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Founded in 2011 and run by Michael Stahl, owner of the Unrock Store in Krefeld. Vinyl-only releases by Alan Bishop aka Alvarius B, Sir Richard Bishop, Karkhana, The Dwarfs of East Agouza, Ava Mendoza, Tashi Dorji, Bill Orcutt, Eyvind Kang and more.

 
"Very fine tuned, almost Mediterranean, middle eastern mainly string orchestra. A supergroup with members of Dwarfs Of East Agouza, Konstrukt, A-Trio, Johnny Kafta Anti-Vegetarian Orchestra, etc. Umut Caglar, Sam Shalabi, Sharif Sehnaoui, Mazen Kerbaj, Toni Elieh, ...
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UNR009 | UNROCK

"Dadawahn Bishopesque taken to just another level. Beirut, Lebanon... three major players: Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls, Invisible Hands, Alvarius B), Osama Shalabi (Karkhana, Shalabi Effect), and Maurice Louca (Karkhana, Lekhfa). Delicate improvised freeform recorded ...
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UNR010 | UNROCK

"Limited edition four-track split vinyl 10" featuring legendary Sun City Girls Alan and Richard Bishop, celebrating Unrock's 25th anniversary. It features the first new recordings by Sir Richard Bishop since his 2015 Tangier Sessions and two exclusive pearls by Alan ...
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UNRXXXEP | UNROCK

"The second twin in our special edition sub-series of actively anti-western music is an ultra heavyweight. In the worlds of contemporary global avant-art, composition and improvisation, it reaches new heights. Tashi Dorji - an exceptional guitar playing soul from Bhutan ...
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UNR008 | UNROCK

"Our own Saraswati Series, mostly string orientated, zigzags between the lines where underground and High-Art performance overlap. Out jumps the first part of our actively anti-Western sub series: the "Puppet on a String" twin albums! Osama Shalabi, a born Egyptian ...
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UNR007 | UNROCK

"Entirely recorded at Tunefork Studios on the outskirts of Beirut, Burj al Imam's five tracks include three largely improvised numbers, a loose reworking of Sun City Girls track "The Imam," and a cover of traditional Americana song "Gently Johnny" (a highlight of Alan ...
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UNR006 | UNROCK

"The third installment in Unrock's string-related Saraswati Series features Grandseigneur Richard Bishop performing with his rough charm and maximum elegance, along with one of the hottest kick-ass avant- guitar players around, the now Brooklyn-based Ava Mendoza. ...
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UNR005 | UNROCK

"The next installment in Unrock's Saraswati series presents a trip into the spiritual wonderland of Alvarius B aka Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls, Invisible Hands). Deep down heavy Sun City Girls flavored Dada deluxe. Crackling midgets, purist psychedelia. A cocoon of ...
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UNR003EP | UNROCK

"After having released records on labels such as Locust, Drag City and John Fahey's Revenant, Richard Bishop's new Album called The Unrock Tapes will be released at Unrock. It contains eight complete tracks, six of which are highlights taken from earlier tour CDrs that ...
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UNR001LP | UNROCK

"The first installment in Unrock's new string wringer Saraswati Series presents two of today's most extraordinary guitar maniacs captured on location. While Orcutt, "re-inventor of the Blues", falls from abstraction into acoustic hardcore serenade on his wooden ...
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UNR004 | UNROCK

"Hayvanlar Alemi, led by Ozum Itez (git) and Isik Sarihan (percussion), are a group of contemporary musicians from the underground scene of the Turkish capital Ankara. Their genres are psychedelic-, surf- and instrumental rock extraordinaire, flavored with an oriental ...
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UNR003LP | UNROCK

""Road to Siam" shows Richard Bishop on a musical trip from the Iberian Peninsula all along through North Africa and the Orient to the Far East. "Mekong", the 11.22 minutes long centerpiece of the record, is an improvisation on 6-string guitar based on the particular ...
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UNR002EP | UNROCK

"In 1980, 33 years ago, a band came to Krefeld, a small town at the Lower Rhine Area, which later became one of the most influential bands of their decade. This Heat from London, a trio who´s sound comparison to Industrial rock does not really hit the point, but which ...
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UNR001EP | UNROCK

""Unrock The House", by Alan & Richard Bishop aka Brothers Unconnected, is a truly remarkable document and album. It´s a desirable object for eyes and ears that stands completely for itself. It is history (de la Musica Underground, as we know it) and legacy of the ...
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UNR002LP | UNROCK