VARIOUS ARTISTS: Related Records Recherché: CD

Related Records touts themselves as specializing in oddball and weirdo music, and this is a comp that pulls from their last eight years of releases. The whole thing is decidedly lo-fi and surprisingly high quality, with sounds ranging from twee synth pop to garage rock to experimental a capella sound collages. The names James Kochalka Superstar and Sweat Lodge ring bells, and this CD plays like an endearing mix from an eccentric friend. –Chris Terry (relatedrecords.bandcamp.com)