Frank Chacksfield - "Fanagalo" (feat Frank Holder) (1:47)
Charles Blackwell - "Taboo" (2:31)
Eve Boswell - "Voom-va-Voom" (2:25)
Don Carlos - "Crazy Latin" (3:03)
Edmundo Ros - "Veba-Ba-Boom" (2:59)
Victor Silvester - "Boliviana" (2:28)
Con Carlos - "Don's Mambo" (2:09)
Basil & Ivor Kirchin - "The High Life" (feat Toni Sharpe) (2:54)
Review: Following up the Virgin Witches and Spider Jazz compilations (not to mention those great Basil Kirchin retrospectives) London retroverts Trunk are back with Britxotica! It explores the pre-Beatles British musical scene, where famed UK composers broke with conventions. Compiled by Jonny Trunk and legendary DJ Martin Green, this new compilations series will explore a forgotten British culture and sound - and here they present part five of the series. It explores latin sounds by the Kirchin band, Frank Holder, Ido Martin, Don Carlos and other tracks of very rare British brilliance. So sit back, relax and let Britxotica! take you to musical places you have only ever dreamed of.
Review: "God's Chorus" has long been a talked-about release in underground electronic circles. It was first released on cassette in limited numbers way back in 1994, and has since become a cult release. Wilson made it by taking homemade recordings of crickets in Texas (hence the "God's Chorus" title), then layering radically pitched-down versions of the same recordings on top. The results are stunning and surprisingly musical, sounding not unlike a drunken heavenly choir singing over a dawn chorus made up of tens and thousands of leg-rubbing insects. It shouldn't work, but it does and then some. It's the kind of experimental tape masterpiece that Steve Reich, Stockhausen or Terry Riley may have once made, only infinitely more relaxing.