As you’ll probably have seen on opening the box, this is a bonus month! We’ve been negotiating hard with our suppliers and have managed to get two albums for your listening pleasure. These are both records I’ve had on rotation for a good while, so it feels really good to have secured them for you.
The first album is a re-release of an absolute classic, which we’ve been trying to get in a W&S box for a couple of years, but it has proven super hard to get enough copies in one go. After a lot of digging and badgering the label, we’ve finally got there, so you get to have a brand new copy of Burial’s 2007 album ”Untrue.” This is one of the finest pieces of electronic music ever made, possibly one of the best albums ever, and it transcends the boundaries of the categories it spans. It is one of my desert island discs, & I hope you love it as much as I do.
The second album is a super fun one. I’m not even sure it is possible to mash up so many different genres and influences onto one disc, but somehow The Great Malarkey have done it! “Doghouse” is an insane mix of HipHop, Funk, Soul, Punk, Folk, Soul, Jazz, Oompah, Country, Rock, Gypsy, Ska, Gospel, Flamenco, Balkan-Pop and quite a few more. The result is a raucous, unconventional stomp punctuated with a couple of lovely, romantic ballads. Chuck this one on loud before a night out to get in the mood!