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Various Artists Irma on Canvas: Exhibition #2

Having heard the excellent Volcov-compiled Irma compilation' had high hopes for Irma's latest release. It's not quite as accessible, but chances are that's where the Exhibition title comes in.… Read more »

Various Artists Hi-Fidelity Dub Sessions 4

True, everybody and their Jamaican great-aunt has a dub album nowadays. But no matter how fiery your blood, you can't front on Guidance's ability to select cuts that progress more like an expert DJ set than just a bunch of licensed tracks.… Read more »

Various Artists Tiga: DJ Kicks

Equally adored and maligned for his remake of Corey Hart's "Sunglasses at Night," fellow Canadian Tiga is very much of this moment, what with his unrepentant affection for all things '80s.… Read more »

Various Artists Seasonal Greetings

So what does a seasonal compilation sound like coming from a place where the winter holidays aren't garish displays of commercialism?… Read more »

Various Artists Movern Callar O.S.T.

Mirroring the mixtape left for Samantha Morton (Scottish film Morvern Callar's protagonist) by her boyfriend just before he commits suicide, the soundtrack to Morvern Callar is obviously more than your usual promotion filler.… Read more »

Various Artists Mas Confusion

Music Aus Strom, which achieved cult status via Funkstrung's stewardship in the late '90s, awakes from its dormancy with this extremely coherent (if slightly dated) first compilation.… Read more »

Fragment Orchestra Fragment Orchestra

Fragment Orchestra are Luca Pernici and Giulio Vetrone. As you may have guessed, they're Italians. Groovy Italians, in fact, as this lovely little collection of supine nuggets testifies.… Read more »

Various Artists Badmeaningood Vol. 2: Roots Manuva

Is it our duty as good hipsters to hate on branded compilation series?… Read more »

Various Artists Joe Gibbs & the Professionals: NO BONES FOR THE DOGS

Wow. There seems to be no end to buried Jamaican treasures. This latest "discovery" from Pressure Sounds is a nicely put-together selection of hard-to-find dub sides from Joe Gibbs's early productions.… Read more »

Lucky Pierre Hypnogogia

Evidently Arab Strap main guy Aidan Moffat is something of an insomniac. And because he can't stomach "chill out" records, he went and made himself his own album to sleep by.… Read more »

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