Review: The Body — ‘A Home on Earth’

From beginning to end, this EP feels like permafrost tundra. Anger is woven through shallow, lifeless pockets of crucible clatter. King wields his guitar as a noise-inducing scepter of feedback capable of scrapping the rubber from your boots, while Buford gives all nine songs skeletal shape with densely pounded rhythm that obscures into digitalized dust.

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Review: Benoît Pioulard — ‘Slow spark, soft spoke’

Meluch, who performs as Benoît Pioulard, has lately played patient spider, fixed in a web of silken ambient drones. He seems totally content to stay as this curious time has yielded several gorgeously placid albums while furthering his appetite to inspect all vibrations felt on his current strand.

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Review: Teen Daze – ‘Themes For A New Earth’

Themes For A New Earth maneuvers like an ambient work should; ideas stretch long enough until they statically blur. Beneath the compost, Isaak’s meek compositions possess an aerodynamic pulse that lifts, scouring the landscape for whiffs of new growth. On endless repeat, Themes For A New Earth offers a tender hand sowing something profoundly bette

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Review: Bell Witch – ‘Mirror Reaper’

Desmond’s opening bass lines are gorgeously somber. His tones are crisp and never as simplistic as ‘just a’ bass guitar. Shrelbman drums sound like hammers thrusted at the earth while his guttural vocals flare and coat the duo’s ramp ups with heft and dread. Paired with Shrelbman’s suspended Hammond B3, Bell Witch evokes a doom-enhanced dirge.

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Review: Benoît Pioulard – ‘Lignin Poise’

One of Meluch’s more pronounced gifts is collaging seemingly simplistic tones and sounds in ways that feel as complex as the caterpillar to butterfly. Lignin Poise poignantly parallels nature and simply being present in the small moments. Its no wonder Meluch packages his records with a Polaroid and/or found object; he’s reminding us beauty is readily available.

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