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Grave Wave 201

By | Oct 16, 2011

If you read my Zola Jesus review in this week’s print edition, you may have come across a music genre you’ve never heard of before: grave wave. It’s basically dark techno that still remains danceable. While Zola Jesus is a touch more ambient, there are groups that focus on making some demonic beats to get…

‘Conatus’: Innovative goth princess produces demonic sound

By | Oct 12, 2011

For Nika Roza Danilova, otherwise known as Zola Jesus, a wintry recording environment is a necessity, as the frigid backwoods of Wisconsin have translated directly to the icy and mysterious nature of her gothic dream-pop. On her newest album, “Conatus,” she transcends reality and composes songs for another time and place.