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Kamasi Washington
Harmony of Difference

The first new music from cosmic jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington since his much lauded 'The Epic'. This follow up also seems to be epic despite it's short length being a six part suite exploring the musical technique known as 'counterpoint'. There are 5 unique components which when blended create a sixth track. Clever lad.&nbs...view item »

Prince and the Revolution
Purple Rain (2015 Paisley Park Remaster)

Seriously exciting stuff here for Prince fans: as well as a remastered version of the deeply classic album Purple Rain, the CD versions of this reissue also include a whole disc of contemporary tracks from the great one’s immense and closely guarded archives, which haven’t even been bootlegged before! Revel ...view item »

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
Soul Of A Woman

Soul of a Woman by Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings is an album of songs that the band recorded in the year prior to her sad death in 2016. It’s always good to go out on top, and with this album, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings are in scintillating, soulful form. On vinyl LP with download code and CD....view item »

Susan Phillips
Soft Sexy Soul

Ah this was another RSD 17 title that has been re-issued just a few months down the line. The album was previously going for a lot of wad on discogs and is a classic soul record with lashings of that orchestrated New Jersey sound with a mixture of great ballads and the odd Northern Soul stomper.   ...view item »

Francois Tusques With Barney Wilen
Le Nouveau Jazz

An apprehensive black pudding comes from Francois Tusques With Barney Wilen. Le Nouveau was initially released when the Europeans were getting their teeth into the improvised avant-garde free jazz scene. This is densely packed with ideas and themes, all pretty dark. Think Cecil Taylor and Albert Ayler on Halloween. This...view item »

World's Experience Orchestra
As Time Flows On

An underground gem from 1980 has been given the reissue treatment, yet still seems completely relevant now. It's a gorgeous mixture of Sanders-esque devotional jazz, Don Cherry's instrumental freedom, British pastoral psychedelic rock and a lyrical execution that's half crooner, half spiritual doctrine. Just lov...view item »

Arve Henriksen
The Nature Of Connections

On 'The Nature Of Connections', Arve Henriksen collaborated with a variety of improv, folk and jazz musicians who composed pieces for him. The record features a variety of touring Norwegian artists brought together by Henriksen, including violinists Nils Okland and Gjermund Larsen, cellist Svante Henryson and double bassist Mats Eilertsen, ...view item »

Alice Coltrane
A Monastic Trio

Perhaps the most accomplished harpist ever, Alice Coltrane's jazz was unique, moulding together the traditional aspects of the genre with free new innovations and suspenseful, almost droning capabilities. A Monastic Trio is her first work as a band-leader and is a shimmering, patiently unfolding work....view item »

Muddy Waters
Electric Mud

In 1968 Chess Records teamed Muddy Waters up with Chicago rockers Rotary Connection. It was a rather calculated attempt to sell the older bluesman to hippies, and the result was a somewhat forced grafting of obvious psych tropes over Muddy’s standards and a cover of the Stones...view item »

Albert Ayler, Don Cherry, John Tchicai, Roswell Rudd, Gary Peacock, Sonny Murray
New York Eye and Ear Control

The legendary ESP-Disk are doing some reissues, and the even more legendary Albert Ayler is the subject. This disc here is a 1964 session that features Ayler alongside Don Cherry, John Tchai, Gary Peacock, Sonny Murray… The talents! They ...view item »

Hello Skinny
Watermelon Sun

Hello Skinny target their actions straight for the heart of New York’s dub-disco jazz 1970’s avant-garde world, seemingly using Arthur Russell collaborator Peter Zummo, who a...view item »

John Zorn
Spy vs Spy

Acting almost as a precursor to John Zorn’s jazz thrash group Naked City 1989’s Spy Vs. Spy see Zorn arrange pieces by Ornette Coleman into near terrifying cacophony inspired greatly by hardcore, grindcore and thrash acts such as Blind Idiot God and ...view item »

Howlin' Wolf
The Howlin' Wolf Album

A real marmite of a record. I played it to my parents and they were convinced it wasn't the Wolf. They both hated it, most people I have talked to about it do. Made in 1969, someone in chess records noticed psychedelic music was selling so made howlin wolf reimagine some of his classics. He hated it, as referenced in the cover. The sun s...view item »

