Im a little embarassed to admit it, but Ive been digging into the New Age electronic and Prog Rock stuff lately, trying to sort out the good from the bad. You tend to see alot of it for cheap in the record bins, and I love to find gems in the 2$ dustbin, so on my last trip I got these:
ELP (that's Emerson, Lake & Palmer, not El Producto) - Tarkus, and Trinity
The cover art for Tarkus is crazy, and the music is pretty heavy in a 70s sci-fi geekout kind of way. ELP's music all tends to be pretty fast and complex, like electrified classical virtuoso isht.. some of it is amazing, but on the whole not really my thing.
Kitaro - Silver Clouds. This one has alot of high pitched and cheesy synths, and it turned me off right away, but Id have to give it another listen or two to be fair.
Plus these jazz records:
Gary Burton - Turn of the Century. Double album compilation, one disc so badly warped it cant play the first few tracks on either side, but it does have a clean copy of Las Vegas Tango, which I discovered upon playing it this morning is the track Cypress Hill sampled for Illusions.
Bobby Hutcherson - Waiting. Decent spiritual jazz record on first listen.. may have some good samples
Yusef Lateef - Yusef's Bag. A bit too conventional bop style for me.. going to be taking this one back.
Lonnie Liston Smith - Loveland. Much better than I expected.. I love LLS, but I'd heard his later stuff was disco fluff, and this is actually pretty damn funky. I hope to someday play cosmic keyboard like Lonnie..