Friday, December 15, 2017

Wolf Eyes - Strange Days II 12"



After the incredibly bleak Undertow album this year, the Wolves return with this two-track vinyl that continues their descent into increasingly esoteric worlds. The first track is a combination of Throbbing Gristle-like electronic pulses and ritualistic swirling flutes. The second track is a duel between John Olson's sax and Jim Baljo's buzzsaw guitar that takes no prisoners. Perhaps the only thing missing from here is the lifeless vocals and unnerving lyrics that Nate Young has been offering us lately. 2017 12" on Lower Floor.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Puff - II 3" cdr




One of the countless projects of Joincey, this weeny teeny cdr includes three short looping drones that would have been nice had they been more expanded. 3-inch cdr on First Person.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Taeter - The Hunt Has Gone Full Circle 7"



Unsettling, toxic power electronics and thundering industrial noise by Nicola Vinciguerra of Fecalove with truly terrifying vocals. This is posted just for the music, as the lyrics are the usual misogynist, rape-centered shit one would expect from power electronics, and for this reason I'm not including the whole layout, which is typical woman-degrading stuff that I abhor. 2015 7" on Narcolepsia.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Raising Holy Sparks - Old Times & End Times tape (Sloow Tapes)


Another great tape by Sloow Tapes, this one is an Irish project headed by multi-instrumentalist David Collohan, and features among others Alison O'Donnell of the legendary 1960s-1970s folk band Mellow Candle. The tape presents predominantly dreamy psychedelic material close to floating kosmische music, mainly Popol Vuh, as well as modern-day masters like Natural Slow Buildings and Eternal Tapestry, as well as mournful acoustic folk numbers played on the guitar and accordion. Truly heartbreaking music for the cold sunrises of winter.

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

▐ ☾ ▒☰▒ ☽▐ - Untitled CDR



Hallucinogenic psychedelic synths and rhythms by one Jacob Price. The last track is totally arythmic spaced-out techno. 2010 cdr on Striate Cortex.

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Satanhartalt

This is another project involving Mike Simpson of Xazzaz and Jamie Stewart, who plays with Mike in Oppenheimer and Dark Bargain. This is an unsettling, dungeon-like, lo-fi mix of psychedelia, drone, black metal, doom metal and ritual music that became less metal-y with the years (fortunately) and which creates an atmosphere of enveloping and oozing, walls-closing-in darkness. All of their tapes have been released by Legion Blotan.

2010 - Hæðenfolc


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2011 - Carcernþéostru


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2011 - Féondscipe


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2012 - Déaþscufærgewinn


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2013 - Sigeléas



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2017 - Ágenslaga




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Friday, December 8, 2017

Theme - Valentine (Lost) Forever cd




Can't find much info about this band, apart from them being British. But their origin seems very relevant to their style as they take their cue from the legends of British dark electronic and post-industrial music like Coil, Thighpaulsandra and The Hafler Trio, and also having a more droning edge thus also being close to the best of the followers of that legacy like Cyclobe and Unicarn, while the singer's voice is amazingly similar to David Tibet's in its occultish articulation. The final track, also, is a tranced-out remix of track Burn the Truth ("If this is the end, then it's time to burn the truth" is being repeated over and over as a cathartic mantra) prepared by Steven Severin of Siouxsie and the Banshees. Nice stuff. 2009 cd on Heart & Crossbone Records.

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