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Mourning [A] BLKstar's 'The Cycle' Is Secular Gospel for Healing a Damaged Nation

Mourning [A] BLKstar's The Cycle is necessary, secular gospel for the healing of a truly damaged nation. Their music somehow sounds like salvation.

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Mr. Oizo: All Wet

Collaboration ends up as both vice and virtue on Mr. Oizo's sixth album, rendering one half of the album a lot of fun.

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Mndsgn: Body Wash

Mndsgn takes us a on a mind-bending, psychedelic soul and funk trip through the stars.

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Kangding Ray: Solens Arc

More human than human.

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YYU: Kiss As We Walk

Experimental hip-hop meets abstract singer-songwriting on YYU's debut 12" record for RAMP Recordings.

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International Beats: The Desire for the Foreign in Kerouac's 'On the Road'

With the film adaptation of On the Road just a month away, it's important to once again define what characterized the Beat movement: an infatuation with the foreign.

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Infinitirock: Music for Primordial Recollection

Red Hook's Infinitirock makes instrumentals that would shut down a library.

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2562 - "Aquatic Family Affair" / Fever (new album / stream)

On this inaugural release for his When In Doubt imprint, Holland's Dave "2562" Huismans allows for a peek at the third LP on the way from him in April 2011.

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Sepalcure: Fleur

In their lush and widescreen bass music, Sepalcure show a little love.

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a.d.l.r.: Foam on the Waves of Space-Time...

Foam on the Waves of Space-Time... is a boisterous debut that squirms in its seat.

Dominic Umile
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Botany: Feeling Today

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

Dominic Umile
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Slanted and Enchanted: The Evolution of Indie Culture by Kaya Oakes

"What does it mean to be indie?" Is it an ongoing artistic aesthetic, a lifestyle choice or a fashion statement? Indie publisher, poet and journalist, Kaya Oakes, explores these questions.

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Various Artists: Beats, Bites & Öxle

Rainer Trüby, of Trüby Trio and Jazzanova fame, concocts what is essentially a standard issue mix.

Brendon Griffin

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