I’ve Heard It: Panopticon – The Scars of Man On the Once Nameless Wilderness...

I think Ansel Adams would've been a black metal fan. He definitely would've been a Panopticon fan. The famed photographer and environmentalist's aesthetic consists exclusively of crisp black and white images of mammoth rock formations and...

I’ve Heard It: King Tuff – The Other

  The Other opens with its solemn and sparse title track, and Kyle Thomas sounds like he's on the brink of descending into a spiral of despair. His words are a little clumsy, like a tipsy, nervous storyteller...

I’ve Heard It: Michael Seyer – Bad Bonez

Bad Bonez, the new album by bedroom pop prodigy Michael Seyer, is a grower. On first listen, there's not much to distinguish it from the sea of hypnagogia that dominates Bandcamp in 2018, but Seyer has a...

I’ve Heard It: Black Dresses – WASTEISOLATION

Black Dresses is a collaboration between Dizzy (of Girls Rituals) and Rook, two Canadian artists whose transgressive noise-pop has attracted a loyal Bandcamp cult. Their first release as a duo (following last year’s split EP Dreams...

I’ve Heard It: Paul de Jong – You Fucken Sucker

  If you know Paul de Jong, it’s probably because he was one half of The Books, the plunderphonic savants whose 2003 album The Lemon of Pink is a masterpiece of inventive collage pop. In 2015, he...

I’ve Heard It: Hookworms – Microshift

Google "hookworms" and you're greeted with a barrage of information on a particularly nasty parasitic worm, which infects helpless humans through contact with "hookworm larvae found in dirt contaminated by feces." Ick! They're insidious little buggers....

I’ve Heard It: Harakiri For the Sky – Arson

We begin with crisp, melancholic piano placed directly in the foreground. A twisting tremolo picked guitar line unspools somewhere out in the distance. Turn up the volume and start it over as needed. You want to...

I’ve Heard It: Nils Frahm-All Melody

Nils Frahm’s All Melody stimulates a sensory orgasm replicating a single gratified nerve ending. The German composer introduces the album with “The Whole Universe Wants to Be Touched”, a piece incorporating romantic howls from a chorus...

I’ve Heard It: Converge – The Dusk In Us

When you put out one of the most beloved pieces of art of the 21st century, you deserve a free pass. In an ideal world, you’d be allowed to fuck around. You’d be allowed to get...

I’ve Heard It: Young Thug & Carnage – Young Martha

Young Thug is my favorite rapper alive, hands down. He has the most dynamic and thrilling voice in hip-hop, which is hard to argue even if you can't stomach the guy. And I know a lot...