Album Reviews

Orkesta Mendoza - ¡Vamos A Guarachar! (Glitterbeat Records)

Orkesta Mendoza is the musical playground of Sergio Mendoza, a multi-instrumentalist and bandleader from Tucson,...


M. Shadd'y - Niya Moja EP (Self-published)

Accompanied by the Nantes based Soulnation Band, Bandrele, Mayotte born M.Shadd'y presents four brand new tracks...


Dubkasm meets Iration Steppas - CM4400 EP (Self-published)

For this 'CM4400' EP (in fact a double 12" release) Bristol based Dubkasm and Leeds based Iration Steppas, two...


Dub Spencer & Trance Hill - Deep Dive Dub (Echo Beach)

For 'Deep Dive Dub' Swiss dub-duo Dub Spencer & Trance Hill (still one of the most original sounding names in...


The Frightnrs - Nothing More To Say (Daptone Records)

For once let us get straight to the point: with 'Nothing More To Say' The Frightnrs have created an instant classic...


Black Flower - Artifacts (Zephyrus Records)

For 'Artifacts', the second long player by Brussels based Ethio-jazz ensemble Black Flower, front man Nathan Daems...


Edwin Sanz - Overflow (Alex Wilson Records)

Venezuelan percussionist Edwin Sanz returns with a successor to his 2014 'San Agustin' album. Lyrically our attention...


Various Artists - Real Rio (Mais Um Discos)

'Real Rio', after 'Oi! A Nova Musica Brasileira!', 'Daora: Underground Sounds Of Urban Brazil' and 'Rolê: New...


Various Artists - Linval presents Encounters Pac-Man (Greensleeves)

If 1981's 'Linval presents Space Invaders' was still a tribute to Tomohiro Nishikado's 'Space Invaders', then with...


I Kong - Pass It On (Fruits Records)

I Kong might have to start thinking about getting another nickname, as just about a year after the release of his...


Osama Abdulrasol Quintet - Jedid (Homerecords.be)

Together with Philippe Thuriot (accordion), Lode Vercampt (cello), François Taillefer (percussion) and Helena...


The Beat feat. Ranking Roger - Bounce (DMF Music)

After last year's 'Subculture' by The Selecter, DMF Music now also presents a new long player by The Beat, and as the...


Ialma - Camiño (Homerecords.be)

Ialma are Veronica Codesal (who some of you may still remember as a member of Urban Trad), Magali Menendez, Natalia...


Resonators - Imaginary People (Wah Wah 45s)

Yours truly got to know Resonators back in 2014 thanks to the release of the deluxe edition of 'The Constant', the...


Pat Thomas - Coming Home: Original Ghanaian Highlife & Afro beat Classics 1967-1981 (Strut Records)

Just as after the release of 'Love And Death', Strut Records released the Ebo Taylor retrospective 'Life Stories:...


José Mauro - Obnoxious (Far Out Recordings)

Far Out Recordings will now also be reissuing the back catalog of Roberto Quartin's Quartin label, starting with...


Max Romeo - Horror Zone (Nu-Roots Records)

'Horror Zone', the new long player by reggae veteran Max Romeo, is in more than one respect the logical sequel to his...


Various Artists - They Will Have To Kill Us First: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Transgressive Records/Pias)

'They Will Have To Kill Us First' is the soundtrack to the 2015 documentary of the same name by Johanna Schwartz...


Noura Mint Seymali - Arbina (Glitterbeat Records)

For 'Arbina', her second international album, Mauritanian iggawen (griot) Noura Mint Seymali once again took to...


Alpha & Omega meets RasTinny - No Beginning No End (Steppas Records)

Good news for fans of English duo Alpha & Omega, because just about five years after the release of 'Blessed Are...