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Avant-Prog

Avant-prog is an umbrella term which refers to any progressive rock artist with a strong leaning towards avant-garde and highly experimental approaches to music. Therefore, it includes the sub-genres of Rock In Opposition (see below) and Zeuhl in addition to general avant-prog artists.

Avant-prog is generally considered to be more extreme and 'difficult' than other forms of progressive rock, though these terms are naturally subjective and open to interpretation. Common elements that may or may not be displayed by specific avant-prog artists include:

- Regular use of dissonance and atonality.
- Extremely complex and unpredictable song arrangements.
- Free or experimental improvisation.
- Fusion of disparate musical genres.
- Polyrhythms and highly complex time signatures.

Most avant-prog artists are highly unique and eclectic in sound and consequently tend to resist easy comparisons. However, Frank Zappa is often cited as a major influence on many avant-prog artists due to his early adoption of avant-garde and experimental attitudes within a predominantly rock/jazz context.


Rock In Opposition

Rock In Opposition (RIO for short) is the name of a short-lived movement that has gone on to define a sub-genre of progressive rock, and which is now sometimes applied to musicians whose careers hadn't even started by the time the movement had ceased to exist in any official capacity. It is not synonymous with the term avant-prog, for whilst bands associated with RIO are (generally speaking) avant-prog in nature, most avant-prog bands are not associated with RIO.

The roots of RIO can be traced to Henry Cow, a UK progressive rock band with a distinctly avant-garde sound and left wing political ideology. Henry Cow toured extensively in Europe throughout much of the 1970s and came into contact with a few similarly inclined bands, in an ideological sense as much, if not more, than a musical one. These groups did not always have much in common stylistically, apart from a basic leaning towards fusing avant-garde qualities with elements of rock. Most of these bands were working independently at the time and had no distribution or realistic opportunity of touring outside their native countries. The idea of Rock In Opposition was to create an independent network of like-minded performers that would not be dependent on the largesse of major record companies for their survival.

Henry Cow invited four of these bands to play alongside them at the first Rock in Opposition festival on 12th March 1978, at the New London Theatre, Drury Lane in London. The British Arts Council helped the funding of the festival with a Ł1000 grant. The Rock in Opposition slogan "The music the record companies don't want you to hear" was altered very slightly for the flyer advertising the first Rock in Opposition concert.

The five initial Rock in Opposition bands were:

Henry Cow (England)
Univers Zero (Belgium)
Etron Fou Leloublan (France)
Samla Mammas Manna (Sweden)
Stormy Six (Italy)

Three additional bands were later officially elected to the movement:

Art Zoyd (France)
Art Bears (England)
Aksak Maboul (Belgium)

The involved bands had many disagreements in a meeting at Sunrise Studios in Kirchberg, Switzerland in December 1978 about the purpose of the group, and its meaning. They eventually came up with a plan to continue their joint concerts. They organised three more festivals and co-operative record distributions but eventually the RIO group dissolved. It left behind a legacy that would initially be picked up by later projects from the many musicians involved with the original movement, and later on by artists inspired by the original RIO groups. Miriodor and Ensemble Nimbus are often said to be influenced by Samla Mammas Manna, for example, and are consequently sometimes referred to as RIO bands.

Since 2007, a contemporary RIO festival has been held most years in Carmaux, France. This festival has included artists closely associated with the original RIO movement alongside bands from the wider world of avant-prog and experimental music.

Dates of the original RIO festivals

12 March 1978 at New London Theatre, Drury Lane, London, England (set up by Henry Cow)
26 April 1979 to 1 May 1979 at Teatro dell'Elfo, Milano, Italia (set up by Stormy Six)
28/29 September 1979 in Uppsala, Sweden (set up by Samla Mammas Manna)
Bruxelles, Belgium (set up by Univers Zero)

Useful links

Information on RIO from Chris Cutler's website

Additional historical information on Squidco

Written/Compiled/Edited by past and present members of the RIO/Avant-Prog team

Current team members:
as at 26/10/2019

Luca (octopus-4)
Ian (Nogbad_The_Bad)
Keishiro (DamoXt7942)

