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A LP-length piece in five parts. Ambarchi’s work in recent years has evinced an increasing fascination with the possibilities of combining abstract sonic textures with rhythm and pulse. The entirety of this long-form work is built on a foundation of pulsing double-time electronic percussion provided by Thomas Brinkmann.
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Sexually explicit lyrics, super-catchy songs and contemporary beats from the Post-Internet-sphre melt to more than just a remarkable release, when you heard last year's 18+ mixtape, you know what toexpect from this (alleged) Boy and Sis-Duo, that operates from L.A. withseveral media formats like music, performance and visuals which alsographically explore identity, gender, sex and morality.
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"Joined ends"
Austrian MicroKorg maestro Dorian Concept has returned from the depths of his studio to present his second album, Joined Ends. Oliver Thomas Johnson’s second album, Joined Ends, sees a departure from the MicroKorg madness and instead opts for a more analogue sound; it is somewhat calmer than his earlier work, paving the way for twelve tracks to explore different soundscapes.
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Following the frenetic, rhythmic experiments of the Ripatti 12” series, Vladislav Delay returns with his first ambient album in over a decade. Visa is a thing of immense, absorbing beauty, harking back to his classic albums for Chain reaction and Mille Plateaux, extending 6 longform pieces over an hour of heady dub reductions.
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With a little help from my fwends"
With a little help from my fwends is the fourteenth studio album by the American rock band The Flaming Lips. It is a track-for-track tribute to The Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was released on October 27, 2014 through Warner Bros. Records. The version of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds features Miley Cyrus. All proceeds from record sales will go to The Bella Foundation, an organization in Oklahoma City that helps provide veterinary care to needy pet owners.
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"A day in the life"

Lawrence returns with a new album for Mule Musiq, produced on the road over the last couple of years and then edited back in his studio in Hamburg. It’s a sweetly ambient affair in the fine tradition of classic Artificial Intelligence productions, with the title track itself providing a knowing nod to the iconic Selected Ambient Works material. Elsewhere, Nowhere Is A Place harks black to classic B12 and early Black Dog productions, while Simmer situates itself somewhere between the sort of thing the 12k label were releasing back in the mid noughties and Pete Namlook’s most heady Fax output.
[ file under: electronica ]
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"Immunity + Asleep versions"
Jon Hopkins announced the release of a 4 track EP, entitled Asleep Versions. Asleep Versions was recorded at Sundlaugin Studios, near Reykjavik, in February of this year. Intended to be heard as one single 25 minute piece, it is composed of four decelerated, dreamlike re-imaginings of tracks from the Mercury-nominated Immunity. At times almost painfully beautiful, the EP contains a new, semi-acoustic re-interpretation of album track Form By Firelight, featuring additional vocals from the Braids and Blue Hawaii lead vocalist, Raphaelle Standell.
[ file under: electronica ]
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"After the rain"
Seefeel founding member Mark Van Hoen created some of the finest examples of early IDM as Locust for R&S’s legendary ambient sub-label Apollo back in the 90s. After a stretch of releases between 1993 and 2001, the project went on hiatus, returning only now with Locust After The Rain, following a release under his own name also for Editions Mego in 2012. The album sees Van Hoen working with longtime collaborator Louis Sherman and features vocals from Celeste Griffin, Candace Miller and Julie Manescau.
[ file under: editions mego ]
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Kiasmos is made up of Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds, known for his unique blend of minimal piano and string compositions with electronic sounds and Janus Rasmussen from the Faroe Islands, known as the mastermind of the electro-pop outfit Bloodgroup. Based in Reykjavík, Arnalds used to work as a sound engineer, often for Rasmussen's other projects, where the two musicians discovered their common love for minimal, experimental music. They eventually became best friends, often hanging out in their studio, exploring electronic sounds.
[ file under: contemporary ]
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"My ghost comes back"
The aptly named My Ghost Comes Back witnesses the return of Tujiko Noriko after a hiatus exploring worlds beyond those we regularly inhabit. The results of these travels provided the formula for this, her most accomplished record to date. As rich in ambition as it is skewered in it's melodic stance, My Ghost Comes Back is a decidedly more acoustic affair in which a host of guest musicians incorporate mandolin, viola, musical saw, optigon and other such wares into the exotic environment where her unique songwriting now resides.
