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RootsPhrenology ... CD
MCA, 2002. Used ... $2.99
A new hip hop soul masterpiece!!! On Things Fall Apart ?uestlove, Black Thought, DJ Scratch, Rahzel and co. reinvigorated the scene with a Philly style soulful, melancholy groove that seemingly influenced the entirety of the NuSoul world – and it could even be argued that the Roots birthed that whole scene. Phrenology carries that torch, but it's so, SO much more, as the heady nature weighed the previous LP down in spots, and Phrenology is a sprawling exercise in expectation-busting perfection! "Rock You" kicks things off in explosive fashion, forgoing the laid back, yet angry soul backbone the group pioneered in hop hop, for a massive electro pulse pounding style – with Black Thought frenetically spitting confrontational wisdom until the synth unexpectedly dives into a short burst of live hardcore punk with "!!!!!!!" (we know what you're thinking, but trust us, it REALLY works). "Sacrifice" features a surprisingly effective chorus sung by Nelly Furtado, and other guest spots include Kweli heating up "Rolling With Heat", Ursula Rucker kicking some reverential poetry on "Waok (ay) Rollcall", and Musiq on the single "Break You Off". Other highlights include the late 80s Bomb Squad-like production on "Thought @ Work", the group's live instrumentation (and ?uestlove's always great trap work) and soul claps on tunes like "The Seed (2.0)", the epic "Water", and "Complexity" with Jill Scott. If you're solely of the 2 turntables and a mic camp you may want to head elsewhere, but if you've been anxiously awaiting the new Roots LP like we have, you'll be knocked straight on your arse, welled up with tears of joy. The best major label hip hop album of '02, and a beauty to go in the time capsule for future generations to learn, and mourn what they missed first hand. Amazing!!! Other tracks include "Quills", "Pussy Galore", and "Something In The Way Of Things (In Town)". CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Nino RotaIl Gattopardo (The Leopard) ... LP
RCA/Doxy (Italy), 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $10.99
Nino Rota's impressive score for the Luchino Visconti film The Leopard – sounds put together with enough of an epic feel to match the sprawling story of the movie! The music is more orchestral and serious than some of Rota's Fellini work from the same period – a masterful bit of scoring that matches the richness of the previous Hollywood generation but with some of the more complex elements we love from Rota. A number of longer themes are almost mini-suites in themselves – "Viaggio A Donnafugata", "I Sogni Del Principe", and "Angelica E Tancredi" – and some shorter pieces have almost an early 20th Century Vienna vibe – including "Mazurka", "Controdanza", "Valzer Brillante", and "Quadriglia". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gil Scott-HeronBest Of Gil Scott-Heron Live ... CD
Intersound/Koch, 1970s/1980s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
A 2 CD live set from the legendary Gil Scott-Heron – captured sometime in the 80s, featuring some of his legendary righteous jazz funk numbers in the 70s, plus some of his lesser-known, even more pointedly political numbers from the 80s! The arrangements are clean, and very jazzy on this set – with many of the numbers stretching to epic length, complete with Gil's between song spoken word bits intact. The group that includes Ron Holloway on tenor sax, Kim Jordan on keys and backing vocals, Rodney Young on drums and Larry McDonald on percussion. Tracks include "Washington DC", "Winter In America", "Is That Jazz?", "Blue Collar", "Johannesburg", "Three Miles Down", "Gun", "Save The Children", "Angel Dust", "Shut 'Em Down", "B Move", "The Bottle" and more! CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Soul ChildrenSingles/Open Door Policy ... CD
Stax (UK), 1972/1978. Used ... $9.99
Rare singles from the group, and the great Open Door Policy – which marked a big return for the Soul Children to Stax! We don't know if the title is a reference to some sort of contractual obligation that the band had with Stax, but the album was their return to the label after leaving for 2 other albums on Epic. This one features the band as the same trio they were on Epic, with some nice production by David Porter, and tracks that are still trying to continue the smoother crossover sound they began on the other label. Titles include "Summer In the Shade", "Butt La Rose", "Can't Give Up A Good Thing", "Hard Living With A Man", and "Who You Used To Be". CD features 19 tracks in all – and singles that include "Poem On The Schoolhouse Door", "Don't Take My Weakness For Kindness", "Make It Good", "Riding On Love's Merry Go Round", "Come Back Kind Of Love", "Love Is A Hurtin Thing", and "Hold On I'm Coming". CD
(Out of print.)

