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Eternity: 거룩한징조 (Sunset Recordings)

Sunset Recordings drops a new release every Friday at 5pm, and as far as I know all or nearly all of them have a free/pay-what-you-can price point.
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Roman: P A L M S

Fragments of songs, or fragments of songs mixed up, manipulated, fucked with on Roman's P A L M S album from Colosseum Records.
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Stealing Sunrise 2: Malibu Trail (Night Runner)

A synthwave soundtrack for an actual movie, Night Runner's scored pieces and various additional tracks powerfully evoke the mid-1990s American landscape.

Various: Midwest Collective Vol 7

Enduring a sad hiatus, one of the best synthwave labels returns with a new compilation for 2017.
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JT Donaldson’s 88 Days EP for Nu Jax

There was a time not that long ago that JT Donaldson was a staple on the "circuit" - an informal group of about two dozen or so DJs that seemed to play every city...
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Tim Zawada: The 312 Mix Vol 19

5 Magazine's Chicago-centric podcast series features half (Side A!) of a new cassette tape mix and interview from our town's Tim Zawada (Tugboat Edits, Star Creature).
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Sleazy Bootleggers Cash In On Classy (Legit) Reissues of Italo Classics

Casco: Cybernetic Love BWH: Livin' Up/Stop Blackway With Helene (BWH): Music For Us Decadance: On And On 'Lectric Worker's "Robot Is Systematic"/"The Garden" Thirty two years too late (or too late to save anybody we lost and left...
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The Devil’s Music: Who Is William Onyeabor?

World Psychedelic Classics Vol 5:Who Is William Onyeabor? Luaka Bop In the six months since Luaka Bop's reissue album Who Is William Onyeabor? was released, the obscure, reclusive Nigerian funk and disco musician has been acclaimed...
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Magnus International: Julienne

The perfect blend of melody, rhythm, dancefloor sensibility and mental acuity from Magnus International's Synths of Jupiter EP.

Kraftwerk Headlines Movement 2016 Phase I Line-Up

Phase I of the Movement 2016 festival line-up was announced today. Among the Detroit pioneers and DJs and producers representing the breadth of electronic music today, everyone is talking about the headliners. German electronic music...

Unit Black Flight: Evocations

If John Carpenter made a record for Plus-8, it might have sounded a bit like Evocations from Unit Black Flight.
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Alexander Robotnick: The Italian Mad Genius Digs Into His Archives

Twenty eight years after cutting the proto-electro classic "Problemes d'Amour" - a staple at clubs like the Box, the Loft & the Garage - the Italian mad genius Alexander Robotnick (aka Maurizio Dami) is...
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Giorgio Moroder to Play Pitchfork Music Festival

Pitchfork announced the first wave of acts headlining at this summer's Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park. Among the names is Don Giorgio Moroder. Moroder, who skyrocketed back into the public consciousness in 2013 thanks...
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Nightcrawler: Blood Rage

Uniquely cinematic, even in a genre that mainlines OSTs and makes them up when it's convenient, Blood Rage is a tantilizing glimpse at Nightcrawler's forthcoming LP.
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Review: Matthew Dear in the Gloam on “Modafinil Blues”

Evoking David Bowie & Iggy Pop in Berlin, Modafinil Blues is a milepost on the way to the next Matthew Dear album, painted in surreal colors.
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Feature: Carl Bias of Master C&J

Get outcher Number Two pencils and a clean sheet of paper, and at the end we'll be having a quiz. Quite a few of the classic House artists of the late '80s have been...
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IndiGhost: Dreamwalker Part II

IndiGhost's entire discography is immersive as all hell and a joy to splash around in.
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Syntax: Live at Kavalounge 09.21.16 (30th Floor Records)

Syntax takes his best records and boils them down to what a man with a bank of synths can physically handle in a live setting.
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Listen to Rare Soviet Underground New Wave from the ’80s

Zero: Two demos from cult '80s Soviet Union New Wave band Kofe released by Other Voices.
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Carpenter Brut: Night Stalker

Released in support of the upcoming synthwave documentary The Rise of the Synths.

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“Godfather of Austin House”: Austin, Texas Honors Jamon Jaleki

Mayor Steve Adler of Austin has declared October 20th "J.A.M.O.N., Godfather of Austin House Day," honoring the late DJ, vocalist and producer who made that city his home.
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