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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Jun 2017 05

She Pleasures Herself - FetishShe Pleasures Herself
Category: Post-punk / Darkwave
Album: Fetish
Stars: 2.5
Blurb: A darkly erotic brand of post-punk darkwave that plays well as a soundtrack to a kinkster’s fantasy, but offers little else to keep the listener interested for anything more.

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Jun 2017 05

John Bergin - Crash & Burn Vol. 1John Bergin
Category: Industrial / Darkwave
Album: Crash & Burn Vol. 1
Stars: 4
Blurb: The first in a series of EPs serving as a soundtrack to a literary adrenaline fueled world where life and death are dealt like prizes to those who take the obsessions of a video game into the lethal realm of reality.

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Jun 2017 05

SNOG - The Clockwork Man (Non-Compliant Remixes in the Age of Obedience)SNOG
Category: Electro/Industrial
Album: The Clockwork Man (Non-Compliant Remixes in the Age of Obedience)
Stars: 3
Blurb: Contributors from around the globe remixed and reimagined the songs from SNOG’s eclectic 2015 record.

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