v/a ELECTRONIC TOYS Vol. 1 CD
v/a ELECTRONIC TOYS Vol. 2 CD
*** Subtitled "A Retrospective of 70's Synthesizer Music". "These compilations of Electronic tunes from the early 70´s are real fun. 19 (vol. 1) and 16 (vol. 2) great tracks, morning cartoon like and way more experimental than most of the mainstream stuff released in those years. Electronic Pling-Plong-Music for Lounge Fans."
FENNESZ Black Sea LP / CD
*** On TOUCH. "Black Sea features guitars that rarely sound like guitars; the instrument is transformed into an orchestra. Fennesz pushes his work into a more classical domain, preferring the slow reveal to Venice's and Endless Summer's more song- based structures."
ORCHESTRE POLY-RYTHMO DE COTONOU Volume One - The Vodoun Effect CD+BOOK
*** Subtitled "...Funk & Sato From Benin's Obscure Labels 1972-1975." Following the highly-acclaimed African Scream Contest, the music on this compilation is not only rare, but illustrates how Orchestre Poly-Rythmo thrived by mixing the coolest parts of funk, soul, Latin and vodun rhythms into a new sound."
LINDA PERHACS Parallelograms CD
*** RE-RELEASE w/ bonus tracks. "Combining fragile and beautifully melodic acid folk with perfectly-rendered electronic effects, Parallelograms has gone on to become one of the most legendary and well-loved recordings sitting alongside Vashti Bunyan's Just Another Diamond Day."
RICHARD PINHAS & MERZBOW Keio Line 2xCD
*** "Richard Pinhas of Heldon (one of the first bands to meld rock music and electronics) and Masami Akita, aka Merzbow collaborate on a release that is violent, soothing, hypnotic, noisy and trance inducing. Two full length CDs of radical music."
SHACKLETON Soundboy's Gravestone Gets Desecrated By Vandals 2xCD
*** "The final chapter in the Skull Disco story has arrived, in the shape of a 2CD compilation. Disc one collects all the tracks from SKULL006 to SKULL010. Disc two is dedicated to remixes of Skull Disco tracks."
J. SPACEMAN & MATTHEW SHIPP Spaceshipp CD
*** "Spaceman and Shipp return to Treader with a collaboration first outed for Patti Smith's Meltdown festival. This is their studio corollary to that concert. Magic golden voice drone followed by celestial ecstasy." J Spaceman (Vox Starstreamer) and Matthew Shipp (celeste, Golden Voice Harmonium).
SOM IMAGINARIO Som Imaginario CD
*** BACK IN STOCK! RECOMMENDED! Reissue of this album from 1970. "As Tropicalia took hold, and the sounds of funk, Italian prog, and British psychedelic rock were filtered through the unique sensibility of Brasil! Western pop meets eastern soundtracks."
ALEXIS TAYLOR Rubbed Out CD
*** Solo album from the singer of Hot Chip! "Exclusively tailored in places, planes, hotel rooms and at home. Fifteen bespoke songs and instrumentals by Alexis Taylor."
XELA In Bocca Al Lupo CD
*** "For the follow-up to The Dead Sea, Xela has used the dark corners of the Christian religion as his guide. A celebration of desolate cellars and distant church bells, it's not unlike a doom-laden take on the crunching assault of Hair Police or a noisy version of David Lynch's Eraserhead soundtrack or a freeform Pan Sonic, ending in a thick cloud of screams and crackle."