Various ‎– Obsession


Versions (3)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FUCD008 Various Obsession(CD, Comp) Bully Records FUCD008 US 2008 Sell This Version
FULP005 Various Obsession(2xLP, Comp) Bully Records FULP005 US 2008 Sell This Version
FULP005 Various Obsession(2xLP, Comp, Ltd, Scr) Bully Records FULP005 US 2011 Sell This Version


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September 20, 2015
referencing Obsession, 2xLP, Comp, FULP005

Top quality compilation of transworld exotica that gives you an insight into some far-flung musical scenes.
The accent is on South America (Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Brazil) but there's also tracks from India and Turkey. Not sure what the connection is exactly but the choices are uniformly excellent... great listening.

India's Atomic Forest score with their heavy riffing brand of 70s hard rock... perhaps a surprise for those expecting a sitar-driven sound.
The mysterious Brazilian Flavio Kurt brings us his sole 45 Walderez Waldereia. A real catchy and funky latin trip.
And as for Sonora Casino's freakout track Astronautas a Mercurio .... words (nearly) fail me. What a carve up.
Turkish Saz specialist Arif Sag plus his instrument into a fuzzbox to deliver a supremely vicious, nasty (in a good way), ultra-distorto sound.

That's a few of my favourites anyway. Good sleeve notes and pics abound on the gatefold sleeve.
There was a limited edition vinyl version with a screen-printed sleeve ... tasty.


March 7, 2014
referencing Obsession, CD, Comp, FUCD008
Nifty collection of transworld exotica collecting music from South America (Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Peru), India and Turkey. All late '60s / early '70s and very heavy on the wah-wah pedal with many psychedelic flourishes. The South American stuff fits loosely into the 'Tropicalia' genre - the highlight for me being the 1972 offering from Peruvian cumbia band Sonora Casino and their sci-fi epic Astronautas a Mercurio.... a wild trip indeed from a band who were otherwise quite mainstream I believe. Turkish master musician Arif Sag plugs his saz (a type of lute) into a wah-wah for a freaky crossover sound... and the legendary Indian rock outfit Atomic Forest manufacture extremely elemental heavy riffs with Hendrix/ Sabbath influences.
I don't know what the theme or connection is with these bands - I think someone from the label just had a good collection of international funk/psych jams and put them together on one album. It's really good though if you like a dose of the old transworld freakouts. A good one to play alongside the comps from the World Psychedelic Funk Classics label -