M. MARTIN: A Harvest of Ice: CS

Murky, droning, mostly instrumental Madison post-punk that sounds like the soundtrack to, like, ice fairies getting lobotomized or something. It’s chilling, forlorn, ambient stuff that sounds exactly like it is—a mostly-solo noise project recorded in the depths of a Wisconsin winter. The instrumentals work better than the vocalized stuff, but all in all, it’s pretty atmospheric throughout. –Keith Rosson (Rare Plant)