Light In The Attic: can they do no wrong?

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Some people may not think the Free Design tribute was all that (which was mainly due to it being more of a remix project than a cover project), and some complained about the vinyl Free Design reissues not sounding super great. (I haven't heard them myself)

Otherwise, nothing but goodness.. helping to distribute the Mutantes albums in the U.S., the Jackie Mitoo reissue, the Jamaica To Toronto comp, and -- playing right now -- the Karen Dalton "In My Own Time" reissue which is just killing me with beauty right now.

I try not to get into heavy reppin' for my neighbors here, but I'm really proud to have these guys operating within walking distance from me.

gwynywdd dwnyt fyrwr byychydd gww (donut), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 02:16 (fifteen years ago) link

Great guys w/pretty cool instincts, but eeg, the Karen Dalton record has been subjected to some horrible digital "remastering" that makes it painful to listen to. If you don't "hear" it at first listen check the first time her voice comes in on most tracks, sounds like a constipated sphincter letting go. Which is REALLY too bad, as the music pretty much lives up to the sort of "Nina Simone-Billy Holiday meets Patsy Cline" hype.

Also I thought the Free Design remixes were ill advised, and suffered even more from the execution.

Other than that, righty on.

factcheckr (factcheckr), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 13:22 (fifteen years ago) link

So.......... they can do wrong then?

The sun sets on twelve tons of pickled onions. A dynasty is dying... (Dada), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 13:25 (fifteen years ago) link

to be honest, i find the black angels album not that great.
starts off good, but doesn't keep my interest over the whole album.
shame.
however, the cover art is excellent.

mark e (mark e), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 13:27 (fifteen years ago) link

Wayne McGhie and the Sounds of Joy is pretty sweet

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00020H8IK.01._SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpg

dmr (Renard), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 15:23 (fifteen years ago) link

OK then, they CAN do wrong... and I can't spell "Billie" before I've had 2 cups o'joe.

factcheckr (factcheckr), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 18:05 (fifteen years ago) link

I don't have the original Dalton album to compare it against.. overall it sounded fine to me.

sphincter?

gwynywdd dwnyt fyrwr byychydd gww (donut), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 18:24 (fifteen years ago) link

five years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q04J1E73HXk

buzza, Monday, 12 March 2012 06:57 (ten years ago) link

two months pass...

This Jim Sullivan U.F.O record is freaking me out.
I just bought a cd from the light in the attic webstore, guess the lp is sold out.
So I decided to pick up Harlan County and the Bernard Purdie skin flick soundtrack.
Sunday morning websplurge.

Trip Maker, Sunday, 3 June 2012 15:29 (ten years ago) link

lee hazlewood thang they put out recently is fabulous too. still need to get the UFO record! liked what I heard.

tylerw, Sunday, 3 June 2012 19:45 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

This new Country Funk comp is so sweet.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:35 (nine years ago) link

yeah that looks great, i made a comp along the same lines a couple years ago, but LITA's seems much better.

tylerw, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:48 (nine years ago) link

other LITA release that deserves mention -- the amazing Kristofferson demos set from a few years back.

tylerw, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:48 (nine years ago) link

Do you have a link to your comp tyler? Curious to see what you would've put on there.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:49 (nine years ago) link

the country funk looks good! i have most of that stuff already, but it'll be a great thing for me to listen to in the last hour of the day at work when i finally have control of the turntable.. certainly looks a lot better than soul jazz's delta swamp rock compilations from last year--those mined a similar territory.

one dis leads to another (ian), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:51 (nine years ago) link

Most of the stuff on Country Funk is new to me, that's why I'm getting such good milage out of it. Not sure how it would be for people already pretty steeped in this stuff. I love this sound so much though, I didn't realize it was something I'd been aching for more of.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:53 (nine years ago) link

xxp oh i didn't post it or anything. but it had bobby charles / dr. john / jim ford etc. kind of like oddball southern rock, loosely.

