Monday, February 16, 2009

Inaugural Post (Part One)

Just a few things I've been digging recently:

Tropicalia: ou Panis et Circenses (1968)
This compilation is considered the musical manifesto of the influential Tropicalia movement in Brazil. Some really nice tunes with plenty of wonky orchestration

The Congos – Heart of the Congos (1977)
Amazing roots reggae album produced by Lee Perry. Long, hypnotic tracks with lots of layered rhythms and clattering sounds fading in and out. Good singing too, though the falsetto guy might get annoying after a while. (pt 1) (pt 2)

Prince – Dirty Mind (1980)
A lovely little collection of skeletal disco-funk tracks. Songs about oral sex, incest and race relations. The production is stark and minimal – as devoid of colour as the album cover.

David Crosby – If Only I Could Remember My Name (1971)
A journey into the fractured mind of David Crosby. A messy, murky beast of an album. But quite good. Crosby’s singing is incredible, and he manages to create a mood that is at once soothing and unsettling.

Shugo Tokumaru – Exit (2007)
A collection of happy, mildly trippy pop songs from Japan. Very nice.


  1. Great blog. Stumbled upon it searching for 'Rogues Gallery'. Covers some important bases!

  2. Thanks. It's nice to get a bit of feedback. Hope you enjoy the pirate tunes.