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Review: Baths, “Cerulean”

Baths, Cerulean Anticon Will “Baths” Wiesenfeld’s debut album leaps from style to style, from Four Tet-inspired folktronica (“Aminals”) to Autechre’s early experiments in ghostly arpeggios (“?”). It contains allusions to L.A. such as Daedelus and Flying Lotus, and the sound … Continue reading

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Anticon co-founder Sole leaves company

This morning, Sole announced in a post on his website, Soleone.org that he is leaving Anticon, the company he co-founded in 1998. It wasn’t unexpected. Rumors had spread that Sole was leaving Anticon, especially after his last album with the … Continue reading

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Themselves’ “CrownsDown”

Themselves’ third album, CrownsDown, drops on October 20 via Anticon. While their theFREEhoudini mixtape featured a plethora of guests, the album itself is just Dose One and Jel. Here’s a bio snippet: Seven months after the release of theFREEhoudini – … Continue reading

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Buck 65’s Bike For Three project

Canadian iconoclast Buck 65 has formed a project with Belgian electronic producer Greetings From Tuskan called Bike For Three! And no, it has nothing to do with last year’s acclaimed Bike trilogy. Bike For Three has actually gestated since 2007, … Continue reading

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Odd Nosdam composes “T.I.M.E. Soundtrack”

Prolific producer Odd Nosdam has another one coming out, and it’s a soundtrack for a skate film. Set for release on March 10 via Anticon, T.I.M.E. Soundtrack originally accompanied the 2007 Element Skateboards DVD This is My Element. It’s now … Continue reading

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Anticon figurehead Sole returns

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Bad boy icon Tim "Sole" Holland has kept a low profile over the past few years. He lived in Spain, issued an album in 2005 (Live from Rome), and nurtured his Anticon emblem from a pioneer for underground hip-hop into an outpost for indie-pop mordancy.

He’s back in the States, living in Flagstaff, Ariz., collaborating with Skyrider and preparing to issue a new album. First, though, comes a instrumental joint under his pseudonym, Mansbestfriend. On May 29 he’ll issue Poly.sci.187, which translates to Political Science 187: "Political Science: This Shit’ll Kill You."

A press release from Anticon describes it as "filled with such sonic explorations. The album is an accomplished work that testifies not only to the fine art of experimentation, but to the aural abilities of Tim Holland, instrumentalist?may he be loud even in silence."

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