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CH Autumn Playlist
Autumn can be a confusing time. As we ease into colder climes around much of the world, the weather can be unpredictable—Superstorm Sandy definitely proves that phenomenon. So to prepare you for all that Mother Nature feels like serving up...
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Comics Sketchbooks
"Looking through artists' sketchbooks is like viewing those artists naked through a picture window. With 20-20 eyesight or high-powered binoculars you'll see everything: warts, blemishes and all." So begins the introduction for Steven Heller's latest...
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The Burning House
"If your house was burning, what would you take with you?" That's the question that Foster Huntington poses in his blog, The Burning House. Readers respond to Huntington's question with a single image and the corresponding list of the items they...
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For Nihon
As the Japanese earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis begin to fade from the headlines, heartfelt efforts to help the nation recover continue. One that recently stood out brings together a group of ambient recording artists who are stepping up with...
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The Blank Generation: Blank Tapes NYC 1975-1985
Long the domain of obscurists and NYC musicologists, Bob Blank's Blank Tapes recording studio's long overdue retrospective (due out 2 February 2010) comes thanks to Strut Records. "The Blank Generation: Blank Tapes NYC 1975-1985"...
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David Shrigley: Worried Noodles
Glasgow-based artist David Shrigley, perhaps best known for his humorous line drawings, recently released Worried Noodles, a book and concept album that features Shrigley's original lyrics (39 songs in all) performed by 39 of today's brightest...
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The Kings of Reggae
The latest in the series of DJ-curated (but not mixed) compilations from BBE Records, The Kings of Reggae, is one of the best yet. Like the other seven “Kings of” double CD or vinyl LP comps, the tunes on each disc...
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Halloween 2006: Kissology
One of the most iconic, genre-defining bands of their generation—their merchandising outsells any other musical act, including Elvis—Kissology: Volume One 1974-1977 is a new six-hour, two-DVD box set chronicling...
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The Trip 2 Navigated by Tom Middleton
You may remember that all the way back in March, we gave you an early tip-off that Tom Middleton would be following up his essential mix album for The Trip series on Family Recordings. In what we think is a bit of an exclusive for CH, we can finally...
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Phused: Inphusion Saves Your Soul
This is one of the better future-soul compilations that's come out in awhile. Only the third (and first full-length) release from Berlin-based newcomer Inphusion, the limited edition CD includes the two singles released on the imprint as well...
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Fania Records: Classics Reissued
From humble beginnings—co-founder Johnny Pacheco used to sell records out of the trunk of his car—to 44,000 fans mobbing Yankee Stadium for the historic 1973 Fania All-Stars concert, Fania Records is arguably the single most important...
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Rewind 5
If you got your hands on some of your favorite musicians’ iPods you might be surprised at what you’d find. That’s exactly the idea behind Ubiquity’s “Rewind...
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Ultra Electro
If you can get past Ultra Electro's cover art, you'll find a never-boring mix of dance music and club hits. On the heels of its successful multi-volume predecessors, artists including Ladytron, Depeche Mode, New Order, Gorillaz, Moby, Goldfrapp, and...
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The Kings of Diggin'
Muro's contribution to the "King's of" series is an epic 44-track long anthology that opens with soaring glam '70s disco with near-constant flute riffs and slowly makes its way into more James Brown-esque grooves. More funk-heavy still is Kon &...
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The Trip
This is a very early heads up, I admit, but trust me, it's worth it. The Trip has been one of the best-conceived compilation series of the past couple of years, allowing as it does a choice number of DJs and musicians to let their many and varied...
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FabricLive: The Herbaliser
You know the feeling you get when you throw a DJ mix on your portable device for the first time and on your way out the door—even before you've adjusted the headset and locked the door behind you—you know you...
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Andy Votel
Andy Votel absolutely kills it with his mix tape CDs. There are four albums to check out: Music To Watch Girls Cry (2003), Songs of Insolence (2005), Vertigo Mixed (2005), and Songs In The Key of Death (2005). They’re all hands down...
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Free Music from Bleep
Bleep has released a free MP3 EP to toast the new year for all registered users: Bleep Oh Six. It's a truly eclectic selection, as one might expect from Bleep, covering everything from cheeky roller-rink electro funk (Jimmy Edgar's "My...
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Jazzanova: The Remixes 2002-2005
Following the stunning "Remixes 1997-2000," the eclectic album of originals "In Between," "In Between Remixed" and the dancefloor approved dj mix "Mixing," the Berlin-based six-member collective Jazzanova presents...
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Airborn Audio
Two members of Antipop Consortium are back. Well, that’s not exactly true because they never left—, they just took a small vacation from music stardom. Ex-members High Priest and M.Sayyid have teamed up, leaving old Antipop member Beans behind...
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