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Here we have domestic releases of the consummate Krautrock band’s early albums. Though not as quotable to neo-Kraut hipsters as Can, Faust, Kraftwerk and Neu! — Ash Ra Tempel were...» Read more
I’ve had the privilege of seeing this new hybrid project live at the Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco a few months ago. I was surprised both then and now as to how fresh and vital the new...» Read more
For their fourth album (the first I’ve heard), Finland’s Five Fifteen continue their tradition of long psychedelic titles. Gong fans don’t be fooled, the mention of the French...» Read more
Here we have new releases by some of the more traditional of NorthSide’s Scandinavian artists, three from Finland and one from Sweden. You’ll find no electronic textures on these discs,...» Read more
Remember that old adage about the sequel never being as good as the original? WRONG! Case in point. While LTE #1 had many fine moments, the overall approach seemed a little jammy and...» Read more
Man this guy never quits, does he! For every two CDs that come our way, Mani jumps into two more projects, that is not counting his collaborations with Engler and Moebius on the incredible...» Read more
Of the latter-day crop of Italian progressive groups, Men of Lake haven’t received the accolades of many of their peers. It’s not that they have received many bad reviews, but the...» Read more
This second installment of Marco Polo by keyboardist / saxophonist Alesini and by keyboardist / percussionist Andreoni continues in the vein of their first. In general Alesini and...» Read more
Here we have the welcome reissue of two great albums by Residents’ cohort and collaborator guitarist Snakefinger (AKA Philip Charles Lithman). Many of the songs on these albums were cowritten...» Read more
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