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Jakub Alexander curates the music selections here at the blog. He also runs his Moodgadet record label out of Brooklyn, NY and does A&R for Ghostly International Records. Links: Moodgadget Records Jakub's Tumblr

Top 5 Overlooked Albums of 2013: #1

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One of my first vinyl purchases of 2013 really held up, Umberto has this way with that horror soundtrack sound that doesn’t veer off into its normal vintage pigeon hole. There’s beautiful synth work all the way to the last song, my personal favorite has to be track 2 “Initial Revelation”.

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Recap of all top 5 overlooked albums of 2013:

#5 Miles – Faint Hearted

#4 Lawrence – Films & Windows

#3 Soviet Soviet – Fate

#2 Huerco S. – Colonial Patterns

#1 Umberto – Confrontations

Nature Sounds Of New Zealand

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Every year I become slightly more new age aka my library of nature sounds expands. I found this nice collection of field recordings coming out of New Zealand, if you guys have any links of large collections of nature sounds please share them in the comments below, i’m always looking to buy or add to modest stack of sounds.

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Bibio + R Zone + Sonns + Jets

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And we have lift off, jesus christ that might be the best Bibio song ever made.

R-Zone started as an anonymous trio that release vinyl without labeling who did what. Follow them on Soundcloud if you want to hear a sample of the other 7 releases.

Remixing The Field must be a tough task because its just soo beautiful loop based already but Sonns pulls it off nicely with in and out tones and giving each portion from the original a time to shine.

Machinedrum and Jimmy Edgar along with Jamie Lidell cover that oddball Boards Of Canada Midas Touch single.

ColorVision 10: Videos That Must Be Seen

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Midlake: Loving this video and single, I hope this band keeps it together somehow, would be a shame if they quit.


Blonde Redhead: Some serious music as the first single from the new Blonde Redhead. The treatment though touches on Monty Python’s Holy Grail, just sayin’/


Washed Out: I grabbed this from his Instagram, seems to be a few new songs?


Nils Frahm: I know i’m addicted, for those that missed the premiere of this video, I thought i’d post it for you.

Top 5 Overlooked Albums Of 2013: #2

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I knew right away that i’ve fallen in love with an album when I can’t even get past the first 2 songs because i’ve put them on repeat. Go deep with this one, its a very rewarding listen.

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Real Lies + Trust + Barfod + White Rainbow

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Real Lies have grabbed the essence of what I adore about music from England and how do revival of a retro sound.

1:24 and on, I can’t get enough of that wild girl voice. Trust is back and I couldn’t be happier.’Joyland’ will be released by Arts & Crafts on March 4, 2014.

What amazing vibes from the new Tomas Barfod / Nina K. single. Its like a less flashy Little Dragon with pop touch that doesn’t force anything. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

White Rainbow throws out a release here and there on his bandcamp, he’s been veering away from hypnotic which i’m curious to hear the rest of this record will sound like, either way i’m always a fan.

Lone + Lamin Fofana + Terekke + Nils Frahm

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We’ll never stop posting new Lone, its always an inviting listen, you may recognize it from a Rustie mix from 2012.

Titled “Homage (Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.)” this single from Lamin Fofana had me in a trance this morning.

Terekke is true to the deep end of techno/house, he has a few 12″ out, hoping 2014 will be his breakout year.

I’ve been on a Nils Frahm kick over break, just pressing play and letting his whole LP after LP play through, really rewarding listening sessions.