La Blogothèque http://www.blogotheque.net Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:20:57 +0000 fr-FR hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1-alpha Lisa Hannigan @ Days Off http://blogotheque.net/2017/08/14/lisa-hannigan-days/ http://blogotheque.net/2017/08/14/lisa-hannigan-days/#comments Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:19:37 +0000 http://blogotheque.net/?p=25572 En tournée estivale, les artistes n’ont que rarement le temps de découvrir la ville ou la salle qui les accueille. Lisa Hannigan jouait le soir même dans la grande salle de la Philharmonie de Paris, mais n’avait pas pu l’arpenter. Nous l’avons donc prise avec nous à la fin de ses balances, pour qu’elle joue dans la grande salle vide, alors que derrière elle, les techniciens s’affairaient déjà sur la scène.

Elle n’avait pas vu les couloirs abstraits qui ouvraient sur la salle, ces murs sans contours, qui se perdaient les uns dans les autres et semblaient abolir la pesanteur. C’est dans cet incroyable espace vide, à la réverbération chaleureuse, que Lisa s’est lancée dans  une puissante interprétation de “We, the drowned”. Loin derrière, sur la scène de la Philharmonie, les techniciens se sont arrêtés, pour écouter cette voix folle et lointaine qui résonnait comme de nulle part.

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Typhoon, White Lighter – A Secret Show http://blogotheque.net/2017/08/10/typhoon-white-lighter-secret-show/ http://blogotheque.net/2017/08/10/typhoon-white-lighter-secret-show/#comments Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:28:36 +0000 http://blogotheque.net/?p=25574 I first met Typhoon in 2011. We climbed trees in the back of an old Austin home before one of their SXSW showcases. And even though we spent less than 20 minutes together that day, they made a deep impression on me and quickly became one of my new favorite bands.

Our paths would cross from time to time in the coming years, each time more special than the last.

But then the White Lighter album came out: one of the most emotional, personal and complete albums of the past 10 years, as far as I’m concerned. I am often touched by songs, but few times does an entire album become the soundtrack to my life. And the more I became obsessed with this album, the more I couldn’t believe how few people knew about it. So I knew that I wanted— no— I needed— to do something with them again.

I emailed Kyle and asked what he thought about doing a secret show where only a few fans could see them play, as if it was a rehearsal. Luckily for me, he obliged.

I arrived in Portland with some of my best friends to film this experience. But we didn’t anticipate the weather. It was the coldest weekend that Portland had in decades. It was so cold that we were genuinely concerned that some of the instruments wouldn’t play right. But as soon as Kyle and the band started playing, that fear quickly subsided. It was almost as if Kyle conducted the temperature in that room the same way he conducts his band: with grace, love, and a gentle wisdom that only he holds— and it’s inspiring and jaw-dropping to witness live.

Any fan of Typhoon will tell you how much their music means to them. It’s personal, it’s sincere, and it makes you tackle emotions you hold deep and don’t take out very often. And for that, they are magic.

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Kate Tempest @ Days Off http://blogotheque.net/2017/08/09/kate-tempest-days/ http://blogotheque.net/2017/08/09/kate-tempest-days/#comments Wed, 09 Aug 2017 14:02:11 +0000 http://blogotheque.net/?p=25570 Ça fait longtemps qu’on suivait Kate Tempest, et déjà, au temps de son précédent projet, Sound of Rum, la jeune anglais nous impressionnait par le feu qui l’animait. Quelques années plus tard, elle n’a rien perdu de sa poigne, de sa sincérité, et c’est a cappella qu’elle a tourné avec nous un Concert à Emporter sur le toit de la Philharmonie de Paris dans le cadre de l’édition 2017 du festival Days Off.

