"SWIM TEAM #1"

All new for 2000 is the latest collection from Colin Newman's Swim label.
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NICK CAVE, "THE SECRET LIFE OF THE LOVE SONG"

This disc on the King Mob label couples two spoken word lectures written by Cave: "The Secret Life of the Love Song" and "The Flesh Made Word", the former originally for the 1998 Vienna Poetry Festival and the latter for a 1996 BBC Radio broadcast.
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WHEN, "WRITER CAKEBOX - 1983-1998"

When is Lars Pedersen, longtime solo artist and former member of '80s experimental/industrial pioneers Holy Toy.
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KID KOALA, "CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME"

Montreal's scratchmasterKid Koala brings this tasty treat of 14 new tracks of groovingmelodies, peculiar samples, breakbeats and scratches.
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MISTRESS OF STRANDS, "S/T"

It's unfortunate that many listeners are unfamiliar with Ventricle, a small Seattle-based label devoted to the female voice.
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HIM, "SWORN EYES"

Boy do I hate droppingthe names of Tortoise, Isotope and Chicago Underground in a review, butfans should most definitely take a spin with the latest project fromJune of 44/Rachel's drummer Doug Scharin's new Him record.
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BELLE AND SEBASTIAN, "LEGAL MAN" 7"

Belle and Sebastian are arguably the best Brit-pop band to come out of the UK since The Smiths.
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SPRING HEEL JACK, "ODDITIES"

Perhaps it's one of them'contractual obligations' from the label, but this collection,appropriately titled, gathers bits and pieces from all over SHJ'srepertoire.
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FONTANELLE

The press releases states that Fontanelle consists of four members, two of which were members of the now-defunct Jessamine.
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Antony and the Johnsons

I'm sure by now you've heard the hype surrounding this growing legend. He was picked up by David Tibet of Current 93 to be on the Durtro label after Tibet listened to this album. Antony's lyrics and vocals are some of the most soul-clenching and amazingly powerful sounds around today by far. His piano work is splendid. The Johnsons band consists of drums, harp, bass, two violins, cello, flute, two clarinets, sax, and "guitar effects."

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