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Unfolk - spiritDzoe (cd preorder)

Unfolk's new album finds Alessandro Monti playing a variety of exotic instrumentation on his 38 minute piece spiritDzoe (subtitled 'an eight part ritual in the form of a suite').

Pre-order for 12th May release.

Atlantic Machine - Atlantic Machine (CD)

Atlantic Machine is the self-titled debut album from the new solo project by award-winning producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jim Lowe.

Bigelf - Into The Maelstrom - Limited Edition (double cd)

Joined by Dream Theater's Mike Portnoy, on its fourth album Bigelf takes its cinematic Heavy Psychedelia to new heights.

Blending the band's root Hard Rock and Prog influences with futuristic post-apocalyptic scenarios, Into The Maelstrom features some of Bigelf's most creative music and Portnoy's finest drumming.

Limited edition double cd in a digipak.

Bigelf - Into The Maelstrom (black double vinyl + CD)

Joined by Dream Theater's Mike Portnoy, on its fourth album Bigelf takes its cinematic Heavy Psychedelia to new heights.

Blending the band's root Hard Rock and Prog influences with futuristic post-apocalyptic scenarios, Into The Maelstrom features some of Bigelf's most creative music and Portnoy's finest drumming.

Limited double vinyl plus single cd edition.

Niko Tsonev - Banshees and Harpsichords (cd)

Limited edition of Niko Tsonev's 2013 album Banshees and Harpsichords.

With elements of progressive rock, djent, jazz fusion and classical impressionism, Banshees breaks new ground for Niko (Steven Wilson band) in terms of its production and guitar exploration.

Presented in a matt deluxe digipak with six page artwork.

The Fierce And The Dead - Spooky Action (CD)

The 2013 album by The Fierce And The Dead, Spooky Action is a blend of edgy guitars, savage beats and intense melodies.

Orphaned Land - All Is One (double vinyl)

All Is One is Orphaned Land's fifth studio album.

Singer Kobi Farhi describes the album as follows, "I'll say it plain and simple, All Is One is Orphaned Land's best album so far. I feel that we took all aspects to a new level. It turned out so strong, we can't stop listening to it. The album is very rich in sound with more than 40 people participating (choirs, violins, and many traditional instruments, too)."

This is the special limited edition double heavyweight vinyl in gatefold sleeve with bonus tracks.

Katatonia - Last Fair Day Gone Night (3LP in box)

Last Fair Day Gone Night documents Katatonia, the Swedish dark Rock/Metal masters, at the Koko in London during a series of special celebratory shows to mark the band's 20th anniversary.

The album contains a comprehensive set of band classics - including the Last Fair Deal Gone Down album in its entirety - and is issued on triple heavyweight 180gm vinyl in a deluxe box that comes with an 8 page 12" book.

Orphaned Land - All Is One (cd/dvd)

All Is One is Orphaned Land's fifth studio album.

Singer Kobi Farhi describes the album as follows, "I'll say it plain and simple, All Is One is Orphaned Land's best album so far. I feel that we took all aspects to a new level. It turned out so strong, we can't stop listening to it. The album is very rich in sound with more than 40 people participating (choirs, violins, and many traditional instruments, too)."

This is the special limited edition cd/dvd mediabook version with bonus tracks and an extended booklet.

My Dying Bride - The Manuscript (CD)

The Yorkshire 'titans of doom' return with a 27 minute four track release that mixes dark tales of foreboding with the band's trademark fusion of gloomy poetics and heavy intensity.

My Dying Bride - The Manuscript (Vinyl)

The Yorkshire 'titans of doom' greet 2013 with a 27 minute, four track, release that mixes dark tales of foreboding with the band's trademark fusion of gloomy poetics and heavy intensity.

Black 180gm vinyl edition.

Riverside - Shrine Of New Generation Slaves

Poland's Post-Prog giants return with Shrine Of New Generation Slaves.

Handsomely packaged in a Travis Smith (Katatonia, Avenged Sevenfold etc) cover, SONGS is a further development of the band's modern take on Classic Rock.

Available as a limited edition double cd mediabook and a double (black) vinyl version in gatefold sleeve. Both formats contain two epic bonus tracks, Night Session Parts One and Two.

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Lo-Fi Resistance - Chalk Lines (cd)

Released on the Burning Shed label, Chalk Lines is the second album from guitarist/vocalist Randy McStine's ambitious Lo-Fi Resistance project.

A powerful fusion of Alt Rock, Singer Songwriter and Progressive influenced styles, hard-hitting riffs, soaring melodies and complex rhythms collide in this distinctive take on contemporary Art Rock.

