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Le Silo - 3 Studio Albums (2004-2014)

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Le Silo - 3 Studio Albums (2004-2014)

Le Silo - 3 Studio Albums (2004-2014)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 1,09 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 398 MB | Covers - 324 MB
Genre: Avant-Prog | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Tutinoko, Arcangelo

Le Silo are a 3-piece band from Japan, that play a widely influenced blend of demanding prog rock, which mostly takes the form of RIO and avant-jazz, with punk-rock stylistics, which is not only captivating, but well played. By no means is their sound entirely original, but the musicianship is of a high quality and they do indeed have some very excellent and surprising moments too. Their punk stylistics are evident and with Miyako's links to Yoshida Tatsuya, then it is obvious they are influenced by Ruins and Koenjihyakkei and most likely Boredoms and Happy Family as well. Non-Japanese bands they are likely influenced by, include Univers Zéro, Present, French TV, Samla Mammas Manna and Miriodor…

L'Ensemble Rayé - Ein fest für Pu den bären (1999)

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L'Ensemble Rayé - Ein fest für Pu den bären (1999)

L'Ensemble Rayé - Ein fest für Pu den bären (1999)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Kein & Aber Records, 906547-86 | ~ 283 or 121 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 189 Mb
RIO, Avant-Prog, Folk

L'Ensemble Rayé is a quirky and generally lighthearted band with roots in the European avant-prog scene of the '70s and '80s, which included such groups as Henry Cow, Samla Mammas Manna, and Picchio Dal Pozzo. Switzerland's principal contribution to this innovative scene was the band Débile Menthol, formed in 1979 and varying in size from seven to nine members. Featuring a wide array of instrumentation, including violin, reeds, keyboards, guitar, bass, and drums, Débile Menthol mixed post-punk and new wave energy with Rock in Opposition elements to create adventurous and virtuosic music that was nevertheless much lighter in tone than such RIO mainstays as Univers Zero and Art Zoyd…

The Zappa Early Renaissance Orchestra - Santaville (2017)

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The Zappa Early Renaissance Orchestra - Santaville (2017)

The Zappa Early Renaissance Orchestra - Santaville (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 294.18 Mb | 46:18 | Cover
Zappa Femaly, Avant-Prog | Country: UK | Label: Cordelia Records

Music from Z.E.R.O. and Cordelia Records for those of you that need a little variety from the standard Christmas music selections. Classic holiday songs intertwined with the music of Frank Zappa. Featuring Zappa band alumni Ike Willis and Craig Twister Steward. Also appearing are Prairie Prince (The Tubes, Todd Rundgren) and Marty Ross (The Wigs, New Monkees).

The Zappa Early Renaissance Orchestra - Bläther (2020)

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The Zappa Early Renaissance Orchestra - Bläther (2020)

The Zappa Early Renaissance Orchestra - Bläther (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 415.51 Mb | 59:11 | Cover
Zappa Femaly, Avant-Prog | Country: UK | Label: Cordelia Records

An international project involving over 30 musicians from 7 different countries working together to re-explore the music of Frank Zappa. Includes performances by Prairie Prince of the Tubes, Craig Twister Steward from the Mothers, Sandro Oliva from The Grandmothers, Inventionis Mater, MagNiFZnt, Tante Tofu and many more!

Debile Menthol - Emile A La Campagne (1981-1984) [Reissue 1994]

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Debile Menthol - Emile A La Campagne (1981-1984) [Reissue 1994]

Debile Menthol - Emile A La Campagne (1981-1984) [Reissue 1994]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 585 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 206 MB | Covers - 23 MB
Genre: Avant-Prog | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: RecRec Music (ReCDec 601)

Excellent, Henry Cow-influenced RIO band from Neuchatel, Switzerland who recorded two worthwhile albums and then disbanded. The first ("Emile Au Jardin Patrologique", 1981) is the more jazzy and "out" of the two, and the large size (nine members) and diverse instrumentation (saxes, clarinets, violin, keyboards, bass, guitars, drums, percussions, and voice) add to the spontaneity and flexibilty of the music. Vocals are more prominent and the horns are de-emphasized for a less-jazzy sound on "Battre Campagne" (1984). Both albums are 'must-haves' for fans of the RIO/Canterbury style. Several members of Debile Menthol went on to play with other interesting bands. Guitarist Jean M. Rossel formed the more folk-influenced Nimal with 'cellist Tom Cora (Skeleton Crew, Curlew, et al.), drummer Pippin Barnett (Orthotonics, Curlew), and others. Other members of Debile Menthol went on to form a group called L'Ensemble Raye.

