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Artist: FABULOUS DIAMONDS
Title: Fabulous Diamonds II
Format: CD
Label: Chapter
Country: Australia
Price: $16.00
"This is the second album by Melbourne duo Fabulous Diamonds. This odd duo makes overtly hypnotic music, full of lulling, sensual repetition, but theres also an edge of irritation, an undercurrent of friction that cuts through the drone and propels the songs forward. Fabulous Diamonds II begins with drummer/vocalist Nisa Venerosa yelling at keyboardist Jarrod Zlatic, as he counts in the first track, but they still start together in perfect unison. Its this combination of tension and intuitive understanding that makes Fabulous Diamonds so special. They have been playing and arguing together for more than five years now, and their musical bond has grown deeper and more expansive since their 2008 self-titled debut. That album made it into revered UK mag The Wires top albums of the year, and got glowing reviews from the likes of Pitchfork and The Fader. But this new record is still a remarkable development. Of its five untitled tracks, two extend well past the ten-minute mark, sustaining a kind of grumpy intensity that never lags. The album was recorded with budding producer Mikey Young of Eddy Current Suppression Ring, and was mastered by Quas Cornel Wilczek. Like their first album, it will be released on vinyl by venerable U.S. label Siltbreeze. Fabulous Diamonds toured the U.S. in 2008 with Times New Viking and Psychedelic Horseshit, playing 26 dates in one month. In 2009, they were invited to perform at Belgiums Kraak Festival alongside Wavves, Kurt Vile and others. They also played in the UK, Holland, France, Switzerland, Portugal and Sweden on their 2009 European tour. In Australia, the band have played with Deerhunter, Yeasayer, Akron Family, Beach House, and many more." -Chapter

Artist: FABULOUS DIAMONDS
Title: Commercial Music
Format: LP
Label: Chapter Music
Country: Australia
Price: $18.00
"After two albums and an EP without song or record titles, the presence of names on Melbourne duo Fabulous Diamonds third album is probably going to be the first thing that people notice. Its also the most irrelevant. What really matters is that Commercial Music is Fabulous Diamonds most textured, luxurious album yet. While their first record was baby steps and stabs in the dark, and their second album reached for an under-produced liveliness, Commercial Music -- titled with no hint of irony -- is high-brow, young adult contemporary pop music. As with their last album, 2010s Fabulous Diamonds II (CH 077CD), the band recorded with Eddy Current Suppression Ring/Total Control guitarist Mikey Young, this time taking over the upstairs room in Melbournes John Curtin Hotel for four days in mid-2011. Photographic assistance again comes from the inimitable Karl Scullin. But the deep shimmer of "Inverted Vamp" introduces a new, all-enveloping sound, and later "Wandering Eye" and "Lothario" display a newfound ease with canny song construction. Drummer Nisa Venerosa and keyboardist Jarrod Zlatics lyrics deal with cynical social observations and bleak character portraits, but over the billowing music, they take on a dreamy languor that makes them seem almost harmless. And as always, Fabulous Diamonds explore each of their ponderous grooves to its fullest, but now, the weight is lifted by nuanced arrangements and seamless digital production. Commercial Music is both deep and feather-light, the heaviest of transcendental pop." - Chapter Music.

Artist: FABULOUS DIAMONDS
Title: Fabulous Diamonds
Format: 7"
Label: Nervous Jerk
Country: Australia
Price: $10.00
Latest release from this "hypnotic acid-dub outfit" out of Melbourne, Australia. "nisa venerosa & jarrod zlatic. elements of dub, minimalisim, psychedlia, post punk etc. derived into a sound made with drums, sax, electric organ and lots of delay. we got songs but everythings always a bit shaky and improvised/off-the-cuff" - www.myspace.com/fabulousdiamonds. Forthcoming LP on Siltbreeze.
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Artist: FABULOUS DIAMONDS
Title: Fabulous Diamonds II
Format: LP
Label: Siltbreeze
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"The second full-length outing from FABULOUS DIAMONDS is a continuation of the lush and mesmerizing electro / percussive landscapes explored on their self-titled debut LP (released on Siltbreeze in 2008). JARROD ZLATIC and NISA VENEROSA spark lots of musical embers along the way: dub, trance, house, ambient, minimalist, hints of Suicide and Terry Riley-basically everything from Silver Apples to Silver Apples of the Moon. Fabulous Diamonds are equally at home in indie gulags, art galleries or disco gullies. Fans of the more esoteric side of Siltbreeze-Blues Control and US Girls, especially-should be mightily chuffed by the beauteous hypnotic (hypnagogic?) pop Fab Ds are laying down here. Look for the band to tour Europe in mid/late 2010. Includes a free download coupon. Received a 7.4 rating from Pitchfork." -Siltbreeze

Artist: FABULOUS DIAMONDS
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Siltbreeze
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Adorably known to friends and family in Australia as JARROD and NISA, THE FABULOUS DIAMONDS beguiling truck is a mesmerizing mix of synth, dub, and percussion, woven around honey-ache vocal stylings recalling (in spirit) past Aussie noisemakers Scattered Order or Makers Of The Dead Travel Fast, as well as those of Augustus Pablo, Young Marble Giants, and Suicide. Their one previous release was a 7-inch co-released by Nervous Jerk and Misteltone, and it garnered praise from the Blogosphere and a smattering of airplay on discerning freeform radio stations around the US. This LP on Siltbreeze has been in the works for the better part of a year; its release coincides their first American tour (along with Siltbreeze labelmates, Psychedelic Horseshit)." -Siltbreeze

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