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VibrationsNew Vibrations ... LP
Okeh, 1966. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Killer Okeh soul by this great group from the 60s! The record covers both sides of The Vibrations' bag – from mellow moody vocal group standards, to uptempo groovers – of the sort that have always made the group a favorite with the Northern Soul scene! The album's a nice departure from the group's earlier work, as it shows them really locking in some great harmonies on the mellower cuts – but still able to really let loose when they want to! Titles include great versions of the cuts "Secret Love" and "Everybody Loves A Lover" – plus the tracks "Soul A Go Go", "Gonna Get Along Without You Now", "Forgive & Forget", and "For Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing on Epic.)

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Franz WaxmanTaras Bulba ... LP
United Artists, 1962. Very Good ... $0.99
A mix of dramatic moments and slight exotic themes from Franz Waxman – penned for an early 60s film that starred Yul Brynner as Taras Bulba and Tony Curtis as his son! Waxman's music has a gloriously full sort of sound – every bit the best Hollywood mode for an action epic like this – with enough ancient themes to trump some of the similar efforts coming out of the European film scene at the time. Instrumentation is heavy on strings and woodwinds, often arranged with great complexity amidst the drama – and titles include "The Black Plague", "Tara's Pledge", "No Retreat", "Leaving Home", "Chase At Night", "The Sleigh Ride", "The Birth Of Andrei", and "The Ride To Dubno". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and moisture stains.)

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Jimmy WebbAnd So On ... LP
Reprise, 1971. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Tragically flawed genius from the young Jimmy Webb – one of the artist's first few albums under his own name, done after a strong late 60s run of pop work for other singers! The sound here is much more personal and earthy than some of the more famous Webb-penned hits – tracks that explore gentle themes, gently – telling tales of love, loss, and life without any epic trappings or over-extended expectations. The move's a really surprising one, given the Bacharach baroque quality of Webb's productions for other artists – but it's also a really heartfelt move away from the mainstream, yet one that seems to open the door for newcomers in the singer/songwriter generation that included Steely Dan and Todd Rundgren. Titles include "All My Love's Laughter", "Pocketful of Keys", "See You Then", "If Ships Were Made To Sail", and "Met Her On A Plane". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Various20 Years Of Henry Street – The Definitive Collection (5CD set) ... CD
Henry Street/BBE (UK), 1990s/2000s. New Copy 5 CDs ... $25.99 26.99
20 years of inventive, profoundly soul and funk infused, floor shaking dance music from Henry Street Music – given a top shelf anniversary showcase in conjunction with BBE! Since first breaking ground in the mid 90s, Henry Street has been there for some of best dancefloor guru's of their day, including Todd Terry, DJ Duke, Armand Van Helden, DJ Sneak, Kenny Dope, and Johnick to name but a few – with classic house rooted, but future ready grooves that stand the test the test of time. These tracks will continue to rock dancefloors until the end of days! This epic 5CD set has more than 6 hours of music – with "The Bomb" (Kenny Dope Presents The Bucketheads 2), "The Funk Phenomena" (Armand Van Heldon Presents Old School Junkies), "Play The World by Jonick, "Snow Me The Way" (DK Sneak Presents The Polyester EP), "Walk 4 Me" (Robbie Tronco Presents Tronco Traxx), "Feelin' It (Rhythm Section Main Mix)" by Groove Culture feat Arnold Jarvis, "Feel The Thunder (Tommy Musto Mix)" by Stron Jay, "Byrdman's Revenge" (Mike Delgado PresentsThe Upstairs Lounge), "Like That" (Mike Rizzo Presents Tiger Blood, "Steal Your Love" by BQE and "D2-D2 (Timmy Register Shelter Mix)" by DJ Duke/Roland Clark and many, many more by E-Smoove, Ray Roc, Norty Cotto, Ralphi Rosario, Dirty Harry and others. CD

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VariousBoddie Acetate Box (3 x 7" single box set) ... 7-inch
Boddie/Numero, 1960s/1970s. Near Mint- 3x7" Box Set ... $19.99
The first official release to come from Numero's epic excavation of the Boddie Recording Studio tapes – unheard Cleveland soul made by three unknown groups – issued here on three 45s, packaged in a 1/4"reel box with the replicated Boddie label! The Boddie Recording Company was operated in the home of Thomas & Louise Boddie on the east side of Cleveland, a full service recording studio and pressing facility. These raw, but beautiful soul recordings are officially credited to "Unknown", but Dante Carfagna's notes feature some compelling (and fascinating) clues as to who may be involved. Amazing stuff! The box itself is plain white with a tape seal printed with the beautiful Boddie label, with in insert photo card with notes by Dante Carfena. Includes "Let The Children Play" b/w "Never Let You Go", "Girl Across The Street" b/w "I Do Love You" and "Goodbye Baby" b/w "Selfish One". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes the insert and trading card.)

