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Psych-Funk 101 (1968-1975)

Psych-Funk 101 (1968-1975) is the debut release from World Psychedelic Funk Classics and presents itself as 'a global psychedelic funk curriculum', complete with a 'course description' and 'supplemental listening' in its copious notes (found either on the handsome gatefold sleeve of the vinyl or the 36-page booklet of the CD). The title may...view item »


Technicolour Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Others Exotic Delights

Numero, everyone's favourite musical archaeologists are back with Technicolour Paradise, a compilation that gives us a close look at the sheer weirdness of music meant to evoke paradise by and for people who likely couldn't make it there. If you ever wanted to know what a mid-20th century American thou...view item »


Trap Configurations

When someone drops a record called Trap Configurations in 2018, forgive this blurb writer for expecting booming kicks and rattling hi-hats of the Metro Boomin/Mike WiLL Made-It school. But June Records have thrown us a red herring with that title. TC is, in fact, a record of da...view item »


Neptunalia

A collaborative compilation between the labels Lal Lal Lal and Ikuisuus, both prominent platforms in the Finnish psych, weird folk and ambient undergrounds. Mostly Finns feature, such as the relatively well-known Olli Aarni, Kuupuu and Ilpo Numminen. Yet there are also appearances from Tokyo&rsq...view item »


Spongebob Squarepants: Original Theme Highlights

We know you’ve been sad lately, and we know why. It’s because Bikini Bottom’s most famous, friendly, absorbent, yellow and porous resident has never once enjoyed the vinyl treatment. It’s time something was done. That’s what Enjoy the Ride were thinking, and they’ve done the honourable thing of bringing the be...view item »


Modeselektion Vol. 04

A good four years after Modeselektion Volume 3, the latest instalment of the much-loved Monkeytown Records series rolls into view. This time it’s in dropping in collaboration with Ninja Tune and features a line-up full of big-hitters. Alongside the obligatory Modeselektor entry we...view item »

Rødhåd / Vatican Shadow / Kasper Marott / Fadi Mohem
Modeselektion Vol. 04 EP4

Berlin-based dub, techno and house practitioner, Rødhåd, the dark and powerful Vatican Shadow, AKA American, Dominick Fernow, Danish dance guy, Kasper Marrot and German technohead Fadi Mohem each contribute a track to the latest in the taste-making Mode...view item »

Modeselektor / Peder Mannerfelt / Lory D / Solid Blake
Modeselektion Vol. 04 EP3

Selekt life with this four-track curation via Modeselektor which features four different body-shaking dancemakers at work; the group themselves, to start things off, plus noise thriller Peder Mannerfelt, Larry D and Solid Blake. How about that for a...view item »

Lone / FJAAK / Radio Slave / Claude Speeed
Modeselektion Vol. 04 EP2

Modeselektion Vol 4 EP 2 contains tracks by Nottingham’s Matt Cutler under his Lone alias, German dance trio, FJAAK, Germany-based techno and house producer Matt Edwards, AKA Radio Slave (also produces as part of the duo Rekids with James Ma...view item »

Brainwaltzera / Actress / Skee Mask / rRoxymore
Modeselektion Vol. 04 EP1

Monkeytown and Ninja Tune are releasing Volume 4 of their revered Modeselektion series as four separate 12” EPs. EP 1 throws together the mysterious Brainwaltzera, Actress AKA Darren J Cunningham, German DJ Skee Mask and French futuristic funkster, r...view item »


Radio Cramps: The Purple Knif Show

Fans of The Cramps, whether casual or die-hard, would really benefit from listening to this release, which puts a piece of beloved audio out into general circulation. Radio Cramps: The Purple Knif Show is derived from a radio show that yr man Lux Interior had in 1984, and it features loads of the cool o...view item »


Panama! 3 (Calypso Panameno, Guajira Jazz & Cumbia Tipica On the Isthmus 1960-75)

Panama! 3 (Calypso Panameno, Guajira Jazz & Cumbia tipica On The Isthmus 1960-75) carries on with the super work done by earlier compilations in the series, circulating some of this beautifully rich music beyond its region. The heady blend of cultures on the isth...view item »


Patina Echoes

Patina Echoes is a compilation that sees the Timedance label giving the kids a run out, or showcasing new talent at least. Simo Cell, Metrist, Cleyra, Neinzer, Rae, Via Maris...view item »


