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Martin Pale ~ Semantic Saturation

When does noise become music, and vice versa?  When does repetition become semantic saturation, and when does saturation regain meaning?  These are the noble questions of Danish sound artist Martin Pale, whose latest effort provides a concise investigation of these properties.  Over

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Martin Pale ~ Semantic Saturation

When does noise become music, and vice versa?  When does repetition become semantic saturation, and when does saturation regain meaning?  These are the noble questions of Danish sound artist Martin Pale, whose latest effort provides a concise investigation of these properties.  Over

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Jon Mueller ~ dHrAaNwDn

What a beautiful and elegant release.  This is why I love records ~ not just the fidelity, but the sense of surprise (there’s no fast-forwarding through these grooves!), the possibility of elaborate packaging, the expansive art, and in this case,

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Jon Mueller ~ dHrAaNwDn

What a beautiful and elegant release.  This is why I love records ~ not just the fidelity, but the sense of surprise (there’s no fast-forwarding through these grooves!), the possibility of elaborate packaging, the expansive art, and in this case,

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Werner Urban ~ Dworzac Towarowy

Dworzac Towarowy is a catchy record with an unusual construction: a set of field recordings rearranged into dance shapes.  For comparison’s sake, think Coldcut’s “Natural Rhythm”, but with dominant percussion.  The head starts to bob, the feet to tap as soon

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Werner Urban ~ Dworzac Towarowy

Dworzac Towarowy is a catchy record with an unusual construction: a set of field recordings rearranged into dance shapes.  For comparison’s sake, think Coldcut’s “Natural Rhythm”, but with dominant percussion.  The head starts to bob, the feet to tap as soon

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2 Hungry Bros. ~ Recipe for Disaster

Only $5 for an instrumental hip-hop tape, pocket-sized and ready to trade with friends?  Sounds like 1980 all over again!  This is the sort of tape that brings a smile to the face and makes the cassette resurgence make sense.

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2 Hungry Bros. ~ Recipe for Disaster

Only $5 for an instrumental hip-hop tape, pocket-sized and ready to trade with friends?  Sounds like 1980 all over again!  This is the sort of tape that brings a smile to the face and makes the cassette resurgence make sense.

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My Education ~ Schiphol

Yes, Schipol holds the post-rock staples: repetitive riffs, layers, dynamics and lengthy tracks, but those are about all the clichés you’ll find. Hailing from Austin, TX, My Education has been creating sounds since 1999. Their cast of members has rotated over

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My Education ~ Schiphol

Yes, Schipol holds the post-rock staples: repetitive riffs, layers, dynamics and lengthy tracks, but those are about all the clichés you’ll find. Hailing from Austin, TX, My Education has been creating sounds since 1999. Their cast of members has rotated over

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Off Land ~ Out World

The lambent drones of Out World rise up, crowning the canopy of a jade-painted jungle. One golden synth flows into another, filling the atmosphere with nothing but an air of serenity. Raindrops hang from the tips of leaves as the humid pads

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Off Land ~ Out World

The lambent drones of Out World rise up, crowning the canopy of a jade-painted jungle. One golden synth flows into another, filling the atmosphere with nothing but an air of serenity. Raindrops hang from the tips of leaves as the humid pads

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Sunset Graves ~ Dead Cities Hymnal

Save Fabric!  This rallying cry was the starting point for the new album from Andy Fosberry (Sunset Graves), whose efforts helped to keep an exciting venue alive a few months back.  As this standout track begins, one hears the sounds

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Sunset Graves ~ Dead Cities Hymnal

Save Fabric!  This rallying cry was the starting point for the new album from Andy Fosberry (Sunset Graves), whose efforts helped to keep an exciting venue alive a few months back.  As this standout track begins, one hears the sounds