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Thursday, 10 July

MARCEL DETTMANN - Seduction, OSTGUT TON
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MARCEL DETTMANN

Seduction

OSTGUT TON

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: Ostgut Ton 76

Dettmann & Emika nod to Heinrich Mueller's recent experiments with female vocalists in the free-floating tones and elegant electro-techno pulses of 'Seduction'. On the Deuce remix Dettmann reprises his duo with Rene Pawlowitz (Shed) for a rolling drone techno intensifier, while Anthony Parasole's remix keeps all the energy tucked below the belt with shifty bass patterns and Ryan Elliott keeps his hand in with a minimal techno-house remix.
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SHIFT WORK - Scaled To Fit, Optimo Music
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SHIFT WORK

Scaled To Fit

Optimo Music

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: OM 25

JD Twitch's Optimo Music follows those Golden Teacher zingers with the debut EP of fizzing hypnobeat from London's Shift Work. On four dance cuts the duo wring hovering synth tones, virulent trance arpeggios and slinky rhythm, including JD Twitch's highlight trim of 'Patience' and the Factory Floor or Bronze Teeth-esque 'Scaled To Fit'. The canny interludes add a trippier dimension of fragmented field recordings, synth noise and strange dialogue.
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VARIOUS - Country Funk Volume II 1967 - 1974, Light In The Attic
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VARIOUS

Country Funk Volume II 1967 - 1974

Light In The Attic

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £24.99

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: LITA116LP

*2LP housed in a deluxe Stoughton “Tip-On” jacket, Includes comic with story by Jessica Hundley along with Jess Rotter’s illustrations* "In 2012, Country Funk 1969-1975 (Volume I) gathered together songs from a genre with no name. It’s a genre created not from geography or shared ideology but a term applied retrospectively based solely on the feel of the songs: hip-swinging rhythms with bourbon on the breath. These were songs to make your cowboy boots itchy, written and performed by the likes of Bobbie Gentry, Johnny Jenkins and Link Wray. Songs that encompass the elation o… Read more
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VARIOUS - Country Funk Volume II 1967 - 1974, Light In The Attic
JAMES BLACKSHAW - Fantômas : Le Faux Magistrat, TOMPKINS SQUARE
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JAMES BLACKSHAW

Fantômas : Le Faux Magistrat

TOMPKINS SQUARE

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £22.49

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: TSQ5029

"In celebration of the centenary of Louis Feuillade’s Fantômas silent film series, James Blackshaw was invited by Yann Tiersen to perform a live score to the fifth and final film, Le Faux Magistrat, at the beautiful and prestigious surroundings of the Théâtre de Châtelet, Paris on October 31st 2013.Fantômas – a master of disguise and symbol of terror – is one of the most popular characters in French crime fiction, as well as a favourite with the avant-garde, particularly the surrealists.Tim Hecker, Amiina, Yann Tiersen and Loney Dear also performed during the event (which … Read more
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JAMES BLACKSHAW - Fantômas : Le Faux Magistrat, TOMPKINS SQUARE
L/F/D/M - LHF 3, Clan Destine Records
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L/F/D/M

LHF 3

Clan Destine Records

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £10.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: CDR-12-008

**250 copies** Hot on the heels of his Bronze Teeth 12" with Dom Butler, L/F/D/M takes to Glasgow's Clan Destine label for 'LHF3'. Four track explore elastic ground between mellow Tin Man style acid on the title cut thru to murkier acid styles reminding of Acido and Busen in 'After Circle' and 'PROX' via the industrial funk grind of 'Ad Reinhardt'.
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NOVELIST - Sniper EP, OIL GANG
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NOVELIST

