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Leftfield / Experimental

Julian Marley Systems

An exceptionally well produced composition. Julian delivers a strong message song complemented by a perfectly rootsy rhythm track. This is a crucial cut that I recommend you look out for. Read more »

Gavounna Warm Industry

Continuing their lineage of discovering unknown, highly talented artists, Melodic provide a debut release for Greek producer Athanasios Argianas as Gavounna, a worthy labelmate for Melodic's already impressive stable, which includes Minotaur Shock, L… Read more »

Prince Malachi Can't Control

Currently a favorite amongst modern roots lovers. "Can't Control" is a positive anthem of resistance and survival-the lyrics are well thought out and clearly delivered. Malachi does it again. Read more »

Various Artists Wild Dub: Dread Meets Punk Rocker Downtown

The second of Select Cuts' collections focusing on the fecund period in the late-'70s when the white sphere of punk and the black world of reggae and dub merged for a brief, desegregated moment, Wild Dub collects rare versions from major players of t… Read more »

8 Doogymoto Minimalistico

The trio called 8 Doogymoto is unlike just about any other act in electronic music, so it's not too surprising to find them on Matthew Herbert's Soundslike label.… Read more »

Nobukazu Takemura Songbook

Songbook is a tale sung in the native tongue of Moondonia. The mushroom people of this purple land live in lakes of rainbow glass. They pluck silver grapes from translucent octopi arms and whistle all the while.… Read more »

Gavouna Warm Industry EP

Greek Athanasios Argianas studied visual art until he fell in with a student of Xenakis and Berio. On Warm Industry, he's made dusty piano and analog synth vignettes that sound like Boards of Canada remixing Erik Satie and Morton Subotnick at GRM.… Read more »

Freeform Freeform Condensed (Finest Filets 1995-2002)

An odd concept: Nonplace Records owner and renowned producer Burnt Friedman edits and "re-edits" select tracks from British IDM maestro Simon Pyke's vast back catalog.… Read more »

Taylor Deupree and Kenneth Kirschner Post_Piano

A newcomer to recorded music, Kenneth Kirschner's actually been working with experimental piano and electronics as long as college friend and collaborator Taylor Deupree (that is, for over a decade), and this is a captivating debut.… Read more »

Apeanaut Go Away

Brooklyn dubmaster and Antibalas keyboardist Tiklah offers his label's first 12", and it's pure talent.… Read more »

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