Air going strong in the late 00s – still riding at a creative peak, years after breaking through – balancing inventive soundscapes and gratifying hooks as great as they've done since Moon Safari! Includes a couple a few tracks featuring and/or co-written by Jarvis Cocker – ... (Rock, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White vinyl pressing, including the heavy inner sleeves.)
A great full-length album by one of the most exciting groups on the Compost label! Beanfield are an excellent combo who mix modern electronica with rootsier jazz-based samples – for a sound that's both current and adventurous, yet warmly filled with echoes of the past. Most of the cuts on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Bug gets heavy on London Zoo – mixing his trademark dub step thump with some unsettling modern commentary – without betraying the pedigree of top shelf dubby dancehall, post techno, aggro hip hop and noisy grime. Heavy rhythms, atmosphere and lyricism from The Bug! Loads of Titles ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pastiche of ambient electronics, earthy elements, and aural atmosphere from Caural – a record that defies any clear categorization and often pretty pleasing to adventurous ears! Tracks include "All These Todays Just Melt Into Tomorrows", "Stick To Modeling", "Campho ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Heavy percussion from Christian Prommer – who's really stepping out in some great new directions since his first Drumlesson set! As before, Prommer plays a whole bunch of cool rhythm patterns – mostly using acoustic drums and percussion, but also mixing in some electric lines too ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Never a stereotype, Cibo Matto was a pretty trailblazing act from the start – and their underrated late 90s swan song (for quite a while) Stereo Type A is a major reminder of that – blending genres and breaking barriers as strongly as ever! It's a brilliant mix of styles, from ... (Rock, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Elegently tailored beatcraft from Daedelus – often with a dramatic melodicism soaring over the bubbling beats and electronic errata – with guests including Bilal, Busdriver, Inara Geroge, Baths, Young Dad, Milosh and others. Includes "Tailor-Made" with Milosh, "Penny ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dirty Vegas —
Trip ... LP Family (UK), 2002. Very Good 3LP ...
About as raw as you can get for deep, classic Chicago Acid house. 8 stripped down tracks of 909: "I Need A friend", "The Acid Life", "Acid Trip", "All Acid Out", "Should I Need You", "My World", "The Funk Is On" and "Bass ... (Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label with blue text pressing in a plain sleeve, which has some wear. Label has some stains and pen.)
The group's first, with production courtesy the great Gary Katz, who's put a fine touch on many Steely Dan LPs. While we were a bit dismissive of this effort at the time, it's kind of become a bit of a watershed in retrospect, the high water mark for the American Acid Jazz scene, if a bit ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The group's sophomore release. 14 tracks in all including: "Loisaida", "Lift Off", "Everybody (We the People)", "Fly", "Sneaky", "I Am", "Caterpillar", "Where Are Your White Shoes", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
A sublime bit of modern soul jazz – produced by Phil Asher with a quality that blows away most other Nu Jazz efforts on the market! The album's the brainchild of sax player Nathan Haines and Asher, but it's got a soul collective feel that pushes it past any simple remix-type project, one ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jonti's full length debut for Stones Throw – delivering with this supremely catchy, yet unbridled and densely-layered Twirligig – showing a love for primitive electronics, sunny psych melodies, erratic, sampler pastiche experimentalism and moody avant pop of all kinds. It's really all ... (Rock, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)
Raoul K —
Mande ... LP Still Music (Germany), 2012. Sealed 2LP ...
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tribute by Frankie Knuckles to the then recently departed Ron Hardy, his contemporary in building the House scene here during the early 80s in Chicago. 10 house classics & Ron Hardy edits, including "Your Love", "Children Of TheNight", "Beat The Knuckles", ... (Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Heavily rhythmic jazzy instrumental grooves from Loka! Loka assembles pretty incredible blend of atmospheres – suggesting a deep love for all kinds of soul jazz and experimental rock from the late 60s and through the 70s – with a real knack for dynamic melody. It's tpugh to put Loka's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
London Grammar —
If You Wait ... LP Metal & Dust/Ministry Of Sound (UK), 2013. Near Mint- 2LP ...
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(US pressing on Columbia, still in the shrink.)
Love Tambourines —
Alive ... LP Crue-L (Japan), 1995. Near Mint- ...
An ambitious title for this one – but it more than lives up to the name! Mamond is a huge collective of Brazilian players working with British producer Roc Hunter in Rio-based studios. Roc brings the tight dancefloor sound of the London scene to the rich vocal and instrumental talents of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the funkiest albums from the early days of the British acid jazz scene – a heavily soulful affair from Mother Earth! This album's quite different than any of their later work – and is awash in hip 70s soul styles that have a really warm sort of groove. Instrumentation is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jade ... LP Warner (France), 2000. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
Excellent work from this jazzy Indian combo! Mukta mix together Indian rhythms and funky jazz – in a way that's unlike anything we've ever heard, but which draws a bit of an influence from the 60s funk of Ananda Shankar and the 70s Bollywood funky era. The focus on this album, though, is ... (Global Grooves, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve and bonus CD copy.)
Night Trains —
Loaded ... LP Acid Jazz (UK), 1992. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
Very sharp LP on Acid Jazz, and one of the few on the label that sounds like it might actually be from the 70's. The Night Trains play with the same sort of JB's inspired funk groove that's informed a lot of the current bands on Desco, and the set boasts a lot of hard drums, choppy guitar, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really dark little soundtrack – contemporary, but at a level that really looks back at older horror scoring from the 80s and before – put together with a strong ear for some of the more stark elements in avant composition as well! The music is a great change from some of the overdone ... (Soundtracks, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Postal Service —
Give Up ... LP Sub Pop, 2003. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
An early 90s set of house instrumentals, but one that really lives up to the rootsier promise of the cover – as the album's actually one of the earlier moments of more tribal rhythms on the New York scene – kind of a precursor to more globally conscious dancefloor sounds to come! Most ... (Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
There's a massive amount of keyboards pictured on the inside cover of the album – which you can hear to great effect in the music of Zoltan! The group's clearly inspired by the sound of 70s soundtracks – and maybe a bit of 80s, too – especially the John Carpenter-type of film ... (Soundtracks, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really groundbreaking little set – the revival of bossa influence on the Japanese scene, presented here by a host of hip talents from the earliest years of the club jazz scene! The album's got a wonderful vibe through and through – a sound that was later taken up by bigger names from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album