Boom Selection


When I wrote about mash-ups in Reason this past spring, I originally planned to include a review of the mammoth Boom Selection_Issue 01, a CD set that one critic has described as "minute for minute…the most illegal album in history." Unfortunately, the anthology had disappeared, leaving nothing behind but unfilled orders, uncollected payments, and unpleasant rumors about the anthologist's fate.

Now both collector and collection have resurfaced, and the latter is allegedly available again. He's sending out copies to people who ordered but never received them earlier, and he's mulling whether to burn some more to meet the new demand. If you think you'd be part of that demand, let him know.

I did finally score a copy a couple months after my article appeared, and it really is an amazing assemblage. I recommend it to anyone interested in this sort of music and this sort of social phenomenon, though I can't promise that any new orders will ever actually arrive. Caveat emptor.