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Friday, September 13 2013

Nine Inch Nails: Hesitation Marks

Hesitation Marks is a necessary addition to the Nine Inch Nails oeuvre, even though the initial reaction to it might be one of befuddlement or WTF?-ness.


Wednesday, September 4 2013

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.


Thursday, July 25 2013

Skinny Puppy: Weapon

The record is pretty downright accessible and a gateway entry point for anyone remotely interested in the band, dialing down the experimental edges that Skinny Puppy was sometimes known for.


Monday, May 20 2013

Odonis Odonis: Better EP

Odonis Odonis' Better EP is louder, darker, and uglier than its predecessor, the noisy, surf-minded Hollandaze. But the hooks are still there, buried mile-deep in feedback and sludge.


Sunday, May 12 2013

Juno Reactor: The Golden Sun of the Great East

This is simply a great album wall to wall, one that updates a classic sound for those of us who were raised on "Head Like a Hole".


Sunday, October 9 2011

The Survival of the Industrial Sonic in a Deindustrialized West

In the '90s, industrial music crossed over into the mainstream with heavy guitar and massive personalities, but blue collar labor itself was disappearing...


Wednesday, October 5 2011

Wayne Static: Pighammer

Wayne Static's solo debut might be a delight for fans of Static-X, but for the rest of you, stand well back.


Tuesday, July 26 2011

Atari Teenage Riot: Is This Hyperreal?

Front man Alec Empire's heavily processed guitar riffs and typical break-beats serve only to make one wonder if he had been frozen in a cryogenic chamber for the past 11 years.


Thursday, July 14 2011

Various Artists: Bustin’ Out 1984 - From New Wave to New Beat

1984 was a transitional period for electronic music, as this compilation conveys shrewdly.


Sunday, July 10 2011

Techno’s Labor Force, Rock’s Betrayal, and the Birth of the Fascist Groove Thing

Electronic music has always maintained an ambivalent attitude towards labor, at once rejecting the notion of wage internment and creative inhibition while embracing the beauty of the cyborgian mechanics of the factory and the allure of discipline and dominance.


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Ohgr: Devils in My Details (Reviews) [11.Dec.08]
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