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L.I.E.S. Records megapost : Bookworms, Jahiliyya Fields, Samantha Vacation, Torn Hawk

Bookworms-Japanese Zelkova (LIES-030)

As anyone familiar with the American Noise compilation released at the start of the year will attest, Brooklyn’s L.I.E.S. (Long Island Electrical Systems) – the label started in 2009 by DJ, record store employee and all-round NYC dance music authority Ron Morelli – currently stands head and shoulders above the rest of the field in terms of gritty, analog-based experimental house and techno; the headstrong, obscurist younger brother, if you will, to the iconic if more overtly populist DFA Records. Here, to prove that point, are four of their newest offerings, each showcasing a different aspect of the label’s musical aesthetic, from dancefloor bangers to twisted synth workouts to crazy electronic free jazz to epic ambient dreamscapes and beyond. Information about the artists involved is hard to come by, so just listen, enjoy and lose yourself to dance.
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Bookworms “Japanese Zelkova” (from a forthcoming 3-track single):

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Jahiliyya Fields “Aeon Anon” (from the forthcoming Pleasure Sentence EP):

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Samantha Vacation “Samantha’s Vacation” (12″ single, out now):

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Torn Hawk “Born To Win (Life After Ghostbusters)” (from forthcoming split 12″ with Black Deer):

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About foamhands

My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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