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Wise, wistful and darkly humorous, the ten home recorded songs of Penny Carson Nichols appeared as a private cassette release for friends in 1988, but remained unknown to the world until their recent rediscovery in a Colorado thrift store by archivist Lisa Wheeler. With liner notes by Wheeler and remastering...

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Previously unreleased hard-psychedelic, acid-rock and folk-psych recordings,1973-75, by this West Coast trio formed by three versatile musicians: Bob Hardy (Asgard, Stow Lake), Tim Timmermanns (John Cipollina's Freelight, Craig Chaquico's band) and Chris Quinn. Well-crafted songs, superb musicianship, homemade feel, acid-fuzz guitar, flute -- truly a great discovery for fans of...

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First official vinyl reissue of this sought-after psychedelic folk-rock/Americana/SSW album from 1976. Major Arcana was a group led by counter-culture Milwaukee icon Jim Spencer, featuring a revolving cast of musicians/collaborators. The core of the band was Jim Spencer (guitar, vocals), Randall Dubis (electric guitar), Michael Burdecki (bass, slide guitar), and...

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“My favorite singer in the place was Karen Dalton. She had a voice like Billie Holiday’s and played the guitar like Jimmy Reed.” – Bob Dylan Karen Dalton's 1969 Capitol debut is finally back in print! Light in the Attic is thrilled to present a brand new edition of this heart-wrenching...

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"If there was ever an outsider folk record that truly had it all, here it is! This LP from 1974 is impossible to compare with any other LP, but at the same time, can be compared to some of the most visionary folk LPs ever! Picture a combination of early...

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NTS presents European Primitive Guitar, a compilation of instrumental guitar compositions, mapping out European analogues of the American Primitive Guitar movement, spearheaded by John Fahey in the 1950s. European Primitive Guitar spans works directly influenced by and responding to Fahey’s approach to composition, alongside works by artists that arrived at similar...

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Impex 1STEP process 180-gram 45 RPM triple LP! Pressed at RTI on VR-900 super vinyl! Cut using original analog masters from the 1986 digital recordings by Bernie Grundman Strictly limited to 7,500 numbered pressings! Elegant 24-page booklet included, housed in a deluxe four-sleeve Monster Pack tip-on jacket Impex Records is celebrating...

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Of the countless accolades and analyses that surround Blue, no point is more significant than the fact that the 1971 Joni Mitchell album continues to become more popular, revered, referenced, and relevant with each passing day. Such vitality is not only extremely singular; it is the ultimate measure of great...

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Here In the Pitch, the fourth album from the beloved, beguiling songwriter Jessica Pratt, was written and recorded between her home of Los Angeles and Brooklyn over the course of three years. Pratt enlivens her timeless, placeless folk sensibilities with newfound instrumentation and an expanded ensemble, both under the influence...

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‘Elephantasia’ is a glorious folk opus from 1972, long lost and attaining a legendary reputation for its candour and creativity, from the late Bangor-born singer/songwriter Dave Evans. Finally, the LP sees the light of day again via Earth Recordings, it is a true gem from the vaults of British folk...

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Inner Roads and Outer Paths is Herefordshire born Vic Mars’ third release on Clay Pipe Music. It follows last years ‘The Soundtrack To The Hospice’ commissioned by Gideon Coe for BBC 6 Music, and 2015s critically acclaimed ‘The Land and the Garden’. Inspired by in part by Alfred Watkins words and...

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North London’s midnight man tumbles out his treehouse to deliver twelve potions of minor healing in “Iron Day”, his questing, soul-salvaging songbook. Brimming with majesty and maraud in equal parts, Genghis Cohn synthesises trad. English folk and woe with surrealist dream sequences on this debut long-player. A romance of two...

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Labi Siffre burst onto the UK’s blossoming singer-songwriter scene with his debut album in 1970, alongside contemporaries like Elton John, Bill Fay and Mike D’Abo. Featuring early hit “Make My Day” and “A Little More Line”, the album was arranged and produced by Ian Green, noted 60s hit arranger.   <iframe title="YouTube...

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First Utterance is the debut album of the progressive folk band Comus. It was released in 1971, with the opening song "Diana" being released as a single. The album was notable for its unique blend of progressive rock, folk, psychedelia, with elements of paganism and the macabre. The overall thematic tone...

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Reissue, originally released in 1975. In the late 1960s, Antonio Infantino linked his name to the beat world and to Italian performance and gestural music circles (Bussotti, Chiari, Curran). A poet and singer, a tireless devotee of the musical traditions of Southern Italy, he focuses his research mainly on the...

