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Lalo Schifrin

Mannix | Collectors’ Choice
The “rare beat” crowd has been clamoring for a re-release of this source of funky samples.
By: GUSTAVO TURNER  |  September 16, 2008


Various Artists | Jump Back

Crammed with tracks guaranteed to make your chit-chatting friends go quiet for a few seconds and ask, “Isn’t that ‘Sex Machine’ in Spanish?”
By: GUSTAVO TURNER  |  September 10, 2008


Scott Walker

’Til The Band Comes In | Water
This is one of the classic artistic-breakdown albums, as revelatory as the Beach Boys’ Wild Honey or the Beatles’ Let it Be .
By: GUSTAVO TURNER  |  August 26, 2008


Black Affair

Pleasure Pressure Point | V2
Mason’s off-kilter lyrics and psychedelic sense of melody overpower the thrift-store Gary Numan and Depeche pastiches and the trite S&M vibe.
By: GUSTAVO TURNER  |  August 19, 2008



I Like It Like That: Fania Remixed | Fania
I Like It Like That: Fania Remixed | Fania
By: GUSTAVO TURNER  |  August 04, 2008


Vetiver + Phosphorescent

Museum of Fine Arts, August 1, 2008
Houck looked nothing like Bonnie Prince Billy or the more emotionally tortured freak-folkies he’s usually lumped with.
By: GUSTAVO TURNER  |  August 04, 2008


Nurse with Wound

Nurse With Wound | The Bacteria Magnet
This is cinematic pastiche at its best, similar to Barry Adamson’s phantasmal scores but with the dada knob tweaked way to the right.
By: GUSTAVO TURNER  |  July 15, 2008


Herbie Hancock, et al.

Hear O Israel, A Prayer Ceremony In Jazz | Jonny
English master of obscure reissues Jonny Trunk strikes again.
By: GUSTAVO TURNER  |  July 01, 2008


Gal Costa

Gal | Dusty Groove America
The Brazilian tropicália movement had it bad for the Beatles.
By: GUSTAVO TURNER  |  June 09, 2008



Blank Blue: Western Water Music Vol. II | Ubiquity
It’s the Monkees’ “Porpoise Song” (a track Nobody has covered) expanded into a full-blown stoner opera.
By: GUSTAVO TURNER  |  June 03, 2008


Adrian Sherwood

Becoming a Cliché/Dub Cliché | Real World
Have no fear: Real World’s reissue of producer Adrian Sherwood’s second solo album from 2006 is a fantastic choice for dubdorks and dubnewbs alike.
By: GUSTAVO TURNER  |  May 06, 2008


Kevin Ayers

Unfairground | Gigantic
His philosophizing is rarely twee, and his fine-oaked voice gives new authority to his pastis-and-mushroom-fueled musings.
By: GUSTAVO TURNER  |  April 07, 2008
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