Sunday, April 30, 2017

7" Vinyl Review: "Hell Comes To Life" by Death of Kings

Hell Comes To Life
Today we're talking about 7" vinyl.

In all of our vinyl reviews this is the first, but it won't be the last as we have a small pile of 7" records to review.

Last week our vinyl review was that of a record without the sleeve, so there wasn't an unboxing video. In this case, and with future 7" Records, there still won't be any unboxing videos. It seems, just kind of wrong to do so, but the same sort of packaging discussion will be all over the review itself.

In the past, we have done reviews on digital 7" releases, but this will be our first go with the real McCoy as it were.

You may recall our friends, Death of Kings, from an earlier interview. They gave some great information about who they are and what they do. You may wish to refresh yourself here. They have had a few 7" releases in the past and this one is on Boris Records.

Their full length debut will also be out later this year on Boris Records. You should make sure you check back by for the review.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Stream: "Misery Porn" by Pool Art

Let's check out a new track from Pool Art. They're an indie duo based out of Manchester, England.

We're going to presume they're fans of City and not United, because I hate United more than City.

They've reached deep into the darkness of the human psyche to bring you this song about humanity's love of schadenfreude.

Tell them you love watching people fail on Facebook. They're new EP drops soon.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Video: "Iron Coffin" by Dante's Theory

Remember when Informer got a video with the lyrics at the bottom? No? Well I'm old and I do recall it.

Death Metal...all the videos should be like that. Let's check some death metal from Singapore, Dante's Theory.

Punch them on Facebook and support their music on Bandcamp.

LP Review: "Musa" by Alchimia

There's a taco truck here in St. Louis that's been around since the advent of St. Louis Food Trucks.

I have seen no less than 365,577 social media posts about how great this particular truck is and that we all need to eat their tacos.

Their food was so great they had to start a brick and mortar location in order to serve all the tacos. According to the monolithic hive mind of the internet, Jake the Taco Delivering Mailman's tacos had nothing on this particular taco truck.

Well, I'm not the kind of person to go stalking a food truck and my offices have been out of the way so they won't make good money here.

Years after their inception. At an event I was attending at The Water Tower Park on Compton Hill, this vaunted Taco Truck was there too. I purchased a chicken taco and a steak taco. I hated these tacos more than I could imagine. Immediately, they were unfollowed on social media by me.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Video: "Slayed Pretender" by Four Star Riot

Let's again revisit Four Star Riot. They just dropped another video from their latest record which will be released later on this year.

Make sure you high five them on Facebook!

Tape Review: "To the Conrete Drifts" by Fell Ruin

There was just no way this album could go wrong for me. First, the labels releasing it (I, Voidhanger and Graven Earth Records) are putting some of the best extreme music on cd and cassette and their taste tends to match my own.

Second, I’m a sucker for killer cover art and Brian Sheehan (@legerdemain_art) kills it with the crystal/mask/spine photo collage here.

A great piece written on how he does his work HERE from Cvlt Nation.

What I didn’t remember is that Brian is also the vocalist/lyricist for Fell Ruin. Like I said, this album couldn’t go wrong for me - and it didn’t for one moment. I’ve been talking lately about how I listen to music in full albums, not in tracks. For example, I can name my favorite albums by artists but not know the track listing.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Video: "Easter" by Theocracy

We might have already passed the day that this one here is named after, but check it out below.

Easter comes from their Ghost Ship album that was released back in October. If you dig this, make sure to hammer them on Facebook.

LP Review: "Seasons of Desolation" by Enisum

Seasons of Deslolation
One of the worst travesties committed by the purveyors of extreme metal is that many of them are not playing songs.

When the idea of heavy overpowers the idea of song structure, well then, Houston, we have a problem.

The Heavy Metal Arms Race, as I've described it in the past, is alive and well. The ideas that triggering MOAR BLAST BEETZ and DOWNTUNE TO DROPPED L and adding an effect to the vocals to bring it down three octaves some how helps the song is Sean Spicer Grade Bullionum.

Heavy Music is something that can be as beautiful as it is heavy. It's a common misconception that all metal is dark, ugly, and foreboding. Many times the kind of music, which I'm lampooning right now, seems to have been written by the detractors of heavy metal in order to prove that their points of view are correct.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Video: "Seraphic" by Ghost Bath

Let's just have some serious metal from Nuclear Blast Records. It's been a long time and they've been delivering the goods.

