Wednesday, April 22, 2015

PODCAST: April 2015 Episode

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This episode begins by marking two milestones, the first being the imminent presence of Peter Hook & the Light in my hometown next week, where they will be performing both proper Joy Division albums in their entirety, along with a bonus set of New Order material. In honor of this honor, the show opens with their version of "Shadowplay," taken from a 2011 live appearance. See the rest of their dates here.

Following that, we mark two important anniversaries in The Cure's history: The first is, of course, the birthday of Robert Smith (April 21st), on which the first part of this episode was recorded. The second is today's 35th anniversary of the release of the band's sound-defining second album, "Seventeen Seconds." Actually, the springtime is riddled with important anniversaries to Cure fans, so I'll just keep celebrating.

The first full set begins with brand new music from The Last Dance, taken from their just-released Ruins album -- half of which came out in pieces overt the last year or so, but you'll hear one of the fresh tracks, followed by a set of lesser known '90s and late-'80s goth that throws me back to my early days in radio. 
The next set begins with another infectious track from France's Varsovie, taken from their L'Heure Et La Trajectoire album, which is ever-in-my-stereo lately. Grab it for a limited time as a pay-what-you-will item here. Following that, we'll check out the first demo track from Undertheskin, a new goth/post-punk act from Deathcamp Project vocalist/guitarist, Void.

Portland's Shadowhouse then makes a long-overdue return to the show with material from their latest album, Hand in Hand, an album praised for its gothic romanticism within the current scene of more straightforward post-punk revivalists. We also dig deeper into the new Rule of Thirds album, this time with a more somber track, followed by a second look at The Soft Moon's new Deeper album, which helps to bring a suffocating dark-electronic tone to the end of that set.

Speaking of dark electronics, the next talk break is underscored by a selection by Irving Force, taken from the new Carpenter compilation 
from Retro Promenade; Not a label to rest on the praise they've received from their recent series of Twin Peaks-inspired synthwave tribute albums, the label is back with a collection of musical reverence to the master of Synthwave/Horror Soundtracks, John Carpenter himself, Check it out here.

Also returning unexpectedly are The Crüxshadows, who surprised fans this week with a brand new single (pay what you will here), on the verge of their latest European tour. In better news for stateside fans, the band has suggested that American dates may be in their future, aside from their traditional appearances at Dragon Con and on several dark boat rides. Rounding out the industrial side of this episode, we delve further into the new album from 
Cardinal Noire, surrounded by several items from the industrial and darkwave vaults.

One of the greatest musical victories for me in this year (don't you dare laugh) has been finally seeing the much-anticipated release of the score music to the original "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" cartoon series (get it while you still can here). You'll have heard one track in the background of the second talk-break of this episode -- but you'll get another, uninterrupted cut, serving as a set-bridge between hard goth and black metal selections, because it's just that good. Then, as we continue the dark metal portion of the show, you'll get another taste of Winterfylleth's The Divination of Antiquity, followed by new music from Romania's Negură Bunget, taken from their new album, Tău.

All of that, plus:  A look at the re-issued early works of Pittsburgh's horror-obsessed prog-men, Zombi; More fresh synthwave from Espectrostatic's Daemonum EP; A taste of Disasterpeace's much talked-about soundtrack from the new cult horror film, "It Follows;" And a late closing tribute to Rozz Williams, since April could not be allowed to pass without stopping to remember the man's contributions to what we have here.

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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: April 21st/22nd, 2015

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

Peter Hook & the Light - Shadowplay  [Unknown Pleasures: Live in Australia, 2011]
The Cure - Seventeen Seconds  [Seventeen Seconds, 1980]
Disasterpeace - Detroit ["It Follows" (soundtrack) 2015]
The Last Dance - Missing  [Ruins, 2015]
Rosetta Stone - Something Strange  [An Eye for the Main Chance, 1993]
Crashblack Big Orange - Rhythms  [Naked Man, 1990]
Praise of Folly - Delicate Pallour  [Saints & Sorcerers Volume III (comp.) 1999] 
Violet Town - Torn Inside  [Violet Town, 1986]
Mute Angst Envy - Quiet Moments  [Archetype, 1991 (Remastered 2008)]
Haim Saban, Shuki Levy, and Erika Lane - Desolation ["He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" (soundtrack) 1983-1985/2015]
Varsovie - Lydia Litvak  [L'Heure Et La Trajectoire, 2014]
Undertheskin - Cold  [demo #1, 2015]
Shadowhouse - Start Again  [Hand in Hand, 2014]
Play Dead - Company of Justice [Company of Justice, 1985]
Rule of Thirds - Any War  [Rule of Thirds, 2015]
The Soft Moon - Wasting  [Deeper, 2015]
Irving Force - Back Alley Creepers  ["Carpenter" (comp.) 2015]
The Crüxshadows - In Gardens  [digital single, 2015]
Belfegore - All That I Wanted [Belfegore, 1984]
Nitzer Ebb - Blood Money  [Belief, 1989]
I, Parasite - Brutality  [Horseslayer, 2000]
Cardinal Noire - Flagellant  [Cardinal Noire, 2015]
Seraphim Shock - Rise and Resist  [Red Silk Vow, 1997]
Zombi - Sequence 7 / Sequence 4  [The Zombi Anthology, 2015]
Kiss the Blade - The Enemy  [Black as Disillusion, 1997]
Haim Saban, Shuki Levy, and Erika Lane - Evil-Lyn ["He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" (soundtrack) 1983-1985/2015]
Mayhem - Cursed In Eternity  [De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, 1994] 
Winterfylleth - Over Borderlands  [The Divination of Antiquity, 2014]
Celestial Season - Body as Canvas / Soft Embalmer of the Still Midnight  [Solar Lovers, 1995]
Negură Bunget - Schimnicește  [Tău, 2015]
Espectrostatic - The Coal Black Stag  [The Daemonum EP, 2014]
Rozz Williams - Dec. 30, 1334 (exc.)  [The Whorse's Mouth, 1996]
Rozz Williams & Gitane Demone - Flowers  [Dream Home Heartache, 1995]


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