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Obscure Sound: Best of February 2013

The best tracks from February are compiled into one tidy compilation.
 
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Lo-Fi-Fnk

Sweden’s electronic-pop scene is renowned not only for its number of impressive musicians per capita, but its listeners’ embracing of various temperaments within the style. Many bond over big-time hooks and smooth-as-butter pro...
 
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Silver Swans’ Secret

I am accustomed to quality material from Twentyseven Media. The NYC-based label broke out local bands like The Drums and This Is Ivy League, exposed underrated Swedish gems (Acid House Kings, Irene, Pelle Carlberg) to American ...

 
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Grimes’ Geidi Primes

Claire Boucher may scoff at the idea of a conventional press photo. Conceptual art describes her sound and image better than a forced mugshot, which can potentially depict an artist as restrained or confined to conventional ide...
 
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jj – jj n° 3 (2010)

Hugely anticipated follow-ups are prone to being rush jobs. After last year's acclaim, many wonder whether jj's newest album will appear triumphant or weakly conceived.

 
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Best Albums of 2009: #30 to #21

Part three of five finds an even mixture of debuts and veteran releases that made a mark in 2009.
 
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JJ Explores the World

Update: My review of jj’s new album, jj n° 3, can be found here. Another day, another elusive electronic artist from Sweden. It seems like I have come to expect the small country to dominate the realm of innovative electr...

 
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Wearing Winter Gloves in Montreal

I do hope to travel across a wide variety of locations one day, but as a middle-class college student I understand that my resources are somewhat limited. That being said, it is a common process for me to singularly identify ce...
 
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Sailing the Pacific!

One Jens Lekman lyric that remains so humorously memorable to me was a line on “The Cold Swedish Winter” which remarked that many people have assumed his native Sweden to consist of nothing but “porn and gonorrhea”. Regardless ...