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shadows & light

Darker Half by drone poet Lee Noble is a wordless meditation on the complex and contradictory emotions the autumn summons. Sometimes sweet & yearning, dark and menacing, Darker Half is like holding a Halloween seance, gazing into the abyss, and waking up with a candy corn hangover.

Darker Halfis built from four lengthy tone poems of swooning organs and diffuse drones. Lee Noble…

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Mudpusher - Sacrilege singlemudpusher2

mudpusherwe continue our war against the light, with this symphonic metal single from Sweden.

Believe it or not, metal is super important to what we do at Forestpunk – part of the core concept, if you will. We love the power, the precision, the fury, the fact that they’re not afraid to delve into the dark side of life, if not necessarily dwelling there.

We’re also all about the equality of the sexes. We…

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Pharmakon - Bestial Burden (Sacred Bones)bodyhorror

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I started having ulcers when i was 11, thanks to an overcritical band instructor, cementing in place a lifelong hatred and mistrust of the flesh. There is a particularly unsettling feeling, when yr vessel turns on you – you feel betrayed; lost. It’s a painful reminder that we’re all wounded animals, rotting our way to the grave, and so many of our oh-so-important human thoughts and…

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Cut Hands - Festival Of The Dead (Blackest Ever Black)slaveuprising

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visions of serene and timeless joy

Festival Of The Dead is the 3rd long-player from William Bennett’s afronoise project, Cut Hands. Festival finds Bennett returning to the dark and fertile soil of Blackest Ever Black, finest purveyors of gourmet audio terror and existential dread, with 4 tracks previously issued – ‘Damballah 58′, and ‘Belladonna Theme’ from last…

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Bing & Ruth - Tomorrow Was The Golden Ageanother_lovely_autumnal_forest_walk_by_jchanders-d6x8g1k

RVNGNL27_COVER_500x500reclaiming nostalgia

It would be all too easy to lump Bing & Ruth‘s second LP with the retrofuturistic “longing for a future that never happened” of Leyland Kirby’s Sadly, The Future Is No Longer What It Once Was , a work that Tomorrow Was A Golden Ageshares sonic similarities with. However, Bing & Ruth do not seem to be longing for some Edenic childhood. Instead, they seem to be reaching for…

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Halasan Bazar & Tara King Th - 8 (Moon Glyph)2001odyssey-dancefloor

MG80-HalasanBazar-TaraKingth.-8-coverTake a trip through haunted roadhouses and spectral discoteques, with this outstanding collaboration from French baroque pop outfit Tara King Th and dark psychedelicists Halasan Bazar.


Everybody is inspired by the past. We’ve all got to start somewhere. And yet, while many claim to take inspiration from classics like Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood, The Zombies, Jacqueline Taieb, or Galaxie…

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Black Mountain Transmitter - Black Goat Of The Woodsbeelzebub1

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Black Goat Of The Woods is a 35 minute peramble of rustic dark ambiance from Belfast-based musician JR Moore, who plies creepy drones under the name Black Mountain Transmitter. It is based on the Lovecraftianlore of Shub-Niggurath, the Black Goat with a Thousand Young, and conceived as a “the soundtrack from some lost low budget horror movie, rediscovered on an old and…

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a dance with the beast by odobenus

The Brother in Exile

Donato Epiro - Fiume Nero (Black Moss)mondo_cane_poster_03

Donato-Epirointroducing Italian Occult Psychedelia

Enter a world of cannibal holocausts, in swarming green inferno jungles. Descend into sputtering, ill-lit apartment blocks. Face the relentless brutality of the Wild West. One part library funk, one part midnight seance; this is the world of Italian Occult Psychedelia

Italian Occult Psychedelia is the Italian counterpart to hauntology,, serving as a gateway…

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