CUL-DE-SAC OST by Krzysztof Komeda CD
*** "Jazz pianist, Christopher Komeda's rarest and weirdest music performed for a film directed by his friend, Roman Polanski. Huge rarity -- here for the first time since 1966. Full explanatory liner notes included."
ADELE 21 CD
*** "21 is the eagerly awaited sophomore album from British singer-songwriter Adele. Adele said: 'I discovered lots of artists I'd never heard of, particularly Wanda Jackson, Allison Krauss, Yvonne Fair, Andrew Bird, Neko Case...'”
WILLIAM BASINSKI A Red Score In Tile CD
*** "Think how Erik Satie could have sounded like if his most famous pieces had been inserted in a muffling mix after dropping him down a couple of octaves: a lament of decaying sounds, the feeling of a growing sorrow. I suggest you to listen to this on a sunny late afternoon; you could have a lot of secrets revealed."
JOHNNY CASH Bootleg 2: From Memphis To Hollywood 2xCD
*** "Featuring previously unreleased and incredibly hard-to-find singles, demos and other rarities recorded from 1955 through the late 60s, chronicling his exciting rise from local sensation to an artist of national importance." 57 tracks.
CHAIN & THE GANG Music's Not For Everyone CD
*** RECOMMENDED "Music's Not For Everyone is their follow-up long-player to Down With Liberty... and it is pithy and succinct. Led by Ian Svenonius (Nation of Ulysses, Make Up, Weird War), it features roaring organ solos, shredding guitar, and plomping percussion by an all star cast (Fred Thomas, Arrington de Dionyso, Brian Weber)."
THE CRYSTALS Best Of CD
*** YES! Budget priced remastered best of compilation.
EARTH Angels Of Darkness, Demons of Light 1 CD
*** RECOMMENDED "Drawing on inspiration from both British Folk-Rock bands the Pentangle and Fairpoint Convention and the North African Tuuareg band Tinariwen, the new material, while still heavy contains many breaths of fresh air, hopeful tones and drones as well as more eerie ones."
TIM HECKER Ravedeath 1972 CD
*** "Recorded in a church in Reykjavik, Iceland and using a pipe organ as the primary sound source, this piece is essentially a live recording. In reality, it exists in a nether world between captured live performance and meticulous studio work, melding the two approaches to sonic artifice as a unity."
LOW ANTHEM Smart Flesh CD
*** "With its dreamy, rustic take on the idea of Americana, the Low Anthem's Smart Flesh builds on the promise of the group's 2008 Nonesuch Records debut."
JIM O'ROURKE & CHRISTOPH HEEMAN Plastic Palace People CD
*** "Previously unreleased recordings of Jim O'Rourke and Germany's Christoph Heemann, presenting an intense three part journey, a mix of granular synthesis and concrete sounds, reshaped, reassembled."
PETE ROCK Petestrumentals CD
*** BACK IN STOCK!
RONETTES Best of CD
*** Double-yes!! Budget priced remastered best of compilation.
SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE Asleep On The Floodplain LP / CD
*** "Ten portable slabs of home recorded blur-and-ripple (and warble) from a (mostly) acoustic Six Organs. Ben just hangs around with the creatures of the earth and he likes the sounds and transcending the body, that's all. The NEW new spirituals!"
PHIL SPECTOR Wall Of Sound CD
*** Budget priced remastered best of compilation.
13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS Easter Everywhere 2xCD
*** New two-disc deluxe edition of the acid rock originator's 1967 album.
TORO Y MOI Underneath The Pine LP / CD
*** "Underneath The Pine is an album evocative of R.Stevie Moore's homespun ruminations, David Axelrod's sonic scope, Steve Reich-ian piano phrasing, and the pervasive funk of Toro Y Moi's first record."