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20

Oct

Album of the Week: Scott Walker and Sunn O ))) - Soused

there aren’t many artists that can craft such widescreen demonic atmosphere with such artful beauty.

Album of the Week: Scott Walker and Sunn O ))) - Soused

there aren’t many artists that can craft such widescreen demonic atmosphere with such artful beauty.

17

Oct

Absolutely Free - s/t:

Sonically speaking, Absolutely Free is quite beautiful. There are moments on the album, such as during the cosmic intro to “Earth II” or the ethereal progression of opening track “Window of Time,” that sound like the result of an ambient or progressive electronic binge. But they’re also not campaigning to be the next Tangerine Dream; Absolutely Free is a rock band.

Absolutely Free - s/t:

Sonically speaking, Absolutely Free is quite beautiful. There are moments on the album, such as during the cosmic intro to “Earth II” or the ethereal progression of opening track “Window of Time,” that sound like the result of an ambient or progressive electronic binge. But they’re also not campaigning to be the next Tangerine Dream; Absolutely Free is a rock band.

16

Oct

10 Essential Alternate Version Songs
Ex Hex - Rips

A few things should be noted about Ex Hex’s debut album, Rips: 1. It does really rip and 2. Don’t fuck with this band.

Ex Hex - Rips

A few things should be noted about Ex Hex’s debut album, Rips: 1. It does really rip and 2. Don’t fuck with this band.

15

Oct

Pharmakon - Bestial Burden

Bestial Burden is beautiful in its own strange symphony of terror.

Pharmakon - Bestial Burden

Bestial Burden is beautiful in its own strange symphony of terror.

14

Oct

Mr. Twin Sister - s/t:

Mostly recorded inside keyboardist Udbhav Gupta’s bedroom, Mr Twin Sister’s self-titled sophomore effort is a gorgeous arrangement of pop music.

Mr. Twin Sister - s/t:

Mostly recorded inside keyboardist Udbhav Gupta’s bedroom, Mr Twin Sister’s self-titled sophomore effort is a gorgeous arrangement of pop music.

Foxygen - …And Star Power

…And Star Power is not ambitious: it’s a satire about ambition, specifically the kind that rock stars harbored in the 1970s when there was a movement to make rock music as important as classical or jazz. We’re talking rock operas, concept albums, novelizations, the whole bit.

Foxygen - …And Star Power

…And Star Power is not ambitious: it’s a satire about ambition, specifically the kind that rock stars harbored in the 1970s when there was a movement to make rock music as important as classical or jazz. We’re talking rock operas, concept albums, novelizations, the whole bit.

Godflesh - A World Lit Only By Fire

It’s still hard and harsh, make no mistake, but gone are the billowing echoes of band-in-a-cistern menace and the endless cymbal-heavy rhythms. Despite Broadrick and bass partner G.C. Green still relying on drum machines, their output sounds much more live—and alive—here than on a legacy track like, say, “Nihil.”

Godflesh - A World Lit Only By Fire

It’s still hard and harsh, make no mistake, but gone are the billowing echoes of band-in-a-cistern menace and the endless cymbal-heavy rhythms. Despite Broadrick and bass partner G.C. Green still relying on drum machines, their output sounds much more live—and alive—here than on a legacy track like, say, “Nihil.”

13

Oct

Interview: EMA

"I miss the ladies who are kind of grotesque, and that’s another thing that makes me want to be more gnarly. People like Diamanda Galas — just fucking gnarly! In this age, the grotesqueness is missed in women — Kathleen Hannah, Babes in Toyland, L7 — the idea of throwing your tampon into the crowd."

Interview: EMA

"I miss the ladies who are kind of grotesque, and that’s another thing that makes me want to be more gnarly. People like Diamanda Galas — just fucking gnarly! In this age, the grotesqueness is missed in women — Kathleen Hannah, Babes in Toyland, L7 — the idea of throwing your tampon into the crowd."

Album of the Week: Jessie Ware - Tough Love

Tough Love, much like its predecessor, feels like a late-night album, full of ethereal soundscapes and hushed expressions of desire, heartbreak and an entire complicated spectrum of human emotions in between.

Album of the Week: Jessie Ware - Tough Love

Tough Love, much like its predecessor, feels like a late-night album, full of ethereal soundscapes and hushed expressions of desire, heartbreak and an entire complicated spectrum of human emotions in between.