RIO/Avant-Prog Top Albums


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4.36 | 1800 ratings
HOT RATS
Zappa, Frank
4.47 | 108 ratings
HÄXAN
Art Zoyd
4.39 | 180 ratings
ON LAND AND IN THE SEA
Cardiacs
4.32 | 1088 ratings
THE GRAND WAZOO
Zappa, Frank
4.31 | 1098 ratings
THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION: ONE SIZE FITS ALL
Zappa, Frank
4.29 | 314 ratings
A LITTLE MAN AND A HOUSE AND THE WHOLE WORLD WINDOW
Cardiacs
4.28 | 380 ratings
SING TO GOD
Cardiacs
4.27 | 386 ratings
UZED
Univers Zero
4.34 | 126 ratings
DECEIT
This Heat
4.28 | 303 ratings
WESTERN CULTURE
Henry Cow
4.41 | 70 ratings
LETTERS HOME
News From Babel
4.40 | 73 ratings
SIRENS AND SILENCES / WORK RESUMED ON THE TOWER
News From Babel
4.30 | 168 ratings
HUONO PARTURI
Höyry-Kone
4.31 | 138 ratings
DUCK STAB / BUSTER & GLEN
Residents, The
4.33 | 109 ratings
BOOK M
Secret Chiefs 3
4.25 | 338 ratings
HERESIE
Univers Zero
4.62 | 30 ratings
PLAYS STANDARDS
Ground Zero
4.28 | 196 ratings
IN EXTREMIS
Thinking Plague
4.24 | 334 ratings
MĹLTID
Samla Mammas Manna
4.29 | 133 ratings
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Latest RIO/Avant-Prog Music Reviews


 Cinq by CHROMB! album cover Studio Album, 2023
4.91 | 2 ratings

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Cinq
CHROMB! RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Harold Needle

5 stars Rejoice, mes amis, CHROMB! is back with a new album - and this is their best one yet!

When it comes to the contemporary prog stable (pun intended) of Dur et Doux, CHROMB! is one of my personal favorites. Thier previous 2020 LP "Le livre des merveilles" left me a bit disappointed, as it saw the band going more into melancholic and slow territory - which is fine, don't get me wrong; it's just that when I go to a CHROMB! record, it means I'm in the mood for some quirkiness, some weirdness, some lightning-speed fun.

And boy oh boy, does "Cinq" deliver exactly that!

At "Cinq", the band gather their strengths to deliver short, but very dense, dancey, peculiar cuts, and I'm all for it. It seems this time around there is a stronger emphasis on electronic elements, as heard with retro-style keyboards and electronic drums bits. The rhythm section is super tight here, providing some odd, yet so very dancey grooves, while quirky keboards and saxophone just blast away into weirdness galore. As expected, half of the record is drenched with tasteful short-time delay, which is a well-established characteristic of CHROMB!'s sound at this point. Not to many vocals this time around, but when they show up, they are as strange as ever. The more melodic parts (like on the last track, for example) do occur as well, and are a much appreciated moments of French sweetness. Every track on the album has a slightly different taste to offer, and it all comes together just sooo nicely!

In my eyes, "Cinq" is definitely the best CHROMB! album so far, and how could it not be? It's FUN, FUN, FUN, 100% FUN, 200% FUN, 300% FUN. Did I mention this album is FUN? Because it is!

I will dance to this one until I'm dead.

 Hellfire by BLACK MIDI album cover Studio Album, 2022
4.08 | 148 ratings

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Hellfire
black midi RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by A Crimson Mellotron
Prog Reviewer

2 stars Is black midi's 'Hellfire' the best that 2022 had to offer? To put it plainly I will quote an online reviewer of the album whose words just resonated with me the most, and do in fact sum up my personal experience with the band's third studio offering: I had never felt so equally impressed and disgusted before in my life. Full stop. Hardly have any vocals sounded so corny and uncomfortable, since the days of the glorious Canterbury Scene. But there is an overarching trend that goes throughout the albums offered by the bands of the Windmill Scene - they become increasingly unlistenable.

