Villainaire by The Dead Science is a clamoring, emotional explosion of sound. This album isn’t designed to make the listener comfortable– it’s the sonic equivalent of probing a cavity with your tongue; it jangles your nerves, but it’s oddly compelling. Singer Sam Mickens’ eerie, breathy warble combined with explosions of strings, guitars, and drums makes [...]
Recently, a friend introduced me to the music of The Dresden Dolls. While it might be surprising that I had not heard anything by this eccentric duo before, I was pleasantly surprised while listening to their three albums: “The Dresden Dolls“, “Yes, Virginia” and “No, Virginia“.
The amount of sheer frenetic energy the duo pack into [...]
Between Tragedy in 2005 and Horizons in 2008, Abney Park has gone through a bit of a direction change in sound and topical focus, but both albums are a rich construction of sound and word, mood and theme.
The Death of Tragedy combines very mood-heavy electronic sound with musical elements both Eastern and Western; at once, [...]