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Mika Vainio: Kilo (Blast First Petite) When I first heard Mika Vainio’s first solo album Onko in 1997, Pan Sonic was new to me (and still known as Panasonic before the company of the same name’s unfortunate cease and desist), it was inspiring and...

Senking: Capsize Recovery (Raster-Noton) As Senking, Jens Massel has been plumbing the depths of dark electronic music for 15 years now. Capsize Recovery continues along those lines, another almost entirely instrumental album (save for a few vocal samples and...

The Haxan Cloak: Excavation (Tri Angle) Tri Angle presents 9 new awesomely dark excursions from Bobby Krlic. It’s his first for the label and certainly his relatively recent signing makes him among their darkest acts. Supposedly the concept of this album is the...

Raime:¬†Quarter Turns Over A Living Line¬†(Blackest Ever Black) Raime’s debut full-length is even darker and more brooding than I’d anticipated. Somehow feeling aligned with Blackest Ever Black’s approach to conciseness, the album is but seven tracks...

Milton Bradley: Reality Is Wrong (Prologue) The title track of this EP from Milton Bradley is a slow burner for late nights and headphones. It’s not beatless, but it never throws down any predictable dancefloor groove, a sharp contrast to the other two cuts that...