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De Leon ~ De Leon

A transparent bag with a simple, barely tagged cassette inside. This is the kind of objective statement that upstart label Aught prefer to make with the music they publish: what you see is what you don’t get (an album as

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De Leon ~ De Leon

A transparent bag with a simple, barely tagged cassette inside. This is the kind of objective statement that upstart label Aught prefer to make with the music they publish: what you see is what you don’t get (an album as

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Lawrence Lindell ~ A Nomad Story

When a person locks himself in a room for a week in order to create a grand work, one of two things may happen.  One may go stir crazy (as in this classic clip from The Shining), or one may produce

Lawrence Lindell- A Nomad Story Album Cover

Lawrence Lindell ~ A Nomad Story

When a person locks himself in a room for a week in order to create a grand work, one of two things may happen.  One may go stir crazy (as in this classic clip from The Shining), or one may produce

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Rumour Cubes ~ Appearances of Collections

Four years on, London’s Rumour Cubes have finally made good on the promise shown on their debut EP, We Have Sound Houses Also.  Not that The Narrow State was a throwaway, but it simply added three new songs to those found on the EP.

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Rumour Cubes ~ Appearances of Collections

Four years on, London’s Rumour Cubes have finally made good on the promise shown on their debut EP, We Have Sound Houses Also.  Not that The Narrow State was a throwaway, but it simply added three new songs to those found on the EP.

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Pan & Me ~ Ocean Noise

Ocean Noise is a much quieter project than its predecessor, Paal.  Four years have passed since Christophe Mevel (Pan & Me) stepped out from the shadow of The Dale Cooper Quartet & The Dictaphones, and in that time he’s deepened his sonic

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Pan & Me ~ Ocean Noise

Ocean Noise is a much quieter project than its predecessor, Paal.  Four years have passed since Christophe Mevel (Pan & Me) stepped out from the shadow of The Dale Cooper Quartet & The Dictaphones, and in that time he’s deepened his sonic

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Ak’chamel ~ Lowlands of Hteklum

Is Ak’chamel good, evil, or somewhere in between?  The dense religious fervor of the Texas trio’s latest album seems to suggest the latter, although prior incarnation Ak’chamel, the Giver of Illness veered heavily to the dark side.  The trio wears masks and robes

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Ak’chamel ~ Lowlands of Hteklum

Is Ak’chamel good, evil, or somewhere in between?  The dense religious fervor of the Texas trio’s latest album seems to suggest the latter, although prior incarnation Ak’chamel, the Giver of Illness veered heavily to the dark side.  The trio wears masks and robes

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Denovali Swingfest Sampler

As Denovali prepares to bring their popular Swingfest back to Essen, Germany (October 2-5), the label has just unleashed a massive sampler ~ and it’s free!  Full details of the festival, including ticket information and sampler tracklisting, are included below.

Denovali-Swingfest-2014-(Festival-Sampler)

Denovali Swingfest Sampler

As Denovali prepares to bring their popular Swingfest back to Essen, Germany (October 2-5), the label has just unleashed a massive sampler ~ and it’s free!  Full details of the festival, including ticket information and sampler tracklisting, are included below.

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Steve Gibbs ~ Adrift

We are all, in one way or another, adrift: physically close without really being present at all, present and yet coming across as distinctly cold or unresponsive. We have drifted. With Adrift, we can enjoy the shy company of the music

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Steve Gibbs ~ Adrift

We are all, in one way or another, adrift: physically close without really being present at all, present and yet coming across as distinctly cold or unresponsive. We have drifted. With Adrift, we can enjoy the shy company of the music