Friday, May 22, 2015

PODCAST: May 2015 Episode

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This episode begins with music from The Last Dance, a deeper cut from their new Ruins album, which leads softly into score music from the soundtrack to "Ex Machina," a film that has been sadly overshadowed at the box office, but one that will no doubt surface on many end of the year lists. The score music was a collaboration between composer 
Ben Salisbury and Portishead's Geoff Barrow.

The first full set begins with music from Virginia's 
Shadow Age, whose new EP Silaluk lives up to all of the modern post-punk/goth promise heard in their demo material. The band hits the road today on a week of dates through the eastern, southern, and mid-United States. See those dates here.

After spending some time in the late '80s and digging into the last decade's vault, The next set begins with brand new music from Denmark's 
Metro Cult. Their new 7-inch, Transparent, continues to build the band's reputation for infectious, energized post-punk, to which they have added a visual side with the just-released video for the title track. See it here.

Turkey is not a country from which we often see new dark music, but this episode has given us a solid pair of bands to appreciate. First up is Istanbul's 
Ugly Shadows, whose sound falls more in modern deathrock/gothpunk territory. Grab their self-titled EP here. After that, you'll get a taste of She Past Away's just-released second album, Narin Yalnizlik, which sees the band continuing to churn out memorable modern post-punk/darkwave. And, no, as big of a punster as I am, I did not intend to make one by following these two Turkish acts with a deeper cut from Ritual Howls' latest album, Turkish Leather -- but it happened anyway, so enjoy it.

After a second taste of the latest 
Calabrese album, Lust for Sacrilege, we dive fully into darkwave territory with the opening track from the forthcoming Ego Likeness album, When the Wolves Return. If you can catch one of the remaining dates on the band's current tour with Aurelio Voltaire, you can pick up the CD directly, Otherwise, pre-order it here.

The wave continues with another taste of 
The Soft Moon's new Deeper album, followed by a former obscurity from Ministry's vaults, recently unearthed on their new Trax! Box. After a bit of latter-day Depeche Mode, the set takes a turn for the cinematic with a selection from the M83/Joseph Trapanese score to the dystopian semi-space opera "Oblivion," before closing with brand new music from The Synthetic Dream Foundation, taken from their new EP, The Witch King, 1st Movement.

The dark metal portion of the show begins with a song from A Furrow Cut Short, the new album from Ukrainian folk/black metal band Drudkh, which leads into a classic from Amorphis' Tales from the Thousand Lakes album, which the band will be performing in its entirety this weekend at the Maryland Death Fest, where Ireland's Primordial will also no doubt put on an excellent show. Alas, I'll have to settle for playing something from their latest album in this set.

The dark metal rounds out with a selection from the doom vaults, in the form of 
The Gault's "Bright White Blind" -- but not before we are decimated by a track from the new Bell Witch album, Four Phantoms. It never ceases to amaze me how much sound and fury can be carried by just two men agonizing over only bass and drums, but they've done it again. Get it here.

All of that, PLUS: Brand new music from Tom Holkenborg's soundtrack to "Mad Max: Fury Road;" Another selection from Disasterpeace's score to "It Follows;" And a closing tribute to Joy Division's Ian Curtis who took his own life 35 years ago this week. May he rest in peace.

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Format: Band Name - Song Title [Album Title, Year]
(each band name is also a website link)

"Out ov the Coffin" w/ Ichabod
  Show recorded on: May 22nd, 2015

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

The Last Dance - Everything That You Wanted  [Ruins, 2015]
Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow - Out/The Turing Test ["Ex Machina" (soundtrack) 2015]
Shadow Age - Silaluk  [Silaluk, 2015]
Pink Turns Blue - After All  [If Two Worlds Kiss, 1987]
Fools Dance - The Collector  [They'll Never Know, 1987]
Fields of the Nephilim - Slow Kill  [Dawnrazor, 1987]
And Also the Trees - Wallpaper Dying  ["13" (comp.) 1990] 
Cinema Strange - One Time, One Summer  [Quatorze Exemples Authentiques Du Triomphe De La Musique, 2006]
Disasterpeace - Title/Linger  ["It Follows" (soundtrack) 2015]
Metro Cult - Transparent  [Transparent, 2015]
Ugly Shadows - Kids of Tomorrow  [Ugly Shadows EP, 2015]
Shadowhouse - Haunted  [Hand in Hand, 2014]
She Past Away - Soluk  [Narin Yalnizlik, 2015]
Ritual Howls - No Witnesses  [Turkish Leather, 2014]
Calabrese - Lust for Sacrilege  [Lust for Sacrilege, 2015]
Brian Reitzell - Futamono  ["Hannibal" (Season 2 soundtrack) 2014]
Ego Likeness - Leave A Light On, Thomas  [When the Wolves Return, 2015]
The Soft Moon - Desertion  [Deeper, 2015]
Ministry - The Game Is Over (Demo 1983)  [Trax! Box, 2015]
Depeche Mode - Suffer Well  [Playing the Angel, 2005]
M83 & Joseph Trapanese - Temples of Our Gods ["Oblivion" (soundtrack) 2013]
The Synthetic Dream Foundation - In Letters of Black Night  [The Witch King, 1st Movement, 2015]
Tom Holkenborg - Moving On/The Return to Nowhere  ["Mad Max: Fury Road" (soundtrack) 2015]
Drudkh - Embers  [A Furrow Cut Short, 2015]
Amorphis - Drowned Maid [Tales from the Thousand Lakes, 1994]
Primordial - Come the Flood  [Where Greater Men Have Fallen, 2014]
Bell Witch - Judgement, In Fire: I - Garden (Of Blooming Ash)  [Four Phantoms, 2015]
The Gault - Bright White Blind  [Even As All Before Us, 2005]
Philip Glass - Helen's Theme ["Candyman" (soundtrack) 1992]
Joy Division - Eternal  [Closer, 1980]


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