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1 - ABATE, MAURIZIO - LONELINESS DESIRE AND REVENGE - (LP) 
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This 8-track album marks a big change for experimental musician Maurizio Abate. After many years of psychedelic albums on which improvisation was combined with a creative recording process, he composed an entire album based on the traditional acoustic guitar.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 28-11-2015
Item # : 483332     
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2 - ABATE, MAURIZIO - STANDING WATERS - (LP) 
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With this work Maurizio Abate recovers the discourse started with 'Loneliness, Desire And Revenge' (2016) but with a different narrative sensitivity. This work can be placed in parallel with the basic acoustic tests of others like Jim O'Rourke, Jack Rose or James Blackshaw.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 09-03-2018
Item # : 513553     NEW
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3 - AL DOUM & THE FARYDS - COSMIC LOVE - (LP) 
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Good vibrations and resonances are distributed along nine tracks, exploring worlds of peace. Jungle, abysses, distant stars, every place can be right to express the 'Cosmic Love'. Expect a blend of traditional and exotic instruments, including space effects and loving choirs. Limited to 400 copies.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 24-06-2014
Item # : 466589     
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4 - BITTER FUNERAL BEER BAND WITH DON CHERRY - LIVE IN FRANKFURT 82 - (LP) 
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This acclaimed improv jazz set, recorded in 1982, sees a fine reissue on vinyl.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 13-06-2018
Item # : 516484     NEW
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5 - CAMISASCA, JURI - EVOLUZIONE INTERIORE - (LP) 
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Four long and vaporous unreleased tracks that document the Camisasca's first mystical afflatus, bringing to light the moments of "collective meditation" of some events in 1978, including the recordings drawn from the exhibition 'L'Evoluzione Interiore Dell'Uomo', which took place at the Villa Reale in Monza. 'Evoluzione Interiore' is an intense minimalist work where singing generates a universal and archetypical spiral of purity and candor that suggests the Pandit Pran Nath's lesson as well as dialogues in concept with the mutability flux of seminal works such as Terry Riley's 'Persian Surgery Dervishes', Peter Michael Hamel's 'The Voice Of Silence' and 'Nada' or with research on the overtones of Roberto Laneri's Prima Materia.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 2
Release date: 09-03-2018
Item # : 513554     NEW
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6 - DEUTER - PRINCESS OF DAWN/SOUNDTRACK - (LP) 
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Reissue of a private press library recording from the early '70s. 'Soundtrack' was originally produced by Kuckuck in 1973 not for an official and public release, but as a "library" to be used for films, TV and radio. The album is more like an ideal passing bridge between some ritual instances of the previous 'Aum' (1972) and the following successful phase of Deuter during the period when he stays in Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh's ashram in Poona realizing, in parallel to a renewed inner life, masterpieces like 'Celebration', 'Haleakala', 'Ecstasy' and 'Silence Is The Answer'. Musically speaking, 'Soundtrack' presents itself as a heterogeneous work with nocturnal, cinematic, galactic and atmospheric-environmental implications. Electronics remain the predominant factor but can vary from mantra drones or more ceremonial and meditative "space-relax" tones to the most amused formulations of pulsating analog synths that in the hands of Deuter become "toy-equipment" to modulate and explore.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 09-03-2018
Item # : 513555     NEW
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7 - DSR LINES - SPOEL - (LP) 
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Appeared only on cassette in 2014, this edition in double LP features 3 previously unreleased tracks. David Edren's organic minimal electronics are never majestic or magniloquent (like Schulze or Froese) and never neurotic or aggressive for that matter. It is a soft music, delineating echoes of sacred geometry in the emotional balance between oscillations, frequency modulations, and rhythmic pulsations. 'Spoel' is a great micro-tonal investigation work and conncects Edren with great visionaries such as Micheal Hoenig, J.D. Emmanuel or Tonto's Expanding Head band.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 2
Release date: 15-06-2017
Item # : 513570     NEW
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8 - DSR LINES - VENNDIAGRAM - (LP) 
