Tag: Shoegaze

Sugar Wounds – Calico Dreams Review

The Genre has forever been a friend of both critic and consumer alike. It makes things easy to describe, it puts art in these little easily digestible packages. For the artist, however, they can become an

Vouna – Vouna Review

The self-titled debut album from the Washington State-based project Vouna is a relatively simple, immersive album, yet it draws elements from a number of styles. The tempo and ragged synths are funeral doom, the melancholy

Astronoid – Air Review

Most would agree that it’s wildly unrealistic to expect everyone to love or even like the achievements people spend time and great effort to create. Polarization is healthy when it comes to art, though, and


Lantlôs – Melting Sun Review

Originally written by Jordan Campbell Lantlôs will always be tied to Alcest. Neige provided vocals for the project’s most prominent releases (to date), so comparisons are unavoidable. But while Alcest’s praises were humming on the lips

Horseback – On The Eclipse Review

Originally written by Ian Chainey We live in an era of musical MadLibs, a wide open arena for any band to bring together [adjective] [genre] with [adjective] [genre]. So, it’s a bit surprising the naturally

Les Discrets – Ariettes Oubliées… Review

Those unfamiliar with shoegaze enthusiast Fursy Teyssier of Les Discrets need only know that the group’s stunning debut, Septembre et Ses Dernières Pensées, may in fact go down as the crowning acheivement of the entire

Alcest – Les Voyages De L’âme Review

Yes, the new Alcest is here, and at the rate of pissing off just about everyone (for the album either being scored too high or too low), I have placed Les Voyages De L’Ame directly

Jesu – Conqueror Review

Ian Chainey’s take: Metalgaze? So, that’s what we’re calling this now? Okay, sure, Justin Broadrick’s recent riffs are comparable to a slowed down “Only Shallow” being played through Type O Negative‘s amps. I get that.