ShellacHead's Annual Selection

16/12/201678 rpm Cohort David Murray Presents His Annual Mix Of Global Rarities

'Tis the season for giving. And oh what a gift ShellacHead's David Murray has compiled for all us music lovers out there. Following in the footsteps of his "Lost 45s of Sudan" release earlier this year, Murray dug deep into his crates of 78 rpm records and just released "ShellacHead's Annual" year-end compilation with a selection of his favourite 2016 finds from around the globe.

This here is true black gold, featuring a diverse 20-track selection of rarities from Pakistan, Japan, Kurdistan, Cambodia, Azerbaijan, Vietnam, Zanzibar, Morocco, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Burma, Ethiopia, Curacao, Iran, Malaysia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Yemen and India. And, what's more, you can download the entire repertoire on a 'name your price' basis from Bandcamp. Much appreciated!

"2016 is drawing to a conclusion, which means it’s time to reflect on all the sounds that have flooded our ears, filtering the musically nutritious records like plankton through baleen. As usual, ShellacHead searches the nooks and crannies of the 78 rpm realm in search of those special moments of musical epiphany that exist outside the safe confines of popular mainstream pablum. While it was a particularly depressing year, watching humanity blindly rush hell-bent toward self-destruction, I hope these recordings will provide some solace as reminders that music is perhaps the one true thing of beauty that we’ve created during our time on this planet. Enjoy!"

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom