Rooms Filled With Light could have very easily fallen into the sophomore slump category. It had all the trappings of a pre-destined failure, but Fanfarlo somehow guides it all into an enjoyable, 80's-driven art-pop LP.
Facts all come with points of view, like the fact that Talking Heads’ 1980 Afro-funk opus is the 35th Greatest Album of All Time. Counterbalance gives Remain in Light a listen—don’t you miss it. (Some of you people just about missed it.)
His Luaka Bop label was the bridge between Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music and Ry Cooder’s Buena Vista Social Club. His early dance music collections show up on all the cool kids’ iPods. He helped make Alison Krauss and Robert Plant pitchable, let alone profitable.