'Hellfire' is a cavalcade of sounds (pun intended) that bombards the unprepared listener with an instrumental menace, topped by the hardly distinguishable lyrics, sang in a pretentious manner, often through spoken word. Despite the interesting and adventurous flamenco and jazz influences, the band intentionally and successfully blurs the line between music and noise. The playing is impressive by all means, but when an album becomes more painful than pleasurable to listen to, then this is a bad sign. Apart from this, 'Hellfire' is so emotionally shallow that one could hardly feel connected to any part of it, generally lost among the bull[&*!#] stories or the chaotic instrumental sections. I am generally confused by the record. Mostly messy.

 Erebus, la suite de las sombras. by ASCETA album cover Studio Album, 2023
3.69 | 7 ratings

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Erebus, la suite de las sombras.
Asceta RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE, JR/F/Canterbury & Eclectic Teams

4 stars In the world of modern progressive rock there definitely seems to be an upward trend to looking back rather than forging ahead whether mining the musical motifs of prog bigwigs such as Yes, Genesis and King Crimson or other lesser known artists that were equally as innovative but didn't enjoy any time in the sun. The rush to pop hook fusion also seems to have caught on with many a band infusing prog ideas with everything from punk rock and dream pop to shoegaze and garage rock but then there are those who vehemently defy the simplification process and staunchly adhere to the work ethic and discipline that yields crazy complex prog that takes the listener into a completely new musical dimension.

These dwellers of the Souther Hemisphere, from Santiago, Chile to be exact have forged a new path that straddles the nebulous line between 20th century classical chamber rock and 1970s avant-prog fueled Rock In Opposition. ASCETA may not have conquered the world with its strange forging of knotty instrumental workouts yet but has hit the ground running as demonstrated on its self-titled 2022 debut that effortlessly juggled Univers Zero and Art Zoyd chamber prog bleakness with the classical experiments of classical masters such as Béla Bartók, Olivier Messiaen or in modern days, the Arditti String Quartet. Less than a year in its wake, ASCETA returns with its sophomore effort titled EREBUS, LA SUITE DE LAS SOMBRAS and takes the listener on another adventure down angularity avenue where sugary pop hooks are completely jettisoned in favor of hairpin turns and excessive time signature escapades fully adrenalized.

Fortified with an army of classically trained musicians, ASCETA led by the eclectic Rodrigo Maccioni tackled the typical chamber music instrumentation of the cello, clarinet, bass clarinet, violin, bassoon, upright bass and drums taken into avant-prog rock territory with the inclusion of the electric guitar, synthesizer, electric bass and drumming styles. The band of seven plus a couple guests features an amazing array of seven densely complex compositions that rocket the listener straight into the heart of the difficult listening music section of the musical universe with the seemingly over-the-top and not-so-easy-on-the-ears tugging of the senses. This is definitely not music for the feint of heart and is one of those albums that requires a few spins just to wrap your head around .

This is prog with pride. Chamber rock that heralds champions. In its 50-minute run the band pummels the senses with incessant time signature changes and lugubrious mood churning tones that cast a dark shadow on the soul but in a most satisfying way for those who love these wild rides into the darkest and most technically challenging recesses of the world of chamber prog. While ASCETA follows in the footsteps of myriad artists ranging from Henry Cow, Rational Diet and of course the mutltiide of Belgian and French artists that have kept the style churning on through the decades, ASCETA still finds a unique little niche in the midst of these fertile grounds with its own rhythmic flow and strange quirks that offer a refreshing new take on the tried and true subgenre in the prog universe.

While Chile is hardly a place where one would expect a band of this calibre, ASCETA has placed this South American nation on the map for some of the most intricately challenging music there is to be heard. A wild ride that wends and winds through the vast fields of tempo changes, time signature workouts and instrumental interplay, ASCETA is a no nonsense go for the gusto type of band that excels on the world stage. Although the knottiness of EREUBUS will surely alienate neophyites, seasoned avant-proggers will rejoice in this album's attention to detail and noncompliance to modern day trends that focus more on copycatism than musical mastery. While this second offering in many ways is a bit more of a bitter pill to swallow than the debut, EREBUS yields its secrets after several attentive listening sessions. I, for one, have been loving this one!