[ file under: mego editions ]
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"Sea island"
Sea Island is Vancouver ambient artist Scott Morgan's first LP for Kranky since 2012's Sketches From New Brighton. Comprising a mixture of tried-and-tested live tracks and others written in the studio, the album reportedly represents a range of compositional approaches from deeply-layered textures to more improvisational methods, including work with acoustic instruments such as the piano, vibraphone and violin played by a cast of local musicians, as well as Seattle pianist Kelly Wyse and vocalist Ashley Pitre.
[ file under: electronica ]
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"American intelligence"
Incredible new album from the Detroit visionary and we think it is definitely worth raiding the piggie bank for! Jazz, soul and house fused in a way only Theo Parrish could execute. Features Marcellus Pittman, Ideeyah, Duminie Deporres.
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Osunlade returns with his latest full length album, Peacock. Recorded in homage to the orisha Ochun, an album about love relations, the heart, acceptance, vulnerability and change. While love is the reason, funk is the cause. With the exception of the albums two electronic explorations the album is fully realized in classic analog soul funk with Osunlade taking the reigns of all or most instrumentation and vocals.
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Lean, indeed silky sounds from Silk Rhodes, a Baltimore duo who put a pretty wonderful contemporary spin 70's funky soul influences, as filtered through 80's boogie and electro and hip hop beatcraft. If that doesn't sound all that original as described, you really outta give this a listen, because it's got quite a distinctive vibe. Very promising stuff on the always adventurous Stones Throw label. Includes Pains, Face 2 Face, Realtime, Barely New, Horizon Line and more.
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"Night safari"
Night Safari the most recent album by Populous marks his comeback six years after the issue of “Drawn In Basic”, his last full-lenght published by Morr Music. After dedicating some time to a side-project shared with the New York singer Michael McGuire, he is back from an exotic trip amidst world sounds and the exploration of electronic music, from ancient ethnic instruments to the low pitch of the 808. It is an imaginary nighttime safari using field recordings from the four corners of the world, samples taken from hidden records, african polyrhythms and kraut synths.
[ file under: african downtempo ]
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Since forming in Leeds in 2009 Submotion Orchestra have carved out their own special place in the UK's ever-changing musical landscape. The 7 piece band's fusion of bass heavy electronica, jazz, soul and much more besides has made them a favourite of the like of Gilles Peterson.
Now following two critically acclaimed albums, Finest Hour and Fragments, Submotion Orchestra return bigger, brighter and bolder than ever with Alium.
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"Faith in strangers"
Faith In Strangers’ was written and produced between January 2013 and June 2014, and was edited and sequenced in late July this year. Making use of on an array of instruments, field recordings, found sounds and vocal treatments, it’s a largely analogue variant of hi-tech production styles arcing from the dissonant to the sublime. The first two tracks recorded during these early sessions bookend the release, Time Away featuring Euphonium played by Kim Holly Thorpe and Missing, a contribution by Stott’s occasional vocal collaborator Alison Skidmore.
[ file under: modern love ]
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"Block boundaries"
Block Boundaries is the new album from minimalist composer Ryan Teague building on his previous releases for Type, Sonic Pieces and current label Village Green. Inspired by the theme of Psychogeography, the record fuses acoustic instrumentation with electronic and processed material, taking the listener on a hallucinogenic Ballardian journey through from the thrumming urban activity of New York, Amsterdam and London.
[ file under: electronica ]
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"The silver globe"
Assembled from disparate studio sessions recorded sporadically since the release of the critically acclaimed Fallen by watchbird LP, The silver globe explores new collaborative relationships featuring tracks co-produced by David Holmes, guest appearances by Australian vintage space rockers Cybotron, some Suzanne Ciani waves and post production/remix by Andy Votel. Enjoying her most fertile period to date, Jane’s reactions to the music of Italian synth starrs Daniela Casa and Doris Norton and released on her own Bird imprint, The silver globe provide yet another launch pad for Jane's musical trajectories.
[ file under: folktronica ]
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Zurich began as a 1994 musical partnership between Neil Halstead then of Slowdive and Tony F Wilson. Recorded at a time when the popularity of ambient techno was at its peak, these recordings are remarkably austere by comparison. All of the recordings were lost until very recently when Touch recording artist Mark Van Hoen found the two tracks on old Cd-Rs and cassettes he was given by Wilson. This Cd version of the original LP release includes bonus tracks.
[ file under: see-feel ]
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