S/D -- The Numero Group

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The Numero Group is a reissue label. All their albums are labeled sequentially, e.g., "Numero 001," "Numero 002," and so on. I've bought a few of their albums, which I thought were fantastic (a compilation of Belize artists, a reissue of Antena's early 1980s album, "Camino del Sol," and a compilation of songs from a small soul label operating out of Liberty City, Miami, in the late 1960s), but I was a bit disappointed with Numero 008/Wayfaring Strangers.

Which of the label's releases do you recommend? Which do you dislike?

Daniel, Esq., Friday, 2 June 2006 22:34 (fourteen years ago) link

I like the Miami Deep City comp. it's fucked-up; the whole sound is just overloaded and completely insane. it's the earliest Clarence Reid and Betty Wright stuff I know of. definitely worth it, if you're into soul music.

I liked "Wayfaring Strangers" myself. esp. the Caroline Peyton song, and the one about the ocean told from the ocean's point of view. they're great packages, too.

I just got the new Detroit comp (the Big Mack label) but I haven't had time to digest. haven't heard the early comps.

edd s hurt (ddduncan), Saturday, 3 June 2006 00:44 (fourteen years ago) link

is there even a destroy with the numero group? its all fucking incredible.

mts (theoreticalgirl), Saturday, 3 June 2006 02:11 (fourteen years ago) link

Yellow Pills: Prefill is totally unfuckwithable. Many, many power-pop gems spread over 2 discs.

hot doorknobs (hot doorknobs), Saturday, 3 June 2006 21:47 (fourteen years ago) link

yellow pills and antena are outta control-- soul comps are great, too

s blaze (conrad), Saturday, 3 June 2006 22:24 (fourteen years ago) link

I like some of the releases better than others, but I think that all of their releases are interesting and the packaging and documentation are really top notch. My favorites are the Antena album (which I think I listened to non-stop the week I bought it) and the Cult Cargo: Disco Connection 12".

William Selman (William Selman), Saturday, 3 June 2006 23:59 (fourteen years ago) link

There is earlier clarence reid material on dade, wand-scepter and tayster -- but that is the first betty wright stuff.

Uncle Tom (Uncle Tom), Sunday, 4 June 2006 16:26 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm starting to warm to "Wayfaring Strangers,'' in particular Ginny Reilly's song ''Wildman.'' For a song featuring only a single, gently strummed guitar and vocals, it sounds surprisingly like Rumors-era Fleetwood Mac. But it's the lyrics and vocal delivery that make it special for me. Reilly's voice is so fragile and vulnerable, and perfect for these lyrics:

Then the Wildman
Called the Lady's hand
For there came a day
When he could not wait
He said, ''Pretty woman,
Don't let it go.
This is magic
We'll never know again.''
She said, ''I won't let you in.''
I'm not loving anyone these days
And I can't take your crazy ways.
So the time passed
And the Lady grew sad.
For she had not planned
To love the Wildman.

Delivered with even a hint of camp or irony, these lyrics -- and the song -- would crumble. But Reilly plays it straight, putting the song over perfectly. I still think it's a hit-or-miss compilation, but I'm beginning to appreciate its considerable charm.

It's really amazing to me that the artists this label unearths didn't find a bigger audience (or any audience) in their day. Maybe 20 years from now, the Numero Group will be re-releasing Iron & Wine, Howe Gelb and Low.

Daniel, Esq., Sunday, 4 June 2006 23:34 (fourteen years ago) link

Just got the brand new one (009) Eccentric Soul: The Big Mack Label... I admit i pick these up mainly because I love the packaging, and the numbering just puts hooks into those completist synapses I often get. Thankfully, the releases happen to be (mostly) great too... (Wayfaring Strangers is one of their better ones, that said.)

((((((DOPplur)))n)))u))))tttt (donut), Monday, 5 June 2006 06:19 (fourteen years ago) link

what's also great about Numero is how variable it all is--the soul comps aren't like "great" music, a lot of it. The Deep City one, that drummer is fucking terrible, but he's great. a lot of it is genre pushed to some new wall, I find it confounding to listen to. definitely the case with the new one, Big Mack. the one about going to Haight Street and doing it "like the hippies" do is pretty amazing.

