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Thursday, October 31 2013

Schneider TM: Guitar Sounds

With Guitar Sounds, I tend to feel like I am gazing into Schneider TM's record collection rather than his brooding, Teutonic brain.


Wednesday, June 19 2013

Annihilations Return: Locrian, and the Beauty in Decay

Many bands aim to evoke the feel of humanity's end, but few bring portentous visions of decay quite like experimental/avant-metal trio Locrian.


Thursday, June 6 2013

Jenny Hval: Innocence is Kinky

Hval's newest album is another eroding soliloquy on the body and the mind.


Wednesday, June 5 2013

Barn Owl: V

On their new album V, it's all about the layers. Pull enough back and you'll find the most complex Barn Owl album to date.


Thursday, May 23 2013

Rory Storm: Old Songs Sung in Wolves’ Tongue

Nature can be horrifyingly violent, and human nature doubly so. Rory Storm seeks to explore rather than exploit that reality on Old Songs Sung in Wolves’ Tongue, documenting the unease we all feel when dealing with overwhelming emotions.


Tuesday, May 14 2013

Daniel Menche: Vilké

Vilké may well be a conceptual work, but there's nothing theoretical about Daniel Menche's latest album. Its impact and resonance evoke a primal and deep-set response.


Thursday, April 25 2013

Zomes: Time Was

Showcasing the elastic-textural vocals of Swedish artist Hanna, Time Was, the new Zomes LP, is both a reiteration of the past and a foray into slightly higher realms of pop accessibility.


Monday, October 8 2012

Naytronix: Dirty Glow

A plethora of cool sounds and intriguing timbres can't make up for repetitiveness and a lack of decent songwriting.


Tuesday, November 29 2011

Hermit Thrushes: Mystery Ocean

Helter skelter rock 'n' roll.


Thursday, November 10 2011

The Jazzfakers: Two

The Jazzfakers are not really jazz – nor are they "fakers." But they do have one of the best experimental albums of the year on their hands with Two.


Savaging Spires: Savaging Spires (Capsule Reviews) [31.Oct.11]
REIGNS: The Widow Blades (Capsule Reviews) [25.Oct.11]
Evangelista: In Animal Tongue (Reviews) [16.Oct.11]
Thrice: Major/Minor (Reviews) [29.Sep.11]
Emanuele Errante: Time Elapsing Handheld (Capsule Reviews) [24.May.11]
We Are the City: High School EP (Capsule Reviews) [8.May.11]
Colourmusic: My ____ Is Pink (Reviews) [26.Apr.11]
Ami Dang: Hukam (Capsule Reviews) [5.Apr.11]
Fake Babies: We Started Blues (Capsule Reviews) [3.Mar.11]
Elk: Let’s Get Married (Capsule Reviews) [13.Feb.11]
Subtle Lip Can: Subtle Lip Can (Capsule Reviews) [8.Feb.11]
Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven: Fleeting Music (Capsule Reviews) [2.Feb.11]
Bruno Letort: Lignes (Capsule Reviews) [25.Jan.11]
Directorsound: Two Years Today (Capsule Reviews) [4.Jan.11]
Arkhonia: Trails/Traces (Capsule Reviews) [7.Dec.10]
Koen Holtkamp: Gravity/Bees (Capsule Reviews) [2.Dec.10]
NYMPH: NYMPH (Reviews) [8.Nov.10]
Marcus Fjellström: Schattenspieler (Capsule Reviews) [27.Oct.10]
Polar Bear: Peepers (Capsule Reviews) [2.Oct.10]
Various Artists: Ninja Tune XX (Reviews) [19.Sep.10]
Burning Star Core: Papercuts Theater (Capsule Reviews) [20.Jul.10]
Autechre: Oversteps (Reviews) [31.Mar.10]
Jerry Leake: Cubist (Capsule Reviews) [8.Mar.10]
Mike Cooper: Rayon Hula (Capsule Reviews) [25.Feb.10]
Richard Youngs: Under Stellar Stream (Capsule Reviews) [18.Jan.10]
Caethua: The Long Afternoon of Earth (Capsule Reviews) [4.Nov.09]
Kiila: Tuota Tuota (Reviews) [23.Sep.09]
Various Artists: Fabrique (Reviews) [30.Aug.09]
AGF: Words Are Missing (Capsule Reviews) [21.Apr.08]
Alog: Amateur (Reviews) [10.Oct.07]
Health: Health (Capsule Reviews) [13.Sep.07]
Moha!: Norwegianism (Capsule Reviews) [6.Sep.07]
Au: Au (Capsule Reviews) [19.Aug.07]
Gudrun Gut: I Put a Record On (Capsule Reviews) [28.Jun.07]
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