MICHEL BANABILA “Sound Years” (Tapu Records)

I feel a bit late to the game with Michel Banabila and his (minimum) 35 years of audio output. Were any of his years not sound years? I’m digging into the catalogue large and small, now that I’ve given this one a spin. I wonder if one has to be there to understand all of this properly.

The sound years bandcamp page details each track’s original parent release, which leads me to believe this one is either a best of, odds and sods or introduction compilation. The Dutch fellow has produced 57 releases and counting, and this one addresses the matter of where to start. I appreciate that the bandcamp digital option splits this record into sides a and b rather than individual tracks, perhaps for those without proper cassettery.

--Adam Padavano