Review: Mysterious outfit from Los Angeles, California, Real Bad Man comes through with it's 4th release, this time a 12" with an all star tribute to the gods of P-Funk. Enlisting the talents of Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor dueting with Royal Trux's Jennifer Herrema...produced by Tim Goldsworthy, Afro-Futurist Clap! Clap! and Tropical Rhythm Kings The Mauskovic Dance Band, this limited edition (300 Black/200 White), vinyl only release, comes in a printed DISCO SLEEVE 500 with hand stamped white labels.
Review: Isle Of Jura's latest on-point release is a new edition of Zann's sought-after 1990 set "Strange Ways/Inside Jungle", a self-released album of experimental, left-of-centre musical fusions produced in the band's basement studio in Dortmund. The record's genius lies in the band's mixture of Eno/Byrne style ambient motifs, delay-laden electronic beats, densely layered African and South American percussion sounds and chiming instruments from South East Asia. There are some suitably trippy tricks employed here and there - backwards vocals, layered field recordings and so on - but also snaking sax lines and cheery synthesizer melodies. In other words, it's an inspired, hard-to-pigeonhole album that just gets better with each successive listen.