Hey folks, sorry it’s been a week since my last outbound communication. I was fortunate enough to have been in London this past week, and even more fortunate to have found time to wandered to the SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE record store in Soho.
This is the store affiliated with the Soul Jazz record label, responsible for helping to popularize a crate-digging aesthetic centered around diverse genres like dub reggae, 60s soundtracks, worldwide psych, postpunk, no wave and experimental trippiness from the 60s & 70s. I got caught up in the moment, and bought “Khana! Khana”. billed as “funk, psychedelia and pop from the Iranian pre revolution generation”; and “Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga!”. a compilation of Indian psychedelia funk music from India, circa 1970-83.
It’s not hard to lose yourself in their world at this tiny store. It’s packed with things you’ve absolutely never seen before. I’ll post a full report on my findings from these two discs once I actually listen to them. I’ll give them a 50/50 chance of still being in my collection three years from now.