Reviews

PHOTOS/REVIEW: Godflesh + Cut Hands + Pharmakon @ Irving Plaza, 4.10.14

"Hi, we're from Birmingham, England."

SONG OF THE DAY: Swans, “A Little God in My Hands”

If only more of our weeks ended like this

Perfect Pussy’s Meredith Graves Shares the Songs That Keep Her Sane

"I am having the time of my life; I am a complete basket case"

SONG OF THE DAY:
Fatima Al Qadiri, “Szechuan”

SONG OF THE DAY:
Evian Christ, “Waterfall”

A war between the producer's experimental side and the clubs he's looking to clobber in the months ahead

REVIEW: William Basinski, Nocturnes

Pretty yet poisonous

SONG OF THE DAY:
Coldplay + Jon Hopkins, “Midnight”

Chris Martin turns into... James Blake?

SONG OF THE DAY:
HTRK, “Blue Sunshine”

This is no ordinary love

SONG OF THE DAY:
The Afghan Whigs, “Algiers”

A heart-sinking ballad that begins with a trusty old "Be My Baby" beat

SONG OF THE DAY:
Karen Gwyer, “Lay Claim to My Grub”

Torrential waves of techno, with a weightless outro that lets the producer's synths finally speak

SONG OF THE DAY:
Shlohmo + Jeremih, “No More”

Kinda like the claustrophobic R&B of the Weeknd, if his last LP wasn't such a mess

ALBUM OF THE DAY:
Joel Vandroogenbroeck
Biomechanoïd

Brainticket's synapse-frying frontman makes H.R. Giger proud on a lost Krautrock classic

SONG OF THE DAY:
Kelela + Gifted & Blessed, “The High”

Well this one's pretty brutal

Five of Sevendeaths’ Favorite Records

Discussed: Stars of the Lid, Paul Jebanasam, Claude Speeed, Boards of Canada, Richard Dawson

SONG OF THE DAY: Banks, “Brain” (Produced by Shlohmo)

The ante on her debut album has officially been upped

ALBUM OF THE DAY:
Harold Budd
Abandoned Cities

Numb piano notes and leering synth lines drive a long overlooked dark ambient LP

ALBUM OF THE DAY:
TM404
TM404

A heady dose of "somnolent acid" for night owls and Roland addicts

ALBUM OF THE DAY:
Black Deer
Black Deer

A peace treaty between the loft party set and anyone who blasts Ashra, Popol Vuh and Klaus Schulze on long drives

SONG OF THE DAY: Perc, “Take Your Body Off”

About as blistering as noise techno gets

ALBUM OF THE DAY:
Molly Nilsson
The Travels

John Maus' favorite Swede delivers her most fully realized LP