Why Aren't You Listening?

Jon Savage Presents – Black Hole

Deru – Say Goodbye to Useless

Deutsche Elektronische Musik – Experimental German Rock and Electronic Music 1972 – 83

But what interests those of us who have been around the krautblock are the tracks by the lesser-known bands.

The Young Republic - Balletesque

impossible to decipher in a single sitting.

The Esso Trinidad Steel Band

Elsewhere in the linear notes Parks states: ‘This ain’t your Jimmy Buffet Banana Republic. It’s Fellini with Bikinis.’ He’s not wrong.

Team Ghost - You Never Did Anything Wrong To Me

This is a band that’s not afraid to experiment with different textures within their basic sound

Black to Comm – Alphabet 1968

it’s a beguiling listen and one to stick on if you’re feeling abstract.

Jacques Dutronc – S/T

Dutronc knocked out some classic records in the sixties

Old Canes – Feral Harmonic

We really should have brought this record to your collective attention earlier: because it’s absolutely brilliant.

The Sound of Lucrecia – Congost

Simple, (in the best sense), precise and blessed with a magnificent gift for melody, this record is an absolute must if you like intelligent, reflective pop music.

Philippe DeBarge and the Pretty Things

The conceit behind the LP's birth is a marvellous one, and in many ways, a product of the psychedelic era.

Japanther – Tut Tut, Now Shake Ya Butt

You get the feeling that there are three great, unrelated, unfinished projects or ideas here, all waiting for a moment of clarity... like a meeting of three people at a party who have nothing to say to each other.

No Age – Losing Feeling

Are we still supposed to like No Age, or have they had their allotted 5 minutes?

The Feelies – Crazy Rhythms

I thought it a strange LP then; and I do now.

The Def-A-Kators -Texan Redneck with a Big Cock

Now imagine, in a parallel, slightly more warped universe, Texan Redneck with a Big Cock would be the soundtrack LP for the Breakfast Club. Think on.

Myra Davies – Cities and Girls

Get a fabulous and intelligent spoken word artist in Myra Davis and team her up with Gudrun Gut and Alexander Hacke and you get something as witty and engaging as Cities and Girls.

Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

Seriously, sit on the internet, cock in hand, and join the blogosphere in orgasming over its merits...

Paddy Steer – Dragon’s Breath

Okay, let’s get this straight. This dude, Paddy Steer, has sat around in Levenshulme for nigh on 20 years and amalgamated a set of wibbling, erratic, incidental chamber music...

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