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Atomic Bomb BandAtomic Bomb Band Performing The Music Of William Onyeabor (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Luaka Bop, 2017. New Copy ... $22.99
A really fantastic album that's way better than any other tribute record we've ever heard – even though the whole thing's a tribute to the legendary William Onyeabor! Yet rather than slavishly copying Onyeabor's music, the group here take off in so many new directions – many of them very funky and filled with even more acoustic touches than in the original versions of the songs – including some great sax and trumpet lines that really give the music some depth. The group features a huge array of all-stars – members of LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, Sinkane, and The Beastie Boys – but this also isn't some project where big names are just phoning it in, as there's a very unified vibe that seems to bring out the best in everyone – including folks we might not even like in another context. Jamie Lidell sings on a few cuts, Money Mark plays keyboards on the record, and even the great Charles Lloyd delivers two great tenor solos – on titles that include "Poor Boy", "Love Is Blind", "Fantastic Man", "Good Name", "Heaven & Hell", and "Love Me Now". Fantastic fold-out cover design too! (Global Grooves, New Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition vinyl only pressing – in a fold-out poster cover!)

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✨✧ BB Boogie (Daz I Kue)Standing On The Wall ... LP
R2 (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
It's been many years since Daz I Kue first rocked our world with his grooves in Bugz In The Attic – and since that time, he's only gotten stronger and more soulful as a solo act – to the point where a new project like this almost blows away some of his previous work! As you might guess from the cover and name, the project has a very vintage feel – somewhere in the territory of late 70s/early 80s clubby funk, with warmer instrumentation than back in the Bugz days – and a fantastic sense of production that could almost have you playing this set alongside later Funkadelic material, or early work from Prince! Yet there's also a sharpness, too – that new vision of funk that's always made the London scene so wonderful – from the Incognito/Brand New Heavies years onward. Khari Simmons plays bass on most of the record – and the bass is definitely in the lead – and singers include Vanessa Freeman, Greg Blackman, Leroy Burgess, DNS, Monica Blaire, Joy Jones, and others – really helping flesh out the sound on tracks that include "Opposition", "Sweating & Shaking", "Wanna Be With You", "We Can Do It", "Standing On The Wall", "In The Middle", "Let Love Grow", "Stay Woke", and "RAyanne". LP, Vinyl record album

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Break ReformNew Perspectives – A Collection Of Remixes & Unreleased Tracks ... LP
Abstract Blue (UK), 2004. Near Mint- 2LP ... $11.99
Laidback and jazzy wonderfulness – a full album's worth of rare tracks and remixes from the mighty Break Reform! The album pushes the group's already-great groove with a perfect smattering of extra touches – taking their cool breezy keyboards and spacey beats, and working them into a range of grooves that's even more compelling! Plus, the set also features some unreleased tracks that are totally great – every bit as excellent as work from the group's full studio LP – and which add a nice extra level of polish to this great set. Titles include "Ghosts", "Freefall", "Metropolis (Unknown Quantity mix)", "When It Came (Nwachukwu rmx)", "Perfect Season (Break Reform rmx)", "Medusa (Dynamic Syncopation rmx)", "Freefall (Version 2 – bonus mix)", "Metropolis (Solar Apple Quarktette Suadade London Bossa mix)", "What Do You Do (Kamara rmx)", "Lady Sings (D'Nell rmx)", and "Mercy (Ol English rmx)". LP, Vinyl record album
(#112.)

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CloniousBetween The Dots ... CD
Ubiquity, 2009. Used ... $6.99
Buoyant, spacey funk beatcraft and sputtering synthy atmospherics blended intricately with more soulful and and jazzy touches courtesy of the Clonious – a deft mix of heavy funk beatcraft and more hallucinatory soundscapes! Clonious proves to have an impeccable ear for far reaching dynamics, from 70s space jazz to the grittier boombap – attracting guests from Dudley Perkins & Georgia Anne Muldrow, to Muhsinah, Dorian Concept and others. After a promising 12-inch for Ubiquity got our hopes up for a great full length, and Clonious delivers! Titles include "Fogged Spacesuit", "One At A Time (Funked Up)", "Agenda", "Bugs N Fools", "Hang On" "Data Flow" feat Dorian Concept, "Lovelights" feat Dudley Perkins & Georgia Anne Muldrow, "Oly Glue", "Wolf Teeth Grind" and "Goodbye". CD

