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[News or Reviews] Matthew D. Gantt Displays Digital Wizardry and Compositional Prowess on ‘Diagnostics’

Electronic composer, conceptual theorist and educator Matthew D. Gantt is an individual at the forefront of the use of immersive media, such as virtual reality, as an arts medium. One of his most recent endeavors has been to set up, a virtual performance space that aims to provide a venue for physical-digital experimentation. In

[News or Reviews] Death Metal Supergroup Black Curse Exceed the Sum of Their Parts on ‘Endless Wound’

Score:9 The term “supergroup” is wholly fitting for Black Curse, made up of members from such heavyweights as Spectral Voice, Blood Incantation, Primitive Man and Khemmis. So what happens when you get these elites from all over the sound spectrum together? You get something that sounds like none and all of them at once. Endless

[News or Reviews] Sunken Foal’s Sugary Synths Have Just the Right Amount of Sweetness on ‘Hexose’

Score:7 Veteran Irish producer Duncan Murphy plays the confectioner on Hexose, his seventh album as Sunken Foal. The record’s title references a family of simple sugars, of which fructose is a member. The chemical responsible for giving fruit its sweet taste, fructose is also a building block of sucrose: what we call sugar. It isn’t


The Mahones have come a long way in 30 years (1990-2020) : heralded as pioneers of the Irish punk scene, and internationally recognised as one of the best and hardest working punk outfits around. The new project is an acoustic unplugged album that presents their best loved songs and performances in a raw and intimate performance. The album includes


Sass Jordan is one of the premiere female rock singers in history, selling over one million albums worldwide. While she has touched upon Blues over her 40-year career, this is the first time she has focused exclusively on creating an album of songs in this tradition, that showcase her talent as a Blues singer. As Jordan acknowledges: “The blues