JD Emmanuel —
Wizards ... CD Important Records, Early 80s. New Copy ...
Beautiful sounds from this underground electronician – a set of obscure recordings that are all inspired by the early 70s keyboard experiments of Terry Riley – but which take his styles into even more hypnotic territory overall! JD Emmanuel's keys are every bit as cyclical and ... read moreCD
A much-needed collection of work from The End – an ultra-hip British group who issued one famous album for Decca, with production from Bill Wyman, and a sound that's gone onto become the stuff of legend over the years – finally heard here in the full scope of all the other material they ... read moreCD
Brian Eno at the crux of his career – hanging perfectly between the guitar-heavy glam of earlier years, and the spacey electronics of later ones. The album is one of his last to feature real rock songs, and it mixes straighter styles with more complex electronic soundscapes, resulting in ... read moreCD
A groundbreaking collaboration between Brian Eno & David Byrne – recorded with a spare, stripped down love of electronics and found sound samples – in a mode that would have a huge influence on countless records to come! Part of the set resonates with the quirky grooves found in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with the track "Qu'ran", before it got pulled off the album!)
Brian Eno/Moebius/Roedelius —
After The Heat ... LP Sky/Bureau B (Germany), 1978. New Copy (reissue)...
Probably the best of the Eno/Cluster collaborations – and a damn great record that's probably one of Eno's last great efforts of the 70s! The record has a beautifully spacey sound, with spare analog electronics that have a perfect German 70's feel – flowing out with an Eno-tuned sense ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Equipe 84 —
Equipe 84 ... LP Vedette/Contempo (Italy), 1965. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
Great beat group sounds from the 60s Italian scene – a debut set from 1965, and one that wasn't far behind the sound of London at the time! Eqiupe 84 sing in Italian, but draw plenty of inspiration from the Anglo world – including a very tuneful approach to their music that's equal ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Only the second album from this groovy Italian group of the 60s – but a set that already has them growing in leaps and bounds! The sound here is much trippier than before – lots of cool production touches that make the guitar and vocals especially echoey – and strong use of organ ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible fantasy of California pop – recorded too late in the 60s to really strike big, but with a perfect approach to mid-decade Beach Boys at their best! Mark Eric's clearly borrowing plenty of pages from Brian Wilson's bag for this set (and maybe Brian Hyland too) – and the ... read moreCD
Esben & The Witch —
New Nature ... LP Nostromo (UK), 2014. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
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David Essex —
Rock On ... CD Columbia/7T's (UK), 1973. New Copy ...
The debut full length set from David Essex – a singer who'd been working on the London scene for many years before the record, and who steps out here with a sound that certainly shows that legacy! At some moments, Essex can be an old-school rocker, at others he can be a bit of a balladeer ... read moreCD
The Everly Brothers take on a host of tunes from other folks – and really make them their own, thanks to some beautiful Kentucky-bred harmonies throughout! The songs are familiar, but the presentation here is very fresh – maybe not with the soul promised in the title, but instead lots ... read moreCD
A moodier, mellower record than usual from Express Rising – a set that's got a laidback, ethereal feel that really fits the image on the cover! The style here is less the classic funk of ER's debut, and more a moody blend of echoey guitar lines and slow-moving, watery rhythms – all in ... read moreCD
A moodier, mellower record than usual from Express Rising – a set that's got a laidback, ethereal feel that really fits the image on the cover! The style here is less the classic funk of ER's debut, and more a moody blend of echoey guitar lines and slow-moving, watery rhythms – all in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
40 years later, The Eyes have finally arrived – given their full due in a beautifully done set that offers up their few released singles, lots of demos, and an album's worth of work done under the name of The Pupils! And why it's taken this long is a real mystery to us, because the work here ... read moreCD
Great work from a group who definitely are in the budding years of the UK progressive scene – but one who also knows how to stick to a tighter combo sound too! The record's got a really wonderful vibe – the full-on fire of some late beat group work, but much more farther-reaching in ... read moreCD
Very cool work from this unique Welsh group of the 60s a combo who might have started out in beat group modes, but really go for something different on this unique set! Eyes Of Blue have this spacious style that almost recalls the Moody Blues at times – but they're also much more gritty and ... read moreCD
Simon F —
Gun ... LP Chrysalis, 1985. Near Mint- ...
A hip little rock group from the upstate NY scene – and heck, they had to be hip, to record on the Just Sunshine label! The sound here has a bit of a funky rock approach, colored by a Band-like hominess – but thanks to some strong famous guests on the session, the instrumentation steps ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the great, lost, under-discovered albums on Atlantic from the late 60s – the little-circulated debut of singer Scott Fagan – a very unusual talent who mixes soulful currents with a very personal singer-songwriter approach! Scott's sound is never too polished – he's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered edition of 1000 copies – heavy vinyl with insert!)
