These releases include a diverse range of production techniques and a wide variety of styles including Delta blues, spacey soundscapes, vintage disco, soul-influenced rock and electronic pop.
BOOKER'S GUITAR (TELARC, 2010)
An album of stellar Delta blues from Bibb. The title cut was inspired by an opportunity he had to play the National guitar that once belonged to the legendary bluesman Booker “Bukka” White.
Here's an excerpt from the song "With My Maker I Am One" from Eric Bibb's CD Booker's Guitar (Telarc, 2010).
THE M&M MIXES (BBE, 2010)
Remix pioneer Morales, along with the late Sergio Munzibai (the other “M” in M&M), was responsible for many underground disco and Salsoul mixes that reverberated in the '80s club scene in New York. Check out some vintage examples here.
This is a clip from John Morales' mix of the Chris Wiltshire song, "Weekend," from Morales' The M&M Mixes (BBE, 2010)
LINDSTRØM & CHRISTABELLE:
REAL LIFE IS NO COOL (FEEDELITY, 2010)
Funky, processed, electronic-pop featuring tracks from Hans-Peter Lindstrøm and vocals by Christabelle (aka Solale). Lindstrøm terms their collaboration as “structured chaos.” Whatever it is, it works.
Listen to the song "Looking For What" from Lindstrøm and Christabelle's Real Life Is No Cool (Feedelity, 2010).
THE SEVEN FIELDS OF APHELION:
PERIPHERY (GRAVEFACE, 2010)
A disc of ethereal, piano-and-synth soundscapes by the mysteriously named musician, who is also a member of the band Black Moth Super Rainbow.
Listen to the song "Mountain Mary" from The Seven Fields of Aphelion's Periphery (Graveface, 2010).
THE BLACK HOOD (RHYME CARTEL RECORDS, 2010)
Vocalist Tomeka Williams debuts with an impressive set, produced by Sir Mix-a-Lot, that weaves between rock, pop, soul, funk and more. Powerful vocals, strong lyrics and solid production make this a compelling listen.
Here's a snippet from Tomeka's "Black Hood," from her album The Black Hood (Rhyme Cartel Records, 2010).