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✨✧ VariousWitness, Future, Vintage – Kindred Spirits Vol 1 ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2004. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent compilation from one of our favorite labels of recent years – Amsterdam's ultra-cool Rush Hour, a surprising home to some of the best American underground grooves of the 21st Century! Rush Hour may be located in Europe, but they do a great job of scrounging around the urban underground – pulling together artists that are just ready to break big, but who aren't getting the respect they deserve on their local scene. Enter Rush Hour, who have an uncanny ear for picking out the best of the least-known – and a great eye for bringing the music out in a stunning package that lifts the work far from the indie hinterland. They also manage to find a few odd European artists who fit nicely with the American groove – finding surprisingly soulful tunes on the other side of the Atlantic too, and making the company one of the most important forces in both modern groove and neo-soul! This set features 14 of the best tracks from the label's output so far – including a few singles that are nice to have in CD format. Titles include "Turn Off The Lights" by Kid Sublime, "Amazona" by Francisco Mora Catlett, "Do For You" by Heavy, "All I Want To Be" by Liquid Spirits, "Sun Walkers" by Jneiro Janel, "Love In Outta Space" by Jimi Tenor, "Wonderlove" by Heavy, "Astro Black" by Kirk Degiorgio, "Liston" by Mikebar, and "Unconditional Love" by Benny Sings. CD
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Togo All StarsWay Out Of Sadness/Ekue ... 12-inch
Kindred Spirits (UK), 2015. New Copy (pic cover)... $9.99
A really classic-styled cut from this great mix of old and young players – a group who definitely bring new energy to the scene in Togo with music this great! "Way Out Of Sadness" is an Afro funk groover, but one that's got this great current of melancholy – as you'd guess from the title – an emotional complexity that comes as quite a surprise! "Ekue" is a lot more complex in the rhythms – with almost a 99 Records mix of creative basswork and drums – held together by some straighter vocals over the top! Both tracks nice and long, too. (Global Grooves, New Grooves) 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Build An ArkPeace With Every Step (import pressing) ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2004. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most righteous albums of the 21st century so far – and an instant classic we'll be loving for years! Build An Ark are a seriously heavy soul jazz ensemble, with roots and traditions that stretch back to the most righteous days of the 70s underground – the brainchild of producer Carlos Nino and vocalist Dwight Trible – and featuring work by soul jazz stalwarts that include Phil Ranelin, Nate Morgan, Derf Reklaw, Adam Rudolph, and others – all coming together in a fresh, new expression of the righteous ideals that first motivated their original work! Under the guidance of Nino, the group really gels together nicely – working in a loose mode that's a nice change from the tighter cosmic 21st century soul of the European scene – and returning to the organic, almost folksy forms that first emerged on 70s independent labels like Tribe, Strata East, and Nimbus. LA luminary Nate Morgan plays some great Fender Rhodes on many of the album's best tracks – and singer Dwight Trible has a soulful range that's somewhere between the style of Terry Callier and Leon Thomas. The album features a massively beautiful remake of Pharoah Sanders "You've Got To Have Freedom" – one that's very different than the original – plus a host of other great cuts that include Stanley Cowell's "Equipoise", Phil Ranelin's "Vibes From The Tribe", Ronnie Laws' "Always There", and Michael White's "Guidance" – as well as the original tracks "Peace & Love", "Conversations", "Precious Priceless", and "Love Is Our Nationality". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousSun Ra Dedication – The Myth Lives On ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2003. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The legacy of Sun Ra lives on strongly – in this surprisingly wonderful set of tribute tracks! The album features work by an assortment of future jazz underground players and producers – all current talents that have clearly been influenced by Ra, especially his most righteous 70s work – and the tunes on the set really go for the best side of the "Space Is The Place" generation, moving past some of the wilder avant work of Ra & the Arkestra, and instead focusing on the group's music that had a more cosmic and far-reaching spiritual approach. And although we were a bit suspicious at first, we have to say that the results are great – an updating of Ra for the Goya London scene, done as best as we could have hoped! Titles include "Nuclear War" by Yesterdays New Quintet, "Black" by King Britt, "Nuclear War" by Alex Attias, "Saga Of Resistance" by Theo Parrish, "Stars Are Singing Too" by Build An Ark, "Astro Black" by Offworld, "Paepulsariki" by Recloose with Jonathan Crayford, and "Love In Outer Space" by Jimi Tenor. CD
(Out of print.)

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