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  1. The Wounded West
    by Caleb R.K. Williams
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    Frontera (main theme) Frontera (main theme)
  2. Find Your Love [radio edit]
    by Cam Butler
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    One of Australia's great, yet understated guitarist's and composers. Typically expansive soudscapes with his trademark guitar sound. This (radio edit) version is so tantilising, just leaves you wanting more. Suffice to say anything Cam has had a hand in is gold. Check out his solo back catalogue & albums under different guises or collaboration with Ron. S. Peno. His artestry is unique and deserving of.every accolade.
  3. Beware Dub
    by Yabby You
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    God is watching you Dub Plate Mix God is watching you Dub Plate Mix
    Vivian Jackson (Yabby You) key album, that really was a collection of version singles/b-sides. Lessor known than some of his globally known peers he was a vital roots reggae artist. Mixing by King Tubby & Prince Jammy, the riddims are often rather sparse, which allows other instruments to shine. Still today a highly compelling release. This version is expanded -no filler at all; just deep.riddims.
  4. Bénie Sois-Tu Tristesse (EP Single)
    by A Loulia
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    Bénie Sois-Tu Tristesse (instrumental) Bénie Sois-Tu Tristesse (instrumental)
    Homage to Serge? You'd be excused if you thought this was an outake from the Histoire de Melody Nelson album. The only downside is this is just a single. I want more.
  5. About Time
    by Chook Race
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    Time Time
    There is something about Australian 'indie' pop that is clearly unique and second to none when at it's best. Drawing on a long and proud history arguably beginning in the post-punk era of the late 70's influences such as The Go Betweens and early Triffids can be heard. There's also a deliberative nod to the Dunedin Sound of bands such as The Clean and The Chills.It's unassuming, jangly guitar with shared male & female vocals.
  6. The Music of Mohamed Abdel Wahab
    by Simon Shaheen
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    Sittel Habayeb Sittel Habayeb
    Going through my Bill Laswell phase ~ early 90's, I stumbled on this release as a vinyl 'cut out' bought from New York. Not long back from the Middle East it took me directly to the Arab markets of East Jerusalem. HIghly recommended for those that like 'oriental' music and the oud. Simon Shaheen is a master!
  7. Tribute to David Axelrod
    by Mister Nick
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    11 - freedom (not quite free yet) 11 - freedom (not quite free yet)
    Can't go wrong's Axelrod goodness!
  8. Weaver
    by Golden Orb
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    Estray Estray
    I'd like to classify this within the trip-hop realm - alongside the likes of Portishead or Tricky and to a point this might be easy to do. However, the album in its entirety is so much more. Elements of drone can be heard particularly on 'Gangurru' through the use of the didg. On 'Ghost Gum' you'd rightly think you were listening to a gentle and atmospheric Dirty Three track. Think of this as a slightly experiimental electronic album, at times beats driven & with often with female vocals.
  9. Strummerville A Go-Go #001
    by The Joe Strummer Foundation
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    House Of Mirrors House Of Mirrors
    Geez to say that the passing of Joe Strummer didn't 'hurt' me is an undestatement. I'm yet to listen to this fully (I'll likely update comments once I do); so just showing support for this Foundation. For as little as £1 you know you can't go wrong - get on board!
  10. Allen
    by Yeah Wings
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    Cleaner Cleaner
  11. gathering for the feast - album
    by waywardbreed
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    would you have it would you have it
    I'd always intended to buy this upon its release - finally I've got back to it it. To give you an idea where this great release sits: think Will Oldham (Bonnie 'Prince' Billy') - esp 'I See a Darkenss' era. It's eerily evocactive & touchingkly warm. It's the kind of music you'd sit by an open fire and spend special moments with a loved one; or alone, eyes closed, drifting away with your personal thoughtts.
  12. Split Seven Inch Vinyl .. Roller One / Silver City Highway
    by Roller One
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    Sailing Sailing
    Essential for fans of Roller One with the opening Silver City Highway track that stands out on its own. To the best of my knowledge they only ever released one album and were a comglomerate of members of several bands. Shame they were short lived. I'm guessing this track is a remnant with McAlpin & Afiff being original members. The Roller One tracks can be found on their last release.
  13. Tuco
    by El Santo Nada
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    Ilusion Ilusion
    The Italian's always did Spaghetti Westerns best. Whoever this is seems to be following in that fine tradition. With elements of surf & a hint of Mariachi thrown in, it's original enough & still clearly pays homage to the masters, . Think of it as a guitar driven instrumental soundtrack to a Tarantino film you've never seen. And with that in mind, I'd say it evokes authenticity and assuredness.
  14. High Noon 45
    by Il Carbonaro
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    High Noon High Noon
  15. Glen Brown - Forward The Good / A Way With The Bad
    by Dub Store Records
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    Forward The Good Forward The Good
    Highly respected, but not widely known outside of reggae circles; check this tough piece of heavy roots reggae. Killer!!!
  16. Easy
    by Tiny Little Houses
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    "Cos you and I
    Are only ever gonna be friends
    I won't tell but it's not easy."

