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Christopher Rau: Asper Clouds

Christopher Rau's productions on Asper Clouds are pretty enough, but they fall short of achieving "memorable" status.

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‘Shadows of Progress’ Is a Testament to the Best in Documentary Filmmaking

This is one of the best DVD releases of the year. It's so substantial, and so thorough, that it becomes not so much a DVD collection as a small, single-subject library of film.

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Coati Mundi: Dancing for the Cabana Code in the Land of Boo-Hoo

They may seem simple, but Coati Mundi's disco beats are impossible to grasp on first listen.

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‘Three and Out’: Is This Really Supposed to Be a Comedy?

Why did this UK film go straight-to-DVD in the US? I know why.

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7 Dec 2010 // 9:00 PM

Ke$ha: Cannibal

Ke$ha obviously doesn’t care whether you like the way she’s singing, and this sociopathic trait makes her one of the most exciting singers around.

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7 Dec 2010 // 8:57 PM

Arkhonia: Trails/Traces

The virtues of "drift studies" glide with great ease and depth on Arkhonia's Trails/Traces.

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6 Dec 2010 // 8:58 PM

Max Cooper: Expressions

Max Cooper's tech house is never subtle, even when it comes from a temperate place.

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30 Nov 2010 // 8:56 PM

Jupe Jupe: Invaders

Jupe Jupe, in part, definitely bring home the 1980s-style party anthems, crafting music that’s similar to old-school European pop acts like Depeche Mode (particularly around the Speak and Spell era) and Duran Duran. At least, that's what they do before they go totally prog.

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Pet Shop Boys: Ultimate Pet Shop Boys

Che Guevara and Debussy would both have major problems with this compilation -- and not just because they already shelled out for Pop Art back in 2006.

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Sun Airway: Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier

Sun Airway delivers a genuinely beautiful record, meant for the summer but a perfect gift for the winter.

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‘The Elephant’s Journey’ Carries the Reader Along on this Shared Endeavor

Saramago's trickery emphasizes an obvious, but often neglected, point about literature: words create reality rather than merely transcribe it.

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17 Nov 2010 // 9:00 PM

Girl Talk: All Day

Girl Talk returns with a surprise (and free) new album of mash-up fervor, but the formula's wearing thin by now.

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‘The Search for Sherlock Holmes’: The Man Who Never Lived

Scottish actor David Hayman, Detective Superintendent Michael Walker on the television program Trial and Retribution, takes on a real-life investigation of the enduringly popular character Sherlock Holmes.

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9 Nov 2010 // 5:00 AM

Botany: Feeling Today

Botany offers a glimpse of the beats that lie ahead on an experimental and nostalgic EP.

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Radio Citizen: Hope and Despair

Electro-jazz experiment Radio Citizen goes for a second lap, balancing easy grooves with jarring political lectures. You can't have it all in a crossover project, can you?

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8 Nov 2010 // 8:20 AM

Onmutu Mechanicks: Nocturne

Nocturne is a murky Drexciya album by Onmutu Mechanicks gone dub, minimal, and without the thrashing TR-808.

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3 Nov 2010 // 9:22 AM

SBTRKT: Step In Shadows

Masked producer SBTRKT establishes lasting moods with dense builds and ambitious arrangements.

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Various: Shangaan Electro

If you thought Konono No. 1 was the ultimate in high-octane African popular music, think again. This mind-altering music manages to be simultaneously hypnotic and hyper-kinetic.

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Squarepusher: Shobaleader One - d’Demonstrator

Squarepusher's not pop. He's not R&B or French house. I’m not sure I can dance to his music.

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Brian Eno: Small Craft on a Milk Sea

The equally venerable Brian Eno and Warp Records come together for the first time, and the electronic music pioneer manages yet another astonishingly immersive creation.

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Counterbalance: Pink Floyd's 'Wish You Were Here'

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"Come in here, dear boy, have a cigar. You're gonna go far, just like the 207th most acclaimed album of all time, Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here.

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