BJORK Biophilia CD
*** "Biophilia is the Icelandic singer and composer's most ambitious
undertaking in her 20-year career. Someone actually said, 'To me, it
feels like the birth of opera or the birth of cinema'."
BONNIE 'PRINCE' BILLY Wolfroy Goes To Town LP / CD
*** Yet another gemstone from WILL OLDHAM! And by gum, it was recorded
in KENTUCKY. A bunch of people play on it -- all of them are prrrretty
good musicians. Ah, music -- the nectar of life!
FEIST Metals LP+MP3 / CD
*** "Astoundingly intimate, yet often exuberant; rife with transcendent
& unforgettable pop gems -- a stunningly beautiful, sublime record."
PETER GABRIEL New Blood CD
*** "New Blood is a continuum of Peter's previous Scratch My Back album -
the song-swap project where he covered the songs of others, all to an
GILBERTO GIL The Sound of Revolution 1968-69 CD
*** "The Sound of Revolution combines Gilberto Gil's brilliant 1968 and
'69 Tropicalia albums, Frevo Rasgado and Cerebro Electronico; joyous,
extraordinarily inventive pop. Two albums on one disc + 2 additional
RADIOHEAD TKOL RMX 1234567 2xCD
*** "The double CD set brings together all 19 remixes that form the band's current 12" vinyl singles series."
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 1966, which never
saw the light of day in those heady drug-filled days. Mono & stereo
JEAN-CLAUDE VANNIER Electro Rapide CD
*** RECOMMENDED "Electro Rapide is a collection of rare & unreleased
archive material from the vaults of Jean-Claude Vannier. Taken from the
period before and during his revered creative period with Serge
Gainsbourg, this is a mix of JCVs familiar trade-mark motifs from his
coveted work for idiosyncratic French pop vocalists (Briggitte Fontaine,
Claude Nougaro, Leonie, Anna St Clair) with the seldom heard
experimental music for ballets, fashion shows as well as his infamous
film music (such as the soundtracks for Cannabis & La Horse)."
JEAN-CLAUDE VANNIER Roses Rouge Sang CD
*** "A NEW album from JCV! The signature sound is there, complete with
his brooding orchestral sweeps, pensive drum-drops, loudly plucked bass
& biting clavinet."