Prince
When Doves Cry

Warner Bros present a series of Prince reissues, this time focused on 12” singles. Reissued in their original vinyl formats with the original artwork and their original B-sides, these singles are available again just as they were meant to be experienced. When Doves Cry, the lead single from the Purple Rain...view item »

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
It's a Holiday Soul Party

Seemingly following the blueprint that was set in the 1960’s by A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector is Holiday Soul Party by Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings. This is the first time the band, famous for their soulful sound and rhythm, have recorded a festive album. Featuring 11 tracks to get you in...view item »

August Rosenbaum
Vista

August Rosenbaum has been a fairly major session player in the Danish music scene for some time now. Playing as part of electro-soul duo Quadron’s live set-up, and recording with Canadian/Danish R&B duo Rhye. His prodigious ability as a pianist saw him playing tunes by the likes of ...view item »

The Breathing Effect
The Fisherman Abides

A tender, multi-faceted sophomore LP here. While the quirky nautical focus of The Fisherman Abides recalls British Sea Power, there is a far greater stylistic scope to the songwriting from The Breathing Effect here. The group wed contemporary jazz chops to Mogwai-indebted post-rock and ...view item »

Don Cherry
Music, Wisdom, Love

Here’s a remarkable document of a Don Cherry residency in Paris 1967, unreleased and unheard for fifty years! Music, Wisdom, Love is an exciting slice of the Don Cherry puzzle, adding yet more insight into one of the most eclectic and intriguing figures in free jazz. LP release on the Cacophonic l...view item »

Eero Koivistoinen Quartet feat. Philip Catherine
Jazz-Liisa 13

Belgium meets Finland in 1974 here with this juicy session of incisive melodic jazz. The guitarist Philip Catherine was in Finland for some teaching and he found the Finnish group Eero Koivistoinen to be...view item »

Pharoah Sanders
Pharaoh Sanders Quintet

Check it out: the 1964 debut album of Pharoah Sanders, leading his own quintet prior to his crucial membership of John Coltrane’s group. Pharaoh Sanders Q...view item »

Nina Simone
The Best Studio & Live Recordings

Nina Simone was a genuinely groundbreaking artist. A musician, composer and arranger with great skill and an expressive voice that told of her woes as she sang her songs. As great creative people often are, Nina Simone was tightly wound and prone to explosive fits of rage, but this only made her music all the more passionate. Th...view item »

Miles Davis
Black Beauty / Miles Davis At Fillmore West

One of the true legends of Jazz in the 20th century, Miles Davis delivers a ferocious and innovative jazz-rock performance at Filmore West, San Francisco. Recorded live in 1970, Black Beauty features Davis' blistering muted trumpets on the backdrop of a fine-tuned jazz ensemb...view item »

Sun Ra and His Arkestra
Featuring Pharoah Sanders And Black Harold

This cracking 1964 live set from New York’s Judson Hall was released in 1976 and became one of the rarest El Saturn LPs. The 12-piece Arkestra features a young Pharoah Sanders sitting in on a for an absent John Gilmore, and flautist Black Harold shines on ...view item »

Betty Davis
Nasty Gal

Re-release of Betty Davis’ 1975 third album Nasty Gal. A piece of soul history, with still-irresistible grooves from the fierce and formidable contemporary of Miles Davis and Hendrix. Mastered from original tapes, on vinyl in Stoughton gatefold and with a booklet featuring goodies such as rare pictures and liner notes by J...view item »

Panduranga Henderson
Ocean Of Love

This astonishing record features a close collaborator of none other than Alice Coltrane, the pair having spent time at her California ashram in the 80s engaging in deep, spiritualist devotional song. Contrary to popular belief, special records do exist and do offer their presence in our mortal world. ...view item »

Morton Feldman
Crippled Symmetry At June In Buffalo: The Feldman Soloists

Nice contemporary classical set here from the late professor Feldman's old collaborators, reconvening 13 years after the great man's death, around the millennium at an anniversary revival of his much-loved NY festival. This is pret...view item »

Various
Jukebox Mambo - Volume III

Mambo baby! DJ Liam Large is behind the controls for the third installment of the Jukebox Mambo compilation series, presenting the fine-filtered results of hundreds of hours of crate-digging. Real obscure recordings here, all of them full of fire, love and life. CD and double LP editions, both liner notes and photos....view item »

