ost DOWNTOWN 81 CD
*** "Finally! The soundtrack to the cult underground movie starring JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT. Including tracks by DNA, JAMES WHITE, KID CREOLE, LYDIA LUNCH, SUICIDE, LOUNGE LIZARDS, TUXEDOMOON, and more!"
v/a JAMAICA FUNK CD
*** "This is a stellar selection of rare reggae funk and soul 45s that clearly show the influences of American musical styles in Jamaican music and Britain's long standing interest in the music of the Caribbean. Mostly released in Jamaica in the early 1970s, these 45s feature versions of songs by Betty Wright, The Temptations, Al Green, The Stylistics, Bill Withers, The JBs and more as well as original cuts."
v/a PROG IS NOT A FOUR LETTER WORD CD
*** BACK IN STOCK! "Unintentionally progressive musicians from the far reaches of the globe, forced to create their own brand of psychedelic rock. Most of the 15 tracks on this compilation were recorded over 30 years ago they still, individually embody a wide range of challenging progressive musical ideas which are as relevant today as they were when the vinyl first came off the press."
ARP In Light CD
*** "Arp is Alexis Georgopoulos, formerly of TUSSLE. Recorded live to bring back some of the rough (re: natural) edges that have been lost in so much 'Electronic Music' today. This is a luminous album of warm, pulsing music. Call it Pop Minimalism. Call it Cosmic Pop. Call it Cosmic Minimalism. Call it what you will."
BECK Odelay 2xCD
*** The fancy Pitchfork-approved deluxe edition of Beck's groundbreaking album.
BLACK MILK Caltroit CD
*** New mix from Detroit's most talked about recent musical export. Featuring a slew of guests, big and small.
BONOBO Days To Come 2xCD
*** "The third full-length from electronic artist BONOBO. Days To Come is a big, brooding, emotional and uplifting record that you can dance to, do the dishes to, or sit and really study. Seventeen tracks and his most accomplished release to date."
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS Break Through In Grey Room CD
*** "Extraordinary cut-up voices recorded during the mid-60's in hotel rooms in New York, Paris, London...It's impossible not to recognize the writer's voice. An explosion of styles -- a blasting of borders -- the silence after a gunshot -- from the exploded painting to the cut tape. This record starts with a piece of more than 13 minutes, recorded around 1965 -- K-9 was in combat with the alien mind-screens, including various monologues, radio short waves and music..."
DIPLO I Like Turtles Mix CD
*** "Diplo's usual live mix of all genres all the time, plus new and unreleased tracks like the BUN B and RICH BOY remix of Mia's "Paper Planes," tracks from Diplo and SWITCH’s JAMAICA PROJECT featuring ELEPHANT MAN and BEENIE MAN, exclusive Diplo remixes like "Bart So Krispy," SIZZLA & Mia "Bamboo Banga" and blends all over the place."
EELS Essential Eels Vol. 1 1996-2006 CD+DVD
*** The best of EEL's first decade.
EELS Useless Trinkets CD+DVD
*** Subtitled: B-Sides, Soundtracks, Rarities, and Unreleased. "2 discs of 50 digitally remastered rare, hard to find, or unreleased tracks from Eels' first decade.
FUTURE OF THE LEFT Curses CD
*** "Two-parts MCLUSKY and one-part JARCREW. It's like rock and roll but a little different. For fans of MCLUSKY and Shellac, perhaps.
LEE HAZLEWOOD Hazlewoodism CD
LEE HAZLEWOOD Very Special World Of... CD
*** Hazlewood's 2nd and 4th albums, both from 1966, featuring Billy Strange's Western movie classic-styled orchestration to the usual mix of rock, country, cowboy music, and folk.
IDA Lovers Prayers CD
*** "IDA is known for their quiet, pastoral take on urban life. But, since moving to the country, the woods have made their way into the music. This new, organic approach to crafting and performing songs is bolstered by collabos with LEVON HELM (The Band) and MICHAEL HURLEY."
JACKIE-O MOTHERFUCKER Valley Of Fire CD
*** "Fascinating, mystical spaceways, proving their affinity with organic songwriting and arrangement on three finely crafted songs and one sprawling instrumental. Produced by ADAM FORKNER (YUME BITSU, WHITE RAINBOW)."
KRAFTWERK 1+2 2xCD
*** "Their first two legendary LPs! The 'oscilloscope' gatefold artwork from the rare Vertigo 'swirl' double-LP re-package is used for the first time ever on a compact disc reissue. [The separate CDs of these titles are no longer available]."
MARS VOLTA The Bedlam In Goliath CD
*** Brand new and apparently comprised of shorter songs. Buy only if you're ready to have your... brain... melted....
PAT METHENY w/ CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE & ANTONIO SANCHEZ Day Trip CD
*** Brand new "jazz music".
VAN MORRISON Tupelo Honey CD
VAN MORRISON Wavelength CD
VAN MORRISON It's Too Late To Stop 2xCD
*** RE-ISSUED & REMASTERED! "Newly remastered using the original analog tapes with enhanced packaging and lyrics and previously unreleased bonus material."
MURCOF Cosmos CD
*** "Composed almost entirely of recordings of classical instruments 'expanding the possibilities of acoustic instruments through electronics.' It's a move away from the micro-programmed sound Murcof helped pioneer but is truly monumental in scale."
NURSE WITH WOUND Gyllenskold, Geijerstam and I at Rydberg's CD
*** Originally released on vinyl in 1983, this is a remastered version of the original album with three re-workings tacked on.
PRURIENT & KEVIN DRUMM All Are Guests In The... CD
*** "One of the darker records in either artist's discographies. The two create a haunted atmosphere that is far removed from noise, exploring minimal junctures, using field recordings and clean, patient vocals to lead the way. Subtle electronic textures combine with near-cinematic arrangements."
NINO ROTA La Strada / Nights Of Cabiria CD
*** "These are the original mono soundtracks for two of Federico Fellini's Oscar-winning films, recorded in 1952 and 1956 respectively: the same recordings that are used on the films and both are long out-of-print in any format."
STARS OF THE LID Per Aspera Ad Astra CD
*** "A collaboration between tonal feedback reverie kings Stars of the Lid, and New York minimalist painter JOHN McCAFFERTY. The Stars have incorporated the sounds of McCafferty painting into the music, as it was composed to accompany the visual images."
13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS Psychedelic Sounds Of... CD
13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS Easter Everywhere CD
*** IMPORT. Bonus tracks.
UP, BUSTLE & OUT Istanbul's Secrets 2xCD
*** A wild and crazy album that's new. In fact, it's so new that the shrinkwrap still sparkles like one of God's gleeks.
VAMPIRE WEEKEND Vampire Weekend CD
*** "These fellows experiment and explore the intersections of the things they love: African guitar music, the Western classical canon, hazy memories of summers in Cape Cod, winters in upper Manhattan, reggaeton and everything else that would become a part of Vampire Weekend."
XIU XIU Women As Lovers CD
*** "Intense and virtuosic performances led by Jamie Stewart's one-of-a-kind voice, painting in a spectrum of acoustic and electronic colors that find black humor where there is usually horror and horror where there is usually apathy."