Mighty weird electronic sounds from Gary Sloan and Clone – an Alaska act from the start of the 80s, working with a really unique mix of styles that includes some electrified harmonica on most tracks! The core sounds are in more familiar electronic territory – Fender Rhodes, Arp, moog, ... read moreCD
Part of the great 80s run from The Smiths – and a record that has them continuing to grow, continuing to express new ideas – yet still find a way to hang onto all the charm and catchiness that made them so great in the first place! Morrissey's definitely stretching out a bit with his ... read moreCD
Johnny Socko —
Quatro ... CD Rock N Roll Rampage, 1999. Used ...
Soft Machine —
Softs ... CD Harvest/See For Miles (UK), 1976. Used ...
A later record by Soft Machine – the moody, melodic keyboard, synth & piano led sounds of Soft – a '76 effort from a period with Karl Jenkins was largely at the wheel! Jenkins composed most of the material, and his piano, electric keys, string and Mini Moog are prominent features ... read moreCD
Sonic Youth's second set for Geffen and perhaps the SC album most burdened by expectations of the time – produced by Butch Vig and with a bigger, yet way noisier sound than Goo. The sound is straight up incredible – whether you'd want to credit Vig, mixer Andy Wallace or Sonic Youth ... read moreCD
Magical music from the team of Donald Fagan and Walter Becker – one of those records that seems to state its existence in simple, straightforward terms – but which is also filled with undeniably complex moments! There's a definite echo of older jazz here – heard famously in the ... read moreCD
A killer live set from Suicide – and a very important addition to their catalog – given that the group hardly issued any records in their short-but-crucial career! The album captures a live performance from 1981 – a bilstering barrage of electronics from Martin Rev, topped by ... read moreCD
Pure mainstream 70s pop genius, the most fully-formed of all early Supertramp albums – and a record that's filled with a surprising amount of great Fender Rhodes moments too! The set's a masterpiece from start to finish – filled with themes of loss and loneliness, but served up by the ... read moreCD
Early genius from the Talking Heads – a set that's got a much sparer sound than most of their later work, and a surprisingly groovy feel overall! The starkness of the group's debut is still very much in place – lots of tight interplay between bass and guitar – but the rhythms are ... read moreCD
A great soundtrack moment for Tangerine Dream – and one of their darkest, too! Bill Friedkin's films are always pretty darn spooky – but the music of the group definitely adds a lot here – bringing in these coldly hypnotic passages that really work wonders with the images on the ... read moreCD