Sep 29, 2016
In Rotation: Makeup & Vanity Set, C418, Secret Pyramid, Dungen & American Football (Review)
Ominous synth music, playful electronica, beautiful dark ambient, Swedish psych-rock instrumentals, and elegant emo.
Sep 23, 2016
Exploring the Strange, Otherworldly Sounds of Oklahoma’s Unknown Tone Records (Review)
There’s some very weird music to be found in Unknown Tone’s catalog, but that same music is frequently beautiful and intriguing as well.
Sep 12, 2016
Erased Is a Satisfying Blend of Time Travel, Murder Mystery, and Coming of Age Melodrama (Review)
Tomohiko Itō’s latest anime is rooted in tragedy, loss, and a search for restoration and redemption… and time travel.
Sep 9, 2016
Posh Lost’s Wonderfully Gloomy Debut Is More Than Just Musical Nostalgia (Review)
Yes, this Minnesota quintet sounds a LOT like Joy Division but their self-assured music ultimately transcends such easy comparisons.
Aug 25, 2016
The Midnight’s Endless Summer is 2016’s Greatest ’80s Soundtrack (Review)
The Midnight’s take on ’80s pop is packed with synthesizer goodness — and blazing guitar and sax solos galore.
Aug 13, 2016
Stranger Things, Volume 1 by Kyle Dixon, Michael Stein (Review)
Dixon and Stein have composed a rich, evocative score that brings the world of “Stranger Things” to life all on its own.
Aug 7, 2016
Serenity by Bvdub (Review)
Bvdub’s music is euphoric enough for any discothèque but its true appeal lies in its moody, contemplative aspect.
Aug 4, 2016
Rain Temple by 2814 (Review)
Though created by two vaporwave luminaries, this album’s best moments transcend that genre’s aesthetics.
Jul 5, 2016
Slow by Starflyer 59 (Review)
For over two decades, Jason Martin’s “blue collar” approach to music has resulted in an impressively reliable discography.
May 23, 2016
Slow City by Liz Janes (Review)
A wonderfully direct and captivating album, though it’s somewhat hampered by some muddled production.
May 21, 2016
In Rotation: Winter Severity Index, William Ryan Fritch, 2814 & Eco Virtual (Review)
Wintry darkwave, glorious orchestral-folk cacophonies, sleepy urban soundscapes, and vaporwave muzak.