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Boards of Canada – Geogaddi

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Sunshine recordings with gyroscopes and dandelions.
Boards of Canada fans have been waiting fours years for a full length follow-up to the then-startling ‘Music Has the Right to Children’ LP that was put out in 1998. The Scottish duo teased underground enthusiasts with a few re-issues and even an EP last year, but the highly anticipated …

Tosca – The Different Tastes of Honey

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Dubby precision percussion at its best.
First there was ‘Suzuki,’ a stellar downtempo album put out by Tosca (who is compiled of the duo Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber) in 1999. Then there was the ‘Suzuki in Dub’ release in 2000 which had the likes of dZihan+Kamien, Baby Mammouth, and Deadbeats remixing the original Suzuki classics. …

Zero 7 – Simple Things

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For those who were disappointed in the noble risk that the French band Air took in their “10,000 Hz. Legend” release last year, then this is the album for you. Not necessarily anything new or innovative here, but Zero 7’s “Simple Things” flawlessly rips off sounds from the [1998 Air album] “Moon Safari” hi-fi. Maybe …

Gotan Project – La Revancha Del Tango

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Being that they call themselves “Gotan Project,” one would think that the music created by the trio Philippe Cohen Solal, Christoph H. Muller, and Eduardo Makaroff was an experiment of sort and in ways it sure is. By using the bandoneon (played by Nini Flores) and violin (Line Kruse) in almost of all of these …

Music: The Avalanches – Since I Left You

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The Emperor’s New Clothes?
The Avalanches sure have been getting some good promotion- there has already been write-ups on this Australian five man DJ team in Mixer, Urb, Spin, and Rolling Stone. Everyone seems to be praising “Since I Left You” for its cut-and-paste production; critics are proclaiming the Avalanches as a fresh new postmodern sound …

Music: Plaid – Double Figure

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IDM – The Cantina chill-out sessions.
Somewhere, in the world of Warp Records, between the childish yet dark crunchy-funked beats from Boards of Canada and the non-linear blips and bleeps of Autechre, lies the beautiful valley Plaid. If the Cantina Bar in Mos Eisley (on planet Tatoonie, of course) had a chill-out room, this album would …

Music: Boozoo Bajou – Satta

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Sexy, impeccable slow-tempo.
Collaborating with an admirable list of producers such as Tosca, The Funky Lowlives, Thievery Corporation and The People Under the Stairs, you would expect great things to come from the sounds of the duo Peter Heider&Seyberth Florian, better known as Boozoo Bajou. However, what is so impressive about “Satta” is how they manage …

Music: The American Analog Set – Know By Heart

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This young hip little band from Austin, TX had stood the test of time in the trendy inde-rock/euro-poopie pop genre. Bringing several empathetic sounds to the table, American Analog Set is a perfect band of choice for those lazy rainy afternoons or comfortably early quiet mornings. The vocals are a cross between Nick Drake and …

Music: Fila Brazillia – Another Late Night

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Seeing the ambient aura on the CD cover and reading title of the album, one would think that this is yet another one of those trendy “chill-out” compilations. Well kids, this is definitely NOT a chill-out album (could anyone actually “chill” listening to Mike Ladd?). It is more a collection of songs that have, as …

Music: Thunderball – Scorpio Rising

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Drum’n’Bass in Technicolor.
Founded by the Thievery Corporation, Eighteenth Street Lounge music (ESL), has developed quite an impressive reputation for the chic downbeat sound in the realm of bossa nova breaks. Thunderball has pumped out another slick ESL release of beats and treats for your aural pleasure: “Scorpio Rising.”
“Heart of the Hustler” is the opener and …

Review: Waldeck – The Night Garden

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This ain’t no “trip hop”.
Downtempo music is at an interesting crossroad here in the summer of 2001. Pioneered in the early nineties by Coldcut, artists off the Mo’ Wax label, and Kruder&Dorfmeister, downtempo suddenly became retro and far more respectable than the cheesy acid jazz/trip hop craze of the late eighties. Ever since the previously …