A couple of free releases to try and win you back.
V/A - Ishilan n-Tenere
Fantastic African compilation on Sahel Sounds getting a vinyl edition (ltd to 2000) released this week on Mississippi Records. You can listen for free on the above page, donate or buy the LP.
Big Blood - Dark Country Magik
I'm sure a large proportion of people that visited this blog have discovered the existence of this album already. One of the best albums of 2010 and one that appears to be gaining them louder plaudits - nearly 5000 people have watched this review and the rateyourmusic page gained a quick, positive reaction to the release.
Korean Black Eyes
This was put together by Plus Tapes in 2009. It was given 'best cassette' at the end of 2009 by Michael Pursley (a Foxy Digitalis writer) - "Charm, red hot soul, and Elvis, Moody Blues, and Jesus Christ Superstar covers from an all-girl 1970’s Korean rock band. It doesn’t get any better." - and hasn't really shown its face anywhere since. I suspect it befell a similar fate the Francis Bebey tape suffered - a real shame when 7"s cost $50 second hand.
Hope you all have a great 2011.