The Glitch Mob

The Glitch Mob

Love Death Immortality by The Glitch Mob (Glass Air Records) On Love Death Immortality, the trio of ediT (Edward Ma), Boreta (Justin Boreta) and Ooah (Josh Mayer) have punched up the more visceral qualities of their past efforts, bringing to mind big beat giants The Prodigy, Chemical Brothers and Crystal... more

Sunn O))) & Ulver

Sunn O))) & Ulver

Terrestrials by Sunn O))) & Ulver (Southern Lord Recordings) Sunn 0))) played their 200th show at the Oya Festival in Oslo in 2008.  Two days later Ulver’s Krystoffer Rygg invited core members Stephen O’Malley (guitars) and Greg Anderson (bass) along with British multi-instrumentalist... more

Junius

Junius

Days of the Fallen Sun by Junius (Prosthetic Records) The man was a creature of shadow, of the world created by the obstruction of a light source, of the dark lands, of the early morning and the twilight.  Even the moon cast light and sometimes that was too much for him.  He reveled in the dark places... more

Alcest

Alcest

Shelter by Alcest (Prophecy Productions) Listening to the new album by Alcest, you might get the impression they’ve been listening to a whole lot of Sigur Ros.  Alcest leader, singer and multi-instrumentalist Neige and drummer/percussionist Winterhalter travelled from their home town of Paris... more

Vàli

Vàli

Skogslandskap by Vàli (Auerbach Tonträger / Prophecy Productions) Presented here is the type of recording that this critic will be playing incessantly long after the initial review – and when the year comes spinning to its foregone conclusion, Skogslandskap by Vàli will surely be a surprising yet... more

09/23/13 by  
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Havnatt

Havnatt

Etterlatte by Havnatt (Secret Quarters) Havnatt is the exceptional neofolk collaboration of vocalist Cecilie Langlie and guitarist Tom Simonsen, whose other heavier projects include the likes of Omit and Vagrant God. Last year, Havnatt’s superb debut Havdøgn was released through the Secret Quarters... more

08/17/13 by  
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Dperd

Dperd

Kore by Dperd (My Kingdom Music) Presenting an exquisite brand of ethereal dark wave, there is a captivating world of melancholy and intrigue to be found within the compositions of Dperd. Based out of Enna in Italy, the two members were in Fear Of The Storm in the 90’s, and have been progressing... more

02/06/13 by  
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Colin Edwin / Jon Durant

Colin Edwin / Jon Durant

Burnt Belief by Colin Edwin / Jon Durant (Alchemy Records) So, much like Y2K and many other end of world predictions, December 21, 2012 began and ended the same way every other day did: the sun rose and the sun set and the world kept spinning around the sun, no one died, nothing changed. Thankfully we... more

DJ Shadow

DJ Shadow

Reconstructed: The Best of DJ Shadow (Universal Records) The baseball cap and goatee are so linked to Davis, CA’s Josh Davis that it is only fitting this collection have a digital representation of iconic look as the cover art.  Davis’ love of hip hop led him to craft Endtroducing…... more

12/03/12 by  
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Jacques Lu Cont and Monsieur Monsieur

Jacques Lu Cont and Monsieur Monsieur

Bromance Records EP #5 by Jacques Lu Cont and Monsieur Monsieur (Bromance Records) From the French label ran by DJ and producer Brodinski comes this two song “EP” by the very British Stuart Price in his French-sounding Jacques Lu Cont guise and the very French duo Monsieur Monsieur serving... more

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