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Cepia-tone MP3

A new album’s due out shortly from Cepia, titled Natura Morta, and the releasing label, Ghostly International, has made a full track, “Opening Parade” (MP3), available as a teaser. Cepia’s had two previous appearances in the Disquiet Downstream: back in February 2006 ( with “Hoarse,” which helped mark glitch’s transition from vision of technological unease to cozy background of the technophilic, and back in December of the year prior with a holiday-timed take on the Charlie Brown theme (

This time around, Cepia — that is, Huntley Miller of Saint Paul, Minnesota — is pursuing a more bouncy and rhythmically playful mode. “Opening Parade” has a pretty steady beat, and a cute Casio-style melody, but somewhere in between the beats start to waver off the path, as soon too does the odd note in that disarmingly simple tune.

There’s an exclusive, digital-only single (name: “Brown”) currently for sale at, which will have the Natura Morta album available on August 14 — the meat-space edition arrives 14 days later. More info on Cepia/Miller at, and

By Marc Weidenbaum

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