Two New Download-only Albums of Material from Richard H. Kirk

In addition to the new Sandoz record, Richard H. Kirk (you know, that guy from Cabaret Voltaire ) has two albums of unreleased material now available for download from iTunes. ENTERING VALHALLA Volume 1 (with bass,drum and electronic sound) is a compilation of remixes all previously available on various compilation CDs, now brought together as one online release and ENTERING VALHALLA Volume 2 (virtual lite) contains previously unreleased Richard H Kirk music, dating from the same period (1993) as the album VIRTUAL STATE. Check his news page on his website for more details and iTunes links.
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David Tibet Interviewed on WFMU

Part of a flurry of interviews and appearances surrounding the release of Current 93's brand new album Black Ships Ate the Sky, legendary freeform radio station WFMU featured an interview of David Tibet yesterday, conducted by Brian Turner.  Interspersed with the lengthy interview are tracks from the new album, as well as a bunch of other tracks by Tibet's favorite artists, including Don Bradshaw-Leather, Jan Dukes de Grey, Cyndi Lauper, Little Annie and OM.  The show in its entirety or in segments is available in streaming Real Audio or MP3 by clicking this link. The Durtro site has also been updated recently with news about concerts, interviews and upcoming releases.  So what's all this I hear about apocalypse?
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Richard H. Kirk unloads new Sandoz release

Live in the Earth: Sandoz in Dub Chapter 2 is described as "the second chapter in Richard Kirk's journey into the
heart of Dub. Taking his influences from dub producers King Tubby, Lee Perry, Scientist and more, Kirk has mixed these sounds together with his trademarkelectronic experimentation to produce a remarkable album." It will be out on Soul Jazz on Monday, May 29th.
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Matmos Give a Guided Tour

Up on Matador Records' website is a new Quicktime piece on the portraits in Matmos' new album, The Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of a Beast. It takes a while to load but provides background on each subject of their new album, along with an image of each to accompany.
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Wire: 1977-1979 5CD Box + 60 page booklet

Available finally on Sunday, May 14th is the PinkFlag America box for Wire. From the Pink Flag press release: "The long awaited collectors' box set contains re-mastered re-issues of Wire's groundbreaking classic first three albums Pink Flag, Chairs Missing, and 154, along with two CDs of previously unreleased recordings documenting the bands' live performances at the Roxy, London (1st and 2nd April 1977) and at the CBGB Theatre, New York (18th July 1978) providing a set of the essentials of 70s Wire provided from both the studio and live standpoints."
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V/Vm Caretaker 6CD set update

V/Vm have decided to go ahead and press up the ambitious 6xCD boxed set release of the entire Caretaker album, Theoretically Pure Anterograde Amnesia. All pre-ordered copies and only pre-ordered copies will be numbered and personalised in some way. The whole release will be ready to go early to mid June following some European shows. When it's released the price will rise to around £18 or more. 
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EYE014: NON DIJ DVD

Now available in the Commerce section is EYE014: Death in June and Non.  These are each concert segments and interviews with Douglas P and Boyd Rice recorded last year in Boston.  All proceeds will go towards Brainwaves: the 10th Anniversary of Brainwashed Festival .
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Free Jessica Bailiff MP3 from forthcoming album

The latest in Kranky's Free MP3 series is the song "Lakeside Blues" from the new Jessica Bailiff album, Feels Like Home.  It's now available for free download at the Kranky siteFeels Like Home is Jessica's fourth full-length album and is due for release on Kranky this summer.
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Legendary Pink Dots Audio previews available now

The Legendary Pink Dots have a number of releases on the way in addition to their triumphant North American reutrn.  MP3s will be posted this weekend on the website for the forthcoming full-length release, Your Children Placate You From Premature Graves, while MP3s from Eyes China Doll (CD), Fragments Of Illumina (CD/DLP), and Ancient Daze (CD/DLP) will be posted on Beta-Lactam Ring Records' website. 
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New MP3 available with Matmos and Pascal Wise

