Tuesday, April 16 2013
Broken Social Scene, its various offshoots, and other acts associated with Toronto’s Arts & Crafts label provide a 10-year overview of the label’s highs, along with some rather choice unreleased tracks.
Wednesday, October 26 2011
An eclectic and oddly put-together mixtape from an eclectic region, Golden Beirut is a very good cross-section of certain musical trends that are occurring in contemporary Lebanon.
Thursday, March 17 2011
This compilation is a vibrant celebration of rebellious sound displaying the glut of funky, resonant music coming out of Indonesia during the fertile and tense '70s.
Thursday, March 10 2011
The fourth volume of Tompkins Square's excellent Imaginational Anthems series shines the light on some of the brighest folk guitarists in the UK and US.
Monday, January 3 2011
The music belongs to the technology of the time. It is filled with funky, bass-heavy synthesizer sounds, electronic drum beats, and scratchy rhythm guitar lines. Like the fashions of the period, there’s a flashy cheesiness to it.
Thursday, October 28 2010
Be forewarned: This is old-timey music remastered from scratchy recordings. Its historic value outweighs audio fidelity. But that doesn’t mean the performers lack talent as players, singers, and songwriters.
Sunday, July 25 2010
Framed by Putumayo, the Rainbow Nation sounds unified. South Africa presents, not so much a country, as a massive group hug.
Monday, June 8 2009
Revolution starts with an admirable idea, but unfortunately doesn’t live up to its promise.
Sunday, May 10 2009
Classic Stax hits aside, collections like this can spoil a specific experience that most hip-hop heads treasure.
Monday, May 4 2009
No, it's not a Depeche Mode tribute. It's a compilation from the Japanese ambient label, Mule Electronic.