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Sunburned Hand of the Man – Pick A Day to Die

One of the most accessible and still boundless pieces in the group’s massive catalog.

sarah neufeld detritus 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

nadja luminous rot 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 Broken Mirror review

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.

Manslaughter 777 World Vision Perfect Harmony 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.

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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.

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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…

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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.”

DJ Muggs dies occidendum 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.