Reviews

Fenn O’Berg, ‘In Hell’ (Editions Mego)

Sound savants turn history of dub, dark ambient, plunder, post-rock, kraut and new age into messy live rock drama.
By: Christopher R. Weingarten / April 12, 2012

oOoOO, ‘Our Loving is Hurting Us’ (Tri Angle)

Sometimes spellbinding, a grey-scale mood board (cf. Cocteaus, Burial, DJ Screw) ticks all the right ▲s.
By: Philip Sherburne / April 12, 2012

Florence + The Machine, ‘MTV Unplugged’ (Universal Republic)

Acoustic set accentuates Welsh's best, blurs the rest, fails to flatter her outsized vibrato.
By: Barry Walters / April 12, 2012

Eternal Summers, ‘The Dawn of Eternal Summers’ (Kanine)

Odds ’n’ sods set casts woozy spell with strummy guitars, delightfully wobbly vocals.
By: Jon Young / April 12, 2012

Graf Orlock, ‘Los Angeles EP’ (Vitriol)

Over 11 Pacino-packed minutes, gritty grindcore and Heat samples work up a symbiotic sweat.
By: Kory Grow / April 12, 2012

Kraftwerk Invade MoMA for Residency: Byte at the Museum

Face it, mensches: The concept of Teutonic technologists Kraftwerk performing eight live shows, each based on a single album, at New York's Museum of Moder…
By: Piotr Orlov / April 11, 2012

Sun Araw, M. Geddes Gengras & the Congos, ‘FRKWYS Vol. 9: Icon Give Thank’ (RVNG Intl)

L.A. freaks splinter beloved reggae voices into hyper-heady crystal chaos.
By: Richard Gehr / April 11, 2012

Bassnectar, ‘Vava Voom’ (Amorphous)

Dubby, festival-trance gold. Peaks with sinister nods to jungle raves and Lupe Fiasco on the bass dro…
By: Puja Patel / April 11, 2012

Pelican, ‘Ataraxia/Taraxis ‘ (Southern Lord)

Following three moody tracks, the instrumental post-metallers shine best on a hook-laden, melodic closer…
By: Kory Grow / April 11, 2012

Dinosaur Feathers, ‘Whistle Tips’ (Ernest Jenning)

Fidgety, Brooklyn indie-rock adventurers add a drummer, get cleaner, tighter, crunchier.
By: David Bevan / April 11, 2012
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