Check out the latest video, Seraphic, from Ghost Bath's latest album, Starmourner. Commisserate with Ghost Bath on Facebook or buy their album on Amazon.

Album Review: "Gotterdammerung" by VARG

Although I am grateful to the British Empire, Elvis Presley and Black Sabbath for ensuring the majority of heavy metal is performed in the one language I fully understand, I wouldn’t mind if more bands performed in their native tongue.  The rhythm, cadence and melody of the vocals has always been more important to me than their lyrical content.  This isn’t to say strong lyrics are not of great value, but if a German band can get the vibe right, I am happy to dust off the little German I did learn in school and let Google translator handle the rest.  Certainly, if a band is performing German Pagan Metal, it is reasonable to assume, expect, and hope for the lyrics to be in German.  In this matter Varg delivers.
Varg has quite a devoted following in their home country with their brutal assault of melodic death metal.   The label of death metal alone does no fully describe their sound, as there are several passages throughout the EP which delve fully into the black metal sound.  Their strong visual element is a perfect blend of the death and black metal aesthetics.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Video: "Detroit Blues" by Jarkka Rissanen & Sons of the Desert

Every so often I get to tell you about a musician who's toiled for decades in relative obscurity. Today we're talking about Jarkka Rissanen.

Rissanen has been playing slide guitar for over forty years in his native Finland. Their new record, Hybird Soul,  will be released on May 26th on Humu Records.

In the meantime, check out their first single Detroit Blues. After you do that, make sure not to say anything to them about IKEA on Facebook, because they're Finnish and not Swedish.

LP Review: "Holy Flute (Shakuhachi Unleashed Vol. I)" by Cornelius Boots

Holy Flute
In the not too distant past, my family and I were enjoying the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

While we were sitting in the mezzanine and watching these classically trained musicians playing along with guests and dealing with little skits to keep the children interested, it occurred to me how hard it really is to make music.

It's hard to be able to blow continuously in order to make a saxophone, bassoon, or clarinet continually making noise. Not that I ever put much into it, but it was rather hard for me to do that in the short time I was in band in Middle School.

Those who aren't fans of either can never understand how a metal fan, like myself, can find so much to love in Classical Music. Well, as it turns out, I'm not the anomaly. Cornelius Boots has had a 45 year career in music, playing jazz, hard rock, and classical.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Vinyl Review: "My Life of Steel and Concrete" by Quin Galavis

My Life of Steel and Concrete
It's kind of true confession time.

About five or so years ago I made a discovery. On my commute home, NPR's All Things Considered was discussing a documentary that was coming out about a man with OCD.

Up to that point, like many others, I made jokes about being OCD about this or that. It had never honestly occurred to me that I might have that particular mental illness.

As the gentleman talked about what his life was like and how he saw the world, I realized, that's kind of what I see.

The idea that it was abnormal to take someone not giving me a courtesy wave on the highway personally was so strange. That's how it always had been for me. Rudeness, inconsideration, etc they get me and as someone on the internet, I tend to get put off.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Video: "Get Loud" by Roadcase Royale

Let's take a moment and step outside of our normal comfort zones. This little space was created in order to further my personal journey into music and then it morphed into celebrating all things new.

Today, we're looking at a new group featuring Liv Warfield of Prince's New Power Generations and Nancy Wilson of Heart.

What do you think?

Stream: "Sister" by Stonefield

Here's a great chance to introduce you to some new music by a talented Aussie group, Stonefield.

Anyone looking for heroines in the world of rock music, look no farther. This doomy track will most likely get you ready to purchase their album on iTunes or if you're not ready for that kind of commitment, get their new 7" in your choice of trippy colors.

Don't forget to hail them on all Frequencies, Captain.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Concert Review: The Obsessed with Fatso Jetson, Karma To Burn, and Spacetrucker | Fubar 4/20/17

The Obsessed
Please find below, the retelling of a strange night where memories may not be what they seem.

Captain's Log: 94904.3

As my landing craft came to a halt, it was very clear that I was nowhere near my final destination. The coordinates listed in the on board computers had me on the outskirts of this particular meeting place.

It was best that we didn't raise any alarm as we walked down the street. Unlike most of my voyages, it appeared that we were walking through a culture that was 150 years behind that of our own.