Featuring Porcupine Tree's Gavin Harrison on drums throughout, other performances come courtesy of Colin Edwin, John Giblin, Doug Pinnick (King's X) and John Wesley. Dave Kerzner (Kevin Gilbert, Steve Hackett) co-writes and co-produces.

The track The Silent War is available as a free download and the title track can be heard on the Burning Shed page for the album.

Chalk Lines is another knockout for Lo-Fi Resistance.' - Examiner.com

'My vote for best new Prog artist of 2012. Miss this one at your peril!' - Northern England Art Rock Society

Unfolk - Unfolk (Remastered 2CD) (CD)

Shifting from acoustic intimacy to metallic rage and from raga to dark electronics, Alessandro Monti's 2006 debut release as Unfolk combined unorthodox music for mandolin, with ethnic percussion, violin and a variety of guitars/electronic processes.

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This expanded edition is re-mastered by Jon Astley and features extra tracks, plus a bonus cd of live material by the Unfolk Collective.

The exclusive live cd contains excerpts from both live performances of The Venetian Book Of The Dead in Venice and Leicester, and includes special guest Kevin Hewick on vocals and guitar.

Presented in a deluxe 6 panel digipak.

Unfolk (Alessandro Monti/Kevin Hewick) - The Venetian Book Of The Dead (Il Libro Veneziano Dei Morti) (cd)

An unusual 'concept album', The Venetian Book Of The Dead is a remarkable collaboration between Italian producer Alessandro Monti and British songwriter Kevin Hewick.

Mixing Electronica and lyrical acoustic arrangements with beguiling and unusual song-structures, the album features 10 modern 'protest songs' and 6 haunting instrumentals.

Mastered by Jon Astley (Led Zeppelin, The Who etc), the CD comes in a beautiful limited edition gatefold cover with a 32 page booklet.

My Dying Bride - A Map of All Our Failures (CD & DVD)

The new MDB album distinctively combines sumptuous dual guitar melodies and juggernaut dark metal riffs. The doom-laden croon of vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe recites tragic tales over the powerful soundscapes.

A Map of All Our Failure is perhaps most effectively summarised by guitarist Andrew Craighan, who describes the album as, "A controlled demolition of all your hopes."

This is the special cd/dvd edition, which contains bonus tracks and a band documentary.

My Dying Bride - A Map of All Our Failures (Double vinyl)

The new MDB album distinctively combines sumptuous dual guitar melodies and juggernaut dark metal riffs. The doom-laden croon of vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe recites tragic tales over the powerful soundscapes.

A Map of All Our Failure is perhaps most effectively summarised by guitarist Andrew Craighan, who describes the album as, "A controlled demolition of all your hopes."

This is the 180gm gatefold double vinyl edition.

The Fierce & The Dead - If It Carries On Like This We Are Moving To Morecambe (cd)

The Fierce & The Dead's wryly titled debut album is a hugely accomplished and entertaining instrumental fusion of Math, Post and Progressive Rock styles.

The Fierce And The Dead - On VHS (cd)


The On VHS EP comprises 4 New Tracks and 2 Bonus Remixes from the Post-Progressive Rock machine that is The Fierce And The Dead.

With elements of King Crimson, Mogwai and God Speed, TFATD's brand of loose yet tight, articulate musical aggro is a mighty fine thing indeed.

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TF100 - TF100 (cd)

The cd version of Tonefloat's hundredth release presented in a Japanese style mini-album gatefold cardboard sleeve.

The cd features many of the artists that have helped to define the ToneFloat sound collaborating in different combinations.

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Steven Wilson contributes an instrumental piece co-written with Sand Snowman, sings on pieces by Theo Travis, Peter Van Vliet (Use of Ashes) and Sand Snowman, and mixes other tracks.

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Metallic Taste Of Blood - Metallic Taste Of Blood (cd)

Metallic Taste of Blood sees Eraldo Bernocchi (Obake, Winter Garden), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree, Ex-Wise Heads), Jamie Saft (Masada, New Zion Trio) and Balazs Pandi (Obake, Merzbow, Otto Von Schirach) create a spellbinding synthesis of styles.

Orphaned Land - The Road To OR-Shalem (double dvd/cd)

The standard edition of Orphaned Land's concert dvd, The Road To OR-Shalem.

Comprising:

2 dvds, 1 cd.

Stereo & 5.1 Mixes.

Video clips, Documentary and slide show photos.

Steven Wilson appears on both the concert and documentary dvds.

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River - Light Up To Burn Out (cd)

Canadian trio River's adventurous blend of art rock, dream pop and roots influences is an engaging blend of the raw and the sophisticated, the gentle and the abrasive.

Part contemporary Americana a la Bon Iver, part post-punk experimental (Joy Division, Television) and part classic rock singer-songwriter, the band's self-produced debut is a testament to the young band's singular vision.

