Showing posts from January, 2022

Current Listening — VoidCeremony: At the Periphery of Human Realms cassette

VoidCeremony At The Periphery Of Human Realms  20 Buck Spin (Cassette Release) Released: 1/6/22 When the PR notification arrived for VoidCeremony's At The Periphery of Human Realms , a YouTube link to preview the full album was made available and I wanted to survey the comments following my first listen. Evidently perturbed at the fact that the album is only available on cassette via 20 Buck Spin , a commenter asked that Death Metal (addressing the whole genre, apparently),  "… get away from these shitty cassettes?! Please?" The label's response was simply (and wisely), "A: No."  VoidCeremony —  guitarist/vocalist Garrett Johnson, guitarist Phil Tougas (Atramentus, Chthe'ilist, First Fragment), bassist Damon Good (Mournful Congregation, Stargazer), drummer Charlie Koryn (Ascended Dead, Incantation) — have followed their 2020 debut LP,  Entropic Reflections Continuum: Dimensional Unravel with what is essentially a demo tape. Clocking in at less than ten

Only 7 Inches? — Le Butcherettes & Death Valley Girls split

Two cuts from Le Butcherettes and Death Valley Girls: "The Universe" and "When I'm Free" is a solid combo: 3 minutes of sugar-fueled  Nugget -pop backed with a harmonized array of multi-tracked vocal arrangements.  Tragically, the Suicide Squeeze-released split 7" is sold out ahead of the physical release date of 2/11. That said it's available to own digitally.  Via Stereo Sanctity: Speaking about the release, Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes said "I'm such a huge admirer of Death Valley Girls, so I was touched and surprised when they came up with the idea of doing a split vinyl together. Immediately I knew I wanted to cover one of my favorite songs of theirs, "The Universe," in support of their brilliant new single, "When I'm Free." A true honor to be a part of their EP!" Bonnie Bloomgarden of Death Valley Girls also commented &qu

The Week's Mixtape (SIDE B) — Allegra Krieger, Die! Die! Die!, God Is God, BUÑUEL, SRSQ, Boy Harsher, Guerilla Toss, Mythless, Tapani Rinne & Juha Mäki-Patola

Side B — Assembled 1/10-1/14 Still working through the month's offerings.  Enjoy…  ______________________________________________________________________ Allegra Krieger : "Taking It In" (via Clandestine PR) Official Website — Bandcamp — Northern Spy — (Pre-order) Precious Thing  releases 3/4/22 ______________________________________________________________________ Die! Die! Die! : "Losing Sight, Keep On Kicking" (via Us-Them Group) Bandcamp — This Is Not An Island Anymore  releases 2/18/22 This Is Not An Island Anymore by Die! Die! Die! ______________________________________________________________________ God Is God : "The Song Part II" (via mutante-inc.) Bandcamp — Bureau B — http

The Week's Mixtape (SIDE A) — Tomato Flower, Sea Change, El Ten Eleven, AEVITERNE, Low, Die Wilde Jagd, Maya Shenfield

Side A — Assembled 1/3-1/7 Following the turbulence of the Holidays and the excessive work schedules leading up to them, music continues to be my long sought-after balm for stress and the monotony of corporate drone'dom. Side A for the first week of January is light and loud, meditative or necessarily aggro. I'm happily excited about some of the records and singles I've had the opportunity to sample so far. Is it naive to assume this trend will continue well into 2023? Probably, but I'm content for now.  Enjoy…  ______________________________________________________________________ Tomato Flower : "Red Machine" (via Ramp Local) Bandcamp — Ramp Local — Gold Arc releases 2/11/22 ______________________________________________________________________ Sea Change : "Is There Anybody There" (via Stereo Sanctity) Twitter — Shapes Recordings — https