Slow-evolving, sometimes menacing, at others soothing, Scott’s latest release is the confident output of an artist deeply connected to his work.
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The artist formerly known as LINGUA IGNOTA:
Mother who lives on the house on the hill
Sucking her teeth till you bend to her will
DAGON ALLEY is part of what I call my LOVECRAFT’S YEOVIL cycle of work (there’s an art / photography book of the same name currently in production).
It’s partially inspired by hidden parts / wrong-angle views of my home town – how it can suddenly reveal itself to me in new, unexpected forms – and my lifetime love of low-budget Horror films and crank literature.
A warped and malignant picture postcard of Yeovil, twinned with Innsmouth. The ink has run, has slid off the surface of Reality like a wet, finger-smudged Polaroid, leaving the image unrecognisable and speckled with mould. Paranoia and a sense of creeping, small town unease. Doors appear in walls, the roads no longer match the map. A 70s painting by Ian Miller.
I like this record a lot, but it also makes me never want to go to fucking Yeovil.
Onsturicheit is a project by modular sound wizard Peter Moorkens. The name is derived from a Dutch word from the Dark Ages that means turbulence, noise, unbridled, wildness, etc…
And that perfectly describes his musical approach: Electronic, chaotic, random, noisy, improvised… and never the same. Think soundscapes, samples, sequencers and textures.
Find more music via: onsturicheit-chaos.bandcamp.com Ashtoreth is a solo-project in search of a shamanistic perspective, channelling at times minimal, meditative drones with layers of meandering guitars and at others a catharsis of doom, drone,ambient, folk, metal, noise and experimentation. Always in a free and improvised form.
Together they weave a web of shamanistic psychedelic dark ambient, guitar-drones interspersed by modular synth-loops, creating a fascinating sound-collage for an outer-body experience.
Thing I learned today: Onsturicheit is a Dutch word from the Dark Ages that means turbulence, noise, unbridled, wildness. I love that. This is a good night music record.
Now this is some proper liner notes:
The flesh withers to the pulses of thunderous cave reverberations, while the spirit is united with the psalms of the Glorious Dead, the Ancient Entities that have conquered Death and become Life, dominant, absolute and victorious. This Work consists of a ritual deriving from the darkest corners of the Mind, the deathlike spheres of the Netherworld and the truest essence of the Afterlife, to become a homage to the Force of Life Eternal.
Guided by Her Luminous rays, it is dictated to be experienced solely in chamber-like conditions, below the waxing Moon, accompanied with Myrrh and lunarian incenses and agharbattis, to be properly roamed within its uncharted corridors. Listen, experience and conquer, setting aside the mundane aspects of realities, explore the unmapped pathways, with every preconception burnt to the altars of this Magnum Opus.
SHIBALBA’s music is saturated with the mysticism of the East. It’s richly detailed and multidimensional, while layered with chanting and broadly defined elements of traditional ritual and shamanic music. Apart from contemporary synths and guitar drones, the band makes use of bones and skulls as percussion instruments…, Tibetan Horns, Tibetan Singing Bowls, bone & horne trumpets, Darbuka’s (goblet drums) as well as ceremonial bells and gongs, to name a few.
Inviting escapism through detailed, glacial textures, S.W.I.M. elevates a traditional beatless spectrum into a first-person narrative, moving across burning wastelands, miles-high sundown, a dizzying night sky, subterranean exploration, and more beautiful, natural phenomena. Subtle changes in tone and texture across each of the six environments provide a signal of the destination’s energy and the intended perception of the traveler. At times, elated and dwarfed by nature’s surrounding grandeur. Other times, bestowing a sense of apprehension and unknowing.