Review: Perspective: Raymond Scott create these albums in 1962 when he was in his mid 50s. Even to this day they sound relevant and entirely futuristic. A true electronic pioneer, he was generations before his time... And was clearly on a mission to influence future generations about electronic music from the earliest age possible with the Soothing Sounds For Babies albums. Dubby, loopy, clever, detailed and spacious - we're not sure whether they were scientifically proven to soothe babbers (some of the more intense loops are way too stimulating) but they definitely soften our souls. A unique moment in electronic music history.
Review: Going back even further into their chest of treasures, all the way back to 1995, Klaus Schulze and Pete Namlook's The Dark Side Of The Moog project is here with a reissue of its third instalment, from 1995, and it's crazy for us to think that we have two certified legends on our charts, across several reissues of the mother series, which should most certainly be purchased in unison. This is the source in terms of ambient and drone, perhaps even surpassing some of the work done by Brian Eno across his own illustrious career. This collection of words is shorthand for "purchase now!".
Review: Super prolific Georgia-born songwriter Clarence Reid's fingerprints are all over the soul game whether it's as a writer and arranger for the likes of Betty Write and The Dells or as a solo artist himself. Reid's sound and style helped to characterise TK Sound and its sister label Alston and his third album Running Water is a perfect example as it ranges from funk-fuelled slippery instrumentation of "If It Was Good Enough For Daddy" to gospel level boogie of "Ruby" by way of yearning ballads that will stop you in your tracks such as "Real Woman". 45 years old and still squeezing hearts.