Hemendex – Reset 2 CD (Geenger Records)

Here’s another retrospective review as part of digging through the rich history of Geenger Records. This prolific Croatian label released this particular recording ten years ago, but this extended play still sounds relevant today, in times when the new wave is receiving another well-deserved revival treatment. Hemendex (broken English phrase for ham and eggs) is… Read More Hemendex – Reset 2 CD (Geenger Records)

Mark Schwaber – Everything Around Me LP (Jack London Records)

Mark Schwaber is back with another tremendous full-length material. For those who somehow missed this highly experienced musician, Schwaber is widely known for his studio works with some renowned names such as Lloyd Cole, Shadows Fall, Lou Barlow (Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr), Fred Maher (Lou Reed), Joan Wasser (Joan as Policewoman), Matthew Sweet, and Mary Lou… Read More Mark Schwaber – Everything Around Me LP (Jack London Records)

Hiraki – Stumbling Through These Walls LP (Nefarious Industries)

It has been a while since I wrote about a band like this. Whoever talked about music with me got the idea that love for noise rock and post-hardcore music lurks somewhere inside. Therefore, this band came like a bit of pleasant surprise that unquestionably made my day. Hiraki is a powerful Danish trio that… Read More Hiraki – Stumbling Through These Walls LP (Nefarious Industries)

And The Bear – This Is The Darkness I Used To Tape CD (Valvolare Records)

And The Bear is quite an interesting musical outlet, entirely operated by Alexandre Manuel, a French multi-instrumental artist who has been active on the music scene since 1998. Since his beginnings, Alexandre participated as a musician in several groups, such as Hourplug, Am I Right, and The Quiet Collective, mainly by being a vocalist or… Read More And The Bear – This Is The Darkness I Used To Tape CD (Valvolare Records)

Buddy Junior – Portal CS (Cherub Dream Records)

Buddy Junior is a San Francisco based shoegaze pop group comprised of Jared LeNar, who works in collaboration with Harvey LeNar. Monika Jang fills in for all the drumming duties, while the group constantly switches the members on synths. The group previously released a debut single-sided debut EP named Marietta, comprised of five ear-appealing tunes.… Read More Buddy Junior – Portal CS (Cherub Dream Records)

Night Slaves – II CS (Swimming Faith Records)

Night Slaves moved forward with this particular material. It’s a proper continuation of their debut cassette EP that contains some remarkable evolvements towards darkwave aesthetics. This material represents their second EP recording that pushed things to a bit more dynamic sound, decorated with loads of notable improvements. Unlike their debut, this one has lost that… Read More Night Slaves – II CS (Swimming Faith Records)

Night Slaves – I CS (Swimming Faith Records)

We covered a couple of Night Slaves records a while ago. Therefore, you might be familiar with this industrial/synth-pop duo based in Buffalo, New York. Whoever touched the base of their sound, acknowledges these creative individuals are profoundly into goth aesthetics and dark ambient atmosphere. However, dominant synth-pop sequences, industrial noises, and theatric vocals are… Read More Night Slaves – I CS (Swimming Faith Records)

Spit Kink – Yes To Everything CS (Swimming Faith / Feral Kid Records)

Spit Kink is one of the latest additions to the Swimming Faith Records roster. This project involves Laura Loogie and Kid Spitholomeaux, alter ego of John Toohill, known for being the unstoppable creative force behind the label. Spit Kink differs from the remaining portion of the Swimming Faith catalog, mainly because it encompasses all the… Read More Spit Kink – Yes To Everything CS (Swimming Faith / Feral Kid Records)