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The Orb: Moonbuilding 2703 AD

A decade after they delivered Okie Dokie It’s the Orb on Kompakt on…Kompakt, Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann return to the stalwart Cologne label with an album bearing a less sportive title and it sounds like serious sci-fi business. 298 more words

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Spotlight On: Flying Vinyl Issue 1

Yesterday, something wonderful happened. The June 2015 first issue of Flying Vinyl arrived at RecRec House.

In case you’re at a loss as to what  654 more words

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Desaparecidos: Payola

Two albums in 13 years is hardly the mark of a high-functioning punk rock unit, but Desaparecidos is a Conor Oberst joint. The prolific Nebraskan hasn’t exactly been resting on his laurels, with nearly a dozen full-length outings seeing the light of day (under his own name, Bright Eyes, Monsters of Folk, etc.) since the release of the band’s 2002 debut, Read Music/Speak Spanish. 217 more words

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Spotlight on...Friday Night Acoustic at Kings Head, Cirencester

A new weekly free event called Friday Night Acoustic is being launched in Cirencester:

Taking place at the Vaulted Cellar Lounge of the Kings Head, it will showcase the area’s top acoustic talent. 333 more words

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Spotlight On: Our Top 5 LGBT Artists

To celebrate the legalisation of same-sex marriage across America, we’re giving you a rundown of our Top 5 LGBT musicians. But don’t forget, the fight is far from over for many in the LGBT community and equal marriage is only a small part of the larger equality divide. 31 more words

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Dr. Yen Lo: Days With Dr. Yen Lo

Ka made an indelible impression on rap fans with his 2012 self-produced Grief Pedigree album and Roc Marciano team ups, but The Night’s Gambit revealed some chinks in his armour as far as the limitations of his productions style, as it failed to enthral musically in the same way as the previous album (with the exception of the masterful opening track). 106 more words

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The Units: Digital Stimulation

Digital Stimulation was the 1980 début full-length by the Units, a San Francisco-based performance art rock group who were retroactively co-credited with inventing the genre known as synth-punk along with bands such as the Screamers and Suicide. 430 more words

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