Magazines

I always say that I have never been much of a magazine reader. I do not really care much what artists that I listen to have to say. Still, when I was looking for something the other week, I ran into a firm pack of “fanzine”, “zine”s, “magazine”s and similar publications. The peak lays in […]

Demo covers

Ah, those old cassette demos. I have quite a few of them, most from about 1990 to 2000. Here are some covers for you to enjoy. […]

A gothic showcase

What goth style goes with what musical style? Here some prejudices :-) […]

Flyers and collectors cards

I made scans of some old flyers and those CMI collectors cards of a decade or so ago. […]

A little lesson in neofolk

“Neofolk”, not as folky as the term suggest. A few videos with older and newer material. […]

A little lesson in EBM

A few Youtube videos with danceable sounds. […]

A little lesson in noise

A short text about extreme electronic music with embedded Youtube films as examples. […]

Welcome to another edition of Thunderdome

An extreme kind of house music which takes inspiration in apocalyptic science-fiction films. […]

Die Mensch-Maschine

The danceable side of industrial music. […]

Music with a brown edge

Politics, provocation or just art? A story about a style loved by many, feared by many more. […]

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Consumer Electronics vs Sleaford Mods

I have known the name Consumer Electronics for a long time. 'Some old power electronics project, probably sounding like Whitehouse and Merzbow', I thought, so I never paid much attention. Recently I am digging through the old industrial past and Consumer Electronics proved to be even older than I thought. I listened to "Estuary English" on Deezer and actually liked it a lot. Not earcracking power electronics, but 'listenable' noise with extremely aggressive vocals, screamed with a lot of cursing and swearing. The album starts with ranted 'minimal wave' and gets more and more extreme in music as the release continues. The vocals and lyrics are so filthy that the smile on my face grew with each track. (more…)

Wilt, Trauma, Lithotome

Since I wanted one of the 100 copies of the Funerary Call / Crown of Bone split tape, I added a few title from the Fall of Nature catalogue. The descriptions sounded interesting, the music does not... (more…)

2014 top

Since I "scrobble" most of what I play, Last.fm can tell me fairly accurate what I play most. Looking back at 2014 here are my most played artists: (more…)

4 New Zoharum releases

Tundra, Phurpa, Aquavoice and Sound Around. (more…)

Distel and ‘the new music’

Before Bandcamp and Soundcloud became the way for new bands to present themselves, they used Myspace. I never used Myspace much, but one time (in 2008/9 or so) I was searching around a bit and found out that there is a Dutch project that tagged itself "angstpop". I liked the music a lot, but even saw him/them live before the debut 7" came out in 2010. (more…)

Noise Receptor journal

Recently I ran into the Noise Receptor weblog. It appeared that there is also a printed version available. (more…)

WGT 2014

As always, the Wave Gotik Treffen was a nice party. Besides free visits to museums, including an exposition of the recently deceased Hans Rudolf Giger with pieces from the Giger museum in Switserland, the 'heathen village' and the marked in the Agra hall, there were of course plenty of bands to choose from. Sometimes too much, so I had to skip a couple, but the bands we did see are: (more…)

Three Cyclic Law releases

TeHÔM "Lacrimae Mundi" CD
TREHA SEKTORI "Severh Sehenh" CD
REUTOFF & SAL SOLARIS "Eigengrau" CD

See Cycliclaw.com for more information.

Three Zoharum releases

DESIDERII MARGINIS 'Thaw' CD
BISCLAVERET 'Theu Anagnosis' CD
1000SCHOEN / AB INTRA - Split 2CD

See here for more info.

Thot

Thot is a strange band from Belgium making noisy, industrial rock. Not always brilliant, but they have got some moody tracks.