Posts Tagged: Consouling Sounds

Yodok III ~ This Earth We Walk Upon

This Earth We Walk Upon has a lot in common with last week’s Super Bowl.  Nothing happens for quite a long time, leaving the highlights bunched up at the very end.  But after analysis, we realize that a lot was happening

Yodok III ~ This Earth We Walk Upon

This Earth We Walk Upon has a lot in common with last week’s Super Bowl.  Nothing happens for quite a long time, leaving the highlights bunched up at the very end.  But after analysis, we realize that a lot was happening

A-Sun Amissa ~ Ceremony in the Stillness

Ceremony in the Stillness is billed as a development in the evolution of A-Sun Amissa, the group founded by Gizeh leader Richard Knox.  It’s hard to believe that this is the first time we’ve heard drums on an A-Sun Amissa album, but

A-Sun Amissa ~ Ceremony in the Stillness

Ceremony in the Stillness is billed as a development in the evolution of A-Sun Amissa, the group founded by Gizeh leader Richard Knox.  It’s hard to believe that this is the first time we’ve heard drums on an A-Sun Amissa album, but

Jozef Van Wissem ~ Nobody Living Can Ever Make Me Turn Back

Though often in hypocritical manners, our modernity constantly affirms life, to the point that the artistic images of death that used to populate the world three centuries ago and before are no longer really welcome in public. Ossuaries and crypts

Jozef Van Wissem ~ Nobody Living Can Ever Make Me Turn Back

Though often in hypocritical manners, our modernity constantly affirms life, to the point that the artistic images of death that used to populate the world three centuries ago and before are no longer really welcome in public. Ossuaries and crypts

CHVE ~ 10910

Often, when drone music is mentioned in relation to ritual practices I come upon the idea of an electronics-based modernist primitivism, full of loops and delays and other manipulative techniques that link to new relationships to new technologies. Few are

CHVE ~ 10910

Often, when drone music is mentioned in relation to ritual practices I come upon the idea of an electronics-based modernist primitivism, full of loops and delays and other manipulative techniques that link to new relationships to new technologies. Few are

ACL 2016: Music for Haunted Houses

Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s time for A Closer Listen‘s first wrap-up chart of 2016! 2016 was a particularly good year for dark music, as these selections are culled from a list many times their size.  The

ACL 2016: Music for Haunted Houses

Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s time for A Closer Listen‘s first wrap-up chart of 2016! 2016 was a particularly good year for dark music, as these selections are culled from a list many times their size.  The

Daghraven ~ #1

Is it too early for Halloween?  Because here comes Daghraven with some dark sounds, just as the earth is turning light again.  For those who enjoy listening to haunted music, there’s never a bad time for a release, but the

Daghraven ~ #1

Is it too early for Halloween?  Because here comes Daghraven with some dark sounds, just as the earth is turning light again.  For those who enjoy listening to haunted music, there’s never a bad time for a release, but the

Thisquietarmy & Syndrome ~ The Lonely Mountain

Although the sun is waking from its annual slumber, these fresh vernal mornings can still emerge glazed with ice and shrouded in mist. At such times does The Lonely Mountain make a fitting listen, as senses dulled from sleep heighten:

Thisquietarmy & Syndrome ~ The Lonely Mountain

Although the sun is waking from its annual slumber, these fresh vernal mornings can still emerge glazed with ice and shrouded in mist. At such times does The Lonely Mountain make a fitting listen, as senses dulled from sleep heighten: