She Past Away ‎– “Narin Yalnızlık” album review

She Past Away ‎– “Narin Yalnızlık” album review

  After “Belirdi Gece” I thought, ok, what can be better than this? A sound that I cannot compare to anything made before, not even back in the old days of dark wave glory, She Past Away managed the impossible, to touch every blood cell in my body and fill it with the extreme joy of discovering this great band. I thought no, they cannot outdo themselves; can they ever repeat this or even beat…

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The Last Hour – “Deadline” Album Review

The Last Hour – “Deadline” Album Review

Released in December 2014, the second album of The Last Hour, the project of Roberto Del Vecchio (Les Jumeaux Discordants/ex Gothica) is here for all post-cold/dark wave fans. However, I would rather describe it using the term dark atmosphere wave, as I find that it is characterised by a deep and heavy atmosphere which lingers from the start of the album to the very last song. The sound of synthesizers is softened by the deep…

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Solar Fake – “Another Manic Episode” album review

Solar Fake – “Another Manic Episode” album review

  Released on 30th of October, the fourth Solar Fake album is a gift to all Solar Fake fans. The album is characterized by real dancefloor hits, most songs can easily be played in clubs and danced to since they are very rhythmic and melodic at the same time. There is a slight shift from some more melancholic to more aggressive tracks where we can hear even a shift from Sven’s familiar and recognizable voice…

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Dear Strange – “Lonely Heroes” album review

Dear Strange – “Lonely Heroes” album review

  As I came across this wonderful debut album of the duo Dear Strange, I felt an instant desire to write about it. In times when you feel overloaded with mainstream, cloned and recycled ideas this duo really offers a unique artistic expression. Even though it is a debut album, it surely offers a lot. What attracts the listener at first is surely the strong and powerful voice of Dorian E, the voice that is…

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LYDIA LUNCH & CYPRESS GROVE + SPIRITUAL FRONT – TWIN HORSES

LYDIA LUNCH & CYPRESS GROVE + SPIRITUAL FRONT – TWIN HORSES

  After the great success of the desert album “A Fistful Of Desert Blues”, Lydia Lunch & Cypress Grove meet the nihilist folk of Spiritual Front. “Twin Horses” is the encounter between two intense musical souls. Part I LYDIA LUNCH & CYPRESS GROVE 1. Death Is Hanging Over Me 2. Unholy Ghosts 3. Rising Moon 4. Put You Down 5. Hotel California (Eagles Cover)     Opening with “Death is Hanging Over me” we can…

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Destin Fragile – Halfway to Nowhere

Destin Fragile – Halfway to Nowhere

  Started by Pontus Stålberg in 1993, Destin Fragile took their time to release their debut album. When looking at the full band line-up which includes Stefan Nilsson and Daniel Malmlöf, one might expect testosterone fuelled beats and angry growls as Stålberg/Nilsson are also known under the name Spetsnaz, yet the end result is something completely different in this case. Halfway to Nowhere is a really well made synth pop album on which anger is…

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Lower Dens: “Escape From Evil” Album Review

Lower Dens: “Escape From Evil” Album Review

Escape From Evil is the third album from Lower Dens, an American indie rock band from Baltimore, USA. It was produced by the band’s lead singer Jana Hunter and Chris Coady and was released in March 2015. The album is a dreamy voyage for all indie music lovers who perhaps lost hope of hearing a solid indie album since the nineties. This album brings a touch of new millennium mixed with a nostalgic feel of…

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Marc Almond: “The Velvet Trail” album review

Marc Almond: “The Velvet Trail” album review

Marc Almond, the British pop icon, started his career in the eighties as the part of the legendary and controversial duo Soft Cell. Marc later continued working on his solo career, releasing numerous albums and working on a number of projects. Diverse, but always with a touch of his own style which has defined his work throughout the years. This year he made a come back to the pop style flirting with the sound from…

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