Master-works by the likes of Meunier, Gratchenfleiss, Addleston, Sudbury and Duibuisson, running back to George Babcotte’s monumental Dirge for the funeral of Sir Philip Sydney.
‘The most vivid rhythmic reality’: cello, voice, echoes. Drumless versions of Let’s Go Swimming, Tree House, Wax The Van; four previously unreleased tracks from Sketches From World Of Echo.
Raw, rollicking, unadulterated house music from Bumpin’ City, like Moodymann on fire. Last copies from the original pressings of the first two PK releases, mastered and cut by Moritz von Oswald back in 2000.
The great Aaron Carl from Wallshaker and Underground Resistance, tearing it up. All Head High posse, get flat: here it is, Detroit house music, the real thing. The instrumental version, too.
Landmark South African jazz from 1974 — spiritual and political, shimmering and surging. Reverbed trad and trap drums, mesmeric bass, soaring flute, rocking sax. Warmly recommended.
Five tracks of drone and loopy minimalism, based on the cassette-only album out in 1982 on A Gain. The beautiful, mesmerising opener, On Entering York Minster, sets the stage. Gorgeous, silk-screened sleeves.
Precious SA freedom sounds — intensely spiritual and engaged — crossed by bebop, rooted in Malombo Jazz, animated by Biko. From 1976, on the cusp of intensifying apartheid repression, and radio silence.
Sublime soul and funk by the Cleveland legend, 1967-77. Including the LPs Hot Chocolate and Understand Each Other, rare-groove holy grails; plus an unreleased live album.
The dastardly Sukebe, back from pornotopia with a model-actress-singer on each arm. Grooving, late-70s disco, with giddy strings and orgasmic syndrums; a PG Mercer and Arlen, early-80s style and fashion.
Spiritual jazz from the Detroit crew — including Phil Ranelin and Harold McKinney alongside the leader’s saxophone, flute and clarinet — re-convening in 1985. Lovely singing by Leon Thomas.