Oakland-based electronic artist Malocculsion brings us Personal War machine, a dark and dangerous car chase into the terror of the night. Digitized screams, robotic voices, and stabs of twisted metal and broken glass punctuate driving lines of synth and rapid fire drum machines in the opening track Blade in the Spine, setting a malevolent tone for the rest of the release.
Thugwidow - “God of Light”
Thugwidow is dark, gritty drum and bass with outer space tendencies. It may remind the listener of all the vintage drum and bass we used to listen to in the middle of the night, log ago. All the formulas are there - kicking rhythms, driving electronica, and an impending feeling of foreboding.
Aloysius Scrimshaw - “Post-Music”
(Pink Dolphin Music)
Just when you thought underground music couldn’t get any weirder, Aloysius Scrimshaw’s latest release burrows to even lower depths of strangeness and insanity.
With his previous album Kind Regards From Isaac, the Dead Musician imprinted his peculiar style on a folk aesthetic. However, on Post-Music Scrimshaw pivots to a more electronic sound.
Imagine a club of undead ravers hypnotically swaying to an unholy amalgamation of throbbing drum and bass layered with unsettling synth pads and accentuated by guitar and assorted sonic freakery.
Atop of the musical morass, Scrimshaw delivers Rorschach-esque narrations of the macabre and morbid.
Second Wakeup tells the tale of how claustrophobic and tedious environs pushes a submarine crewman to his absolute breaking point.
Wendigo Psychosis recounts grisly scenes of animalistic barbarity and Creature 432 paints an eerie setting of a house by the lake.
All in all, Post-Music is a solid entry in the Dead Musician’s discography and an interesting artifact in his musical quest for the offbeat and unusual.
Check out the link below to add this disturbing little gem to your collection.
Sing along with the Dead Musician: “Second wakeup for the shipmate, second wakeup for the shipmate…”