 Kry -  Ice Floes by UZ JSME DOMA album cover Studio Album, 2018
4.09 | 2 ratings

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Kry - Ice Floes
Uz Jsme Doma RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Intrafft

4 stars I think Kry or Ice Flows by U? Jsme Doma is a pretty great album I would say that some of the songs are only ok (Vločky, Cesta, and Věci) but the rest of the album is great in my opinion. I like the quick pace in some of them, the duet in SmetÍ, . I also like the wind instruments in all of the songs but especially in Dým which is my favorite song on the album. I even do not mind that some of the songs are a little long. I also like the drums in almost all of the songs. One complaint I have though is that not all of the songs feel like they are meant to be on the same album so it does not feel really connected but I do not really mind it that much since a lot of albums do that. I also do not know Czech so I do not know what they are talking about in any of the songs but later I will do more research into that but overall I think that this is a pretty good album 4/5.
 The Mothers Of Invention: Weasels Ripped My Flesh by ZAPPA, FRANK album cover Studio Album, 1970
3.79 | 497 ratings

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The Mothers Of Invention: Weasels Ripped My Flesh
Frank Zappa RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Boi_da_boi_124

5 stars Review #136!

A masterpiece. This is one of the albums that make it in my top ten of all time. Every song is equally amazing, unique, crazy, and fun. This, to me, is the peak of anything Frank Zappa ever worked on. It couldn't get much better than this with avant-garde tracks like "Dwarf Nebula", "Prelude", and the title track. The shorter and more accessible tracks are amazing too: "Directly", 'Oh No', and "My Guitar" are all amazing little ditties in Frank Zappa's discography. Chilled, laid back, and relaxed. Amazing. A masterful amalgamation of various genres that everyone can find something in if they try hard enough. Prog on.

 Rationalis Impetus (as Arkitekture) by SUPERSTRING album cover Studio Album, 2022
4.42 | 26 ratings

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Rationalis Impetus (as Arkitekture)
Superstring RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by BrufordFreak
Collaborator Heavy Prog & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

4 stars South Korean prog rockers SUPERSTRING lost two members--including founding member Hanjoo Lee--but have gained a new violinist--Wooah Min--and have, thus, decided to rename themselves "Arkitekture."

1. "Impetus" (9:17) the sound rendering is quite cluttered and muddy and the song construction quite simplistic and straightforward for Avant/RIO--but not unlike NIL, UNIVERSAL TOTEM ORCHESTRA, or DAAL. My favorite part is the spacious almost-classical jazz passage occupying the seventh minute before bursting out with the sax solo. (17.5/20)

2. "Abnormal Reversible Reaction" (2:55) temple with Hammond organ and baritone sax open this one before the drummer goes OTSUBO HIROHIKO (Bondage Fruit) on us and the band injects some klezmer and DON PULLEN ideas into the music. A very odd and eclectic blending of sounds and styles. I might not like this so much were it not for being a sucker for Bondage Fruit. (8.875/10)

3. "Prayer for the Dying" (8:55) opens sounding SO MUCH like a blend of King Crimson, KBB, and Van Der Graaf Generator. Really good! An amazingly refreshing and yet familiar composition. The slightly muddled mid-range is the song's only flaw. (19.75/20)

4. "Dark Matter" (11:16) a cornucopia of prog sounds--some sounding Japanese, some sounding classic prog rock, many from the jazz-rock fusion front. Some of it just doesn't sound that good together. (Guess I'd never do well if 1970s CARAVAN, 1980s ROBERT FRIPP, 1990s COLLAGE, 2000s KBB, 2010s SEVEN IMPALE, and Woody Allen's coffeehouse Gershwin-tinged New Orleans Jazz band all got on stage together to jam.) (17.875/20)

5. "The Decay" (11:12) more Woody Allen?! Such straightforward, New Orleans-sounding marching music. But that was just the introduction: in the second minute we stop, get out of the car, and get into another, more modern (yet still classic) vehicle for some more smooth-driving jazz. Just a little too sloppy and chaotic for me. (17.5/20)

Total Time 43:35

90.28 on the Fishscales = B+/4.5 stars; a near-masterpiece of eclectic progressive rock. With a little better sound engineering, tighter performances, and more discerning compositions, this could well have been a masterpiece.

