[Music] Various Artists – Zamaan Ya Sukkar: Exotic Love Songs and Instrumentals from the Egyptian 60’s

Belgium’s Radio Martiko continue to impress with their reissues!  This one collects a few old slabs of Egyptian exotica, and it’s one of the most charming comps I’ve heard in a while! From the label’s Bandcamp site: Exotica In Western countries, when we speak about exotica, we think about the likes of Martin Denny, Les […]

[Music] Various Artists – MUSIC FROM THE SONOTON LIBRARY 1969 – 1981: RARE PSYCH, MOOGS & BRASS

As lounge music and easy listening were massive during the 1990’s, library music seems to be the rage for today.  So many labels are releasing wonderful compilations that it’s nearly impossible to keep up with what’s coming out, and what belongs on the top shelf.  Buried Treasure Records seems to have come out with the […]

[Music] Various Artists – Voulez-Vouz Chacha? French Chacha 1960​-​1964

This has to be one of the happiest, most swinging comps I’ve heard in a while.  From the Born Bad Bandcamp site: Careful, “Let’s not get angry” suggests Spartaco Sax, the famed song accompanying French daily paper FRANCE-SOIR’s campaign against road violence: music isn’t that serious, often times really not. In any case, it is […]

[Music] Various Artists – The Library Archive: Funk, Jazz, Beats and Soundtracks from the Vaults of Cavendish Music

Though I’m enthralled with library music at the moment, thanks to my friend Chris, who has served as a bit of a guru for me, I’m disappointed to see that there isn’t much in the way of literature documenting how these classic discs came to be.  Thankfully, through the work of labels like BBE Music, […]