Mar 2017 27

Nine Inch Nails - Not the Actual Events EPNine Inch Nails
Category: Industrial
Album: Not the Actual Events EP
Stars: 2.5
Blurb: While described “an unfriendly, fairly impenetrable record,” with plenty of miasmal, oppressively noisy production to boot, the latest EP from Nine Inch Nails is more of a return to the band’s earlier, more aggressive style than they or the audience may care to admit.

 
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Mar 2017 27

Am Tierpark - Cherry Blossom EPAm Tierpark
Category: Synthpop
Album: Cherry Blossom EP
Stars: 4
Blurb: The second release from the duo of Claus Larsen and John Mirland successfully captures the pure synthpop sound the duo set out to achieve, full of crisp vocals and sweet melodies.

 
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Mar 2017 27

PAIN - Coming HomePAIN
Category: Industrial / Metal
Album: Coming Home
Stars: 3
Blurb: As one of metal’s most accomplished and revered producers, the eighth album from Peter Tägtgren’s bombastic industrial/metal project may not reinvent the wheel, but is every bit as flagrant, fiery, feisty, and fun as fans could hope for.

 
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Mar 2017 27

Goth Brooks - Moonshine and MascaraGoth Brooks
Category: Goth / Industrial / Country
Album: Moonshine and Mascara
Stars: 2
Blurb: Celebrating as much as poking fun at country and goth/industrial, Goth Brooks blends the two genres in a manner that should garner a few laughs… but probably not much else.

 
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Mar 2017 27

Mortiis - The Great DeceiverMortiis
Category: Industrial / Metal
Album: The Great Deceiver
Album: 4
Blurb: After a four-year-long hiatus, the goblin king of industrial/metal returns with an album that presents an audio/visual tour-de-force that may very well be the most fully realized presentation of Mortiis’ lurid creative vision.

 
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Mar 2017 23

Swans three most recent albums reissued on triple vinyl
 
The Glowing Man, the highly acclaimed fourteenth studio album and the last from the current incarnation of experimental/post-punk band Swans, will be reissued on vinyl as a three LP set. Originally released in June of 2016, the farewell album received high praise from critics, with Pitchfork‘s Saby Reyes-Kulkarni stating, “Swans make this sound effortless, though, in a fitting end to a remarkable chapter of their career.” [..]

Mar 2017 23

Box set of vintage Dutch electronic music to be rereleasedBasta Music will be re-releasing a four disc set of vintage early Dutch electronic music from legendary composers Henk Badings, Kid Baltan, and Tom Dissevelt, titled Popular Electronics: Early Dutch Electronic Music From Philips Research Laboratories 1956-1963. Originally released in 2004, the compilation includes remastered versions of albums previously released between 1956 and 1963, as well as rediscovered and previously unreleased material [..]