‘Calypso classics from Trinidad recorded between 1928 and 1947 by well-known masters of the form such as the Growler, The Lion, Lord Executor, and Lionel Belasco, as well as by some lesser known but great artists. Heavy topical songs, minor chord meditations on death, beautiful instrumentals and more… All true masterpieces. Old school tip-on cover.’
From 1927-9, haunting sacred blues, angelically sung, with accompaniment on the Dolceola miniature piano. One of our favourite Mississippis.
‘Our tribute to the music made in the U.S. between 1927 and 1948. Not only traditional genres (blues, old-time, Cajun), but also the music that was brought by the boatloads of immigrants coming to these shores.’
The first Mississippi compilation, back in print after seven years! Lovely and moving collection of vintage country blues, full of dread.
The Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza. (Morricone is on horns.)
From the US, Colombia, Nigeria, Sweden, South Korea, Thailand and Iran.
‘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.
Charged garage-rock from Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1970. Championed by the innumerate Enjoy The Experience: ‘Amongst my favorites, the sincerity and verve in the performances remain fresh to the ear and heart thirty years later.’
Armenia’s greatest living musician and the acknowledged master of the double-reeded duduk, with its unique, mournful sound. ‘Without doubt one of the most beautiful and soulful recordings I have ever heard,’ says Brian Eno.