Interpol ~ Lights [2⊘1⊘]

The curtains fall: ingestion, extraction, collection. Dank, ill, and enigmatic, Interpol’s “Lights” music video is a short study in implied horror. A tangled pain/pleasure principle. A promised Kool-Aid ecstatic transcendence. Soul donations in existential exchange for deeper waters to float face-down in. “All that I see, Show me your ways, Teach me to … Continue reading Interpol ~ Lights [2⊘1⊘]

THEN COMES SILENCE ~ Rise To The Bait [2⊘22]

Stockholm, Sweden’s THEN COMES SILENCE have unleashed their first soul-scorching single from upcoming album Hunger, available July 1st on Nexilis and Metropolis Records. The band made up of Alex Svenson (vocals, bass, synthesizer), Jonas Fransson (drums, backing vocals), Mattias Ruejas Jonson (guitar, backing vocals), and Hugo Zombie … Continue reading THEN COMES SILENCE ~ Rise To The Bait [2⊘22]

Fontaines D.C. ~ Televised Mind [2⊘21]

This is whatchacallit when medium and message meet. The repetition is hypnotic with just enough variation to trip/break something cracker-backwards in my mind. The song and video have an almost heroin-esque motif with deep blue-black auras that resonate in regions scarred from white-hot tongues, licking wounds not to cauterize, but to embellish…. Continue reading Fontaines D.C. ~ Televised Mind [2⊘21]

Killing Joke ~ I Am The Virus [2⊘15]

Despite the song’s eerily prescient release nearly five years prior to COVID, Jaz Coleman, frontman for Killing Joke, is an unlikely omniscient and rather perhaps simply wise. The lyrics, more likely to be interpreted as an allegory to our world’s overlords and their ever-present control over our lives – Jaz is an oft believer in several popular conspiracy theories, an occultist, an apparent cigar aficionado (see pic above), and a self-professed … Continue reading Killing Joke ~ I Am The Virus [2⊘15]