Forgotten Treasures
Ambient Electronic

Satoshi & Makoto “CZ5000: Sounds & Sequences” (Safe Trip)

via Delsin: We write to you with the conclusions of our investigation into the synthesized audio transmissions picked up by the deep space telescope at irregular intervals since 1986. After many years, we pinpointed the source of the ear-pleasing frequencies. they were being transmitted from a secluded building in Kawasaki, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Various Artists “Digital Zandoli 2 (Compiled by Julien Achard & Nico Skliris)” (Heavenly Sweetness)

Digital Zandoli 2 incoming! The fantastic compilation of further explorations in zouk and synthetic funk from the French west indies. Digital Zandoli 2 by Heavenly Sweetness This is the new selection of digital sounds from the Caribbean, chosen from master ears by experts Julien Achard (Digger’s Digest) and Nico Skliris. …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz Soul & Funk

Kev Beadle Presents “Private Collection Vol. 3” (BBE)

via BBE: Beloved DJ, compiler and incurable vinyl junkie, Kev Beadle returns to BBE with a 3rd volume of his much lauded ‘Private Collection’ album series. Taking in a wide range of obscure jazz with a distinct nod to the dance-floor, the first two “Private Collections” are already considered classics …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Jerry Washington / Timmy Thomas “Don’t Waste My Time” (Suncut)

via Juno: Newsflash: we can’t handle Jerry Washington’s love. But we sure can handle his fiery soul! Armed with just a touch of jazz on the fills and chorus, there’s an upbeat, insistent energy to this Glades reissue that happened to be one of his last singles. Meanwhile on the …

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Forgotten Treasures

Jo Tongo “African Funk Experimentals” (1968​-​1982 + 2017, Africa Seven)

via Africa Seven: Our hero, Jo Tongo (born Joseph Ekambi Tongo Mpondo) was born and raised in Douala Cameroon. In 1964 he headed off to Paris to begin Pharmaceutical studies. Somewhere along the way the music in his soul eventually won out and he embarked on a life of music. …

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Forgotten Treasures
Afro Worldwide Sounds

Los Camaroes “Resurrection Los” (1979, Analog Africa)

via AA: Cameroon, 1978: it’s like any good western movie. A man drifts through the plains at the furthest edge of the country in search of two former gunslingers, hoping to coax them out of retirement for one last showdown. Except this time, the weapons are guitars and the gunslingers …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

The Black Science Orchestra “The Altered States EP” (1994, Groovin Recordings)

via Juno: It was way back in 1994 when the Black Science Orchestra – AKA Ashley Beedle, Uschi Classen and Marc Woolford – first released the Altered States EP. As this timely reissue on Groovin’ proves, it remains a benchmark of British Deep House. The EP is arguably most famous …

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Forgotten Treasures
Ambient

Midori Takada & Masahiko Sato “Lunar Cruise” (1990, WRWTFWW)

Following the successful reissue of Midori Takada’s “Through The Looking Glass”, WRWTFWW Records is delighted to announce another release from the legendary Japanese percussionist: 1990’s “Lunar Cruise”. “Lunar Cruise” is her superb collaboration with jazz pianist, synth master, composer and arranger Masahiko Satoh. Arguably the best kept secret in Midori …

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Forgotten Treasures
Eclectic Electronic

Yasuaki Shimizu “Music For Commercials” (1987, Crammed Discs)

via Bandcamp: Originally issued by Crammed in 1987, this is one of the most sought-after releases in our legendary Made To Measure series. Known for his numerous albums, soundtracks, and collaborations with an impossibly broad array of artists (from Ryuichi Sakamoto and DJ Towa Tei to Van Dyke Parks, Björk, …

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