Category Archives: Reviews

OXX: The Skeleton is Just a Coat Hanger; These Are the Black Strings That Make You Dance (2019) – House of Prog

“We are talking about truly progressing music as opposed to regurgitating Genesis. Massively complex musical threads and time signatures have been woven together to create something powerful which never loses its edge, just like Damascus steel. […] It is intense, … Continue reading

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Dive Into Gripping New Soundscapes From BRENNER & MOLENAAR Exclusively Here – Captured Howls

“Unease gets turned to sound […] a bed of perfectly nauseating, droning tones upon which they build jagged edges of sonic twists like strangely melodic guitar strums that by themselves might actually make for a catchy tune. Here, they’re mangled … Continue reading

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Ten From the Tomb: Grizzly Butts reviews BRENNER & MOLENAAR

“Snort an expired yellowjacket or two and settle into this collaboration between GRIDFAILURE (David Brenner) and THOSE DARN GNOMES‘ Christian Molenaar in celebration of facial pain and nearby mucosal torment. […] Imaginative atmospheres and brutally harsh ambiance for a rainy … Continue reading

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BRENNER & MOLENAAR: Uninvited Savior – Different Noises

“…like religious music fed through a blender, an esoteric mash-up of styles and influences which has some sort of resemblance to early Cabaret Voltaire, and the found sounds echo the first few Godspeed! You Black Emperor releases. Always on the … Continue reading

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Album Review: CINEMA CINEMA CCXMD – Ink 19

“…evokes Naked City, a lost and found coda from that Pharaoh Sanders collaboration with Sonic Youth – which doesn’t exist – and a teaspoon of DNA.” – Ink 19

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Album Review: CINEMA CINEMA’s new and noteworthy – The Colorado Springs Independent

“The opening sax and synth blasts from this wild EP can make you remember first hearing Pere Ubu’s debut album, or the noisy artists in Eno’s No New York project. The Brooklyn duo of Ev Gold and Paul Claro have … Continue reading

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Review: EL DRUGSTORE’s The Golden Age of Bad Ideas – Black Insect Laughter

“Early Mastodon meet the Cardiacs doing Botch cover numbers is probably the nearest I can get to a quick description and even then I am falling short of the mark. This is head-fuck music of the highest order […] Like … Continue reading

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Drum Playthrough Premiere: EL DRUGSTORE, “Moral Curve” (Members of East of the Wall) – MetalSucks

“Seth Rheam is no ordinary drummer: the guy’s been impressing our pants off for the better part of a decade with East of the Wall, and we can think of no musician more worthwhile of your attention. […] Like East … Continue reading

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Full Album Stream: BEDTIMEMAGIC “Pillow Talk” – Decibel Magazine

“BEDTIMEMAGIC really doubled down on the misnomers with debut studio LP Pillow Talk. Perhaps the only hint that their music doesn’t have much in common with love-making is the fact that their moniker is in all caps. It’s hard to … Continue reading

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EL DRUGSTORE (mem East of the Wall) releasing first LP in 6 years (stream a track) – BrooklynVegan

“…equal parts weirdo prog and bone-crushing heaviness.” – BrooklynVegan

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