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Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest

Boards of Canada are a peculiar phenomenon. They put out one of the best records of the 90s with their stunning classic Music Has A Rights To Children. It was perfect; a masterpiece; a wholly new sound, that to this day remains mostly all their own. The album spoke to a generation. And yet as deeply in command of their craft as they clear were in making it, one has to wonder how they've failed to continue to innovate and inspire in the way that they did with that recording. Yes, they did put ...
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Pantha Du Prince - Mutek Night 5 - June 2, 2013

Mutek Montreal 2013 wound to a brilliant close with a series of extraordinary events. For me the day's music started off with Piknik Elektronik and one of my favourite producers, San Proper. The Amsterdam producer and DJ did not disappoint with typically amazing music and truly bizarre stage banter and swagger. As soon as San Proper finished up, I rushed over to the Symphony Hall to hear an unplanned second fill-in set from German pianist Nils Frahm and then the main event, Pantha Du...
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Various Artists - Compost Black Label Series Volume 5

Another album of smooth, house from the Compost Black Label series. This one is fairly mellow and may be less dancefloor-oriented than some. Muallem delivers a strong track as always in Holland Tunnel, a very straightforward house number with brass stabs, vibraphone and saxophone samples. Marcel Robert's Let's Take Off (Yoruba Soul Instumental Mix) is a particular highlight featuring driving Rhodes piano, absolutely gorgeous synth brass parts and a slick driving four on the floor beat with sn...