Ólafur Arnalds – Variations of Static
February 19, 2009, 2:44 pm
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Sometimes I come across music that leaves me speechless and touches me in that secret place that most music fails to penetrate. I like to call it the emotional melodic membrane. When it does occur (and it is rare), it manages to enthuse a sense of awe and wonder for the world and a new passion in musical experiences. Well thanks to Ólafur Arnalds that experience was relit this morning whilst listening to his new release “Variations of Static”. Hard to sum this release up in words really, but for those who are fans of Digitonal and Bersarin Quartett check this guy out as I am sure you wont be disappointed….

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HAUSCHKA – Snowflakes And Carwrecks
February 19, 2009, 2:29 pm
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The material collected for Snowflakes and Carwrecks was recorded during the same sessions that produced last year’s Ferndorf album, Volker Bertelmann’s impressive second LP for Fat Cat’s 130701 offshoot. Although billed as an EP, the CD’s seven tracks clock up a forty-minute playtime (NB: the vinyl edition is restricted to five) and the track sequence makes for a rather wonderful album in its own right.

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Jasper TX – Singing Stones
February 19, 2009, 2:02 pm
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Very much a talent on the ascendence, Dag Rosenqvist returns with a swift follow-up to last year’s Closet Ghosts EP, and the full-length on Miasmah, Black Sleep. While those two releases marked out career highpoints for Rosenqviist, Singing Stones finds him continuing on his upward trajectory, serving up a truly beautiful – not to mention accessible – collection of cinematic electronic compositions.

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Aeioux – Reference Points
February 19, 2009, 12:09 pm
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A long time ago I discovered one of the most beautiful mixes I have ever had the privilege of hearing .
It had a profound impact, and helped me on my journey of discovering alternative soundscapes.

Thank you Aeioux and Type Records….

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offthesky – Dwelling Spells
February 19, 2009, 9:17 am
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Being a big fan of offthesky I was deeply shocked to realise that this ep has been out since September 2008 and some how had managed to slip under my radar. Having listened to it all last night I have to say that this is a very special releases from Jason and may even go as far as saying the best I have heard from him so far….

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