You float through the void in your doomed ship, your mates all dead, biding your time staring into a dim mirror, repulsed and entranced by a hideous reflection.
Volume 5 in a series of joylessly noisy musicks is now available for download and streaming on my Bandcamp page. I have to say that this is my favorite in the series. Deep, dark and thematic. Board the doomed ship and find out. Features excellent artwork once again by Austin Gaines.
My friend Shane Gillis has just released a fantastic collection of atmospheric synth rock called Portal. If you’re into cinematic synth-ness, peppered with driving rhythms and tasty guitar leads, then you should definitely give this a cranked-up listen. You can stream with the player below and snag a digital download right from Shane’s Bandcamp page. Dig it!
Dead Dream City, my split CD with TN’s Degtras is available now from Wood & Stone Productions. The disc features 2 longform tracks of darkest drone and deep, pummeling synthesis to rattle your brain. Degtras’ Road To The Dark City puts you on the bleak highway, and my Thomas Ligotti-inspired Nethescurial heralds your arrival in the dead city.
You can order the limited run CDs direct from Wood & Stone, or contact me here to get the right from me. If you’d like a copy, definitely hit one of us up, as they are just about sold out. Digital downloads and streaming are available on Bandcamp.
2 cassettes and a split with Offerbeest are on the horizon from my noise/drone/spoken word group Clawing (Austin Gaines, Matt Finney, Christopher Davis, et al) as well. More info on that as it all comes together.
I also have two new songs on the game soundtrack/gamplay radio station for the horror boardgame magazine Freakface!!! My tracks are Skeletal Reflection 1 & 2 and are presented under the name Joyless Noise.
Thanks for listening!
Tests from the droning, slurpy, mushy, ugly/lovely end of Time Town.
The latest recording by my ambient drone guitar duo gowith is now available. It’s an EP called Four Glooms Pharmaceuticals, and it’s the third recording that I’ve done with my friend from Atlanta, GA Marshall Marrotte. It’s the second time we’ve used electric guitars, rather than strictly going acoustic.
The basic tracks were recorded live utilizing only two small guitar amps, and two reverb/delay pedals (Earthquaker Devices‘ Dispatch Master and Afterneath). We wanted to keep the setups clean and simple. The four tracks on the EP are full of reflective, ambient texture . . . and are perfect for a rainy day spent lying in the infirmary, staring out the window and frantically pressing your pain med button.
Feel free to give it a listen and download the EP. Each download comes with 5 alternate album art files.
And check out the video for the first track “Mediocratine.”
My latest recording is now up for streaming and downloading on my Bandcamp site. It’s called The Universe, The Devil, The Hermit . . . and it’s a 20-minute piece inspired by the cards of the same name from Aleister Crowley’s Thoth tarot. Next to Thoss, it’s probably one of the most dense synthesizer/drone recordings I’ve done. I encourage you to listen through a capable system to experience the full depth and dynamics! Please enjoy!
Revisiting this fine batch of acoustic guitar-oriented music that I made with my good friend Marshall Marrotte over in GA. Hopefully, we’ll be working on another very soon…
Marshall’s own TERMINUS 1 features more of his fantastic guitar playing. This time on a Fender Bass VI.