Glasser – Ring [2010]

Posted in art pop,indie electronic,synth pop by deek on December 8, 2010

It’s a shame ‘witch house’ is already taken, because, as a handle that suggests a potent, enchanting fusion of seductive gothic atmosphere with digital chill, it’d be better suited to the work of LA’s Cameron Mesirow than the oppressive drag of Salem et al. The likes of the high-priestess menace
of ‘Apply’, in which an lustrously aloof Mesirow admonishes, “If the walls were too thin/You would break right in”, and the gently lurching 21st century spiritual of ‘Glad’, are, like fellow dark ladies Warpaint and Effi Briest, informed by bleak post-punk moods and tribal echoes. Here, though, they’re cleansed in a crisp, modern starkness that’s closer to Telepathe, Zola Jesus or Fever Ray. But, despite forbiddingly minimal song titles like ‘T’ and ‘Plane Temp’, Glasser’s glowing debut offers more melodic and emotional consummation than almost any of her peers can muster, poised in a genuinely transcendent golden balance between the stern, the spacious and the gaudily sparkling. A very precious ‘Ring’ indeed. -nme

Sufjan Stevens – The Age of Adz [2010]

Posted in art pop,chamber pop,indie electronic,progressive pop by deek on October 23, 2010

Known for his genre-bending instrumentation and soulful lyricism, the Detroit-born indie rocker returns five years after his last proper album with an experimental variety of electro-orchestral folk pop songs. -metacritic

Jónsi – Go [2010]

Posted in ambient,ambient pop,art pop,dream pop,electronica,orchestral by deek on March 10, 2010

Xiu Xiu – Dear God, I Hate Myself [2010]

Posted in art pop,glitch pop by deek on February 15, 2010

Xiu Xiu – Fabulous Muscles [2004]

Posted in art pop,experimental,indie electronic by deek on February 15, 2010

Tom Tom Club – Tom Tom Club (1981)

Posted in art pop,pop,synth pop by deek on August 19, 2009

ゲルニカ (Guernica) – 新世紀への運河 (Shinseiki e no Unga) [1988]

Posted in art pop,experimental,japanese by deek on July 17, 2009

The Fiery Furnaces – I'm Going Away [2009]

Posted in art pop by deek on June 22, 2009

air france – no way down [2008]

Posted in art pop,idm,indie electronic by deek on May 7, 2009

Gavin Castleton – Hospital Hymns (2007) + Gavin Castleton – Hypotenuse (2004)

Posted in art pop,art rock,experimental,progressive by deek on April 21, 2009



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