Jun 2017 05

Dissonance - VoidDissonance
Category: Electro / Ambient / Darkwave
Album: Void
Stars: 4
Blurb: Full of lyrical poignancy as tales of desperation and heartache are woven amid atmospherically rhythmic and celestial electronics, this long awaited third album signals a triumphant comeback for Dissonance.

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Jun 2017 05

Brett Gleason - ManifestBrett Gleason
Category: Alt. Rock
Album: Manifest
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: Showing the artist’s confidence and comfort in his own skin, this second full-length offering from Brooklyn’s Brett Gleason is as melancholy and atmospheric as its predecessor, full of strong yet simple songwriting that presents a myriad of complex and relatable emotions.

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Jun 2017 05

kETvECTOR - Fig. 23kETvECTOR
Category: Electronic / Jazz / Experimental
Album: Fig. 23
Stars: 4.5
Blurb: Well worth the nearly decade long wait, this second album from kETvECTOR invites an impressive roster of prominent guest performers to join in the darkly surreal audio journey into a jazzier form of experimental electronic music.

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Jun 2017 05

Depeche Mode - SpiritDepeche Mode
Category: Synthpop
Album: Spirit
Stars: 2.5
Blurb: A legendary band continues a downward trajectory but with flashes of former brilliance.

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Jun 2017 05

Author & Punisher - Pressure MineAuthor & Punisher
Category: Industrial / Experimental
Album: Pressure Mine
Stars: 3
Blurb: Author & Punisher offers a creative dichotomy of progression through regression, stripping back the layers of distortion and mechanized noise in favor of a more refined, minimalist approach that returns to a purer, less polished style.

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Jun 2017 05

Nahja Mora - The Trees See MoreNahja Mora
Category: Industrial / Experimental
Album: The Trees See More
Stars: 4
Blurb: One of Baltimore’s noisiest and most experimental musical entities returns with an album that lyrically explores broader, more universal themes of societal decay, while musically bridging the extremes of symphony and cacophony.

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Jun 2017 05

ASKEW - Volume OneASKEW
Category: Noise / Ambient / Experimental
Album: Volume One
Stars: 3
Blurb: While not essential listening for those without an affinity for exploratory noise, this full-length debut from Justin Bennett’s ASKEW should please aficionados and offer a few moments of sonic discovery.

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