Cult of Mary: Venerations and Devotionals Through Noise

Hailey Magaña’s new project, Cult of Mary, released a 3 track EP and video earlier this month. The project is a departure for Hailey, who last year gained attention in the Harsh Noise scene with Ritual Chair, which she describes as a “noise project that is uncomfortable and anxiety-creating… she yells about past pain to force you to feel i…

MASSIMO MAGEE – STUDIES IN SOUND

Massimo Magee – Hunting Horn and Rotation Studies (Lurker Bias) Massimo Magee has been making all sorts of visual and audio artworks for a while. In his latest listening project, Hunting Horn and Rotation Studies, Magee mines the minimalistic. The album is presented in five “studies,” each being a variation on a main theme of what appe…

VIDEO PREMIERE: VOIDDWELLER – “SNAKES”

VoidDweller, whose Illegal Content album we reviewed here, returns with  a new single, "Snakes." The video, shot by Angelo Rossi - who has established himself as a photographic documentarian of many Iowa bands and scenes - and manipulated in post by Mr. VoidDweller himself, features the artist sitting down at a desk in something of an interro…

WE’RE ONLY IN IT FOR THE ANXIETY

  Jacob Levesque - Panic (The Dark Thursday) Jacob Levesque’s new album, Panic - released on his own The Dark Thursday label - was made with “absurdity, anxiety, and passion” in mind, and it recreates the titular feeling with ease. While Jacob is the main artist, a long list of contributors are present throughout the 10 tracks, u…

Coordinated Chaos – Pisswater Preachers Unholy the Holy Water

Pisswater Preachers - Homebaked Methblack Magick (Octomatic Metamorph Recordings/Crass Lips Records) I don’t know what’s going on here, and I couldn’t be happier. With a lineup that includes Steve Kemple on “silence, laughter" and features Jonathan Hancock’s frenetic horn blasts (I met Hancock when playing the now-sadly defunct Rake…