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Artist: BLUNT, DEAN
Title: The Redeemer
Format: LP
Label: Hippos In Tanks
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"London-based artist Dean Blunt presents his first official solo LP, The Redeemer, released via his own World Music imprint and Hippos in Tanks. The Redeemer proceeds with a yet more direct and heartfelt message, and a notable lifting of the veil of tape hiss and blurred signifiers that characterized Blunts previous work." -Hippos In Tanks.
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Artist: DEON
Title: s/t
Format: 12"
Label: Hippos In Tanks
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"dEon is producer, composer and singer based in Montreal, Canada who explores electronic counterpoint through house, funk and pop music. Using synthesizers to snake out melodies that weave and interlock with each other, dEons music straddles a space between pessimistic desperation and the longing for ecstasy. At the age of four, dEon began making music with synthesizers and sequencers and learning music theory. Over the course of 20 years, dEon has inhabited numerous musical spaces. As a small child in the early 1990s, making amateur tapes of synthesizer-based music exposed him to electronic music. As an introverted only child, music remained a constant fixation over the next 20 years. At the age of 11, dEon began studying piano at a local university in eastern Canada, and was there exposed to the music of post-minimalist composers like Steve Reich and Terry Riley. The shifting counterpoints and patterns in Reichs music made a considerable, permanent impact on his perception of music. The young musician then started composing and arranging various musics for violin, chamber orchestra and piano. After a childhood of music lessons, master classes and competitions, the teenage Deon dropped out of formal music training, and after increasingly disabling anxiety and schizoid tendencies developed into severe agoraphobia during his adolescent years, he began producing large quantities of ambient, minimal electronic music while shut in for weeks on end. Having eventually overcome these issues, dEon started on a path studying several music traditions and instruments as an adult, including the Arabic Oud, Iranian Setar, Turkish Saz and Indian Harmonium. He briefly fronted an industrial noise group in 2005, all recordings of which have since been erased by dEon himself. In 2008 he travelled to the Himalayan foothills to study Tibetan music. During this time he lived in a secluded Tantric monastery on the side of a mountain, where he spent months in relative silence, practicing and writing music. After returning to western society in 2009 to find the worlds economy collapsed and his job terminated, dEon moved to Montreal and began writing pop music with heavy influence from classic Chicago house, early 90s dance music from Britain, boogie-funk, as well as the influences that had accumulated through the years of musical learning. The songs on his upcoming debut LP Palinopsia (named after a vision condition that dEon was born with) evoke a sense of dread, but also longing, like the hope of getting into heaven after the apocalypse. Much more so than any superficial musical cues, it is the longing for divine ecstasy and the fear of divine judgment that motivated the music of Palinopsia. Lyrics like �The ocean is a sewer / The city is a whore� suggest a much more apocalyptic view of the world as compared to the blissful, sleepy escapism of chillwave. The tracks are a deceptively accessible backdrop for dEons vision of the inevitable horrors of the 21st century post-information-age hellscape that we all will likely have to endure." - Hippos In Tanks.
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Artist: FERRARO, JAMES
Title: Far Side Virtual
Format: LP
Label: Hippos In Tanks
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"James Ferraro paints a 21st century still life on his debut album for Hippos In Tanks. The record is called Far Side Virtual. Each song, a melodious reflection of the moment now, comes shrink-wrapped in HD fidelity as glossy as a 2012 Toyota Prius. Ferraros muse is some enigmatic modern metropolis, where the streets are as slick as i-Pads, and where the symphonies ring with Macbook message alerts. Through the steam rising from our latte mocha chinos, he invites us to gaze out at the dreamy disorientation of our digital lives. Imagine a Darius Milhuad-guided tour of 5th Avenue. Imagine a Whole Foods bakery that sells only cakes emblazoned with frosting replicas of Camille Pissarros Haying at Eragny. These are the surreal utopias Ferraro brings to life with sixteen swirly-pop concoctions sure to sell out at the candy stores. So slip in your ear buds, and welcome to Far Side Virtual." - Hippos In Tanks.

Artist: GAMES
Title: Everything Is Working
Format: 7"
Label: Hippos In Tanks
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"Oneohtrix Point Never teams up with long time collaborator Joel Ford with Games for their first release on Hippos In Tanks. Established in 1994, Games is a 4LYFE partnership between best friends. We met in a 6th grade science class and drew tape covers of fake bands that we dreamed we were in together. In high school we started jamming double synthesizers in Dans basement. This is when we were burning a lot, headbanging to 70s jazz-fusion, dubbing 88.9 blazer mixtapes and jamming them in cars ALL NITE while parsing the landscape data brain !!NORTH WAYLAND STYLE.!! After years of focusing on our respective musical projects (Oneohtrix Point Never, Tigercity) we decided it was time to make THE MAGIC HAPPEN. In February of 2010, we moved to Bushwick and started eating a lot of STREET MEAT and growing vegetables in a legit garden... EVERYTHING HAD TO BE SLOWER AND CREAMIER. From this profound environ GAMES WAS BORN. The sound is a blend of sampler/synth ecologies from across the globe. When we were hot teens, the synthesizer was our vehicle for blasting through THIRD LIFE during a time when all we had was a Daytona tape deck. Ever since, weve been ON THE CHASE." -Hippos In Tanks

