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Thursday, 13 November

RHYTON - Kykeon, Thrill Jockey

RHYTON

Kykeon

Thrill Jockey

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: THRILL381CD

*CD version limited to 300 copies with hand-applied wrap around artwork* "Rhyton are the Brooklyn based trio of Dave Shuford (D. Charles Speer And The Helix, No Neck Blues Band), Jimy SeiTang (Stygian Stride) and Rob Smith (Pigeons). Rhyton take ancestral forms, instrumentation and scales, primarily sourced from Middle Eastern and Greek traditions and incorporate them into the context of scorching improvised rock. ‘Kykeon’ was recorded at the legendary Black Dirt Studios (Jack Rose, Steve Gunn, The Black Twig Pickers, etc) in upstate New York with their long- time engineer Jason Meagher."
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RHYTON - Kykeon, Thrill Jockey
SAVAGES & BO NINGEN - Words To The Blind, Stolen Recordings / Pop Noire

SAVAGES & BO NINGEN

Words To The Blind

Stolen Recordings / Pop Noire

Format_dot_cdCD // £8.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: POPNSR01

"Bo Ningen and Savages deliver ‘Words To The Blind’ - a 37-minutes collaborative track. Taking their cross fertilisation a step further, following occasional live appearances together and Savages’ Jehnny Beth guesting on Bo Ningen’s current album ‘III’, ‘Words To The Blind’ is inspired by the Dadaist concept of the ‘Simultaneous Poem’…"
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TY SEGALL - Singles 2, Drag City

TY SEGALL

Singles 2

Drag City

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: DC611CD

Review to follow shortly…
ÓBó - Innhverfi, Morr Music

ÓBó

Innhverfi

Morr Music

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: MM133

*Debut solo album from Sigur Rós' and Jónsi's touring keyboard player/percussionist Óbó* In his passport it says Ólafur Björn Ólafsson - and although comprised of no more than 7 compositions, it does run the gamut of suburban bliss turned upside down: After the LP's minimalistic opener "Úthverfi", a track that melancholically opens up after a long, immensely dark and brooding intro, that ultimately offers some respite in the form of playful Glockenspiel over layers of slow-moving sonic lava, the equally cinematic "Svartur galdur" leaves much room for Óbó's trademark baritone: Like a bespectacled puppetee… Read more
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ÓBó - Innhverfi, Morr Music

Thursday, 06 November

HOOKWORMS - The Hum, WEIRD WORLD
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HOOKWORMS

The Hum

WEIRD WORLD

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.49

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Cat. Number: WEIRD040CD

"‘The Hum’ comes eighteen months after the band’s debut album ‘Pearl Mystic’, a record that steadily went on to become one of 2013’s most critically beloved releases. Even more ferocious and uncompromising than its predecessor and yet more melodic and focused than the band have ever recorded, ‘The Hum’ further cements the band’s status as a vital force in British independent music."
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CULT OF YOUTH - Final Days, Sacred Bones Records
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CULT OF YOUTH

Final Days

Sacred Bones Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.49

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Cat. Number: SBR118

"For their third full-length for Sacred Bones, Cult of Youth have delved deeper into their style of punk-influenced psychedelic neofolk and created a self-described “post-industrial Pet Sounds.” Using acoustic and electronic instruments, found sounds and an extensive tribal rhythm section, Cult of Youth have put it all out on the table and left us with their magnum opus. The band has returned with a renewed sense of enthusiasm and an all-new lineup. Sean Ragon, once the project’s lone member, is now flanked by Jasper McGandy on bass and Christian Kount on electric guitar (both of whom were me… Read more
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CULT OF YOUTH - Final Days, Sacred Bones Records

