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Bay Area Retrograde (BART) Vol. 2

The BART is the rail transport system which connects San Francisco's Bay Area, and so it should come as no surprise that this is a compilation of music from that area around the late '70s and early '80s. With contributions from the likes of Factrix, Chrome and Tuxedomoon as well as lesser known artists from the scene, this compilation records the strange motorik mixture of krautrock, synthpop and no-wave that was spreading across the bay like a rash.

Scharpling & Wurster
Live at Third Man Records

Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster are a comedy duo who stopped in to Jack White’s Third Man headquarters to record an episode of their highly amusing The Best Show. And here is that show, a new entry into the lesser-encountered-these-days comedy LP genre. They do a bit of singing too, since they were in a record shop. I bet even Jack himself was laughing.
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Pan/Scan
Cinematic Lies

Pan/Scan have a lot of love for those crucial film soundtracks of the 80’s: the synth-heavy ones from the keyboards of John Carpenter, Goblin and Fabio Frizzi. They pay their homage with Cinematic Lies, their debut full-length, which traces the outlines of an imaginary film with its multi-faceted dramatic stylings. 500 CD copies and 500 LP copies (the LP also comes with a CD), on Cineploit.
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Zalla (Piero Umiliani)
The Folk Group

Is there no end to the archives of Piero Umiliani? As if there wasn’t enough high-grade material out there under his own name, the experimental Italian film / library music composer also worked under other names: here, Zalla. The Folk Group is a weird set of funky rock-band jams, calmly sailing forwards into untapped territory. LP reissue on Schema.
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William S. Burroughs
Let Me Hang You

This remarkable record is centred around William S. Burroughs reading extracts from his gloriously disgusting tour-de-force Naked Lunch. On Let Me Hang You, his incredible voice is surrounded by the music of Bill Frisell, Eyvind Kang (who recorded with Burroughs when he was alive) and King Khan (who finished off the project in the present day). Gnarly words and groovy jams. On Ernest Jenning.

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Speedy Wunderground - Year 2

Speedy Wunderground is a label set up by South London producer Dan Carey. The idea is to produce 7” as quickly as possible. Year 2 is a compilation of the singles released in the label’s sophomore year. Includes now established acts such as Teleman and Kate Tempest alongside cutting edge newbies FEWS.

The QI Elves
No Such Thing As A Fish

The QI Elves is a spin-off podcast series derived from the popular Stephen Fry-hosted quiz show on TV. These researchers turn out to be good at delivering unusual information too, and the podcasts are so successful that this (never broadcast) exclusive episode has been pressed to wax! You also get a download for 52 other shows too: bargain.
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Day Of The Dead

The Grateful Dead occupy a special place in the hearts of many of today’s performers, and an absolute stack of them have stepped up to pay tribute for this compilation. Day Of The Dead has 59 tracks over 3 CDs, with the cream of American independent music: Bill Callahan, Grizzly Bear, Oneida… And the proceeds go to the charitable Red Hot Organization.
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The Vanity Case Reality Tunnel Volume Three, Where is Tomorrow?

The Vanity Case Reality Tunnel Volume Three, Where Is Tomorrow is a compilation that boasts artists like Neil Turpin, Lazer Boy and The Womb in its roster. The packaging for this release is something special: a poster is relatively commonplace, but it isn’t everyday you buy an album that comes with a set of necromancy cards eh?
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Another Splash of Colour - New Psychedelia in Britain 1980-1985

This release goes back to a classic 1982 compilation of hot psychedelic action and expands it into a full-blown triple CD set. Major artists and semi-forgotten obscurities rub shoulders on Another Splash Of Colour - New Psychedelia in Britain 1980-1985, showing off the full spectrum of what was going on. 64-track box-set on RPM.
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Brown Acid: The Second Trip

As the name might signal, Brown Acid: The Second Trip draws its sounds from the post-Woodstock era of psychy American rock. The aim here is to pull out obscure tracks and bands missed by stardom and previous compilations, and the results are fabulous and atmospheric. How could they remain so rare for so long? On RidingEasy.

