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Songs We Love: Rakta, 'Rodeados Pela Beleza'

With spitting synths and vocals drenched in reverb, the Brazilian trio's variegated take on deathrock, post-punk and psych challenges the confines of each genre.
Rakta's Oculto Pelos Seres 7" is out now. Source: Mateus Mondini

At the risk of hyperbole: London's is one of the most exciting punk record labels going, possessing an unmistakable ear for innovative, dark sounds spanning continents, languages and style. There doesn't appear to be any method to when their

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