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The Chocolates Of Life

Forrest Gump: My momma always said, "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." These are the chocolates of our lives.

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[Music] Nomade Orquestra – Estremundos

Nomade Orquestra return from the stratosphere via Brazil with their second offering: Entremundos (Between Worlds). Gazing outward through a kaleidoscope from the heart of Sao Paulo’s jazz scene, the collective consciousness of the ten-man orquestra has dreamt up an adventurous amalgam of earth’s most far reaching musical cultures.

Recorded at Red Bull Studios, Sao Paulo, Entremundos is like a cosmic musical playground where Ethio-jazz, Indian classical and Oriental sounds dance around Afro-Brazilian roots rhythms and Northern hemisphere jazz, funk, soul, library music and hip-hop influences. The sheer vastness of the album is astounding, Nomade Orquestra have quite literally conquered the world in sound.

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[Music] Das Ding – Missing Tapes

Minimal Wave presents an album of long lost tracks by Dutch electronic music pioneer Das Ding, entitled “Missing Tapes”.

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Eddie Hazel – Game, Dames And Guitar Thangs [Be With]

Among guitar aficionados, they don’t come much heavier than acid-drenched enigma Eddie Hazel. A founding father of Funkadelic and responsible for the blazing ”Maggot Brain” solo, he released just one album.

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Thesda – Spaced Out [Left Ear]

The Left Ear label hit that sweet spot once more, diving into the archive and coming back for air brandishing a veritable slab of private press jazz funk history.

Originally pressed in 1979 in a run of 100 copies, Thesda was the brainchild of Thomas Crawford and Eugene C. Hagburg, backed ably by a handful of like-minded musicians, and existed for brief moment of sublime expression, captured in its entirety on this gorgeous LP.

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Essaie Pas – Demain Est Une Autre Nuit [DFA Records]

Montreal-based electronic duo Essaie Pas is comprised of Marie Davidson and Pierre Guerineau.

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[Croatia] Tisno and Dekmantel Selectors 2016

Tisno happened because of the Dekmantel Selectors 2016 festival. It turned out to be very relaxing, but very fun and active in the same time, a short but intense vacation just for the two of us in a very nice place, with great music, very nice and friendly people, clear and refreshing water and so, so, so, so many good vibes.

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George Adams – Finest [Dopeness Galore]

Dopeness Galore with an LP of jazz bop burners from the masterful saxophonist George Adams. Now sadly departed, Adams was a Jazz multi-instrumentalist who was pretty active up until his passing in 1992. Suitably titled Finest, this six track selection canvasses the ’70s and ’80s era of the Adams discography with his dramatic way of playing the saxophone really coming to the fore. Get introduced into the world of avantgarde and postbop jazz.

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VA – Africa Airways Two: Funk Departures 1973-1982 [Africa Seven Records]

Africa Seven Records presents volume two of their Africa Airways compilation, featuring 9 pure african funk tracks.

The compilation opens an absolute corker… ”Na Real Sekele Fo Ya” from Cameroonian-in-Paris Pasteur Lappe. Produced by Jacob Desvarieux of Kassav fame, this track is an instant grabber; Think of the Blockheads ”Rhythm Stick” goes Afro chant with deep, soulful moog grooves and on-point brass stabs.

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Vakula – Dedicated To Jim Morrison [Leleka]

Ukranian lo-fi genius Vakula is back and if audaciously tackling Steve Reich wasn’t enough, he’s taking on possibly his most ambitious project yet with “Dedicated to Jim Morrison”.

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