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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 ú1000 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 20/6/2015

Raffaella (Raff)
Luca (octopus-4)
Ori (frippism)
Ian (Nogbad_The_Bad)

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 Hubardo by KAYO DOT album cover Studio Album, 2013
3.89 | 87 ratings

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Hubardo
Kayo Dot RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

3 stars I should have done my homework before picking this one up. I'm not a big fan of Avant Metal although there are exceptions including the mind-bending "Choirs Of The Eye" by this band. Their latest "Coffins On Io" is far from Avant and has become my favourite by them. Anyway this particular recording is quite long at close to 100 minutes and very bleak. There are a few styles of music at play here but the extreme stuff I find very difficult to enjoy.

"The Black Stone" is what I call getting off on the wrong foot when it comes to my tastes. We get experimental sounds and more as spoken growly vocals join in. This continues for about 6 1/2 pointless minutes. Then the tempo picks up as the vocals stop but the growls are back before 9 1/2 minutes but more sung than spoken. "Crown-In-The-Muck" is melancholic and I like the tone of the guitar and also the drum work. It picks up and horns are added. Vocals after 4 minutes and they become extreme about a minute later as this becomes the focus. "Thief" is drum and vocal dominated and it's uptempo. It does settle back with random drum patterns, laid back clean vocals and more. Horns join in as well and I like how dissonant they are 4 minutes in. "Vision Adjustment To Another Wave Length" features a chaotic soundscape with vocals that yell throughout. Not a fan. "Zlida Cao Sgi(To Water The Earth)" has some impressive instrumental work but with lots of growly vocals. "The First Matter(Saturn In The Guise Of Sadness)" is my favourite track. This sounds so good with those relaxed vocals and atmospheric sound. Just a great sounding tune.

"The Second Operation(Lunar Water)" is a sparse track overall as it opens with keys as horns join in softly. The violin becomes the focus then reserved vocals take over around 3 minutes in. Backing vocals and some creepy violin follow. A calm with vocal melodies after 6 minutes. "Floodgate" is a heavy duty onslaught with growly vocals. "And He Built Him A Boat" is the other tune I like. It's ANATHEMA-like circa the "Judgment" era. Guitar expressions and drums lead the way before it calms down with reserved vocals, a beat and more. Some cool lyrics in this one. "Passing The River" has a beat with guitar as laid back vocals arrive. It kicks in hard at 3 1/2 minutes then calms right down with distorted guitar. Drums join in and we get chaos after 6 1/2 minutes as the horns scream and the sound picks up. Another calm 9 minutes in as the laid back vocals return and this continues to the end. "The Wait Of The World" is completely different from the rest as they turn this into a jazzy mode with lots of horns and it's uptempo. Again the heavy and calm are contrasted until it feels like they simply jam for a long time with plenty of horns before a calm returns just before 10 minutes.

Many consider this KAYO DOT's best but I have to disagree. Still if your into extreme Metal that is adventerous with some variety you really need to check this out.

 La Chute De La Maison Usher by ART ZOYD album cover Studio Album, 2008
3.07 | 10 ratings

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La Chute De La Maison Usher
Art Zoyd RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Lewian

4 stars Maison Usher is a cross between the coldness and remoteness of Champ des Larmes and earlier Art Zoyd music for dark films and stories such as Nosferatu, H├Ąxan etc. As such, it is a bit more accessible than Champ des Larmes (let alone Pure Noise), but still has an impersonal, immaterial, even unwelcoming feel to it. There are familiar elements such as deep church clocks, dramatic electronic textures, slow machine-like rhythms, atonal sequences, dark sound effects. Compared to Champ des Larmes the atmosphere is more dark cellar, ghosts and secrets than ice mountains. Some parts are quite minimalist, but there are also a few in which quite a lot is going on. Once more, there are no conventional song structures or melodies, but some clearer structures and contrasts, more rhythm than on Champ des Larmes, and even some piano. Champ des Larmes is more unique and innovative, but the little bit more connection with "music as we know it" here gives the listener a better chance of getting something out of it.

