The Autumns – Review

November 18, 2005

Thoughtful songwriting, masterful tone, and perfect pacing. Perfect for fans of Brundlefly, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Elliot Smith, and Drop the Fear.

Girls Under Glass – Zyklus – Review

November 4, 2005

Girls Under Glass’s tenth release and first for Metropolis Records. Show Metropolis Records ability for snagging great electronic artists from other labels.

Wumpscut – Evoke – Review

October 28, 2005

Evoke is clear effort to reach beyond the industrial modes exhibited on earlier Wumpscut releases. It’s not a success, nor is it a failure.

VNV Nation – Matter + Form – Review

October 21, 2005

Elements of EBM, trance, down tempo, and pop, lyricist/composer Ronan Harris and Mark Jackson, achieve an emotional depth by approaching each song as a scene.

PTI – Blackout – Review

June 13, 2005

A blend of EBM, industrial, synth-pop, and electro rock. Dripping nihilism and scathing puns delivered with strong harmonies, and soothing lullabies.

Erasure – Nightbird – Review

June 13, 2005

Their first album in seven years, Erasure have never been the critic’s darling that their contemporaries – Pet Shop Boys and Depeche Mode – are.

Drop the Fear – Review

June 13, 2005

The songs seduce, urge, and prod until you can’t help but let go of your fears and find yourself lost in the electro/shoegazer/trip-hop.

Dirty Halo – Think Dirty – Review

June 13, 2005

Formed by video director Andrews Jenkins (Korn, Dandy Warhols, Nike, Adidas, Budweiser, EA Games), Dirty Halo is a realization of inspired electro-pop.

Juno Reactor – Labyrinth – Review

April 18, 2005

Juno Reactor’s sixth album, Labyrinth, continues the world music fusion that is uniquely Ben Watkins. The album contains two tracks from The Matrix film series.

Assemblage 23 – Storm – Review

April 4, 2005

What sets Tom Shear apart from future pop/EBM musicians is his ability let a song breathe and restrain the urge to throw in everything but the kitchen sink.

Resurrection 2 – Review

March 7, 2005

An 11-song collection of club/future pop tracks from the WTII Records roster, mastered superbly by Chris Randall (of Sister Machine Gun fame).

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