Wearing dark colors, I blended in and found that they did expect me. My seeking of an audience was approved by the councilor's gatekeeper. The disguise worked perfectly. Mind tricks were unnecessary and thankful we were. As my ingress preceded the ceremonial dances, I requested a local beverage from the host.

EP Review: "Absolute Control" by Terminal Nation

Absolute Control
The first seriously extreme metal that came out of the gate was Grindcore.

To this day, that name makes absolutely no sense to me, but the idea was kind of the same as thrash metal. Take Punk Rock and then add metal to it.

Then you have this new thing.

With Grindcore though, instead of punk rock, it was the post-punk genre of music, hardcore that was the other ingredient. Still, getting from one place to the other, is still confusing to me.

Grind...I guess it's like going through a meat grinder? I'm not really sure and it would be nice to be educated without my having to actually research it. The biggest genre markers are short songs full of rage and fury.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Video: "The Games They Play" by Strangle Wire

Sometimes music from places one doesn't necessarily expect. Let's consider Northern Ireland's Strangle Wire. On 6/1/6/17, they'll be releasing their 7", Narcissism.

In the mean time, check out their video below. Buy them a Guinness on Facebook and buy yourself their single here.

Interview: Tomas Doncker, Former Producer/Guitarist with James Chance and the Contortions

Last week, the long awaited vinyl pressing of The Flesh Is Weak by James Chance and the Contortions was released. Now that was a record that we all loved here in the Glacially Musical Aldermanic Offices of Southwestern Fayette County, Kentucky.

Without even trying, I could be gushing about that record to you right now. It's a truly spectacular album for those who can reconcile jazz with punk rock. Interestingly enough, my dear wife is not one of them.

You however, you my intrepid reader who journeys with me through death metal to punk rock to well, wait till you see what I have coming up in the coming weeks.

You'll be the kind of person that needs to know about these new kinds of music that will have you toe tapping for years to come. Though, there's been some shuffling with the personnel. We were lucky enough to have Tomas Doncker, formerly the guitarist and producer for James Chance answer some of my (semi-ignorant) questions with class and professionalism.

Check it out.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Video: "Umbre in piatra apuse" by Argus Megere

There are few things that I love more than atmospheric black metal these days. Veterans of the genre, Argus Megere, have just released their latest effort, VEII, on Loud Rage Music.

Check out this epic track below. Hail them on Facebook.

LP Review: "Here's To Another" by The Birthday People

Here's To Another
There are times when I look in the mirror, see the grey hairs, the crow's feet, and my terrible beard.

Look, facial  hair...I can't grow it and this does drive me insane and thank you for bringing that up.

The thing about this is, when I was younger and life was slower, the idea of every reaching my forties was wholly unbelievable.

It was so far away that not only was it impossible to picture, it was impossible not having shuffled off this mortal coil by the time I'd aged to 41.


I'm 41 years old and listen to way too much death metal for someone my age. More to the point though, life comes at you fast. It was only yesterday that my daughter was a baby, just last week that I had gotten married, and only last month that I'd moved into my first apartment on Chippewa.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Stream: "Gardner's Bell" by Overlake

On May 12th, the new album from Jersey City's own, Overlake, will be released on Bar/None Records.

Until then, stream the latest single below.

Remember, you can't love a band unless you like them on Facebook

Monday, April 17, 2017

Video: "Burst Inside" by Avelion

It's time to get trippy with some modern, progressive metal.

Avelion's released the second single off their latest album, Illusion of Transperancy. Enjoy Burst Inside!

Digital hugs via Facebook are the best, give them on won't you? Purchase the album on iTunes.

LP Review: "Dark Harvest" by Hammerdrone

Dark Harvest
How many Quentin Tarantino movies have you seen?

As a 41 year old adult, it's easy to say you that this man is a great director who's released some truly glorious films.

The Kill Bill flicks are probably my favorite. Yes, as they're the only ones in my personal home library, I would have to say that.

Thinking back to the middle 90's, I saw Resevoir Dogs with my best friend. Good lord, there was nothing about that movie that moved me in any single way.

Something that did stick with me though, the scene describing tipping. As a 19 year old who was barely making above minimum wage at only 15-20 hours per week and (stupidly) paying for Junior College out of pocket, any excuse to tip less was valid to me. For the record, I over tip today. When I get bad service, I still do 15% because these folks are paying their bills on those tips and 9 times out of 10, it's not your server's fault.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Vinyl Review: "My Bones Hold A Stillness" by Vrtra

Like any lover of vinyl grooves, the packaging is part of the experience.

