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Karen Mok – SOMEWHERE I BELONG

Karen Mok – SOMEWHERE I BELONG

Vanguard Online January 1, 2000 0

Karen Mok SOMEWHERE I BELONG DECCA 11.3.13 @www.vanguard-online.co.uk Admit it: Like me, you had never heard of Karen Mok. This is her 16th album, she’s been in over 40 films and I’ve never heard

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Paper Aeroplanes – LITTLE LETTERS

Paper Aeroplanes – LITTLE LETTERS

Vanguard Online January 1, 2000 0

Paper Aeroplanes LITTLE LETTERS NAVIGATOR RECORDS 13.5.13 @www.vanguard-online.co.uk Paper Aeroplanes are a Welsh female/male duo (although not romantically linked from what I can make out from the press blurb) and this is their third

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Elis Regina – ORIGINAL ALBUM SERIES

Elis Regina – ORIGINAL ALBUM SERIES

Vanguard Online January 1, 2000 0

Elis Regina ORIGINAL ALBUM SERIES WARNER 15.4.13 @www.vanguard-online.co.uk Apparently Brazilian is more than a haircut for the pubes, as evidenced by this, one of three reissues of sets of Brazilian artists on Warner. Elis

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The Apostates – WIDE EYED AND DETERMINED

The Apostates – WIDE EYED AND DETERMINED

Vanguard Online January 1, 2000 0

The Apostates WIDE EYED AND DETERMINED WOLVES OF SUBURBIA 10.12.12 @www.vanguard-online.co.uk Wide Eyed and Determined is a rather apt name for the debut album from UK three piece The Apostates. The best way to

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Code Indigo – MELTDOWN

Code Indigo – MELTDOWN

Vanguard Online January 1, 2000 0

Code Indigo MELTDOWN AD MUSIC 4.13 @www.vanguard-online.co.uk I wasn’t sure if I had a screaming protest album in my hands – a cover image of dollar, euro and pound signs trapped in what appears

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – PUSH THE SKY AWAY

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – PUSH THE SKY AWAY

Vanguard Online January 1, 2000 0

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds PUSH THE SKY AWAY BAD SEED 18.2.13 @www.vanguard-online.co.uk A new Nick Cave album can be an intimidating idea. They don’t follow a pattern and, if you can predict

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Portico Quartet – LIVE / REMIX

Portico Quartet – LIVE / REMIX

Vanguard Online January 1, 2000 0

Portico Quartet LIVE / REMIX REAL WORLD RECORDS 25.3.13 @www.vanguard-online.co.uk Straddling the dance / ambient / nu-jazz worlds, Portico Quartet seemed to be initially known for their unusual choice of percussion – especially a

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Jashwa Moses – NO WAR ON EARTH

Jashwa Moses – NO WAR ON EARTH

Vanguard Online January 1, 2000 0

Jashwa Moses NO WAR ON EARTH SUGAR SHACK RECORDS 8.4.13 @www.vanguard-online.co.uk After his first album last year – his second release, a mere 35 years after his debut single – Jashwa Moses has rushed

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Burnt Friedman, Jaki Leibezeit, Jono Podmore, Irmin Schmidt – CYCLOPEAN EP

Burnt Friedman, Jaki Leibezeit, Jono Podmore, Irmin Schmidt – CYCLOPEAN EP

Vanguard Online January 1, 2000 0

Burnt Friedman, Jaki Leibezeit, Jono Podmore, Irmin Schmidt CYCLOPEAN EP MUTE / SPOON 4.2.13 @www.vanguard-online.co.uk Some drummers are distinctive: Jaki Liebezeit is unique and, more than that, narcotic. His metronomic yet very human drumming

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Crayola Lectern – THE FALL AND RISE OF…

Crayola Lectern – THE FALL AND RISE OF…

Vanguard Online January 1, 2000 0

Crayola Lectern THE FALL AND RISE OF… BLEEDING HEART RECORDS 15.4.13 @www.vanguard-online.co.uk A fantastically welcome release. The new wave of psychedelia has produced as much dross as the original one but the dustbin of

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