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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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"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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"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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"The Matmos boys stretch an ominous canvas with the bare sounds of an incarcerated rat ensconced in a friendly trap and paint an unlikely response. Rat Relocation Program is a heavily elevated, gleeful electro-rock epic that combines Matmos' patented blend of humor, ...
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"Et Sans is the Canadian duo of Roger Tellier-Craig (Fly Pan Am, Godspeed You Black Emperor) and Alexandre St-Onge (Undo, Shalabi Effect). Composed using upright bass, guitars and musique concrete style collages of their own tape treated voices, L'Autre is a drifting, ...
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"On their Sophomore release, The Shape of the Shape, Manchester, England's Starless & Bible Black have drawn together the sounds of '70s Topanga Canyon country-rock, '80s Mancunian jangle, and space-age psych tinged drones to make a dynamic, warm and woodsy second ...
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special offer "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 ...
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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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"In this arranged marriage of sorts, Brooklyn's True Primes & Iowa's Black Vatican each turn in a side of kindred primal now wave on this split vinyl only record. True Primes, our beloved Shaggs of noise pop, keep it in the red, turn on the damage and deliver a side of ...
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special offer "Exodus Bulldornadius is Philly multi-instrumentalist Eric Carbonara's contribution to locust music's ongoing Wooden Guitar series. Carbonara's playing draws on the rich musical styles from Andalusian Roma-Flamenco to Hindustani & North African folk to ...
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special offer "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 ...
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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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"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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"To a small circle of psychedelic music fans, the re-discovery of native Israeli, Danny Ben-Israel's sole, privately released album, Chantarish 3, a few years ago was nothing short of a revelation. Despite having been sung in his native Hebrew, there was no getting away ...
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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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"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 result is a dense ...
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"Two of the young lions on Chicago's new emerging scene of improvising musicians came together one starry night and cut a beautifully mellow duet for bowed bass and tenor saxophone on the back porch of their home. Bauder and Ajemian produced a wonderful, concentrated ...
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"Locust released their fuzzed-out '60s folk-rock debut last month to relatively little fanfare, but holy shit, this band's great-and way more Zeppelin and Sabbath than their woodsy name lets on. Then again, if you saw the name and thought "Jethro Tull," you wouldn't be ...
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special offer, new copy, sealed "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 -- ...
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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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