Record Library

John Fahey – Sea Changes & Coelacanths

4LP Box Set including the albums “Womblife”, “Georgia Stomps, Atlanta Struts, and Other Contemporary Dance Favorites”, and
“Hard Time Empty Bottle Blues”

Style: Avant-Folk, Free-Folk, Ambient Blues, American Primitivism, Tape Music

Vibes: Haunting, Nocturnal, Murky, Brooding, Eerie, Aquatic, Bluesy, Woozy, Raw, Meditative

Musical Qualities: Instrumental, Sparse, Improvisation, Collage, Vignettes, Suite, Electro-acoustic, Live

Jack DeJohnette – Sorcery

with Dave Holland, Bennie Maupin, John Abercrombie, Michael Fellerman, & Mick Goodrick

Style: Psychedelic Jazz-Rock, Prog, Jazz Fusion

Vibe: Exploratory, Mysterious, Driving, Groovy, Psychedelic, Bluesy, Eclectic

Musical Qualities: Improvisation, Dub, Shred, Technical, Rhythmic. Progressive

Sun Ra and His Arkestra – Omniverse

Style: Post-Bop, Cosmic Jazz

Vibes: Reflective, Elegant, Nocturnal, Playful, Mellow, Cosmic

Instrumentation: Piano, Upright Bass, Drums, Tenor Saxophone, Trumpet, Baritone Saxophone

Osamu Kitajima – Osamu

Style: Fusion, Neoclassical New Age, Jazz-Rock, Progressive Rock, Mystical Folk

Vibes: Ethereal, Groovy, Exploratory, Dreamy, Cosmic, Meditative, Playful, Psychedelic, Smooth, Soothing, Spiritual

Instrumentation: Koto, Biwa, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Shakuhachi, Nohkan, Strings, Rhodes, Organ, Clavinet, Synthesizers, Chamberlin, Drums, Electric & Acoustic Bass

Abdul Wadud – By Myself

Style: Free-Improvisation, Chamber-Jazz, Spiritual Jazz

Vibes: Contemplative, Searching, Autumnal, Intimate, Elegant, Free, Spiritual, Meditative, Bittersweet, Mysterious, Hypnotic, Passionate, Pastoral

Instrumentation: Cello

Musical Qualities: Improvisation, Solo, Instrumental, Sparse

John Martyn – Live at Leeds

with Danny Thompson & John Stevens

Style: Jazz-Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Progressive Folk

Vibes: Ethereal, Passionate, Cryptic, Exploratory, Wistful, Exuberant, Meditative, Pastoral, Reflective

Instrumentation: Acoustic Guitar, Echoplex, Upright Bass, Drums, Vocals

75 Dollar Bill – Wood / Metal / Plastic / Pattern / Rhythm / Rock

Style: Desert Blues, Psychedelic Trance Rock, Tishoumaren, Post-Minimalism

Vibes: Hypnotic, Desert, Earthy, Psychedelic, Communal, Driving, Ritualistic

Musical Qualities: Polyrhythmic, Percussive, Riffs, Improvisation, Instrumental, Repetitive, Microtonal

Instrumentation: Homemade Percussion, Plywood Crate, 12-String Guitar, Shakers, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Upright Bass, Viola, Trumpet, Saxophone (Baritone & Alto)

Fern Knight – Castings

Style: Acid Folk, Progressive Folk-Rock

Vibes: Occult, Forest, Medieval, Epic, Nocturnal, Mystical, Brooding, Witchy

Musical Qualities: Riffs, Progressive, Fuzzy, Lyrical

Instrumentation: Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Cello, Harp, Violin, Drums, Electric Bass

Milford Graves with Arthur Doyle & Hugh Glover – Children of the Forest

Styles: Free Improvisation, Free Jazz

Vibes: Kinetic, Ritualistic, Free, Ecstatic, Earthy, Passionate, Forest, Tribal, Spiritual, Adventure, Intense, Intertwined, Responsive