Michael Cosmic & Phill Musra Group
Peace In The World / Creator Spaces

A vast dive into the vaults from No-Again unearths a high point in free improv and spiritual jazz. With significant political leanings and an clear influence from the almost divine grace of Sun Ra and Pharoah Sanders, it's a colourful and ever changing affair, completed with World's Experience Orchestra...view item »

Robert Johnson
King Of The Delta Blues Vol. II

Johnson was one who truly understood the blues and he made you feel the pain; whenever he sang for example my favourite track of his, "Love In Vain", it never fails to tug at my heart whenever I hear it as you can feel the despair as he sings about a lost love. He was also a brilliant guitarist sometimes sounding like two guitarists playing at t...view item »

Keith Jarrett
The Koln Concert

This was meant to be heard without any barriers, without expectations, just as it was created. Even Keith can't control this concert. If you are thinking about liking or not liking it, whether you are being ordinary for liking what millions liked as well, or if you push yourself to agree with the bashers of Koln while listening to it, then you w...view item »

New Street Adventure
One And The Same - Acoustic EP

Four track EP off acoustic versions of tracks taken from funk/soul four-piece New Street Adventures’ 2017 album Stubborn Sons. Reimaginings of ...view item »

Antonio Adolfo
Viralata

Viralata is the big classic for explorers of Brazilian progressive jazz-funk, standing tall above the rest with its fabulous grooves. Antonio Adolfo and his band really nailed it here, earning the album a surpri...view item »

Jeff Parker
The Relatives

Beloved Jeff Parker and his strange guitar contraption. Saviour of Tortoise and genre polymath, it's no surprise that 2004 release The Relatives is a fine improvised showing in post-bop jazz, a modal exercise of originals supplemented with a take of Marvin Gaye's "When Did ...view item »

Roland P. Young
Hear/Here

Roland P. Young releases another chapter in his mission to meld the American jazz tradition with electronics, using electronic wind instruments at the core of his sound. Hear / Here, which was recorded in Roland’s home studio, is an open-hearted set of bright compositions, carefully assembled. Rel...view item »

Gil Scott-Heron
Small Talk At 125th & Lenox

The late great Gil Scott Heron, here we have a reissue of his 1970s debut album Small Talk at 125th & Lenox. The album features the classic The Revolution Will Not Be Televised and what more can I say? It’s a classic album by a true talent which went on to influence any artists across ...view item »

Michael Kiwanuka
Bones

Michael Kiwanuka is one of those rare instances of a musician who has been heavily hyped, Jools Holland appearance under his belt before he’s even had a single out but certainly has something about him. His music harks back to the 1970s gen...view item »

IAM
Passe Passe

French hip-hop band IAM haven’t exactly been prolific in their 28 years, releasing 8 albums, their latest being the recent Revolution. But here we have some more new material. Passe Passe is a brand new track and is released as a limited edition 12” single. There’s only 250 of th...view item »

Thelonious Monk
Misterioso

Ah, Thelonious Monk. More distinctive a jazzman there is not. Even when obscured and peering from within the album sleeve of Misterioso, it’s still him alright. The music concurs; swinging brass, t...view item »

Gil Scott-Heron
Pieces Of A Man

Pieces of a Man was Gil Scott-Heron’s debut album and was originally released in 1972. This reissue has been taken from the original master tapes. Pieces of a Man includes some of Gil Scott-Heron’s best and best known tracks such as The Revolution Will Not Be Televised and...view item »

Little Axe
London Blues

Little Axe, AKA Skip MacDonald was schooled in blues, jazz and gospel. He was once a session player in the Sugarhill Records house band. He then went on to work with Adrian Sherwood and experiment with industrial and dub sounds in Tackhead. On his...view item »

Jordan Rakei
Wallflower

Jordan Rakei is the young New Zealand multi-instrumentalist musician who is going to dominate your smooth summer listening for years to come. His very nice voice is supported by a rich bed of (almost entirely self-played) instrumentation, creating jazzy soul songs that you can just sink into. His ...view item »

The NJE
Afloat

This band (abbreviated from Near Jazz Experience) is a collaboration between seen it all/done it all musicians Terry Edwards (the Higsons/Gallon Drunk/everyone) and Mark Bedford (Madness) along with polyrhythmic drummer Simon Charterton. They play horn led instrumentals which flirt with ...view item »

