Boomkat Product Review:
Cocker kicks off a collectable series of bargain-priced Finders Keepers compilations made to support the label in light of the recent warehouse fire at PIAS' North London depot. A long time fan of the label and their doings, he was granted full access to rifle their catalogue and he's picked some absolute treats for ya, including, if we're not mistaken, some which have never appeared on CD before. To start there's the perspicacious poetics of Carol Batten's 'Beeing', besides the legendary pseudo J-Pop of Yamasuki (made by none other than Thomas "Daft Punk" Bangalter's dad!), besides a first CD appearance for Jacky Chalard's 'Super Man, Super Cool' from the Cache Cache 12". You'll also find a nugget from the 'Stone' soundtrack, one of the label's finest moments from Amral's Trinidad Cavaliers Steel Drum Orchestra, the Glam Prog of Gong's 'Rational Anthem', Balearic Prog from Fusioon, tender folk from Jane Weaver With Wendy Flower, and a bonus moment in Jean Claude Vannier's 'Au Desepoir Des Singles'. Top picks, well recommended!