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Reviews of releases for 1989

Illegal Aliens - Territory

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The recorded history of The Muffins goes back to 1974 or maybe even earlier – even though their first album proper, Manna / Mirage, wasn’t released until 1978. The early...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2020-09-23)

Chemistry Set - The Incomplete Fabulous Stinking

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Seattle in the 80s was a hotbed of musical activity, much of it centered around the heavy rock of punk-inflected bands that eventually gave birth to what the world knew as grunge rock. But among...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2019-11-25)

Haruomi Hosono - Light in the Attic Reissues

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When Yellow Magic Orchestra’s first album came out in 1978, listeners around the world were treated (many for the first time) to creative music from Japan, something that wasn’t just...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-11-06)

Third Ear Band - Exorcisms & Spirits

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Third Ear Band from the beginning was one of the strangest sounding bands, and remains so to this day. I remember bringing home the LP of the band’s first album Alchemy (bought...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-04-30)

Circles - Structures - Unreleased Material 1985-1989

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At about the same time as Guerssen reissued the first two Circles albums in 2016, Bureau B issued this...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-05-27)

Michel Banabila - Early Works - Things Popping up from the Past

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Dutch composer Michel Banabila has been recording and releasing music since 1983 and he has produced musical scores for films, documentaries, plays, and dance. This Early Works...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-05-20)

Various Artists - Sammlung: Elektronische Kassettenmusik Düsseldorf 1982–1989

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In the early 80s, with the rise of affordable electronics and recording equipment, cassette culture took off. Anyone with a few dollars could set up a home recording studio and create music....

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-04-15)

Various Artists - Magnetband: Experimenteller Elektronik-Underground DDR 1984–1989

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During the five years prior to the wall coming down, East German musicians, painters, poets, filmmakers, and performers began to open up new territory, crossing genres and jumping back and forth...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-04-11)

Correnti Magnetiche - Live

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Correnti Magnetiche was a multimedia improvisational group featuring Riccardo Sinigaglia on keyboards, Maurizio Dehò and Erika Hadju on violins, Gabin Dabiré playing sanza, balafon,...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2016-05-06)
 

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