* Japanese 1LP Edition, Reissue, Remastered
The Japanese DJ/producer Chee Shimizu curates a two-volume selection of obscure Japanese pop that runs the gamut from jazz fusion to New Age and prog rock.
It looks as if Japanese music from the 1980s is finally garnering more attention in the west. The closest parallel to this moment might [...]
* 180g 1LP Edition, Reissue
This beautiful Shuggie Otis album went largely overlooked at the time of its release in 1974. Which is a shame, because it’s one of those albums that you hear new things in every time it’s on the platter.
Shuggie played every instrument himself here, giving us a look into his psyche: [...]
* CD Edition
Ikebe Shakedown’s powerful instrumental soul takes “big unison horns, slinky bass lines, tight little guitar licks—and blends them with tasty grooves culled from ’70s-style horn-driven funk (WNYC Soundcheck).” The Brooklyn-based collective is set to follow up their well-received self-titled debut album with the heavier, more mature sound of their second full-length Stone [...]