Local Review: Various Artists – Sound vs. Silence Vol. 1

Local Review: Various Artists – Sound vs. Silence Vol. 1
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Various Artists Sound vs. Silence Vol. 1 S vs. S = Her Candane + Still Breaking Hearts + Goodbye Blue Monday + Joel Pack + Clarity Process + Still Life

Local Review: Various Artists – If You Do Clean People’s Ears Out Vol. 3

Local Review: Various Artists – If You Do Clean People’s...
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Various Artists If You Do Clean People’s Ears Out Vol. 3 Eden’s Watchtower Records   Eden’s has trimmed down its trad comp from two songs per artist to one, which

Local Review: Twelve State Killing Spree – Demo

Local Review: Twelve State Killing Spree – Demo
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Twelve State Killing Spree Demo TSKS = The Damned + _ Nelson + Teen Idols   The underproduction and nasally vocals on this album make this sound like a recording

Local Review: Theta Naught – Abacus

Local Review: Theta Naught – Abacus
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Theta Naught Abacus Eden’s Watchtower Theta Naught = Pink Floyd + Utah Symphony   The opening track of the instrumental Abacus, “Ignition Switch,” reminds me of Pink Floyd’s “Careful With

 
 
Local Review: Summerhead – Liberation

Local Review: Summerhead – Liberation
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Summerhead Liberation Eden’s Watchtower Summerhead = German EBM + A Different Drum Records   Mostly instrumental Summerhead ranges from new-age electronica to synthpop to hip-hop to DJ dub trance to

Local Review: Quant – Crossies Count

Local Review: Quant – Crossies Count
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Quant Crossies Count Quant = (Modest Mouse + Jane’s Addiction)valium   Quant set out to make the most subtly-smart album ever and almost succeeded—or maybe I’m just not smart (patient)

Local Review: Pelpp and A. Vanvranken – Pedal

Local Review: Pelpp and A. Vanvranken – Pedal
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Pelpp and A. Vanvranken Pedal Pelpp and A. Vanvranken = Worm is Green + Bjork’s Vespertine – vocals   Electro-ambiance flutters in the deepening twilight; machines have warmth too. Like

Local Review: Nothing For Now – The Veil

Local Review: Nothing For Now – The Veil
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Nothing For Now The Veil NFN = Alkaline Trio + AFI + Dashboard Confessional   The best way to become self-assured is to get an ego first and then force

Local Review: Nolens Volens – Faux EP

Local Review: Nolens Volens – Faux EP
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Nolens Volens Faux EP Nolens Volens = Bjork + Rope or Bullets + The Anniversary   It is obvious that Nolens Volens has a wide range of musical tastes—it’s probably

Local Review: Nexis – Game Over

Local Review: Nexis – Game Over
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Nexis Game Over Nexis = Jay Z + Hieroglyphics Slick rhymes and inventive metaphors of Nexis do well to gloss over his one downfall—lack of original content. He spits the