Transmit: Vol 2 Of The Music of Steve Lacy ....CD $15.99
Isotope/Golden Section ....CD $14.99
Janel & Anthony/Where Is Home ....CD $15.99
Janel & Anthony/Where Is Home ....vinyl LP $23.99
Richard Leo Johnson/The Legend of Vernon McAlister ....CD $14.99
Richard Leo Johnson & Gregg Bendian/Who Knew Charlie Shoe? ....CD $14.99
The Richard Leo Johnson Trio/Poetry of Appliance ....CD $14.99
The Kandinsky Effect/Synesthesia ....CD $15.99
Henry Kaiser/Lemon Fish Tweezer ....CD $14.99
Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith: Yo Miles!/Sky Gardens ....double SACD/CD $19.99
Kansas/Proto-Kaw - Early Recordings From Kansas 1971-73 ....CD $14.99
Dave Kerman & 5uu's/Abandonship ....CD $14.99
Kombinat M/Hybrid Beat ....CD $14.99
Steve Lacy - Roswell Rudd Quartet/Early and Late ....double CD $19.99
Larval/Obedience ....CD $14.99
Larval/Surviving Death + Alive Why? ....double CD $21.99
Laswell + Bjorkenheim + Agren/Blixt ....CD $15.99
Led Bib/Bring Your Own ....CD $15.99
Led Bib/The Good Egg ....vinyl LP $34.99
Led Bib/The People in Your Neighbourhood ....CD $15.99
Led Bib/Sensible Shoes ....CD $15.99
Living By Lanterns/New Myth & Old Science ....CD $15.99
Living By Lanterns/New Myth & Old Science ....vinyl LP $22.99
Machine and the Synergetic Nuts/Leap Second Neutral ....CD $14.99
The Mahavishnu Project/Return to the Emerald Beyond ....double CD $19.99
Christian Marclay's djTRIO/21 September 2002 ....vinyl LP $22.99
Matching Mole/March ....CD $14.99
Matching Mole/Smoke Signals ....CD $14.99
Mats-Morgan/Radio Da Da + The Teenage Tapes ....double CD $17.99
Mats-Morgan/(Schack Tati) ....CD $15.99
Mats-Morgan/Trends and Other Diseases ....CD $14.99
Mats-Morgan Band/Live ....CD $15.99
Mats-Morgan Band/The Music Or The Money? ....double CD $21.99
Mats-Morgan Band/Thanks For Flying With Us ....CD $14.99
Mats-Morgan Band & Morgan Agren/Heat Beats Live & Tourbook 1991-2007 ....CD + DVD $21.99
Rob Mazurek and Black Cube SP/Return the Tides ....CD $16.99
Rob Mazurek Octet/Skull Sessions ....CD $15.99
Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath/Travelling Somewhere ....CD $14.99
The Microscopic Septet/Friday the 13th: The Micros Play Monk ....CD $15.99
The Microscopic Septet/Lobster Leaps In ....CD $14.99
Microscopic Septet/Manhattan Moonrise ....CD $15.99
The Microscopic Septet/Seven Men In Neckties: History of the Micros Vol 1 ....double CD $19.99
The Microscopic Septet/Surrealistic Swing: History of the Micros Vol 2 ....double CD $19.99
Piero Milesi/Within Himself ....CD $14.99
Piero Milesi & Daniel Bacalov/Camera Astratta ....CD $14.99
Harry Miller's Isipingo/Which Way Now ....CD $14.99
Phil Miller/Cutting Both Ways ....CD $15.99
Phil Miller/Digging In ....CD $14.99
Phil Miller & In Cahoots/All That ....CD $15.99
Steve Miller & Lol Coxhill/Coxhill Miller-Miller Coxhill & The Story So Far... ...Oh Really? ....double CD $19.99
Miriodor/Avanti! ....CD $15.99
Miriodor/Cobra Fakir ....CD $15.99
Miriodor/Cobra Fakir ....vinyl LP $29.99
Miriodor/Mekano ....CD $14.99
Miriodor/Parade + Live at NEARfest ....double CD $19.99
Steve Moore/Light Echoes ....CD $15.99
Virgil Moorefield/Distractions... ....CD $14.99
Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Co./1970-1973 ....CD $14.99
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Pixel/Reminder ....CD $15.99
Pixel/We Are All Small Pixels ....CD $15.99
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Schizotrope (Richard Pinhas & Maurice Dantec)/The Life and Death of Marie Zorn ....CD $14.99
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Soft Machine/Live At Henie Onstad Art Centre 1971 ....import double CD + CD-Rom $28.99
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Soft Machine/Virtually ....CD $14.99
Sonar/Static Motion ....CD $15.99
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Von Zamla/1983 ....CD $14.99
C.W. Vrtacek/Silent Heaven ....CD $14.99
Gary Windo/Anglo America ....CD $14.99
Rich Woodson's Ellipsis/Control and Resistance ....CD $14.99
Robert Wyatt/'68 ....CD $15.99
Robert Wyatt/Solar Flares Burn for You ....CD $14.99
Yang/A Complex Nature ....CD $14.99
Zevious/After The Air Raid ....CD $15.99
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