Jun 2016 17

Chris Wirsig & No:Carrier - The 13 Crystal SkullsChris Wirsig & No:Carrier
Category: Ambient / Cinematic / Industrial
Album: The 13 Crystal Skulls
Stars: 4
Blurb: A chilling atmospheric record that plays like a soundtrack to the legend of the 13 crystal skulls. Neo-gothic piano and ominous noises in the distance put you right in the story. Great for headphones.

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Jun 2016 17

SØLVE - The NegativeSØLVE
Category: Industrial / Dark Ambient / Experimental
Album: The Negative
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: Presenting a more vulnerable and introspective aspect to Brant Showers’ musical identity, SØLVE leads listeners down a decidedly dark but rewarding path.

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Jun 2016 17

The Black Queen - Fever DaydreamThe Black Queen
Category: Synthpop / Coldwave
Album: Fever Daydream
Stars: 5
Blurb: Emotive and expressive songwriting and composition, along with a chilled R&B influence, are at the forefront of this debut from a trio of veteran performers, resulting in what is most assuredly one of the best albums of the year.

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Jun 2016 17

Bryan Deister - Spines of the HeartBryan Deister
Category: Electronica / Rock / Experimental
Album: Spines of the Heart
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: Moody, dreamy, and haunting, this double album by Berklee-trained Bryan Deister has sparks of brilliance, a few dismal points, and a ton of material in between.

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May 2016 27

Victor Love - TechnomancyVictor Love
Category: Electro / Industrial / Rock
Album: Technomancy
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: Drawing on the tropes of cyberpunk literature and cinema, complete with a bevy of high profile musical guests and complementary visuals, this full-length debut from Victor Love is quite an entertaining experience.

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May 2016 27

Filter - Crazy EyesFilter
Category: Alt. / Rock / Industrial
Album: Crazy Eyes
Stars: 4
Blurb: 20 years after the band’s debut, Filter’s seventh album successfully captures the seething industrial/rock spirit with which it came kicking and screaming into the world.

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May 2016 27

The Qemists - Warrior SoundThe Qemists
Category: Drum & Bass / Rock
Album: Warrior Sound
Stars: 4
Blurb: An excellent hybrid of the melodic sensibilities of rock & roll and the electronic energy of drum & bass, driven by arresting riffs and anthemic choruses too striking to ignore.

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