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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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Amazon Says: 1. Apague Mi Mente 2. Me Encanta 3. No Quise Mirar 4. Duele 5. Maleza 6. Eres Tu 7. Tu Orgullo 8. Olvide 9. Hasta La Piel 10. Disfruto 11. Dejenme Llorar 12. Sin D more...
Amazon Says: 1. Apague Mi Mente 2. Me Encanta 3. No Quise Mirar 4. Duele 5. Maleza 6. Eres Tu 7. Tu Orgullo 8. Olvide 9. Hasta La Piel 10. Disfruto 11. Dejenme Llorar 12. Sin Despedir 13. Tu Manera De Querer 14. Me Puede less...
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Amazon Says: Lightships is the brain child of Teenage Fanclub singer, songwriter, bassist and found- ing member Gerard Love. Lightships is very much a band and Gerard sought out a cast of more...
Amazon Says: Lightships is the brain child of Teenage Fanclub singer, songwriter, bassist and found- ing member Gerard Love. Lightships is very much a band and Gerard sought out a cast of Glasgow-based friends to help shape the sound. Playing with him are Dave McGowan (guitar, Teenage Fanclub), Brendan O'Hare (drums, from the first incarnation of Teenage Fanclub), Tom Crossley (flute, International Airport and The Pastels) and Bob Kildea (bass, Belle & Sebastian). less...
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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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Amazon Says: Without A Net marks the legendary jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter return to Blue Note Records for his first album as a leader for the iconic label in 43 years. The more...
Amazon Says: Without A Net marks the legendary jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter return to Blue Note Records for his first album as a leader for the iconic label in 43 years. The album which features his long-running Quartet with pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci, and drummer Brian Blade is a 9-track musical thrill ride that consists of live recordings from the Quartet s European tour in late 2011, the one exception being the 23-minute tone poem Pegasus which features the quartet with The Imani Winds recorded at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. The album features six new Shorter compositions, as well as new versions of his tunes Orbits (from Miles Davis Miles Smiles album) and Plaza Real (from the Weather Report album Procession). The quartet also reinvents the title song from the 1933 musical film Flying Down To Rio, which film buffs (such as Shorter) know as the first on-screen pairing of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. less...
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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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