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Monday, April 28 2014

Kangding Ray: Solens Arc

More human than human.


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, October 9 2013

On Subverting Sonic Rules: ‘Resonances: Noise and Contemporary Music’

Noise may antagonize, subvert, transcend or annoy, but one person's noise is almost always another's music.


Thursday, August 22 2013

Assimilate: A Critical History of Industrial Music

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

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.


Sunday, June 9 2013

Boards of Canada: Tomorrow’s Harvest

Returning after almost an eight-year absence, Boards of Canada release an album that is an excellent springboard for new initiates as well as giving longtime fans an album worthy of their previous artistic peaks.


Thursday, June 6 2013

Japanoise: Music at the Edge of Circulation

Is Noise, an underground music made through an amalgam of feedback, distortion, and electronic effects, Japanoise? Is it even music at all?


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.


Odonis Odonis: Better EP (Reviews) [20.May.13]
Daniel Menche: Vilké (Reviews) [14.May.13]
Zomes: Time Was (Reviews) [25.Apr.13]
Monokle: Saints (Capsule Reviews) [10.Jan.13]
Naytronix: Dirty Glow (Reviews) [8.Oct.12]
Hermit Thrushes: Mystery Ocean (Capsule Reviews) [29.Nov.11]
The Jazzfakers: Two (Capsule Reviews) [10.Nov.11]
Tobias Lilja: Delirium Portraits (Capsule Reviews) [1.Nov.11]
Savaging Spires: Savaging Spires (Capsule Reviews) [31.Oct.11]
REIGNS: The Widow Blades (Capsule Reviews) [25.Oct.11]
Benjamin Thigpen: divide by zero (Capsule Reviews) [17.Oct.11]
Evangelista: In Animal Tongue (Reviews) [16.Oct.11]
Sleep ∞ Over: Forever (Capsule Reviews) [10.Oct.11]
Thrice: Major/Minor (Reviews) [29.Sep.11]
To Destroy a City: To Destroy a City (Capsule Reviews) [26.Sep.11]
Astrid Williamson: Pulse (Reviews) [1.Sep.11]
Twinsistermoon: Then Fell the Ashes ... (Capsule Reviews) [28.Aug.11]
Tuusanuuskat: Nääksää Nää Mun Kyyneleet (Capsule Reviews) [25.Aug.11]
Emanuele Errante: Time Elapsing Handheld (Capsule Reviews) [24.May.11]
Arthur Oskan: A Little More Than Everything (Capsule Reviews) [23.May.11]
Francisco López: Untitled #244 (Capsule Reviews) [23.May.11]
Antonymes: The Licence to Interpret Dreams (Capsule Reviews) [18.May.11]
We Are the City: High School EP (Capsule Reviews) [8.May.11]
Colourmusic: My ____ Is Pink (Reviews) [26.Apr.11]
Boris and Merzbow: Klatter (Reviews) [19.Apr.11]
Ami Dang: Hukam (Capsule Reviews) [5.Apr.11]
Merzbow: Merzbient (Reviews) [24.Mar.11]
Fake Babies: We Started Blues (Capsule Reviews) [3.Mar.11]
Elk: Let’s Get Married (Capsule Reviews) [13.Feb.11]
Com Truise: Cyanide Sisters (Capsule Reviews) [8.Feb.11]
Subtle Lip Can: Subtle Lip Can (Capsule Reviews) [8.Feb.11]
Sepalcure: Fleur (Reviews) [3.Feb.11]
Phil Manley: Life Coach (Reviews) [2.Feb.11]
Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven: Fleeting Music (Capsule Reviews) [2.Feb.11]
Heavy Winged: Sunspotted (Reviews) [25.Jan.11]
Bruno Letort: Lignes (Capsule Reviews) [25.Jan.11]
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