V.A. - What It Is! Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (1967-1977)
Ninety-one tracks deep and five hours long. This
may be the desert island comp for funk and soul fans. From the New
Orleans ' R&B of Allen Trousie Toussaint," to the funk universalism
of Earth, Wind and Fire, this comp touches nearly all the bases.
are seminal jams such as Bay Key's "Soul Finger," but much of this
focuses on rare gems from many of soul's biggest names. Perhaps the
disk's greatest virtue, though, is the attention paid to lesser known
acts, which makes this collection as much a beginning as it is an end.
Label September Gurls Released 1997 Time (minutes) 58 Musicstyle Psych Folk
Discolor is the solo project of Stefan Lienemann alias Limo of Shiny Gnomes and Fit+Limo (supported by friends on moog, cello, violin). Combination of new space travelogue with Fit+Limo folk sensibility. Songs expand into pastoral, multilayered guitar landscapes. Solar distortions, white noise acoustics, hypnotic sitar-driven Eastern Kraut dub and chamber string drones create a deeply psychedelic space trance experience. Album ends with a beautiful, haunting version of Beach Boys' "In my room." Discolor shows influences of new UK/US/NZ space rock/drone scene (FSA, Jessamine, Amp, Montgomery etc.), which in itself is influenced by Kraut Rock of the 70's, so the circle closes...