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Doumen Records – Spirituals – Doumen 07 – Doumen 07


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TEXTSpirituals operates under contradictory, sometimes combating, stylistic principles. Somehow, however, small glints of emotive euphoria always seem to emerge from the muck and mire at just the right time. Love Changes, an eerily relatable distant memory, floats in an unsettling, yet celebratory dreamscape.
Gersts is nested comfortably in a cautiously optimistic daze. In Canadian National, the priming of a train engine turns into a snare-driven house banger – a prime example of Spirituals’ obsession with combining natural and synthetic moving parts. As it rotates and revolves through ranges of blissfully dissimilar materials, Doumen 07 elegantly drapes us in an emotional, shimmering house-coat with pulsating thumps to wear as our slippers.



A1: Love Changes

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A2: Gersts

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A3: Breathe

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B1: Canadian National

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B2: Jealous of Your Morning Light

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B3: Handrums

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Karaoke Kalk – Ant Orange – Arkupe – KARAOKE KALK 98


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Following his 2015 release “s/t”, Ant Orange is back with another groove-laden 12” on Karaoke Kalk. “Arkupe” is a prime slice of laid-back beats and bass-heavy jazz breaks.
Each track oozes soulfulness, from the smooth-as-silk Fender Rhodes on the opening title track to the downbeat afro rhythms of “Fog Walk”, and the nonchalant guitar riffs and synth lines on “Little Wing”. Side 1 closes with “Feld”, a sun-drenched slo-mo house jam.
Side 2 presents another handful of diverse Ant Orange cuts, starting with the more uptempo toe-tapper “Big Lil’s”. “LB” offers more tasty jazz-n-bass drumming, while the closing track “My Man” has a breezy still-awake-on-Sunday swagger.
With his latest 12” on Karaoke Kalk, Ant Orange shows the wide range of styles he has to offer. “Arkupe” is loaded with some of the mellowest vibes you’re likely to hear all year.



A1: Arkupe

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A2: Fog Walk

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A3: Little Wing

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A4: Feld

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B1: Big Lil’s

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B2: LB

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B3: My Man

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OLOO:REC – Oloo DB – Zweite – OLO002


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Oloo DB returns with the second voyage into the unknown space. Evermore wide, melodic and healing trips for you to journey on.



A1: Century

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A2: Ugunja

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B1: Kiss Of Katinka

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Wake Up! – Steevio – Forgotten Futures – Wake Up! #009


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Wake Up! 009 catches Steevio in a lonesome mood. Over three tracks the Freerotation co-founder cruises through weightless negative space, sketching out contours against a backdrop of deep shadows and warm, melancholic pads. “Machlud” opens like a mission statement, sorrowful and barely-there, before moving to the more nervous lounging of “Forgotten Futures.” On the b-side “Green Therapy” picks up the pace, bouncing with a lightly kinetic swing. Luis’ remix wrings some raw pathos from the original’s immaculate depths. Yet it remains of a piece with the source material, rounding out an EP of heady, ephemeral moments.



A1: Steevio – Machlud

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A2: Steevio – Forgotten Futures

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B1: Steevio – Green Therapy

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B2: Steevio – Green Therapy (Luis Remix)

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