v/a R&B HIPSHAKERS Vol. 1 CD
*** RECOMMENDED BACK IN STOCK! "A raucous and potentially life-changing comp of '60s R&B compiled by DJ Mr. Fine Wine (WFMU) - crazy dances, guitar instrumentals, inspired forays into mind-altering whimsy and hook-filled, honest-to-goodness love songs."
EMERALDS Emeralds CD
*** RECOMMENDED "Taking the thick drone sound of 'Solar Bridge' into an even more abstract and strange place, this is an intense journey that drops you off in a place just beyond death. Field recording contributions from AARON DILLOWAY."
NATHANIEL MAYER I Want Love & Affection CD
*** RECOMMENDED "The first, only, complete and definitive anthology of Nathaniel Mayer's thumping R&B/soul primitivism -- 21 slices so frenetic that it's impossible to take sitting down. A Mayer 45 is an instant party." Most singles come from Detroit's own FORTUNE RECORDS.
NOVELLER Glacial Glow CD
*** BACK IN STOCK! "Her most assured, accomplished statement to date, trading distortion & feedback for memorable melodies & a wider sonic palette. Icy shards from the heavens! Pulsing throbs! Creeping anxiety! Fleeting melancholy!"
PEAKING LIGHTS 936 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 & sneaky dub guitar -- a total groove-wave classic!" On NOT NOT FUN.
SCOTT WALKER 5 Easy Pieces 5xCD
*** "96 tracks across 5 themed CDs. Many rare & deleted tracks. Scott's soundtrack work collected on one CD for the first time. 56 page booklet of notes."
JUNIOR WELLS Hoodoo Man Blues (Expanded Edition) CD
*** "Considered to be one of the best blues albums of all time, this new edition feat. 17 performances: 12 songs from the original LP, 3 alternate takes plus 2 never-before-released performances."
ANDRE WILLIAMS Movin' On With Andre CD
*** RECOMMENDED Compiling some of Andre's most down & dirty, dark & funky soul tracks from the '60s for Fortune, Avin, Sport, Wingate, Ric-Tic, Checker & Chess. Featuring "Bacon Fat," "JailBait" & "The Greasy Chicken." MUST HAVE.