Mar 21, 2017
Gorgeously Weird Electronic Pop Abounds on The Pattern Forms’ Peel Away the Ivy (Review)
Arguably one of Ghost Box’s most accessible releases to date, as well as one of their loveliest.
Mar 15, 2017
Autumn Is the End by Steven R. Smith (Review)
Autumn Is the End sounds like the penultimate spaghetti western soundtrack.
Mar 11, 2017
Russian Lullabies by Havalina (Review)
Two decades after its original release, Havalina’s third album remains as much an unsung masterpiece as ever.
Mar 6, 2017
On Monumenta, Valerinne’s Fiery Post-Rock Will Destroy You, in a Good Way (Review)
The Romanian trio will beat you down one massive riff at a time, but they’ll also build you back up, stronger than before.
Mar 2, 2017
Grails’ Chalice Hymnal Blends Numerous Genres to Create Cinematic Soundscapes (Review)
Post-rock, electronic music, film scores, modern classical, and jazz figure into Grails’ graceful, sublime music.
Feb 4, 2017
Netflix’s iBoy Isn’t a Great Superhero Movie, but It Is Much Better Than Its Title Might Suggest (Review)
Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams stars in this superhero origin story for the social media era.
Jan 29, 2017
ISON’s Cosmic Drone Conveys the Beauty and Terror of Outer Space (Review)
This gorgeous space-themed EP blends metal and shoegaze to stunning effect.
Jan 17, 2017
In Rotation: High-Functioning Flesh, Slowdive, Drab Majesty, Box and the Twins (Review)
Minimalist industrial punk; the return of a shoegaze legend; dreamy inter-dimensional post-punk; and darkly lush pop from Germany.
Jan 3, 2017
Tsutomu Nihei’s Blame! Is a Beautifully Nightmarish Cyberpunk Epic (Review)
Vertical Comics’ excellent reprint captures all of the engrossing and unsettling detail in Nihei’s intricate artwork.
Dec 11, 2016
Netflix’s Spectral Contains the Makings of a Much More Interesting Movie (Review)
It’s passable late night entertainment but with a script that made better use of its ideas, it could’ve been a lot more.
Nov 7, 2016
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress May Help Fill That Attack on Titan-Sized Void in Your Life (Review)
The latest from Wit Studio and Tetsurō Araki is a gruesome, action-packed series featuring human-devouring monsters and steampunk samurai.