Friend's Friend's Friend was Audience's second album and the first published by the famous Charisma Records in May 1970. More than on their first album, here the band's original Art Rock formula finally takes full shape. A peculiar combination of pop, folk and jazz elements and a distinctive sound palette based on acoustic guitar, banjo, saxophone, piano and vocals on top of a rock solid bass and drums rhythm section. Pressed on color vinyl LP.
The mid/1980s were a pivotal period for Don Cherry. Much of his energies had been devoted to co/op projects like Codona and Old and New Dreams and he also helped jumpstart the Leaders. The time being ripe to form his own ensemble, Cherry created Nu, a quintet with saxophonist&flutist Carlos Ward, bassist Mark Helias, percussionist Nana Vasconcelos and drummer Ed Blackwell. Live at the Bracknell Jazz Festival, 1986 confirms Nu to be an ensemble that vigorously and cogently articulated the various aspects of the multi/instrumentalist's multicultural aesthetic. This exceptional concert recording fills a significant gap i... + INFO
Repress!!! Although James Chance's Contortions had already appeared on Brian Eno's legendary No New York compilation in 1978, Buy was the group's first full-length LP. An angular and brilliant mix of free jazz and post-punk funk, this seminal 1979 album is the quintessential No Wave release and the spark for much of what has come out of the Downtown New York music scene over the past thirty years.
Repress!!!Recorded in 1973 during a series of acid/fuelled all/night jam parties held at producer Dieter Dierks' studio near Cologne, Cosmic Jokers was the work of a veritable krautrock supergroup that included Dierks himself, Manuel G├Âttsching *Ash Ra Tempel(, Klaus Schulze *Tangerine Dream(, J├╝rgen Dollase and Harald Grosskopf *both of Wallenstein(. This free/form freak out-consisting of two epic tracks, the 22 min "Galactic Joke" and the 19 min "Cosmic Joy"- was first of five albums by the group to be released on Rolf/Ulrich Kaiser's Cosmic Couriers label in the coming months. A first rate slab of space rock up t... + INFO
Back in the late Sixties Demon Fuzz was one of the most distinctive British Afro-Rock acts of the time, a seven piece group formed by young musicians immigrated to England from Commonwealth countries. After a period of local shows and during a trip to Morocco, the band began messing up with Arab scales and tribal rhythms and eventually got to a very peculiar blend of Funk, Rock, Jazz and African Music elements. Even though Demon Fuzz's time was short. After their iconic first album (Afreaka) the group disbanded in 1972 and it was not before 1976 that their second album, Roots and Offshoots, was self-published on the m... + INFO