Category: Experimental / IDM
Blurb: Ever exploring beyond the conventions of traditional form and structure with effectively psychedelic sound design, Download’s latest is an at once tense and relaxing affair.
Category: Electronic / Experimental
Album: Shaking the Habitual
Blurb: A dense and challenging listen that lives up to its title, eschewing past formulas in favor of a truly experimental experience.
Category: Ambient / Dubstep / Experimental
Album: Hollow Worlds
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.
Category: Noise / Industrial
Album: Themes of Carnal Empowerment – Part 2: Deceit
Blurb: While the conceptual direction may fly over some heads, it doesn’t make ESA’s sex-fueled sonic havoc sequel any less intoxicating.
Category: Ambient / IDM / Electronic
Album: Portents Call
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.
The Unquiet Void
Category: Dark Ambient / Experimental
Album: So Comes the Yawning Darkness
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.
Empire State Human
Category: Electro/ Synthpop
Album: Soul of the Machine
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.