Den Harrow - To Meet Me as reviewed by lovediscostyle

May 27, 2017
scored in the dollar bin. played the 12" and it went straight into the dj bag. the definition of a italo track. great synth action! vocals to fall in love! heya!

Black Noi$e - Black Noi$e EP as reviewed by DJFLP1

May 27, 2017
dope ass release.. straight heat on this one front to back. go bob !

Morning After (6) - Blue Blood as reviewed by fatheryod

May 27, 2017
i had expected more from this than the refried '71 Savoy Brown-like choogle I found. of a recent shadows haul this was the only dud. maybe it will improve with time. if it does, i'll let you know.

Oscar Castro-Neves - Brazilian Scandals as reviewed by Expansive09

May 27, 2017
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Fantastic Brazilian jazz cd. This is purely traditional in the sense you get the upbeat samba like rhythms intermingled with slower bossa nova tunes and nothing too modern in the mix.
Neves was one of the pioneers of Brazilian bossa nova and here here manages to conjure up a refreshing sun-lit mix of traditional 60s era bossa nova with a modern modern feel and no added fluff.
The music is accented by glorious string arrangements, tight percussion, saxophone solos and of course his very skillful nylon string guitar. All the compositions have a long lasting melodic hook and sing-song like which gives the overall mood of the recording one might relate to sipping a Caipirinha on a beach Rio!
The album was recorded in the mid 1980s and is almost all instrumental if you discount the chants that accent some of the tracks which has no lyrics per se. I like my Brazilian best served with fewer vocals hence my penchant for 60s era Stan Getz!
This is a classic in my book and Ive owned the cd since the 1980s and still find it one of gems few make mention of when speaking of Brazilian music. Sad to find out of his passing RIP Oscar your music will always fill anyone welcoming listener with a sun filled musical escapade!

Sylvester - Over And Over / Down, Down, Down as reviewed by jetrocket

May 27, 2017
Epic aurreal pleasure capturing a moment of disco rawness that cannot be duplicated in this digital era. The stars aligned on this one. Puts to shame the Ashford and Simpson original!

DJ Eclipse - Transformer as reviewed by

May 27, 2017
Both tracks very similar in bass line but are deffinitely hard driving electro bangers. 808 style is better of the 2 IMO. Dj Eclipse has a ton of great fl/electro tracks.

Burial - Subtemple as reviewed by Buzzdim

May 27, 2017
Very dark, atmospheric, rich in texture. A swerve ball from Burial. But damn I like it.

Dieter Meier - Out Of Chaos as reviewed by postpunkmonk

May 27, 2017
As I suspected, the album is closer to what I have wanted from Yello in the last 20 years, but have largely missed. In Yello’s grab for dance music credibility, they lost me as a listener – not unlike Kraftwerk. At a certain point, a line was crossed, and it became about beats and BPM instead of the reason why I enjoyed Yello to start with; the unique persona and artistry of Dieter Meier.

The vibe here is not unlike that which can be found on Yello albums ranging from “Claro Que Si” through “Baby.” The songs are not alien to the Meier canon; coming off as he often does, like the Frank Sinatra of Dada. There are suave, noir narratives, where romantically fixated men lament their obsessions. There are character studies of marginal, but unique individuals. And then there are absurdist flights of fancy.

The most gratifying thing about all of this, is that 90% of it is far removed from the sound of Yello. While synths and electronics are employed on almost all of these tracks, they take a back seat to the zesty, jazz noir arrangements by the large band with string section. Latin rhythms are no stranger to Meier’s work, but the rhumbas played here attain a dark, eccentric sound not far from mature Tom Waits!

There is only one song here that could “pass for Yello;” the relentless “Jimmy.” And even it is better than most late period Yello I’m familiar with. The rest successfully meander all over the musical highway. “Night Porter” sports a whimsical rhythm ace waltz beat as Meier paints a portrait that is the furthest thing from the dark obsession of the similarly titled Japan track. Meier plays omnichord here while the only other accompaniment is the Farsisa and piano of producer Nackt [Apparat]. Patricia Peters of Warren Suicide is one of two female voice here on this track. Elsewhere, choreographer Meritxell Campos Olivé appears as the heartless erotic focus of the penultimate “Annabelle.”

It’s gratifying to hear this album with its dozen songs over 43 minutes. Than means that none of these tracks flirt with dance excess, and therefore none of them manage to overstay their welcome. These are tightly composed and well arranged songs that manage to leave the listener wanting more, and at the end of the day, I’ll be first in line for the next Dieter Meier solo album. Quite frankly, if he never made another album with Boris Blank again, I wouldn’t mind since he’s in his element here with generous support from musicians of a very different mindset.

