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Subject: rec.music.progressive Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Part 3/8

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The following people have contributed to making this file what it is: Malcolm Humes (mal AT emf.net) Peter Thelen (ptlk AT netcom.com) Minsu Jang (cats AT ailab1.sogang.ac.kr) Guido Hogen (ghogen AT zeus.informatik.rwth-aachen.de) Marshall Wood (marshall AT emavp04.webo.dg.com) Alain Lachampalle (al AT hexacom.com) Oliviero Ortolani (ortolani AT student.msu.edu) Chris Moon (camoon AT herbie.unl.edu) Mike Borella (cathmike AT xnet.com) Phil Kime (Philip AT kime.org.uk) Aymeric Leroy (bigbang AT alpes-net.fr) Geoff Burton (Geoff.Burton AT mbmmllab.demon.co.uk) Markus Derrer (derrer AT mb.sympatico.ca) ====================================== Progressive Music Publications Listing ====================================== When contacting any of the publications listed here it is probably a good idea to enclose an IRC (International Reply Coupon) or two to assure that it is easy for them to respond with subscription info and maybe sample issues. It is probably fair to enclose a return address label too, if it is not hard for you to do so. It is a good idea to make it as simple as possible for them to respond to you. Prices and addresses listed may be inaccurate or out of date. No guarantee of accuracy is implied and we hope that those who are in contact with the publications listed here will help keep this as up to date as possible. Please mail your revisions to Philip AT kime.org.uk. To prevent any misunderstandings we advise you to confirm subscription fees or costs before mailing any payment to any place listed here. Addresses and prices are subject to unexpected changes and it is highly likely that some of these publications no longer exist. If you are in recent contact with any of the publications listed here please inform the FAQ maintainer. ================================================= European Paper Sizes (As Shown In `Format' Field) ================================================= Common paper sizes employed in Europe and Japan. Many of the listings use this format because the basic list was done in France. In some cases the entry may be approximated with publications from the US or other areas not using the European paper standard sizes. A3 = 11.7" x 16.5" (roughly equivalent to US standard 11"x17") A4 = 8.3"x 11.7" (roughly equivalent to US 8"x11" standard) A5 = 5.8" x 8.3" B4 = 10.1" x 14.3" B5 = 7.2 = x 10.1" B6 = 5.1" x 7.2" =========================== Non-Periodical Publications =========================== This section covers a few books or any other single publications concerning progressive music. Also listed are a few well known publications on some "core" figures. Lists of magazines, fanzines, newsletters etc. follow. ::Title:: Rocking the Classics ::Author:: Edward Macan ::Publisher:: Oxford University Press ::Year:: 1997 ::ISBN:: ISBN 0-19-509887-0 ISBN 0-19-5098888-9 (pbk.) ::Comments:: New 290-page book about progressive rock. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Title:: The Billboard Guide to Progressive Music ::Author:: Bradley Smith ::Publisher:: Billboard ::Year:: 1997 ::ISBN:: 0-8230-7665-2 ::Comments:: It covers only the most progressive recordings of the groups it details and as such isn't a discography as much as it is a buyers guide, but then no one wants a long list of stuff except a completist. Its features include a prog overview, explanations of different styles, addresses for record distributors and labels. Very good descriptions of the music (even the cover art). Misses out on a few groups: no evidence for e.g. of Dead Can Dance, After Crying, Art Zoyd. Covers about 330 recordings in detail and as many again in an appendix in the back. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Title:: "Uncle Joe's Guide to Progressive Rock" ::Comments:: A somewhat one dimensional, but fairly informative guide to the histories of Pink Floyd, Yes, Genesis, The Moody Blues and ELP. Not very well written. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Title:: "La Discographie du Rock Francais" ::Comments:: La Discographie du Rock Francais is a very good survey of all progressive music in our country. In spite of the title, 95% of the survey is indeed progressive (including Jazz rock, Zeuhl and some free rock). Musea mention they will soon issue a new edition, more complete. The previous one is very good and in both in French and English. The authors are Francis Grosse and Bernard Gueffier. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Title:: "Il Retorno del Pop Italiano" ("The Return of Italian Pop") ::Author:: Paolo Barotto ::Publisher:: Vinyl Magic ::ISBN:: 8-016158-220124 ::Comments:: Despite the title, a good guide to Italian progressive rock. Written in Italian. There is a 1996 English edition. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Title:: The Tapestry of Delights: The Comprehensive Guide to British Music of the Beat, RB, Psychedelic and Progressive Eras 1963-1976 ::Author:: Vernon Joynson ::Publisher:: Borderline, PO Box 3819, Glasgow, G43 1UT, UK ::ISBN:: 1-899855-00-9 ::Comments:: A pretty comprehensive book, which covers all except the most obscure British prog bands of the era. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Title:: Fuzz, Acid and Flowers: A Comprehensive Guide to American Garage, Psychedelic and Hippie Rock (1964-1975) ::Author:: Vernon Joynson ::Publisher:: Borderline, PO Box 3819, Glasgow, G43 1UT, UK ::ISBN:: 0-9512875-8-3 ::Comments:: Another comprehensive book indeed, but the prog content is less than the above. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Title:: Cosmic Dreams at Play: A Guide to German Progressive and Electronic Rock ::Author:: Dag Erik Asbjornsen ::Publisher:: Borderline, PO Box 3819, Glasgow, G43 1UT, UK ::ISBN:: 1-899855-01-7 ::Comments:: A good Krautrock book. Pretty comprehensive in terms of coverage. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Title:: "Brian Eno: His Music and the Vertical Colour of Sound" ::Author:: Eric Tamm ::Publisher:: Faber and Faber ::Year:: 1989 ::ISBN:: 0-571-12958-7 ::Comments:: Very informative including discographies. Some people find Tamm's style annoying. About $13 in the US and £15 in the UK. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Title:: "Robert Fripp: From King Crimson to Guitar Craft" ::Author:: Eric Tamm ::Publisher:: Faber and Faber ::Year:: 1990 ::ISBN:: 0-571-12912-9 ::Comments:: Much better Tamm effort with interesting descriptions of his experiences on a guitar craft course from the days when Fripp still used to teach them. Good history of Crimson. Recommended although still rather poorly written. About $13 in the US and £15 in the UK. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Title:: "Wrong Movements: A Robert Wyatt History" ::Author:: Michael King ::Publisher:: SAF Publishing ::Year:: 1994 ::ISBN:: 0-946719-101-1 ::Comments:: A very good book concerning a great man. The book is largely a list of just about every live appearance the man has made and with whom. The list of "whos" is astounding. Some nice quotes and historical material. Highly recommended. £14.95 in the UK. No idea about the US. