Published Feb 14, 2012This Valentine's Day brings a fresh batch of new albums, from the ethereal sounds of husband and wife duo Windy & Carl to the band with the most romantic name out there, Goatwhore. Check out full reviews of the following highlights and more over at the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed section.
First up, Islands have delivered a collection of heart-on-your-sleeve break-up songs with A Sleep & A Forgetting, an album frontman Nick Thorburn recently talked to Exclaim! about, while Michigan psych duo Windy & Carl have returned with their fifth full-length, We Will Always Be.
Meanwhile, British downtempo artist Bonobo's critically lauded Blacks Sands comes back as a remixed effort, and Robert Turman's long-lost debut solo outing, Flux, gets a reissued release.
The Caretaker (aka James Leyland Kirby) evokes the past on Patience (After Sebald), the score for Grant Gee's recent film of the same name. And for the metallers among you, Goatwhore have provided a perfect blend of blazing riffs and death metal vocals on new album Blood for the Master.
Finally, after a four-year wait, modern tech-death elites Beneath the Massacre have released their latest LP, Incongruous. Guttural vocals, complex writing and stellar production from Cryptopsy's Chris Donaldson earn this one our Exclaim! Mark of Excellence.
To read full reviews of these new releases and more, check out the Recently Reviewed section, and visit the New and Forthcoming Release Dates page to see what's coming up in the near future.
You can also check out our favourite tracks from some of these albums in our Rdio Genre Playlists:
Pop & Rock
Dance & Electronic
Jazz, Improv & Avant-Garde