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SOAPKILLS - The Best of Soapkills
SOAPKILLS
The Best of Soapkills
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BERANGERE MAXIMIN - Dangerous Orbits
BERANGERE MAXIMIN
Dangerous Orbits
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AXEL KRYGIER - Hombre de Piedra
AXEL KRYGIER
Hombre de Piedra
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SKIP&DIE - Cosmic Serpents
SKIP&DIE
Cosmic Serpents
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TARAF DE HAIDOUKS - Of Lovers, Gamblers and Parachute Skirts
TARAF DE HAIDOUKS
Of Lovers, Gamblers and Parachute Skirts
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NEWS

KASAI ALLSTARS on a rare European festival tour this summer

Kinshasa DRC's wildest band, the mythical KASAI ALLSTARS collective, are playing a 9-date festival tour in Europe in June/July, including appearances at Glastonbury and Roskilde.

MAÏA VIDAL's beautiful new EP

“THE TIDE” contains three new tracks and three remixes, and comes out on 10" vinyl and on digital

Konono No.1 founder Mingiedi Mawangu passed away

He was 85. He founded Konono No.1 in the 1960s and invented his own electrified likembe, which gave Konono No.1 its distinctive sound. He led the band and toured with them until a few years ago.
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MEDIA

Véronique Vincent & Aksak Maboul
La Chiva Gantiva
Amatorski
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Juana Molina
Maïa Vidal
Yasmine Hamdan
SKIP&DIE
Yasmine Hamdan
Lonely Drifter Karen
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SPOTLIGHT

Made to Measure : Back In The Spotlight

MADE TO MEASURE could be described as the aural equivalent of a collection of art books. 35 albums came out, by artists such as Hector Zazou, John Lurie (with his soundtracks for Jim Jarmusch's "Stranger Than Paradise" and "Down By Law"), Fred Frith, Arto Lindsay, Zelwer, Steven Brown, Peter Principle, David Cunningham, Benjamin Lew, Daniel Schell, Aksak Maboul, Minimal Compact and more.

The loose idea behind the title of the series was: this is music which had been or could have been "made to measure" for other media (film, theatre, dance, video). 

We have recently repressed the inaugural release of the MADE TO MEASURE series which includes pieces by four artists:

Aksak Maboul
's "Un Chien mérite une mort de chien" is clearly inspired by the subject matter of the play it was written for (Vladimir Mayakovsky and the Russian Futurists), while their strangely melodic minimal turntablist piece "Scratch Holiday" (entirely generated with a turntable, a vinyl 7" single from the '60s and some orange marmalade) is allegedly the soundtrack of a Honeymoon Killers holiday movie;

Tuxedomoon
's obsessive "Verdun" comes from the soundtrack of a Dutch movie about the famous WW1 battlefield;

Minimal Compact
's elegant "Pieces For Nothing" were created for a dance performance by choreographer Pierre Droulers;

Benjamin Lew
's piece ("A la Recherche de B.") was the soundtrack for a fashion exhibition.

More information on the MADE TO MEASURE series here.