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Wire – Silver/Lead [2017]

Wire – Silver/Lead [2017]

Influential post-punk bank Wire continues to show no signs of slowing down with the March 31st release of its 15th album, Silver/Lead. It arrives on the 40th anniversary of the band’s debut performance, and follows in the footsteps of 2016’s solid mini-LP Nocturnal Koreans. ...

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February 25th, 2017

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Toothless – The Pace of the Passing [2017]

Toothless – The Pace of the Passing [2017]

The Pace of the Passing, Bombay Bicycle Club’s Ed Nash’s solo debut as Toothless has bite Made up of a mixture of wistful acoustic melodies, swelling electronic instrumentals and throbbing bass lines, Bombay Bicycle Club’s Ed Nash’s first solo venture isn’t worlds apart from

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February 15th, 2017

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Helado Negro – Private Energy [2016]

Helado Negro – Private Energy [2016]

Private Energy is the fifth album from Roberto Carlos Lange a.k.a. Helado Negro. Written and produced by Lange, Private Energy is an interpersonal communication of sounds about his surroundings past, present, and future. In fourteen tracks, Private Energy coalesces into a ...

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February 13th, 2017

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Vinyl Williams – Brunei [2016]

Vinyl Williams – Brunei [2016]

On “Brunei”, Vinyl Williams brings things into sharper focus. The percussion is much tauter and more regimented, and the krautrock leanings are increasingly noticeable. On his 2015 album Into, Vinyl Williams expanded the scope of his arrangements, added some new ...

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February 3rd, 2017

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M83 – Junk [2016]

M83 – Junk [2016]

The success of Saturdays = Youth and Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming led M83‘s Anthony Gonzalez to even bigger, arguably less personal, projects like his score for the 2013 sci-fi blockbuster Oblivion, so it’s no surprise that he reclaims his independence — sometimes wilfully so — ...

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January 17th, 2017

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Department M – Deep Control [2016]

Department M – Deep Control [2016]

“It’s not too late/to fall below/fall under my/my deep control”. Thus goes the mantra-like opening lyric to Department M’s debut full-length Deep Control – the title was plucked from a Patti Smith poem, and serves as a focal point for the album’s central themes. If ‘deep ...

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January 2nd, 2017

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Elephant Stone – Ship of Fools [2016]

Elephant Stone – Ship of Fools [2016]

For their fourth LP, Elephant Stone could have stuck to a recipe that’s worked well for founder and main songwriter Rishi Dhir. It’s one that lays breezy melodies over a pop blueprint, adding luscious psychedelic accompaniment that welcomes experimentation and often features

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January 1st, 2017

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Pajaro Sunrise – The Collapse [2016]

Pajaro Sunrise – The Collapse [2016]

Yuri Méndez started working on “The Collapse” in the early months of 2015, when, struck by conjunctivitis, he found himself sitting alone in the dark with an irresistible urge to make new songs. With his MD’s severe voice resounding in his head, telling him

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December 31st, 2016

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Vanishing Twin – Choose Your Own Adventure [2016]

Vanishing Twin – Choose Your Own Adventure [2016]

London ensemble Vanishing Twin will release their debut album “Choose Your Own Adventure” on 16th September 2016 via Soundway Records. Under the name Orlando, former member of Fanfarlo Cathy Lucas put together a couple of albums on her own Association for the Re-Alignment of

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December 30th, 2016

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Thievery Corporation – Temple of I & I [2017]

Thievery Corporation – Temple of I & I [2017]

Thievery Corporation are a well-known trip-hop duo from Washington DC that have been at it for more than 20 years now. The duo have announced a new album called “Temple of I & I”. It will follow 2014’s ‘Saudade”. The album was recorded ...

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December 25th, 2016

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Metronomy – Summer 08 [2016]

Metronomy – Summer 08 [2016]

Despite their impressive ascent to mainstream success in the UK with their last couple of albums, it appears that success isn’t such a big concern for Metronomy‘s frontman/founder Joe Mount. Now a family man, Mount chose to follow up 2014’s Love Letters by ignoring any ...

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December 12th, 2016

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Amiina – Fantômas [2016]

Amiina – Fantômas [2016]

Written as the score for a centenary screening of Fantômas, Louis Feuillade’s famous 1913 film serial, this is a darker, more serious side to the Icelandic quintet who stepped into the limelight as Sigur Ros’s string accompanists before earning an audience of their own with ...

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November 29th, 2016

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The Radio Dept. – Running Out of Love [2016]

The Radio Dept. – Running Out of Love [2016]

After a prolonged gestation period that included legal battles with their longtime label Labrador, an album that they started and discarded, and a change in musical direction, in 2016 The Radio Dept. issued their first album in six years. Running Out of Love showcased their ...

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October 26th, 2016

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ISAN – Glass Bird Movement [2016]

ISAN – Glass Bird Movement [2016]

On their first album in six years, ISAN once more weave together electronic soundscapes, delicate rhythms and the occasional odd sound into a pulsating, ever-morphing whole. Glass Bird Movement is Antony Ryan and Robin Saville’s eighth studio album since they have started ...

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October 16th, 2016

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Still Corners – Dead Blue [2016]

Still Corners – Dead Blue [2016]

The follow up, 2013’s Strange Pleasures, had them replace the monochrome murk with glorious technicolour, Tessa Murray’s vocals remaining a non-committal sigh but given the space to breathe alongside the music of Greg Hughes, be it the heartbreak disco beats, the stolen ...

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October 13th, 2016

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