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Title:: "File Under Popular: Theoretical and Critical Writings on Music" ::Author:: Chris Cutler ::Publisher:: November Books (UK)/Autonomedia (US) ::Year:: 1985 (reprinted 1991 and 1993) ::ISBN:: 0-936756-34-9 (pbk) ::Comments:: Chris Cutler's perspective on the meaning of the word "progressive". Concentrates on what he perceives to be central radical musicians of our time. This is mainly involved with The Residents, Sun Ra and Henry Cow. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Title:: KRAUTROCKSAMPLER: One Head's Guide to the Great Kosmiche Musik-1968 Onwards ::Author:: Julian Cope ::Publisher:: Head Heritage ::Year:: 1995 ::ISBN:: 0-9526719-1-3 ::Comments:: Despite its many flaws, this first edition (yes, a second one is in the works) works because of Cope's obvious love for the music. There are several inexcusable omissions (hopefully to be corrected in the coming edition) and the overall organization leaves something to be desired. This is, however, a great place for the uninnitiated to start, and will be of interest to the mid-level Krautrock fan. Krautrock fans of great experience will probably find nothing of value here. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ======================= Periodical Publications ======================= ------- BELGIUM ------- ::Publication:: Bang ::Editor/Contact:: Michel Kirby ::Address:: Boulevard Amspach, 165, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Various ::Language:: Belgian (French) ::Format:: A4 26pp BW ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -------------- UNITED KINGDOM -------------- ::Publication:: Audion ::Editor/Contact:: Steve and Alan Freeman ::Address:: Audion P.O. Box 225, Leicester, LE2 1DX, UK ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Just about everything. Specialist articles. Lots of reviews. ::Language:: English ::Format:: A4, gloss colour covers, BW inside 40+ pp. ::Subscription Rates:: For 4 issues (prices in pounds sterling. Credit cards accepted by phone): UK 9.60, Europe and World (surface) 11.00, Europe (air) 11.40, Americas/Africa/Middle East (air) 14.00, Australasia/Far East (air) 16.00 ::Comments:: Superb magazine run by very experienced people. Generally costs around 2 sterling an issue. Issues come out approx quarterly. Back issues are available (#1 -- #10 are not available any more) (as of 20/10/95, Audion is on issue #32). There are also some supplements on various detailed topics. See FAQ 6 entry for Ultima Thule for how to order direct. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: Facelift ::Editor/Contact:: Phil Howitt ::Address:: 39, Nicolas Road, Manchester, M21 1LG ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Canterbury progressive ::Language:: English ::Format:: Fanzine A5 40 pp. BW ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: Feedback Fanzine ::Editor/Contact:: Kevin Rowland ::Email:: feedbackfanzine AT hotmail.com ::Address:: Oakwell, 4 The Orchard, Crofton, Wakefield, West Yorks, WF4 1JG ::Phone:: +44(0)1924 862321 ::Language:: English ::Comments:: Feedback is the newsletter of Mensa's Rock Special Interest Group. There is a focus on all forms of rock, including progressive. Kevin is currently working on issue 83 and 82 included interviews with Peter Nicholls, Neal Morse and Nick D'Virgilio and was 144 pages long. Although the magazine is only available to members of Mensa worldwide, it does promote prog in a very positive manner. The mag comes out every 6/8 weeks, and is always over 100 pages in length. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: Freak Beat ::Editor/Contact:: Richard Allen ::Address:: "Moon willow", 23 Fieldway, Chalfont St Peter, Gerrards Cross, Buck, SL9 9SG ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Progressive ::Language:: English ::Format:: A5 BW ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: APOCALYPSO ::Editor/Contact:: Gerry Pratt ::Address:: APOCALYPSO, PO BOX 416, Newcastle, Staffs, ST5 5BF ::Email:: cca13 AT cc.keele.ac.uk ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Captain Beefheart Related Music (Collecting bias) ::Language:: English ::Format:: Fanzine A5 24-52 pp. BW ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: A Little Angry ::Editor/Contact:: Duncan Harris ::Address:: 2st Mary's Park Road, Portishead, Bristol, B20 8QN ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Neo-progressive ::Language:: English ::Format:: Fanzine A5 50pp BW ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: The Organ ::Address:: PO Box 790, London, E17 5RF ::Language:: English ::Subscription Rates:: $5/£1 per issue. #2 per issue in Europe ::Comments:: "On the cutting edge of anarchic prog journalism." Issue 30 had IQ, Frog, Camel, FInal Conflict and the mag is organizing an Enid reunion. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: Ork Alarm! ::Editor/Contact:: Paul Mummery ::Address:: Ork Alarm!, P.O.Box 419, ERITH, Kent DA8 1TE, UK ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Magma and Zeuhl ::Subscription Rates:: £8 for 5 issues ::Comments:: Occasional bulletin for non-French speaking Magma and zeuhl enthusiasts. Vander is a subscriber. Paul says it might stop after the next issue (#25). ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: Ptolemic Terrascope ::Address:: 58 West End, Melkshire, SN12 6HJ ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Psychedelic, progressive, underground musics ::Language:: English ::Subscription Rates:: $24 for 4 issues ::Comments:: One issue I saw had an interview with Wyatt and part 2 of one with Richard Sinclair (Caravan, Camel, Hatfield the north) and they seem to cover a lot of the Canterbury UK scene. The next issue covered more obscure stuff I mostly wasn't too familiar with. Each issue comes with a 7" EP. Subscription > is $24 for 4 issues, but you have to send an International Money order which costs a few more bucks. But I can find them occasionally at Tower Records or another local store. They have a bit of a speciality of tracking down people from forgotten bands for interviews (the last issue had one on Silver Apples). They cover a huge variety of stuff (whatever the writers like, really), which includes psych, prog and folk but also garage and plain wierdness. It's actually published by Phil McMullen, not Nick Saloman of the Bevis Frond, although the latter was responsible for its beginning and is still involved. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: Sequences ::Address:: 3 Copseland, Claverton Down, Bath, Avon, BA2 6EA ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Electronic music ::Language:: English ::Format:: Electronic magazine on cassettes done in radio style ::Subscription Rates:: Each: £4 (UK), £4.50 (Europe), £5.00 (Elsewhere) 4 volumes: £15 (UK), £17 (Europe), £19 (Elsewhere) ::Comments:: Prices include P and P. Recorded on chrome, dolby 90 minutes cassettes from DAT master. Eurocheques accepted payable in sterling. Payable to "Sequences". ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ------ CANADA ------ ::Publicatiob:: Cyclone Rock Progressif ::Address:: 8750 boul. Mathieu, Charlesbourg, Québec, G1G 3M5 ::Phone:: (418) 626-2515 ::Fax:: (418) 626-0353 ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Progressive ::Language:: French ::Format:: A4 40pp BW (glossy cover) ::Subscription Rates:: 1-year subscription costs $13 (Can), $15 (USA) or $20 (Europe) ::Comments:: Current issue is #4 with interviews with new Québec bands Parallel, Kaos Moon and Indiscipline, as well as many CD reviews. Also contains Parallel, Kaos Moon and Yes concert reviews. It sells for $2.50 in most newsstands in the Montreal, Québec, Trois-Rivieres and Sherbrooke region as well as some places in Ottawa. We're finishing #5 which contains interviews with Anekdoten, Discipline, Citizen Cain, Cyan and Steve Howe. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ------ FRANCE ------ ::Publication:: Acid Dragon ::Editor/Contact:: Thierry Sportouche ::Address:: 20 rue Ferrandiere, 69002 Lyon ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Progressive ::Language:: French/English ::Format:: A5 20pp BW ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: Big Bang (Magazine de Musiques Progressives) ::Editor/Contact:: Aymeric Leroy ::Address:: BIG BANG, 17 avenue de la Monta, 38120 St. Egreve ::Phone:: +33 4 76 58 02 90 ::Fax:: +33 4 76 58 02 90 ::Email:: bigbang AT alpes-net.fr ::WWW:: <URL:http://www.alpes-net.fr/~bigbang/bigbang.html> ::Scope/Musical Domain:: progressive ::Language:: French ::Format:: A4, 50pp, six time yearly ::Subscription Rates:: 1 year/6 issues: 210 francs (France/Europe). 240 francs (rest of the world) ::Comments:: Covers mainstream progressive as well as related genres. Comprehensive reviews with interviews, retrospective articles with complete biographies and discographies, gig reviews, 6-8 pages of news and mini-reviews. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: Harmonie ::Editor/Contact:: Jean-Claude Granjeon ::Address:: 15 Ave Du Bearn, 33127 Martignas-Sur-Jalle ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Progressive ::Language:: French ::Format:: "Big and gorgeous" ::Subscription Rates:: FF100 per 3 issues ::Comments:: Highly regarded prog zine that covers new releases and reissues. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: Crystal Lake ::Editor/Contact:: Crystal Lake ::Address:: BP 177, 75224 Paris ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Progressive, jazz, electronic ::Language:: French ::Format:: A5 50pp BW ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: Dyadique ::Address:: 113 rue Pelleport, 33000 Bordeaux ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Electronic, industrial, and more ::Language:: French ::Format:: Newsletter, A5, BW10pp ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: Musea Magazine ::Address:: 68 La Tinchotte, 57117 Retonfey ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Progressive ::Language:: French ::Format:: A5 40pp BW+color ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: Oniric magazine ::Editor/Contact:: Cyril Pelletey ::Address:: 1 rue Goya, 13870 Rognonas ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Progressive, electronic, new-age ::Language:: French ::Format:: A4 14pp BW ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: Operation Cocktail Rock Progressif ::Address:: BP 2451, 38034 Grenoble Cedex 2 ::Comments:: A french prog rock appreciation and contact society. Newsletter with goings on of bands all over the world. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: PRESTO ::Address:: 10, place A. Tacq, 59000 Lille ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Avant-garde, many uncommon styles ::Language:: French ::Format:: Mag, ~100pp A4 BW ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: The Rhythm and the Reason ::Address:: 1 Rue du 4 Septembre, 13170 Les Pennes Mirabeau ::Language:: French ::Subscription Rates:: FF40 per 2 issues in Europe, FF50 outside Europe ::Comments:: Discusses prog rock's place in society as well as reviews and info. Includes info on music distribution, large vs. small labels, and the nature of collecting things ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ------- GERMANY ------- ::Publication:: Canterbury Nachrichten ::Editor/Contact:: c/o Manfred Bress ::Address:: Nikolaistrasse 90, D-4100 Duisburg 1 ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Devoted to the Canterbury scene. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: Carpe Diem ::Editor/Contact:: Tim Stecher ::Address:: Brandenburger Str. 4, 63329 Engelsbach ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Progressive ::Language:: German (some interviews in French or English) ::Format:: A4 50pp BW ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: Empire ::Editor/Contact:: Michael Baecker ::Address:: Im Talchen 10, 67700 NIEDERKIRCHEN ::Phone:: +6363 5717 ::Fax:: +6363 1085 ::Scope:: Progressive ::Language:: German ::Format:: A5 BW ::Frequency:: Issued monthly ::Comments:: Michael, besides publishing this fine magazine, also runs the InsideOut MailOrder at the same address, and not to mention last, organises some progressive rock events / concerts / parties ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: Fachblatt ::Editor/Contact:: Horst Stachelhaus ::Address:: Falltorstr. 13-15, 5060 Bergish Gladbach 1, Stachelhaus ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Progressive ::Language:: German ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: Sophisticated Rock Magazine ::Editor/Contact:: Ulrich Lill ::Address:: Banaterstrasse 27, 4100 Duisbourg 18 ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Progressive ::Format:: A4 20pp BW ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ----- ITALY ----- ::Publication:: ['mju:zik] ::Editor/Contact:: Camicie Rosse ::Address:: C.P. 50, 41050 S.Vito (MO) ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Progressive Rock and Alternative ::Language:: Two Editions: One in Italian, the other in English ::Format:: Magazine: A4, 84 pages in full colour ::WWW:: <URL:http://www.mjuzik.it/> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: Musiche ::Editor/Contact:: Allessandro ::Address:: C.P. n.3109, 1-40131 Bologna ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Progressive/modern music ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: Arlequins ::Editor/Contact:: Riccardo Maranghi ::Address:: C.P. 221, 50019 SESTO F.NO ::Phone:: +39 55 8729811 ::Fax:: +39 55 8729811 ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Progressive ::Language:: Italian (proposed), Spanish (castillano) ::Format:: A5 60pp BW ::Subscription Rates:: Italy 23,000-30,000 Liras (slow-fast mail), contact for abroad ::Comments:: Concentrates on Italian scene but includes many new bands. Lots of news and reviews of demos. A list of music shops in Italy and Spain where to find them is available. Quarterly ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: Melodie Dissonance ::Editor/Contact:: Stefano Covili ::Address:: Via Luigi Riccoboni 9, 41100 Modena ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Progressive, esp. Italian prog ::Language:: Italian ::Format:: A4, 60pp, BW ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: Flash Europa ::Editor/Contact:: Paola Ceci ::Address:: Via Messina 46, 00198 Roma ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Hard rock w/prog page ::Language:: Italian ::Format:: A4 color ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: Freak out ::Editor/Contact:: Alex Colasanto ::Address:: Via Pasanti 212, 84018 Scafati (SA) ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Progressive ::Language:: Italian ::Format:: Fanzine, A5, 50pp BW ::Subscription Rates:: 12000 Lira per 4 issues ::Comments:: Anything non-mainstream is a go, esp. prog rock. Naturally, concetrating on Italian bands. