Vinyl Music Enthusiast
Music formats have come and gone. 8-track, cassette, and even the horrible CDs have had their day in the sun before eventually fading into obsolescence. However, genuine audiophiles would tell you that the same could not be said for vinyl. We are here to explain why.
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The Assemblers ‘Strung Up/Cabriolet’ (White label)
Its been a little while since a couple of ounces of freebie white label wax has popped through my letter box, and the fact that I don’t think that the experience has proven to be quite as pleasurable as this in the past requires that I remark upon it in the most glowing of terms, even though I’m not entirely sure what the name of the label will be when this one shows up in the shops. All I know for the moment is that it will be available through those Breakin’ Bread/Boombox label/distributor chappies. Anyway, what of The Assemblers? The press sheet is all very mysterious and elusive, but I happen to know that at least one of their number has been on TOTP as the ‘DJ cred’ behind some pop floozie or other, but thankfully for all concerned, that’s well behind him now and moving things forward with this succulent 45 definitely takes a real turn up the kinda streets you want to be heading along this summer. Yup, sunshine is the operative word on the lead track; although the opening delayed guitar riff actually made me think of the avant-rock stylings of the early Piano Magic records, before the crisp and insistent beat came in combination with some lush Motown strings, and right away morphed the feel of the track into something utterly different and infinitely more accessible. This track is just soooo pop-tastic it should be spread wall-to-wall all over daytime radio, given a fair and just world. Let’s Hope. Having said all of those good things about the A side, I do have to say that I really prefer the flip, but that’s probably because it has its feet firmly in the cheesy-beats camp. A frenetic mash-up of hundreds of the cheapest beats and samples from charidee shop heaven, all Swingin’ London, cheap nylon suits and 8-track cartridges blaring out from Mini Coopers…ah, yes – just the ticket! I’m told that this is a limited run of just 500, so don’t mess about – get one quick!
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This Old Dog, Mac DeMarco’s third album, is a great listen. If you are unfamiliar with his work, then this is probably a good entry point too. It marks a bit of change for the artist yet retains the flavor which fans have come to be familiar with. The thing that you will probably notice […]
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The Peas ‘Getting Some’/’Crazy Walk’ (Malo) You record-making folks out there have been jolly good to us this month with lots of vinyl matter for gratis, and chief amongst y’awl has to be the wondrous Brother Lee, here under the guise of The Peas, with this super-duper-funky-few-minutes of a 45. Allow me to lapse into […]
The Assemblers ‘Strung Up/Cabriolet’ (White label) Its been a little while since a couple of ounces of freebie white label wax has popped through my letter box, and the fact that I don’t think that the experience has proven to be quite as pleasurable as this in the past requires that I remark upon it […]
‘Soho Lounge Heat (Vol 2)’ (EMI) Firstly, I really must thank the wonderful Ann Dawson at Boosey Media for sending me a copy of this disc, and its great to see that yet again Boosey are one of the few large media houses who are open to the suggestions of record collecting geeks wishing to […]