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"Fake it flowers"

Born in the Philippines and raised in London, Bea Kristi began recording music as Beabadoobee in 2017. At just 20 years old, Beabadoobee has built her huge, dedicated Gen-Z fan base with her flawless output of confessional bedroom pop songs and DIY aesthetic. Her first track, ‘Coffee’ gathered hundreds of thousands of streams in a matter of days, through a fan-uploaded video. Since then, her songs have amassed millions of streams between her own self-released recordings.
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"Shadow of fear"

Shadow of Fear is Cabaret Voltaire’s first studio album in 26 years. Richard H. Kirk is the sole remaining member; he’s released many acclaimed solo albums, having invented bleep techno via his groundbreaking work in Sweet Exorcist. Kirk has formed this new album from a series of pulverising live shows. The tone and personality of CV is ingrained in its core as it dances across techno, dub, house, 1970s Germany and general esoteric explorations coupled with mangled vocal samples.
[ file under: industrial wave ]

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"The view from halfway down"

The debut solo album from Ride guitarist and singer Andy Bell.
Coinciding with his fiftieth birthday, The View From Halfway Down signals a brand new chapter for Andy Bell thirty odd years into his career.The product of a gradual, four-year process and finished during lockdown, the album was entirely written and recorded by Andy, engineered by Gem Archer and mastered by Heba Kadry.
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"No harm done"

Josephine's enigmatic voice captured once more by frequent co-producer Andrija Tokic in his analog Bomb Shelter studio, where layers of her guitar, piano, organ entwine with Schneider's 12-string, pedal steel and electric bass to rouse a spectral yet full blooded band. The ensuing cycle of songs pulse and glow within the ruins and deep fundamental roots of American song.
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"Serpentine prison"

erpentine Prison is the debut solo album from the National’s lead singer Matt Berninger. Commenced very shortly after the group’s last outing I Am Easy To Find, Serpentine Prison feels like a natural outgrowth of that project, a collection of stately, collegiate indie-rock formed with contributions from his National bandmates, his EL VY companion Matt Sheehy and David Bowie’s guitarist Gail Ann Dorsey, on top of production from Booker T. Jones.
[ file under: national mood ]

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"Salute to the sun"

Matthew Halsall unveils new band and announces Salute to the Sun his new album on Gondwana Records. Salute to the Sun is his first album as a leader since Into Forever (2015) and marks the debut of his new band. A sound that draws on the heritage of British jazz, the spiritual jazz of Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders, as well as world music and electronica influences, and even modern art and architecture, to create something uniquely his own.
[ file under: spiritual jazz ]

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#KingButch is the title of Butcher Brown’s soon-to-be top-trending album, the eighth in the band’s legacy and their first with Concord Records. The 13 tracks collectively represent a bold step forward for the 5-piece group from Richmond, Virginia. Remaining true to the group’s heady fusion of contemporary hip-hop, ‘70s fusion, ‘60s jazz and funk even echoes of Southern rock and marching band music show up #KingButch is a powerfully original statement that reaches across divisions of genre, generation, ethnicity, and geography.
[ file under: spiritual jazz ]

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"Soft bonds"

Insides are Julian Tardo and Kirsty Yates. They first recorded together in the early 90s as Earwig, and released an album, Under My Skin I am Laughing, which brought them to the attention of 4AD. Earwig morphed into Insides and two further albums were released on 4AD’s Guernica imprint: Euphoria (1993) and Clear Skin (1994). Soft Bonds is Insides’ first release for 20 years. It’s the sound of heart-stopping slow motion, blood rushes, fingers digging into bruised flesh, and sleeping with clenched fists.
[ file under: experimental ambient ]

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To mark this year’s Piano Day and as an acknowledgement to these unprecedented circumstances we find ourselves in, Nils Frahm surprised the world with a collection of eight solo piano pieces, titled Empty, Conceived of just before Nils broke his thumb and composed the similarly intimate solo piano album Screws, Empty is a soothing vessel of eight simple and serene pieces originally recorded as the music to a short art film he shot with his friend and film director Benoit Toulemonde.
[ file under: modern classical ]

