Tape Review: Dystopiate’s ‘Demo 2020’

Tape Review: Dystopiate’s ‘Demo 2020’

Dystopiate Demo 2020 (Not on Label) Dystopiate’s Demo 2020 is a brutal five-song affair that chugs along like a freight train into ominous D-Beat terrain where 'D' could just as easily stand for darkness and dystopia as for the distortion the music embraces and revels in. A hardcore sub-genre originating in England in the early [...]

Album Review: Black Robert’s ‘Lichthupe’

Album Review: Black Robert’s ‘Lichthupe’

Black Robert Lichtupe (Binaural Space) Matthias Cingoez is the prolific multi-instrumentalist behind the Goettingen, Germany-based one-person-band Black Robert. Handling guitars, bass, drum arrangements and an array of tasteful keyboard and synth sounds, Cingoez has a stated aim of creating music evocative of film scores and the Kosmiche, or "krautrock” sound made famous by his native [...]

Album Review: omnia_son’s ‘multanimous’

Album Review: omnia_son’s ‘multanimous’

omnia_son multanimous  (Not on Label)  Kamchatka Krai is a peninsula in the Far Eastern region of Russia, home to over 300 volcanoes and the largest inland volcano on the Eurasian continent. It is also home to omnia_son, the only artist you'll find on Bandcamp with the tag, "atmospheric dembow". Dembow is a variation of reggaeton [...]

Album Review: Jo Bled’s ‘The Tip of My Spirit Cuts Through Everything’

Album Review: Jo Bled’s ‘The Tip of My Spirit Cuts Through Everything’

Jo Bled The Tip of My Spirit Cuts Through Everything (Muteant Sounds) Jo Bled's The Tip of My Spirit Cuts Through Everything begins with a faraway broadcast of a television interview with Milwaukee serial murderer Jeffrey Dahmer, then builds rapidly into a dizzying and intense blur of frantic drumming and waves of noise. The reverberated [...]