Art Zoyd were always very special, but they continue to develop even more into their own planet, distant and hard to connect to from anywhere wordly. Their music evokes ghosts and echoes from lost stories of the past, little to really get hold of or stand on. Whenever I listen to this I have difficulties to get into it at first, but I then realise that there is much to discover. If you can bear it, it's a rewarding experience.

3 1/2 stars.

 Pure Noise by ART ZOYD album cover Studio Album, 2009
2.00 | 1 ratings

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Pure Noise
Art Zoyd RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Lewian

— First review of this album —
2 stars You may not believe it but this is what it says on the tin: pure noise! Granted, there is some variation in the noise from time to time, and the three tracks are somewhat different from each other, but still, expect pure noise, nothing else. Art Zoyd, I think, has evolved into some kind of ever-changing cloud of musicians and discogs lists this as "Various Artists", which is kind of true. The three tracks are played by rather different subgroups with existing but little intersection, but Art Zoyd's website sells it so they don't deny that it's somehow theirs. Also, despite the changing-subgroups-and-composers-thing, there is a consistent concept here, which is (did I mention this already?) pure noise. This will be one star for the vast majority of you but I give it 2 because it is, in its own way, very unique, and it certainly doesn't pretend that it is something else than what it is. I actually bought it because it was quite cheap and I was curious, and given that it was cheap and it is special, I don't regret it. You can certainly use it if you want to show off what weird musical taste you have or clear your place of people if you're having a party and want to go to bed. Still, despite me being used to quite extreme experimental music, i can't give it an artistic appreciation that would earn it more than 2 stars. (I don't rule out that somebody else could.)
 Le Champ Des Larmes by ART ZOYD album cover Studio Album, 2006
2.98 | 17 ratings

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Le Champ Des Larmes
Art Zoyd RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Lewian

3 stars The Champ des Larmes is very cold. That's my impression. It's, in a certain sense, the most extreme record that I have. Many older Art Zoyd records create a pretty straightforward emotional response in me, usually, as one could expect, of a rather dark nature, but Champ des Larmes is like ice mountains in the distance. (Ok, I admit, that's some kind of emotional response, too.) Certainly this has to do with the fact that this is really, really experimental and sound-oriented and there are hardly any conventional song elements in it. Even anything that could be described as rhythm (and be it noise rhythm) is very rare, let alone identifiable notes or even harmonics. As opposed to other Art Zoyd works, Champ des Larmes is smooth in the sense that there are no sharp contrasts and development is slow. There is variety in sounds and some may be perceived as somewhat noisy, but still even these are somewhat muted. Nothing is harsh, neither is anything friendly or warm. I generally like field recordings, sound experiments etc., so I can find much that is fascinating on this album, but still, it's difficult to get into and I always fall back to this impression of coldness and distance. Which itself is fascinating in that the impression that the album creates is really unique. I couldn't connect to it in the beginning and was initially rather disappointed with it (I like most of Art Zoyd quite a lot and I don't usually need time to get into their mood) so was expecting a similar response here but instead - ice mountains in the distance. I've come back to this album more often than I initially believed, though, and learned to appreciate it in its uniqueness.

As this is a quite extreme experience, the center 3 stars rating seems quite strange, but the thing is, it has to be at least 3 for the uniqueness and fascination but cannot be more because still there is this feeling that I cannot quite connect with it and in any case my recommendation can only be: try out at your own risk.

 From Scratch by TAYLOR'S UNIVERSE album cover Studio Album, 2015
3.92 | 16 ratings

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From Scratch
Taylor's Universe RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Windhawk
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars Danish project TAYLOR'S UNIVERSE was formed in 1993, and the first CD was released the following year. This project has been going ever since, in different guises over the years, and as of 2015, 14 studio albums are credited to this band. "From Scratch" was released in 2015 by Taylor's own label Marvel of Beauty Records.

"From Scratch" adds another chapter to the quality material created and performed by band leader Robin Taylor and the current members and guests of Taylor's Universe, a well made, and, dare I say, polished, adventurous creation with beautiful instrumental soloing going hand in hand with darker and mystical sounds, eerie effects, and also with beautiful and at times stunning female nonverbal lead vocals in uplifting and joyful movements. With guitars, organ, vintage keyboards and saxophone as vital instrumental ingredients in this rather unique and charming Danish brew.

