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Lonely Avenue

Ben Folds & Nick Hornby
From Above
Year: 2010

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Peter Gabriel 2: Scratch (Remastered)

Peter Gabriel
A Wonderful Day In a One-Way World
Year: 1978

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Something Good

Linus Of Hollywood
A Girl That I Like
Year: 2014

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Graceland (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

Paul Simon
Homeless (with Ladysmith Black Mambazo)
Year: 1986

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The Very Best of Motorhead

Motorhead
Shine
Year: 2002

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Dizzy Heights

Neil Finn
Pony Ride
Year: 2014

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SPECIAL EDITION:A 2 disc set in a digipack including:The Original The Winery Dogs debut Album.Unleashed in Japan 2013, a 10 song live recording, including the song Criminal, previously unavailable in the U.S. and some other gems.Expanded booklet with photos and lyrics
The Winery Dogs (Special Edition)

The Winery Dogs
The Dying
Year: 2013

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SPECIAL EDITION:A 2 disc set in a digipack including:The Original The Winery Dogs debut Album.Unleashed in Japan 2013, a 10 song live recording, including the song Criminal, previously unavailable in the U.S. and some other gems.Expanded booklet with photos and lyrics
The Winery Dogs (Special Edition)

The Winery Dogs
The Dying
Year: 2013

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With beats that mix hip-hop, R&B, and UK garage, A Grand Don't Come For Free, like its impressive predecessor Original Pirate Material (2002), transforms the everyday and the mundane into the terms of an epic. British rapper Mike Skinner captures the simple details of a simple existence that inhabits the lower levels of the middle class. But whereas Original Pirate Material was more about everyday life on the streets, this follow-up is more about everyday life in the flat--mom's kitchen, my mate's living room, my girl's couch. The Streets has fallen in love, and his raps narrate the adventures and misadventures of this romance. In all, it is a concept album that places greater emphasis on storytelling rather than on the music, which is often spare with little or no enhancements. With some songs expressing the beauty of love and others expressing the pleasures of drugs, the Streets is still holding it down for the UK. --Charles Mudede
A Grand Don't Come for Free

The Streets
Such a T**t
Year: 2004

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SPECIAL EDITION:A 2 disc set in a digipack including:The Original The Winery Dogs debut Album.Unleashed in Japan 2013, a 10 song live recording, including the song Criminal, previously unavailable in the U.S. and some other gems.Expanded booklet with photos and lyrics
The Winery Dogs (Special Edition)

The Winery Dogs
The Dying
Year: 2013

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Looking at life through the rearview mirror was the inspiration for John Hiatt s brand new album, The Open Road. A classic Hiatt record, the rockin songs sizzle with the heat from two-lane blacktop on a summer s day. Hiatt and his touring band (Kenny Blevins on drums, Patrick O Hearn on bass and Doug Lancio on guitars) recorded a set that gives Garage Rock a new meaning. All the other years, my songs are about coming home, Hiatt says. But within these 11 new songs including Haulin and the title track The Open Road home is never the destination.
The Open Road

John Hiatt
Carry You Back Home
Year: 2010

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Another brilliant masterpiece, this album from 1968 explores the quest for the American dream and the confusion, frustrations and derailments that go with it.
Bookends

Simon & Garfunkel
America
Year: 1968

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A Cappella

Todd Rundgren
Blue Orpheus
Year: 1985

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An Evening With Todd Rundgren: Live At the Ridgefield

Todd Rundgren
Love of the Common Man (Live)
Year: 2016

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Deluxe CD/DVD edition comes in a special six-panel digipak. An incredible concert experience, a multi-media extravaganza starring classic rock icon and famed songwriter/producer Todd Rundgren! Includes some of Todd's best known songs including "Hello It's Me" and "Bang On The Drum" plus fan favorites that haven't been performed live in decades. Recorded live at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on December 15, 2015.
An Evening With Todd Rundgren: Live At the Ridgefield

Todd Rundgren
Drive (Live)
Year: 2016

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Deluxe CD/DVD edition comes in a special six-panel digipak. An incredible concert experience, a multi-media extravaganza starring classic rock icon and famed songwriter/producer Todd Rundgren! Includes some of Todd's best known songs including "Hello It's Me" and "Bang On The Drum" plus fan favorites that haven't been performed live in decades. Recorded live at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on December 15, 2015.
An Evening With Todd Rundgren: Live At the Ridgefield

