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"DECONSTRUCTING BECK"

After reading the descriptions of this release, I thought it might be interesting.
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SKINCAGE, "AXON"

As morbid as it sounds,rough times usually make for the most brilliant art, whether it be thetortured artist's painting, the sick obsessive's love poems or themusician's pain and loss manifesting itself into beautiful sound.
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MIMIR, "3"

The third album from post-rock post-kraut post-goth supergroup Mimir features members Christoph Heemann and Andreas Martin of HNAS, Edward Ka-Spel and The Silverman of Legendary Pink Dots with seminal guitarist/producer/noise artist/Spice Girls fan Jim O'Rourke.
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V/VM PRESENTS FALCO & KID 606

Two brand swanking new 7" single releases are available now on vinyl from v/vm Test Recordings.
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WILL OLDHAM, "GUARAPERO - LOST BLUES 2"

This collection of Oldhamtunes pulls a ton of stuff (16 tracks to be exact) from four trackdemos, home recordings, live stuff, peel sessions and other bits andpieces hanging around from the last seven years.
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IN THE NURSERY, "GROUNDLOOP"

With ITN moreso than Coiland Greater Than One, I'm mildly aggrivated when I mention them tosomebody and get a response like, "oh are they still around?"
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RECOIL, "LIQUID"

One album which shouldmost definitely have been instrumental is the fourth full-lengther fromformer Depeche Mode electro wizard, Alan Wilder.
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COH, "VOX TINNITUS"

This excellentraster-noton release is really worth getting. It's a strange andintelligent little EP, with a nice balance between tightly controlledminimalism and playful goofiness. Very impressive!
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Swans, "Filth / Body To Body, Job To Job"

 Since Swans demise in 1997, Michael Gira has meticulously re-packaged exactly what he wants to preserve of Swans 15 year legacy via double cd re-issues, this being the fourth and final one. This set couples the long out print 1983 debut album Filth and the 1982-85 studio out takes and live recording collection Body to Body, Job to Job. In addition is a previously unreleased 25 minute live show in NYC from 1982/3 and a 9 minute live version of "Raping a Slave" from 1984. Noticeably missing are the four songs from the debut s/t EP from 1982.
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OL' DIRTY BASTARD, "NIGGA PLEASE"

One of the most foul-mouthed, sleazy, perverse, sexist and nasty records I've ever heard.
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CRANK, "HEFTIBAG"

Glitch music is quickly becoming the new jungle: a newborn style that artists, both old and new, look to for inspiration.
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D'ANGELO, "VOODOO"

Soul music, just like any good genre, needs an album to redraw its blueprint every now and then.
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YO LA TENGO, "AND THEN NOTHING TURNED ITSELF INSIDE-OUT"

This release marks the10th full-length original studio record of that lovable NY trio thatdoesn't seem to have an enemy in the music press. Rightfully so, too.
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JACKIE-O MOTHERFUCKER, "FIG. 5"

Don't let the nameof the group fool you, this is hardly something to overlook.
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The Tied & Tickled Trio, "EA1 EA2"

The return of the Tied + Tickled Trio marks the second album as this side project from Germany's The Notwist.

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PSYCHIC TV, "WERE YOU BULLIED AT SCHOOL?"

Now I remember why I avoided all those Psychic TV live albums all these years. Yuck.
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RICHIE HAWTIN, "DECKS, EFX & 909"

Richie Hawtin has beenDJing, playing and recording Detroit and minimalist techno for a decadenow under his own name and as Plastikman, F.U.S.E., etc.
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THE MIRROR REVEALS, "FRAMES OF TEKNICOLOR"

Kate Messick, vocalistfrom Unto Ashes, appears with composer/lyricist James Babbo on thisalbum, and her full upfront vocals seem flatter and less textured thanon Moon Oppose Moon.
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UNTO ASHES, "MOON OPPOSE MOON"

Featuring a wide array ofexotic old and world instruments, fused with modern electronics andvocals in three different languages, Unto Ashes blends the renaissancefolk goth genres into a melange of pathos.
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VOLCANO THE BEAR, "THE INHAZER DECLINE"

From the first few notesof this CD, it is evident as to why Volcano the Bear is one of StevenStapleton's favorite new groups.
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