v/a GUITARS OF THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE CD
*** "Never before presented outside a tiny minority of the Burmese community, this unbelievable collection of garage and psychedelic rock, raw folk-blues ballads, and country-western styled music are almost impossible to find in ANY form or quality."
v/a THAI POP SPECTACULAR CD
*** "This superb collection features modern Thai music styles combining with elements of surf, rock, funk, disco and comedy, revealing the use of clever instrumentation, brilliant vocals, great arrangements, twisted breaks, and resourceful production techniques. The Thai were a completely unique and powerful force during the 1960s, '70s & '80s global popular music explosion."
v/a THE TOMORROW PEOPLE CD
*** BACK IN STOCK! Top notch collection of previously unreleased BBC Radiophonic Workshop music.
AFX Analogue Bubblebath 3 CD
*** "Analogue Bubblebath 3 is a repress of a 'lost' album originally released in 1993. This 13 track CD is a great value for money featuring a broad spectrum of AFX magic. For any self respecting fan of Mister James this album is a must."
WILLIAM BASINSKI El Camino Real CD
*** "Hypnotic new electronic ambient recording using another recently discovered loop from the archive. Premiered at Bleeding Edge Festival, Montalvo Arts Center, August 2006."
BLOSSOM TOES We Are Ever CD
*** "Released at the height of flower power in 1967, We Are Ever So Clean is widely considered to be the finest pop-psych album ever recorded. Produced by Giorgio Gomelsky (discoverer of The Rolling Stones and The Yardbirds ), it's a fascinating amalgam of whimsical pop, music hall humor and acid rock. It's presented with no fewer than ten bonus tracks, encompassing non-LP singles, demos, out-takes and live performances."
KEVIN DRUMM & DANIEL MENCHE Gauntlet CD
*** "One organ, one guitar, several fuzz boxes and two highly-regarded purveyors of American extreme sonics are the savory ingredients that created Gauntlet. Building on Menche's aural low end physicality and Drumm's exacting attention to high frequency detail -- the aptly titled Gauntlet is a sizzling, scorching slab of essential audio."
ESG Sound Bronx Story 2: Rarities CD
*** "ESG's place in history is legendary, placing them at the heart of post-punk, hip-hop and New York dance music. A South Bronx Story 2 gathers together rarities from the group's 25 year career, featuring alternate mixes of classic tracks as well as super-rare & out-of-print tracks."
FALSE 2007 CD
*** This is the second full-length release by DJ and producer False (aka Matthew Dear, Audion). Essentially a special one-off live set, 2007 defines Dear's relationship with M_nus. This collection of tracks strikes the perfect balance between abstract experimentation and full-on techno nirvana without ever breaking stride or losing focus."
FOTHERINGAY Fotheringay CD
*** "Fotheringay's beautiful debut album was recorded in 1970, and has long been regarded as one of the greatest achievements of British folk-rock. Sandy Denny, Trevor Lucas, Jerry Donahue, Pat Donaldson and Gerry Conway created a magical ensemble sound and one of the finest albums of Sandy's career. It has been out of print for sometime. For this carefully remastered edition Fledg'ling have restored all of the original artwork and added four bonus tracks -- performances recorded at the 1970 Rotterdam Festival. Remastering approved by original producer Joe Boyd."
GOBLIN The Fantastic Voyage Of... CD
*** Perhaps the best collection of Goblin's darkest soundtrack music, featuring tunes from Profondo Rosso, Suspiria, Dawn Of The Dead, Tenebre, and more. Their music recalls Can, Amon Duul II, Popul Vuh with a dose of Sabbath. They've been sampled the world over, including recent stabs from J.U.S.T.I.C.E.
ANGELO LAVAGNINO Gamma 1 Quadrilogy: 60s Italian Cinematic Science Fiction Classic Freaky Sounds CD
*** "The Gamma I Quadrilogy are four of the coolest, kitschiest, trashiest sci-fi films to come out of Italy in the 1960s with freaky space age soundtracks to match the groovy, otherworldly images on-screen. Set your theremins to stun!"
GERARD MANSET 1968 CD
*** "Gérard Manset's first recordings represent some of the best psychedelic chansons in existence and in league with such luminaries as Gainsbourg, Polnareff and Ferrer."
O TERCO O Terco CD
*** "Their second album (1972), a landmark of Brazilian progressive/psychedelic rock. Rocking at times like King Crimson, Led Zeppelin or even Black Sabbath, their music also contains beautiful pastoral passages that demonstrate the influence of Os Mutantes, the Moody Blues, and early Pink Floyd."
SCIENTIST & PRINCE JAMMY Dub Landing Volume 1 & 2 CD
*** Overton Brown was 16-year-old dub wunderkind that honed his skills under KING TUBBY and became the main engineer at Channel One Studios. With Henry "Junjo" Lawes, he cut some of the best-selling dub LPs of all time. This is the first time both original 1981 vinyl albums are released on one CD, and includes 20 tracks."
SQUAREPUSHER Feed Me Weird Things CD
*** "All-time classic debut album from 1996. Stunning, complex programming intertwined with fusion-flecked electric bass creating some of the most euphoric, havoc-wrecked sounds of the contemporary era. This is the album that put it all together (to be followed by a series of albums for Warp) and is, in simple terms, one of the cornerstones of mid-90s sound recordings."
TRENTMOLLER Last Resort CD
*** "Trentemøller took dancefloors by storm last year with funky minimal techno tracks. His debut is a beautifully crafted masterpiece of subtle melodic miniatures, dreamy ambiences, dusty beats, deep dub-tracks and driving groove-excursions. Considered an electronic album, it also incorporates live drums, guitars and other acoustic instruments like celesta, glockenspiel, & melodica."
WHITE NOISE Electric Storm CD
*** "Classic electron-psych LP from '68. Spearheaded by one David Vorhaus, a staff member at BBC studios and widely rumored as co-creator of the music to BBC television's cult classic Dr. Who series. 'Welcome to the world of the frequency shifter, signal generator and azimuth co-ordinator. A world that existed before the dawn of the synthesizer, when a 'sample' was a length of recording tape delicately and skillfully spliced in place. The 1968 White Noise: An Electric Storm LP became the holy grail amongst collectors of 'Science Dimension' music, a staple ingredient for lovers of cosmic electronic space-rock'. Features longtime Evan Parker cohort Paul Lytton on drums, some familiar Perrey/Kingsley-esque tape-sound juxtapositioned with concreté-styled jump cuts. An authentic must-have, a truly important record in the continuum of electronic rock. -- Hrvatski.
BETTY WRIGHT Hard To Stop CD
*** "Betty Wright, who co-produced 16 year old UK prodigy Joss Stone's Soul Sessions, was just 17 when her own 1972 Clarence Reid penned hit 'Clean Up Woman' hit #6 on the Billboard Pop chart. Her 1973 follow-up album Hard To Stop released on Florida's Alston label."