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THE CZARS, "BEFORE... BUT LONGER"

With their country esque American feel and sound, The Czars seem like an unlikely pick for the Bella Union label.
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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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JAY-JAY JOHANSON, "POISON"

While I hate dropping other bands' names in reviews (especially of things I love), I must mention this fact while reviewing this CD: the only time I drive through Bridgeport is heading down to New York.
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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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BELLE AND SEBASTIAN, "FOLD YOUR HANDS CHILD, YOU WALK LIKE A PEASANT"

This ever-growing Britpop legend has come through once again, though with a few weak spots.
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WILD PLANET

The new subConscious compilation featuring (as the last one, "Paradigm Shift") an array of unreleased or revised tracks from cEvin Key and related artists.
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TOMMY GUERRERO, "A LITTLE BIT OF SOMETHIN"

From Mo Wax comes the second full-lengther from Tommy Guerrero, featuring a little bit of samba and spice tossed into an acoustic blend.
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OMD, "PEEL SESSIONS 1979-1983"

Listening to a peel session with songs you have known by heart for nearly 20 years gives you an insightful view of the band recording live in a contained environment.
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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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