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It’s rare to come across a debut album that delights and surprises in equal measure, but that’s exactly what you can expect from Human Call, the first full-length excursion from daydreaming dancefloor fusionists Earthboogie. The East London-based duo of Izaak Gray and Nicola Robinson has previous form when it comes […]
VAKULA debuts a new alter ego for this 4-tracker composed of 3 meditative ambient electronic pieces and the deep dub techno of “AFTERNOON” that opens the B-side.
Kamaal Williams has described The Return, his debut solo album, as “a natural evolution from the Yussef Kamaal project”. Yet while that was made in collaboration with drummer Yussef Kamaal and played around with jazz in its myriad forms, The Return sees the man sometimes known as Henry Wu stamp […]
2002’s Title TK saw the band work with Steve Albini once more, with the Guardian saying it was “a welcome return to punky pop that knows how to flex some melodic muscle.” The album has been out of print on vinyl since its release.
We live in an era when “change” is a soundbite to sell more of the same old ideas, and “revolution” has more to do with social trends than social change. Will Long’s deep house debut on Terre Thaemlitz’s Comatonse Recordings examines that pack of lies dubbed “change” from the sweaty […]
Wata Igarashi’s mind-bending Question And Answer EP is his second release on The Bunker New York. According to Igarashi, the Question And Answer EP is “about communication and connections, so it makes sense for it to be on The Bunker NY, a label that features so many friends and artists […]
Leon Bridges, the double Grammy Award nominated R&B artist, releases his second album, Good Thing. The follow up to Leon’s critically acclaimed, award winning, Certified Gold debut album Coming Home, was Executive Produced by Ricky Reed and Niles City Sound, and produced by Ricky Reed. Leon and his long time […]
On Don’t Smoke Rock—Rock’s first full-length collaboration since 2011’s Monumental with Smif-N-Wessun—his anointed partner is Smoke DZA. Their album plays like a wintertime drive through Harlem in a Bentley with black-tinted windows, and they swerve together with pure confidence. It especially suits DZA; a prolific working MC with blunted flow […]
Formed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald “DJ” Johnson on drums; globetrotting Texan trio Khruangbin present their second album ‘Con Todo El Mundo’, set for release on 26th January 2018. Whereas their 2015 debut album ‘The Universe Smiles Upon You’ was influenced by 60s and […]
After introducing Jin Cromanyon end of last year with a special 7 single. we asked him to prepare an LP for 2017. Few weeks ago he sent us his tracks which made us so anthousiastic ! a pure OVNI in between Electro. Acid-House. Synth-Pop and J-pop. rough but romantic. a […]
Nat Birchall charts new paths toward spiritual communion, connecting jazz with classical Indian influences guided by the wistful flow of the harmonium. Cosmic Language sees the UK-based saxophonist, composer, and arranger return to Jazzman Records with a cross-cultural approach: an exploration of the parallel musical paths of jazz and Indian […]
You know the summer starts right about now with the arrival of ‘BALEARIC 3,’ the third in the ongoing series of annual ‘BALEARIC’ compilations which capture the rooted and contemporary spirit of laid back Ibiza. Compiled by Ibiza fixture Jim Breese, available on 180 gram double vinyl, CD and digital […]
Long out of print, Dubb Everlasting is a highly rated Dub album by noted sound engineer Errol Brown. Duke Reid’s nephew Errol Brown got his start as a junior sound engineer at his uncle’s legendary Treasure Isle studio. There he made his first tentative steps in production and 1975’s Dubb […]
The Decemberists explore a new sound with a new producer on their inspired eighth studio album I’ll Be Your Girl released on Rough Trade Records. The acclaimed Portland, Oregon-based band worked with producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Lana del Ray) and embraced influences such as Roxy Music and New Order […]
Various Artists “The Thousand Incarnations of the Rose: American Primitive Guitar and Banjo” (Craft)
The Thousand Incarnations Of The Rose: American Primitive Guitar and Banjo (1963-1974) celebrates the groundbreaking, inventive approach to traditional music brought forward by a collection of maverick artists whose interpretations of folk, blues, and traditional song gave rise to one of American music’s most unique and singular styles. Features John […]
Received an 8.0 rating from Pitchfork. As ever, the personal has often been political in TRACEY THORN’s work. Across four decades, her songs and writing have offered up a clear-eyed woman’s view of the immediate world around her, from the acerbic teen love songs of her first early ’80s band […]
Double LP version. Gatefold sleeve. They say that good things come in threes… it must be true. Favorite Recordings present the third edition of its acclaimed French Disco Boogie Sounds compilation series. Like on prior volumes, the complete track list is selected by label head honcho, Charles Maurice (aka Pascal […]
Two important events occurred during the making of White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood. I became “Simulated Reality” paranoid and I fell in LOVE. Well a lot more happened during the process of writing and recording, but those are the two big ones. I also reached a healthy point of self-forgiveness for […]
The acclaimed Canadians’ ambitious, allusive third album achieves a new sonic clarity, depth, and range to match the effortless melodies and extraordinary writing. It’s the band’s most transparent and personal set of songs to date, in which singer Nigel Chapman interrogates social, psychological, and spiritual milieus for clues about the […]
SOUL BROTHER reissues this stone cold 1969 soul-funk classic on 180g vinyl. Dubbed “The First Lady Of Soul” by JAMES BROWN himself, this 16 cut album was produced by BROWN and he duets on “SUNNY”. These 16 tracks have been heavily sampled, includes “WHAT KIND OF MAN”, “IF YOU LOVE […]
ISLE OF JURA’s second long player reissue is an album from INGLETON FALLS that touches upon ambient, dub, house and balearic styles & was originally released in 1991 as a limited run of 100 self distributed cassette tapes. Never released on vinyl till now. Cheers to “CHAMPAGNE IN MOZAMBIQUE”.