Friday, 31 January 2014

powwowW



Ric now 22 started out experimenting with music in Fruity Loops studio when he was 15, It took a couple years before he started his first project "I am program" and then later as "digital ocean." Digital Ocean eventually ended up going darker and turned into what powwowW is now.

After uploading some tracks to soundcloud as powwowW, he got some light blog coverage and was featured on Mishak in early 2011. They hailed that powwowW was among the next generation of witchhouse that was to becoming more dance oriented and was better suited to live performance while still having it's roots in WH. Shortly after that he was contacted by Phantasma Disques and Tundra Dubs and that's how he was introduced into the scene..

I asked him what some of the high points have been for him in the past few years and he replied.

"There have been a few. Playing in Seattle with Bryan Kurkimilis from White Ring, playing with RITUALZ and performing in general. I've met many people and slowly started getting involved with the music scene in the east bay area and here I am now. To me powwowW has been more than a music project. It has been a journey of self-discovery and self acceptance. I have done things that I never thought I would be able to do and thanks to my music and to those who are so wonderful and love what I share, I have been able to learn to love and accept myself and break out of my shell"

He started out making dreamy, dark music, but there came a point where Ric needed to challenge himself as a producer, so he started to deviate away from the "witchy" sound and explore new song writing, production techniques and sounds. He is mainly influenced by his feelings so each release is like a certain moment in his life, as feelings change so does his music.

His latest release "Miracle Down"



Right now his is currently working on another release for POPGANG an independent label in San Francisco, who also released his work here:


"J E N O V A"


And there are a lot more of his of releases on Soundcloud:


Enjoy this free download of an exclusive mixtape he made for Cultwave Radio: DOWNLOAD

Cultwave Recruitment Mixtape: powwowW by .:Cultwave Radio:. on Mixcloud


https://www.facebook.com/powwowwsound

https://powwoww.bandcamp.com/album/psychic

http://www.beatport.com/release/j-e-n-o-v-a/1196565

https://soundcloud.com/powwoww

He also recommends the work of other artists like Pictureplane, Crystal Castles, OooOO and Salem.

You also need to check out this really nice video from his channel..



Sleep Clinic



Sleep Clinic based out Los Angeles, is the work of artist Jeff Swearengin. When listening to Sleep Clinic you really get the sense of being in another space and time, traveling through structures and dimensions. It's not the kind of music you just listen to you have to just feel it and let it take you where it wants you to be. Sleep clinic embraces dark ambient vibes that you could fall into, but also mixes it with dense beats that will keep you on edge which creates an intense but soothing experience.

Sleep Clinic exclusive mixtape for Cultwave radio get it here:





In a brief interview I asked him for a little history of the project and how it all began...

"It all started as a way to articulate things I couldn't by way of visual and spoken forms of expression. I always wanted it to be maps or diagrams of realities that had come to be, or that had come to pass"...

Jeff started to experiment with music at an early age playing first with traditional instruments like drums, guitars and eventually bass guitar. After being exposed to different types of electronic music he grew really bored with range of sounds that traditional instruments could produce. Jeff began recording his own sounds by the age of 15 and also acquainting himself with different types of gear and approaches to recording and creating music and sound. And that began his obsession into synthesis, sampling, effects, and dynamics.

His first and most immediate influence coming from a mostly metal background as a kid was Godflesh's Slavestate EP (quickly followed by the rest of their discography which ended at 1994's Selfless at the time). He was completely majorly obsessed and still to this day is obsessed with Godflesh. This gave way to other bands he hadn't really given much of a chance to previously that were more industrial less metal such as Throbbing Gristle, Skinny Puppy, Nurse With Wound, Coil, Whitehouse etc.

"Once I sort of broke out of industrial and metal and got more into Techno, Breaks, Electro, IDM etc...All that stuff had huge inspirational waypoints for me."

Aside from them Autechre completely changed his perspective on music and what it could be.

"The power their music had to completely change the environment around you and to take you elsewhere, was and still is a huge experience."

Around the age of 19 he started doing sound installations, and everything he previously recorded was using for these installations. Most of which were long playing around 45 minutes or longer. Which took place in various galleries and museum spaces. These installations were usually experiments that involved a rack of samplers, maxmsp and sensors to trigger off samples to create custom soundtracks to spaces. And you can still get a sense of these early experiments with sound in his current works.

