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29 Oct 2015 // 1:15 AM

Wolfgang Flür: Eloquence

An eclectic grab bag of recordings from the former Kraftwerk member, with some unexpected guests.

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Roger Luckhurst’s ‘Zombies’ Is Gory and Highly Informative

Zombies is just as much an anti-imperialist work as it is an historical examination of the walking dead.

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Housse de Racket - ‘The Tourist’ (album stream) (premiere)

The French duo's fun, exuberant third album couldn't be more perfectly titled.

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Kygo x Kiki Rowe - “Got Me Thinkin” (audio) (premiere)

The Canadian artist reworks a recent European hit, with sensational results.

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‘Paris at War’ Is a Definitive, Though Necessarily Incomplete, Monument

David Drake has revived the Nazi Occupation of France with an obsessive and impressive sense of detail.

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23 Oct 2015 // 1:10 AM

Ms. John Soda: Loom

After such a long hiatus we hoped for more zeal from Ms. John Soda, but Loom does not sound like a band rested, refreshed, and ready for action.

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20 Oct 2015 // 1:20 AM

Disclosure: Caracal

Disclosure continue their reign as electronic crossover giants with their second set of finely crafted, star-studded house.

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20 Oct 2015 // 1:15 AM

Dan Friel: Life

It's refreshing when an artist can mature without succumbing to clichéd trappings of maturity.

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Calico - ‘Calico’ (EP stream) (premiere)

The UK band blends jazz, rock, and electronic with impressive discipline on their new EP.

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19 Oct 2015 // 1:30 AM

Rival Consoles: Howl

Rival Consoles humanizes electronic music with his scintillating third LP.

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19 Oct 2015 // 1:10 AM

HeCTA: The Diet

Inspired by '70s dance culture and '60s standup comedy, Kurt Wagner and some Lambchop cohorts come up with an eclectic electronic collection.

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There’s a Lot of Fiction Going on in ‘Bridge of Spies’

This case is based on fictions, on agreements that multiple governments are spying on one another, crafting and selling secrets, trading in human beings, and profiting from military-corporate-ever-unofficial deals.

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The Banality of Evil in ‘Experimenter’

Michael Almereyda’s knotty, intellectually playful film about Stanley Milgram’s chilling 1961 experiments asks why so many people seemed so unwilling to accept his conclusions.

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15 Oct 2015 // 1:30 AM

Rizzla: Iron Cages

A #deepdream of technology, violence, and freedom in globalized clubland.

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‘Breaker Morant’ Is an Epic Tale, Set During the Boer War

Breaker Morant uses a story about three colonial soldiers to illuminate much larger issues concerning war, heroism, and empire.

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14 Oct 2015 // 9:30 AM

Rizzla - “Iron Cages / Twitch Queen” (Singles Going Steady)

Two beasts fused together to make a Mega-Godzilla of a dance track.

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Conspiracy Theories and Unlimited Info: The Fall Season’s New Crop of Literal Know-It-Alls

What does the recent upswing in series with information-overloaded protagonists say about our cultural and social concerns?

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John Foxx & Harold Budd: Translucence/Drift Music / John Foxx, Harold Budd, Ruben Garcia: Nighthawks

Ex-Ultravox singer John Foxx reissues two Harold Budd collaborations on his Metamatic label. You're going to need a lot of candles.

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Alek Fin - ‘Án Mynda’ (EP stream) (premiere)

The latest EP by the electronic artist is all about subtlety.

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With ‘Bridge of Spies’, Steven Spielberg Continues His Fascination With American History

Steven Spielberg says he was intrigued by the project because the story resonated so deeply with his own childhood memories, growing up in Phoenix during the height of the Cold War.

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