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COIL, "THE QUEENS OF THE CIRCULATING LIBRARY"

Initially released at the Cornucopia event, this CD is basically a piece performed almost entirely at the event.
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PETER MURPHY, "WILD BIRDS: 1985-1995"

While this is a collection of some excellent songs, I'm disappointed with the presentation and execution.
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DIRTY THREE, "WHATEVER YOU LOVE, YOU ARE"

Sometimes I'm maniacally flipping through the cds at a shop when I stumble upon one that makes me stop for some unknown reason.
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BROADCAST, "THE NOISE MADE BY PEOPLE"

Broadcast's long-awaiteddebut proper album on Warp will probably not disappoint fans of the1960s retro film score sound, made popular in recent years by artistslike Saint Etienne.
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LUKE VIBERT/BJ COLE, "STOP THE PANIC"

Luke Vibert (aka WagonChrist, Plug, etc.) teams up with legendary pedal steel guitarist BJCole (further augmented by six additional musicians including TomJenkinson aka Squarepusher) for what would seem to be a bizarre andunlikely collaboration.
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Thighpaulsandra, "Some Head EP"

This features two brand new approximately 15 minute tracks. Listening to the CD is a treat for Coil fans as bits and pieces strike a nerve, remeniscent of last year's phenomenal Musick to Play in the Dark. Quick piano strikes from "Black Nurse" echo "Red Queen" while noises echo bits from "Red Birds."
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SEELY, "WINTER BIRDS"

This group gets betterand better and better with every album. While their last full lengther,"Seconds" was a decent release, it didn't strike me as being much morethan a good solid rock record with some nice tunes on it.
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ORGANUM, "VOLUME 2"

David Jackman, the manbehind Organum never refuses the opportunity to alienate any potentialfuture fans.
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CAT POWER, "THE COVERS RECORD"

Chan Marshall takes some time out this round to record some of her favorite songs to cover.
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CURRENT 93/ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS

The new single clocks inat a mere 10 minutes, and contains two tracks. The first is of courseour first chance to hear Antony and the Johnsons, whose album isapparently being released through Dutro later in the spring.
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MELVINS, "CRYBABY"

Four words: Leif Garrett covers Nirvana. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" to be exact.
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OSTARA, "SECRET HOMELAND"

After listening to this everyday for over a week now, I am happy to report that it is indeed growing on me!
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A MURDER OF ANGELS, "WHILE YOU SLEEP"

Instrumental dark ambient charnel ground, atmospheric music - from New York, of all places!
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WHEN, "PSYCHEDELIC WUNDERBAUM"

This is a wonderfully schizophrenic release, with an aptly chosen name.
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"DECONSTRUCTING BECK"

After reading the descriptions of this release, I thought it might be interesting.
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SKINCAGE, "AXON"

As morbid as it sounds,rough times usually make for the most brilliant art, whether it be thetortured artist's painting, the sick obsessive's love poems or themusician's pain and loss manifesting itself into beautiful sound.
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MIMIR, "3"

The third album from post-rock post-kraut post-goth supergroup Mimir features members Christoph Heemann and Andreas Martin of HNAS, Edward Ka-Spel and The Silverman of Legendary Pink Dots with seminal guitarist/producer/noise artist/Spice Girls fan Jim O'Rourke.
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V/VM PRESENTS FALCO & KID 606

Two brand swanking new 7" single releases are available now on vinyl from v/vm Test Recordings.
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WILL OLDHAM, "GUARAPERO - LOST BLUES 2"

This collection of Oldhamtunes pulls a ton of stuff (16 tracks to be exact) from four trackdemos, home recordings, live stuff, peel sessions and other bits andpieces hanging around from the last seven years.
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IN THE NURSERY, "GROUNDLOOP"

With ITN moreso than Coiland Greater Than One, I'm mildly aggrivated when I mention them tosomebody and get a response like, "oh are they still around?"
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