The Aubergine That Ate Rangoon (Cherrystones rework) - (7:24) 110 BPM
City Of Lagoons - (5:11) 67 BPM
City Of Lagoons (Cherrystones rework) - (5:10) 90 BPM
Review: A connection that perhaps didn't seem obvious at first but makes sense when you think about it, space rock titans get the niche reissue treatment on Emotional Rescue with Chuggy's ever prolific stable picking two deep cuts from the band's frankly intimidating back catalogue. Originally released in 1976 on "Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music", "The Aubergine That Ate Rangoon" and "City Of Lagoons" are both examples of Hawkwind at their cosmic best, and not afraid to hold down a groove either. Alongside the originals, we're also treated to some wild remix versions from wayfaring astral traveler Cherrystones - lucky for us!
Review: Described as a clean-cut all-American pedal steel guitarist, and member of the country-tinged Mojave 3 outfit on 4AD, Raymon Richards has an epic discography to be discovered. Introduced to the leftfield, house and disco loving community through ESP Institute, the label champions Richards' new age twang and ambience of through The Lost Art Of Wandering. Largely an ambient affair of finger picked guitars, harmonicas and percussion, all lathered in gorgeous reverb and delay, there's still some drum machines and rhythm tracks to be found in "Roslyn, Washington", "Fossil, Oregon" and deep into "Tucson, Arizona". The Lost Art Of Wandering is an all-American affair and ode to the lonely roads and rolling tumbleweeds of dreamland's wild west.