tylerw, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:54 (nine years ago) link

gotcha, wasn't sure if i just missed it on your blog at some point

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:54 (nine years ago) link

also suggested the s/t Country Funk LP on Polydor, which is actually not 100% countrified funk but also has some kinda psychy pop in there--same goes for the Muskrats "Progressive Country Sounds" LP on UK label Lucky (PYR subsidiary iirc; never seen anything else on it.)

one dis leads to another (ian), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 15:00 (nine years ago) link

PYE that is.

one dis leads to another (ian), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 15:00 (nine years ago) link

Country Funk is one of those bands that you see as the opening act on tons of old 60s rock posters, but I've never heard them. Will have to check them out.
http://www.sixtiesposters.com/images/tp70191.jpg

tylerw, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 15:03 (nine years ago) link

This new Country Funk comp is so sweet.

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camp lo magellan (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 15:03 (nine years ago) link

reissue of the year imo

camp lo magellan (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 15:04 (nine years ago) link

Man between your love for this and Horseback, I'm <3ing u Whiney.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 15:08 (nine years ago) link

also, though it does not have the same style as his work on the country funk comp, the larry jon wilson record that drag city put out is really really great and i try to recommend it whenever possible. instead of being soulful country-groove it is stripped down acoustic guitar & singing. recorded shortly before his death. he does some covers and a bunch of originals and it is great all the way through. his voice is amazing.

one dis leads to another (ian), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 15:29 (nine years ago) link

and of course...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWD2Re6SsUU

one dis leads to another (ian), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 15:34 (nine years ago) link

http://lightintheattic.net/system/release_images/0000/6846/WendyRene_Cover_325_thumb_325.jpg?1328643882

Pretty great call from the LITA folks. And kept me away from chasing those Rene 45s on ebay.

Playoff Starts Here (san lazaro), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 19:02 (nine years ago) link

the s/t country funk album is pretty sweet. for awhile i got it mixed up with the s/t from the band country, the album covers not helping much at all either. i found them both for $1 once.

http://s.dsimg.com/image/R-2873492-1305105796.jpeg
http://s.dsimg.com/image/R-1545657-1250147503.jpeg

omar little, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 19:50 (nine years ago) link

This new Country Funk comp is so sweet.

Yesssss. Can't believe Bobby Darin's track fits so well.

Amoeba, Fish, Monkey, Shame (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 26 July 2012 03:58 (nine years ago) link

Those Direction records of Darin's have been at the top of my list for a while.

Trip Maker, Thursday, 26 July 2012 04:00 (nine years ago) link

i have the darin rekkerd that is taken from.. it's pretty cool even if it seems like dylan aping sometimes.

one dis leads to another (ian), Friday, 27 July 2012 00:09 (nine years ago) link

Yeah, we had that pass through the shop a while ago and I wish I had checked it out now!

Amoeba, Fish, Monkey, Shame (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 27 July 2012 08:40 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...
one month passes...

d'angelo - voodoo reissue coming in time for christmas. I love these guys.

ILX Lightwave Customer Support (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 25 October 2012 01:34 (nine years ago) link

Guys. They're doing an LHI Singles Box for Record Store Day 2:

http://lightintheattic.net/releases/768-you-turned-my-head-around-lee-hazlewood-industries-1967-1970

So fucking cool. The fact that they put Honey Ltd. on there leads me to hope they'll reissue that album.

I hate Tig Notaro so much I gave Louis C.K. a dollar (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 25 October 2012 04:01 (nine years ago) link

How do I get that thing? I've never shopped at a record store day. Do I have to wait in line or something?

And wow, that Jim Sullivan U.F.O. record is soooo good.

wk, Thursday, 25 October 2012 05:05 (nine years ago) link

That Lee Hazlewood box set looks amazing!! I wish it wasn't a record store day release and something you could actually buy.

