This week’s exclusive by Soulphiction is a preview from the forthcoming Connecting The Compass curated by Rick Wilhite and Joe Babylon.
It’s not often that we’ll write up a repress here at LWE, especially when the original discs were released less than a decade ago, but then In the Dark is a pretty special collection of music.
Analog Aquarium is as you’d expect it to be: an album made entirely on analogue equipment that sounds all at once a timeless classic and futuristic.
When contributors to LWE were discussing end of year lists amongst ourselves, a colleague commented that “this past year has seemed so exciting to me, it’s amazing how much of what’s got me revved up has been compilations and reissues.” I found myself agreeing with him — It might have been a pointed comment about the perceived weakness of much of this year’s output, but it might just as easily be read as praise for the huge quantity of impressive reissues, represses and other re-presentations that have been released this year. For that reason, this list is far from exhaustive and merely offers a personal perspective on what has been a fantastic year for house and techno historians.