Monday, 29 November 2010

The //Tense// videos for "The Chain" and the remix!

//TENSE// - The Chain [Music Video] from Мишка Bloglin on Vimeo.

//TENSE// - The Chain (Mater Suspiria Vision Witch House Remix) from Мишка Bloglin on Vimeo.

(From the //Tense// 7" Turn It Off, released by Мишка.
Video by Tommyboy. Remix by Mater Suspiria Vision with remix video by Cosmotropia De Xam)
Check the t.shirt on the left!! Who wouldn't want that!!

Pictureplanes 13 rules to make a great witch house song!

"13 rules to make a great witch house song"

by Travis Egedy (originator and Witch House name creator Pictureplane)

1. dont listen to any "witch house". create from your inner witch.
2. eat pomegranate. a lot. and use your hands to separate the seeds from the outer skin, dont buy pre separated seeds.
3. study the "your body" video by psychic TV, and the essays "T.A.Z", "sorcery", and "immediatism" by Hakim Bey, and "thee splinter test" by genesis P. orridge.
4. fuck. a lot.
5. take MDMA and go to a strip club.
6. keep onyx with you at all times, keep citrine in the the space where you create, travel with moonstone, and give the gift of jade to someone special.
7. scent yourself with oils, stay away from pesticides, and find a shade of lipstick that suits your face.
8. do graffiti.
9. have fun, stop to smell the roses, and frolic in a fucking sunny meadow.
10. quit your job.
11. listen to DJ nate.
12. understand you have been lied to your whole life. and that nothing is permanent.
13. FEEL.

(written for croatian magazine ZNAKI, who wanted to "understand what makes a great witch house song")

Sunday, 28 November 2010

GL▲SS †33†H

Here's another video from GL▲SS †33†H this time for the track Girlz. Weird future cut up low rez creepyness!

Young Buffalo - Three Deep free single

Young Buffalo are really young three piece from Mississippi that sound like like early Kings Of Leon Vs some kind of Strokes-esque harmony led garage joy. At the moment it all seems nice and worth listening to, they're either set to be big in the most awful and boring way in 2011 or big in an underground more classy way, its all to early to tell! For now they're a band that seems to be getting a bunch write ups and features online. They have a free single "Three Deep" to give away via their Bandcamp page here.
Listen below:

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Popolice - Action

Just been listening to this track by Australian shoe gaze band Popolice called Action that was released for free in 2008. It is just so good and really rocking and quite anthemic and no-one really knows it and the band seems to have got stuck on a permanent break, with the main guy doing two other bands New Estate and Teeth And Tongue so I thought I'd share it with you guys. So at least at some point, with someone, somewhere, I might actually be able to talk about how good it is!! And maybe that will get the band back together..!

ЭЗ3O|0/O\0|O~>Our Sad Hardcore ~Russian Zombie rave.

I'm a bit late on these guys, ЭЗ3O|0/O\0|O~> they also might be called Our Sad Hardcore, it's all a bit confusing. They released a Russian Zombie Rave mixtape about 4 months ago which was a limited download release on Soundcloud and featured an all Russian mix of slowed down, stretched, screwed and delayed dance tracks. It was/is very good. They released a follow up about a month ago of which all the downloads are now gone. The three tracks below are the only ones to download at the moment though you can listen to more, as you download these three, including the Zombie Rave mixes on their Soundcloud page. The second track here is also featured on the ℑ⊇≥◊≤⊆ℜ's Zombie Rave mixtape "Zombie Rave 4" the final one in the series!

Friday, 26 November 2010

Dream Boat - XVII video release!

XVII from Dream Boat on Vimeo.

Creators of monolithic Witch House sounds Dream Boat have created a video for their new song XVII, which is assembled from footage from rare Danish film Lykkefanten by Jesper Neilsen. The song is the first in a series of songs to be released through different means in the coming months leading up to a new Dream Boat release!

18 Carat Affair - chillwave before chillwave!

"18 Carat Affair has made improvised/layered music collages since 04' using influence, tape machines, guitars and synthesizers." Thus professes their Soundcloud page. 18 Carat Affair are a band from Kansas City, Missouri who have a sound that drifts from dream pop to garage rock to beat based synth operatics! A bit like Fiveng or Neon Indian.