On Wayfaring, Caroline Peyton is amazing. I did a piece on her and this other lady, both of whom ended up in Nashville, for the Scene a couple months ago. You can find it on nashscene.com, it's called "Who Knows Where the Time Goes," I think, I don't have the link handy. Anyway, Peyton is seriously talented, and thriving--she did legit Broadway stuff and sang in Disney animated movies, and has done well. She lives in Emmylou Harris' old house, in Nashville. Fascinating to talk to, and I actually got her to lend me her "Mock Up" LP from '72, from which "Engram" on Wayfaring is drawn.

edd s hurt (ddduncan), Monday, 5 June 2006 18:39 (fourteen years ago) link

Edd s: Why do you think the drummer on the Deep City compilation is terrible? Just curious.

Daniel, Esq., Monday, 5 June 2006 20:40 (fourteen years ago) link

Why do you think the drummer on the Deep City compilation is terrible? Just curious.

He's always playing way ahead of the beat; he's floppy and his time flops all over the place, I guess; it's indefinite and that's the one thing a drummer isn't (usually) supposed to be. I guess it's the same guy on most of it? Plus, that band, they were originaly a marching band, and that shows as well. It doesn't strike me as small-group drumming, fundamentally.

But altho he's not a good drummer, he's really interesting. I mean I'm not hung up on all that too much--the music works, most of it. It's weird music from the drumming on up; so maybe he's a *great* drummer and realized how strange the whole project was and played accordingly.

I think I really like this Big Mack comp, too.

edd s hurt (ddduncan), Tuesday, 6 June 2006 01:20 (fourteen years ago) link

too bad about the drumming... imagine all the lost royalties from the beatheads who passed on i...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

((((((DOPplur)))n)))u))))tttt (donut), Tuesday, 6 June 2006 02:34 (fourteen years ago) link

there's some good shit to sample on Big Mack!

edd s hurt (ddduncan), Tuesday, 6 June 2006 18:39 (fourteen years ago) link

I know.. I was funnin' myself on the fake defense of beatheads (being one myself)

((((((DOPplur)))n)))u))))tttt (donut), Tuesday, 6 June 2006 19:28 (fourteen years ago) link

edd s: Funny you should say that the drummer's failings can be forgiven because the music works so well. That's basically what Willie Clarke, one of the founders of the Deep City label, said in a recent interview in the Miami New Times, conducted shortly after the Deep City album was released. Clarke said: "Perfection sometimes will kill feel ... [and] what we had at Deep City was mostly feel."

The New Times article is available online, at


Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 8 June 2006 17:04 (fourteen years ago) link

right, that Miami NT piece is a good one, written by my fellow scribe Andy Beta. I was happy to have gotten a review of Deep City into the pages of No Depression, just to get that mag's funk-factor in the red for a change...

edd s hurt (ddduncan), Thursday, 8 June 2006 17:28 (fourteen years ago) link

edd s:

When you mentioned that you're a music writer, it reminded me of the sheer number of really talented music critics that post on ILM. I've seen contributors who appear to be from all the major online music websites, e.g., Pitchfork, Stylus, Popmatters, and major print publications, e.g., Village Voice, No Depression. None of this would matter, of course, if the posts were all snippy and lacked content, but I've been amazed by the thoughtfulness of the posts and of the forum's contributors (not that anyone would care about my opinion on the subject). How did you all find this board?

-- Daniel (n.1)

(n.1) I should receive the Big Mack album over the next day or so.

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 8 June 2006 17:54 (fourteen years ago) link

eleven months pass...
I've missed the last three Numero Group releases (Catherine Howe's What A Beautiful Place, Eccentric Soul: Twinight's Lunar Rotation, Cult Cargo: Grand Bahama Goombay). Anyone know if there's any good?

Daniel, Esq., Sunday, 13 May 2007 03:56 (thirteen years ago) link

i love this label, and the catherine howe in particular is one of my favorite reissues of the year.
Twilight's Lunar Rotation is ok, but it could've easily been one disc rather than 2.
I just got the Goombay album, sounds pretty good from what I've heard, some songs are far better than others, but its not as spotty as the Lunar Rotation album, which is one of the only numero group releases I'd say maybe skip.

hurdy girdle, Sunday, 13 May 2007 07:08 (thirteen years ago) link

from what i've heard of the howe record it just sounds like something you'd pay $2 for as an LP and not really be that excited about.

GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ, Sunday, 13 May 2007 07:52 (thirteen years ago) link

six months pass...

Winight's Lunar Rotation is really good, for the most part (the impaled falsettoes etc are mostly at the beginning) You can still hear one of the better tracks, read a review of it and the whole set:

dow, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 17:24 (thirteen years ago) link

Twilight's Lunar Rotation is ok, but it could've easily been one disc rather than 2.