There’s a casting off of Yello’s stylistic shackles here that was most refreshing. This was the most enjoyable album Meier’s released since the glory days of “Stella.” It’s important to recall that drummer Beat Ash [who was missing in action following “Baby” up to their last “Touch Yello”] and guitarist Chico Hablas [m.i.a. following “Zebra”] once added their human touch to the Yello soundscapes, but the albums I’ve passed up are largely bereft of their artistry. The band Mr. Meier has assembled here have an abundance of talent to offer, and the production of Nackt reveals an abundance of taste. It’s delightful to have Meier at center stage to do what he does best again.

Mala (4) - Left Leg Out / Blue Notez as reviewed by DOCTOR_DIATRIBE23

May 27, 2017
HARDCORE RAVE JUNGLE AND TECHNO REVISITED.........................jungleand dubstep UK..................................................................... STEPPAHHHHN WORDDDDDDDDD .....

The Black Dog - Virtual as reviewed by pomps

May 27, 2017
All time smoothness and well worth the money for the original! Masterpiece. For Virtual alone!

Francesca Cauvin - Che Tu Creda O Non Creda as reviewed by folkfun

May 27, 2017
great xian folk prog, very nice voice/effects/melodies and Marcello "Spooky" Quartarone also.

Scooter - Bora! Bora! Bora! as reviewed by melmaq

May 27, 2017
Scooter is running out of ideas?? They are now recycling their own stuff? This is a mixture of The United Vibe and Maria (I Like It Loud). Boring shit for idiots. No, thanks......

Mark Korven - The Witch (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) as reviewed by leonthepro

May 27, 2017
Quite the well done work they have done on this release. For being a movie soundtrack record and a very colorful one at that its fairly well pressed and mastered. Not outstanding but a step above expectations. I doubt other fans out there will be dissapointed with the effort made here. Im so glad they did not use the horrible movie cover for the jacket sleeve as well. The movie should really have done something similar in style.

Britney Spears - Britney as reviewed by zurbi

May 27, 2017
EU it's not "Estados Unidos" it's Europe, Actually Mexican Version

Coki - Triple Six / Road Rage as reviewed by DOCTOR_DIATRIBE23

May 27, 2017
Coki is like oldschool UK graff.... Don't bite ,,,,,,,,,,but if you do........come corr3ct,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.....,,.,....,,.,.,.,...,.,...,.,...................,.,.,.,.,.

Linval Thompson - Give It Up Rich Man as reviewed by 77special

May 27, 2017

Donna Rhoden / Solid Dub Band - Shy Girl as reviewed by sun_shine

May 27, 2017
A nice dubplate. A side is a pretty upbeat lovers rock with some quite high pitched vocals. B is some instrumental dub, great track.

El Chano Montes Y Su Conjuto* - Recuerdan A Chappottin as reviewed by MamboMadness

May 27, 2017
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OjO: There are Reissues that are not in this Data Base yet: Mexico, another from SAR Records in 1996, another from SAR/Guajiro Records from 2005, and I'm almost positive there's some from Venezuela, and Colombia as well. so con mucho cuidao. The jackets look almost identical, and the labels can either be totally different or with some variation. So I would suggest that before purchasing, that you ask for pictures and/or confirmation that the labels are as shown here.

Dave "Baby" Cortez - Come On And Stomp as reviewed by CykoMF

May 27, 2017
'Come On And Stomp' was later released as 'Fiesta' on Emit E-301

Dream City (3) - Forward as reviewed by Geeooo

May 27, 2017
Down 2 starts with a steady beat that may seem a bit boring,but it's hypnotic simplicity booms into something very powerful.

Dave "Baby" Cortez - Fiesta as reviewed by CykoMF

May 27, 2017
Fiesta was released previously under the title 'Come On And Stomp' on Clock 71875, Come On And Stomp / Calypso Love Song

Dean Dixon (2), Brahms*, Alexander Jenner - Dean Dixon Conducts Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 as reviewed by rconroy

May 27, 2017
edited about 5 hours ago
Jenner's is a fine recording – he has both the technique and the musicianship to deliver a compelling reading of the concerto.
Both Jenner and Dean Dixon are underrated performers. A slightly echoy piano sound that you quickly get used to.

Fleck E.S.C. - Citizen Cage as reviewed by phase-3

May 27, 2017

Bass Agenda killing it again. Awe-inspiring release... dark, moody electro in that distinctive FLECK E.S.C style.... The DVD is the icing on the cake.
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