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: Paperlate ::Editor/Contact:: Ezio Candrini ::Address:: Paperlate, P.O.Box 8, 20090 Aeroporto Milano Linate, Italy ::Email:: ezio.candrini AT gpa.it ::WWW:: <URL:http://www.paperlate.gpa.it/> ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Progressive Rock, Old and New ::Language:: Italian (with English section) ::Format:: A5 40pp BW ::Comments:: Paperlate started in 1984 and is issued 3 times a year. Paperlate News is a new publication for all the Paperlate readers: it's a newsletter issued every 45 days, with all the fresh prog news and some previews from the forthcoming regular magazine. Last issue was number 38 (August 97). ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publications:: The Noisy Room ::Editor/Contact:: Marco Olivotto ::Address:: 16 Via dell'Abetone, 38068 Rovereto (TN) ::Email:: olivotto AT itnvax.cineca.it ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Mostly progressive/electronics, with occasional diversions. Material to be reviewed is always welcome! ::Language:: English/Italian (TWO editions) ::Format:: A4 6pp BW ::Subscription Rates:: One SASE or IRC per issue ::Frequency:: Four issues per year ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: Tommy ::Editor/Contact:: Mauro Missana ::Address:: Via Umberto I,146, 33034 Fagagna (Udine) ::Email:: tommy19 AT mailcity.com ::WWW:: <URL:http://www.bnpages.com/education/tommycharts/> ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Avant-garde ::Language:: Italian ::Format:: A4 40pp BW ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ----- JAPAN ----- ::Publication:: Marquee ::Address:: 404 Sy Blg, 3-15-18 Shimo Ochiai, Shijuku, Tokyo 161 ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Progressive ::Language:: Japanese ::Format:: A4 100pp BW+color ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ----- KOREA ----- ::Publication:: Art Rock ::Editor/Contact:: Si-Wan Seong ::Address:: #203 Dong-Woo bldg., 503-13 Changchun-dong, Seoul 120 - 180 ::Phone:: (02) 325-3544 ::Fax:: (02) 338-3122 ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Progressive ::Language:: Korean ::Format:: A4 100+pp BW+color ::Subscription Rates:: $50/year (Asia), $70/year (other countries) ::Frequency:: Four times per year ::Comments:: Art Rock magazine is also the host of Si-Wan records, which recently has reissued many Italian and Spanish prog rarities on CD and LP. These include Tarantula, Los Canarios, Crack, Bloque, Picchio Dal Pozzo, Alphataurus, Celeste, and many many more. Art Rock magazine has covered italian progressive rock scene in detail through 4 issues. All articles are written in Korean. I have just received a copy of issue 7 of Art Rock and am very impressed. Unfortunately, I don't read Korean but this is a really amazing magazine. The issue I have is huge (200+ pages), with hundreds of photos of album sleeves (most in full colour). This issue is a `British Rock Special' with histories and discographies of Yes, ELP, Gentle Giant, Van der Graaf Generator etc. There's also hundreds of reviews, rare concert photos, an article on Roger Dean's art with loads of full colour pictures, articles on famous British labels (Harvest etc.). It even has sections on progressive Jazz anf Classical. All in all, quite the best prog magazine I've seen ... such a shame you don't get this sort of thing over here. Highly recommended, especially if you speak Korean ... actually, it's almost learning it just to read this! ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: Music People ::Address:: Room 518 Kyung-Do B/O, 44-14 Yoido dong, yongdeung Po-Ku, Seoul, ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Hard rock, Progressive ::Language:: Korean ::Format:: A4 100pp BW+color ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ------ LATVIA ------ ::Publication:: Roka ::Editor/Contact:: Dainis Bushmanis ::Address:: PO Box 599, Riga-47, 226047 Latvia, Republique de Lettonie ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Progressive, Avant-garde ::Language:: Latvian? ::Format:: A5 20pp BW ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --------------- THE NETHERLANDS --------------- ::Publication:: Background Progressive Rock Magazine ::Address:: PO Box 875, 5280 Boxtel ::Comments:: NLG 25.00 per 6 issues in Europe, NLG 30.00 outside Europe Concentrates on reviews of albums by new acts, news and some re-issues. Covers a wide range of progressive music. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ------ POLAND ------ ::Publication:: Fonorama ::Address:: PO Box 114, 31-829 Krakow 31, Poland ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Progressive, various ::Email:: fonopr AT polbox.com ::Language:: Polish ::Format:: A4 40pp BW ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -------- PORTUGAL -------- ::Publication:: Sete ::Editor/Contact:: Miguel Santos ::Address:: Calcada do Galvao, Lote D- 3' esq, 1400 Lisboa ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Avant-garde ::Language:: Portugese? ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ------ NORWAY ------ ::Publication:: Proclamation, The Occasional Gentle Giant Magazine ::Editor/Contact:: Geir Hasnes ::Address:: Eidsvolls gt. 16, N-7016 Trondheim, Norway ::Email:: Geir.Hasnes AT Delab.Sintef.No ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Gentle Giant and related ::Subscription Rates:: See below ::Format:: Current status is 4 issues with 16/40/56/88 pp in b/w ::Comments:: The newsletter is professionally produced, and issued at least twice a year. Two issues appeared in 1992, #3 in August 1993, #4 in October 1994 (88pp). The newsletter includes news about releases of old material on CD, bootlegs, existing audio tapes etc. There is an in-depth questions and answers column, and general letters from subscribers are also printed, for instance reminiscences about concerts and comments about the available CDs. Extensive old and new interviews with band members and detailed articles from the 70s are prioritized, along with descriptions of compositions, albums and artwork, music analyses, sheet music transcribed in detail, detailed discographies, bibliographies, and other pieces of information. Promotional material are faithfully reproduced, along with photographs of the band members then and now. Related groups are covered in detail in each issue. >450 subscribers at present. *Subscriptions:* Scandinavia: 100 NKr to Classica forlag AS, Ragnhilds gt. 10, N-7030 Trondheim, Norge. Postal giro account 0824 01 97538 British Isles: £10 in cash or cheque or IMO to Pete Gray, 2 Coniston Close, Stukeley Meadows, Huntingdon, Cambs PE18 6UD, England Europe: 25 DM in cash or cheque or IMO to Gerhard Zimmermann, Otmarstr. 