 Gestation Sonore by HORDE CATALYTIQUE POUR LA FIN album cover Studio Album, 1971
1.61 | 8 ratings

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Gestation Sonore
Horde Catalytique Pour La Fin RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Dobermensch

2 stars This is grim stuff indeed. From the outset there's 'skronk' jazz saxophone with a splattering of other tuneless instruments randomly fired at the listener. Bangs, crashes, tinkles and what sounds like someone using a rubber hammer inside a grand piano will give you some idea of what you're about to endure for the next 39 minutes .

If any similarities could be made - it would be with 'AMM' who sounded more sure of their abilities and were heavier in execution. I guess it's also similar to early 'Nurse With Wound', but without the black humour, vocals and tape manipulation.

Recorded in one night at the 'Theatre de Nice' on 26th February 1971, 'Gestation Sonore' is a very difficult listen. Only the bleak soundscapes and creepy flutes hold my attention here. They remind me quite a lot of my earliest childhood TV memory - 'The Clangers'. However if you forced 100 people to listen to this (it would have to be at gun-point, by the way), I can guarantee you that no more than five would reach the end.

There are no hooks, no tunes with just a grey smog prevailing. It's also quite flat sounding in its production, without any feeling of depth.

The dissonant approach does grow on me after 10 minutes. It helps if you can switch off that musical part of your brain and just take it for what it is - a random, garbled collection of acoustic instruments played without any sense of timing or purpose.

Some of the percussion work is quite interesting, sounding like it's being played on children's toys - a bit like the 'Tom and Jerry' cartoons. To tell you the truth, towards the end I was actually starting to enjoy this. However, the sheer alienness of sound will deter even the hardiest of Prog listeners.

This surely has to be one of the most inaccessible recordings in the entire 'Archive'. And for that simple reason it claws back one star.

 Quand Le Son Devient Aigu, Jeter La Girafe A La Mer. by THOLLOT, JACQUES album cover Studio Album, 1971
2.76 | 5 ratings

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Quand Le Son Devient Aigu, Jeter La Girafe A La Mer.
Jacques Thollot RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Dobermensch

2 stars Poor old Jacques died in 2014 aged 68.

The album' title is so long that if I typed it in here, you'd all have hit the 'return' button to read something more interesting instead before arriving at this second sentence.

'Quand Le Son...' sounds like a one man band with everything being played at the same time by 'Mr Thollot'. The guy was a decent jazz drummer, but his piano work is equally as impressive. Impressive in that way where there's little or no tune or rhythm that only Jazz musicians seem to pull off without any criticism forthcoming.

Jacques appears to be one guy that loved flanger effects over drums and he goes off on a rampaging 'Captain Caveman' solo drum attack on 'track 6'

There's not much humming and singing going on in my head whilst listening to this. It's all a bit free-form, directionless and avant-garde jazz for my liking. Jacques Thollot has a bizarre and unique approach the RIO genre. At times it sounds like a whole load of Bowling balls being thrown down a flight of stairs without any regular beat or semblance of tune, but the shrieked vocals add an odd dimension to this otherwise forgettable album.

This is mostly an acoustic drum based album with some wacky piano work with subtle electronic effects riddled throughout. It's quite a difficult listen and an even more awkward album to review due to it's non-linear approach.

I think I would be fair in saying that this sounds like a bunch of musicians being thrust in a hessian sack that's then swung around the head of Norse God Thor just before he throws it into the North Sea... somewhere off the coast of Tromso.

 Helter Skelter (with Franšois-Michel Pesenti ) by FRITH, FRED album cover Studio Album, 1992
4.54 | 4 ratings

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Helter Skelter (with Franšois-Michel Pesenti )
Fred Frith RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Lewian

5 stars I saw Fred Frith live several times and was always amazed by his creativity and his very individual and unique approach to sounds and music. From his live performances, for me, he is just one of the very very best. His albums are more of a mixed bag; he has tried out many different things and some just don't click with me. Much of what he is doing live is apparently improvised or doesn't find its way on records, so he is certainly more of a live musician than a record artist.

