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Juno Recommends Brokenbeat / Nu Jazz: May 2024

Juno Recommends Broken Beat Nu Jazz

Juno Recommends Broken Beat Nu Jazz

Juno Recommends Brokenbeat/Nu Jazz: May 2024
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Cat: 2057 BLACKV. Rel: 27 May 24
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Circus Retreat (feat Samii) (4:40)
Circus Retreat (dub mix) (3:51)
London Boogie 7 (4:15)
Shrug!! (3:30)
Review: Premium jazzdance from London's 2000Black in collaboration with soulful vocalist Samii; 'Circus Retreat' and its instrumental version both aim squarely for the rond-point of the big smoke's essence, channelling a sense of respite and sense-making of the anxieties of now, the "continuous confusion that surrounds us today". The lyrics affirm the unfairness of modern urban experience with a joyois irony, with lyrics like "it's not fair" and "I can't feel my feet" gliding spiritedly above a sparky broken beat peppered with sunny soul-jazz ornaments. Then, on the B, there's 'London Boogie', which swaps out the swatches to reflect more of a purple tinge by way of rhythmic Rhodeses and cutoff-filtered stabs; and 'Shrug!!', more of a chiptuney retreat into digital dance-space.
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 in stock $12.65
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Cat: NUNSFTV 002V. Rel: 13 May 24
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Pili Pili (New 1995 edit) (15:29)
Pili Pili (Coyote Double Drop 2024 edit) (10:20)
Review: 'Pili Pili' by Jasper Van't Hof catapulted the fusion band into the limelight in 1984, with its infectious blend of African rhythms and jazz sensibilities. This 12" EP, featuring the iconic 15-minute original alongside a 2024 Coyote edit, offers a complete tribute to the songs history. Remastered and cut for maximum impact, both versions showcase the band's dynamic energy and innovative approach to fusion music. From the hypnotic groove of the original to the reimagined Coyote edit, each track exudes a timeless appeal that will undoubtedly wow listeners on the dancefloor. This release is a testament to Pili Pili's enduring influence and Van't Hof's pioneering vision in bridging musical cultures.
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 in stock $16.69
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Cat: STRUT 346LP. Rel: 06 May 24
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Lights Out (feat Nile Rodgers) (3:33)
All The Same (feat Ria Moran) (4:27)
Woman (4:19)
You Don't Know Me (feat Corto Alto) (3:37)
Carry Me (feat Seun Kuti) (3:06)
Battle Isn't Over (2:48)
So Mi Stay (3:37)
Pray For Me (part 1 - feat Neone The Wonderer) (3:58)
Pray For Me (part 2 - feat Kog) (3:37)
Reach My Soul (2:56)
Find Your Flame (3:34)
Slow Breath (feat Mamani Keita) (4:10)
Review: UK jazz megagroup Nubiyan Twist implore us to find our flames on their latest full-length album; it's a dubious but, for that very reason, intriguing command, and one which we're all the more inclined to see through, not least upon learning of the news that Nile Rodgers the master was involved with this record's making. 'Lights Out' cokes infused with Nile Rodgers' signature award -winning guitar style that seamlessly weaves between disco, jazz and Afrobeat, while mid-record intrigues like 'So Mi Stay' flaunt infectious dotted, broken beat rhythms and slick vocals from new group member and Sheffield vocalist Aziza Jaye.
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 in stock $23.15
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Cat: GNSSR 002. Rel: 27 May 24
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Fly Away (feat Lil Summer) (4:28)
Dear Limmertz (feat Kazuhiro Sunaga) (4:30)
Review: Japanese nu-jazz doesn't get any more smouldering than this deep cut from Yusuke Hirado featuring Lil Summer on vocal duties. 'Fly Away' is a mellow melter thanks in no small part to the moody strings lingering behind Hirado's fluid funk production. It's a downtempo vibe which calls to mind the UK street soul sound, contrasted by B-side joint 'Dear Limmertz' which has a more jazz funk oriented flavour. Both joints won't let you down when you want to set the mood as smooth as possible - with a seasoned pro like Hirado at the controls, what else would you expect?
