Anji Cheung : Daughter of Fortitude

2016 : Aurora Borealis Format : Cassette/Digital I’ve been a fan and ardent follower of Anji’s work since stumbling across it a couple of years back. I’ve featured her on the podcast, asked her to contribute to our yearly “best of” (which she’s so graciously complied), but I’ve never actually reviewed one of her releases.…

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Episode 21

Show notes: Perturbator “Cult of 2112” (The Uncanny Valley – 2016 – Blood Music) Anji Cheung “Phillip Traum” (Hypatia – 2016 – Audio. Visuals. Atmosphere.) Dynatron “Wormhole” (Escape Velocity – 2016 – Blood Music) Nox Formulae “Yezidic Nox Formulae” (The Hidden Paths To Black Ecstasy – 2016 – Dark Descent) Tommy ’86 “Citymutilation” (Transhumanism – 2016 – Blood…

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THOABATH ‎: Through Smoke And Feathers

2015 : Black Horizons Format : Cassette THOABATH is the solo project of Andy Way, who some readers might be familiar with as a member of the amazing Drone/Industrial/Black Metal/Whatever They’re Feeling That Day Sutekh Hexen. While obviously traveling in the same sphere of experimental sounds, this is definitely it’s own entity. Spread the Plague…

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Corephallism / Gnaw Their Tongues ‎: Split

2012 : Lascivious Aesthetics Format: 10″ vinyl If there ever was a match made in the Ninth Circle, this is probably it. Paired for this 10″ are Corephallism, the solo project of Shame Michael Broderick who some of you might recognize as a member of Boston Noise maniacs Twodeadsluts Onegoodfuck and the seemingly everywhere at…

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Hell : I

2010 : Pesanta Format : LP For those of you who have never heard this monolithic Cascadian Doom one man Doom project, don’t beat yourself up over it. I hadn’t either. With only two tapes released that were so limited that you basically had to be a friend, family or room mate to get a…

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Emeralds : Allegory Of Allergies

Gods Of Tundra: 2007 Format: C120 Cassette I grabbed this from Mike Connelly’s Gods of Tundra label because I wanted to check out what all the hoopla surrounding this band was about. Their stuff usually sells out really fast, but due to the limited nature of a lot of noise/PE releases, I tend not to…

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Acre : Monolith

Arbor: 2008 Format: LP Imagine the opening scene of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Now imagine the monkeymen freaking out over, you guessed it, the monolith, but this time that fucker is round and made of vinyl. A big, fat slab of smoldering LP with our ancestors beating each others brains out around it. Imagine Sunn0)))…

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Acre : A Shield Of Air Born Of Light

Eolian Records: 2007 Format: 7” White vinyl Porland, OR’s Acre has got to be the drone king of the Pacific Northwest, the US, hell..maybe even the world. Two tracks of ambient bliss etched into pristine white vinyl that’s looks so tasty I had to lick it. Side A’s “A Shield Of Air” is a moonbus…

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Meldhkwis

Meldhkwis of Aymrev Erkroz Prevre, Dapnom, Etmenns Derokwis answers a few questions from J Dread. The following was originally intended for the Portals Of Dawn zine. J Dread: Hails Meldhkwis! To begin with, would you please introduce yourself to our readers… Meldhkwis: Well to summarize I am a pianist, piano teacher, and also on my…

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