That's why when I do my vinyl reviews on these pages, an unboxing video is included. There are always things to find and enjoy in the vinyl, the sleeve, etc.

Even before my reawakening to wax, I purchased physical copies over 95% of the time. There's nothing like a box arriving, or holding a bag from my favorite record store to get me excited about hearing some new music.

There's no romance in searching on iTunes and watching some files download to my phone or to my PC.

Over the past two years of assembling a library of records, it's become apparent to me that the vinyl hipsters were right. The analog grooves are a delicious meal that, when served correctly, never fails to satisfy.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Video: "The Wolves' Call" by Wind Rose

Mega Epic Super Folked Up Metal Tribunal Collective, Wind Rose, has released a lyric video for their first single, The Wolves' Call off of Stonehymn on Inner Wound Recordings.

This one falls somewhere between Sabaton and Amon Amarth if you can't picture it. If not, you can see it without picturing it below.

Send them the Sword of Gondor on Facebook. Their new record comes out on May 12th.

Concert Review: Gene Simmons at the Pageant in St. Louis April 8, 2017 -photos and words by Danny Nichols

Gene Simmons came to town for the systemic price gouging event known as Wizard World. Even though I had already had the privilege of interviewing Gene by telephone in February, I ponied up the exorbitant fee to briefly stand beside him in person and have him sign an album.  Here was the KISS demon, a man who exudes cool and dominates a room like no one I had ever observed.  A man who confidently walked into the football stadium where the convention was held, and asked the staff about its capacity, knowing he had filled venues of this size before, and could do so again with a few phone calls.  Still, as much as I enjoyed observing him in the element of celebrity and businessman, it paled in comparison to watching him in his true element of the stage.  The lower levels of the Pageant Theater were mostly filled for a much more fairly priced performance by his solo band.
When I had interviewed Gene in February about his upcoming solo tour I asked him about the set list.  He was tight lipped about the details at the time, but indicated it would feature several selections from the roots of rock-n-roll, such as Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and Roy Head, and might not be as many KISS songs as the audience would think. A solo tour is a perfect opportunity for a rock innovator such as Simmons to pay homage to his influences.  It might also be true the audience, having seen many KISS shows, would enjoy seeing Simmons open a set with something other than “Deuce”.  This was fine by me, as I purchased a ticket fully expecting half the songs to be covers.  However, when Simmons and his band did indeed storm the stage with a thunderous rendition of “Deuce” I discovered it was exactly what I wanted to hear.  It did not let up from there, as the set was almost entirely glorious and mighty KISS songs.  The lone exception being when the band covered “Johnny Be Goode” in tribute to the recently deceased Chuck Berry. Simmons  attended Berry’s funeral the following day.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Video: "Awake Me" by Rosie Carney

Rosie Carney, an Irish singer/songwriter, has recently released an acoustic version of her track, Awake Me. In a true confessional fashion, Carney is telling tales of her eating disorder and depression.

Check out the video below.

Give Rosie a high five on Facebook.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Video: "Awakening" by Cry My Name

Sometimes you have go a little out of the zone and see what else there is in the world to see.

German Metalcore act, Cry My Name, are releasing their new album on 4/21 and you can check out their latest video below.

Get their latest updates on Facebook.

Interview: The Wizard of Pilgrim Knows How To Eat Sashimi

Pilgrim is headed out on a East Coast Tour with Heavy Temple. Any fans of Doom Metal will kick themselves repeatedly if they choose to pass this show up.

Sadly, they're only going to be within 500 miles of the Glacially Musical Global Domination Headquarters in St. Louis, MO.

The Wizard however was kind enough to teleport into the Northern Hemisphere regional offices of The Glacially Musical Vinyl Review Commission in Maniitsoq, Greenland to discuss their upcoming tour and apparently sushi.

Glacially Musical: Thank you for taking some time for us today.

Pilgrim: It's our pleasure.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Stream: "Shadows of the Thief" by Ultrviolence

More Canadians are taking hold in these pages.

On May 12, The Post Punkers will be releasing their latest EP, Forty Knives. But you can check out the latest single now.

Get in touch with Ultrviolence on Facebook or preorder the EP here.

