Tag Archives: Self-titled

Social Studies – “SOCIAL STUDIES” EP Review

Social Studies - Social Studies EP

Social Studies – Social Studies EP
Genre: Hip-hop/Experimental hip-hop

Label: Daddy Tank Records

Social Studies is a duo project made up by vocalist Zano and producer Chris Devoe, and while their names are known, very little else seems to be known about them, managing to stay in the dark better than most artists who emphasise a hidden identity (although, MF Doom has been pretty on top of it). However, the duo behind Social Studies never really focus on this and simply deliver groundbreaking music – and perhaps it is with no platform to be biased on that it’s best to hear experimental hip-hop this way. Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Crystal Castles – “(III)” Quick Review

Crystal Castles – (III)
Genre: Electronica/Experimental

Label: Polydor Records

Crystal Castles, who probably don’t need an introduction these days, is the experimental electronic duo of producer Ethan Kath and vocalist Alice Glass, and as the album title suggests, this is their third album in their nine years together. Their first album, self-titled, made a big impact on the indie-electro dance scene on a global scale, with its noisy Nintendo-style synths and Glass’s mixture of soft, effect-laden vocals and frustrated yells – a style that soon became adopted by myriads of male-female electronic duos. Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Devilman – “DEVILMAN” Quick Review

Devilman – Devilman
Genre: Electronica/Dub

Label: Small But Hard Recordings

Devilman are Shigeru Ishihara (credited on the album cover for “sub-demonics” AKA bass), Gorgonn Amanita (“thunder electronics” or electronics) and Taigen Kawabe (simply “shrieks”) and they pound an aggressive and tortured sound into electronica with a big dub influence. Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Icky Blossoms – “Icky Blossoms” Quick Review

Icky Blossoms – Icky Blossoms
Genre: Electronic/Indie

Label: Saddle Creek

Icky Blossoms is the recent indie sensation to come from Nebraska, the trio compromising of Sarah Bohling, Derek Pressnall and Nik Fackler – all of whom have come from different bands and backgrounds. While it seems very confusing of what exactly each member’s role is (apart from Sarah and Derek both taking up vocals), the band seem to rely on the chilled approach to electronic pop, with a small witch house influence. Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , ,
%d bloggers like this: