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"This pivotal recording is a creative distillation of the collective at a new and startling saturation point. For three rainy days in March 2007, the seven-headed hydra that is NNCK holed up in Black Dirt Studios, their newly outfitted recording studio in the foothills ...
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"Recorded live to tape in two days, after a sleep deprived month of Beefheart style creative lockdown, Begushkin - Dan Smith's 8 headed hydra - lay to rest the twilight folk of 2007s Nightly Things and reemerged with the wicked & strange hard rock gypsy shake of King's ...
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"Starless & Bible Black make beautiful spirited & catchy songs in the grand tradition of classic British folk rockers Pentangle and John & Beverly Martyn straight on up through the halcyon days of early 4AD records. On their debut self titled outing, the diverse ...
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"Coach Fingers is serious about having fun and with the debut long player No Flies on Frank, no one is spared from the plentiful good vibes Frank has to offer. Packed with more hooks than a ship crowded with one armed pirates, No Flies on Frank is a meaty affair of ...
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"Imagine for a moment the Wicker Man manned by the late Teiji Ito - resident avant composer for Harry Smith & Maya Derren - with psych folk giants Comus sitting in for good measure and you've got some idea of what Glasgow avant folk trio Nalle have put together on their ...
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"Begushkin is the masterwork of Brooklyn's swinging sultan, multi-instrumentalist and masterful songwriter Dan Smith & friends. Begushkin's debut full length Nightly Things is an 8 track journey into a creepy & disturbing surreal nightlife full of enemies, coarse love, ...
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"The sweetheart duo of Dan Bejar (Destroyer, Swan Lake, New Pornographers) & Sydney Vermont (visual artist, former Toronto Children's Choir kid singer) have tied the knot around an infectious readymade classic with their 14-track self-titled debut. The Portrait Is ...
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"Ceiling Songs is a bewitching album of gently pulsing ambient drones, gurgling melodies, rhythmic scratches and reborn sound machines culled from inspiring, reinvented sound sources -- from taped up player piano rolls, broken music boxes, or instruments of a more ...
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"Taste the magic! Nova'Billy is another edible audible from Henry Flynt's dusty lower Manhattan bunker and it stands as one of the fullest, most beauteous document of Flynt's tenure with a full working rock band to date. For less than one calendar year between 1974 and ...
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"Mambo Mange is the eponymous 4th & final album by a fine NY ensemble who unfortunately imploded at the peak of their game. Originally fronted by twin femme vocalists Lizzi Bougatsos (Gang Gang Dance) & celebrated visual artist Rita Ackermann, for what would be the ...
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"...Live at Ken's Electric Lake. Reissue of this old S@1 48/49 double CD from 1998. "Nearly ten years of swimming up stream through the sonic flotsam & jetsam, the folks have gotten freaky, noise is the 'new noise,' the chin scratchers have joined the metal circus and ...
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EKG - OBJECT 2 (CD)

"EKG is the Chicago based duo of sound artist and musician Ernst Karel on trumpet and analogue electronics and classically trained musician Kyle Bruckman on english horn, Chinese suona, raita and analogue electronics. On Object 2, prepare yourself for a remarkable ...
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special offer "The Parisian quartet, Cyann & Ben, recorded their extraordinary debut, Spring, in an isolated country house in 2002. The pastoral retreat made a perfect backdrop for Cyann's delicate, breathy female vocals and the band's organic, analogue sound. The ...
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NO.9 - MICRO FILMS (CD)

"After a stellar performance on Mushi-No-Ne, No. 9 continues to indulge in childlike whimsy on Micro Films -- a small story in sound and pictures of the entire world of plants and animals. This is organic music that evolves with time -- like the memory of a good movie ...
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"No.9 (Joe Takayuki) is an unsung electropop mastermind from Tokyo's invigorating onkyo scene whose knack for melodious electronic pop, jazz grooves and varied rhythms owes as much to the cinedelic scores of Umiliani and TV spy jazz as it does to the simple, meditative ...
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"Locust's fifth installment of their adventurous 'Met Life' series of city field recordings and responses brings us a tongue firmly in cheek offering from the rapid cut up techniques of Seattle's Chris Delaurenti. Simply put, it's a little exercise on waste and getting ...
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"Defining document of beat legend Allen Ginsberg and celebrated Lower East Side shaman, odd ball filmmaker and songcatcher Harry Smith. Vintage 1970s tunes by Allen Ginsberg and his trusty harmonium, intimately captured by Smith in his Chelsea Hotel haunt. New York ...
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"Prepare yourself for a liberation of your senses. prepare for an irresistible taste of the 50s in all of it's sonic sci-fi glory because this caravan of sound is where head music really began! For a period in 1955, Henry Jacobs, the grandmaster of left coast zen ...
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