Prince
4EVER

Imagine Prince, but 4ever. Unfortunately it's not possible any more because scientists failed to crack eternal life before he snuffed it, but he has achieved immortality via this big box of Prince. Inside, 4 LPs of his biggest hits can be found including rarity 'Moonbeam Levels', as well as a 12-page booklet of some previously unseen shots ...view item »

Antibalas
Where The Gods Are In Peace

Large Brooklyn based collective Antibalas release their sixth full length studio album. Taking their blueprint from Fela Kuti and having members of Afrika 70 and Egypt 80 perform with them several times, they are keeping afrobeat very much alive and striving to update it with mo...view item »

Sven Libaek
Inner Space

Cheese... cheese... cheese. The wife thinks I'm weird for not liking cheese. I've never liked it. I know I'm in the minority but I don't trust anything mouldy that sweats in the fridge. It's just wrong. BUT I do like a bit of musical cheese and co-incidentally here's a new album by SVEN LIBAEK on Trunk called 'Inner Space'. Initia...view item »

Sun Ra
In Some Far Place: Roma ‘77

Sun Ra continues his posthumous musical output this time with In Some Far Place, that place being Rome and the time being 1977. This is the first ever issue of these recordings and comes mastered from the original tapes. Interestingly, rather than going full Arkestra on this LP, here we hear some of Ra’s e...view item »

Francois Tusques
Free Jazz

Recorded in 1965, when this thing called free jazz was really starting to pick up steam around the world, Francois Tusques’ album Free Jazz brings together the finest French players for a fiercely cool session. This first-time vinyl reissue includes two bonus outtakes, as well as a replica of the original booklet....view item »

The Movers
Kansas City

A classic slice of disco, The Movers originally had this one out in 1979, having long established themselves as a band of innovative hybrid -- the South African group had previously worked funk and marabi jazz into their sound, experimenting with approaches to dance. Kansas City is proof of the band'...view item »

Dinosaur
Together, As One

They may be this years token 'jazz/freeform' Mercury Music Prize contenders but Dinosaur are at least more interesting than the dull mainstream pap of the other nominees. They are based around trumpeteer Laura Jurd who leads a kind of improvised jazz sound that has elements of Portico Quartet but remains creativ...view item »

The Souljazz Orchestra
Under Burning Skies

Strut have a knack for finding funky groovers for a good time. Here they are with the Canadian movers; The Souljazz Orchestra. Under Burning Skies is a vintage ‘80s funk, boogie, disco record with Afro grooves. The album is a perfect meld of old and new sounds and bound to have everyone da...view item »

Tony Allen
The Source

Tony Allen, legendary drummer and innovator of Afrobeat with Fela Kuti, releases his latest in a long line of solo albums. Perhaps surprisingly for such a legend with such a long career and lengthy catalogue, The Source is Tony's first for Blue Note. The statuesque label has been through so many changes, now representin...view item »

Joseph Shabason
Aytche

A nine-track release from Joseph Shabason entitled Atyche. This release is a true experimental record that Shabason himself has spoken out about and the difficult struggles with mental health and the theme of assisted suicide. A mix of gentle electro-jazz and ambient drones in the background allows this album to help yo...view item »

Hisato Higuchi
She

Reissue of Japanese guitarist Hisato Higuchi’s debut EP She, expanded with two never released before tracks from his original recording sessions and made available on vinyl for the first time. Incredible delicate and nuanced guitar strumming awash with ethereal electronic fuzzes and glitches akin to Machin...view item »

Loren Connors
Angels That Fall

Yet more guitar murmurations reissued by the blues enigma Loren Connors. At this point he's risen to prominence in experimental scenes through a series of lovely re-evaluations, and Angels That Fall is another. Recorded as recently as 2016, it offers the same interactions of silence and resonanc...view item »

The Steoples
Six Rocks

This sounds sweet. Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker and Yeofi Andoh have long been collaborators but this is their first full length album. It's silky, soulful and slightly eerie sound is a perfect fit for Stones Throw. Expect golden blurry melodies that recall unfinished Stevie Wonder demos all shot through with that wondrous LA ha...view item »

The Impellers
As Sampled By

The Impellers are a twelve-piece funk outfit with some serious weighty chops, and As Sampled By is a fabulous concept for a record: forty-four classic breaks from music history, played live. You’ll recognise grooves left right and centre, for these breaks have been Sampled By anyone and everyone from the ...view item »