S&S Presents: Dreams

This collaborative release between Cascine Records (Chad Valley, Korallreven) and blog Stadiums and Shrines features eighteen excursions into all areas of ambience. They cast their net wide on S&S Presents: Dreams - Buchla wizard Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith...view item »


The Harder They Come

The unshakeable masterpiece is back for another ten rounds. We're sure you’ve heard this before, but the influence of the soundtrack to Jimmy Cliff’s 1972 film The Harder They Come cannot be overstated. One of the LPs to take Jamaican music worldwide, the record is a peerless collection of rocksteady, ska an...view item »


Warsaw’s Jewish Mermaid - Syrena Records 1909-1933

Renair records continue their necessary series exploring the history of Jewish recorded music, with Warsaw's Jewish Mermaid - Syrena Records 1909-1933. Pre-WWII Warsaw, together with Berlin, was the cultural-intellectual epicentre of Europe. Its famed artistic vibrance owed a significant debt to its panoramic ethnic and cultural diversi...view item »


PRINT/TRACK 01 // PRINT/TRACK 02

Thesis Project’s PRINT/TRACK series is an interesting endeavour. It works one of two ways - either musicians create two pieces to which visual artists respond with a 10” work, or vice versa. The end result is a luxury vinyl. The f...view item »


Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs present Paris In The Spring

I love Paris in the Spring. Don’t we all. But guess who really love Paris in the Spring? St. Etienne duo Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs. To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Paris uprising, they’ve curated this bumper collection of chansons, ye-ye and French pop ditties, all of which emerged in the y...view item »


THESIS 05 / THESIS 07 / THESIS 09 / THESIS 10

These Thesis things are all rather beautiful things created by artist Gregory Euclide. Very limited and very sought after. Each edition packaged in original and intricate jackets and sleeves hand-created.  This latest batch include the following: THESIS 05Anna Rose Carter & Dag Rosenqvist THESIS 07Kai Angerm...view item »


Revolutionary Spirit - The Sound Of Liverpool 1976-1988

An extensive 5-disc overview of Scouserock, if you will, from the punk and post-punk era through to the more polished pleasures of the late 80s. It kicks off with the art rock theatrics of Deaf School, and the more heard about than heard (retrospective) supergroup Big In Japan. ...view item »


Shaolin Soul (Episode 2)

Wonderful treats right here for fans of The Wu-Tang Clan and vintage funky soul alike. The Shaolin Soul series is a collection of some of the countless classic tunes that have been sampled (mostly by RZA) for Wu-Tang Clan albums and related solo productions. Volume 2 features c...view item »


Shaolin Soul (Episode 3)

Wonderful treats right here for fans of The Wu-Tang Clan and vintage funky soul alike. The Shaolin Soul series compiles some of the gorgeous cuts that have been sampled (mostly by RZA) for Wu-Tang Clan albums and solo endeavors. Volume 3 features tracks from The Supreme...view item »


Outer Himalayan Presents

This collaborative release between Dark Entries and Sacred Bones sees them chronicling the output of British post-punk imprint Outer Himmalayan Records. Active in the late 70s and early 80s, the label’s 7” releases of bands The Magits, Soft Drinks an...view item »


The Void

The Void OST is mainly made up from pieces by Jeremy Gillespie, Blitz//Berlin and Manalon. The spooky ambient synth soundtrack, at times, borders on the industrial and is reminiscent of works by Nine Inch Nails, Throbbing Gristle and John Carpenter. 180g black vinyl LP limited to 100 copies for ...view item »


Dance For Your Life – Rare Finnish Funk & Disco 1976-1986

Lordi. HIM. Apocalyptica. When one thinks of Finnish music, the words ‘funk’ and ‘disco’ are not ones that immediately spring to mind. The people at Svart Records - despite being a label that largely releases prog and metal - are out to change those perce...view item »


Heads Records - South African Disco-Dub Edits

Ever travelling into the musical terrain of the Southern Hemisphere, Soundway have this time raided the vaults of South African label Heads. The label's star shone briefly but brightly between 1982 and 1984 and released some 20 or so 12" singles and LPs before closing its doors. The label mixed disco with bubblegum pop,...view item »


Baby Driver Volume 2: The Score For A Score

I suppose one of the benefits of making a film so deeply grounded in its soundtrack that you can release something called The Score for a Score. Whatever that means, this records has more music from Edgar Wright's well edited film, as well as remixes and Steven Price...view item »


