Sir Stephen
“Public Style”

Here are more “diamond-life dance & bliss-disco & basement luxury grooves” from 100% Silk, this time from Sir Stephen. Look out for a 12-inch soon. In the meantime: teaser vid above.

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Aaron Dilloway

Lip Syncing to Verme [preview]

Aaron Dilloway (Spine Scavenger, The Nevari Butchers, proprietor of Hanson, former Wolf Eyes member, dude with great hair) has released a new LP on Hundebiss Records. Titled Lip Syncing to Verme, the LP is limited to 500 and comes in an insanely beautiful, reversible artwork package. Hundebiss says this is his “last” album, but I think it means “latest.”

Meanwhile, Hanson reissued To Live and Shave in L.A.’s now-classic 30-minuten männercreme on cassette earlier this year. Holy shit.

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Grimoire [full-album stream]


Kreng (a.k.a. Pepijn Caudron), whose debut album, L’Autopsie Phenomenale De Dieu, made #35 on our Favorite Albums of 2009 list, has returned with a follow-up entitled Grimoire. Extending the film noir, shuffling jazz, and surreal Badalementi-esque orchestration, Grimoire is already shaping up to be one of my favorite albums of the year so far. And I gotta be honest: I’m not even halfway through the album yet. Might as well crown “Wrak” song of the year, while I’m at it.

Grimoire is out now on Miamsah. Don’t think. Buy.

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Cicciolina Holocaust/Sermonizer

Albeit Albeit/Sibelius Spiders (Split LP)

Self proclaimed electronic archivers Forced Nostalgia give us a reissue of this pioneering early-drone split between Cicciolina Holocaust and Sermonizer. Brimming with abstract guitar ambiance and scuzzy, sometimes rhythmic synth tones, both sides evoke a totally dark and menacing haze, like outtakes from a Tarkovsky sci-fi epic. Preview three tracks via soundcloud.

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Dedication [full-album stream]

Zomby’s mystique is dependent on his ability to hide his identity. He covers his mug in pictures, wears masks while DJing, and sometimes doesn’t even show up to gigs (like Animal Collective’s recent ATP fest). It’s a tale as a old as time: Zomby’s resisting commodification. But what we do know about Zomby is that he’s a fantastic producer, uses hair product, and has a new album, Dedication, due July 12.

We posted the video for “Things Fall Apart” (a collaboration with Panda Bear) already, but Fact found a stream of the entire album over at German store HHV. Check it out here:

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Eliane Radigue

“Transamorem - Transmortem”

On June 28, Important will release Eliane Radigue’s “Transamorem - Transmortem.” The composition, originally a sound installation, was premiered with several others in the 1970s in New York, where Radigue played them for the public via magnetic tape. After a few presentations, Radigue packed the tapes away until proposals were made to have them released. The release of “Transamorem - Transmortem,” then, is the result of more than 30 years of waiting for this particular composition, whose minimal shifts are equally rewarding for those willing to wait for it. Check out the excerpt above.

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