NAARC: Loam: 2 x CS

Pretty sharp darkwave, like The Faint with grittier vocals. It’s the kind of niche sound that isn’t inherently listenable but that’s almost certainly the point. Most of the industrial elements come together well with the screamo overlays, though sometimes it could use a lighter touch. The two thirteen-plus minute experimental tracks at the end are probably the reason for the packaging, which is the first double cassette I’ve ever seen. That alone is pretty cool and would probably spawn more conversation for me than the tunes. –Theresa W. (Self-released)