[Music] Reptilicus & Senking – Unison

There are times when bleak post-Industrial music can be absolutely rhythmic and beautiful.  A case in point is the release by Artoffact Records’ of a performance by Iceland’s finest dark-electronics project Reptilicus.  This was a performance done in Toronto, Canada, organized by Praveer Baijal, founder of the seminal Toronto label Yatra-Arts, on the happy occasion of […]

[Podcasts] The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts by Graham Robb

//embeds.audioboom.com/posts/7054225-the-discovery-of-middle-earth-1-of-2-mapping-the-lost-world-of-the-celts-by-graham-robb/embed/v4?eid=AQAAAPgW0FuRo2sA //embeds.audioboom.com/posts/7054222-the-discovery-of-middle-earth-2-of-2-mapping-the-lost-world-of-the-celts-by-graham-robb/embed/v4?eid=AQAAAPsW0FuOo2sA From the John Batchelor podcast site: A treasure hunt that uncovers the secrets of one of the world’s great civilizations, revealing dramatic proof of the extreme sophistication of the Celts, and their creation of the earliest accurate map of the world. Fifty generations ago the cultural empire of the Celts stretched from the […]

[Music] As JK Flesh, Godflesh’s Justin Broadrick Finds Peace In Solitude and Techno

Justin Broadrick should be a name very familiar to you if you were ever a fan of Napalm Death, Jesu, or my two personal favorites from his oeuvre, Godflesh and Techno-Animal.  Bandcamp Daily references his newest material (which has sat around, in some cases, for nearly two decades), JK Flesh. Brilliant material!

[Music] Various Artists – Decay, Death and Darkness – Aural Visions Of Beksiński’s Art

Zdzisław Beksiński was a Polish multimedia artist whose utopian realist works stood in stark contrast to his rather jovial personal demeanor.  He may have been an artists whose work could scare the hell out of you, but he was also quite a decent man who had a fondness for classical music, as well as some […]

[Music] black (w)hole – altered states

black (w)hole are an Austrian drone-psych band who are covering similar ground to Masaki Batoh’s legendary group Ghost.  Don’t think that this is their only influence, however.  One can hear shards of Blue Cheer, The Melvins, and other Japanese psych bands like High Rise and White Heaven. This is well-recorded, powerful, and drone-laden enough to […]

[Music] The Natural Yogurt Band – Spectral Flux

This charming release came into my inbox at about the same moment when Chris, a good mate of mine, was hipping me to the wonders of Library Music. The Natural Yogurt Band have that sound down perfectly, as this mini EP shows.  My only complaint about this release?  It’s WAY too short.  Let’s hope a […]

[Music] Psychic Dose – Maleficium Volume 1: Death of the Sorcerer

I’m not the biggest metal-head in the world, but this release by Psychic Dose is cueing off of the best of the metal I did manage to enjoy in my youth. Though one could classify them as a doom metal band, they also show off influences from bands like Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and Budgie, […]