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"A bumping, carnivalesque, cosmic excursion, warmly analogue and swinging, featuring the return of DJ Sotofett to Honest Jons; then a kind of breather; and finally fifteen rounds of ecstatic, ruthless, spangled minimalism, looking straight into the eyeballs of Tippu ...
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"A stunning survey of the 1970s heyday of this great Japanese singer and countercultural icon. Deep indigo, dead-of-night enka, folk and blues, inhaling Billie Holiday and Nina Simone down to the bone. A traditional waltz abuts Nico-style incantation; defamiliarised ...
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"A stunning survey of the 1970s heyday of this great Japanese singer and countercultural icon. Deep indigo, dead-of-night enka, folk and blues, inhaling Billie Holiday and Nina Simone down to the bone. A traditional waltz abuts Nico-style incantation; defamiliarised ...
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"In Laurel Halo terms, the 18 month wait between 2013's "Chance Of Rain" and her latest masterpiece seems like a lifetime. Fear not though, the prodigious and productive Michegan native shows no sign of ringrust, delivering her strongest, most coherent LP yet for this ...
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"In Laurel Halo terms, the 18 month wait between 2013's "Chance Of Rain" and her latest masterpiece seems like a lifetime. Fear not though, the prodigious and productive Michegan native shows no sign of ringrust, delivering her strongest, most coherent LP yet for this ...
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"We recorded Patio Bonito in the wettest May we remember. Usually, in Bogota May is a dryish month. But in 2006 Bogota seemed like it was covered by a big grey woolly blanket. The sky looked immense and threatening and when the rain finally stopped the clouds would open ...
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"and Tapes added electronics - a shot of Drum Song. and a giddily intense binghi dub. Total murder." (hard wax)
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"The Moritz Von Oswald Trio operates at the bleeding edges where musical lineages collide. Feeling for the shared heartbeat that pulses through dub, techno and jazz, it seeks out points of contact before exploding them outward into hypnotic explorations of rhythm, ...
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"Approaching his eighty-fifth birthday, sharp and lean, Phil Cohran lives a couple of blocks from the lake on the north side of Chicago. His modest apartment is filled with a palpable richness. His cornet and trumpets, zithers, French horn, harp and frankiphones (an ...
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ACTRESS - R.I.P. (2LP)

"Between sleep and the void lies the electronic interzone of Actress. Following the noted 2010 album Splazsh South London producer Darren Cunningham returns with a suite of electronic laments, tone structures and dreamtime rhythms which all carry his unmistakable ...
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"The two dubstep pioneers at the top of their game. The deadly concision, the rhythmic punch and dramatic timing, the spry, side-to-side detailing of a cavernous stage, the crisp-biscuit vocal sampling and Middle Eastern percussion - together, their sound signatures are ...
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"Palpably more open and expressive than Vertical Ascent, with more contrast, more light and shade. Guests Paul St Hilaire (aka Tikiman) on guitar and Marc Muellbauer (via ECM) on double bass add fresh drama and swing to the intimate tonal and rhythmic interactions of ...
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"A malevolent scorcher, with Middle Eastern percussion harking back to Hamas Rule; a ravening, scrabbling T++ remix. And a new departure - rich and spry, computer-unbound - with a truly epic, stunning Mordant." (label info)
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ACTRESS - SPLAZSH (2LP)

"This is the eagerly-awaited second album by Werk Discs founder and controller Darren Cunningham. Splazsh is an adventurous, ultra-modern, thoroughly British affair, rummaging about in the inner lives of house and techno, and brilliantly elaborating the accomplishments ...
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His fourth record, originally released on Prestige in 1957.
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His third record, originally released on Prestige in 1956.
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"Startlingly restored at Abbey Road - two key albums summing up the 1950s, when Moondog was homeless and busking in NYC." (label info) His later records may be better known, but this is the real shit." (Byron Coley)
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"a stupendous mixture of stomping disco, dub and steel band, in its lineage crossing Ginger Johnson (from London Is The Place For Me) with The Twentieth Century Steel Band." (label info)
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"2LP version, deluxe gatefold sleeve. With large inert including Mark Ainley's liner notes plus photos, etc." (label info)
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"I Am The Man is California-based Simone White's debut full-length release for Honest Jon's. These 13 heart-stopping tracks of soulful folk loveliness were recorded in Nashville with the team behind numerous Lambchop/Calexico/Will Oldham/Silver Jews classics. White was ...
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