There are a few free downloads on the Soundcloud page and a whole lot more to find via their Tumblr which serves as their main website. For example the Cassette Fantasy EP which is..
"A series of lush gritty songs mostly made with a Casio SK-200 sampler. All the songs were improvised through pessimism and recorded using a General Electric reel to reel using tape dating 11/5/63 (hiss)." Download it here.

There is a lot of material here, another good one to download is Spent Passions a compilation of over 30 tracks recorded from 2005-2009 and all improvised!
This is good stuff, chillwave before chillwave, bouncy, groovy and the stuff of drugged up days in bed, glittery and woozy like waking up and drinking Malibu and eating cake while still in bed.

You should definitely check out Pictures which is one of the tracks that you can download from their Souncloud page, it manages to be minimal as well as chillwavey, smooth beats and pulsing synths and blissed out vocals combining to create a lounge R&B sex song good enough to get down to anywhere anytime!

Thursday, 25 November 2010

The 2010 Guide to Grave Wave!

Mishka have just done a huge special article on all the new wave of Goth that's taking over the musical underground. Its a huge "best of" covering over 100 new bands and artists that make up the whole Witch House, Ghetto Goth, Neo-Folk, Drag and Post Punk that's around! To sum up all these sounds they have dubbed it Grave Wave. The whole thing is awesome and to top it all they have released a three disc compilation of all these bands! Read it here!

AND its free to download from their site here:

"These 3 discs contain almost 3 hours worth of music featuring new and exclusive music, remixes and fan favorites from some of the most interesting and exciting bands making music today. 35 tracks total at just over 2.5 hours!"

A PDF of the entire Guide to Grave Wave article is included along with each disc.

Мишка Presents The Guide to Grave Wave [Disc 1]
1. These New Puritans - Orion
2. Dream Affair - Silent Story
3. His Electro Blue Voice 0 Black Veils
4. Screen Vinyl Image - Siberian Eclipse
5. Blessure Grave - Stranger In the House
6. Soft Metals - Hot on the Heels of Love
7. //TENSE// - Turn It Off (Valis Remix)
8. Funerals - Aitu (LQD Live Edit)
9. Pink Priest - Snake Flick Its Tongue
10. Scorpion Violente - Ray Ov Gold
11. Ðose - Spells

Мишка Presents The Guide to Grave Wave [Disc 2]
1. Hussle Club - Good Morning Midnight
2. White Car - Spread Spit Slap
3. These New Puritans - White Chords (Stalker Remix)
4. Night Gallery - Mary Bell
5. LAKE R▲DIO - Always
6. Gr†ll Gr†ll - They All
7. Passions - Endless
8. Warm Hands - Darker
9. Memory Tapes - Green Knight (Creep Remix)
10. GHXST - Holy Speed
11. M△S▴C△RA - krystalMETH/alanWATTS

Мишка Presents The Guide to Grave Wave [Disc 3]
1. Gatekeeper - Visions
2. Salem - Asia (Jokers of the Scene Remix)
3. Fostercare - Heat High (Refix)
4. Party Trash - Beast
5. Lust For Youth - On Your Knees
6. Cult of Youth - Lace Up Your Boots
7. GuMMy†Be▲R! - Gurl
8. Cccandy - Blood and Guts
9. Black Math - Bottomless Sea
10. †‡† (Ritualzzz) - Kvltstep
11. Dadfag - Twins
12. Mater Suspiria Vision - The Ring
13. Nowa Huta - Nowa Huta vs. Pink Priest (NOWAHUTARMX)

GL▲SS †33†H - Flesh Palace video

Brand new
GL▲SS †33†H video by Xavier Gath and Evan Griffin for the song ~Flesh Palace!

Chick Fights!!

An old school "myspace only" post today..

Chick Fights are a five piece from Lawrence Kansas that make haunted psychedelic garage rock.

As they only seem to be on myspace you may have a little trouble getting the music player to work, just refresh the page and try again I guess.
This post will be the last time I defult link to that now awful site. Facebook and Bandcamp are worthy replacements.

I have no idea if this band are a going concern or not but they sound great. This is their only blurb:
"All songs were written recorded on a fostex 4 track by stiles dadams.....and from there a band was formed.(bren bimball..tryler drown...bolly merks....snuff wise) Now we play live shit."