"Even when I makes music now it's all mostly improvised and surfaces organically...I never sit down and say I'm going to make a techno song..I think it's just what I was doing at the time naturally lent itself to that kind of set and setting. I also didn't see any labels being interested in some kid from Texas's music so I just went with it"


2004 was the first time he officially released any of his work. Secret Tapes a collection of audio experiments compiled from tape demos and unreleased tracks from 2000-2002. It was released by Infaction Records which later became Decisive Sound. A net label ran by his friend Stanley Robinson who also run's Re:automation Radio.


Listen and download "Secret Tapes" free here:



"I had released Secret Tapes near the time of John Balance's death and that was sort of a tribute to him and Coil, and this sort of esoteric mist that comes with their territory. When Sleazy moved on it was just a reaction to that event and also this kind of loss of an artist[s] who's work has reached in to many places and spaces, and the celebration of that as well. With secret tapes I think that was more of a timing thing that John Balance had died while this was being put together. The recording sessions on that and a bulk of that output was I think a decent reflection at that time of the impact and influence/inspiration they had on me"


Then released this at the time of Peter's death as tribute to the work of Peter Christopherson, Who was one of his biggest influences, and also one of the founding members of Throbbing Gristle's, Psychic TV and also later Coil with John Balance.


Sleazy Functions - A Tribute To Peter Christopherson




Sleep Clinic's latest work "A Chance, A Curse" was released 25 November 2013 on Chondritic Sound


"These passages are all soundtracks that articulate a period of my life which would both deconstruct and destroy parts of me and give strength and skin to other parts.

A diagram that maps out a very long, subtle, unfolding resentment and anger that was injected with spoiled time...causing a fuzz mold to encapsulate, confuse, and poison every thought and feeling that would present itself in my streaming.

Discover how sensitive you are to the chaos of choice, chance, and curse.

In memory of who I used to be
"




Also check out his previous works "Dream Programs" Which was released in 2012 by Squarewav

Sleep Clinic ‎– Dream Programs

"Dream Programs is a soundtrack designed to accompany one’s journey into subconscious discovering fears and desires. Warm ambient sounds build on subtle impending modulation to potentially formulate wild hallucinations."



And also "Hatching" Which was recorded March 2004 Live


Sleep Clinic - Hatching



Find mixes here on mixcloud:

The Disembodied Have Power To Wander As It Liketh Them by Sleepclinic on Mixcloud




Links:

SoundCloud : https://soundcloud.com/sleep-clinic

Bandcamp: sleepclinic.bandcamp.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SleepClinicHQ

Discogs: http://discogs.com/artist/Sleep+Clinic

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

JJ Brine "Crowned Prince of Hell" & Vector Gallery

Exclusive Interview + Photos


Enjoy an exclusive mix for Cultwave Radio:

Cultwave Radio:.:JJ Brine:.:Crowned Prince Ov Hell: by .:Cultwave Radio:. on Mixcloud



Exclusive Interview:

Those who have ears, now they will hear this! Cultwave Radio is honored to present a special interview with The Crown Prince of Hell, JJ Brine, who is famous for uniting The Devil and The Lord in his Posthuman art temple VECTOR Gallery in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. What with JJ being so busy installing shrines, making films, controlling the media (refer to the VECTOR Gallery) and running his own religious sect/government/cult plus multiple bands and a record label… I wasn't sure if he would agree to do this interview. Luckily for us he said that he'd do it on one condition -- that I ask questions that he has never been asked before. And so, on a late night Facebook chat, it started like this:



Q: What is the first thing that comes to mind that you'd like to share?



A: They (SHAY) say that talking to yourself is the first sign of insanity. It's perfect because they got it perfectly wrong. Talking to yourself is the first sign of sanity. It is the first sign of self.



Q: What's a SHAY?



A: The SHAY are the ones who haven't visited VECTOR Gallery, which is its own independent country now as you know; The Satanic State of VECTOR. Technically you cease to be SHAY the moment you enter VECTOR. Those who aren't able to visit in the fleshbody -- yet are understandably eager to shed their SHAY skin can arrange for OMEYEND, the telepathic entry into VECTOR. Soon there will come a fine and resplendent Night when SHAY is completely SHINED by The Lineage of The Light.