Thursday, 30 October

HIS NAME IS ALIVE - Teuciztecatl, London London

HIS NAME IS ALIVE

Teuciztecatl

London London

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

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Cat. Number: LL021CD

"HNIA's stunning new offering is a rock opera depicting an epic struggle between identical twins, reflective in nature, and mirrored in twin science, secret language, and mythology. Described variously by the press as "absolutely beautiful" (CMJ), "a silver thread out of the labyrinth" (NME), and "haunted, wholly out of time or context" (Plan B), His Name Is Alive continues to mystify with Tecuciztecatl. Beginning in Livonia, MI as an experimental bedroom dream pop project, HNIA has released a steady stream of music since their first self-released cassettes in the late-'80's. One of la… Read more
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HIS NAME IS ALIVE - Teuciztecatl, London London
WILDBIRDS & PEACEDRUMS - Rhythm, The Leaf Label
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WILDBIRDS & PEACEDRUMS

Rhythm

The Leaf Label

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Cat. Number: BAY94CD

*Fourth album by Swedish husband and wife duo Mariam Wallentin and Andreas Werliin* Their first album in four years sees Wildbirds return lean, hungry and defiant . In returning to their roots they have discovered an unblinking directness, a taut muscularity honed from years of intensive live performance . For the first time, the pair wrote, recorded and produced everything in their own Stockholm studio “We wanted it to feel like a live experience. Almost every song is one take. We recorded standing in the same room, no screens or isolation, looking each other in the eyes. In recent years,… Read more
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WILDBIRDS & PEACEDRUMS - Rhythm, The Leaf Label
DEERHOOF - La Isla Bonita, UPSET THE RHYTHM
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DEERHOOF

La Isla Bonita

UPSET THE RHYTHM

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Cat. Number: UTR069

"Blame it on the Ramones. After Deerhoof finished recording demos for La Isla Bonita this past February, they began rehearsing for an upcoming tour. Halfway through a run-through of a long-time Deerhoof live favorite, their cover of the Ramones classic "Pinhead," someone offhandedly asked, "Why don't we ever write a song like this?" So Greg quickly dashed off a song on a scrap of paper, showed it to the band, and they recorded the breakneck stomper "Exit Only" in one take. "And we suddenly realized," Greg says, "this is the whole thing, this is what the whole record is about! A little backgro… Read more
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DEERHOOF - La Isla Bonita, UPSET THE RHYTHM
TARWATER - Adrift, Bureau B
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TARWATER

Adrift

Bureau B

Format_dot_cdCD // £15.49

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Cat. Number: BB183

**First new album in three years by Ronald Lippok and Bernd Jestram** ""Adrift" contains 13 songs, four of which are instrumentals. The opening track, "The Tape", is an introduction to the sonic landscape of the album. Drum 'n' Bass in slow motion: A recurring hissing sound meets an acoustic bass and associative percussion. Tarwater roguishly refer to the acoustic bass as their "weapon of choice" and are fascinated by its elastic, vague expressiveness. The drumkit in the traditional rock format is conspicuous in its absence. Tarwater, who particularly in the British music press are happily and quite f… Read more
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TARWATER - Adrift, Bureau B

Thursday, 23 October

MEDICINE - Home Everywhere, Captured Tracks

MEDICINE

Home Everywhere

Captured Tracks

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Cat. Number: CT212CD

"Brad Laner, Elizabeth Thompson and Jim Goodall have eschewed the 1990’s nostalgia touring circuit trod by their peers and instead dug deep to bring you ‘Home Everywhere’. The album is a collection of new songs created with a gaze that is omni-directional"
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ORMONDE - Cartographer / Explorer, Gizeh Records

ORMONDE

Cartographer / Explorer

Gizeh Records

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Cat. Number: GZH57CD

Ormonde are Anna-Lynne Williams (Trespassers William/Lotte Kestner) and Robert Gomez, and ‘Cartographer/Explorer’ is the Seattle band’s second album, following on from 2012’s ‘Machine’ which garnered keen praise on both sides of the Atlantic for its delicate acoustic songwriting. Individually, the two members of Ormonde have impressive CVs: Williams toured with Damien Rice, Feist, Broken Social Scene and Explosions in the Sky during her time in Trespassers William (Nettwerk Records) and also co-wrote and sang ‘Hold Tight London’ on Chemical Brothers’ ‘Push the Button’ album. Gomez is a r… Read more
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ORMONDE - Cartographer / Explorer, Gizeh Records

