WINTERS IN OSAKA: The Art of Dark Science: CD

Electronically driven noise in the Hospital Records vein that you really need headphones and a half an hour to appreciate. I feel like a lot of the current noise trend is a cop-out for guys who can’t play an instrument to be a band that sucks and is all synths run through delay pedals, but this deviates pretty far from the lame WhiteCastle worship and creates more atmospheric moods, like a dirty version of Hemi Sync tapes. Well worth the time for fans of the genre, but I feel like the rest of the world will still scratch their heads over it.

 –Ian Wise ([email protected])