August 27, 2002
Ellis Island Sound
CD / Heavenly
This CD works on many different levels. With its slick packaging and sound, it succeeds as a chill out record for those with a taste for the underground. For those already familiar with the band, it acts as a complete 'up till now' collection.
[read more] ---Carl
Never Mind The Bootlegs, Here's Sex With Nid & Sancy
CD / various / no label
Things go deeper, get darker, and more complex than ever with this disc, with hardcore rhythms, schooling raps and incredible mix capabilities, the only crime in this set being the high amount of profanity throughout.
[read more] ---Patrick Rands
Oneness Of Juju
CD / Space Jungle Luv / Strut
Lock in the headphones, load in Oneness of Juju's Space Jungle Luv, and take a trip to the 70's and beyond. This is remastered release of the 1976 album fuses funk and R&B laid down to African percussion.
[read more] ---Edward Jose
CD5 / One Dimension / Source
Simian refers to their listeners as people who subscribe to the Church of Simian. Well this maybe true but one thing that is also quite evident is that Simian got their origins by worshipping at the Cathedral of Pet Sounds.
[read more] ---Mike Tiernan
CD / Child and Magic / Warner Music Japan
Did you dream last night? a child asks in the middle of the song 'a reader of tale', in a way, this question sums up the feeling of this disc. Child and Magic is Takemura's homage to childhood.
[read more] ---George F. Kilgoar III
CD / Light Sleeper / BoogleWonderland Records
Umbrella Heaven is Simon Aldous, in collaboration with Darren Hayman, Antony Harding and Jack Hayter of Hefner, and Robin Morgan and Tom Miles. Darren Hayman also produced the album.
[read more] ---Allison Dizzine
CD / Read & Burn / Pink Flag Records
A seventeen minute 6 song EP of original material from this amazingly influential first wave punk band. Their first new material in many years, and as good as you could hope.
[read more] ---Carl