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OUT NOW - CD/DD! RAIG is proud to present: debut album of CIOLKOWSKA, a young psychedelic-rock band from Saint-Petersburg. "Pistolet Budushchego” (or “Pistol of the Future”) features mostly instrumental, well balanced sci-fi music at the intersection of psychedelic space-rock and experimental post-prog-rock, accompanied by the short voice-narration in Russian. Inspired by the ideas of “Russian Cosmism”, a philosophical and cultural movement that emerged in Russia in the early XX century. CD (8 tracks – 64 min.) comes in a full-color 4-panel cardboard folder. $13.00 + shipping.
13 SEPTEMBER 2 0 1 5 :: Were-Jaguars / Sea and Land (2015, AT053 DD)
OUT NOW! RAIG is proud to present: a new mini-album by the avant-psyche-metal masters WERE-JAGUARS from Austin, TX. The album is inspired by illustrations and writings from the XIX century book, "Sea and Land. An Illustrated History of The Wonderful and Curious Things of Nature Existing before and since the Deluge" by J.W. Buel. All music is performed by Chad Rauschenberger, James Adkisson, and Rick McConnell with guest appearances by Leon Spinkx (Hammond organ) and Jason Miller (vocals). "Sea and Land" album (6 tracks – 34 min.) is available in Digital Format only: the download includes 20-page pdf-booklet with liner notes, lyrics, and antique illustrations. Experience the wilderness of Natural World through Were-Jaguars' music!
31 AUGUST 2 0 1 5 :: Mechanik / Eadem Mutata Resurgo (2015, R089 CD/DD)
OUT NOW - CD/DD! RAIG is proud to present: "Eadem Mutata Resurgo", the 2nd full-length album by the Spanish psyche-space-kraut phenomena MECHANIK is out now. This is mostly instrumental, non-stop and psych-out transmission with the tracks organically flowing into one another. It's darker, more experimental and courageous work in comparison with the band's previous album. Yet it will fully satisfy lovers of motoric, groovy, rich and intricately textured trippy space-kraut-rock fueled by the themes of Death, Mysticism, Gnosticism, Time Travel, Drug Abuse, Spiritualism, Outer Space, Decadence, etc. CD (8 tracks – 53 min.) comes in a full-color 4-panel cardboard folder. $13.00 + shipping.
20 APRIL 2 0 1 5 :: Maat Lander / The Birth Of Maat's Galaxy (2015, R087 CD/DD)
OUT NOW - CD/DD! RAIG is proud to present: a debut album of the band called MAAT LANDER. This is all instrumental sci-fi rock-music that is all played live and not programmed although a variety of electronica influences – ranging from ambient to experimental kraut – assert themselves. It’s not necessary innovative but always interesting and enjoyable work with a sense of adventure; arguably, rather different from what the musicians do in their mother-bands – VESPERO and THE RE-STONED. Mastered by Tobias Svensson. Original graphics by Alexander Zhelonkin. CD (10 tracks – 74 min.) comes in a full-color 4-panel cardboard folder. $13.00 + shipping.
01 MARCH 2 0 1 5 :: Vespero / Fitful Slumber until 5 A.M. (2015, R086 CD/DD)
OUT NOW - CD/DD! RAIG is proud to present: the 6th studio album by the Russian premier psychedelic-prog-rock combo VESPERO. It’s a fascinating, all instrumental, conceptual piece touching upon the theme of intricate functions of the human subconscious, dream-visions and music. Arguably, this is the band’s most ambitious and complicated work that brings together traditions of progressive, psychedelic, jazz, academic, and folklore music. Art direction and design by ZonderZond. CD (7 tracks – 70 min.) comes in a full-color 4-panel cardboard folder. $13.00 + shipping.
05 FEBRUARY 2 0 1 5 :: Were-Jaguars / II (2015, R085 CD/DD)
OUT NOW - CD/DD! RAIG is proud to present: the first CD-release by WERE-JAGUARS, an American heavy psyche-metal band from Austin, TX. Centered on the unfaltering vision of multi-instrumentalist Chad Rauschenberger, WERE-JAGUARS’ sophomore album continues in a similar heavy lysergic vein as found on the band's debut effort, but with even more depth, darkness and frenzy than ever before. Fusing wicked post-modern metallic crunch with narcotized acid-fretboard tripping, neo-psychedelic spatial meditations, and occasional far-out vocal chanting, this album is a hard-won document of WERE-JAGUARS's quest to explore an otherworldly and multidimensional confluence. CD (13 tracks – 69 min.) comes in a full-color 4-panel cardboard folder. $13.00 + shipping.
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MAAT LANDER perform "Comet Rider" and "Alnilam". Recorded live in Astrakhan on December 06, 2014. MAAT LANDER is a joint venture of Ilya Lipkin (of THE RE-STONED), Ark Fedotov and Ivan Fedotov (both of VESPERO).