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"Berberian sound studio"

The Broadcast soundtrack to Peter Strickland's award-winning 'Berberian Sound Studio' has finally been given a release via Warp and credited to both James Cargill and the much missed Trish Keenan.
[ file under: cinematic ] nulla di nuovo sotto il sole...cdalso available in LP


Delphic second studio album! Coming in the wake of teaser track Good Life being chosen as one of the five official Olympic tracks for London 2012, Delphic have taken the last 18 months to complete work on the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2009 album Acolyte.
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Arc is the follow up album to Everything Everything's Mercury Prize-nominated debut Man Alive, and continues to deliver the unique sound that has become the trademark of the indie art-rockers from Manchester.
[ file under: madchester ]
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"No world"

No World is the debut album from Inc, the stage name for brothers Andrew and Daniel Aged. Originally session musicians for the likes the of Pharell, the album is "inspired by Inc.’s long-standing love for R&B and soul music but also rooted in the brothers’ experiences with the many notable musical figures whom they’ve worked closely with in the past.
[ file under: the soul of 4ad ]
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2013 release from the exotic ambient project of Martin Juhls. His project Krill. Minima is about the idea of mixing warmth, emotion and pop-appeal with exotic and experimental sounds, modern soundtrack and ambient constructions. Sekundenschlaf is the artist's fourth album and his influences reach far back to the sound-imaginations and concepts of composers like Brian Eno, Erik Satie, Steve Reich, Stockhausen, Pierre Henry and modern sound innovators like Autechre, Aphex Twin, Alva Noto and Rhythm&Sound.
[ file under: electro minimal ]
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"Branches and routes"

A Pennsylvanian by birth, Keith Kenniff is best known as the brains behind dulcet ambient/electronic practitioners Helios and the fingers on the ivories of post-classical piano minimalists Goldmund (the latter's music once described by no less an authority than Ryuichi Sakamoto as "…so, so, so beautiful…"). Keith's music has been used on the soundtrack to Harmony Korine's 2007 comedy-drama Mister Lonely.
[ file under: helios alias ]
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The Brooklyn electro-acoustic duo Mountains have finally landed in a place as vast and awe-inspiring as the landforms they're named after. With this album, the Brooklyn-based electro-acoustic duo take their glowing sounds to new levels of composition and meditative majesty.
[ file under: folktronika ]
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2013 sophomore album from the Silver Lake-based Indie outfit. Much has happened between the band's critically-acclaimed debut album Gorilla Manor and Hummingbird. The band says Hummingbird was created from the emotional framework of being stretched between two opposite poles.
[ file under: indie pop ] nulla di nuovo sotto il sole...cdalso available in LP


It's been three years since the release of Nosaj Thing's highly acclaimed debut album, Drift. With a new album, label and imprint for Innovative Leisure, Home marks the first time Nosaj has incorporated guest vocalists. Having remixed and worked with the likes of The XX, Flying Lotus, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Beck it was time to incorporate a few collaborations of his own with Toro y Moi and Kazu Makino (Blonde Redhead) providing ethereal vocals for two of the tracks on Home.
[ file under: house tempo ] nulla di nuovo sotto il sole...cdalso available in LP

"The waiting room"

Lush, lambent electronic pop and dancefloor candyfloss from Jeff McIlwain, his third as Lusine for Ghostly and his first since 2009's A Certain Distance. Sleek house numbers Lucky and February are reminiscent of Present Lover-era Luomo, while Jeff's wife handles lead vocals on a purring, electroclashy cover of Electronic's Get The Message.
[ file under: new electro ] nulla di nuovo sotto il sole...cdalso available in LP

"The elements of light"

Hamburg’s foremost chime-clatterer Pantha du Prince will releaase a new five-track record, Elements of Light, through Rough Trade on January 15. The record will be released as Pantha du Prince and the Bell Laboratory, the same name – and rough concept – as a live project that Pantha performed last year. Exclaim report that “the album is a symphony consisting of synthesizer, percussion and a bell carillon — a three-ton instrument with 50 bronze bells.
[ file under: panta rhei project ]
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"The marriage of true minds"

Comprising stomping techno, eerie synth jams, musique concrete, Latin rhythms, and Ethiopian music, at once at home in the academy, the art gallery, the nightclub and the noise warehouse, the dizzyingly diverse assemblage which is The Marriage of True Minds is driven by a tightly unified conceptual agenda: telepathy. a delirious hybrid of conceptual noise and electronic pop.
[ file under: transgressions ] nulla di nuovo sotto il sole...cdalso available in LP

"A long way to fall"

Shoegaze programmer preps his first LP in five years. German googaze producer and unintential Chinese Democracy contributor Ulrich Schnauss is set to release his first solo album since 2007's Goodbye. A Long Way to Fall is due via Domino and, according to a statement from the artist, marks a full return to synthlandia after a momentary detour into guitartown via a pair of collabs with the gentle Englishmen of Engineers.
[ file under: ambient shoegaze ] nulla di nuovo sotto il sole...cdalso available in LP

"We love Detroit"

