v/a BARRY 7'S CONNECTORS Vol. 2 CD
*** RECOMMENDED A top notch collection of previously unreleased Italian soundtrack gems, including tracks from ENNIO MORRICONE, GIUSEPPE DE LUCA, GIAMPERO BONESCHI among others. Sincerely from us at Wazoo: a must have. Grab it before it goes back out of print.
BLACK KEYS Attack & Release CD
*** "New for 2008. Produced by DANGER MOUSE."
CARL CRAIG Sessions 2xCD
*** "Double mix CD showcasing over 2 hours of Carl Craig's finest moments as producer & remixer. Featuring unreleased tracks & exclusive versions of numerous classics as well as remixes."
DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Ire Works CD
*** New album!
DOUBTFUL GUEST Acid Sauna CD
*** "Gone are the electro party jams, gone is the funky squiggle. This dark, suffocating stuff is full of nightmares and claustrophobic details that send shivers up one's spine. References include Coil, Marc Acardipane, Scott Brown, and Neophyte."
FAIRPORT CONVENTION What We Did On Our Holiday CD
*** "Fairport Convention 2nd album, released in 1969, is the first to feature the beautifully haunting vocals of the legendary Sandy Denny. Some of the Fairport Convention's finest moments, many consider this lineup to be the finest in the Fairport's long and varied career."
JACKIE GREEN Giving Up The Ghost CD
*** New album!
BARRY LYNN Balancing Lakes 2xLP / CD
*** "BOXCUTTER, under his given name, journeys through tracks dating from 2002-2005, prior to his classic first album Oneiric. UK garage, minimal techno, amen jungle and more."
VAN MORRISON Keep It Simple CD
*** He's back and he's bald! Of course, that has nothing to do with music (although I suppose it might inform it in a way), this is Van Morrison, so it's great.
KELLEY POLAR I Need You To Hold On CD
*** "A unique, strange and beautiful collection of songs that somehow, by accident or design, remains utterly accessible. In other words: outsider pop. Fantastic rhythms and infectious basslines are not excluded from Polar’s tapestry. Mixed by MORGAN GEIST (Metro Area)."
REM Accelerate CD
*** "First studio album in 4 years."
OMAR RODRIGUEZ-LOPEZ Apocalypse Inside An Orange 2xLP / CD
*** Further insanity from the brains of MARS VOLTA.
ROLLING STONES Shine A Light CD
*** "The soundtrack to the MARTIN SCORSESE film featuring guest performances by CHRISTINA AGUILERA, BUDDY GUY, and JACK WHITE. Over 70 minutes of live Stones classics."
SOLE Desert Eagle Vol. 1 CD
*** New album from ANTICON's Sole on a new imprint. I'm bettin' he's angry about something!
SUN KIL MOON April CD
*** "The new album from MARK KOZELEK's Sun Kil Moon including a 4 song bonus disc."
THE SWORD Gods Of The Earth CD
*** Brand new, heavy as you might imagine, on Kemado.
MIA DOI TODD Gea CD
*** An album of Todd's "intense projection, romance, mourning, and otherworldly imagery" played on guitar and harmonium, backed by Andres Renteria and Josh Abrams (TOWN & COUNTRY, SAM PREKOP, PREFUSE 73) with string arrangements by Atwood-Ferguson.
VALET Naked Acid CD
*** "Naked Acid is the second solo release from Portland artist Valet, aka Honey Owens Inspired by the Pacific Northwest landscape, semi-conscious dream states and the idea of one's dna code being accessed as eternal memory. Naked Acid is a fever dream of ghostly incantation and smudged psychedelia."
WHY? Alopecia LP / CD
*** Former CLOUDDEAD avant hip-hopper is at his most ::cough:: "indie pop" -- a marvelous and lushly-constructed album.