I’m pleased to announce the Exotica Project, my new 45-related website.
The Exotica Project explores a somewhat disparate collection of one hundred exotic-themed 45s through the motifs that unite them. The site approaches “exotica” more as a style, and a motivating and creative force, than anything so rigid as a genre, expanding what have become exotica’s somewhat ossified boundaries in the process.
The site’s big gimmick is an index that maps exotica’s building blocks – stylistic components like bird calls, vibraphones and flutes, for instance – to these one hundred otherwise different selections.
I will occasionally be swapping in different selections from my backlog of records (as well as new acquisitions) and, with time, hopefully adding in more site functionality and information about the records themselves.
In the meantime, enjoy the Exotica Project.