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Roy Montgomery Island of Lost Souls review

Roy Montgomery : Island of Lost Souls

The experimental guitarist opens a quartet of planned releases this year with a mournful series of gothic dirges.

Nick Cave Warren Ellis Carnage review

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – Carnage

A haunting, cinematic work that ponders life, death and wanderlust from indoors.

Lingua Ignota Agnus Dei EP

Lingua Ignota releases new EP, Agnus Dei

New EP features a cover of Iron Lung, interpretations of Bach and Handel, and a poem from Daughters’ Alexis Marshall.

transatlantic absolute universe review

Sigur Rós : Odin’s Raven Magic

The Icelandic group’s live soundtrack to a Norse myth has its moments of grandeur and folly

Emptiness Vide review

The Body : I’ve Seen All I Need to See

The sludge metal duo dives headfirst into blistering landscapes of noise

Lonnie Holley Matthew E. White This Here Jungle of Moderness

Matthew E. White and Lonnie Holley channel cosmic energy on “This Here Jungle of Moderness”

The first track from the duo’s new collaborative album is a frantic funk fusion landscape.

archie shepp jason moran let my people go review

Patricia Brennan : Maquishti

The vibraphonist/marimba player’s debut album is a set of soundscapes both elegant and patient.

Boris Merzbow 2r0i2p0 review

Boris & Merzbow : 2R0I2P0

The Japanese metal trio and noise artist mark their eighth collaboration with a close to a torturous year.

Harold Budd

R.I.P. ambient artist and composer Harold Budd

The legendary composer has died at 84.

Liturgy origin of the alimonies review

Liturgy : Origin of the Alimonies

Hunter Hunt-Hendrix’s new “opera” retains some of the black metal of their earlier days.

Megalophobe Voxy stream

Hear Megalophobe’s eerie, spacious new drone track “Voxy”

Hear a new track from Benjamin Levitt’s atmospheric new dance performance score.

best electronic albums of 2020 Basinski

William Basinski – Lamentations

The ambient composer follows up a celebratory lounge-disco album with a mournful set of ghostly loops.

Darth Mango

Ghost Against Ghost takes on the Trump administration in new “Darth Mango” video

An intense, ominous track to score an administration of cruelty.

Eartheater Phoenix review

Eartheater : Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin

What exactly is the first clue that Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin is…

coil best albums beginner's guide

A Beginner’s Guide to Coil’s experimental industrial

Where to begin with the influential, iconic industrial group.

Boris Merzbow new album 2R0I2P0

Boris and Merzbow announce new album, 2R0I2P0

Hear new track “Away from You.”

clipping visions of bodies being burned review

clipping. – Visions of Bodies Being Burned

The L.A. noise rap trio deliver an immediate set of horror-hip-hop thrills interspersed with weird, harsh terror.

Kelly Moran Prurient split

Kelly Moran and Prurient announce split album, Chain Reaction at Dusk

Hear a new track from each artist from the split, due out in December.

Dominick Fernow Interview

Beauty in Discomfort: A conversation with Dominick Fernow of Prurient and Vatican Shadow

We spoke to the techno and industrial producer about his vast body of work, and how the Internet ruined everything.