Μηλινόη’s Stygian Dementia #06

Vaguely lovelorn for the unknown, des­pair­ing, Μηλινόη invites you to drink of her cup, aural waters calmer than usual, but by no means easy to digest.

Ex Abyssō II

The new Ex Abyssō issue is out NOW!28 pages full col­our + 2-track EP with music by Argiflex and uncer­tain. Avail­able in digital or print/CD edi­tion.

Ἀρέθουσα, 30 September 2018

Ἀρέθουσα’s playl­ist, fea­tur­ing Bio­sphere, Jordi Savall et al., Gyütö Tan­tric Col­lege, Halftribe, Lesa Listvy, Mark Ger­gis, Silent Vigils, Vir­tual Forest, Vis­ions & Phurpa, and Witxes.

Cloudscape #64: August 2016

Mix for August, feat. Lycia, Troum & raison d’être, Dark Day, The Cure, Martyn Bates Sixth Comm, Les Dis­crets, Pure Ground, Witxes, Tan­gent, AUN, The Body, Shape of Des­pair, Sanne de Neige, and Ame­s­oeurs.

Cloudscape: Electric Crystal Bodies: A Numenéra Soundtrack

Elec­tric Crys­tal Bod­ies is inten­ded as a soundtrack for a cam­paign of the RPG Numenéra I’m play­ing with some friends. I was mainly inspired by the area we are cur­rently explor­ing: The Cloud­crys­tal Sky­fields, but also by the gen­eral feel of the game: mys­ter­i­ous, a blend of sci­ence fic­tion and fantasy. I looked for songs mostly by word asso­ci­ation with the title, but since my col­lec­tion quite often meshes together nicely, mak­ing a coher­ent mix out of it did­n’t prove too dif­fi­cult. So, a jour­ney through strange land­scapes, encoun­ters with ancient advanced tech­no­lo­gies, and a rock­ing bonus track at the end. Enjoy!

Review: Witxes - A Fabric of Beliefs (2013)

Witxes’ debut album Sorcery/Geography almost made it to our list of last year’s favour­ite releases, and now, after not too long a wait, we’re treated to a strong fol­low-up album. It’s the first release on new label Den­ov­ali, and it coin­cides with a rerelease of the first album bear­ing the same new imprint. In short: that’s two double LPs worth pick­ing up.

A Fab­ric of Beliefs starts off a bit slow, per­haps, with the tri­part­ite “Through Abraxas”, but these tracks do show that com­poser Maxime Vavas­seur still has a firm grip on his elec­tron­ics, drones, and some chug­ging rock parts. The buildup is very good, and it works towards a pretty dark cli­max, which is beau­ti­fully off­set by the bright and shim­mer­ing acous­tic gui­tar of “The Strands”.