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Einstürzende Neubauten, "Silence Is Sexy"

This album celebrates EN's 20th year of operation with a marked improvement in production values. The focused and streamlined sound finds equal space for pulsing, naked bass guitar, trimmed-down sound effects, low-end percussion, and strings. Not least of all, the punchy production brings EN's often-personal lyrics and intense delivery to the forefront--to double-edged effect.

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ROLLERBALL, "EINAUGIGE KIRSCHE"

This three-track/35-minute CD creeps along somewhere between stylish jazz and electronic noise.
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KOZO, "PLANNED PENETRATION"

Porn has found itself a new Pied Piper!
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Rachel's/Matmos, "Full On Night"

http://brainwashed.com/common/images/covers/qs69.jpgRachel's gets its music spiked on this two piece extended play single. The unlikely contraband comes courtesy of San Francisco's Matmos. The Louisville-based Rachel's troupe often recruits old friends for new projects. But it seems that Rachel's merely sent tapes to Matmos' master manipulators Martin and Drew rather than convening in truly collaborative-collective fashion.

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CONSOLE, "ROCKET IN THE POCKET"

Martin Gretschmann, knobtwiddler for the Notwist and Tied & Tickled Trio part-timer, servesup a somewhat greasy yet tasty serving of '80s-lovin' retro-synthpop onhis second Console full-lengther.
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DO MAKE SAY THINK, "GOODBYE ENEMY AIRSHIP"

My first impression ofthis album was one of amazement. I can remember hearing the firstself-titled album by this Canadian band and thinking that these guyswere poised to take over the indie rock world.
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A SILVER MT. ZION, "HE HAS LEFT US ALONE,..."

In an album of sparsepiano chords, faded radio interceptions, and plaintive violin, thealbum title may perhaps be the most ornate part of what is a beautifulfreshmen release from members of Montréal's godspeed you black emperor!
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Charlene, "Taking a Dive"/"Blackout"

The world can never have too many bands who sound like they really love Spacemen 3. This Boston three piece is a band to keep an eye out for. A couple weeks ago I reviewed their set I caught, which caught me off-guard. The band have magically formulated a beautiful sound on recording in addition to the wonderful live set.

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THE FOR CARNATION

In an article for MilkMagazine, author Josh Modell, commenting on the popularity of Slint's"Spiderland" years after its initial release, said "It's now regardedas a classic, which is funny, because McMahan has already topped it."
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THE HALIFAX PIER

Strings and acousticguitars set the opening for this charming release from the secondLouisville-based collective featured this week.
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THE DONNER PARTY, "COMPLETE RECORDINGS 1987-1989"

Before going on to bepivotal members of such bands as the San Francisco Seals and Quasi, thetrio that was San Francisco's Donner Party released two albums, to verylittle attention.
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SIGUR ROS

Fat Cat in the UK bring the charming and dreamy shoe gaze o'licious Sigur Ros into more homes with the release of these two EPs.
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COIL, "THE QUEENS OF THE CIRCULATING LIBRARY"

Initially released at the Cornucopia event, this CD is basically a piece performed almost entirely at the event.
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PETER MURPHY, "WILD BIRDS: 1985-1995"

While this is a collection of some excellent songs, I'm disappointed with the presentation and execution.
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DIRTY THREE, "WHATEVER YOU LOVE, YOU ARE"

Sometimes I'm maniacally flipping through the cds at a shop when I stumble upon one that makes me stop for some unknown reason.
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BROADCAST, "THE NOISE MADE BY PEOPLE"

Broadcast's long-awaiteddebut proper album on Warp will probably not disappoint fans of the1960s retro film score sound, made popular in recent years by artistslike Saint Etienne.
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LUKE VIBERT/BJ COLE, "STOP THE PANIC"

Luke Vibert (aka WagonChrist, Plug, etc.) teams up with legendary pedal steel guitarist BJCole (further augmented by six additional musicians including TomJenkinson aka Squarepusher) for what would seem to be a bizarre andunlikely collaboration.
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Thighpaulsandra, "Some Head EP"

This features two brand new approximately 15 minute tracks. Listening to the CD is a treat for Coil fans as bits and pieces strike a nerve, remeniscent of last year's phenomenal Musick to Play in the Dark. Quick piano strikes from "Black Nurse" echo "Red Queen" while noises echo bits from "Red Birds."
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SEELY, "WINTER BIRDS"

This group gets betterand better and better with every album. While their last full lengther,"Seconds" was a decent release, it didn't strike me as being much morethan a good solid rock record with some nice tunes on it.
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ORGANUM, "VOLUME 2"

David Jackman, the manbehind Organum never refuses the opportunity to alienate any potentialfuture fans.
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