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David Edren confirms himself as a cosmic courier and wizard of synths with the organic electronic music included in 'Venndiagram'. Released for the first time on LP, it appeared only on tape in 2013. The sound remains a pure balance between vibrating oscillations, modular frequencies and rhythmic pulsations, but the general imaginary changes. The main theme is the intersection of circular and geometric shapes and the minimal and clear notion which they represent. Edren imagines reverberated coordinates of galactic sines and cosines, interprets sounds and distortions as trajectories, melodic patterns like pyramidal plastic interpenetrations. All is lead by a primitive impulse to the combination of lines, shapes, figures, ropes or tangents, diameters, squares or triangles. Along these inter-zonal paths, he forges rare atmospheres full of enveloping spherical and spiraling sounds, luminous and radiant in their hypnotic aura, or magnificently ecstatic and ascensional. It's much more than math or geometry, but an alternative visionary way to conceive the world (maximal and minimal) in other manifestations of space and time.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 12-02-2019
Item # : 525408     NEW
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9 - EMMANUEL, J.D. - ECHOES FROM ANCIENT CAVES - (LP) 
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Vinyl reissue of the 1981 opus from electronic wizard Emmanuel. The material reflects extensively on the poetics of the cyclic and mantric sound investigated by other pioneers such as Terry Riley and La Monte Young. Includes download.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 25-11-2014
Item # : 488487     
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10 - FUTURO ANTICO - DAI PRIMITIVI ALL'ELETTRONICA - (LP) 
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Originally released in 1980, now back on vinyl, here's a superb album that blends cosmic vibes with ancient, ethnic and analog electronic music in a minimalistic way. Futuro Antico was a short lived collaboration between Italians Walter Maioli (Aktuala) and Riccardo Sinigaglia, and Gabin Dabir from Burkina Faso.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 21-06-2018
Item # : 454788     
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11 - FUTURO ANTICO - FUTURO ANTICO - (LP) 
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This obscure gem from Italian project Futuro Antico gets reissued on vinyl. Originally released on tape only in 1980, this record presents truly hypnotic recordings featuring Walter Maioli (Aktuala) and Riccardo Sinigaglia. The warm analogue sounds reveal a perfect mix of drone synth and ancient, oriental flutes.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 13-06-2018
Item # : 454789     
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12 - GRUPPO AFRO MEDITERRANEO - 1972 BLUES JAZZ SESSION - (LP) 
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Previously unreleased recordings of future members of Aktuala and I.P. Son Group! Hypnotic patterns of guitars flow almost like slowed down raga-grooves and free-jazz horns blow winds of the ancient seas of the south, while voices and percussions span distant horizons. A fundamental historical document from the early '70s, a crucial period for the Italian underground.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 15-05-2017
Item # : 504859     NEW
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13 - I.P. SON GROUP - I.P. SON GROUP - (LP) 
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A complex work full of nuances, featuring refined guitar riffs revealing strong blues roots that blend with elements of spiritual and exotic free-jazz (like Pharoah Sanders, Alice Coltrane or Shepp), and Middle Eastern, northern Saharan and Yoruba rhythms. For fans of Aktuala, Arica or John Berberian. This edition comes with a large format booklet. The LP ws originally released on Ultima Spiaggia in 1975.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 01-11-2016
Item # : 499797     NEW
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14 - KALMA, ARIEL - FRENCH ARCHIVES - (LP) 
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Another indispensable compendium of the great French experimental artist's musical opera. With these 4 LPs of archival materials Ariel Kalma ideally retraces the map of his own path and spiritual journey during the '70s. Some of music contained in 'Sarasvati Planet Ariel', 'Planet Air', 'Ascend Descend' and 'Astral Cathedral' were born as sound environments for group therapy sessions for healing, trance and relaxation. The occult and arcane music of Kalma awakens consciousness, expands chakras, sculpts memory indelibly, seems to encompass all the emotional aspects of the Universe and brings us back to the archetypal moments of Creation.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 4
Release date: 24-11-2017
Item # : 513578     NEW
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15 - KALMA, ARIEL - MUSIQUE POUR LE REVE ET L'AMOUR - (LP) 
