v/a FOLLOW ME DOWN: Vanguard's Lost Psychedelic Era (1966-1970) 2xLP
*** "Deep within the Vanguard Records vaults lies some of the craziest & most mysterious psychedelic rock music to come out of the '60s. This is the first time the Vanguard label has selected tracks from their best 'lost' psychedelic records & 45's."
v/a LONDON IS THE PLACE FOR ME: Trinidadian Calypso In London, 1950-1956 2xLP
*** "Honest Jon's comp of Caribbean calypso that was crucial to the development of British swing and jazz music, ranging from social satire to sexual double-entendre, from voodoo to the most pressing issues of the day, from sporting events to competitive insult."
v/a WHERE THE SOUL OF MAN NEVER DIES: A Treasury Of Caucasian-American Gospel LP
*** "Compilation of rare white gospel spanning the years 1937-1977. Early country brother duo harmonies, gorgeous gospel bluegrass, and roaring Pentecostal pandemonium. Liner notes by Mike McGonigal."
BIBIO K Is For Kelson 12"
*** "K Is For Kelson is a limited 4 track 12" featuring an alternative version of the title track and 3 brand new songs. The track is a multi-instrumental smorgasbord, with Bibio (aka Stephen Wilkinson) playing every instrument -- including a bermibau, brandy glasses and a Chinese silk fan."
BORDEN / FERRARO / GODIN / HALO / LOPATIN Frkwys Vol. 7 LP+MP3
*** "FRKWYS Vol. 7 features pieces improvised by David Borden, James Ferraro, Samuel Godin, Laurel Halo, and Daniel Lopatin (ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER, FORD & LOPATIN). Cosmically dense Fourth World freak out."
RON HARDY Music Box Classics Vol. 1 12"
RON HARDY Music Box Classics Vol. 2 12"
*** RECOMMENDED White label reissue of Ron Hardy's re-edit series. Chicago dance classics.
ORCHESTRE POLY-RYTHMO 1st Album LP / CD
*** "Some of the most raw & psychedelic Afro sounds from arguably Africa's most innovative band. By building upon and modernizing the traditional rhythms of Vodoun, conforming to the Afrobeat sound of the time, incorporating Western styles and injecting a healthy Latin dose."
SEBADOH Bakesale LP
*** BACK IN PRINT! Remastered but still all screwy sounding. Choice!
WASHED OUT Within & Without LP+MP3+7" / CD
*** NOW ON VINYL! BONUS 7"! "Washed Out is the operational alias for Atlanta, GA's Ernest Greene recorded with Ben Allen who co-produced Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavillio & Deerhunter's Halcyon Digest."