Byron The Aquarius
Leaving This Planet

It’s debut release on a label time (always cause for celebration!) and today it’s Byron The Aquarius who links up with Eglo Records for the first time on the 12” release, Leaving This Planet. On his intergalactic travels, Byron pursues a disco asteroid, circles a jazz planet an...view item »

Sun Ra
Jazz By Sun Ra Vol. 1

The uninventive but extremely accurate title 'Jazz By Sun Ra' probably says more than this sentence ever could, but did we mention it's Volume 1? Sun Ra's first record may not be his absolute best but sees a great assemble of musicians (a personnel of about eleven) gather 'round. This RSD release preserves the original cover and comes with ...view item »

Maurice Moore and Family Affair Band
Everything That Shines Ain't Gold

Maurice Moore recorded Everything That Shines Ain’t Gold with his Family Affair Band in 1977, and the song still shines brightly with the golden soulful light of the era. Something of an obscurity, the tune has now been picked up by Floating Points and the Melodies International l...view item »

Stone Foundation
Simplify The Situation

The synergy between Neil Sheasby and Neil Jones is as concrete as you'd come to expect, from a creative force under the moniker of Stone Foundation. Featuring vocals from Paul Weller himself alongside a handful of Leo Zero re-jiggs, Simplify The Situation is a stonewall modern-soul success....view item »

Sam O.B.
Positive Noise

Sam Obey A.K.A. Obey City reinvents himself as Sam O.B. and brings his debut full length album to the LuckyMe label. His twist of R’n’B soul and bassy club orientated hip-hop takes another step further into a glossy 80s synth land. Retaining the furious trap style snare and hat flurr...view item »

John Coltrane
Coltrane Plays The Blues (Mono)

John Coltrane captured in a bluesy mood on this old Atlantic Records release. Rhino are generously reissuing Coltrane Plays The Blues 50 years after it came out, and you’ll be glad they did. The material here was captured in the same sessions as My Favourite Things, which gives you some idea of how specia...view item »

Amancio D'Silva
Integration

Helping to form the zenith of 1960's jazz, is Integration - a slice of solid musical gold. Any aficionado would tell you an original pressing would cost you well of £1000, but the material itself is priceless; Amancio D'Silva amounts to a true high point in the history of Brit...view item »

The Heliocentrics
A World Of Masks

The Heliocentric, renowned for their collaborations with Mulatu Astake and Dj Shadow (among others), here add a new singer to their rich international brew, in the form of Barbora Patkova from Slovakia. A World Of Masks is another adventure in sound, mostly improvised, ...view item »

Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra
Vula

Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra are a Berlin behemoth of a band, featuring eighteen members working under leader Daniel Glatzel. New fourth album Vula is a thrilling ride through stacks of international rhythms, melodies and textures, the whole thing unfolding in great detail over the course of an hour...view item »

Kleefstra / Pruiksma / Kleefstra
Deislieper

Where's the pop tunes I ask? Today I want pop tunes and I've got a load of experimental and drone for a change. I'm my own worst enemy...The Piiptsjilling brothers are back and they've collaborated with multi-percussionist Sytze Pruiksma (who can play more than one drum at once) for a new...view item »

The Heliocentrics
The Sunshine Makers (Original Soundtrack)

Soundtrack to The Sunshine Makers, a documentary from the makers of Searching For Sugarman about two notorious LSD producers in the 60s and the beginnings of the war on drugs. The Heliocentrics are regular releasers through the once sub-label of Stones Throw, Now-Again. Their mix of psychedelic rock, jazz, funk...view item »

Steve Baczkowski / Chris Corsano / Paul Flaherty
The Dull Blade

Phwoar, a big juicy slab of that good heavyweight free jazz, courtesy of lightning-speed super-drummer Chris Corsano and the twin saxophone attack of Paul Flaherty and Steve Baczkowski. The Dull Blade mixes power-skronk with a surprising amount of swing: nice! Edition of 400 LPs on Feed...view item »

Sun Ra
Discipline 27-II

This here was one of this year's "Record"... "Store"... "Day" releases? Doesn't ring a bell. It's a special one nonetheless, guaranteeing a new pressing of some of Sun Ra's most interesting work. Made in the same sessions as the revered Space Is the Place, this Saturn release offers further post-bop and avant-...view item »

