Shaw Bros. (Various Artists) – Kung Fu Super Sounds

De Wolfe Recordings (2008) Personal preference for 1960s Mancini aside, it’s hard to go wrong with 70s soundtracks. Ennio Morricone, while always great, put out some brilliant stuff in that decade. And then you have Nino Rota’s Godfather soundtracks, Shire’s Taking of Pelham One Two Three. Oh, and Lalo Schifrin, of course. His Dirty HarryContinue reading “Shaw Bros. (Various Artists) – Kung Fu Super Sounds”

Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion

Or: ageing and the unavoidable art of comparison2009, Domino Recording Co. The subtitle’s a tad less catchy, though. I’ve been wondering, for the last few days, how to go about this. On Wednesday, I started thinking about how I should probably have made a small post about this album each day, to document the evolutionContinue reading “Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion”

Flying Lotus packaging fetish

That’s right! After approximately one million years, I finally got the Flying Lotus album. I have even played some of it. But, seeing as I played a few other records last night, and am obsessed with the current Animal Collective album, I only got through one side before I had to turn it off. IContinue reading “Flying Lotus packaging fetish”

Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan – Keep Me in Mind Sweetheart

V2 (2008) Lanegan has settled into a career of collaboration, which may be what he needs after a life of strife and tribulation. Along with his musical marriage to Campbell, he collaborates with fellow Sub Pop survivor Greg Dulli in Gutter Twins. This, of course, was after his work with QOTSA shoved him, squinting, intoContinue reading “Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan – Keep Me in Mind Sweetheart”