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Disco 2: A Further Fine Selection of Independent Disco, Modern Soul and Boogie 1976-80 

Disco 2: A Further Fine Selection of Independent Disco, Modern Soul and Boogie 1976-80, to give it its lovely full title, is a premium collection of just that, compiled by the good sorts at Soul Jazz. Plenty of gorgeous material you might not have heard here. Released as two separate double LPs, or as a double CD set.

John Cooper Clarke
Ou Est Le Maison De Fromage

Oú est la maison de fromage? (‘Where is the house of cheese?’) is the debut album of everyone’s favourite Salford-born ‘punk-poet’, John Cooper Clarke. It’s a 1978-compiled jumble of demos, rehearsals and live recordings, giving a nicely jumbled mixed flavour of the man’s early work. Plus some musical accompaniment by a band including Martin Hannett!

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Aloha Got Soul

Welcome to the sound of Hawaii, circa the 1970’s and 1980’s. Aloha Got Soul shows curious listeners how the popular commercial sounds of the day (disco, funk, rock, R&B) melded with the Hawaiian perspective and folk tradition. Lots of previously obscure artists get a decent showing here on this Roger Bong-curated compilation on Strut.

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Wayfaring Strangers: Cosmic American Music

Wayfaring Strangers: Cosmic American Music looks at the extremely commercially successful genre of 70’s US country-rock through a less familiar prism: private press labels. So less familiar artists like Plain Jane and The Black Canyon Gang get their chance to showcase their style. CD / double LP compilation on Numero Group.

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The Delaware Road

The Delaware Road is a soundtrack to a film loosely based on the careers and lives of electronic musicians Delia Derbyshire and John Baker. It was devised by Alan Grubby and explores the pairs' obsession with sound, sex and the occult. The 19 track album features some of the leading lights of British electronica, jazz, folk, prog, world and spoken world music such as The Dandelion Set, Dolly Dolly, Loose Capacitor, Rodin Lee and Tongues of Fire. Recommended for those who like electronica, Jazz from the dark side of the moon, and gothic folk grooves.

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Africa Express presents: Maison des Jeunes

Africa Express is another of those Damon Albarn-led Malian music love-ins, but you knew that already didn’t you. However you feel about Albarn, you have to admire his commitment to bringing the sounds of Bamako to the world. Maison Des Jeunes features a ton of talent - Nick Zinner, Brian Eno, Doucoura, Adama Koita, the list goes on - all working side-by-side to create these tracks. The resulting LP is the kind of rich ethno-pop that has been Albarn’s bread-and-butter these past few years.
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Radio 15

Radio 15 compiles highlights from London-based Kit Records’ 2015 radio sessions, originally broadcast into the world via NTS Live. Artists include Sophie Cooper, Devon Loch and Cosmic Neighbourhood; styles include raga, dream-song, improvisation and drone-inspired folk. Cassette tape with hand-printed artwork.
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Piero Umiliani
Synthi Time

Piero Umiliani is part of the canon of Italian film composers, but he stepped away from the orchestra for a while in 1971 to record Synthi Time, a lovely collection of short melodic pieces using synthesisers alongside a Hammond and a kind of harpsichord. Dreamy, bright, and a little odd, like a melancholic childhood. LP reissue on Schema.

This Is The Kit / Jo Gillot / Altars Altars / Grey Tapes
Rail Cables - Summer Selection 2015

Rail Cables is an ongoing compilation series of music, both experimental and otherwise, dealing with the richly evocative subject of train travel. This latest instalment includes work by This Is The Kit, Altars Altars, Jo Gillot and Grey Tapes, ranging across folk songs, long-form drones, and beat excursions. 250 double LP copies.
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Armando Sciascia
Violin Reactions

Armando Sciascia has done significant work soundtracking odd wonders of Italian cinema, but also had a sideline in experimental library musics. Violin Reactions is of the latter group, with a mass of strings swirling around synthesiser lines and percussion. An extremely rare and desirable release, now out in the world again thanks to The Roundtable label.
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Mark Kozelek and Nicolas Pauls
Dreams of Childhood: A Spoken Word Album

La Casa de la Cultura de la Calle is a non-profit organisation that works on behalf of homeless Argentine children. In a novel piece of awareness-raising, they have commissioned some of the children to write poems, and had these poems performed by Mark Kozelek and Nicolas Pauls. All proceeds of Dreams Of Childhood will fund the organisation’s work.
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Joe Davolaz
Cha Cha André

