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Skirt

In The Meadow Under The Stars

Skirt

In The Meadow Under The Stars

Pulsing, hypnotic Industrial techno by Bethany Busto.

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GROUPER

Alien Observer

GROUPER

Alien Observer

Exquisitely intimate, evocative drone experiments.

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Chelsea Wolfe

Benjamin

Chelsea Wolfe

Benjamin

- A head-swirling piece of solo piano-driven gothic melancholia

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U.S. Girls

R.I.P. KJSN (AM910)

U.S. Girls

R.I.P. KJSN (AM910)

Megan Remy's harrowingly mournful, wrenching expressions for Siltbreeze

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ZOLA JESUS

Dog

ZOLA JESUS

Dog

Towering, tortuously aloof goth-pop.

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FURSAXA

Birds Inspire Epic Bards

FURSAXA

Birds Inspire Epic Bards

Music box and choral sorcery from the incredible Tara Burke

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Bridget Hayden

Waste

Bridget Hayden

Waste

Creepily solemn, quietly anguished elegy from Vibracathedral Orchestra's violinist

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KUUPUU

Yolle

KUUPUU

Yolle

Miniature piece for whispered female vocal, tape noise and owl.

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Motion Sickness of Time Travel

Telepathy

Motion Sickness of Time Travel

Telepathy

Epic, deeply romantic synth/drone-pop meditation taken from one of the albums of 2011

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Murralin Lane

When I Told You

Murralin Lane

When I Told You

Gauzy drone from Library Tapes' David Wenngren with arresting vocal by Ylva Wiklund

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Maja S.K. Ratkje & Lasse Marhaug

Complaints Won't Help

Maja S.K. Ratkje & Lasse Marhaug

Complaints Won't Help

Controlled yet chaotic and surreal electro-acoustic and vocal collage work.

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INCA ORE

Innocent

INCA ORE

Innocent

Creaky, lo-fi and fractured folkpop from Eva Saelens

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VALET

We Went There

VALET

We Went There

Honey Owens' ritualistic, glowing post-rock harmonics

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Common Eider & King Eider

Ennui

Common Eider & King Eider

Ennui

Grouper makes a barely there but intoxicating appearance on this amazing closing track.

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This time on 14tracks:

“14 tracks: Strange Angels”

Inspired by the near ineffable beauty of new albums by Grouper and Motion Sickness of Time Travel, we've induced a séance (of sorts) with similarly suggestive music by a (nearly) all-female cast of artists working a tangled web of electronic folk, shoegaze, techno and drone pop. We've honed in on the ghostly vocal tones which thread through these 14 pieces - from Grouper's shadowy soul to the more visceral yet undeniably affecting Motion Sickness Of Time Travel's 'Telepathy', conducting an experiment in transcendental communication that taps into a history of EVP and a fascination with ghostly electronic voices stretching back to Thomas Edison. On a grander scale, Chelsea Wolfe channels the dilapidated elegance of 'Benjamin', while Tara Burke's Fursaxa summons music box spirits on 'Birds Inspire Epic Bards' and the irrepressible Maja S.K. Ratkje joins Lasse Marhaug for an uncomfortable episode of impossible to contain cat-cries. Zola Jesus and Skirt, meanwhile, view machine driven emotions from alternately ambiguous angles - finishing off a bewitching, mystical set.

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On 13 Apr 13:31 Nick Oakden said:
http://www.nickoakden.com

Fans of this sort of thing will find a lot to like over in Japan, where there seems to be loads of it. My favourite is an album called "Mirror Flake" by Cokiyu, which is possibly the most beautiful thing I've ever heard. The mood's lighter than a Grouper album, with natural noises like water and birdsong mixed in there to make it all sound like summer. Piana is similar, but she sounds more like snow. Tujiko Noriko, meanwhile is bleak as hell. Caroline's like a subdued Bjork. Kibako and the hilariously named "Erectricmole" do a less blurry, more obviously synth take on the genre. Still enjoyable.

On 13 Apr 16:17 dr howl said:

great selection, but no Foehn? she was part of Third Eye Foundation and was doing this kind of semi-opaque, haunted, DIY, scratchy collage stuff 10 years ahead of most of these...

On 14 Apr 19:42 itamar said:
http://www.uganda.co.il

great compilation, i would like to
suggest listen to Israeli goddess Nicoteen
if liked this one..