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Fractured Air x Blogothèque – S02E07 | July mix http://blogotheque.net/2017/08/08/fractured-air-x-blogotheque-s02e07-july-mix/ http://blogotheque.net/2017/08/08/fractured-air-x-blogotheque-s02e07-july-mix/#comments Tue, 08 Aug 2017 11:16:33 +0000 http://blogotheque.net/?p=25566 Each month, Craig and Mark from Irish music website Fractured Air will curated an exclusive mix on Blogothèque with old favourites, new comers, excerpts of interviews and premieres.
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July saw the highly-anticipated return of world-renowned French composer Colleen (aka Cécile Schott) with her achingly beautiful new single “Separating”, taken from the forthcoming A flame my love, a frequency out October 20th via Thrill Jockey. On her new album, Schott’s viola da gamba – used on her last two records Captain of None and The Weighing Of The Heart – is replaced by solely electronic instrumentation: Moog pedals and Critter and Guitari synthesizers. The result is yet another otherworldly, far-reaching sonic odyssey from this visionary solo artist.

Following on from last year’s exceptional debut mini-album Shady & Light, Hamburg-born and Berlin-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Martyn Heyne has unveiled his stunning new single “Carry”, taken from the forthcoming solo debut album (coming out later this year on the neo-classical imprint 7K!). The divine guitar-based compositions crafted by Heyne carves out a ceaselessly rich listening experience for the here-and-now.

Elsewhere on July’s mix we have new releases from Montreal composer Kara-Lis Coverdale (Boomkat Editions), Four Tet’s new single “Two Thousand And Seventeen” (Text), Daphni’s new fabric live set, Los Angeles composer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s lead single “An Intention” (taken from the forthcoming Western Vinyl release The Kid), Jane Weaver’s krautrock-flavoured latest opus (Fire Records), Snake Eyes (the current house band in the new Twin Peaks) and UK psychedelia courtesy of Ulrika Spacek.

01. Gil Scott-Heron – “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” (BGP)
02. Shabazz Palaces – “Welcome to Quazarz” (Sub Pop)
03. Danger Doom – “Mad Nice” (feat. Black Thought & Vinny Price) (Lex)
04. Robert Wyatt – “Shipbuilding” (Rough Trade)
05. Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland – “2” (Hyperdub)
06. Patricia – “I Know The Face, But Not The Name” (Spectral Sound)
07. Barbara Morgenstern + Werkstatt – “Grow” (Monika Enterprise)
08. Four Tet – “Two Thousand and Seventeen” (Text)
09. Daphni – “Poly” (Fabric)
10. Om Alec Khaoli – “Enjoy It” (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
11. Marijata — “I Walk Alone” (excerpt) (Mr Bongo)
12. Visible Cloaks – “Terrazzo” (feat. Motion Graphics) (RVNG Intl)
13. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – “An Intention” (Western Vinyl)
14. Avey Tare – “Season High” (Domino)
15. Deru – “1979” (Friends Of Friends)
16. Brumes – “Backward Hands” (Dauw)
17. Ulrika Spacek – “Mimi Pretend” (Tough Love)
18. Jane Weaver – “Did You See Butterflies?” (Fire)
19. Trouble – “Snake Eyes” (Sacred Bones)
20. Donnie & Joe Emerson – “Baby” (LateNightTales)
21. Balmorhea – “Clear Language” (Western Vinyl)
22. Mary Ocher – “To the Light” (Piano Version) (Klangbad)
23. Marcus Fjellström – “Aunchron” (Miasmah)
24. The Durutti Column – “Sketch For Dawn (I)” (Factory)
25. Martyn Heyne – “Carry” (7K!)
26. Kara-Lis Coverdale – “Grafts” (excerpt) (Boomkat Editions)
27. Colleen – “Separating” (Thrill Jockey)

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Fractured Air is an online music webzine based in Cork, Ireland, which focuses on the best of independent music. Having started in July 2012, Fractured Air offers in-depth interviews, insightful reviews, original artwork and frequent mixes (including guest mixes), spanning the broad spectrum of today’s independent music scene.

Compiled by Fractured Air, July 2017. The copyright in these recordings is the property of the individual artists and/or record labels. If you like the music, please support the artist by buying their records.

