Black Merlin : Kosua
Island Of The Gods (2x12" LP) IOTG005
Ambient / Folk / Experimental, Asia, Techno
Back in 2015 George Thompson AKA Black Merlin started a deep love affair with the remote island of Papua New Guinea. After his first album ‘Hipnotik Tradisi’, released on Island Of The Gods; George was intrigued to find a place drenched in culture and untouched by the western world.
Q : The Voice Of Q
Isle Of Jura (12" EP) ISLE005
The leftfield electro disco gem originally released in 1982 finally gets an official reissue. Bootlegged badly in recent years, Isle Of Jura does it right with fully remastered versions from Matt Colton and the added inclusion of a previously unreleased Q song ‘Keep It Strong’
Victor : Amerikan Dread
Music From Memory (12" EP) MFM 030
Afro-Disco, Disco, Music From Memory
Originally pressed on a now very hard to find 7", this gem crosses over the dub with disco with the rock and the wave. More Talking Dreads than Heads. Dug out for MFM by Satoshi Yamamura. Comes with original Dub mix and new remixes.
Carola Baer : The Story Of Valerie
Concentric Circles (12" LP) CC 001
Ambient / Folk / Experimental
First up is Carola Baer's The Story of Valery, which is comprised of music from a one-off demo cassette found in a thrift store. Beautiful personal & emotionally resonant drum computer mantras in the key of Dead Can Dance, The Cocteau Twins and classic 4AD.
SK U Kno : U KNO
Rush Hour Recordings (12" LP) RHD-033U KNO
Ambient / Folk / Experimental, Balearic, Music From Memory
SK is a man that many of U (might) Kno already. Here he is in more 'out-there' mode. A strong LP of abstractions from this very talented L.A. bred / Amsterdam based musician... Comes with Insert. TIP!
Garrett : Private Life II
Music From Memory (12" LP) MFM036
Ambient / Folk / Experimental, Jazz, Music From Memory
Perceptions. That is what Garrett deals in. Not the kind that hit you from off a screen, the ones that emerge from the macro. He steps outside of himself during the recording process, so it’s only right for the listener to do the same.
Jean-Pierre Boistel, Tony Kenneybrew : Percussions Pour La Danse
Left Ear Records (12" LP) LER 1016
Africa, Balearic, Jazz
Deep late 80's percussion LP created to accompany contemporary jazz-dance classes. African instrumentation meets Western Jazz arrangements and computer technology. TIP!
Mutant Beat Dance : Mutant Beat Dance
Rush Hour Recordings (6x12' Box) RHM027
Ambient / Folk / Experimental, Chicago House, New Wave / Post-Punk
The debut album from renegade trio Mutant Beat Dance (Traxx aka Melvin Oliphant, Beau Wanzer and Steve Summers) takes the wild and free sound of Chicago’s Music Box era into the 21st Century.