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Sebastien Devaud aka Agoria, influenced by Jazz and Detroit Techno, is one in a long line of talented artists to emerge from the ever fertile French electronic scene. Carl Craig, Seth Troxler and American artist Kid A all make vocal appearances on his fourth album, Impermanence.
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In 2010, AGF (Antye Greie) composed and performed original music in Cryptic's staging the Virginia Woolf masterpiece Orlando, a production directed by Cathie Boyd. This staging features live vocals and electronics by AGF and an original soundtrack by her and Craig Armstrong.
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"Well spent youth"

Isolée is microhouse artist Rajko Müller. Isolée is a minimalist house producer whose music is reminisent of indie electronic pop music of the early eighties and ambient techno from a decade on.
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"Mind bokeh"
The anticipated follow up to his celebrated first album for Warp in 2009, ‘Ambivalence Avenue’. ‘Mind Bokeh’ has exceeded all our high expectations with its full on, neon-lit pop whilst not compromising on any of the vintage, textured production that makes up Bibio’s trademark sound.
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"Horizontal structures"

The trio of Moritz von Oswald, Max Loderbauer (NSI / Sun Electric) and Sasu Ripatti (Vladislav Delay / Luomo), with a third album, this time enriched and expanded by guitar contributions from Paul St Hilaire (also known as Tikiman), and double bass courtesy of Marc Muellbauer (via ECM).
[ file under: basic channel ]
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"No color"

Following the relatively sleepy Time to Die, Dodos snap back to action with No Color. a brisk and bustling set of songs that rivals Visiter when it comes to intricacy and immediacy.
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"We're new here"

Jamie XX's hugely anticipated rework of I'm New Here - 2010 universally adored return from Gil Scott Heron. In a stroke of A&R genius the enviably talented member of The XX has sensitively overhauled thirteen tracks from the original, re-arranging, re-asserting and re-contextualising Gil's soul-rich delivery with an up-to-the-minute yet timeless production patina whilst pumping new blood into the heart of each song.
[ file under: remake/remodel ]
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"Time elapsing handheld"

With his third solo album, Emanuele Errante has created a wonderful cinematic soundtrack which, although feeding on both electronic conventions and modern classical music, is neither one nor the other, but something altogether different.
[ file under: new electronica ]
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Matilda is the second album from British outfit Stateless. Produced by Damian Taylor (Bjork, The Prodigy) the album sees the band move from the DJ Shadow influenced sound of their debut to a more glitch based electronic sound. The album is a true mixof styles all brought together by Chris James' soulful vocals.
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"Also, I’m rather excited that Bordeaux, the latest album from myself and Harold Budd has now been released. Recorded last summer near Bordeaux I feel very happy with the results and the artwork is gorgeous too."
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"The past the present & the possible"
“When it comes to Franco-pop, Phoenix get the lion’s share of the attention, but Tahiti 80 have been at it almost as long (if not just as long) and have made four danceable, hook-filled albums.“
–Brooklyn Vegan-
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The follow-up to 2007's politically charged Drums and Guns, C'mon was recorded in an old Catholic church in Duluth, MN, where Low also produced 2002's Trust. Filled with dynamic percussion, organ chords, and group harmonies, the album also marks the debut of bassist Steve Garrington.
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"Underneath the pine"

Toro Y Moi is the stage name used by recording artist Chazwick Bundick. His music has taken on many forms since he began recording, but he is now identified with the chillwave movement of summer 2010.
[ file under: chillwave pop ]
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French outfit Orwell do like their soft pop. Continental, their third album, follows the well-worn tracks of Brian Wilson, Harry Nilsson, plus the modern chamber pop sounds of fellow Gallic outfits Air, Tahiti 80 and Phoenix.
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"Silent stars"

First release by Martin Schulte, dub techno wonderkind from Kazan, Tatarstan.
[ file under: basic channel ]
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"The lemon of pink"
Reissued for 2011 - fully remastered with expanded artwork The Books surprised everyone (including themselves!), with their debut release Thought For Food. Through some sort of backward circuitous motion it found wide acclaim in small circles across the globe, ending up on many end of year top 10 lists.
[ file under: folktronica ]
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The one and only Luke Vibert returns to the fray under his most celebrated and wondrous moniker, Wagon Christ. The king of stoned exotica, ridiculous vocal samples, toothsome puns, swinging rhythm and the psychedelic groove,
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School of Seven Bells' full-length debut, Alpinisms, is best introduced with a little etymology: Mercurial French author Rene Daumal defined 'alpinism' as the art of climbing mountains. Alpinism is an electronically enhanced Pop record of dizzying highs and claustrophobic lows.
[ file under: electro-gaze ]
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"DJ Kicks"

Wolf Lamb and Soul Clap, two of the most exciting DJ duos of recent times. Their DJ-Kicks mix is diametrically opposed to the banging soul-less beats that have dominated the club scene for, well, far too long. A 27-track journey full of emotion and changes of tempo and mood.
[ file under: underground party ]
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