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September 2004

Interviews

I Am The World Trade Center

Dylan Garret chats with Dan Geller of I Am The World Trade Center about dance music, DJing, downloads, and how New York City needs to stop being so damned expensive already. All this and more, with less questions about the band's name than you've come to expect. Well, okay, just one. But itís a good one.

Ministry

Spend an hour with Al Jourgensen and you're guaranteed to get a lot of dirt. But probably not quality dirt, like Gail Worley digs up. Reissues, the parting of ways with Paul Barker, and the dreaded Curse of Seattle -- get a fresh pack and pour the wine for this one.

Music Reviews

Dead Rabbit

Sex Crimes (Dead Rabbit Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music A

The Avengers

The American In Me (DBK Works). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music B

Devendra Banhart

Rejoicing in the Hands (Young God). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Blut Aus Nord

The Work Which Transforms God (Candlelight Records). Review by Terry Eagan.

Music C

The Casket Lottery

Smoke and Mirrors (Second Nature). Review by Aaron Shaul.

The Code

Rhetoric of Reason (Jump Start). Review by Julio Torres.

The Coherent Encoherence

Will A Computer Give You Kids? (Recombinations Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

James Cotton

Baby, Donít You Tear My Clothes (Telarc). Review by James Mann.

Curl Up And Die

...But The Past Ain't Through With Us (Revelation). Review by Addam Donnelly.

Music D

The Damnwells

Bastards of the Beat (Red Ink). Review by Sean Slone.

Dear Nora

Mountain Rock (Magic Marker). Review by Aaron Shaul.

The Decemberists

The Tain (Acuarela ). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Derringer

A Rock and Roll Tragedy (Zero Velocity Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Tanya Donelly

Whiskey Tango Ghosts (4AD). Review by Daniel Mitchell.

Music E

Electro Group

Ummo (Omnibus). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Euclid

Carthage EP (Low Valley Music). Review by Nicholas Plante.

Music F

Five Eight

Five Eight (Five Eight). Review by Sean Slone.

Flesh Eaters

No Questions Asked (Atavistic). Review by Terry Eagan.

From a Second Story Window

Not One Word Has Been Omitted (Black market Activities). Review by Daniel Mitchell.

Funeral For a Friend

Casually Dressed & Deep in Conversation (Warner Bros.). Review by Daniel Mitchell.

Music G

Go Betty Go

Worst Enemy (Side One Dummy). Review by Daniel Mitchell.

Music H

Hardstyle

European Hard Trance: Mixed by Blutonium Boy (Neurodisc). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Hellstomper

Are You From Dixie? (D-Fens Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

The Horror

Insobriety & Insubordination (Signal Path Records). Review by Daniel Mitchell.

The Hunns

Long Legs (Disaster Records). Review by Daniel Mitchell.

Music K

Jeff Kelly

For the Swan in the Hallway (Hidden Agenda). Review by Sean Slone.

Music L

LKN

In the Leap Year (Greyday Productions). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Locust

Follow the Flock, Step in Shit (Three One G). Review by Daniel Mitchell.

Music M

Man Must Die

...Start Killing (Retribute Records). Review by Daniel Mitchell.

The Martinis

Smitten (Distracted). Review by Eric J. Iannelli.

Edwin McCain

Scream and Whisper (DTC Entertainment). Review by Andrew Ellis.

Music N

n. Lannon

Chemical Friends (Badman Recording Co.). Review by Aaron Shaul.

New Radiant Storm King

Leftover Blues 1991 -- 2003 (Contraphonic). Review by Terry Eagan.

Music O

Tara Jane O'Neil

You Sound, Reflect (Quarterstick). Review by Aaron Shaul.

OTEP

House of Secrets (Capitol Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music P

Poor Boy: Songs of Nick Drake

Poor Boy: Songs of Nick Drake (Songlines Recordings). Review by James Mann.

Paik

Satin Black (Strange Attractors). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Pancho's Lament

Leaving Town Alive (CD Baby). Review by Andrew Ellis.

The Phonographers Union

Live on Sonarchy Radio (Accretions). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Plastic Constellations

Mazatlan (2024). Review by Aaron Shaul.

The Polyphonic Spree

Together We're Heavy (Hollywood). Review by Sean Slone.

Music S

Sahara Hotnights

Kiss & Tell (RCA). Review by Ben Varkentine.

Heidi Saperstein

Zara (Kimchee). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Sheek The Shayk

Hour Of The Seventh Moon (Laughing Outlaw Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

The Silvermen

Incendiary, Luminary (Silvermen Music). Review by James Mann.

Helen Slater

One Of These Days (Landsleit Records). Review by Ben Varkentine.

Slow Jets

Remain in Ether (Morphius Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Sofa King Killer

Midnight Magic (Retribute Records). Review by Daniel Mitchell.

The Soviettes

LPII (Adeline). Review by Rob Levy.

The Special Goodness

Land Air Sea (Epitaph). Review by Nick Plante.

Stimulator

self-titled (Stimulator Records). Review by Ben Varkentine.

Sunn 0)))

White2 (Southern Lord). Review by Daniel Mitchell.

Swayzak

Loops From The Bergerie (!K7). Review by Ben Varkentine.

Music T

Tears For Fears

Everybody Loves A Happy Ending (Sony). Review by Ben "I waited 12 years for this?" Varkentine.

Pete Teo

Rustic Living for Urbanites (Redbag). Review by Sean Slone.

Tiger Saw

gimme danger/gimme sweetness (Kimchee). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Time in Malta

Alone with the Alone (Equal Vision). Review by Daniel Mitchell.

Torsos From Space

Songs For B Movies (Up Tight Records ). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music V

Vice Dolls

Die Trying (Crosscheck Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music W

We Raggazi

Wolves With Pretty Lips (Suicide Squeeze). Review by Aaron Shaul.

The Weight

Ten Mile Grace (Sabot Productions). Review by Daniel Mitchell.

Wildhearts

Must Be Destroyed (Sanctuary). Review by Terry Eagan.

Print Reviews

Superheroes In My Pants!

What's missing in superhero comics of today? Mark Evanier has an idea or two, and Ben Varkentine thinks he's dead-on, in this book about heroes (fictional and real) and Madmen.

Comics Above Ground

The medium is the message, but what of the media? Ben Varkentine investigates.

Screen Reviews

Shaun of the Dead

Everybody loves a good walking dead yarn -- Shaun of the Dead is the latest offering in this revitalized genre. Kiran Adithan asks: Is the zombie movie back from the grave?

The Harmonizer

This DVD documentary on the making of Apoptgyma Berzerk's Harmonizer album includes the World Harmony Tour recorded live in Hamburg Germany, along with all Harmonizer music videos and bonus material. Jorge C. Galban spins and observes.

Vanity Fair

A new interpretation of Willaim Makepiece Thackery's novel of a social climber with mad skills.