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Ghostland Observatory: Codename: Rondo

The two guys in Ghostland Observatory are from Austin, Texas, but they seem to wish they resided in the Dark Underbelly of the Myth of America.

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27 Oct 2010 // 10:00 PM

Apparat: DJ-Kicks

Apparat’s contribution to the !K7 DJ-Kicks series feels quite at home in a car stereo while driving through the city at night.

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27 Oct 2010 // 9:57 PM

Exile: AM / FM

AM/FMis the perfect soundtrack for driving on a city’s freeways late at night and getting lost in the ambience of the sounds.

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26 Oct 2010 // 10:00 PM

Small Black: New Chain

Small Black blends elements of shoe gaze and New Wave revivalism to often remarkable results, but sometimes get carried away by chill-wave atmospherics.

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Dusty Pixels and Patchwork Stories

Aging technology, the difficulty of cataloging games, and the ease of digital revision complicates our grasp of video game history and our ability to critically evaluate the present.

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21 Oct 2010 // 6:50 AM

Paleo: A View of the Sky

In a little over a dozen songs, the country’s most prolific homeless person gives us a look at his world.

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18 Oct 2010 // 10:00 PM

Goose: Synrise

Goose are on the hunt, they’re after you, and they probably smell like they sound: Jäger shots and sweat.

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18 Oct 2010 // 10:00 PM

Johannes Heil: Loving

The central failure of Loving is that it isn’t very interesting. There are no big ideas or stand out tracks, and its marathon length make it alienating, if not altogether tedious

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The Orb feat. David Gilmour: Metallic Spheres

The sound of Pink Floyd's lead guitar sits on top of the Orb's music rather than inside of it. That's good, but not good enough.

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Physical and Emotional Boundaries Crumble in ‘Trespass’

In Rose Tremain's new novel about two pairs of siblings battling over past injustices and a stone farmhouse in the south of France, misery loves company to a fault.

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The Hundred in the Hands: The Hundred in the Hands

Brooklyn-based duo the Hundred in the Hands create a debut album that seeks to move your hips by borrowing from any number of electro-genres.

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Fall’s First Canceled Show: FOX’s ‘Lone Star’

Critics hailed it as one of the best new shows on television, but FOX’s Lone Star has been canceled due to poor ratings.

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26 Sep 2010 // 10:00 PM

Grandchildren: Everlasting

Animal Collective acolytes make an album that's not much more than the sum of its influences' parts.

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‘A Culture of Improvement’  Is an Impressive Account of Technology and Technological Change

Friedel is a master weaver and his ability to bring together so many historical strands is truly impressive. He pays attention to the lesser-known tinkerers and tweakers as much as to the more famous inventors, making this book a fine example of bottom-up history.

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23 Sep 2010 // 9:35 AM

Squarepusher: Shobaleader One EP

Mr. Jenkison, return to Warp. Don’t forget about jazz.

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‘The Great Fire of Rome’ Or, The Fall of the American Idol Emperor

Stephen Dando-Collins has written an entertaining but flawed account of Nero, the Emperor more interested in his singing career than with ruling the world.

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Various Artists: Ninja Tune XX

Outside the Ninja Tune "sound" is where the real treats of these compilations lie.

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19 Sep 2010 // 10:00 PM

PVT: Church With No Magic

PVT, representing legendary electronic label Warp Records, make an album of mind-bending and energizing music that defies genre.

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Electric Sunset: Electric Sunset

Former Desolation Wilderness frontman Nicolas Zwart creates an album of bedroom electro-pop that's too polite for its own good.

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Asura & Anenon: Silver Trees/Damiel

There is room to grow at Non Projects, but green-ish producers/multi-instrumentalists Asura & Anenon have things mostly figured out.

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