Thursday, 16 October

THESE NEW PURITANS - Expanded (Live At The Barbican), Infectious Music
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THESE NEW PURITANS

Expanded (Live At The Barbican)

Infectious Music

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Cat. Number: INFECT204CD

Expanded (Live At The Barbican)’ captures a live performance from 2014 of These New Puritans performing with a full orchestra and choir (The Heritage Orchestra and Synergy Vocals) at The Barbican Centre.
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THE ORCHIDS - Beatitude #9, Acuarela
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THE ORCHIDS

Beatitude #9

Acuarela

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Cat. Number: NOIS1113CD

"The Orchids formed near Glasgow in 1986. Since day one they were one of the darlings of the illustrious Sarah Record’s roster and developed far more on that label than any band not named The Field Mice. Starting with a melancholy guitar-pop sound on Lyceum and contemporaneous 7”s, they moved on to become more keyboard and sample/effects-based for their 2nd and 3rd albums, Unholy Soul and Striving For the Lazy Perfection, saw the development of a more electronic sound as they continued to work with producer Ian Carmichael (One Dove). Then, in 1995 they disappeared without ever really splitting… Read more
THE ORCHIDS - Beatitude #9, Acuarela
OOZING WOUND - Earth Suck, Thrill Jockey
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OOZING WOUND

Earth Suck

Thrill Jockey

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Cat. Number: THRILL369CD

*CD version presented in a four panel mini-LP style gatefold package* Oozing Wound is a thrash trio featuring veterans of Chicago’s underground scene. ‘Earth Suck’ is the explosive follow up to the band’s breakout debut ‘Retrash’, which earned them praise from the New York Times, Pitchfork, Decibel and more

Thursday, 09 October

LAST EX - Last Ex, Constellation
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LAST EX

Last Ex

Constellation

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Cat. Number: CST107CD

"New instrumental rock project of Simon Trottier and Olivier Fairfield from Timber Timbre long active in Quebec's experimental/punk scene. Also features Timber Timbre frontman Taylor Kirk. When Timber Timbre’s ambient music for a horror film went unused back in 2012, Trottier and Fairfield began revisiting the sound palette they had built up for the soundtrack at Trottier's studio in Hull, Quebec, expanding on their techniques and textures, adding drums, bass and various other instruments, and. The duo found that they had dug into some very fertile territory, writing additional songs throughout 2013 a… Read more
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LAST EX - Last Ex, Constellation
WILD BEASTS - Present Tense (Special Edition), Domino Recording Co

WILD BEASTS

Present Tense (Special Edition)

Domino Recording Co

Format_dot_cd2CD // £9.99

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Cat. Number: WIGCD279X

*Deluxe edition of Wild Beasts' fourth album, ‘Present Tense’* "Accompanying the original album is a bonus disc of remix material from artists including Factory Floor, Juan Atkins, Lone, East India Youth and Sohn, as well as a brand new remix of ‘Palace’ from Foals.
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VARIOUS - Local Customs: Cavern Sound, Numero Group
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VARIOUS

Local Customs: Cavern Sound

Numero Group

Format_dot_cdCD // £16.49

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Cat. Number: NUM054CD

"Local Customs: Cavern Sounds covers six years lost in the deranging darkness of Independence, Missouri's Pixley limestone mine, where a team of misfit engineers captured the reverberating echoes of Kansas City's rock 'n' roll blasting cap. Taped in the subterranean studio headspace of Cavern between 1967 and 1973 are previously unissued recordings by Jaded, Larry Sands & the Sound Affair, Sheriff, Mulligan, Stone Wall, Morningstar, the Montaris, and the Dantes, alongside the most explosive tracks released on KC's Pearce, Rock, and Cave labels by the likes of the Reactions, Burlingt… Read more
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VARIOUS - Local Customs: Cavern Sound, Numero Group
FOXYGEN - …And Star Power, Jagjaguwar

