David Bowie –> The Next Day (Art Rock, Experimental Rock)
How i can describe such a big artist like him in few lines? I won’t actually, i just suggest to listen this other chapter of his brilliant career. Hypnotic.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club –> Specter At The Feast (Alternative Rock, Garage Rock)
Sixth LP for this great Californian rock band. As their previous works, also this last one seems to be on the same (high) level. Their underground style didn’t change much over the years, but at the same time they are able to give a different rhythm to their works. Gritty.
Chelsea Light Moving –> Chelsea Light Moving (Experimental Rock,Indie Rock)
New project from Sonic Youth’s co-founder Thurston Moore (keep talking about rock poets). You are tired of the new radical-chic rock bands and you wanna listen scratching guitars? This LP is what are you looking for. Pure experimental Sonic-style. Tense.
The Strokes –> Comedown Machine (Indie Rock, New Wave)
This American band always surprise you how they can make simple riffs but at the same time with a very involving rhythm. Every LP they have made gives me this impression. Short, essential songs. Volatile.
Autechre –> Exai (Experimental Electronic, Electro-Techno)
Three years after their last work, this great UK duo came back with this double LP. On the similar ‘line’ of Aphex Twin, they still are considered -not only by me- one of the best experimental electronic performers (it’s not casual they publish on Warp Records). Visceral.
How to Destroy Angels –> Welcome Oblivion (Industrial,Alternative Rock)
This new project of Nine Inch Nails frontman and creator Trent Reznor (with his wife as -delicious- singer) is recommended obviously to the old NIN fans (like me) but also to the ones who like dark electronic atmospheres.
Clinic –> Free Reign II (Alternative/Indie Rock, New Wave)
Re-edition on Domino Records of the original album that came out in end of 2012. This very creative band from UK also make pretty videos very good live shows. Theatrical.
Depeche Mode –> Delta Machine (Synth Pop)
Another great historic band decided to come out this month and we are not disappointed. Introducing their worldwide tour, this LP is a typical DM-style. Hypnotic.
Sound City: Real to Reel –> Soundtrack (Hard Rock, Pop Rock)
Soundtrack created by Dave Grohl from the documentary about the historical record studio Sound City closed in 2011. I write historical because many artists recorded amazing works in that studio, from Tom Petty until Nirvana’s Nevermind. Dave Grohl collected many musicians and artists playing together in this LP, like for example Paul McCartney playing with Nirvana’s musicians (Dave Grohl, Pat Smear and Kirst Novoselic). Visceral.
Post War Years –> Galapagos (New Wave, Synth Pop)
Interesting band coming, not surprisingly, from England publishing now their second work for RCA. Highly recommended if you like new and fresh sounds. Sprawling.