Brainwashed Radio: The Podcast Edition

Driving Ban in Buffalo by LucasHappy New Year!

Here's some music that barely squeaked in at the end of 2022. Much worth consideration when working on the voting round for this year's Annual Readers Poll.

Music from big blood, Minami Deutsch, Fort Romeau, Amp, Ura, Piezo, DECIUS, Esau, Michael Lightborne, and jesu.

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MOLASSES, "YOU'LL NEVER BE WELL NO MORE"

Delicately pakaged in abooklet of black construction paper, this release marks the first fulllength as Molasses - a collected "folk noir" group from Montreal whichincludes members of the Shalbi Effect and godspeed you black emperor!
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KHAN, "PASSPORT"

Yet another bit ofinteresting packaging this week. The disc comes in a regular jewel casebut the booklet is the shape and approximate dimensions and a decentreplica of Can Oral's Turkish passport - equipped with US Visa andeverything.
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"AND THE ASS SAW THE ANGEL"

Keeping with Mute'stradition of making sure music is made readily available for those whowant it, here's the US version of "And the Ass Saw the Angel."
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BOMB THE BASS, "CLEAR"


Okay, I know this albumis about five years old but I strongly think it's worth mentioning. Acouple weeks ago I found a place online where I could order the UKpressing of this disc, which I had always known was clearly a differentversion than the US release which I have owned for years. I was notready for such an incredibly pleasant and drastic surprise.Everything's beefed up and played out with the force and energy thatblows the US release away completely. Although Justin Warfield's rap isweak, the opening tune, "Bug Powder Dust" hits hundreds of times harderwith a powerful pounding driving bass line and an incredible melodycompletely missing on the one I already had. Other guests and othertracks follow suit with an abrasive side of dub completely void on theother version, currently collecting dust in my collection. Playingthroughout the disc on nearly all of the tracks is a star-studded teamof various Dub Syndicate veterans Skip MacDonald, Doug Wimbish, KeithLeBlanc and Bim Sherman. Guest vocalists and players include SineadO'Connor, Jah Wobble and other singers. An 11th track, "5ml. Barrel," aspoken word piece from Will Self backed by some incredible music wasn'teven on the US version. It's no wonder to me, looking back how thisdisc bombed in North America.

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DAVID SYLVIAN, "APPROACHING SILENCE"

Nearly everybody who'sfamiliar with Sylvian has an opinion on him - either he's too mindnumbingly nauseating and pretentious or he's an unrecognized genius.
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The Third Eye Foundation, "Little Lost Soul"

Finally, this is the album we all knew Matt Elliot could make.
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CHARALAMBIDES, "INTERNAL/ETERNAL"

With their latestrelease--their 6th or 7th perhaps?--the Austin via Houston duo ofChristina and Tom Carter have created a disc of subtle psychedelia,imbued with reverberating guitar echoes and luscious drones.
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FIVE WAY MIRROR, "TRANSCENDENCE"

I really had no idea what to expect when I put this disc on, and was quickly blown (okay, washed) away.
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FLUXION, HALLUCINATOR, ROUND ONE - ROUND FIVE

Three new cd offeringsfrom the Berlin based Basic Channel / Chain Reaction family: Fluxion"Vibrant Forms" and Hallucinator "Landlocked" on Chain Reaction and"Round One to Round Five 1993 - 1999" on Main Street Records, allavailable domestically in the U.S. via EFA/Caroline.
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RAJNA, "YAHILI"

Despite their seeminglyunlikely French origin, Rajna's latest album Yahili so stronglyreflects the band's passion for South Asian music that their nativecountry becomes easily forgotten.
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