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Gotan ProjectLa Revancha Del Tango (US version – with bonus disc) ... CD
XL/Beggars, 2001. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
The slinky sound of the tango gets updated into some great electric funky grooves – a pivotal recording for the French scene, and one of the gems of the past few years! The record takes the classic Argentinian tango approach, infuses it with funky Paris, and comes up with a timeless groove that's one of the freshest we've heard all year! Titles include "Epoca", "Queremos Paz", "La Del Ruso", "Vuelvo Al Sur", "Triptico", "Santa Maria", and an appropriate cover of "Last Tango In Paris"! US CD comes with a whole bonus CD – featuring "Triptico (Peter Kruder mix)", "Santa Maria (Tom Middleton's Cosmos mix)", "El Capitalismo Foraeno (Antipop Consortium mix)", "Santa Maria (Pepe Braddock mix)", and an enhanced video of "Santa Maria". CD

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VariousPsychic TV Presents Ultrahouse – The LA Connection ... CD
Wax Trax, 1991. Used ... $2.99
(Out of print.)
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Build An ArkPeace With Every Step (import pressing) ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2004. Used ... $13.99
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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BumcelloBumcello ... CD
Comet (France), 2000. Used ... $3.99
Wild stuff – and one of the most haunting batch of grooves we've heard in years! Bumcello features (what else?) an electric cello, played with lots of amplification, modulation, and cool spacey production. Underneath are flanged-out grooves in a mode similar to those used on the Tony Allen album on Comet – all peppered with some very sinister sound effects and processing! The whole sound is nice and chunky – with warm bassy notes getting chopped up and remodeled into waves and shapes of sound that are all pretty darn fresh! A bit dubby, a bit jungly, and very very bassy! Tracks include "Marathon Man", in a few mixes, plus "Involuntary Slavery", "Boom", "La Chapelle", and "To The Next Man". CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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