Dec 2013 23

The Knife - Shaking the HabitualThe Knife
Category: Electronic / Experimental
Album: Shaking the Habitual
Stars: 4
Blurb: A dense and challenging listen that lives up to its title, eschewing past formulas in favor of a truly experimental experience.

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Dec 2013 23

Comaduster - Hollow WorldsComaduster
Category: Ambient / Dubstep / Experimental
Album: Hollow Worlds
Stars: 4
Blurb: Comaduster’s latest offering not only makes dubstep more accessible, but boldly fuses a slew of genres for a refreshing take on contemporary electronic music.

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Dec 2013 23

ESA - Themes of Carnal Empowerment – Part 2: DeceitESA
Category: Noise / Industrial
Album: Themes of Carnal Empowerment – Part 2: Deceit
Stars: 4
Blurb: While the conceptual direction may fly over some heads, it doesn’t make ESA’s sex-fueled sonic havoc sequel any less intoxicating.

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Dec 2013 23

Autoclav1.1 - Portents CallAutoclav1.1
Category: Ambient / IDM / Electronic
Album: Portents Call
Stars: 3
Blurb: While not the most ambitious outing, the hallmarks of Autoclav1.1’s sound are present and given a much warmer resonance than past releases.

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Dec 2013 23

The Unquiet Void - So Comes the Yawning DarknessThe Unquiet Void
Category: Dark Ambient / Experimental
Album: So Comes the Yawning Darkness
Stars: 4.5
Blurb: Telling the audient void and gazing into the blackness of cosmic insanity, The Unquiet Void takes a slight detour from the trilogy to pay homage to the Crawling Chaos himself.

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Dec 2013 23

Empire State Human - Soul of the MachineEmpire State Human
Category: Electro/ Synthpop
Album: Soul of the Machine
Stars: 3
Blurb: The angle of approach to the mainstay synthpop traits might be skewed but Empire State Human’s new album still is distinctly nostalgic and homogeneous.

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Dec 2013 23

Virgins O.R Pigeons - Bleed to Lead EPVirgins O.R Pigeons
Category: EBM / Electro
Album: Bleed to Lead EP
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: This Greek band’s comeback from the brink of oblivion packs an uncanny sonic punch and, even more impressively, heralds even greater things on the band’s horizon.

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