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THIS MONTH'S SOUNDTRACK

By EM Editors | August 1, 2008

These albums encompass a diverse range of styles and composition methods, including ambient, experimental, noise, and rock.

  1. Nine Inch Nails: The Slip (Null Corp.)
  2. Steve Roach: Arc of Passion (Projekt)
  3. The Notwist: The Devil, You + Me (Domino)
  4. Yoav: Charmed & Strange (Verve Forecast)
  5. Various: An Anthology of Noise & Electronic Music vol. 5 (Sub Rosa)

NINE INCH NAILS
NIN CD cover

Rockin' follow-up to the instrumental masterpiece Ghosts I-IV. Violent, distorted grooves meet juicy songwriting.


STEVE ROACH
Steve Roach CD cover

Floating textures, ambient electronics, quantized percussive sequences — an essential album.


THE NOTWIST
Notwist CD cover

Another collection of catchy songs, offbeat electronics, and acoustic tonalities from the German band.


YOAV
Yoav CD cover

This singer-guitarist layers rhythmic loops and vocal effects with superb lyrics.


AN ANTHOLOGY OF NOISE & ELECTRONIC MUSIC
Anthology CD cover

The title says it all. Spans 1920 to 2007, with Richard Maxfield, Père Ubu, and Henri Chopin.


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