Five Dark and Dreamy Vocal Pieces You Need To Hear

Great atmospheric music comes in all varieties, and one of the most fascinating emanates from the human voice. While so much modern music attempts to imitate real people through synthesized replications, there is nothing like the sound of live singing, esp...
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Faith And The Muse: The War For Peace, Part 2

After a five-year hiatus, Goth icons Faith And The Muse returned last year with their fifth studio album ankoku butoh, an edgy, energetic and mystical collection of songs that incorporated Taiko drumming into their sound, with lyrics culled from Japanese f...
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Faith And The Muse: The War For Peace, Part 1

In my not-so-humble opinion, Faith And The Muse is the greatest Goth band ever. However, the dynamic duo of Monica Richards and William Faith would not want to be pigeonholed that way. Over the years they have combined Celtic, African, ethereal, new wave, ...
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Video Playlist: My Top 10 Albums For 2009

You may have already read about my Top 10 albums list for 2009 published online in the Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll in the recent issue of the Village Voice. As a bonus, I am including video clips for each release, in case you want to get better acquainted wit...