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Soirée de Poche #52 : Shame http://blogotheque.net/2017/08/01/soiree-de-poche-52-shame/ http://blogotheque.net/2017/08/01/soiree-de-poche-52-shame/#comments Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:27:30 +0000 http://blogotheque.net/?p=25560 Ceux qui ne quittent Paris au mois d’aout sont enfin récompensés !

Notre 52ème Soirée de Poche sera fougueuse, rock et surement trempée de bière et de sueur puisque nous accueillons les cinq jeunes londoniens de Shame, toujours pas d’album à leur actif mais un de nos coups de coeur de Pitchfork 2016, notamment.

La soirée aura lieu le mardi 8 août, vers 19h30, dans le nord-est Parisien.

Pour assister à la soirée, le principe est simple, remplissez ce formulaire avant le vendredi 4 août, minuit. Un tirage au sort sera effectué et les gagnants seront prévenus par mail dans la foulée.

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Juliette Armanet @ Days Off http://blogotheque.net/2017/07/26/juliette-armanet-days/ http://blogotheque.net/2017/07/26/juliette-armanet-days/#comments Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:01:55 +0000 http://blogotheque.net/?p=25556 “L’amour en solitaire” a pour elle la force de l’évidence. C’est une chanson qui nous donne l’impression d’avoir toujours été là, à la fois grandement contemporaine et inscrite dans une tradition noble de la variété française. C’est surtout une chanson qui donne l’impression d’avoir été écrite pour être chantée seule. Comme si Juliette Armanet n’aimait rien tant qu’être en tête à tête avec elle. Le piano à queue, ces paroles, la réverbération d’une grande pièce. C’est tout ce que la Philharmonie de Paris avait à nous offrir ce jour-là, en marge du festival Days Off, où Juliette se produisait. On est heureux d’avoir volé ce moment.

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Fractured Air x Blogothèque – S02E06 | June mix http://blogotheque.net/2017/06/29/fractured-air-x-blogotheque-s02e06-june-mix/ http://blogotheque.net/2017/06/29/fractured-air-x-blogotheque-s02e06-june-mix/#comments Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:25:41 +0000 http://blogotheque.net/?p=25546 Each month, Craig and Mark from Irish music website Fractured Air will curated an exclusive mix on Blogothèque with old favourites, new comers, excerpts of interviews and premieres.
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June’s mixtape features a first listen of “Golden Plover”, Glasgow’s finest Trembling Bells’ stunning cover of the Bert Jansch song taken from his 1979 avian-themed classic Avocet. The track is part of the special 4-track EP Avocet Revisited, commissioned and issued by Fire Records’ imprint Earth Recordings, featuring Trembling Bells; Edwyn Collins and Carwyn Ellis; Modern Studies; Alasdair Roberts.
On “Golden Plover”, Trembling Bells are joined by Callum Calderwood (violin), Rory Haye (vocals), Andrew Pattie (vocals) and Belle & Sebastian’s Stevie Jackson (12 string guitar). Avocet Revisited will be released by Earth Recordings on the 11th of August 2017.

One of the UK’s finest indie bands The Clientele return with Music for the Age of Miracles (Merge Records) this Autumn, their first new album in seven years. Thus far the irresistible lead single “Lunar Days” has been unveiled, finding the beloved Alasdair MacLean-led band in typically impeccable form, effortlessly fusing a myriad of influences into miniature pop marvels like only they can.

June’s mixtape also features new releases from: Ariel Pink’s new single “Another Weekend”, from the hugely anticipated forthcoming Mexican Summer album Dedicated to Bobby Jameson; Grizzly Bear’s “Painted Ruins”, one of 2017’s most eagerly anticipated albums and follow-up to 2012’s sonic marvel Shields; Renowned Irish contemporary classical collective Crash Ensemble release their glorious Ghosts album – featuring compositions written by Nico Muhly, Donnacha Dennehy and Valgeir Sigurðsson – which is released via Icelandic independent Bedroom Community.

