Xavier Defrang

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Glass

Listened

2014

Locust: After The Rain

Amazing melancholic analog synth work, reminiscent of late 70s french movie scores. Heavy rotation material.

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Douglas Dare: Whelm

At first, I didn't care much for the universe of Douglas Dare but his live performance at the Feeërieën was so convincing that I gave him another shot. This is actually an artfully crafted record, intimate and deeply melancholic.

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Children Of The Stones: MCM

Mark Van Hoen definitely is the hardest working man in show business. Another brilliant record at the intersection of shoegaze and electronica.

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The Pains of Being Pure At Heart: Days of Abandon

There's something absolutely euphoric about this record. And yet, bitterness never seems to be far away... awesome pop music!

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Fatima Al Qadiri: Asiatisch

The hold music when you dial Hannibal Chew Eye World.

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Beck: Morning Phase

Utterly unexpected , dreamy and borderline sadcore. Parts of this record are simply overwhelmingly beautiful.

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Pragmatic Episode 13: Safety, Safety Everywhere

Outstanding episode about personal safety in everyday life.

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Suzanne Vega: Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles

Artfully chiseled gems of musical poetry, beautifully arranged and interpreted by an unmistakable, one of a kind voice.

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Gessafelstein: Aleph

Loud and sharp industrial textures meet the angst filled melancholy of the Detroit underground. Remarkable production.

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Special Request: Soul Music

The amen returns. Solid mixture of classic hardcore jungle beats minus any sign of rave euphoria . Dark and abstract stuff.

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Face B with Bertrand Burgalat

Burgalat fills in for a couple of weeks and shares delicate playlists full of bittersweet pop and retro-futuristic oddities. Strictly for the connoisseurs.

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2013

Heart Drive: 02 Empathy Reboot

dBridge and Kid Drama deliver

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How Did This Get Made?

Really enjoying Paul Scheer and his buddies chat about weird movies. Check out the Cool as Ice episodes.

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Rival Dealer

Burial back at the top of his game, arguably even better than Untrue

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7 Days of Funk

Snoopzilla & Dâm Funk in a exercise of style and nostalgia

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Spaces

Nils Frahm reaches another level. The quality of the material in this recording is outstanding

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