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This work, which appeared on two different cassettes in 1981 and 1982, is ideally one unique project. On 'Musique Pour Le Reve Et L'Amour' Kalma infinitely expands the reverberations of the flute multiplying the nuances with the phasing and loops of organs that recall the beginnings of Terry Riley. The second part ('Music For Dream And Love') is structured like an oceanic carpet of aquatic and airy reflected sounds, an unlimited shore from which seem to be emerging voices of celestial entities.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 2
Release date: 21-03-2016
Item # : 488523     NEW
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16 - KALMA, ARIEL - OPEN LIKE A FLUTE - (LP) 
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Here's a double vinyl reissue of Kalma's 1983 album, offering Indian ragas mixed with embroidered electronic textures on which flute and sax explore the most secret archetypal elements of nature.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 2
Release date: 25-11-2014
Item # : 474729     
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17 - KALMA, ARIEL - OSMOSE - (LP) 
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A vinyl reissue of this essential electronic work with 3 until now unreleased bonus tracks recorded during the same sessions. Ariel Kalma's magical and weird Osmose originally released in 1978 masterfully matches Richard Tinti's rainforest field recordings with Ariel's left field minimalist compositional ideas. Rather than simply relying on the rainforest sounds providing a pleasant backdrop to the drones, the drones interplay with the pitches of the natural sounds to create melancholic, Popol Vuh like grandeurs. The natural chirps and creaks blend with the music to become similar to ambient loops themselves; such that their very tonal nature shifts from being recognizable jungle sounds, frequently phasing into blurred rhythmic elements under the electronic parts. Ariel's musical minimalism avoids being serialist or academic, despite being part of the INA GRM studios for many years. So, neither is it concrete like Parmeggiani or Risset, nor is it classical like Philip Glass or Michael Nyman. If anything, Ariel's music is deeply cosmic, sometimes even a bit psych, ala the great Krauts of yore: old Tangerine Dream, Sand, Cluster etc. His cathedral like tones and running counterpoints actually give the rainforest noise a sinister edge. The music absolutely subverts the traditional idea of the rainforest as that of a happy hunting ground for cause riddled yuppies with Benzes full of Kruggerrands. Osmose reminds that not only is the rainforest a place of awe inspiring beauty, but it is also something very dense and alien. It is a place of removal; it is a place of isolation; it is a kind of inner space; it is an extraordinary and surreal church of sorts; and it is deadly.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 01-07-2013
Item # : 448440     
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18 - KUREK, PIOTR - HEAT - (LP) 
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The Black Sweat Records reissue is a 200 copies edition, pressed on tobacco paper.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 20-02-2013
Item # : 440738     
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19 - LIGUORI, GAETANO -COLLECTIVE ORCHESTRA- - GAETANO LIGUORI COLLECTIVE ORCHESTRA - (LP) 
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The Collective Orchestra was a visionary, short-lived music collective led by Gaetano Liguori, who was one of the main protagonists of Italian free jazz from the early '70s on. The near-telepathic interplay of the core set of Gaetano Liguori on piano, Roberto Bellatalla on double bass, Filippo Monico on drums, Guido Mazzon on trumpet, and young musicians Edoardo Ricci, Giancarlo Maurino and Massimo Urbani on soprano and alto saxophones, is given a richly expanded sound palette by the addition of Danilo Terenzi on trombone, Roberto Del Piano on Fender bass and Sandro Cesaroni on flute.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 01-11-2016
Item # : 499810     
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20 - LIST, GARRETT - YOUR OWN SELF - (LP) 
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Garrett List's work for Opus One, in 1972, was a remarkable creative effort, conceived like a celebration of a higher self-consciousness. The context is avant-garde minimalism, but the music is enriched by a deep spiritualism; it echoes the most meditative jazz of the age, taking also advantage from the mystic lesson of La Monte Young. Everything is solved in a free, moderate and brilliant language, pure and elegant. It's quintessential, in these rare moments of beauty, the instrumentation of the voices and the relative interpretation of the text. The sibilant female chant is lost in an intimate and ethereal recitation, wrapped by the drones of the horns and the dripping notes of the piano and vibraphone. It's the ideal atmosphere for an impalpable ecstatic way, the echo of a secret dialogue with the inner cosmos. List seems to condense perfectly all his emotional and transcendental sound universe, making Your Own Self, non only a seminal work, but also a radiant message of total harmony.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 15-11-2018
