“The first official account of the iconic record label.I’m so excited! I’ve already pre-ordered my copy.
This Mortal Coil, Birthday Party, Bauhaus, Cocteau Twins, Pixies, Throwing Muses, Breeders, Dead Can Dance, Lisa Germano, Kristin Hersh, Belly, Red House Painters.
Just a handful of the bands and artists who started out recording for 4AD, a record label founded by Ivo Watts-Russell and Peter Kent in 1979, a label which went on to be one of the most influential of the modern era.
Combining the unique tastes of Watts-Russell and the striking design aesthetic of Vaughan Oliver, 4AD records were recognisable by their look as much their sound. In this comprehensive account concentrating on the label’s first two decades (up to the point that Watts-Russell left), music journalist Martin Aston explores the fascinating story with unique access to all the key players and pretty much every artist who released a record on 4AD during that time, and to its notoriously reclusive founder.
With a cover designed by Vaughan Oliver this is an essential book for all 4AD fans and anyone who loved the music of that time.”
“Wave upon wave of vocal exhalations echo within swirling colossi of guitar-generated haze. Melodic lines twinkle and blur amidst masses buried beneath thick layers of reverb, tape hiss, and warm overdriven fuzz.” - Projekt Records
“Ten Kens’ Namesake is an unapologetic trance of post-rock meets prog rock with a whole lot thrown in between. Basically, it’s beautiful.” - Dissociative Identity Productions
Did you pick up anything new this week? Anything you think I missed? Let me know!
RIP Ray Manzarek, producer of X’s debut album “Los Angeles.”
Darkwave pioneers Lycia are not only re-issuing their classic 1996 album “Cold” in June, they’re releasing their first new full-length album since 2003’s “Empty Space.” The new album, entitled “Quiet Moments,” will be released digitally and in a limited-edition CD format on August 20th by Handmade Birds.
At their official Facebook page Tara Vanflower of Lycia shared her impressions of the new material this past October:
“This is Tara posting for Lycia. I haven’t even heard the album! Mike is keeping it under type wrap. What I have heard (one unfinished track) is like Stark Corner/Cold moodwise mixed with some solo MV and something wholly new. Vague much, vanflower? LOL I’m as excited as anyone to hear this!!!!”
Explorations in Light and Shadow
SJ Tucker - Summon the Wild Hunt (Theme Music)
Monica Richards - EndBegin
Unwoman - Silently Conjure
lovesliescrushing - Ghost Colored
Vår - Katla
Lux Interna - Blackbird
MS MR - Bones
Wolvs - Stumble
Wardruna - Fehu
Partly Faithful - Wasting Ground
Skinny Puppy - paragUn
You can also listen to this show on the Pagan Radio Network!
Goths @ Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig. Photo by Hendrik Schmidt / DPA.
That embarrassing moment when you forget that the world’s largest Goth festival is currently underway. Here are all the bands we’re missing.
This is pretty faithful and well-done Goth-Darkwave stuff, so don’t let the metal pedigree scare you off.
“Translations of the Lost” will be released on May 28th on Bandcamp (and no doubt other places).
The band recently released a new EP, “Fortress,” in April.
The Faerieworlds 2013 festival poster is out! We have a great lineup this year with a little something for everybody music-wise. I’m especially looking forward to Mariee Sioux, Stellamara, and the US premier of Omnia.
Hope to see you in the Realm in Eugene, Oregon this year!
Find out more here: http://faerieworlds.com/
Daemonia Nymphe “Selene’s Awakening Horos” video clip, 1st edition,unmastered audio (by Daemonia Nymphe)
Yiannis Katsaris: Director of Photography/Editor
Directed by Daemonia Nymphe and Anastasia Revi
Actors/Dancers : Anastasia Revi, Toby Deacon, Anabelle Brown, Matthew Wade ,Greta Lange, Dimitris Kouimtsides, Beatrice Hatzipateras, Martha Dais, Spyros Giasafakis and Evi Stergiou