LINKWOOD - Reef Walking (Firecracker, 2015)
Still quite possibly one of my favorite electronic albums - ever. Linkwood aka Nick Moore for the Edinburgh-based Firecracker Records, originally released on his Expressions LP in 2015.
NORKEN - Motor Breeze (Beau Monde, 1999)
Taken from the full length LP Soul Static Bureau, ‘Motor Breeze’ was a hidden gem placed somewhere between Boards Of Canada and spacial UK minimal of that time. Born Lee Norris, Norken's output was nothing short of prolific. Releasing his last 12" just last year on Subconscious Algorithms. See the Beau Monde label for more.
WAMDUE PROJECT - Instrumentation (Eruption, 1998)
We have take off. It's sort of like Final Fantasy meets the Matrix. Atlanta's Chris Brann could easily be considered one of electronic music's most underrated producers. His Program Yourself LP was an introduction in to what years would follow only as Brann solidified himself among likeminded Chicago/Detroit heavyweights.
JAZZ3000 - Love On (Sound Of Kyoto, 2008)
I know absolutely nothing about this artist, or why it's only consumption is through Amazon's digital download portal. What i do know, however, is that this (somewhat) unknown Japanese composer's work is felt most deeply in the sound of Kyoto Sukima / Afro digital compilation.
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KHRUANGBIN - Como Te Quiero (Night Time Stories, 2018)
‘Como te quiero’ or ‘how I love you’ in Spanish. I fell in love (again) in a little island in Indonesia whilst this album played on a continuous rotation, and as a result ‘Como Te Quiero’ brings up all sorts of bubbly feelings down my spine. The Houston based trio's band name is taken from the thai word for "airplane."
SADE - Love Is Stronger Than Pride (Epic, 1988)
The queen of downtempo jazz and possibly a lesser-known single of Sade’s catalog. This one - however - still bumps. Like a safari visit, but instead of animals you’ll recall all the traumas in your life. I’m not crying, you are.
ALICE COLTRANE ft. PHAROAH SANDERS - Journey In Satchidananda (Impulse, 1971)
I assume you could still smoke publicly on passenger planes in 1971, maybe you could take acid on them too. ‘Journey In Satchidananda’ was taken from Coltrane's fourth solo album of the same title. Rest forever in peace.