An under-the-radar figure, J. Evan Jordan emerged from nowhere this week and illuminated us with a handful of finds via Instagram private messages. Originally from the US and now based in the western Sweden, Evan is an obsessive digger/buyer. His online shop, Hot Request, reopens today. Also today, we share with you his five favorite records: from an unbelievable guitar jam from ’91 to musik för sex, the sounds are wild. Check out the shop for similar stuff 😉
Angelo Vanotti – Sketches Of Anderland 7″ [Mikado, 1991]
To call this a gamble would be kinda an overstatement. The sleeve alone gives it away. I say that, but every month I buy a handful of sleeves like this & they nearly always disappoint. Anyway, the Sketches Of Anderland track is unadulterated beach music with that xylophone and the reverb’ed percussion. And it was made in 1991. Probably my favorite gamble of 2017?
Mystic Harmony ft Sawra Edwards – Living In The Country 12″ [Clouds, ?]
This lovely Living In The Country 12″ is a bit out-of-step with my other Top 4, but lemme explain. In my car there is a CD player and I only have 2 CDs, both include rips from this one. So driving around this summer, I must have listened 1000x, so maybe I’ve brainwashed myself into loving it, but maybe it’s just really, really good. Imho, just as good as their super hyped Egypt record 🙂
Thomas Widestrand & Billy Bolero – Musik För Sex LP [Papa, 1984]
This is just an excerpt from Musik För Sex, the EP by Thomas Widestrand & Billy Bolero EP. The whole record is like this. A sprawling collage of sexy moaning, tiger growling, lush sax noodling and maybe a fretless bass? If you can track this record down, it’s bliss from front to back.
Eddy Amiante – Tender Lover 7″ [Graffity, 1987]
I think I mentioned it before, but this prior summer wasn’t all that great, personally. So the good moments are wildly magnified in retrospect. The day I got this home in the post was one of those moments. I put the B-side on first (duh lol) & it was very bad. I kinda sighed & flipped to the title track. God damn. This is enough for me, this kind of music. Another example of digital percussion & sparse guitar?
Candé – Rollin’ 12″ [not on label, 1986]
I remember circling this record for a while before purchasing. It wasn’t super cheap, but I really liked the clip I heard, which was from the A-side, Patiently Waiting. Now that’s a fine tune in itself, but I just got bowled over by the flip side.
I really find myself drawn to a meshing of digital percussion & sparse guitar. I guess there are 1000x examples of that combo sucking, but when it works, it works!
Texts J. Evan Jordan