reviews

Unison, ‘Unison’ (Lentonia)

French witch house duo transcends codeine murk by leaning on Sleigh Bells beats, APTBS churn, 4AD drifts, metal fonts.
Christopher R. Weingarten / April 13, 2012

Lords of Acid, ‘Deep Chills’ (Metropolis)

Belgian techno celebration of female ejaculation and foot fetishism slides quickly from boffo to banal.
Barry Walters / April 13, 2012

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
Puja Patel / April 11, 2012
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