Atmospheric electronic pop from Air – one that really steps up the spacier avant pop touches, after some of more ethereal, almost symphonic touches on both their proper albums and soundtrack work in the preceding few years. Lots of trippy electronic touches on this one, but still with the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram EU Parlaphone pressing, including the heavy inner sleeve.)
A great addition to the David Bowie catalog – a set of key recordings for the BBC that stand strongly with the rest of his studio material from the time! The BBC format was always handled in a relaxed, but professionally-done way – which means that the quality of the recordings is ... (Rock) read moreCD
The fantastic first album from Benjamin Clementine – one of the most unique talents we've heard in years – and a singer with a sound that's as wonderful as it is hard to describe! At some level, there's a bit of jazz in Clementine's music – at least in the way he can croon along ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
One of the most unique artists we've heard in years – and one who will no doubt be setting the world on fire for years to come! Benjamin Clementine's a singer, but also a poet – inspired by jazz and classical music, yet working here in neither – and instead, finding a path that's ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Brown Sugar ... LP Capitol/Virgin, 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)...
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A record that was an instant classic from the moment it was first released – and a set that's still pretty darn pleasing all these many years later! At a time when mainstream soul was often too smooth or too poppy, D'Angelo came along and not only found a way to return the music to the years ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Picture cover promo 12" with vocal and instrumental versions of three songs from the Voodoo LP. (Neo Soul) 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a small bit of marker on the back.)
Voodoo ... LP Virgin/Modern Classics, 2000. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)...
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Sweet and gritty soul from D'Angelo – who takes a huge step into deeper territory on Voodoo – and it's one of the most monumental records of its time! On one level, Voodoo works as a nicely stripped-down session with a very classic soul feel. Gone are the overzealous flourishes that ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(2012 2LP gatefold edition with new liner notes by Jason King and interviews with ?uestlove, James Poyser, Charlie Hunter and others.)
A bit academic, but still pretty darn beautiful! This early instrumental release by Eno was part of Island's short-lived series of modern music from the mid 70s – and it's the first time that Eno really explored his farther-reaching ideas on record. The set features 2 pieces: "Discreet ... (Rock) read moreCD
A compilation LP of sorts – though at the time of its release most of this material had not been heard in this form! The album's more or less part of the "Ambient" series Eno had started that year with Music For Airports – and it's presented with similarly simple, elegant ... (Rock) read moreCD
A great snapshot of jazzy London in the years before the acid jazz explosion of the late 80s – and a surprisingly great soundtrack that's stood the test of time much more than the actual film! The music here represents a jazz-based undercurrent of the London scene that was already turning ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A new wave crossover classic from The Flying Lizards – one of the quirkiest groups of their era! The group were European, but have a sound that resonates strongly with the most playful post-disco work of the New York scene of the time, particularly the acts on Ze Records – a groove ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Massive 4 LP collection Gang Starr's greatest hits plus three new tracks and some b-side only tracks that didn't appear on any of their LP's. 20 full-length tracks spread over four pieces of vinyl for dj-friendly play. New tracks: "Full Clip", "Discipline", "All For The ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)
Gang Starr —
Ownerz ... LP Virgin, 2003. Used 3LP ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Ownerz, indeed. The first Gang Starr full length after a 5 year break, and only their third in the preceding decade picks up exactly where Guru and Primo left off. It's Hip Hop 101 from the purists with love to the believers, and a proud, healthy disdain for the pretenders. Premier's ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Features Glass on Hammond organ and Fender Rhodes – with Dickie Landy on soprano and tenor sax, and Joan LaBarbara and Gene Rickard on voices. Titles include "River Run", "Victor's Lament", "Etoile Polaire", "Are Years What", and "Ave". (Out Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bumped corner, a cutout, and a promo stamp.)
Nice late 70s work from Gong – and a record that's much more jazz fusion based than some of the group's earlier work! Pierre Moerlen's still handling an awful lot of percussion – including vibra, timpani, glock, and marimba – but he's joined here by Mino Cinelou, who adds an ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker.)
You ... LP Virgin, 1974. Very Good- ...
Lots of heavy percussion from Pierre Moerlen – plus guitar from Steve Hillage, and moog and other keyboards from Hi T Moonweed! Titles include "Perfect Mistery", "The Isle Of Everywhere", "You Never Blow Yr Trip Forever", and "Magick Another Invocation" ... (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has clear tape along the top & bottom seams.)
The third solo album from Steve Hillage – a much more focused effort than before, and a record that features production from Malcolm Cecil of Tonto's Expanding Head Band! The album's still got plenty of trademark Hillage guitar work, but it's also got a fair bit more focused tunes than ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker.)
