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Post Punk Classics: Joy Division – Closer (1980) album review

On the 40th anniversary of Ian Curtis’ death, we step inside Joy Division’s sepulchural sophomore album, Closer.  Closer is often cited as an early influence on goth. While its true … Continue reading

May 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

Sunday Afternoon Movie: The Quatermass Xperiment aka The Creeping Terror movie review

The Quatermass Xperiment, under a variety of titles, would kickstart Hammer’s horror era with its chilling, tense sci-fi drama. The Quatermass Xperiment, which was also released under the name The … Continue reading

April 20, 2020 · 2 Comments

Plague Week: Paul D. Miller – Viral Sonata album review

Paul D. Miller – aka DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid – pushes the sampler to its ultimate musique concrete potential on Viral Sonata, the first post-Human “hardcore hip-hop album with … Continue reading

March 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

Plague Week: The Andromeda Strain (1971) movie review

Robert Wise’s adaptation of Michael Crichton’s novel about an alien microorganism let loose on Earth is stark, chilling, claustrophobic, tense, and all too realistic. Science fiction movies featuring a biological … Continue reading

March 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Mixtape Of The Week: Kindred Spirits – The Next Time You Have A Nightmare, Remember This Mixtape

embarking with the pale dead – coffins under sail – women with dead hair – pale white bakers – a dark purple river – the silence of death There are … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow and Gareth Davis – Atsusaku review

Atsusaku, the collaboration of “king of noise” Merzbow and avant-bass clarinetist Gareth Davis, is 40 minutes of burning wind, crumbling static, squealing feedback, klaxons, and sirens. It’s like walking through … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Shoegaze Sunday: Landing – Complekt (These Are Not Records, 2016)

THIS IS DREAM PSYCH New Haven, CT’s Landing return with a beguiling mixture of shoegaze, psych rock, dream pop, slowcore, and kosmische for their 10th LP. It’s one of their … Continue reading

November 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Macro/Micro: Sun Ra & Merzbow – Strange City (Cold Spring)

Both Merzbow  and Sun Ra’s “music” deal with large scale forces, extending beyond the limits and confines of The Human, towards a more thorough understanding of: The World We Live In; … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Like A Lazy River: Mark Pritchard – Under The Sun (Warp)

On his newest LP for Warp Records, Mark Pritchard gently drifts through every electronic music genre of the last 2 decades like a lazy river. At his height, prolific Australian … Continue reading

May 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

Sunday Afternoon Movie: The Valley Of Gwangi (1969)

It’s cowboys vs. dinosaurs in the Forbidden Valley in the under-appreciated Ray Harryhausen dino-pic! When i was little, my Mom would occasionally let me stay from church on certain Sundays, … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · 3 Comments

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