Sniper EP

OIL GANG

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £6.99

GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: OILGANG008

Lewisham grime prodigy Novelist shows some serious production chops on the follow-up to his vocal for Mumdance's 'Take Time'. Much like his angular, agitant mic style, Novelist's beats are all clipped vectors and kerned bars laced with luminous lines of logic, very similar in fact to the relation between Wiley's vocal and production styles. Anyway, these debut productions are fiyah, popping off from the gunshots and snake-charming sino-melody of 'Sniper' to the cheeky bubble of 'Christmas Riddim' and the Chipsy-like motifs of 'Mee2 Remix', and the sparring dancer, 'Messy'. Recommended.
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NOVELIST - Sniper EP, OIL GANG
VARIOUS - Tropicalia. The Definitive 1968 Classic Brazilian Album, Soul Jazz Records
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VARIOUS

Tropicalia. The Definitive 1968 Classic Brazilian Album

Soul Jazz Records

Format_dot_vinylLP // £16.49

WORLD

Cat. Number: USLP58

"This album is the definitive statement of the Tropicalia movement in Brazil. The album’s collaborators - Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Tom Zé, Nara Leao, Gal Costa and Os Mutantes - mixed psychedelic rock with boleros, sambas, bossa nova and jazz into a carnival-esque parade which first announced the new global sound of Brazilian music. What is stunning is that this anarchic and groundbreaking release was recorded at the height of the Brazilian military dictatorship, during an era where censorship, repression and the threat of violence was a constant i… Read more
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VARIOUS - Tropicalia. The Definitive 1968 Classic Brazilian Album, Soul Jazz Records
TRUTH - How Strange, Tempa

TRUTH

How Strange

Tempa

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: TEMPA085

Antipodean trio throw their weight behind three moody halfstep pieces featuring vocals by Bijou and Taso. 'How Strange' could be darker cousin of Morcheeba; 'Justify' rolls out with the bleeping dread junglist vibes; 'Yesterdays' works mournful blues sample into a hulking halfstep framework.
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ZEITKRATZER  - Songs, BOCIAN RECORDS
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ZEITKRATZER

Songs

BOCIAN RECORDS

Format_dot_vinylLP // £11.49

DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: bcZ

Zeitkratzer go pop? Nah, they go 'Songs', fronted by Rechenzentrum's Marc Weiser in a completely unique suite of contemporary music. Developed over several years and stemming from a commission for Zeitkratzer to soundtrack a fashion show, 'Songs' renders the ensemble - Burkhard Schlothauer (violin), Anton Lukoszevieze (violoncello), Ulrich Phillipp (doublebass), Frank Gratkowski (reeds), Hild Sofie Tafjord (french horn), Hilary Jeffrey (trombone), Reinhold Friedly (piano), Christian Lillinger (drums, percussion) - at, ostensibly speaking, their most widely appealing with eight compositions structu… Read more
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ZEITKRATZER  - Songs, BOCIAN RECORDS
DOWNTOWN PARTY NETWORK - Disco Ball Drama, Futureboogie Recordings

DOWNTOWN PARTY NETWORK

Disco Ball Drama

Futureboogie Recordings

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £9.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: FBR026

Sultry, fruity boogie house from Downtown Party Network. On top they roll out fat, jiggling synth bass and uplifting chords pushed by big round kicks in 'Disco Ball Drama'; down below, 'Keep On Running' and 'No Drama Afterhours' are cooler, dubbed out electro-boogie struts.
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MODESELEKTOR / VARIOUS - Modeselektion (Vol. 03 Pt. 2), Monkeytown Records
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MODESELEKTOR / VARIOUS

Modeselektion (Vol. 03 Pt. 2)

Monkeytown Records

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: MTR046

Coherently diverse 2nd set of trax cut from Modeselektor's latest round-up. A-side features the emotive posh-trance charge of Alex Banks and Elizabeth Bernholz's 'Be The One' and the killer hyper-boogie 'Blast' by Onra. B-side holds Henrik Schwarz's jazzy tech-house pop number 'We Are Bankrupt', and the squirming funk of Brandt Brauer Frick's 'Jungle Love' starring Om'Mas Keith and Vic Mensa.
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GULP - Season Sun, Sonic Cathedral
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GULP

