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No Commercial Value: Delia Darbyshire

The recently launched No Commercial Value is a web-based storehouse for artistic bounty run by filmmaker and music Amir Husak and fellow filmmaker Prem Sooriyakumar. Each week, the site showcases work from artists of all disciplines, including film, sound, and photography. We thought we’d point you to last week’s great collection of work taken from and inspired by sound experimenter and Theremin virtuoso Delia Darbyshire.

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  • 05/25/2009

Movement: Carl Craig is Back

Call it a homecoming of sorts, but Carl Craig is set to regain creative control of Detroit’s electronic music festival (formerly DEMF, then Movement, then Fuse-In, and now Movement again) for spring 2010’s installment. Read more » 

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  • 05/22/2009

薔薇と彼女の王子 (The Rose and Her Prince)

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  • Filed under: video
  • 05/22/2009

Zizek Collective Plans Second Release

Argentina-based DJ collective Zizek Urban Beats Club wowed North American audiences last month when the crew traveled North and delivered an aural education on the finer details of the cumbia sound.

Further lessons on the group’s trademark musical style are soon to follow, namely, in the form of Zizek’s second release, ZZK Sound Vol. 2.

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  • 05/21/2009

Thunderheist Announces U.S. Tour

Thunderheist signed to Big Dada in December of 2008. Grahm.Zilla and MC Isis have stayed busy since then, releasing a self-titled debut album via the label, playing shows around the world, and, as of today, planning additional dates for a headlining U.S. tour.

The Canadian duo will return to the U.S. in mid-June, accompanied by a live drummer, the first in Thunderheist's touring history. Find them in one of these cities soon:

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  • 05/21/2009

HEALTH Readies Sophomore Album

HEALTH must be hitting the boochey hard these days, as the band has completed its sophomore album, Get Color, and is ready to unleash the synth-punk beast come September 8, via Lovepump United.

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  • 05/20/2009

BMSR Releases "Hairy" CD, Tours

With less than a week until the May 26 release of their latest album, Eating Us, the Black Moth Super Rainbow crew has finally unrolled the promotional stops, and there are a few here from the elusive quintet.

Note this is a band that thrives on eccentricity, which this time around comes in the form of 1600 "hairy" CDs (below) that will be sold in retail locations around the U.S., as well as at the Graveface Records site.

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  • 05/20/2009

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