2014 seemed to be the most challenging year for our journalists to select albums from. Much discussion and consideration was given to choosing just three works to showcase what represented ...
Caaldruun is the sinister working of Eric Kessel (who may respond also to Eric Faustus when obscured by the veil of the Internet), a New Yorker with a penchant for the noise that exists beneath the deep sterility of modern life. His Caaldruun project has been around since 2008, gaining its foundation from field recordings […]
Short version: meh, didn’t really grab me. Long version: William Kemmler was apparently the very first person to be executed by electric chair. As if being murdered by your elected representatives wasn’t bad enough, he actually underwent nearly ten minutes of electrocution-based agony (performed in two takes since the first go failed to kill him) […]
December is fitting time of year to be digesting Pagan music–as Yuletide approaches, we in the Western World embrace a season of festivities, and no doubt each year more of us come to understand the pre-Christian nature of it all. It is also at about this time last year that I reviewed Waldtraene‘s previous offering, […]
Throwback bands can often be tricky beasts. Often they rely too heavily on imagery or other aesthetic tropes of the past. Rarely do you find a group who plant their roots firmly in the past yet still manage to sound fresh and exciting. Luckily, Jakob Brixen’s Danish folk collective, Mechanical Bird, is one of these […]
The last few years have seen a renewed interest in the relationship between experimental music and film, from the horror-synth giallo scores of Umberto to Kreng’s spare and hellish soundtracks. Industriale Illuminato, Lussuria’s first full-length on Hospital Productions since the three-volume American Babylon, is similarly influenced by cinema, but the kind of fear that this […]
Now available on Side of The Sun Recordings, a very sparse and under-the-radar label headed by a good friend, is a pro duplicated cassette comprised of layered malfunctions, destroyed presets, and barren/animated noise soundtrack montages. I mentioned the impetus for the tape in a recent interview with Heathen Harvest. “I saw what was the image of the tarot […]