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ANTI MUSIC FOR ANTI FASCISTS Collaborating with the world of soundscapes and harsh noise music explorations; reviewing found art and new experimental instrumentation

ALBUMS & EP’s

The Limitless Sweet Love of Precious Suffering by Blessed Are the Hearts that Bend
 April 18, 2019

Dipping in various tonalities but maintaining a muscular endurance for this glow. The shine ends in the most fantastic ethereal ring, reverberating a high pitch that stretches across this wholly unique valley; and connects to its neighboring star…
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The Girl Behind the Forest by Sawak
June 17, 2020

Floating through crisp turquoise landscapes, the song swirls, and darts through the air as it shifts and sorts various levels of conflicting textures, a fascinating collection of all the instruments brought together. This is especially apparent with…
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The Book of Sleep by qualchan
April 23, 2020

Racing through the Amazon, we traverse multiple collections of short tracks and remarkably fluid percussion’s. From the opening tracks, real stepperscinema, or blue wave, everything has a distinct aesthetic essentially…
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Chinese Foundry Orchestra by Norob
April 15, 2020

We are taken back and defiled into a death-industrial framework of multiple deadened sounds and decorations. All maintained on a nicely painted wall focused primarily on droning ambiance…
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Primordia by Wife Eyes
June 6, 2020

All ingredients are already there and maximally used as if Wife Eyes isn’t reluctant to unhand their full power, only compelling, comprehensive terror. However, things get loose in a few areas…
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Euphoria by Sunspire
May 31, 2020

The delicate aura and repeated heavy drum loops are vital elements that underline friction between brightness and darkness, between the oscillating interplay of disentombed thought. Simultaneously serves as the album’s apotheosis. In these tracks, the complexion…
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Travel Log Radio by Greg Nieuwsma
June 5, 2020

At times you can feel the Moroccan heat sizzle your skin, or the peninsula and the Apennine Mountains materializing before your eyes. Various styles are tethered to an atmospheric quality…
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and now that we are here by Quaich
May 29, 2020

Guitars twirl, discordant features become prominent as dynamical rhythms and various instrumentation places into a single passivity. Fast-paced and filled with unfettered energy…
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Pragmathism by WHΛLTHISИEY
May 22, 2020

Rhythmic feedback perform various amazing percussive patterns, sequencing a lovely complexity in kaleidoscope variations. Ambient synths scintillate a blanket of jocund piano and mellifluous notation elongating our minds in this opulent chamber. Textures trickle and envelop…
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Far Away by How I Quit Crack & Austin Davis
March 19, 2020

Echoing numerous feedback tones qualitatively feeding darker undulation’s in the mix. Synths and ethereally diverse forms of sonic structures, shoot or slowly dance muffled tonality; and where this is even more splendid as Austin Davis‘s voice reverberates synonymous tonality…
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Rapture by Ecstacy in Torment
May 17, 2020

…ominous drone, crackling noise, feedback, and a melody running throughout that would be qualitatively seducing, if it wasn’t so damn unsettling…
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Full Bloom !! by Oriental Love
April 28, 2020

Intrinsically explicating the gigantic hyper-polished air-flow’s of celestial freshness and heliospheric energy on the one hand, and the fragile, large-grained haze undercurrents on the other, it lets us absorb this marvelous environment…
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Aphelion by Todd Snow
August 8, 2008

Blending messages, of scientific and philosophic thought, into your album can be as challenging as performing the musical work itself – but Todd Snow has accomplished conjoining musicality with the intricacy…
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C​-​BEAMS by NNYz?
June 5, 2020

Some artists achieve myriad of opulent, or dirty sounds existing to pummel and punish with finesse. However, something very special exists in the fabrics of C​-​BEAMS; behind the curtain of…
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Pantagruelian Quintet by Jon Lipscomb
May 1, 2020

As the grandeur, golden instrument breathes sparse notation, the drums from Anders Uddeskog quickly take a handle of things, and Dan Schyman, on Upright Bass, propels this free-improvisation legacy. Guitar from Jon Lipscomb, and Electric Bass from Anders Lindsjö, takes this adventurous art through a chronicle of ever-evolving dissonance…
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Hyber Nation by Simona Zamboli
June 5, 2020