"River's Sam Weber is an extraordinarily talented songwriter and arranger. Light Up to Burn Out offers expansive, gorgeous pieces that range from the cinematic to pulsing rock territory, and lyrics infused with deep wit and wisdom that reach far beyond his 19 years." - Anil Prasad, Guitar Player Magazine/Innerviews

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Anathema - Eternity (double vinyl black)

The 1996 album that marked Anathema's transition from Doom Metal Gods to more contemplative purveyors of atmospheric Rock.

This version features a gatefold cover, new liner notes by Duncan Patterson and the artwork the band originally intended for Eternity.

Roy Harper appears on Hope.

Very limited number of copies available on white vinyl

This is the SVART issue SVR038

Out of stock.

Orphaned Land - The Never Ending Way of ORWarriOR

Six years in the making, The Never Ending Way of ORWarriOR combines the harshest extreme Metal influences with traditional, often lyrical, Middle Eastern folk styles, rhythms and instrumentation.

A unique conceptually linked work that shows the band at its most eclectic and adventurous.

Steven Wilson co-produces and plays keyboards.

Available in limited edition double marbled vinyl, limited edition double dark red vinyl, limited edition double gold vinyl

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Alphabet Saints - Raptureland (cdr)

Alphabet Saints' blend of epic and seductive Art Pop is the brainchild of journalist Chris Roberts and multi-instrumentalist Hamilton Lee (ex-Furniture and Transglobal Underground).

The band's debut recalls the croonsome grandeur of early Roxy Music and the sophisticated verbal playfulness of The Velvet Underground combined with a distinctive electro-pop panache.

'File next to Bowie, Roxy, Blue Nile, Paddy McAloon.' - The Guardian

Orphaned Land - The Never Ending Way of ORWarriOR (cd)

Six years in the making, The Never Ending Way of ORWarriOR combines the harshest extreme Metal influences with traditional, often lyrical, Middle Eastern folk styles, rhythms and instrumentation.

A unique conceptually linked work that shows the band at its most eclectic and adventurous.

Steven Wilson co-produces and plays keyboards.

Orphaned Land - The Never Ending Way of ORWarriOR (Limited edition double black vinyl)

Six years in the making, The Never Ending Way of ORWarriOR combines the harshest extreme Metal influences with traditional, often lyrical, Middle Eastern folk styles, rhythms and instrumentation.

A unique conceptually linked work that shows the band at its most eclectic and adventurous.

Steven Wilson co-produces and plays keyboards.

Limited edition (500 copies globally) double black vinyl version.

Anathema - Eternity (double vinyl white)

The 1996 album that marked Anathema's transition from Doom Metal Gods to more contemplative purveyors of atmospheric Rock.

This version features a gatefold cover, new liner notes by Duncan Patterson and the artwork the band originally intended for Eternity.

Roy Harper appears on Hope.

Very limited number of copies available on white vinyl

This is the SVART issue SVR038

Out of stock.

Matt Stevens - Relic (CD)

Matt Stevens' third album Relic is a tougher sounding release than his previous albums.

With its inventive combination of post-rock, math rock, nu-metal, electronica, jazz and folk influences, the album might just be his finest achievement to date.

'Stevens' technical skills are breathtaking, but it's his songwriting and infusion of various genres that separates him from other guitar-based instrumentalists.' - Obscure Sounds.com

'A work of beauty and genius.' - Beardrock.com

Matt Stevens - Ghost (CD)

Matt Stevens's all-instrumental 2010 outing is a strong collection of material skirting the edges of Progressive and Post Rock, ECM Jazz and Classical guitar styles.

'Ghost is a phenomenal piece of work.' - Classic Rock Presents Prog

Orphaned Land - The Road To OR-Shalem deluxe edition (2 dvd/1 cd hardback book)

The deluxe version of Orphaned Land's concert dvd, The Road To OR-Shalem.

Comprising:

2 dvds, 1 cd and presented in a full-colour 23cm x 23cm, 64 page, hardback book.

Stereo & 5.1 Mixes.

Video clips, Documentary and slide show photos.

Steven Wilson appears on both the concert and documentary dvds.

The Humans - Sugar Rush (cd)

Sugar Rush is the second album by The Humans (the trio of Toyah Willcox, Bill Rieflin and Chris Wong).

Containing 12 tracks that combine haunting soundscapes, edgy experiments and sweet melodies, Sugar Rush develops further the dynamic eclecticism of the band's debut with its accessible yet uncompromising approach.

The album features the magical touch of guest 'Human' Robert Fripp on all tracks.

The cd includes a code enabling access to free downloads of live tracks recorded at the Scala in February 2010.

