Moscow’s Sounds of Sputnik to release new EP

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“A musical masterpiece!… a musical match made in heaven… A must-have album for anyone who adores everything good about the Electronic, Post Rock, Dreampop & Shoegazing genres” – Primal Music Blog

“Transcending physical and political boundaries to make sonic nu-dreamscapes” – Impose Magazine

“Perfect match of pristine vocals with the alternative rock stylings of Swervedriver” – Stereo Embers Magazine

“A sense of grandiosity” – Sounds Better With Reverb

“Kaleidoscope of reverb-soaked guitar, intricate drums, heavy bass and distorted guitars intertwined with ethereal vocals” – Louder Than War

“For all the things concealed behind the iron curtain, one very cool sonic phenomenon has emerged – Sounds of Sputnik.The world is a slightly better place thanks to their musings” – Graham Bonnar (Swervedriver, Brian Jonestown Massacre)

Moscow’s Sounds of Sputnik has announced they will release their new‘New Born Remixed’ EP via Emerald & Doreen Recordings. Surrounding tracks co-written, produced, and recorded by Canadian-Ukrainian dreampop duo Ummagma, these tracks also feature stellar vocals from Ummagma’s Shauna McLarnon and Alexander Kretov.

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Beth Orton Announce New Album Kidsticks on Anti-, Listen to “Moon” Now

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When musicians talk about getting back to their roots, it’s usually an excuse to pull out a battered old acoustic to create some bare bones music. In Beth Orton’s case, going back to her roots meant something very different.

Having relocated to California a couple of years ago, Beth began experimenting with a series of electronic loops that would eventually come together as her career-redefining new album; a record inspired both by the wide-open nature of Los Angeles and the spirit of Beth’s earliest recordings (electronic work with producers like William Orbit, Andrew Weatherall and Kieran Hebden as well as groove-based music with Red Snapper).

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We Are Temporary – Crossing Over ☆ Out Feb 19 via Stars & Letters

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We Are Temporary, the wired and weird brainchild of Brooklyn’s Mark Roberts, is as much the result of a musical obsession as a philosophical one. With boldly confessional lyrics and vocal deliveries funneled through nightfall beats and orchestral synths, We Are Temporary mines through the dark matter of personal experience: a near-death incident and debilitating anxiety attacks; a near divorce; a privileged, but tumultuous childhood in Europe’s opera houses; his humanistic atheism versus his wife’s devout Mormonism.

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