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EMA: The Future’s Void

EMA: The Future’s Void

Kevin Korber April 10, 2014 0

I’ll admit to being a bit confused about the praise Erika M. Anderson received when she debuted her new project EMA back in 2011. She’s obviously a very talented artist, and I took quite

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Laibach: Spectre

Laibach: Spectre

Robert Ham April 10, 2014 0

There’s never been a better time for Laibach to be releasing new music. Truth be told, there’s never a wrong time for this Slovenian industrial dance outfit to be making art. Upheaval is the

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Abdullah Ibrahim: African Piano

Abdullah Ibrahim: African Piano

Pat Padua April 10, 2014 0

ECM’s Re: Solutions reissue program has unearthed classic titles from a label best known for austere and sometimes cold-sounding product. This is not the case for the rerelease of South African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim’s

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Shit Robot: We Got a Love

Shit Robot: We Got a Love

Josh Goller April 9, 2014 0

Marcus Lambkin may call himself Shit Robot, but his act sure comes with some non-shitty attachments. Most notably, he’s got the backing of pal James Murphy and that particular production mastermind’s DFA Records imprint,

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Manchester Orchestra: Cope

Manchester Orchestra: Cope

Grant Golden April 9, 2014 0

Manchester Orchestra has always been a band that revels in visceral experiences. Fueled by their intensely personal lyricism, the band delivers immediately gripping music punctuated by rich dynamics. When they released their last full-length

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Mø: No Mythologies To Follow

Mø: No Mythologies To Follow

Derek Staples April 9, 2014 1

Karen Marie Ørstead might not be following mythologies, but the Danish 25-year-old certainly isn’t avoiding some of the established routes already laid be her contemporary dark alt-pop songstresses. Prior to dropping her debut LP,

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Lavender Country: Lavender Country

Lavender Country: Lavender Country

Jester Jay Goldman April 8, 2014 2

Important does not equal good. There’s no argument that the band Lavender Country was important. As the first openly gay country band, they were defacto activists, challenging both stereotypes and their audiences. They made

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Pilgrim: II: Void Worship

Pilgrim: II: Void Worship

Michael Merline April 8, 2014 0

Now a duo after the loss of their bassist, Rhode Island’s Pilgrim continue to draw inspiration from doom metal’s tube-amp heyday. Pilgrim’s 2012 debut – Misery Wizard – introduced the band as worthy members

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Bob Frank: Bob Frank

Bob Frank: Bob Frank

Pat Padua April 8, 2014 0

“Take a look at the wino/ Take a look at the bum/ Dirty clothes/ Foul Breath/ And his teeth rotting out of his gums.” In the liner notes to the Light in the Attic

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Timber Timbre: Hot Dreams

Timber Timbre: Hot Dreams

Josh Goller April 7, 2014 0

Taylor Kirk’s voice can deftly sway between ephemeral beauty and impending doom; and as their frontman’s vocals go, so goes gothic-tinged Canadian folk-bluesmen Timber Timbre. Ever since the band’s 2009’s self-titled breakthrough—which followed two

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