26, D-90 439 Nrnberg 70, Germany. Equival. paper money in your national currency is OK USA, Canada: US $15 in cash or cheque or IMO to David Armas, 3730 Stockbridge Ave., Los Angeles, CA. 90032, USA The rest of the world: US $20 in cash or cheque or IMO to our US distributor ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ----------- SCANDANAVIA ----------- ::Publication:: Prognetik ::Address:: Stalsberggata 20, 2010 Strommen, Norway ::Email:: bjorn.lynne AT disco.oslohd.no ::Language:: Scandinavian (Norwegian/Swedish/Danish) ::Format:: A5, Black/White, Varying between 35-50 pages ::Frequency:: Bi-monthly. ::Comments:: Will send a free trial issue for SAE/IRC. ProgNetik Magazine mostly contains reviews of new progressive and symphonic rock releases worldwide. Also; competitions, essays and in most issues there is a 'special' feature on one band, often including interviews etc. For example, issue #3 contains a Jadis Special with the story of the band, a discussion of their music and a medium length interview with Jadis leader Gary Chandler. And so on.. Being a Scandinavian magazine, ProgNetik has a *slight* emphasis on the Scandinavian prog-scene. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --- USA --- ::Publication:: Camera Obscura ::Editor/Contact:: c/o Mark Tucker ::Address:: 1508 Faymont, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: i/e Magazine ::Editor/Contact:: Darren Bergstein ::Address:: 2300 N. Yucca, Chandler Az 85224 ::Phone:: (602) 821-1061 ::Email:: iemag AT aol.com ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Progressive, electronic ::Language:: English ::Format:: A5 40pp BW ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: Classic Progressive Rock ::Editor/Contact:: Michael Gerard ::Address:: 95 East Beaumont, Columbus, OH 43214 ::Email:: 102064.2322 AT compuserve.com ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Classic Progressive Rock ::Language:: English ::Format:: 8 1/2" x 11" newsletter ::Subscription Rates:: $2 per year ::Comments:: I will be completing my fifth issue in July. My focus is on classic progressive band like YES, King Crimsom, ELP, Jethro Tull, etc. I have also covered Nektar and A local progressive band called Madrigal. I distribute the newletter at record store in Columbus only, but I take subscriptions (rates above). ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: Music Uncovered ::Editor/Contact:: Louis Hesselt-van-Dinter ::Address:: 22833 Bothell-Everett Hwy., Suite 1121 Bothell, WA 98021 ::Phone:: 206-487-0909 ::Fax:: 206-402-7316 ::Email:: muman AT eskimo.com ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Progressive ::Language:: English ::Format:: Newsletter A4 4pp BW ::Subscription Rates:: $4/year (US) $6/year (outside US) ::Frequency:: Quarterly ::Comments:: Adventurous and excellent newsletter ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: Exposé ::Editor/Contact:: Peter Thelen ::Address:: 6167 Jarvis Ave #150, Newark, CA ::Email:: ptlk AT netcom.com ::WWW:: <URL:http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/1831/expo-nl.html> ::Phone:: (510) 791-6186 ::Scope/Musical Domain:: "Exploring the Boundaries of Rock" ::Language:: English ::Format:: Newsletter, A4, 60pp+, BW ::Subscription Rates:: Price format is (Single issue/4 issue subscription). USA - ($4.50/$18), please see web page for overseas and other prices. ::Frequency:: Quarterly ::Comments:: Exposé is carried by: Wayside Music, Ranjit, Musea, Of Sound Mind (?), Sights Sounds, and occasionally Ultima Thule. Also by the following California record store: Rhino (Claremont). It's also carried by "Le FreeSon" in Montreal, Québec. Now also carried by: Rush-Mor Music (Milwaukee), Vinyl Solutions (Grand Rapids), Twisted Village (Cambridge), World Disque (Tokyo), Record Runner (Brazil) ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: Synthesis ::Address:: 219 Napfle St., Philadelphia PA 19111 ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Electronic oriented ::Language:: English ::Subscription Rates:: $5 per 4 issues, $7 overseas. ::Comments:: Electronic oriented. Claims not to be interested in art rock but has had info on Kit Watkins. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: Lullabye Letter ::Editor/Contact:: c/o North American Robert Wyatt Apreciation Society ::Address:: 9690 NE Adolf Rd., Newberg OR 97132-7000 ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Robert Wyatt ::Language:: English ::Comments:: Grass roots zine on Wyatt. Supposedly very good. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: Option ::Address:: 2345 Westwood Blvd Suite 2, Los Angeles CA 90064 ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Independent acts, including progressive artists, mostly Canterbury and RIO ::Language:: English ::Subscription Rates:: US$15.45 per 6 issues ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: Progression ::Editor/Contact:: John Collinge ::Address:: PO Box 7164, Lowell, MA 01852 ::Scope/Musical Domain:: Progressive (mostly mainstream) ::Language:: English ::Subscription Rates:: 4 issues per year. US, Puerto Rico and Canada - $18. Rest of world - $23. Sample issues $5 for US etc., $6 for rest of world. ::Comments:: About the publication: PROGRESSION is an 80-120 page, quarterly magazine devoted to news, reviews, interviews and features involving progressive rock artists new and old, in the United States and overseas. We cover the so called "mainstream" progressive acts such as IQ, Yes, ELP, Jethro Tull Marillion, etc. We include occasional features and reviews on more "serious" prog artists such as Univers Zero and Richard Pinhas. And we strive to highlight emerging talent in the progressive realm: Echolyn, Prometheus, Ozric Tentacles, Episode, Cairo, Djam Karet, Ancient Vision, Anglagard, Witsend, Kalaban, plus many, many others. A typical edition of the magazine includes exclusive, in-depth interviews with progressive rock artists (past issues have featured the likes of Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, Jordan Rudess, Mastermind, Änglagård, Bill Bruford, Marillion's Mark Kelly, Nik Turner's hawkwind, etc.), plus dozens ofconcert and album reviews, tour intineraries and information on new album and video release. Photographs accompany the articles. Ample advertising provides a forum for those wishing to buy and sell progressive recordings and other items. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Publication:: Tone Clusters ::Editor/Contact:: Ken Egbert ::Address:: 5648 Riverdale Av., Suite 105, Bronx, NY 10471 ::Phone:: 718 562 4982 ::Language:: English ::Comments:: Ken is a former employee of Pantasia Mad Platters, and has produced TC sporadicly for 15 or 20 YEARS!! Although thoroughly diverse in his interests, his particular love is the Canterbury scene, groups like Caravan, Hatfield, etc. Very knowledgeable in the English, French, German, Italian, domestic prog scene of the 70's 80's, and continues to expose folks to new interesting stuff. Sample copies $2.50 well worth it. You may also phone through the Nowhere music store (see FAQ 6) at 914 962 6274 or mail through said store at nowhere247 AT aol.com ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ FromMike Borella: The basic publication list data is mostly courtsey of Musea, via Yannick Lallement (lallemen AT ese-metz.fr or lallemen AT loria.fr). Many thanks for their sharing this information so that others can benefit from it. Also, Kurt Rongey, who runs the Long Dark Music label, compiled much of the list. The comments and information is mostly originally from him, though some of the information was condensed or paraphrased. -------------------- This FAQ is maintained by Phil Kime(Philip AT kime.org.uk). Comments, questions, and criticisms are positively always welcome. This text was taken in part from the previous versions of this FAQ, which were maintained by Scott McMahan, and Mike Borella. The FAQs were brought into being originally through the sterling efforts of Malcolm Humes. Many thanks go to all of these gentlemen for their excellent work.