December 15, 2019

S T F U – YUM 1

August 7, 2018 Mike D 0

I’ll try to be as fair as I can with this record, which literally blew me away! Technical stuff first. Several years ago, Dean Garcia from Curve, SPC ECO, Blurred City Lights, and several other edgy

Shriekback – Why Anything? Why This? LP

August 7, 2018 Mike D 0

British seminal alternative electro-rockers Shriekback have released their 14th studio album Why Anything? Why This? and it’s a very welcome surprise. This album is filled with 10 trademark sonic bullets marked with the band’s haunting alternative trademark style. Shriekback started doing

Nicholas Merz – The Limits of Men

August 5, 2018 Mike D 0

After releasing six albums with Seattle indie rock explorers Darto, frontman Nicholas Merz finally released his debut solo LP The Limits of Men via Aagoo Records on June 1. This is a quite personal work, comprised of nine songs that are

Social Station – Try (Cross My Heart) EP

July 17, 2018 Mike D 1

On June 29, Washington’s Social Station published their new Try (Cross My Heart) EP, delivering it with much care and love, in the midst of midsummer’s romanticism. I just couldn’t start this article without mentioning these facts. This is

Verses Records & Romeda Records — VR

May 31, 2018 Mike D 2

This is a very cool and a creative release, so your attention please: Verses Records from Washington, D.C. and Romeda Records from Liverpool are releasing VR–a split collaborative 12-track compilation which features exclusive new tracks from both

Searmanas — S/T

May 24, 2018 Mike D 0

New York-based electronic artist Searmanas releases her first S/T album on July 6 via Cleopatra Records with the lead single, Undo, already out for preview. Hailing from the Shenandoah Valley in rural Virginia, Niabi Aquena has

Artist of the Week: Rodney Cromwell

May 22, 2018 Mike D 2

This week we proudly introduce you to London’s electronic modulator, Rodney Cromwell (nom-de-plume of Adam Cresswell), a man with a master-plan, an artist whose notable career starts some 20 years ago as founding member of indie-folktronica band

Timothy Dark — Dark Day Afternoon

April 30, 2018 Mike D 0

Brooklyn artist Timothy Dark released his Dark Day Afternoon EP on March 30 for Darkseed Entertainment–a four-track offering of politically charged hip-hop, buttery R&B, and even some grimy rock! Hailing from the Bronx, Timothy Dark saw the

Blurred City Lights — Volker

March 16, 2018 Mike D 0

Now that’s a gorgeous release with a magnificent front cover–these should be the last words in a review but, no, I’ll mix my style and start all topsy-turvy. Look [up] at the image: Gigantic constructions

Noise Journal Playlist February 12

February 12, 2018 Mike D 0

Cat class and cat style on this week’s playlist. Cats are weird machines: Strong, clever, naughty, social, antisocial, divine when needed, and so humble we think. “Humility is for you, not me,” says cat, “Black

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