JacobSanders, Thursday, 25 October 2012 05:19 (nine years ago) link

oh man i would love a proper reish of the honey ltd. i have that 45 and it is so distorted

whining boom (electricsound), Thursday, 25 October 2012 05:22 (nine years ago) link

How do I get that thing? I've never shopped at a record store day. Do I have to wait in line or something?

I'd recommend going to your local shop and asking them if they can get it for you. That's probably your best shot. It is kind of ridiculous, and RSD feeds into the Pokemon Record Collector mentality I really hate, but it is a pretty cool looking set.

I'm hoping LITA does a re-release after a while, like they did with last years Hazlewood Record Store Day release.

I hate Tig Notaro so much I gave Louis C.K. a dollar (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 25 October 2012 05:29 (nine years ago) link

that box set looks great. I just got the LHI Years 2lp comp. over the weekend. between that and Country Funk I'm on a big Light in the Attic kick lately. they are awesome.

dmr, Thursday, 25 October 2012 16:14 (nine years ago) link

Wow @ that singles box. Pity my RSD-friendly local record store has just closed down.

Jeff W, Thursday, 25 October 2012 18:23 (nine years ago) link

three years pass...

zouk-not-zouk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGstYzQCMT0

ǂbait (seandalai), Wednesday, 17 August 2016 22:43 (five years ago) link

Considering they shipped four Lizzy Mercier Descloux CDs to me in unsealed box, they can definitely do wrong. (They actually sent two packages to me like that—the first time the CDs got lost on the way across the U.S.)

spastic heritage, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 22:51 (five years ago) link

one year passes...

New compilation of Japanese folk (with the marvellous title of Even A Tree Can Shed Tears) is an absolute stunner. So much gorgeous music, so many artists I've never heard of who I'll now need to check out. Big recommendation.

bamboohouses, Sunday, 12 November 2017 21:14 (four years ago) link

Absolutely lovely comp with invaluable lyric translations by Hisham Bharoocha, whose name is unfortunately misspelled in the liners.

Yelploaf, Sunday, 12 November 2017 21:26 (four years ago) link

two years pass...

2nd Pacific Breeze comp announced!

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 13:19 (two years ago) link

In very, very welcome news, Hiroshi Yoshimura's 'Green' is getting a reissue: https://lightintheattic.net/releases/6773-green

cooldix, Sunday, 22 March 2020 07:11 (two years ago) link

green owns

||||||||, Tuesday, 31 March 2020 09:11 (two years ago) link

If you're at all interested this edition of the Taxi Driver Soundtrack is the one to own. It's the only release that contains the complete score. The original release is sort of a train wreck; the first side is some chirpy shit that wasn't even in the movie IIRC.

Freeze Instr., Monday, 1 June 2020 03:20 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

I am so excited about this reissue of Yoshimura's Green. This new / restored version without the dumb sound effects is a revelation. Usually that stuff doesn't bother me ("Humming The Sea" by Yutaka Hirose is one of my favorite ambient tracks ever and there's the sound of surf all over it), but losing the stock birds-and-water sounds of the previous issue of this album really puts a different perspective on it. Now it sounds like an all-time classic. Love love love this record.

Any word about a reissue of Soundscape 1?

Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 18:32 (one year ago) link

Please, please let there be a Soundscape 1 reissue.

stirmonster, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 20:06 (one year ago) link

green has been my lockdown s/t

per aspera ad scampo (||||||||), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 20:14 (one year ago) link

Yeah, it's ideal for lockdown for sure (especially right before bedtime)

Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 20:24 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Two months later I am still listening to Green on an almost nightly basis. It's so beautiful, but it's also become my pandemic anti-anxiety medication. Like many of you I have heard my share of chill ambient and new age but I swear the middle of this record - the run from "Sleep" through "Feet" - feels like it actually slows down my heart rate a little.

