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Nightmares & Ravine Dreams: New Singles Reviewed

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With UK clubs closing faster than Donald Trump can find people to offend, finding a safe place to dance on a Saturday night can seem futile at times. Recently London institution Fabric joined the likes of Plastic People and The Arches in closing their doors for good! By JOHN BITTLES
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It’s A House Thing: An Interview With Posthuman

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The good people at Wikipedia define Posthuman as »a concept originating in the fields of science fiction, futurology, contemporary art, and philosophy that literally means a person or entity that exists in a state beyond being human«. If you look a bit further though, you will find that Posthuman are also a DJ and production duo who have had a big hand in bringing the sweet sounds of acid house into our lives. By JOHN BITTLES
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False Readings On: An Interview With Eluvium

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2016 is shaping up to be a vintage year for ambient music. Fantastic releases by Pye Corner Audio, 2814, Thomas Ragsdale, MJ Guider, Huerco S and Diamondstein illustrate how exciting this genre can be. With a whole generation of acid house disciples reaching an age where going to a club is more of a pain in the ass than a joy, it seems there has never been a better time for indulging in all things chilled. In September, renowned experimental composer Eluvium reaffirms this view with the melancholic swoon of his brand new LP. By JOHN BITTLES
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A Life In Stasis: New Album Reviews

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With the Olympics failing to inspire, it can seem as if the only way to spend the long summer months is by playing endless rounds of tiddlywinks, or consuming copious amounts of Jammy Dodgers. But, that doesn’t have to be the case. There is a better way! For instance, you can take up ant farming, as my good friend Jeffrey has recently done, or immerse yourself in the wealth of fantastic new music which has recently come out. Personally, I would recommend the latter. By JOHN BITTLES
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Music For Boys, Girls, Queens And Kings: New Album Reviews

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After a short break where Titel Kulturmagazin went on an 18-30 holiday by mistake, we return this week with more album reviews than any sane person could ever need. After having to endure the tortured strangulations of EBM, and the hen party screeches of Ibiza for the last fortnight, fantastic albums by 2814, Wild Beasts, Bryan Ferry, Dinosaur Jr., Conduct, Gerd Janson, John Roberts, Riley Reinhold, Carl Craig are like manna to our ears. By JOHN BITTLES
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All Music Has Limits: July New Singles Reviewed

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Before TITEL goes on a well-deserved holiday for two weeks there is a load of new music, so good I simply had to review. In fact, with so many superb new releases by Thomas Ragsdale, Dinky, Synkro, Solar Bears, Kassem Mosse, Sepalcure and more hitting record store shelves this month, I shall dispense with the pleasantries altogether and get straight to the reviews. By JOHN BITTLES
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Have House, Will Travel: An Interview With Adventures In Daydreams

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Back in 1994 Sunday School famously declared that ›House Is A Feeling‹. This is a message that is all but forgotten by the majority of dance music producers today, yet acts such as Adventures In Daydreams keep the original ethos of house music alive. I first came across the duo’s work two years ago through the melodic headrush of their Spirits Of The Forest EP. The record’s lush electronica and hushed beats conjure a swirl of emotion which stays with you long after it has come to an end. From the Sasha-style Sometimes, the loose synths action of Sinking Feeling, the Innervisions-esque swoon of Saw Erect, to the harmonious dance floor thump of Further Information, a love affair was instantly born.
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DJ Kicks, Precious Systems and Late Night Tales: New Album Reviews

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With festival season upon us quality new releases are somewhat thin on the ground. For some reason, once summer kicks in, people are more than happy to spend all their money listening to a crappy band playing on a rubbish sound system, while surrounded by idiots throwing lager in the air and rolling around in the mud. With the cost of going to a festival ever increasing, who has money left to buy new music these days? By JOHN BITTLES
Musik Traum Schallplaten

Traum: 200 Releases Strong

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Every single day we are bombarded with slogans, adverts, forged smiles and the cult of the new. Everything seems insubstantial and just waiting to fall apart. From the rise of Primark and disposable fashion, to music made to be played on tinny headphones, the average lifespan of art, love and culture has become unbearably brief. By the time a record reaches the shelves of your local record store it is yesterday’s news. Online leaks, ripping, Youtube and playlists have transformed music from something tactile and of value into something designed merely to capture your attention between the ads. By JOHN BITTLES
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An Abundance Of Beautiful Things: June’s New Singles Reviewed

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Have you heard the new Stone Roses song yet? Beautiful Thing came out on the 10th of June to be greeted by ecstatic air punches from middle-aged dads everywhere, and the odd shrug or two from anyone under the age of 25. The song’s seven minute swagger is just about as good as can be expected from a band who have spent years in the doldrums and bodes well for the prospect of a new LP. By JOHN BITTLES
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