Q: So SHAY will either submit to VECTOR or be sorted by SHAY genocide. Interesting. So could you tell us more about VECTOR as a nation? As President of VECTOR you administer a Cabinet of Ministers. How is that?



A: The VECTOR Government is LEGION. Our young regime is growing into a formidable psychic army; all is as it should and will be.



Q: I've heard rumors that you might be expanding into an additional, larger space.



A: Yes, I've been approached by a couple of potential sponsors who are interested in making this happen, for various reasons. I will wait for the right sponsor of the right space, which will come at the right time. It seems I may have already met them.



Q: Congratulations on your feature interview in The Huffington Post. How do you feel about The Huffington Post calling you the next Andy Warhol?



A: VECTOR is in fact the antidote for Warhol Gone Wild. We channel infinity; Warhol channeled nothingness. But of course infinity is ultimately nothing by virtue of its own endlessness, as it cannot be said to truly begin at any point.



Q: In that same interview you said that VECTOR was the final installment in the Abrahamic religious "series" -- The Torah, The Bible, The Quran and now VECTOR. And VECTOR Gallery is the outlier in that tetralogy in the sense that it's not a printed book. But you said it must nevertheless be interpreted and thus "read" on a comparable basis. From there I begin to think about the dualities of the exoteric and the esoteric, your art as it is presented on the surface and its "hidden" core meaning. Is that the way it works?



A: Everything is buried deep within itself, hiding in plain sight on the surface level. The Devil is The Lord and The Lord is The Devil.



Q: Is the "shell" of The Lord the membrane of the hidden Devil, and vice-versa? Could you talk about what you mean by that?



A: Difference is the genesis of all things. Difference allows for all thing(s) as opposed to the one thing that is ALL. You perceive things through the prism of that which they are not, which allows for their distinct manifestation. A thing is not what it *is* without the thing(s) that it is *not*. This is the mutually-constitutive nature of manifested realities, identities, perceptions, sensations. There are multiple levels that must be addressed if ONE is to understand The Devil's Lordship and the Lord's Devilship, but this is where we can best attest to intravolutionary binary progressions -- that is, the zero-sum game of progressive, relativistic valuation -- the substance of a thing comes from its protracted struggle for meaning in difference, scored by measure of distance from that which the thing is not.



Q: Something is true because it isn't false.



A: And so it is -- either one because it's not the other, but not without the other that allows it to be what it is not and thus both, and therein they face mutually-assured dissolution and therefore, neither. One or the other, both, neither, none of those, and all of the above.



Q: You've mentioned that VECTOR, as the final quantum leap of cosmic revelation, will bring the end of all things. JJ, Are you The Antichrist?



A: I am what I am and I am what I will become. I am The Devil, becoming The Lord. And as I become The Lord, I again become The Devil.



Q: But are you going to end the world? Should eschatology be centered around the study of VECTOR?



A: Yes. My "special role" in the EndTimes becomes clear to me as EYE play it. Bear in mind that I am actually being "led" by a future version of myself. In the future I am feeding this self the information that I need to know on an as-needed basis. So everything goes according to plan. But the two of us are careful not to become engaged in such a way that would edge the other out of the parameters of its existence; it's a tricky dance. If one of us got "expelled" from our respective temporal continuums as a result of the actions or intentions of the other, you know, then this "thing" would have to start all over again, and in the End we'd loop back to the beginning.



Q: You sometimes switch back and forth between pronouns -- "I" to "we" -- what is that about?



A: Did you read Our third Book? They wrote what We wrote because I said it so clearly for Them as They instructed You to Enlighten Him. WE ARE LEGION. I AM also MySelf alone; depending on which self is speaking and which would then rightfully be "MINE" to speak for. SATAN says. ALAN is ALL.



Q: So You are LEGION?



A: There are many of Us inside this Man. He is a Boy, really, because We must keep Him in a state of childlike enchantment as We run Him through the ground, up and down and all around. And at the same time, We are One thing that moves like a landform made of mist. At His service!



Q: Do you travel internationally on a regular basis?



A: Yes.



Q: What's the place that has most influenced you?



A: Lebanon influenced the person that I was and pushed him into becoming what I am, but what I am is becoming what it will be with Haiti in mind.



Q: Anything new you've been doing lately?