Obviously you mean Twinight, no worries there... Thing is, Kent had already done a Twinight comp so it was imperative that this be as exhaustive as possible. It is a superb Chicago soul music collection for the real Shy collector. I wish I had the product itself but their discs are too dang expensive. I know they are nice etc etc but I just aint got that kinda scratch. (Plus I own that Kent rcd already so I wasn't about to buy all them trx again).

Big to the southside anyway...

Saxby D. Elder, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 18:07 (thirteen years ago) link

They have two new discs either out now or on the way: Eccentric Soul: The Outskirts of Deep City, which is a follow-up to the fantastic Deep City label and Wayfaring Strangers: Guitar Soli.

Daniel, Esq., Wednesday, 12 December 2007 18:13 (thirteen years ago) link

Twilight's Lunar Rotation is ok, but it could've easily been one disc rather than 2.

Obviously you mean Twinight, no worries there... Thing is, Kent had already done a Twinight comp so it was imperative that this be as exhaustive as possible. It is a superb Chicago soul music collection for the real Shy collector. I wish I had the product itself but their discs are too dang expensive. I know they are nice etc etc but I just aint got that kinda scratch. (Plus I own that Kent rcd already so I wasn't about to buy all them trx again).

If you think you got it all on the Kent CD or that this could have been one disc, you're missing out. The booklet alone is worth the 25 bucks. Have you seen the photos? The Kent booklet had like three, this thing's got like 30. I mean, who else was going to track down the Mystiques?

Pick up those Twinight 45s if you get a chance. Can't imagine they'll be around long.

VG++, Thursday, 13 December 2007 03:21 (thirteen years ago) link

ok, you talked me into it!

Saxby D. Elder, Thursday, 13 December 2007 03:46 (thirteen years ago) link

(I did actually mean the Numero Group thing was a great collection, not the as-usual raggedy-ass Kent one. All I meant is I hadn't sprung for the actual CDs yet.)

Saxby D. Elder, Thursday, 13 December 2007 03:48 (thirteen years ago) link

Now we just need a Mar-V-Lus comp ... and make sure it includes Von Freeman's 45 ! my copy is sorta crackly.

Stormy Davis, Thursday, 13 December 2007 03:53 (thirteen years ago) link

two months pass...

Anyone heard the new one yet? I got it this week (I'm on The Numero Group's annual plan). So far, v. good (on limited, partial spins). Not sure it's as gripping as some of the label's prior releases, but they're all so solid that this isn't much of a criticism.

Daniel, Esq., Wednesday, 5 March 2008 23:04 (twelve years ago) link

Very much hooked on the Jackie Stoudamire tracks.

Andy K, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 23:26 (twelve years ago) link

Stoudemire -- excuse me.

Andy K, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 23:36 (twelve years ago) link

I've been enjoying the Guitar Soli comp (vol. 2 of Wayfaring Strangers, I guess) -- some wild Fahey/Kottke/Etc kinda dudes on there. A cool glimpse into a weird little subculture of musicians, great liners, packaging, the whole shebang. I've always eyed the soul comps on Numero, but haven't made the plunge just yet. what's the one to start with?

tylerw, Thursday, 6 March 2008 00:09 (twelve years ago) link

I say the Eccentric Soul: Deep City Label disc is the place to start.

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 6 March 2008 00:38 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...


moonship journey to baja, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 22:55 (twelve years ago) link


moonship journey to baja, Wednesday, 23 April 2008 18:28 (twelve years ago) link

Hah I still haven't heard anything (and their packaging still bugs me.)

Alex in SF, Wednesday, 23 April 2008 18:32 (twelve years ago) link

what would you like us to say?


scott seward, Wednesday, 23 April 2008 18:34 (twelve years ago) link

"(and their packaging still bugs me.)"

you must be talking about CDs. cuz the vinyl packages are a fetishist's dream.

guitar soli double vinyl is sooooooo beautiful. and an amazing collection.

scott seward, Wednesday, 23 April 2008 18:36 (twelve years ago) link

I am talking about the CDs. Everything is white with a grainy Jandek pic on the front.

Alex in SF, Wednesday, 23 April 2008 18:36 (twelve years ago) link

I enjoy the soul stuff, etc, but I can live happily with just the Antena.

matinee, Wednesday, 23 April 2008 18:46 (twelve years ago) link

for real? weird. they put such care into the vinyl. the design of those soul comps should be winning awards.


scott seward, Wednesday, 23 April 2008 18:49 (twelve years ago) link

they went cardboard and ink starting with #18. Not sure if this is just an interruption or a new paradigm.

