As a result of my current obsession with Krautrock I have also discovered the joys of the mysterious RIO/Avant-prog scene that was the contemporary of Krautrock. Hard hitters were Henry Cow and the Art Bears. Wow, what great stuff. The Art Bears have this jazz/evil operatic feel to them. That vocalist, she's friggin insane! Wailing out crazy , slightly out of tune harmonies while Fred Frith slows out his electric fury underneath. And Henry Cow! Grateful Dead and Traffic have a baby with Sun Ra and it's eleventy billion times better than the three combined. Very dicordant stuff, probably hard to access but I love this stuff. This site has some great bands on it that kinda fit with this stuff- http://www.progarchives.com/Progressive_rock_discography_LIST.asp?style=36 Anyone else dig? Anything I should check out?