Big Time Kill: Recovery (Album Review)

Big Time Kill: Recovery (Album Review)

Glitch Mode Recordings’ Boston-based dark electro rock duo wowed us all a few years ago with their debut full-length, Shock And Awe. Since then, they’ve kept up a steady onslaught of singles and an EP in 2019, Anxiety. Their latest release, Recovery, is four synth-driven tracks and fifteen intense minutes. The title track is tight and danceable with bandleader Adam Schneider’s vocals pushed to the front around gritty synths. “Cliche” starts out mellow with a Cure-esque guitar riff, but builds quickly…

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The Birthday Poems: An interview with Chris Connelly and Monica Queen

The Birthday Poems: An interview with Chris Connelly and Monica Queen

  This month, alternative music legend Chris Connelly and celebrated Scottish vocalist Monica Queen released their collaborative album ‘The Birthday Poems’ via Jnana Records. Two of the brightest musical personalities to emerge from the Scottish music scene, they have united to celebrate the 100th birthday of Orkney-born poet George Mackay Brown. As such, this album is a fictionalized account of the romance between celebrated Scottish poet and author George Mackay Brown and his muse Stella Cartwright, as well as Stella’s friendship with Edinburgh born…

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Premiere: Dead Can Dance’s Lisa Gerrard and Jules Maxwell reveal ‘Heleali (The Sea Will Rise)’

Premiere: Dead Can Dance’s Lisa Gerrard and Jules Maxwell reveal ‘Heleali (The Sea Will Rise)’

  Long known by lovers of 4AD Records’ earlier output and also loved by millions otherwise, Dead Can Dance frontwoman Lisa Gerrard has continued creating a universe of sonic beauty even beyond the scope of the band. Now, with her latest ‘Burn’ album with Jules Maxwell, she’s created something equally, if not more stunning, than the bulk of her soundtrack work over the past few decades. Today we are pleased to present ‘Heleali (The Sea Will Rise)’, with the accompanying video directed…

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Dead Animal Assembly Plant, “Bring Out The Dead” (album review)

Dead Animal Assembly Plant, “Bring Out The Dead” (album review)

Portland-based industrial shock rockers Dead Animal Assembly Plant have at long last inflicted their full-length album Bring Out The Dead onto our eager eardrums. Building anticipation with a few single releases over the past few months, the album is just as brutal as promised. It opens with the eerie, atmospheric “Cemetery Slums” and launches headfirst into the first single “A Violent Breed,” a guitar-driven stomper with a catchy chorus so that you and all your spooky…

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An Interview With KANGA

An Interview With KANGA

Recently, KANGA dropped her second full-length album, You and I Will Never Die. Mixed by Justin McGrath (Nine Inch Nails) and Brett Romnes (Brand New), and mastered by Nick Townsend (Dr. Dre, Garbage), she really comes into her own on this one. The evolution of her songwriting style is complemented by the superb production value and the lyrics tell a story of love, loss, and what it means to be home. As someone who’s seen…

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The Dramedy: And The Light Goes White (Album review)

The Dramedy: And The Light Goes White (Album review)

The Dramedy at its core is Dave Dramedy himself, although on this album he’s recruited quite a few extremely talented musicians–and it shows. You would have never guessed that it was recorded in isolation. And The Light Goes White starts off with “Vow”, a perfect opener. The delicate acoustic guitars highlight the strength of the doubled vocals, which build up to a chant. The song evolves into a gritty, heartfelt rock anthem with big guitars,…

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The Burying Kind: Self-Titled (album review)

The Burying Kind: Self-Titled (album review)

If you close your eyes while you’re listening, the debut self-titled EP from Chicago area duo The Burying Kind brings to mind a time and place that feels like equal parts past and present. Their sound feels familiar yet also completely new, drawing inspiration from the slow, washed-out sounds of shoegaze, the dreamy nostalgia trip of 80s darkwave and new wave, and modern-day indie pop. The album starts out with the first single, “Falling Over,”…

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FM Einheit, “Exhibition Of A Dream” (Album Review)

FM Einheit, “Exhibition Of A Dream” (Album Review)

This release from Einsturzende Neubauten alum FM Einheit consists of several musicians recounting their dreams in spoken word against a mesmerizing soundtrack, which was originally for the 2017 exhibition of the same name. It was recorded live in the amphitheatres and the garden of the Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon where the exhibition was held, as well as in private at Einheit’s own studio, Steinschlag. The dreamers/contributors were: Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Lee Ranaldo, …Émilie Pitoiset, Susan Stenger, Susie Green, David…

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An Interview With Ink Project

An Interview With Ink Project

Order the album on Bandcamp Stream the album on Soundcloud In this interview, Ink Project frontman/founder Jez Lloyd talks about the new album, Ink Project’s history, the Blind Colour record label, and genre-bending. So, you guys are new to me and Rhythm Spirit definitely piqued my interest as a musician who loves the energy of combining different genres to form one’s sound. I definitely hear a lot of different musical influences in this project, i.e….

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Interview mit Laibach: 40 years and beyond

Interview mit Laibach: 40 years and beyond

  Since its formation in 1980 in former Yugoslavia, Laibach has become one of the most influential bands in pop culture. They were often banned and censored since their inception by the Yugoslav regime, but they still reached the international fame. After 40 years of continuous achievements, 30-something music releases, thousands of shows around the world and numerous other artistic endeavours, we finally had the opportunity to talk with Laibach about their rich and prolific…

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