Review: The Library Vultures return with Volume 4 of their mischievous archive-music cut ups. Keeping Up With The Commodore reworks a 1980s Australian TV jingle encouraging us to embrace the incredible spread-sheeting powers of the new Commodore 64. On the flip Whatever Happened To The Hippies? layers vintage counter culture documentary footage and a chunky Beck / Fatboy beat, over an instrumental sit com cue that wouldn't sound out of place in the background of Cheers.
Review: Mr Bongo's Brazil 45s series rarely misses a beat, with each successive seven-inch showcasing two more hard-to-find treats from the dim and distant past. The latest instalment opens with "Vou Morar No Teu Sorriso", a sought-after cut from Trio Tenura's eponymous 1971 MPB/soul fusion album. It's a genuinely summery treat, with ear-catching, reverb-heavy vocals and rising horn lines rising above a life-affirming backing track. On the flip you'll find "Quem Vai Querer", the title track from a superb 1977 album by Eliana Pittman. A breezy chunk of sizzling samba-soul, the cut features an impeccable lead vocal from Pittman and some sing-along group chorus vocals