Friday, November 14, 2014

PODCAST: November 2014 Episode

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In contrast to last month's Halloween special, which was full of staples and classics, the November episode of "Out ov the Coffin" is almost entirely comprised of brand new releases that have amassed over the past few months, with a few classics that have presented themselves lately for re-examination.

This show begins with one of my personal favorites from Coil, to mark the anniversaries of the deaths of its core members, John Balance, who died this week ten years ago, and Peter Christopherson, who died four years ago as of the 25th of this month. Yet another small tribute to keep the flame alive.

From there, the show moves into a classic starting-song from my earliest radio days, followed gracefully by new music from Golden Apes, who decided to explore the acoustic side of their goth rock sound on their latest release, The Langsyne Litanies. Later in the set, Unwoman maintains that refined atmosphere with a selection from Circling, her latest, and even more accessible, hybrid of neo-classical instrumentation and darkwave approach.

For those in need of more "plugged" instrumentation, the next set kicks off with a new track from Bella Morte, whose Exorcisms album finally saw release on Halloween (marked by a great set in Nashville that night!), followed closely a brand new one from Night Sins, who I sincerely wish would come through Nashville to promote their forthcoming 7-inch, Down to Drown., as they represent one of the great hopes of the current scene. After a couple of classics, the new releases (and great hopes for the scene) continue with a deeper cut into Horror Vacui's new album, Return of the Empire, and a taste of the just-released new Lost Tribe album, Solace.

In the realm of dark electronics, everything is new this time, starting with Zola Jesus, who's back with a more pop-centric release, from which you'll hear the more abstract-leaning title track, Taiga. Velvet Acid Christ has returned with Subconscious Landscapes, an album that plays to their more mid-tempo ethereal works, which suits me just fine. Following that, you'll get a taste of Wilds from newcomers Hot Guts, who mix darkwave, industrial, and post-punk influences with rare success.

The much-lauded Youth Code has come back even stronger with their A Place to Stand EP, out just in time to see them hit the road with Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly, and Haujobb(!). See theose tour dates here. Meanwhile, NOIR has issued a collection of remixes, entitled RE:MIT:TENT, from which you'll hear one of my favorites, THEN, I finally get around to the much-talked-about aggro-industrial band 3TEETH, from their latest, self-titled, album.

The dark metal portion of the show begins with music from the highly anticipated new record from Atriarch, entitled An Unending Pathway, followed by a second taste of the new Pallbearer album, Foundations of Burden. After a deeper cut from Morning Star Rise, the latest from New Zealand's The House of Capricorn, the set ends with brand new music from Winterfylleth, whose atmospheric black metal sound on The Divination of Antiquity took me back to the scene's late '90s glory daze.

Two unlikely collaborators are paired to close this episode, with a track from Yob's new Clearing the Path to Ascend bleeding into a (free) piece from Lisa Gerrard's new Twilight Kingdom album. Odd on paper, but satisfying in feel.

All of that, plus:  New music from Hans Zimmer's "Interstellar" and John Ottman's "X-Men: Days of Future Past" film scores; An unusual (and free) take on the music of Emperor from the new Unto Ashes release, Ghosts Captured; Selections from the avant-goth, romantic, and post-punk vaults; and much more...

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Format: Band Name - Song Title [Album Title, Year]
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"Out ov the Coffin" w/ Ichabod
Show recorded on: November 14th, 2014

Opening Theme:
Elliot Goldenthal - Libera Me [from "Interview with the Vampire" (soundtrack), 1994]

Coil - Blood from the Air  [Horse Rotorvator, 1986]
Hans Zimmer - Day One Dark  ["Interstellar" (soundtrack) 2014]
Faith and the Muse - Denn Die Todten Reiten Schnell  [Evidence of Heaven, 1999]
Golden Apes - Ferryman  [The Langsyne Litanies, 2014]
Love Like Blood - More Than Salvation?  [An Irony of Fate, 1992]
Unwoman - Beauty Over Industry  [Circling, 2014]
Bloody Dead and Sexy - The Rose Red Bloody Stage  [Paint It Red, 2003]
Chants of Maldoror - Cruel with Us  [Every Mask Tells the Truth, 2005]
Elliot Goldenthal - Sonata For Bass & Piano: I. [String Quartet No. 1: The Stone Cutters, 2013]
Bella Morte - Reflections  [Exorcisms, 2014]
Night Sins - Neon Gleam  [Down to Drown, 2015]
Requiem in White - Centuries  [Of the Want Infinite, 1994]
Play Dead - Shine  [The First Flower, 1983]
Horror Vacui - Time  [Return of the Empire, 2014]
Siouxsie & the Banshees - Playground Twist  [Join Hands, 1979]
Lost Tribe - Conquer  [Solace, 2014]
The Legendary Pink Dots - Yogi Talks to Betty  [The Maria Sessions Volume 2, 1991/2013]
Zola Jesus - Taiga  [Taiga, 2014]
Velvet Acid Christ - Dire  [Subconscious Landscapes, 2014]
Hot Guts - Will Carry  [Wilds, 2014]
Youth Code - For I Am Cursed  [A Place to Stand EP, 2014]
NOIR - The Bells (Souless Affection Remix)  [RE:MIT:TENT, 2014]
3Teeth - Master of Decay  [3TEETH, 2014]
John Ottman - The Future/Rules of Time ["X-Men: Days of Future Past" (soundtrack) 2014]
Atriarch - Bereavement  [An Unending Pathway, 2014]
Pallbearer - The Ghost I Used to Be  [Foundations of Burden, 2014]
The House of Capricorn - Watching Angels Fall  [Morning Star Rise, 2014]
Winterfylleth - The Divination of Antiquity  [The Divination of Antiquity, 2014]
Unto Ashes - The Wanderer  [Ghosts Captured, 2014]
Yob - Unmask the Spectre  [Clearing the Path to Ascend, 2014]
Lisa Gerrard - Seven Seas  [Twilight Kingdom, 2014]

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