Conjuring Autumnal spells with this mystical Belgian sorceress. Her 1968 debut album is one of my desert island records, a stark yet vividly lush tapestry of swinging beat-jazz chanson and early spectral electronic hauntology, featuring extensive usage of the Ondes Martenot and a number of oscillators. It also sounds shockingly and eerily like a French-language foreshadowing of early Broadcast records like ‘The Noise Made By People’ and ‘Work And Non Work.’ She’s going to keep me warm through the coming months. #ClaudeLombard #Vinyl #DesertIslandDiscs
Holy grail alert: finally scored an original vinyl copy of the insanely rare debut album by Japanese anarcho-Afrobeat collective Jagatara. Released in 1982 in minuscule quantities and sounding— if you can believe it— like some mutant hybrid of The Pop Group, Tom Tom Club, and Fela Kuti, I honesty didn’t EVER think I’d track this beast down.
So excited to finally own this rare slice of Brazilian samba soul. Erlon Chaves cut this lush, spirited session of pop-art funk in 1971, reimagining tunes by Jorge Ben, Marcos Valle, Roberto Carlos, and Antônio Carlos & Jocafi, as well as offering up a few spirited originals. The album sounds like a party on a plate, and the beautiful, eye-catching sleeve makes perfect sense in context with the swinging sounds it houses. Perfect. #Vinyl #ErlonChaves #Brazil #JorgeBen
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