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Mono ~ Requiem for Hell

What a month for Pelagic Records.  First came a new album from pg.lost, then an split EP from Ef & Tiny Fingers, then an aural banquet from Wang Wen, and now the coup de grâce: a new studio set from Mono (released by

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Mono ~ Requiem for Hell

What a month for Pelagic Records.  First came a new album from pg.lost, then an split EP from Ef & Tiny Fingers, then an aural banquet from Wang Wen, and now the coup de grâce: a new studio set from Mono (released by

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Wang Wen ~ Sweet Home, Go!

No more singing, screaming, or sampling of dialogue: by concentrating on pure instrumental bliss, China’s Wang Wen has made their best album to date.  We challenge our readers to identify any other band who’s been able to do this in their ninth

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Wang Wen ~ Sweet Home, Go!

No more singing, screaming, or sampling of dialogue: by concentrating on pure instrumental bliss, China’s Wang Wen has made their best album to date.  We challenge our readers to identify any other band who’s been able to do this in their ninth

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Dmitry Evgrafov ~ The Quiet Observation (Debut, Review & Interview!)

We perform a hat trick for our readers today, as we premiere a track from Dmitry Evgrafov’s upcoming EP on FatCat/130701, ask the pianist a few questions and review his new music! Russian pianist Dmitry Evgrafov was described as a “youngster” a

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Dmitry Evgrafov ~ The Quiet Observation (Debut, Review & Interview!)

We perform a hat trick for our readers today, as we premiere a track from Dmitry Evgrafov’s upcoming EP on FatCat/130701, ask the pianist a few questions and review his new music! Russian pianist Dmitry Evgrafov was described as a “youngster” a

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Lapsihymy ~ Dreams take over everything

Dreams take over everything.  While many teens dream, Lapsihymy puts his dreams into action.  The Finnish producer’s first album follows on the heels of three solid EPs.  He’s one of the year’s best rookies, with a timely sound and a broad

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Lapsihymy ~ Dreams take over everything

Dreams take over everything.  While many teens dream, Lapsihymy puts his dreams into action.  The Finnish producer’s first album follows on the heels of three solid EPs.  He’s one of the year’s best rookies, with a timely sound and a broad

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Moody Alien ~ Down to the Junkyard

Down to the junkyard goes Moody Alien.  We can hear the birds chirping, the children playing, the tapping and rustling while he searches for a tune in the junk heap of sounds.  Turns out there are quite a few tunes in here,

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Moody Alien ~ Down to the Junkyard

Down to the junkyard goes Moody Alien.  We can hear the birds chirping, the children playing, the tapping and rustling while he searches for a tune in the junk heap of sounds.  Turns out there are quite a few tunes in here,

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LCNL 074: R_Puke’s Carboniferous [mix]

    Belgium-based noisemaker Raoul Puke (Be the Hammer) presents Carboniferous, a taut and moody mix that weaves together diverse styles into an immersive hour-long exploration.  I’m going to try to squeeze in quite a few of these mixes before

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LCNL 074: R_Puke’s Carboniferous [mix]

    Belgium-based noisemaker Raoul Puke (Be the Hammer) presents Carboniferous, a taut and moody mix that weaves together diverse styles into an immersive hour-long exploration.  I’m going to try to squeeze in quite a few of these mixes before

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Watch Repair ~ The Polarities

The duo’s name says it all ~ Watch Repair sounds like loose copper wheels, backward-ticking hands and an old repairman tinkering in the gears.  The timely art (John Coulthart) returns The Polarities to the visual theme of debut Stopped Clock Chimes and its follow-up, Watch Repair, beginning

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Watch Repair ~ The Polarities

The duo’s name says it all ~ Watch Repair sounds like loose copper wheels, backward-ticking hands and an old repairman tinkering in the gears.  The timely art (John Coulthart) returns The Polarities to the visual theme of debut Stopped Clock Chimes and its follow-up, Watch Repair, beginning