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Terrapin Station is one of the deepest, densest, most ambitious album in the entire Grateful Dead catalog. With Fleetwood Mac producer Keith Olson, they created an album unlike anything they'd ever made before, filled with strings, horns, a choir, and countless other new sounds in the Dead world. The record features...

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"With Time is Glass, Six Organs of Admittance is captured once again in the intricate tangle of the fretboards, soaring in open skies above. Like lens flare cutting through the speakers; spiderwebs cracking the windshield that holds back all the onrushing reality. Blowing the dust away, cutting a new path...

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Hold on to your mind! Led by Belfast-born phenom David Lewis, Andwella made three LPs circa 1970 for London’s Reflection label, redolent with Cream-y rock workouts, soaring post-Sgt. Pepper psych experimentation, and earthbound laments The Band might’ve dreamt up at Big Pink. Barely heard back then, they now conjure a...

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"Palto Flats/Putojefe Records present the first ever reissue of the work of American composer Dorothy Carter, master of the hammered dulcimer, zither, and other instruments of the hammer chord zither/psalterium family. A true musical vagabond, Dorothy was born in New York in 1935, though her spiritual pursuit of an expansive...

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Psychedelic, progressive folk-rock masterpiece from 1971, recorded in London by John St. Field aka Jackie Leven (of Doll by Doll fame) but only released in Spain back at the time. Before becoming a cult singer/songwriter in the '90s, Scottish musician Jackie Leven debuted in the early '70s with Control, issued...

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Searchlight Moonbeam is the new narrative compilation from Time Is Away (Jack Rollo and Elaine Tierney) whose eponymous monthly NTS Radio shows, tinctured fusions of fugitive sounds and reverie-inducing archival speech, have won them an ardent following. It follows from the London-based duo’s Ballads, a remarkable driftwerk released on A...

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Mesh-Key is pleased to announce the release of this heretofore unheard collaboration, finally seeing the light of day 15 years after its recording. Acoustic instrumentation and synthesizers meet Mukai’s haunting voice for four sparse, minimalistic compositions unlike anything in either artists’ previous output. <iframe style="border: 0; width: 100%; height: 120px;" src="https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=726697876/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/transparent=true/"...

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The live reunion of Bob Dylan and The Band during 1973-74 yielded one of the decade's most celebrated, dynamic, and astonishing tours. Captured on Before the Flood, the results portray the two artists' shared chemistry as well as Dylan's instinctive ability to challenge audiences, his group, and himself via inventive...

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Take a seat when this album starts. Lise and Lisa are a very unorthodox French/German duo, both playing bagpipes. 'Lo Becat' is one long composition, spread over two sides, and brings you drones, delicate melodic motives and untamed rhythms, often all at once, melding together influences from traditional songs, folkloristic...

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With Daniel Bachman’s new album, "When the Roses Come Again," he exits the steel string world where he started and tiptoes into a new one, where apparitions and nature inhabit compositions in a musical, genealogical garden. Self-recorded in the spring of 2023 on a laptop in a cabin that leans against...

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Roy Rutanen’s self-titled album has remained a very well-kept secret among psychedelia and acid-folk collectors ever since its original release in 1971 on MCA in Australia. Now is the right time for Rutanen’s glorious music to shine through, with his unique combination of moody acoustic bliss and acid-drenched solos, as...

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In November 2022, Cat Power took the stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall and delivered a song-for-song recreation of one of the most fabled and transformative live sets of all time. Held at the Manchester Free Trade Hall in May 1966—but long known as the “Royal Albert Hall Concert” due...

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Remastered and fully licensed. An underrated acid folk masterpiece brought to you by the classic couple Terry (guitar, mandolin, banjo) and Gay Woods (vocals), who formed the band after departing from the very influential British combo Steeleye Span. They recorded their debut album in 1971 on the small indie label...

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UK psych-folk private press mega-rarity, originally released in 1975. Jack With A Feather was the first vinyl album (after the private cassette only release of Rowdy Dowdy Day) by Spriguns Of Tolgus, just before they shortened their name to Spriguns and signed to Decca, recording two classic progressive folk-rock albums....

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Originally released as a private cassette only release in 1974, this is the debut album of progressive folk-rock band Spriguns. Homemade, charming folk-rock with the lovely voice of Mandy Morton, 12-string guitars, dulcimer, mandolin, and fiddle. Fabulous covers of "Let No Man Steal Your Thyme", "Matty Groves" and more. Formed...

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On April 7, 2020, John Prine died a victim of the COVID-19 pandemic after a storied career as a singer/songwriter. His first album, John Prine, released in September 1971, marked the beginning of Prine's long musical journey. But Prine's start as a talented songwriter began years before that in Maywood,...

