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Tokyo Nights: Female J-Pop Boogie Funk 1981-88 (vinyl 2LP)

When it comes to shining a light on obscure regional disco and boogie scenes, the crate diggers behind Cultures of Soul are rarely beaten. Their latest killer compilation gathers together...

A$55.00

Rest (vinyl 2LP + CD)

New 2017 album from Charlotte Gainbourg. 11 brand spanking new tracks sung mostly in French. This is perhaps Gainbourg's most intimate and gripping of her output since a decade ago....

A$55.00
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Al Jamilat (vinyl LP)

2017 release. Yasmine Hamdan is a Lebanese singer, songwriter and actress, now based in Paris. She became known with Soapkills, the duo she founded with Zeid Hamdan (no relation) while...

A$50.00

Bobo Yeye: Belle Epoque in Upper Volta (vinyl 3LP w. book)

From his studio in central Bobo-Dioulasso, West African photographer Sory Sanlé documented a nation's transformation from colonial foothold to cosmopolitan oasis. Captured on on 6x6 medium format Rolleiflex SL66, Sanlé’s...

A$125.00
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Turiyasangitananda (vinyl 2LP edition)

This is the double LP version from the label Luaka Bop. Music was the foundation of Alice’s spiritual practice. From the mid 1980’s to mid 1990’s, Alice Coltrane self-released four brilliant cassette...

A$55.00
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Tim Maia 1973 (vinyl LP)

The fourth studio album from legendary singer and composer Tim Maia is a masterpiece of soulful pop and contemporary Brazilian styles, exemplified by the hit "Gostavo Tanto De Voce" and...

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Tim Maia 1972 (vinyl LP)

This 1972 studio album from legendary singer and composer Tim Maia is the third in his incredible run of self-titled masterpieces of the '70s and is another stellar set of...

A$40.00
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Doing it in Lagos (3LP + 7" w. download)

Soundway Records present a compilation of twenty rare and mostly unavailable tracks from the slick and sassy world of Nigerian pop music and club culture of the early 1980s. Buoyed...

A$75.00
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Kenya Special: Volume Two (vinyl 3LP set)

Despite the renewed interest in music from Kenya’s past, finding these tracks and their rights holders hasn’t become any easier. Only a handful of music archives around the world harbour...

A$60.00
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The New Sounds of the Venezuelan Gozadera (vinyl 2LP)

Newly reissued on Luaka Bop. Fresh, irreverent, and vigorous, Los Amigos Invisibles defy categorization. The band's base is rock en español with party attitude fueled by world-party verve. "Ultra-Funk" and...

A$55.00
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Ethiopiques vol.30 (vinyl 2LP set)

Double 180 gram vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. Girma Beyene is a true legend when it comes to Ethiopian music. After an exile to the United States and a...

A$60.00

DJ Amir presents: Buena Musica Y Cultura (vinyl 2LP)

DJ Amir of Kon and Amir fame compiles 14 tracks of rare latin sounds from across the Americas including absolute ass-shakers by Fito Foster, Joey Pastrana and His New Orchestra,...

A$55.00
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Nigeria Freedom Sounds! (vinyl 2LP w. download)

The vibrant musical scene in Nigeria at the start of the 1960s. Artists include Haruna Ishola, Sammy Akpabot and more. Twenty-three tracks on double vinyl with extensive sleevenotes and rare...

A$55.00
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Tanbou Toujou Lou (2LP)

Awesome compilation from new label Ostinato Records. 20 tracks selected from an array of private collections and radio archives in Brooklyn, Port-au-Prince, Jacmel, Gonaives, and St. Marc, these tracks encompass...

A$55.00
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Azel (vinyl LP w. download card)

Produced by Dirty Projectors' Dave Longstreth, Bombino is back on a new label home, Partisan Records with more desert-storm guitar attack. Bombino is part John Lee Hooker, part Jimi Hendrix....

A$45.00
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Obaa Sima (vinyl LP)

Came out originally back in 1994. Ghanaian singer/rapper Ata Kak's Obaa Sima is an awesome blending of Afro-mutant hip-hop, disco inferno and a LSD infused cartoon vibration. Original cassette reissued...

A$40.00
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Histoire de Melody Nelson (vinyl version)

A 1971 concept album about (Gainsbourg's own) lust for a titular teen heroine. Histoire de Melody Nelson is perhaps Gainsbourg's most coherent and perfectly realised studio album (with the immense...

A$45.00
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Rabbit Eclipse CD

Ksiezyc (Polish for "moon") was an avant-garde folk project form in the 1990's Poland. The group is still active today with an expanded instrumentalist line-up. Their latest release "Rabbit Eclipse"...

A$32.00
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The Existential Soul of Tim Maia (2LP)

Vol.4 of Luaka Bop's World Psychedelic Classics series. 2LP, 15 tracks of Brazilian pop icon Tim Maia's career best.

A$55.00
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Sensationnel! Ye-Ye Bonbons 1965-1968 LP

compilation of French pop sensation Annie Philippe's 60s output

A$40.00

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