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Jacoti Sommes

Travel Time, 2020

7.9 / 10

Clocking it at just under 27 minutes, Columbus, Ohio electronic music producer Jacoti Sommes’ 2020 release Travel Time is all around better than his excellent 2018 effort Ubermensch. I think the album’s title ...

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Euglossine

Psaronius, 2020

7.0 / 10

Created using a combination of physical instruments and various synthesized elements, it wasn’t particularly surprising for me to learn that one of the major concepts behind Gainsville, Florida-based musician Euglossine’s Psaronius (a ...

(මහසෝනා​)​* - යන්ත්‍ර.මන්ත්‍ර.ගුරුකම්! album cover

(මහසෝනා​)​*

යන්ත්‍ර.මන්ත්‍ර.ගුරුකම්!, 2020

7.0 / 10

Given that I’ve put together year-end lists of the strangest albums I heard for the past couple years, I was pointed to this release coming out of Sri Lanka. It’s ...

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Puppy and the Hand Jobs

I Hate Everything, 2019

6.3 / 10
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It'd be quite easy to write off (the fantastically named) Puppy and the Hand Jobs for making self-described “trash rock and roll.” Much as is the case with bands like The ...

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Scatenato Ma Non Troppo #2

Regular Columns Scatenato Ma Non Troppo #2

Posted Feb. 21, 2021, 7:25 a.m.
Scatenato Ma Non Troppo

Well, the train wreck of 2020 is in the rearview, but I’ve collected another selection of submissions that Scene Point Blank received in the past year or so that ...

Scatenato Ma Non Troppo #1

Regular Columns Scatenato Ma Non Troppo #1

Posted Sept. 7, 2020, 2:15 p.m.
Scatenato Ma Non Troppo

Each and every week, Scene Point Blank receives hundreds (and hundreds) of submissions for possible coverage. Some of these are really cool (Beck’s collaboration with the NASA Jet Propulsion ...

SXSW 2018

Music SXSW 2018

Posted April 8, 2018, 12:53 p.m.

The year's third month is always a crazy time to be in Austin, what with the South by Southwest Festival taking up March's middle third, but the overall ...

Cindy Marabito (The Dicks From Texas)

One Question Interviews Cindy Marabito (The Dicks From Texas)

Posted Dec. 5, 2017, 1:13 p.m.

Cindy Marabito (The Dicks From Texas) SPB: Living in Austin and being a part of South by Southwest for the last several years, I'm often struck by the, what ...

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Video Premiere - "Elba" by Mount Forel

Videos Video Premiere - "Elba" by Mount Forel

Judging from statistics I hear from time to time, it appears as if the general public’s knowledge of geography is, how shall I say, not so hot nowadays, but ...

Singer and guitarist Ross Thompson had this to say about the location and the inspiration it provided:
“I took the footage used at the start of the “Elba” video myself - it‘s the island of beautiful sunsets in my view. I’ve been there a few times with my wife and also friends who come from there spiritually. It's full of history and beauty with every beach, every vista and every cove being unique and beautiful, just like the sun sets. Elba is a unique place and fitted perfectly with the song.”
I really like the closing segment of this track, and since I don’t think most of us would refuse a vacation these days, check out the “Elba” video below and see if it takes you on a brief journey somewhere else. Small Worlds is out April 30th and can be preordered here.

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SPB Premiere - "A Digression and Her Eternal Domain Above the Atmosphere"

Records SPB Premiere - "A Digression and Her Eternal Domain Above the Atmosphere"

Posted April 2, 2021, 12:13 p.m.

Following up their 2015 Caligari Records tape EP Introspective Contemplation of the Microcosmus, Italian metal group Hadit, named after a Thelemic deity from Aleister Crowley's "The Book of the ...

Premiering here, we’ve got the album’s second track, “A Digression and Her Eternal Domain Above the Atmosphere.” The full album releases on May 7th. Caligari Records’ cassette release can be found here, Sentient Ruin is handling the U.S. LP release, found here, and Terror From Hell Records has got the European LP and CD release here.

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Video Premiere - "The Figure" by Black Light Smoke

Videos Video Premiere - "The Figure" by Black Light Smoke

Posted March 26, 2021, noon

Over the past decade-plus, Black Light Smoke, the project of Rochester, New York musician Jordan Lieb, has unleashed a steady stream of electronic music releases, picking up an Emmy Award ...

Here, we’re premiering the hypnagogic video for the album’s penultimate track, “The Figure,” one designed to represent the last moments of someone’s life. Dig the video below, and head over here to pick up The Early Years, which is out today on Cut Mistake Music.

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Video Premiere - "I Live in Filth" by Tristan Welch

Videos Video Premiere - "I Live in Filth" by Tristan Welch

Posted March 24, 2021, 12:27 p.m.

I have a feeling that there’s going to be a lot of music releases moving forward that present a sort of treastise on where we are in the world ...

Premiering here, we’ve got the video for “I Live in Filth,” which pops up around the album’s halfway point. This artistically-minded, nicely minimalistic animated piece conveys a lot of the ideas I conjure from Welch’s music. Namely, that there is a form of rebirth that springs from death and destruction.
Check out the video below. Temporary Preservation releases on April 30th. Head over here to preorder the album.
 

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Seeking Respite from Ubiquitous Holiday Pop...

Posted Dec. 25, 2015, 4:03 p.m. by Andy Armageddon

In the month leading up to the holiday, it's often difficult to escape the near-continual assault of schmaltzy Christmas music. It seems virtually every artist of note in the last ...

Andy's Favorite Horror Film Soundtracks

Posted Oct. 31, 2015, 11:11 a.m. by Andy Armageddon

Though usually panned by the majority of film critics – the mainstream ones anyway- horror films seem to be a Hollywood mainstay that just won't go away. This is hardly ...

Film Review - 1988's Not of This Earth

Posted Oct. 31, 2015, 10:27 a.m. by Andy Armageddon

Made in 1957, director Roger Corman's typically efficient low-budget sci-fi flick Not of This Earth came to be regarded as a minor genre classic in the years to come – and ...

Film Review - Profondo Rosso, a.k.a. Deep Red

Posted Oct. 31, 2015, 10:09 a.m. by Andy Armageddon

In the midst of the opening credits sequence for Italian director Dario Argento's 1975 Profondo Rosso (a.k.a. Deep Red), the viewer is treated to a truncated scene appearing to show ...

Andy Armageddon's bio

Sometimes, I do stuff.  I like a series of suicides, divorces, promises broken, children smashed, whatever.

Andy Armageddon's favorite bands

Female singers who curse.  Electronic that's not all about the drop.  Copious amounts of noise.  Good soundtracks from questionable movies, or maybe questionable music in general?  Stuff that makes you go, "huh."  Feels.

Andy Armageddon's SPB contributions

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