Paul Ponzi, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 12:35 (one year ago) link

It's still on order at my record store. Have been streaming it for months now but I don't think I've ever reached the end of the album as I mostly put it on when I go to bed lol

willem, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 12:52 (one year ago) link

Yes, this and Kankyo Ongaku, which I only just got into this year, have been *immensely* helpful over the past few months

rob, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 13:56 (one year ago) link

Very hard agree. Green operates in its own space & overall the Japanese ambient scene has been a godsend these last few months.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 15:14 (one year ago) link

do you all prefer the SFX version or the clean version? i used to be a 100% clean advocate, but the SFX enhance the napping experience even more, sometimes

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 15:25 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38q7p2c3eSE

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 15:27 (one year ago) link

I think it’s time for a critical re-evaluation of CAKE. Deeply weird songwriting, an absolute shredder playing guitar, and a surprising pop sensibility. They also take an intermission when they play a show and I like that

— Light In The Attic (@lightintheattic) September 11, 2020

spastic heritage, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 15:30 (one year ago) link

CAKE were my favorite band in high school but the last time I listened to Fashion Nugget my impression was "the critics might've been right about these guys"

frogbs, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 15:37 (one year ago) link

Haven't played in in forever, but looking at the tracklist now I feel like just removing "I Will Survive" and "The Distance" would instantly make it a much better record. I think I'd still like most of the debut, but WXRT absolutely killed this band for me by (still, I'd imagine) playing "Short Skirt/Long Jacket" every hour.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 15:39 (one year ago) link

This is weird to say but the Weird Al parody almost ruined them for me, it was so on the nose that I couldn't hear them the same way

frogbs, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 16:18 (one year ago) link

i'm listening to green and trying not to doom scroll atm. wait why the hell are you guys talking about cake

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 16:36 (one year ago) link

LITA tweeted about reevaluating the legacy of Cake

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 16:53 (one year ago) link

well i guess the answer to this thread title is that they can do wrong

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 16:54 (one year ago) link

Recently heard Cake set as finale to a quarantine-unearthed broadcast concert, feat. various artists---long-running public radio series Mountain Stage, prob in online archives----and deadpan singer just kept droning, band just kept unfolding, grew horns etc, all very effective. Good songlist too. I'd go see 'em.

dow, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 16:54 (one year ago) link

Don't know the records.

dow, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 16:55 (one year ago) link

they are hit and miss live. they benefit a lot from being one of those bands where the fans know the records very well so their shows have sort of a party atmosphere. but the band itself came off kinda unrehearsed one of the times I saw them, plus John McCrea was a dick to the audience, I very much got a "we're only doing this because you buy tickets" vibe to it. the other time they were pretty fun and seemed to enjoy themselves.

frogbs, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 17:09 (one year ago) link

The set I heard was maybe 20 minutes, at most, which prob helped, and he did *seem* begrudging---but dour, pithy comments effectively introduced the songs: good contrast with the colorful, energetic band.

dow, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 17:19 (one year ago) link

Best use of said dickishness, for a few minutes anyway.

dow, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 17:20 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

probably discussed on another thread, but I am getting a lot of targeted ads for this

https://lightintheattic.net/releases/7377-somewhere-between-mutant-pop-electronic-minimalism-shadow-sounds-of-japan-1980-1988

I actually don't know any of this stuff...dip in the pool is the only artist I've heard more than a couple songs by...anyone wanna give a thumbs up or thumbs down

frogbs, Friday, 15 January 2021 20:22 (one year ago) link

yeah, that got discussed briefly here: Please recommend me some Japanese new wave...

thanks for the reminder though!

kieth chagrin (NickB), Friday, 15 January 2021 20:28 (one year ago) link

can't hate on any comp featuring Wha Ha Ha / Ogawa / RNA Organism. it's just shocking as you wouldn't expect the result to sound like a study music playlist. you wonder if it's trying to open doors to the weirder chaos or airbrush out all the variety so that all we remember is the maximally streamable lounge

weird getting old, right?

