New instrumental album from Depeche Mode's Martin Gore dropped last Friday on Mute. This is the first I'm hearing about it, but I am digging it! Order HERE.
As I mentioned last week, Chris Saunders and I recently had the chance to sit down with comics scribe and artist Jeremy Haun on The Horror Vision's A Most Horrible Library podcast. Available on all streaming platforms, our site, and youtube, it turned out to be a really interesting discussion:
I've been off work since Saturday afternoon. K and I took a "mental health week," which I for one needed very badly. We've watched a lot of stuff in that time, which is all logged on my letterboxd. Two of the highlights were:
Much thanks to Mr. Brown on that one. Such a delightful film.
Terminal is a bit of a mess story-wise (although not enough to take away from the experience), but is absolutely gorgeous to look at. That usually isn't enough to get me on a film's side, but Simon Pegg goes a long way, and the obvious Guy Ritchie love helps more than it hurts. Ms. Robbie is pretty great in this one, too (as she usually is).
Playlist:Let's do something different. Let me take you back to last February when I wrote in these pages how I'd received a Golden Ticket from Relapse Records. This was a random win, based on my pre-ordering of Steve Moore's OST for the 2019 Joe Begos film Bliss. The contest was held to commemorate Relapse Records' 30th Anniversary, so needless to say, there's been a ton of Relapse bands in my playlist of late, as I slowly work my way through all this glorious vinyl.
Razor - Armed and Dangerous
Genghis Tron - Board Up the House
Portishead - Dummy
Valkeyrie - Fear
Zombi - 2020
Boris and Merzbow - 2R0I2P0
Bangles - Different Light
16 - Dream Squasher
Nothing - The Great Dismal
Helmet - Meantime
Human Impact - Eponymous
Emma Ruth Rundle and Thou - May Our Chambers Be Full
Lard - Pure Chewing Satisfaction
Dream Division - The Devil Rides Out
Dream Division - Beyond the Mirror's Image
The Blueflowers - Relapse EP
The Blueflowers - Circus on Fire
Raspberry Bulbs - Before the Age of Mirrors
Such an appropriate card, as I will be returning to work this morning after five days off and, as management, need to deal with two employees in a considerably more severe disciplinary fashion than I am used to. Enforcing common sense makes me salty, so I will have to keep my more... robust approach to the language in check.