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 in stock $19.10
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Cat: MILS 012LP. Rel: 27 May 24
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Angel Dust (1:22)
Gold Vinyl (2:00)
No Time (2:12)
Old Piano (2:05)
40 Deuce (1:47)
Stress Monster (1:32)
Calm Down (2:05)
Profile (2:42)
Excellence (4:18)
Rockapella (1:48)
Long Lizard (3:57)
Silver Cloud (3:34)
Strawberry Whores & Crack (1:50)
Omega (2:15)
Religion Of The Street (2:49)
Static Electricity (2:01)
Fast Arp (0:04)
Review: DJ Muggs brings his latest instrumental hip-hop tinkerings to Madlib and Egon's Invazion Music Library Series, which allows the two beatmaking legends' friends the opportunity to experiment with the form in whichever way they choose. Taking after the mood and feel of library music pieces, Silver Cloud adds to the many additions to the label to pay homage to the Piero Umilianis and Alan Hawkshaws of yore, albeit through a hip-hop lens. From 'No Time' to 'Calm Down' to 'Fast Arp', Muggs takes a functional approach to beatsmithing, crafting everything from tempo-synced, two-tone moody piano expositions to full-blown lo-fi whackers.
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out of stock $26.11
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Cat: BJLP 46. Rel: 13 May 24
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
The Formula (2:46)
Keepin' It Kool (feat Kendra Dias) (5:21)
Last Nite (feat Redman) (3:30)
Angelwings (feat Shafiq Husayn & Ivan Ave) (3:37)
Distant Luv (feat Kapok) (4:19)
Follow Your Heart (4:55)
Come Home (feat Abstract Rude, T3 & Kapok) (3:57)
Paradise (feat Diamond Cafe) (4:21)
Secret Mission (feat Frank Nitt & Reggie B) (3:33)
Everything U Need (feat Kendra Dias) (3:20)
For The Soul (feat Moka Only) (3:18)
Review: Potatohead People's latest album, Eat Your Heart Out, marks a significant evolution for the Vancouver-based duo, Nick Wisdom and AstroLogical. Moving beyond their renowned production prowess, they step into the spotlight as vocalists, songwriters, and musicians, showcasing their versatility and talent. Thematically centered on love in its various forms and complexities, the album explores the multifaceted nature of this universal emotion. Each track delves into different aspects of love, from infatuation to heartache, featuring a diverse array of guest artists who enhance the album's sonic palette. From the classic hip-hop vibes of 'Last Nite' featuring Redman to the sultry digital funk of 'Paradise' with Diamond Cafe, the album traverses various genres with finesse. Notable collaborations with Shafiq Husayn, Ivan Ave, Abstract Rude, T3 and others further elevate the album's appeal.With its captivating melodies, infectious hooks, and stellar guest appearances, the album solidifies Potatohead People's position as a premier production duo in contemporary music.
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 in stock $23.15
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Cat: FW 290. Rel: 13 May 24
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
No Idea Is Final (part 1) (1:22)
I Just Wanna Do This (4:14)
See The Good (0:45)
Celebrate (feat LyricL) (4:47)
Follow Your Instincts (feat Oliver Night) (5:24)
He Is Lion (2:40)
Lost From Life (feat Oliver Night) (4:32)
All Around (feat Bembe Segue) (2:34)
Flow (2:55)
It's All About Freedom (5:54)
No Idea Is Final (part 2) (3:34)
Review: Quiet Dawn's latest offering, Celebrate, is an 11-track testament to the eclectic talent that has made him a cornerstone of the First Word family for a decade. Following in the footsteps of his previous ventures, particularly the Movements EP, this album seamlessly blends broken beat flavors with a diverse range of influences. Featuring luminaries like Bembe Segue, LyricL, and Oliver Night, Celebrate is a terrific drift through soulful grooves, lively bars and infectious rhythms. From uplifting jazz samba vibes to downtempo boom bap, Quiet Dawn effortlessly melds organic and electronic elements, creating a good dose of positivity and good vibes. Tracks like 'Celebrate,' composed with his son on his lap, and collaborations with talents like Bembe Segue and Oliver Night, highlight Quiet Dawn's ability to translate personal moments into universal celebrations of life, love and cultural diversity. With infectious energy and a message of turning negativity into positivity, Celebrate invites listeners to dance, reflect and embrace the richness of our individual journeys.