Season Sun

Sonic Cathedral

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: SCR085LP

"Ten instant hits of sunshine. Folky female vocals atop ’60s-influenced psych-pop and motorik synth-prog – like a shinier Stereolab or a more bucolic Broadcast. ‘Seasoned Sun’ also features contributions from fellow Super Furry Animals Cian Ciaran and Dafydd Ieuan and ex-Race Horses drummer Gwion Llewelyn."
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MGUN / VARIOUS - DBA015.5 EP, DON'T BE AFRAID
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MGUN / VARIOUS

DBA015.5 EP

DON'T BE AFRAID

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: DBA0155

More artists for your buck on this canny mini-compilation from Don't Be Afraid. The Room Below debuts with the crisp, low-slung acid gyrations of 'Work', and Manuel Gonzales aka MGUN rubs out the bright, creamy Detroit lather of 'Risqué'. Ali King also debuts with the warm, sub-heavy swing and jazz-wise palette of 'Session 24', and Italy's Deep88 drops the breezy pipes and Rhodes chords of 'Sunday Morning'.
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RENé AUDIARD - Blank Slate 007, BLANK SLATE
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RENé AUDIARD

Blank Slate 007

BLANK SLATE

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: BLANKSLATE007

René Audiard returns to New York's ever-interesting Blank Slate label with two extended tech-house trippers. Since René's last 12" the label has established itself as one of the more wayward tech-house labels out there, mixing the minimalist production values of classic Perlon with a fresh palette of unique, worldly tones. Following Düve's exotic, non-formulaic 'Blank Slate 005', this 12" stokes that textured tribal percussion on the Villalobos-like 'Cywilizacja Pt. 2' to fine effect, while the haunting B-side 'Lamia' meshes traditional song with moody industrial/wave bass and sprung tech-house rhythms with compelling results. Tipped!
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RENé AUDIARD - Blank Slate 007, BLANK SLATE
ADESSE VERSIONS - Dread At The Controls, ADESSE VERSIONS
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ADESSE VERSIONS

Dread At The Controls

ADESSE VERSIONS

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £6.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: ADV2

The mysterious Adesse just dropped off a pile of his latest edits… He's the 'Dread At The Controls' this time, running two smooth-rolling and percussive house edits of the cheeky Poco Man Jam riddim on the front before flipping Photek's 'Into The '90s' as a very useful deep house number and Mikey Dread's titular classic as a cool-out house skanker. Never in stock for long, these Adesse joints.
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MATT KREFTING - Lymph Est, KYE
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MATT KREFTING

Lymph Est

KYE

Format_dot_vinylLP // £19.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: KYE30

**Edition of 400 copies. Mastered by Jason Lescalleet** Intoxicatingly hazy suite of chamber drone, acoustic guitar pieces and tape works by American artist, Matt Krefting (Son of Earth). Whilst best known to us for his gorgeous album of classic cover versions on Ecstatic Peace, Krefting has been quietly establishing a reputation for his solo tape works, issued in micro-editions on myriad underground imprints before arriving at 'Lymph Est'. Like Kye steward, Graham Lambkin, and label-mate Jason Lescalleet, who coincidentally mastered this album, Krefting evidently shares a sensitivity to org… Read more
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MATT KREFTING - Lymph Est, KYE
ANGKANANG KUNCHAI - Isan Lam Plearn, EM Records
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ANGKANANG KUNCHAI

Isan Lam Plearn

EM Records

Format_dot_vinylLP // £15.99

WORLD

Cat. Number: EM1126LP

**Newly remastered, groundbreaking collection of hybrid Thai folk/pop. The artist's first release outside the Thai record market** "The relaunch of EM Records’ Thai music series. Paradise Bangkok, Soi 48 and EM Records have teamed up to deliver a new series showcasing the extraordinary performances of some of Thailand’s greatest musical legends. The first release is the seminal album Isan Lam Plearn released in 1975 by Angkanang Kunchai. This album represents a crucial moment in Thai musical history when the performance styles of Molam (*1) and Luk Thung (*2) were fused together fo… Read more
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ANGKANANG KUNCHAI - Isan Lam Plearn, EM Records
JON PHONICS - White Neckle, First Word Records
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JON PHONICS

