Joel Grind : Echoes in a Crystal Tomb

When Joel Grind isn’t making speed metal in Toxic Holocaust or producing and mastering other artists in his Pacific Northwest studio, he can sometimes be found behind synthesizers. His work under his own name is a mix of darkly lit electronic music that tows the line between deep space Komische, horror/sci-fi scores, and pure atmospheric […]

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Natasha Giordano : Mono No Aware

Natasha Giordano self-describes herself as an artist “who investigates sounds as inner places.” Listening to her Soundtracking The Void debut Mono No Aware I would say that’s a pretty accurate description of the sonic world she creates. The three tracks on this stunning EP evoke quiet moments inside one’s own head. Lying in bed with […]

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DJ Shadow : Our Pathetic Age

When Joshua Paul Davis, aka DJ Shadow, dropped his debut in 1996 he turned the world of instrumental hip hop, trip hop, and electronica on its head. Endtroducing… revolutionized the art of sampling and how far you could go with it to make great art. Shadow opened the door for producers like J Dilla, Madlib, […]

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Beck : Hyperspace

So does anybody recall the last really great Beck album? I’m trying to figure that out. I’d probably venture a guess that it was The Information. That was the point where sadsack Beck and weirdo fun Beck came together and made a great sounding album with Nigel Godrich. The pseudo raps and fun samples were […]

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Repeated Viewing and Timothy Fife Explore Paranormal Sounds of the Synthesizer

How do you explain the inexplicable? Those things that cannot be explained which lurk where we fear to tread once that last light goes dark. Have you ever been witness to a mischief of unexplained origin knocking about an old library or farmhouse? Objects set along the mantelpiece moved to another room, or words scribbled […]

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Belial Pelegrim : Imitation Of Faith

As Imitation Of Faith, the new album by producer Belial Pelegrim opens, you’re treated to a bevy of sonic delights. The track “Scorpia” seems to have it all; from the click-clack rhythm to video game noises, liquid-y synths, and a microcosm of electronic buzzes and blips, it feels like you’ve stepped into some other realm. […]

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