Given the goings on of the world I find myself in a lot of dark moods these days. the pAper chAse spent their career making albums about the occult, serial killers, and social panic. For whatever reason this kind of music sustains me in these moods. I’m sorry. Welcome to what’s sure to be a fun week!
I was recently reminded of the fabulous comments generated by this song, so I decided to check out whether Sleigh Bells had any live songs about topics other than A Machines and B Machines. Turns out, there were a bunch of options to choose from.
I wasn't expecting to really like what I found, but I actually like it quite a lot.
Book Pairing: Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derek Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James
I found this a couple of months ago and was entranced by it. I like Tim Hecker quite a bit, and giving him guitar feedback to twist and contort is a lot of fun to listen to. I've come back to this video many times over the past few months.
I haven't seen the documentary that this is apparently a part of. I should probably remedy that at some point.
Some percussive noise for your Tuesday.
Oslo, Norway, 2014
A big shout-out to Will Oldham for making me aware of the dark ambient music of Norwegian artist Helge Sten, who goes by the moniker Deathprod. The whole of "Treetop Drive" is three movements that clock in at over a half an hour. This is a truncated version. This became one of my favorite pieces to paint to last winter. I also nicked part of it for a short film I put together last Fall.
I warned you. This one is surprisingly poppy to start.
Here's an artist which should be right up the alley of a citizen or two.
Warning - Excessive use of strobe lights ahead. Every single one of their live videos is like this. I guess that's part of the experience.
A little midweek noise to shake things us.
Somewhere between Nirvana and METZ. I listened to quite a few noise/rock/punk? albums this year, but I think this band from Baltimore was my favorite of the bunch.