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[Music] Robert Scott Thompson – Pale Blue Dot


Shame on me for not knowing so much about the work of Robert Scott Thompson. I had the pleasure of hearing his work via samples over on Soundcloud, but it wasn’t until recently that I thought to properly explore one of his albums. There’s nothing quite like hearing these pieces in their proper context. It’s …

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[Music] Kayno Yesno Slonce – Mare Verborum


Kayno Yesno Slonce are a band based out of Sofia, Bulgaria, who straddle genres so easily that they’re nearly impossible to classify. There is a gentle beauty in the music that reminds me of Bert Jansch or The Incredible String Band, but one can hear elements of Wyrd Folk like Shirley Collins or the more …

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[Music] Perry Bradford and the Blues Singers in Chronological Order, 1923-1927 (Document DOCD-5353)

PERRY BRADFORD AND THE BLUES SINGERS in Chronological Order, 1923-1927 (Document Records, DOCD-5353) all songs written & produced by Bradford, who plays piano and supervised the sessions 1 –Perry Bradford’s Jazz Phools* Fade Away Blues 2 –Perry Bradford’s Jazz Phools* Day Break Blues 3 –Ethel Ridley Liza Johnson’s Got Better Bread 4 –Ethel Ridley Here’s […] …

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[Music] Cermaque – Neboj (i.e. Don’t Worry)


Indies Scope Records is one of my favorite record labels in the European continent. Their latest comes from poet, director and songwriter Jakub Čermák (doing business as Cermaque). The album is a wonderfully heady mish-mash of indie folk, alternative pop, elements of hip-hop, all held together by Čermák’s lyrical oeuvre. Check out the album here.

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[Music] The Durutti Column – Domo Arigato [FBN 52 / CD]

Wonderful news for Durutti Column fans! Factory Benelux has given the royal treatment to the band’s Factory Records live album, which was the first work of theirs I ever heard. The set has been expanded to three CDs, which includes archive material as well as a DVD of the concert, which was held in Japan …

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[Music] New Post Punk & Drone from Magnetic Ghost, Remora, & Luka Fisher on Silber

A press release from our friends at Silber Media: Hello, Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you all are well. Doing my best to be thankful for the relatively good place I’m in even though life has been routinely difficult this year. But hey, life is supposed to be hard work anyway right? We’ve got three new …

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[Music] New Drone & Darkwave from Koyl, Cloaca, & Premature Burial on Silber

From our friend Brian John Mitchell at Silber Media – the company has some great new releases on the way: Hello, Hope everyone is doing well.  Life is good here at Silber even if I am struggling to get everything to happen in a timely manner.  The hurricane that came through & flooded a lot of …

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[Music] Destruktionsanstalt – Swedenborg

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Though it must amuse my confessors to no end, I grew up enjoying the bleakest of sounds in early Industrial music and the black ambient music which followed about a decade or so later. The best of the lot seem to be growing out of the calm climes of Scandinavia, and the best of that …

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[Music] How Chicago’s Black Youth Inspired An Unreleased David Bowie Album

There’s a “Yes, but…” here, as Young Americans would be the album which came from the ashes of this unreleased album. Still, it’s so nice that this new David Bowie box set, Who Can I Be Now?, includes this unreleased gem. Read more about it here, courtesy of i-d/Vice Magazine.

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