v/a BARRY 7's CONNECTORS Vol. 2 CD
*** RECOMMENDED! Make that "highly recommended." This is another superb collection of library tracks compiled by Add N To (X) frontman, Barry 7 from the CAM library. Really good stuff.
BROKEN BELLS Meyrin Fields EP CD
*** "Danger Mouse & the dood from THE SHINS present a new four-song EP."
MICHAEL CHAPMAN Fully Qualified Survivor CD
*** "The British Folk singer/songwriter's 1970 LP. Like other Harvest artists, Chapman's music contains a drugged out feel, sublime guitar playing and intense lyrics. Beautiful acoustic guitars, deranged vocals, floating conga drums & cello."
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE Codes & Keys 2xLP / CD
*** 2011 album from the Alt-Rock heroes. The album breaks away, though not completely, from the guitar-driven style of the band known so well to fans, making use of piano and electronically centered songs that will undoubtedly meet their expectations. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
DENNIS COFFEY Dennis Coffey CD
*** BACK IN STOCK! "Dennis Coffey’s new album is a dense, fuzz-heavy haze of incendiary psychedelic soul much like his seminal, trippy ’Hair ’N’ Thangs’ LP."
BO DIDDLEY Bo Diddley's Beach Party CD
*** "Reissue of the legendary rocker's first live album ever: a rough `n' tumble affair recorded live at a raucous Myrtle Beach club in 1963 with nine originals plus an instrumental take on Chuck Berry's 'Memphis.'" KILLER.
FLOGGING MOLLY Speed Of Darkness LP+MP3 / CD
*** "Arguably Flogging Molly's most important album. Speed Of Darkness was written in Detroit, MI and takes a hardnosed look at the economic collapse in the US: the causes and the direct effect it has had on everyday people."
MADLIB Medicine Show No.9: Nittyville CD
*** "Nittyville is pretty traditional for Madlib: one MC, one producer, and a rap record all about stunts, blunts & hip-hop feat. Frank of Detroit's Frank-n-Dank. Also feat. MED, Oh No, Madlib, and a supporting cast of extras."
MY MORNING JACKET Circuital 2xLP / CD
*** "The stunning Circuital is yet another reinvention of their sound that both forges new ground and maintains the distinct spirit of MMJ's previous work."
JAMES PANTS James Pants CD
*** "'It's that Twin Peaks sound,' says James Pants. 'More noise and wailing guitars.' Plus there are jams not unlike a doo-wop-channeling prom song in a John Hughes movie. That is, until a swirling guitar so specific to now joins the dance." What?
EBO TAYLOR Life Stories: Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1973-1980 2xLP / CD
*** "This compilation revisits this heyday of Taylor’s work, exploring unique fusions and borrowing elements from regional Ghanaian folk music, Afrobeat, jazz, soul and funk. Taylor studied music alongside FELA KUTI too."
ZOMBI Escape Velocity LP / CD
*** "ZOMBI continues their exploration of Giorgio Moroder and legendary Kraut Rock icons Neu & Harmonia. The sweeping synth sequences & pulsing rhythms are sometimes dancey, sometimes reflective, but always hypnotic."