The second album from one of the most unique voices in British music in the 60s – a really sublime little set that moves beyond familiar folk, rock, and pop – to put Marianne Faithfull in a mighty special place that's all her own! Right from the very first note of her voice, Marianne's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Fall at their peak – with some incredible singles, a rarity or two, and some incredible live BBC recordings – all from right around the time of This Nation's Saving Grace LP! We'd argue that The Fall was recording the best material of their career during this period, somehow ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best 80s sets of acerbic, razor sharp postpunk from The Fall – 1985's legendary This Nation's Saving Grace – definitely a highpoint from one of their most creatively fertile periods. Sonically, it's one of their coolest records, ranging from heavy, sinister mood with enough ... read moreCD
Peak era postpunk genius from The Fall – compiling the now hard-to-find couple of EPs they released in 1984 – including material from the Wonderful And Frightening World Of. . .sessions! Stunningly, it's pretty much just as strong as what ended on on that above mentioned masterful LP. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A totally great little record – one that was initially billed as a Tribute To Blondie, but which has had more than a life of its own! True, the record does have some Blondie elements at times – including covers of two of the group's tracks – but most of the material is Family ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible concept album from the end of the 60s – the only set we've ever seen by The Family Tree, but a record of baroque brilliance that sits beautifully with some of the best of its generation! The session was recorded at the same time as Nilsson's classic Aerial Ballet – with ... read moreCD
Fantasy ... LP Liberty, 1970. Very Good- Gatefold ...
One of the better moments of the underground scene on Atlantic at the end of the 60s – a pretty cool little group led by Noel Redding! There's a few slightly soulful moments on the set that make it nicely appealing to our ears – a bit hippy dippy to be sure, but with some nice drums, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The 4th album from legendary German proggers Faust – as if you couldn't guess from the title – and quite possibly their best-remembered set! While still quite progressive, the record also has some tunes that are oddly a bit more hook-heavy – playful little tracks with vocal bits ... read moreCD
A much-needed collection of work from the legendary Narvel Felts – a legendary early rocker whose output was initially limited to just a handful of rare singles! Almost all those singles appear here – material recorded for Mercury and other labels – mixed with tracks that were ... read moreCD
Solo work from Michael Fennelly – not exactly a household name, but an artist who's well-remembered for his work in Curt Boettcher's Millennium and the later group – getting some strong post-Zombies production work from Chris White, and some extra help on the record from Rod Argent! ... read moreCD
Bryan Ferry, still going strong after all these years – and finding a new sort of sweet space that really seems to make the most of his aging vocal approach! Ferry's still very much in the best modes of his excellent solo records – especially the gems of the late 70s and early 80s ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Late 60s psych from Texas – the self-titled set from Fever Tree – which finds group adapting some outside penned tunes of the day nicely into the good natured psychedelic groove. The arrangements are what make the group special, rolling from soaring pop sounds into harder edged TX ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a peeled spot from sticker removal.)
A beautiful little album recorded in the Arizona desert in the 70s – relatively spare overall, but with a lot more going on than just the usual local folk record on a tiny label! Mike Fiems plays both 12 and 6 string guitar, and sings with this very cool overdubbed style that makes his own ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Housed in a nice tip-on jacket, with bonus insert too!)
A jangle-pop spectacular from The Five Man Electrical Band – an incredibly groovy outfit from late 60s Canada! Although issued at the end of the 60s, the album's got a sweetly-crafted feel that sounds a lot like some of the best mid 60s pop – particularly that coming from overseas ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Pickwick pressing. Cover has moderate wear, markings in pen, and a piece of tape on the back.)
One of the heaviest albums to ever come from Japan – a wicked batch of tripped-out, fuzzy tunes to rival the hardest rock from the UK at the time! Flower Travellin Band have a basic approach that's build on pounding drums and rumbling basslines – and although the guitars are fierce too ... read moreCD
It's hard to get any more tripped out than this at the end of the 60s – and this one and only album by Fool kind of out-Peppers Sgt Peppers! Fool were actually better known at the time for their work as designers – including more than a few famous covers for groups on the British scene ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear and a sticker in the top right corner.)
Chris Forsyth & Koen Holtkamp —
Island ... CD Trouble In Mind, 2015. New Copy ...
ypnotic and melodic experimental rock instrumentals from Chris Forsyth and Koen Holtcamp! The duo covers an impressive range of moods on this 4 song, 25 minute mini-album – kicking off with echoey beats, busy synth and a dissonate wall of noisy atmosphere before that heavy wave crashes and ... read moreCD
A wild little concept album from the Four Seasons – one that's packaged in newspaper-style cover, and which presents tunes that almost have that late 60s British "snapshots of life" approach to pop – particularly that put forth by The Kinks on Village Green Preservation ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A group with German origins, but one who also sings in English too – really soaring out over some wonderful fuzz-heavy tracks in the set! Hammond, piano, and mellotron all make key appearances here – held together by some searing guitar lines, and topped with soulful lead vocals that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album