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Vinyl Floor “Funhouse Mirror” LP

Denmark’s Vinyl Floor is the personal project of brothers and songwriters Daniel and Thomas Charlie Pedersen. Their fifth full-length studio album Funhouse Mirror revisits the symphonic pop ambitions of earlier releases such as 2012’s Peninsula and Vaudeville (2014) while retaining the same individualistic songwriting bent. Working with producer Emil Isaksson and a small cast of musical …

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Cinemartyr “Opt Out” (LP) 

Noise-rockers Cinemartyr have a particular philosophy when it comes to making music – “the body dictates the note” – and it’s very much in this spirit that we find their new album  sounding like one of the more imposing releases of its kind out this summer. From the moment the …

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Juan Tigre “Azúl Arriba, Blue Below” (LP)

Juan Tigre’s Azúl Arriba, Blue Below isn’t your typical instrumental collection. It’s full-on progressive for me with strong classical influences any attentive listeners will pick up on. A description like that may prime you to believe Tigre’s eleven songs are stereotypically remote or overly cerebral fare. It isn’t the case …

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Mumex Trio “Folds of Time” (LP)

As an art form, jazz is best described as brilliantly organized chaos, dependent on the more calculated players in music to really do its core aesthetics justice. In this regard, the new album Folds of Time from Mumex Trio is certainly one of the more complete jazz listens I’ve had the opportunity …

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