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Merzbow Monday: Merzbow – Collection:002 album review

Long lost to posterity, Collection:002’s recent re-emergence as part of the Collection:001 – Collection:010 from Urashima finally gives completists a chance to hear one of Merzbow’s earliest recordings in all … Continue reading

January 23, 2023 · Leave a comment

Briardark – S. A. Harian book review

Blair Witch Project meets Lost meets Annihilation meets Stranger Things in Briardark, thw otherworldly debut horror novel from Portland’s S. A.  Harian. Field researcher Dr. Siena DuPont is obsessed. After … Continue reading

January 17, 2023 · Leave a comment

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow – Collection:001 album review

One of the earliest Merzbow recordings is also one of the most intriguing. Merzbow – Collection 001 album cover credit/@rateyourmusic Early ’80s Merzbow is an interesting beast. It seems more … Continue reading

January 16, 2023 · Leave a comment

Muslimgauze – Blinded Horses album review

On his fourth LP, Bryn Jones fully comes into his own as Muslimgauze while still containing some anomalies and retaining some atavistic traits of his earliest works. For those that … Continue reading

January 14, 2023 · Leave a comment

Horrorscores: Harry Manfredini – Friday the 13th Part 2 soundtrack review

Harry Manfredini’s synth + string orchestral score is probably too classy for its subject matter, but it elevates Paramount Picture’s bloody campy summer camp slashers beyond mere schlock to something … Continue reading

January 13, 2023 · Leave a comment

Skee Mask – B album review

Munich’s Skee Mask skates in right before the clock with an album of gorgeous, eclectic IDM, ambient techno, and odds and ends. Some producers never sleep. It must be hard … Continue reading

December 28, 2022 · Leave a comment

Burning Away the Darkness: Daniel Avery – Ultra Truth album review

Trading in his well-worn and well-loved 4/4 riddims for a pallet of moody, mid-tempo breaks, prolific producer, remixer and DJ Daniel Avery delivers his most personal – and arguably his … Continue reading

December 7, 2022 · Leave a comment

Low – I Could Live In Hope album review

Released on February 18, 1994, Low’s debut album is the Duluth, Minnesota trio in their purest state – quiet, sparse, haunting and chillingly beautiful. On November 5, 2022, the indie … Continue reading

November 7, 2022 · Leave a comment

Ghost Week: 10 Ghostly Albums To Haunt Your Playlists

What, exactly, is ghost music? Is it Rosemary Brown channeling Chopin mazurkas from beyond the grave? Is it just music from that silly metal band in the cartoon makeup? Is … Continue reading

October 7, 2022 · Leave a comment

Ghost Week: The Night Wire by H F Arnold, as read by The Classic Ghost Stories Podcast

Stephen King’s The Mist meets John Carpenter’s The Fog by way of a classic horror trope in this wonderful reading of this classic Weird Tale from 1926. “THERE is something ungodly … Continue reading

October 6, 2022 · Leave a comment

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