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Quantic Presents The Western TransientNew Constellation ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2015. New Copy Gatefold ... $31.99 35.99
A tremendous new project from Quantic – a set that has him moving into spiritual jazz territory, with all the depth and care he brought to previous funk and Latin projects! The music here is a mix of electric and acoustic modes – played by Will Holland on guitar with a group that also includes tenor, flute, trumpet, keyboards, moog, and some mighty nice percussion – all used in these warmly flowing ways that are totally wonderful – like some lost, underground 70s set on a tiny label by a local combo – performed with an understated brilliance that really holds us rapt! For a guy who could come on strong at times, Quantic seems to do even more by laying back a bit – and really letting the group energy flow on songs that include "Jumble Sale", "New Constellation", "Bicycle Ride", "The Orchard", "Mirzan", and "Latitude". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful vinyl pressing – limited, and in a heavy book-style cover!)

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✨✧ SeshenFlames & Figures ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the most soulful acts in years from the Tru Thoughts label – and that's saying a lot, given that most of their records are pretty darn soulful! Seshun have kind of a crispy, contemporary vibe – tunes that aren't afraid to hang onto a hook, but which also have all the forward-thinking production elements that you'd expect if you know any of their labelmates – a blend that makes the catchy lead female vocals still feel wonderfully fresh, and quite far from mainstream R&B. Bassist Akiyosi Ehara produced the record, but all the words were written by singer Lalin St Juste – whose charms are the real draw to our ears! Titles include "Distant Heart", "Right Here", "Spectacle", "Flames & Figures", "Already Gone", "Other Spaces", and "Firewalker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition white vinyl – includes download!)

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✨✧ VariousShapes In Space (with bonus download) ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2016. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
The Shapes series from Tru Thoughts takes off into space – in a wonderful blend of the label's groundbreaking funk, soul, and contemporary beat-heavy styles! As with other Shapes collections, there's a lot of material here that's getting physical release for the first time – some unusual mixes, non-LP tracks, and choice cuts from up-and-coming artists next to some of the label's bigger-name acts. Titles include "Dusk" by Werkha with Bryono Jarman-Pinto, "The Truth" by Moonchild, "Oriental Suite" by Anchorsong, "Firefly (Clap Clap rmx)" by Jonny Faith, "Higher (DJ Manny rmx)" by Dizz1 with Frank Nitt, "Holes In The Building" by Rodney P & DJ Die with Indigo Kid, "On The Sly (Jonny Faith rmx)" by Bamboos, "101 Reasons (El Train rmx)" by J Felix, "Patience" by J Felix with Abi Flynn, "Remedy" by Space Captain, "Mmm" by Harleighblu with Dr Zygote, and "What" by Gold Dubs. 2LP version features 16 tracks. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download – containing all 35 tracks from the 2CD version!)
Also available Shapes In Space ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Harleighblu x StarkillerAmorine ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Maybe the sharpest set so far from Harleighblu – a record that's got the soul singer working here with Starkiller, who brings a sharpness to the music that really sets her vocals free! The lady's always had a bit of a bit in the way she puts over a tune, but that seems to be even more the case here – as the tunes bristle with this kind of crackling cosmic funk that has as much electricity as Harleighblu seems to bring to her vocals even without any sort of production help – a bristle to the music that keeps things nice and raw throughout! Titles include "Amorine", "Set Yourself Free", "Without You", "Middle Of The Road", "Life Fast Die Young", and "Finish Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Amorine ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Quantic Presents Flowering Inferno1000 Watts (with download) ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A dubbier set than even before from Quantic and his Flowering Inferno project – a record that's still quite heavy on the range of Caribbean elements he blended with funk on the previous two albums, but one that also seems to draw a bit more strongly from the sound of Kingston overall! The bottom end of the record is nicely pushed forward to the top – with speaker-rattling basslines and rhythms, peppered with moody trumpet and tenor lines, and sewn together with these beautifully bubbling Hammond lines from Roger Rivas – which are maybe the strongest element in the set, and which definitely give the whole thing its most classic quality. Quantic plays guitar throughout – and most cuts are instrumental, but the album does feature some guest vocals from U-Roy, Alice Russell, Christopher Ellis, and Nidia Gongora. Titles include "Spring Tank Fire", "El Disorden", "1000 Watts", "A Life Worth Living", "Homeward Bound", "Ikey's Vibe", "Shuffle Them Shoes", "Striding On Grand Street", "Macondo", "Night Shade", and "All I Do Is Think About You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)
Also available 1000 Watts ... CD 10.99
 
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VariousMore Early Pakistani Dance Music From Original 7 Inch Vinyl 1966 to 1978 ... LP
EMI/Ovular (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $23.99
Fantastic sounds from the Karachi scene of the 60s and 70s – music pulled from rare 7" singles, and performed by a host of groups who clearly drew on western influences of the time! The music features lots of electric elements – especially keyboards and guitar – but often set to modes that still have a bit of a Bollywood/Lollywood approach in the grooves – almost as if more famous Indian film styles have been distilled down to a very cool small combo approach – with really wonderful results! Most titles are instrumentals – often with an exotic keyboard line taking the place of any voice – and titles include "Dance Music" by Khalil Ahmed, "Coctail Music" by Sohail Rana & The Five Caps, "Borasha" by The Fore Thoughts, "Darbari" by The Panthers, "Dancing Time" by Mohammad Yousuf & SM Ayub, "Marriage Folk Dopatta" by The Blue Birds, and "Tarasa Hal Yeh Dil" by Tafo Brothers. LP, Vinyl record album

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Riccardo LucianiInchiesta Sul Mondo (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Cinedelic (Italy), 1976. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $43.99
A sound library set, but one that goes deeper than usual – as the whole project was put together as sort of a concept record, with thoughts on the contemporary scene of the 70s! The two records each have a different title and theme – Stati D'Animo and Diganosi Ecologia – but the musical presentation is very unified, with a darkly brooding blend of electronics, strings, and a few other acoustic elements – used in ways that maybe begin in the harsher side of the Morricone spectrum, but also flows to some warmer moments too. The music's not that far off from the experimental side of Egisto Macchi – but also has more of a soundtrack appeal at some moments – maybe for a dark 70s documentary on pollution or outer space. Titles include "Lo Statico", "L'Oscuro", "Timpan", "L'Astrale", "Interrogativo", "Terra Di Nessuno", "Vita Di Nomadi", and "Tragedia Ecologica". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 600 – includes download!)

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Sun Ra & OthersMy Way Is The Spaceway – Space Poetry Vol 4 ... LP
Norton, Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
An incredible chapter in the rich career of the legendary Sun Ra – tracks that blend together music and spoken word passages – the latter of which are usually in support of his unique philosophy of the cosmos! The titles here really give an idea of the thoughts within – "The Music Is Like A Mirror", "My Way Is The Spaceways", "The Music Is A Sound Image", and "The Music Is A Vibration" – all very long tracks that are spoken by Ra in this very powerful voice – with a presence that we don't always hear from him this well on record, often set to backings that feature reed work on flute or tenor sax, mixed with a bit of light percussion. These aren't just readings, or poetry mixed with jazz – but a great glimpse at the truly theatrical side of Sun Ra's presentation, served up beautifully here in this special package. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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