Best Albums of 2017, part 2

#11-30, ordered alphabetically Kim Ann Foxman – Energy EP buy album | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Soundcloud Gabriel Garzón-Montano – Jardín buy album | website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Soundcloud | Bandcamp Geotic – Abysma buy album | Twitter | Instagram | Bandcamp Abysma by Geotic HDLSS – Selections From DUMB SnG album review | buy album | website | Facebook | Twitter … Continue reading Best Albums of 2017, part 2

HDLSS Dumb It Down With Nuanced Complexity

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  We currently live in a culture of rabid misinformation. Talking heads try to convince us that our feelings are equivalent to facts. Truth is virtually meaningless. It will take decades to confront and undo these issues, and in all likelihood they will never actually be eradicated. And yet we still must fight, through whatever action we can. Artists have been … Continue reading HDLSS Dumb It Down With Nuanced Complexity

Everything about HDLSS appears to suggest gothic influences, but darkness is noticeably absent from the music they create. The duo, comprised of Far and Wolfy, calls their sound “nocturnal pop,” aware of the dissonance they’ve created; they actively add to it by writing about issues that can make some audiences uncomfortable. “Colonizer,” after all, refers to the gentrifiers that erase the cultural identity of the very … Continue reading