Musical Qualities: Polyrhythmic, Percussive, Improvisation, Acoustic, Atonal, Complex, Dissonant, Extended Technique, Home Recording, Instrumental, Polyphonic

M. Sage – Paradise Crick

Style: Psychedelic Electronic, Ambient Americana

Vibes: Nature, Pastoral, Peaceful, Soothing, Hallucinogenic, Impressionistic, Light, Colorful, Forest

Instrumentation: Modular Synthesizer, Keyboards, Flute, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Percussion, Violin, Autoharp, Harmonica, Penny Whistle, Vocals

Matana Roberts – Coin Coin Chapter Five: In the Garden

Style: Free Jazz, Creative Music, Liberation Music, Jazz Poetry, Spiritual Jazz

Vibe: Passionate, Rootsy, Poetic, Storytelling, Rebellious, Compassionate, Intertwined, Haunting, Spiritual, Driving, Communal, Triumphant, Sad, Powerful

Themes: Ancestry, History, Feminism, Trauma, Memory, Black Liberation, Identity, Death

Musical Qualities: Suite, Thematic, Graphic Score, Improvisation, Spoken Word, Complex, Group Vocals

Paul Bley Trio – Closer

Paul Bley (Piano); Steve Swallow (Upright Bass); Barry Altschul (Drums)

Style: Post-Bop, Avant-Garde Jazz

Vibes: Mysterious, Playful, Impressionistic, Exploratory, Reflective, Intimate, Morning

Musical Qualities: Sparse, Acoustic, Improvisation, Instrumental, Lo-Fi

The No-Neck Blues Band – Intonomancy

Style: Ritual Psych, Free Rock

Vibes: Primordial, Ritualistic, Witchy, Meandering, Communal, Abstract, Exploratory, Mysterious, Murky, Psychedelic, Tribal

Qualities: Collective Improvisation, Percussive, Lo-Fi

Moonshake – Big Good Angel

Style: No Wave, Post-Rock, Noise Rock, Avant-Dub

Vibes: Gritty, Angsty, Urban, Messy, Aggressive, Ominous , Chaotic, Anxious, Dark, Groovy, Surreal, Eccentric

Musical Qualities: Noisy, Sampling, Dissonant, Loops, Rhythmic, Dense, Driving, Dub, Heavy

Art Bears – Winter Songs

Fred Frith, Chris Cutler, Dagmar Krause

Style: Rock in Opposition, Avant-Prog, Tape Music, Chamber Rock

Vibes: Dystopian, Sombre, Winter, Ominous, Anxious, Cold, Disturbing, Knotty, Suspenseful, Theatric, Eccentric

Musical Qualities: Dissonant, Complex, Uncommon Time Signatures, Extended Technique, Loops, Technical, Progressive, Studio-as-an-Instrument

Alan Silva and His Celestrial Communication Orchestra – Luna Surface

featuring Leroy Jenkins, Archie Shepp, Malachi Favors, Anthony Braxton, Grachan Moncur III, Dave Burrell, Claude Delcloo, Kenneth Terroade, Bernard Vitet, Berb Guérin

Style: Free Space Music, Cosmic Jazz, Avant-Garde Big Band

Vibe: Intense, Chaotic, Bombastic, Ecstatic, Free, Cosmic, Hypnotic, Raw, Communal, Apocalyptic

Musical Qualities: Conducted Improvisation, Dense, Atonal, Dissonant, Acoustic

Dorothy Carter – Waillee, Waillee

Style: Folk (Mystical, Loner, Free, Acid), Progressive Singer/Songwriter

Vibes: Meditative, Nature, Ethereal, Pastoral, Autumnal, Surreal, Ritualistic, Medieval, Loner, Nocturnal, Hypnotic

Instrumentation: Hammered Dulcimer, Flute, Harp, Psaltery, Bow Chime, Log Drum, Piano, Mandola, Tamboura, Bells, Shakers, Steel Cello