    Wayward love indeed, but there's something so warm & comforting about this rather sad 'pop' gem. Maybe it's the honesty of the lyrics, but there is a distict delicacy that overides the melancholy & afterall most can empahise with love gone wrong.
  17. Every man knows his plague; and you are mine.
    by Tiny Little Houses
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    by Luigi Porto
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    Holy hell - how did I stumble on this here? Harking back to the great 60's/ 70's Italian Giallo soundtracks, but with a definite modern feel. It's not just because Mr Dead raps on Distaste II, but more the use of the recorded sounds. I'm not an opera fan either, but those hauntingly alluring vocals of Edda Dell'Orso (heard on many Morricone soundtracks) are used here (vocalist unknown) & even a track that could be found on a recent Scott Walker album.
    Dark, cinematic & strinkingly beautiful.
  19. Haunts
    by German Error Message
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    A held breath A held breath
  20. The Lifting
    by German Error Message
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    The Sway The Sway
    How did I not know of these guys earlier.? So Phil Elverum to my ears - well his queiter moments, which I totally dig. Check out 'The Sway' & 'The Lifting' in particular.

    I must say I don't get the 'tagging' these days. Hardly experimental to my ears, but if tagged with folk I guess so, as it's far from strictly folk. I'm far happier calling this... lo-fi goodness.
  21. Ride On, Molina 10"
    by Rivulets
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    I Told Jesus Christ How Much I Love Her I Told Jesus Christ How Much I Love Her
    Well I was/am a massive Molina fan ever since the early days. So, the title of this when I stumbled on it grabbed my attention. I feel the tribute very fitting especially the pace and cresendo. But, it's the second track that is very Molina like, even down to the vocal delivery. Although maybe derivitive in this instance it's just a great track. I want more like this - gotta agree with those comments by wonderdog - Glorious!!!
  22. Falling Debris
    by David Kilgour
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    Everytime it Rains Everytime it Rains
    You all know The Clean right. Well here we have The Clean's Kilgour and famous New Zealand poet/writer Sam Hunt (whom I'd never heard of) coming together. Kilgour the music creator & vocalist from lyrics penned by Hunt.

    And what we end up with is very much Robert Forster styled Go -Betweens 'indie' pop at its finest.

    Kilgour, just like the Go-Betweens, never seem to get the wider recognition so rightly deserved, much beyond being the praised darlings of the critics.

    Go get it.

  23. Sukierae
    by Tweedy
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    Down From Above Down From Above
    What was I thinking back when this was first released roughly 6 months ago. Not using the normal band's name, Jeff's teenage son on drums; I figured it was more of a demo or incidental album. Well how wrong was I! This double album has no filler. Stripped back and subtle, it's generally a feast of melancholic goodness in typical Tweedy style.
  24. Pre-Human Ideas
    by Mount Eerie
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    the Hidden Stone the Hidden Stone
    These compterized reworkings of tracks mainly from 'Clear Moon' with Auto Tuned voices & midi instruments add aesthetically well to Elverum's diverse body of work, even if at times far from perfect.

