LUNA music essentials...

for the week of 01 JULY 2014...
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>Lone – Reality Testing CD/LP (R&S)
The hyper-chromatic music of Matt Cutler marks him out as a true impressionist; as Lone, he drizzles brightly colored melody through his tracks with all the reflexive skill of a master painter daubing inks and pigment across paper. On
Reality Testing he sends notes and chords rippling delicately into space before allowing them to disperse, each oozing beautifully away into the background fabric of the music. Combined with rhythms that ebb and flow, shifting from propulsive club constructions to beatific coastal hip-hop, it's a sensuous, immersive, heady experience.
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>Mark Kozelek – Live At Biko CD (Caldo Verde)
14 tracks recorded live at Biko in Milan, Italy, April 6, 2014.
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>Eno & Hyde – High Life CD (Warp)
At six tracks and 45 minutes,
Highlife is the clearest expression yet of the "Reichkuti" (Steve Reich meets Fela Kuti) direction that first brought the Eno/Hyde collaboration into being. And as the polyrhythms and melodies build, swirl and syncopate, the album feels truly alive with the energy of this time in the studio. Vinyl version August 26.
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>Old Crow Medicine Show – Remedy CD (ATO)
On their newest album Old Crow continue to craft classic American roots music while pushing themselves in new directions.
Carry Me Back represents a new stretch of road in the timeless journey of a rambling string band. Vinyl version due July 15.
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>OOIOO – Gamel CD/2xLP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
While previous OOIOO albums have been largely studio creations,
Gamel is the most accurate portrayal of the band’s overwhelming, forceful live presence they have released yet. The album was inspired by the Javanese style of gamelan music and shows the group expanded to a six piece w/ the addition of two gamelan players.
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>Bob Marley – Legend [30th Anniversary Edition] CD+Blu-ray/2xLP (Island)
Originally released in 1984, Bob Marley’s
Legend illustrates the remarkable life and recording career of one of reggae music’s most important figures. This iconic collection not only serves as the perfect introduction to the music of Bob Marley, it has become an essential part in every Marley collection. Both the CD and Blu-Ray Pure Audio Disc™ are housed in a 28-page, case bound book featuring extended liner notes, unseen photos and forewords written by Sir Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, and liner notes by author of the book Marley, Christopher Farley. Also available on tri-color (red green gold) vinyl.
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>Cabaret Voltaire – #7885 Electropunk To Technopop CD/LP (Mute)
#7885 compiles for the first time both periods of Cabaret Voltaire together on one release - all remastered from the original tapes. This is easily their most thorough catalog-skimming compilation yet and serves as a perfect introduction for new fans.
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>X – More Fun In The New World [Reissue/1983] CD (Real Gone Music)
Reissue of the L.A. punk quartet's 1983 album, expanded with four bonus tracks.
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>Pink Floyd – Division Bell [Reissue/1994] CD/Blu-ray+2xLP+12"+2x7"/2xLP (Rhino)
Deluxe 20th anniversary box set features a newly remastered double vinyl LP edition of the album in a gatefold sleeve designed by Hipgnosis/StormStudios. Five other discs are included: a red 7'' vinyl replica of single "Take It Back," a clear 7'' vinyl replica of 'High Hopes', 12'' blue vinyl replica of "High Hopes" with reverse laser etched design, the 2011 Discovery remaster CD of the album and a Blu-Ray disc containing HD Audio, plus the previously unreleased 5.1 surround version.