Review: JG Thirlwell – The Blue Eyes Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Review: JG Thirlwell – The Blue Eyes Original Motion Picture...
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 Those who may be unfamiliar with Thirlwell’s name have heard his work if they’ve ever watched The Venture Brothers. The Blue Eyes is a dark affair, heavy on noir swells, plucked strings, drawn noise, and bass whispers. It sets and maintains a mood. I haven’t seen the film, but enjoyed the score.  … read more

Review: Moira Scar – Scarred For Life

Review: Moira Scar – Scarred For Life
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Moira Scar is an Oakland, Cal., trio fond of wordplay—”De/Monster/A-Tiff” is the title of the opening track on Scarred for Life. That first track is a good guide for the direction the album will be taking. It starts ugly, and stays that way. … read more

Review: Weekend – The ’81 Demos

Review: Weekend – The ’81 Demos
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The demos presented here are more sparse in sound and instrumentation than the tracks that later appeared on 1982’s La Varieté, the only album released by the band. This is a short set of songs, but it’s rather beautiful, and without any moments wasted.  … read more

Review: The Haxan Cloak – Excavation

Review: The Haxan Cloak – Excavation
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Throughout Excavation, Bobby Krlic makes incredible use of his background in sound design.  … read more

Review: Mica Levi – Under the Skin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Review: Mica Levi – Under the Skin: Original Motion Picture...
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Multiple tracks on Mica Levi’s score to Under the Skin feature “void” in the title. … read more

Review: Pharmakon – Abandon

Review: Pharmakon – Abandon
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 The sound and mood on Abandon aren’t unsettling in the manner that being forced into an uncomfortable conversation can be. … read more

Review: Sunn O))) & Ulver

Review: Sunn O))) & Ulver
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Sunn O))) & Ulver = Bohren & Der Club of Gore + Godspeed You! Black Emperor + Angelo Badalamenti … read more

Review: The Fall – Re-Mit

Review: The Fall – Re-Mit
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If there’s a curmudgeonly rotten bastard shouting at everybody to get off his lawn, Mark E. Smith is next door, shouting at him to just quiet down already—because he’s doing it wrong. … read more

Review: Safety Scissors – In A Manner Of Sleeping

Review: Safety Scissors – In A Manner Of Sleeping
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Safety Scissors/Matthew Patterson Curry (MPC!) enviably went from art school to a successful career in electronic music, with a host of international festival appearances and respectable peers supporting his work.  … read more

Review: Lauren Redhead – Entoptic Landscape

Review: Lauren Redhead – Entoptic Landscape
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In the last several years, there has been a noticeable expansion in the amount of time it takes for me to finish a book.
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