The "Greatest Hits & Remixes" series continues! This time it is dedicated to an institution of Italo Disco and Eurodisco music: Mike Mareen. In 1982, the native of Luneburg in Northern Germany founded his own label "Night 'n' Day Records". Mike Mareen celebrated his commercial breakthrough in 1986 with the song "Love Spy". It reached TOP 20 positions in Germany and was sold more than 6 million times worldwide. CD1 contains an overview of the hits by Mike Mareen incl. a megamix. CD2 contains his best remixes and extended versions.
This solid solo undertaking from the stalwart Genesis bassman shouldn't disappoint Genesis fans. Rutherford has recruited some prog heavyweights to serve as his band here: Anthony Phillips plays the Keyboards, Morris Pert (Brand X & later Talk Talk) provides percussion, and the estimable Simon Phillips (Eno/801, Pete Townshend, etc.) is behind the drum kit, thundering away on his trademark double bass drums. As well, Noel McCalla is a fine singer. The songwriting is equally up to the high standards of the band: apart from Hackett's work, this is the best of the solo Genesis outings. In classic prog fashion, the lyrics are written around a single concept (the life of a lonely "nobody" in a dead-end job) and the tracks all run together…
Famous as the vocalist of Faith No More, notorious as the singer of Mr. Bungle, Mike Patton goes one step further with a debut album of experimental sounds never imagined possible from just voice and microphone. Recorded and mixed in hotel rooms using 4-track cassette deck, Adult Themes is a classic which will both surprise and delight Patton fans and newcomers alike. Compositions such as "Catheter", and "Orgy In Reverb" live up to their titles. In addition to his successful day job, Mike Patton has moonlighted with various ensembles and composers including Kronos Quartet, Bob Ostertag, Rova Saxophone Quartet, David Shea, Arto Lindsay, Bill Laswell, Boo-Yaa Tribe, Sepultura, John Zorn and Naked City (filling in for Yamatsaka Eye).
For fans of Juicy J, Beck, Kool Keith, David Crosby, Andrew WK, Sweet, DJ Screw, Lee "Scratch" Perry, "Half Speed Mastered" is unreal album of disparate influences and stream of consciousness pop cult lyrics. Aleister X has been releasing underground and digital release since the mid 2000s, but "Half Speed Mastered" is his full length debut and the best thing the performer has done yet. Confusing but intriguing on first listens, this album grows on you and gets its hooks into your brain like nothing else. Bouncy pop hooks meet chopped n screwed beats and big picture lyrics, all with a seedy celebration of the Los Angeles vibe. Give the songs a chance and you will not be disappointed.