Unit Wail - 3 Studio Albums (2012-2015)

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Unit Wail - 3 Studio Albums (2012-2015)

Unit Wail - 3 Studio Albums (2012-2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 893 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 313 MB | Covers - 248 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Avant-Prog, Zeuhl | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Soleil Zeuhl, Soleil Mutant

Another French Zeuhl star combo Unit Wail were founded in late 2009 by Frank Fromy (guitars), who has already improved his musical skill in a couple of projects and got renowned as a founding member of Shub-Niggurath, along with establishing a concept of an album featuring creation by Vincent Sicot Vantalon (keyboards). Frank and Vincent recruited Adrian Luna (bass), Emmanuel Pothier (synthesizers), and Sebastian Arce (drums), for producing their debut work (Philippe Haxaire soon replaced Sebastian who left for Chile as a drummer). Their recording for the debut album for two years and a half worked well upon rhythm and harmony both, based upon Vincent's composition. Finally the crystallization of their steady efforts "Pangaea Proxima" has been completed and released in the summer of 2012 via Soleil Zeuhl Records…

Psychoyogi - Dangerous Devices (2020)

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Psychoyogi - Dangerous Devices (2020)

Psychoyogi - Dangerous Devices (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 233.40 Mb | 35:43 | Cover
Psychedelic, Canterbury Scene, Avant-Prog | Country: UK | Label: 620980 Records DK

Psychoyogi's music is a diverse mixture of instrumental colours, melodies, and words. The songs present social and political critique alongside personal moments and moods. In the words of Mike O'Toole (Beat Magazine) "Their sound is unparalleled and cannot be categorised. It is a rejection of docile adherence to a single musical style".

Akinetón Retard - Discography [5 Studio Albums] (1999-2015)

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Akinetón Retard - Discography [5 Studio Albums] (1999-2015)

Akineton Retard - Discography [5 Studio Albums] (1999-2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 1,31 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 493 MB | Covers - 252 MB
Genre: Avant-Prog | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Lizard, Rock Symphony, Mylodon Records

Excellent Chilean quintet ultilizing guitar, bass, drums and dual sax players. Very much influenced by King Crimson and even by the "KC Projekts", Akinetón Retard play an aggressive forn of angular, modern prog that has few if any equals on the current scene. There is also something of the NY 'downtown' scene present in their uniquely avant-garde take on the prog rock genre. Maybe hints at Curlew or even John Zorn's groundbreaking ensemble Naked City.

Disen Gage - 3 Studio Albums (2004-2008)

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Disen Gage - 3 Studio Albums (2004-2008)

Disen Gage - 3 Studio Albums (2004-2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 1,05 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 388 MB | Covers - 146 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Avant-Prog | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: R.A.I.G.

Disen Gage is a unique mixture of various genres of instrumental music, including progressive, fusion, world music, psychedelic and improvised spots. Formed in 1999, the duo-guitar quartet (Yuri Alaverdyan and Konstantin Mochalov - guitars, Nikolay Syrtsev - bass and later Eugeniy Kudryashov - drums) gained popularity in intellectual and student's communities. Being busy with their academic career in the Moscow Institute of Bio-Organic Chemistry, the band members decided to stop their musical activity. Using rare chances, they managed to arrange few late-night sessions in 2002 in a studio to record a farewell cassette for their friends and fans (later Yuri has left the band to continue his academic career). To their luck, this material was remastered and released in 2004 by R.A.I.G. as Disen Gage's debut album. It was an exciting CD for many progzines and progfans all over the world, musically compared with King Crimson, Djam Karet…

Simon Steensland - A Farewell to Brains (2015)

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Simon Steensland - A Farewell to Brains (2015)

Simon Steensland - A Farewell to Brains (2015)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 304.33 Mb | 52:30 | Cover
RIO, Avant-Prog, Zeuhl | Country: Sweden | Label: AltrOck Records

Born a very long time ago. In sweden. I vividly remember how i (in faded monochrome) baby-sat both strindberg and wagner, as well as mark twain. Oh, my summers with good old huck finn on the mighty mississippi… Professional composer/musician since 1991. My albums are by all means a kind of "hobby-activity" since i never got any money from neither of them. In sweden i´m a "well-known" composer, mostly of theatre-music.