An eccentric ordinance of fragmented stabbing synths echo against a backdrop of dissonant resonant noise, sweeping and forming a rhythmic landscape.
Arpeggiated synths take the reigns, engulfing the listener…

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Drone Works by Hydra Transmitter
May 15, 2020

Like clouds billowing before a storm and throwing a cloth over the land as bass’s hum and swirl your mind, you become engulfed into a quiet storm; into an invisible flame…
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The Totemist by Ak’chamel, The Ecstatic Brotherhood of Nux Vomica
Self-released March 27, then released February 2, 2020 through Akuphone

…an eclectic journey through cherry-blooming hills. A melange of classical guitar melodies blend perfectly with clean, steady drums; exhuming an ambient spirit from the background…
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Tiatoma by Agile Experiments
June 12, 2020

Agile Experiments is a collection of more than 35 musicians spread across Europe; curated by drummer and producer Dave De Rose.
This LP features “Dimitris Foken & Saber Rider.” Their music combs the sonic sea, churning up waves of earthly music, all the way up through sound subjected to the harshest processing—and everything in between. Dredging jazz and rock styles

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Assassin of Youth by Peter Is Dead
May 8, 2020

Peter Is Dead is former New York psych pop band, “Oh Oh Ecstasy,” created with the collaborative efforts of Peter Garlowgb and Savanna Savage. Self-releasing Assassin of Youth in May 8, 2020, sounds are deliciously minimal, noise-full and melancholic; a constitute of rugged individualism…
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Cloud Diameter 2 by Cloud Diameter
April 24, 2020

Cloud Diameter creates an energy subtle, but mystified and unbounded by primordial texture; or the generic nature most artists put themselves through. Here, we find an album exploring these corners most never discover; taking ambiance and various electronic additions to transpose…
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Early Favorites by Hydra Transmitter
April 29, 2020

The synths are splendidly rugged, and scintillate powerful evocation’s – from the decrepit language of anger from the human spirit; to then deliver a shower of sparks and intense streams of tenacious energy.
Some songs achieved an ingenious caliber

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The May Queen by Saltings
May 22, 2020

Ambient music can offer dynamism that pales in comparison to what’s defined as ‘music.’ Supplying the listener with a lifetime of adventures, that can reach the farthest regions of imaginative worlds through the structures…
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This Is Love, Pt. 2 by MC DoomBlunt
February 20, 2020

This Is Love, Pt. 2 is so eccentric, funny and out-of-this-world spectacular that I really don’t know what to say. It’s not any genre or style rather a collage of all sorts of sampling work and styles stitched to form
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wʌndərlænd +5 by Hualun
April 20, 2020

Ambient music draws various complexity from inner emotions for both the artist and the listener; making it very difficult describing, or at least attempting to, when simple music structures transform from the inside out. Listening to sonorous layers guiding the crystalline heart of a neo-futuristic and dominating society…
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Chiki Chiki Maki Fa by Aural Atmospheres
April 6, 2020

Chiki Chiki Maki Fa is remarkable considering its style: drone set to a minimalist backdrop of vocal-chanting, reverberated electronics and samplers pumping you full with visceral imagery. In this work, Austin Davis presents three tracks tethered to discordant discharge, sometimes, ambivalent ephemera, and audacious chanting added...
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A Pallid Wave On Shores Of Night by Deathbird Stories
June 19, 2020

Departing; digressing into an infinite slumber, away from the disdain of society. The stygian terrain blossom with worlds modulated in dissonance and disquietude. Atmosphere is made transparent with sonic architecture and barely any transitions, an offering of peace blended chaos occupying the presence of our inner strength…
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Admit That Life Is Unfair by Vitauct
February 6, 2020

Vitauct created a world encased in intense displays of auditory nightmares. Sounds are utilized for tools demolishing anything in its path, while opening different avenues for interaction; between organic frequencies of otherwise creaking and industrial clatter…
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Beats To Beat Isolation by S░e░l░f░i░s░h L░i░m░b░s
April 10, 2020

The most pleasurable way to listen to Beats to Beat Isolation, is to surrender, to shed those expectations and follow the music where it takes you. Selfish Limbs tension is rooted in anticipation, the only relief that relinquishes control.
This is the perfect music to flay your mind through all the recent craziness.
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galaxïa by Harley Cream
March 15, 2020

