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Je Suis France

Je Suis France

AFRIKAN MAJIKAntenna Farm Holy hell! Amazing neo-krautrock/psychedelia which recalls prime Mercury Rev jamming with Damo-era Can! Song titles like “Chemical Agents”, “Digital Shrimp” and “Sufficiently Breakfast” give you a sterling idea of the joys you’re in for. A truly amazing [...]

July 26, 2007 Uncategorized
Of God And Science

Of God And Science

OF GOD AND SCIENCEDetach Indie-folkish EP which avoids the clichés of the genre. Featuring inspired writing and sometimes odd instrumentation, OGAS rise above the rest. The short running time DOES work in its advantage, but the potential shown encourages a [...]

July 26, 2007 Uncategorized
Tracey Thorn

Tracey Thorn

OUT OF THE WOODSAstralwerks The voice of Everything But The Girl picks up pretty much where she left off. Alternating ambient techno trickery and odd Nico-esque instrumentation (harmoniums, bells, etc.), Tracey’s powerful voice still sounds as lovelorn and gorgeous as [...]

July 26, 2007 Uncategorized
Sia

Sia

LADY CROISSANTAstralwerks For fans of jazz-tinged female singer-songwriters, this live mini-album should do the trick. No new ground is covered, but the vocals are impressive enough and the music is well-written. Being a live album, this may not be representative [...]

July 26, 2007 Uncategorized
Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson

Eat Me, Drink MeInterscope Records, 2007 I have one question. What the hell did I just listen too? As you can tell I am not impressed by the new Marilyn Manson album. There is no sense in highlighting any specific [...]

July 26, 2007 Uncategorized
Lou Reed and Zeitkratzer

Lou Reed and Zeitkratzer

METAL MACHINE MUSIC PERFORMED BY ZEITKRATZER LIVEAsphodel, 2007 Yes, you read that right. This is an orchestral version of METAL MACHINE MUSIC. The decision to perform only three parts may be viewed as merciful or unforgivable. The novelty of this [...]

July 26, 2007 Uncategorized
Monster In The Machine

Monster In The Machine

BUTTERFLY PINNEDEmotional Syphon Hmmm. Well, this is interesting and catchy enough alt-rock. However, the Bowie copycat vocals leave a lot to be desired. Which is a shame, because the moody music is really quite accomplished. – Adam Naworal [...]

July 26, 2007 Uncategorized
Arks

Arks

THE INTERENATIONALHighWheel This band definitely knows their stuff! Claiming to be influenced by Sonic Youth, Pere Ubu, and other indie/noise stalwarts, these guys can play angular noisy chops and oddly structured rhythms with the best of them. While a bit [...]

July 26, 2007 Uncategorized
Maps

Maps

WE CAN CREATE Mute Slightly disappointing if you buy the promo hype (this is NOT the sound of an electronic Spiritualized or My Bloody Valentine). Taken on its own, this IS a solid release with interesting effects and programming and [...]

July 26, 2007 Uncategorized
Airiel

Airiel

THE BATTLE OF SEALANDHighWheel Hooray! More neo-noise rock from HighWheel! Airiel are more influenced by Ride and other noisy shoegaze than the American brand of noise rock, but they manage to find a very unique and powerful sound. The noise [...]

July 26, 2007 Uncategorized