White Neckle

First Word Records

Format_dot_vinyl7" // £6.99

BEATS / HIP HOP

Cat. Number: FW123

Four neck-snapping, collapsing hip hop beats from UK's Jon Phonics. "Drawing as much from early 90’s hip-hop as it does early 00’s grime and 80’s funk, the predominantly instrumental EP is topped off with two stand- out vocal performances from South-London rapper Rup and soul vocalist Yasine. With early support from Alexander Nut, Moxie, Scratcha DVA and more, this is a must have for any fans of twisted hip hop-infused electronica."
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MAX COOPER - Inhuman One (Lusine / Rodriguez Jr. / Jack Dixon Remixes), FIELDS
Four-track supplement of freshly crimped tech-house, breaks and electro-house from London's Max Cooper.
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FRIPP & ENO - The Equatorial Stars, Panegyric
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FRIPP & ENO

The Equatorial Stars

Panegyric

Format_dot_vinylLP // £15.49

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: DGMLP3

Fripp & Eno’s third collaborative album from 2004 - making its debut appearance on wax, pressed on 200 gram super-heavyweight vinyl.
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CAMEO / LE'O ROY / RISSE / NIMBISS - Red Hot Disco Funk, FIRE DEPARTMENT
Second great vinyl-only 12” compilation from Fire Department featuring four hard-to-find old skool disco, funk and boogie scorchers. The party kicks off in style with the full 8 minute 12” version of Cameo’s killer instrumental funk jam from ‘It’s Serious’ followed by Le’O Roy’s in-demand heavy dancefloor bomb ‘Pound For Pound’ - classic Peter Brown-produced NY disco magic. Flip over the uber-rare long version of ‘Give It Up and Shake It Down’ by Risse, a synth-boogie monster from a 1982 12” on the highly collectible Chocolate Cholly’s label. And last but not least an… Read more
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CAMEO / LE'O ROY / RISSE / NIMBISS - Red Hot Disco Funk, FIRE DEPARTMENT
ROBERT CRASH - Friends To Friends, DOG IN THE NIGHT
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ROBERT CRASH

Friends To Friends

DOG IN THE NIGHT

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: DIN03

Robert Crash back up on Dog In The Night Records with a wayward house session to follow WV's eponymous ace. Styles are lo-fi, abstract over five cuts of rickety machine rhythms and caterwauling synth mess and gloopy acid lines.
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MESTRE CUPIJó E SEU RITMO - Siriá, ANALOG AFRICA

MESTRE CUPIJó E SEU RITMO

Siriá

ANALOG AFRICA

Format_dot_vinylLP // £16.49

WORLD

Cat. Number: AALP076

*180g vinyl. Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label* "Collection of material from 1975 - 1982 by Brazilian artist Mestre Cupijó, entitled 'Siriá'. Siriá is a cross pollination between the music of the inhabitants of the quilombos, a Brazilian hinterland settlement founded by escaped African slaves, and the indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest. Mestre Cupijó has created the modernised version of this local music, which has been igniting street parties and traditional festivals across the state of Pará in Northern Brazil for decades."
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FINK - Hard Believer (Album), R'COUP'D
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FINK

Hard Believer (Album)

R'COUP'D

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £17.99

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: RCPD001

*Double LP is pressed on 180g vinyl in a 350gsm gatefold sleeve with a 12” vinyl booklet featuring 20 pages of photography, lyrics and artwork, plus a digital download code of the album* "‘Hard Believer’ is the new studio album from Fink and the first release on the R’COUP’D imprint, recorded at Hollywood’s Sound Factory studios with producer Billy Bush (protégé of Butch Vig and producer / mixer for Garbage, Beck, Jake Bugg, Foster The People). "
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TEHO TEARDO & BLIXA BARGELD - Spring! , Specula Records
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TEHO TEARDO & BLIXA BARGELD

Spring!

