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2012: the midterm

Much is made of Hiva Oa's fragility and restraint, but more than anything, the various attractions along this route fall under the general heading of "unexpected." The meta-tempo percussive rattle of "Urban" leaves the...

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“no one reads reviews anymore” Glimmer, by Jacaszek

Margaret, are you grieving Over Goldengrove unleaving? Leaves, like the things of man, you With your fresh thoughts care for, can you? --"Spring and Fall," (1880), by Gerard Manley Hopkins Gerard Manley Hopkins was a 19th century Jesuit priest, an...

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shortlisted: Glimmer, by Jacaszek

Available December 8, via Ghostly International. It defies language how close this album sits with me right now: musically, sonically, and psychologically. Maybe you'll hear the same? Embedded below is the second track "Dare-gale."...

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stream: Solaris rescore, by Ben Frost and Daniel Bjarnason

essays on child abuse Stream Ben Frost and Daniel Bjarnason's rescore of the Solaris (1972) soundtrack at gokoyoko. Electroacoustic to the utmost, Frost and Bjarnason composed the score by conventional means, introduced it to a...

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video: “Edward the Confessor,” by Breton

(email|facebook|twitter) An urgent, infectious, two-chord fire alarm from their forthcoming single, available through Fat Cat Records on November 21. (Their debut album Other People’s Problems will follow in early 2012.) It is an...

album preview: SEESAW, by The Rest

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Wow.

At the end of last winter, we thought we were a few weeks away from completing our latest album, SEESAW, until a hard drive “glitch” deleted every last piece of it.

After a few months of false starts and false hopes, SEESAW eventually found its way to the same company responsible for airplane black box recovery. Almost five months after the process began, we miraculously had our album back. I actually laughed hysterically for about ten minutes after getting the news, finally releasing the hidden stress of not knowing if we’d ever recover the album which we had spent nearly a year and a half assembling.

SEESAW will (we promise this time!) see the light of day in early 2012, but for now we have a double A-side ALWAYS ON MY MIND/THE LAST DAY to tide everyone over.

Stream it just below. About all we can say is that February is way. Too. Far. Away. Patrick heaped some necessary praise on Everything All At Once in April 2009. In the meantime we missed The Cried Wolf EP, which is equal parts baroque and craziness and heartbreak.

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