P.S. This NOT Superstring; with a change of lineup the band has decided to rename themselves ARKITEKTURE.

 Rationalis Impetus (as Arkitekture) by SUPERSTRING album cover Studio Album, 2022
4.42 | 26 ratings

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Rationalis Impetus (as Arkitekture)
Superstring RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

5 stars This most likely will be my album of the year for 2022 but there's a few contenders I need to spend time with first. SUPERSTRING or ARKITEKTURE as they are called here are a 5 piece from South Korea and everything about them is classy. The cover art and pictures are stunning along with the band picture, all first class. Same with the music as we get two females playing sax/flute and violin/viola and they are the soloists although we get the keyboards doing that as well and he adds electric piano, mellotron, organ and synths. I can't say enough about the drummer, so skilled and the bass is very upfront thankfully and that man composed a lot of the music here.

I was a little worried seeing someone tag this as chamber music as it's just not my favourite style but I didn't hear it myself. This is electric and energetic with some nice contrasts though when they bring those calms. They repeat themes but more than anything this is just a joy to listen to. Five tracks over 43 1/2 minutes and this is quite melodic with tinges of the avant to make it more interesting. Custom made for me is what this album feels like. I always rave about electric piano and bass combos and we get that here. This has it all, well no vocals.

"Impetus" is the nine minute plus opener and maybe my favourite. Some huge bass and the drumming is killer. Violin solos over top early on and man I forgot to point out the mellotron on this record, amazing! Like on this opening number. When we get calms we usually get electric piano and the sax does make an appearance and she plays alto and baritone on this record. That short 3 minute second track is different with the organ leading with percussion as bass then sax joins in. There's a different flavour when the flute leads. Funny in the liner notes the bass player mentions that on this second track "bass quotes a passage from SOFT MACHINE's "Esther's Nose Job". They have pretty good tastes in music no?

"Prayer For The Dying" features some massive bass lines and mellotron. Are you kidding me? Sounds so good when the violin starts to solo here. There's something majestic here. Bass only after 3 minutes in atmosphere as other sounds join in. It's experimental and somewhat dark here. Oh my here comes that bass 5 minutes in, sax too as the song starts to move. Bass is awesome! It turns beautiful after 6 minutes with sax then electric piano in mellotron.

"Dark Matter" is that to start with some suspense in that darkness. The sax before 1 1/2 minutes changes that mood as it dances over the drums and atmosphere. Electric piano and bass standout then the synths lead. Bass is so good. It turns intense around 4 1/2 minutes in and uptempo as the violin kicks in. The contrasts continue and it turns avant late. "The Decay" ends it beginning with some happy sax surprisingly given the title. That changes as melancholy takes over. Again we get some contrasts throughout and the electric piano and violin have their way with this song at times.

Man I know two bands from South Korea and both have a 5 star album for me. JAMBINAI being the other, a much heavier Post-Metal band. "Rationalis Impetus" is incredible!

 PoiL Ueda (as PoiL Ueda) by POIL album cover Studio Album, 2023
4.05 | 27 ratings

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PoiL Ueda (as PoiL Ueda)
PoiL RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

4 stars 4.5 stars. This will be high on my "Best of 2023" list. I have such an appreciation for POIL a trio out of France who play such a hyper, punkish, start and stop on a dime approach to their music. All things I'm not into but they make it work for me. Well on this latest release they have brought in a female from Japan named Junko Ueda who plays satsuma biwa and chants. She is an expert on Japanese mythology and is a story teller. Her instrument is like a lute and she holds it upright usually on her lap when she plays.

I think it's so cool that they brought in NI's bass player as well, so the POIL bass player plays guitar here. A five piece! This is otherworldly music that is mysterious and the only band I thought of was BONDAGE FRUIT I believe their "II" release but only briefly. We basically get two compositions divided into sections even though each piece blends as one. This is only a 31 plus minute album.

