Odd Nosdam 'Flippies Best Tape' 2xLP
From plaintive deep soul cuts, gritty chitlin’ circuit funk, blues-ey 60s garage band sessions, through to some seriously heavy psych-rock freakouts and all manner of wierdness in between, the scope of this recordis mind bending. But it doesn’t stop there, mashed up into this heady brew you’ll also pick up hints of gospel, jazz, dub and spacey west coast acid. A calypso steel band even makes an appearance at one point! And the whole thing is neatly stitched together with snatches of film dialogue providing the narrative thread. So many disparate influences could make for an unfocussed, smorgasbord of a record but Nosdam has honed his skills over the years to such a degree that these 66 tracks, 80 mins in total, have been sculpted and shaped with rapier precision into a work that is as lithe and supple as it is kaleidoscopic and exhilarating. In a word, breathtaking.
Catalogue number: HAM021LP
Label: Home Assembly Music