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Alchemical Americana: Califone – Roots and Crowns (Thrill Jockey)

For their fourth proper full-length, Califone update their scrapmetal Harry Smith alchemical Americana with a bit of exotica, sparkle, and sheen.  Califone are, to quote Grand Funk Railroad, an American … Continue reading

May 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Best Dark Ambient Albums of March 2020

The streets are all empty. We are all living in quarantine. We are essentially living inside of a Dark Ambient album now. Now is the perfect time to listen to … Continue reading

April 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Best Dark Ambient Albums Of February 2020

February is an interesting month. For much of the Northern Hemisphere, yr still frozen solid, hibernating away from the cold and the ice and the howling winds, praying for the … Continue reading

March 1, 2020 · 1 Comment

It’s Happening Again… The Soulless Party – The Black Meadow Archive Volume I album review

It’s happening again… The Brightwater Archives are finally unsealed, unleashing a whole new treasure trove of audio and ephemera surrounding the misty mysterious Black Meadow on the North York Moors. … Continue reading

February 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

England’s Dreaming: Craven Faults – Erratics & Uncomformities (The Leaf Label)

On Erratics & Unconformities, enigmatic British synth outfit Craven Faults departs the industrial ruins of Northern England for wilder climes.  To say that Britain has been undergoing a ferocious transition … Continue reading

January 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Sounds From Underground: NCHX – B-O-M album review (Plastic Horse)

A compendium of underground electronics, Nochexxx’s fifth LP is a tube journey through acid, techno, electroacoustics, radiophonics, IDM, and bass music. B-O-M opens with the sound of a tube station, … Continue reading

December 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Jodie Lowther – The Cat Collects album review

Jodie Lowther’s fourth solo album is less an album than a spectral landscape to get lost in, over and over. It’s spellbinding.  Imagine, if you will, a flickering curtain of … Continue reading

September 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

January 18 Recommended Albums: James Blake, Sharon Van Etten, SHXCXCHCXSH

The week of January 18 feels like the first week of 2019 that’s jam packed with new and noteworthy releases. New years always tend to start off slow, as the … Continue reading

January 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

You Are Not Who You Are: Isobel Ccircle~ – Save Karras album review

In my teens, I eyed my adulthood with trepidation, as if stalked by a stranger – one who would seize control as if by demonic possession and regard my fledgling … Continue reading

December 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Unheimlich Pop: The Sone Institute – Where Moth and Rust Consume (Front & Follow)

On his first album in six years, Roman Bezdyk drags ’90s electronica into the moth-eaten world of Hauntology. Hauntology has expanded far beyond the confines of experimental electronic music from the … Continue reading

November 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

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