Padot na Vizantija (The Fall of the Byzantium in English) were one of the leading lights in the Yugoslavian post-punk scene. Singer Goran Trajkoski went on to participate in two legendary projects: Anastasia and Mizar (for a short tenure).
Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis died on this day 37 years ago. Time flies.
In honor of Peter Frohmader’s birthday, here’s a depressingly heavy slab of avant-prog by his rather amazing project, Nekropolis.
Kayno Yesno Slonce are a band based out of Sofia, Bulgaria, who straddle genres so easily that they’re nearly impossible to classify. There is a gentle beauty in the music that reminds me of Bert Jansch or The Incredible String Band, but one can hear elements of Wyrd Folk like Shirley Collins or the more …
I couldn’t find anything on Orchestre Rouge in English, but the French band were among the best post-punk groups France ever produced.
Superspectrum is a compilation featuring some of the finest dark ambient music active today. My personal favorite from this record is a track called Oblivion by Iranian composer Xerxes The Dark. The label which released this comp, Eighth Tower Records, is a subdivision of Unexplained Sounds Group, run by Raffaele Pezzella, well known for his …
Seeing that today is the Ides of March, the day Julius Caesar was turned into a pin cushion by a creepy cadre of senators, it’s appropriate to celebrate the day by highlighting a recent release by former Siouxsie and The Banshees bassist Steven Severin.
Bauhaus bassist David J collaborated with an original member of the Bauhaus movement, painter and poet René Halkett, for this rather interesting collaboration.
Geometric Vision are a post-punk band out of Naples, Italy whose grungy sound fits their home terrain rather fittingly.
The death of a good friend in Wales keft me feeling stunned at the brevity of life. A bit of somber music is in order, and today’s slice is provided by the Norwegian neofolk band Wardruna.