-------------------- (01382) 736702 ::Comments:: Their main specialty is electronic and new age synth music: what they don't know about the availability of T.Dream, Kit Watkins, Gandalf, etc, etc, isn't worth knowing. They are also very helpful with all manner of progressive stuff, including Gong, Canterbury, Bruford, Camel, etc, etc. These were the guys who, when I called up about a CD of Pink Floyd's Relics, instantly knew that it was only ever available from Australia, its legality was in some doubt, and has been out of print for about two years. They will get imports from anywhere in the world, and if you're thinking about a Japanese import, they will often have a good idea whether it's likely to soon become available from elsewhere, and therefore be much cheaper if you wait a while. Their prices are not discounted, and they do charge postage, but they give a good service (recorded delivery within the UK), and always seem to know how to try and get obscure stuff. Very good outlet, reliable with reasonable prices (for Britain :-). This months ad shows releases by Anyone's Daughter, Asia Minor, Cannata, Circus, Cirkel, The Enid, Ivory, Kaipa, Kayak, Mercy Train, Mythos, Pendragon, Red Jasper, SRC and Summer Indoors all for around $17.00. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Name:: Compact Huset ::Address:: Austmannav. 9, P.O.Box 1756, 5501 Haugesund, Norway ::Phone:: +47 52 71 61 70 ::Fax:: +47 52 72 98 19 ::Comments:: They deal in all kinds of music, if interested in special things, talk to Arnstein (manager) who know most about everything. They are very helpful. They release 2 main catalogs and 10 updates pr. year. Catalogues can be subscribed for 5-6 pounds for one year, 9-10 for two years. Most of the catalog is printed in norwegian, but there are some english columns as well. Their normal prices are around 13-14 pounds of which 18.02% can be deducted (norw. VAT). Special offers, discounts etc. are also obtainable. Orders for foreign customers are at minimum 500 nok (45-47 pounds), orders can be phoned, faxed or mailed (snail-mail). Note that it is the cost of the total order that is important, not the actual cost (if any records are unavailable). They prefer payment by creditcards (VISA, AMERICAN EXPRESS and MASTERCARD), but pre-payment is also accepted through a proforma invoice. If things are out of stock, and therefore the delivery takes some time, they will inform you on your order-status if you call them. A very helpful bunch of people. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Name:: Cranium Music ::Address:: PO Box 103-09, Te Rapa, Hamilton, New Zealand ::Phone:: +64 7 8299 840 ::Fax:: +64 7 8299 980 ::Email:: richard AT cranium.co.nz ::WWW:: <URL:http://http://www.cranium.co.nz/> ::Comments:: Import and sell Progressive, Space Rock,Psychedelic, Electronic Experimental music. Stock totals some 1000 items with 99% being CD's. Labels that we deal with: Acme, Cyclops, Delerium, Dovetail, Emergency Broadcast System, Mystic Stones, Voiceprint (all UK) Crimsonic, Foxtrot, Xotic Mind (Sweden), Erdenklang, Manikin, Music Is Intelligence (Germany), Art Sublime, Lasers Edge, Wild Places (USA) plus Spalax (France). We are sole distributors for some of the above labels we are starting to get some shops stocking Prog etc. By the way I think we can SAFELY say we are the largest stockists of Prog, Psychedelic etc in NZ (and POSSIBLY Australia). ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Name:: Delerium Records/The Freak Emporium ::Address:: PO Box 1288, Gerrards Cross, Bucks, SL9 9YB, UK. ::Tel:: +44 (0)1753 893008 ::Fax:: +44 (0)1753 892879 ::Email:: delerium AT mail.bogo.co.uk ::WWW:: <URL:http://www.delerium.co.uk/> ::Comments:: Extensive mail-order list combining new releases and reissues. Concentrates mainly on psychedelic and underground titles, ltd edition reissues from 60s through 90s. Send E:Mail, SAE or IRC for current list. Updated lists of new stock also available on request. Our tastes are quite diverse: Prog-rock, Space-Rock, Kraut-Rock, Psychedelia, Garage, Folk-Psych, Ambient, Rave - and everypoint inbetween. We also run our own label, dedicated to releasing new progressive/psychedelic and underground music by new artists; and a Porcupine Tree information service. Credit cards accepted, but there is a 5% surcharge. Order turn-round is usually 24 to 48 hours, and goods are dispatched the same day payment is received. Double CD "Pick Mix" label sampler available for £5 UK, £6 Europe, £7 (or $12 US Cash) elsewhere. Cheques/PO's payable to "Delerium Records". ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Name:: Diffusion I Media ::Address:: 4487 Rue Adam, Montreal (QC), Canada H1V 1T9 ::Comments:: Carry some Canadian emusic indie artists like Michel Redolfi, Bernard Parmaging and others. Only accept US postal MO, IMO or check drawn on a Canadian bank. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Name:: Discipline Global Mobile ::Address:: PO Box 1533, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 5ER ::Fax:: (+44) (01722) 781042 ::Fax:: (+44) (01722) 780165 ::Email:: DGM AT disciplinegm.demon.co.uk ::WWW:: <URL:http://www.discipline.co.uk/> ::Comments:: Official outlet for King Crimson/Robert Fripp projects in the UK as part of Fripp's new distributed distribution project. They now take credit card orders by email for which they need your full name (as apearing on the card), full postal address, card number and card expiry date. You can also order by credit card from the World Wide Web page given above. A very nice Web site now with lots of information on DGM artists, full ordering facility, news etc. Well worth looking at. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Name:: G.A.S. - Gong Appreciation Society ::Address:: PO Box 871, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9FE, UK ::Comments:: GAS in the UK carries a number of tapes of rare Gong and Gong related folks, LPs, CDs, tshirts, posters, lyrics, newsletters, tour info and other goodies. Also see the US GAS listing above. As of 1990, GAS Membership costs 8 pounds per year. You receive atape of unreleased material, a discount of 10% on anything ordered, and quarterly newsletters to which you are welcome to contribute. I suspect rates may have changed. I'd recommend sending an IRC asking for more info. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Name:: Electronic Dreams ::Address:: c/o Clive Littlewood, Silverton Villa, Higher Bugle, St. Austell, Cornwall, PL26 8PY, UK ::Phone:: +44 (01726) 850232 ::Fax:: +44 (01726) 69135 ::Comments:: Phone contact should ask for "Cleve" and aim to phone between 5.30 and 6.30pm. Electronic Dreams is a label and outlet for new electronic music. