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Orca, Attack!: “Conclusion”

Elizabeth Joan Kelly and David Rodriguez are composers, musicians, academics and sonic explorers from New Orleans, Louisiana, and today their Orca, Attack! project released the surreal and psychedelic “listening guide” C​.​M​.S​.​O. (Learning by Listening Vol. 1). You can take an apricot-colored, helix-shaped trip with its “Conclusion” above. Out courtesy of Cologne, Germany’s Strategic Tape Reserve, you can buy cassette and digital versions of the collection now from Bandcamp.

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koleżanka: “Vegan Sushi”

Originally from Phoenix, Brooklyn’s Kirstina Moore, a.k.a. koleżanka has just shared “Vegan Sushi”, its warm analog heart beating with vintage-synth sounds and animated by harmonious ideas. Her first single for Bar/None Records, you can find links for it here, and it will be on Bandcamp sometime next month.

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Emma Houton: “Watershed”

A hymn that echoes across vaulted ceilings, “Watershed” is a celestial vision shared and the expressive and elegiac new track from New York City’s Emma Houton. Her The Bath will be released in May by Trapped Animal Records, but you can download this one now from her Bandcamp page.

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Sneak Peek: “The Violence Of Your Eternal Love”

The Violence Of Your Eternal Love is the title of the debut, five-song EP from enigmatic French group Sneak Peek, and you can hear its muscled, mysterious and entrancing title track above. Out courtesy of Santé Records on February 12th, you can order cassette and digital versions of it from the label’s Bandcamp page now. Via Les inRocks.

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Clarice Jensen: “Winter”

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Brooklyn’s Clarice Jensen, a Juilliard graduate, has just released a digital EP entitled Ainu Mosir, which features compositions from her soundtrack to the Takeshi Fukunaga film of the same name. “Winter” is taut, liminal and one of its five tracks, all available from FatCat’s 130701 imprint now. Meanwhile you can stream the film on Netflix.

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Kelsey Lu and Yves Tumor: “let all the poisons that lurk in the mud seep out”

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Kelsey Lu and Yves Tumor have joined considerable talents to forge “let all the poisons that lurk in the mud seep out”, a dark, narcotic spell and their subconsciousness-expanding new single. You can hear it and more of Ms. Lu’s music now on Apple Music.

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Petunia-Liebling MacPumpkin: “The Marionettes”

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We know their names: Zappa, Beefheart, Barrett. Why not learn hers? “The Marionettes” dances deeply in a world dreamed in detailed creativity and it’s taken from Petunia-Liebling MacPumpkin’s I Left My Heart In Uncanny Valley. Wonderful, you can buy it now from her Bandcamp page.

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Zola Jesus: “Krunk”

The song is spectacular, its history deep, the cause important. Written by foundational Armenian composer and musicologist Komitas, “Krunk” is a memory that takes flight, and this version by Zola Jesus rings with a longing understood, but just beyond reach. You can buy it from Bandcamp, and she will donate proceeds from it to The Armenia Fund, who in turn will provide humanitarian assistance to those in Artsakh who need it.