Sunday, July 21, 2019

[LISTEN] Chelsea Wolfe // American Darkness

Chelsea Wolfe, photo by Ben Chisholm

From the upcoming album "Birth of Violence", available September 13th on Sargent House

Directed by Karlos Rene Ayala @karlosreneayala The Hermit: Natalie Ann Armstrong Death: Jules Baenziger The Emperor: Debbie Chang The Devil: Larry Felker The Empress: Gemma Giron The Magician: Gabriela Herstick Strength: Kali Kennedy The Lovers: Francesca Laranga & Leslie Puett Justice: Semaj Peltier The Fool & The High Priestess: Chelsea Wolfe

Monday, July 15, 2019

[LISTEN] Devour // Pharmakon

Devour marks the fourth full-length record from Margaret Chardiet’s project Pharmakon and her most intense output to date. Like her previous albums, Devour comes with a strong concept that is exorcised throughout the five demolishing tracks on the album, using imagery and language of self-cannibalism as allegory for the self-destructive nature of humans. Each of the five songs echoes a stage of grief associated with this cyclical chamber of self-destruction and the chaos surrounding us that leads us to devour ourselves in an attempt to balance the agony. 

The album was recorded by Ben Greenberg (Uniform) and is the first Pharmakon album recorded live in studio. The A and B sides were each recorded as a continuous take with vocals from start to finish, marking a totally new process for the artist that allows the ferocity and immediacy of her live performance to resonate throughout. Devour also explores new sonic territory, with denser electronics, groovier hooks, and moments of her most unhinged vocal deliveries to date. As one of the premiere vanguards of modern industrial and power electronics, Chardiet continuously pushes the genres and everyone involved in them, and with the release of Devour, she has once again changed the game. 

[“Devour” uses self-cannibalization as allegory for the self-destructive nature of humans; on cellular, individual, societal and species-wide scales. In our cells, our minds, our politics and our species, humans are self-destructing. But this behavior does not happen in a vacuum. It is an instinctive inward response to a world of increasing outward violence, greed, and oppression. Turning these wounds toward ourselves can be seen as an attempt at “balancing feedback”, within a never-ending positive feedback loop of cause and effect. With this view, the blame is placed not within the individual, but with the world they must contend with, and a society that is designed to fail them - to keep them gnashing and wailing, inflicted with an all-devouring hunger that inevitably turns in on the self. Those that pit them against each other grin from the sidelines, bellies full. Those who see beyond the veil need to obscure the horrid sight by any means necessary, but respite is always brief- nothing can dampen the glare from behind the veil. This album is dedicated to all who were lost to their own demise, all who have been institutionalized; whether in prison, psychiatric facilities, or drug rehabilitation. It is for all those ostracized by and isolated from a totality which chews them up alive in a self-cannibalizing caste system. Here, where martyrs, slaves, and pharmakos are not eradicated, but simply called by another name. “ABOUT THE SHALLOWNESS OF SANITY”... To be well adjusted in this system is to be oblivious and unfeeling. This is for the rest of us, who understand that chaos, madness, pain and even self-destruction are natural and inevitable responses to an unjust and disgusting world of our own making.]


Releases August 30, 2019


[WATCH] Orville Peck // Hope To Die

"Hope to Die" by Orville Peck off the Pony LP


CREDITS: Director: Blake Mawson Creative Direction: Carlos Santolalla Video Producer: Jeff So Editor: Shaun Rykiss Director of Photography: Jordan Kennington Production Design: Chareese McLaughlin Styling: Alon Freeman Grooming: Robert Weir Beauty SFX: Mike Emiglio Gaffer: Nick Tiringer Key Grip: Kay Gropse Colour: Tricia Hagoriles at Alter Ego Colour Producer: Jane Garrah Colour Assist: Erik Bayley Colour Grade: Tricia Hagoriles & Alter Ego Art Assists: Max Walton, Lauren Andrews, Brenna Holler Wardrobe Assist: Alyssa Zygarliski Director Assist: Domenic Tavares 1st & 2nd ACs: Michael Lewchyshyn, Cameron Gonsalves Key PA: Christophe Blaschke BTS: Ryley Dawson Featuring: Adrian Nallo Ponies: Michael Tamburino Location: Pie In The Sky Studios Special Thanks: Gina and Bob, Alona, Joe, Getenesh and Nathan

[LISTEN] An Exploitative Version of Surrogacy by Puce Mary, Francesco Leali, Heith, Alessandro Branca

Power electronics artist Puce Mary, Haunter records label head Heith, producer Francesco Leali and cellist Alessandro Branca collude on two tumultuous pieces soaked up in cello-driven ambience, cavernous processing, haunting vocals and futuristic glitch sequences. For this first instalment we see the quartet delve deep into the study of dilated repetition counting largely on the use of a 1700’s cello built by Italian lutist Nadotti – breaking down, studying and reassembling it’s output into a meticulous yet unsettling approach.


Written and produced by Francesco Leali, Puce Mary, Heith and Alessandro Branca. Vocals performed by Puce Mary. Cello performed by Alessandro Branca. Additional production by Heith. Mixed and mastered by Francesco Fabris at Greenhouse Studios, Reykjavik. Cover art by Francesco Merlini. Poster design and typography by Jesse Osborne-Lanthier.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

[LISTEN] Mount Eerie // (fireworks & wind)

fireworks and wind recorded July 4th, 2019 from outside town 

no big deal 
no reason for this recording 
no physical release 
the wind gradually increases


ART // veryrealfantasy

Vintage collage artwork by @justinstewartt

Tuesday, July 2, 2019


Taken from the album CALIGULA out 07.19.19 Pre-order CALIGULA here:

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