Uschi-No-Michi’s Weekly Drop.
*To be taken once a week as part of your Daily Dose of Darkfloor.
Blackest Ever Black has been one of the most intriguing new labels to have emerged this decade; developing a fierce reputation for consistently high quality (dark) output over their relatively short lifespan. Two new releases – Retrieval by Barnett + Coloccia and Damballah 58 by Cut Hands (both available now) – only strengthen this reputation and frankly sound awesome.
After a bunch of teasers Tara Busch has finally unveiled the first full song from her I Speak Machine alter-ego. Tara was one of the first artists to receive a PRS Women Make Music grant after the initiative was first launched in 2010 and used the funding to develop I Speak Machine as a live concept. The work was premiered at Sensoria festival in 2012 to much acclaim and I’d hoped that she would release material from it. I’m led to believe a physical album release is somewhere on the horizon but in the meantime here is the first track from it. Death, She Said features none other than (one of my favourite modern soundtrack composers) Clint Mansell on backing vocals!
I mentioned Zebra Katz live last week, and in the meantime there’s been a new video premiered for his recent track Blk Wiccan. This one sees him in party mode; more upbeat and less dark than previously. I can’t find an embeddable version of the video, check the exclusive stream at Purple.fr.
I’ve also mentioned Clipping here before but hadn’t realised that their manager and Deathbomb Arc label head also has a musical project which features members of the band. Monsanto EP by True Neutral Crew is available as a free/name-your-price download.
Tickets went on sale yesterday for Sonic Cinema presents: Scanner: Lachrimae. at the BFI (Southbank) on Dec 13th.
One of the UK’s foremost composers presents an evening of live music and film inspired by the the gothic spirit. As well as performing an interpretation of John Dowland’s mournful ‘Lachrimae’, Scanner will be joined by Gazelle Twin and Carter Tutti in exclusive live cinematic performances, and present specially made films by Chris Turner and Anna and Maria von Hausswolff. With Death Waltz Records presenting spectral, dissonant dancefloor tunes in the Benugo lounge until late.
I’ll leave you with a nice little Kevin (The Bug) Martin feature/interview by Dubspot that’s emerged in the last few days: