This Month's Soundtrack, November 2008

Check out new releases from top artists as picked by the EM editors for the November 2008 issue
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These albums encompass a diverse range of styles and composition methods, from rock and avant-garde electronics to Afro-pop.

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THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS: PLUTONIUM BLONDE (ROIR)

Playful, evocative, and strange like a Victorian photo, this recording shines with early Pink Floyd influences.

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KASAI ALLSTARS: IN THE 7TH MOON, THE CHIEF TURNED INTO A SWIMMING FISH AND ATE THE HEAD OF HIS ENEMY BY MAGIC (CRAMMED)

Rhythmically and melodically addictive percussion and guitars from a Congolese supergroup.

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PAUL RUDY: IN LAKE'CH (TWISTED TRAIL)

The sophisticated use of timbre and space enhances the beauty of this electroacoustic suite.

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EAGLES OF DEATH METAL: HEART ON (DOWNTOWN)

A mix of '70s-era cowbell rock and 21st-century tech, with a nod toward the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

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THE SEA AND CAKE: CAR ALARM (THRILL JOCKEY)

A dozen tightly arranged pop songs that have an attractively breathless quality.

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