Forgotten Treasures
Brazil

Outro Tempo: Electronic And Contemporary Music From Brazil (1978-1992)

via MFM: For their first multi-artist compilation, Music From Memory take us on a trip to the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Outro Tempo: Electronic and Contemporary Music From Brazil, 1978-1992 is a double LP that explores the outer reaches of Brazilian music, where indigenous rhythms mix with synthesizers and …

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Eclectic

Annie Anxiety “Soul Possession” (1984, Dais Records)

via Dais Records: Many influential characters graced the stage of Max’s Kansas City within the creative zeitgeist of New York City during the late 1970’s, but one local native named Annie Bandez stood out. Annie thrust herself into the downtown scene with her punk ensemble Annie and the Asexuals, establishing …

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Forgotten Treasures
Broken Beat

Forgotten Treasure: Recloose “Cardiology” (2002)

One of those albums that perhaps got lost in the midst of the future jazz hype during the early 00’s, Matthew Chicoine’s “Cardiology” easily stands the test of time. Spanning 8 varied tracks with a cast of notable musicians such as Paul Randolph, Malik Alston, and Jerry the Cat; and …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Paz ‎”Paz Are Back” (Spotlite Records, 1982)

“A total classic from back in the days!“ – Gilles Peterson via BBE Music: Recorded during the summer of 1980 and originally released in 1982 on Spotlight Records, ‘Paz are Back’ was the second (and arguably the finest) album by the London jazz collective, founded by vibraphonist, composer and arranger …

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Soul

Johnny Stark “Who Do You Love” (1978)

via Juno: From his rockabilly roots to his raw funk to this silky soulful serenade, Johnny Stark enjoyed a vibrant musical journey throughout his career. “Who Do You Love” marked a complete change in vibe from the rich warm crooner. A swooning Motown flavoured joint with big backing harmonies and …

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Electronic

Richenel “La Diferencia” (1982, Music From Memory)

For their first release of 2017 Music From Memory present the work of Richenel. via Music From Memory: Originally released in 1982 on the cult Amsterdam cassette-only label Fetisj, the tracks on Music From Memory’s release are alternate takes drawn from Richenel’s personal copy of the album featuring two original …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco

“The Men In The Glass Booth” Compiled by Al Kent (BBE)

via BBE: In May 1976 a record was released that would have an unforeseen and lasting impact on the music industry “Ten Percent” by Double Exposure was an early release on the New York independent label Salsoul Records. America was in the grip of a disco explosion with new clubs …

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Electronic

S. Brugnolini & G. Carnini “Beat Drammatico Underground Pop Elettronico” (1973)

A mind-melting opera. via Sonor Music Editions: Some of the tracks here simply anticipate Techno and generally Electronic music of the early 70s. While Kraftwerk released “Ralph & Florian”, and about one year before the releasing of the milestone “Autobahn”, maestros Sandro Brugnolini & Giorgio Carnini were already experimenting the deep …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Tomorrow’s People “Open Soul” (1976, Stage Productions)

Aside from being included on the CD version of Mr. Peabody’s excellent Real Sound of Chicago compilation, this album has largely remained under the radar and extremely difficult to obtain… until now. The group is comprised primarily of 4 brothers (with 2 additional members joining shortly before the recording of …

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