Mackro Mackro, Wednesday, 23 April 2008 19:01 (twelve years ago) link

scott, i would like you to SEARCH and DESTROY

moonship journey to baja, Wednesday, 23 April 2008 19:03 (twelve years ago) link


Curt1s Stephens, Monday, 28 April 2008 02:30 (twelve years ago) link

I love this label

Curt1s Stephens, Monday, 28 April 2008 02:31 (twelve years ago) link

also http://i31.tinypic.com/ao0qxw.jpg

Curt1s Stephens, Monday, 28 April 2008 02:31 (twelve years ago) link

not super-impressed w/ "wayfaring stranger: ladies of the canyon". i'm really enjoying the "bearded ladies" comp on finders keepers much more (although i guess that comps not as historically specific).

the two "cult cargo" comps are pretty awesome, even though i expected them to be much much more tropical and much less US-oriented.

i've only heard a few of the eccentric soul volumes. "kid soul" is pretty good but i don't think it really keeps up over the whole disk. but "capsoul" and "outskirts of deep city" are really fantastic.

very interested in hearing the "bandit", "big mack" and "twinight" volumes.

moonship journey to baja, Monday, 28 April 2008 04:11 (twelve years ago) link

If you liked Outskirts Of Deep City, you should definitely consider the prior disc, The Deep City Label. It has even stronger material, especially from a group called The Moovers (e.g., Someone To Fulfill My Needs and Darlin I'll Go).

Daniel, Esq., Monday, 28 April 2008 04:21 (twelve years ago) link

Curt1s, those promo pictures you posted above are for which Numero disc? I don't recognize them (and I think I have all but 3 of the label's discs).

Daniel, Esq., Monday, 28 April 2008 04:23 (twelve years ago) link

i love the cover of the switched on eugene comp

the late great, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 16:52 (two years ago) link

done by local artist Paul Ollswang, RIP


sleeve, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 17:23 (two years ago) link

quite a bit stranger than "one kiss can lead to another" imo but just as good

― the late great

i don't know how to gauge "strangeness", particularly on comps - i mean "one kiss" did bring "egyptian shumba" to the internet's attention

dub pilates (rushomancy), Thursday, 11 October 2018 13:57 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

Very sad that their subscription service is over. Found out about tons of great music through that, and getting a load of records in the mail meant I was also exposed to some stuff I'd never have bought. Newsletter saying that their streams are up and their music frequently pops up on TV shows now is reassuring for Numero's survival I guess. They've gotta do what they've gotta do, but as I said, for me it's sad.

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 7 February 2019 16:31 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

Sixteen years ago we set out on a journey to compile lost and forgotten recordings on silver discs, packaged in stylish slipcases with overstuffed booklets. In that time we pressed nearly a million CDs, wallpapering many a music cave with our colorful spines. We set a new standard for the format, won a few awards, and somehow managed to squeeze out deluxe 11 and 16 disc sets when the rest of the industry was slimming their entire catalogs down for the truck stop market. It was a great ride, but today we announce that our time in the compact disc trench is largely over. In 2019 we’ve pressed exactly two titles on CD, and there are no plans in the foreseeable future to make any more.


frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 29 July 2019 18:37 (one year ago) link

Wow - 6 bucks is worth it just for the liner booklet in many of those cases, will def be stocking up

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Monday, 29 July 2019 19:01 (one year ago) link

Some of the 2-CD sets, like the Girl Group one, are only 6 bucks. Pretty good deal.

henry s, Monday, 29 July 2019 19:32 (one year ago) link

bummed they aren't doing CDs anymore — i guess I'm the only one buying 'em! Big archival sets work better on CD imo and are so much cheaper ...

tylerw, Monday, 29 July 2019 19:32 (one year ago) link

Glad I picked up Purple Snow when I did, looks like the CD set is no longer available.

henry s, Monday, 29 July 2019 19:34 (one year ago) link

Technicolor Paradise is not offered in the sale, but CD hounds ought to pick that one up as well, before it also goes out of print.

henry s, Monday, 29 July 2019 19:36 (one year ago) link

fuck, I don't get paid until Thursday

bookmarkflaglink (sleeve), Monday, 29 July 2019 19:36 (one year ago) link

tyler I agree, theres something about the cd format that suits big sets like that, and the price difference between a 2 or 3 CD set and a 4 or 6 LP box is usually insane. The last 12 months I've been having a great time snapping up 2ndhand copies of all the CD box sets that I coveted over the last 10-15 years for peanuts.

