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"Ve palor"
Nearly a decade since he gracefully bowed out with Lilies, it's a pleasure to welcome back Uwe Zahn aka Arovane to these pages. Whilst absent from the public realm, the legendary IDM/electronica artist has been beavering away crafting Ve Palor, a twelve track reminder of his heightened melodic sensitivity and grasp of complex rhythmic calculations.
[ file under: new electronica ] nulla di nuovo sotto il sole...cdalso available in LP

"Phoenix rising"
Rovo are a popular Japanese progressive rock-jam band. System 7 is the dance music project of Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy, Phoenix Rising live is a combined show of System 7 and Rovo playing together, sometimes using the techno beats as the rhythmic basic and sometimes using the live drums, seamlessly morphing from one to the other.
[ file under: prog techno ]
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"Inner funk"
The Cold Busted label returns to the far east for Inner Funk, their second album from the Tokyo-based Blue In Green. A guitarist and composer since early childhood, Blue In Green specializes in a downtempo, beat-filled collusion of bossa nova, jazz, and hip hop styles all accented by his masterful guitar work.
[ file under: acid downtempo ] nulla di nuovo sotto il sole...cdalso available in LP

Isolation, solitude, contemplation. These are the themes that discreetly weave their way through Disappearance, the first collaboration album between 12k’s Taylor Deupree and pioneering electronic composer and pianist Ryuichi Sakamoto.
[ file under: transgressions ]
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With Eve, Booka Shade has rendered 12 imaginatively structured electronic numbers. Led by its latest single, Love Inc, which pays tribute to one-time Chicago house giant Lil Louis with a sample of his 1992 hit Club Lonely, the disc balances the atmospheric, jazzy pulse of Many Rivers with the artful Kalimera. On the latter, a lilting piano meets the sound of a rumbling subway train. Still, it's the brilliantly built Crossing Borders, which features the trombone work of Groove Armada's Andy Cato.
[ file under: deep house ] nulla di nuovo sotto il sole...cdalso available in LP

A pastiche of post-rock, chamber-pop and contemporary classical composition, San Fermin is the work of Brooklyn composer and songwriter Ellis Ludwig-Leone. His self-titled debut album is strongly influenced by his unique background in classical music, which includes a job assisting composer/arranger Nico Muhly.
[ file under: post-pop ]
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"Collected recordings"
New York's 12k present an expanded reissue of Gareth Dickson's intimate debut album, Collected Recordings in edition of 500** "In 2009 Drifting/Falling released Gareth Dickson’s debut album, Collected Recordings, a stunningly beautiful and haunting ambient folk album which caught the attention of 12k’s Taylor Deupree.
[ file under: folktronica ]
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"Tomorrow is another day"
Electronic duo Ulrich Schnauss and Mark Peters' (of the band Engineers) second collaborative album offers a sublime exploration into their signature expressionistic landscapes.
[ file under: ambient gaze ] nulla di nuovo sotto il sole...cdalso available in LP

"What makes us glow"
For over a decade, Psapp has been sculpting beautiful, atmospheric pop melodies. After a four-year hiatus, the duo have released the stunning and nostalgic, What Makes Us Glow. Recorded partially in a countryside castle, this record is full of earthy and impish sounds that inosculate like trees in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
[ file under: toys' pop ] nulla di nuovo sotto il sole...cdalso available in LP
"Back to land"
Back To Land is a breakthrough record for the Wooden Shjips: nuanced, varied and utterly addictive. CD version is packaged in a 4 panel mini-LP style gatefold and LP version is pressed on opaque pink vinyl.
[ file under: psycho pop ] nulla di nuovo sotto il sole...cdalso available in LP