Review: Crime and the City Solution – American Twilight

Review: Crime and the City Solution – American Twilight
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Critics’ darlings who never quite made the mainstream grade back in the early 1990s, Crime are back with their first release in 20-plus years. … read more

Review: Davey Suicide – Self-Titled

Review: Davey Suicide – Self-Titled
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I don’t know when the metal kids started making industrial music, or when the rivets started headbanging. Maybe it was always so, but I swear, when I was in school, the twain never met except to fight. That is no more, and there’s no better proof than on this eponymous album: 14 tracks of nuclear metal crossed with industrial distortion and quite a few bad words, oh my! … read more

Review: Binary – Amber EP

Review: Binary – Amber EP
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Deeply layered and grungy post-goth indie-rock, this five-track EP is like a postcard from a downgraded northern town in England, postmarked 1989. … read more

Review: Depeche Mode – Delta Machine

Review: Depeche Mode – Delta Machine
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After 35-plus years of making sly and danceable new wave electronica, a band might be forgiven for letting it get a bit stale.  … read more

Review: How to Destroy Angels – Welcome Oblivion

Review: How to Destroy Angels – Welcome Oblivion
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With a name referencing an early Coil song and featuring industrial (hair)god Trent Reznor, how could this not be good? … read more

Review: Mick Harvey – Four (Acts of Love)

Review: Mick Harvey – Four (Acts of Love)
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Not the fourth album, but continuing in the vein of naming by numbers, Mick Harvey’s (Crime and the City Solution, The Birthday Party) latest work is 14 tracks dedicated to that most human of emotions: love. … read more

Review: Lux Interna – there is light in the body, there is blood in the sun

Review: Lux Interna – there is light in the body,...
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The fifth release by Joshua Levi Ian and Kathryn Mary, this beautiful album recapitulates dark neo-folk without dragging along the negatives that subgenre often implies, marrying it to the gothic Americana sound of bands like Munly or Wovenhand (whose keyboardist  Jeff Linsenmaier guests here) with touches of 1990s darkwave. … read more

Reviews: Front Line Assembly – Echogenetic

Reviews: Front Line Assembly – Echogenetic
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Returning somewhat to their early 1990s sound, but with a detour through dubstep—it’s sort of impossible not to get that particular peanut butter wub in your electronic chocolate these days—Echogenetic is a very workable, even strong bit of electronic industrial/ebm.  … read more

Reviews: Ministry – From Beer to Eternity

Reviews: Ministry – From Beer to Eternity
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I still think Ministry’s best stuff is the ‘80s new wave dreck that they only released so they could get a label deal, but this last hurrah was impossible to pass up.  … read more

Review: Mick Harvey – Delirium Tremens

Review: Mick Harvey – Delirium Tremens
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Mick Harvey = (Combustible Edison + The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy) x Barry Adamson
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