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Electronica/Avant Pop label from Cologne, founded in 1997 by Tom Steinle. The huge label catalogue includes releases by Deerhoof, Parenthetical Girls, The Mountain Goats, Why?, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Thee Oh Sees, David Shrigley, Von Spar, Patrick Wolf and many more.

 
"The group was formed in 1998 as a 4 piece unit based in Lille, northern France. Since the beginning DAT POLITICS began to opperate in their own musical genre that became over the past years a certain kind of "HYPER POP ". Mixing click-beats with glitch-melodies and ...
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TOMLAB78 | TOMLAB

The B-sides for this single were recorded on my last US tour with my friends The Donkeys from San Diego playing as the backing band. The 7" single's b-side is a new, country version of "Jeane, If You're Ever In Portland," recorded on the very last day of our tour for a ...
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TOMLAB74 | TOMLAB

The CD version of the single has four live tracks from our show in Rochester, NY, which were originally recorded for Universal Buzz Radio. (label info)
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TOMLAB74CDS | TOMLAB

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TOMLAB81LP | TOMLAB

"This is the fourth album by Casiotone for the Painfully Alone (originating from San Francisco, CA). Owen Ashworth, still one of the most talented songwriters working in independent music today, and his intimate character studies are finally getting the production they ...
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TOM65CD | TOMLAB

"Hi, my name's Owen Ashworth and I'm the dude from Casiotone for the Painfully Alone. The Tomlab people have asked me to tell you a few things about the new single CD reissue of my first two albums, Answering Machine Music and Pocket Symphonies for Lonesome Subway ...
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TOMLAB55 | TOMLAB

"A few deep breaths after finishing their acclaimed record "The Lemon of Pink", The Books set out to make their third album, "LoSst and Safe". They busied themselves buying up unmarked audio tapes at Salvation Armies across the east coast, expanding their notorious ...
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TOMLAB50 | TOMLAB

"Nathan Michel makes music in both the classical and rock traditions. His albums of melodic, lo-fi electronic music were released on KID606s Tigerbeat6 label. These new songs are from his forthcoming debut album for SKIPP, the label from DAT POLITICS. It's much more ...
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TOMLAB42 | TOMLAB

Compiled by Rafael Toral and Plancton Music (PT) with appearances from Nuno Canavarro, Cândido Lima, Nuno Rebelo, Isabel Soveral, Filipe Pires, Telectu, Jorge Peixinho, Rafael Toral, Joăo Pedro Oliveira, Anar Band, René Bertholo, Carlos Zíngaro, Emanuel Dimas de ...
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TOMLAB38 | TOMLAB

MANTLER - LANDAU (LP)

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TOMLAB39LP | TOMLAB

MANTLER - LANDAU (CD)

"Mantler is a pop project with shadings of R&B, melodrama, mix tapes, shopping malls, experimental films, and eternal hope in the face of everyday despair with references ranging from Joni Mitchell, Donald Byrd, 80s soul, Burt Bacharach and Roy Ayers." (label info)
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TOMLAB39CD | TOMLAB

"Fabulous Muscles is Xiu Xiu's 3rd album, certainly the most electronic sounding and undoubtedly the most pop influenced so far. With a savant's genius Xiu Xiu attack the established pop idioms, inverting and reclaiming them in fascinating if sometimes disorienting ways ...
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TOMLAB34 | TOMLAB

"Listening to "Knife Play" is comparable to a tightrope walk between tremendous fragility and an infuriated disco noise wall of sound - that creates an overwhelming intensity. Acute, frightening, and sad - somewhat similar to the anguish in Scott Walker's album "Tilt" - ...
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TOMLAB33 | TOMLAB

first collaborative release, now at mid-price
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TOM5 | TOMLAB

"reviewers attempted to categorize The Books' music as electro-acoustic sound collage, laptop, glitch, folktronica, cut-up indie bluegrass etcetera, but we prefer to think of it as blipworld / fakegrass / speedblues / chamberclick / eccentrock / country&eastern / ...
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TOMLAB32 | TOMLAB

"Using only battery-operated keyboards and electronics as instruments, Ashworth has created a hybrid strain of raw, emotional, and very homemade synth pop that is as influenced as much by film and literature as by its more obvious musical counterparts. Casiotone for the ...
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TOMLAB31 | TOMLAB

For Tomlab, the singer Tujiko Noriko has recorded her first pop album with support from quite a couple of reknowned musicians worldwide. More gentle, much more structured and less digitally sliced or glitchy at the same time, and thus more accessible than her previous ...
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TOM28 | TOMLAB

"Electric Babyland" is what has been coming out of the initial idea to extend the original Lullabies (of the Meeuw Muzak 7") into a more complete work. First versions of these pieces have been performed during the Electric Babyland European Tour in 2002, revealing a lot ...
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TOMLAB27 | TOMLAB

FONICA - RIPPLE (LP)

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TOMLAB26LP | TOMLAB

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TOMLAB22 | TOMLAB