A: I'm experimenting with olfactory art. Aromas as an additional dimension of the space.



Q: What kind of scents?



A: It smells like famine, honey, cinnamon and a War on SHAY.



Q: You seem like you'd be a great actor. Have you ever given thought to acting in "conventional", "mainstream" films?



A: There are whispers of such things now but I shan't give them full volume tonight. In such films as the one in question I would surely play the part of The Adversary, because I play Myself best.



Q: Are there any films being shot at VECTOR now? I think I heard something about a documentary focusing on your life, your art.



A: It's true, a film of this nature is in the works. The producers want to get as much footage as possible over a span of several months and essentially let the story tell itself. That's the only way for it to be told.



Q: You're in a Charles Manson concept band, The LaBiancas with performance artist Lena Marquise, who as I understand it is also a member of your government.



A: Yes. Lena is Minister of State, "The Enforcer."



Q: Will there be a follow-up to your first album, "Charles Manson is Jesus Christ"?



A: Yes. "Jesus Christ is Charles Manson." We're working on it.



Q: Last question: What is Girls Love Ghosts?



A: Girls Love Ghosts is a band that includes all the members of the Government of VECTOR Gallery. Before the band existed it came to me in a nevent tunnel and tried to persuade me that it had the right to enter into a state of temporality; I was charmed by this Nontological act of Nexistential desperation, enough to grant it access to the portal where what will never happen is redestined, to be.







Thank you SATAN for doing this interview, and may your Posthuman Vectorian Nation continue to RISE!



Here are some Photo's of the gallery and of the Vector Nation family









Links:

https://www.facebook.com/JJBrineMusic

https://soundcloud.com/jjbrine

Check out More here!

Mascara Monsters



I was really blown away first chatting with Leia, and being introduced to their project Mascara Monsters. I fell in love with their work instantly, and now I'm a bit obsessed! The project was first started in 2012.. Leia say's "It all began when we started making music for this film we wanted to do but then the music got so fun we never finished the film". Even though every once in a while they get a craving to continue working on it, they say it could be still another year or more before we see it.
It is the fusion of their many influences that has allowed a sound that can only be described as Synthabilly, which is how they describe their own music. They been together just over 7 years, this husband and wife duo Leia and Brandon Gadow say it was their love of the band The Cramps that instantly connected them. The Cramps, is by far their biggest influence, and in-fact it is where they got their name... It's a line from their song She's Got Balls. I guess they are obsessed to the point where their home is apparently a shrine to them!

Have a look at some rad Cramps silk screens made by Brandon...


Check out this super sexy video from their project.. Definitely see influence from The Cramps in this video!
Try not to touch yourself when watching this!!

S E X † 3D from Mascara Monsters on Vimeo.

You can get their SEX EP here --> http://workerbeerecords.com/?page_id=7



Originally from Vacaville, CA, now current have found their home in San Diego and in the emerging underground music scene which is also home to oustanding artists like PRAYERS, ∆AIMON, Erleen Nada and Pre teen Pornstar who did a remix of their Kip Tyler cover "My Witch"



Some other influences are Quintron and Miss Pussycat.

You can especially hear The Cramps influence in their new smash hit!! "Sex Drugs Rock & Roll"




If my mind wasn't already blown away.. then I discovered this playlist that Leia had compiled. It's an outstanding collection of music by female artists from all over the world. It might touch on somethings that are meant to shock you, but will also make you want to dance in the horror of it all.





Find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MascaraMonsters

Thursday, 23 January 2014

I.VII.I.IX.

Keith Kubota also known as I.VII.I.IX. (pronounced one seven one nine) currently resides in the sunny city of Oakland, CA. His well crafted drum beats, entrancing melodies and heavy bass synths are blended with cleverly manipulated female vocals to create a morbidly beautiful soundscape. His unique sound palette is accompanied by his great drops and smooth flow that are sure to intoxify the listener. I VII I IX has been making his style of beautiful, yet dark downtempo bass music for over a year now, but is no stranger to the EDM scene. Since 2008, he has been making bass music under the name tadashi, as well as being half of Broken Figures with fellow artist Denley.