The "Kujo Shakujo" suite to open the record is around 18 minutes and divided into three songs. A lot of repetitive chanting on this one and a ton of atmosphere at times while the powerful sections come and go. That last section features some theatrical vocals, a lot of intensity and almost overwhelming atmosphere after 6 minutes. "Dan No Ura" is over 13 minutes and divided into two parts and puts more of the focus on her satsuma biwa but again plenty of vocals and a powerful and unique sound. I mean check it out at 7 minutes. Oh my! They slow it down on part 2 but lots of depth and a powerful undercurrent.

This is different in a good way and I'm so glad I got my hands on this. Love at first listen.

 Satisfaction by RESIDENTS, THE album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1976
4.56 | 7 ratings

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Satisfaction
The Residents RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Boi_da_boi_124

5 stars Review #134!

I bought this on EBay to see what was up. Holy crapadoodledoo, this one's a zinger! If this was on 'The Third Reich and Roll', I would've loved it even more! I hate to demean The Rolling Stones, but this is a hell of a lot better than the original. And the backside! Mwahh! 'Loser=Weed' is a damn good early showcase of The Residents' early industrial sounds. Great '45, and worth every penny of the thirteen dollars I got it for. Crazy, ridiculous, ear-wrenching, hideous, innovative music that I crave from the Residents. When do they get a medal? Prog on!

 Peace Live by ROZ VITALIS album cover Live, 2023
4.09 | 8 ratings

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Peace Live
Roz Vitalis RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by kev rowland
Special Collaborator Honorary Reviewer

4 stars Here we have another live album from Roz Vitalis, recorded on 9th April last year in St. Petersburg, taken from the final show of the line-up of Vladislav Korotkikh (flute, low whistle), Ivan Rozmainsky (electric piano, synths), Vladimir Semenov-Tyan-Shansky (guitar), Evgeny Trefilov (drums), and Ruslan Kirillov (bass). Not surprisingly it is the same line- up who recorded the 20th anniversary concert just 6 months earlier, and although a few of the songs have been repeated they have been considerably reworked while this set also contains many new songs. The title of the album is taken from the final song, and it is impossible for anyone not living in Russia or Ukraine to understand what the world is like for normal people. I have various friends and contacts in those countries, and all are worried about the future in a way that those of us not involved can simply not imagine, yet Roz Vitalis are one of those who continue to perform and create new art.

Roz Vitalis have long been a band who continue to push boundaries, changing personnel here and there, mixing modern classical music with RIO tendencies and Russian inspiration to create progressive rock which is influenced by many at the bleeding edge yet never sounding like anyone else around. This line-up featured three lead musicians, all prepared to take on the main role, provide support when required, and in many ways, they work with the freedom of expression one normally associates with the Seventies as opposed to the modern day. Ivan uses "classic" prog sounds in his samples, Vladimir provides a much harder neo-prog approach to guitar, Vladislav is more direct than one might expect while Evgeny and Ruslan comes at the music from an ELP/Yes area, yet somehow the quintet combines to make perfect musical sense.

Ivan has been the only constant throughout their career, which has seen numerous studio and live albums, and I look forward to hearing the next chapter in this band. If one has not previously come across Roz Vitalis then this deliberately raw and passionate performance is a wonderful place to start.

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RIO/Avant-Prog bands/artists list

