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Production Unit Xero – Nexus Points (Mirror Zone) album review

On Nexus Points, his first for Dutch label Mirror Zone, Portland’s Production Unit Xero finds the sweet spot between ambient, dark ambient, and minimal techno. Electronic music can be a … Continue reading

April 20, 2022 · Leave a comment

Altin Gün Live at Revolution Hall; Portland, Or. 4.14.22 Concert Review

Amsterdam’s Altin Gün transformed SE Portland’s Revolutionary Hall into a dusty Turkish bazaar on a wet, chilly Thursday night to a sold-out crowd, reminding us why live music is so … Continue reading

April 15, 2022 · 1 Comment

Noyouyesme – Talanus 3: Legends Of Yosuga (HTX102) album review

Fire up your Spelljammer modules! Break out your Cyberpunk supplements – Portland’s Noyouyesme returns with 5 tracks of sci-fi electronics for building worlds or escaping this one. When you think … Continue reading

March 11, 2022 · Leave a comment

enereph/Production Unit Xero – Premoniss | Bukimi no Tani Genshō [HTX099] album review

Seattle’s enereph and Portland’s Production Unit Xero explore modern classic, ambient, and streamlined beats for this evocatively poetic split for Heterodox Records! Recalling a time when I was quite young, … Continue reading

February 24, 2022 · Leave a comment

Techno Tuesday: occurian – live ep [HTX096]

On HTX096, Portland’s occurian reminds us how inspired live electronic music can be. Electronic music has a tendency to bring to mind the cold, calculated, nearly-clinical clean room hermeticism, especially … Continue reading

January 4, 2022 · Leave a comment

Ryan Garbes – Tabbed View (Moon Glyph) album review

On his first solo album in 7 years, Wet Hair/Raccoo-oo -oon noisemonger Ryan Garbes returns with his most immediate, vibrant album to date. As part of some of the most … Continue reading

November 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

Cigarettes After Sex Live At Crystal Ballroom, 9.29.2019; Portland, Or. concert review

The timeless interior of the Crystal Ballroom took on a cozy, romantic air with Cigarettes After Sex’s spellingbinding modern take on romantic rock ‘n roll. Writing for The Guardian;, author … Continue reading

September 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

7 Albums You Need To Hear This Week (That Aren’t Lana Del Rey or Tool); 8.30.2019 edition

Labor Day weekend is upon us, here in the United States. That means the official death of Summer and the slow creepy-crawl of the Fall. School is back in session … Continue reading

August 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Abronia – Obsidian Visions/Shadowed Lands album review

Portland’s Abronia break the fourth wall on Fourth World music, delivering two sides of authentic, sax-seared sub-saharan Psych Rock! Trying to take the pulse of Portland’s music scene is difficult; … Continue reading

June 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

SoCal Gothic & The NEW American Dream: Hxxs – Valley Fever album review

With Valley Fever, Bakersfield, CA’s Hxxs dream of a new world, conjuring it into being with beat-ific communions and synthetic sanctified calls to arms. If America is the land where … Continue reading

April 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

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