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Alternative & Indie - To be released May 21, 2021 | Because Music Ltd.

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Electronic - Released April 30, 2021 | Because Music Ltd.

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Alternative & Indie - Released April 21, 2021 | Because Music Ltd.

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Electronic - Released March 24, 2021 | Because Music Ltd.

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Electronic - Released March 16, 2021 | Because Music Ltd.

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Alternative & Indie - Released February 12, 2021 | Because Music Ltd.

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This London quartet's fourth album is released on a French label with an aptly-chosen English name: Because. With a title that sounds both like a gimmick and a memory, a kind of Proustian Madeleine, Glowing in the Dark recalls toys and gadgets that glow in the dark: pure magic for children... In the case of Django Django, it refers to a strange painting that drummer and producer Dave McLean found amid the dust of his parents' cellar. A present painted by a friend from art school and given to McLean long ago. This somewhat surrealist painting depicts a red camel in a dripping desert, with a skull superimposed over the beast and a ghostly rider... McLean, painting in hand, shared his discovery with his band-mates. Inspiration had arrived: it was time to embark upon a new album. And, naturally, this painting became the cover art for this new sonic adventure.The album is a post-modern patchwork that is returning to its 80s roots. Low-fi sounds reminiscent of old video games or other synthetic echoes mix with more organic sounds, and sometimes exotic rhythms that evoke the style of the great Talking Heads. This influence is everywhere in this album's sound. It is clearly there on one of the most successful tracks, Kick the Devil Out  with its syncopated guitar trim. But in terms of vocals, this is closer to an airy new wave sound than it is to the nervy style of Talking Heads leader David Byrne. A playful psychedelia runs through the entire record, from the introductory Spirals and its electronic arcade arpeggios to the title track, an endless swirling, dancing and hypnotic Glowing in the Dark... It is also worth noting Waking Up, a small springtime rock outing, with label-mate Charlotte Gainsbourg making a guest appearance on the mic, as evanescent as ever. But as hinted at on the next track, Django Django is Free from Gravity, and all's well that ends well. This offers a moment of respite, in which to forget the global pandemic. © Yan Céh/Qobuz
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Electronic - Released February 9, 2021 | Because Music Ltd.

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Alternative & Indie - Released February 4, 2021 | Because Music Ltd.

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Alternative & Indie - Released January 20, 2021 | Because Music Ltd.

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Alternative & Indie - Released January 6, 2021 | Because Music Ltd.

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Alternative & Indie - Released December 11, 2020 | Because Music Ltd.

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Electronic - Released December 2, 2020 | Because Music Ltd.

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Alternative & Indie - Released December 1, 2020 | Because Music Ltd.

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Electronic - Released November 20, 2020 | Because Music Ltd.

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On her 2018 debut EP, Cruel Practice, NUXXE co-founder Shygirl delivered brash, sexually charged lyrics in her distinctive no-nonsense monotone over a jarring hybrid of grime, post-industrial hip-hop, and U.K. garage produced by Sega Bodega and Dinamarca. After releasing additional singles like the astounding "BB" and making key appearances on albums by Georgia, Zebra Katz, and Arca, she moved to French label Because Music with her second EP, ALIAS, which sports production by Sega Bodega, SOPHIE, Kai Whiston, Happa, and Karma Kid. While less abrasive than Cruel Practice, the equally impressive follow-up maintains the dark, provocative edge of her previous work. She taunts "Why ride with the devil when I could give you hell?" on the trap-ish "TWELVE," and is extremely upfront with her sexual commands on tracks like "SLIME" and "LENG." The standouts are the most club-friendly tracks Shygirl has released to date. "FREAK" starts out slow and disconcertingly woozy, then picks up with a hard-charging industrial techno beat, matching the speedy wit of her rhymes. "TASTY" is a surprisingly ecstatic house track, with Shygirl raising her voice more than usual and demanding to be treated right over ravey pianos and choppy breakbeats. The more hypnotic "SIREN" alludes to Y2K-era pop-trance, meshing perfectly with the song's lyrics about money, power, and fast cars. © Paul Simpson /TiVo
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Alternative & Indie - Released October 14, 2020 | Because Music Ltd.

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Electronic - Released September 2, 2020 | Because Music Ltd.

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Alternative & Indie - Released July 3, 2020 | Because Music Ltd.

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Electronic - Released April 19, 2019 | Because Music Ltd.

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Electronic - Released March 29, 2019 | Because Music Ltd.

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Electronic - Released February 8, 2019 | Because Music Ltd.

The years fly by. Ten already! Nights Out is a golden nugget of synth pop from 2008 packed full of brooding hits such as Heartbreaker (with its squeaky door sample), A Thing For Me and Radio Ladio. With three synthesizers, a guitar, a nonchalant bass and falsetto choirs, the formula fed into the electro pop wave of the time, placing the group alongside the likes of Hot Chip. While much of the work from this genre remained in rather exclusive circles, Nights Out provoked a groundswell that affected a huge audience, despite its eccentric sound.Mr Mount, who was already an experienced producer and mixer, was at the helm of this record. After releasing Pip Pain (Pay The £5000 You Owe) alone in 2016, he joined forces with Oscar Cash and Gabriel Stebbing for this second album, though Joseph still produced almost all of it himself. It’s a concept album about having a bad time on a night out, with songs that are sometimes gloomy (Night Out), sometimes playful (On Dancefloors), but always brilliant. Metronomy plays with delays, dissonances and ever-so-catchy melodies, which still sound just as good one decade on. And what better an opportunity to revisit this wonderful record than with this anniversary edition which includes unreleased tracks, B-sides and rare recordings. © Charlotte Saintoin/Qobuz