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

YAZ - Don't go (ℑ⊇≥◊≤⊆ℜ Zombie flesh eaters Remix)

YAZ - Don't go (ℑ⊇≥◊≤⊆ℜ Zombie flesh eaters Remix) from Mater Suspiria Vision on Vimeo.

Non-profit-videotribute to the Zombie Cinema of Jess Franco. Remix by ℑ⊇≥◊≤⊆ℜ of Mater Suspiria Vision. From the ZOMBIE RAVE 4 Mixtape - ℑ⊇≥◊≤⊆ℜ /// ℑ is the sign for fictive - ℜ is the sign for real /// Do not believe in everything you see - the owls are not what they seem.


Merriam-Websters Dictionary describes thus:
intransitive verb
1. to pursue quarry or prey stealthily
2. to walk stiffly or haughtily
transitive verb
1. to pursue by stalking
2. to go through (an area) in search of prey or quarry
3. to pursue obsessively and to the point of harassment

Stalker is another Soundcloud find.
Relentless dragged and screwed Witch House sounds from Chicago, on the Tri Angle Label. It still sounds a bit half formed but it's still interesting..
Plus you can download these tracks if you like them from Souncloud here.
This definitely sits in the hip hop half of Witch House.

scrape by stalker

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

BL§§D ØU† - "§PNNR§" Video

New York Witch House band BL§§D ØU† have enlisted the help of Ç⋵ℜ⋻♏ð♑ℷa⇂╀ (ceremonial dagger) to create a video for "§PNNR§" a song from the new album NYC EVRYTHNG the digital release coming soon on Amdiscs with thevinyl release coming in early 2011.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Untitled - a witch house sub marina!

Now here's an un Google-able Witch House name if you want one, UNTITLED.
Epic and droney ambient rave stuff that sometimes drops a bit of a dubstepy bassline wobble.
Witch houses equivalent of Das Boat.. feelings of claustrophobia, underwater sounds and danger abound, fuzzed out, blown ears from the pressure, screams in the night 30 fathoms down!
110310 can't sleep pt. II by u n t i t l e d

The Ring by Mater Suspiria Vision.

MATER SUSPIRIA VISION - The Ring (2010) from Mater Suspiria Vision on Vimeo.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Dream Drunk - Yknyzorots album.

There are SO many bands with "dream" in the title at the moment and all of them seem good! (Dreams, Dream Date, Dream Boat, Dream Affair!) ..and here's another.
Dream Drunk is a Brooklyn artist who has just released a very eclectic 16 track album noise album called Yknyzorots that ranges from the kind of hard to listen to grinding white noise cacophonies to complicated Asiatic melodies, cut up dream pop samples, buzzing lo-fi guitar and over driven piano stabs, constantly changing and fillled with wierdness.
You could argue that this is a bit of a case of "there's something for everyone" syndrome but I see it more as "I don't get bored!"

It's available for free download from his Bandcamp page here.

ℂЯ¥§†▲L ℂ▲§†LΞ§ - !/\/†!/V\▲†Ξ /// §†õЯ¥ õ£ ̧ÄÄÇ DЯ▲6 ΞD!†

ℂЯ¥§†▲L ℂ▲§†LΞ§ - !/\/†!/V\▲†Ξ /// §†õЯ¥ õ£ ̧ÄÄÇ DЯ▲6 ΞD!† from chessmess on Vimeo.

Recent blog favourite Story Of Isaac has gone and remixed Crystal Castles track Intimate from their last album and turned it into the most awesome, epic moody drag remix ever! Plus there's a video for it too with footage from the film Enter The Void!

Download the track from Soundcloud here.

ℂЯ¥§†▲L ℂ▲§†LΞ§ - !/\/†!/V\▲†Ξ /// DЯ▲6 - ΞD!† by Story of Isaac

Saturday, 20 November 2010

The many Vices of the Witch House mix.

Italian Vice magazine released their brilliant Witch House compilation/mix the other week so if you haven't got it here is the link to their download site.

