v/a SEHORN'S SOUL FARM 2xCD
*** "2 rare compilations from Allen Toussaint’s Sansu label that revived the somewhat moribund New Orleans music scene of the mid to late sixties, signing the cream of the city’s soul and R&B acts. Includes 18 previously uncollected bonus tracks."
RICHARD BUCKNER Our Blood CD
*** "Since 2006's Meadow, fans of Richard Buckner have been clamoring for new material and wondering what was keeping their hero from releasing the new songs he would perform on the road. Well, it's a long story!"
JAY-Z & KANYE WEST Watch The Throne CD
*** "Though shrouded in secrecy, the album has already been heralded a 'masterpiece' by those who have heard it, feat. production from The RZA, The Neptunes & Mike Dean. Feat. vox from Frank Ocean, Beyoncé, Curtis Mayfield & Mr. Hudson."
MILTON NASCIMENTO Clube Da Esquina 2xLP / CD
*** RECOMMENDED "Along with Lo Borges and arrangements from Eumir Deodato, Nascimento combines bossa nova with soul, pop, jazz, psychedelic & classical influences. A masterpiece on par with any of the classic releases from the more well-known Tropicalia movement."
NURSE WITH WOUND Who Can I Turn To Stereo 2xCD
*** "Remastered reissue of the 1996 classic expanded to feature the complete Stereo Wastelands -- a very limited and now out-of-print collection of musical debris from the Who Can I Turn To Stereo sessions."
PEAKING LIGHTS 936 LP / CD
*** RECOMMENDED BACK IN STOCK! "Melodic gold dust, drift-dub haze, cool crate-digger grit, silky soul-jazz keys, tranced vocals, bass loops, drum loops and sneaky dub guitar -- a total groove-wave classic!" Check this groovy video: http://vimeo.com/20580559 On NOT NOT FUN.
SPARKS The Seduction Of Ingmar Berman - LA Film Festival 2011 Edition CD
*** "Originally commissioned by Sweden's national public radio station Sveriges Radio to write and produce an original radio musical, Sparks created the musical fantasy based on the internationally acclaimed film director Ingmar Bergman."
13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS Headstone: Contact Sessions 2xCD
*** BACK IN STOCK! "The Contact Sessions were the first studio recordings by The 13th Floor Elevators, recorded in Texas in January and February 1966, which never saw the light of day in those heady drug-filled days. Mono & stereo versions included!"