A Dark Place by Tor Lundvall (Review)
Tor Lundvall’s first vocal album in nearly ten years blends hushed ambient music with themes of sorrow and longing.
globalWAVEsystem’s Life Equals Death Took Christian Industrial Music to Dark, Distorted Extremes (Review)
When I was in high school, I once used this album to scare the little kids in my church.
In Rotation: Natalie Evans, The Nightcrawlers, Slow Meadow, Chad Valley (Review)
Delicate acoustic folk, spaced out synth jams, contemplative ambience, and soulful electronic pop.
Miracle’s The Strife of Love in a Dream Revels in Esoteric, Elegant Synth-Pop (Review)
Miracle’s darkly elegant music takes the sounds of the ’80s and reshapes them into strange and thrilling new forms.
Not Thrilled by Fine China (Review)
Fine China return after thirteen years with some of their best songs to date. Elegant, wistful pop of the finest sort.
DigHayZoose’s Ambitious MagentaMantaLoveTree Combined Funk, Metal & Psychedelia With Strange Results (Review)
MagentaMantaLoveTree is a sprawling, uneven album that’s by turns fascinating and frustrating, impassioned and inconsistent.
Duncan Jones’ Mute Is an Interesting Film, It’s Just Not a Good One (Review)
Though it features some interesting visuals, Mute is a significant misstep for the talented director.
Raison d’être’s Alchymeia Is a Jung-Inspired Soundtrack Through the Shadows (Review)
Raison d’être’s dark ambience may begin in the shadows, but it’s never content to stay there.
Soaring Through the Spaceways With the Silver Surfer (Review)
Dan Slott and Mike Allred’s take on the Silver Surfer is a far cry from the comics of my youth — for better and worse.
The Honeybear by Hampshire & Foat (Review)
This “children fairytale book concept album” is full of enchanting, beguiling music.
In Rotation: Mount Eerie, Ride, Fine China, Amy Annelle, Josh T. Pearson (Review)
Heart-breaking music about death; dreamy electronica from shoegaze giants; inspired ’80s pop; plaintive, old-timey folk/country; and goofy country-punk.
In Rotation: Nabihah Iqbal, Heligoland, Opus Science Collective (Review)
An impressive debut that feels both nostalgic and original; exquisitely composed dreampop; and super funky future funk.