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Posted inMusic

The Soft Moon confront the past through moody, industrial darkwave

Led by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Luis Vasquez, Oakland’s the Soft Moon create a visceral mix of darkwave, industrial, and postpunk music that recalls the heyday of 80s counterculture. Nearly a year after releasing their fourth LP, Criminal (Sacred Bones), the group are on the road with a reworking of that album, November’s Criminal Remixed, in […]

Posted inFilm

A tout de suite

In Benoit Jacquot’s excellent Sade (2000), lissome French ingenue Isild Le Besco gave a seductive performance as a teenage girl corrupted by the legendary marquis. This absorbing thriller by Jacquot casts her in a similar role, as a comfortable Parisian art student who falls for a handsome Moroccan criminal (Ouassini Embarek) and impulsively follows him […]