Category: Experimental / Noise / Industrial
Album: False Vacuum
Blurb: While showcasing a refinement of skill and style, this eighth album sticks very much to the grain of Iszoloscope’s sound, sure to please longtime fans if not astound them.
Category: Goth / Rock
Album: Realignment EP
Blurb: Drawing on but not limited to their collective experiences, Abbey Nex and Valerie Gentile strike out on their own with a new brand of electrified goth and noise/rock.
Category: Blues / Rock / Electro
Blurb: As much a snapshot of the prominent Japanese guitarist’s long and versatile career as it is a step forward into new musical territory, marking his first truly international record release with a few guests to boot.
Category: Electroscuzz / Industrial / Funk
Album: American Jihadi
Blurb: GoFight’s third album brings “tha funk” and a signature sexy electro-sleaze while challenging social and political climates… does it with a sense of humor.
Category: Darkwave / Neoclassical / Experimental
Album: Joys and Horrors of Broken Souls
Blurb: A slasher film told through music, this album ties in ritualistic, heathen imagery with scenes of torture and murder to create a chilling experience.
PORT OF Est.
Category: Synthpop / Electro / Experimental
Album: Onyx Moon
Blurb: Masterful production and an angelic voice combine for a strong debut record from Portland, Maine’s PORT OF Est. Moody but not overly dark; smart and catchy as hell.
Category: Alt. / Goth / Rock
Blurb: A captivating set of songs from one of alternative music’s most revered and celebrated guitarists, demonstrating songwriting above virtuosic grandstanding, with more than a few notable guest vocalists.