    These tracks may only appeal to die hard fans or new listeners, unaware of his other body of work. Nontheless, I feel these transformations deserve repeated listens by fans. Rather than sounding cold, devoid of emotion they are typically calming, like the bulk of his work, even the most intense.
  25. Bed of Pain: Rembetika 1930-55
    by Canary Records
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    The Offenders The Offenders
    Although I'm not Greek, these 'Rembetika' tracks ceertainly convey the feeling of the this aptly titled album. The precise meanning of the word seems to be a little confused; suffice to say it was the Greek underground music of the day & later revived in the 60's & onwards.

    I like to think of it as Greek blues. Get out your Ouzo bottle, kick back & let the music transport you to days gone by in another world.
  26. Ships
    by Water Music
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    Loser Loser
    ....Just read the accompanying notes to this by Matty. Unfortunately, I can't add anything here to the meaning & 'weight' of this recording.

    R.I.P. Jodi
  27. some sane get different - early recordings and d-sides
    by Water Music
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    Time Time
  28. Invisible - more b-sides and early recordings
    by Water Music
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    Collided Collided
    Some true Mathew Barker goodness (aka Water Music) found right here. Tender moments can be heard on the tracks such as 'Steps, Magnolias' & 'Bridge' to the more electrified 'Space' & 'Doors' that both build a crescendo with blissful fuzzed out guitar.

    Don't be fooled into thinking these are 'mere' b-sides. Maybe not the starting place for newcomers, but really a must buy for fans.
  29. Do You Pick Your Feet In Poughkeepsie?
    by (Mix)
    Do You Pick Your Feet In Poughkeepsie? (Part 1) Do You Pick Your Feet In Poughkeepsie? (Part 1)
    Well I gotta say I own most of these soundtracks on vinyl or disc, so I'm a sucker for these kind of tracks. Most are culled from well known movies so there are no real surprises. Despite that it's well mixed for those familiar or for many who might only know the movies gives a good insight to some of the sounds that really did heighten the movie going experience of the day. Hard edged, funked out instrumentals from some better known composer of the time & some well known musicians. Dig it.
  30. Eleanor
    by Electric Palms
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    Never Coming Back Never Coming Back
    This ep flawlessly proceeds their first single earlier in 2104.

    Although the garage & power pop 'formula' remains the same (in the best possible way), they have clearly added more to their mix.

    'Morriconesque' twang can be heard on the opening track and the second track plays like early Go Betweens on surf, even a little brass on the closing track

    They conjures the sound of a Fender Jaguar, Rickenbacker bass, vintage valve amps and organic recording tools. Can hardly wait for a full album.
  31. Extended Play
    by Electric Palms
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    Summer Summer
    60's garage; these guys would fit perfectly on a Nuggets album or glorious power pop as heard on the track 'Summer'. Neo psychedelia in the vein of Dom Mariani (The Stems), they would totally accord with that 80's revival. Guitar driven tracks along with with the unequalled rumbling vocals of James Foreman adding to the 'authentic' sound of their music. .