Milton Parker, Friday, 15 January 2021 21:20 (one year ago) link

recommend the recent vanity records reissues as counterpoint

adam, Friday, 15 January 2021 22:03 (one year ago) link

yes

Überschadenfreude (sleeve), Friday, 15 January 2021 22:15 (one year ago) link

I like what this label does, but I sure wish they would offer the same compilation tracklistings across all formats.
Somewhere Between is 14 tracks on LP and cassette, 13 on CD, and only 8 for download.
Kankyo Ongaku is 25 tracks on LP, 23 on CD, and only 10 for download.

Is this a rights thing for different formats or are they just trying to steer people to the most expensive version?

I would totally understand if they don't want to put the complete comps on streaming. But let people pay to download the whole comp!

Perhaps I should be writing to them instead of complaining here. Perhaps I will.

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Saturday, 23 January 2021 06:30 (one year ago) link

Let us know if you do. I bought the Somewhere Between comp on CD and wasn't aware that it was, like Kanyo Ongaku (which I also bought on CD), shorter than the LP version. But yeah I'm guessing it's a rights issue, especially since CDs still sell in Japan from what I understand, and I'm assuming the license holders for a lot of that music are in Japan

Paul Ponzi, Saturday, 23 January 2021 10:47 (one year ago) link

PP otm. The digital version of Pacific Breeze 2 is like 4 songs.

How's Somewhere Between?

maf you one two (maffew12), Saturday, 23 January 2021 12:54 (one year ago) link

There are at least two absolute bangers in the form of "Arrows and Eyes" and "Tira-Rin" but I have yet to give the whole comp the attention it deserves. Will post here when I've had a chance to dig a little deeper. But I always find these LITA comps a safe bet, as there are usually at least a handful of great tracks on all of them. But I'm also a sucker for comps in general.

Paul Ponzi, Saturday, 23 January 2021 18:17 (one year ago) link

Is this a rights thing for different formats or are they just trying to steer people to the most expensive version?

They're not alone in this; the BBE label's J Jazz compilation series has varied track listings too. Vol. 1 has two more tracks on vinyl than on CD, Vol. 2 had 14 tracks - same on vinyl as on CD - but if you bought the digital version you only got five tracks, and the forthcoming Vol. 3 has three more tracks on the CD vs. the vinyl version. It seems to be a rights issue. (Similarly, the Real Gone label in the US only licenses their reissues for LP and/or CD, but never gets the digital rights, so stuff they put out like Ornette Coleman's long OOP Crisis and Ornette At 12 albums, if you didn't buy the CD, you were out of luck.)

but also fuck you (unperson), Saturday, 23 January 2021 18:45 (one year ago) link

the recent Joey Negro compilations have had this too - the digital, CD and vinyl tracklists all being different

boxedjoy, Saturday, 23 January 2021 18:57 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

i'd love to learn more about their research & discovery methods, especially for the compilations and *especially* the compilations like 'native north america' and 'i am the center' that contain a lot of incredibly obscure finds and strike me as superbly well-researched

can anyone recommend any resources?

caulk the wagon and float it, Friday, 12 March 2021 03:16 (one year ago) link

For I am the Centre, the record collector (and coiner of the term PINA) Anthony Pearson was involved via Douglas McGowan.

its mentioned in the Numero records Periodical:New Age Issue, which is pretty much essential for anyone who liked IATC.

I guess, its getting a genre head to do some research and look into what rights can be obtained.

its tracking down the artists that needs old fashioned research and networking.

Douglas says that he first asked JD Emmanuel for the compilation, and I guess it might be a gathering of momentum as artists agree and that helps other agree to be on it.