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CotoneteInside Outside – First EP Series Vol 1 ... 12-inch
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2017. New Copy ... $19.99
A jazzy instrumental with a very classic vibe – served up with some especially nice keyboard work from Florian Pellissier – who you might know from records issued under his own name! "Inside Outside" owes a fair bit to 70s funky jazz for inspiration – but it's also got a crackling sort of rhythm approach – played live, but maybe inherited a bit from the broken beat generation – which gives the music an urgently current vibe. Side one features the long core track of the tune – originally written by MPS legend Joanne Grauer – and side two features two Phil Asher/Restless Soul reworks. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Hidden OrchestraDawn Chorus (with bonus download) ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99 21.99
A record with a sound to match its evocative title – maybe the most heady work to date from Hidden Orchestra – and that's saying a lot, given the depth of their other releases! These guys definitely take the "orchestra" in their name seriously – and while the lineup is maybe around a dozen musicians, not a hundred, the sound is very complex, and made up of a shifting array of musical elements – including piano, percussion, guitar, and lots more from leader Joe Acheson – who also uses field recordings and other sonic elements alongside the group's subtle blend of woodwinds, trumpet, and bits of strings. The latter are used very sparingly – so that most of the textures have a more organic sort of quality – and although there are lyrics, the overall sound is the most important thing – almost a 21st Century underground updating of older British lyrical landscape composition – but much hipper overall. Titles include "Long Orchard", "Wingbeats", "East London Street", "Stone", "Serpentine", and "Western Isles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is indie store exclusive – includes download!)

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Information SocietyRunning (voc remix, percapella, nest remix, inst) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1986. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a plain sleeve. Labels have a name in marker.)

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Menson Benson SextetSharpenin The Milestone ... CD
Cosmic Sounds (UK), 2000. Used ... $5.99
Funky jamband grooves from Yugoslavia! The Menson Benson Sextet is a group headed up by tenorist Dusan Petrovic – also in the related group Coxless Pair – and the oddly-named four piece lineup features searing solos by Petrovic, plus work on bass, drums, and turntables, which adds some scratching into an otherwise straight-ahead funky mix of styles. The group feel a bit like one of those New York combos – Soulive or Topaz – mixed with turntablist tricks to give the sound a slightly hip hop groove. Titles include "Jazzy Pressing", "Milestoned", "Prva", "Kolo Techino", and "Afro Punk". CD
(Out of print.)

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ExplosionExplosion ... CD
Versatile (France), 2015. New Copy ... $9.99
A spare, spacey record from this cool French trio – a group who's maybe more laidback than you'd guess from their explosive name – and who work here with lots of great electronics from Gilbert Cohen of Chateau Flight! The record's got a vibe that's almost like some of the best German work on Sky Records at the end of the 70s – a minimal, post-prog use of sound cycles and melodic elements – served up here in a blend of guitar, keyboards, and lots of electronics. All titles are instrumental – and tunes include "Let's Love", "Raga 4", "The Duke", "Planance", "Three Worlds", and "Disco Blind". CD

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✨✧ Forro In The DarkSandcastle ... LP
Nacional, 2017. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Forro In The Dark sound better here than ever before – working with producer Kassin, on a set of tracks recorded both in Brooklyn and in Rio – with a vibe that's maybe more faithful to their Brazilian inspiration than any of their previous records! The core trio handle a fantastic amount of percussion, guitar, and reed instruments – with modes that start with the forro of their name, but also branch out into other Brazilian styles – and have some of the captivating qualities of the best independent acts from Brazil in recent years. Kassin plays on most of the record, about half the tracks feature vocals, and titles include "I Wanna Know", "Forro Da Casa Grande", "Ou Sim", "Roca De Pedra", "Craudineia No Forro", "Voce Nao E Insubstituviel", and "Drifting Away". (Brazil, New Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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