Posts by Craig Crane:
No McDonald and Loggins this time but Thundercat follows up the expansive, at times baffling ‘Drunk’ with another tour de force of his nimble-fingered funk, soul and hip-hop. Fifteen more tracks of blissful, laid back sunshine vibes topped off with his distinctive sweet vocals and virtuoso bass playing. He’s roped in a tantalizing array of artists, here working with Childish Gambino, Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil B, Zack Fox & Louis Cole. Four (count ’em) different vinyl versions to choose from at the time of launch. Released through Flying Lotus’ esteemed Brainfeeder label (naturally).
We have all three colored versions in stock at time of writing. Red, Cream and Clear
Double colour vinyl in printed inners, in mirror board gatefold sleeve, exclusive roach material insert and sleeve notes and Download card for Smokers Delight: Sonic Buds additional tracks.
The 25th (!) anniversary edition of Nightmares on Wax is with us. And what a package!
Reissue of the 1995 magnum opus – a defining statement of intent in the development of the Nightmares On Wax sound. Moving away from the bleeps and breaks of their first album, Smokers Delight presents a post-club comedown journey which experiments with elements of jazz, dub, soul and hip hop.
Some gorgeous new re-issues from Blue Note Records.
Dexter Gordon’sSwingin’ Affair and Jackie McLean’s A Fickle Sonance.
If you love your classic era Blue Note, these are a must have!
Perl Jam – Gigaton
Legendary Seattle-based rockers Pearl Jam emerge from hibernation for their first studio album in seven years. Their 11th effort overall, Gigaton promises to be a politically and ecologically aware experience, indicated by Canadian photographer Paul Nicklen’s image of a Norwegian ice cap melting to the extent that it’s created a waterfall. And fear not, PJ fans, there’s another of the band’s iconic world tours on the way as well!