Teddy Lasry - Funky Ghost 1975-1987 (Hot Mule - 2021)
Terry Lasry made some incredible records during the 1970s and '80s. The son of musicians whose eclectic careers included stints in one of France's first experimental electronic music bands, Lasry first rose to prominence as part of pioneering prog rock band Magma before embarking on a synthesizer-fuelled solo career. This fine compilation gathers together the cream of his mid-70s-to-mid-80s solo career, focusing on a mixture of Wally Badarou style jazz-funk, Balearic-minded synthesizer reggae, colourful ambient soundscapes, worldbeat workouts, fretless bass-sporting soundscapes and atmospheric late-night workouts. It's a genuinely brilliant collection all told and one that we'd highly recommend.