FOXYGEN

…And Star Power

Jagjaguwar

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Cat. Number: JAG252CD

"2013 saw the mercurial success of ‘21st Century’ the debut Foxygen album. The quick-fire success made for an altogether turbulent year for the band. Foxygen's always captivating live performances shifted from eruptive to sometimes frightening — and then, just put on ice altogether. But Sam France and Rado found secret sanctuary in their new studio, Dream Star, and holing up in some of LA's most famous hotels for more recording. Writing music together is what their friendship has always thrived upon. At Dream Star in the northernmost passage of LA's valley, they reformed as a punk band calle… Read more
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FOXYGEN - …And Star Power, Jagjaguwar

Thursday, 02 October

AVEC LE SOLEIL SORTANT DE SA BOUCHE - Zubberdust!, Constellation

AVEC LE SOLEIL SORTANT DE SA BOUCHE

Zubberdust!

Constellation

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Cat. Number: CST106CD

“Debut album from new Montréal kraut-funk supergroup led by J.S. Truchy of Fly Pan Am. Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche began in 2011, with bassist, singer and composer Jean-Sebastien Truchy seeking a new live ensemble to fuel his desired return to exploring the highly structured afro-kraut trance rock that was one of several stocks-in-trade during his tenure in early Constellation project and pseudo-legendary Fly Pan Am. Avec le soleil initially formed with guitarist/engineer Sebastien Fournier and drummer Nasir Hasan; a rotating cast of additional players joined the… Read more
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AVEC LE SOLEIL SORTANT DE SA BOUCHE - Zubberdust!, Constellation
ICEAGE - Plowing Into the Field of Love, Matador

ICEAGE

Plowing Into the Field of Love

Matador

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

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Cat. Number: OLE10682

‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’ is the third album from Copenhagen’s Iceage. Channelling the rage and emotion of their tempestuous early releases into finely honed musicianship, ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’ features piano, mandolin, viola and organ atop Johan Suurballe-Wieth’s razor-sharp guitars and the lolloping, synchronized rhythm section of Jacob Tvilling Pless and Dan Kjær Nielsen. The record has a clear, uncompressed sound and Elias Bender Rønnenfelt’s desperate vocals are out front, nakedly accountable for the words. On this album, Rønnenfelt sings of what it is like… Read more
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ICEAGE - Plowing Into the Field of Love, Matador

Wednesday, 01 October

ALT-J - This Is All Yours, Infectious Music

ALT-J

This Is All Yours

Infectious Music

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: INFECT200CD

Review to follow shortly…

Monday, 22 September

THE WYTCHES - Annabel Dream Reader, Heavenly Recordings

THE WYTCHES

Annabel Dream Reader

Heavenly Recordings

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.49

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Cat. Number: HVNLP105CD

Review to follow shortly…
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Thursday, 18 September

GOAT - Commune, ROCKET RECORDINGS
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GOAT

Commune

ROCKET RECORDINGS

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Cat. Number: LAUNCH068CD

Rocket Recordings pull out all the stops for Goat's keenly awaited follow-up to 'World Music'. With 'Commune' the Swedish troupe refine their classic sound to a slickly potent trip referencing all the right retro touchstones with all the barrelling drums, fuzzy, eastward-gazing guitars and free-wheeling solos you could hope for, cemented by those howling-from-the-cliff vocals. Rest assured you're getting the authentic luxury "psychedelic" experience - absolutely no messy bits or a longhair out of place. Can't argue with that, can you?
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DUSTIN WONG & TAKAKO MINEKAWA - Savage Imagination, Thrill Jockey