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Monday, 29 July 2019 19:48 (one year ago) link

yeah, and numero at least put some care/thought into their CD design. maybe they don't look quite as cool on your shelf as the LPs, but they're still cool.

tylerw, Monday, 29 July 2019 19:51 (one year ago) link

their 24-carat black CD has a handsome all-black embossed slipcase iirc

J. Sam, Monday, 29 July 2019 20:10 (one year ago) link

I'd say a reissue label like The Numero Group saying they are done pressing cds is a another sign that the format is really getting near the end.

earlnash, Monday, 29 July 2019 20:14 (one year ago) link

Pretty much. Although Numero's stuff is pretty niche, so I imagine justifying the expenses (packaging etc.) going into their CDs isn't something other reissue labels have to consider. OTOH, I have noticed that other Boutique American Indie Reissue Labels recent CD titles are frequently 'unofficial' limited editions, as in they do initial press run, and that's it.

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 29 July 2019 20:23 (one year ago) link

What's weird is that I assumed some of these more niche labels might be the ones to keep CDs going a little longer, but I guess this is another step along the inevitable path of the format's forced death. As tyler points out, it'll be a shame when big archival sets are only on super expensive vinyl packages.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 29 July 2019 20:58 (one year ago) link

Yeah, but I think they put a bit more into their discs packaging-wise than most other labels (even the majors). They've been very mindful of what their fans actually acquire. They phased out download cards a few years ago, and a couple years back they announced they were scaling back CD production to single press runs on new titles and no represses on catalogue stuff. They've also leaned harder on vinyl and curated streaming playlists, the latter being something few in their field have done to that extent.

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 29 July 2019 21:47 (one year ago) link

They never had download cards in their lps, if that’s what you mean?

Evan, Monday, 29 July 2019 23:41 (one year ago) link

Hmm, if it wasn't them, then what label did make a big deal a few years ago about discontinuing them? It was discussed somewhere on ILM.

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 00:29 (one year ago) link

the Buttons comp is tremendously fun power pop

Well, I just spent a bunch of money.

If you're bargain hunting, don't just stick to the sale page linked above--I found several titles for $6 that were not listed on that page (Express Rising, Los Alamos Grind).

Hideous Lump, Tuesday, 30 July 2019 05:49 (one year ago) link

Ah, good tip! Of course, I already have $106 worth of stuff in my cart. sigh

Paul Ponzi, Tuesday, 30 July 2019 11:13 (one year ago) link

Welp, I just spent $114.

Wish that Willie Wright was on sale, but happy with my haul

Very tempted to buy one of each of the Eccentric Soul discs but limited myself to the two Deep City comps, Bandit, and Capsoul. Found Spirit Free for the sale price in the non-sale section (thanks, Hideous Lump!), and bought a bunch of early Christmas presents for my proto metal and power pop pals. Good sale!

Paul Ponzi, Tuesday, 30 July 2019 11:51 (one year ago) link

Dang, wish i'd thought to look beyond the sale page! Oh well - I kept myself in check due to spending a fortune on records last week, but picked up the Jackie Shane set, Basement Beehive, Good God: A Gospel Funk Hymnal, and Eccentric Soul: A Red Black & Green Production

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 12:17 (one year ago) link

If you like salsa or 70s latin music at all, the salsa boricua de Chicago comp is soooooooo good -- excellent liner notes as well, very informative and great photos!!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 12:54 (one year ago) link

Express Rising is amazing

Come to me Bedhead live disc

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 30 July 2019 14:14 (one year ago) link

Another unexpected bonus:

They gave me links to download MP3 copies of every CD I ordered. In most cases, if the LP version has exclusive tracks, you get them with the MP3 download.

Hideous Lump, Thursday, 1 August 2019 04:31 (one year ago) link

Again I've never seen a download copy in a Numero LP...?

Evan, Thursday, 1 August 2019 04:36 (one year ago) link

Oh, I guess you aren't talking about MP3 download cards.

Evan, Thursday, 1 August 2019 04:43 (one year ago) link

No, they just appeared on an Audio Downloads page on my account. After ordering sale CDs, they sent me this email:

"Due to popular demand, the Numero Group is paying a brief visit to the 21st Century to deliver you these popular packets of bits known as MPEG-2 Audio Layer IIIs, or mp3s as the kids are calling them. Enjoy your digital audio files by logging back into your account and downloading them to your preferred device or brain implant."

