Released originally in 1969, Middle Eastern Rock is a unique, compelling fusion record from Armenian-American oud player John Berberian. The Rock East Ensemble, Berberian’s backing band, consists of the artist’s standard group, which specializes in traditional Armenian music with a jazz edge, and American session musicians who bring more of a rock sound. The results, which blend elements of psychedelia, free jazz, surf music, and various klezmer, African, and Middle Eastern textures, are dazzling, and are sure to thrill anyone with a taste for rare "outside" albums.

- AllMusic Review by Anthony Tognazzini

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    Sax Driven NYC No Wave Post Punk! Finally the recorded studio work of Bill Ylitalo as Otto Kentrol and Faceless has been assembled! Featuring hard to find post punk & no wave cuts, four track demos, and previously unissued gems. Sax, strange electronic instruments, recitative vocals and sporadic bass, guitar and drums all spread over two LPs with liner notes by WFMU’s Erick Bradshaw, host of Spin Age Blasters! In addition creating sought after EPs from the early 80s on German labels and self...

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      Souren Baronian: trailblazing Armenian-American jazz and folk musician, founder of visionary fusion band Taksim, master of the saxophone, clarinet and such Middle Eastern instruments as the duduk, kaval and dumbek – and the man behind the three albums collected here, originally released in the early-to-mid ’70s on Souren’s own Carlee Records, and now lovingly reissued for the very first time. As the great man himself says, “World music is in today, and I was at the bottom end of this thing, I...

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        Crazed time signatures abound as musicians from the West look East for inspiration, infusing their rock and jazz sounds with vibes looted from India and the Far East. • First ever US CD reissue of this cross genre coveted psych/jazz/world masterpiece! • Mastered by Joe Lizzi, packaged in a nifty tri-fold jacket! • Features new liner notes from Thomas Patterson, Senior Editor Shindig! Magazine Released originally in 1969, Middle Eastern Rock is a unique, compelling fusion record from...

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          Crazed time signatures abound as musicians from the West look East for inspiration, infusing their rock and jazz sounds with vibes looted from India and the Far East. • First ever legit LP reissues of this cross genre coveted psych/jazz/world masterpiece! • Mastered by Joe Lizzi, cut by Kevin Gray at Third Man Pressing! • Features new liner notes from Thomas Patterson, Senior Editor Shindig! Magazine • On colored vinyl! Released originally in 1969, Middle Eastern Rock is a unique, compelling...

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            Crazed time signatures abound as musicians from the West look East for inspiration, infusing their rock and jazz sounds with vibes looted from India and the Far East. • First ever legit LP reissues of this cross genre coveted psych/jazz/world masterpiece! • Mastered by Joe Lizzi, cut by Kevin Gray at Third Man Pressing! • Features new liner notes from Thomas Patterson, Senior Editor Shindig! Magazine Released originally in 1969, Middle Eastern Rock is a unique, compelling fusion...

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              Souren Baronian: trailblazing Armenian-American jazz and folk musician, founder of visionary fusion band Taksim, master of the saxophone, clarinet and such Middle Eastern instruments as the duduk, kaval and dumbek – and the man behind the three albums collected here, originally released in the early-to-mid ’70s on Souren’s own Carlee Records, and now lovingly reissued for the very first time. As the great man himself says, “World music is in today, and I was at the bottom end of this thing, I...