LP Review: "The Tides Will Prevail" by Kenoma

The Tides Will Previal
There have been a great many instrumental records reviewed on this particular website, because this guy right here is a fan of instrumental music.

Long have I wondered why it's loved by such a relatively small number of people in the world. There really seems to be no rhyme or reason to it.

There have been many artists, like Jimi Hendrix himself, whose concerts were largely instrumental and other artists, like Ahab or Dakhma, whose albums are largely instrumental.

Why is it so hard to move forward from 89% instrumental, to wholly devoid of lyrics?

Though, I'm a fan, it's easy to see why some people don't enjoy the works of Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, or even John 5. Even some instrumental musicians have told why they don't like those particular artists. It's a small club I suppose....or a small series of clubs?

Hard to say really.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Video:"Hero" by ERA 9

Check out a brand new video from Montreal, PQ's own ERA 9. Their new record, Gravity, will be released on May 5th.

Not to be tied down to a single genre, they had to create one all their own.

Say hi on Facebook!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Artist Playlist: Transona Five

Transona Five began playing together in 1994 and were most active in the late ‘90s through the early ‘00s.

We were incredibly lucky to be part of the somewhat underground music scene in Denton, Dallas and Fort Worth with bands like Comet, Mazinga Phaser, The Theater Fire, My Friend the Atom, Lift to Experience, Stumptone, Light Bright Highway, The Reds, Cave Dweller, Centromatic, The Baptist Generals, Go Metric USA, Gropius, and other Texans: American Analog Set, Windsor for the Derby, Sixteen Deluxe, Furry Things, You Will Know Us…, Schrasj, Black Lipstick and more.

But even before this we were listening to music that was inspiring us to pick up our own guitars. This is a brief sampling of some of that music.

Expanded Review: "Jupiter Rex" by Finn's Motel

Jupiter Rex
It was May or June in 1994. A major change had just happened again my life. For the third time, I had crossed the Mississippi River on a permanent basis, and thus far the last. Friends of mine had convinced me to attend the Frente! concert at Mississippi Nights.

105.7 The Point was handing out keychains and concert tickets to a free show the next week featuring The Zoo and an indie St. Louis band called The Finns. You have to remember, in 1994, I was more metal than metal.

I had at least 4 death metal records. So, modern rock, as it's known now, was antithetical to me as it wasn't the most extreme metal. So, just being there was risking excommunication from my brotherhood.

That night, I purchased my fourth (I think fourth) wholly independent album, JuCo by the Finns. One has to remember that in 1994, buying indie music wasn't as easy as it is now, or as normal. You almost had to be at a show or one of the few independent record stores.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Vinyl Review: "Reproduction" by Knife In The Water

Today's the day. It's time for Knife In The Water.

Before we get to the music and the normal vinyl trappings, let's talk about this band. They're completely new to me, and what's there to expect rather than some very serious metal?

Let's talk context clues:

1) Knife? I mean hello! We all remember that Cannibal Corpse song don't we?

2) Knives are made of _____? METAL!

3) Aside from dropping your sweet camping knife off the fishing dock into the lake and scaring off the crappie you were trying to ensnare with your glittery jig, there's only one good reason for a knife to be in the water: an act of violence has been committed, nay ULTRA Violence has been committed with this particular stabbing instrument.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Video: "Shadow Man" by Gothic

Romanian metallers, Gothic, have released the first video from their upcoming record, Demons, and you can check it out below.

Say hello on Facebook or pre-order the record on Bandcamp.

LP Review: "Terra Inanis" by Somnium Nox

Terra Inanis
It seems to me that certain kinds of music, though they may be wholly unrelated have similar criticisms leveled against them by people who do not enjoy those types of music.

How many times have you heard....I just can't get into that music. If I don't know what they're saying, it's not enjoyable to me.

Now, that particular statement has been made to me about both Opera and Death Metal.

Yes, I just compared Opera and Death Metal. Come at me.

In the past, my friends have told me, after my telling them come to this show with me, that if there's no vocals, they're not interested. Wouldn't that critique be distilled to basically the same thing stated above? Because, if one cannot hear what the musician is saying, there's no interest.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Stream: "Catharsis" by Ascentia

Here's a new track from Ascentia off of their new album, Pathways.

Check it out and download it at bandcamp.

