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RECORD REVIEW: JULIANA  DAUGHERTY – LIGHT
RECORD REVIEW: JULIANA DAUGHERTY – LIGHT

“I gave it a good fight, I tried to be alright, but I wasn’t.” Charlottesville artist Juliana Daugherty’s new album Light begins with the amazing opener ‘Player’, the deft merger of gently strummed rock chords, electronic effects and pitter-patter like...

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RECORD REVIEW: SKEE MASK (GER) – COMPRO
RECORD REVIEW: SKEE MASK (GER) – COMPRO

Left field Munich techno producer Bryan Müller aka Skee Mask, recently unveiled his deeply outstanding new album Compro on Munich’s Ilian Tape. After the rhythmic and vocal intensity of and the kaleidoscopic exhibits found on last year’s EP’s ‘ISS002’ and...

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RECORD REVIEW: DJ KOZE (GER) – KNOCK KNOCK
RECORD REVIEW: DJ KOZE (GER) – KNOCK KNOCK

Earlier this month abstract DJ/producer/artist and Hamburg native Stefan Kozalla aka DJ Koze, released his sprawling new album Knock Knock, an artistic journey that invokes a kaleidoscope of feelings and emotions. His hypnotic yet restless creations have a smidge...

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RECORD REVIEW: BEACH HOUSE (USA) – 7
RECORD REVIEW: BEACH HOUSE (USA) – 7

In a more general sense, we are interested by the human mind’s (and nature’s) tendency to create forces equal and opposite to those present. Thematically, this record often deals with the beauty that arises in dealing with darkness; the...

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RECORD REVIEW: HALF WAIF (USA) – LAVENDER
RECORD REVIEW: HALF WAIF (USA) – LAVENDER

Last week Half Waif, the synth pop project that coalesces around the considerable talents of Brooklyn artist Nandi Rose Plunkett, released the introspective yet immediately touching long player Lavender. It contains a dozen deeply self-explorative and richly substantive vignettes...

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RECORD REVIEW: THE NEW TIGERS (FIN) – DO XAO
RECORD REVIEW: THE NEW TIGERS (FIN) – DO XAO

The transformative new album Do Xao by Turku retro pop futurists The New Tigers represents a significant change in direction for the band. It’s nine tracks were created in the wake of a critical decision made in the winter...

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RECORD REVIEW: KISSY FLEUR (AUS) – RIPENED FRUIT
RECORD REVIEW: KISSY FLEUR (AUS) – RIPENED FRUIT

“I hope those that are unaware of the suffering that comes along with sexual assault will be confronted by the lyrics and I hope that those who can connect with the story can find healing within the songs, the...

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RECORD REVIEW: FAUSTINA MASIGAT (USA) – FAUSTINA MASIGAT
RECORD REVIEW: FAUSTINA MASIGAT (USA) – FAUSTINA MASIGAT

To pick apart and critically examine the beliefs you once trusted and firmly embraced and let go of all the ambitions you developed from and with them is one of the most difficult decisions anyone can undertake. It takes...

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RECORD REVIEW: PRIMAL CODE (ITA) – KONSTRUKT 008 EP
RECORD REVIEW: PRIMAL CODE (ITA) – KONSTRUKT 008 EP

Back in late January Milan ambient techno duo Davide Perrone and Gabriele Giuggioli aka Primal Code, dropped an eloquent and immediate four track EP which served as the eighth release from the fine Dutch label Konstrukt*. Having devoured the...

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RECORD REVIEW: COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS – MAY YOUR KINDNESS REMAIN
RECORD REVIEW: COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS – MAY YOUR KINDNESS REMAIN

“It feels good not to bartend.” Courtney Marie Andrews. The musical and lyrical content along with the title of the new Courtney Marie Andrews record May Your Kindness Remain is revealing on a number of levels. Not only does...

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