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GROUPER - RUINS (CD)

"Ruins was made in Aljezur, Portugal in 2011 on a residency set up by Galeria Ze dos Bois. I recorded everything there except the last song, which I did at mother's house in 2004. I'm still surprised by what I wound up with. It was the first time I'd sat still for a few ...
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GROUPER - RUINS (LP)

"Ruins was made in Aljezur, Portugal in 2011 on a residency set up by Galeria Ze dos Bois. I recorded everything there except the last song, which I did at mother's house in 2004. I'm still surprised by what I wound up with. It was the first time I'd sat still for a few ...
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"The third album from Canadian composer CHRISTOPHER BISSONNETTE sees him expanding his palette by narrowing his sound sources to a self built analog synthesizer. Eschewing the whiplash and/or everything including the kitchen sink style of assembly so common among ...
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"Developed over a four year period, and entirely funded by a part time job working as a SAT university entrance exam mathematics tutor, NO. 2 was composed using synthesizers and a variety of unidentified samples that were manipulated beyond recognition. CHRISTINA ...
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"Tara Jane O'Neil's music is integrated and contextual, idiosyncratic and deeply psychedelic, akin to a lucid dream journal caught on magnetic tape. She appears to be interested in all sounds equally. In her tireless search for a music that mirrors and reflects her ...
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"Scant information exists in the historical records for early 1990's Bristol, England trio Dreamscape. Internet searches reveal almost nothing, and their entire discography consists of one 7" single and a four song EP, with a second four song EP having been recorded but ...
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"REISSUED ON VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIME! TIM HECKER's classic 2004 full-length, Mirages, is a lesson of darkness, a midnight whisper revealing its true essence to the listener: an ambient death metal classic in waiting. Eleven boundary-pushing tracks that deal in themes ...
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"The fourth Boduf Songs extended play was created using Mathew Sweet's standard recording set up of a single microphone and a small array of instruments, but it comes with a few surprises - most notably the prominence of electric guitar, bass and stomping drums on a few ...
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"'Virgins' exchanges gristled distortion and cavernous sound in favour of a close, airy, more defined palette. Virgins was recorded during three periods in 2012, mostly in Reykjavik, Montreal and Seattle, using ensembles in live performance. While this album remains ...
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"'Virgins' exchanges gristled distortion and cavernous sound in favour of a close, airy, more defined palette. Virgins was recorded during three periods in 2012, mostly in Reykjavik, Montreal and Seattle, using ensembles in live performance. While this album remains ...
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"With percussionist extraordinaire Steven Hess now a full fledged member, Mark Nelson and PanAmerican deliver their first new album since White Bird Release from 2009. This collection of new sounds began with the duo rehearsing for a series of shows in southern europe ...
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"With percussionist extraordinaire Steven Hess now a full fledged member, Mark Nelson and PanAmerican deliver their first new album since White Bird Release from 2009. This collection of new sounds began with the duo rehearsing for a series of shows in southern europe ...
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"When I was a teenager the wreckage of a sailboat washed up on the shore of Agate Beach. The remains of the vessel weren't removed for several days. I walked down with my father to peer inside the boat cabin. Maps, coffee cups and clothing were strewn around inside. I ...
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"When I was a teenager the wreckage of a sailboat washed up on the shore of Agate Beach. The remains of the vessel weren't removed for several days. I walked down with my father to peer inside the boat cabin. Maps, coffee cups and clothing were strewn around inside. I ...
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"A psych-folk bent for harmonic discord and atmospheric dread finds something forever sinister lodged at the album's heart: the kind of beauty that makes sailors run aground." (Mojo) "On this wonderful, foggy dream of a record, Portland's Liz Harris has gone and bested ...
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"A psych-folk bent for harmonic discord and atmospheric dread finds something forever sinister lodged at the album's heart: the kind of beauty that makes sailors run aground." (Mojo) "On this wonderful, foggy dream of a record, Portland's Liz Harris has gone and bested ...
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"This new album was recorded in both Vancouver and Cleveland. I used almost 20 different instruments, from every decade from the 60's to the present, most of them synthesizers, drum machines and effects. This gives the album a much wider palette than my last, Tragedy & ...
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"A new collaboration featuring OREN AMBARCHI on guitar, the electronics of ROBIN FOX, and both performing on various other instruments. The music on this album came about as the result of the two being asked to co-compose the soundtrack for a new production by renowned ...
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"Down-tuned, distorted bass guitar adds a new color to her palette, but familiar ones also come into play: fuzzed and delayed electric guitar, organ, piano, cello, and drums. Noisy pop-tinged love songs nestle slyly in a bed of off-kilter lullabies and dark, metallic ...
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"This sixth full length album from kranky mainstay Scott Morgan sees his pulsing compositions gently unfolding in the understated fashion that has become his trademark. He designs a sonic architecture, slowly constructing, making subtle additions and subtractions, until ...
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""Black Earth" is a haunted and magical place. There's an old barn there with many rooms and a silo that's filled with dead insects. Outside there's a big wood pile filled with spider webs that probably has black widows living in it. There are mysterious plants growing ...
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GROUPER - A I A (2CD)

"This is the first CD issue of Grouper's (Liz Harris) 2011 self released two part album subtitled 'Dream Loss' and 'Alien Observer', comprised of songs written and recorded 2007-2011. Each is meant to stand solidly on it's own, but also as a satellite in the other's ...
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"This is the second album from Lotus Plaza, the solo nom de plume of Lockett Pundt, better known as the guitarist in Deerhunter. Pundt has penned a number of the best songs on the last two Deerhunter albums, and his first album, The Floodlight Collective was a tour de ...
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"The title "Tragedy & Geometry" is an ambiguous but subtle reference to Melpomene (Muse of Tragedy) & Polyhymnia (Muse of Geometry), or more specifically the collision/overlap of what they invoke. The opening track is also a direct reference to "Polyhymnia, Muse of ...
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