Song for a Saturday: Grow Me a Gown With Golden Down

A little noise for your Saturday: inspired by the 1966 Hammer film The Witches, which has been obsessing me lately for a number of reasons. Along with all the other things, all the other things. It may be turning up in the expected places, but also the unexpected places [makes finger down the nose gesture…

Listen Now: Surreal Noir 25 Aug 21

After a brief delay the August program has been archived: Surreal portraiture—Muse or artist? Can you fall in love with a picture? Can you fall in love with someone from a picture? What about sel-portrait? How do you conjure the image of yourself? How much do you reveal? How much do you hide? The image…

More #bandcampfriday recs

Put more money in the pockets of creators! Put great sounds in your ears and regain the will to live! Trust me, this round of recs has something for everyone — from power pop that hits you between the eyes to meditative sounds of ethereal longing. Also there are huge back catalogue releases from both…

Bandcamp Friday!

I always have a ton of recommendations for you to buy, so click here and explore. Or see some reviews over at Punk Noir Magazine. You know I won’t lead you astray! Music for every taste. Musicians are struggling with the lockdown — all artists are. Instead of helping out corporations who should be contributing…

Bandcamp Friday Recs

Mountains by Alan Dunn/eleni poulou Alan Dunn (TAPE BRITAIN, tenantspin, FOUR WORDS) and eleni poulou (Honey-Suckle Company, Nohe Noshe, The Fall) present their second collaboration Mountains after their first, Bestow, meandered between Berlin streets and readings from Red or Dead recorded in Lochearnhead. Mountains was originally produced as an edition of only 5 x 12” single-sided…

Out Now: Pax Victoria by Liz DaVinci

Pax Victoria is a concept album about a fictive character named Victoria whose mundane Californian life was interrupted by an all-consuming love affair that led her into the world of underground crime and having to choose between right and wrong. The songs describe Victoria’s struggles as she faces realities she doesn’t want to believe possible…

Film for a Friday: The Sensual Nature of Sound

THE SENSUAL NATURE OF SOUND (1993) 4 Composers Laurie Anderson, Tania León, Meredith Monk, Pauline Oliveros Dir: Michael Blackwood Yes, getting the most out of my Kanopy account and distracting me from being on a treadmill so I don’t just think about the capitalist grind of our lives in the midst of a pandemic. Also…

#FolkHorror: Lullaby

I have been reading the excellent biography of Shirley Jackson by Ruth Franklin, which of course makes me turn to Jackson’s own writing for various things (some books are still packed in boxes alas, and it is too hot to spend time in the garage looking for them). I decided to re-read this essay which…

#FolkHorror Remix featuring Higora

A new and exclusive Higora track is available as part of the Melmoth the Wanderer Folk Horror Revival Remix. Here’s the description of the set: The second Folk Horror Revival mix from Melmoth the Wanderer. All the tracks featured in this offering were submitted by members of the FHR Facebook group and woven together by…

Forthcoming fun! Fun now!

Delighted to be invited! Here’s the latest from Liz over at Punk Noir Magazine including her latest music video: Just trying to keep the channel open, to quote Martha Graham. Oh, and I made this today: And then there’s the billionty things what I wrote over at Punk Noir Magazine for you to peruse at…