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09 SEPTEMBER 2 0 1 6 :: Aican / Don't Go Deep Into The Forest (2016, R095 CD/DD)
OUT NOW - CD/DD! RAIG is proud to present: "Don't Go Deep Into The Forest", the 2nd studio album by the Russian three-piece instrumental band AICAN from Yekaterinburg, the capital of the Urals. This is a conceptual album telling a fairy tale about the travelling through a mysterious forest full of secrets, magic, temptations, and strange creatures... Follow AICAN through their mystical voyage and enjoy all instrumental music that absorbs and transforms influences from diverse progressive and experimental musical styles. CD (4 tracks Ц 52 min.) comes in a full-color 4-panel cardboard folder. $13.00 + shipping.
05 AUGUST 2 0 1 6 :: Alex's Hand / Kunstler Scheisse (2016, R094 CD/DD)
OUT NOW - CD/DD! RAIG is proud to present: "Kunstler Scheisse", the 3rd studio album by the US-born and currently Germany-based avant-prog band ALEX'S HAND. This one is far more orchestrated than other band's albums, a bit more refined and more complicated. The band happens to be humorous and funny on the surface, yet incredibly intricate in terms of their compositional and arrangement ideas. "Kunstler Scheisse" doesn't really fit here or there, its subgenre classifications fall short. And why does it matter anyway? Just listen to the music... CD (8 tracks Ц 62 min.) comes in a full-color 4-panel cardboard folder. $13.00 + shipping.
18 APRIL 2 0 1 6 :: Human Factor / Homo Universum (2016, R093 CD/DD)
OUT NOW - CD/DD! RAIG is proud to present: "Homo Universum", the 2nd studio album by HUMAN FACTOR. It presents all instrumental, well composed and arranged, adventurous space-progressive rock with fairly strong sense of melody, groove, and atmosphere. CD (7 tracks Ц 51 min.) comes in a full-color 4-panel cardboard folder. $13.00 + shipping.
OUT NOW - CD/DD! RAIG is proud to present: "Lique Mekwas", the 7th studio album by VESPERO and their 1st one performed as a 6-piece ensemble. ItТs all instrumental musical burlesque combining the elements of prog-rock, space-psychedelia, jazz-fusion, and world-beats. The album tells a story of a young man who was appointed to serve the Crown Prince of Abyssinia as a guard-impersonator, and after the years of hard trials and adventures got to know that he had always been a true King of his country. CD (7 tracks Ц 75 min.) comes in a full-color 4-panel cardboard folder. $13.00 + shipping.
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"Oh Bill" by ALEX'S HAND (official video). Directors: Kellen Mills & Nic Barnes. Shot and Edited: Inna Knaus. Title Design: Thomas Hartman. Color Grading: Juha Hansen. Cast: Dugald Blanchard Ferguson, Anna Makovkina, Nic Barnes, Daniel Grabala, Kellen Mills, and Eva Bunodiere. From the "Kunstler Scheisse" CD-album.