ALEX PUDDU – The Bull/Sequenza Erotica (7″)

Italian born musician Alex Puddo moved to Denmark at the age of 20. Though he’d been making music for a long time, it was his involvement with a particular project that spread his name worldwide. In 2011 he scored the soundtracks for a series of short films that were originally filmed in the 70s. The…

T.P.S. (The Preservation Society) – Space 1999/UFO

Who are The Preservation Society? Well, as far as I can tell it’s an outfit created specifically for one release on the predominantly re-issue focused Austrian label Radio Shack. Main musician is keyboardist Andy Fairclough, who has worked with Speedomoter, Root Source, Secret Affair and other jazz, mod and funk groups in the UK. Andy’s…

TOGO ALL STARS – Way out of Sadness (12″)

The Netherlands based label Kindred Spirits has a solid back catalogue of some truly wonderful international music with the output from the African continent being particularly prevalent. Togo is a small sliver of a country wedged in-between Ghana and Benin, but obviously because of its small size it has never managed to become as big…

GIORGIO TUMA w. MALIK MOORE – My Lively Youth (7″ vinyl)

We go all over the shop in regards to genres when we play records at The Lost World. Sticking to one sound is boring to us. And personally speaking I’m not interested in playing anything well known. That’s commercial radio’s job. I’m all about the vinyl. Old and new. In saying that, I do like…

SPEKTAR – Nepoznate Boje Spektra (LP vinyl)

Welcome to a mostly unreleased album from Croatian prog-rock jazz band Spektar. They released their self-titled and only LP on the then Yugoslavian label Suzy in 1974 then disbanded after its lack of attention. Apart from the actual track Spektar 1, which is my pick, the other tracks were unreleased and in the possession of…

MISHA PANFILOV SOUND COMBO – Planetarium. 7″

Estonia in the house. My knowledge of the funkier sounds of that once Soviet dominated country only go so far as Collage, who released 3 LPs in the 1970s, the re-release of Velly Joonas ‎oddly compelling Stopp, Seisku Aeg (and her version of Roberta Flack’s ‘Feel Like Making Love aka Kaes On Aeg Aka). Those…

THE BEAT FROM PALOOKAVILLE – The Creature From Outer Space (7″ vinyl)

Of course I love Charles Sheffield’s It’s Your Voodoo Workin. It’s still an amazing tune. Rinsed or not. It’s been covered a few times by Eugene Morgan, Imelda May, The Breadmakers, Nick Waterhouse, etc…, but the Swedish outfit The Beat From Palookaville give it a kinda ska-ish treatment, but that’s not why we are here….

LA MECANICA POPULAR – Noche Triler (7″ vinyl)

Brooklyn label Names You Can Trust released their first vinyl in 2008, Midnight Lab Band‘s debut 45 Trillion Tons/TNT Breeze. A straight up mi-tempo rollicking Since then they’ve pretty much ran all over the shop musically, though they tend to focus on the sounds of South America with some more abstract Jamaican dub influences thrown…

CALIBRO 35 – S.P.A.C.E. (7″ vinyl)

The Milanese funk outfit who started riffing on the musical soundtracks to Italian crime films of the 1970s, genre specifically known as Poliziotteschi and just seem to be getting better and better. They don’t have many contemporary contenders that come close to that specific sound, but for their fifth LP ‘S.P.A.C.E’, they decided to leave…

CHERRY BANDORA – Dert Ortağım Benim (7″ vinyl)

What is this wizardy? Greek Turkish Bellydance funk from Germany. Can she bring those two Mediterranean countries and their historical animosity together through music. Perhaps, as this is a spectacular find worth heralding to those who are attracted to mysteriously arranged music that has one foot in the past, but still remaining relevant for new…