Extremely haunting work from Eivind Aarset – a record that continues the experiments of his previous albums on the Jazzland label, but which also comes across a bit more tunefully too! Eivind's still working with a range of guitars, electronics, percussion, and programming – but there's ... read moreCD
The mid 90s classic from Aphex Twin – and one of the best, most furiously creative electronic albums of the era! I Care Because You Do is Richard D. James at his peak – sometimes frenetic, sometimes easygoing, always hypnotic beats – and some of the most entrancing ambient ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Duplex ... CD Shitkatapult (Germany), 2003. Used ...
The sound of the Star Club lives again – in this great set of retro-styled German beat group tracks! Beatplanet have a sound that's sure to take you back to early 60s Hamburg – a clear Beatles inspiration in the way they put together their tracks, complete with great production touches ... read moreCD
A sweet set of contemporary bossa gems – all older numbers made famous by Joao Gilberto in his early days – spun out with a very fresh finish here by the Brazilian Love Affair combo! The group work in a mostly live jazz mode, with just a bit of programming on the rhythms – and ... read moreCD
A stunner of a set from one of the few groups of their generation who seem to grow and grow more with each new record! Break Reform first caught our ears a few years ago, in the big rush of excellent work coming from London at the start of the 21st Century – but with this great little record ... read moreCD
A killer set from the young Kenny Dope – one of his first big-name projects of the 90s, and a great showcase for his already-mature approach to a groove! There's echoes here of the indie east coast club scene of a few years before – some of the soul of New Jersey, and the playful ... read moreCD
A hypnotic batch of atmospherics and cosmic sounds from Carlos Nino & friends – a nice blend of found sounds and field recordings of both natural soundscapes and studio bits from some of the talented musicians in his circle of friends! Carlos is really one of the more diverse ... read moreCD
Tim Cascone/Richard Chartier/Taylor Deupree —
After ... CD 12k, 2002. Used ...
Some of the noisiest music we've heard so far from Cherrystones – a sweet set that's heavy on fuzz and electronics, but which still holds onto the strong sense of beat from before! There's a pretty dark vibe to most of the record – a bite that goes way beyond downtempo, and which ... read moreCD
Daft Punk have always worn their love of pop, disco, electro, soul and fusion pretty proudly on their robot sleeves – and bless 'em, they're paying more earnest tribute than ever before on Random Access Memories – featuring homages to and collaborations with Chic guitarist/pop soul ... read moreCD
The first full length in a few years from world class turntablist DJ Kentaro – and a pretty diverse set of floor-shaking instrumentals – plus a number vocal cuts with a strong roster of guests. Kentaro is a sharp producer/artist on top of the turntablist skills, crafting well-paced ... read moreCD
As you might imagine, we're huge fans of any artist with Dusty in their name – but these guys have a really special sound we've been digging since their start! The record may well be the best we've heard so far from this cool German project – one rooted in the core contributions of ... read moreCD
Like every Galliano album, this one offers the same quandry: there's great funky instrumental grooves, of the sort that would be really appreciated by fans of other albums in our acid jazz section, but they're marred by the presence of Galliano himself, rhyming and reciting his way through the cuts ... read moreCD
Recorded live at the Montreal Jazz Festival, and a special set featuring the acoustic talents of trumpeter Tim Hagan and soprano saxist Bob Belden, mixed with electronics by Scott Kinsey, and turtablism by DJ Kingsize. Most of the material is fairly out – with off-kilter solos draped over ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout mark, CD has a promo stamp.)
The usual blend of downtempo beats and tripped-out grooves – mostly instrumental, but with some occasional raps by the likes of Big Ted, What What, and Fabian. Titles include "Shocker Zulu", "Shorty's Judgement", "Hardcore", "Theme From Control Centre" ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas —
Leche ... CD Universal, 1999. Used ...