Interview: Death of Kings "No filler"

Death of Kings
In the Glacially Musical Statistical Headquarters of Greater Metro Atlanta, located near the trash bin in the Avondale Marta Station, Westbound Side, Death of Kings was kind enough to speak to me.

Thankfully, we needed to crunch the numbers that day.

Death of Kings is a heavy thrash band from Atlanta, so the timing all worked out. Over the years, they've changed things up a bit.

They are on the cusp of releasing both their latest 7" EP and debut LP on Boris Records.

Check out what's going on in their world below.

Glacially Musical:  Thanks for taking some time for us today. Tell me a bit about how the band started.

Matt Matson- I had previously been in a hardcore punk/metal band called The Despised as well as a rock/punk band called Das Manics. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Video: "Cult Of Decay" by Killing Addiction

Let's take in some Floridian Death metal from Killing Addiction. Really, is there anywhere else in the USA that this music could've been born?

As usual, hit up Killing Addiction on FACEBOOK and order their new EP, Shores of Oblivion on BANDCAMP.

LP Review: "Arcanum" by Space Witch

The year was circa 1984 and my cousins and I were fighting off our yawns.

It was a very late night for us, but it was Saturday night and what was certain to become our absolute favorite show was coming on at about 12:00am.

To this day, my best recollection of that night was seeing this giant wave of black. It looked like a wrinkly clam shell. It was...well I remember it existing.

The next morning, we discussed this show. My cousins remembered it vividly and told me how great it was, but my memory banks only held a vision of that strange clam shell.

Suffice it to say, the wait, the pushing, and the exhaustion were not worth it to me that evening. So badly did I desire to be a Dr. Who fan. Later I did see full episodes and they did not impress me much.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Interview: Evil Triplet Tells Us A Bedtime Story

In the distant past, members of Evil Triplet met with us at the Glacially Musical Lunar Base, Darkside of the Moon Station to discuss their recent double album.

Well perhaps it seems like this distant past as we all had to endure months of deep sleep space travel in order to make this work.....

For more info, check out the review HERE.

otherworld is a decidedly trippy exploration in to many different kinds of sounds, but all of them slightly alien and from the past.

Glacially Musical: Thank you for taking some time for me today.

 Evil Triplet: (Joe Volpi) You're welcome.

(Steve Marsh) It's our pleasure.

GM: Your music is really hard to categorize. I'm looking at as a post hippie pre doom metal. Where do you think you fit in?

Full Art Concert Review : Mayhem at Metro Chicago January 23, 2017 Art: Matt Bryan Words: Danny Nichols

Monday, April 3, 2017

Artist Playlist: Alastor's Psychedelic Smörgåsbord

Alastor recently wound up in our laps and gave us a spectacular three track psychedelic doom record for the ages.

If I was going to start doing yearly Top Ten Lists, they'd be on it fo'sho', but I let others write those lists.

Here's a good look at what these gents are spinning or what's spun them into who they became.

LP Review: "These Paths We Tread" by Morass of Molasses

These Paths We Tread
What's better than an adventure?

The obvious answer is nothing. There is nothing better than an adventure because, no one knows what's going to happen.

It's sort of like when Peter Griffin chose the mystery box over the boat, because the mystery could be anything, like a boat!

At least two full years of my life have been wasted on digital adventure games from my lowly Atari 2600 to my WiiU.

We are always seeking out the unexpected. Let's reflect on that for just a moment. Humanity seeks to experience the unknown. A surprise is something homo sapiens yearn for. That's part of why this enterprise exists, to go on a musical adventure every single day I'm above the ground.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Vinyl Review: "Split" by Cloud Rat and Moloch

Recently, the spectacular Grim Van Doom/Cult of Occult split LP came across my desk. It wasn't the first split LP to reach my ears, but it's still such a very rare concept, at least in what I'm getting into both personally and semi-professionally.

Please forgive the following stream of consciousness....

If you don't mind, I'm going to take my nerdy bifocals off now. As the hockey game is over, they're no longer necessary.

It's much better now. Sorry, this review has taken a slight turn hasn't it? Well, for this guy, music is a very personal experience.

There was a time when blogs like this, were literal weblogs. I remember when we all poured our lives into our Live Journal or My Space blogs....ah yes.

Frankly, I have no idea what I'm talking about right now. This spring has been one of upheaval in my household. This is not a complaint, but an honest expression of what is happening in my life right now. Now, there is nothing bad going on in my Chateau, but the changes are huge.