Charlie Haden gets some sophisticated ladies to join in with his Quartet West project where they excel in lush, romantic arrangements of music from Hollywood’s golden era; and they are in London Town this weekend!
At least there’s one day a year when your local independent record store makes the news as Record Store Day returns with lots of special releases on vinyl to collect; and much more too!
A budget package of 5 original albums by one of the biggest names of the funky keyboard, Mr. George Duke – if this doesn’t get you excited, I’ll be surprised!
Based in Edinburgh, it’s about time that the Hidden Orchestra revelled themselves and their debut album is certainly a revelation that’s already caught the attention music insiders; another big album from the terrific Tru-Thoughts label.
Just when you thought we knew all the ‘odd balls’ in music there is to know, Stones Throw Records finds an eclectic soul that “deserves at least one proper retrospective” and Farad: The Electric Voice certainly is that.
If you know All Your Beats you’ll be ecstatic to know that we’re up to Vol. 3 and it’s out now.
When Andy Votel isn’t putting his talents to creating album covers for Far Out Recordings he spends all his time on his other passion, creating a mix of experimental, psychedelic, folk sci-fi popcorn and his latest album is vintage Votel.
Any fan of No Wave – Post Punk 1976-1980 will know that James Chance was the leading man of the movement as with The Contortions, they made some of the most compelling tunes of the time that you’ll find on this new release Twist Your Soul: The Definitive Collection.
It’s probably stating the obvious but for all sorts of reasons, the music from the Balkans can be found all over the globe in various adaptations but this latest compilation on Green Queen Music is a healthy thermometer, London is the place for Balkan Fever London: mind the brass!
Since The Simonsound appeared on the Jonny Trunk OST Show on Resonance 104.4FM recently, people have noticed that I seem close to obsessed by him; this may be true but I’d not be the only one.
If you don’t recognized the name of The Haggis Horns, it probably doesn’t mean you haven’t heard them as in the past they’ve recorded with Amy Winehouse, Robbie Williams, Estelle, Adele, KT Kunstall and Lily Allen to name just a few; no wonder it’s taken so long to record the ‘difficult’ second album – but you gotta keep movin’.
After a couple of years of releasing super funky 7s, Skyline Recordings team up with the Delicious Digital production boys for their first and ever so timely compilation album called Football & Funk – get in there my son!
When any label celebrates their 10 year anniversary these days, it’s more than a good reason to celebrate with a 14 track compilation – and guess what? That’s what Trunkfunk have done and you’ll want to know why you’ve not heard of them before now!
Ursula Bogner isn’t exactly a household name compared to, say, the BBC Radiophonic Workshop but the rare discovery of her DIY set up makes this album even more remarkable?
Matching up a compilation of tracks from the first 20 releases of Finders Keepers Records with ace producer, DJ and all-round Dublab expert The Gaslamp Killer is not only a good idea, its now a fantastic CD!