[Music] Hot 8 Brass Band – Love Will Tear Us Apart


Yes, that Love Will Tear Us Apart!

The Hot 8 Brass Band came to my attention with their cover of Marvin Gaye’s Sexual Healing arranged for a brass ensemble.  The band has soul and have no trouble giving life to older songs, but would they be able to give such life to one of the darkest post-punk ‘love’ songs ever made?  The results are pretty astounding.

Below is the official video.

[Music] Erlon Chaves – Procura​-​se Uma Virgem OST


Procura-se Uma Virgem turned out to be a very pleasant slab of easy/cheesy/sleazy listening from soundtrack composer Erlon Chaves, who should have been working in Europe, where is mellow style would have been perfect for directors like Jess Franco and Mario Bava.

[Music] Jaze Baqti – Evidence Of Time Travel


There seems to be little information from the prolific French act Jaze Baqti, but they glide effortlessly between genres like Acid Jazz, Funk and Hip-Hop.

There are so many good releases from the act that it was hard to pinpoint which would be a good album to start with, so I chose the last download I purchased. It’s a fine introduction to the band.

[Music] Nu Guinea – Nuova Napoli


Nu Guinea are a couple of lads from a city which has given me a lot of pleasure and a fair amount of both headaches and heartaches, Naples.  Massimo Di Lena and Lucio Aquilina will be releasing their latest album, an homage of sorts to their hometown, on April 7th.

The one track they have offered as a sample of what’s to come is a very funky affair reminiscent of the work of Tony Allen.  You hear disco, funk and Afrobeat rolled into a rather amazing package.

[Music] 10 new reissues to add to your collection in early 2018

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According to our friends at The Vinyl Factory, 2018 will be a magnificent year for reissues.  Included in this article are releases from Klaus Schulze, Songs: Ohia, Holger Czukay, Sun Ra and Kuniyuki Takahashi among others.