Track listing:
1 Unison - Darkness
2 White Ring - King
3 †‡† - Psychic Teens
4 § - TIMES 3 feat.☾∧† ◯
5 GR†LLGR†LL - Crank Dat GG
6 †NO VIRGIN† - Virgin U, Immortal Me
7 23trianglesforsatan - Charlie / Spacer Woman (edit)
8 ÐOSE - I Burn Things
9 Indigochild - Veshameru
10 BLΛCK RΛ!NB0VV - VillA / BΞΛ†Z 0F L0VΞ (ΞD!†)
11 $LØW HE▲D - Attic Haint Ritual
12 Party Trash - Drive-By
13 Water Borders - Even in the Dark
14 Drugs for Drunks - Faiairr
15 Mater Suspiria Vision - eXorcism of the Hippies
16 Modern Witch - Ghosts Of You
17 |†† - Lofi My I
18 Mushy - Adrift
19 fromrussiawithaids - dimitribrokemyheart120909
20 Story of Isaac - New Flesh
21 ▲ - Blud

JUSTICE - Stress (ℑ⊇≥◊≤⊆ℜ of Mater Suspiria Vision ZOMBIE RAVE REMIX)

JUSTICE - Stress (ℑ⊇≥◊≤⊆ℜ of Mater Suspiria Vision ZOMBIE RAVE REMIX) from Mater Suspiria Vision on Vimeo.

Non-profit-videotribute to the Zombie Cinema of Jean Rollin. Remix by ℑ⊇≥◊≤⊆ℜ of Mater Suspiria Vision. From the ZOMBIE RAVE 4 Mixtape - ℑ⊇≥◊≤⊆ℜ /// ℑ is the sign for fictive - ℜ is the sign for real /// Do not believe in everything you see - the owls are not what they seem.

Join Mater Suspiria Vision on facebook for newest updates.

//Tense// - Turn It Off 7"

//Tense// are just brilliant and I've been championing them on this blog for a while now. I've only just just got their 7" single Turn It Off (released by Mishka) and it kicks ass so I thought I'd share my glee at receiving it!

The glorious red vinyl and red print label looks great but the best visual part of this package is the cover art! What could beat a 70s style leather daddy with handle bar moustache and a raw steak for a face! As soon as I find out who the artworks by I'll update this blog post!

The A side "Turn It Off" is a classic industrial sounding electro funk track, a bassline driving things along with a furry and aggressive sexuality. Get down and sweat to this like it's always and forever 2am in an underground fetish club and the owners just locked the doors!

The B side is an inspired cover of Fleetwood Macs "The Chain" that grinds along slow and brooding, sounding like P.I.L on Valium until it breaks into a great slow building dark dance tune that seems to turn the lyrics "If you don't love me now you'll never love me again" into the nastiest threat ever!
Also.. my name crops up in the "thank you" list on the back cover! AWESOME! Thanks guys!!

Friday, 19 November 2010

Brand new video for Twin Sister's All Around & Away We Go. Fast becoming a big hit!!

All Around and Away We Go from Twin Sister on Vimeo.


RΛINИIΛЯ - Heavy Witch House.

RΛINИIΛЯ only has a Soundcloud presence at the moment, so there isn't much info other than this project originates from Oakland in the U.S. This is droney atmospheric Witch House, drag remixes and moody presence. Like a storm cloud slowly breaking over a mountain and rumbling down into the valley below.
The first track I've featured here is filled with menacing atmospherics, great use of delay pedal and slow dragged beats that when they eventually come in sound like gunshots slowed down for a CSI style investigation.
The second track a re-edit of Lady Gaga's Alejandro is maybe the best Drag/Witch House remix I've heard of this track. The level of echo and delay in relation the how slow it is just works so good! Gaga vocals on Xenon gas (you know, it makes your voice super low -opposite of Helium!)

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Pictureplane - Dimensional Rip 6

Pictureplane just posted up a great new mix as part of his Dimensional Rip art persona. And it seems pretty damn good. As Travis says himself its; "a way of altering the reality of both myself and the world (universe) at large, attempting to tear open and manipulate the fabric of reality, basically. ..a magical platform for social change. No matter how big or small that change is. 'Change' is relative. Tearing through from one dimension to the next."

The mix is slowed down and transformed happy hardcore, rave, and jungle tunes.

Fiveng -dream pops new master of ceremonies!