Deux Filles – Silence & Wisdom

Style: Ethereal Wave, Ambient Pop, Ambient

Vibes: Mysterious, Dreamy, Whimsical, Ethereal, Reflective, Meditative, Nocturnal, Eclectic, Intimate, Soothing, Exploratory, Haunting, Bittersweet, Healing, Hypnotic

Musical Qualities: Soft, Minimalistic, Atmospheric, Sparse

Miroslav Vitous – Mountain in the Clouds

featuring Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Joe Henderson, Joe Chambers, Jack DeJohnette

Style: Jazz Fusion, Post-Bop

Vibes: Triumphant, Epic, Energetic, Bombastic, Playful, Driving, Adventure

Arthur Russell – Iowa Dream

Style: Singer/Songwriter, Folk Pop, Americana

Vibe: Warm, Tender, Romantic, Reflective, Playful, Love, Compassionate, Rustic, Bittersweet, Intimate, Mellow

Musical Qualities: Catchy, Lyrical, Lush, Home Recording, Acoustic, Melodic

Instrumentation: Vocals, Cello, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Drums, Keyboards, Organ, Vibraphone, Tabla, Violin, Bongos, Horns, Flute, Bass

Joseph Allred – What Strange Flowers Grow in the Shade

featuring Patrick Shiroishi, Jen Powers, Matthew J. Rolin, Magic Tuber String Band, Mikey Allred, Matt Johnson, Michael Pierce, Anthony Ford, Chris Davis

Style: New Age, Kosmische Folk, Ambient Americana

Vibes: Meditative, Nocturnal, Soothing, Cosmic, Ethereal, Contemplative, Surreal, Pastoral

Jaköb Battick – Slow Motion Summer

Styles: Experimental Songwriter, Bewitched Tape Music, Ritual Ambient

Vibes: Occult, Spiritual, Decelerated, Ritualistic, Sensual, Otherworldly, Witchy, Nocturnal, Mystical, Alchemical, Dark, Spectral, Devotional

Musical Qualities: Slow, Vocal Manipulation, Lyrical, Droney, Soft, Collage, Home Recording, Atmospheric

Brötzmann, Bekkas, Drake – Catching Ghosts

Style: Gnawa, Spiritual Jazz, Free Improvisation

Vibes: Ritualistic, Earthy, Communal, Groovy, Hypnotic, Ecstatic, Triumphant, Uplifting

Musical Qualities: Collective Improvisation, Acoustic, Percussive, Chants, Rhythmic, Repetitive, Live

Instrumentation: Guimbri, Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet, Drums, Percussion

Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool

Style: Art Rock, Orchestral-Rock, Electronic-Influenced, Krautrock-Influenced

Vibe: Lonely, Sterile, Cold, Depressive, Breakup, Introspective, Sad, Sombre, Reflective, Hypnotic, Motorik

Musical Qualities: Lyrical, Polished, Orchestral, Pulse, Melodic, Studio-as-an-Instrument

Henry Flynt – Graduation

LPx2, Archival, Superior Viaduct, 2001 / 2013 Recorded 1975-1979 Style: Weird Americana, “Cowboy Raga”, Old-Time, Celestial Boogie, Back-porch Minimalism Vibes:…

The Roots – Things Fall Apart

Style: Hip-Hop [East Coast, Jazz-Rap, Conscious, Boom Bap]

Vibes: Poetic, Confident, Storytelling, Communal, Urban, Conscious, Sombre, Cinematic

Musical Qualities: Lush, Sampling, Progressive, Rhythmic, Lyrical, Studio-as-an-Instrument

Julie Byrne – The Greater Wings

with Jake Falby, Alex Somers, Eric Littmann, Marilu Donovan, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma & Nadia Hulett

Style: Chamber-Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Ambient Pop, New Age

Vibes: Heartfelt, Reflective, Loving, Bittersweet, Mournful, Healing, Introspective, Compassionate, Observational, Poetic, Contemplative, Ethereal, Summer

Musical Qualities: Lyrical, Soft, Lush, Orchestral

Instrumentation: Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Strings, Piano, Synthesizers, Harp, Modular Synthesizer