Todd Rundgren
Lost Horizon (Live)
Year: 2016

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Deluxe CD/DVD edition comes in a special six-panel digipak. An incredible concert experience, a multi-media extravaganza starring classic rock icon and famed songwriter/producer Todd Rundgren! Includes some of Todd's best known songs including "Hello It's Me" and "Bang On The Drum" plus fan favorites that haven't been performed live in decades. Recorded live at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on December 15, 2015.
An Evening With Todd Rundgren: Live At the Ridgefield

Todd Rundgren
Love Science (Live - Bonus Track)
Year: 2016

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Deluxe CD/DVD edition comes in a special six-panel digipak. An incredible concert experience, a multi-media extravaganza starring classic rock icon and famed songwriter/producer Todd Rundgren! Includes some of Todd's best known songs including "Hello It's Me" and "Bang On The Drum" plus fan favorites that haven't been performed live in decades. Recorded live at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on December 15, 2015.
An Evening With Todd Rundgren: Live At the Ridgefield

Todd Rundgren
Secret Society (Live)
Year: 2016

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Oranges and Lemons, from 1989, is a fantastic record, a lucid, technicolor sprawl of modernized Beatleisms and airbrushed psych-pop confectionary. Commercially, it was such a shame Tears for Fears had exactly the same idea at exactly the same time. Appropriately, given its title, several of the songs on Oranges and Lemons deal with Andy Partridge's newly acquired parental status (the jazzy "Pink Thing" is a cunning double-entendre about fatherly pride and his penis) as well as wryly address the wider failings of the world into which our children are born. Yes, like some sherberty, fructose-flavored lozenge, Oranges and Lemons is both bitter and sweet. But unquestionably excellent, as witnessed by the Byrds-like village-idiot love song "Mayor of Simpleton" and other highlights like "King for a Day" and "Poor Skeleton Steps Out." The Eastern mystique, serpentine guitars, and "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" style chorus of "Garden of Earthly Delights" is conceivably what John, Paul, George, and Ringo would have sounded like if they'd hung around a little longer with the Maharishi. As for the dreamy, green-field tourist brochure panoramas of "Chalkhills and Children," think Brian Wilson drifting over the English countryside in a hang glider. --Kevin Maidment
Oranges & Lemons

XTC
Across The Antheap
Year: 1989

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On his first album after returning from his self-imposed hiatus on recording new material, singer/songwriter Jonathan Coulton draws upon the lessons of the Johns and Jonathans who have come before him on Artificial Heart. The first John is They Might Be Giants John Flansburgh, who has the distinction of being the first person, other than Coulton himself, to handle the production on one of his albums. Right out of the blocks, the album opener, Sticking It to Myself, makes the hand of Flansburgh immediately apparent with a song that has that perfect mix of eclecticism and solid pop songcraft upon which the TMBG man has made his name. Despite this, the album doesn t come off like Coulton s audition reel for a spot in They Might Be Giants, as the songwriter deftly injects a lot of his own personality into the songs through his lyrics. This brings us to the influential Jonathan, Jonathan Richman, who Coulton with his ability to see the wonder, humor, and sadness in the mundane world feels like a spiritual successor to. This quality allows Coulton to create songs that are more like little poignant slices of life than pop constructions, breathing that spark of life into songs like Glasses. As an album, Artificial Heart is like a panopticon that gives the listener the opportunity to observe an array of different lives, and offers them the chance to feel a little something different while peering into each window. And even though it s a more emotionally heavy album than a lot of his previous work, Coulton still knows how to leave people with a smile, ending the album with two new versions of his famous Portal and Portal 2 theme songs Still Alive (featuring a guest spot from Tegan and Sara s Sara Quin) and Want You Gone (which features JoCo himself on vocals) as well as The Stache, a touching tribute to mustaches and the men who proudly wear them. With this kind of effortless versatility and easy charm, it s no wonder Jonathan Coulton has managed to find a special place in people's hearts, artificial or otherwise.
Artificial Heart

