Tuesday, February 14, 2006


Favorite Records of 2004

Best Reissue:

Antena: Camino Del Sol (Numero Group)
New label Numero Group fortunately chose to reissue this forgotten beauty, which was originally released by the French/Belgian cousin of Factory Records, Factory Benelux. This reissue consists of the mini LP of the same name, as well as the few singles and compilation cuts which preceded it (including the cover song, “The Boy From Ipenema”). The CDDB entry I got for it comes up as “Electro Samba.” Hmmm. Some references to that label in the liner notes suggest that this indeed what to call it. With its primitive drum machine-made latin rhythms and ethreal French/English female vocals, it sounds more to me like strung-out bossa nova playing in between album cuts at an Another Green World listening party. But that's just me.