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Alternative & Indie - Released October 16, 2019 | Caroline International

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Rock - Released June 28, 2019 | Caroline International

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Rock - Released May 24, 2019 | Caroline International

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Rock - Released May 17, 2019 | Caroline International

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Alternative & Indie - Released May 16, 2019 | Caroline International

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Alternative & Indie - Released November 30, 2018 | Caroline International

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Alternative & Indie - Released September 28, 2018 | Caroline International

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Electronic/Dance - Released July 27, 2018 | Caroline International

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It is said that this collaboration between one of the first punk artists in history, Iggy Pop, and the electronic trio 90's Underworld, is the most exciting of the year. Surprising, for sure, given what he said at the release of an electronic music set at Caprices Festival in 2007 (“I fucking hate this fucking techno shit. It’s fake.”). But it seems that the Stooges’ leader must have changed his mind, and so much the better because the result of this improbable fusion lives up to their reputation. Recorded in a hotel room transformed into a real studio by one of Underworld's members, Rick Smith, this four-track EP is the result of spontaneity and a combination of circumstances caused by the production of the soundtrack for the film T2 Trainspotting. In fact, it is a question here of setting out new cutlery but this time eating at the same table; the two names had already appeared in the credits of the first of Danny Boyle's films ("Lust for Life" for Iggy Pop and "Born Slippy (Nuxx)" for Underworld, of which the latter contributed mostly to the fame of the trio). “I turned up thinking, ‘I’ve got one chance here to convince this gentleman that we should work together” said Rick Smith about the record. “So I turned up with basically half my studio, hired a hotel room, set up and sat waiting.” Iggy Pop continues “When you are confronted with somebody who has a whole bloody studio there in the hotel room, a Skyped director who has won the Oscar recently and a fucking microphone in front of you and 30 finished pieces of very polished music, you don’t want to be the wimp that goes, ‘Uh-uhhh’, so my mind was racing”. © Sylvain Di Cristo/Qobuz 
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Electronic/Dance - Released July 6, 2018 | Caroline International

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Electronic/Dance - Released July 6, 2018 | Caroline International

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Alternative & Indie - Released June 8, 2018 | Caroline International

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Electronic/Dance - Released June 1, 2018 | Caroline International

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Alternative & Indie - Released May 4, 2018 | Caroline International

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The former leader of Supergrass, Gareth Michael Coombes a.k.a. Gaz Coombes, went back into hibernation in his Oxford studio to record his third solo album, in co-production with Ian Davenport, with whom he had already collaborated on Matador. Following his half-melancholic half-psychedelic pop exaltations cradled between Goat and Radiohead, World’s Strongest Man features eleven tracks of lavish yet nebulous orchestration (Wounded Egos, Weird Dreams), even strange at times (The Oaks). On Oxygen Mask, Gaz Coombes reminds us he can also produce a classy, minimalist ballad. Relying on an emasculated lyricism close to Cascadeur’s or Woodkid’s, where galloping rhythms jolt into other loops, Gaz Coombes continues his formidable solo breakthrough. And deals with his anxieties and chronic depression. While at first hard to apprehend, the opus reveals his richness over multiple listens. Complex and radiant. © Charlotte Saintoin/Qobuz
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Alternative & Indie - Released May 4, 2018 | Caroline International

The former leader of Supergrass, Gareth Michael Coombes a.k.a. Gaz Coombes, went back into hibernation in his Oxford studio to record his third solo album, in co-production with Ian Davenport, with whom he had already collaborated on Matador. Following his half-melancholic half-psychedelic pop exaltations cradled between Goat and Radiohead, World’s Strongest Man features eleven tracks of lavish yet nebulous orchestration (Wounded Egos, Weird Dreams), even strange at times (The Oaks). On Oxygen Mask, Gaz Coombes reminds us he can also produce a classy, minimalist ballad. Relying on an emasculated lyricism close to Cascadeur’s or Woodkid’s, where galloping rhythms jolt into other loops, Gaz Coombes continues his formidable solo breakthrough. And deals with his anxieties and chronic depression. While at first hard to apprehend, the opus reveals his richness over multiple listens. Complex and radiant. © Charlotte Saintoin/Qobuz
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Alternative & Indie - Released April 20, 2018 | Caroline International

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Alternative & Indie - Released April 20, 2018 | Caroline International

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Rock - Released September 8, 2017 | Caroline International

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Alternative & Indie - Released June 9, 2017 | Caroline International

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Metal - Released September 21, 2018 | Caroline International

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Alternative & Indie - Released April 28, 2017 | Caroline International

Reunited with his backing band for The Best Day -- My Bloody Valentine bassist Deb Googe, Nøught guitarist James Sedwards, and longtime drummer Steve Shelley, as well as poet/songwriter Radieux Radio -- Thurston Moore delves even deeper into that album's contemplative, redemptive side on Rock N Roll Consciousness. On songs like the bold yet reverent "Cusp," Moore and company explore spiritual, sexual, and emotional healing on a mystical level. With two tracks stretching beyond the ten-minute mark, Rock N Roll Consciousness' songs are consistently longer than Sonic Youth's output, but they're not just expanded; they're heightened. The band locks in on the most transporting aspects of Moore's music, allowing his deadpan vocals to be the eye of the of the storms surrounding him. Though his delivery gives lyrics like "She is the future and the prophetess" an extra dose of cool, his words mostly function to usher in different movements within each song, which showcase the band's interplay and star turns. Sedwards' work on the New York City love letter "Smoke of Dreams" and "Turn On" (possibly the most Sonic Youth-like track here) reaffirms what a worthy foil he is to Moore. Meanwhile, the album's bookends underscore how impressive the band is as a unit: "Exalted" begins the album with its most varied track, as it moves from hypnotic harmonics to doomy, metal-inspired passages before drifting off on tightly woven guitars, while "Aphrodite" closes it with a standout performance from the rhythm section and some of Moore and Sedwards' most unearthly guitar tones. Another fine addition to his solo work, Rock N Roll Consciousness proves that Moore's search for enlightenment through noise remains vital. ~ Heather Phares