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LOREN MAZZACANE CONNORS, "AIRS"

Every once and a whilesomething comes across the desk without warning, without pretenses, youdrop it in and it suddenly takes hold of the mood and becomes one ofthe most enjoyable listens.
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SNEAKSTER / ROBIN GUTHRIE

Sneakster is thecollaboration between former Seefeel leader, Mark Clifford along withsinger Sophie Hinkley. "Pseudo-Nouveau" is the first full-length CDreleased from Sneakster and appeared last year throughGuthrie/Raymonde's Bella Union label.
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RUSSELL MILLS/UNDARK, "PEARL + UMBRA"

A stunning cast ofcharacters has been assembled for the recording of this album, thesecond from installation artist Russel Mills as Undark.
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LAIKA, "UNEASY" & "BLACK CAT BONE"

There's two singlesfloating around right now from Laika, easing up to the release of thebrand new album, "Good Looking Blues", due shortly.
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MR. OIZO, "ANALOG WORMS ATTACK"

Remember our link of the week to Flat Eric, the strange European TV commercial campaign starring that lovable ugly puppet?
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CURRENT 93, "ALL DOLLED UP LIKE CHRIST - LIVE NYC 1996"

I think I read somewherethat this is in fact an audience recording. If that's so, I'm damnedimpressed. This is probably one of the most impressive live recordingsof a dark indie type band of this nature.
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BOWERY ELECTRIC, "LUSHLIFE"

The wait is finally over:after nearly four years since Bowery Electric released their lastfull-length record, "Beat," the new CD is out and the band is ready toface an anxious world.
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THE BABY NAMBOOS, "ANCOATS Z ZAMBIA"

The first release onTricky's Durban Poison label, this album from English collective TheBaby Namboos expands the boundaries of trip-hop (a genre which hasbecome rather tired lately), presenting interesting pop songs, soulfulmelodies and just enough rap and reggae to keep you interested.
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THE CURE, "BLOODFLOWERS"

Why review a Cure record for Brainwashed?
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PUBLIC IMAGE LTD. "PLASTIC BOX"

Public Image Limited was founded in 1978 mere months after the chaotic demise of the Sex Pistols.
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DJ ME DJ YOU, "RAINBOWS AND ROBOTS"

The work of Craig Borrell& Ross Harris can be heard on the MoWax release "Contacto Espacial"by Sukia, as the two comprise 2/3 of the group.
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ARLING & CAMERON, "MUSIC FOR IMAGINARY FILMS"

The concept was alreadyinvented but the execution was quite different. I'm referring to LeafRecords' "Invisible Soundtracks" volumes 1 and 2, which collectedexclusive tracks from Laika, Fridge, To Rococo Rot, Paul D. Miller andothers, where the premise was to have soundtrack music made up forfictitious movies.
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MATMOS, "THE WEST"

For their thirdfull-length release, Matmos has indeed ventured down the road to thewestern lands - with guitar and western themed songs done through theeyes of an experimental electronic band who by now has their shittogether.
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MONDII, "1:p"

From Chicago's Hefty Records comes this, the debut release from Japan's Nao Sugimoto - a.k.a. Mondii.
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"THE FINAL SOLSTICE"

Through Piskidisk comes this release from Rose MacDowell's Sorrow and various other related bands.
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COIL, "ASTRAL DISASTER"

Some tones, some drones,beautiful soundscapes and even a guitar bit on here. Most unmistakablyCoil, however, this is the CD release of an LP originally recorded backaround Halloween 1998.
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ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT, "CUT AND PLAY"

San Diego's favorite sons offer up a marvelous return to form on theirlatest Ep.
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LARD, "70s ROCK MUST DIE" EP

Although I was only alive for two years during the 70s, I can definitelyappreciate the annoyingness of overproduced 70s arena rock (mostly through the magic of those VH1 "Behind the Music" specials).
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MICHAEL ROTHER, "ESPARANZA"

Michael Rother was a major player in the 1970s 'Krautrock' scene as a member of Kraftwerk, Neu! and Harmonia (with Cluster and Brian Eno) and as a solo artist from 1978 to present.
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JOHNNY CASH, "AT FULSOM PRISON"

The Man in Black ... backwhen he was a real bad ass. "At Folsom Prison" was recorded on January13, 1968 and originally released later that year, then again on CD in1996 coupled with the '69 "San Quentin" live album.
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