Upon first listening to Worried About The Fire, you might -- like the music itself -- be wordless. "Disquieting," "disconcerting," and "disturbing" are just some suggestions with which to describe the album. The darkness of these adjectives, however, is much to the credit of Worried About The Fire, Aaron Martin's...

The lead-in to Arms And Sleepers' new disc, Matador, is only a little over a minute, but it does what it's supposed to. In just that short time period, it wordlessly sets the stage for the rest of the disc, with twinkling keys pricking in and out of the background...

Fever Ray is the creation of Karin Dreijer Andersson, one half of the lauded Swedish act, The Knife, and she makes music to get spiritual to. Combine the best brooding qualities of downtempo and ambient music (picture Hooverphonic meets Enya), with the mystery of ethnic music from countries like India or...

An sepia-tinted image of an army of skulled soldiers is a good way to be introduced to any band. Thoughts of creepy, dark experimental music comes to mind, but Bravo Johnson is not quite that predictable. In actuality, The Crooked And The Straight is a monstrous 27-track double CD of...