Sounds and Shadows is Kenneth Magerman and Rachel Pool. A few years back I felt something stirring in the dark emotional music I loved. A move back into the forefront of Goth/Industrial/Post Punk/ColdWave/Darkwave/EDM ect. So many new bands were bursting on the scene it became difficult to find and appreciate everything I was hearing. Yet when I went in search of music review pages that too had changed while I wasn’t paying attention. The emphasis had changed to quick blurbs and online media posts. I got it in my head to start writing about everything I was hearing and what those beautiful sounds made me feel. I brought my partner Rachel on board (A much better writer than me) to help keep up with everything I was hearing and wanted to express. I found I was not alone in people who had a hunger for reviews that went into more than a brief synopsis and took a deeper look at the vision we took away from these artists.
We are not journalists. I am a musician, a fan, and just someone passionate about sharing the amazing new music I have found all over the world. I listen to each album a minimum of 5 times. I don’t have time to do that for something I don’t love. That’s why you will not see reviews of bands we don’t like. We share what we love, we share what we feel, we are always searching for more. I hope you find something here that you love too.
Ivan Delint – Singer/guitar player for Warsaw Pact. Too handsome for his own good. Has a firmer grasp of guitar pedal culture than makes good sense. Primary Genres covered Post Punk, Avant Garde, New Wave, Glam, Electronica.
Collin Schipper – Wizard of all technical aspects and consultant on how the music reviewed is actually produced. He is also the bass player of Amaranth and my bestie 🙂 Primary Genres: Industrial, Goth, EDM, Metal, and Katy Perry
Katy Knal May – Singer/Songwriter for Katy Needs A Life. Dj and Vinyl aficionado. Glorious ball of searing light in human form. Primary Genres: Dream Pop, Shoegaze, Indie, Glam, Punk, Synthwave.
Adrian Kjosnes – Hailing from Bergen the dark specter of Carrion NO. He has a deep history and understanding of the noisier chaotic side of darkness. Specialties include: Aggrotech, Industrial, Noise Music, EDM.