Jonathan Coulton
Glasses
Year: 2011

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On his first album after returning from his self-imposed hiatus on recording new material, singer/songwriter Jonathan Coulton draws upon the lessons of the Johns and Jonathans who have come before him on Artificial Heart. The first John is They Might Be Giants John Flansburgh, who has the distinction of being the first person, other than Coulton himself, to handle the production on one of his albums. Right out of the blocks, the album opener, Sticking It to Myself, makes the hand of Flansburgh immediately apparent with a song that has that perfect mix of eclecticism and solid pop songcraft upon which the TMBG man has made his name. Despite this, the album doesn t come off like Coulton s audition reel for a spot in They Might Be Giants, as the songwriter deftly injects a lot of his own personality into the songs through his lyrics. This brings us to the influential Jonathan, Jonathan Richman, who Coulton with his ability to see the wonder, humor, and sadness in the mundane world feels like a spiritual successor to. This quality allows Coulton to create songs that are more like little poignant slices of life than pop constructions, breathing that spark of life into songs like Glasses. As an album, Artificial Heart is like a panopticon that gives the listener the opportunity to observe an array of different lives, and offers them the chance to feel a little something different while peering into each window. And even though it s a more emotionally heavy album than a lot of his previous work, Coulton still knows how to leave people with a smile, ending the album with two new versions of his famous Portal and Portal 2 theme songs Still Alive (featuring a guest spot from Tegan and Sara s Sara Quin) and Want You Gone (which features JoCo himself on vocals) as well as The Stache, a touching tribute to mustaches and the men who proudly wear them. With this kind of effortless versatility and easy charm, it s no wonder Jonathan Coulton has managed to find a special place in people's hearts, artificial or otherwise.
Artificial Heart

Jonathan Coulton
Sucker Punch
Year: 2011

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On his first album after returning from his self-imposed hiatus on recording new material, singer/songwriter Jonathan Coulton draws upon the lessons of the Johns and Jonathans who have come before him on Artificial Heart. The first John is They Might Be Giants John Flansburgh, who has the distinction of being the first person, other than Coulton himself, to handle the production on one of his albums. Right out of the blocks, the album opener, Sticking It to Myself, makes the hand of Flansburgh immediately apparent with a song that has that perfect mix of eclecticism and solid pop songcraft upon which the TMBG man has made his name. Despite this, the album doesn t come off like Coulton s audition reel for a spot in They Might Be Giants, as the songwriter deftly injects a lot of his own personality into the songs through his lyrics. This brings us to the influential Jonathan, Jonathan Richman, who Coulton with his ability to see the wonder, humor, and sadness in the mundane world feels like a spiritual successor to. This quality allows Coulton to create songs that are more like little poignant slices of life than pop constructions, breathing that spark of life into songs like Glasses. As an album, Artificial Heart is like a panopticon that gives the listener the opportunity to observe an array of different lives, and offers them the chance to feel a little something different while peering into each window. And even though it s a more emotionally heavy album than a lot of his previous work, Coulton still knows how to leave people with a smile, ending the album with two new versions of his famous Portal and Portal 2 theme songs Still Alive (featuring a guest spot from Tegan and Sara s Sara Quin) and Want You Gone (which features JoCo himself on vocals) as well as The Stache, a touching tribute to mustaches and the men who proudly wear them. With this kind of effortless versatility and easy charm, it s no wonder Jonathan Coulton has managed to find a special place in people's hearts, artificial or otherwise.
Artificial Heart

Jonathan Coulton
Today With Your Wife
Year: 2011

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A brand new album of live recordings made in front of REAL AUDIENCES featuring Jonathan Coulton and his REAL BAND.
JoCo Live

Jonathan Coulton
Want You Gone (Live 2014)
Year: 2014

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A brand new album of live recordings made in front of REAL AUDIENCES featuring Jonathan Coulton and his REAL BAND.
JoCo Live

Jonathan Coulton
Shop Vac (Live 2014)
Year: 2014

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A brand new album of live recordings made in front of REAL AUDIENCES featuring Jonathan Coulton and his REAL BAND.
JoCo Live

Jonathan Coulton
Big Bad World One (Live 2014)
Year: 2014

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JoCo Live

Jonathan Coulton
Sticking It to Myself (Live 2014)
Year: 2014

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A brand new album of live recordings made in front of REAL AUDIENCES featuring Jonathan Coulton and his REAL BAND.
JoCo Live

Jonathan Coulton
Code Monkey (Live 2014)
Year: 2014

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Brand New
Is Your Love Big Enough? (Deluxe Edition)

