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Jumbo Records Pick Of The Month - September 2014 : It has been a busy few months for the boys at Jumbo Records, with the departure of the Founders Hunter and Lornette Smith, handing over the reins to Nick Fraser and Justinia Lewis. So we missed the August pick of the month, but here we are, back and better than ever with the latest Jumbo hot list from Matt Bradshaw

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Jumbo Records Pick Of The Month - September 2014

It has been a busy few months for the boys at Jumbo Records, with the departure of the Founders Hunter and Lornette Smith, handing over the reins to Nick Fraser and Justinia Lewis. So we missed the August pick of the month, but here we are, back and better than ever with the latest Jumbo hot list from Matt Bradshaw



VARIOUS ARTISTS - I AM THE GORGAN (KINGSTON SOUNDS) This is the soundtrack to a forthcoming film about the super-producer Bunny 'Striker' Lee who was a real character, and for four decades now, a musical master in the Jamaican music scene. The compilation collects some SERIOUS reggae/dub/toasting action with some killer versions on rhythms you might have heard...Mainly 60's/70's cuts this hits Autumn for a six with it's sunshine carnival vibes and is the kind of thing you'd hear at REGGAE SUNDAY at Outlaws Yacht Club...

TY SEGALL - Manipulator (Drag City) Some might say that Ty is somewhat prolific in his output (averaging around 6 albums a year) but this proves that it's not a case of quanitiy over quality as it's a masterful album from someone who totally 'gets' psychedelic music, whether that be pop-syke, hard-rocking frug or just plain garage-rock...It's full of hook-y riffage and cream-y, dreamy memorable songs...A big Brudenell Social Club favourite for sure!!!

NOURA MINT SEYMALI - Tzenni (Glitter Beat) Moorish Griot anyone? Well I think you'll be more than converted with this modern take...Think desert-blues with hypnotic, funky rhythms...This is an instant 'What's this?' shop smash and will get you feverishly grooving in no time...You might hear this in OUT OF THIS WORLD...

RUSTIE - Green Language (Warp Records) A few years ago Rustie shuddered and shook the underground and had everyone wondering 'Where did this guy come from?' with his experiments in future bass and futuristic sampling, well the wonderful Warp Records have basically took him under their wing and let him loose with this MASSIVE album..It's like a twisted take on dance music that combines pop, house, electronica and future bass into a maximum banger....Dancefloors WILL erupt!!! I think the WIRE will be blowing up with this

MIREL WAGNER - When The Cellar Children See The Light Of Day' (Sub Pop) Finnish singer-songwriter Mirel settles in with some stripped-back blues balladry that at times feel ghostly with their bare arrangements for cello, piano, harmonium and guitar...Fans of PJ harvey and Mark Lanegan will dig this for sure...I can imagine hearing this at LAYNES ESPRESSO

SHABAZZ PALACES - Lese Majesty (Sub Pop) Another Sub Pop record but this time Hip Hop and as it's Sub Pop you know this isn't going to be a play it by numbers R&B bland-out...This is cleverly crafted, almost psychedelic warped alt-hop master-work...Combining really spectacular songs that are catchy as hell with a sci-fi vision and left-field message this is prime Sub Pop brilliance and why we love the label so much....I reckon you'd hear this at BELGRAVE MUSIC HALL for sure

WHITE FENCE - For The Recently Found Innocent (Drag City) We mentioned Ty Segall earlier, well he's hooked-up with these guys before and although White Fence tread a similar sound they've produced here one of the best new-psych albums of the year...From the Kinks to the 13th Floor Elevators they've managed to squeeze the essence out of the 60's psych scene and mixed it up into a very magical potion...Perfect in many ways, the songwriting is often hits incredible heights and makes you often feel that you already love it within one listen...This'll make you flip your colelctive wigs for sure...I suspect that it's gonna get played at THE SOCIAL for sure...

VARIOUS - COUNTRY FUNK 2 (1967-1974) (Light In The Attic) Great label, great series and great comp!!! Doing exactly as it says this is FUNKY country...A time when country stars, who'd always been massively influenced by black music experimented with funk and soul, even Dolly Parton got in on the act...This is smoked-out, drum-break laden, soulful and just soooo darn good! I reckon Jared at OK COMICS will be all over this one!!!

 

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