Review: Pioneering ambient duo Global Communication were invited to rework the Blood Music album from Chapterhouse for this 1993 album, originally on Dedicated Records. It might technically be a remix album, then, but you'd be hard pushed to notice much of the original material left intact. Instead, in the hands of these two skilled sonic craftsmen, it becomes an hour long work over five tracks, various multi-track tapes and thematic embellishments that make for a whole new world of cinematic sound. Floating ambience is paired with slow and deep electronic beats to classic effect throughout, making it yet another masterclass from Mark Pritchard and Tom Middleton.
Valeria Szervanszky & Ronald Cavaye - "Le Jardin Feerique" (3:02)
Sufjan Steven - "Visions Of Gideon" (4:09)
Review: You can trust Music On Vinyl to put out the very best soundtracks, from the least likely sources. That Blade Runner soundtrack reissue a few years back was an absolute treat for us, to cite an example, but this edition of the Call Me By Your Name soundtrack is even more leftfield. After all, it's no surprise because the film had an insanely on-point score that never made it onto vinyl format; songs from the likes of John Adams, Giorgio Moroder and Franco Battiato are a wonderful thing to own on wax, within the concept of this remarkable movie, alongside other great tunes from coveted producers like Japan's Ryuichi Sakamoto. All in all, a fine catch.
Review: Champion sound! Sampled over 500 times but still funkier than a sleepover at Kanye's, The Mohawks "The Champ" enjoys gold status for this limited Record Store Day special. Flip for the instant horn-heaved call to arms "Sound Of The Witchdoctor". Fresh from 68, and still as bewitching... You might call this a magnificent 7" (not sorry)
Girls Should Stick Together (feat Trijntje Oosterhuis) (5:08)
So What (4:48)
Bob's Jazz (4:48)
2 Funky (4:49)
Wake Me When It's Over (feat David Sanborn) (3:39)
Girls Night Out (3:25)
What Does It Take (To Win Your Love For Me) (feat Jonathan Butler) (4:14)
I Can't Make You Love Me (live) (10:11)
For The Love Of You (feat Angie Stone - live) (8:36)
Saxuality (bonus track) (4:13)
Review: In the UK, Dutch saxophonist Candy Dulfer is probably best-known for her work with Prince, Dave Stewart, Angie Stone, Van Morrison and Pink Floyd. Yet since releasing her first album in 1990 she's released a string of fine albums - some of which received GRAMMY nominations - and become a much-loved artist around the world. This double-vinyl retrospective gathers together many of her most notable tracks to date, offering up a stylish blend of smooth-jazz, contemporary jazz, funk, soul and pop. It includes some frequently forgotten gems, including Dave Stewart hook-up "Lily Was Here", a live rendition of "For The Love Of You" with Angie Stone, and her irresistible cover of Average White Band classic "Pick Up The Pieces".
Only Time All The Time/Making Friends With Studio Owl (1:05)
Building A Ladder (5:41)
Review: The music of Melbourne quartet Hiatus Kaiyote has always been fiendishly tricky to pin down, with 2015 album "Choose Your Weapon" - here reissued on shocking pink vinyl - being the most shapeshifting of the lot. While rooted in lo-fi soul, the album's inventive, colourful and eccentric tracks often also touch on everything from future R&B, jazz, ambient and samba, to alternative rock, eight-bit computer game soundtracks, broken beat, slipped reggae and the similarly mixed-up fuzziness of Hot Chip. The fact that it all makes perfect sonic sense - or at least bristles with genuine musical thrills - is testament to the band's production, performances and genuinely off-the-wall ideas.