Review: Rose McDowall – Cut With the Cake Knife

Review: Rose McDowall – Cut With the Cake Knife
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As one half of the Scottish new wave group Strawberry Switchblade, Rose McDowall’s persona in contemporary consciousness is synonymous with the unbridled decadence of 1980s fashion. … 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: Pop. 1280 – Paradise

Review: Pop. 1280 – Paradise
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Pop. 1280 establish Paradise as an unoccupied city filled with breathtaking buildings and perfectly paved streets. What a waste, considering that the album’s ironic title and industrial cityscapes create an ideal community for humankind’s damned. … read more

Review: Lust For Youth – Compassion

Review: Lust For Youth – Compassion
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Lust For Youth = (Pet Shop Boys x Depeche Mode) / New Order … read more

Review: Marissa Nadler – Strangers

Review: Marissa Nadler – Strangers
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Marissa Nadler = Sharon Van Etten + The Cardigans + Sibylle Baier
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Review: Jenny Hval – Blood Bitch

Review: Jenny Hval – Blood Bitch
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Beginning and ending with synth, Jenny Hval’s “Blood Bitch” is a fusion of statement art-pop, burdened breathing and provocative soundbites (see: “Last night, I took my birth control with rosé”). This artist has long been a crusader for the second sex. … read more

Review: Marching Church – Telling It Like It Is

Review: Marching Church – Telling It Like It Is
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“Telling It Like It Is” bleeds with a modern civility that seems to be pushing its way into our young, animal minds; growth pains for the self-aware, and if it hasn’t been felt before, this album is an insight into what it’s going to feel like. Marching Church brings you into this world through messages, powerful lyrics and an alienated feeling. … read more

Review: Various Artists – Killed by Death Rock Vol. 2

Review: Various Artists – Killed by Death Rock Vol. 2
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Killed by Death Rock Vol. 2 = Joy Division + Gang of Four + Sisters of Mercy + Gratitude … read more