Category: Album

  • Come Away With ESG (1983) by ESG

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    Come Away with ESG (1983) by ESG, widely regarded as a classic of it's era, hasn't dated a bit. Is it because so many artists have either sampled ESG or been influenced by their sound? Maybe the music is just so elemental that it fits with so many genres. The Band at this time were the Scroggins girls (Renee, Deborah, Marie and Valerie) and Tito Libran on congas. Producer Ed Bahlman of 99 (nine nine) Records got them into the studio shortly before the the label shut down after a legal dispute with Sugarhill Records....

  • Dance to the Best of ESG (2010) by ESG

    Dance to the Best of ESG

    Dance to the Best of ESG (2010) eclipses the previous compilations (A South Bronx Story, Vols 1 & 2) and is the only one now available on most music streaming sites. It includes tracks from their 1981 debut EP all the way to their last Soul Jazz album in 2006, and it doesn't miss all that much.

  • Eilzustellung Exprès (1982) by Carambolage

    Eilzustellung Exprès 1982

    Eilzustellung Exprès (1982) is the second album—and last to be released—from Carambolage. Now a four piece of Britta Neander, Angie Olbrich, Elfie-Esther Steitz and Janet Lemmen the album seems more focused and structured than their debut Carambolage ...

  • Carambolage (1980) by Carambolage

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    Carambolage is the self titled debut album, and is certainly the most immediately arresting of the two on offer. At this stage Carambolage were a trio of Britta Neander, Angie Olbrich and Elfie-Esther Steitz. It all sounds very amateurish, playful and experimental without being pretentious ...

  • Beat Rhythm News (1979) by Essential Logic

    Beat Rhythm News

    Beat Rhythm News (Waddle Ya Play?) from 1979 is what it's all about. A perfect new wave/post-punk album. It's disorienting on first listen, fusing elements of punk, funk, jazz, dub etc. with seemingly scatterbrain lyrics. It seems to be going one way, then goes off on tangents.

  • Fanfare in the Garden (2003) by Essential Logic

    Fanfare in the Garden

    Fanfare In The Garden: An Essential Logic Collection was released in 2003 by Portland based label Kill Rock Stars, and serves to document the entirety of Lora Logic's career. It starts with the first single and subsequent album Beat Rhythm News (Waddle Ya Play?). Next a handful of single and EP tracks followed by Lora's solo album from 1982 Pedigree Charm.

  • Pedigree Charm (1982) by Lora Logic

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    Pedigree Charm released in 1982, offers a complete change of style from the previous album. I remember being rather disappointed when I first heard this one. Beat Rhythm News was one of my all-time favourites and I was ready for more of the same. The in your face punk urgency was almost gone and replaced by an altogether more slick, soulful and restrained sound. However, it turned out to be a grower.