Jun 2014 16

Defrag - DrownDefrag
Category: IDM
Album: Drown
Stars: 4
Blurb: Focusing inward on the solitary truth of a suffocating end to existence, Defrag’s latest work displays a wonderful sense of electronic variety and maturity.

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Jun 2014 16

Phil Western - LongformPhil Western
Category: Electronic / Experimental
Album: Longform
Stars: 4
Blurb: A mammoth double-vinyl outing that demonstrates the fullest range of Phil Western’s musical capabilities, taking the listener through virtually every sonic mood one could ask for.

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Jun 2014 16

NZ - Raw and PureNZ
Category: EBM
Album: Raw and Pure
Stars: 1
Blurb: Imitation to the point of outright copying of every element of Nitzer Ebb’s style from the early-to-mid ‘80s makes for an EP that simply had to be a lark.

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Jun 2014 16

Laibach - SpectreLaibach
Category: Industrial
Album: Spectre
Stars: 4
Blurb: After 34 years, Laibach continues to stay fresh and relevant, blending in new sounds without losing the distinct elements that made the group such a renowned entity.

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Jun 2014 16

The Crying Spell - Spectrums of LightThe Crying Spell
Category: Electro-pop / Rock / New Wave
Album: Spectrums of Light
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: A solid third album from a hot band on the rise, revisiting the neon-lit city streets of ‘80s new wave and synth/rock in fine form.

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Jun 2014 16

Babymetal - BabymetalBabymetal
Category: Metal
Album: Babymetal
Stars: 3
Blurb: An album that people will either hate that they love, or love that they hate.

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Jun 2014 16

Baal - ShuradoBaal
Category: Industrial
Album: Shurado
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: A low-fidelity, high-octane, blistering explosion of a full-length debut.

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