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Into The Light: Akis

into the light brings out a splendid assemblage of 17 tracks of mostly previously unheard material by athens based composer akis daoutis (akis) most of them recorded in his hometown and in usa where he was studying in the mid-eighties.

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NYC Travel Diaries by Tonight Will Be Fine

tonight will be fine is a band project by abdeslam hammouda and julius steinhoff. their debut lp „elephant island“ which was released on toshiya kawasaki's mule musiq, is a uncanny journey to some mysterious and lonesome places. while working on their second album, abdeslam & julius created a podcast for fromheretillnow called „nyc travel diaries“. the mix drifts away from the sandbank and berth straight into the frantic harbor of new york. the gaps are filled with field recordings of city street scenes, airports around the world, trippy trainrides through the netherlands and many other sound companions collected along the way. all songs are written and produced by abdeslam & julius, played with various acoustic instruments, percussions, bells and chimes.

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Uncertainty Mixtape

Tracklist:

Les Halles - Our Way In The Following Sand
Angelika Köhlermann - Bain Bain
Michel Banabila - A Sharp Silver Line
John Zorn - Train to Thiensan
Mort Garson - Ode to an African Violet
T.C.P - Desert Rain
Ryo Kawasaki - Hawaiian Caravan
Water - Blood Sweat & Tears
Mittland Och Leo - Earth Beat
Pink Industry - What I Wouldn't Give
Section 25 - Inspiration
Monuments - Ask The Dust
Carmody - Ambiguos
K.Leimer - A Spiritual Life
Sleep Museum - Je Suis
Doxa Sinistra - The Other Stranger

 

Mixed & Compiled by Marc Jauss, 2017

 
 

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Sky Girl Compilation

great work by the french collectors dj sundae (who run the brilliant idle press & hollie imprints) and julien dechery. a deep sentimental journey into obscure folk and art pop. rereleased by noise in my head offshoot efficient space. sky girl is also represented in our end of the affair: favorites 2016 list.

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D'Ya Hear Me! The Music Of Brenda Ray

sweet post-punk, with a heartfelt reggae/funk influence, analog dub effects and lovely femme-vox. a unique slice of late-70s/early-80s goodness, starring brenda ray, whose previous release on em records, walatta, has been embraced by a large number of listeners. recorded in north west england, d'ya hear me! is warm-hearted, open, fresh and slyly experimental.

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Surreal Sleep

our video mixtape for the swiss-based print magazine zweikommasieben. a meteroit strikes and transforms the world into a surreal place. gigantic windmills collapse. everything works. a journey into unknown corners. featuring music by a new line (related), jan jelinek & masayoshi fujita, hanno leichtmann, filthy huns, 1991, sun circles, bitchin bajas, slow attack ensamble, yves tumor, christoph de babalon. don't sleep...dream!

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End Of The Affair: Favorites 2016

picture: larry sultan & mike mandel charts selected by marc jauss

picture: larry sultan & mike mandel
charts selected by marc jauss


 

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An Exhibition Tour With: Tomaga

tomaga is valentina magaletti and tom relleen. the two london musicians have toured galleries and art spaces near and far; here they share their thoughts about various exhibitions and spaces from new york to antwerp.

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An Interview with: JJ Funhouse

hello! well, first i’d like to express my absolute enthusiasm for your lovely work. i have rarely encountered a label with such a individual and innovative spirit. it will be a particular pleasure to find out a bit more about the architecture of jj funhouse. please introduce yourselves briefly…

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1991: No More Dreams

no more dreams is the latest release from the gothenburg-based artist axel backman better known as 1991. backman released two lo-fi electronica albums back in 2012. high-tech high-life on opal tapes is a tasty new-age synthesizer soundscape lp with arpeggio textures and shimmering drones—the prefect soundtrack for the cold winter days. the other, 1991 (astro:dynamics), features idm-inspired sounds oscillating with deep, dark ambient structures and devious melodies. we are very excited about backman's next plans. it seems that his newly founded label nmd is just the beginning. 

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Exclusive: Two pieces from the upcoming Sky Walking compilation by Sollmann & Gürtler and Misanthrope CA

after releasing their own debut record in 2014 the hamburg based group sky walking formed by peter kersten, christian naujoks and richard von der schulenburg now celebrates the launch of their self-titled label. by bringing together an international line-up of artists mostly associated with the new and experimental music scenes in cities like hamburg, berlin and new york, sky walking not only establishes a link between different locations and their specific (local) scenes – with the golden pudel club in hamburg somehow functioning as a bermuda triangle – but also between different generations of artists from these scenes.

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For The Girl With Sunlight In Her Hair by Alchimie

sometimes, a mixtape is not just a collection of contiguous songs. (ex) solar bears member john kowalski touches us again under his alchimie moniker with a selection of deeper meanings and listening pleasures—very personal, incredibly true…

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Under the Influence with: NORIN

tired of reading reviews? then listen up: norin, front man and founder of lust for youth, responsible for two mind-blowing eps on the danish imprint posh isolation, shares with us the sources of inspiration for his new collapsing market release. no more questions asked!

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Golden Cloud Tapes

italian filmmaker dario argento once said “horror is like a serpent; always shedding its skin, always changing. and it will always come back.” golden cloud tapes, the label from madison, wisconsin, comes off as equally present and versatile.

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Rick Cuevas - Interview

it’s always exciting to rediscover old music, especially it when suddenly affects the zeitgeist in a current way. this happened with the track “the birds” by californian musician rick cuevas. cuevas, incidentally, is one of the founding members of the avant-pop band zru vogue. i had the pleasure of asking rick some questions about the past days.

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Some of Freek Kinkelaar’s Favourite Music

"this is me on a friday, pondering about a ‘best of’ mix tape for you with the friendly ears. tough decisions to be made… i’m told to concentrate on drone/ambient stuff, but there is so much more to listen to and discover than what ends up in this list. ok, so i won’t mention all the pop music that i love so much on here, nor any of those rock albums, soundtracks, artist recordings, punk/wave or the bizarre stuff that hails from japan. too bad, but hopefully you’ll have a great time listening your way through this list anyways. all titles are endlessly and wholeheartedly recommended. ask me the same question on a saturday and the answer will be, of course, entirely different…"

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Peter Zummo

peter zummo has been composing since 1967 and has performed his works for solo trombone and ensemble worldwide. his work has been associated with the contemporary classical tradition, in combination with or juxtaposition to the minimal, jazz, world music, and so-called art-rock styles.

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