Dec 2013 24

Aesthetic Perfection - The Dark Half EPAesthetic Perfection
Category: Electro / Industrial
Album: The Dark Half EP
Stars: 3
Blurb: The second in the trilogy of digital EPs hits harder than Antibody while still subtly shifting gears for Daniel Graves’ ever changing musical vehicle.

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Dec 2013 23

Ihsahn - Das SeelenbrechenIhsahn
Category: Metal / Experimental
Album: Das Seelenbrechen
Stars: 4
Blurb: Shifting away from the progressive and jazzy experiments of his past output, Ihsahn delves into more abstract atmospheres to create a symphony as melodically pleasing as it is noisily unsettling.

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Dec 2013 23

The Legendary Pink Dots - The Gethsemane OptionThe Legendary Pink Dots
Category: Experimental / Industrial
Album: The Gethsemane Option
Stars: 4.5
Blurb: Living a third of a century outside of the box and no signs of slowing down, the imposing avant-garde collective further refuses to be pigeonholed in this latest riveting foray.

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Dec 2013 23

Download - LingAMDownload
Category: Experimental / IDM
Album: LingAM
Stars: 3.5
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.

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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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