Forgotten Treasures
Electronic

The Microcosm : Visionary Music Of Continental Europe (1970-1986)

via Light In The Attic: The follow up to Light In The Attic’s game-changing I Am The Center box set is finally here. The Microcosm: Visionary Music Of Continental Europe, 1970-1986 is the first major overview of key works from cosmically-taped in artists needing little introduction — Vangelis, Ash Ra …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

The Other People Place “Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café” (2001)

via Bleep: “Fifteen years since its original release, The Other People Place’s Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café is finally made available again on vinyl. A long-standing favourite among the many legions of Warp fans and rightly considered to be one of the very best electronic albums of all time. It’s …

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Soul & Funk

Stone Alliance “Stone Alliance” (1976)

I know for a fact that I passed up a worn version of this iconic newspaper-font album cover at Community Thrift in San Francisco years ago. I had no real reason to trust these smiling, toasting, well moustached dudes. They didn’t look tough enough, ya know? The cover lays out …

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Ambient Electronic

ÆOLUS “A Retrospective” (1982-2006)

via Aloha Got Soul: This anthology brings to light the music of Robert ÆOLUS Myers, featuring recordings from 1982 to 2006 that were previously available only on cassette or CD. The music within ‘A Retrospective’ tells the story of a man whose music elevates its listeners to a place of inspiration …

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Soul & Funk

Dohnnie “Dancin Is Your Love” (1979)

via Juno: As always, Washington DC’ Peoples Potential Unlimited have resurfaced another rare-as-hens-teeth boogie number and, while we are madly in love with this label, we need to appreciate more just how important they’ve been to the survival of funk music in recent years. This time, it’s Donald Walker’s only …

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Forgotten Treasures
Afro

Shadow “Sweet Sweet Dreams” (1984)

via Analog Africa: It’s November 5th, 2016. The generally crackly phone connection between Dublin and Port-of-Spain, the capital city of Trinidad and Tobago, was as good as I’d expected it would be. I’d finally managed to “hook” the legendary Shadow – also known as Mighty Shadow – whose very first …

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Forgotten Treasure: Ronn Forella “Moves” (1975)

Ronn Forella‘s Moves is part of a series of instructional dance Records that came out on the Hoctor Label. The label has other cool albums with great breaks and samples, but this is probably the most out-there, creative, and sought after of them all. You just need to listen to …

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Forgotten Treasures
Afro

Forgotten Treasure: Doing It In Lagos: Boogie, Pop & Disco In 1980’s Nigeria

Soundway Records present a new compilation of twenty rare and mostly unavailable tracks from the slick and sassy world of Nigerian pop music and club culture of the early 1980s. Buoyed by an explosive oil boom and a return to democracy after a series of military dictatorships, Nigeria’s economy in …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Willie Lindo “Far & Distant” (1974)

A legendary session guitarist as well as producer for such greats as Beres Hammond and Maxi Priest, Willie Lindo is much too bright a gemstone to be left uncovered. I stumbled onto him on one of my YouTube-digging runs with the homie 80rock when we discovered Midnight, a sumptuous piece …

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