Review: The Aislers Set – How I Learned to Write Backwards (reissue)
Review: Rllrbll – 4 Corners

Review: Rllrbll – 4 Corners
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Because of the risks taken throughout, there isn’t much cohesion to these 10 tracks, though “Hebrew, I Hate You,” a minimal, gothic, dub-styled tune, is where the approach pays off. If you’re up for a weird listen, here’s one for you. … read more

Reviews: Zola Jesus and JG Thirlwell featuring Milvox Quartet

Reviews: Zola Jesus and JG Thirlwell featuring Milvox Quartet
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Versions is existing Zola Jesus material reimagined with string arrangements by No Wave icon JG Thirlwell.  … read more

Review: IO Echo – Ministry Of Love

Review: IO Echo – Ministry Of Love
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IO Echo are the L.A. duo of Ioanna Gika and her partner Leopold Ross (brother of Atticus, the Trent Reznor collaborator). After years relying on goth-pop-leaning singles to define themselves, Ministry of Love is their debut full album. … read more

Review: The Blue Angel Lounge – A Sea of Trees

Review: The Blue Angel Lounge – A Sea of Trees
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The Blue Angel Lounge A Sea of Trees A Recordings Street: 05.20 The Blue Angel Lounge = Screen Vinyl Image + Nico  The influence of German-born singer Nico on The

Review: The Tower of Light – Self-Titled

Review: The Tower of Light – Self-Titled
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This debut album has all of those things we like to associate with dream-inducing, cinematic doom: dark and brooding soundscapes; swirling, droning guitars; airy, repetitive vocals and drums that burst above the rising haze. … read more

Reviews: Maps – Vicissitude

Reviews: Maps – Vicissitude
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James Chapman, the force behind Maps, began these songs at his Northamptonshire home, the place where his Mercury Prize-nominated debut We Can Create was recorded. … read more

Review: Lust For Youth – Perfect View

Review: Lust For Youth – Perfect View
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Swede Hannes Norrvide’s third Lust for Youth album is more accessible and more confidently produced than anything that’s come before it. It’s no small wonder that this group is at the fore of the current dark wave of Northern European synth-punk bands.  … read more

Review: Trust – Joyland

Review: Trust – Joyland
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It’s dark there, where you are. A faint, crystalline whimper hums over the pitch-black day-glo. There’s this neon-glowing earworm creeping out from somewhere in your head, and it’s eager for an inch of the latest fake-goth sensation. … read more

Reviews: Gauntlet Hair – Stills

Reviews: Gauntlet Hair – Stills
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It starts with “Human Nature,” a fist-pumper with an awesome build-up to a glorious hook. What follows is a collection of songs that are grungy, crystalline, sexy and ugly.  … read more