v/a KEB DARGE & LITTLE EDITH'S LEGENDARY WILD ROCKERS CD
*** "Scottish Northern soul & funk legend Keb Darge & Little Edith’s collection of surf / rockabilly rarities and other lost finds."
CHRIS BATHGATE Salt Year LP / CD
*** "After several years of struggle, Bathgate has reemerged on the other side of struggle & tumult with a more realized version of his signature country-tinged gothic folk. It is perhaps that very struggle that makes this latest album such a triumph."
CREATION REBEL Starship Africa CD
*** "'Starship Africa'' is the greatest sci-fi dub soundtrack never put to film. Produced and arranged by Adrian Sherwood and created by some of the greats from the On-U Sound stable, it is one of the finest moments of British Dub."
BRIAN ENO & RICK HOLLAND Drums Between The Bells CD
*** "Brian Eno first came across the work of Rick Holland in the late 90's but in early 2011, the pair resolved to finish a project. Drums Between the Bells is the result."
ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER Last Summer CD
*** "Eleanor Friedberger is previously known for her work in Chicago harmonie-musik bandThe Fiery Furnaces. They won awards, sold out happenings & made 9 albums. She was inspired her to make her first solo record!"
FUSIOON Absolute Fusioon CD
*** "Imagine a Spanish merging of Soft Machine & Egg. An uber-legendary exponent of Ibizas' 1970 psychedelic club scene. Imagine a Spanish mutation somewhere between Goblin and The Stark Reality."
HANDSOME FURS Sound Kapital CD
*** "Handsome Furs use keyboards & drum machines to forge life-affirming anthems taut with muscle & blood. These nine songs of innocence & experience occasionally look ahead to a better world in the not-so-distant future." Okay?
JOHN MAUS We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves CD
*** "Questing synthesizers, tense bass lines & drum machines provide the perfect backdrop for John's reverb-drenched vox. It's a world where the Germs jam with Jerry Goldsmith, Cabaret Voltaire relocate to Eternia & Josquin des Prez writes a new score for RoboCop."
MEN Talk About Body CD
*** "The debut album from MEN, the new project from LE TIGRE's JD Samson, feminist leader and gay icon. MEN focus on the radical potential of dance music & speaks of issues such as wartime economies, sexual compromise, and the demand of liberties."
RED KRAYOLA The Parable Of Arable Land 2xCD
*** YES! "The ground-breaking 1966 album. Remastered by SONIC BOOM. 2xCD edition with both the Stereo & the first reissue of the Mono version. Book + bonus tracks!" Killer reissue in the vein of the 13th Floor Charly reissues.
SKELETONS People CD
*** "Skeletons work a globe spanning realm of inspirations into a singular and colorful vision of guitar based songcraft. Sonic excursions boiled down into a collection of concise, fluid and emotive songs."