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luuurien -
100
For a band out of Russia, Bagdadski Vor is surprisingly subtle in its provocation. The rock scene of Russia has been one of the country's most contentious artistic issues, Pussy Riot being one of the most well known examples of political dissent through music there, but this outspoken provocation has been key to the Russian punk ethos for decades now. It's also made much of its music tough to settle in your stomach, working better as a message than musical expression. Bagdadski Vor are looking ... read more
luuurien -
80
"My mental health was at such an all-time low that even stepping outside was its own event that needed preparation," Jack Wiegold says on the Bandcamp page for his second album again and so soon. Their music under the alphabet holds hostage name has always been highly intimate, their 2021 debut Where Were We? a somber collection of heartbreaking dream pop that revealed deep scars throughout, but it seems that with again and so soon the window in their bedroom has been opened wide. ... read more
luuurien -
100
The physicality of house is one of its greatest strengths. Surrounded by throbbing bass and starry-eyed melodies, your body begins to shake and react to the quick-moving pulse of the music, trapped under the mercury-purple grooves that pool into your ears like liquidated moonlight. Kinoteki, the electronic project of New York artist Ellie Kit, knows the power of that energy, and harnesses it perfectly throughout their third album Human Noise. Rooted in the magic of underground electronic staple ... read more
luuurien -
50
Are expectations the problem? I wonder that often when it comes to artists with projects close to my heart. It's sometimes difficult to distinguish whether you're not touched by an album because of something specific to it, or simply because it might not reach the heights of a previous release. For me, it's been the most difficult part of digging through SICK!, an album that underwent many changes throughout its development, going from a massive 19 track "more optimistic" album ... read more
luuurien -
100
I've fallen absolutely in love with Fuubutsushi.

If I'd even just gotten to hear one of their albums from last year at the time it came out, it would have easily ended up at the top of my year-end list. But four of them? I could never have prepared for the impact listening to all four parts of Fuubutsushi's four-album series back-to-back would have on me. More than three hours worth of music, the band never let any of it go to waste, trying their hand at different sounds depending on the ... read more

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