Album Reviews

Victor Assis Brasil - Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim (Far Out Recordings)

As promised Far Out Recordings continues with the reissuing of the Quartin label catalog, and after Jose Mauro's...


Joe King Kologbo & The High Grace - Sugar Daddy (Strut Records)

'Sugar Daddy' is the first of a series of reissues of rare and underexposed music from Africa, Latin America and the...


Les Yeux Noirs - A Band Of Gypsies + Suites (Buda Musique)

With this double album reissue, Buda Musique provides revisits the first two albums by French Gypsy ensemble Les Yeux...


Various Artists - King Jammy's Dancehall 1 & 2 (Dub Store Records)

Now the attention for the catalog of Lloyd 'King Jammy' James seems to have faded somewhat at VP Records, Dub Store...


Mahom - Fell In (ODG)

'Fell In', the new album by French dub duo Mahom (Antoine Mavel and Joris Herda) is in every way a successor to...


Spiritual - Awakening (VP Records)

In the current Jamaican roots revival scene, Spiritual a bit of an odd man out. He's not really a contemporary of...


Dub Division - Wisdom (Planet Dread Records)

Apart from 2012's 'Shalom', 'Wisdom' is only the second long player in Dub Division's twenty-five year history....


Vibronics meets Conscious Sounds - Half Century Dub (Scoops Records)

As the title implies, with this 'Half Century Dub', Steve Vibronics and Dougie Wardrop (Counscious Sounds) are...


Various Artists - Dub Station (Irievibrations Records)

'Dub Station', an album that was given IRIE100 as a catalog number, is the hundredth release on the Austrian...


Amariszi - Babel Fish (AAC Records)

For 'Babel Fish', an album intended to highlight the band's tenth anniversary, Amariszi took to a wine cellar...


Meta And The Cornerstones - Hira (Metarize/Dibyz Music)

For 'Hira', his third long player to date, Meta Dia took to Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios in Bath. The album is...


Tinariwen - Elwan (Wedge/Pias)

Recording back home in Kidal was and still is not an option, but for 'Elwan' ("the elephants") the members of...


Sylford Walker - Lamb's Bread (Greensleeves)

This year Greensleeves is celebrating its 40th anniversary, and to give this joyous event the necessary attention,...


Girma Bèyènè & Akalé Wubé - Mistakes On Purpose (Buda Musique)

For their new long player, appearing on Francis Falceto's prestigious 'Ethiopiques', French Ethio-groove band...


Aurelio - Darandi (Real World Records)

Garifuna-Ambassador Aurelio Martinez recorded the songs for 'Darandi' (which loosely translates as "Introduction") in...


BaBa ZuLa - XX (Glitterbeat Records)

Those among you, who believe the Erdogan regime in Turkey really screens and censors everything, should urgently...


Hempress Sativa - Unconquerebel (Conquering Lion Records)

It certainly hasn't always been the case, but these days it seems Jamaica is producing one female music talent after...


Lula Pena - Archivo Pittoresco (Crammed Discs)

Musically speaking, Portuguese singer-songwriter and poet Lula Pena has always been an anachronism in the modern...


Jemere Morgan - Transition (Dada Son Entertainment)

For his debut effort, Jemere Morgan - son of Morgan Heritage keyboardist/vocalist Gramps - in the end opted to do a...


Lloyd Parks - Time A Go Dread (Pressure Sounds)

The year has only just started and Pressure Sounds is already presenting what could easily become one of the most...