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TRAMP RECORDS: V/A Trip To The Moon

TRAMP RECORDS: V/A Trip To The MoonTramp Records’ new compilation of lunar-themed nuggets, Trip To The Moon, was apparently inspired by the 2016-Nigerian-astronaut-stranded-in-space email scam. You know – the one about how a mission to rescue Abacha Tunde, stranded on a secret Russian space station since 1979, can only be organised by his cousin if some gullible – er – I mean helpful – foreigner will kindly transfer their bank details etc. etc. in return for which they
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AE3: Black Rider

AE3: Black RiderRating: ★★★★★ Bloody hellfire! Stand by for the heavyweight psych-funk-fuzz on AE3 a.k.a Alan Evans Trio’s new single Black Rider. Oh what – Alan Evans – as in the Soullive sticksman? Yes, that Alan Evans. Turns out it’s drummer-man Evans himself on vocals and this is the only vocal track on forthcoming LP The Wild Root. The only vocal track? On the evidence of this, he should have
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THE BAND OF ENLIGHTENMENT REASON & LOVE: Zota Yinne (Vinyl 7″)

THE BAND OF ENLIGHTENMENT REASON & LOVE:  Zota Yinne (Vinyl 7The Band Of Enlightenment Reason & Love eh? The name of the Philophon Records’ house band is certainly one to conjure with, consisting as it does of qualities sorely missing a voice in these benighted times. Luckily the band have been able to transmit positive vibes on their debut 45 via the medium of rootsy instrumental reggae on A-side Zota Yinne and gypsy-psychedelia on flip Starlet Road Filling Station. For added kudos, both cuts
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KIND & KINKY ZOO: Seven Noisettes b/w Poulpe Fiction (Vinyl 7″)

KIND & KINKY ZOO: Seven Noisettes b/w Poulpe Fiction (Vinyl 7Swiss outfit Kind & Kinky Zoo return with a new vinyl 7″ packed full of nutty goodness and juicy instrumental antics in the form of Seven Noisettes b/w Poulpe Fiction. If you caught 2017’s long-awaited LP Released! you’ll know that while this lot are on the funky spectrum, they feel entirely unconstrained by genre boundaries and at any given moment are liable to veer off at jazz or
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THE PUTBACKS: The Ways (with BILAL)

THE PUTBACKS:  The Ways (with BILAL)A fairly heavyweight score for Melbourne’s The Putback’s here on the lead single and title track from their forthcoming album, The Ways, as they’ve only gone and landed neo-soul man Bilal for mic duties. Blimey. Not that this is neo-soul though – far from it. No, The Way finds The Putbacks drive a smouldering path through the darkest realms of psychedelic soul as menacing
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NICOLA SPIROMARINO: Senza Titolo Uno/ Senza Titole Due (Ltd. Vinyl 7″)

NICOLA SPIROMARINO: Senza Titolo Uno/ Senza Titole DueThe next way-out treat from Markey Funk’s Delights label is this hot little 45 – Senza Titolo Uno/ Senza Titole Due. It’s the work of Italian-born, Berlin resident Nicola Spiromarino who has been tinkering away in his home studio so that he can unleash these two slices of synth-drenched library funk the titles of which translate as ‘Without Title One’ and ‘Without Title Two’ – or as
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EL MICHELS AFFAIR: Unathi b/w Zaharila (vinyl 7″)

EL MICHELS AFFAIR:  Unathi b/w Zaharila (vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ El Michels Affair certainly haven’t fallen asleep basking in the glory of last year’s excellent Return To The 37th Chamber and here’s two magnificent reasons why on either side of a fresh new 45 entitled Unathi and Zaharila. Hmm – sounds a bit Bollywood. Damn straight! At least Bollywood funky that is – as they draw on the vocal talents of Piya Malik from label mates
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VARIOUS: Down In The Valley (Perfect Toy Records)

VARIOUS:  Down In The ValleyPerfect Toy have been digging the crates again and this time knocked out Down In The Valley which comes in two vinyl volumes or one combined cd. They should probably get someone they know well to sort out the sales notes for that. Oh – hang on – whatdyaknow: ‘“A heavy selection of mod-rockers, garage and psych-funk tracks,” runs the sub-title of new compilation series, Down
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VARIOUS: Esterno Notte Vol. 2/ Esterno Notte Jazz/ Esterno Giorno Estate

Library music fiends unite! Four Flies Records have capitalised on the success of their Esterno Notte and Esterno Giorno compilations of rare and unreleased 60s and 70s Italian cinema soundtrack material with three more volumes: Esterno Notte Vol. 2, Esterno Giorno Vol. 2 and Esterno Notte Jazz. Where the original volumes had dug from the RCA Italy vaults, the net is spread wider on
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THE TURBANS: Baba Ganooz b/w Lost My Mind (Vinyl 7″)

The Turbans prove to have their heads well wrapped in psychedelia if new 45 Baba Ganooz b/w Lost My Mind is anything to go by. On the A side syncopated drums emerge from swirling guitars that anyone from Donovan to the Screaming Trees would be proud of and then before you know it the chorus arrives and everything suddenly goes a bit garage rock
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