Reviews and other rambles about releases from Wordclock, Knocked Loose, BUMMER, Gonemage, Trophy Scars, GRIZZLOR, Knock Over City, Insomnium, and many more.
Roving through the antumbra cast by Pär Boström’s second solo Cities Last Broadcast record on the Cryo Chamber label.
A podcast review of the Mortal Shell Soundtrack, Atrium Carceri’s latest record that fleshes out the Stygian bogs of Fallgrim.
Exploring beautiful nebulas, exploding quasars, and distant galaxy swirls.
An enrapturing dark ambient sojourn through polluted skies.
“Strange is the night where black stars rise,
And strange moons circle through the skies
But stranger still is
Peering behind the veil of loss.
An uncanny mosaic of emotions from a glacial dreamworld.
A dark ambient, cyberpunk haze.
Dredging up opaque memories from our respective childhoods, God Body Disconnect’s latest work imbued in us a keen sense of introspectiveness and longing.
Duncan Ritchie discusses his latest Cryo Chamber effort, Alive With Scars. He speaks about some of his field recording techniques, the album’s artwork, and how living with Multiple Sclerosis has ultimately served as a touchstone of influence for all of his compositions, old and new.
From the eerie crawl of nausea-inducing orchestral strings to the gaping maw of hopeless black ambience and the bone-piercing industrial beats, Alive with Scars harbors tones immediately familiar to those acquainted with Duncan’s work, though it simultaneously treads new sonic terrain, bringing us closer toward understanding his existence with Multiple Sclerosis.