Vinyl Review: Detto Mariano & Dallaglio — La Principessa Nuda OST

Vinyl Review: Detto Mariano & Dallaglio -- La Principessa Nuda OST

Forty years after its debut, Stella Edizioni Musicali — one of the many sub-labels of Berlin’s Private Records — has unearthed another gem of a score by Italian composer Detto Mariano. This one’s for the soft-core international intrigue film, La Principessa Nuda, aka Black Magic.  The score features music by both Mariano and Dallaglio — also known as Gianni Dall’Aglio — who played together in the early half of the ‘70s as part of the Rebels, an Italian beat combo, with Mariano on keys and Dallaglio on drums.

Source: modern-vinyl.com/2017/08/14/vinyl-review-detto-mariano-dallaglio-la-principessa-nuda-ost/

CASTLEVANIA III: DRACULA’S CURSE & SUPER CASTLEVANIA IV

CASTLEVANIA III: DRACULA’S CURSE & SUPER CASTLEVANIA IV

CASTLEVANIA III: DRACULA’S CURSE AND SUPER CASTLEVANIA IV (1989 & 1991) COMPOSER: KONAMI KUKEIHA CLUB / LABEL: MONDO / RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW

Source: www.starburstmagazine.com/reviews/audio-reviews/18968-audio-review-castlevania-iii-draculas-curse-a-super-castlevania-iv-

Vinyl Review: Recht Herzlich — Hab Mut Zu Deinen Lüsten

Vinyl Review: Recht Herzlich -- Hab Mut Zu Deinen Lüsten

Hab Mut Zu Deinen Lüsten is an album of which I’d never heard before Jay at Private Records announced it, but after five minutes poking around on YouTube, I was chomping at the bit for it to arrive in the mail. This is definitely a product of the early ‘80s — fans of the Human League, et al, will find a lot to like in Recht Herzlich’s synth work.

Source: modern-vinyl.com/2017/08/08/vinyl-review-recht-herzlich-hab-mut-zu-deinen-lusten/

Vinyl Review: Echo and the Bunnymen — It’s All Live Now

Vinyl Review: Echo and the Bunnymen -- It’s All Live Now

From fan-vote reissue label Run Out Groove comes It’s All Live Now, a compilation of Echo and the Bunnymen live tracks recorded in the mid-’80s. Beating out a Solomon Burke best-of and a repress of Secret Machines’ Now Here is Nowhere, we get eight covers and two early originals from the Liverpool post-punk act.

Source: modern-vinyl.com/2017/08/07/vinyl-review-echo-and-the-bunnymen-its-all-live-now/

Review of The Grisly Hand’s self-titled at Modern Vinyl

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A double album can be an odd duck, but Kansas City’s The Grisly Hand may have unlocked its secrets. On the surface, the idea of recording 19 songs, putting them out as two separate compact discs (a year apart), and then re-sequencing them as a double vinyl release (now self-titled) sounds overly-complicated, and maybe it is. However, while the two albums which comprise The Grisly Hand’s double LP — last year’s Flesh & Gold, and this year’s Hearts & Stars — are both excellent records on their own, it’s when the two are combined that this music really takes shape.
Read the full review at Modern Vinyl. Published 1/23/17

Review of Eve 6’s self-titled at Modern Vinyl

eve 6 cover Eve 6’s self-titled debut is nearly 20 years old, and I only just listened to it all the way through. It’s weird when an album as omnipresent as this finally makes its way to vinyl, because it’s not like you can’t easily snag a copy of the compact disc in any record store dollar bin. Despite this being a platinum record, it’s the sort of thing which dominated the ‘90s alt-rock scene: an album with a big, inescapable single that led to a sophomore album which was more of the same. Read the full review at Modern Vinyl. Published 1/19/17

Review of Exterminators’ ‘Product of America’ at Modern Vinyl

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A band returning to record material years after the fact isn’t unheard of: the Sloths put out an album on Burger, 50 years after recording their only single, “Makin’ Love,” in 1965, and it’s absolutely fantastic. But for a band to return 40 years later to the material and seemingly be angrier than the majority of most young punks? It’s positively astonishing.
Read the full review at Modern Vinyl. Published 1/23/17