Joe Davolaz are a Swedish band that describe their music as “experimental easy listening”. Their new 7”, Cha Cha Andre mixes cha cha and bossa nova with flutes, synths and steel guitar. It begins with an air of melancholy before breaking free and indulging in untamed passion. On the flip, Playa Royale evokes the romance of a balmy beach stroll after a few cocktails.
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John Cooper Clarke
Anthologia

John Cooper Clarke has been referred to as The Bard Of Manchester and a punk poet. Whatever you wish to call him his performance poetry has become legendary in his near 40 year career since early days amid Manchester’s punk and new wave scene. Anthologia is the first anthology of his work and is available as a 3 CD and DVD box set or double vinyl LP.
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INCA Music Project
Prosiect Cerddorol INCA Music Project

INCA Music Project is a counter-culture library orchestra that uses the kind of forgotten about psychedelic gems you find in charity shops as its musical foundation. They began playing at the art cinema in their hometown of Aberystwyth before expanding their horizons and sound to become known as bunch of musical eccentrics. Prosiect Cerddorol INCA Music Project is pretty much unlike anything else with fuzzed-out weirdness provided by homemade electronic instruments. The project centres around Rhys Spikes who was formerly a member of the band Radio Luxembourg.
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Daptone Gold Vol.II

Daptone Gold Vol. II is one of those highly reliable compilations: excellent soul from the Daptone vaults. Lots of material that is hard to find, having been either previously unreleased or previously unreissued from old 45's. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley, The Como Mamas… great stuff all through.

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100% Dynamite! Ska, Soul, Rocksteady and Funk in Jamaica

100% Dynamite: Ska, Soul, Rocksteady and Funk in Jamaica is apparently the best-selling release on the illustrious Soul Jazz roster, and stands as the seminal example of classic American-influenced Jamaican music. This reissue is specially expanded to include a few extra tracks. Crucial material on CD or double LP.
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The Muzic Vol 1


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My Friend Rain


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MusicNOW - 10 Years

Founded by The National guitarist Bryce Dessner, MusicNOW is a music festival, celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2015. MusicNOW - 10 Years is a celebration of this and contains 16 live tracks from festival performers over the years including Justin Vernon, Grizzly Bear, Sufjan Stevens, Tim Hecker and more.   
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Inside The Binite


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Hey Lover Boy! (An Assortment Of Girlie Tracks From The 60s)

Hey Lover Boy! (An Assortment Of Girlie Tracks From The 60s) contains a veritable plethora of lesser known girl group tracks from the 1960s. This 25 track collection will have any avid collector of such sounds watering at the mouth. Hey Lover Boy! (An Assortment Of Girlie Tracks From The 60s) is available on CD.
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Remembering Mountains : Unheard Songs By Karen Dalton

Tragically, Karen Dalton was never given the chance to record any of her own songs, instead lending her amazing voice to the songs of others. For Remembering Mountains: Unheard Songs, her lyrics have been lent to an incredible roster of female voices, including Laurel Halo, Sharon Van Etten and Josephine Foster. On Tompkins Square.

Hamster Dragster
Songs of Loss &; Despair


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Rare Mod Volume 6

The latest in the long running series of treasures dug up by the vinyl hounds at Acid Jazz records. Now at number 6 in the series, these are must buys for fans of dancefloor mod soul / rock who don't fancy spending hundreds of pounds or months of their lives uncovering the original rare 7" singles themselves. From the well known (in mod circles) Sharon Tandy to the obscure - The Kooba's feature a chap who would go on to play Boba Fett Star Wars fans - this is packed with up-beat sixites sounds. 17 tracks that are guaranteed to add a blast of vintage swing to your day.

