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MARZO 2016


Moth is an evolution since the last album, and proves to be an be an emotionally uninhibited and markedly stronger, more pop inspired body of work. A very New York City inspired album, listeners can expect to be led through an aural mix of big, rich pop inspired hooks, vibrating bass, lively brass and sensuous R&B inspired vocals, all anchored in the duo s meticulously crafted instrumentation.
[ file under: electro r&b ] nulla di nuovo sotto il sole...cdalso available in LP

"True tempo"

Cool, sophisticated and melodically funky pop from Japan, recorded in 2014/15, six irresistible new songs from veteran members of 90s Tokyo underground pop bands like Love Tambourines, Arch and Bridge, all influenced by the Tokyo Neo Acoustic scene as well as early "club music" like Acid Jazz, Rare Groove and early Techno and mentored by Kenji Takimi of Crue-L Records.
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"Is the is are"

Is the Is Are, the highly-anticipated sophomore release from Brooklyn-based DIIV, is an album years and many personal struggles in the making for it’s architect, Zachary Cole Smith. Recorded and mixed in various locations in Brooklyn, it showcases everything you know and love about DIIV, and many things you did not, all with an added nuance and depth. It is a 17-song, double-album statement intended to resonate with its audience in much the same way that Bad Moon Rising or Tago Mago has for Smith himself.
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"Climate of fear"

UK new wave icons, B-Movie, best known for their 1982 international smash hit single “Nowhere Girl,” continue their triumphant return with this brand new album featuring all 4 original founding members. The band’s third album since their well-received reunion in 2012, Climate Of Fear finds Steve Hovington and company at the peak of their moody melodic rock powers, sounding as fresh and vibrant as they did in their heyday, with a whole new set of keyboard-driven classics such as the superbly danceable lead off single “Another False Dawn,” the wonderfully moody title track “Climate Of Fear” and many more!
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The first three albums produced by Ricardo Donoso have been compiled into two very handsome box sets by Denovali. Minimal polyrhythmic ambient compositions that take the listener to a special place. As hypnotic and questing as a Steve Reich piece. 3CD box or a limited-to-200-copies-only quadruple white vinyl box.
[ file under: minimalism ]
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Natural is the latest collaboration between musical travellers and kindred spirits Nicola Conte and Stefania Dipierro, the culmination of a relationship rooted in a shared belief in the spiritually healing powers of music. The Italian duo is set to take 2016 by storm with a sensual, sumptuous and highly accomplished record, firmly anchored in the traditions of Brazilian bossa nova, samba and jazz.
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"Common time"

Field Music's relatively minor status in the world of pop is surprising. Since their inception in 2004 they've put out some excellent material, 2006's self-titled debut being a particular highpoint. Commontime is the Brewis brothers' first studio release since becoming fathers and this shift in responsibility forms the thematic backdrop of the album.
[ file under: indie pop ] nulla di nuovo sotto il sole...cdalso available in LP

"Quatermass sessions: from the deep"

Returning after their Last Transmission collaborative album with Melvin Van Peebles, the Heliocentrics finish off their trawl through the vaults of tracks recorded at their old digs Quatermass Studios with psychedelic tinged funk and jazz instrumentals Rolling Stone describes as "...sprawling, with percussive patterns that suddenly morph into extraterrestrial sound blasts and opaque, detouring patterns." The CD combines tracks from both Quatermass vinyl volumes.
[ file under: acid jazz ] nulla di nuovo sotto il sole...cdalso available in LP

"New view"

Friedberger’s latest album is called New View, and it’s the third she’s released since the dissolution of The Fiery Furnaces, the indie rock band she anchored alongside brother Matthew throughout the ‘00s. It’s not as ambitious or eclectic as Last Summer, an album that leapt from funk to folk to pop-soul and back again, but it’s warm, rambling, and assured.
[ file under: fiery furnaces ] nulla di nuovo sotto il sole...cdalso available in LP

"A tale untold"

Louise Le May is something different, a unique and very English talent. Sometimes hard to categorise, her music in combination with the luscious, sophisticated arrangements of Louis Philippe, soars. It's timeless, dreamlike and reflective. Her voice, recorded with minimal fuss, open and natural is the first thing you notice. It has a lightness yet conveys a surprising depth. In the words of The High Llamas frontman Sean O'Hagan: "She has the steady delivery of Judee Sill, but the harmonic flavour of Kate Bush or Robert Wyatt." Louise released a limited edition EP in 2009 attracting glowing reviews and airplay from Guy Garvey, Tom Robinson (including a live session) and many others.
[ file under: twilight pop ]
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"Man made object"