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 in stock $20.99
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Cat: CLMN 12058LPC1. Rel: 06 May 24
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
All Aboard (2:55)
The Early Bird Catches (3:06)
Eyes On The Prize (5:17)
Not For The First Time (2:37)
PS EmmyLou (3:48)
One Hand One Bounce (3:46)
Onwards & Upwards (3:52)
Family Song (Sing-A-Long) (3:28)
8th Movement (3:41)
Incredible Wonderful (3:40)
There Is No Rush (5:04)
Alighting Lullaby (2:24)
Review: Karate Boogaloo's latest album, Hold Your Horses, offers a captivating collection of original instrumental tunes from Melbourne, Australia's vibrant soul scene. The album's lead single 'One Hand One Bounce' sets the tone with its spacious and introspective vibe, all moody dynamics that draw the listener in. Drawing from influences like Booker T & The MG's and The Meters, Karate Boogaloo infuse their music with a blend of cinematic tension, whimsical melodies, and eerie discordance, all underpinned by heavy funk grooves. The band's chemistry, developed over 15+ years of friendship and musical collaboration, shines through each track, creating a cohesive, immersive listening experience. Recorded live with no overdubs, Hold Your Horses captures the raw energy and spontaneity of Karate Boogaloo's performances. The instrumental palete, limited to drums, guitar, bass and organ, establishes a consistent tone while allowing for neat shifts and nuanced execution.
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 in stock $34.98
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Cat: PLZ 048LP. Rel: 27 May 24
 
Balearic/Downtempo
A Dream Goes On Forever (feat John Glacier) (4:37)
Another 9 Days (feat Ethan P Flynn) (3:06)
Turn Me Inside (feat Lea Sen) (2:57)
Halo Flip (feat Lauren Auder) (6:44)
Everything Is The Same (2:24)
The Path Less Travelled (3:40)
Makeshift Tourniquet (5:18)
Time Well Spent (2:59)
In The Front (feat John Glacier) (3:34)
Trust (feat Matt Maltese) (2:02)
Stress Test (2:08)
Last Night I Dreamt I Was Alone (3:24)
Unlucky For Some (1:03)
Review: London-based beatmaker Joe Thornalley (aka Vegyn) has amassed a cult following surrounding his unconventional, fluid style of production. Laying in the space between dance and hip-hop, he's somewhat of a modern answer to DJ Shadow. Following his breakout success from 2022's 75-track epic 'Don't Follow Me Because I'm Lost Too!!' Vegyn has attracted the likes of Danny L Harle and JPEGMAFIA and become a low-key household name (only in cool homes, of course). 'The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions' is set to release in late May,a curated world of finely picked theological samples and references already scattered about the four singles to emerge. 'Makeshift Tourniquet' hit the ground running, a sensational deep house rager that samples both the tube announcer lady and a childlike preacher against a visual backdrop of film-shot interpretive dance. 'Path Less Travelled' is a more low-key, tech-savvy cut, perfect for watching clouds go by on the Overground.
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out of stock $32.28
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Cat: CLMN 215C1. Rel: 13 May 24
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Skyline Chili Churner (2:58)
Queen City (3:37)
Review: Fresh from the instrumentals wing of contemporary r&b and funk label Colemine comes the new one from Tee See Connection, 'Skyline Chili Churner'. This 7" single procures two formerly-thought-lost recordings made at the basement of the Regent Drives studio in Middletown, Ohio by the band, who consist of Rob Houk on drums, Matt Amburgy on keys and Terry Cole on bass. Seemingly crafted for the express purpose of hip-hop sampling in mind, both tracks are out-and-out funkers, with the B-side's 'Queen City' going for a straight-up, kick-backed 80ish BPM, and the A's titular number laying down an interesting organic funk groove that perhaps only the more seasoned of samplers would have the guts to sift.