For Harley Cream, it is hard to describe the full scope of his inventory. What is incredibly appealing about galaxïa are the ingredients used for making various samples, field recordings and overall interesting, musically; which oftentimes these elements are used as ornaments, while also forming the very base frame…
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Intercept by Steve Nolan and Grey Frequency
May 15, 2020

Every once in a while I’ll come across an album that sparks a sense of euphoria, and satisfaction – in which I need to blast on repeat – but nothing has paled to the cinematic masterpiece Intercept, from mastermind’s Steve Nolan and Grey Frequency; forging their collaborative efforts from the cold depths of deceit and rugged machinery...
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Microchasm by Xqui
May 15, 2020

Atmospheric qualities and delayed effects emerge into duality of chaos and structure; and in ambient textures cascading volume amidst modulated galaxies of soft, treated synths. Cosmic valleys scintillate instruments evolving amid repetitive, and meditative tones; existing on the borders of judicious reverb and strong electronic drones...
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Loner by Cursewords
March 19, 2020

Cursewords focuses on the kind of monotonous electronic ambiance that, if done right, is anything but boring, for the different layers transport various feelings which, when all played at once, exponentiate emotional power…
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Reach by S. Lucio
February 18, 2020

Sounds thread through repetitious minimalism, teeming with dystopic scenery running through ambivalent textures. Composition’s of netherworld structures and tonality create a brutish force within ambient-drone works that is unsettling and sometimes…
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Treasure by Neonian
January 4, 2019

Neonian songs teem with colorful metaphors, recurring thoughts and characters, detailing surreal arrangement’s; like logical outpourings of the subconscious constructed and manipulated together for an eccentric and evanescent journey.
His latest album, Treasure, follows the styles…

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Centerpiece by Palavas
May 8, 2020

Some albums offer a myriad of superimposed structures existing to punish with finesse, but Centerpiece seeks to create powerful sonority while accomplishing the same task incredulously. However, something very special exists…
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Nimbus by Oriental Love
May 3, 2019

Nimbus is for those who love reveling in ethereal soundscapes and image’s of valley’s, and mountainous terrain, washing over you through synth superimposition. There’s nothing better than extending your stay…
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loom by senahu
April 12, 2020

A mystifying experience containing some of the most unique ambient work I have heard in a long time; simple atmospheric textures are brilliantly integrated into melancholic tonality and abstract sounds curated…
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The Pearl by Mercurial
May 1, 2020

The Pearl brings a special magnificence encased in tumultuous distortion overlapping cleanly articulate guitars and finely tuned drums subtracting percussion sequences. Entering the bilge of sounds…
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The Deer Hunter by Concrete Jesus
May 6, 2020

Sounds here shed the disdain of societal faction; the manipulative force beckoning us to genuflect before ideas resulting entropy. Energy throbs with urgency at some times, lethargy at others
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Valley of Knives by Garrote
April 16, 2020

Valley of Knives is filled with dark and foreboding sounds, suggesting civilization is headed toward collapse; which conjuring this world isn’t much of an imaginative act, rather simply is...
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Trilogy of Disjunction by Natasha Giordano
May 4, 2020

Everything in this album is established perfectly; the rhythms and sounds are necessary enough to pulsate through and vibrate your body. The percussion’s bring a sense of visual movement that create dream-laden reverberations, hovering over your head and…
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Terjebak by Karnivulgar
April 26, 2020

Profound, abrasive, destructive. In this field of music, words fall unnecessary, or even futile, when describing this strength and raw power that is always, easily, supplied. Terjebak represents these sounds and, the track’s identity, through…
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Pulpit by Twin Columns
April 26, 2020

In the evening of life, in the forest of inner turmoil, Twin Columns presents us a cinematic masterpiece – representing, vaguely, the thematic styles of Akira Kurosawa. I give that example because of track title Like Kurosawa – a nice interlude of dreamy soundscapes
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Junk Shop Radio by Alan Morse Davies
April 23, 2020

What is music?: An expression of emotion through harmonic frequency? A construction of order in sound? My answer is, ‘It’s possible,’ but for this review we’re not discussing music by any stretch of the imagination; rather the enjoyment of sounds produced from broken radio signals
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Candy Anniversary by Zachary Zena Giberson
April 26, 2020

