Falling: new music video by Haim

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By Christopher Gideon in New Music on Wednesday 21 August 2013

I have to admit, the tunes these three sisters make are my pleasure (notice I didn’t say “guilty”). In fact, I’m proud to say that I’m falling, falling, falling in love with this band. Check out their cover of Hazy Shade of Winter here.

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Blend: an open collaboration network for musicians

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By Kuan Huang in Cool Websites on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Github for musicians … that’s how I would describe Blend. Music creation today often includes messy email threads and quirky hacks by the industry’s most determined. And though music creators are so passionate about collaborating, sharing and distributing their work, there isn’t really a Beta community for them to share it in. The purpose of […]

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Mesmerizing new music by Ghost Loft

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By Vivian Shih in New Music on Tuesday 20 August 2013

A friend of mine introduced me to Ghost Loft and I got hooked immediately. The soft electric sounds and beautiful beats are mesmerizing and irresistible. It’s the perfect music to make artwork to.

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New music by Melbourne-based Kirkis

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By Andrey Varela in New Music on Tuesday 20 August 2013

I met Kirkis about a year ago through mutual friends, and we got talking a bit at the café he was working at. At some point he casually mentioned that I should come along to one of his gigs. I didn’t realize he made music, and as every other kid in Melbourne seems to be […]

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Fresh Eyes: new music by London band Nautic

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By Takeshi Suga in New Music on Tuesday 20 August 2013

It’s been four years since Blue Roses (aka Laura Groves) first enchanted us with her eponymous self-titled debut album. She’s been quiet in the last couple years but finally came back as main vocalist for London-based collaborative band Nautic (with producer Bullion and Young Turks labelmate Tic) at the end of last year.

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Tin Smithing: new music by English singer-songwriter Alessi’s Ark

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By Takeshi Suga in New Music on Friday 16 August 2013

I had the pleasure to befriend English singer-songwriter Alessi’s Ark when I was in London last summer. At age 23, she has already released three LPs. Her latest, The Still Life, came out via Bella Union this April. While her floating voice is intact, she has successfully broadened her sound with ethnic instruments and contemporary […]

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New music by Japanese folk duo Humbert Humbert

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By Takeshi Suga in Video on Friday 16 August 2013

I first photographed Japanese folk duo Humbert Humbert at Celtic Connections 2011 in the UK. Despite it being their first ever show outside of Japan, their folk/country/Japanese nursery rhyme-inspired music received a rapturous reception.

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Mice running on wheels re-create an (out of tune) chamber orchestra

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By Quiet ensemble in Video on Thursday 15 August 2013

Orchestra Da Camera is a musical installation in which the 40 elements of the chamber are actually mice running on their wheels. Each wheel its connected to a carillon, and when it turns, the carillon starts playing its musical note. The great number of carillons and the random actions of the live mice makes the […]

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Interview with Australian singer-songwriter Ben Mason

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By Nini Baseema in New Music on Wednesday 14 August 2013

I’ve been a fan of Ben Mason for a long while now. I discovered his music via MySpace a few years back and I remember that his tunes were on the top of my heavy rotation list. Why he wasn’t more famous back then I don’t know: his songwriting is timeless, heavily influenced by the sixties and seventies with a soothing voice and moving lyrics.

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Uptempo jazz from Japan’s Fox Capture Plan

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By Daniel Isles in New Music on Tuesday 13 August 2013

Don’t you just love when you accidentally find refreshing new music! I was lucky enough to stumble upon Fox Capture Plan, a trio of creative fellows, while browsing one of the most random stores on the planet. The group consists of Ryo Kishimoto on the piano, Hidehiro Kawai playing bass, and Tsukasa Inoue on the drums. […]

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Of Monsters and Men – Sydney

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By Tristan Rayner in New Music on Monday 12 August 2013

The Icelandic indie folk band that have captured the hearts of Australia had originally set out to rock the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney after they had played at Splendour In The Grass in Byron Bay. How things change!

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Interview with Danny Choi from Ghost Loft

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By Lost At E Minor in New Music on Friday 9 August 2013

After the underground success of their track Seconds, we checked in with LA-based Danny Choi of the electronic project Ghost Loft to ask him a few questions, and then a few more again.

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Logitech UE 6000: Stylish headphones; big bass sound

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Products on Friday 9 August 2013

Quality headphones are a must in these modern times, and it doesn’t hurt if they look good as well. That’s where the Logitech Ultimate Ears 6000 come in. Comfortable, well pitched, and offering a beefy sound, these over-ear headphones also harbour an array of helpful features.

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Promiseland: new music from hip hop group Ground Up

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By Brian Jerome in New Music on Thursday 8 August 2013

Ground Up has become a driving force in Philadelphia’s rising hip-hop community. The group is made up of New Hope, Pennsylvania’s Azar and Baltimore, Maryland’s Malakai. Ground Up has released several mix-tapes over the past half decade, including Supernatural (2012) and the DJ Cannon produced Up Late (2011). The group has notably also worked with […]

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Champion Sound: reggae dancehall and hyper-roots-rock by UZIMON

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By William Vale in New Music on Thursday 8 August 2013

UZIMON has been blazing a trail since 2009 with his original blend of Reggae Dancehall and Hyper-Roots-Rock style. Straight out of Bermuda, and known for his wild stage antics, outrageous lyrics, and inexorable dedication to the true sound of reggae, UZIMON has been labeled “the Anti-Matisyahu. An outsider, yet a dogged practitioner of the true […]

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