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Alex was born in 1979 sometime between the release of Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures and The Sugarhill Gang's Rapper's Delight. Although utterly coincidental, this dichotomy does inform his taste.
  1. idehall

    Michael Idehall, “Prophecies of the Storm”

    April 17, 2018  |  Album Reviews  |  Comments (0)

    Swedish producer Michael Idehall offers a wary mix of noise and ambiance on his latest.

  2. anguish

    We Have a Commentary: And One, “Anguish”

    April 14, 2018  |  Commentary, We Have a Technical  |  Comments (0)

    For this month’s Patreon-supported bonus commentary podcast, Bruce and Alex chat about And One’s 1991 debut LP¬†Anguish!

  3. awakening

    Blac Kolor, “Awakening”

    April 10, 2018  |  Album Reviews  |  Comments (0)

    The latest from Hendrick Grothe trades in some immediacy for subtle and understated rewards.

  4. binary park

    Binary Park, “Life on Lines”

    April 6, 2018  |  Album Reviews  |  Comments (0)

    The third album from Binary Park redresses the balance between their production and songwriting.

  5. HIDE

    HIDE, “Castration Anxiety”

    March 27, 2018  |  Album Reviews  |  Comments (0)

    The debut LP from industrial duo HIDE trades in anxiety and raw emotion.

  6. leschansons

    Replicas: Neuroticfish, “Les Chansons Neurotiques (Rem...

    March 21, 2018  |  Album Reviews, Replicas  |  Comments (0)

    Neuroticfish’s definitive futurepop album has aged remarkably well, as evidence by the new digital remaster.

  7. that beast

    ESA, “That Beast”

    March 13, 2018  |  Album Reviews  |  Comments (0)

    The new album from Jamie Blacker’s ESA is more ferocious and also more thoughtful than ever before.

  8. IOC classic

    We Have a Technical 198: Cheaper in Estonia

    March 8, 2018  |  We Have a Technical  |  Comments (1)

    Classic format episode of the official podcast as we discuss records by Icon of Coil and Pouppée Fabrikk.

  9. vowws

    VOWWS, “Under the World”

    March 7, 2018  |  Album Reviews  |  Comments (0)

    Australian dark rock duo go smooth and steady on their sophomore LP.

  10. qual

    QUAL, “The Ultimate Climax”

    February 28, 2018  |  Album Reviews  |  Comments (0)

    William Maybelline of Lebanon Hanover leans further into choleric body music on his sophomore LP as QUAL.