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COMING OUT in MAY 2 0 1 7 :: Alex's Hand / Roaches (2017, R098 CD/DD)
RAIG is proud to present: "Roaches", the 2nd studio recording by ALEX'S HAND. It is a conceptual piece of work telling about how hard it is to go against the musical grain. It is the story of a fictional band called The Roaches whose situation closely parallels that of the Alex's Hand itself... Recorded by the ensemble of 12 musicians and considered by many a masterpiece of modern Avant-Prog/RIO, "Roaches" is available now for the first time in physical format! CD (12 tracks Ц 78 min.) comes in a full-color 4-panel cardboard folder.
OUT NOW - CD/DD! RAIG is proud to present: "Nomma", the first professionally manufactured album by impro-instrumental rock-band N-1 from Krefeld, Germany. The original sessions were performed and recorded live-in-studio by Udo Hanten (synths), Steven Hein (guitar), Thorsten Marach (drums), and Maziar Yazdkhasti (bass) in December 2016. Resulted tracks were mixed, mastered and later edited especially for RAIG by Steven Hein. This is a huge instrumental tour-de-force covering a broad spectrum of modern instrumental and improvised music - from space-psyche-trip-rock and motoric kraut-rock to avant-rock and experimental rock. The lovers of free and open forms of music-art, as well as original contents, will enjoy this recording for sure. CD (8 tracks Ц 76 min.) comes in a full-color 4-panel cardboard folder. $13.00 + shipping.
RAIG is proud to present: "Remnant", stunning debut album by the Texas-born, Germany-based modern-prog band MEDULLA from Berlin. It presents music that is both intellectually challenging and emotionally accessible, combining influences and inspirations from intricate Art-Prog-Rock, melodic Alternative-Rock, and tantalizing Experimental-Rock. This is an exciting and deeply personalized lyrical work by focused and inspired musicians that can't be ignored. CD (7 tracks Ц 50 min.) comes in a full-color 4-panel cardboard folder. $13.00 + shipping.
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"Entkorkt" is one of a very few videos by impro-instrumental band N-1 from Krefeld, Germany. This track originally appeared on "...es ist aus dem Trash entsprungen" album (July 2008). Idea & story by Klaus Engers and Steven Hein; production by Tobias Bohlmann and Steven Hein. Keep an eye on the upcoming new CD-album by N-1 "Nomma" (R.A.I.G. Records, R097).