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January 4, 2005

Dirty Diamonds

various artists
label:: Dirty Records

Dirty Diamonds is a compilation put together by the folks at and Diamondtraxx, home for the likes of Benjamin Diamond, Octet, Hush Puppies and The Dirty Sound System (a Paris-based collective of producers and DJs).

Culling sides from the likes of LB (aka Uwe Schmidt), Dabrye, John Carpenter, Akufen, Suicide, Grace Jones, Human League, Claudine Longet, Mocky, Felix Kubin, Simian, Colin Blunstone, and Michel Polnareff, it's a compilation that shouldn't work but that does.

Fading Yellow volume 7

various artists
label:: Flower Machine Records

All in all, I have to say that Fading Yellow Vol. 7 is my favorite of the bunch thanks to a sampling of obscure album tracks.

The fact that this volume emphasizes bands that went so far as to make albums (rather than the 45s like many of the other groups compiled on previous Vols) ratchets the quality up on this volume.

Gommagang Start

various artists
label:: Gomma Records

Gommagang Start compiles the years 1998 through 2002 on the German label Gomma Records.

The first CD contains the discopunk side of Gomma and the second CD has the mood music side of Gomma.