Dolly Dolly
Antimacassar


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The Gentle People
Plastic City


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Guys On 45 1961-1965 (Rare Pop, Teen, Beat Ballads And Soulful Guys)

Guys On 45 1961-1965 is a compilation filled to the brim with significantly lesser-known male singers, mixing in all the many hues of pop music that filled the diners of the day. Released on the label Teensville to complement their earlier series of Girls On 45. CD packaged with an informative booklet so you can learn about the stuff too.
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Nu Yorica! Culture Clash In New York City: Experiments In Latin Music 1970-77

Featuring a raft of seminal latin artists such as Eddie Palmieri, Joe Bataan and Machito, Nu Yorica! Culture Clash In New York City: Experiments In Latin Music 1970-77 gets a 20th anniversary reissue in all its fiesty glory. One of the most critically acclaimed releases from the Soul Jazz label, it’s a thoroughly enjoyable romp from a wide range of artists. Out on deluxe 2CD or Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 separate vinyl from Soul Jazz.

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Misplaced Pets


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Tropical Disco Hustle Volume 2

There is surely no title like Tropical Disco Hustle to prompt happiness and a will to dance… apart from Tropical Disco Hustle 2! This carefully compiled collection is full of tracks both classic and rare from various Caribbean countries, and is delicious as you might expect. Double LP or CD from Cultures of Soul.

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Hanoi Masters - War Is a Wound Peace Is a Scar

Hanoi Masters: War is a Wound, Peace is Scar is a recording from 2014 from producer Ian Brennan, who has worked with names such as Tinariwen, Malawi Mouse Boys, and The Good Ones. Recorded live by Vietnamese musicians on traditional instruments and capturing the haunting fractured psyche of what the Vietnamese called the American War. Vinyl and CD from Glitterbeat.

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Death, Decay and Renewal

Gatefold double 12” Vinyl LP. Holding various artists compiled by Chicago based avantgard musician and artist Plastic Crimewave released with London based perfumery Gorilla Perfumes (a new one for me as well). Artists include Werewheels, Cherrystones, Kawabata Makoto, Edgar Broughton and Dark Fog. Gatefold artwork by Plastic Crimewave and Alexander Tucker.

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Disco Dildar

The fantastic Finders Keepers has dug deep once again, this time into some mighty fine Indian and Pakistani party tunes to create Disco Dildar. It’s funky and plain crazy synth, drum machine tunes in the same vein as those great obscure pop odd-balls such as William Onyeabor or Bruce Haack. It’s bound to sell out fast.
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Sarah Silverman
We Are Miracles

Sarah Silverman is one of those people who gets paid to be extremely funny, known for her work on Saturday Night Live as well as her own self-titled show. Now she has a comedy album, which is coming out on Sub Pop for some wonderful and bizarre reason. 'We Are Miracles' is made up of audio taken from Silverman's HBO TV special of the same name, and was directed by Liam Lynch -- but, you know, this is just a record, so that doesn't really matter. 
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Normalised : The Detonic Collection

Australia has already stolen the source of all our garage punk/noise rock powers and set up a new base for the genres down under, and now they're taking aim at the dark recesses of electronic music. Detonic Records is home to a variety of unforgiving industrial acts and pulverising EDM artists, who shut out the sun, caving themselves into the dingiest of clubs. This compilation from the Melbourne label presents the sounds of many different countries, but especially highlights the emergent scene in Gothstralia.
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PUNK 45: Burn, Rubber City, Burn - Akron, Ohio: Punk and the Decline of the Mid-West 1975-80

Whereas the first two Punk 45 collections focused on categories as broad as ‘America’ and ‘Britain’, this release is one of two that closely document specific scenes: here, we have 5 years in the punk-life of Akron, Ohio. Typically lovely Soul Jazz cover art and liner notes, and a whole host of amazing music, including Devo.

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Seed Records Volume 2


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The Afrosound Of Colombia Vol. 2

A four meat soup of delight from The Afrosound Of Colombia Vol. 2. This compilation is a real hodgepodge of styles, sounds and aesthetics. Going from synthed-out funky disco, to a percussion and brass led salsa vibe. It's an eclectic mélange of traditional South American roots music, with Caribbean and African sounds which are a result of the diverse range of ethnicities Colombia is home to. Out on double vinyl LP and CD from Vampisoul.

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Psych-Funk 103: Sa-Re-Ga! Psychedelic Funk India

A platter of hallucinatory spices from various Indian artists. As a follow up to their other guitar-centric odyssey's, Psych-Funk 103: Sa-Re-Ga! Psychedelic Funk India spans through the 70's until '83. It's full of tripped out guitars, super tight drums and raw vocals and horns. Out on CD from World Psychedelic Funk Classics.

