NOT BREATHING, "ITCHY TINGLES"

David Wright has picked up the beat a bit on the latest offering. I find myself more captivated by this album than most of the other music Wright has released.
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LAIKA, "BAD TIMES"

Laika's second single from this year's "Good Looking Blues" is a three-tracker featuring the title track plus two non-lp tunes.
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AROVANE, "ATOL SCRAP" + "TIDES"

Arovane, aka 35-year-old German Uwe Zahn, has in the past few years produced a split 7", several 12"s, an EP, remix work (Various Artists "8,8.5,9 remixes" - Arovane's 'amx' is one of my personal favorites) and now, two full length albums: the debut "Atol Scrap" on Din and "Tides" on the new City Centre Offices label.
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ROLLERBALL, "BATHING MUSIC"

Whenever I see that envelope arrive in my box with the RoadCone return stamp I get all gleeful wondering what treats await inside.
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CURRENT 93, "SLEEP HAS HIS HOUSE"

David Tibet throws himself heartfirst into a single-pointed meditation on loss which is perhaps his finest work to date.
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MARTY WILLSON-PIPER, "HANGING OUT IN HEAVEN"

If I weren't such an incurable Church fan, I might not have given this CD a listen.
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SCOTT WALKER, "POLA X"

How ironic is it that Scott Walker, the man best known for his voiceand reclusive nature, has of recent written primarily instrumental workand made several appearances?
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SYSTEMWIDE MEETS MUSLIMGAUZE, "NOMMOS' RETURN"

This 10", limited to 1000 copies, is the third and final installment ofthe Systemwide Meets Muslimgauze remix series begun last year (see also"at the City of the Dead" 12" and "Lo-Fi India Abuse").
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MELTED MEN, "HAIR IT IS"

A brilliant new 10" LP from this wonderfully surreal and demented act.
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ROBERT RICH, "HUMIDITY"

I've got to give Robert Rich credit. More power to the guy for beingable to release a big three CD live set for only 23 dollars!
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POLE, "3"

Maybe I just don't get it. German minimal glitch dub artist StefanBetke has always been getting high praises for his brand of easilydigestible electro noise, yet I find it quite boring and tedious.
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"CHICAGO 2018: IT'S GONNA CHANGE"

I was fortunate to also find this in Barcelona at a reasonable rate.
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SONIC YOUTH, "NYC GHOSTS & FLOWERS"

Perhaps there was a time that Geffen was pressuring Sonic Youth to make more hit singles, as it looks now, thankfully they have hopefully given up.
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KU-LING BROTHERS, "CREACH"

Ku-ling Bros. is Stephen Mallinder and Shane Norton.
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LEGENDARY PINK DOTS, "FAREWELL, MILKY WAY"

A lovely recording of the Dots show from 1994 in Amsterdam's Milky Way Club.
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RUMAH SAKIT

The San Francisco-based group pronounced "Room Uh Sock Eeet!" reminds me of one of the best characteristics of some of my favorite bands' early days.
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Twilight Circus, "Dub Voyage"

Ryan Moore makes it sound so easy. He's become a natural at the Dub Soundystem project.

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THE THE, "SHRUNKENMAN INTERPRETATIONS"

What a grand idea. As opposed to the usual, overly done idea of having other bands remix songs, Matt Johnson's clever self has decided to have other bands cover (or "interpret") his songs.
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MELTED MEN, "I DRINK BLOOD" 7"

In their own words, this is "a ridiculous display of personal hygiene through over-sampled funk and breathing problems."
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COIL, "MUSICK TO PLAY IN THE DARK, VOL. 2"

The second installment ofthe Dark series has finally been shipped to the first subscribers,after a wait of more than six months in some cases.
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