01. Virginia Woolf – “I. Mrs. Dalloway: Words” (Deutsche Grammophon)
02. The Beacon Sound Choir – “Can’t Wrap My Head Around It” (First Terrace)
03. Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly & James McAlister – “Neptune” (4AD)
04. Crash Ensemble – “Past Tundra” (Bedroom Community)
05. Fleet Foxes – “I Should See Memphis” (Nonesuch)
06. Trembling Bells – “Golden Plover” (Earth Recordings)
07. The Clientele – “Lunar Days” (Merge)
08. Bill MacKay – “Aster” (Drag City)
09. Ariel Pink – “Another Weekend” (Mexican Summer)
10. Justin Walter – “Red Cabin” (Kranky)
11. Chromatics – “Shadow” (Italians Do It Better)
12. Tobias Bernstrup – “27” (12” Version) (Dark Entries)
13. John Talabot – “Destiny” (Rave Dub Version) (Permanent Vacation)
14. Daphni – “Face to Face” (fabric)
15. Blondes – “KDM” (R&S)
16. Laurel Halo – “Moontalk” (Hyperdub)
17. Alice Coltrane – “Rama Guru” (Luaka Bop)
18. Belbury Poly – “The Geography” (Ghost Box)
19. BADBADNOTGOOD – “Lavender” (feat. KAYTRANADA & Snoop Dogg) [Nightfall Remix] (Innovative Leisure)
20. Grizzly Bear – “Three Rings” (RCA)
21. The Focus Group – “The Leaving” (Ghost Box)
22. Gorillaz – “Let Me Out” (feat. Mavis Staples & Pusha T) (Parlophone)
23. Aretha Franklin – “This Little Light of Mine” (Remember)
24. Philippe Hallais – “Hero (Theme)” (Modern Love)
25. Oliver Coates – “Peace” (Foom)
26. Radiohead – “I Promise” (XL Recordings)
27. Murcof & Vanessa Wagner – “Spiegel Im Spiegel” (InFiné)

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Fractured Air is an online music webzine based in Cork, Ireland, which focuses on the best of independent music. Having started in July 2012, Fractured Air offers in-depth interviews, insightful reviews, original artwork and frequent mixes (including guest mixes), spanning the broad spectrum of today’s independent music scene.

Compiled by Fractured Air, June 2017. The copyright in these recordings is the property of the individual artists and/or record labels. If you like the music, please support the artist by buying their records.

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The Lemon Twigs http://blogotheque.net/2017/06/28/lemon-twigs-3/ http://blogotheque.net/2017/06/28/lemon-twigs-3/#comments Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:01:41 +0000 http://blogotheque.net/?p=25512 C’était l’anniversaire de Brian, l’ainé des frères D’Addario, ce jour là. Le petit Brian fêtait ses 20 ans, et luttait, comme son cadet Michael, contre un sale jetlag qu’il avait tenté de maitriser en passant l’après-midi et la soirée précédente au lit. 20 ans seulement et déjà un premier album ambitieux à son actif, dans la droite lignée de la folie créative des Foxygen, dont l’un des membres (Rado) a d’ailleurs co-produit Do Hollywood. 20 ans seulement et déjà le feu brûlant de ses performances live, portées par l’alchimie vocale assez épatante qu’il partage avec son frangin, et leur évidente complicité. 20 ans et un sandwich-frites d’anniversaire qu’il était encore en train de s’enfiler en apnée à quelques minutes d’attraper sa guitare pour jouer.

