Saturday 13 April 2024

yyycry - Blade Rain EP

yyycry is a witch house producer and vocalist from Dresden, Germany. Her debut EP "Blade Rain" came out earlier this year and it's definitely worth sharing with fans of all occultronica fans. Musically, yyycry manages to capture the spirit of witch house across the ages, her compositions sound both lo-fi and DIY while maintaining quality of arrangements and dripping with good melodies. It's the vocals that are chery on the cake here though, adding an extra layer of ethereal boost to the whole experience. Solid debut, looking forward to hear more.

Download the EP here, and stream it in full below.

Thursday 11 April 2024

Forest Swords - Torch / Pearl Of Hail

Producer/composer Forest Swords premiered today a new double single "Torch / Pearl Of Hail". Both tracks were created during his "Bolted" album sessions. Get the single here, stream both tracks below.

Tuesday 9 April 2024

Pictureplane - Erotic Vampiresynth Mix

Travis did a mix for Curses' RINSE show, and now "Erotic Vampiresynth Mix" will see a tape version released by San Diego based label Bratty Dog Tapes. Get your fix here, and stream above.

Monday 8 April 2024

OKKVLT KΛTT - Mo Áthas

Epic. That's the word that comes to my mind after spending over three weeks with this album (to my delight) on my playlist. After a four year long hiatus, "Mo Áthas" marks the return of Mike Starita and his Okkvlt Katt project. He delivers his magnum opus for the newly minted label Séance. The record is a living proof of Mike's artistic growth, showcasing his honed craftsmanship and allowing a glimpse into some of the eclectic influences that impacted his sessions. Kicking off to the sound of cleansing rain, like washing off old sins and troubles, "Mo Áthas" heralds not only a new approach for the artist himself, but also delivers a breath of fresh air to the genre. It is a sonic statement that's both futuristic and deeply rooted in the folklore. Wonderful album from start to finish. Do no miss it.

Get "Mo Áthas" here, and stream it below.

Sunday 7 April 2024

German Army - Connaigre

Yet another album from the busiest underground outfit German Army. "Connaigre" marks the return of the band to Aught\Void, after their 2017 album "Tewa". Compositions on this record feel quite sparse, some give nod to minimal wave and drone soundscapes, but ultimately they stay within the obscure electronic niche that GeAr carved for themselves many years ago. Solid stuff.

Unfortunately the tapes sold out, but you can get the download for free here.

Haárps - Overdosed feat. Skaen // video

Here's the latest video from Ilya Arkhipov (aka Haárps) for his new alt-metal single "Overdosed". He employed the help of fellow producer Skaen, Mücahid on lead guitar, Konstantin Ter-Grigoryan on bass and Shamil Gadzhiev on drums. Not my cup of tea overall, takes me back to the early 00s when I was scanning MTV and VIVA for hip-hop clips only to face hours of alt-rock singles. It is, however, a step in a new direction after his previous LPs that were more rooted in electronic realm. "Overdosed" can be purchased here.

Friday 5 April 2024

V▲LH▲LL - Nocturnal Eyes

"Nocturnal Eyes" marks the return of V▲LH▲LL after a 3-year pause. The single is promoting their upcoming album that will come out later on this year via Artoffact Records. Buy it here.