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Name:: Eventyr Record ::Address:: PO Box 12319 - 00135, Rome, Italy ::Phone:: +39-6-3326 2264 ::Fax:: ::Email:: eventyr AT farm-it.com+39-6-3326 2654 ::Comments:: Mail order home of the Progland label. Also carries things from the following labels: Seventh, Ageness, Ciclo, Briskeby, Kalemegdan, WMMS, Mezzo Disctribution, Progressive Rock Worldwide, Vinyl Top and Ars Mundi. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Name:: GFT ::Address:: 33a Tolworth Park Road, Tolworth, Surrey, KT6 7RL ::Phone:: +44 (0181) 339 9965 (Monday to Friday answerphone at weekends) ::Fax:: +44 (0181) 399 0070 ::Email:: info AT gft-cyclops.co.uk ::Email:: sales AT gft-cyclops.co.uk ::WWW:: <URL:http://www.gft-cyclops.co.uk> ::Comments:: Good reputation. Run by Malcolm Parker who is really friendly on the phone and very helpful generally. In addition to being a pleasant place to order from, their prices are superb (modulo the UK!) ... I have not seen a cheaper place in the UK. Their catalogue has a good range, nothing too esoteric, plus special sections devoted to Canterbury, `Head' music etc. P and P rates are very good indeed and they seem to send orders of 3+ CDs recorded delivery. Very quickly too ... I often get next-day service even if I ring in the afternoon! They have a special offers list that includes currently favoured material that's offered at an all-in rate which includes P and P. They also send out an update with end-of-line items. A very good mail order outlet. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Name:: Tim Holden ::Address:: 139 Hawkfield Crescent NW, Calgary, Canada T3G 1Z4 ::Phone:: (403) 241-9073 (5-9 PM PST) ::Comments:: Tim is a guy who deals mainly in used LPs and works shows in his area, he's got good contacts with a lot of other dealers collectors in his area, and seems to have no trouble finding rare and out-of-print stuff if you give him a little time. He found me 6 o/p albums by Maneige over the course of the last year, and found the whole FM catalog for a friend of mine, including the rare first album "Headroom", all for very reasonable prices. His service is extremely good, turn-around-time is quick, and he's a really friendly chap to talk with on the phone. Recommended for o/p stuff. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Name:: Mike Lloyd Music Mail Order ::Address:: 14-20 Brunswick Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 1DR, UK ::Phone:: (01782) 269012 ::Comments:: Formerly known as Lotus Records, these guys have specialized catalogs for Canterbury, Zeuhl (Magma), and other stuff. I've only ordered from them once, but I got both Paga CDs as well as the 2CD version of Magma Live. These three discs are nearly impossible to get in the US, but I called Mike Lloyd's and got them with no problem. Shipping did take about a month, but it was well worth the wait. When you call, ask for Andy or Clarey, as they handle the mail order division. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Name:: Mirage ::Address:: 612 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS12 7RF, UK ::Comments:: Last I checked (several years ago) this was a one man operation, Martin K Reed. He has a decent variety of British indie electronic musicians like Ian Boddy, Steve Frost and Mark Shreeve. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Name:: Musea ::Address:: 68 La Tinchotte, 57117 Retonfey, France ::Fax:: (33) 87366473 ::Email:: musea AT id-net.fr ::WWW:: <URL:http://www.id-net.fr/musea/> ::Comments:: Musea is a label with over 200 productions to its name including many prestigious groups such as Minimum Vital, Atoll, and Pulsar. The Musea catalog has a thousand titles including independent productions from all over the world as well as imports from Japan, Brazil, Korea, Italy, Germany, Poland, etc.. The label also publishes the French-language Musea magazine. Musea take credit card orders by email and aim for a 3 to 5 day turn around. They have an excellent Web catalogue and ordering service. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Name:: The Music Specialists ::Address:: 50 Raffles Place, #03-011 Shell Tower, Singapore 0104 ::Phone:: (065) 734-3775 ::Fax:: (065) 224-2785 ::Comments:: Carries a lot of live and bootleg CDs. Similar to the CD Connection in Germany, but supposedly more reliable per one friend who has used both. They'll send lists for $2. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Name:: Normal Mail Order ::Address:: Bonner Talweg 276, 5300 Bonn 1, Germany ::Phone:: 228-22 06 55 ::Fax:: 228-22 16 56 ::Comments:: Excellent selection of bands on tiny labels. Lots of really obscure punk, Australian, New Zealand and German bands. They are very prompt at answering fax enquiries and will probably mail you a catalogue for free. They are also capable of locating out of date obscure vinyl and CD's. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Name:: Ohrwaschl ::Address:: Papenheim str. 11, 80335, Munich, Germany ::Fax:: 089 5504112 ::Email:: ohrwaschl AT t-online.de ::WWW:: <URL:http://www.c-lab.de/~rms/ff/ohrwaschl.html> ::Comments:: The famous Krautrock label's mail order outlet. They specialise in, surprisingly, Krautrock, 70s progressive and world-music. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Name:: Orage Rock Progressif Enr. ::Address:: C.P. 58058 Québec, Québec, Canada, G2B 5H4 ::Phone:: (418) 847-1116 ::Comments:: This is a very convenient source for Canadian prog. rock fans, with reasonable prices (in Canadian dollars). ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Store:: Pan y Musica ::Address:: C/ Ros de Olano 12, 08012, Barcelona, Spain ::Phone:: (93) 237-6568 ::Fax:: (93) 415-0219 ::Email:: pany AT nexus.es ::WWW:: <URL:http://www.thesaurus.net/panymusica/> ::Comments:: Pan Y Musica's online mail order site. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Name:: Pastel Blue ::Email:: Mike AT pastel.demon.co.uk ::WWW:: <URL:http://www.demon.co.uk/pastel/> ::Comments:: Here is some of the blurb you get when you send the body "help" to the above email adress: Pastel Blue is a mail order CD and video shop, located in England. At the last count we had 35000 CDs, 3500 CD singles, 4200 videos and 900 games in our database, which you can search by email using commands described below. We accept orders by email and payment by cash, cheque or credit card, and can export to any country. Large collection (incl. > 100.000 american import cd's), good prices and shipping rates, reliable, but quite slow (they don't have anything in stock). On their list there's p.e. Anglagard, Brand X, Happy the Man, Gryphon, National Health, Yezda Urfa, ... ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Store:: Philippe Collignon ::Address:: 6 Avenue Du Site, 1200 Brussels, Belgium ::Phone:: 2-7725680 (10am ro 10pm) ::Fax:: 2-7711222 ::Comments:: This guy is one to best places to head for that really rare LP you can't find (especially European). He's expensive, certainly, but has the largest stock (and catalogues) of rare and wonderful vinyl I've come across. Covers all rock from the mid-60s on, but with a slight emphasis on psych and prog. He also does catalogues of CD issues. