AMON DUUL II Phallus Dei CD
*** RECOMMENDED "Impossible to describe, the classic and incredible debut by Krautrock legends Amon Düül II is a complex conglomeration of psychedelic rock, jazzy, folk-inspired, fuzzed out, organized chaos. Their most 60s sounding recording retains all it’s magic in this present day, not sounding a bit dated."
BECK One Foot In The Grave CD
*** REISSUED! "Out of print for over four years, the 15th anniversary edition includes 16 bonus tracks (13 of them previously unreleased)."
THE BOY LEAST LIKELY TO The Law Of The Playground CD
*** "Darlings of the blog world, national media and college radio alike, anticipation for the return of The Boy Least Likely To is high." Hm.
MARION BROWN Afternoon Of A Georgia Faun CD
*** Whoa! Brainbender alert! This import-only KILLER features Anthony Braxton, Chick Corea, Andrew Cyrille, Jeanne Lee, and Bennie Maupin. So good it must be illegal!
CLUSTER Cluster II CD
*** "Moebius and Roedelius essentially create ambient electronic soundscapes that ebb and flow, droning on in a suspended world of anti-gravity where machine has conquered man."
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE The Open Door Ep CD
***"Four new tracks and one unreleased demo. Although the four new tracks are a little different from those on Narrow Stairs, The Open Door can be considered a companion piece."
JOHN DOE & THE SADIES Country Club CD
*** "Here, the Countrypolitan sound of late 1960s Nashville is filtered through the telecaster-based honky tonk of Bakersfield, CA. John Doe and The Sadies find the perfect blend of the reverent and the experimental, resulting in a slightly psychedelic brew."
EASY STAR ALL-STARS Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band CD
*** "Following the critical success of 2003's Dub Side Of The Moon and 2006's Radiodread, this is a reworking of The Beatles' classic 1967 Sgt. Pepper album."
PREFUSE 73 Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian CD
*** "This time, Herren rejected the idea of digital recording and instead recorded with analog tape, giving the album the sound of a lost tape of exploratory studio musicians from the not-too-distant past. From drum machine prog to driving noise jams, at times Everything sounds as if broadcast from from a pirate radio station equally enamored with Animal Collective and J Dilla."
SILVERSUN PICKUPS Swoon CD
*** Second album!