Ibiza's We Love series present two discs of Detroit tunes new and old compiled by Derrick May and Jimmy Edgar. Representing 313 heritage, Derrick May opens with John Beltran's sublime Synaptic Transmission, his disc's oldest selection, and moves forward thru the likes of Carl Craig's Sandstorms, to outside interpretations of the sound such as Kink's Hand Made, Petar Dundov's Distant Shores and Kai Alce's Power Thru Pt.3, culminating in Andres' ubiquitous New For U.
[ file under: detroit techno ]
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"Feather world"

Kuniyuki, who also records under the name Koss, has devoted much of his career to blending deep house with more organic styles of music, especially jazz. Feather World shows him further exploring this combination of sounds. He teams up with a number of guest musicians along the way, including appearances from Norwegian pianist Bugge Wesseltoft, Japanese sax player Tetsuro Kawashima and West African vocalist Sona Diabaté among others.
[ file under: nippo sounds ] nulla di nuovo sotto il

"Tender new signs"

Tender New Signs it's the title of Tamaryn's second album, in partnership with her longtime collaborator and San Francisco native Rex John Shelverton. Informing the layers and textures found on their debut full length, The Waves, this opus takes a bold step forward in structure and form. With it's skygazing pop songs, Tamaryn and Rex have created a defining work.
[ file under: shoegaze ]
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"In the flat field"

When godfathers of goth Bauhaus initially issued this insidious opening shot, it virtually changed the face of the UK independent music scene overnight. Choice elements of punk, glam and metal were stripped to their barest bones and infected with a virulent strain of sonic spite. Statuesque and skeletal lead vocalist Peter Murphy roars with a passionate commitment that's nothing short of blood-freezing as Daniel Ash provides spiky shards of fractious guitar dissonance.
[ file under: gothic wave ]
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On Villagers’ latest album, the charismatic Conor J. Obrien leads the project into slightly more adventurous territory, incorporating electronics and ambitious arrangements in numerous tracks.
[ file under: indie pop ]
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"The plateau phase"

Factory Benelux presents a new CD edition of The Plateau Phase, the debut album by Manchester postpunk group Crispy Ambulance, originally issued in March 1982. Recorded at Strawberry 2 with producer Chris Nagle, this acclaimed album captured Crispy Ambulance at the peak of their creative powers. Bonus tracks include extended 12"single The Presence/Concorde Square, produced by the legendary Martin Hannett, and farewell single Sexus.
[ file under: factory sounds ]
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"Tortured soul"

Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators will release their sophomore effort, Tortured Soul on Helsinki-based Timmion Records. Release date in the regions of Finland & France will be 8 February, 2013. Tortured Soul is Ms. Willis’ fourth album, her second with The Soul Investigators. The band’s signature sound is clearly audible, but the new album also introduces a harder Rhythm & Blues edge.
[ file under: old skool funky ] nulla di nuovo sotto il sole...cdalso available in LP


Expanded double disc edition of Vini Reilly's seminal sophomore album, now supplemented by 23 bonus cuts drawn from rare singles, compilations and collaborations. LC frames Reilly at the beginning of an influential and celebrated career, recording at his home studio with new drummer Bruce Mitchell after parting ways with Martin Hannett, who produced his first album. The original ten tracks feature alongside the rare Sordide Sentimental single Danny/Enigma, the 12" EP Deux Triangles, and three cuts from the preceding A Factory Quartet release, recorded with Hannett.
[ file under: factory sounds ]
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Fade is the most direct, personal and cohesive album of Yo La Tengo s career. Recorded with John McEntire at Soma Studios in Chicago, it recalls the sonic innovation and lush cohesion of career high points like 1997's I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One and 2000 s And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out.
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Factory Benelux presents a new CD edition of Swimming, the debut album by Belgian new wave group The Names, originally issued in June 1982. Swimming has come to be regarded as a European cold wave classic. Bonus tracks include the popular singles Calcutta and Nightshift (also produced by Hannett) and the band's John Peel session from February 1982. This new Factory Benelux CD edition also features original artwork and poster design by Benoit Hennebert.
[ file under: factory sounds ]
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"Always now"

Spacey 1981 debut album originally released as Fact 45, produced by Martin Hannett at Pink Floyd's Britannia Row studio. The newly re-modelled artwork faithfully reproduces the original Peter Saville sleeve design. Reissued in 2010 by Drastic Plastic Records. Limited edition of 1000 LP.
[ file under: factory sounds ]
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"Painless nights"

San Francisco underground classic originally released in 1981. First time reissue of band’s only LP. For fans of Flipper, Crime, Tuxedomoon, Toiling Midgets.
[ file under: american wave ]
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Factory Benelux presents a new CD edition of Harmony, the debut album by influential Scottish group The Wake, originally released by Factory Records in December 1982. Bonus tracks on this extended CD include The Wake's dub-informed second single, Something Outside, and their John Peel session from July 1983 - the last recordings to feature Gillespie before his departure for The Jesus and Mary Chain and Primal Scream.
[ file under: factory sounds ]
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