Various Artists - Brownswood Bubblers TwoBrownswood Recordings
Volume One was full of real quality but the problem for me was that I had bought most of the tracks on there. Volume Two is somewhat different: yes there are a few tracks that I have, but if you don't they are essential, like tracks by Marcina Arnold, Nicola Kramer and Grand Union. The other thirteen artists were mostly unknown to me until recently and myspace has been great getting more information. It's so good to see the excellent "Tea Leaf Dancers" by Flying Lotus with beautiful vocals by Andreya Triana finally see the light of day because it's been on most peoples' wants list for months. You also need to hear tracks by Boomclap Bachelors, Matsi, Middlewood Sessions, Sarah Ann Webb and Daisuke Tanabe's remix of Elan Mehler. Truly essential.
Simon Harrison, 04/07