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Chameleon

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Chameleons or chamaeleons (family Chamaeleonidae) are a distinctive and highly specialized clade of Old World lizards with 202 species described as of June 2015. The members of this family are most known for their distinct range of colors as they are able to shift in different hues and brightness. Because of the large number of species in their family, there is a large variability in their ability to change color. For some, it is more of a shift of brightness (shades of brown) whereas others it is a plethora of combinations of colors (reds, yellows, greens, and blues).

Chameleons are distinguished by their zygodactylous feet, their prehensile tail, their laterally compressed bodies, their head casques, their projectile tongues, their swaying gait, and crests or horns on their brow and snout. Chameleons' eyes are independently mobile, and because of this there are two separate, individual images that the brain is analyzing of the chameleon’s environment. When hunting prey, they focus forward in coordination, affording the animal stereoscopic vision. The eyes are able to move laterally 180° and vertically 160°.Chameleons are adapted for climbing and visual hunting. The use of their prehensile tail offers stability when they are moving or resting while on a branch in the canopy; because of this, their tail is often referred to as a "fifth limb." Another character that is advantageous for being arboreal is how laterally compressed their bodies are; it is important for them to distribute their weight as evenly as possible as it confers stability on twigs and branches in the trees. They live in warm habitats that range from rainforest to desert conditions, with various species occurring in Africa, Madagascar, southern Europe, and across southern Asia as far as Sri Lanka. They have been introduced to Hawaii, California, and Florida.

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October 21, 2021

Chameleon

On his first album in two years, the New York producer applies an exploratory approach to ambient techno, utilizing elements of dub and post-punk to sculpt a record that feels meditative but never maudlin.

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Discs

Let's Go (Freestyle)

November 18, 2021

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House of the Enigmatic

August 15, 2020

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Demonstrate

July 4, 2020

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Could've had some bongos

June 5, 2020

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The Way It Is (Prospa Remix)

December 13, 2019

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Cast Away

December 8, 2019

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Plastic Sky

May 3, 2019

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Cosmic Apotheosis

October 1, 2018

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White Movement One

December 9, 2016

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Hope Overture

November 27, 2016

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Black Part One

July 15, 2016

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Sub Zero Here

May 20, 2016

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Ungrateful (The Cashflow Riddim) [Turn Me Up Productions Presents]

February 19, 2016

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Xoxo

February 2, 2016

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Jux 2 Position

August 15, 2015

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Raving Lunatix

June 10, 2015

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Kymatica

November 7, 2014

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The Monster EP

December 3, 2013

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Anthem

August 27, 2013

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Not My President

May 10, 2013

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Something in the Water - EP

March 19, 2013

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Time to Smile

July 9, 2012

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Come Back Home

May 11, 2012

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End of the World

April 27, 2012

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Crossroads

February 21, 2012

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Katya

December 22, 2011

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Summer Melody

August 4, 2011

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Technoid

July 6, 2011

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The Rape

May 3, 2011

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Techno Planet

March 29, 2011

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The Hammer Song

August 2, 2010

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Venus

October 23, 2009

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Some Kind of Monster

July 6, 2007

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Mind Body & Soul

July 14, 2006

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Struggle To Survive

January 1, 2005

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Get Down

July 14, 2003

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The Way It Is (Brothers in Rhythm 12" Mix)

May 6, 1996

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