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  • Eclectic Vibes - July 2010

    by Andrew Frey

    online piracy

    online piracy

    A few weeks ago I heard a politician say that he thought online piracy could warrant capital punishment. That seems like a high price to pay for a bunch of ones and zeros.


    MICRO REVIEWS:
    This Month's Rating Scale is from 1 is Limiting through 10 is Expansive

    Bottegasonora - Disco Naif

    Bottegasonora - Disco Naif

    Bottegasonora

    Album title: Disco Naif
    Record Label: Bottegasonora
    Rating: 7

    Warbling ranty vocals are accompanied by quirky simplistic synthesized rhythms from this Italian musician. Lyrics are formed into pop format so the accented choruses are repeated often, but this is then countered by a curious and bewildering cabaret atmosphere. Fans of kitchy throwback electro music inspired by the late 70’s will find that this will hit the spot.

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    Danzig - Deth Red Sabaoth

    Danzig - Deth Red Sabaoth

    Danzig

    Album title: Deth Red Sabaoth
    Record Label: Evilive Records
    Rating: 9

    After the last few lackluster releases we finally have a return to form for the mighty Danzig! Tommy Victor (Prong, Ministry) once again provides the eerie screaming guitars and John Kelly (Type O Negative) throws down on the double bass drums. The songs are dark, brooding and anthemic with Danzig’s powerful voice unmistakable as the enigmatically appealing ringleader.

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    Devo - Something For Everybody

    Devo - Something For Everybody

    Devo

    Album title: Something For Everybody
    Record Label: Warner Brothers
    Rating: 10

    Outstanding! A triumphant and glorious rebirth of these 1980’s new wave icons. From top to bottom, song after song their quirky signature staccato synth pop rock finds renewed life in the new millennium. The biggest difference is their signature red energy dome hats are now blue! Album details were honed by their online community and the results shine.

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    Walter Gibbons - Jungle Music

    Walter Gibbons - Jungle Music

    Walter Gibbons

    Album title: Jungle Music
    Record Label: Strut Records
    Rating: 8

    Pioneering reel to reel editing in mid 1970s led to many amazing things for this prolific DJ who became known for his remixes and influence in the early Disco and electronic scene. This 2 CD release of 14 lengthy remix tracks serves as a brief history lesson into the roots of synthetic beats and the sounds of the late 70s and early 80s.

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    Lamb of God - Hourglass

    Lamb of God - Hourglass

    Lamb of God

    Album title: Hourglass
    Record Label: Epic Records
    Rating: 9

    To celebrate 15 years as a band LOG releases this 3 volume package on multiple formats and versions including vinyl and USB drives. Cherry picking the best and favorite of their early years, the Epic years and rare oddball tracks this anniversary release shows off the raw drive and musical ambition that made this band thrive.

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    Magnifico - Magnification

    Magnifico - Magnification

    Magnifico

    Album title: Magnification
    Record Label: Piranha
    Rating: 9

    Provocative, controversial, infectious and flamboyant, this funky pan Euro/Balkan rock delivers chart topping material at home in the former Yugoslavia and Italy, but this is his first global exposure. Magnifico is Robert Peut and he is one suave’ musician from Slovenia slinging memorable sultry and significant rhythmic infections of delight.

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    Mose Giganticus - Gift Horse

    Mose Giganticus - Gift Horse

    Mose Giganticus

    Album title: Gift Horse
    Record Label: Relapse Records
    Rating: 10

    How does music sound large? Or huge? These intense hard rock architects have sculpted a magnificent debut that is modern, powerful, groovy, expansive and generally kicks a lot of ass! Amorphis meets the Melvins.

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    Waitiki 7 - New Sounds of Exotica

    Waitiki 7 - New Sounds of Exotica

    Waitiki 7

    Album title: New Sounds of Exotica
    Record Label: Pass Out Records
    Rating: 8

    When you think of tropical lounge sounds, you expect what this 1950’s style throwback release has to offer. Dedicated to preserving the Exotica sound and tiki culture they produce lush jazzy flows of flute over a variety of percussion, complimented by bass, piano, sax, etc. Fly me to the tropics!

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