Jul 2013 28

Various Artists - Spandex on the Sunset Strip: A Tribute to ‘80s MetalVarious Artists
Category: Compilations
Album: Spandex on the Sunset Strip: A Tribute to ‘80s Metal
Stars: 2.5
Blurb: A tribute compilation that is worth the precious hard drive space even if its lesser elements at times overshadow the true accomplishments.

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Jul 2013 28

LAN Formatique - The Sadness of DistancesLAN Formatique
Category: IDM / Ambient / Industrial
Album: The Sadness of Distances
Stars: 3
Blurb: A richly emotional dreamlike album that quickly fades from memory.

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Jul 2013 28

Dumb Machine - H.P. KittencraftDumb Machine
Category: Industrial / Experimental
Album: H.P. Kittencraft
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: Owing more to the avant-garde and dark ambient, Dumb Machine creates an album as weird as the fiction of the title’s namesake.

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Jul 2013 28

Suture Self - NewerSkinSuture Self
Category: Electronic
Album: NewerSkin
Stars: 3
Blurb: A mesh of styles that makes this remix album standout a little more from the pack.

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Jul 2013 28

Lost Reality - Roboid 371304Lost Reality
Category: Alternative / Dark Electro
Album: Roboid 371304
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: Full of emotion the Italian trio takes you on a ride through the cosmos with heavy guitars and more spacey synths than you can shake a planet at.

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Jul 2013 28

Ego Likeness - Treacherous ThingEgo Likeness
Category: Darkwave
Album: Treacherous Thing EP
Stars: 3
Blurb: The darkwave stars let the Manichean nature of the music soar on this brief but indulging prelude to the upcoming new album.

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Jul 2013 27

Psy'Aviah launches new music videoBelgian electro act Psy’Aviah has released an animated music video for the track “Letting Go,” directed by Emily Weeks, from the recently released Future Past EP. Weeks describes the direction of the video: “The main character, Valerie, is depicted in a story that takes place in the 1940s. Valerie’s hair is a reflection of her interior psychological state. [..]