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✨✧ VariousLegacy Of Disco (3CD set – with bonus track) ... CD
Sony (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $12.99
A great little set of classic disco tracks, but one that also includes a few rare mixes too – all brought together in a monumental tribute to the sound of the east coast scene at the end of the 70s! The package is heavy on tracks with origins in Philly and New York – including a fair bit of Philadelphia International gems from the Gamble & Huff team, mixed with other work from the larger holdings of Sony labels – including Epic, Columbia, RCA, and Buddah at the time. There's a nicely unified feel to the whole thing – one that really makes us re-appreciate some of these cuts in the setting – and titles include unreleased cuts "Love is The Message (Danny Krivit edit)" by MFSB, "I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love (DJ Reverend P edit)" by The Emotions "You Can't Had From Yourself (Mike Maurro rmx)" by Teddy Pendergrass, and "Love Epidemic (DJ Reverend P edit)" by The Trammps" – plus the cuts "Don't Leave Me This Way (Tom Moulton mix)" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, "Was That All It Was (78rpm version)" by Jean Carne, "Ain't No Smoke Without Fire (DJ Reverend P edit)" by Eddie Kendricks, "Bad Luck (Mike Maurro ext rmx)" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, "Where Will You Go When The Party's Over (Tom Moulton mix)" by Archie Bell & The Drells, "This Time Baby (Tom Moulton mix)" by Jackie Moore, "You Stepped Into My Life (John Luongo rmx)" by Melba Moore, "I Love Music (Tom Moulton mix)" by The O'Jays, "See You When I Get There (Tom Moulton mix)" by Lou Rawls, "Could Heaven Ever Be Like This (DJ Reverend P edit)" by Idris Muhammad, "Taste Of Bitter Love" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "It's In Your Blood (special disco version)" by Linda Hopkins, "Boogie Wonderland (12" version)" by Earth Wind & Fire, "Walk Right Now (John Luongo disco mix)" by The Jacksons, "Standing Right Here (Tom Moulton mix)" by Melba Moore, "Groovin You (12" mix)" by Harvey Mason, and "Dirty Old Man (Tom Moulton ext 12" mix)" by Three Degrees. CD

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VariousTrue Soul – Deep Sounds From The Left Of Stax Vols 1 & 2 (4LP Box Set) ... LP
Now Again, 1960s/1970s. New Copy 4LP ... $48.99 69.98
Vols 1 & 2 of Now Again's incredible compilation series for the True Soul label – assembled with the personal participation of the label's owner, Lee Anthony – in a 4LP box set! It's rare regional funk & soul made under the mightily imposing shadows of southern labels like Stax and Hi Records – but the tunes here are straight up incredible and as ripe for discovery as any music of the era. The label was called True Soul and they don't take that moniker lightly – but it's adventurously soulful, with strains of psychedelic soul and funk, with a bit of southern swagger. In the later years, there's some 70s boogie, spacey keys and other elements. The True Soul vinyl box set includes 32 tracks on 4LPs: "Slipping Around (45 Version)", "Funky Music", "Sister Funk (Original, Full Version)" and "Follow The Rainbow (Alternate Mix)" by Thomas East, a great instrumental cover of "Come Together" and "The Thrill Is Gone" by Albert Smith, "Doing My Own Thing" and "I Don't Want It" by John Craig, "Funky Football", "Psychedelic Hot Pants (Full Version)" and more by York Wilbern's Psychedelic Six, "Hard Times" and "The Funk's Gonna Fly" by Classic Funk, "I Gotta Move With The Groove" by The Right Track, "The Real Thing" by The Conspiracy, "(It's A) "Rat Race" by The Leaders, 'Down Home Funk (Full Version)" by Larry Davis, "Get Down" and "Gigolo" by Le'Chance, "I Took Your Love (To Be True)" by Soul Mind And Body and more. The set aslo includes a 20 page full color bookle full of vintage performance, studio and promo photos, discographies, deeply felt notes by Eothen Alapatt, plus interviews conducted by Egon. A truly epic effort from Egon and Now Again! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousTwelve Inch 70s – Boogie Wonderland (3CD set) ... CD
Crimson (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $12.99
The 12" single is a format that only makes a good thing better – as it often allows for a bit more space to let a track open up, especially when in the hands of the right producer! The 31 tracks on this set are a perfect illustration of that fact – as they represent a huge wave of 12" single releases from the early years of the format – mostly tracks by bigger artists of the time, but served up here in versions that really top the album versions and the smaller 7" single takes. Almost all the selections here are mixes done for the 12" vinyl format at the time – and they work together wonderfully in a selection of grooves from labels that include Columbia, Epic, and Philadelphia International. Tracks include "Bourgie Bourgie (12" version)" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "Blame It On The Boogie (12" single version)" by The Jacksons, "Vertigo/Relight My Fire (12" version)" by Dan Hartman with Loleatta Holloway, "Boogie Wonderland (12" version)" by Earth Wind & Fire, "I Love Music (12" version)" by The O'Jays, "Boogie Nights (12" single)" by Heatwave, "Native New Yorker (12" disco)" by Odyssey, "Love Magic (12" version)" by John Davis & The Monster Orchestra, "Disco Nights (12" disco version)" by GQ, "Lovin Is Really My Game (12" version)" by Brainstorm, "Gotta Go Home (ext version)" by Boney M, "No One Home (12" version)" by Lalo Schifrin, "Shame (12" version)" by Evelyn Champagne King, "Let's Love Tonight (12" version)" by Gary's Gang, "Dance Little Lady Dance (12" version)" by Tina Charles, "TSOP (special 12" version)" by MFSB with Three Degrees, "That Lady (parts 1 & 2)" by The Isley Brothers, "Was That All It Was (12" version)" by Jean Carn, "How's Your Love Life Baby (special 12" version)" by Jackie Moore, "I've Got The Next Dance (12" disco)" by Deniece Williams, and "Star Love (disco version)" by Cheryl Lynn. CD