Cool compressed grooves from Raoul K – music that's offers up a really unique blend of African roots and contemporary club – but in ways that are a lot more abstract than others working in the genre! Raoul really abstracts the instruments in his music – so that the core elements ... read moreCD
A mad mix of spaced out jazz funk from Madlib – working here in a style closer to his benchmark Yesterday's New Quintet mode of forward looking band-based grooves – but also taking it even further and into deeper realms! The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble ... read moreCD
(Comes in a nice heavy gatefold-style cardboard sleeve.)
Excellent modern bossa grooves! The group is British, but the record's issued on Schema – and it reminds us a lot of the modern bossa work that's been showing up on the label. The band is incredibly tight, with a straightforward trio format of organ and drums, mixed with occasional vibes, ... read moreCD
Dreamy cinematic soundscapes and opaque, raggedly easy groove from Massive Attack – the group's soundtrack to the Luc Besson film Danny The Dog! The sound is certainly a departure for the trip hop pioneers, but they do find their full-bodied, identifiable characteristics – with lots of ... read moreCD
A great bit of messed up funk from the Beastie Boys' keyboard player. Lots of nice organy choppy funky grooves, quirky pop tunes and even a few weird vocal bits. Titles include "Sixth Sense", "Pretty Pain", "Ba Ba Ba Boom", "Don't Miss The Boat", "Insec ... read moreCD
Wow! What a great surprise! This album was way better than we expected it would be when we ordered it, even though it's on a label that we know and like. It's a great groovy mix of funky loungy grooves (which sounds a bit like Pizzicatto 5 in parts), mixed with a great tenor player who has a ... read moreCD
(Out of print, please note that there is some edgewear to the digipack case.)
A beautiful collection of work from Ian O'Brien – rare tracks from a time when he was really making some great steps forward in the underground scene – one of the few keyboardists able to really reintroduce a sense of cosmic jazz to the music! Most tracks here are appearing on CD for ... read moreCD
Modern mod groovers – a serious 60s retro sound in force, mixing Hammond organ, bossa beats, jangly guitars, and a bit of Motown soul – very much in the Blow Up kind of style, with perhaps a bit more of a modern bounce in the beats! There's some campy elements to the overall production ... read moreCD
A decade since their previous effort, and 14 years since their previous masterpiece, Portishead returns with Third – and, oh, what a mindblowing third act. The first thing you'll realize about Third is that it's not Dummy Part 3 – a welcome and surprising trait – but it does take ... read moreCD
Classic bossa material from this great Parisian combo! The album's a great batch of jazzy Brazilian grooves, recorded in France, and given a nice modern twist – but which still gets the sound right enough to sound authentic! There's loads of good groovy cuts with a nice clubby feel that ... read moreCD
Killer jazzy grooves from the bourgeoning French jazz house scene! St Germain take a Blue Note 70s sound as their base – with lots of sweet Hammond riffs, mellow Fender Rhodes licks, funky flute lines, and spacey percussion – then they add in some tight soulful house rhythms, with a ... read moreCD
Dexter Story —
Seasons ... CD Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2012. Used ...
A beautiful project from the contemporary underground scene in LA – a record that shares lots of energy and musicians with recordings by Build An Ark and Life Force Trio! Dexter Story's the main force behind the record, but the set's a strongly collaborative effort – and features ... read moreCD
The beat here is a bit less vintage than you might guess from the title – but Caterina definitely keeps things sweet – and the album's a nice batch of groovers that really keep up the best side of the Irma sound! Vocals are in Italian, and the rhythms are never too clubby – kind ... read moreCD
Jerome Sydenham & Kerri Chandler —
Saturday ... CD Ibadan, 2001. Used ...
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout mark.)
Towa Tei —
Flash ... CD V2 (Japan), 2005. Used Gatefold ...
One of the tightest and most soulful sets we've ever heard from Towa Tei – not nearly as gimmicky as some of his other work, and done with a real focus on a catchy tune! Towa's working here with a variety of different lead singers – including Joi Cardwell, Byron Stingily, Masaya, Arto ... read moreCD