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Mute is excited to present the 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of José González’s seminal debut album Veneer. Out October 27th on limited edition clear vinyl. Featuring newly remastered audio and a previously unreleased bonus LP comprising 13 intimate live recordings from the Swedish Grammy winner’s legendary 2003 performance at Gothenburg Concert...

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Reissued on limited edition 180 gram Clear vinyl. On The Blackened Air (her second album but first for Touch and Go, originally released in 2002), Nina Nastasia and her band are not content to just support a vocal melody; they pry it apart and look down it's throat. The stringed...

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On this LP you hear two kanteles built by the Master Luthier Rauno Nieminen. One of them is a copy of a historical instrument built by the folk poet Ontrei Malinen in 1833. It is carved from single piece of pine, and it has five bronze strings. The other one...

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Finnish guitarist Elatu Nessa is a limited edition of 2023 cassettes released by the country's experimental/jazz label Ultraääni Records in August 8. Pääportti by Elatu Nessa...

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Hive Mind and Sing-A-Song Fighter are delighted to present to you their first collaborative release, the amazing solo guitar album from legendary Congolese guitarist Kahanga Dekula aka ”Vumbi”. At last, Mr Dekula is finally releasing an instrumental solo guitar album after more than 40 years of playing lead guitar in numerous...

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"Who would attempt to combine cunning ethnological forgery, Scottish folk songs, claw-hammer guitar, untutored horn-tootling, elastically relaxed drumming and garage electronic fuckery? Only Greg and Stefan, high on sea, sunshine and mis-judged micro-dosing – that’s who. ‘Don’t Drown’ was offered as practical advice during the self-described ‘Yellow Submarine’ phase of...

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Barcelona record label Canela En Surco is proud to present Un Nuevo Amanecer (A New Dawn), the debut collaborative LP by rising star Pedro Ricardo and candombe broken beat maestro Damián Botigue. Four long years in the making, this album is born out of the friendship between the two artists. After...

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"It's tempting to view guitarist Kris Gruda, a North Carolina resident, as part of a lineage of demented Southern avant-pickers stretching back to Chadbourne, and while that's not false, it's unnecessarily reductive. Gruda is but one particle in a contemporary wave of traveling minstrels plying the interstates and unnumbered highways...

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Billed as “Canada’s All Indian Band,” the Tsimshian Nation garage band The Chieftones stormed the U.S. in the mid-’60s with their own brand of native rock n’ roll. Led by guitarists Billy Thunderkloud and Albert Canadien, the band was filled out with Jack Wolf on lead guitar, Barry Clifford on...

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Joni Mitchell's third release finds her moving away from the wistful folk of her 1968 debut and Clouds, branching out into the progressive pop and jazz elements that define her best work. The bright, poppy "Big Yellow Taxi," the album's single, is here, as is her epoch-defining "Woodstock," a soulful,...

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Paul Hillery's third compilation in this series of rare and hard to find grooves is as much a geographical journey as it is a musical one. With acts, artists and tracks linked to London, Florida, Atlanta, the Netherlands, Switzerland, California, India and Germany and more this compilation is very much...

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Experience the captivating and hypnotic sounds of Joyama no Narazumono – a rare gem of Japan’s 70’s folk scene! A genre-bending album by duo Shigeki Kobayashi and Yasuo Yamada, who drew inspiration from songs by local boatmen and British folk like Fairport Convention and The Albion Band to craft a minimalist,...

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A classic! Abner Jay was a one man band with a style completely onto himself. His music harkens back to the sounds of the 1800's (pre blues) but somehow sounds wholly modern at the same time. Abner plays drums with his feet, electric banjo and harmonica and sings with one...

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Multi-instrumentalist Sally Anne Morgan’s rich, intimate and modern music is cultivated with the seeds sown by folk, contemporary music and psychedelia. Her work exists in conversation with the living tradition of reinterpreting folk practices, from her music to her letterpress artwork to her microbrewery Leveller Brewing Co. Alongside new interpretations...

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Recorded circa 1995/96, mostly in John Fahey’s room at a Salem, Oregon boardinghouse, the performances on Proofs and Refutations prefigure the ornery turn of the page that marked Fahey’s final years, drawing another enigmatic rabbit from his seemingly bottomless musical hat, making confoundingly delightful demands upon your listening (and thinking)...

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Lucinda Williams, whose musical style defies easy categorization, recorded her first album of original songs in 1980, supported by a six-member band. Her songs are a mix of traditional and alternative country, folk, and blues that reflect her Louisiana roots. The Village Voice music critic Robert Christgau gave...

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Neil Young's Harvest is one of those strange albums that has achieved lasting success without ever winning the full approval of rock critics or hardcore fans. Even Young himself has been equivocal, describing it in one breath as his "finest" album, dismissing it in the next as an MOR aberration....