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  • Julia Holter - This Is A True Heart

    New Julia Holter video for This Is A True Heart where she stars as a hacktivist. Wonderful sax solo ♥. Album out now on Domino.

    KELPE - ‘Go Visible’ (by Drut)

    Wonderful, creative video by Filmmakers Mira Loew and David Altweger in collaboration with contemporary dancer Melissa Spiccia, set to the tune of Kelpe's newschool electronic beats.

    Wolf People - “Fain” album mini-mix

    Teaser of the new Wolf People album “Fain”, released 29 April 2013 on Jagjaguwar

    Throughout Fain - the band’s second album - folk melodies meet visceral fuzz-rock, never sounding quite like anyone else specifically, but a unique blend that never coalesced at the time. Led Zeppelin weren’t miles away, but their folk tendencies were more of a detour from the pursuit of swaggering rock & roll stardom. Wolf People take both routes in equal measure, counting influences from the psychedelic Mighty Baby to the delicate tones of Fairport Convention. The Quietus

    Meridian Brothers - Guaracha U.F.O (Versión Rebajada)

    The best album I’ve listened to this year is by Bogota’s Meridian Brothers.

    Straddling the line between new and old, Meridian Brothers’ mischievous blend of Latin rhythms and psychedelic grooves is the creation of Eblis Álvarez, one of the key figures of the experimental music scene in Bogota.

    Undomondo Top 15

    This is my overall top 15 list for 2011.

    Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol.2: Judges (Constellation)
    The People’s Temple - Sons of stone (HoZac)
    Peaking Lights - 936 (Not Not Fun)
    Winter Family - Red Sugar (Sub Rosa)
    Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Self Titled (Fat Possum)
    James Blackshaw - Holly EP (Important)
    The Caretaker - An empty bliss beyond this world (History always favours the winners)
    Enablers - Blown Realms & Stalled Explosions (Exile on Mainstream)
    Sonny & The Sunsets - Hit after Hit (Fat Possum)
    Lee Noble - Horrorism (Bathetic)
    Nicholas Jaar - Space is only Noise (Circus Company)
    James Ferraro - Condo Pets / Far Side Virtual (Hippos in Tanks)
    Thee Oh Sees - Carrion Crawler (In the Red)
    Hauschka & Hildur Guðnadóttir - Pan Tone (Sonic Pieces)
    Stephan Crump & Steve Lehman - Kaleidoscope & Collage (Intakt)

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    Best of 2011 (Part 5)
    Rock/Garage/Lo-Fi/Math Rock

    The People’s Temple - Sons of stone (HoZac)
    Sonny & The Sunsets - Hit After Hit (Fat Possum)
    Night Beats - Self Titled (Trouble in Mind)
    Enablers - Blown Realms & Stalled Explosions (Exile on Mainstream)
    Moon Duo - Mazes (Sacred Bones)
    Vialka - La Poursuite de l’Excellence (Self)
    Black Lips - Arabia mountain (Vice)
    Jacuzzi Boys - Glazin’ (Hardly Art)
    Thee Oh Sees - Carrion Crawler / The Dream EP (In the Red)
    The Psychic Paramount - II (No Quarter)
    Hella - Tripper (Sargent House)
    Dan Melchior - Assemblage blues (Slitbreeze)
    YOB - Atma
    The You Are Minez - Having your heart broken once
    Brave Irene - Self Titled (Slumberland)
    Dirty Beaches - Badlands (Sones/Zoo)
    Royal Headache - Self Titled (XVIII/RIP Society)
    Mikal Cronin - Self Titled (Trouble in Mind)
    Mark Sultan - Whenever I want (In the Red)
    Dennis Hopper Choppers - Be Ready (D Wink)

    Best of 2011 (Part 4)
    Drone/Ambient/Electronic/Instrumental/Field/Folk

    James Blackshaw - Holly EP (Important)
    The Caretaker - An empty bliss beyond this world (History always favours the winners)
    Winter Family - Red Sugar (Sub Rosa)
    Daniel Bachman - Grey-Black-Green (Debacle)
    James Ferraro - Condo Pets / Far Side Virtual (Hippos in Tanks)
    Hauschka & Hildur Guðnadóttir - Pan Tone (Sonic Pieces)
    Jóhann Jóhannsson - The Miners’ Hymns (130701)
    The Advisory Circle - As the crow flies (Ghost Box)
    Balam Acab - Wander / Wonder (Tri Angle)
    Kyle Bobby Dunn - Ways of Meaning (Desire Path)
    Kreng - Grimoire (Miasmah)
    Grails - Deep Politics (Temporary Residence)
    Tape - Revelationes (Häpna)
    Two Bicycles - the ocean (crash symbols)
    Roedelius Schneider - Stunden (Bureau B)
    Julia Holter - Tragedy (Leaving Records)
    Machinefabriek - Brokstukken (Self)
    Bullion - You drive me to plastic (Young Turks)
    Deaf Center - Owl Splinters (Type)
    Rain Drinkers - Springtide (Reverb Worship)