The Soft Moon : Exister

Luis Vasquez’ music project The Soft Moon has made consistently compelling and visceral post-punk/darkwave albums for over a decade now. Starting out with mostly pulsating rhythms, jagged guitars, flanged bass lines, and icy synths, Vasquez made records that felt emotionally raw. Joy Division, Bauhaus, early Cure, and Nine Inch Nails were foundational bands for the […]

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Vlimmer’s Alexander Leonard Donat Readies New Project Assassun, ‘Sunset Skull’ Arrives 3/11; Listen To “Devours Itself”

Alexander Leonard Donat is a man of many moods. With his project Vlimmer he unleashes poetic dark wave with gorgeous melodies and Gothic undertones. With Fir Cone Children he gives us beautifully constructed pop in the spirit of Robyn Hitchcock and Guided By Voices. Whatever non de plume Donat is creating under it’s always exciting, […]

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Luis Vasquez : A Body Of Errors

Luis Vasquez uses art to express his creativity, but also his internal world. With his long-running project The Soft Moon, Vasquez uses post-punk angst and darkwave doom and gloom to paint us jagged visions of the human experience. If that sounds like a drag, it’s not. Musically Vasquez builds pulsating soundscapes, pop industrial rhythms with […]

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Treebones : Midnight Radio

As a kid I remember on Friday nights I’d stay up late and turn the radio dial to 95.3 out of Niles, MI. It never came in any other time of the week, but for some reason the skies cleared and the analog ghosts blessed the air waves on Friday nights. I’d listen to Metal […]

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Vlimmer : XIII/XIIII

Vlimmer is the name Alexander Leonard Donat goes by when making his own brand of darkwave, dreampunk, and Gothic pop music. He works among dark shades and paints worlds with scattered doom and gloom, with the occasional flash of light. Donat’s voice is a darkly melodic baritone. A voice that demands your attention, while never […]

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Drab Majesty : Modern Mirror

Drab Majesty creates in light and dark. There’s the Gothic chill of Pornography-era Cure and the synth pop lift of early OMD, Talk Talk, and Animotion. Deb Demure started Drab Majesty while still drumming for Los Angeles experimental rock band Marriages. Donning white make-up and a white wig Demure hides all traces of some bloke […]

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Samantha Glass : Nine Memories Between Impression & Imprint

Samantha Glass’ newest long player, the darkly hypnotic and hallucinogenic Nine Memories Between Impression & Imprint,¬†feels like a post-punk exorcism bathed in shadows and bitter truths. The record works its way into your brain by building songs from icy synths, electronic percussion, and Lynch-ian expressionism strewn throughout the album’s 8 songs and 40-minute run time. […]

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