Burning Britain: A Story Of Independent UK Punk 1980 - 1983

Basically the story of how punk went shit when the likes of the Sex Pistols were replaced by the likes of the Toy Dolls. Incredible to think punk staggered on until 1983 but here is how it happened showcased acres of rare tracks from the era. These Cherry Red nostalgia comps are always great value though and a p...view item »


Waves of the Future

Lovely stuff here from Alessando Adriani’s Mannequin Records here. Mannequin celebrates hitting 100 releases with this eight-track double-LP, featuring one from Adriani - a dope coldwave/acid techno collab with An-i - and the rest from producers who haven’t put out solo releases for ...view item »


Uneven Paths (Deviant Pop From Europe 1980 - 1991)

Even by the standards of Music From Memory, this is an oddball. Label founder Jamie Tiller gets together with Parisian crate-digger Raphael Top-Secret to comb the annals of 80s/early 90s European music and find the weirdest stuff they can that still has a hint of a pop sensibility about it. Unsu...view item »


I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats: All Hail West Texas

As an undying Mountain Goats fanboy I feel it imperative to review this record that exists simply because a podcast does. If you haven’t heard it, ‘I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats’ is a series of conversations between Night Vale Presents writer Joseph Fink and singer-songwriter John Darnielle, a singular mind and endlessly ...view item »


Dutch Wave: A History Of Minimal Synth & Wave In The Netherlands

With 80s electronic music from the Low Countries all the rage at the moment, it was only a matter of time before someone started putting out some chronicling compilations. Step forward OnderStroom Records, who’ve really done their research for this one. Man...view item »


Shaolin Soul (Episode 1)

Delicious treats right here for serious fans of The Wu-Tang Clan and vintage funky soul alike. The Shaolin Soul series is a collection of some of the many many classic tunes that have been sampled for Wu-Tang Clan albums and related solo productions, generally dating from RZA’s pr...view item »


Tokyo Flashback

Tokyo Flashback is a compilation by the legendary P.S.F. Records label, the number one location for underground experimental psychedelic rock from Japan in the nineties. The first volume was released in 1991, and it contains tracks by Mainliner, Michio Kurihara’s White Heaven, and...view item »


Typical Girls Volume Three

Emotional Response has had great success so far with their girls-to-the-front compilation series Typical Girls, so much so that they have been deluged with a wealth of the highest grade material from punks and post-punks and now have enough material for two more editions! Wasting no time, they are consequently releasing volumes 3 and 4 ...view item »


Typical Girls Volume Four

Emotional Response has had great success so far with their girls-to-the-front compilation series Typical Girls, so much so that they have been deluged with a wealth of the highest grade material from punks and post-punks and now have enough material for two more editions! Wasting no time, they are consequently releasing volumes 3 and 4 ...view item »


Scopex 1998-2000

The collective prayers of fellow electro fiends have finally been answered as Tresor celebrate their 300th release with this almighty four 12-inch set to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Scopex label. The UK imprint released a mere three, near-mythical records between 1998 and 2000 yet managed to become the ...view item »


Amer (Colona Sonora Originale Del Film)

The 2009 film Amer is made by hardcore fans of Italian horror movie history, so naturally they really went to town on the soundtrack, using sounds by 70’s cult composer legends Stelvio Cipriani and Bruno Nicolai. Oh, and Ennio Morricone himself! Plus some ‘tension loops&rsqu...view item »


The Reverb Conspiracy Volume 5

Those of you who still want to join the Fuzz Club get another chance with their fifth edition of Riffslemania, aka The Reverb Conspiracy Volume Five. Like the previous four, this is full of blown-up, fuzzed-up, bunged-up, backed-up, f*cked-up psych/garage/kraut riffery. The vinyl are a nice colour. One for the frea...view item »


Original Skinhead Reggae Classics

Coming straight from paws of the Trojan selectors, this compilation is as authoritative as can be on the subject of early skinhead music. Original Skinhead Reggae Classics is a twelve track collection of quality UK reggae, featuring acts like The Hot Rod All Stars, Lloyd Charmers and Desmond Ril...view item »


Absence

Absence is a compilation of music that you would do very well to hear: experimental music from Iran. Artists on this stellar roster happen to include relatively big names like Sote and Siavash Amini, but also artists scarcely heard outside of Iran, all boldly exploring their sounds. CDr on Flaming Pines...view item »