A story in today's Guardian on Matmos has a free download of a jam between Drew Daniel and M.C. Schmidt with Pascal Wise (pictured in the image with a trumpet).  It's also a very respectful article too!
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Coil add more digital downloads

Coil have added three more releases to the digital downloads over at Threshold HouseStolen and Contaminated Songs, Love's Secret Domain, and The Angelic Conversation also include a test run of a lossless FLAC option.
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Brainwashed is 10

April 16th, 2006 is the 10th anniversary of the launch of Brainwashed.com.  We've got an anniversary tee shirt available at the commerce section, a Podcast this week featuring music from 1996 (the year we went live), and we're excited to announce Brainwaves, the 10th Anniversary Celebration, of which, you are cordially invited.  Plus, those in the Boston area can come on Thursday night (April 20) to River Gods in Cambridge for a special music video celebrarion of Brainwashed.  It's free and starts at 9pm and is part of the video night, The Sound Your Eyes Can Follow.
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Steven Stapleton and the Sleeping Moustache

The Helen Scarsdale Agency is currently accepting pre-orders for the upcoming collaborative project between M.S. Waldron (Irr.App.(Ext.), Steven Stapleton (Nurse With Wound), Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson, Jim Haynes, and R.K. Faulhaber entitled The Sleeping Moustache. The first edition of The Sleeping Moustache comes housed with a series of elaborately letterpressed prints featuring artwork from each contributing artist.
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Cex Corrections!

Actual Fucking is not Rjyan Kidwell's final album as Cex.  Now expanded to include his wife Roby Newton (of Milemarker) and Cale Parks (Aloha/Joan of Arc) and featuring even more people in the studio, Automation Records will release the album on July 4th.  Read on for tour dates.
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10 Years, 1 Tee Shirt

A fab new tee shirt is available, commemorating the 10th Anniversary of Brainwashed.  The new shirt is black with grey print and is available now from the Commerce section.  $25 includes shipping to anywhere on the globe and all proceeds go towoards funding Brainwaves: Brainwashed's 10th Anniversary Music Fest (details and tickets to be announced on Brainwashed's 10th birthday: April 16th).
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ICR now accepting pre-orders for new NWW CD

Soundpooling is the new Nurse With Wound release, recorded in Vienna last year and packaged with an extra brand new track, "In Swollen Silence."  Additionally, an edition limited to 300 copies will contain a bonus CD of music, A Hand Job for the Laughing Policeman.  This is expected to ship by the end of April.
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New LPD releases available for pre-sale

Terminal Kaleidoscope is accepting pre-orders for the next two releases from The Legendary Pink Dots: From Premature Graves, due late April, is the new CD from ROIR, and the 25th Anniversary Single is a 7" created especially for the forthcoming North American tour. In other release news, coming soon are Alchemical Playschool boxed set, Eyes China Doll CD reissue, and Ancient Daze CD (reissued and expanded). (Read on for more details.)
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Windy & Carl score for online photo essay

The music of Windy & Carl has been used in an online interactive photo essay by Harry Gruyaert, hosted at Slate.com under Today's Pictures.  The piece was developed using Flash and is only recommended to those with excellent Internet connections.  You can see the entire piece titled Rivages at http://todayspictures.slate.com/20060329.
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Brainwashed Launches Free Music

Brainwashed has a new section devoted entirely to legal filesharing.  Free Music is just that.  We give you music from the artists hosted on Brainwashed.  We launch with some rare compilation cuts from Little Annie (aka Annie Anxiety) that are available now.  Please enjoy, please listen, and please donate when asked by the artist to a charity of their choice.
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Important Marches On

March has ended up being a massive month for Important Records w/ a host of new releases from The Electric Ghosts (Daniel Johnston), Larsen, Slomo, Piano Magic, The Major Stars and the long delayed collaboration between The Hafler Trio and Jonsi Birgisson of Sigur Ros.  More information/mp3 on each release can be found here.

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