Here’s the staff picks for February! We’ve seen some great releases in the last weeks, we hope you enjoy them.
Richie’s recommendation for this month is Robert Earl Thomas – Another Age – Captured Tracks
Robert Earl Thomas is a dream (check his gram) ~ for someone who holds The Boss hold in high esteem this record is def a nod to the big man ~ stand out track for me is track 3 ‘Cryin’ ~ I’m so into this record that it’s in my top 5 of 2018 and to be perfectly honest I might not listen to anything else ~ Another reason to fall for RET is that this album stands at 37mins long which is spot on IMO. For Fans Of: The Boss, Arthur Russell, WoD, The Barr Brothers, Dire Straits, Big Thief .
Alex chose Lowtide’s new album – Southern Mind – Opposite Number
Will’s pick is V/A – J-Jazz – Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969-1984 – BBE
Great selection of rare Japanese Jazz here made available by the ever reliable BBE.
Ed recommends Score by Jon Brion, Songs by Aimee Mann – Magnolia Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Mondo
An absolutely stunner of a soundtrack, to Paul Thomas Anderson 1999 film, given the full rework by the mighty Mondo. What’s I love about this release, is that Aimee Mann’s songs work perfectly on the soundtrack (with some of the song lyrics being worked into the script), but also as a standalone artist album – such is the quality of the song writing. The 3LP set doesn’t feature the two Supertramp song from the film, but you can’t have everything.
Megan chose Dita Von Teese – Dita Von Teese – Record Makers
An exciting Parisian-pop album where Dita Von Teese delivers delicate vocals over crystal clear production with 80’s pop synth elements. An idealistic perception of the Burleque queen by Sébastien Tellier conveyed beautifully.