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Soundway Records Present - Ten Cities

Soundway brought together as many electronic artists as they could count on about ten hands and asked them to collaborate in a variety of different recording studios. A noble and intensive undertaking, no doubt, but the result is a rainbow of sounds, from dubstep in one city to jazz in another and techno in the one over from that -- I mean, I don't need to tell you where the techno comes from, right? 'Soundway Records Present - Ten Cities' celebrates the vibrant specialism of the world's greatest sonic cities.

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Next Life

This latest compilation on Hyperdub concentrates on showcasing Chicago's footwork scene carrrying on from where the great DJ Rashad left off. Full to the brim of manic samples and energetic rhythms. 20 all new tracks from RP Boo, Traxman, DJ Spinn, Gantman, Manny DJ Earl, Taye, Boylan, Phil, Taso, Sirr Tmoand DJ Rashad himself. A great document of a burgeoning scene. 

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Air Texture Volume IV – Selected By Steve Hauschildt and BNJMN

Another release in the Air Texture series, with the curation duties being performed by Steve Hauschildt and BNJMN. Air Texture IV - Selected By Steve Hauschildt and BNJMN is a collection of acoustic and electronic ambient works, drifting from lucid floating synths to gloomy dank drones. Generously spatial offerings from all involved. Out on Air Texture on CD.

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Science Fiction Park Bundesrepublik

'Science Fiction Park Bundesrepublik' offers scuzzy and mysterious ramblings from Felix Kubin inc. This time around he's gone out of his way to curate a compilation of speculatively DIY, amateurish and home-made recordings from Germany in the 1980s. This one's calling out for fans of mangled krautrock. 

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5 Years of Bedroom Suck Records

Bedroom Suck Records reaches a milestone and documents it with '5 Years of Bedroom Suck Records', a lovely collection that unites the label's bannerfolk under one release. Angel Eyes are on here along with Blank Realm; Boomgates sit side to side with  Ela Stiles; Per Purpose catch up with Peter Escott. Each artist offers up a track either rare or new: here's to the future of Bedroom Suck! 

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Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell

3LP tribute album to the remarkable talent that was Arthur Russell. Rather than incur the wrath of the webmaster and simply paste the tracklist, here are some of the names you can expect to see on here covering Arthur's songs: Jose Gonzales, Hot Chip, Sufjan Stevens, Devandra Banhart, Scissor Sisters, Cults, Autumn Defense, Sam Amidon and, as they say, many, many more. 
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The American Avant-Garde in the 20th Century

This dual CD collection on LTM gathers together a cross section of the most prominent contemporary composers of the last century in America. Featuring Morton Feldman, Charles Ives and John Cage, the bastions of classical oddballery are showcased in their prime, including Cage's full Sonatas and Interludes.
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The Birth of Funk

This new compilation on History of Soul covers the formative years of funk music in the first half of the 20th century, originally played by jazz musicians in New Orleans who would hit the clubs and play something more downbeat and dirty after wowing the crowds with their hot jazz of an evening. You've got all sorts on here from classics like Earl King and James Brown to more obscure crate-digging gems like The Turquinettes and Porgy & the Polka Dots.

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The Soul Of Designer Records

This monolithic boxset attempts to give its listener an idea of the scope of Designer Records' scope. The duo behind the operation, soul men Style Wooten and Roland Jones, recorded up to five hundred singles, many of them now revered as classics in traditional gospel. This set of one hundred (plus one more for luck!) songs shows how distinctive and fluid their style was, and now it can be heard in every recording artist they worked with.

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The French Avant-Garde in the 20th Century

This ongoing archival project attempts to introduce a new wave of listeners to the composers that helped subvert expectations and show the middle finger to classical norms in France through the 20th century. It compiles artists such as Claude Debussy and Erike Satie (often thought to have produced some of the earliest "ambient" pieces with his piano work), as well as the composers who were only really in it so they could fuck shit up. Mr. Toilet himself -- also known as Duchamp -- is present, along with Desnos and Picabia. 'The French Avant-Garde In The 20th Century' shows how classical music started to metamorphose. 
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Girls On 45 Volume 3 (26 Girl Groups, Girlie Pop And Soulful Ladies From 1963 – 1967)

