Asbury – Under the… (Semi-Content Music)

Asbury is a music project from the mind of David Franklin, who creates mysterious and haunting songs that range from lo-fi instrumentation to more layered and intricately crafted music. “Distance is the Difference” opens the album with sounds reminiscent of a city playground and goes into whispered vocals and quiet Read more…

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Copyright 2008 Liane Chan

Auralgasms – Breath of Stars CD review

Auralgasms is a music website “dedicated to the discovery of new and under-appreciated artists” with a focus on dreampop, shoegaze, and electronica. Naturally, their third and latest compilation “Breath of Stars” showcases the talents of range of artists with gorgeous vocals and swirling instrumentals. The first track “Sublunar” by Sleepthief Read more…

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Auralgasms – Breath of Stars (Auralgasms)

Auralgasms is a music website “dedicated to the discovery of new and under-appreciated artists” with a focus on dreampop, shoegaze, and electronica. Naturally, their third and latest compilation “Breath of Stars” showcases the talents of range of artists with gorgeous vocals and swirling instrumentals. The first track “Sublunar” by Sleepthief Read more…

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The Raveonettes – Pretty in Black (Columbia)

The new Raveonettes album is a result of singer/guitarists Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo throwing out the rules of the distortion happy “Chain Gang of Love” and the film noir garage rock of “Whip it On,” on which they only used three chords in B-flat major and B-flat minor Read more…

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U.K.Heights – Ambients (net)

In a time where rock music is all the rage, the UK Heights succeeds in blending synthesized and natural sounds into a seamlessly smooth album of dreamy atmospherics. “Ambients” recalls the dark hypnotic beauty of the music of Projekt label favorites Love Spirals Downwards in their more electronic album “Flux” Read more…

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Mull Historical Society – US (XL/Blanco y Negro)

The follow-up album to the critically acclaimed debut Loss, Colin MacIntyre, Scottish singer songwriter and producer of Mull Historical Society, creates sweepingly melodic music with quirky lyrics and hook-filled choruses. The eclectic arrangements of piano, acoustic and fuzzy guitars, and strings are similar to the music of Badly Drawn Boy, Read more…

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Six By Seven – The Way I Feel Today (Mantra, 2002)

Nottingham band Six By Seven has been compared to every band from Radiohead, My Bloody Valentine, and Swervdriver and even more recent acts B.R.M.C. and Doves, who share their “shoegaze” influences. However, Six By Seven have their own distinctive sound of expressive vocals and cathartically dramatic music. Since their 1998 Read more…

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