Hotline
You Are Mine

Soundway proudly re-issue the only album from Nigerian boogie masters Hotline. Originally 1986 You Are Mine is a no-holds-barred funk/disco takedown, slapped bass and synth basslines that sound like zippers and the cheekiest leadlines you’ve ever not heard. Comes with new liner notes and photos....view item »

Gil Scott-Heron
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Re-issue of the classic 1974 compilation originally released to capitalise on his success with the track 'the Bottle'. The CD version contains nine extra tracks, the original spoken word version of the title track and edited versions of some of his poems. The vinyl version is an exact replica of the original release packaged in a heavy duty slee...view item »

Bert Myrick
Live’n Well

Here’s a rare gem of a jazz session led by drummer Bert Myrick and also featuring the lies of Kenny Cox and George Bohanon. This Detroit group’s album Live’n Well, released in the early 1970’s as part of the legendary Strata Records catalogue, sparkles with playf...view item »

Mr Jukes
God First

Jack Steadman is certainly known for being the guitarist and frontman of Bombay Bicycle Club, but to the side of the indie he has been working on his passion of crate-digging, soul and hip hop. His debut album as Mr Jukes brings slick, sunny, soul-filled beats and grooves and a load of guests, i...view item »

The Carter Family
American Epic: The Best of The Carter Family

After Jack White released his documentary American Epic, centred on music in the 1920s and the popular music boom, he has been crate digging, remastering and releasing a lot of pioneers responsible for country and blues through Third Man. Here we have 16 tracks of The Carter Family, whose harmonies and ...view item »

Mississippi John Hurt
American Epic: The Best of Mississippi John Hurt

On Third Man’s American Epic series, taking it’s name and premise from the Jack White produced documentary on early blues and country music. Mississippi John Hurt was a fingerpicking blues guitarist, an artist that was underappreciated when originally recording and rediscovered with the American Folk...view item »

Memphis Jug Band
American Epic: The Best of Memphis Jug Band

Part of Jack White’s American Epic series, coming from his documentary of the same name about the roots of blues and music from the 1920s. The Memphis Jug Band incorporated a much wider assortment of instruments from washboards, kazoos and jugs, and between 1925 and 1950 they recorded more than any pre-war...view item »

Blind Willie Johnson
American Epic: The Best of Blind Willie Johnson

Jack White’s Third Man label is delving into american musical heritage with their American Epic series. Here they have compiled 16 of Blind Willie Johnson’s tracks, he only ever recorded 30, so this is pretty comprehensive. Preceding and influencing Howling Wolf Robert Johnson with a...view item »

Lead Belly
American Epic: The Best of Lead Belly

Jack White’s American Epic documentary centred on music in the 1920s and the popular music boom, now through his Third Man label he has turned it into a series of releases uncovering material from legendary musicians. Lead Belly is one of the better known on the list, a blues musician who actually...view item »

Various
American Epic: The Best of Blues

Jack White, having produced a short documentary series about music in the 1920s, has been releasing the soundtrack and delving deeper into the various styles of music around at the time. This one is a “best of..” that might actually count. Remastered delta blues, of some you might know but many you might not, discove...view item »

Sam & Dave
Soul Men

Long before Sam Moore hooked up with Lou Reed for an astonishing, barely believable version of 'Soul Man', he had the same hit along with a bunch of others with his friend Dave Prater. well they were friends but then they fell out but not before releasing this that has been described as "...view item »

Booker T. & The M.G.s
Green Onions

Well we all know 'Green Onions' the song. The kind of laid back groove that could only have been made by 'cats' in the 'swinging' sixties. The sort of 12 bar blues riff that will live on forever. Well who knew that there was an album attached? Here it is in all it's instrumental glory. Classic early day Stax recordings to be laid back to. ...view item »

Prince and the Revolution
I Would Die 4 U

Warner Bros present a series of Prince reissues, this time focused on 12” singles. Reissued in their original vinyl formats with the original artwork and their original B-sides, these singles are available again just as they were meant to be experienced. Here we’ve got the extended 12” mix of I Would Die 4 ...view item »

Prince and the Revolution
Let’s Go Crazy

Warner Bros present a series of Prince reissues, this time focused on 12” singles. Reissued in their original vinyl formats and with their original B-sides, these singles are available again just as they were meant to be experienced. This one has the exciting ‘Special Dance Mix’ of Let’s Go Crazy...view item »

