Articles tagged goth

Close to the Noise Floor: Formative UK Electronica 1975-1984

Four musicians reflect on the DIY culture that inspired the spread of electronic music, and on what’s changed in the intervening four decades.

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Chelsea Wolfe: Abyss (Deluxe Edition)

Chelsea Wolfe's latest album, Abyss, improves upon her distinct metal-folk fusion that's characterized her music since the beginning.

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24 Mar 2016 // 1:46 PM

Chelsea Wolfe - “Hypnos” (Singles Going Steady)

This is the gorgeous sound of isolation, like being left alone in the woods at night with a tape recorder and a guitar.

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Verona - “Starless Lullaby” (audio) (premiere)

Light and shade offset beautifully on this bewitching debut single.

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The Harrow - “Love Like Shadows” (video) (premiere)

Beautiful visuals complement wonderfully dark music in the latest video by the Brooklyn post-punks.

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Heat Dust - “I Warm My Hands” (audio) (premiere)

Metal meets the darker side of post-punk on this brooding new track by the New Orleans band.

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GOLD - “Shapeless” (audio) (premiere)

The Dutch upstarts tweak their sound -- and image -- with stirring results.

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Guides - “Pictures on Pictures” (audio) (premiere)

The LA trio tinker with post-punk to the brink of goth on their new track.

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11 Aug 2015 // 2:30 AM

Chelsea Wolfe: Abyss

Although Abyss is most unnerving in its quieter moments, the album is Wolfe’s most well-paced and effective release to date.

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29 Jul 2015 // 2:10 AM

Cold Cave: Full Cold Moon

This vinyl reissue of a year’s worth of singles serves as an ideal introduction to Cold Cave’s icy aesthetic.

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Lycia - “Blue” (audio) (premiere)

The darkwave veterans return with a stunning, haunting new track.

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Twin River - “Secret in a Séance” (video) (premiere)

Shoegaze and classic gothic rock coalesce on this track by the Vancouver band.

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Celebrate: Fields of the Nephilim’s ‘The Nephilim’ at 25

Celebrating its silver anniversary,The Nephilim is one of the UK goth scene's masterpieces, a seamless, hour-long trek into a surreal land populated by chiming guitars, hypnotic bass, found samples, and occult themes.

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Red Temple Spirits: Red Temple Spirits

Akin to chant or ritual, this hypnotic post-punk conjures a sameness at times that fails to belie its variety and subtlety. Red Temple Spirits summons up voices as an electronic shaman.

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4 Sep 2013 // 3:04 AM

Disappears: Era

Disappears enter a subterranean portal rather than an interstellar voyage. In this new Era, not a dawn but a descent awaits anyone who starts down this black corridor.

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Destruction Unit: Deep Trip

Whether by the boost of certain chemicals or the by the grace of living near a bleak terrain, Destruction Unit means it. They play from the abyss, and reach out to pull you in beside their queasy, addled, bleary, fuzzy selves.

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Out of the Broom Closet, into the Rave: ‘Pop Pagans: Paganism and Popular Music’

Today's Pagans regard technology not in opposition to a natural construct, but as an interplay of vibrations within earth-based awareness.

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Chrome: Half Machine From the Sun: The Lost Chrome Tapes ‘79-‘80

Damon Edge, Helios Creed, and their fellow musicians create music that refuses to remain in the mainstream, yet waits nearby to invite the curious listener into its layered atmospheres.

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13 Mar 2013 // 11:03 PM

Grave Babies: Crusher

After more than a decade of trying, goth rock creeps back into the conversation in the unlikely form of a Seattle trio that audaciously disavows all that came before. Push past the aesthetic for some great rewards.

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Out of the Dark and Into the Light: The Horrors and ‘Skying’

Do what thy wilt shall be the whole of the law -- the Horrors are making up their own rules, and it shows strongly in their recently-released third album, Skying.

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Indie Horror Month 2016: Executing 'The Deed'

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"It's just so easy to kill someone in a video game that it's surprising when a game makes murder difficult.

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