Monolith, “Concrete Playground”
The classic rhythmic noise sound of Eric Van Wonterghem’s Monolith feels au courant once again.
Blind Delon, “La Métamorphose”
The latest from French post-punk act leans heavily into goth rock.
Devours, “Homecoming Queen”
Vancouver’s iconoclastic mutant synthpop alien returns to earth on his latest album of heartbreak and radical sincerity.
The Bellwether Syndicate, “Vestige & Vigil”
Goth rock veterans The Bellwether Syndicate take a grand tour of styles past and usher them into the present.
Observer: Yabibo Hazurfa & WLDV
New releases by Yabibo Hazurfa and WLDV are considered.
Agent Side Grinder, “Jack Vegas”
Agent Side Grinder find a point between disco-accessibility and their trademark analogue menace on their newest LP.
A poppier turn for Zanias doesn’t necessitate the loss of her direct songwriting, nor the ghostly atmospherics of her production.
Observer: GBxCL & Visceral Anatomy
Short form reviews of new material from GBxCL and Visceral Anatomy.
Morwan, “Svitaye, Palaye”
Driven from the Ukraine by war, Morwan imbues his hypnotic blend of eastern folk and post-punk with blistering rage and harrowing grief.
Male Tears, “KRYPT”
Male Tears come through with a new album of darkwave and electropop that spotlights their unique charm and personality.
Observer: Restive Plaggona & Ortrotasce
Capsule reviews of new releases from Restive Plaggona and Ortrotasce.
Lead Into Gold, “The Eternal Present”
Paul Barker’s Lead Into Gold reinvents itself in real time on its new LP.