GoGo Penguin are part of a small, elite pantheon of British artists signed to the legendary Blue Note label, putting them in the same room as jazz royalty. As Man Made Object shows, they’ve got there by melding traditional jazz approaches with sounds from glitchy electronica: all produced acoustically, of course.
[ file under: alt-jazz ]
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Her new album "Keys" shows Berlin-based musician Masha Qrella elegantly fusing disco-pop and songwriting. Written and produced by Qrella in her studio within one year, with this record, Masha Qrella creates a very distinct version of pop music, subtly reminding you of her love for Elliott Smith, Neil Young, Air or Metronomy, but always staying true to herself. Join her on this emotional dance floor.
[ file under: indietronica ] nulla di nuovo sotto il sole...cdalso available in LP


Jesu/Sun Kil Moon is a collaborative studio album by American indie folk act Sun Kil Moon and British experimental act Jesu, released on Caldo Verde Records and Rough Trade. The album also features guests Will Oldham aka Bonnie "Prince" Billy, members of Low, Rachel Goswell of Slowdive and Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse.
[ file under: alternative ] nulla di nuovo sotto il sole...cdalso available in LP


Friends, Benjamin and I wrote this record during a tour break in the summer of 2012. I can easily say that it was one of the most creative and inspired summers of our lives. What followed was the most tragic, soul shaking tidal wave that life could deliver, but even that wouldn't stop the vision for this record from being realized. This is a love letter from start to finish. It's the story of us starting from that first day we met in 2004, and that's the story of School of Seven Bells. So much love to all of you. Thank you for being a constant light in our lives. This record is for you. -Alejandra
[ file under: shoegaze ] nulla di nuovo sotto il sole...cdalso available in LP


Revolving Beirut trumpeter Ben Lanz and Scott and Bryan Devendorf a.k.a. The National’s rhythm section, LNZNDRF channel classic Neu! and Amon Düül through a prism of effected guitars, motorik linearity and broad synth shapes, bringing vocals into the mix with a gentle touch in Beneath the Black Sea and in a manner recalling Spiritualized in the gospel swells of M1 Storm, whilst Kind Things dabbles in slower, African psyche-rock, and they reach their destination with a rousing finale in the stomping, noisy Samarra.
[ file under: inter-national gothic ] nulla di nuovo sotto il sole...cdalso available in LP

"Barbara Barbare we face a shining future"

Underworld’s first new studio album in 6 years is now available.
So what’s there in the shining future? The opening punch of a two-note detuned bass riff crunching over relentless percussion; the elegiac swoop of strings as they stretch out across off-world electronics; a demented lupine howl that curls itself into an unshakeable earworm; celestial techno and South American acoustics; voices that warp into harmonic riffs; found lyrics that form fine-tuned monolgues; head music to dance to...
[ file under: electronica ] nulla di nuovo sotto il sole...cdalso available in LP

"The gamble"

Frederic Gmeiner and Sebastian Singwald. Gmeiner and Frahm attended the same primary school in a rural suburb of Hamburg, and their mutual interest in sound recording brought them together to form the basis of a long-lasting friendship. In their second year of school, they began producing their own radio show, which featured incidental sounds from the school ground, the voices of their teachers, and recordings of themselves practising their instruments, all recorded on rudimentary tape machines for kids.
[ file under: electronica ]
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"Traditional synthesizer music"

Traditional Synthesizer Music is a collection of songs created and performed live exclusively on the modular synthesizer by Aaron Funk. Each sound contained within was created purely with the modular synthesizer. No overdubbing or editing techniques were utilized in the recordings on Traditional Synthesizer Music.
[ file under: modular ] nulla di nuovo sotto il sole...cdalso available in LP

"Adore life"

Savages' music was austere, their apparent influences easy to name (Siouxsie, Wire, Gang of Four, Joy Division), but what frontwoman Jehnny Beth was singing about was more complex. On the second collection, Adore Life, they’re still exciting, but the tone has shifted considerably. Not all of the songs work—a couple float by with power and grit but no real hook— but the best moments here are incredible.
[ file under: new post-punk ] nulla di nuovo sotto il sole...cdalso available in LP


A man of many talents, Andrew Weatherall has largely focussed on DJing and collaboration of late. Now the producer has outlined plans for 'Covenanza', his first full length solo album since 2009. Out on February 26th, the material is said to slip and slide through the producer's vast network of sonic ideas - from post-punk to techno, left field house to psychedelia.
[ file under: post-punk ]
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"Life of pause"

Jack Tatum returns with his latest Wild Nothing album. Life of Pause, the follow-up to Nocturne. With Life of Pause, Tatum delivers what he describes as his most “honest” and “mature” work yet, an exquisitely arranged and beautifully recorded collection of songs that marry the immediate with the indefinable.
[ file under:indie pop ] nulla di nuovo sotto il sole...cdalso available in LP

"Something about April II"

In the four years since the release of Something About April, Adrian Younge has been coined America’s black genius: the evocation of analog vestige in a digital era. His majestic music has garnered him reverence, likened to Ennio Morricone’s best work and the Beatles’ tenacity to create new sounds. Special guest, Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab).
[ file under: new soul ] nulla di nuovo sotto il sole...cdalso available in LP