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Various Artists – “The Conet Project: Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations” reissue (TBA, Irdial-Discs)
It’s perfectly acceptable to anticipate a reissue, especially since this seminal four-disc collection will be expanding to five when released later this year. Originally released in 1997, “The Conet Project” is a selection of undated transmissions from numbers stations, mysterious shortwave radio stations that broadcast a seemingly inane stream of words, numbers and nothing else. Though never officially confirmed, most believe they’re tools of government espionage. Creepy to some and relaxing to others, this collection has influenced a wide range of musicians since its release, including those in far removed corners.