I’m in between things at the moment. Got home later than usual last night, lungs choked and eyes watering from the thick smoke shrouding the Puget Sound region all day yesterday, and the forests here aren’t even the ones burning, though they seem to be the only ones in the West that aren’t on fire (yet). I slugged a few fingers of Scotch and hit the rack without dinner, and without getting anything ready to go for NCS today.
My brother Mr. Synn tells me he’ll be sending in a Mantar review at some point this morning, TheMadIsraeli has given me a review as well that I need to get ready to go, and I have a premiere slated for later today but haven’t written it yet. I’m feeling antsy about the page just sitting here with nothing new at a time when we normally have something new, so here’s this thing for you.
As I listen to new music I make lists of things I think might go well together. Sometimes I get around to pulling them together in a round-up; more often I don’t. What you’ll find here is one such list I made a couple of weeks ago. You’ll figure out why I thought these four songs would go well together. Actually, you’ll have to figure out everything about them for yourself, because in order to get this posted before more of the morning disappears, I’m dispensing with my usual commentary. Hope you enjoy.
On August 10th, the Swedish melodic death metal band Imperial Domain (which was first formed in Uppsala back in 1994) released the following music video for a track called “The Future Is Lost” from their third album, The Deluge, which was released by Inverse Records the same day.
Marea is the name of the new album by Hitwood, the creation of Italian musician Antonio Boccellari, who wrote and performed everything except the vocals, which were contributed by four different guests — Carlos Timaure, Rikk Wolf, Laurhell, and Gary Glays. I’ve enjoyed this entire album, but have chosen only one track to recommend as a teaser, and its name is “Our Streets“.
LA PETITE MORT
Next up is “Enuma Elish“, a single released in July by a Turkish band named La Petite Mort, and you really have to admire a band who’ve named themselves after an expression for orgasm, or at least (as The Font of All Human Knowledge tells us) “the post-orgasmic state of unconsciousness that some people have after having some sexual experiences”.
And, to conclude, here’s a rancorous track from The Vermin Shrine, the debut album of Rancorum from Bucharest, Romania, which will be released at some point later this year by Loud Rage Music. This is “Voidification“:
P.S. Here were the views on my morning ferry ride to Seattle and my evening ride home yesterday: