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Extended Listen: EARTH – Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light II, Royal Baths – Better Luck Next Life, Grimes – Visions

EARTH – Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light II We loved EARTH’s last record, as well as its album cover artwork from Seattle artist Stacey Rozich. Their latest, Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light II comes out February 14th, 2012, on Southern Lord Records; it continues to build off the previous album’s improvisational energies with...Read...
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2011 Year-End Respect For Album Cover Art: Digital Illustration, Drawing, Design

Our third-annual album cover art feature uses interviews with artists and musicians to highlight the philosophical, thematic, and conceptual significance of great album cover artwork. THE BREAKDOWN    12 Collage + 14 Digital Illustration, Drawing, Design + 19 Illustration, Painting, Drawing + 8 Black And White Photography + 22 Color Photography + 6 Deluxe Packaging...Read...
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Water Borders – Harbored Mantras Album Review

I’ve always been fascinated with music that feels removed, purposefully or not, form the time period in which it is being created. Some records feel dated in a disparaging sense, but the new album from Water Borders sounds like a beautifully scripted scene from a medieval play performed in the modern era. Listen to “What...Read...
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Swahili – Self-Titled Album Review (w/ Full Album Stream)

The relationship between ritualistic drumming and consciousness alteration is an age old tradition stemming largely from the overlooked shamanic cultures of antiquity. It should go without saying that viewing the supposed “triumph” of Western materialism thought over the more “primitive” concepts of animism is a retardedly short-sighted way of oversimplifying the universe, but that’s the...Read...
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Midday Veil – “Anthem” Music Video

I think my brain waves are rippling in time with the amorphous pustules and static globs of this video. Really, though, I can’t figure out why this is so mesmerizing… there is really nothing incredibly complicated about it, but the soothing qualities of vocalist Emily Pothast’s voice just kind of lullaby me into submission, and...Read...
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EARTH, Mount Eerie Live Show Review

Quite fittingly, EARTH’s record release show for the quite fantastic Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light: I was at Seattle’s Tractor Tavern — a venue known for swilling whiskey and boot-stomping folk/bluegrass sounds that usually tear through town in a tornado of good will and Southern leanings. EARTH, the almighty purveyors of Americana-influenced drone, are...Read...
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