Enjoy an exclusive mixtape:

Cultwave Recruitment Mixtape: I VII I IX by .:Cultwave Radio:. on Mixcloud



.:LINKS:.
https://www.soundcloud.com/onesevenonenine
https://www.soundcloud.com/tadashibeats
https://www.soundcloud.com/broken-figures
https://www.facebook.com/onesevenonenine

GRYPT




GRYPT has summoned spirits from the abyss to aid them in crafting a project that mingles a nihilistic assuredness with a vulnerable instability. The material sets the tone of a Horror movie with an unexpected and authentic quality that demands revisiting. GRYPT’s conceptual songwriting and opulent aesthetics are based on classic influences like Switchblade Symphony while their futuristic sound design draws comparisons to Gatekeeper and oOoOO.

Drawing influence from witch house, bass music and FM hip hop, GRYPT makes dirges for the dance floor. Romie Romak, diva of despair, serves vocals ranging from frigid sing-talking to ghostly belting, weaved into an undulating atmosphere of synth textures, dusty mellotrons and glitch beats crafted by composer/sound designer [tlr] (pronounced ‘Tee Ell Ar’).
Despite having formed only a few months ago, GRYPT is met with a sense of anticipation within native Los Angeles communal circles. A GRYPT remix mashup by occult luminary Myrrh Ka Ba (Tundra Dubs, Aural Sects) has been featured on the Insidious Clothing look-book 2012 video, as well as Myrrh Ka Ba's Long Clothing mix tape.

What began as a couple of days allotted to musical experimentation between friends quickly became the origin of GRYPT. The project’s name is an amalgamation of the words “glass crypt,” taken from a lyric to their track “Terrible Fish.” The idea of a glass crypt is thematically relevant enough to loosely describe their music in and of itself.



Watch an amazing performance... GRYPT Live: http://youtu.be/nWmeB0UFH14





Listen to GRYPT's Mixtape for Cultwave Radio: Nu:Minon:

Cultwave Recruitment Mixtape: GRYPT :Nu:Minon: by .:Cultwave Radio:. on Mixcloud


LINKS:


http://twitter.com/grypt666
http://grypt.me/
http://facebook.com/grypt

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

∆AIMON





∆AIMON is a male/female duo working within the dark-electronic genre to produce atmospheric and unsettling compositions. Wearing their influences on their sleeves, the slow, claustrophobic works present their own unique blend of menacing conjurations. Generally connected with witchhouse and industrial genres, ΔAIMON uses unconventional sound-design and tension within pop oriented song structures to convey paranoia, anxiety, and shadowy eroticism; dense and weighed heavily by a bleak and oddly romantic sentiment."


Exclusive mixtape from ∆AIMON soon!!

Monday, 20 January 2014

D/SIR






D/SIR was formed in 2013 with a focus on melodic, dark bass music: fusing ambient background noise & found sound, complex percussion, and Vocaloid's synthetic singers, both members forge a sound of cold nights, whispering machines and lonely streets. Currently, D/SIR has two self-released singles “Nyx” and 'The Fold” with an album in the works, and have performed at Mechanismz, Santo, The Complex and Lil Death.


Find their work on Soundcloud:: https://soundcloud.com/banddisir



Follow them on Facebook: D/SIR

Enjoy an exclusive mixtape D/SIR did for Cultwave Radio:

DISIR - DEEP WINTER MIX by .:Cultwave Radio:. on Mixcloud

Johan Ess







Releasing underground music in Florida under various names since the 90's, their death-defying descent into the electronic abyss as Johan Ess began in 2003, exploring the glitchy swag future using a laptop time machine. Prior to the new LP vltrahex (2012), earlier releases include the albums Synergy Latte (2009) and Govern Yourself Accordingly (2007). Johan Ess has also provided production and mastering assistance for a variety of artists such as [tlr]'s transmedia project NVR-NDR, the band Textual, and several releases for machineKUNT Records. They have been interviewed by entities such as the popular electronic music radio show Solipsistic Nation along with airplay on several radio stations, including Atlanta's WREK and Glitch.FM.

Enjoy an exclusive mixtape by Johan Ess here:

Cultwave Recruitment Mixtape: Johan Ess by .:Cultwave Radio:. on Mixcloud








Offical Site: http://www.johan-ess.com/

Mixcloud: http://www.mixcloud.com/johaness/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johan.ess.music?directed_target_id=0

Bandcamp: http://johan-ess.bandcamp.com/