I shant hesitate to share some forward thinking jazz madness from Planet Battagon because its almost Christmas and I need to buy presents so these sounds are comparable to my scattered brain frequencies. It’s been a really kick ass year overall though and getting to share some nuggets of varied sounds in so many ways has been amazing. Earl Jeffers has an end of the year window that will close for the digital availability of his BOOOM!!! Edits on his label Melange’s bandcamp if you missed the repress of that. Gonna leave on my recent crush from Ten Thousand Yen’s catalog, General Ludd’s Rare Earth Metal EP. With a couple promising releases on Mister Saturday Night, this particular goodness expands on the depths of their sound as a whole to me. Outtie 5 thousand cosmonauts!!
One of my absolute favorite Italo tracks ‘Hypnotic Tango’ has had a repress/re-release and you needs it for its sultry smoke instrumental. While your suitably mesmerized, go check out the dark-room-dynamite; ‘Sight Beyond Site’ from Night Vision on Weapon Of Desire. The Rennie Foster Mix is my personal pick, not that it’s any of your business! Tweekin’ time now, with Justin Cudmore, who’s giving you ‘Twisted Love’ to make your heart warm, and give you butterflies in your belly! I’ll wrap up how I started here, with a repress. This time from only last year, the swoon-inducing Arcane release from Ray Kandinski. I just wanna hold hands and giggle while ‘Fading Love’ plays in the background.
I gotta come clean, the thrifty boi in me just loves a good compilation, this time its 'Life & Death On A New York Dance Floor'. Referencing a book of the same name, the concept is self explanatory, but there's an obvious emphasis on the more left field dance recordings in this one, highlighting early raps from Rammellzee, K-Rob and Basquiat's 'Beat Bop', to Johnny Dynell And New York 88's quirky, funky number 'Jam Hot', pick the first volume up here. I've been slowing scanning end of the year lists for gems that I missed recently, and was lucky enough to have stumbled across Marie Davidson's Work It, a percolating, all out drum machine assault, akin to Steve Poindexter's timeless RZ-1 workout. I'm really enjoying working my way through her album, Working Class Woman, too, for all of its unique mesh of sounds and styles, grab that one here. I'll leave ya with the latest one in Mike Dunn's We R Tuesday Nights series, the Archie Bell & the Drells flip is nice as hail, preview the whole thang here and I'll catch ya'll next week!