A wonderful pairing of two of our favorite records ever by this sublime British group – both records that were issued separately as 12" EP releases, but make a perfect pairing as a full length record like this! There's a clarity and focus to the music here that's often missing on other Cocteau projects of this vintage – this sharpness to the instrumental ideas, and very strong use of Liz Frazier's sublime wordless vocals in these tapestries of sound that cascade beautifully over these lush rhythm progressions. Things are nicely exotic, in all the best ways – and titles include "Plain Tiger", "Ribbed & Veined", "Pink Orange Red", "Melanolla", "Great Spangled Fritillary", and "Eggs & Their Shells". LP, Vinyl record album
DJ Cam —
Miami Vice ... LP Inflamable (France), 2015. New Copy ...
About July 28, 2015 (delayed)
DJ Cam pays tribute to the great moment of Miami Vice in the 80s – but with a sound that's definitely 21st Century all the way through! The music here is mostly composed by Cam – supposedly in Miami – and the whole thing does feel like some revised soundtrack for the famous show, but set in a whole new milieu – from the leadoff track, which samples and snips bits from the original program – to instrumentals which cascade nicely with a sun-drenched, languorous version of hip hop instrumentals. There's a few vocal tracks – two with MC Eiht, one with Earl Davis – and titles include "Welcome To Little Haiti", "Tubbs Theme", "Crockett's Theme", "Move That Dope", "Music To Drive By", "Weather Underground", and "In The Air Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album
Can's tuneful, yet oddly offbeat Flow Motion album – their most melodically straightforward batch of songs to this point, which throws fans for loop to this day – and we love it for that! Can was so fearlessly creative, so brilliant in their boundary-busting, genre-confounding way, that it seems like the "weirdest" thing they could do would be to make a record that sounds a little bit like music other people could make. So here comes Can with some reggae-inspired rhythms and accessible songcraft – but it's still Can, with some longer, stranger instrumental passages and all around other-ness. Includes "I Want More", "Cascade Waltz", "Laugh Till You Cry, Live Till You Die", "And More", "Babylonian Pearl", "Smoke (EFS No 59)" and "Flow Motion". LP, Vinyl record album