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 in stock $9.67
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Carlos NINO/VARIOUS
Cat: IARC 80CD. Rel: 27 May 24
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Love To All Doulas! (feat Nate Mercerau)
Some Rest For The Midwives (feat Jamire Williams/Sam Gendel)
Real Vital Organs (feat Jamael Dean)
Surges, Expansions (feat Dexter Story/Nate Mercerau)
In Appreciation Of Chico Hamilton's Vast Influence On The West Coast Sound (feat Nate Mercerau)
Birthworkers Magic, And How We Get Hear (feat Maia/Andre 3000/Jesse Peterson)
This 'I' Was Not (feat Ariel Kalma/Surya Botofasina/Annelise)
Placenta, Nourishment, New Home, The Galaxy (feat Haize Hawks/Surya Botofasina/Aaron Shaw/Devin Daniels/Tiffany De Leon/Michael Bolger/Michael Alvidrez/Jesse Peterson/Annelise/Moss)
Carla's Beads (feat Iasos)
Moonlight Watsu In Dub (feat Nate Mercerau/Photay)
Generous Pelvis (feat Sam Gendel/Deantoni Parks/Nate Mercerau/Adam Rudoph)
Bi-Location (feat Aaron Shaw/Andres Renteria/feat Nate Mercerau)
"Play Kerri Chandler's RAIN" (feat Surya Botofasina/Nate Mercerau/Cavana Lee)
Review: Carlos NiNo & Friends' Placenta is a deeply conceptual and collaborative album, marking the fourth collection of their imaginative music released on International Anthem in recent years. Inspired by NiNo's experience of becoming a father again, the album is dedicated to the spirit of family, birth, and the experience of bringing new life into the world. Each track is a sonic exploration, from the soulful 'Love to all Doulas!' to the ethereal 'Moonlight Watsu in Dub.' NiNo's refusal to confine himself to genres is evident in the diverse sounds and textures woven throughout the album, reflecting his belief that friendships drive the greatest creative collaborations. With contributions from an impressive list of collaborators, Placenta is a prime example to the power of community and the boundless possibilities of musical experimentation. It's a heartfelt and visionary work that invites listeners on a transformative journey of sound and emotion.
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 in stock $14.53
12
Cat: TRULP 450. Rel: 13 May 24
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Water Come (4:44)
O (4:36)
Deep (4:09)
Moving Forward (5:50)
Leap (4:21)
Feel Those Things (4:29)
Riverside (6:07)
Bathe In Me (Station Road acappella) (1:55)
Frida-Rae (3:33)
Willow (5:41)
Station Road (2:44)
Moving Forward (instrumental - bonus track) (5:49)
Review: Bryony Jarman-Pinto's album Below Dawn is a deeply personal and transformative diary, reflecting her experiences leading up to becoming a mother. Produced by Ben Lamdin (Nostalgia 77), the album's jazz-inspired melodies and Bryony's harmonious vocals create an emotionally resonant atmosphere. The album's inception during the pandemic captures the emotional turmoil of the times, with tracks like 'Water Come' serving as a cathartic release for societal tensions. Bryony's introspective lyrics on tracks like 'O' and 'Leap' confront societal challenges and personal experiences, urging listeners to address ignorance and take action. As the album progresses, Bryony delves into her inner world, exploring themes of love, family, and nostalgia. 'Deep' and 'Frida-Rae' express the joy of falling in love with her newborn daughter, while 'Station Road' reflects on cherished childhood memories spent with her grandmother. Overall, Below Dawn is a poignant and introspective album that beautifully captures Bryony's life's most important parts.
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out of stock $28.52
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Cat: CLMN 215. Rel: 13 May 24
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Skyline Chili Churner (instrumental) (2:58)
Queen City (instrumental) (3:37)
Review: The Tee See Connection brings the raw essence of their final recordings at the Regent Drive studio in Middletown, OH, to a gritty 45. Comprising members of The Jive Turkeys, including Rob Houk on drums, Matt Amburgy on keys and Terry Cole on bass, this release encapsulates their dynamic musical abilities. Side-1's 'Skyline Chili Churner,' ignites with an organ burner, funky bass, and blown-out breakbeat-style drums. It's a high-octane fusion of funk and groove that sets the tone for the record. On the Side-2, 'Queen City' delivers straight-up boom bap vibes, with Matt Amburgy's keys taking center stage, cooking up a storm of rhythmic intensity. Both tracks offer rich sonic textures ripe for sampling, showcasing The Tee See Connection's ability to craft infectious rhythms and soulful melodies.
