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The Grand Astoria - Deathmarch EP

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I first encountered The Grand Astoria when they appeared on FdM’s 2011 Roqueting through Space compilation. Then again on FdM’s 2013 Strange Fish compilations. I was...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-11-10)

The Jamie Saft Quartet - Blue Dream

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This quartet, like his trio with Steve Swallow and Bobby Previte, represents the more traditional jazzy side of Jamie Saft’s work. As in the trio, Saft limits himself to piano, and his...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-11-09)

Alister Spence / Satoko Fujii - Intelsat

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I’ve lost count now, but this is apparently the ninth (of twelve) releases that Satoko Fujii is releasing for her 60th birthday celebration / marathon. This is an improvisational duo with...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-11-08)

Dividenthal and Aumgn - 3-Methylmorphine Melt & Strawberry Ergotamine

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My musical journey changed after chasing down a live Alio Die CD to a UK label known as Txt. Txt was run at the time by Autumn of Communion’s Lee Norris, who also released the music of many...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2018-11-07)

Haruomi Hosono - Light in the Attic Reissues

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When Yellow Magic Orchestra’s first album came out in 1978, listeners around the world were treated (many for the first time) to creative music from Japan, something that wasn’t just...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-11-06)

Kevin Kastning / Sándor Szabó / Balász Major - Ethereal II

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This time out, Kastning (30-string contra-alto guitar, 36-string double contra guitar, and piano) approaches the improvised sounding compositional work as a trio, along with Sándor...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-11-05)

Various Artists - Addicted Blues

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Addicted Blues is a three-way split of metal / stoner rock / sludge doom by Ukranian band Torf, Russian band Thy Grave, and Finlanders Sixpackgods. Just the band names and the album...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-11-04)

The Sheen - The Sheen & Trash Hazard

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The Sheen is a relatively new band from the small city of Bellingham, Washington, and in their short existence they’ve already been through two distinct phases. The personnel for their...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-11-03)

Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra - Down a Rabbit Hole

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There’s no telling what will come your way when you write about music, and Ayn Inserto was a new name for me, but she has been composing and conducting orchestrated big band music for around...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-11-02)

Various Artists - Psych Fest Volume One & Volume Two

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Selections from the bands that played at Psych Fest I and Psych Fest II in Russia, plus some planned for Psych Fest III are contained on this double CD set. Most of the bands are new to me with the...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-11-01)

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2018-11-16
The Seventeenth Dream of Dr Sardonicus Festival Tickets Now Available – Fruits de Mer Records and their merry crew of psychedelic explorers are getting set to present the next The Seventeenth Dream of Dr. Sardonicus Festival. The dates are set for August 2-4, 2019 at The Cellar Bar in Cardigan, Wales. They've also announced that the legendary Groundhogs will top the bill. » Read more

2018-11-02
Charles O'Meara (C.W. Vrtacek) RIP – A true musical original has left us. Charles O'Meara, who recorded under the name C.W. Vrtacek, was a wild-card musical talent, ranging from complex progressive rock to introspective modern compositions, with stops at many places inbetween. » Read more

2018-10-17
Eurock Documentary Seeks Funding – We've been fans and fellow travelers with Archie Patterson and his Eurock project on the journey to discover great music. After many years of promoting and trying to spread the word,a new phase is beginning: a documentary film. Things like this don't just happen, and money does not magically appear to make it happen, so it's up to the fans to get it done. » Read more

2018-09-29
Marty Balin RIP – One of the architects of the 60s psychedelic sound of San Francisco has died at the age of 76. Marty Balin was a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was one of the founders of Jefferson Airplane. After the split of the original Airplane, Balin went on to form the highly successful Jefferson Starship. » Read more

2018-09-25
Help the Psychic Equalizer Avoid Extinction – Last year we reviewed the debut album by Psychic Equalizer, a musical project of Hugo Selles. He's now working on the ambitious follow-up to that release, and is seeking funding from listeners around the world. » Read more


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Tipographica - Tipographica – While Japan has always had its share of inventive new musics, the recent surge in this area has put the country on the map like never before. With Happy Family, Il Berlione, Ruins, Zypressen,...  (1994) » Read more

The Storm - The Storm – Good old hard rock with Hammond! The Storm was a Spanish four-piece from the early 70s, playing in a style similar to many of their British counterparts of a few years earlier – singing their...  (1995) » Read more

Healing Force - Music of Albert Ayler – Guitarist Henry Kaiser is heavily steeped in the allure of classic jazz. As proven by his Yo Miles! joint projects with Wadada Leo Smith, Kaiser has been on a mission to find the essence of the jazz...  (2008) » Read more

Rick Biddulph - Second Nature – If his name is a mite familiar, perhaps it should be. Biddulph is a multi-instrumentalist who had been a roadie and sound engineer for several Canterbury bands (Hatfield among them) before joining the...  (1997) » Read more

Spock's Beard - Snow – Okay, so no one is going to accuse Spock’s Beard of laziness. This latest effort, apparently their last with the line-up that has lasted since their second album, presents nearly two hours of...  (2003) » Read more



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