Prince and the Revolution
Purple Rain

Warner Bros present a series of Prince reissues, this time focused on 12” singles. Reissued in their original vinyl formats and with their original B-sides, these singles are available again just as they were meant to be experienced. Here’s the uber-classic Purple Rain, backed with an instrumental version of...view item »

Gaby Hernandez
Spirit Reflection

LA singer-songwriter, Brainfeeder associate and Build An Ark founder Gaby Hernandez presents her third LP, Spirit Reflection. Expect a serene blend of electronics, acoustic instrumentation and rich vocal harmonies with that typically refreshing and breezy West Coast feel. Check the guests lini...view item »

dieb13 / Gustafsson / Siewert
(Fake) The Facts

The relentlessly tuneless experimentalism of this week's review pile is getting me down so I'm dipping into this new LP from Spidergawd for a little respite. These guys have two members of Motorpsycho among their ranks but none of that band's sophistication - this is straight-down-the-line '70s riff rock which...view item »

BADBADNOTGOOD
Late Night Tales

This time it's the turn of the Canadian quartet to pick their favourite tracks and as with all or most Late Night Tales you get an obligatory Boards of Canada track. There's also stuff by Stereolab, Thundercat, the Beach Boys and luckily for anyone thinking this might be a bit o...view item »

Bill Frisell / Thomas Morgan
Small Town

Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan present an album of luscious live performances, interweaving their respective electric guitar and double bass around one another with extraordinary sensitivity. Small Town contains interpretations of compositions by Paul Motian, Le...view item »

Don Bryant
Don’t Give Up On Love

Don Bryant has spent a life in soul music, singing since the age of five in church, in the family group, in Willie Mitchell’s band and many other contexts. He also continually wrote songs, giving him some very fine material to put to tape on Don’t Give Up On Love, recorded in his seventy-fou...view item »

D∆WN
Infrared (Deluxe)

This is the deluxe edition of the 'Infrared' EP by this soul star favoured by some of the younger people in the office. Here she collaborates with some like-minded folk (Kingdom, Prince Will) on some smooth auto-tune friendly R&B and to make things even more exciting this time they've added a bunch of remixes too. ...view item »

Tim Maia
Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul Of Tim Maia

Tim Maia has a lot of cultural caché in his native Brazil, but his profile in the English-speaking world could do with a little boost: enter Luaka Bop. The David Byrne-affiliated label have compiled 15 highlights from Maia’s extremely soulful career. Nobody Can Live Forever: The...view item »

Michael Kiwanuka
Love & Hate

British singer/songwriter Michael Kiwanuka has made an album in Love & Hate that embraces the long playing format. It’s a dynamic, nuanced collection that will find you reaching for the headphones for its more intimate moments. Whilst his debut LP Home Again recalled the classic soul of Bill W...view item »

L.A. Salami
Dancing With Bad Grammar: The Directors Cut

From the name, L.A. Salami sounds like a Californian punk band. In fact, he’s a UK ‘postmodern blues and urban folk’ musician, and Dancing With Bad Grammar: The Director's Cut is his debut album. Salami utters confessional / political lyrics on a wide-range of songs, some quiet an...view item »

The Bongolian
Moog Maximus

How about a ride in a bongo-funk inspired time machine? Ever since Nasser Bouzida, known for his role in Big Boss Man, locked himself up with a bunch of synthesizers, his project The Bongolian has resulted in severely synthesized funky bongo tracks. And Moog Maximus continues ...view item »

Silk Rhodes
Silk Rhodes

The modern sound of funky R&B from Silk Rhodes. This self-titled record is a fresh take on contemporaneous R&B - packed with an array of sultry keyboards and synths, super tight guitars, some funk-centric bass and sultry vocals. A fusion of Stevie, D'angelo, Prince and Sa-Ra. These are some straight up sexy jams. Pick it...view item »

Sly Stone
I'm Just Like You: Sly's Stone Flower Power 1969-70

He's just like us, except for he actually has hair, and can play instruments well. 'I'm Just Like You: Sly Stone's Flower Power' celebrates the second era of the master's career, after leaving the Family Stone for a solo career that explored the electronic expansions of funk music, using a wide variety of instruments and programmed drum machines...view item »

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