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Sao Paulo Underground "Cosmogonia"

Unlike many bands who name their bands after cities they haven’t spent much time in, Sao Paulo Underground actually formed in the Brazilian city and keeps strong ties to it. …

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The Eternals Heavy International

The postmodern rhythm junkies return with a whirring dose of dubbed soul and funked-up jazz that will probably do nothing to further categorize either their sound or their legacy. “Am …

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The Eternals "Feed The Youth (Stage A Coup)"

Chicago-based trio The Eternals wield their own specific brand of tropical, dubby funk that reveals the Wind City’s dark underbelly. Having previously recorded with John McEntire and Casey Rice, Heavy …

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Sao Paulo Underground Sauna: Um, Dois, Tres

Rob Mazurek (Chicago Underground Duo/Trio, Isotope 217) teams up with Brazilian drummer/trumpeter/programmer Mauricio Takara (from the jazzy instrumental rock band Hurtmold) for this noisy, experimental project. The title track doesn’t …

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Mandarin Movie Mandarin Movie

Rob Mazurek (cornetist and more for Chicago Underground Trio and Tigersmilk) has assembled a stellar cast of post-jazzers and noise-rockers for what sounds like a once-in-a-lifetime session. The result: a …

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Daniel Givens Dayclear & First Dark

Question marks fill the sky. Dayclear & First Dark is intense, apocalyptic angst and twisting tension unfolded for all to see. Mr. Givens lays open his heart to work it …

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Seth P. Brundel Devil's Pawn

Part of Beta Bodega Coalition’s Algorithm crew, Miami MC/producer Seth P. Brundel earnestly agitates for political and social change without dropping verbal anvils on your noggin. Dead Prez wishes they …

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Pulseprogramming Tulsa For One Second Remix Series Vol. 1

The crisp, contemplative IDM of PulseProgramming gets a coolly minimal makeover on this two-song remix record. Schneider TM’s take on “Suck Or Run” adds a kooky, twangy sort of mellow …

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Kpt.michi.gan Player Player

Kpt.michi.gan’s second album feels like you’re sneaking into an abandoned house, left half-constructed, all flaking and crumbling drywall, haphazard piles of shredded lumber, sparely lit by a single flashlight beam. …

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Pulse Programming Tulsa for One Second

Experimental acts are sneaking out of the bedroom and into clubs. Groups like The Postal Service (Jimmy Tamborello of Dntel’s side-project on Seattle’s Sub Pop imprint) are rockin’ the world …

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