Chuck Prophet – Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins
Chuck Prophet describes his new album as California Noir. "The state has always represented the Golden Dream, and it's the tension between romance and reality that lurks underneath the surface in all noir films and paperbacks, and that connects these songs". This track reflects on the shitstorm that was 2016.
Chuck Prophet – Bad Year for Rock and Roll
Tinariwen – Elwan
The desert musicians from northern Mali, make a welcome return. They recorded this album at Rancho de la Luna studios in the desert of California’s Joshua Tree National Park. Helping hands on deck include Kurt Vile and Mark Lanegan.
Tinariwen – Sastanàqqàm
Thievery Corporation – Temple Of I & I
Infused with the culture and rhythm of Jamaica, The Temple of I & I is an extension of the dub ethos and aesthetic that they've harboured since their debut EP Sounds from Thievery Hi-Fi, except this time, they dove headfirst into the rich and warm musical environs of Port Antonio, Jamaica and surrounded themselves with the island's magic.
Thievery Corporation – Letter To The Editor
Tall Ships – Impressions
Moody, stormy, and intense indie from the Falmouth band who have finally managed to release their second album after being rudderless without a record company following 2012's first. Fat Cat Records rescued them.. Years of frustration and a sense of release are palpable.
Tall Ships – Meditations On Loss
Elvis Costello – My Flame Burns Blue
Deutsche Grammophon and Costello may sound like odd bedfellows but here we have it: drawn from a decade of collaboration with chamber groups, jazz big bands and symphony orchestras this recording is a performance from the 2004 North Sea Jazz Festival, accompanied by the Metropole Orkest.
Elvis Costello - Almost Blue
avid Bowie – Sound & Vision
A big week for Thin White Duke era enthusiasts with the reissue on vinyl of a chunk of his mid seventies output including two live albums. To top it off we have the latest in the 40th anniversary vinyl picture disc reissues which includes a 2013 piano-driven remix of one of a track from the great Low album.
David Bowie - Sound And Vision (2013)
This week's selection is by Michael Moloney, aka llamalpaca from the vinyl-only record and design store, Chameleon, with additions by The Landlord.
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