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From Industrial Noise to Serene Ambience: Exploring vidnaObmana’s Early Years

Dirk Serries’ acclaimed ambient project underwent some pretty dramatic shifts as evidenced by these early recordings.
Time Well - Cloakroom

Cloakroom’s Time Well Is an Otherworldly Blend of Shoegaze Bliss & Metal Riffs (Review)

These songs move in directions that are more interesting than the simple “shoegaze + metal” equation implies.

Resplandor Reissues Now Available From Saint Marie Records

Peru’s Resplandor helped open my eyes to the true global nature of shoegaze.
For Wishes

In Rotation: For Wishes, Slow Dancing Society, Billow Observatory, Macross 82-99 (Review)

Sparse, intimate folk/slowcore, nocturnal cinematic ambient, airy electronic music, and anime-inspired future funk.
Rustic Houses, Forlorn Valleys

Domino Reissues Two Classic Hood Albums on Limited Edition Vinyl

1998’s “Rustic Houses, Forlorn Valleys” and 1999’s “The Cycle of Days and Seasons” can be ordered from Norman Records.
The Majesty of the Flesh - Lee Bozeman

The Majesty of the Flesh by Lee Bozeman (Review)

The simple fact is that any new music from Lee Bozeman is a gift.
All For You - Telepath

All For You by T E L E P A T H テレパシー能力者 (Review)

Some of the enigmatic vaporwave producer’s funnest, and funkiest, music to date.
Bark Psychosis' Hex

Bark Psychosis’ Masterpiece Hex Is Getting Reissued

Fire Records will reissue the album this September.
Waiting For - Kiriyama Family

Waiting For… by Kiriyama Family (Review)

Kiriyama Family’s soulful pop definitely has a retro sense about it, but it’s far more than just a nostalgic retread.
All Bitches Die - Lingua Ignota

Lingua Ignota’s All Bitches Die Tackles Misogyny and Abuse with Brutal Electronic Music (Review)

While certainly not everyone’s cup of tea, I consider this one of 2017’s most fascinating and compelling albums.
Psychic Temple's Chris Schlarb

In Rotation: The Clientele, Landing, The Daysleepers, Psychic Temple (Review)

Dreamy autumnal pop, spaced-out slowcore, The Smiths get a shoegaze makeover, and some gorgeous psychedelic pop.
Homecoming - Sorrow Plagues

Homecoming by Sorrow Plagues (Review)

Sorrow Plagues’s blend of black metal and shoegaze contains a few sonic surprises along the way.


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