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Month: February 2012

Little Roy

Little Roy is overlooked a lot of times because he has put out so little material, but like Prince Alla and Fred Locks, it’s not the quantity that matters, it’s the quality. Tafari Earth Uprising contains some bona fide classic cuts, several of which have been remade many times since. This album compiles most of…

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams takes a peek into the Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc Cave in southern France, a site which contains the earliest-known cave paintings in the history of humanity dating back to approximately 30,000 to 32,000 years ago. The limestone cliff face overhanging the cave collapsed and, subsequently, sealed it off for thousands of years…

Algiers – Blood 7″

Algiers is an experimental Gospel, No-Wave, Soul pulp band, slurping Francophilia – Gainsbourg and Dutronc, Saint Just and Fanon, Badiou and Baurdillard – Black Power – Nina Simone, Public Enemy, James Baldwin, Fred Hampton, DJ Premier, and Fela Kuti – and Southern Gothic – William Faulkner, Nick Cave and Flannery O’Connor – into a stew…

Brand New Wayo: Funk, Fast Times and Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983

With this release, Comb & Razor Sound launches its exploration of the colorful world of popular music from Nigeria, starting with the post-disco era of the late 1970s and early 80s. The years between 1979 and 1983 were Nigeria’s Second Republic, when democracy finally returned after twenty-three years of uninterrupted military dictatorship. They were also…