Prurient – Frozen Niagara Falls

As an amateur noise enthusiast, I was vaguely interested in Dominick Fernow's main project Prurient back in his long-haired howling feedback with a microphone and an amplifier days, but it wasn't until Bermuda Drain that I became enraptured. That album is basically a darkwave/noise crossover record, a nightmarish vision of synthpop, and I was very into it. Frozen Niagara Falls feels like a magnum opus for … Continue reading Prurient – Frozen Niagara Falls

Torche – Restarter

While I couldn't help but fall in love with Torche's previous full-length, Harmonicraft, that record did represent a conscious shift toward the band's poppier and more accessible influences. Despite the warm day-glow punk euphoria of that album, the lack of their signature crunchy "bomb string" guitar was noted with some sadness. Their Harmonslaught single from that same year … Continue reading Torche – Restarter

Gone Home

I haven’t written a game review in a long while, but then I haven’t played a game that affected me as strongly Gone Home in a long while. What is Gone Home? Well, it's a first person interactive fiction game. It is the début release of the The Fullbright Company, formed by a group of developers … Continue reading Gone Home