Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Various Artists - 2006 - Trap Door
This new compilation from Dis-Joint (record label from the folks over at San Fancisco's world famous Groove Merchant record store) has been receiving some heavy pre-release hype. The subtitle here is "an international psychedelic mystery mix" and they've collected a batch of super rare, funky psychedelic rock from the late 60s/early 70s from all over the world. Keeping with that "mystery" theme, there is no tracklisting, no real info and a whole heap of undercover yap yap going on (awesome cover too by the way). We heard they sent out test presses to some of the top funk/psych collectros out there, all with individually unique covers, and the response has been overwhelmingly thumbs up (check out the soulstrut boards for the proof). It's billed as a "mix" but these tracks can really be taken on their own- there is no real "mixing" to speak of here, no 15 second drum break wind-downs or any of that- which is just how we like it. You'll still want to search out the full tracks in some places, but you get more than enough of the real thing to hold you over.
This is a pastiche of 60s and 70s ultra rare funky psyche songs from all over the world (Korea (San Ul Lim), Italy, Israel, Spain,Canada (J.K & Co), etc.) that is fused together with bizarro samples.
Gathered together from over 44 contries, Internet DJ's and Bedroom Composers gathered to create a tribute to the Intergalactic Bump King's, Trap Door. 16 Dyn-o-mite Tracks pay homage to the album Conscious. Featuring tracks by such international stars of trance like Poe-Pete, King Skeleton, The Apple and On the Money to name a few.
Fans of Andy Votel need this in their life. A mind blowing mix of international Psychedelic mysteries compiled and mix by the great San Fran label Di Joint
With no tracklisting only the most obsessive collectors could probably name some of the tracks on this comp, but that does not mean you will get hooked from the first minute. Tight fresh drum breaks, great pych vocals and fuzzy electronics makes this a compelling listen. - Lost in Tyme