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14:13- s/t - LP - SPECIFIC

click to enlarge French collective from Metz, comprised of members of AUSTRASIAN GOAT and STRONG AS TEN. Contains 6 extensively long tracks (with playing-times around 6 minutes) of tribal occult music. The 3 tracks on side A have a psychedelic and spacey Prog-Rock feeling (like HAWKWIND meets CAN) paired with an intense sound and heavy rhythms - while the 3 tracks on side B have more of tribal and industrial sounding appeal, in the vein of SAVAGE REPUBLIC, and with nods to sounds of SONIC YOUTH... LP including download-code.

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2:13PM- Matkormano - LP - SPECIFIC

click to enlarge Project of Eric Durier (PS´O`M, etc.) and Julien Louvet (GOUFFRE, AUSTRASIAN GOAT, etc.) with the soundtrack to their documentary-film “Matkormano”. Dark nightmarish sounds and experimental Ambient drones. For fans of DARK AGES, COIL or POPOL VUH. Limited edition of 500 copies on grey-black splattered vinyl, including free download of the movie in HD (French with English subtitles).

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click to enlarge French band resp. orchestra, complete with a horns-section and fronted by a female singer, playing SOUL music! Rooted in the styles of classic 60's/70's R&B and Soul, but delivered with the energy of Punk. The LP contains 11 stompers, including cover-versions of Rihanna's "Stay" and the 60's classic "There's A Kind Of Hush".

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click to enlarge Strictly limited edition of 500 copies as one-sided pressing with 7 songs, and graphics on the vinyl-backside. 2nd collaboration of Japanese Noise band HIJOKAIDAN with "Aidoru" (aka "Idol") J-Pop girl-group BiS. What could be said about the first LP (which is totally sold-out by now!), can be said about this one as well: An unlikely combination of totally distorted guitars and noises, gut-wrenching screaming with angelic singing and J-pop song-structures. So BISKAIDAN can be called the first and only and full-on raging "Idol-Noise" band.

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click to enlarge Japanese female duo, Itsuka on vocals and Gonchi as DJ, with their debut-album, featuring 8 tracks of filthy Electro-Rap, powered with fat beats. Accordingly to the label they hate Japanese society, so maybe the girls got more in common with the SLEAFORD MODS than just the line-up... But musically their furious Electro-Pop reminds more of the acts like MIA, PEACHES or the CHICKS ON SPEED.

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click to enlarge Another project from Japans Noise legend HIJOKAIDAN, here with the "vocaloid" Hatsune Miko. Not an actual person, but a specially developed synthetic voice-program for the Anime character Hatsune Miko, immensely propular in Japan, and the world's first and biggest purely virtual Popstar! (For live-performances of HATSUNEKAIDAN the Hatsune Miko avatar is embodied by the cosplay-girl Le Chat)

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click to enlarge Another crazy bizarre thing from Japan released on SPECIFIC: Here's 5 girls mixing the J-Pop idol thing with elements of black metal and dark wave sounds. Limited edition of 500 copies, with 11 songs on vinyl.

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click to enlarge New album by French musician (singing in English) with 11 songs of really cool Minimal-Pop pearls. For fans of JULIE RUIN, CATE LE BON, BLONDE REDHEAD or PJ HARVEY, and yes, she's really that good! Some of her songs made me think of TWO TON BOA (if anyone can remember this great band on KILL ROCK STARS from around 10 years ago) or like "AIR MIAMI with female vocals".
Limited edition one-sided vinyl, with laser etchings on backside.

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click to enlarge A band from Japan, with a joyful mix of 60s-Beat styles, New Wave sounds, dreamy Girl-Pop, and progressive Math-Rock breaks, all thru’ a unique Japanese blender. 12 tracks, sometimes reminding of british bands like TV PERSONALITIES or THE TIMES, but interpreted with a BOREDOMS or MELT-BANANA like vision... Maybe also comparable to the english GO! TEAM, but put into a J-Pop way.

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click to enlarge New album (9 songs) by this outstandingly brilliant Post-Punk band from Manchester/UK. Their meanwhile 4th album, and their most sensitive and heartfelt to date. Generally with a more gentle and softer sound than on their previous album, but still as tense and exhilarating as before! Makes me always feel uncomfortable when trying to compare such an exceptional album with the music of others, but here's nonetheless: For fans of WIRE, THE EX, MEKONS, THE SOUND or PULP...

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