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✨✧ James BrownHell ... LP
Polydor, 1974. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
JB's wildest album, with a crazy cover that shows him running away from the devil, and great gatefold inner photo with him standing amidst a bunch of declarations of "Hell". The record is a double album filled with lots of different styles from James' funky bag. Nicer bits include "My Thang", "Hell", and "A Man Has To Go Back To The Crossroads" – but the real highlight is the epic 13 minute version of "Papa Don't Take No Mess", as tight and jamming as any cut from Doin' It to Death or The Payback! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisTribute To Jack Johnson ... CD
Columbia, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A masterful tribute from one bad cat to another – and easily one of Miles Davis' greatest electric albums ever! The album's got a powerful, epic sort of feel – a renewed focus after the looser style of Bitches Brew, and the 70s live albums – and one that mixes a deeper funky sound with the raw, exploratory style Davis had let loose a few years before. Michael Henderson's bass is a big part of the power of the record, and John McLaughlin's guitar has never sounded better, or sharper. Teo Macero made the whole thing magic in the studio, and titles include two sidelong funkdafied jams – "Right Off" and "Yesternow". CD
(Out of print, Coumbia Jazz Contemporary Masters pressing.)

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✨✧ De La SoulAnd The Anonymous Nobody (with download) ... LP
AOI, 2016. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A major later career creative win for De La Soul – a mind-bogglingly diverse, frequently brilliant record that manages to rival their best early work in stylistic breadth! This one's an epic – a 17 track, nearly 70 minute opus that finds De La working with an eclectic group of collaborators on a project that finds them hinting at past glories – be it the laidback jazzy production of the immediate post-"D.A.I.S.Y Age" to their impressive, genre-defying collaborations with the Gorillaz and others – but it's very much a fresh effort with nary a whiff of nostalgia. It's a grower, too – a record you'll need to listen to a bunch of times to really get to the heart of it – and in a post-millennium age of instant gratification, you REALLY gotta hand it to Pos, Dave and Mase for defiantly making a true blue L(ong)P(layer) Titles include "Genesis" with Jill Scott, "Royalty Capes", "Nosed Up", "Pain" with Snoop Dogg, "Memory Of...(US)" with Estelle & Pete Rock, "Snoopies" with David Byrne, "Greyhounds" with Usher, "Drawn" with Little Dragon, "Whoodeeni" with 2Chainz, "Here In After" with Damon Albarn and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available And The Anonymous Nobody ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Illinois JacquetGo Power (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Argo/Lonehill (Spain), 1962/1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Go Power indeed – as the album's a really stripped down groover, and one that has the tenor of Illinois Jacquet working in spare trio formation with Milt Bucker on Hammond and Alan Dawson on drums! The record's got a sound that's even earthier than some of Jacquet's other work for Argo – partially because the session was recorded live at Lennie's On The Turnpike in Boston, but also because the tracks are longer and a bit more open-ended. Buckner's a great counterpart for the album, with a groove that's deeper than we remember – and the hip drumming of Alan Dawson helps keep things in a groovier 60s mode throughout. Titles include "Watermelon Man", "Illinois Jacquet Flies Again", "On A Clear Day", and "Pamela's Blues". Added to the album are 5 more numbers that are alternate takes from Jacquet's 1962 album for Epic – titles that include "Satin Doll", "Ydeen-O", "Frantic Fanny", "Stella By Starlight", and "How Now". CD

