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Le Volume Courbe I Killed My Best Friend
The album debut of Charlotte Marionneau, with contributions from Kevin Shields and Hope Sandoval, amongst others: a dark comedy, intimate and uncanny, playful and compelling.



Lif Up Yuh Leg An Trample The Soca Train From Port Of Spain
'a terrific soca compilation... a vital contemporary follow-up to London Is the Place for Me', Village Voice; '*****, Compilation Of The Month', Touch; 'chaotic and compelling... an ace selection', Time Out.



The Light Of Saba The Magical Light Of Saba
'... compelling and eccentric mix of lopsided funk, freaky jazz and African disco, which gets through more rhythms than some people hear in a lifetime', Time Out ; '***** pure bliss', Kevin 'The Bug' Martin, Muzik.



Living Is Hard West African Music In Britain, 1927-1929
'So it is that Honest Jon's has (again) unearthed an episode of black music history in Britain: these are tough cuts in no way easy listening, but absolutely essential' (**** The Observer).




London Is The Place For Me 1: Trinidadian Calypso In London, 1950-56
'an exquisitely poignant, evocative record', Daily Telegraph; 'wonderful... album of the year', Sunday Times; 'simply a classic album. Music by the people, for the people,' The Voice.



London Is The Place For Me 2: Calypso And Kwela, Highlife And Jazz From Young Black London
'superlative', Mojo; 'sensational', The Observer; 'hugely evocative and poignant', Daily Telegraph; '*****' The Times, Metro; 'sheer joy from start to finish', Sunday Telegraph.



London Is The Place For Me 3: Ambrose Adekoya Campbell
Modern Nigerian music starts here.
'*****', Mojo; 'these songs leap out of the past like madeleines soaked in palm wine', The Observer; 'impeccably curated and packaged', The Wire.



London Is The Place For Me 4: African Dreams And The Piccadilly High Life
'*****', The Times, Independent On Sunday, Daily Telegraph, What's On, Evening Standard, The Independent. 'Marvellous pop catchy, fun, young, effortless', The Times; 'one of the delights of the age', Songlines.



London Is The Place For Me 5 And 6: Afro-Cubism, Calypso, Highlife, Mento, Jazz
At last, a fresh delivery of open-hearted, bitter-sweet, mash-up postcards to the here and now, from young black London.
Proper Brit Pop.







Lone Official Tuckassee Take
'Lovely... another gem from Nashville's underground', Word; 'one of the finest pop records ever made by a Nashville band', Nashville Scene.



Foster Manganyi Ndzi Teke Riendzo
Sublimely convulsive Shangaan electro-gospel by a South African pastor, brimming with aching, mournful spirituality.