Ov Pain: S/T

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There’s plenty of catchy pop to be found on Ov Pain –– albeit pop that’s shrouded in twilight’s shade.

Antony Milton: Mrtyu!, Streaming Black, And Off-White

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Milton’s music is often no-fi, off-the-grid, and red-raw. And it’s also heart-rending yet wholly euphoric.

The All Seeing Hand: Sand to Glass

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Most of the music we listen to is comprised of variations on familiar themes. It’s much rarer to encounter genuinely innovative music like The All Seeing Hand create.

Six Noises EOY ’16: New Zealand Offbeat, Alternative, and Experimental

Here are my favourite homegrown alternative and experimental releases from 2016.

Six Noises EOY ’16: Outliers, Experimentalists, and Psychedelic Voyagers

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Six Noises EOY ’16: Outliers, Experimentalists, and Psychedelic Voyagers

It Only Gets Worse: Angels

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Angels doesn’t provide easy answers or upbeat resolutions. But, like all great art, it does ask a lot of uneasy questions.

Sounds Like Winter: Initiate

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The debut full-length from Sydney post-punks Sounds Like Winter is a sublime piece of gothic art well worth exploring.