I also saw Helter Skelter live when at the time he toured with Que d'la Gueule, a project in Marseille consisting of young unemployed musicians. This certainly helped my appreciation of this record, which is one that I think carries over the quality of a live performance quite well (it is, I think, partly recorded live). This is pretty much composed from beginning to the end, and therefore somewhat atypical for Frith, who worked as composer and conductor here and didn't play himself.

Helter Skelter was branded as a "rock opera", but there isn't that much singing and at least the non-French listener will have a hard time figuring out what the opera is actually about (not sure about the French either). I think that there was a booklet explaining it when it was brought on stage, but I don't have that anymore. It is, though, a well thought through and quite dynamic piece of music, and you're free to imagine your own story to it. There are many voices, but they are often rather used as sound effects, with some talking and shouting, although there are one or two parts that have something like opera singing. Apart from that, some bits are rhythmic and actually quite loud and occasionally chaotic, with the power of the band's many instrumentalists (drums and percussion, guitar, saxophones etc., all sections several members strong) piling up. But then there are also rather calm parts carried by electronics and samples. Stark contrasts are often used from one movement to another. There is often quite a bit going on, even in the quieter parts, but then some moments are also given to a single instrument or voice.

It'll probably not be an easy ride for many, without the help of simple song structures, with all the contrasts and occasional outbursts of chaos and atonality. Be also prepared for Frith's own mixture of Jazzy playing, experimental sounds and rocky but often odd rhythms.

Somehow, at least for me, the thing works as a whole and I can mostly make sense of what happens when. It's one of the few works in prog that in its variety, inventiveness and conceptual strength I'd think also lover and composers of contemporary "academic" music would accept as something to admire, while at the same time carrying some rough emotionality.

It's an exciting musical adventure that may challenge the listener but gives rich reward; maybe Frith's best.

 Freak Out! by ZAPPA, FRANK album cover Studio Album, 1966
3.90 | 490 ratings

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Freak Out!
Frank Zappa RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by SteveG

4 stars Help! I'm a rock! Help! I'm a rock!

I'm so tired of reading things like this album "must have been a blast when it came out" so, as one who was actually around at the time Freak Out! was released, I'll give you my thoughts as well as the thoughts of others at that time. Freak Out! is without a doubt a product of it's time but I'm afraid that Frank's love/hate relationship with fifties Doo Wop music would make little sense to anyone born after this album was released. While the Zappa/MOI's Doo Wop meets Cheech and Chong outings seem strangely familiar to modern audiences, it's real impact was geared at the fifties 'baby boomers' who were desperately trying to disengage themselves not only from the plastic mores of the nineteen fifties, but also any pop culture references of those plastic times. And Frank was trying not to let these free spirited hippies run too far from where they came from.

The fact that Zappa saw the burgeoning American counter culture as a substitute for the plastic culture that they were fleeing from is the starting point of Zappa's social commentaries for the nineteen sixties. The MOI use a scattergun approach to verbal humor on Freak Out! that works well one second and falls flat the next. But it was innovative at the time and the absence of profanity in the lyrics would strike most latter FZ album listeners as quite strange and censored. But the individual is what Frank preached and it come out well in songs like Hungry Freaks and Who Are The Brain Police?

Doo Wop pastiches such as How Could I be Such A Fool and Wowie Zowie are trite and add up to little than album filler as there's not much musically exciting going on until we get to the end of this double album. Trouble Everyday is a timeless social reflection of race relations in the US that is still, unsurprisingly, relevant in the 21st century while Help, I'm a Rock is a wonderful slice of absurdum mixed with avant gard vocalizations that's still a blast to listen to this day.

The twelve minute album closer The Return of The Son Of Monster Magnet is pure sixties studio manipulated psychedelia that's every bit the equal of any Beatles studio concoction found on the Revolver album from the same year. It's 'Magnet' that shows off Zappa's early mastering of studio trickery that includes numerous overdubs, speeded up tapes and his penchant for mastering the meter and tempos of vocals the same way a musician would when playing an instrument. It's hard to believe that people tripped to this recording while Zappa was denouncing drug use, but so it was.

