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14:13- s/t - LP - SPECIFIC

click to enlarge French collective from Metz, comprised of members of AUSTRASIAN GOAT and STRONG AS TEN. Contains 6 extensively long tracks (with playing-times around 6 minutes) of tribal occult music. The 3 tracks on side A have a psychedelic and spacey Prog-Rock feeling (like HAWKWIND meets CAN) paired with an intense sound and heavy rhythms - while the 3 tracks on side B have more of tribal and industrial sounding appeal, in the vein of SAVAGE REPUBLIC, and with nods to sounds of SONIC YOUTH... LP including download-code. http://specific.bandcamp.com

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2:13PM- Matkormano - LP - SPECIFIC

click to enlarge Project of Eric Durier (PS´O`M, etc.) and Julien Louvet (GOUFFRE, AUSTRASIAN GOAT, etc.) with the soundtrack to their documentary-film “Matkormano”. Dark nightmarish sounds and experimental Ambient drones. For fans of DARK AGES, COIL or POPOL VUH. Limited edition of 500 copies on grey-black splattered vinyl, including free download of the movie in HD (French with English subtitles). https://specific.bandcamp.com/album/matkormano

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AVALE- Incisives - 12" - SPECIFIC

click to enlarge Limited edition one-sided pressing, with laser-etched graphic on the backside of the vinyl! AVALE is a female twopiece from Metz/France. 6 songs on this vinyl-release, dominated by bass and drums, plus vocals, and occasionally some electronics sound added. Cold-waving Post-Punk songs, with beautiful vocals and superbly pumping bass-lines. You just gotta love it. https://avale666.bandcamp.com/

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BISKAIDAN- 2 - LP - SPECIFIC

click to enlarge Strictly limited edition of 500 copies as one-sided pressing with 7 songs, and graphics on the vinyl-backside. 2nd collaboration of Japanese Noise band HIJOKAIDAN with "Aidoru" (aka "Idol") J-Pop girl-group BiS. What could be said about the first LP (which is totally sold-out by now!), can be said about this one as well: An unlikely combination of totally distorted guitars and noises, gut-wrenching screaming with angelic singing and J-pop song-structures. So BISKAIDAN can be called the first and only and full-on raging "Idol-Noise" band. http://specific.bandcamp.com/album/bis-kaidan-2

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BRUTE MINOU- s/t - 12" - SPECIFIC

click to enlarge Limited 180g one-sided black vinyl (8 songs) with laser-etching on the backside! Debut release by these (self-described) "punk cats" from Metz/France. Raging Riot Grrl Punk meets French YéYé Pop vibes. Superbly cool and catchy, and with a sense of humour! https://specific.bandcamp.com/album/brute-minou
Or check out this really great video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK1p8bdezVo

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CHARISMA.COM- Ai Ai Syndrome - LP - SPECIFIC

click to enlarge Japanese female duo, Itsuka on vocals and Gonchi as DJ, with their debut-album, featuring 8 tracks of filthy Electro-Rap, powered with fat beats. Accordingly to the label they hate Japanese society, so maybe the girls got more in common with the SLEAFORD MODS than just the line-up... But musically their furious Electro-Pop reminds more of the acts like MIA, PEACHES or the CHICKS ON SPEED. http://specific.bandcamp.com/album/charisma-com-ai-ai-syndrome

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New Release! CULTURE REJECT- Breaking With The World - LP - SPECIFIC

click to enlarge Anyone out there into beautifully constructed, wonderfully heartfelt and brilliantly orchestrated singer/songwriter music? Then make sure to check out CULTURE REJECT, the project of singer and multi-instrumentalist Michael O'Connell from Toronto/Canada. Hardly ever heard such intriguing songs since the days of Elliott Smith (or Paul Simon, if you will, and it may also appeal to fans of TV ON THE RADIO or VAMPIRE WEEKEND...).
https://culturereject.bandcamp.com/album/breaking-with-the-world

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New Release! HARU NEMURI- Haru Tu Shura - LP(COL.) - SPECIFIC

click to enlarge The past, the present, and the future of pop! Unbelievably great music from Japan!
Limited edition of 500 copies on white/turquoise-mixed 180g-vinyl. Debut album (13 tracks) by Haru Nemuri from Yokohama/Japan.Her incredible music is a fantastic mix of Avant-Pop, Punk, Alternative Rock, Hip-Hop, and of course J-Pop. Graced with a similar vision as previous Japanese artists like the BOREDOMS or MELT-BANANA, her album is equally as beautiful and catchy, as raw and in-your-face. Totally awesome! https://specific.bandcamp.com/album/haru-to-shura

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HATSUNEKAIDAN- Noisy Killer - LP - SPECIFIC

click to enlarge Another project from Japans Noise legend HIJOKAIDAN, here with the "vocaloid" Hatsune Miko. Not an actual person, but a specially developed synthetic voice-program for the Anime character Hatsune Miko, immensely propular in Japan, and the world's first and biggest purely virtual Popstar! (For live-performances of HATSUNEKAIDAN the Hatsune Miko avatar is embodied by the cosplay-girl Le Chat)
http://specific.bandcamp.com/album/noisy-killer

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NECRONOMIDOL- Deathless - n/a - SPECIFIC

click to enlarge Limited edition of 200 copies on wasabi-green vinyl! The 2nd full album from this Japanese Dark Wave girl unit. 8 tracks of Kawaii Metal, this bizarre original style with J-Pop Idol girl groups singing and dancing to Metal and EDM sounds. https://specific.bandcamp.com/album/deathless

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