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Store:: Piccadilly Records ::Address:: 5/7 Brown Street, Manchester, M2 1DA, UK ::Phone:: +44 (0161) 839 8008 ::Comments:: Not actually visited this outlet but I have had things bought for me from there. Said things were quite obscure and had hand-written stickers giving details of genre and links to other artists which impressed. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Name:: Possible Productions ::Address:: Avenue Sana Fe 3044-1, 1425 Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina ::Fax:: 010-54-1-8211372 ::Comments:: "Official" outlet for King Crimson/Robert Fripp projects in South America. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Name:: Recrec Laden+Mail ::Address:: Rotwandstr 64, 8004, Zurich, Switzerland ::Phone:: +41-1 - 291 46 60 ::Fax:: +41-1 - 291 46 62 ::Comments:: The RecRec label has lots of quirky European releases like Fred Frith, Bruniferd, Nimal and so on. They run a respectable shop front and, from the same address, a mail order service. Obviously they have all the RecRec releases in stock, but they have a generally good selection. Their catalogue is not free. It's a paperback about an inch thick and full of amusing opinions. They are probably only amusing if you can read German. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Name:: RéR Megacorp ::Address:: 79 Beulah Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey, CR7 8JG, UK ::Phone:: +44 (0181) 771 1063 ::Fax:: +44 (0181) 771 3138 ::Email:: jf23 AT dial.pipex.com ::Comments:: Label/business set up by central RIO musician/composer Chris Cutler in 1978 that's still going strong. The RéR label covers a huge diversity of musics from all over the world. What the label covers and what the mail-order side stocks is decided purely on Cutler's perception of musical merit. It therefore doesn't "carry labels" as such. Issues a catalogue with frequent updates. There is a lot of obscure and fantastic music in the RéR catalogue ... highly recommended that you take a look at it. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Name:: Sonic Bilby ::Address:: PO Box 884, Mt Waverly, Vic, 3149, Australia ::Email:: sonique AT mail.pcmicro.com.au ::WWW:: <URL:http://www.pcmicro.com.au/~Sonique/sb> ::Comments:: My mail order business was formed with the aim of promoting and distributing international progressive, psychedelic, and similar recording artists in Australia for the lowest possible price. Undertake promotion, distribution etc. of music in addition to maintaining a mail order catalogue. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Name:: Stanislav Hapla ::Address:: Jungmannova 7/692, 736 01 Havirov-Mesto, Czechoslovakia ::Comments:: A possible source for East European CD releases. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Name:: Super Records M.B. s.r.l ::Address:: Centro Commerciale S. Maria Novella, Firenze, 50123, Italy ::Phone:: +39-55-2349526 / +39-55-287592 ::Fax:: +39-55-2349527 ::Email:: superecords AT superecords.com ::WWW:: <URL:http://www.superecords.com> ::Comments:: Alternative music store: from vinyl rarities to new releases, collector's item, records auction sales, import/export from all over the world. Credit card on line payment. Progressive rock, Canterbury rock, Beat Psychedelia, Prog-metal, Kraut rock, Hard Heavy, Death Black, NWOBHM,... All the vinyl rarities that you think you'd lost, on line sale. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Name:: Taxim Records ::Address:: Postfach 10 11 43, 2900 Bremen 1, Germany ::Comments:: I originally got referred to Taxim when I wrote directly to Line Records looking for a distributor for their product. I've ordered from them a bunch of times and have always had very good luck (they accept major credit cards as well, which simplifies things a lot when ordering from overseas). They apparently no longer carry the entire Line label and as such I've had difficulty finding things in their catalog that I couldn't find from a domestic distributor, so I haven't ordered anything in a year or so. Prices are very good. Catalog is a glossy mag, all in german. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Name:: Terrapin Trucking Company ::Address:: 2 Park Road, Crouch End, London, N8 8TD, UK ::Phone:: (0181) 342-8851 ::Fax:: (0181) 341-5174 ::Comments:: I regularly fax orders to them using my Mastercard - if they don't have it they don't charge for it! Shipping to America costs about $3.00 for the first disc and $1.50 for each subsequent one. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Name:: Ultima Thule ::Address:: 1 Conduit Street, Leicester, LE2 0JN, UK ::Phone:: +44 (0116) 2854545 ::Fax:: +44 (0116) 2854555 ::WWW:: <URL:http://web.ukonline.co.uk/ultimathule-audion> ::Email:: ultimathule-audion AT ukonline.co.uk ::Comments:: Ultima Thule is a store and mailorder business affiliated with Audion Magazine and thus run by two extremely knowledgeable gentlemen. Large A4 catalogue every year with a great deal in it. They send out update lists regularly to active customers. You need to subscribe (not expensive) to these if you are not an active customer. A superb selection, covering the whole range of progressive and new music. A little expensive compared with other UK outlets. They take just about any form of payment and offer various mail schemes including listen-and-return if you do not like it and all of this internationally. If you live in the UK, next day delivery is the norm. I often order by phone in the afternoon and receive goods the next morning. Very highly recommended indeed. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Name:: Vinyl-Virus ::Address:: P.O. Box 1164, 7526 U-Weiher, Germany ::Comments:: Supposedly a source of bootlegs - I saw the address in a post to rec.music.gdead where someone was asking for any more info on this place. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ::Name:: Voiceprint ::Address:: P.O. Box 5, Derwentside, County Durham, UK, DH9 7HR ::Phone:: (0191) 512 1103 ::Email:: Rob AT vprint.demon.co.uk ::Comments:: Mainly new Canterbury-related releases. Including stuff by Daevid Allen, Robert Wyatt, Jakko Jakszyk and Rick Biddulph. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The Frederic Dannen quote at the top of this file is from a very interesting book about the music industry and the "Powers broker and fast money inside the music business" and the greed and ambition and occasional mob and other illegal connections of the industry. It's pretty ugly stuff and worth reading for a better understanding of why the artist is often the victim of the industry. - Malcolm Humes -------------------- This FAQ is maintained by Phil Kime(Philip AT kime.org.uk). Comments, questions, and criticisms are positively always welcome. This text was taken in part from the previous versions of this FAQ, which were maintained by Scott McMahan, and Mike Borella. The FAQs were brought into being originally through the sterling efforts of Malcolm Humes. Many thanks go to all of these gentlemen for their excellent work.--------------------