DUSTIN WONG & TAKAKO MINEKAWA

Savage Imagination

Thrill Jockey

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Cat. Number: THRILL375CD

*CD version in high gloss mini-LP style gatefold package* "Dustin Wong and Takako Minekawa are artistic omnivores, soaking up a myriad of cultural artefacts and styles, savouring bits and pieces and re-contextualising them into entirely delightful and playfully intricate songs. Their songs are imbued with a relentless cheerfulness that belies their technicality, steeped in the history of Japanese pop music and exuding the joy of discovery and exploration. Dustin and Takako are serious musicians not afraid to play it silly. ‘Savage Imagination’ is their second album as a… Read more
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DUSTIN WONG & TAKAKO MINEKAWA - Savage Imagination, Thrill Jockey
HOLY SONS - The Fact Facer, Thrill Jockey

HOLY SONS

The Fact Facer

Thrill Jockey

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

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Cat. Number: THRILL373CD

*CD version in a 4 panel mini-LP style gatefold package* "Holy Sons is Emil Amos, a musician whose chameleonic tendencies and technical versatility has lead to him becoming an in demand multi- instrumentalist as a founding member of Grails and Lilacs & Champagne, as well as a member of Om and a hired gun for Jandek, to name a few. Holy Sons is at the centre of his many musical personalities and is his longest standing project, acting as an outlet for some of his most personal and direct songs. In Holy Sons, Amos puts his restless imagination to work using a variety of inventive home recording… Read more
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HOLY SONS - The Fact Facer, Thrill Jockey
MARY LATTIMORE & JEFF ZEIGLER - Slant Of Light, Thrill Jockey

MARY LATTIMORE & JEFF ZEIGLER

Slant Of Light

Thrill Jockey

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Cat. Number: THRILL374CD

*CD version presented in a four panel mini-LP style gatefold package* "‘Slant Of Light’, the first album by the duo of Mary Lattimore (harp) and Jeff Zeigler (guitar, synthesizer, production) is a completely unique document blending ancient classical traditions with modern improvisation and electronic performance. On their first record as a duo Lattimore and Zeigler emerge completely synergetic, offering up stunning improvisations that are as advanced melodically as they are texturally. The four pieces on ‘Slant Of Light’ are seductive and picturesque, with Lattimore’s elabo… Read more
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MARY LATTIMORE & JEFF ZEIGLER - Slant Of Light, Thrill Jockey
VARIOUS - Musics In The Margins (Vol. 3: Inside Out Music), Sub Rosa
Third volume of Music in the Margin, a series devoted to Outsider Music and its variations. You'll find yourself reasoning your listening experience in unique ways with contributions from Aidan Walsh, the self-proclaimed 'Master of the Universe' to Dion McGregor who had a peculiar talent that manifested in his sleep and to Speedy, the man who sings faster than his Tourette syndrome, a large body of work and personal visions of their world. Also includes contributions from Cosmic Dennis Greenidge, Pneumershonic, Robert Alberg, Steve Wallis and more.
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Monday, 15 September

LUCA NIERI - Music From The Dark Branches, Wonderfulsound

LUCA NIERI

Music From The Dark Branches

Wonderfulsound

Format_dot_cdCD // £7.99

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Cat. Number: WSD24CD

Review to follow shortly…

Thursday, 11 September

CAMERA - Remember I Was Carbon Dioxide, Bureau B
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CAMERA

Remember I Was Carbon Dioxide

Bureau B

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.99

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Cat. Number: BB176

"The so called "Krautrock Guerilla" is back! After touring the world for two years the Berlin threesome CAMERA recorded twelve new songs: Motorik-driven, energetic stretches laced with psychedelic overtones rise up from keyboards, drums and guitars. Hypnotic beats. Shimmering elegance, forceful bursts of garage rock, a gentle flow, spherical flight. All on CAMERA's new album "Remember I Was Carbon Dioxide"."
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