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

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra – Kollaps Tradixionales

Newly trimmed down, with the unfortunate subtraction of the Tra-La-La Band, the rambling Silver Mt. Zion wagon trundles along with their latest shipment of melancholy and bright ideals. This record focuses on their energetic, raw, punky side, more than ever before. While there is still plenty mewling throughout, it's less the sound of blind crippling … Continue reading Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra – Kollaps Tradixionales