February 3, 2004
label:: Mogul Electro
Electroclash 2 follows the two compilations Larry Tee released on his label and the full length by WIT. It no longer relies exclusively on the talent of NYC bands, though some are represented here.
I really like the Proper Filthy Naughty, Future Wives, and Barcelona tracks. I also like the Freezepop, WIT and Badd Inc. tracks, though I had known them previously, which decreased their impact for me.
RPM started a series of compilation with a Brit sensibility called Lipsmackin' 70s, unafraid to celebrate musical explosions and implosions from the late 1960s and early 1970s with a brash and exciting result. With compilations inspired by the Junkshop Pop Collectors Guild called Velvet Tinmine - 20 Junk Shop Glam Ravers, ZigZag - 20 Junkshop Soft Rock Singles, Hot Hits on 45 and Magpie - 20 Junkshop Pop Ads & Themes, RPM has dug into the British vaults to unhouse the un-holy; that which has become increasingly more collectible these days.
title:: Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts
label:: Gooom Disques
Guest reviewer George really surprised me on this one. I had heard he really liked M83, so I tracked him down to review the full length and (last week) their newest single. George does love the band, but he has issues with this record.
Read the full review to find out why a fan of M83 finds Dead cities to be a letdown. The reasons are spelled out and supported in example. Nice writing George!
Mr. Airplane Man
title:: C'mon DJ
label:: Sympathy For The Record Industry
C'mon DJ is Mr. Airplane Man's 3rd full length and since I haven't been following the band's various releases I can't compare this album to the previous ones. I can say that this album is a wonderful work in the continually growing stash of retro stripped down rock'n'roll.
The second single from the T. Raumschmiere (Marco Haas) full length Radio Blackout. Rabaukendisko has 4 very different versions of the track Rabaukendisko, and a video of the song as well.
I like Rabaukendisko 2 and Rabaukendisko (the Bug's DANCEHELL RMX) on the single, but would not advise you to get the CD version just for the video - stick to the vinyl.