Freak Out! is the prototype for many Zappa/MOI albums to come and would ultimately improve on. But as a double album debut release that was single handedly composed and produced by the great auteur in the draconian recording era of 1966, it remains a true American classic. Just like it's highly regarded creator. 4 stars.

 Radical Symmetry by UT GRET album cover Studio Album, 2011
4.63 | 10 ratings

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Radical Symmetry
Ut Gret RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by GKR

5 stars Absolutely ecstactic, involved, layered and any other adjective possible to express how I felt inside (inside!) this album. Radical Symmetry is the third UT Gret album, and even if the 2014 album has been reviewed by a significant number of people, this is the first review and not rating of this 2011 jewel - why? Dont know...

But let us turn to the music. First, I must confess I knew nothing about the band, who introduced me to it was Micky a random topic of PA. Not even I have the opportunity to read the material that the band produced for the album or anything else, so, I should stick to the music and track' titles.

"Radical Symmetry" remember something contradictory: technically speaking a symmetry cannot be radical, because by definition it is equal. As much as the title of this album incite us to imagine an exploration of shapes and experimentalism without limits (which actually occurs along the tracks), the first feeling we have is to be welcomed, and this is done by a some great guitar riffs at the beginning of the first track, "Insect probe", opening your ears for further experimentation.

The wide variety of instrumentation is so surprising as it allows the group to explore them track by track. There is no rush or haste: all the styles that the group explores (from Indian music to certain melodies that reminded me of the Jewish melodies of "The fiddler on the roof") are minimally disposed with music correlation from tack to track. "For Viswa", music with Indian influence, does not prevent the appreciation of the more "conventional" "A Walk in the Garden". The shorter "Round brown mouse" and "Last Impression" work very well as a bridge where the most different ranges of correlations would not be easier as the two that mentioned above. "Rule 110" may be my favorite track of the whole album. There is something of Henry Cow and Univers Zero in it with the delicacy that UT Gret display their style. It is actually a very well-built track. "Sword of Damocles" is a didactic way of showing the progression of a track and definitely "Vegetable Matters" also shows the progression together with the completion of the album.

I'm forgetting something? It seems so... Radical Simmetry and the album cover induce me to think something ... the name of the tracks also ... an insect probe, a souvenir of the city, regression, rats and snakes... impressions and rules... damn it, seems that there is some concept here! I couldnt read the lyrics or visualized the whole art, but I'll do so and perhaps return to this review to an update . My verdict is already 5 stars, just for music. If I'am presented with a well-articulated concept, I can turn into a UT Gret fan quite easily.

Oh, sorry, UT GreAt.

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APPENDIX Slovakia
ARANIS Belgium
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THE ARCHESTRA Belarus
ARKTIS/AIR Austria
ARMON KUILU Finland
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ART FLEURY Italy
ART MOULU France
ART ZOYD France
ARTERIA Mexico
ATHANOR France
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BABLICON United States
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ARRIGO BARNAB╔ Brazil
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BARRICADE France
LES BATTERIES France
BEGNAGRAD Yugoslavia
BOB BELL Canada
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BIG BLOCK 454 United Kingdom
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BISE DE BUSE France
IVA BITTOV┴ Czech Republic
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BLAST Netherlands
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BOREDOMS Japan
FRANăOIS BREANT France
MARKO BRECELJ Yugoslavia
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BROKEN.HEART.COLLECTOR Austria
HASSE BRUNIUSSON Sweden
BUILD United States
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BZ BZ UEU Italy
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CARDIACS United Kingdom
CARTEL CARNAGE France
CARTOON United States
CASSIBER Germany
CATERPILLARMEN Iceland
CAZUELA DE CďNDOR Chile
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CHEER-ACCIDENT United States
CH╩NE NOIR France
GUIGOU CHENEVIER France
CHOU PAHROT United Kingdom
CICALA-MVTA Japan
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A CLEAN KITCHEN IS A HAPPY KITCHEN Belgium
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JEAN COHEN-SOLAL France
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LINDSAY COOPER United Kingdom
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CREEDLE United States
CRO MAGNON Belgium
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DATE COURSE PENTAGON ROYAL GARDEN Japan
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