C’était un jour d’entretien d’embauche pour celui que l’on appellera Kevin, faute d’avoir eu l’occasion de lui demander son prénom. Etait-ce une idée de son futur boss de faire ça à l’Atelier des Mélanges, dans les anciennes usines Spring Court ? En tous cas, aucun d’entre eux n’avaient pu ne serait-ce qu’imaginer qu’un duo de musiciens américains allait court-circuiter leur rendez-vous, que les voix de Brian et Michael allaient rythmer le jeu de questions-réponses solennel qui se jouait, à quelques tables de là, entre un patron et son futur employé, sous nos regards à la fois amusés et désolés. Kevin s’en est très bien sorti pourtant, pas perturbé pour un sou par le “How Lucky Am I?” qui résonnait à côté de lui. Ça a du lui porter chance parce que, rassurez-vous, il a eu le job.

C’était un jour banal dans le quartier de Belleville à Paris. Un jour où les gens se croisaient sans se regarder. Où les vendeurs de fringues, de fruits et de légumes, et les restaurateurs du quartier vaquaient à leurs occupations sans voir que deux énergumènes ravis d’en découdre avec les rues parisiennes, s’apprêtaient à hurler à tue-tête “As Long As We’re Together” jusque dans la bouche de métro la plus proche. “Ah ça y est ? C’est là que commence la vraie Blogothèque ?” a demandé Michael en riant. Oui Michael, c’est là que commence la vraie Blogothèque et on peut te garantir que, comme tes frères de coeur Foxygen, tu as gagné ta première étoile haut-la-main, mec.

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The Proper Ornaments http://blogotheque.net/2017/06/07/proper-ornaments/ http://blogotheque.net/2017/06/07/proper-ornaments/#comments Wed, 07 Jun 2017 13:04:49 +0000 http://blogotheque.net/?p=25470 Quoi de mieux que de se retrouver chez un brasseur de bières un lendemain de cuite, un samedi, à 10h du matin ? Les quatre compères de The Proper Ornaments n’en menaient pas large quand ils sont arrivés à la Brasserie BAPBAP où nous allions les filmer. Mais après quelques bières (l’abus d’alcool est dangereux pour la santé, hein), un tour de transpalettes et un saut dans les cuves, c’est avec placidité et douceur que le groupe nous a offert une version acoustique de “Memories”, tiré de leur second album, Foxhole.

 

The Proper Ornaments seront en tournée dès la fin du mois et à la rentrée chez nos amis Anglais : le 30 juin à Londres (O2 Forum Kentish Town) en 1ère partie de Spoon ; le 26 août à Totnes ; le 23 septembre à Liverpool ; le 24 octobre à Londres (The Lexington) ; le 26 à Brighton ; le 28 à Manchester ; le 29 à York et le 30 à Bristol.

La brasserie parisienne BapBap, qui nous a gentiment accueillis pour tourner ce Concert à Emporter, organise régulièrement des visites et dégustations de bières – toutes les infos sont sur leur site.

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Fractured Air x Blogothèque – S02E05 | May mix http://blogotheque.net/2017/05/31/fractured-air-x-blogotheque-s02e05-may-mix/ http://blogotheque.net/2017/05/31/fractured-air-x-blogotheque-s02e05-may-mix/#comments Wed, 31 May 2017 15:21:15 +0000 http://blogotheque.net/?p=25464 Each month, Craig and Mark from Irish music website Fractured Air will curated an exclusive mix on Blogothèque with old favourites, new comers, excerpts of interviews and premieres.
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May’s mixtape features selections from a pair of the year’s most essential compilations: Alice Coltrane’s Turiyasangitananda (Luaka Bop) and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ retrospective set Lovely Creatures (Mute).

Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 1984-2014 comprises a gorgeous meticulously assembled archive – spanning music, previously unseen photographs, memorabilia and extensive archival footage – of Cave’s first three decades as frontman to the world’s most revered and significant bands: The Bad Seeds. Lovely Creatures is compiled by Cave and founding Bad Seeds member Mick Harvey, with additional help from the current Bad Seeds. On the announcement of its release, Cave issued the following statement via his website:

There are some people out there who just don’t know where to start with The Bad Seeds. Others know the catalogue better than I do! This release is designed to be a way into three decades of music making. That’s a lot of songs. The songs we have chosen are the ones that have stuck around, for whatever reason. Some songs are those that demand to be played live. Others are lesser songs that are personal favourites of ours. Others are just too big and have too much history to leave out. And there are those that didn’t make it, poor things. They are the ones you must discover by yourselves.

