Monday, 01 September
Killer UK house rufige from Champion's Formula label. Three tracks get progressively tuffer from the tight house stepper, 'Drop To The Max' to the billowing bassline and clipped cowbells of 'Raw Sex' and the grimy dread lash of 'Dollars'. Check!
Slow and low Cumbia outta NYC, backed with swinging 2-step style remix from Chants, and stepping Atropolis version.
"The Nature Of Connections" almost entirely features pieces composed by Arve’s collaborators. Recorded in the sparkling acoustic of Oslo’s legendary Rainbow Studio by Jan Erik Kongshaug, it’s an album with closer ties to Nordic folk and contemporary, minimalist chamber music than any of Arve’s previous releases. At the same time it features some of the most melodic and seductive music he has recorded. The trumpeter had planned to make an album with a string quartet for many years but never quite found the right formula. Finally, a special commissioned tour brought him to… Read more
This marvellous Rothko retrospective comes in an extremely limited edition, with only 300 having been made. The disc comes housed in cardboard box packaging with one or two bonus treats enclosed (there's what appears to be a signed note from Mark Beazley himself and something secreted away in a brown paper envelope - a badge, mayhap?). The tracklist includes old favourites and tracks that have previously only been available on vinyl or on small-run compilation albums, with the odd bit of unreleased material thrown into the mix. In terms of the band's timeline, the selected songs… Read more