THE FOR CARNATION

In an article for MilkMagazine, author Josh Modell, commenting on the popularity of Slint's"Spiderland" years after its initial release, said "It's now regardedas a classic, which is funny, because McMahan has already topped it."
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BROADCAST, "THE NOISE MADE BY PEOPLE"

Broadcast's long-awaiteddebut proper album on Warp will probably not disappoint fans of the1960s retro film score sound, made popular in recent years by artistslike Saint Etienne.
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LUKE VIBERT/BJ COLE, "STOP THE PANIC"

Luke Vibert (aka WagonChrist, Plug, etc.) teams up with legendary pedal steel guitarist BJCole (further augmented by six additional musicians including TomJenkinson aka Squarepusher) for what would seem to be a bizarre andunlikely collaboration.
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Thighpaulsandra, "Some Head EP"

This features two brand new approximately 15 minute tracks. Listening to the CD is a treat for Coil fans as bits and pieces strike a nerve, remeniscent of last year's phenomenal Musick to Play in the Dark. Quick piano strikes from "Black Nurse" echo "Red Queen" while noises echo bits from "Red Birds."
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CURRENT 93/ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS

The new single clocks inat a mere 10 minutes, and contains two tracks. The first is of courseour first chance to hear Antony and the Johnsons, whose album isapparently being released through Dutro later in the spring.
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MELVINS, "CRYBABY"

Four words: Leif Garrett covers Nirvana. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" to be exact.
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OSTARA, "SECRET HOMELAND"

After listening to this everyday for over a week now, I am happy to report that it is indeed growing on me!
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A MURDER OF ANGELS, "WHILE YOU SLEEP"

Instrumental dark ambient charnel ground, atmospheric music - from New York, of all places!
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WHEN, "PSYCHEDELIC WUNDERBAUM"

This is a wonderfully schizophrenic release, with an aptly chosen name.
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Swans, "Filth / Body To Body, Job To Job"

 Since Swans demise in 1997, Michael Gira has meticulously re-packaged exactly what he wants to preserve of Swans 15 year legacy via double cd re-issues, this being the fourth and final one. This set couples the long out print 1983 debut album Filth and the 1982-85 studio out takes and live recording collection Body to Body, Job to Job. In addition is a previously unreleased 25 minute live show in NYC from 1982/3 and a 9 minute live version of "Raping a Slave" from 1984. Noticeably missing are the four songs from the debut s/t EP from 1982.
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THE MIRROR REVEALS, "FRAMES OF TEKNICOLOR"

Kate Messick, vocalistfrom Unto Ashes, appears with composer/lyricist James Babbo on thisalbum, and her full upfront vocals seem flatter and less textured thanon Moon Oppose Moon.
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UNTO ASHES, "MOON OPPOSE MOON"

Featuring a wide array ofexotic old and world instruments, fused with modern electronics andvocals in three different languages, Unto Ashes blends the renaissancefolk goth genres into a melange of pathos.
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THE BABY NAMBOOS, "ANCOATS Z ZAMBIA"

The first release onTricky's Durban Poison label, this album from English collective TheBaby Namboos expands the boundaries of trip-hop (a genre which hasbecome rather tired lately), presenting interesting pop songs, soulfulmelodies and just enough rap and reggae to keep you interested.
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THE CURE, "BLOODFLOWERS"

Why review a Cure record for Brainwashed?
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"THE FINAL SOLSTICE"

Through Piskidisk comes this release from Rose MacDowell's Sorrow and various other related bands.
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LARD, "70s ROCK MUST DIE" EP

Although I was only alive for two years during the 70s, I can definitelyappreciate the annoyingness of overproduced 70s arena rock (mostly through the magic of those VH1 "Behind the Music" specials).
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MOS DEF, "BLACK ON BOTH SIDES"

Wow, this has got to besome of the best hip-hop I've heard in years. I'll admit that I don'tknow much about Mos Def, but I do know that this album is amazing andit makes me want to find out more about him.
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CURRENT 93, "I HAVE A SPECIAL PLAN FOR THIS WORLD"

I literally cannot stoplistening to this CD. Although it's only been a few days, it's quicklybecoming one of my favourite Current 93 pieces ever.
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Savath + Savalas, "Folk Songs"

For what it takes years and a few releases to get to, Scott Heren has reached on his debut CD.
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BOMB THE BASS, "CLEAR"


Okay, I know this albumis about five years old but I strongly think it's worth mentioning. Acouple weeks ago I found a place online where I could order the UKpressing of this disc, which I had always known was clearly a differentversion than the US release which I have owned for years. I was notready for such an incredibly pleasant and drastic surprise.Everything's beefed up and played out with the force and energy thatblows the US release away completely. Although Justin Warfield's rap isweak, the opening tune, "Bug Powder Dust" hits hundreds of times harderwith a powerful pounding driving bass line and an incredible melodycompletely missing on the one I already had. Other guests and othertracks follow suit with an abrasive side of dub completely void on theother version, currently collecting dust in my collection. Playingthroughout the disc on nearly all of the tracks is a star-studded teamof various Dub Syndicate veterans Skip MacDonald, Doug Wimbish, KeithLeBlanc and Bim Sherman. Guest vocalists and players include SineadO'Connor, Jah Wobble and other singers. An 11th track, "5ml. Barrel," aspoken word piece from Will Self backed by some incredible music wasn'teven on the US version. It's no wonder to me, looking back how thisdisc bombed in North America.

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