My Dying Bride - Evinta (Triple CD with 64 page book)

To commemorate their first two decades of existence, My Dying Bride re-worked melodies and themes from their extensive back catalogue into epic, flowing symphonic compositions, incorporating new vocals and passages from Aaron Stainthorpe and French Opera singer Lucie Roche.

The arrangements have been created in collaboration with keyboard maestro Johnny Maudling (of Bal Sagoth fame) and a collective of gifted classical musicians.

The resulting album/triple cd set, Evinta, is presented in a deluxe twelve inch 64 page book with spot varnished cover.

MDB's unique brand of mystery and misery has never looked or sounded as good.

Limited to 3000 copies only.

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"Nine albums worth of darkness recreated anew to mark 20 years of My Dying Bride. Music arranged to the soundscapes of sorrows past." - MDB

My Dying Bride - Evinta T-shirt

Exclusive My Dying Bride 'Evinta' t-shirt available in Medium, Large & Extra Large

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Moonbound - Peak Of Eternal Light (CD)

Hooky 80s influenced pop-rock with Progressive influences and contemporary production values, Peak Of Eternal Light is Fabio Trentini's inspired collection of timeless pop/rock-songs.

Features Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson, XTC), Dave Gregory (XTC, Peter Gabriel), and many more.

Co-produced by Trentini, Markus Reuter & Pat Mastelotto.

Jonathan Badger - Unsung Stories From Lilly's Days As A Solar Astronaut (cd)

Baltimore-based guitarist/composer Jonathan Badger's second album is an inventive amalgam of ambient, progressive, avant-rock, chamber and electronica styles.

Flitting between extremes of darkness and light, Jonathan uses his guitar to trigger real string and voice sounds and mellotron tape banks to often breathtaking effect.

"Badger's work is too pleasing to be ignored." - e/i Magazine

"Wonderful and unique." -The Speed of Silence

rothko - no chart no anchor no rudder no sails (cdr)

Exploring a gentle and impressionistic Durutti Column, Cocteau Twins, Harold Budd and Eberhard Weber territory, this unique combination of haunting textures and loop improvs might just be one of the highly regarded Rothko's finer moments.

martin grech - the heritage (cd single)

Critically lauded Maltese/English singer-songwriter Martin Grech returns with 'The Heritage', the first single taken from his forthcoming album, ?March Of The Lonely? (which will be released in June).

Martin first entered the public consciousness when his debut single, the haunting falsetto track ?Open Heart Zoo?, was used by Lexus cars in a TV advertising campaign in 2002. The track, written by Martin when he was only 19 years old, proved a sizable hit when released on Interscope through Island Records, and a debut album of the same name followed. Produced by Andy Ross, the album brought favourable comparisons with the intensity and vision of Radiohead, Talk Talk and Nine Inch Nails, and the dynamics and depth of Porcupine Tree and Jeff Buckley.

In 2005, Martin Grech released his second album ?Unholy?, which despite taking a darker and more experimental turn, met with even greater critical acclaim, being hailed in some quarters as one of the albums of the year.

Steeped in acoustic influences such as Crosby, Stills & Nash, Johnny Cash and Simon & Garfunkel, 'The Heritage' is the first taste from what will surely come to be regarded as Martin?s most important work to date, 'The March Of The Lonely'.

centrozoon - never trust the way you are (cd)

Centrozoon's album with No-Man singer Tim Bowness was released on Berlin-based Resonancer Records in 2004.

Also features contributions from King Crimson's Pat Mastellotto.

"Stark and spooky - a record of myriad charms." - Classic Rock

um - pete gregory at home with his bad self (cdr)

Part Bowie, part Baby Bird, part 23rd Century court jester on a George Formby tip. Be afraid - the future of DIY singer-songwriter electronica is among us.

navigator - noisebox singles (1996-1997) (cdr)

From croon-laden epics to out-rock experiments, this represents a collection of all Navigator's output for the respected Noisebox label..

rhinoceros - tiny ghosts (cd)

'Tiny Ghosts' is the official debut CD release from Rhinoceros, aka Birmingham-based multi-instrumentalist, Gramophone percussionist and No-Man collaborator, David Picking.

Featuring a distinctive contribution from vocalist Tim Bowness and the turntable skills of DJ Log, the album combines the creaking atmospherics of Papa M with the cut-and-paste aesthetics of DJ Shadow to create a quiet gem of organic, reflective electronica.

Moonbound - Confession And Release (cd)

Moonbound's debut album Confession And Release combines accessible hooks and potent rock energy, with inventive production values.

Featuring Markus Reuter and King Crimson's Pat Mastelotto, the album was recorded between October 2005 and April 2007 in Europe and the US.

This is the expanded European version with 10-page booklet.

 




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