Just picked up the latest issue of Record Collector wherein I'm covering some very good new CDs and a really quite excellent book. The most relevant to the blog is a new compilation of psychedelic-progressive Russian music that's been released by friends-of-the-blog Trail Records in the US and is entitled Tripwave. The review is also currently on-line on RC's website and can be found here. Over the Christmas period I enthused here about the latest Paul Roland reissue, 'Masque', and in this issue I'm reviewing it in print, along with New Church, the new studio from former Shane McGowan collaborators The Popes and Fantagraphics' exhaustive study of Black Power music, Listen Whitey!, written by Mushroom musician Pat Thomas. Great releases all.