1 Luv - NeophiliaSonar Kollektiv
The internet has been great for previewing tracks before buying, making life so much easier that queueing up in a record shop each week, whilst you wait for a wanna-be scratch pervert, or even for working out what you want to buy before entering a shop. I listened to "Neophilia" when it was released in Japan in 2006 but the sixty second previews did not give this album justice. I really should have known after their "Black Sunshine". The highlight of this album are the songs with Amalia Townsend, who's been getting us all in a tizz with Opolopo and gaining a name for herself in Vancouver's jazz scene. This is a really nice album and like all Sonar releases, you need to give this a listen.
Simon Harrison, 05/07