Fiveng is one guy from San Fransisco creating dreamy, woozy pop that I don't want to say is Chillwave but it is. I don't want to label it as such because it's bigger than the genre (like Neon Indian for example.) This is going to be someone who deserves to be really big, though whether that will happen of not is another thing entirely. Pitchfork gave his first single 8/10 which is a good start!
Its a big Californian sound filled with warm glorious synth melodies and great harmonies. Vocals recorded from inside the perfect breaking wave, reverberating with mellow joy.
MGMTs Oracular Spectacular cover shoot taken to its logical conclusion.
Jesus and Mary Chain doing Beach Boys covers in 2012 from inside a tee pee!
Brilliantly original percussion running under sumptuous guitar tracks and babbling bird song.
His first single Give Me A Taste/Jonah is a double A side and deserves that over the top "double A side" label more than anything else I've heard in long time. How could you choose between these two songs! Released in August this year on the Beachtapes label it is also available to download for whatever price you want to give from his Bandcamp page.

Fivengs latest single Easy was released at the end of September and is a more than worthy follow up. The video below is for the b.side from it! Again you can download it for whatever price you want from his Bandcamp page.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010


Bite vs God Don't Like It vs Super Super Magazine vs Long Clothing are proud to present Fostercare & Mater Suspiria Vision at The Den

PRESALE TICKETS £5 available through TICKETWEB/ £6 on the door

To celebrate the release of ISVOLT, a nine track compilation featuring many of the acts on the groundbreaking and progressive DISARO Records. BITE has teamed up with GOD DON’T LIKE IT, who will be releasing the limited edition compilation (via Robot Elephant Records), and have arranged to bring two of their favourite DISARO acts, to play at BITE, for not only the first time in London, but the first time in the UK.

Also on board are, Super Super, who were the first magazine to champion the DISARO label and drag/witch house movement, making them cover stars of issue #21 back in July 2010. Also, London based label Long Clothing, will be collaborating with the in house Disaro artist Jim Weigel (OWLEYES) who will be creating an extremely limited edition Disaro Records t shirt which is being created for and will ONLY be available at this show.

"An audio visual experience settling quite anxiously in between pleasure and terror, expect to walk away from this feeling shaken to your very core. Pop music strangled, chopped up, and left for dead."

Plus a DJ set from Spencer from Rough Trade who has been championing the drag/witch house genre.

Doors open at 8.45pm Mater Suspiria Vision on at 9:30

Followed by BITE dj’s till close at 3am

This is gonna be EPIC!

Friday, 12 November 2010

Gay Mormon Kissing Club basement party!

Mega coolz! oFF, GR†LLGR†LL, Butterclock etc @ a basement party one afternoon! ..where? when? :(


HUBBLE from teresa eggers on Vimeo.

For one reason or another I dont read Altered Zones much but wow today they had this video on it! From Hubble the solo project of Ben Greenberg from Zs and Pygmy Shrews its a shredding guitar and loop pedal extravaganza along the lines of a new Lightning Bolt! Awesome! I love the kind of video it is too, documenting an event like that, all filmed at dawn as well it seems, such nice light.

Download the track Hubble Dust from Altered Zones or from the Soundcloud page here, where you can also listen to two other tracks, Hubble Version and Hubble Pinger!

Thursday, 11 November 2010


Hipdiebattery is the audio recycling product of Anca Stirbacu, a visual artist based in Bucharest, Romania. Hipdiebattery is also the audio support for her visual projects and interactive installations mixing lofi, electronic, noise, trance, witch house, synth pop, balearic, tropicalia, psychedelic, and possibly a hint of manelo-ghetto hip-hop!

Spacey, glo fi, noise witch stuff, interesting and ambient! Check out her blog here.

The video below is a Witch House remix of one of her pieces (more of a Drag remix, but whatever!)

Hipdiebattery -We don't care, it' summer (witch house remix) from anca stirbacu on Vimeo.

She is also part of Le Cabanon, a collective created this september with the purpose of promoting young artists within parties in Toulouse, France, from the experimental, IDM, minimalist and techno music community.
Download her EP called ”Astronomico, Porsupuesto” from Soundcloud for free now!

