We say it every month, but it really has been another fine collection of releases. The last two 'new release Mondays' in August alone had 40+ releases that we just couldn't do without… the fabled 'Drift End of Year Poll' is going to be harder than ever to count up this year.
One title that's sure to make the cut is August's record of the month, the sublime "Solo Piano II" from Chilly Gonzales. It really does have everything, it's serene and ornate on a casual listen, but there is so much more bubbling away under the surface and the compositions really do take you away with every listen.
Chilly is a bit of a hero at Drift and for any of you Twitter users, besides following @driftrecordshop, we highly recommend following @chillygonzales - a funny guy!
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LP features 180g wax, liner notes, lyrics and original gatefold art in stunning die-cut, fold-out, tip-on sleeve.
CD release includes deluxe booklet and three bonus tracks recorded in Detroit in 1972 with "Cold Fact" collaborators Mike Theodore and Dennis Coffey.
Back in 1971, "Coming From Reality" was Rodriguez's last gasp, the follow-up to "Cold Fact" and the final album he was allowed to record for the Sussex label. Unearthed, once again, by Light In The Attic Records, it's another treat for fans new and old, designed - at the time - as Rodriguez's vision of a perfect pop album. "Coming From Reality" found Rodriguez decamping from Detroit to London's Lansdowne Studios, where the album was recorded with some of the UK's top talent including Chris Spedding (Dusty Springfield, Harry Nilsson) and producer Steve Rowland (The Pretty Things, PJ Proby and the man who discovered The Cure), who recalls "Coming From Reality" as his favourite ever recording project. Highlights include the super-poppy "To Whom It May Concern", the "Rocky Raccoon"-inspired "A Most Disgusting Song" and period piece "Heikki's Suburbia Bus Tour".
1. Climb Up On My Music 2. A Most Disgusting Song 3. I Think Of You 4. Heikki's Suburbia Bus Tour 5. Silver Words? 6. Sandrevan Lullaby-Lifestyles 7. To Whom It May Concern 8. It Started Out So Nice 9. Halfway Up The Stairs 10. Cause
11. Can't Get Away (Bonus Track, Circa 1972) 12. Street Boy (Bonus Track, Circa 1972) 13. I'll Slip Away (Bonus Track, Circa 1972)
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