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Janel & Anthony Leaving the Woods
Where Is Home Cuneiform Records 2012
Duo of Janel Leppin (cello) and her husband Anthony Pirog (guitars).
Set Break: over “Ectoplasme” by Univers Zéro
Adrian Knight Ballroom Dancer N
Life of the Party (Skyfiles 002) Pink Pamphlet 2022
Composer and multi-instrumentalist, born 1987 in Uppsala, Sweden. He currently lives in Brooklyn.
Tino For the Stratus Family N
Interpreting Clouds sound as language 2022
Santino Gonzales is a lover of painting, dissecting conspiracies, and creating homemade ambient music. originally from Los Lunas / Albuquerque, NM - he is now located in San Francisco.
Mr. Various Track 07
L'Ostopera s/r 2019
Known by many names, he is the former host of WPRB's "The Worried Waltz".
This is his latest sound collage (that I possess at least).
Matmos Tonight there is something special about the moon / Jaki księżyc dziś wieczór... N
Regards/Ukłony dla Bogusław Schaeffer Thrill Jockey Records 2022
Matmos is an experimental electronic music duo originally from San Francisco but now residing in Baltimore. The name Matmos refers to the seething lake of evil slime beneath the city Sogo in the 1968 film Barbarella.
Apart from releasing twelve full-length studio albums and numerous collaborative works, Matmos is also well known for their collaboration with Icelandic singer and musician Björk (Vespertine and Medulla).
Set Break: over “Manuela” by Roberto Cacciapaglia
Ralph Towner Nightfall
Open Letter ECM Records 1992
Multi-instrumentalist, but mainly acoustic guitarist, born in 1940. Part of the Paul Winter Consort and Oregon. Recording mostly on ECM since 1973.
Maryam Chemirani Bâman Sanamâ
Hâl. Ballades Amoureuses Alpha Classics 2021
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Heaven's Dust Sony Classical 1998
Ekova (name combining Echo & Ova) were only around from 1997-2000. The group was comprised of musicians Arash Khalatbari (Iran), Mehdi Haddab (Algeria), and vocalist Dierdre Dubois (USA).
Karsh Kale Home (Mukul Acid Lullaby)
Redesign: Realize Remixed Six Degrees Travel Series 2002
Karsh Kale is of Indian decent, but grew up in the United States. His first work was with Tabla Beat Science.
Igor Cackle Morphine Lemon Drops
Melodies You Won't Remember self-released 2018
Another sound collage from WPRB's own Worried Waltzer.
Steve Tibbetts Mission
Safe Journey ECM Records 1984
Steve Tibbetts' music has been described as rock, jazz, ambient, experimental, and world music. Tibbetts refers to it as "postmodern neo-primitivism".
Set Break: over “Trad: Dang Dan, Mua Dao, Doc Canh (Medley Of Buddhist Percussion Music)” by Phạm Văn Tỵ
National Health Zabaglione
Missing Pieces East Side Digital 1995
Not merely National Health, but a supergroup, combining members of National Health (Dave Stewart, Phil Miller), Gilgamesh (Alan Gowen and Phil Lee) and Egg (Mont Campbell). Also Amanda Parsons (of Hatfield and the North). Also Bill Bruford on drums. Canterbury heaven!
This supergroup provided 3 songs on "Missing Pieces", recorded in 1975.
Thrive Nimbit 1998
A distant branch in the Gong family tree, Gongzilla was a reassembly of several of the members of Pierre Moerlen's Gong and played a similar jazz-rock fusion.
David Torn joins them on this release.
K. Leimer Honey To Ashes
A Period of Review (1975 - 1983) RVNG Intl. 2014
Active since the mid-70s, Kerry Leimer has released avantgarde and experimental music primarily on his own Palace Of Lights imprint. His more recent work is largely ambient, often tonal, textured and using prepared piano, guitars and synthesizers.
L'Rain Find It
Fatigue Mexican Summer 2021
Taja Cheek, known professionally as L'Rain, is an experimentalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, vocalist and songwriter. Born in Brooklyn, she attended Yale and worked as music director of radio station WYBC.
Carlos Santana Illuminations
Divine Light Columbia 2001
Carlos Humberto Santana Barragán was born on 20 July 1947, in Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico. He plays guitar in a rock-n-roll band.
This CD is a collection of remixes by Bill Laswell.
Set Break: over “Camp Fire: Coyote Country” by David Sylvian
Banco del Mutuo Soccorso Il Giardino del Mago
Banco del Mutuo Soccorso Ricordi 1972
One of the three most important Italian prog-rock bands from the 1970s, together with Le Orme and Premiata Forneria Marconi. It was built around the figures of the Nocenzi brothers, Vittorio and Gianni, both keyboard players, and the charismatic voice of singer Francesco Di Giacomo.
The New Tony Williams Lifetime Million Dollar Legs
Million Dollar Legs Columbia 1976
Drummer Tony Williams formed Lifetime after leaving the Miles Davis Group in 1969, around the time In A Silent Way was finished.
Set Break: over “Praman” by Tomáš Niesner
Purna Loka Ensemble Triality: Movement I
Metaraga Origin Records 2020
The "Purna Loka Ensemble" quartet is led by violinist Purnaprajna Bangere, with Jeff Harshbarger (bass), David Balakrishnan (violin), and Amit Kavthekar (tabla).
Jon Hassell Divine S.O.S.
Maarifa Street Ndeya 2017
Jon Hassell (1937-2021) created his own style of music he described as Fourth World, a mysterious, unique hybrid of music both ancient and digital, composed and improvised, Eastern and Western.
David Parsons Tjampuhan
Ngaio Gamelan Celestial Harmonies 1999
New Zealand new age / ambient artist.
In 1989, Parsons began recording an extensive series of indigenous music sound documents in Egypt, Cambodia, Armenia, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Himalayas and other locales.
Jaga Jazzist Kitty Wu
The Stix Ninja Tune 2003
Norwegian 9-piece instrumental band.
Set Break: over “Where Have I Known You Before” by Return To Forever
Zopp 3928125 Records DK 2022
New Canterbury music, and actually from the Canterbury region of England. Led by composer and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Stevenson, with collaborations from Andy Tillison and drummer Andrea Moneta.
And you know it's authentic Canterbury because of the 🫖. Have a cuppa.
Le Orme Come una giostra
Storia o leggenda Universal Music Italia srL. 1977
Le Orme is an Italian progressive rock band born in the sixties in Venice as a beat group. They are one of the few RPI groups that have enjoyed greater visibility abroad.
Secret Oyster Paella
Sea Son The Laser's Edge 2006
Jazz Rock / Fusion / Progressive Rock band from Denmark, active in the mid-1970s.
Set Break: over “sub-electronic” by Roberto Cacciapaglia
Ossi Duri Wedding
Scadenza perfetta (Remastered) LaZaRiMus 2020
Well known as a Zappa cover band, Ossi Duri (from Italy), also compose original avant-prog music in a Zappa-esque style. Scadenza Perfetta is their latest, originally released in 2009.