Artist: GAMES
Title: That We Can Play
Format: LP
Label: Hippos In Tanks
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"The first EP from production duo DANIEL LOPATIN (ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER) and JOE FORD (AIRBIRD, SEX REAHB) under their GAMES moniker. The sound is a blend of sampler/synth ecologies from across the globe; Peru meets the futuristic visions of Valis undercut with Premier style chops all pulsating within a well-defined dynamic space reminiscent of Daft Punk. From a production perspective the record is massive. Joel Ford naturally takes the fader reigns and delivers production quality on par with Sade. In the context of Games, Lopatin voyages to new stylistic islands observing the nature of moments passed with stunning awareness and vision. Naturally, his observations circle back to us in the indistinguishable palates of that infamous oscillated vernacular." - Hippos In Tanks.

Artist: HYPE WILLIAMS
Title: One Nation
Format: LP
Label: Hippos In Tanks
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"What do we actually know about HYPE WILLIAMS? An obscure, lo-fi form of dub-inflected half-pop as much akin to the post-industrial funk of 23 Skidoo and early Cabaret Voltaire as the scratchy psych of The Skaters et al. Music which fascinates largely because of its refusal to commit"-The Wire. You have heard One Nation before. You remember hearing "Businessline" in the waiting room at your trustee-in-bankruptcys office during the OPEC oil crisis. "Your Girl Smells Chung When She Wears Dior" was playing on your boombox when you finally lost your virginity at the age of 25. you first heard "Warlord" at a K-Hole afterparty somewhere in Bavaria. Or was it Detroit? "Ital" was the music you heard during your private audience with Emperor Selassie. Or was Ghaddafi? "Unfaithful" is the sound of your childrens memories of suburban decay. One Nation is the sound that desaturated blue/grey/pink carpets and venetian blinds and ceiling tiles with tiny holes and the linering smell of perfume and nicotine make when you dream about the world you used to live in. One Nation has been mastered at the legendary Dubplates & Mastering in Germany, and has been imprinted onto 180-gram all white vinyl, with hand numbering. Very limited release of 1,000 copies." -Hippos In Tanks.
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Artist: LAUREL HALO
Title: King Felix
Format: 12"
Label: Hippos In Tanks
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Hippos In Tanks proudly announces King Felix from futurist visionary Laurel Halo. On King Felix Laurel Halo says hello to the world in the most ingenious fashion: effortlessly blending the classical and modern worlds in a presentation of tonality via a production method that is wholly new and refreshing. Infused with extraordinary leads, pads and sequences Halo clearly demonstrates her skills with tone generators taking stylistic incentives from the likes of Air and Milla Jovoich. Above the steadily flowing ocean of sine waves lie some heavy vocal harmonies making a salient impact on our brains and their avatar like counter parts all the while accelerating life at a rapid pace - boyz to men. A guest appearance comes from fellow electronic romantic Oneohtrix Point Never who ends the record with an impassioned edit of Metal Confection." - Hippos In Tanks.
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Artist: SLEEP ()() OVER
Title: Casual Diamond
Format: 7"
Label: Hippos In Tanks
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"The beauty of SLEEP ()() OVER emanates from deep memory and may well be qualified as a staircase for daydreamers and or a destination for light seekers. Reflective and arboreal, spirits fond of fountains and rainbow electronics will be beckoned by the transfixing voice of this benevolent siren. Casual Diamond floats you in an ethereal super natural make-out jam. LAUREL HALO joins SLEEP ()() OVER in the rebirth phase fusing these lush sounds into a Garage 3-Step reinterpretation of title track Casual Diamond. The wind eerily blows in your direction, be on the lookout for SLEEP ()() OVER LP, coming this summer via Hippos In Tanks!" -Hippos in Tanks.
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Artist: WHITE CAR
Title: No Better
Format: 12"
Label: Hippos In Tanks
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"In the rough and humble south side of Chicago, 22 year-old Elon Katz and his counterpart Orion Martin manufacture an industrial space funk sound that taps Ballard and Dionysus on the shoulder to remind them their time hasnt run dry in 2010. The music struts a particular brand of artifice with a panache swagger that always finds new potential in its birth citys past revelations- think the Wax Trax lexicon with touches of classic Chicago House. Katz serenades the tracks of No Better with 16-bit crushed vocals and the listener is accosted into a paranoid tale of contemporary reality: the minds capacity in relationship to the abundance of databanks, hunting as hobby, sexuality as commodity and the ever entangling web of online identity." - Hippos In Tanks.

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