Lars Lach'n Jonsson - 2 Studio Albums (1985-1989) [Reissue 1996-2009]

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Lars Lach'n Jonsson - 2 Studio Albums (1985-1989) [Reissue 1996-2009]

Lars Lach'n Jonsson - 2 Studio Albums (1985-1989) [Reissue 1996-2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 562 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 236 MB | Covers - 59 MB
Genre: Avant-Prog | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Bauta Records

Lars Lach'n Jonsson is a quintessential "renaissance man" from Sweden whose creative inspiration leads him in a seemingly infinite number of different directions. He is a multi-instrumentalist who sings, plays strings, keyboards, guitar, drums, tuned percussion and so on. He is a composer and producer, a teacher of soundculture, a music critic, and an arranger concerts and festivals in his native region of Östergötland. He owns The Forest Studio and runs Bauta Records. Lach'n Jonsson has released two solo albums and is also a member of the groups Ur Kaos, Zut Un Feu Rouge, Songs Between and Prima Virga, an ensemble for medieval music. Lach'n Jonsson's solo albums, Music For The Dying Forest released in 1985, and Songs From Cities Of Decay in 1989, have an exceeding distinct voice all their own…

Bee vs. Moth - Shelter in Place (2014)

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Bee vs. Moth - Shelter in Place (2014)

Bee vs. Moth - Shelter in Place (2014)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 371.46 Mb | 60:26 | Cover
Avant-Prog | Country: USA | Label: Aggraveire Music

Shelter in Place delivers the power and wit Bee vs. Moth fans expect from a band that likes its jazz served with a New Wave punch. But for this record, their third studio release, the band adds a kaleidoscope of new sounds with strings, saxes, brass, organ, and found percussion front and center. Working in a garage studio for several months with friends from varied corners of Austin's music scene, the band expanded its creative process to produce a focused and intensely creative result.

Serge Bringolf - 2 Studio Albums (1980-1981) [Reissue 2011-2012]

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Serge Bringolf - 2 Studio Albums (1980-1981) [Reissue 2011-2012]

Serge Bringolf - 2 Studio Albums (1980-1981)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 763 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 268 MB | Covers included
Genre: Avant-Prog, Zeuhl | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Soleil Zeuhl

Serge Bringolf is a drummer and composer hailing from France. He has worked with numerous musicians, the most well known of which is work that he did with Jaco Pastorius in the 1980s. Bringolf's music is often characterized as jazz-rock, but it is more appropriately placed squarely within the Zeuhl genre. One can hear very clear strains of Magma's influence throughout all of his solo work, nonetheless Bringolf's sound has more often been compared with that of early Zao, Art Zoyd and Jaques Thollot…

Guapo - 5 Studio Albums (2004-2015)

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Guapo - 5 Studio Albums (2004-2015)

Guapo - 5 Studio Albums (2004-2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 1,56 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 590 MB | Covers - 538 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Avant-Prog, Post-Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Cuneiform Records, Ipecac Recordings, Neurot Recordings

Guapo is a British trio that plays an intense music that straddles the boundaries of progressive, noise, minimalism and avant-rock. Their sound has been compared to such artists as Magma, Boredoms, King Crimson, Univers Zero, This Heat, Ruins, Sun Ra and Terry Riley. As Sound Projector put it, "Guapo come on like all the hellhounds of Magma, Eskaton and Ruins were after them…on a par with Magma’s Kohntarkosz or Univers Zero’s Ceux Du Dehors". The group started their life as a heavy bass/drums duo playing post-hardcore, noisy rock, but in the two decades since, they have expanded their instrumentation and their stylistic references to become one of Europe's most highly respected 'muscular and modern' experimental/progressive rock bands.

Artús - Cerc (2020)

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Artús - Cerc (2020)

Artus - Cerc (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 350 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 138 MB | Front cover
Genre: Avant-Prog, Ethnic, Post-Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Pagans Records

After thirteen years searching his memory in search of memories he has never known, Artùs creates his folklore by emancipating himself from the dogmas of tradition, by going beyond the inheritance he has received. Mixed, creolized, he questioned his practice to obtain a universal vision of the world through the ultra-local. Radical, raw and indomitable, Artús seeks nothing, expects nothing, it imposes itself and exists in the current standardization. Artús draws its rock energy from the Gascon tribal culture. Her music is both rooted and moving to the places she explores. A rare and exceptional pearl, for an artistic bias far from any known musical field; the result is only better and admirable.