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Tom McRae: The Alphabet of Hurricanes

On his fifth release, late-bloomer Tom McRae continues to search for the same magic that brought him into UK acoustic-folk singer spotlight ten years ago.

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Donnacha Costello: Before We Say Goodbye

On his first proper studio album since 2000, Donnacha Costello delivers subtle but sentimental house and techno.

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1 Mar 2010 // 8:59 PM

Lobisomem: Brightest Solids

Brad Loving has been all over the place, and his work shifts just as frequently.

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25 Feb 2010 // 8:59 PM

Mike Cooper: Rayon Hula

An unheralded, nearly 60-year-old musical genre gets a stirring tribute on Rayon Hula.

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Power and Contestation: India since 1989 by Nivedita Menon and Aditya Nigam

Nigam and Menon remind us of the rich history non violent protest has had in subaltern India, and that the recourse to violence is a measure of desperation rather than entitlement.

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11 Feb 2010 // 9:00 PM

Yeasayer: Odd Blood

On their debut, this band made waves on the strength of a quietly revelatory single about the year 2080. Now the group seems determined as all hell to imagine 2080, the year, in sound.

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Garry Wills’ new book says Congress and the courts have become immaterial

It’s time we revised our eighth-grade social studies textbooks. America has no presidency any longer, but a monarchy. Absurd? Historian Garry Wills says it

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Electronic Music: The Invader and Infiltrator

Electronic sounds have come to occupy and permeate spaces focused on alterity, from the fringes of academia to the disposal heap of exotica.

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7 Feb 2010 // 8:59 PM

Scuba: Sub:Stance

Sub:Stance is a deftly organized, brain-melting mix -- expect nothing less from Scuba.

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19 Jan 2010 // 9:00 PM

Kaito:Trust

Kaito has been producing a deeply ambient blend of house and trance for years, and Trust follows this familiar, very well-lit path.

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Planetary Assault Systems:Temporary Suspension

Luke Slater doesn't seem to be in the chipper mood he was while compiling his Fabric mix.

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Applescal: A Slave’s Commitment

Backed by an affinity for the digital tricks dealt by Nathan Fake and Extrawelt, new producer Applescal's techno is vibrant and varied.

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Chicago: A Biography by Dominic Pacyga

The story of Chicago is an epic one, full of many acts of ingenuity, wonder, greed, and tragedy; all the best and worst characteristics of humanity on a grand scale.

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LCD Soundsystem: 45:33 Remixes

The music has not only been remixed, but has also had its original purpose radically reconfigured.

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Modeselektor: Body Language Vol.8

Thom Yorke's favorite German DJ duo takes us on a tour through 2009's best dubstep-influenced hits and a few other loose ends.

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26 Oct 2009 // 8:59 PM

Port-Royal: Dying in Time

Frequent sonic mutation is Dying In Time's most admirable trait.

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The ‘Ol Crotchety One Kicks It Transatlantic Style

PopMatters sends its weekly culture columnist abroad, with hopefully a one-way ticket.

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Kikumoto Allstars: House Music

If you played this Australian/German house record for someone and did not announce when it was made, it's highly unlikely that they would guess it was anything but a forgotten late '80s classic.

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Shambala Festival: 27 August 2000 - Mystery Location, London

Shambala is an inspiring and engaging festival. Almost every extreme of pop culture is represented, making for an exhilarating experience.

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Paul Van Dyk: Volume—The Best of Paul Van Dyk

By focusing on Van Dyk's hits and big-name remixes -- instead of what is actually his best material -- Volume proves to be a remarkably dull dance detour.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Unearthing the 'Charnel House'

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"This week we discuss Owl Creek Games's follow up to Sepulchre, the triptych of tales called The Charnel House Trilogy.

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