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Some Great Music You Might Have Missed

Highlights of some music we've added to the collection over the past several months. I hope you find some gems that you might have missed!


Amazon Says: After ten years of wrangling, Luaka Bop is set to release 'Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia' a fifteen track survey of Maia's 1970s recordings, comple more...
Amazon Says: After ten years of wrangling, Luaka Bop is set to release 'Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia' a fifteen track survey of Maia's 1970s recordings, completely remastered, commemorating what would have been the Brazilian musical legend's 70th birthday on September 28. The release is the fourth in the label's World Psychedelic Classics series, known for unearthing long neglected masterworks by Os Mutantes, Shuggie Otis, and one of the first compilations of African psychedelia and funk. less...
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Dejenme Llorar by Carla Morrison
Amazon Says: 2012 album from the Mexican Pop/Rock singer/songwriter. The album was produced by Juan Manuel Torreblanca and Andres Landon. more...
Amazon Says: 2012 album from the Mexican Pop/Rock singer/songwriter. The album was produced by Juan Manuel Torreblanca and Andres Landon. less...
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Ancient Future by Willits & Sakamoto
Amazon Says: Ancient Future is the second collaboration between visionary pianist RYUICHI SAKAMOTO and electronic pioneer CHRISTOPHER WILLITS. Built around a series of piano pieces that Sa more...
Amazon Says: Ancient Future is the second collaboration between visionary pianist RYUICHI SAKAMOTO and electronic pioneer CHRISTOPHER WILLITS. Built around a series of piano pieces that Sakamoto sent to Willits after the release of the duo's first record together, 2008's Ocean Fire, the six tracks that make up Ancient Future are entirely instrumental and yet, they speak about the very essence of what it means to be human. As a whole, Ancient Future functions as a piece about the creation, acceptance and completion of one's fate and all of life's experiences, following a trajectory through inner conflict, resolution and, ultimately, acceptance. The six-song cycle moves through a narrative of sorts, each piece with a story to tell and an aspect of life to explore. The album opens with the restless energy of "Reticent Reminiscence", an energy that subsides into the introversion of "Abandoned Silence" and "I Don't Want to Understand" and, eventually, the cold disassociation of "Levitation". A certain warmth returns with "Releasing", its guitar arpeggios like washes of sunlight, and the album's journey finally resolves into closing track "Completion", a piece that's full of quietly melancholy tranquility, perhaps reflecting the experience of finally coming to know oneself. Despite its conceptual coherency, contradictions lie at the heart of Ancient Future, as the album title might suggest. Even within the confines of each track, opposing forces are at play loops of static and feedback provide the backing for delicate melodies that develop and evolve like ripples on a placid lake. And yet the contradictions never feel like conflicts instead, the diverging elements come together to create something with its own internal logic, perhaps reflecting the way that we are all the sum of our experiences, both light and dark, positive and negative. less...
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Maiden Voyage by Herbie Hancock
Amazon Says: Digitally remastered edition of this 1965 album from the Jazz keyboardist. more...
Amazon Says: Digitally remastered edition of this 1965 album from the Jazz keyboardist. less...
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El Ultimo Trago by Buika & Chucho Valdes
Amazon Says: El Ultimo Trago is a celebration ofChavela Vargas's90th birthday. Recorded in Cuba with live musicians this album is a collection of Chavela's greatest hits performed with the more...
Amazon Says: El Ultimo Trago is a celebration ofChavela Vargas's90th birthday. Recorded in Cuba with live musicians this album is a collection of Chavela's greatest hits performed with the powerful vocals only Buika can deliver and accompanied by masterful pianist Chucho Vlades. This album is truly a musical jewel any music lover will enjoy. less...
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