"If we really open our eyes, we’ll notice poverty cycles, human trafficking, boredom, anger, forgotten humans... etc.... all around us. I’m not saying that’s all there is to life, and that’s why I usually contrast the dark side with something light..." -- Chelsea Wolfe
"What's important is being a good person and tending your own garden as responsibly as you can." - Benoit Pioulard
"There’s something universal in expressions, but there’s something very much not universal in how we read them, in the way we empathize and connect with each other."
HOOPDREAMS – “Spirit Momentum” Video Gallery + DARKSUMMER Limited Edition Release (w/ Full Album Stream)
Hand-picked video artists were invited to give their interpretations for HOOPDREAMS' short track, "Spirit Momentum," in this abstract motion art gallery.
"We just focused and put all of our worries, frustrations, confusions, sadness into [music]... and whatever that outlet is for you -- whether it be music, arts, writing, whatever it is -- just try to focus on that and become a better person through that frustration." - Terra Lopez
STREAM BLACK BREATH’S “MOTHER ABYSS” You have five seconds to prepare yourself on Black Breath’s newest release, Sentenced to Life. That five seconds of preparation has to be enough, because after the guitars and drums finish fading in on the opening track, “Feast of the Damned,” your neck muscles are forced into a blistering half-hour...Read...
“It’s effectively a bunch of drones, glitches and sound collages, but there’s real variation in there; some amazing textures, tones, rhythms and melodies. Plus a Malian kora/cello duet, a bagpipe solo and an improvisation by a five-year-old elephant.” - Hanetration
"To me, the celebration of life is also about being free of fear, even if it is only for moments." -- Tobias Stretch
Directed by Nadine Labaki; 2011 Where Do We Go Now? opens on an unremarkable dirt road. A group of women hugs the frame tightly. They are of all shapes and sizes — young and old, supermodel beautiful and commoner modest — and upon first glance, their only shared quality is that they are all clad...Read...
SPECTRAL HYPNOSIS A recurring series, featuring mesmerizing songs for one to lose sense of time and space, mind and body. In today’s post, we focus on drone and Europeans manipulating the shit out of genre in exceptionally creative ways. We will begin at the bottom of a deep, dark hole with Father Murphy, gradually climb...Read...