01. Stream a new Flying Lotus mix

“To mark the occasion, FlyLo has posted a mix of Thundercat material on the Brainfeeder site, under the name ‘Shenanigans Pt. 2′. In Lotus’s words, ‘I thought it would be good to get you familiar with the man who’s contributed his unique sound to so many records I love. Here’s some things, a prelude to the LP. Some new, some you might know, some we may never release.'” (factmagazine)

02. How Islamic punk went from fiction to reality

“Islamic punk was just an idea in a novel by a disaffected Muslim convert – but for the bands he inspired around the world the scene became real. Now, as The Taqwacores is about to be released, has the scene already betrayed its ideals?” (guardian uk)

03. Björk – Crystalline(Omar Souleyman Remix) (above)

An absolute banger of a remix from Syria’s Omar Souleyman of Bjork’s “Crystalline.” There may not be a better remix this year. You also get to hear a Souleyman track in hifi (his CDs are a collection of tape and 4-track recordings). (youtube)

04. Morbid Angel Vinyl Reissued
“Not much to say about Morbid Angel. This band is an undisputed genre heavyweight, and their new material has been, well, not as good as the four albums being reissued here. Altars of Madness, Blessed Are the Sick, Covenant, and Domination are all being served up on colored vinyl in gatefold jackets thanks to Earache Records. Lots of limited colors have already disappeared, so apologies to the collectors. But if you just want to actually listen to these classic albums on vinyl” (omgvinyl)

06. Around The Classical Internet: August 5, 2011

“Conductor and Mostly Mozart Festival music director Louis Langree is a good sport for answering the same query over and over again: What are his five favorite pieces by Mozart? (During the August news slump, everyone loves the listicles!)” (nprmusic)

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