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Dominique Leone

One way to really get your head round the large number of ideas swirling throughout Dominique Leone’s oddball pop tunes is to scan the track lists from the mixes he uploaded about his website (that’s, if you fail to pay attention to those mixes). They miss across ’70s vocalist/songwriters, Krautrock, minimal techno, disco, and avant-garde — Harry Nilsson and Randy Newman, Michael Rother and Suicide, Anders Ilar and Giorgio Moroder, Morton Feldman and Richard Strauss — which only scratches the top of his inspirations. He discovered an early on admirer of his personal materials in Norwegian DJ/maker Hans-Peter Lindstrøm, who released his debut (a self-titled EP, in the beginning MP3-just) in past due 2007, yet not really before including among its songs (“Conversational”) on the contribution towards the LateNightTales blend series. An recording, also self-titled, was released in 2008, the 1st launch on Lindstrøm’s Strømland. 2009’s Abstract Manifestation premiered on Essential. Also a music critic, Leone offers contributed to all or any Music Guidebook andPitchfork.

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