Xylouris White – The Forest in Me

Style: Free-Folk, Cretan Folk Music

Vibe: Mysterious, Cinematic, Brooding, Meditative, Eerie, Forest, Spiritual

Musical Qualities: Acoustic, Instrumental, Improvisation

Instrumentation: Lute, Drums, Violin

P.G. Six – Murmurs & Whispers

Style: Singer/Songwriter, Neo-Medieval Folk, Celtic Folk

Vibe: Reflective, Gentle, Intimate, Winter, Morning, Soothing, Mellow, Romantic, Medieval, Mournful

Musical Qualities: Acoustic, Soft, Lush, Lyrical, Vocal Harmonies

Instrumentation: Celtic Harp, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards, Hurdy Gurdy, Recorder, Electric Bass, Vocals, Saxophone, Flute, Percussion

Alabaster DePlume – Come With Fierce Grace

Style: Spiritual Jazz, Progressive Jazz

Vibe: Polyvocal, Communal, Uplifting, Warm, Triumphant, Flowing, Driving, Groovy, Raw, Hypnotic, Reflective, Colorful, Spiritual, Rebellious, Compassionate

Musical Qualities: Collective Improvisation, Thematic, Polyphonic, Dub, Suite, Loose, Rhythmic, Percussive, Studio-as-an-Instrument, Analogue Recording

Instrumentation: Tenor Sax, Electric Guitar, Synthesizers, Electric Bass, Multiple Drummers, Tabla, Upright Bass, Cello, Group Vocals, Piano, Percussion

Daniel Villareal – Lados B

with Anna Butters (Upright Bass, Electric Bass) & Jeff Parker (Electric Guitar)

Style: Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk

Vibes: Sunny, Groovy, Breezy, Relaxed, Mellow

Daniel Bachman – When the Roses Come Again

Style: Avant-Folk, Ambient Americana, Free-Folk, American Primitivism

Vibes: Meditative, Personal, Morning, Pastoral, Earthy, History, Hypnotic, Summer, Nature, Soothing

Musical Qualities: Collage, Electro-Acoustic, Glitchy, Suite, Vignettes, Instrumental, Sampling, Studio-as-an-Instrument, Atmospheric

Instrumentation: Banjo, Acoustic Guitar, Mouthbow, Fiddle, Homemade Instruments, Harmonium, Bell

The Necks – Travel

Style: Post-Minimalism, Atmospheric Chamber-Jazz, Free Improvisation

Vibe: Flowing, Patient, Focused, Suspenseful, Adventure, Hypnotic

Musical Qualities: Ostinato, Slow, Collective Improvisation, Minimalistic, Acoustic, Repetitive, Instrumental, Atmospheric

Instrumentation: Upright Bass, Drums, Piano, Organ

Arthur Russell – Pictures of Bunny Rabbit

Style: Ambient Pop, Electro-Acoustic, Post-Minimalism, Avant-Folk

Vibe: Introspective, Deconstructed, Intimate, Surreal, Exploratory, Mysterious, Aquatic, Ethereal, Hypnotic, Mystical, Warm

Instrumentation: Vocals, Cello, Keyboards, Guitar, Harmonica, Echoes

Natalie Rose LeBrecht – Holy Prana Open Game

eaturing Mick Turner, Jim White & David Hackner

Style: Neoclassical New Age

Vibe: Celestial, Flowing, Cosmic, Healing, Ethereal, Heartfelt, Sombre, Spiritual, Longing, Meditative

Instrumentation: Vocals, Synthesizers, Piano, Electric Guitar, Drums, Woodwinds, EWI

Danny Paul Grody – Arc of Day

Style: Post-Minimalism, Ambient Folk, American Primitivism

Vibe: Soothing, Morning, Contemplative, Meditative

Musical Qualities: Acoustic, Soft, Sparse, Instrumental

Instrumentation: Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar, Clarinet, Percussion, Pedal Steel

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