THE ALIENS Luna CD
*** "Comprised of ex-Beta Band personnel and armed with a bottomless bag of psychedelically inclined rock and acid-dipped electronics, inspired by Sergio Leone and Serge Gainsbourg, Brian Eno and Brian Wilson, Larry David and Ol' Dirty Bastard."
BLACK DEVIL DISCO CLUB Strange New World Of Bernard Fevre CD
*** "In 1975, Bernard Fevre released The Strange World of Bernard Fevre: an album so far ahead of its time that people struggle to believe it was really recorded over 30 years ago. Fevre has once again unlocked his magical cabinet and made available new mixes of the original tracks, along with previously unheard compositions."
BLAKROC Blakroc LP / CD
*** Wikipedia sez: "Blakroc is an upcoming rap rock collaboration album by Ohio-based blues rock band The Black Keys and several hip hop and R&B artists."
FALTY DL Bravery 2xLP / CD
*** "An impressive combination of melodic synths, glitzy garage samples, and complex programmed beats and effects. Plaintive synths, hiccupped vocals, big bass, jazzy chords, chicken-scratch guitar, dubbed-out vocals and sassy disco."
MICHAEL HURLEY Ida Con Snock LP / CD
*** "A new album of recordings sung and played by one of the last remaining ramblin' American folk troubadours, backed by IDA, recorded at Levon Helms' studio in Woodstock, NY. Seven originals and five loving covers of '50s rock 'n' roll, C&W, and vintage folk."
NURSE WITH WOUND Space Music CD
*** "The sounds you are hearing are NOT marmots eating your tweeters, though you are best advised to apply volume lightly at first. STEVEN STAPLETON’s astral weeks have been spent distilling sounds into sipping moonshine. Celebrate the space escapade with chilled cocktails and green friends!"
SEAN PATRICK Yellowcake CD / DELUXE ED. CD
*** "An instinctual examination of pure sound... the simplicity of the human voice... a wordless evocation of mood, relying primarily on looped bells & whistles, as if demonstrating that a certain transcendence is possible through the deceptively simple act of repetition."
RADIAN Chimeric CD
*** "Radian's first album in years is not a polished album. It is raw, broken, dark at times, and much more free. Steady, multiple rhythms, layered on top of each other disappear into chaos and turn back into discreet structures in the next moment, with rock references executed with the precision of a sequencer; mutated, restructured."
DAVE SHARP'S SECRET SEVEN 7 CD
*** Secret Seven brings Jazz, World Music and Rock together with a grooving sound for all ears. Inspired by the Meters, Galactic, Zawinul Syndicate and the music of India and Africa, Secret Seven brings jazz and world music together for the masses.