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2012: the midterm

It's a How To Build Muscle common refrain at TMIM that interviewing would be a terrific business. Except for the fact that we rely on someone else to give all of the answers. But our...

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2012: the midterm

James Leyland Kirby, recording as The Caretaker, has recorded one of the strangest and most naggingly beautiful soundtracks in memory. Patience (After Sebald) is filmmaker Grant Gee's tribute to German writer W.G. Sebald, and Kirby's...

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Welcome to the summer: <em>The Palace Garden</em> by Beat Connection

Oh boy, another June, another summer of people-watching at my place. Except for two normal-sized couples and a few kids I’m not sure actually live here, my pool belongs to beautiful bodies in small...

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pre-order: Heaven, by Black Swan

Concluding each successive Black Swan release, the listener could be forgiven for a slight tug of nostalgia. The story seems told in complete, both musically and thematically. The debut album Black Swan In...

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still warm: Future Nostalgia for sale, by Hiva Oa

The first half-minute, indeed the first ten seconds set the terms. This whitewashed chorus is the sound of inner dissonance, nothing really to do with the external world of instruments or processing. This...

stream: Black Swan III: Aeterna

At long last, you can stream Aeterna in full. Find the player embedded at page bottom, or take in with its natural surroundings at Bandcamp. Best with “headphone use and without equalization. Uninterrupted listening at highest (but tolerable) volume is kindly advised.”

From the look of it, there are still some CD copies available. The Swan has also alluded to a forthcoming vinyl edition as a double LP set.

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