World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda is the spellbinding compilation of music made by the legendary composer, pianist and spiritualist Alice Coltrane with members of Sai Anantam Ashram in California during the eighties ad nineties. Much of the music here is culled from self-released tape cassettes released from the period. As Luaka Bop have said, the music from Turiyasangitananda is “inspired by the gospel music of the Detroit churches she grew up in, mixed together with the Indian devotional music of her religious practice, and even finds Alice singing for the first time in her recorded catalog. Originally only made available through her ashram, they are her most obscure body of work and possibly the greatest reflection of her soul.

May’s mixtape also features new releases from: A Hawk And A Hacksaw’s Heather Trost who releases her sublime solo debut Agistri on June 2nd via LM Duplication; Animal Collective’s The Painters EP (Domino); Stockholm-based electronic duo Roll The Dice’s Born To Ruin (The New Black); “Wade In” by Julianna Barwick (part of the extensive Our First 100 Days benefit compilation); Wolfgang Voigt releases Narkopop via Kompakt, his latest ambient opus under his GAS guise and first for twenty years; Heather Woods Broderick’s gorgeous new 7” single “Home Winds” (recorded in response to the photographs of Benjamin Swett and published as a collaborative project between both artists by Planthouse Inc).

01. Steve Reich – “Come Out” (excerpt) (Nonesuch)
02. Daniel Brandt – “Eternal Something” (Erased Tapes)
03. Forest Swords – “Panic” (Ninja Tune)
04. Roll The Dice – “Cannonball” (The New Black)
05. Everything Is Recorded – “Washed Up on the Shore” (feat. Obongjayar and Warren Ellis) (XL Recordings)
06. Dirty Three – “Furnace Skies” (Bella Union, Anchor & Hope)
07. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “Tupelo” (Mute, BMG)
08. Tom Armstrong – “Thunder Clouds” (Tompkins Square)
09. Slowdive – “Sugar for the Pill” (Dead Oceans)
10. GAS – “Narkopop 5” (Kompakt)
11. Biosphere – “Black Mesa” (Biophon)
12. Mount Kimbie – “Marilyn” (feat. Micachu) (Warp)
13. Mamman Sani – “Samari Da Yan Matan” (Sahel Sounds)
14. Umoja – “707” (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
15. Molly Nilsson – “About Somebody” (Dark Skies Association / Night School)
16. Heather Trost – “Agina” (LM Duplication)
17. Lukács István & Burka Sándor – “Szállj Le Hattyú” (Hungaroton)
18. Carla dal Forno – “Fast Moving Cars” (Blackest Ever Black)
19. Laurel Halo – “Jelly” (Hyperdub)
20. Jlin – “Black Origami” (Planet Mu)
21. Alice Coltrane – “Om Rama” (Luaka Bop)
22. Shabazz Palaces – “Shine a Light” (feat. Thaddillac) (Sub Pop)
23. Bobe Gáspár Ernő és Zenekara – “Becskereki Pipagyújtó” (Hungaroton)
24. Animal Collective – “Man of Oil” (Domino)
25. Julianna Barwick – “Wade In” (Our First 100 Days, Bandcamp)
26. Heather Woods Broderick – “Home Winds” (Planthouse Inc, Yebo Music)
27. Saltland – “Forward Eyes II” (Constellation)

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Fractured Air is an online music webzine based in Cork, Ireland, which focuses on the best of independent music. Having started in July 2012, Fractured Air offers in-depth interviews, insightful reviews, original artwork and frequent mixes (including guest mixes), spanning the broad spectrum of today’s independent music scene.

Compiled by Fractured Air, May 2017. The copyright in these recordings is the property of the individual artists and/or record labels.
If you like the music, please support the artist by buying their records.

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