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18 Aug 2017 // 9:15 AM

Chase & Status - “Love Me More” ft. Emeli Sandé

This is a track built on a formula, but no formula exists to account for Sandé, and her performance is the kind of vocal that you scream along to, tears in your eyes, heart ready to burst.

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Monk and Coltrane Return to Vinyl: A Conversation with Producer Nick Phillips

The classic 1957 studio encounters between a mature Thelonious Monk and an up-and-coming John Coltrane are now remastered for high-quality vinyl. The music deserves it.

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17 Aug 2017 // 2:15 AM

Black Asteroid: Thrust

Rather than channeling misery, Thrust has a way of inflicting it.

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Oneohtrix Point Never: Good Time Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

One of the finest electronic musicians of this era continues his hot streak with the Good Time motion picture soundtrack.

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Dave Liebman and Joe Lovano: Compassion - The Music of John Coltrane

Two very different saxophonists revisit a rare set of tunes on an anniversary John Coltrane's death. Original, bracing, excellent.

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15 Aug 2017 // 10:53 AM

Iglooghost - “Bug Thief” (Singles Going Steady)

A tasty treat: a mash of electronic sounds, accidents, loops and ambient noise served lightly over happy spirits.

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Moon Diagrams: A Lifetime of Love

Moon Diagrams' debut merges an intriguing, genre-hopping beginning and end with a lackluster middle section of extended ambient dance tracks.

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Thelonious Monk: Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960

A rediscovered Thelonious Monk session sheds light on the composer's skill as a bandleader as well as his unassuming professionalism.

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Moby: More Fast Songs About the Apocalypse

Moby continues to flip though and blend genres and, like a slot machine, he may eventually hit another jackpot, but for now the symbols aren’t lining up and paying off.

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Steve Coleman’s Natal Eclipse: Morphogenesis

The MacArthur winner and deeply influential jazz composer and saxophonist makes one of finest recordings -- and one without a drum kit.

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8 Aug 2017 // 8:37 AM

Konx-om-Pax: Refresher

Konx-om-Pax returns to refresh the warm rave memories and get the blood pumping.

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8 Aug 2017 // 2:30 AM

Jlin: Warrior of Art

On the heels of massive praise for her latest album, Black Origami, electronic music innovator Jlin talks with PopMatters about her methodology and the lessons learned on her pursuit of inner alignment.

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Frank Zappa: Jazz From Hell (Yesterday’s Jukebox)

Frank Zappa's complex, electronic masterpiece showed what the late, great maestro could achieve by removing the human element and harnessing the power of a machine.

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7 Aug 2017 // 2:15 AM

Monoswezi: A Je

Multicultural Monoswezi brings together acoustic sounds from four continents on gentle, jazzy A Je.

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Ghost Pavilion - “Vacant Stories” (audio) (premiere)

Influenced by a sense of mortality, this ethereal electropop track has been two years in the making.

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Various Artists: Zaire 74 - The African Artists

Perfectly preserved after 43 years, the legendary Rumble in the Jungle's musical pre-show is a knockout in its own right.

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2 Aug 2017 // 8:11 AM

Sudan Archives - “Come Meh Way” (Singles Going Steady)

Mix Sudanese-style fiddling with menacing electronic beats and you get Sudan Archives.

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Washed Out: Mister Mellow

Mister Mellow is an album of interludes and abstract experimentations as much as it is a pop record.

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2 Aug 2017 // 2:15 AM

Aruán Ortiz: Cub(an)ism

Dense yet rewarding, Ortiz champions the abstract while still honoring his musical roots on his first solo piano record in 20 years.

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Avi Avital and Omer Avital: Avital Meets Avital

Avi and Omer Avital are united by their heritage and acoustic instruments, but separated by their musical background. Nonetheless, their differences fuse to craft intriguing sounds on their premier recording.

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U2's 'The Joshua Tree' Tour Reminds the Audience of their Politics

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"The Joshua Tree tour highlights U2's classic album with an epic and unforgettable new experience.

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