[Music] Sshe Retina Stimulants – Play Cronaca Nera

This release by Sshe Retina Stimulants is one of the most claustrophobic works I’ve heard in some time.  This is noise, but done with a way that makes the experience almost magical.  I had the feeling of falling down an endless rabbit hole a la Alice in Wonderland.  It’s a harrowing release, and one of […]

[Music] Midnight Radio – NOIR JAZZ

I never thought I’d review a Signora Ward release here, namely due to a prejudice I’ve developed against modern noise, as too many releases sound like some idiot kid flipping on the vacuum and then recording it, and THEN having the nerve to expect someone to pay for that garbage.  Thankfully, I was wrong about […]

[Music] Jeton Hoxha – Vowel

I’m tempted to say that this release came from out of nowhere, but that simply wouldn’t be true.  Once again, my good friend Raffaelle from Eighth Tower Records releases a bombshell of a release for those of you who are into drone, especially of the kind made by luminaries like Thomas Köner or the Cold […]

[Music] Reptilicus & Senking – Unison

There are times when bleak post-Industrial music can be absolutely rhythmic and beautiful.  A case in point is the release by Artoffact Records’ of a performance by Iceland’s finest dark-electronics project Reptilicus.  This was a performance done in Toronto, Canada, organized by Praveer Baijal, founder of the seminal Toronto label Yatra-Arts, on the happy occasion of […]

[Music] As JK Flesh, Godflesh’s Justin Broadrick Finds Peace In Solitude and Techno

Justin Broadrick should be a name very familiar to you if you were ever a fan of Napalm Death, Jesu, or my two personal favorites from his oeuvre, Godflesh and Techno-Animal.  Bandcamp Daily references his newest material (which has sat around, in some cases, for nearly two decades), JK Flesh. Brilliant material!

[Music] Various Artists – Decay, Death and Darkness – Aural Visions Of Beksiński’s Art

Zdzisław Beksiński was a Polish multimedia artist whose utopian realist works stood in stark contrast to his rather jovial personal demeanor.  He may have been an artists whose work could scare the hell out of you, but he was also quite a decent man who had a fondness for classical music, as well as some […]

[Music] Various Artists – Anthology of Electroacoustic Lebanese Music

When he’s not working on his own music as Sonologyst, Raffaele Pezzella of Unexplained Sounds captures a lot of attention by releasing travelogue compilations covering the best of experimental and dark ambient music from various countries and regions. This one may well be his crowning effort. All of these, with the exception of Sharif Sehnaoui, […]