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[Music] Introspect Void – Behind the Fallen Monuments of Time

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I don’t know if today is Flashback Day, but the last three posts have brought some very, very good memories of the period in my life between 1988-1992, when I was absolutely immersed in Electronic Body Music (as well as the alternative music scene of my youth). Introspect Void are not a band from the …

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[Music] Silver Rose – Silver Rose

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I know of quite a few artists in Brazil who are doing stupendous work in the genre of Shoegaze music, but this release by Silver Rose, a Mexican band, equals or surpasses these, having a lot in common with their fellow British and American co-practicioners of this sonic art. Those of you who like Dream …

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[Music] Various – Magnetband: Experimenteller Elektronik-Underground DDR 1984-1989 / Sammlung: Elektronische Kassettenmusik Düsseldorf 1982-1989

FREQ Magazine blogs on two very interesting experimental music releases showcasing 80’s German electronic music, one from the East, and one from the West.

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[Music] Various Artists – Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes from the Horn of Africa

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No need to gush over this, as Ostinato Records’ Bandcamp site tells the story beautifully: In 1988, on the eve of a two decade civil war, Somalia’s authoritarian ruler Siad Barre launched punishing air strikes on the north of the country, known today as Somaliland, in response to agitations for independence. The bombing leveled the …

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