Anoushka's a duo, as you might have guessed from the image on the cover – and a great one at that, with these sublime spacey soul vocals from Victoria Port, mixed with her own keyboards and more beats and keys from Max Wheeler! The music's got a lean quality, but also soars with a cosmic ... read moreCD
Mark De Clive-Lowe is back, and more brilliant than ever – working here on a set that's overflowing with superstar talent, and which cooks even more than some of his previous albums! All the grooves we've always loved from Mark are firmly in place – the wicked beats, cosmic rhythms, ... read moreCD
A bit dated these days, but still a good batch of jazz funk tunes by one of the obscure American indie bands who transformed the acid jazz scene in the early 90s. The cuts have that mix of jazz riffs and samples, plus real instrumental soloing – in the style that's still pretty popular today ... read moreCD
More classic-sounding jazz funk grooves from this perennial favorite among today's groovers. The move to Shanachie gave them a sound that's a little bit more free from some of the major label production, and the style's pretty similar to earlier recordings. Titles include "World Bank", ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Markus Guentner —
In Moll ... CD Kompakt (Germany), 2001. Used ...
Straddling the world between nu jazz and post rock, the Jaga Jazzist come up with another couple tracks that defy easy categorization, instrumental musings travelling between the spheres of contemporary electronics and cinematic, jazzy instrumental soundscapes. Fellow travelers Dat Politics and ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Jaga Jazzist —
Stix ... CD Ninja Tune (Canada), 2002. Used ...
Genre defying instrumental excursions into NuJazz, post rock and other largely indescribable tone bending. Fans of the Chicago based Tortoise style musings will get open on this new school collective that melds live instrumentation with modern beat science and studio trickery, though such ... read moreCD
A sweet little record that's every bit as compelling as its title! This "landscape of smaller's music" is a set of instrumental tracks from Japanese artist Tomoki Kanda – almost pastoral in nature, but with electronic touches and enough of an abstract vibes quality to land them in ... read moreCD
Funky flute, in a sweet dancefloor mode – as the work of Han Litz is remixed here by a variety of European producers! Litz has a groove that's already great on its own – a style that hearkens back to 60s and 70s jazz flute players, especially the funkier currents of the latter – ... read moreCD
Robert Mitchell's Panacea —
Voyager ... CD Dune (UK), 2001. Used ...
The title, group name, and cover are all a bit obscure – and hardly tell the full story of the rich sound of this new dynamic act – a compelling combo who mix together Spanish guitar, strings, and contemporary beats – all in a style that's way more than the sum of its parts, and ... read moreCD
Remixed version of Takemura's crucial first LP! If you know the Child's View LP, you know that it's filled with beautiful jazzy grooves that feature a mixture of Brazilian, soundtrack, soul, and hip hop scoring. This remix LP pushes the groove even more, by offering junglist and abstract takes on ... read moreCD
One of Luke Vibert's earliest albums, under the Wagon Christ name, and still one of our favorites. You can hear the template of what would become his trademark sound: idiosyncratic, but remarkably funky beat, interlaced with whimsical melodic samples and a nice dose of hip hop. 17 tracks in all, ... read moreCD
Funky classics – remade! This set may well be the best in Ubiquity's excellent Rewind series – a compilation collection that focuses on new versions of older funky tunes – some of which are pulled from obscure recent singles and import recordings, others of which appear on this ... read moreCD
A glorious celebration of a decade of Ninja Tune! The set's packed full of all the best bits on the label – and includes a number of out of print or hard to find tracks. Titles include "More Beats & Pieces (John McIntire & Tortoise rmx)" by Coldcut, "Channel 1 Suite ... read moreCD