Review: Jalilah’s Raks Sharki – Stage Cuts

Review: Jalilah’s Raks Sharki – Stage Cuts
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Jalilah’s Raks Sharki = Darjeeling Limited Soundtrack + Shankar Jaikishan … read more

Local Review: Ben Best & Karl Jørgensen – 2

Local Review: Ben Best & Karl Jørgensen – 2
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Coming on the heels of a well-received 2012 collaboration, Utah County’s finest sonic pioneers and purveyors of structural, minimal, experimental music regain that same magic in their aptly titled album, 2. … read more

Review: Sankt Otten – Messias Maschine

Review: Sankt Otten – Messias Maschine
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If you couldn’t tell from the band’s name, album title or album cover, this band is German. Waaay German. … read more

Review: And So I Watch You From Afar

Review: And So I Watch You From Afar
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The Belfast, Ireland trio, And So I Watch You From Afar, returns with their technicolor warpaint-smudged and candy-coated Slayer riffs punching gaping holes into rainbow-bleeding amplifiers. … read more

Review: Second Layer – World of Rubber

Review: Second Layer – World of Rubber
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Second Layer = Abecedarians + Joy Division + Cold Cave … read more

Review: David Lynch & Marek Zebrowski – Polish Night Music

Review: David Lynch & Marek Zebrowski – Polish Night Music
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David Lynch & Marek Zebrowski = M.Ostermeier + Lustmord + Dale Cooper Quartet & The Dictophones … read more

Review: Carla dal Forno – You Know What It’s Like

Review: Carla dal Forno – You Know What It’s Like
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Seeming preposterous that this is Carla dal Forno’s debut album, “You Know What It’s Like” is an album deeply rooted in stark minimalism with a sound palate of shadowy greys and blues. … read more

Review: Period – 2

Review: Period – 2
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Period = Boredoms + Dead C + Harry Pussy … read more

Local Review: Christopher Alvarado – Ancient Doors

Local Review: Christopher Alvarado – Ancient Doors
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There are three optimal environments for Christopher Alvarado’s newest album, Ancient Doors: the reception area of a yoga studio, a crystal shop, and exploring the rich digital worlds of MYST. … read more

Local Review: Θ – æ ω

Local Review: Θ – æ ω
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I especially like the bottom-scraping low end, the way it just draaags its claws against the bottom of my listening periphery. I also really like the extreme high frequencies in the second track, when sequels of noise streak through the sky like some kind of evil Aurora Borealis. … read more