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 in stock $9.15
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Cat: BJLP 46SILVER. Rel: 13 May 24
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
The Formula (2:07)
Keepin' It Kool (feat Kendra Dias) (6:05)
Last Nite (feat Redman) (3:31)
Angelwings (feat Shafiq Husayn & Ivan Ave) (3:42)
Distant Luv (feat Kapok) (4:13)
Follow Your Heart (4:59)
Come Home (feat Abstract Rude, T3 & Kapok) (3:44)
Paradise (feat Diamond Cafe) (4:04)
Secret Mission (feat Frank Nitt & Reggie B) (3:31)
Everything U Need (feat Kendra Dias) (3:24)
For The Soul (feat Moka Only) (3:01)
Review: Cult Vancouver duo Potatohead People, which is of course made up of Nick Wisdom and AstroLogical, finally make their return to Bastard Jazz with their much anticipated fourth album, Eat Your Heart Out. It is another great icing that builds on their renowned clean and musical production and finds the pair once again showing off their skills as vocalists, songwriters, and musicians. Over the last decade, they've been revered for their production sensibilities and that doesn't change as with each track they coop up intricate beats with jazzy melodies, summery vibes and plenty of hooky motifs that come with great guest spots from the likes of Shafiq Husayn & Ivan Ave, Kapok and many more.
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 in stock $26.38
15
Cat: 196588 81051. Rel: 06 May 24
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Wave Decay (5:07)
Ascent (4:30)
Friday Film Special (4:10)
Everything Is Going To Be OK (4:45)
Unbroken Thread Of Awareness (2:56)
You're Stronger Than You Think (3:06)
Parasite (5:51)
Review: Capturing GoGo Penguin at a pivotal moment, From The North showcases the trio's ongoing musical evolution and is a minimal masterpiece. This limited-edition vinyl features re-arranged tracks from their EP Between Two Waves and latest album Everything Is Going to Be OK and it was recorded at Old Granada Studios in Manchester, a venue that has played a key part in their musical journey. Originally formed in 2012, the trio's emotive, break-beat minimalist style garnered critical acclaim from the off. With nominations for the Mercury Music Prize and a signing to Blue Note Records, they've released a string of celebrated albums that has backed up that early hype and now, with XXIM Records, they embark on a new chapter, blending ambient sounds with their signature style to great effect.
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 in stock $24.22
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Cat: DMND 006. Rel: 27 May 24
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
From The Ground Up (4:30)
Mother Sun (3:23)
Slow Train Rides & Nighttime Dreams (4:12)
Senseless Acts Of Love (3:08)
Chance Upon A Chance (3:39)
Found You In A Maze (3:57)
Like Bees To Honey (3:58)
Let's Call It A Night (3:49)
Razzle-Dazzle (3:47)
It's All For You (2:52)
Review: Released on Domanda Music, this is a rich tapestry of stunning melodies and a celebration of individuality drawing from jazz and experimental music, with Brunello collaborating with a stellar lineup of artists including Yazz Ahmed, Tamar Osborn, Maurice Louca, Marco Frattini, Enrico Terragnoli, and Luca Tapino. Each track on the album unfolds like a chapter in a deeply personal journey. From the introspective 'From The Ground Up' to the evocative 'Mother Sun,' Brunello weaves together a sonic narrative that resonates with authenticity and emotion. At its core, Senseless Acts Of Love advocates for a more mindful and sustainable approach to exploration, embracing the concept of slow travel. Through collective improvisations and serendipitous moments of sonic synergy, the album fosters a sense of unity and interconnectedness. With its lush instrumentation and evocative storytelling, Brunello's masterful craftsmanship and heartfelt expression make this album a captivating listening experience that lingers long after your first listening, urging you to give it another go.