'Girls on 45 Volume 3' is the third installment of girl group obscurities from the 1960s; featuring 26 of some of the best and rare Northern Soul and 60s pop from this golden era of girl groups, with the majority of these previously omitted gems making it to CD for the first time ever. It includes a 12 page booklet filled with liner notes for each selection, which makes for very interesting reading, a long with previously unseen artist photos and rare label scans.  
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No Seattle: Forgotten Sounds Of The North-West Grunge Era 1986-97

If you're a grunge fanatic and feel like learning everything you could possibly learn about the North-West scene that graced the world from the late 80s right through to the decline of the 90s, you should probably listen to 'No Seattle: Forgotten Sounds Of The North-West Grunge Era 1986-97'. This massive collection brings together and maps the bands that played in Washington and places them in history, featuring interviews and profiles on artists as well as their songs.

Eric Siday
The Ultra Sonic Perception

A fascinating collection of experimental 1960s electronics here. Eric Siday was an early pioneer of the Moog synthesizer as well as musique concrete and extended technique, and integrated these disciplines into film and soundtrack music. This collection brings together a series of eerie electronic miniatures which originally came out on 10" 78rpm discs, some of which were featured in '60s episodes of Doctor Who! One for the Derbyshire/Ciani fans.

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Savage Rhythm: Swingin' Dance Floor Sounds to Blow Your Top

A nice family tree of rock 'n' roll is drawn up by 'Savage Rhythm: Swingin' Dance Floor Sounds to Blow Your Top'. This collection attempts to show off the through-line of music in America, from the 1930s, when swing was in full effect, through to the discovery of R&B vibe n the 40s and the eventual coalescing of that thing we call rock music. 'Savage Rhythm' is brought together by Shamblin Sexton to help you get your swing on. 

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Exclusive Blend Volume 2 (Featuring KPM Allstars)

Reissue of Volume 2 from the classic groundbreaking Blow Up presents Exclusive Blend music library series sees Paul Tunkin, DJ & founder of legendary Blow Up club, entering the vaults of De Wolfe, Amphonic and once again KPM. As with a bulk of Exclusive Blend 1, many of these tracks were receiving their first commercial airing on this album’s release. Released in 1997, the album also introduced James Clarke’s Wild Elephants to the world, which was subsequently picked up by Gap and used on the 1999 ‘Khaki A Go-Go’ worldwide campaign. As a thankyou from the writer it was re-titled ‘Blow Up A-Go-Go’ and became the title track for the successful V2 / Blow Up compilation ‘Blow Up A-Go-Go! Dancefloor Classics from The Legendary Blow Up Club’.
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Exclusive Blend Volume 1 (Featuring KPM Allstars)

Here is a re-issue of Volume 1 from the legendary Blow Up presents Exclusive Blend music library series where founder Paul Tunkin searches deep into the KPM music library for lost classics. It features all the best bits of the KPM library featuring uptempo and hammond-heavy 60's classics regularly aired at the Blow Up club. 
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True Soul : Deep Sounds From The Left Of Stax Volume 2

True Soul: Deep Sounds from the Left of Stax, a collection of rare and unreleased funk and soul music from the fabled Arkansas indie. 60’s and 70’s Soul, Funk, Disco, Party-Rap and Boogie from Arkansas’s Legendary Independent Label – the second installment presented as a CD/DVD. 18 Rare and Unreleased 60s & 70s Soul, Funk, Disco and Party-Rap cuts from the True Soul vaults. 56 Page Full color booklet contains never-before-seen photos, ephemera, extensive liner notes and a candid interview between producer Eothen “Egon” Alapatt and Lee Anthony himself. All tracks remastered from the Original Master tapes. Bonus DVD with Excerpts from the True Soul Revue TV show. Accompanying legendary  cuts such as “Slipping Around” and “Doing my Own Thing” is a DVD containing excerpts from The True Soul Revue television program, that captured live performances from the True Soul All Stars in 1973. Tracks: 1. Albert Smith - The Thrill Is Gone 2. Thomas East - Just A Trip 3. Larry Davis - Down Home Funk (Full Version) 4. Thomas East - Sister Funk (Instrumental)  5. Classic Funk - The Funk's Gonna Fly* 6. York Wilborn's Psychedelic Six - Thank You 7. The Conspiracy – Conspiracy 8. The Right Track - Maybe Yes, Maybe No 9. The Leaders - (It's A) Rat Race (Vocal) 10. The Conspiracy - I Believe (Our Love Has Gone Away) 11. John Craig - I Don't Want To Do It 12. John Craig - Doing My Own Thing (Interlude) 13. The Right Track - You For Me And Me For You 14. Portrait - Springtime Smile 15. Portrait - Love You For Now On 16. Le'Chance - Get Down 17. Le'Chance – Gigolo 18. Soul Mind And Body - I Took Your Love (To Be True) (Full Version)

