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COMING THIS SUMMER :: N-1 / Macht ihr mal, ich hab schon (2015/2017, R101 CD/DD)
Independently produced and uploaded to the web in November 2015, "Macht ihr mal, ich hab schon" is yet another big instrumental adventure of N-1 teaming up with synth-guru Udo Hanten of "Deutsche Elektronische Musik" legend YOU. The music is totally improvised and covers a broad spectrum of styles - from psyche-kraut-rock and space-trip-rock to avant-rock, experimental and progressive rock. Produced for CD-release at R.A.I.G. Records in 2017 by Steven Hein. CD (11 tracks - 73 min.) comes in a full-color 4-panel cardboard folder.
26 MAY 2 0 1 7 :: Alex's Hand / Roaches (2017, R098 CD/DD)
OUT NOW - 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 13 musicians (featuring members of RHINE, AUTUMN ELECTRIC, MORAINE, ZUBATTO SYNDICATE, ZHONGYU, BENS JAZZ KIT, etc.) 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. $13.00 + shipping.
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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ALEX'S HAND live at SeaProg Fest 2013, Columbia City Theatre, Seattle, WA. "Navigate" is from the "Roaches" album which was published digitally in 2014 and released as a real CD in 2017 under exclusive license to R.A.I.G. Records (Cat.N R098). Enjoy "Roaches" by Alex's Hand: free streaming, quality flac-DD, or sealed CD-copy (DD included).