Terje Rypdal Believer
Terje Rypdal / Miroslav Vitous / Jack DeJohnette ECM Records 1979
Rypdal was born in Oslo, Norway in 1947, the son of a composer and orchestra leader. He studied classical piano and trumpet as a child, and then taught himself to play guitar as he entered his teens.
Set Break: over “Transition” by Terje Rypdal
Gudrun Gut & Mabe Fratti Let's Talk About the Weather N
Let's Talk About the Weather Umor-Rex 2021
Gudrun Bredemann was born in 1960 in Celle, West Germany. She was an early member of Einstürzende Neubauten and most famously founded the 1980s band Malaria!.
Mabe Fratti is a Guatemalan avant garde cellist, and explores music between the noise, classical, the electronic, and the indie realms of contemporary music.
Bill Nelson Transmission (N.B.C. 97293)
The Summer of God's Piano Cocteau Records 1984
Born on 18 December 1948 in Wakefield, West Yorkshire (England) he is best known as the founder of Be Bop Deluxe (1972-1978). He has released an impressive amount of work.
Marcel Sletten Kali Yuga N
Vicious Kisses sound as language 2021
From Santa Cruz, he founded the label Primordial Void.
Otras 2 FAX 1995
Otras is David Reeves.
The FAX label features ambient electronica, and was founded by Peter Kuhlmann. His own releases are under the name Pete Namlook.
From Nursery To Misery Aeroplanes N
Tree Spirits Dark Entries Records 2021
Founded by Gina Fear, Tina Fear, and Lee Stevens, and were active around 1989-1990. Tree Spirits is a compilation.
(because I played the track backwards)
Saint Abdullah All Who Enter Here N
To Live a La West, Pt. 2 2021
Formed by two brothers, Mohammad and Mehdi Mehrabani-Yeganeh, raised primarily in the West, away from their family in Iran.
Sensations Fix Darkside 1 & 3
Music Is Painting In the Air (1974-1977) RVNG INTL. 2012
Previously unreleased bonus track from this compilation.
Set Break: over Jon Hassell’s “Mevlana Duke” from Fascinoma
John Abercrombie Quartet Pebbles
M ECM 1980
George Mraz (born Jiří Mráz; 9 September 1944 – 16 September 2021) was a Czech-born American jazz bassist and alto saxophonist. Pebbles is his composition. He is a sideman on over 100 jazz records.
Ralph Towner Drifting Petals
Solstice ECM Records 1975
Multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and bandleader, born in Chehalis, Washington, 1 March 1940. He records mostly for ECM.
Resavoir International Anthem 2019
Chicago based group led by trumpeter Will Miller.
Roberto Cacciapaglia Sonanze : 3rd Movement
Sonances / Sonanze & Otherworks (Digitally Remastered at Abbey Road Studios, London 2000) Glance 1975
Roberto Cacciapaglia is an Italian songwriter, composer & producer, born in Milan.
This is his debut, and his most experimental.
Laura Lutzke, Ravenna Lipchik, Caleb Burhans & Clarice Jensen Wally Goes to Bali N
Over the Ridge Neuma Records 2021
A composition of Richard Carr, I believe.
Jean-Philippe Goude Pensée inique
Goude: Rock de chambre Ici d'ailleurs 2009
Originally issued on Hopi Mesa in 2001. Keyboardist Jean-Philippe Goude was born in Paris in 1952. He was part of the group Weidorje, but later concentrated more on music for films and advertisements.
Univers Zéro Vacillements
Clivages Cuneiform 2010
From Belgium, Univers Zero began in 1974. One of the founders of Rock In Opposition.
Set Break: over “Turning of the Leaves” by Ralph Towner
Rachika Nayar August 31st N
Fragments Commend See 2021
Steve Vai Sisters
Passion and Warfare Epic/Legacy 1990
Steve Vai (born 6 June 1960) studied master classes under Joe Satriani, and was a student of the Berklee School of Music. Vai later was invited to join Frank Zappa's band by Zappa himself. (He transcribed Zappa guitar solos and sent them to Zappa as a sort of 'application'.) Zappa referred to him as a "Stunt Guitarist", because of Vai's technical skill and odd sounds he produced.
Grow Sumerian Records 2015
Gentle math rock group from San Diego, founded in 2008.
technicolor P-VINE RECORDS 2020
Another math rock group, but from San Fransisco, led by classically trained Yvette Young.
Sloth & Turtle Toys
Sloth & Turtle - EP Sloth & Turtle 2018
Debut release from this group.
Sean Malone Unquity Road
Cortlandt Free Electric Sound 2007
Sean Malone from Delran NJ (12 April 1970 - 9 December 2020) played fretless bass guitar and Chapman Stick with Gordian Knot and Cynic.
And his premature death in December escaped my attention completely...
Ozone Quartet The Getaway
Nocturne Flat Five Records 1999
Progressive rock / fusion band from Raleigh, North Carolina, founded in the 1980's.
Primus Dirty Drowning Man
Antipop Interscope 1999
McGill Manring Stevens Puff Johnson
Controlled By Radar FREE ELECTRIC SOUND 2002
Set Break: over “Chandogra” by Steve Tibbetts
Djam Karet Grooming the Psychosis
Burning the Hard City Cuneiform Records 2000
The original 1991 self release cover ☝
Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge
Buffalo (Live at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, 1980) Frank Zappa Catalog 2015
Passing Through the Wall Cuneiform Records 2013
Formed in 2007, Zevious are: Mike Eber (Smother Party), Jeff Eber (Dysrhythmia), and Johnny DeBlase (Sabbath Assembly, Many Arms). They blur the lines between prog, jazz, and metal.
Happy Family Filial Piety at the Dawn
Toscco Cuneiform Records 1997
Happy Family is an instrumental progressive rock/fusion/Zeuhl band from Tokyo, Kantō, Japan, that was formed in 1987.
Set Break: over “Choed (Meditational Ceremony)” from “Bhutan Temple & Traditional Music”
Ain Soph Aur Cosmos / A Fïïeh
Hur! (Hommage À La Musique De Christian Vander) V/A Soleil Zeuhl 2009
"Ain Soph Aur" is a dark rock band singing in french, which is active since 1994.
Benoit Widemann Stress !
Stress ! Benoit Widemann 2011
Keyboardist born in 1957, member of Magma starting at age 18. This is his solo debut originally issued in 1977.
Tonic 2001 Tzadik 2002
Space rock supergroup from Kansai, formed in 1995.
Set Break: over “Mantram der Erdberührung (Mantra of the Touching of the Earth)” by Popol Vuh
Ozric Tentacles Spirals In Hyperspace
Spirals In Hyperspace Magna Carta 2004