When artist Zachary Zena Giberson sent me his album, I felt as though I unearthed a symphonic score of some other-world masterpiece. Sounds of disembodied staves, notes scattered…
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Night Killers by Mechanized Warfare
April 24, 2020

I have never felt such an intense and abrasive glow from music, as I have felt from this EP right here, Night Killers. The sounds and vocal-works always feed on an unbridled light shaping and shifting the currents of energy
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Far Out by GOATS
April 23, 2020

Transforming imagery into sound, encapsulating the laboratory of creation into crisp sonic-like reticulation of classic guitars wisping us through the Far Out journey…
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The Early Years by Mechanized Warfare
April 21, 2020

The first part of the album introduces heavy elements of Aggrotech very well. Focusing to implement sounds degraded and subtracted of commonality; drawing the industrial breath closer to the listener
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Shifting Initiation by Warped Freqs
April 20, 2020

We’ve seen many innovations in music over the last decade; if we just speak on a technical level, the huge array of tools at our disposal is unbelievable. These technological innovations have in turn created entire sub-genres…
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Cinco Segundos by Etxera
April 20, 2020

Exploring through inner avenues and new-found objects; the sounds here elongate and speak warmly. These sounds envelope the listener through worlds his past releases never have. The vast musical structures up-heave an expanding universe…
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Soundscape of Gandharva by Mmrk
April 18, 2020

Mmrk has created something visceral and unexplainable; devoid entirely of human feeling and focusing on transcendental avenues. His newest release, Soundscape of Gandharva, is simply – an epic journey…
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DRONEDEMO by Sacred Oak
April 16, 2020

Songs here are the guiders of our inner struggle; an offer of information into visceral substructures of terrifying distortion and high-pitched sonority ripping the breathes from your lungs…
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MUR by SINNEN
April 16, 2020

MUR is one of those albums – or EP’s, in this case – where you need to spend the 50 cents and just play it over and over again. A plethora of corners you can shed light on otherwise shrouded in lambency…
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altblankn/ by temple
April 14, 2020

Synergistic energy floats between aural particles, spicing the original timbres and sometimes going so far as to replace them with different sound textures. Futurism is nothing to be afraid of in this work, everything is polished and clean…
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Accepting Excessive Information Is Violence To My Brain by Yasuyuki Uesugi
April 14, 2020

Yasuyuki Uesugi constructs visceral, reticulated work; framing the concept of his recent release Accepting Excessive Information Is Violence To My Brain through 8 tracks of merciless harsh noise energy…
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MADGRAMS by Forrest Friends
April 10, 2020

Take the time to truly consider what you believe music to be. Take the time to really think about how certain sounds reflect the way you speak, move and altogether feel through some kind of invisible, medicinal medium…
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Dreams of Steve by Gregory Nieuwsma and Alan Morse Davies
April 10, 2020

Comprised of, mostly, contemporary and electric instruments expanding upon minimalist faculties; allowing, yes, us to focus on Reich’s works – but more importantly adhering to the epic, dynamism journey
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The Man Who Even Has A Gun by Larry Wish and His Guys
April 9, 2020

Have you ever listened to a song and thought, ‘I wonder what these guys were thinking when they were making their album?’ Well, take that thought, blend it up – make sure to nicely stir – and gulp down a delicious beverage of ‘What the hell am I listening to?’ And I mean that out of sheer gratitude…
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Looking After The Duck by Crumpsall Riddle
April 9, 2020

A story from the fields of dreams; from the seasons of inner mortality retreating into riddles of memory.
Looking After The Duck is a masterful craft, spilling an abundance of emotion without superimposition or myriad sound designs

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Virtuell Weltanschauung by Hermann Holsgr
April 7, 2020

Veiled behind walls of decimated audio signals, buried entities unidentifiable noise generators gasping. Floating on this green ocean of sonic obliteration are passing waves of decayed melody and radioactive timbres that ignite your ear canals…
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I’m Susceptible by Yasuyuki Uesugi
April 7, 2020

I’m Susceptible can be very profound; underlying a dissonant nature between the relation of order and the fields of chaos. It would make sense to involve harsh noise wall when working with abstract characters of this sort – showcasing the monotony of this thought…
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Acid Mothers Reynols – Vol. 1
April 7, 2020