Quite a few have had reissues since that compilation (Joanna Brouk, Michael Stearns, David Sylvian etc.) So its getting an impetus for them to find the original tapes, and once they are found its easier for subsequent labels to reissue retrospectives/album reissues.

that comp might be the best packaged and pressed vinyl I have, its a thing of wonder.

my opinionation (Hamildan), Friday, 12 March 2021 10:55 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

finally picked up a copy of Somewhere Between, made it nearly all the way through Side A before realizing it was a 45 RPM

sounds damn good at 33 though

frogbs, Friday, 18 June 2021 19:57 (one year ago) link

Haha, I did the exact same thing a few weeks back.

kitchen person, Saturday, 19 June 2021 01:41 (one year ago) link

I know Douglas a little bit and that description of his working methods seems accurate.

sleeve, Saturday, 19 June 2021 02:36 (one year ago) link

xp For info about Native North America, I'd recommend checking out this podcast interview with compiler Kevin Howes and featured artist Duke Redbird: http://vishkhanna.com/2014/12/04/ep-152-kevin-sipreano-howes-duke-redbird/

Kangol In The Light (Craig D.), Saturday, 19 June 2021 03:58 (one year ago) link

six months pass...

just now catching up to the kankyo ongaku — whoa, this rules!

please don't refer to me as (Austin), Tuesday, 4 January 2022 15:24 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

^^^ yeah, I dig it all, in particular the Joe Hisaishi track "Islander" is incredible. I wish it was twice as long. Quite an obscure find too - it's actually by the one-off project Wonder City Orchestra, before any of Hisaishi's well-known work. These folks really know their stuff. It's inspired me to get some Hiroshi Yoshimura & Inoyama Land LPs, but I think this compilation is way beyond any individual release.

still been regularly playing Pacific Breeze & Somewhere Between as well. I wonder if the popularity of Pacific Breeze/City Pop in general is somehow linked to vaporwave? So much of it sounds like sample fodder. I'm surprised Somewhere Between hasn't been picked up on like the other two. Maybe it just goes a little too far in the weeds and doesn't have the same appeal. But I've been researching some of the acts on it quite a bit. There's so much out there to discover. My favorite might actually be the last track, as short and insubstantial as it is.

frogbs, Tuesday, 22 February 2022 05:09 (four months ago) link

I wonder if the popularity of Pacific Breeze/City Pop in general is somehow linked to vaporwave?

I had assumed so!

Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 22 February 2022 10:15 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

kept forgetting there was a second Pacific Breeze. you know, I think this was more along the lines of what I was expecting the first time. obviously I love all the YMO family stuff but come on it is not "City Pop". this one has a much more chill, coherent feeling to it. also I counted three tracks already that were sampled in various vaporwave things I've heard

frogbs, Wednesday, 6 April 2022 03:36 (two months ago) link

Edd Hurt and I discuss LITA's 2021 Country Funk 3 quite a bit over on Country Funk?, with links.
Also:
every time I listen to this stuff a cigarette magically appears in my mouth

― frogbs, Thursday, March 10, 2022 9:47 PM (three weeks ago)

dow, Wednesday, 6 April 2022 04:38 (two months ago) link

There's some 70's rootsy stuff in that second Pacific Breeze volume that isn't really City Pop either, but frankly I welcome it - I admit full comps of that genre end up sounding too samey for me.

Second Pacific Breeze also gets points for not having a track liner note in the form of a spiral, rendering it unreadable.

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 6 April 2022 09:28 (two months ago) link

Agreed all around: they're both fairly essential, but PB2 is the one I got back to more often.

Second Pacific Breeze also gets points for not having a track liner note in the form of a spiral, rendering it unreadable.

Comforting to know I'm not alone in my annoyance at this lol.

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Wednesday, 6 April 2022 15:17 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

They should pick another MPB guy to champion, those Marcos Valle and Erasmo Carlos reissues never get old.

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 22 June 2022 09:05 (one week ago) link

ha I saw this thread title and thought "letting those Valle reissues go out of print was wrong" ;_;

rob, Wednesday, 22 June 2022 14:59 (one week ago) link

They also picked the wrong version of "O Beato" for a bonus track on "Vento Sul"

The 25 Best Songs Ever Ranked In Order (Deflatormouse), Wednesday, 22 June 2022 22:33 (one week ago) link


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