A Thick Mist
I love nu metal. There was a short period of my life where I was a little ashamed by it, but that's long gone. There is some really good stuff in the genre that I think most people ignored because of garbage like Limp Bizkit's "Rollin.
This is the first episode in a long time with no black metal. The only metal is some massive doom. But there's also some wind harp drone, weirdo Japanese disco, the Inanga queen, the new solo acoustic master Yasmin Williams,
Watch out. That third set with Johanna Hedva, The Besnard Lakes, and Divide And Dissolve is fuckin monstrous.
Keep an eye on Gates Of Doom, that record is year end list material. I end the episode with an interview with someone who was incarcerated for a long time and just in case I didn't say it enough during the show,
I didn't intend to make a comeback on inauguration day but here we are. First normal episode in 5 months. And because this isn't being broadcast on a radio station, I could play all 47 minutes of the Ali Akbar Khan piece without any problems.
Field recordings of an autopsy, a rotting corpse, and an electric chair execution, as well as cult leader monologs, trance babblings, lots of deep dark ambient, and a truly memorable ending.
Not much metal in this one. I highly recommend checking out Cinder Well's album in full. Ends with 30+ minutes of absolute mayhem while Paul Giamatti reads A Scanner Darkly.
This is a pretty heavy & dark episode with tons of collaging (there's 4 songs going at once for part of "Blood Rite") but ends on a light note with some simultaneous Jobin/Atkinson action and a couple 80s New Age dreams.
Got some excellent new metal, some excellent new weird shit, new Shirley Collins (!!!), Korean religious rituals, a poem about Harriet Tubman, strange 70s spoken word stuff, an excerpt from Annie Jacobsen's book Surprise, Kill,
It's been a long time since I've been as obsessed with a record as I am with Lankum's The Livelong Day from last year. I just found out about it thanks to this Shirley Collins interview (they're her new favorite band too).