Musique Expérimentale

Finders Keepers bring yet another vital moment of the 20th Century French leftfield to wax with this release of early electroacoustic music and music concrete. After Pierre Schaeffer secured the keys to one of Europe’s first purpose-built electroacoustic studios in 1951, a community began to incubate aroun...view item »


Spiritual Jazz Vol. 8 - Japan: Parts 1+2

For sure, Japan’s legacy of jazz music is under-heard and under-appreciated outside of the country, despite huge domestic enthusiasm. This double disc Jazzman compilation might put paid to that, being a sixteen track selection of lesser-known (in the West) performers of the more spiritual end of jazz music. Spiritual Jazz Vol. 8 - Japa...view item »


The Bedroom Tapes

The  Minimal Wave label present yet another stellar collection of minimal wave artists taken from around the world, and in this case recorded mainly on 4-track recorders in, yep, their bedrooms. Covering 1980 to 1991 it features tracks from Disque Omo, Unovidual, Aural Difference, A...view item »


Buried Country

Musical archaeologists extraordinaire Mississippi Records team up with Australia’s Flipping Yeah for this release, and an important one it is too. The eleven tracks here draw from the Australian Aboriginal country tradition, a music silenced as often as the people who have made it. The ‘country&rsquo...view item »


The Ballad Of Shirley Collins

The documentary The Ballad of Shirley Collins traces the long and eventful life of our era’s foremost singer of traditional English folk song. The film captures sessions for her album Lodestar, her first after decades of tragic silence. It also recalls her 1959 song-collecting trip to the US with Alan Lomax...view item »


The Originators

If you want the lowdown on the Gqom sound, the Gqom Oh! label is the best source for you, having basically introduced us to the South African genre with their compilation in 2016. Here they bring 5 tracks from some of the forms most prominent producers, including DJ Lag, Sbucardo, and Griffit Vigo...view item »


The Rise Of The Synths

As the Human League once predicted guitars are dead man. It's all about synths. But it's not 1980 it's 2018 and there's some new synth guys in ton. This compilation is the official soundtrack to the forthcoming film ‘The Rise Of The Synths’ and is a collection of all your synthwave favourites from G...view item »


The Midnight Manual

Five years into Midnight Shift’s time as a label, so it's time for a celebration. The Midnight Manual looks both forwards and back, commemorating the label’s time so far whilst also giving previews of some no-doubt k...view item »


Centrifuge One: New Dance Sound Of Moscow

Kicking off a series of compilations, each themed to a particular node of global dance music, Centrifuge One takes us to the cold, brittle sound of Moscow techno. Featuring Deka, Ushi333 and Phillip Gorbachev, the material is hard, dark, and perfect for an evening spent vibratin...view item »


The Men You'll Never See

Clone West Coast Series presents this 2018 remastered edition of a classic from their vaults. Originally released back in 2018, it includes Detroit In Effect's glistening, night drive electro bomb 'The Men You'll Never See (First Mix)' alongside a booming mix from ADULT. Plus, on the flipside lurks an off-kilter, dark and twisted synth-pop/...view item »


African Scream Contest 2

When the first of Analog Africa’s African Scream Contest compilations dropped in 2008, it shone a light on the sound of Benin, a nation whose music doesn’t always get the recognition it deserves. Fast-forward a decade and the second instalment in the series is about to do that all over again. Compiled by cra...view item »


Duke Reid Rock's Steady

Music On Vinyl take a look at Trojan’s back catalogue and pick a couple of releases for reissue. Duke Reid Rock's Steady compiles many great reggae and rocksteady artists, including tracks from Phyllis Dillon, Alton Ellis, Three Tops, The Techniques, and T...view item »


Outro Tempo: Electronic and Contemporary Music From Brazil, 1978-1992

Archivist wonderkids Music From Memory spread the love with their first compilation, sourcing tracks from a golden era of Brazilian electronics. Lapping from the late seventies to early nineties, this release spans upheavals both political and musical, as reflected in the different approaches and innovations made to electronic music -- cons...view item »


Django Unchained Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

First, this is a bit different than Q's first couple soundtracks (Pulp, Reservoir) which contained lots of great seldom-heard super-cool 70s tunes. This collection is closer to what you get with Kill Bill. It has more 70s cinema music than radio hits. There is some original and resampled hip hop that's not bad, and this is coming from a guy who ...view item »


Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1

Awesome Mix Vol.1 is the soundtrack to the 2014 Marvel Comics film Guardians Of The Galaxy. It features a pretty classy mix of mostly lesser-known ‘70s rock, pop and soul. Tracks by bands such as classic power pop act The Raspberries, Jacksons-esque family band The Five Stairsteps...view item »


Brownswood 10 Versions

Tenth birthday release from the Brownswood label, who have decided to celebrate the occasion with ten key cover versions from their quality roster. Represented here are the likes of Mala, Giles Peterson and his Havana Cultura Band and Owiny Sigoma Band, reinterpreting music by ...view item »


A Harbinger Sound Sampler

The fearsome Harbinger Sound label put together a compilation that captures the diversity and intensity of their current roster. A Harbinger Sound Sampler contains unheard tracks from Sleaford Mods, Consumer Electronics and Pain Jerk, as well as an astonishing array of angry, noisy and political ...view item »


Satan In Love ‐ Rare Finnish Synth‐Pop and Disco 1978‐1992

The colourful catalogue of Finland’s Svart Records spans material old and new, but seems to specialise in scarce gems from the forested country’s underground music history. In this case, we have a tour de force of several decades’ worth of Suomi synthpop and disco. ‘Satan in Love’ by Emilia is a not...view item »


Gumba Fire: Bubblegum Soul & Synth Boogie In 1980s South Africa

Hey, who fancies a chunky bagful of rare South-African bubblegum disco-soul from the 1980’s? That’s right, everyone does. Gumba Fire is a curatorial collaboration between Miles Cleret...view item »


Goldfish

Goldfish is a celebration of what the Fruits de Mer label has achieved up till now, in the form of a triple LP set (and, as if that wasn’t enough vinyl to be getting on with, they’ve chucked a 7” in there too). Goldfish is festooned with tracks from the Fruits back catalogue, with tracks from Hills Hav...view item »


Shangaan Electro: New Wave Dance Music From South Africa

Wow, this is super energetic stuff clocking in at around 180bpm. It's total party music that's repetitive and really gets a groove going. I wasn't sure what to make of this at first, it's so happy sounding and sort of spiritually uplifting, especially with the African vocals. The sound palette throughout remains pretty similar and sticks to the ...view item »


Deutsche Elektronische Musik: Experimental German Rock and Electronic Musik 1972-83

Soul Jazz waltz over to Germany now for their next exploration into all things interesting with their look at the Krautrock scene from 1972 to 1983. I thought this was gonna be a doddle doing this one. I thought I'd be able to do it without even listening to it but looking at the track listing it's a reasonably varied and unusual selection of track...view item »


Flowers From The Ashes: Contemporary Italian Electronic Music

Flowers From The Ashes provides a survey of what is currently going on in the mind’s of Italy’s finest electronic producers, ranging from Alessandro Adriani’s EBM dance action to Andrea Belfi’s percussive electroacoustic music and Caterina Barberi’s modular...view item »


Space Echo: The Mystery Behind The Cosmic Sound of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed

The West African island nation of Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) really took a shine to synthesisers when they started becoming available in the 70’s, and Space Echo: The Mysterious Sound of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed documents an array of super-groovy meldings of the synths with the local music. Double L...view item »


KPM 1000 - Afro Rock

John Cameron (the man who scored seminal kitsch Biker-zombie 70's flick Psychomania) is responsible for this album of afro-rock derived library music. Sounds exciting to us as this talented studio svengali could turn his hand (and band) to any style seemingly. This LP is one of three curious KPM re-issues to arrive soon on the Tummy To...view item »


Brown Acid: The Sixth Trip

A mind-blowing, limited-edition, green vinyl compilation of obscure hard rock, psych and proto-metal from the 60s and 70s from the folks over at RidingEasy records. Dive into 10 deep cuts from bands across America and Canada, including Truth & Janey, Travis, Johnny Barnes and Ze...view item »


Fools Paradise Favorites

There's a man in New Jersey called Rex who has radio show where he favours forgotten skronking rock 'n' roll bops from the 50s and 60s. Through the magic of radio he's managed to give them a new lease of life and now Jazzman have compiled some of the bst. The LP comes with an extra "chicken-themed twin spin bonus 45 si...view item »