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✨✧ Madlib & Frank NittMadlib's Medicine Show No 9 – Channel 85 Presents Nittyville (Season One) ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2011. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The missing piece of the epic Madlib's Medicine Show series – No 9 in the eclectic soundscape architects year-long effort to release full length albums on a near-monthly basis ended up following No 11, but the collaboration with MC Frank Nitt is worth the wait! Nittyville is funky hip hop excellence that's, in a way, one of the most straight-forward entries in the series. Solid wordplay delivered sharply by Nitt and funky Madlib production that's framed to suit. That said, 'Lib's an adventurous cat, so even as straight up hip hop it's challenging convention at every turn. The sorta concept of the album is that it's Channel 85 is running a show called Nittyville, with a support cast that includes Oh No & MED. Includes "Nittyville (The Landing)", "So Beautiful (Dues Paid)", "Stageridin", "Jus Follow", Eyegotcha", "What Can U Tell Me" feat MED, "Red Light Green", "Set It Off" and more. CD
(Out of print. Includes obi. Barcode has some marker.)

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✨✧ Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show Number 11 – Low Budget Hi Fi Music ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Low Budget Hi Fi Music from Madlib – the eleventh entry in his epic Madlib's Medicine Show series – 28 tracks of hip hop unofficially dubbed the Dirty Demos! The set feature sample enriched instrumentals by Madlib as Loop Digga and collaborations with Strong Arm Steady, J Rocc, Madlib & Oh No as The Professionals, Guity Simpson, AG & Frank Nitt. It's great stuff, natch – finding Madlib in a straighter hip hop mode production wise – but straighter Madlib production has unexpected twists and turns! Loads of funky samples, some recognizable others otherworldly – and beats that range from dusty funk to dramatically soulful. Includes "The Sound Of Champions" (inst), "Charlie Hustle" by Strong Arm Steady, "Sam", "Snakes 101" by MED, "Girls" by J Rocc, "Love/Hate" (inst), "The Adventurs Of Soul Bra And Docta Dick'em Pts 1 & 2", "Hold Up" by The Professionals, "Thoughts Of An Old Flame" by Guilty Simpson and others. CD

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✨✧ PrinceSign O The Times ... CD
Paisley Park/Warner, 1987. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sprawling classic from Prince – full of songs perfecting the pop, funk & soul kaleidoscope of his best 80s jams, and adding a remarkable, previously unexplored depth and breadth of styles! A lot of folks tried to designate Prince's massive, fearless, beginning-of-the-end-of-the-80s epic Sign O The Times as his What's Going On – which was never really fair to Prince, or to Marvin Gaye for that matter – but it's filled with great cuts – including the minimalist funky groover of a title track, with its superficial social consciousness that's very much of its 80s era, and all the more fascinating for that – plus massive hit "U Got The Look", "If I Was Your Girlfriend", "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man", "The Cross", "Hot Thing", and "Starfish & Coffee". CD
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✨✧ Throttle Elevator Music feat Kamasi WashingtonRetrorespective ... CD
Wide Hive, 2016. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not a retrospective of the music of Throttle Elevator Music – as you might mistake from the title – but instead a fresh new album that features the group working tremendously with the mighty Kamasai Washington! Washington isn't just a guest, but a key member of the group – and he really helps to push forward that deepening sound they've developed since their first release – a huge evolution that only gets better when Kamasai's on board. Washington plays tenor on the record, and contributes songs and arrangements – and some of the vibe of the set is maybe a small combo take on territory he explored on The Epic album – proud and righteous, with a very uplifting spirit. Other group members include Erik Jekabson on flugelhorn and trumpet, Ava Mendoza on guitar, Matt Mongtomery on bass and piano, and Thomas McCree on drums – and producer Gregory Howe also contributes songs and arrangements. Titles include "Flux & Solder", "Liminality", "Playing The Alleyway", "February Drift", "Subtract Limited", and "Rapid Rotation". CD
 
 
 



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