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I was going to call this week’s list of unsung albums the post-holiday-chaos decompression edition, but then I looked over the selections and remembered that one human’s Windham Hill is another human’s Metal Machine Music. Either way, though, I hope you can breathe easy now.


JON BALKE & MAGNETIC NORTH ORCHESTRA

Diverted Travels

(ECM demi-classical new age jazz-fusion album)

MASKAJ BATOR

Collected Works 95-96

(Drag City Japanese psychedelic space-folk drone-rock reissue)

BLACK FOREST/BLACK SEA

Forcefields and Constellations

(Bluesanct semi-improvised dub-psychedelicized elevator trance-folk album)

DAHL/ANDERSON/HERAL

Moon Water

(Stunt import electronic-improvisation-embellished jazz album)

DIVINE MUSTACHE/EDDY ORINI

Musical Tribute to the Genius of Salvador Dali

(TCB import post-prog Dada-jazz album)

GOLD SPARKLE TRIO WITH KEN VANDERMARK

Brooklyn Cantos

(Squealer post-punk free jazz album)

O-TYPE Western Classics

(Family Vineyard harmolodic ambient movie-score-covering metal-jazz album)

PHILADELPHY’S

Paint

(Extraplatte/Indies import free jazz album)

PRETZEL

Pretzel Jr

(jhaa351@yahoo.com avant-classical instrumental hip-hop CD-R)

REPLIKAS

Dadaruhi

(ADA Muzik Turkish psychedelic drone-rock album)

BALI: GAMELAN & KECAK

(Nonesuch Explorer ’80s gamelan reissue compilation)

JAVA: THE JASMINE ISLE: GAMELAN MUSIC

(Nonesuch Explorer ’60s gamelan reissue compilation)