Russian Imports: ST PETERSBURG SKA JAZZ REVIEW “Too Good To Be True” LP / Self-Titled Debut LP

MAGNETIC LOFT has reissued the first two albums from Russia’s premier ska-jazz band on vinyl! A powerful 10 piece led by strong female vocals,  both albums bring back the days of the large swinging jazz orchestras and are fused with early Jamaican ska rhythms to die for! These cats were plying big band ska long before the current craze! The band also excels in unconventional covers, on their self titled album from 2002 they did the SEX PISTOL’s  “ANARCHY IN THE UK” and on their 2005 album “TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE” they did DEPECHE MODE’s “POLICY OF TRUTH”. Both albums were top sellers for us in the CD days and we are so happy to get these on Russian import vinyl, limited to 200 copies each!

MAGNETIC LOFT restocks: MIDDLE VOLGA SOCIAL CLUB “Love You So” LP / “Give Me The Way” LP

Magnetic Loft Records in Russia have been on a serious tear releasing vinyl from the best bands in the Russian ska scene! The latest is the new MIDDLE VOLGA SOCIAL CLUB “LOVE YOU SO” LP – a wonderfully soulful and funky ska/reggae act with a female lead singer, a wonderful follow up to their debut “GIVE ME THE WAY” album of a couple years ago. This album keeps your interest from start to finish, it’s is refreshing to hear a band take some chances with the Jamaican form, they remind me of EASTERN STANDARD TIME in the sense that spy-themes and cocktail jazz is a heavy part of their sound.