Hideous Lump, Thursday, 1 August 2019 04:51 (one year ago) link

they had download cards for the first project 12

jbn, Thursday, 1 August 2019 13:40 (one year ago) link

I decided to splurge on the Unwound box set. It's only 20 quid or so more than what I paid for the Husker Du one two years ago, so I reason that's a great deal for 11 discs and a book.

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Sunday, 4 August 2019 22:20 (one year ago) link

prices have gone back up. I assumed that until the 6th August included the 6th August.
Well I got some stuff. Was just thinking of grabbing more thgough.
Do wish they weren't dropping cds though.

Stevolende, Tuesday, 6 August 2019 08:02 (one year ago) link

Also discovered that pretty much all of the Numero group stuff is up on bandcamp which is useful.

Stevolende, Tuesday, 6 August 2019 08:15 (one year ago) link

I’m eternally grateful to Numero for reissuing that Jordan De La Sierra album, the most beautiful cloudy piano minimalism I’ve ever heard

brimstead, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 00:07 (one year ago) link

THought that Willie Wright was in the sale possibly cos I discovered it on the bandcamp page. It does sound really good so shame it won't be around in that media though that label again. Is anybody else likely to pick things up on cd or is the death knell slowly tolling. I do find it a convenient format but maybe it is just too easy to copy.
Also just found the Happy Rhodes and Medusa over the last couple of days. THink medusa may have been talked about elsewhere when it was first out but somehow never got around to getting it.
ho hum.

Stevolende, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 00:22 (one year ago) link

eight months pass...

anyone check out the seafaring strangers private label soft rock one from a couple years ago? stumbled on it this week and it's putting me in a great mood.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 8 April 2020 00:37 (nine months ago) link

that “back to the streets” song is dope as hell. First heard it on the first soft rock for hard times mix.

brimstead, Wednesday, 8 April 2020 00:51 (nine months ago) link

yeah that song is a banger. the whole comp is a lot of fun, some goofy jams and some stuff that is genuinely inspired. "don't it make you feel" sounds like a cass mccombs tune. "madam operator" is just smooth as hell.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 8 April 2020 00:57 (nine months ago) link

Ha, bang-on re: the Cass-ness of that "Don't It Make You Feel" track; also not worlds away from Donnie & Joe Emerson in terms of contemporaries--cool Beach Boys-y bass harmonica on that one, too.

Cysteine Chapo (Craig D.), Wednesday, 8 April 2020 01:09 (nine months ago) link

hah yeah i love the harmonica hits. great arranging.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 8 April 2020 01:11 (nine months ago) link

that “back to the streets” song is dope as hell

love that one, amazing song

ymo sumac (NickB), Wednesday, 8 April 2020 07:29 (nine months ago) link

nine months pass...


jbn, Sunday, 10 January 2021 18:10 (two weeks ago) link

haha, i've read the email, i read part of that, i read the product page - and only now do i understand that no, there's not going to be a tracklist

Karl Malone, Sunday, 10 January 2021 18:28 (two weeks ago) link


Lenny White - Enchanted Pool Suite: Prelude & Part 1
Masumi HaraTo - Live In The Sea
Alex Johnson - The Kiss
LaRhonda LeGette - Thou Art With Me
Ascending Wave Modulation - Del Sol
A.R.T. Wilson - Past Life Regression
John D. Curnow - Wisconsin Bird Songs
Calvin Keys - Touch
Suse Millemann - Open Heart-Hawk Belly
Batang Frisco - Myth
Bob Siebert - Rain
Reach - Gold Dust Twins

Evan, Sunday, 10 January 2021 18:32 (two weeks ago) link


Ascending Wave - Modulation Del Sol*

Evan, Sunday, 10 January 2021 18:33 (two weeks ago) link

that Bob Siebert album is gorgeous, I got a cd of it that has some newer solo piano bonus tracks.. kind of a jazzy debussy-ish thing? very very cool. I asked them via email if they were planning on doing a physical release of the (also hot) Calvin Keys album that “touch” comes from... they said they’re partnering with another label to put it out later this year.

Great article!

brimstead, Sunday, 10 January 2021 18:52 (two weeks ago) link

oh duh, thanks Evan! i didn't see there was another tab on the website with the tracklist.

bummer though, i already know all of those songs inside-out

Karl Malone, Sunday, 10 January 2021 18:53 (two weeks ago) link

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