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The atmosphere flowing through the dreary hearts of this Brooklyn trio bleeds out onto their instruments. This sets Decorum apart. They are not just some trust fund art school “punks” waxing philosophical over Unknown Pleasures. While Brooklyn might be notorious for some of their bandwagons, you’ll be lured into the hypnotic

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Do you ever feel like you want to…? That is the reigning sentiment of our age, the endless wanting and the melancholy void it opens in our souls. Some of us are eaten alive by it, others find a way to accept it, even ignore it, but we are ingrained with

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Mathieu Vandekerckhove is one of the prolific members of the Church of Ra collective, and his projects are as impressive as any of the members works, including Amenra, Kingdom, Sembler Deah and the sounds we are honored to share with you today, Syndrome. Following up on 2012’s Now and Forever, this new

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Text and Photos: Brian Sepanzyk When Nick Yacyshyn told me where SUMAC was going to record their next album, What One Becomes, the first thing I thought was, ‘Someone needs to document this.’ Nick sent me a text with a link to a place called the Unknown: an old church that has been

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How many bands who claim to be “experimental” actually…you know…experiment – as opposed to those who just use a couple dissonant chords and a few effects pedals? Unfortunately, not many. But, powerhouse bands like Billy Bao make up for all that is lacking in the realm of so-called experimental music. Billy Bao is infamous in

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Since 2007 San Francisco-based occult Dark Ambient/Doom cult Common Eider, King Eider have been creating some of the most majestic and blood-chilling abstract doom ever put to tape. Sprinkled across a string of nearly impossible to find and hand-crafted cassettes, 7″s and a few 12″s, over the years, this band’s music has levitated from an

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Excuse me as I chain myself to my beautiful dream from which I don’t want to wake up – the new Architeuthis Rex is the soundtrack, and even in my sleep I’m amazed. This band knows how to clothe its drone in drama that enchants the listener with power and magic. Architeuthis Rex’s new record Stilbon is Dead comes

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Via The Brvtalist The Brvtalist is pleased to present new tape releases from Philadelphia’s End Result Productions. Last year we covered the excellent Death Bed by Bloom Offering, and the cassette and zine imprint just came out with four new releases for Spring 2016. Today we are featuring tapes by SPT and Slow Tongued Beauty,

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TERRA TENEBROSA’s new The Reverses is a modern day classic that soars above any genre and can not be put in a box. Which is why I just be blasting at least once a day for the next year…I’m not surprised that Debemur Morti Productions is the label home of this

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I look to the grey skies of Vancouver, and I’m thinking, what music will make me feel good today? The answer is GODSPEED You! Black Emperor, because their sounds always take my mind to a place where I can find the sun. Check out this on-point full set of them

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What kind of music do you listen to to expand your mind; what sounds give it the space it needs to wonder off into vast places? Personally, I listen to bands like AELTER, because the beautiful morbid melodies that this band conjures up are more than majestic. In 2011, I wrote

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via THE BRVTALIST The Brvtalist is proud to present a new mix by Berlin-based artist Positive Centre. One of our favorite producers of the last few years, Positive Centre is a complex mix of experimental hybrid-techno that finds itself submerged in a dark, driving atmosphere of industrial and ambient influences. We

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