[Music] Sshe Retina Stimulants – Play Cronaca Nera

This release by Sshe Retina Stimulants is one of the most claustrophobic works I’ve heard in some time.  This is noise, but done with a way that makes the experience almost magical.  I had the feeling of falling down an endless rabbit hole a la Alice in Wonderland.  It’s a harrowing release, and one of […]

[Music] Ambient Fields – Ólafsfjörður

A hearty thanks to Geoff Gersh (Ambient Fields) for sending me an album of such spacious, head-filling music that I managed to unwind for the first time in a week.  All the effects created in this work are done with a guitar, some effects and a pump organ.  Taking inspiration from being in Ólafsfjörður, a […]

[Music] Astral & Shit -XĤ

Though I’m not a big fan of bands who release new music almost daily, there are a handful whose work I enjoy in small doses. One of these is the Russian project Astral & Shit.  Yes, I know, lovely name, but the music is soothing enough to let one drift into the Solaris Ocean when […]

[Music] Midnight Radio – NOIR JAZZ

I never thought I’d review a Signora Ward release here, namely due to a prejudice I’ve developed against modern noise, as too many releases sound like some idiot kid flipping on the vacuum and then recording it, and THEN having the nerve to expect someone to pay for that garbage.  Thankfully, I was wrong about […]

[Music] Jeton Hoxha – Vowel

I’m tempted to say that this release came from out of nowhere, but that simply wouldn’t be true.  Once again, my good friend Raffaelle from Eighth Tower Records releases a bombshell of a release for those of you who are into drone, especially of the kind made by luminaries like Thomas Köner or the Cold […]

[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 […]