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Bruce

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Bruce was born the week Gary Numan's Telekon debuted as the #1 LP in the UK, and Kate Bush's "Never Forever" topped the singles charts in the US. On Mars, ? & the Mysterians' "96 Tears" was enjoying its 730th week as the #1 single.
  1. Twin Tribes - Shadows

    Twin Tribes, “Shadows”

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

    Twin Tribes’ debut is a clarion call of plain and powerful darkwave.


  2. Ecstasphere - Transgressions

    Ecstasphere, “Transgressions: Documenting Decay”

    January 23, 2018  |  Album Reviews  |  Comments (0)

    The third record from Ecstasphere modifies the classic rhythmic noise template with welcome additions from outside the world of noise.


  3. The Frozen Autumn - The Fellow Traveller

    The Frozen Autumn, “The Fellow Traveller”

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

    The Frozen Autumn pursue a purely synth-driven and lighter incarnation of their darkwave style.


  4. Vomito Negro - Black Plague

    Vomito Negro, “Black Plague”

    January 9, 2018  |  Album Reviews  |  Comments (2)

    Vomito Negro return with a clutch of classic dark EBM tracks somewhat hampered by track sequencing.


  5. Leaether Strip - 50

    Leaether Strip, “50″

    December 5, 2017  |  Album Reviews  |  Comments (0)

    Claus Larsen marks his half-centennial with another record of rock-solid Leaether Strip dark electro.


  6. Alter Der Ruine - Doom Soother

    Alter Der Ruine, “Doom Soother”

    November 29, 2017  |  Album Reviews  |  Comments (0)

    A coda from Alter Der Ruine brings the achievements of their last melancholy and inspired years into focus.


  7. Karger Traum - Such A Dream

    Karger Traum, “Such A Dream”

    November 21, 2017  |  Album Reviews  |  Comments (0)

    Moody electronics from the early 80s are freshened up on the first full length by Karger Traum.


  8. In The Nursery - 1961

    In The Nursery, “1961″

    November 17, 2017  |  Album Reviews  |  Comments (1)

    The legendary In The Nursery hone in on history with grit and grandeur.


  9. Crimes AM - Death And Adoration

    Crimes AM, “Death And Adoration”

    November 7, 2017  |  Album Reviews  |  Comments (1)

    The second LP from Crimes AM takes a somber second look at the trajectory of synthwave.


  10. Randal Collier-Ford - Promethean

    Randal Collier-Ford, “Promethean”

    October 25, 2017  |  Album Reviews  |  Comments (0)

    Acoustic instrumentation broadens the reach of dark ambient auteur Randal Collier-Ford.