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 in stock $23.15
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Cat: AQU 007LP. Rel: 06 May 24
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Wrong Side Of Town (feat Hak Baker) (4:28)
Dub Side Of Town (3:44)
Nubya's Side Of Town (feat Nubya Garcia) (4:28)
Wrong Side Of The Rhodes (4:30)
Review: Saxophonist Joe Armon-Jones teams up with vocalist Hak Baker and saxophonist Nubya Garcia for a fresh EP paying homage to the dub music tradition in the UK. 'Wrong Side Of Town' homes in on this titanic genre, riffing off the trademark 'horns cut' that would appear on the B-sides of roots reggae EPs in the 70s and 80s. With Hak's vocals effortlessly evincing a South London drawl, it's clear from the outset that usual, prejudiced ideas of what the wrong side of town would normally be is flipped on its head; truly, it's the area outside Bank station and the Royal Exchange that's the real no-go. Note: B-sider 'Nubya's Side Of Town' was also played by legendary UK sound system founder Jah Shaka in one of his last sessions before his sad passing in April 2023.
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 in stock $20.99
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Cat: GNSSR 2. Rel: 27 May 24
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Yusuke Hirado - "Fly Away" (feat Lill Summer) (4:28)
Yusuke Hirado - "Dear Limmertz" (feat Kazuhiro Sunaga) (4:30)
 in stock $19.65
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Carlos NINO/VARIOUS
Cat: IARC 80LP. Rel: 27 May 24
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Love To All Doulas! (feat Nate Mercereau) (3:28)
Some Rest For The Midwives (feat Jamire Williams & Sam Gendel) (6:41)
Real Vital Organs (feat Jamael Dean) (3:46)
Surges, Expansions (feat Dexter Story & Nate Mercereau) (2:18)
In Appreciation Of Chico Hamilton's Vast Influence On The West Coast Sound (feat Nate Mercereau) (2:37)
Birthworkers Magic, & How We Get Hear (feat Maia, Andre 3000 & Jesse Peterson) (7:14)
This "I" Was Not (feat Ariel Kalma, Surya Botofasina & Annelise) (2:33)
Placenta, Nourishment, New Home, The Galaxy (feat Haize Hawke, Surya Botofasina, Aaron Shaw, Devin Daniels, Tiffany De Leon, Michael Bolger, Michael Alvidrez, Jesse Peterson, Annelise & Moss) (8:48)
Carla's Beads (feat Iasos) (6:04)
Moonlight Watsu In Dub (feat Nate Mercereau & Photay) (4:22)
Generous Pelvis (feat Sam Gendel, Deantoni Parks, Nate Mercereau & Adam Rudolph) (5:01)
Bi-Location (feat Aaron Shaw, Andres Renteria & Nate Mercereau) (3:30)
Play Kerri Chandler's RAIN (feat Surya Botofasina, Nate Mercereau & Cavana Lee) (17:26)
Review: Carlos NiNo & Friends' album Placenta is available in several formats including CD, translucent purple barbed double vinyl and plain black wax, which is what we have here. The record is their fourth release on International Anthem and was inspired by NiNo's recent journey into fatherhood. It pays homage to family, birth, and the wonder of new life as each track embarks on a sonic odyssey, from the soulful 'Love to all Doulas!' to the ethereal 'Moonlight Watsu in Dub.' NiNo's diverse approach traverses a spectrum of sounds and textures, reflecting his belief in the influential power of friendships to nurture creative ventures.
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 in stock $28.26
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Cat: FARO 244LP. Rel: 27 May 24
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Onde Eu Vou (4:21)
Each Day (3:25)
Assim (3:23)
Ensolarade (3:15)
Casinha (3:08)
Somewhere (3:45)
Diferente (3:21)
Midnight Blue (5:24)
Lugar (4:01)
Metamorfose (3:25)
Review: Lau Ro's debut album Cabana is a poignant and introspective look on memory, self-discovery, and imagination, rooted in their upbringing in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and their later experiences in Europe. Recorded in a small wood cabin at the bottom of their garden, the album traverses dreamy bossa, ambient folk, fuzzy tropicalia, and majestic MPB, enveloped in masterful string arrangements and trippy electronics. Lau Ro's delicate yet confident vocals, sung in both English and Portuguese, navigate themes of urban pollution and utopian dreams rich with nature and wildlife - a journey of rediscovery, as Lau Ro reconnect with their roots while embracing their European experiences. The result is music that feels like it belongs to a parallel universe Brazil, offering a glimpse into Lau Ro's multifaceted identity and artistic vision.
