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Music Review: Cabaret Voltaire – ‘#7885 Electropunk to Technopop’

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The 19-song '#7885 Electropunk to Technopop' is a well-chosen introduction to what was probably the most dynamic period in Cabaret Voltaire’s 41-year career. Read More »

Music Review: Arnold Schoenberg/Pierre Boulez – ‘Pierrot lunaire’

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The first (and perhaps finest) of Arnold Schoenberg's masterpiece 'Pierrot lunaire' was released by the Wergo label in 1962, and is finally available on compact disc. Read More »

Music Review: Mushroomhead – ‘The Righteous & The Butterfly’

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Without a doubt, anyone who likes Mushroomhead, or even thinks they might like them, needs to check out 'The Righteous & The Butterfly.' Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’ – The Criterion Collection

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There is little wonder as to why 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' is credited as kicking off the Australian film renaissance of the ‘70s, as it is one of the boldest movies ever made. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Buckminster Fuller’ by Cole Gerst

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With 'Buckminster Fuller: Poet of Geometry' Cole Gerst has done a marvelous job of telling the inspirational story of this renowned figure. Read More »

Music Review: Miles Davis – ‘Miles at The Fillmore: Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3′

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This historic 1970 stand is a must for any fan of electric Miles Davis. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘Riot in Cell Block 11′ (Criterion Collection)

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There is plenty of action in 'Riot in Cell Block 11,' which is brilliantly intensified by the psychological dramas of Don Siegel's first important film. Read More »

Book Review: ‘A Theory of Fun for Game Design’ by Raph Koster

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In many ways, one does not need to be a gamer at all to enjoy the many charms of Raph Koster's 'A Theory of Fun for Game Design.' Read More »

Music Review: Elton John – ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ [40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition]

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'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' (40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition) does a magnificent job in honoring one of the key records of the '70s. Read More »

Music Review: The Alan Parsons Project – ‘The Complete Albums Collection’

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The opportunity to hear 'The Sicilian Defence' and such later albums such as 'Stereotomy' and 'Gaudi' may prove to be the tipping point for those curious about APP's 'The Complete Albums Collection.' Read More »