Item # : 521259     NEW
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21 - MAIOLI, WALTER -& AGOSTINO NIRODH FORTINI- - TARAXACUM - (LP) 
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An amazing adventure of a musicological and botanical research on the psychoacoustic qualities of the Green World. It's the investigation of an organic symbiosis, real and mysterious at the same time, between the pharmacological properties of the plant and the sound emitted by the same material essence. From the single natural element comes the vibration permeating the whole Universe; an indissoluble binomial for which "everything that makes up existence contains the information of itself in all its parts". Here, the visionary Walter Maioli (Aktuala, Futuro Antico, Synaulia) collaborates with the music therapist and eclectic composer Agostino Nirodh Fortini, for more than thirty years specialist in the field of sound and video applied to body therapies and meditation. By exposing the archetype breath of the stem, slowing its speed and manipulating and filtering it electronically, the two explorers get a bath of harmonic games with purifying and regenerating powers; a deep and nebulous drone inhabited by insects, alien sounds similar to the vibrates of Fender Rhodes or tonal interludes with plays of stones in the water, on the surface of an inner lake, learning to observe and dive into love and awareness.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 12-02-2019
Item # : 525418     NEW
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22 - MOGGI - TENSIONE - (LP) 
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Piero Umiliani (under his mysterious Moggi moniker) weighs in with another AWOL library gem of 1979. The Maestro goes resolutely left field and off track with an intra-personal exploration of the disturbed inner psyche within the human condition. Distressed electro beacons are unleashed as de-tuned predatory Carpenter-esque synth patterns come to the fore (check 'Clavinet Suspence' for primal audio blastings to a lost unnamed 80s slasher movie).


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 14-06-2016
Item # : 493061     NEW
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23 - ROBERTSON, DON - CELESTIAL ASCENT - (LP) 
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Already on his debut album 'Dawn' from 1969, the American multi-instrumentalist Don Robertson coloured a magic ethnic sound with his 80-string guitar-zither and multiple other instruments. On 'Celestial Ascent', exclusively on tape in 1980, it's the only instrument used for a timeless journey into the depths of the soul and psyche. Traditionally designed for the accompaniment of the singing of psalms in religious communities, here the zither is seen also as the perfect way to explore the power and the formal purity of the natural pentatonic scales of eastern derivation. The music of Robertson can be compared with the sacred sounds of artists like Stephan Micus, Paul Horn or Deuter.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 02-06-2015
Item # : 477832     NEW
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24 - RZEWSKI, FREDERIC - COMING TOGETHER/ATICA/LES MOUTONS DE PANURGE - (LP) 
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This milestone of the avant-garde music, published in 1974 by the historic Opus One, was a very significant political awareness. With 'Coming Together' and 'Attica', Rzewski celebrates in music the famous revolt of the American prison in 1971. The texts of Sam Melville and Richard X. Clark make pulsating and alive the invocations of the prisoners; full of pathos, these fragments of life oscillate between a confessional tone and the hymn to freedom, in a touching emblem of compassion. The fixity of the sound images is incisive, unnerving and melancholic, embroidering a solid minimalist repetition. The different combination of the verses produce a psychosis or obsession of a cathartic experience, at the same time emotional, physical and mental. Together with great guests such as Alvin Curran, Jon Gibson, Garrett List and Karl Beger, Rzewski seems to merge his radical vocation with the most meditative and suffered plots of the spiritual jazz; sealing all with 'Les Moutons Des Panurge', an amazing suite for percussion, a timeless masterpiece of polyrhythmic expertise.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 15-11-2018
Item # : 521273     NEW
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25 - SHEPP, ARCHIE -MEETS KAHIL EL'ZABAR'S RITUAL TRIO- - CONVERSATIONS - (LP) 
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A highly regarded 1999 collaborational jazz-LP sees its awaited reissue on DOUBLE-VINYL!