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 in stock $25.82
21
Cat: CLMN 12058LP. Rel: 06 May 24
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
All Aboard (2:55)
The Early Bird Catches (3:06)
Eyes On The Prize (5:17)
Not For The First Time (2:37)
PS EmmyLou (3:48)
One Hand One Bounce (3:46)
Onwards & Upwards (3:52)
Family Song (Sing-A-Long) (3:28)
8th Movement (3:41)
Incredible Wonderful (3:40)
There Is No Rush (5:04)
Alighting Lullaby (2:24)
Review: Karate Boogaloo are pioneers of Melbourne's cinematic instrumental soul scene, with roots deeply entrenched in the city's DIY soul movement, the quartet's musical journey from high school pals to seasoned collaborators evident in their cohesive sound. Following their acclaimed release Carn The Boogers, Hold Your Horses offers a distinct blend of instrumental funk that we find irresistible. Recorded live with a strict no overdubs policy, the album captures the band's raw energy and tight-knit chemistry. Each track seamlessly flows into the next, blending tension, melody, and funk. Bassist Henry Jenkins, the mastermind behind the band's sound, leads the recording and mixing process, ensuring a consistent sonic aesthetic across the College Of Knowledge catalogue. The collaborative songwriting approach allows the band to expand upon their strengths as musicians and friends. Stylistically, Hold Your Horses draws inspiration from deep funk, European film music and instrumental soul, showcasing a restrained yet dynamic instrumental palette.




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Santa María (Del Buen Ayre) (6:13)
Chunga’s Revenge (5:05)
out of stock $23.68
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Cat: LRR 005. Rel: 20 May 24
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Sunclock (2:41)
Michel Chevalet (3:30)
Clouds (3:01)
Croire (4:29)
Mermaids (4:35)
Prayers (3:29)
La Defense (2:52)
Review: It's been a minute since we heard from Blackjoy, Jerome Caron's flagship project of mellow, jazz-minded compositions and beatdowns. His last long player Erotis dropped in 2010, no less. Now he returns on Les Rythmes Ruban with a sumptuous new excursion into downtempo pastures which picks up the thread of nostalgic French lounge refinement associated with acts like Air. Just soak up the melancholic chord progressions of 'Michel Chevalet' and you'll find yourself taken away to somewhere very pleasant indeed. There are sweet vocal cuts like 'Clouds' and much more besides on this rich and fulsome record from a seasoned pro.
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 in stock $29.33
24
Cat: IARC 0079LPI. Rel: 06 May 24
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Invocacao (4:51)
Destejer (4:01)
Balada Para La Corporatocracia (4:14)
Turbulencia (2:19)
Mestizx (4:28)
Barro (3:22)
Saber Do Mar (3:36)
Bless Thee Mundane (1:19)
Descend (2:26)
Writing With Knots (5:08)
Sirinus (5:43)
 in stock $28.26
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Cat: VLF 073. Rel: 27 May 24
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Blue Shuttle (2:51)
Adolescence (4:36)
Bath Knows Love (4:24)
Castle Cary (3:06)
Alice In Wonderland (3:32)
Frankenstein (2:26)
Jooby's Interlude (3:42)
Litherland (2:36)
I Owe It All To You (4:12)
Dear Evan (6:56)
Luna (4:42)
Booloo (5:34)
Enigma (6:47)
 in stock $32.28
26
Cat: IARC 0079LP. Rel: 06 May 24
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Invocacao (4:47)
Destejer (4:02)
Balada Para La Corporatocracia (4:13)
Turbulencia (2:18)
Mestizx (4:26)
Barro (3:24)
Saber Do Mar (3:36)
Bless Thee Mundane (1:28)
Descend (2:22)
Writing With Knots (4:48)
Sirinus (5:33)
out of stock $25.56
27
VARIOUS
Cat: PCD 17857. Rel: 20 May 24
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Tony Allen - "Don't Believe The Dancers" (Mophono remix)
The Midnight Hour - "Phoenix" (Theon Cross remix)
Katalyst - "Reflections" (Bei Ru remix)