Lianne La Havas
Lost & Found
Year: 2012

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Brand New
Is Your Love Big Enough? (Deluxe Edition)

Lianne La Havas
Is Your Love Big Enough?
Year: 2012

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Battles are the Networked Band, or perhaps the-band-as-network. An island chain linked by a unique combination of artistry, experimentation, technology and singular focus. A band that holds computerized loops in their brains, leaves sweat on their machines and whose sonic heartbeat is almost brutally human.Dave Konopka, Ian Williams and John Stanier have turned the tables on themselves this time, confronted their own ideas of what Battles is and here on their third album, have willed an answer to that question into existence. As the name might imply, La Di Da Di is a mushrooming monolith of repetition. Here is an organic techno thrum of nearly infinite loops that refuse to remain consistent. The rhythmic genus of Battles is here as ever; full frontal, heightened and unforgiving the gauntlet through which melody and harmony must pass, assailed at every turn.
La Di Da Di

Battles
Luu Le
Year: 2015

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2010 album from one of the best known names in African music, and his first album in four years. The album was produced by Patrice Renson, who has worked with M., Vanessa Paradis and Ben Ricour, and he gave substance to Salif's intentions with obvious efficiency; the Pop influences are more pronounced than before, yet fluidly performed. Joe Henry recorded, produced and remixed 'Papa' and 'Folon', two of the most moving titles on the album, both of them classics in Salif's repertoire, as is 'Seydou', actually a new version of the title 'Seydou Bathily', a standard from the days of the Ambassadeurs du Motel band in Bamako. 'Papa', particularly, contains traces of emotions that are universally profound, nuances of other pieces whose themes are often serious but where hope and joie de vivre triumph in the end.
La différence

Salif Keita
Gaffou
Year: 2009

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2010 album from one of the best known names in African music, and his first album in four years. The album was produced by Patrice Renson, who has worked with M., Vanessa Paradis and Ben Ricour, and he gave substance to Salif's intentions with obvious efficiency; the Pop influences are more pronounced than before, yet fluidly performed. Joe Henry recorded, produced and remixed 'Papa' and 'Folon', two of the most moving titles on the album, both of them classics in Salif's repertoire, as is 'Seydou', actually a new version of the title 'Seydou Bathily', a standard from the days of the Ambassadeurs du Motel band in Bamako. 'Papa', particularly, contains traces of emotions that are universally profound, nuances of other pieces whose themes are often serious but where hope and joie de vivre triumph in the end.
La différence

Salif Keita
Seydou
Year: 2009

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2010 album from one of the best known names in African music, and his first album in four years. The album was produced by Patrice Renson, who has worked with M., Vanessa Paradis and Ben Ricour, and he gave substance to Salif's intentions with obvious efficiency; the Pop influences are more pronounced than before, yet fluidly performed. Joe Henry recorded, produced and remixed 'Papa' and 'Folon', two of the most moving titles on the album, both of them classics in Salif's repertoire, as is 'Seydou', actually a new version of the title 'Seydou Bathily', a standard from the days of the Ambassadeurs du Motel band in Bamako. 'Papa', particularly, contains traces of emotions that are universally profound, nuances of other pieces whose themes are often serious but where hope and joie de vivre triumph in the end.
La différence

Salif Keita
San ka na
Year: 2009

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2010 album from one of the best known names in African music, and his first album in four years. The album was produced by Patrice Renson, who has worked with M., Vanessa Paradis and Ben Ricour, and he gave substance to Salif's intentions with obvious efficiency; the Pop influences are more pronounced than before, yet fluidly performed. Joe Henry recorded, produced and remixed 'Papa' and 'Folon', two of the most moving titles on the album, both of them classics in Salif's repertoire, as is 'Seydou', actually a new version of the title 'Seydou Bathily', a standard from the days of the Ambassadeurs du Motel band in Bamako. 'Papa', particularly, contains traces of emotions that are universally profound, nuances of other pieces whose themes are often serious but where hope and joie de vivre triumph in the end.
La différence