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 2
Release date: 13-06-2018
Item # : 516490     NEW
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26 - SIEGEL, WAYNE - AUTUMN RESONANCES/DOMINO FIGURES - (LP) 
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A vinyl reissue of a little-known post-minimalism album, composed by Wayne Siegel and originally released on Paula in 1983. 'Autumn Resonance' is a fast canon in which musical figures move quickly around the concert hall: measuring distances, Siegel emphasizes the interrelation of the individual piano, the acoustics of the concert hall and his mood as parts of an organic work. 'Domino Figures' was written for anything from 10 to 100 guitars. The 42-guitar version, which we get here, was dedicated to the Danish guitarist Erling Moldrup.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 01-11-2016
Item # : 499838     NEW
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27 - UMILIANI, PIERO - GENTI E PAESI DEL MONDO - (LP) 
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Released in 1975 via his prolific Omicron imprint, 'Genti E Paesi Del Mondo' is a return to the ethnic flavours so beloved of Umiliani's zeitgeist. On 'Genti E Paesi Del Mondo' sparse, eerie electronic confections spar in unison alongside moody transgressional vibes. Umiliani's mysterious pathways unlock a trinket box echoing the Germanic stylings of Wolperath's Plank Studio and Herzog-era Popol Vuh.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 14-06-2016
Item # : 493089     NEW
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28 - ZALLA, M. - MONDO INQUIETO - (LP) 
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Maestro Piero Umiliani returns in the alter ego guise of M. Zalla for the 1974 compositional library piece 'Mondo Inquieto' via his far reaching, experimentalist imprint Sound Work Shop. Ambient tensions are represented via a dramatic cross fertilisation of orchestral strings, layered synths and primeval percussion with the Maestro on moody, reflective compositional duties.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 14-06-2016
Item # : 493095     NEW
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29 - ZEIT - IL CERCHIO DEGLI ANTICHI COLORI (+7") - (LP) 
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With this second album from 1981, Zeit re-proposed its own vision of a new cultural multi-geographical mosaic without boundaries. The sound confirms the inspired and eclectic vein of Zeit's previous work, suggesting an even greater conviction and maturity of intent. The arrangements tend to dilate in more alchemical and hypnotic sequences, while the sources of inspiration (Balkan, Greek, Turkish, Persian, African music etc.) and the poly-instrumentalism are even more precious and diverse. (LP+7").


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 2
Release date: 15-05-2017
Item # : 504893     NEW
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30 - ZEIT - UN GIORNO IN UNA PIAZZA DEL MEDITERRANEO - (LP) 
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A reissue of Zeit's first album from 1979, which seems to be a continuation of Aktuala's music (featuring Zeit's main member Andrea Tammassia), as it presents a compendium of styles and shapes from places like Greece, Italy, Turkey, Hungary, Maghreb, the Balcan etc.), rearranged in the form of an hypothetical diary, in order to create an unknown narrative scenario. Fans of f.i. The Incredible String Band or Third Ear Band should give this LP a listen.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 15-05-2017
Item # : 504894     NEW
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