Specula Records

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: SPECULA005EP

*Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label. Very limited pressing* "Teho Teardo and Blixa Bargeld (Einstürzende Neubauten / The Bad Seeds). are back with a new ep of unreleased tracks and covers including a version of Caetano Veloso's masterpiece The Empty Boat from his early years. The other cover here is another song from the late sixties: Crimson And Clover both in the english and italian version. The EP also includes two new songs."
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STEPHEN STEINBRINK - Arranged Waves, Melodic
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STEPHEN STEINBRINK

Arranged Waves

Melodic

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: MELO094LP

**Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label** "There’s much to be said for solitude. It gives you time to step back and reflect. Self-taught songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and home recordist Stephen Steinbrink has had plenty of time to do that. Having spent the last 13 of his 25 years on this planet travelling solo in Greyhounds, Toyota minivans, and European trains, his wanderlust travels as seen through his Lennon frames have shaped stunning breakthrough album Arranged Waves. Screwing with expectations, Arranged Waves goes beyond what you might think. Whils… Read more
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STEPHEN STEINBRINK - Arranged Waves, Melodic
ANAND WILDER & MAXWELL KARDON - Break Line The Musical, Mute
*Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label* "‘Break Line’ is Anand Wilder (Yeasayer co-founder, vocalist / multi-instrumentalist) and Maxwell Kardon’s project, created with a community of friends and ten years in the making. ‘Break Line’ is cultivated from a story created back in 2004, a classic tale of betrayal, pride and love lost set to music inspired by concept albums and rock operas of the 1970s. The list of players captures a very special, collaborative time in Brooklyn, when the music scene was beginning to erupt. In 2008, Anand and Maxwell… Read more
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ANAND WILDER & MAXWELL KARDON - Break Line The Musical, Mute
ANNA CALVI - Strange Weather, Domino Recording Co

ANNA CALVI

Strange Weather

Domino Recording Co

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: RUG600T

"Produced by Thomas Bartlett (The National, Antony & The Johnsons, Sam Amidon) and recorded in New York, this mini album features covers of tracks by Suicide, David Bowie, FKA twigs and Connan Mockasin, as well as a collaboration with David Byrne on the title track, a cover of Keren Ann’s ‘Strange Weather’. The cover of Suicide’s Ghost Rider was recorded with drummer Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley) and Nico Muhly contributes string arrangements to the opener, a deconstructed organic reworking of FKA twigs’ ‘Papi Pacify’. David Byrne said the following on working with Anna: “I’m a big fan of A… Read more
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ANNA CALVI - Strange Weather, Domino Recording Co
MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND - None More Than You, Asthmatic Kitty
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MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND

None More Than You

Asthmatic Kitty

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £11.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: AKR343

*Initial pressing on semi-transparent lavender vinyl with download card* "The lullaby ‘Dreaming Awake’ was originally performed as a duet with circular-breathing sax titan Colin Stetson. It opens this mini album in a tense, minimal Son Lux Mix but Lux’s raw electronic treatment only draws more attention to Worden’s achingly tender vocal performance. ‘Dreams Don’t Look Like’ originated as silent movie music, an extract from Worden’s score for ‘The Balloonatic’ by Buster Keaton. ‘That Point When’, a song Worden initially arranged to sing with The Orchestra For The Next Century, defies gravity too: musically and lyrically ambiguous, majestically lighter than air."
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MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND - None More Than You, Asthmatic Kitty
AUDION - Sky / Motormouth (w/ Scuba / Matrixxman / Daniel Avery Remixes), SPECTRAL SOUND
Collecting Daniel Avery, Scuba and Matrixxman remixes of Matthew Dear's Audio alter ego. In Avery's hands 'Sky' becomes a druggy, EBM-infected house groove, and Scuba re-rolls it to the big rooms. With 'Motormouth', Matrixxman gives a taut, minimal jack remix in the 'Singularity Edit' and a more fluid, tribalist 'Replicant Remix'.
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