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Jazz, Loss, and Understanding in ‘I Called Him Morgan’

While exposing the fragments and fault lines of memories, I Called Him Morgan tells the stories of Helen and Lee Morgan. It's also a story of storytelling.

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‘Frantz’ Unfolds Elegantly Into a Haunting Meditation on Xenophobia and Acceptance

Franz Ozon again proves to be a most singular voice in world cinema with this deceptively haunting romance mystery.

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Daniel Brandt: Eternal Something

Daniel Brandt commits himself to his vision and challenges the expectations behind typical song composition to produce a sound all of his own.

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21 Mar 2017 // 2:20 AM

Anjou: Epithymía

Epithymía is ambient music at its grandest scale, molding a sense of sublime wonder through its six tracks.

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20 Mar 2017 // 11:00 AM

Goldie - “I Adore You” (Singles Going Steady)

Adriane Pontecorvo: Breakbeats, soulful vocals, more breakbeats. What decade is this? A better one, from the sounds of it. The production soars on “I Adore

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17 Mar 2017 // 8:27 AM

Lusine: Sensorimotor

Lusine strikes the same synapses as Tycho. That is Lusine's music feels designed to accompany visuals.

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17 Mar 2017 // 8:02 AM

Shobaleader One: Elektrac

Shobaleader One defy the expectations of what a band can do with electrifying reinterpretations of Squarepusher tracks.

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Lawrence English: Cruel Optimism

Lawrence English's Cruel Optimism is a noise-ambient gem and a work of pained beauty.

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15 Mar 2017 // 2:20 AM

Joakim: Samurai

To listen to Samurai is to be regularly rebuffed in your efforts to firmly grasp something beyond its shifting surface.

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Various Artists: Synthesize the Soul

A collection of early electronica from Cabo Verde, Synthesize the Soul boasts impressive range, rhythm, and pure island spirit.

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14 Mar 2017 // 2:30 AM

Anohni: Paradise EP

While none of the tracks here are quite as immediate or undeniable as "Drone Bomb Me" or "4 Degrees", Paradise is a searing and compelling indictment of our global predicament.

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These ‘70s Avant-Garde Jazz Musicians Blew Freely, Fiercely, and Reverently

These cats blew all night and day a new, astonishing page into the jazz lexicon. What they couldn't do was get gigs in jazz clubs.

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9 Mar 2017 // 8:32 AM

Nathan Fake: Providence

Nathan Fake conquers chronic writer’s block and reshapes his sound on emotionally triumphant new album.

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The Country and the Metropolis: Thomas Hardy, a Divided Man

Mark Ford's compelling study offers the first thorough account of Thomas Hardy as "a London Man".

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Clap! Clap!: A Thousand Skies

Clap! Clap! combines West African rhythms and influences with warm, low-key electronics. It's a good, interesting album that also fades into the background a bit too easily.

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‘The Tree of Wooden Clogs’ Is Extraordinary in Its Depiction of Tenant Farmers

In a world of absolutes and cruel consequences, if an entire family’s future is destroyed due to the cutting of a single tree, then that’s simply how things are.

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The Gift - “Big Fish” (audio) (premiere)

Portugal's most fantastic pop export the Gift team up with Brian Eno for their new album, and share their third single exclusively with PopMatters.

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6 Mar 2017 // 3:30 AM

Blanck Mass: World Eater

Blanck Mass's World Eater is a humungous, terrifying slab of electronic noise.

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sir Was: Digging a Tunnel

A hazy, hip-hop inspired album for the early hours that features moments of deep introspection from the impressive Joel Wästberg.

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3 Mar 2017 // 2:26 PM

NAO - “In the Morning” (Singles Going Steady)

Over spacious, off-center beats, NAO creates a lush, lunar atmosphere for her powerful, intimate lyrics.

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"The Chamber is the filmic equivalent of a fairground ride, the stimulation of emotion over ideas.

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