Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Spirit Ritual

Take a Voyeuristic journey into the psychedelic and other-wordly sounds of these captivating artists. This is Stevie Floyd(Dark Castle) and Mike Scheidt(YOB) engulfing you in hypnotizing soundscapes and trippy fucked up world music. There's throat singing, there's gongs and there's fright. This is a rough 8 track recording that was pressed, numbered and limited to 100 copies for the current Dark Castle tour. If you get the chance to see them on this tour, i highly recommend picking this cd up. The hand stenciled and created artwok resonate a strong sense of transcendence. This collaboration signifies a great bond and one of the best things about creating sound- the opportunity to crossover and not limit yourself to any genres or artforms. A place where like minded people can allow themselves to become conduits for sound to travel through. Dark Castle are set to tour with YOB twice in the next year. Here in America and also in Europe, please check them out if you havent already. Listen to what these two create when not crushing you with heavy epic doom. It's even scarier and more fucked up.

The Legend Of Mizar

I was shown the gospel of Mizar whilst in San Diego this winter. My friends record shop was closing down and during the course of that month and a half, we listened to Mizar and Eddie Money more than any sane amount. drugs and booze undoubtedly helped this along. For what it's worth, this isnt a joke and I genuinely do like and appreciate Mizar. He has a childlike approach to creating. You're never really sure if he's completely serious and believes he's the head of a cult or if he's just a brilliant and hilarious man making remarkably refreshing weird music. Either way im into it and I applaud him. I dont even know how to describe this, it's like early 80's synth meets beatboxing, lazers and some sort of derivative of english and holy tongues draped over it all. Is he talking about sleeping with tons of guys or is he talking about that polish girl again? And more importantly, how does he have a music video for every song he's ever created?!?

He's the king of the fucking stars. If you've ever wanted to play something to weird people out, i recommend playing this following video. Why the ironic hipsters arent all over this man is befuddling to me. He plays synthpop, the media should be closely following the life of Mizar. A world of Mizar and Lady Gagas is where i want to live. Within the artwork of this release, Mizar attatched a phone number to reach him aswell as a email address, Mizar54321@yahoo.com, be my guest. Unfortunately the phone number is disconnected, trust me as several drunken attempts were made to contact the mighty man.

If this at all grabs your attention, download this cd immediately.

(as always click the cd cover to accept Mizar into your heart and mind as your personal saviour)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


As promised, Walknut.

today, i bring you the hypnotizing and crushing Walknut. Brooding unrelenting black metal.

Here's a sample:

Some of these recommendations i give to you, arent all new, just merely my recommendations for great listening pleasure. so if you're familiar with any/all things i post, fucking congrats- you also enjoy great fucking sound.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Change. FAUNA

So another few months have passed, im not homeless anymore. i got my shit together and am here to present you with a real treat. Back in March, i traveled down the the middle wasteland in california on my sobriety journey in search of forgotten faces. While i was there i met up with a few touring bands, Order of the Vulture and Nux Vomica. I gave them a place to stay and i was welcomed to stowaway with them on tour to get me back to the comfortable dwellings of living in my car in oakland, california.

Inevitably black metal was brought up and Brian(Hail, L'Acephale, O.T.V) and I started to realize we like a lot of the same things and formed a kinship with one another. I brought up Fauna, as they're on a realm of complete perfection. For my buck there's not another current american black metal band doing anything near as captivating and entrancing. A close equal is Fell Voices, but that comes later. Anyway, as we are talking he informs me about this piece, the third chapter in their works. It's a live ritual enactment of "Fearthainne". If you're familiar with the band, you must download this immediately as "The Hunt" and "Rain" are absolutely essential listening. If you're not familiar with the band, do yourself a favor. Real black metal from the "Cascades". None of this garbage wolves in the throne room hipster shit either.

Fauna's live ritual are intense. As of April, they now have a live drummer to go along with their invocations and have performed 3 new chapters.

Beautiful, somber, and other-wordly are a few words to describe their sound.

as always, click the picture to transfer your being into the realm of fauna