Review: No matter how much rare stuff gets released in this information age, there's always some even more obscure cool material yet be unearthed. Here obscure 70s LA outfit 4th Coming get the re-issue treatment: an out-there musical core consisting of Henry 'Hank' Porter, Jechonias 'Jack' S. Williams and a rotating cast of musicians, they released a handful of rare 7"s before disappearing. It wasn't until the 90s when fan DJ Shadow started bigging them up, and now we get a full collection that enables us all to finally enjoy their weird and wonderful grooves.
Review: Hailing from Los Angeles, Connie Price and the Keystones is the project of multi-instrumentalist Dan Ubick (Breakestra, Madlib) with assistance from Todd M. Simon (Macy Gray, Antibalas) and lots of musician mates. They have released acclaimed hip-hop albums and have even found themselves as a backing band for Big Daddy Kane, but before all that they released an instrumental debut album, Wildflowers, back in 2004. Here now on digital format we can get to revisit the record that boasts 19 tracks with appearances from Funk Inc., Poets Of Rhythm and L.A. Carnival and it still proves to be an enthralling calling card.
Review: Lost after the Iranian Revolution, the legacy of Iran's bonafide psychedelic star Kourosh Yaghmaei is finally being pieced together thanks to the extensive retrospective by Now Again Records. Recorded from the late '60 through to the mid-'70s, and bearing the influence of The Doors, The Kinks, Jefferson Airplane and other psychedelia, these tracks aren't just enjoyable for their rarity and obscurity - songs like "Hajme Khali", with its proto-Tangerine Dream organs and Scott Walker vocals are simply incredible. With the beautiful remastering for this new collection revealing new depths to the recordings, ballads like "Leila" or proto-disco songs like "Ghazai" really demand to be heard.