Thursday, October 16 2014
Bestial Burden really knows how to work a mood, and beat that sense of claustrophobic misery right into the ground.
Wednesday, October 9 2013
Noise may antagonize, subvert, transcend or annoy, but one person's noise is almost always another's music.
Thursday, August 22 2013
More extreme than punk, industrial music revolted against the very ideas of order and reason: it sought to strip away the brainwashing that was identity itself. It aspired to provoke, bewilder, and roar with independence.
Wednesday, June 19 2013
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
Is Noise, an underground music made through an amalgam of feedback, distortion, and electronic effects, Japanoise? Is it even music at all?
Monday, May 20 2013
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.
Tuesday, May 14 2013
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.
Monday, October 17 2011
Five satisfying doses of atonal, arrhythmic racket. This is what your computer hears when it breaks.
Thursday, August 25 2011
An actually soothing Fonal album.
Monday, May 23 2011
Music without instruments or a rhythm that might evoke a genre or a predecessor or even a musician.