Photo of Ductape bandmember Çağla Güleray bathed in black/red light from music video Kara Buyu.

Chemical Waves ~ Kara Büyü (Black Magic) ft. Ductape [2⊘22]

Roman darkwave/coldwave project Chemical Waves guitarist Marco Cattani collaborated with previously featured band Ductape (see track Sevmiyor) to create Kara Büyü, a favorite from his fourth album ‘I (When We Were Full Of Hope)’. Says Marco in an interview with … Continue reading Chemical Waves ~ Kara Büyü (Black Magic) ft. Ductape [2⊘22]

The Cure ~ Primary [1981]

Arguably, The Cure is the greatest goth band to ever exist, but not if you ask co-founder and frontman Robert Smith who dislikes the gothic label. “We got stuck with it at a certain time when goths first started. I was playing guitar with Siouxsie And The Banshees, so I had to play the part. Goth was like pantomime to me.” That said, he continues, “Every goth I’ve ever met has been very nice, you know? As a subculture, I think it’s full of wonderful people. But I have never liked what’s classified as goth music.” “The innocence of … Continue reading The Cure ~ Primary [1981]

The Presets ~ My People [2⊘⊘7]

“Tall and tan and young and lovely,” the first verse perhaps beginning a brief homage to the Brazillian bossa nova jazz song, “The Girl from Ipanema,” itself a worldwide hit of the 1960s referencing the fashionable neighborhood of southern Rio de Janeiro and (then) seventeen-year-old, Helô Pinheiro. She was, “the paradigm of the young Carioca: a golden teenage … Continue reading The Presets ~ My People [2⊘⊘7]

VNV Nation ~ When Is The Future? [2⊘18]

Beat-synced footsteps carry us forward into the future, though, unironically, backward would suffice. Intertwining synths sing shimmering praises to majestic Chronos with layers floating above and below the present, as if ghost-like apparitions of unknown pasts and futures. A distant clock strikes thirteen and Father Time chuckles inwardly. “Faces without names, Playing devils and angels, Lit up by the strobes, Moving hypnotized.” … Continue reading VNV Nation ~ When Is The Future? [2⊘18]