Steinski: Jazz (Tommy Boy promo, 1998)
Originally planned as a tribute remix of Afrika Bambaata's Jazzy Sensation, Steinski - and pal Double D (who got back together after ten years for this, reunion fans) - basically rebuilt the whole thing from the ground up and produced this cut 'n' paste masterpiece. But then, Steinski is the original go-to guy for cut 'n' paste masterpieces, so perhaps that's not too much of a surprise. Whatever - much more Steinski business on this brilliant compilation.
Peter Broderick: Games (Bella Union, 2008)
If there was a users guide to getting yourself deeply nestled in my good books then describing your music as "Acoustic / Folk / Classical" on your Myspace, um, thing would appear at the very top of the first page. Broderick's only 21 and recently moved from his home town of Portland to Copenhagen so he can join his Danish heroes Efterklang. Well, that's the sort of thing you can do when you have youth on your side, isn't it? Anyway, Games is so lovely it makes my legs ache (or maybe they already were aching, I can't remember), it is a little bit Arvo Part and a little bit Fleet Foxes and, frankly, that's good enough for me. Great album too...