Detroit underground hits the mainstream – in a seminal album of crossover dance tracks! Kevin Saunderson and vocalist Paris Grey, along with help from Juan Atkins, craft a set of tunes that managed to hook the rest of the world on the electro sound that had been bubbling under in the Motor ... (Soul) read moreCD
A nice bit of Detroit Techno – one that really crossed over into the mainstream, hitting all the stops on the remixes here with one from Derrick May, another from Juan Atkins, another from Steve Silk Hurley and the radio version of the original from Kevin Saunderson! (Soul) 12-inch, Vinyl record
A load of remixes of tracks off Janet's Janet LP, which had been released a few years before this collection. Many house versions, but a few mid and down tempo ones too: "That's The Way Love Goes (CJ FXTC club mix)", "If (Brothers In Rhythm house mix)", "Because Of Love ... (Soul) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
You know, we tend to beat up CJ Mackintosh a bit over on the hip hop pages because his UK remixes always veered a bit too far into the mainstream for our tastes, but when you're taking on an artist that's already squarely in the pop soul charts like Janet, it's not like you're doing that much ... (Soul) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Frankie goes for the charts, but still with a very nice groove – and a deep bubbling under kind of sound that stays true to his Chicago roots! Still wish he would have used a real whistle, though! (Soul) 12-inch, Vinyl record
One of the coolest records to come from the British scene in the 70s – a very unique offering from Canterbury poet and singer June Campbell Cramer – done in very close collaboration with the great Kevin Ayers! The style here is near some of Ayers' own recordings, but a lot more far-out ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Julian Lennon —
Valotte ... LP Virgin, 1984. Used ...
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The latest from the groundbreaking Bristol crew! The sound on this outing isn't as dark as the last two albums, but there's still the unmistakable Massive vibe, with a full, deep bass, dubby elements, hip-hop & jungle inflected beats and atmospheric touches that spawned scores of copycats. ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The record that put the Bristol sound of the era on the map – and pretty much delivered the opening salvo for the coming trip hop movement! Heady instrumental hip hop clashes with dub and new school soul on this seminal set, one that really existed outside of most early 90s trends, even if it ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Massive Attack —
Heligoland ... LP Virgin, 2010. New Copy (reissue)...
On February 16, 2018
Moody and tripped out soul sounds from Massive Attack – to say Heligoland is their strongest record in years would be a misnomer, as it's their only album in a number of years, but it's a strong and effective one! From spare melodies that slowly build in mood and volume, to sputtering ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A heavier, darker prime era set from Massive Attack – and rightly remembered as a classic! The grooves are still really strong, but the trip hop pioneers are delving more deeply into a bass heavy dub trip with a deep, rumbling bottom running throughout the tracks and some distorted guitar and ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Easily one of the most successful albums of the British jazz rock years – but still a longtime favorite of ours as well! Mike Oldfield sets a whole new standard here for concept rock – not only by working on a single album-length composition that spans all of sides one and two, but ... (Rock) read moreCD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvers In The Dark) —
Dazzle Ships ... LP Virgin (UK), 1983. Very Good+ ...
Rip Rig & Panic —
God ... LP Virgin (UK), 1981. Near Mint- 2LP ...
Rip Rig & Panic's first album – and one of the most brilliant post punk albums to come of the early 80s UK scene – mixing up global rhythms, avant jazz horns and winds, and spiritually resonant stream of consciousness vocals! Gareth Sanger paved the way with his earlier work in Pop ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The fourth album from Roxy Music – and quite possibly their best to date! The album has the group moving strongly past the Eno years, into a tighter framework that still contains many of the darker themes of earlier records. Ferry's lead vocals are incredibly majestic – rising to ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Snide, surly and cathartic genius from the Sex Pistols – a record with a legacy as eternal as any rock album, punk or otherwise – all the more stunning, given it's the band's lone studio album! The main album is one classic after another, and really stands the test of time, a defiant ... (Rock) read moreCD
A great single that signalled the return of pure funk to the charts. Jazzie B takes a classic James Brown-esque groove, filters it through some hip hop production, and comes up with this nice track that has a deep deep bottom, and a slow funky groove. Offered up here in a number of different ... (Soul) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
The second album by Soul II Soul, and although not as totally great as the first, still filled with some very nice moments, and the band's trademark modern classic soul style. Guests include Courtney Pine, Kym Mazelle, Marcia Lewis, and Fab Five Freddy – and tracks include "Get A ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album