Hillbillies In Hell Vol. 5

If you’ve been a’sinnin, maybe you’d better listen to the dark business on these resurrected 45’ cuts. Volume Five of the Hillbillies In Hell series provides more spooked country, cursed hayseed and god-fearing gospel, much of it fantastic and impossible to find elsewhere. Double LP compilation, freshly remastere...view item »


Expo 1

A compilation of some of the greatest works from some of the greatest composors in the neo- classical genre. With tracks from Philip Glass, Ólafur Arnalds, Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Ludovico Einaudi (CD only) and many more. A showcase ...view item »


Guitars of the Golden Triangle: Folk and Pop Music from Myanmar (Burma) Vol 2

The master of Sublime Frequencies Alan Bishop assembled this compilation of rare vintage Folk and Pop Music from Myanmar in 2005, placing deeply obscure and thoroughly gorgeous golden electric pop music from 70’s and 80’s Myanmar into the hands of modern international listeners. Except the CD has since falle...view item »


J-Jazz – Deep Modern Jazz from Japan 1969-1984

BBE have done it again! This time the fruits of their labours -- digging in the crates with (long-term jazz record collectors) Tony Higgins and Mike Peden -- has seen the unearthing of these gems from the post-war period in modern Japanese jazz history. The tracks take in spiritual jazz, post-modal impressionism and fusion for the dancefloors. H...view item »


Hexadic III

Six Organs of Admittance guitarist Ben Chasny has this compositional method called ‘The Hexadic System’. He’s done talks on it and written a book about it and, after two records composed by Chasny adhering to its principles, it’s now starting to be adopted by other artists. These other ar...view item »


I-Robots present Phantom Records

The Mondo Groove label have got their hands on the archives of the Phantom Records label, and have enlisted Italian Italo expert and selector I-Robots to guide us listeners through the disco vaults. This vinyl collection features a lot of rare cuts getting re...view item »


Momentum (10 Years Of Token)

10 year celebratory compilation from Belgian techno label Token. Every track is a collaboration between two members of Token's two family, featuring big hitters like Rødhåd, Sigha, and Ø [Phase]. Vinyl comes in an embossed sleeve. Not sure what it's go t...view item »


(The Microcosm): Visionary Music of Continental Europe, 1970-1986

Acting as a sequel to Light in the Attic’s I Am The Center, The Microcosm delves further into experimental new age electronic compositions from the 70s and 80s. Mapping a peaceful yet strange world between prog, psych and ambient electronica. With pieces from Vangelis, Roedelius, ...view item »


Static Waves 6

Texas based shoegaze/dreampop label Saint Marie Records release their sixth installment of their Static Waves series. Bringing tracks covering the length and breadth of their roster from previous releases, but most importantly, 15 of the 22 tracks are previously unreleased, including tracks from Loveblind, Stati...view item »


Real Delusions - The Finnish Speed & Thrash Metal Explosion 1987-1991

All the very best material from Finland’s apparently explosive late 80’s metal underground, gathered up by the experts Svart for you to tuck into! Real Delusions - The Finnish Speed & Thrash Metal Explosion 1987 - 1991...view item »


Atomic Blonde - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Soundtrack to the Charlize Theron/James McAvoy fronted action flick Atomic Blonde. With original tracks from ...view item »


I’m Not Here To Hunt Rabbits

This compilation captures that rarest of things in the 21st century - a truly unique and idiosyncratic contemporary regional genre, namely the country blues guitar of Botswana. The common thread is a playing style where the left hand approaches the fretboard from above the neck rather than from below. YouTube videos of several p...view item »


We Out Here

We Out Here presents a snapshot of the current state of young London jazz, and let me tell you, the scene(s) are sounding in fine health! Nine tracks, all recorded especially for this release, map the variety of sounds and cross-pollinations currently going on, such ...view item »


The Voyager Golden Record

Compilations don’t get more all-encompassing or definitive than this: nothing less than a time capsule that attempts to represent the sounds and diverse musical cultures of Planet Earth in the remote chance that it may be encountered by an alien intelligence. The Golden Record was compiled for inclusio...view item »


Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes from the Horn of Africa

Archivists and archive-trawlers alike do wonderful work all the time, but the history of this release is really something else. In 1988, the tapes containing fifty years of wonderful Somali music were smuggled out of Somalia and literally buried underground to protect them from the forthcoming civil war. They were...view item »
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