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    Arrowounds – Therianthrope Series

    A post-punk/ethereal gem has been bestowed upon us by our friends at Lost Tribe Sounds.  Arrowounds tie together influences from bands like, “Can, Bark Psychosis, Young Gods, Slowdive, Durutti Column, Seefeel and much of early 4AD,” according to the band bio, but there is an element that makes this band something apart.  Noise-rock, post-rock, and a more eerie feeling than their influences betray sets the band apart.

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    Jeff Gburek – Ramifications

    Though this album is a decade old now, it’s so incredibly well-done that I thought it worth sharing if you like experimental music melded together with field recordings.  Jeff Gburek’s sound art is organic and engaging, the recording was handled so masterfully that one gets the feeling of sitting in the locations listed on the liner notes as Jeff’s Bandcamp site.

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    若潭 ruò tán – 石 Stone

    ruò tán are China’s more organic answer to old post-Industrial/cassette-culture bands like Germany’s Cranioclast.  The music is eerie, yet so utterly engaging.  Probably the best reference to this music is for those of you who remember not only the aforementioned band but the early works of projects like O Yuki Conjugate out of Great Britain.  Not at all music to meditate to, but it did make for engaging music to lay back to and simply absorb.

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    Joe Williams – Can’t Resist You – My Summer Love

    This is simply a masterpiece.  Joe Williams was one of the most lauded voice in the big band era, and worked with legends like Lionel Hampton and Count Basie.  From Nagel Hayer’s Bandcamp site: “Simply one of the greatest Jazz or even Blues vocal albums of all time. Joe Williams is smooth and yet authentic. The recording quality is sublime. Play it at the beach, the pool, the bar, for a barbecue, a romantic dinner or with a sundowner in your hands viewing the setting sun over the dune sea in the west. Among the highlights are “I Don’t Know…

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    Various Artists – Pacific Breeze 2: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1972​-​1986

    From Light In The Attic Records, this is perfect Sunday listening: “With Pacific Breeze 2: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1972-1986 we dig deeper into those sounds of bubble-era Japan. From the proto-City Pop funk of Bread & Butter and Eiichi Ohtaki to the crate-digger favorites Eri Ohno and Piper, the latest entry in Light In The Attic’s Japan Archival Series brings another set of sought-after tunes, most of which have never before been available outside of Japan. Tomoko Aran and Anri, also included in this compilation, are just a few of the artists who have gained popularity in…

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    Kit Sebastian – L’addio / Hayat

    A brilliant single from the always-impressive Mr. Bongo Records by London-based Kit Sebastian.  From the band’s Bandcamp site: “‘L’addio’ saw the band perfecting their production and orchestration, with strings, horns and double bass, and an Italian synth found in a French dump. The music was greatly influenced by Italian soundtracks and Italian female singers, such as Mina or Rita Pavone. The track announces itself with a break that is guaranteed to get samplers twitching. The tone of the melody and lyrics is heartfelt and aching. It has a beautiful, intimate sadness like the closing scenes to a love affair, and…