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RICARDA COMETA: Ricarda Cometa 2 review – SonicAbuse

“For those who go dizzy over Sonic Youth’s many side projects, or the recent art-rock sound-clash of Martin Bisi’s BC35, Ricarda Cometa 2 is an improvisational work well worth exploring. Recorded by Sam Nacht at Estudio Libres in Buona Aires … Continue reading

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RICARDA COMETA: Ricarda Cometa 2 – Beach Sloth

“An unhinged feral presence makes itself felt throughout RICARDA COMETA’s Ricarda Cometa 2. Defying easy categorization, the album has a distinctly late 70s discordant flavor about it. Elements of This Heat, Pere Ubu, DNA, and more filter their way into … Continue reading

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Chicago neck breakers NEQUIENT hit the road behind their scorching debut full-length – Chicago Reader

“a major D-beat shit storm! Knuckleheads fond of getting rowdy to Converge and Disfear will find plenty of grist for the mill on the walloping tracks “Blast Beats and Cocaine” and “Cat’s Cradle,” where Patrick Conahan’s headlong guitar and Jason … Continue reading

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SVB Exclusive: Let BLIGHT HOUSE Hack and Slash Their Way Into Your Heart With New ‘Friday the 13th’ Inspired Jam

“Rhode Island brutal death metallers BLIGHT HOUSE are poised to release their sophomore full-length album on August 3 via Nefarious Industries. Titled Summer Camp Sex Party Massacre, the forthcoming effort will feature 10 new tracks of gore-soaked, disemboweling death metal … Continue reading

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BRANDON SEABROOK’S NEEDLE DRIVER: Review in The New York City Jazz Record

“Guitarist BRANDON SEABROOK is a familiar face in New York’s new music circles, having played with Peter Evans and Jacob Garchik among others. NEEDLE DRIVER is a trio with bassist Johnny DeBlase and drummer Allison Miller, a take-no-prisoners merging of … Continue reading

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NEQUIENT: ‘Wolves At The Door’ Album Review – SonicAbuse

“If NEQUIENT had stuck to the three-minute-an-less formula when composing this album, it would have been a solid grind effort characterised by its ferocity and intense musicianship. What raises it to the ranks of the exceptional, however, is when the … Continue reading

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RICARDA COMETA: Review – The Quietus

“A revelation outta thin air, courtesy of this dazzlingly trigonometrical spritz of minimal rock clang from Buenos Aires. […] Ricarda Cometa 2 is wholly instrumental, but its arrangements are lyrical and florid. Heuman can play like a proto-free jazzer or … Continue reading

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RICARDA COMETA: Ricarda Cometa 2 – A Closer Listen

“…eminently corporeal, powered by the clean spurts of Espinal’s guitar and amplified by Heuman’s restrained-yet-punchy drumming. […] RICARDA COMETA’s music demands to be clearly followed, every crease and fold in the new flesh a motive of aesthetic attention. Your body … Continue reading

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RICARDA COMETA Combines Latin, African and Asian Influences With Noise, Math Rock on ‘Ricarda Cometa 2’ (album stream) – PopMatters

“The 11-song collection takes listeners on a wild, noisy ride that never loses its focus on Latin-inspired rhythms but which ultimately sends them through the musical grinder a few dozen times along the way. If listeners found the herky-jerky twists … Continue reading

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Review: NEQUIENT – “Wolves at the Door” – Svbterranean

“Chicago’s NEQUIENT unleash over 40 minutes of atypical hardcore mayhem on their full-length debut, Wolves at the Door. […] They rip and roar through various extreme metal subgenres, melding them almost perfectly, to arrive at their ultimate goal at ripping … Continue reading

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