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September 6, 2005

The Cat Box Quartet

title:: Running Uphill
label:: Radio Khartoum

The Cat Box Quartet is a Copenhagen Denmark band centered around Marc Kellaway. The sticker on the covers explains their sound as "friendly noise with a lot of melodica."

This CD is the only instrumental record on Radio Khartoum's roster, and I'd say the label did well to discover this piece of music (this is Cat Box Quartet's debut record after a handful of CDRs) and release it for all of us to hear.

The Fall

title:: The Complete Peel Sessions 1978-2004
label:: Castle / Sanctuary

October 2004. John Peel, dead at 65 of a heart attack. In 2005, The Fall is still going. John Peel and The Fall had a long and dedicated relationship of 26 years.

This six CD set collects every BBC Peel session the band ever recorded.


title:: Maranata
label:: Vampisoul

Vampisoul's reissue of Maranata includes the sole album released by the Uruguayan group Maranata featuring Roberto Giordano originally released in 1978.

The Maranata album consists of a bunch of covers of the day (Deodato, Henry Mancini, Billy Cobham, Chicago, Maynard Ferguson, Ruben Rada) with a few oldies covers (Horace Silver, Ary Barroso, Eduardo Fabini) mixed with a couple of Roberto Giordano originals.

Anthony Rochester

title:: Music For Librarians
label:: Radio Khartoum

Anthony Rochester is a pop artist from the Australian territory Tazmania. This is his second record, following the 2001 full-length Music for Listening & Relaxation.

Due to Anthony's vocals, Music For Librarians has a very indie and twee sound. If you like bands on Matinee, Elefant and Siesta Records, there is a very good chance you will love almost all of this record.