Astronomico, Porsupuesto by HIPDIEBATTERY

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Mickey Micket Rourke - Glo

Mickey Mickey Rourke video for Glo, now on Itunes!
Directed By:
Abram Pineda-Fischer
Mickey Mickey Rourke
Art By:
Rafal Czajka
Mickey Mickey Rourke

Monday, 8 November 2010

Witch House glitter bombs ~Story Of Isaac, BLΛCK RΛ!NB0VV and †‡†

Soundcloud is a veritable hive of symbol based bands, fans, remixers and djs! It's to Witch House what Myspace was for Emo! Oh and dont get me started on how Myspace have just gone and got it so wrong with their re-imagining of the site.. I see it going under within the year. If only they had gone in a Tumblr style direction instead of settling for"bad Wordpress blog" stylings! Any way thats for another post.
Today I want to share three bands and three songs that kick ass, slow and heavy, screwed and dragged, epic dance music for recession squatting, glitter sleeping bags under dripping roofs, broken mirrorballs sprouting mushrooms, dancing to the end of the world high on retro drugs. Only the paranoid look back to the past, future now Zombie Raves!

First up is Story Of Isaac who is making awesome tunes and whose Witch House mix has been getting so much traffic to this blog of late, I'm gonna call him a London Witch House phenomenon.
The track I've chosen is his zombie rave remix of Tatu's "All The things She Said" a song that was great originally but now sounds ten times better, like a doom trance epic voiced by a 80 year old soul singer, just so.. well just listen this shit it slays!

I'm also loving that artwork to the left that accompanies the release!
Click through to the Soundcloud page to download it for free!

The next band and track is by Witch House giant †‡† (also pronounced "ritualzzz") with a track in collaboration with How I Quit Crack called Eye. This is a slow apocalyptic dirge through a night landscape of bass bombings and R&B percussion samples with a vocal that soars like a acid dripping Condor, one part vocal to three parts reverb and delay. Its a proper little song too, verse chorus, that kind of thing! Dark and dirty beats and tonal chiming riffs and recorded by aiming a mike at the moon and playing out through festival size speakers!
This track was only a limited Soundcloud download release and reached its limit within hours of release so no download for this at the moment, but just take a listen!

Last but definitely not least is a song created not as collaboration but by one Witch House artist for another! A Witchian love-in!
Created by Belgiums BLΛCK RΛ!NB0VV for the first artist in this article Story Of Isaac the song is a low slow dirty grind through dragged beats and vocals, its sex music for rotting dancefloors, beds filled with black glitter and dead animals, heavy petting between huffing glue.

Uploaded as by Toomi rather than BLΛCK RΛ!NB0VV the track is called 6Ξ† NΛKΞD (! 60† Λ PLΛN VV!†H !SΛΛC) ~Get Naked (on a plain with Isaac)~

Download from Soundcloud and listen up below!

Mater Suspiria Vision BERLIN Concert rehearsal: Butterclock and Shazzula at the Black Lodge aka CCCP

Mater Suspiria Vision BERLIN Concert rehearsal: Butterclock and Shazzula at the Black Lodge aka CCCP from Cosmotropia de Xam presents on Vimeo.

Thursday, 4 November 2010


The brilliant GL▲SS †33†H have gone and created a brilliant mixtape called CYB3RGO†H MIX.
It's dark and danceable and was made for this time of year. Dance floor witch house and evilness, industrial and synth filled, trancey and a proper dance mix which might be a first for this blog!

I got given it as an exclusive first download for the blog so here it is.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Ayshay Muslim Trance mix!

sHit tHIs is gOOd!

Muslim Trance mixtape by Ayshay!
Love it for that droney vocal tranced out lo-fi thing, that also sounds uber atmospheric and a little menacing at points, like a bad trip but then moves to pleasant ground within minutes, almost like a classical work, very 20JFG, but it came from The Fader originally, though the mix was done for Dis MAgazine. Read more at The Fader.

Download it here. (right click and save!)

Monday, 1 November 2010

Douglas Burgdorff videos. NSFW

mutant sperm from Douglas Burgdorff on Vimeo.

This is just a post about a great weird ass film and video director who seems like such a giant hipster. This is total witch house stuff!
Douglas Burgdorff makes some great arty videos filled with symbolism, Lynchian stylings and up to the minute triangle loving pseudo black magic.