Jan 2014 05

Atiq & EnK - Fear of the Unknown Atiq & EnK
Category: Ambient / Electronic
Album: Fear of the Unknown
Stars: 4
Blurb: Challenging the current groove of electronic music as well as listeners’ expectations, Atiq & EnK’s percussion-driven debut is therapeutic as much as it is cerebral.

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Dec 2013 24

Gary Numan - Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind)Gary Numan
Category: Industrial / Rock
Album: Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind)
Stars: 4
Blurb: This pioneer of dark electronic music tackles some of his bleakest emotional moments with some of the most vigorous music he’s yet created.

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Dec 2013 24

DUBCON (Twilight Circus meets cEvin Key) - UFO Pon Di GullysideDUBCON (Twilight Circus meets cEvin Key)
Category: Electronic / Dub / IDM
Album: UFO Pon Di Gullyside
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: Ambient and spacey, while groovy and tranquil, this electrified take on dub music from two masters of electronic music is perfect for drifting amid the heavens.

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Dec 2013 24

NOIR - Darkly NearNOIR
Category: Darkwave / Electro
Album: Darkly Near
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: Even if one expected what Athan Maroulis’ solo debut might sound like, there are still plenty of surprises on NOIR’s first proper release and plenty of things to cherish.

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Dec 2013 24

UCNX - ReplicatorUCNX
Category: Electro / Industrial
Album: Replicator
Stars: 3
Blurb: While hardly an essential release for UCNX, this blend of covers and remixes showcases the band’s dirty brand of electrified industrial rock quite well.

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Dec 2013 24

Hopeful Machines - Minus ZeroHopeful Machines
Category: Electronic / Experimental
Album: Minus Zero
Stars: 4
Blurb: With all the dynamics of a film score and exploring varying modes of electronic music in a uniformly cohesive fashion, Steven Archer takes the listener through a blissful audio journey.

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Dec 2013 24

Hopeful Machines - The Spring of the Drowned GirlHopeful Machines
Category: Electronic / Experimental
Album: The Spring of the Drowned Girl
Stars: 3
Blurb: More an endurance test than a cohesive album, each track on this album takes the listener through varying shifts in tone and mood to satisfying if slightly disorienting effect.

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