4 Locally Released Tapes of 2014 You Should Hear

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Mallevs - V.V.V.V.V. (Ascetic House)

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By far one of the best tapes released during Ascetic House's robust January Program, Mallevs' V.V.V.V.V. delivers a refreshing brand of industrial dark wave phantasms. The overall tone of the album feels like floating in a sea of vacancy, with only the faint flutter of vocalist Jen Deveroux's harmonies guiding you towards the veiled light. There's a wonderfully balanced interplay in this band between a mechanically percussive edge and the haunting presence of dreary synth progressions. As if early era Death In June had a head-on collision with Sisters of Mercy. Their self-titled debut LP is due out this week on Gilgongo Records. Highly recommended!

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Tom Adikes
Tom Adikes

Using tapes in 2014, when CD's are almost free? Good luck, hipsters.

cameron
cameron

sorry, no comment. I'm always disappointed with "local" as it pertains to phoenix and my mommy told me that if I don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.

DavidAccomazzo
DavidAccomazzo moderator

@cameron Well, that makes you more polite than 99% of Internet commenters, so kudos for you.

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