Drab Majesty’s “The Demonstration” (Review)

In the info section on the Drab Majesty Facebook page, the description reads: “Drab Majesty is an inter-dimensional platform aimed at channeling aural and visual messages founded by a human being from Los Angeles in 2013. “ That’s a mouthful, isn’t it? The aforementioned “human being” goes by the name of Deb Demure and the […]

NIИ’s “Not The Actual Events” (EP) – Review

Among the festivities and all the Christmas cheer that’s inevitably shoved down your throat year after year, Nine Inch Nails coming out with a new album and pissing all over your Greatest Christmas Carols compilation is the most wonderful of miracles. On December 16th, Trent Reznor announced the release of the 5-track EP Not The […]

A Short Rant About The State of Modern Horror: “The Smiling Man” (2015)

A little girl home alone finds herself face-to-face with pure evil entices the synopsis from the little description box. I wasn’t expecting anything in particular, especially since I had previously watched a batch of horror shorts that nearly put me to sleep. I am always on the lookout for lists and recommendations for original compositions, […]

The Art of Mourning – Nick Cave’s “Skeleton Tree”

You fell from the sky / Crash landed in a field Nick Cave is grieving. On the 14th of July 2016, Arthur Cave fell from a cliff above the Ovingdean Gap in Brighton. He was only 15. With the first track on the album, Jesus Alone, Nick Cave recalls the moment he lost his son. Skeleton […]

Jazzy Nights and Mysterious Murders – The Art of Dan Zollinger

The needle scratched the vinyl and the thick smoke hurts your eyes but you can’t look away from the silhouette of the creature that just walked into the bar. The neon sign outside flashed for a moment before she let the door shut, cigarette burning between her fingers, smoke tangling in her black curls. Suddenly, […]

Siren Song: Jana Heidersdorf’s Art

What strikes you when you first stumble upon Jana Heidersdorf’s work is the warmth of her characters, which is probably a pretty conflicting feeling as you realize that what you are actually seeing are the twisted bodies of deep-sea creatures, mermaids that no sailor ever spoke about. Jana Heidersdorf is a German illustrator who is […]

Perturbator’s “The Uncanny Valley” (Album Review)

“The Legend Says He’s Half Human, Half Synthesizer…” I remember when I first discovered Perturbator. I barely knew what the retrowave genre was all about when Humans Are Such Easy Prey hit me in the face like a jackhammer. I grinned at the title as my ears melted from the synth raging from my speakers. […]

The Sacred and The Profane: Chris Andrews’ Lovecraftian Nightmares

We all have dreams we wish would never end. But what if your dreams lead you to the gates of a submerged ruin, coated in algae and mysterious signs that draw you ever closer until a soft shiver coils around your ankle and drags you in the darkness. What you witness then drains your sanity […]