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A Rhythm & Blues Chronology 2: 1942-1944

Big, four-disc box-set of Rhythm and Blues, captured in the very early years (1942-1944) of the genre. This release is the second in a series documenting the history of R&B, and can reasonably be described as comprehensive. Includes T-Bone Walker, Leadbelly, Savannah Churchill And Her All Star Seven, and Ella Fitzgerald! And thats only the start of it...
  • CD box set (RANDB031CD)
  • £19.99 £11.99 (saving: £8.00)
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Wheedle’s Groove - Seattle Funk, Modern Soul & Boogie: Volume II 1972-1987

It should be common knowledge that you can never have too much 70s and 80s funk & soul in your music collection. We realize only too well, and so do the kind folks at Wheedle’s Groove - they’re here to help you get down and get with it. Maybe send them a thank you note for this voluptuous collection of Seattle Funk, Modern Soul & Boogie: Volume II 1972-1987.

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Dummy 21st Century Pop Music

Dummy, one of the best and most popular new music websites in the UK, present a compilation of new and exclusive music from the hottest / coolest underground artists for 2014, including music from John Wizards, Empress Of, Real Lies, Tirzah, Larry Gus, Amateur Best and others. Heavy support guaranteed on the website. Limited edition double vinyl with CD insert.
  • Vinyl Double LP (DMYLP4)
  • £22.49 £11.25 (saving: £11.24)
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  • Compilations / Library / Lounge / Spoken

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Beyond Addis

BEYOND ADDIS - CONTEMPORARY JAZZ & FUNK INSPIRED BY ETHIOPIAN SOUNDs FROM THE 70'S "Beyond Addis" is a collection of contemporary bands inspired by Ethiopian music from the 70's. Feat. Akale Wube (France), Heliocentrics (UK), Imperial Tiger Orchestra (Switzerland), Budos Band (USA), Ping Pong orchestra (USA / UK), Les Freres Smith (France), Karl hector & The malcouns (Germany), Zafari (USA), Whitefield Brothers (Germany), Woima Collective (Germany), Tezeta Band (USA), Debo Band (USA), Transgressors (Columbia).
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  • Soundtracks
  • Compilations / Library / Lounge / Spoken

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Greater Lengths: An All Saints Compilation

Two discs neatly summing up the brilliance of Dominic Norman-Taylor’s All Saints label. Released just as those ‘in the know’ are discussing an ambient revival (did it ever go away?) this compilation contains pieces by Brian Eno (and his bro Roger), Laraaji, Harold Budd and John Hassell among others, plus a number of inspired reworks by the likes of Bee Mask, Ela Orleans, Bandshell, Peaking Lights and Sun Araw.

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Speedy Wunderground - Year 1

Producer, Dan Carey started the record label Speedy Wunderground with the idea of recording and releasing singles very quickly, without months of over-production or a heavy marketing machine. The songs are recorded in one day and mixed the next, then released ASAP. Speedy Wunderground Year 1 is a compilation of the first batch of singles released on the label and features exclusive recordings from  artists such as Steve Mason and Toy. Speedy Wunderground Year 1 is available on vinyl LP and CD.

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Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton : This Is Stones Throw Records

Founded by Peanut Butter Wolf (and while we're here, bless Charizma), the legendary Stones Throw Records has housed a community responsible for some of the most influential hip-hop artists of all time, from Madlib to beat-making genius Dilla. Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records offers a deep and affectionate look at the label's origins and sustained impact; and, in the living definition of a self-fulfilling prophecy, it has a pretty fantastic soundtrack.

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