Avant Garde

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BriefcaseFest Toronto

Toronto’s BriefcaseFest calls itself a celebration of extreme music in Ontario, with a bill loaded with some of the province’s most intriguing heavy acts, with some friends from Quebec and even further afield calling in for a visit. The diversity

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CVLT Nation Interviews
Eight Bells

Eight Bells is the new band from ex-SubArachnoid Space members, Melynda Jackson and Chris Van Huffel. Haley Westeiner joins them on bass and they released their debut album, The Captain’s Daughter, back in February. A spiraling album, filled with diverse

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LOCRIAN
‘Return To Annihilation’ Review

And so, it appears Locrian, the longtime masters of Urban Psychedelia, have deemed to announce their arrival at the Relapse stable with possibly their finest work yet. Coming on like the soundtrack for a sci fi epic yet to be

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YEAR OF NO LIGHT “Vampyr”
Review.Streaming.Footage

This has been brewing a while. It’s been three years since Year of No Light’s last full-length Ausserwelt and in that time the French soundsmiths have crafted out a new niche for themselves thanks to their collaborative record with thisquietarmy

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Wreck and Reference – Content

No artist sounds like Wreck and Reference. Maybe my musical interests and knowledge are a bit narrow, but I doubt I’m wrong about my previous statement. Last year’s Youth was not only one of my favorite records of the year, but one of the

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You’ve Always…
Meant So Much To Me
Wrekmeister Harmonies
Review + Visual

You’ve Always Meant So Much To Me is Thrill Jockey’s latest record to be released onto the world and it’s definitely a veritable feast for the ears. Under the pseudonym of Wrekmeister Harmonies, this music is the creation of JR

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Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement:
Black Magic Cannot Cross Water [Review]

The very moment the needle touches the black vinyl, you are carried away to unknown terrain. All of a sudden you find yourself lost in some remote, abandoned area, disconnected from time, space, civilisation, everything. Mystical screams & whispers cut

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Dreams Less Sweet…
Psychic TV 1986
Download + Stream

I’m not even going to write that much, just know that right here and now, you can download a full set of Psychic TV recorded live at the Town and Country Club, London 05-10-1986. I will say this – if

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Oake: Offenbarung [Review]

The duo Oake rambles through the widely ramified, dimmed catacombs of the Industrial past and the Techno present of their place of residence, Berlin. Precise pulses drive the tracks through hazy drones, swirling clouds of noise and ominous moans. Their

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