Distributors of jazz, world music, ethno, avant-garde, contemporary and many other musics.
Distributors of many of the labels listed on these pages (e.g. For 4 Ears; Incus; Matchless; Maya; ReR; Wim, plus many more in the contemporary classical and experimental music areas.
Distributors of AUM Fidelity, Ayler, Boxholder, Cadence, CIMP, Clean Feed, Data, Delmark, Emanem, Eremite, ESP, FMP, Futura, Golden Years, ICP, Intakt, Leo, Marge,Ê Psi, WIG among other labels.
Own record label which has released material by Evan Parker and Barry Guy; also distributors of, among other labels.
Subterranean distributes CDs, books, videos, and related items from small independent labels to retail stores and other distributors all over the world. Individuals can now also purchase directly. Labels handled include Bik Bent Braam, BIMhuis, Data Evil Rabbit, ICP and Pingo.
Distributors of a wide range of independent labels, including Tzadik in the UK.
Distributors of among other labels: Emanem, hat hut, Ogun, psi, as well as jazz and classical music labels.
Distributors for many small independent labels, not all European free music, in addition to being a small specialist label in its own right, with releases by Anthony Braxton, Lol Coxhill, Evan Parker, Howard Riley.
Distributor of a wide range of musics and labels in the UK, but particularly of ECM.
Always stocks a good selection of new releases and secondhand material - particularly vinyl - the latter obviously dependent on availability.
After 20 years in the shop in Shaftesbury Avenue Ray's has moved to Foyles Bookshop who have bought Ray's and incorporated it into their first floor with a cafe . They have their own direct entrance lit by a red neon sign. The stock comprises two thirds jazz and one third world music - new releases as well as classic items for the specialist collector. CD and Book signings by musicians as well as a space for live music.
Run by Mark Wastell, this, now online-only, shop is a specialist retailer for obtaining experimental, improvisation-based, electronic and contemporary new music releases from anywhere in the world. Though not officially a distributor, Sound 323 is the only stockist in the UK for many of the independent labels found in these pages. In addition, it occasionally has special offers, particularly useful for gap-filling in collections. In addition to running two labels: Sound 323 and Confront (now dormant-ish), Mark has also published a book Blocks of consciousness and the unbroken continuum under the Sound 323 imprint.
The catalogue is extremely wide ranging (their web site says 34,000+ items) and includes several of the smaller European labels.
The only store in NY that concentrates (about 9000) titles on this style of music. In addition, ties to the local scene leads the Gallery to have rare out-of-print LPs featuring john zorn, fred frith, wayne horvitz, jim staley, eugene chadborne etc. Also are the official mail order dealers for Gunter Hampel's BIRTH records, as well as AXIOM records (produced by Bill Laswell). Stock includes records on the following labels: FMP, Incus, Victo, Knitting Factory, Sub Rosa, Homestead etc. and can special order many titles not in stock. Always know of local unadvertised gigs of note. Opening hours: Sun. - Thurs. 12 noon 'til 9pm; Fri. & Sat. 12 noon 'til 10pm.
A wide selection of avant-rock, electronica, noise, and free improvisation available, all with descriptions/reviews and illustrations of CD covers on their web site. Includes secure ordering.
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