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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Dec 2013 24

Movement Ten - Build Them and They Will ComeMovement Ten
Category: Electro-pop
Album: Build Them and They Will Come
Stars: 2.5
Blurb: This deliberately paced electro-pop effort is not without its subtle merits, but the pleasures are too ephemeral and elusive to truly validate its value.

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Dec 2013 24

Kevorkian Death Cycle - God Am IKevorkian Death Cycle
Category: Industrial / Metal
Album: God Am I
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: Time did not stand still while LA’s underground stars were gone, but this return finds the band shedding neither the raw metal aesthetic nor the electro element that defined it two decades ago.

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Dec 2013 24

Tyler Newman - ZonekillerTyler Newman
Category: Electro / Industrial / Soundtrack
Album: Zonekiller
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: An immersive and dynamic soundtrack full of sci-fi atmosphere and tense action, sure to be a fine accompaniment to its corresponding film.

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