Been some cracking music released this year, which I've buried myself in deeply, of which, more to come shortly.
Stumbled across this great band Death and Vanilla whilst perusing the in turns, vexing and fascinating 'out there' music club / collective that is The Outer Church. (Website layout isn't all it could be, but it's worth a rummage, somegreat artist led mixes on their through mixcloud).
I'm guessing if you dig Broadcast , and you all know by the myriad of posts about them that I do muchly, then your sure to love this Swedish collective.
Felt obliged to download their entire output from Bandcamp, an EP, album and 7", all with great covers, especially the 7", which to these eyes looks like prime Julian House, or at least a great facsimilie.
Just put an order in for the beautiful red vinyl 7". Maaan, I 'm a sucker for coloured vinyl.
Another great one from the self titled LP called 'Rituals'
Yet another wonderful track - 'Cul-De-Sac'
Mentioned the Outer Church at the beginning of this post, they have released a wonderful psychotronic album of artists who've played at their club at various venues around the UK called simply, The Outer Church, a 2CD menagerie or out there esoterica (word of the day that!)
Can't recommend this release enough, some fascinating left field 'occult' electronica from some previously 'unknown' to me artists. To my ears, many have drunk deeply of the well of occult esoterica and also worshipped at the alter of COIL in relation to their sounds, atmospheres and visuals. I hate to use the word Hauntology, but it's a perfect description of what's contained within.
Strictly limited release, so dig deep and bag a bargain. Sure to be a future collectable along the lines of such hard to get esoteric greats as The Elephant Table Album and 'An Afflicted Mans Musica Box' to name but two.
Also came across a great duo whilst on the Outer Church site called Occult Hand whose spooky, atmospheric rumblings on Illutrious Pairing have been perfect for these Halloweenesque windblown evenings of late.
Great video Here. If you enjoy the slightly unsettling.