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This album had been finished by the spring of '95 and all recorded onto DAT and placed in a box. K&D pressed up 10 copies and gave 4 away to some suitably eccentric individuals. Then the room's doors opened and in a tremendously big cloud of smoke time rushed in, K&D rushed out, and the years went rolling by. -Now- K&D are happy and proud to release what they thought were lost moments. Drop through the worm hole, take your place on the couch. The friend who is skinning up, always just passing through, listening to an album for the future called 1995. It all makes sense if you measure in K&D time.
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"All that emotion"

Having done production work on Taylor Swift’s acclaimed new album Folklore, The National’s Aaron Dessner turned his attention to Canadian star Hannah Georgas. All That Emotion, her fourth studio album, aims to break an acclaimed singer-songwriter to an international audience for the first time.
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In the fall of 2019, Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner had a unique idea, in lieu of going on what would become an economically disastrous tour, he would invite the band to Nashville to make a record as a way to provide them with similar financial support. Each band member was tasked with choosing one song for the band to cover. So the album features renditions in a classic Lambchop style of songs by Wilco, Stevie Wonder, George Jones, Mirrors, James McNew and The Supremes.
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"Telemetric sounds"

The Heliocentrics’ albums are all confounding pieces of work. Drawing equally from the funk universe of James Brown, the disorienting asymmetry of Sun Ra, the cinematic scope of Ennio Morricone, the sublime fusion of David Axelrod, Pierre Henry’s turned-on musique concrète, and Can’s beat-heavy Krautrock, they have pointed the way towards a brand new kind of psychedelia, one that could only come from a band of accomplished musicians who were also obsessive music fans.
[ file under: break & beats ] nulla di nuovo sotto il sole...cdalso available in LP


Released through Bella Union this November, Contact is an album that digs deep into the past, looks ahead to the future and burns with vivid life in the present, where its mind-expanding soundscapes, beguiling melodies and resonating emotions exude a tremendous in-the-moment vibrancy.
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"Acts of rebellion"

Ela Minus’ debut album is a collection about the personal as political and embracing the beauty of tiny acts of revolution in our everyday lives. Throughout, a sense of urgency and a call to arms is mixed with this love and appreciation for reality because even revolutionaries need to leave space for simple human interaction.
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Pole is the project of ground-breaking electronic musician Stefan Betke. The new album Fading is the first since 2015’s Wald. As with every new Pole record, it’s part of a continued forward trajectory but it also connects to a pre-existing sonic framework. “Every Pole record connects to recordings that I've made before,” Betke says, “in order to stay in this kind of vertical development.
[ file under: isolationism ]

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They say there’s no rest for the weary and that surely seems to be the case for Soul Supreme. The work of Jerusalem-born, Amsterdam-based keyboardist/producer shows an insatiable hunger to study music and learn from the greats. An inexhaustible quest to grow, as a scholar of sound. Most recently with two 7-inch-shaped self-studies boldly reinterpreting fan-favorite tracks by Mos Def, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, and A Tribe Called Quest.
[ file under: nu jazz ]

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"Shadow forms"

Trees Speak’s new album Shadow Forms is a blend of 1970s German electronic and motorik Krautrock instrumentals (think Harmonia, Can, Cluster, Popul Vuh, Neu!), haunting and powerful 1960s & 1970s soundtracks (think Italian prog-rock Goblin and John Carpenter horror movies, Morricone and existential John Barry spy movies), together with a New Nork no wave electronic synth and guitar analogue DIY-ness (think Suicide, anything on Soul Jazz’s New York Noise series or Eno's New York No Wave)!
[ file under: expsychedelic ]

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"The ascension"

The Ascension is the eighth solo studio album from singer, songwriter and composer Sufjan Stevens.
It is the long awaited follow-up to Carrie & Lowell and is set for release on Asthmatic Kitty Records. He has remained busy in the five years since Carrie & Lowell, including releasing collaborations with Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly and James McAlister (Planetarium), The Decalogue with Timo Andres, and Aporia with his stepfather, Lowell Brams.
[ file under: folktronica ]

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"Dead club"

A new album, podcast series and conversation on death and grief composed and produced by Tunng. The breadth, detail and care of Tunng’s Dead Club project is a striking thing. “It’s not just a record, it’s a discussion, it’s a podcast series, it’s poetry, it’s short stories, it’s an examination,” says the band’s Mike Lindsay.
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