Review: Gruenewald – III
Local Review: Various Artists – Industry

Local Review: Various Artists – Industry
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Industry = West in Dust compilation + Ghostly International Records + Software Records … read more

Review: The Alvaret Ensemble, Kira Kira, Eiríkur Orri Ólaffson, Ingri Garar Erlendsson, Borgar Magnason – Skeylja

Review: The Alvaret Ensemble, Kira Kira, Eiríkur Orri Ólaffson, Ingri...
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The Skeylja project is a collaboration featuring the Berlin-based Alvaret Ensemble, who traveled to Iceland to practice and play with several prominent musicians in the avant-garde/post-classical tradition (a genre which Iceland seems to foster). … read more

Review: Russian Circles – Memorial

Review: Russian Circles – Memorial
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When did Russian Circles transition from a second-tier post-rock band to a peerless post-everything behemoth of hair-trigger precision and cathartic terror-beauty? Russian Circles have been playing lately like the mid-’00s post-rock boom never happened. … read more

Review: Shampoo Boy – Crack

Review: Shampoo Boy – Crack
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Shampoo Boy = Head Dress + Ben Frost + Barn Owl … read more

Review: Clay Rendering – Snowthorn

Review: Clay Rendering – Snowthorn
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Clay Rendering = Natural Snow Buildings + Blessure Grave + Vatican Shadow … read more

Review: Holy Fuck – Congrats

Review: Holy Fuck – Congrats
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Holy Fuck = Tussle + !!! (Chk Chk Chk) + Liquid liquid
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Review: Kassé Mady Diabaté – Kiriké

Review: Kassé Mady Diabaté – Kiriké
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Kassé Mady Diabaté = Sidi Touré + Toumani Diabaté + Bassékou Kouyaté … read more

Review: Porya Hatami – Arrivals and Departures

Review: Porya Hatami – Arrivals and Departures
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Porya Hatami = Siavash Amini + Asfandyar Khan + Stars of the Lid … read more

Local Review: Jake Burch – Bloodflower

Local Review: Jake Burch – Bloodflower
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Jake Burch sings like someone pleading for absolution, as if he’s somewhere in the astral plane, stuck between stations. Burch’s voice can move up the octave scale from a twangy, marble-mouthed drawl to an impressive Jeff Buckley howl in a strained falsetto that pushes the recording into the red in a few quick movements. … read more