Edward Artemyev - Zerkalo & Stalker

As requested, here is Edward Artemyev's awesome soundtrack to Andrei Tarkovsky's "Stalker," along with his soundtrack for "Mirror" (Possibly my favorite Tarkovsky film). From the Toei Music bootleg series.



Dominique Guiot - L'Univers De La Mer (1978)

Library music? Proto-synthpop? Who knows. (it's awesome though)

The Funkees - Point of No Return

Spectacular funk rock album from Nigeria. Readily available on the blogosphere but I'm just posting it in anticipation of the new Funkees comp that will be released by Soundway on April 10 called "Dancing Time: The Best of Eastern Nigeria's Afro-Rock Exponents 1973-1977." Definitely grab a copy if you like this, considering how rare (and therefore expensive) this album is.

Slow - Against the Glass (1985)

Amazing ragged rock from Canada.

J Rock - Streetwize (1991)

Wow I don't know what to say except that I've been pretty obsessed with this for the last few weeks. It's early 90s New York hip hop with extremely funky beats and a drolly amateurish delivery which never fails to bring a smile to my face. Here's his entire bio from his last.fm page:

"As good friend of DJ Premier he made one album in the year 1991. After the album he went to jail and DJ Premier never heard of him again."

All humor aside, I am amazed that this album isn't more popular (It certainly fetches a hefty price on the collectors market though)