Here is an album that explores full transformation from space-age bachelor pad indie rock to captains of their own kaleidoscopic voyage; metamorphosing through dramatic tumultuous compositions and superimposed styles of…
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Watch Your Step by Suko and moduS
April 6, 2020

Emerging from the flesh fields of tonal acrobatic’s and musical physiognomy, the album’s persona is dissonant to any light of normalcy, and it’s perfect. From the dreamy eccentricities and sugary psychedelic textures of Suko & moduS, Watch Your Step is an unforgettable spheroidal loop
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FRSPZGTC Split by Frederick St. Peter and Zero Gravity Tea Ceremony
April 5, 2020

Strolling through fields of black and white, coarse herbage rubs against your body as you look to filtered horizons; watching a hazy mist caress the skin of the valley.
These are the sounds in which peace corroborates with its depressive character…

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Pocket Calculator Body Count by Scrotum Ruptured Suppuration
April 4, 2020

Scrotum Ruptured Suppuration is what happens when you throw synth and industrial material into a blender – you come out with a delicious harsh noise smoothie called Pocket Calculator Body Count
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Living Without You by Cosmic Sans 愛
April 2, 2020

Living Without You is certainly one of the strangest Vaporwave albums I’ve ever heard, and it’s perfect. Full of eccentric tones, dampened samplers and a deepened angelic voice shining through melancholy that make listening a treat
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FEVER L​.​P. by SOFTKILL a.k.a txqx
April 1, 2020

Aggressive and to the point, SOFTKILL a.k.a txqx gives us something chaotic and without a doubt some of the greatest sounds ever. There is absolutely no time for dancing around political satire, or expressing distaste for mass consumerism – simply getting straight to the noise
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Elemental by Xqui
April 1, 2020

Clash of drone-layers and crystalline sounds dash throughout each song – throughout each element – as the listener immerses into an alchemical dimension. The album’s concept, and track name’s, compliment ionized textures…
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Misandry 3 by Misandry
March 30, 2020

Noise is the framework of pulsating turmoil breeding through chaotic fervor in tenacious hardware and undying energy. A masquerade of dissonance and opposition to what’s considered music: superseding conventionality
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Moontides by mzungu
March 29, 2020

Ambiance is a sea of forms radically alike and unique; an artwork of beauty, and of nature. An analogous impression on the mind, crystallized and arranged, to the tones of a leaf, the harmony of a sunbeam, the melded compositions of landscape and silent, noise-full stirs
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Salt Of The Earth by Lavatone
March 26, 2020

Nature and the world around us is ever-forward, always progressive; searching for a refined ‘whole.’ Lavatone implements this concept neatly in a lot of his releases; always searching through the same material, yet different and mature...
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The Blue Boar by Lavatone
March 26, 2020

A harrowing musical piece offering no ends for destruction. Blue Boar is a finite representation of the strength and tenacity sounds augment. Released on October 27, 2019 through Kalamine Records Lavatone did an incredible job unifying and, quintessentially…
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Sleep Witch by Cyparissus
March 21, 2020

Ambient music draws various complexity from inner emotions for both the artist and the listener; making it very difficult describing, or at least attempting to when simple music structures transform you – the listener – from the inside out. Listening to the sonority of the piano, the recreated aura of a crisp afternoon
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Plant Life by GHO
March 21, 2020

Electronic music can offer a certain dynamism that pales in comparison to conventional tones, if carefully constructed. Supplying the listener with a massive display of hardware and synth sound design, while experiencing the dualism of this electric world.
Vaporwave revels in this electronic energy…

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Dead Again by The Evil Dark
March 15, 2020

To some degree, I feel any album from this point is simply mastering his craft. A perfect example of ‘retro-synthwave’ done correctly – without all of the distorted samples and unnecessary aesthetic; The Evil Dark simply lets his music reveal itself
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LOPLOP by LOPLOP
March 14, 2020

When music loses its sense of reality – or in general, it’s sense – the mere idea of arrangement and “sound” meld. Much like how dreams accomplish eccentric, phantastical imagery – the music of LOPLOP is merely eccentricity, and the streaming of improvisational energy…
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ATLAS by Spectral Habitat
March 12, 2020

Atlas explores the multi-faceted framework of sounds; studying, closely, the relationship of electronic hardware, classical instruments, vocals and a conduit of new ideas streaming through the album’s evanescent atmosphere. Excavating inner lands that push the limits…
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