Jean Carne - "Black Rainbow" (Melanie Charles remix)
Henry Franklin - "African Sun" (Shabaka Hutchings remix)
Lonnie Liston Smith - "Love Brings Happiness" (Tall Black Guy feat Kaidi Tatham remix)
Garrett Saracho - "Altitude" (LO & Diisko remix)
Phil Ranelin & Wendell Harrison - "Running With The Tribe" (DJ Nyack remix)
 in stock $26.38
28
Cat: SODA 015LP. Rel: 20 May 24
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
A Tarp, Billowing (1:48)
Bare-Eyed Crush (3:41)
Not Recluse (5:08)
How, On Earth (3:00)
Aire 4 (1:13)
Sprite Loop (2:44)
Shaking Off The Ice (4:23)
J With A Feather (3:52)
Twix Loop (1:53)
Buzzy On Accelerants (5:31)
Review: Trash Can Lamb is the layers solo work from Akron-based multi-instrumentalist Keith Freund. With two decades of musical exploration, Freund, known for his work with Trouble Books and Lemon Quartet, crafts an eclectic blend of analogue synthesis, piano, bass, saxophone, and field recordings. This album delves into experimental realms, melding 8-bit delays with acoustic elements that give rise to great ethereal melodies. Handmade electronics coalesce with wistful piano and saxophone melodies to make for a juxtaposition of chaos and tranquillity. Freund captures the essence of a backyard at dusk, where the cacophony of nature meets the serenity of twilight.
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 in stock $28.26
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Carlos NINO/VARIOUS
Cat: IARC 80LPI. Rel: 27 May 24
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Love To All Doulas! (feat Nate Mercereau) (3:28)
Some Rest For The Midwives (feat Jamire Williams & Sam Dendel) (6:41)
Real Vital Organs (feat Jamael Dean) (3:46)
Surges, Expansions (feat Dexter Story & Nate Mercereau) (2:18)
In Appreciation Of Chico Hamilton's Vast Influence On The West Coast Sound (feat Nate Mercereau) (2:37)
Birthworkers Magic, & How We Get Hear (feat Maia, Andre 3000 & Jesse Peterson) (7:14)
This "I" Was Not (feat Ariel Kalma, Surya Botofasina & Annelise) (2:33)
Placenta, Nourishment, New Home, The Galaxy (feat Haize Hawke, Surya Botofasina, Aaron Shaw, Devin Daniels, Tiffany De Leon, Michael Bolger, Michael Alvidrez, Jesse Peterson, Annelise & Moss) (8:48)
Carla's Beads (feat Iasos) (6:04)
Moonlight Watsu In Dub (feat Nate Mercereau & Photay) (4:22)
Generous Pelvis (feat Sam Gendel, Deantoni Parks, Nate Mercereau & Adam Rudolph) (5:01)
Bi-Location (feat Aaron Shaw, Andres Renteria & Nate Mercereau) (3:30)
"Play Kerri Chandler's RAIN" (feat Surya Botofasina, Nate Mercereau & Cavana Lee) (17:26)
Review: Carlos NiNo & Friends' Placenta represents a deeply conceptual and collaborative effort and serves as their fourth album release under International Anthem. Inspired by NiNo's recent experience of fatherhood, the album reveres the essence of family, birth, and the marvel of new life. Each track embarks on a sonic voyage, from the soulful 'Love to all Doulas!' to the ethereal 'Moonlight Watsu in Dub.' NiNo's eclectic approach traverses various sounds and textures, echoing his belief in the influential force of friendships in fostering creative endeavours. With an impressive lineup of collaborators, Placenta epitomises the resilience of community and the boundless scope of musical innovation.
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 in stock $29.88
30
Cat: LPCND 33301. Rel: 13 May 24
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Retopia (feat Chase Guerin) (3:02)
Delayed Green (2:13)
Silhouette (3:29)
Pyramid (4:44)
We Are More (feat J Hoard) (4:39)
Peace Of Mind (feat Kokayi & Debo Ray) (3:23)
Ginger Ale (0:44)
Day By Day (feat Zacchae'us Paul & Cisco Swank) (4:02)
Pen & Paper (4:00)
Infinity (feat Georgia Anne Muldrow) (5:23)
Something In The Air (feat Zacchae'us Paul & Melanie Charles) (4:47)
Homeland Heroine (1:14)
 in stock $26.38
Juno Records
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