Records - Also Released
Various - Strictly Erick Morillo (Strictly Rhythm) The original Strictly superstar delivers three discs of underground and commercial house. Classics like HCCR’s re-mix of ‘Deep Inside’ rub shoulders with new tunes such as Mike Domico’s remix of ‘Luv Dancin’. As always, the house master delivers aural orgasms to your ears.
Vetiver - Tight Knit (Bella Union) Vetiver’s fourthalbum is a timeless mellow-yellow tinged affair. Main man Andy Cabic subtly plucks the heartstrings with his lyrics and delivery. This disc is guaranteed to bring a little sadness and sunshine, no matter what your mood, or the weather.
Various - Dark was the Night (4AD) A 20th compilation to mark the twentieth anniversary of the Red Hot Organisation, a charity that aims to raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS. This two-disc package boasts artists as diverse as David Byrne, Feist and Arcade Fire. A great way of doing some good.
DM Stith - Heavy Ghost (Asthmatic Kitty) The offspring of a musical and religious family, DM Stith’s debut album is a sumptuous soundscape of emotional highs and lows. Darkly discordant and effortlessly ethereal this is a disc that by turns hypnotises and horrifies. An example of the beast within the beauty.
Polly Scattergood - Polly Scattergood (Mute) Pop with a dark edge, songs featuring love, loss and suicide belie the youth of this debut from the 21-year-old from Colchester and point to Scattergood being musician with a future. When was the last time you heard the line, ‘You can spit on my French knickers’?.