Bands/Artists Country
16-17 Switzerland
1870 (MIL OCHOCIENTOS SETENTA) Mexico
LA 1919 Italy
3 MICE Multi-National
3 PRIMATES France
5UU'S United States
THE A BAND United Kingdom
A-MUSIK Japan
A.P.A.T.T. United Kingdom
ABSOLUTE ZERO United States
AD NAUSEAM United Kingdom
AFENGINN Denmark
AFTER DINNER Japan
AFUCHE United States
AHLEUCHATISTAS United States
AHVAK Israel
AIR CANDA Russia
AKINETÓN RETARD Chile
AKSAK MABOUL Belgium
ALAMAAILMAN VASARAT Finland
ALBOTH! Switzerland
TOM ALDRICH / ZOLDER ELLIPSIS Netherlands
ALEX'S HAND United States
ALFIE RYNER France
ALTERED STATES Japan
AMOEBIC ENSEMBLE United States
DIE ANARCHISTISCHE ABENDUNTERHALTUNG Belgium
ANATROFOBIA Italy
ANDREW MOORE'S CHAMBER WORKS United States
ANTHROPODS Austria
ÁPOLÓK Hungary
APPENDIX Slovakia
ARANIS Belgium
ARBETE OCH FRITID Sweden
THE ARCHESTRA Belarus
ARIA PRIMITIVA France
ARKTIS / AIR Austria
ARMON KUILU Finland
ARS DE ER Belarus
ART BEARS United Kingdom
ART FLEURY Italy
ART MOULU France
ART ZOYD France
THE ARTAUD BEATS United Kingdom
ARTERIA Mexico
ASCETA Chile
ATHANOR France
AUKTYON Russia
BABLICON United States
BALUNGAN Various
BANDA ELÁSTICA Mexico
ARRIGO BARNABÉ Brazil
BARNACLED United States
BARRICADE France
GRECO BASTIÁN Mexico
LES BATTERIES France
ROMAIN BAUDOIN France
BBP UNDERGROUND ORCHESTRA Czech Republic
BEGNAGRAD Yugoslavia
BOB BELL Canada
BIG BLOCK 454 United Kingdom
BIG FARM United States
BIRDSONGS OF THE MESOZOIC United States
BIRTHDAY ASS United States
BISE DE BUSE France
IVA BITTOVÁ Czech Republic
BLACK ENGINE Italy
BLACK MIDI United Kingdom
MICHEL BLANC France
BLAST Netherlands
BLITURI Canada
THE BLITZOIDS United States
THE BLUE SHIP United Kingdom
BLUEPRINT HUMAN BEING Finland
BOAT DARES United States
BOLTZMANN BRAIN Germany
BONE Multi-National
THE BOOK OF KNOTS United States
BOREDOMS Japan
BOSNNIA Argentina
BOX Multi-National
FRANÇOIS BREANT France
MARKO BRECELJ Yugoslavia
BREZNEV FUN CLUB Italy
BRIAN! United States
BROKEN.HEART.COLLECTOR Austria
HASSE BRUNIUSSON Sweden
BUILD United States
BULDOZER Yugoslavia
BZ BZ UEU Italy
ÇA France
DOS CAFUNDOS Brazil
CALOMITO Italy
THE CAMBERWELL NOW United Kingdom
CAPILLARY ACTION United States
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART United States
CARDBOARD AMANDA Multi-National
CARDIACS United Kingdom
CARTEL CARNAGE France
CARTOON United States
CASSIBER Germany
CATERPILLARMEN Iceland
CAZUELA DE CÔNDOR Chile
THE CELLAR AND POINT United States
CERBERUS SHOAL United States
CHAINSAW JAZZ United States
CHARMING HOSTESS United States
CHEER-ACCIDENT United States
CHĘNE NOIR France
GUIGOU CHENEVIER France
CHOCLAT FROG Germany
CHOU PAHROT United Kingdom
CHROMB! France
CICALA-MVTA Japan
THE CLAUDIA QUINTET United States
A CLEAN KITCHEN IS A HAPPY KITCHEN Belgium
CLOUD BECOMES YOUR HAND United States
COBRA United States
JEAN COHEN-SOLAL France
COMBAT ASTRONOMY Multi-National
COMBO FH Czech Republic
COMMUNIO MUSICA Denmark
COMPASSIONIZER Russia
CONFUSIONAL QUARTET Italy
LINDSAY COOPER United Kingdom
COSA BRAVA United States
CREEDLE United States
CRO MAGNON Belgium
CAIO CSIZMAR Brazil
CTHULHU RISE Ukraine
CUCAMONGA Argentina
CUDŮ Italy
CULTO SIN NOMBRE Mexico
CURLEW United States
CUTLER AND FRITH United Kingdom
CHRIS CUTLER United Kingdom
RUBEN D'HERS Venezuela
DAIMON ORCHESTRA Japan
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