Circuitry of Ghosts – Installing the Relaxing Chips

Dakota Snaketail wears many artistic hats, including ambient musician, experimental filmmaker, artist, and writer. Based in Tyler, Texas, their musical output is spread across various projects, everything from the drones of The Flesh to harsh noise (Shadowpiercer) and lo-fi shoegaze (Where the Sea Meets Human Shadows) to his power electronics w…

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…