    Still sounding fresh today & prefect for those hot summer times. A very telling first up release.
  32. Something About April
    by Adrian Younge
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    Dusts of Gold Dusts of Gold
    What do u call this? A dj that's drawn clearly on the cinematic sounds of Morricone/Nicolai etc, classic soul, psychedelia melded with trip hop sounds & obscure beats. He wears his influences proudly on his sleeve, but fused seamlessly together to make this sound his own. Brilliant!
  33. Junior Murvin (Junior Soul) - Rescue The Children / Rescue The Children Version
    by Dub Store Records
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    Rescue The Children Rescue The Children
    Dec 2014, a year since his passing (aged 67) & this release was the first version of this classic roots reggae track; 2 years later it was re-recorded (also produced by Derrick Harriot) & again in '76 produced by Lee Perry on his most successful album 'Police & Thieves'. Famed for his beautiful falsetto voice, this is a classic.
  34. Caliber
    by Bryant Eugene Vazquez
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    Truly Yours ( Death & The Maiden) Truly Yours ( Death & The Maiden)
    Piano based singer/songwriter, with rather gritty vocals. Essentially a ballads album, with lyrics that grow deeper with every listen. Occasional use of strings and drums fill out the sound to what sounds more than just a lo-fi recording on this particular release. Whilst I'm not such a great fan of Randy Newman, I tend to hear a certain kinship with his music, rather than Tom Waits, Nick Cave or others I've heard Vazquez compared to; though he'd appeal to fans of such artists. Nice!
  35. Me and My Ribcage
    by The Widest Smiling Faces
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    The reddest blues The reddest blues
    Lay down, close your eyes and let Aviv Cohn's quiet & slightly subdued vocals transport you into his world of tender melancholy. It's lo-fi goodness at its most intimate and beautiful.
  36. Song Spells, No. 1: Cedarsmoke
    by Sea Wolf
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    Young Bodies Young Bodies
    Not a review as such: just saying it's tough to pick a fav track, but I'm going with 'Young Bodies' to even the voting score as per the album's page, though the withdrawn sound of 'Whatever You Say, Say Nothing' or the very tender 'Ram's Head' come very close!
  37. This Is Monty Sparrow
    by Monty Sparrow
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    Bedlam Bedlam
    Bourbon, smokes & a dimply lit bar...dark country, reminiscent to some of Tex Perkins deeds. Hard to select a fav track, be it the slower balladry of 'Bedlam' to the more electrified & haunting 'Stones' or instrumental 'Sunday' that builds up in true Dirty Three fashion. Also a fine cover of Neil Young's 'Captain Kennedy' is heard & all recorded live in Melbourne @ the Bakehouse - a Justin Cusack project that was way too brief.
  38. Trabalhos Carnivoros (CD - £5)
    by Amabis
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    Crepúsculo Crepúsculo
    Totally blown away by this release and simply way too short! Brazilian folk drawing on various influences as diverse as 60's psychedelia & folk with definite hints of Tom Waits throughout, albeit with very tender vocals. Whilst I cannot understand the lyrics, I feel the emotion that's conveyed throughout this stellar release. Eagerly awaiting more solo projects from Gui Amabais.
  39. Hawk Moth
    by Water Music
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    The way the trees curve The way the trees curve
  40. AM & Shawn Lee Mixtapes
    by AM & Shawn Lee
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    Blasto Mixtape Blasto Mixtape
    Diggin' into the crates! These mixtapes bring together a vast array of sounds: from various Library styles, Giallo, soul, funk, psych, to more recent (Air) and even Krautrock (Can - Vitamin C, taken from the '72 album Ege Bamyasi ). The mixes have all been split up to better reflect the various styles and most clearly for delectable listening.
  41. Songs of Written Leaves
    by Empire of Poets
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    Empire Empire
    Mathew Barker (aka Water Music) is fleshed out with the assistance of a 5 piece backing band and well known producer Casey Rice. It's enabled his erstwhile bedroom style lo-fi recordings to take on a more expansive sound that's often dark and brooding. On other tracks he's still able to delve into his slower and more fragile side, akin to Water Music. According to the liner notes:
    "...and designed to be taken in one sitting with relaxed concentration."
    It's 43 well rewarded listening minutes.
  42. Soul Variations (Deluxe Version)
    by AM
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    We Will Remain We Will Remain
    Carefully crafted 'pop' songs in the best possible way. You'll quickly be chilling & singing along with this feel good release.
  43. Wolves
    by Water Music
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    Friend Friend
    Dishevelled beauty, passionately painful with Barker's higher pitched and often strained vocals ever present; transporting the listener through his bitter sweet journeys.
    "Cause I'm feeling so torn, I'm feeling so torn and
    I can't be reborn, I can't be reborn,"
    Typically poignant.
  44. Mountains
    by Water Music
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    Wayward Wayward
    Part Mark Linkous blended with Elliott Smith, lo-fi goodness tinged with dissolute country but overwhelmingly this is Mathew Barker who is Water Music. If this brief review sounds even remotely appealing, to ignore will be at your own deprivation. A MUST buy. Highly recommended!
  45. Their Bodies in a Fog
    by arrange
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