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ALEXANDER KOROSTINSKY: Altin Maske (Vinyl 7″)

ALEXANDER KOROSTINSKY: Altin MaskeHere’s Altin Maske then, the second single to be lifted from the the debut solo 45 by Alexander Korostinsky. Second single ‘lifted from a 45’? Yeah – I know, I thought that was weird too, I mean surely if both tracks are on the 45, that’s one single, right? Is it a nod to the digital era? Is it a double A-side? Is it because there’s another video for this one? One thing’s for certain, it’s every bit as dope as Bones Of God, i.e. the Turkish psych
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ALEXANDER KOROSTINSKY: Bones Of God (Vinyl 7″)

ALEXANDER KOROSTINSKY: Bones Of God Alexander Korostinsky’s Bones Of God has been burning a hole in the monkey’s inbox for a week now (the trouble was finding something to embed but that’s all sorted now) and you’ll see why when you hear it, for this Turkish-funk-influenced cut is an absolute beast! Must be the season for eastern-themed psych-funk since this comes hot on the tail of the latest El Michels Affair single
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DIASONICS: Origin Of Forms

Did somebody say ‘Hussar funk’? Well, actually Diasonics themselves did though it’s as good a term as any to describe the fresh blend of super crisp and funky drum breaks that they couple with Eastern-tinged cinematic and psychedelic sounds. If you caught previous singles Gurami and Deviants, you’ll know exactly what the monkey’s on about and while both of those are on the Origin
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DIASONICS: Deviants

DIASONICS: DeviantsShortly before their debut album Origin Of Forms hits the shelves (and the interweb) next week, there’s time for Moscow band to squeeze out the second single to be lifted from said LP – Deviants. As with previous single – October release Gurami this is another example of what the band term ‘Hussar Funk’. For that read an ear-pleasing blend of cinematic soul, crunchy organic drum breaks
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THE GREASE TRAPS: Roots

A game of two halves? One long song with two different halves for – er – the price of one? Whatever you want to call it, you’re definitely getting your money’s worth on new single, Roots, from Oakland’s deep funk outfit, The Grease Traps. The last song recorded for their Solid Ground LP, it is also that album’s opener and was recorded in a single take! Things start out with a
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THE DIASONICS: Gurami/ Gradient (Vinyl 7″)

THE DIASONICS:  GuramiFor those who thought the only funk coming out of Russia was The Soul Surfers, meet Moscow’s The Diasonics, the new signing to Milan-based label Record Kicks and proponents of what the band call ‘Hussar Funk’. That’ll be a blend of their favourite cinematic soul, eastern European and psychedelic influences over a fine selection of heavy breakbeats then. A-side Gurami is the one with
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WHATITDO ARCHIVE GROUP: Italian Love Triangle + Video

WHATITDO ARCHIVE GROUP: Italian Love TriangleThe monkey is sadly late to the party on this one but couldn’t pass up the chance to comment on a single called Italian Love Triangle. It is, of course, one of the tracklist centrepieces of Whatitdo Archive Group’s The Black Stone Affair – an LP which provides lost soundtrack thrills to an alleged lost spaghetti western/ noir/ caper/ giallo-flick. This one is the sixties bossa style instro which, on
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CALIBRO 35: Post-Momentum EP

CALIBRO 35: Post-Momentum EPCult Italian ‘cinematic funk’ fiends Calibro 35 return a mere 17 months after their last album, Momentum, with the Post-Momentum EP. And if that name suggests the two might be linked, well, you’d be right. Not least of the reasons for which is the fact that this release is bookended by two versions of LP track Stan Lee. This one was something of departure for a band known for their
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WHATITDO ARCHIVE GROUP: The Black Stone Affair (Main Theme)

WHATITDO ARCHIVE GROUP:  The Black Stone Affair (Main Theme)More sixties/ seventies soundtrack thrills from Whatitdo Archive Group with the single release of The Black Stone Affair (Main Theme) – a.k.a. the title track to their recent and excellent The Black Stone Affair LP purporting to be the long-lost soundtrack to a long destroyed spaghetti western-cum-giallo movie. The track in question opens the LP too and pays homage to the sort of thing Roy
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THE TIBBS: Another Shot Fired (Vinyl 7″) + video

THE TIBBS:  Another Shot Fired (Vinyl 7The Tibbs return with a new single that is also the title track from their second LP, Another Shot Fired, released back in the autumn. It’s an uptempo reggae-tinged soul affair, ably-helmed by new singer Roxanne Hartog who replaces Elsa Bekman and is well up to conveying the sort of romantic sorties explored in the lyrics. But how to represent such goings-on in audio visual format? Well, Holland is famously a home of cafĂ© culture
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