Posts Tagged: Cold Spring

Skullflower ~ The Spirals of Great Harm

One of the commonplaces of noise is that of excess, and one of the paths such a concept opens up and which is not often explored is that of the wealth implied in an overabundance of sonic material. The Spirals

Skullflower ~ The Spirals of Great Harm

One of the commonplaces of noise is that of excess, and one of the paths such a concept opens up and which is not often explored is that of the wealth implied in an overabundance of sonic material. The Spirals

ACL 2015: Top Ten Experimental

The cool, the crazy, the distinctive ~ every artist and album has a shot here.  In this section, we celebrate music that’s clearly different from the competition.  Experiments don’t always work, but here they have; these risks have produced rewards.

ACL 2015: Top Ten Experimental

The cool, the crazy, the distinctive ~ every artist and album has a shot here.  In this section, we celebrate music that’s clearly different from the competition.  Experiments don’t always work, but here they have; these risks have produced rewards.

ACL 2015: The Year’s Best Album Covers

Album art can draw listeners to music, or push them away.  The best album art enhances the overall presentation, while the worst detracts from it.  In some cases, we’ve reviewed albums because of the art, while in others we’ve declined.

ACL 2015: The Year’s Best Album Covers

Album art can draw listeners to music, or push them away.  The best album art enhances the overall presentation, while the worst detracts from it.  In some cases, we’ve reviewed albums because of the art, while in others we’ve declined.

ACL 2015: Music for Haunted Houses

Why are we publishing our first year-end list two months early?  The answer should be obvious: it’s Halloween week!  This follow-up to last year’s Music for Haunted Houses feature covers the best haunted house music released this year.  Now prepare to be scared!

ACL 2015: Music for Haunted Houses

Why are we publishing our first year-end list two months early?  The answer should be obvious: it’s Halloween week!  This follow-up to last year’s Music for Haunted Houses feature covers the best haunted house music released this year.  Now prepare to be scared!

She Spread Sorrow ~ Rumspringa

The violence enacted by noise and industrial music has been, from their very inception, directed towards the body in one way or another. Shattering its insides, penetrating its skin, transgressing all of its boundaries, they are musics that draw the

She Spread Sorrow ~ Rumspringa

The violence enacted by noise and industrial music has been, from their very inception, directed towards the body in one way or another. Shattering its insides, penetrating its skin, transgressing all of its boundaries, they are musics that draw the

SOL ~ Where Suns Come to Die

The Cold Spring label has been a leader in the field of dark ambience for over a quarter century now, enough to have spawned second generation listeners.  While early adopters are still enjoying their Merzbow discs, late arrivals may claim

SOL ~ Where Suns Come to Die

The Cold Spring label has been a leader in the field of dark ambience for over a quarter century now, enough to have spawned second generation listeners.  While early adopters are still enjoying their Merzbow discs, late arrivals may claim

Machinefabriek ~ Veldwerk

Perhaps more than anyone, Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek) exemplifies the nature of our site.  A few years ago, he curated and produced a short gift book titled Take a Closer Listen, in which he invited friends to submit descriptions of their

Machinefabriek ~ Veldwerk

Perhaps more than anyone, Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek) exemplifies the nature of our site.  A few years ago, he curated and produced a short gift book titled Take a Closer Listen, in which he invited friends to submit descriptions of their