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February 2013 recommendations

Many, many excellent releases in February. This is current rotation list:

Atoms For Peace – Amok – As assumed in my December post already this is a great follow-up of Thom Yorke’s genius solo album ‘The Eraser’. One of the best releases this year so far.  The single ‘Default’ is the best track, here the B-side ‘What The Eyeballs Did’:

Ochre – National Ignition – Maybe not Ochre’s best record to date but IDM lovers and Ochre followers -like me- will enjoy it.

The Asphodells – Ruled By Passion, Destroyed By Lust – Allround talent Andrew Weatherall (I loved all the Two Lone Swordsmen stuff) with a superb album which partly reminds me to one of the best breakbeat records ever: ‘How To Operate With A Blown Mind’ from Lo-Fidelity Allstars. Where is tha Lo-Fi CD, I need to listen to it again.

My Bloody Valentine – mbv – Oh my god, more than 20 years since ‘Loveless’ Kevin Shields returns with a fantastic album simply called ‘mbv’. When I first heard ‘Soon’ from ‘Loveless’ I felt in love with MBV – one of the best shoegazing albums ever. ‘Loveless’ almost ruined Creation Records, whilst ‘mbv’ was self-released by Kevin Shields – and I really like ‘mbv’. Where is that damn ‘Loveless’ CD too?

Synkro –  Acceptance EP – Synkro is Joe McBride from Manchester and I haven’t heard from him so far. ‘Acceptance’ is a really beautiful ambient EP and I am very sure to hear from this guy again. Looking forward to Synkro’s future releases.

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