Salif Keita
La différence
Year: 2009

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Death Cab for Cutie knew immediately that Kintsugi would fit perfectly as the title of their eighth studio album. “Considering what we were going through internally, and with what a lot of the lyrics are about, it had a great deal of resonance for us -- the idea of figuring out how to repair breaks and make them a thing of beauty,” says bassist Nick Harmer. Kintsugi is the band’s first time recording with a producer other than their own Chris Walla. For Kintsugi, they worked with Rich Costey (whose production credits include albums by Franz Ferdinand, Muse and Interpol), recording at his Los Angeles studio Eldorado over the course of twelve weeks in the first half of 2014. “He was all in in a way that I don’t think a lot of producers are nowadays,” says Gibbard. “We couldn’t have landed on a better collaborator for this record. He accomplished what we’ve always attempted, which is to make Death Cab sound on a record how we sound live.”
Kintsugi

Death Cab for Cutie
Binary Sea
Year: 2015

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Blackstar is David Bowie's 28th studio album and his first since stunning the world in 2013 with the critically acclaimed 'The Next Day'. The release date for Blackstar coincides with David's birthday. The album's title track is the first single, and is accompanied by a short film visual by the acclaimed director Johan Renck. Music from the Blackstar single has been featured in the opening title credits and trailers for the new TV series The Last Panthers. The series, also directed by Johan Renck, began airing across Europe in late October, 2015, and will premiere in the U.S. on SundanceTV in Spring, 2016. In addition to the CD and digital albums, a special die-cut vinyl LP package will also be available.
Blackstar

David Bowie
Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)
Year: 2016

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This packed double-disc is the slim option for fans who find the Eagles' vaunted greatest hits sets too little and the boxed set too hefty. Hit singles large and medium are here, often ("One of These Nights," "Hotel California") still sounding definitive and even tough. Large helpings of favorite album cuts are also included, along with a taster from a promised 2004 Eagles studio reunion. Unfortunately, "Hole in the World," Don Henley's response to September 11, feels just as empty and entitled as "Get Over It," the band's previous state-of-the-union message (from which the newer song represents a philosophical 180-degree turn). But for those seeking an overview of this Southern California juggernaut's successes, as well as telling comments from band members--mostly Henley and Frey--in a well-designed booklet, Very Best will more than do. --Rickey Wright
The Very Best of Eagles

Eagles
Peaceful Easy Feeling
Year: 2003

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Captain Beefheart's 1982 release 'Ice Cream For Crow' was his final recording before retiring from the music business forever to devote himself to painting full time. A more somber affair than the previous record 'Doc At The Radar Station' it is still a strong final musical statement from him. A more streamlined new Magic Band is back for this recording and masterfully help send the Captain off in style. Featuring hit songs (in an alternate universe!) such as The Host The Ghost The Most Holy-O, Hey Garland I Dig Your Tweed Coat and 81 Poop Hatch. Musicians: Don van Vliet - vocals, harmonica, sax, chinese gongs; Jeff Moris Tepper - guitar; Gary Lucas - guitar; Richard Snyder - bass, marimba, viola; Eric Drew Feldman - bass, piano; Cliff Martinez - drums.
Ice Cream for Crow

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Ice Cream for Crow
Year: 1982

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2016 release from John Dwyer's Thee Oh Sees - the first studio recordings to capture the muscular rhythm section of twin drummers Ryan Moutinho and Dan Rincon with ringer bassist Tim Hellman cracking spines. The groove and bludgeon one has come to expect from the band's live shows is captured seamlessly here-they go from zero to head-splitter, and on the rare occasions they do let up on the gas a bit, you're treated to some locked-in hypnotizers, too. The guitar sounds more colossal and ethereal at the same time, riding roughshod over the vacuum-sealed rhythm section, spiraling skywards, and diving into the emerald depths so quick your guts tingle. Synths, strings and smoke-soaked things crawl behind the scenes to make an extra far-out party platter.
A Weird Exits

Thee Oh Sees
Dead Man's Gun
Year: 2016

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Lux Primordia

Telomere
Pillars and Jets
Year: 2013

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Lux Primordia

Telomere
Startides
Year: 2013

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Lux Primordia

Telomere
Celestial Sky
Year: 2013

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Lux Primordia

Telomere
Visions
Year: 2013

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Lux Primordia

Telomere
Spiral Arms
Year: 2013

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Lux Primordia

Telomere
Flightpath
Year: 2013

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Lux Primordia

Telomere
Sol Zero
Year: 2013

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Satori

Thom Brennan
Satori
Year: 2002

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