Monday, June 12, 2023

Godflesh - Army of Non


The mighty Godflesh has returned at last! I have a friend visiting from LalLaLand and as such, completely forgot that the new album Purge was released this week. Friday night as we left one of the three breweries we take all our visitors to, this popped up in my Apple feed and, after waiting for the conversation at hand to run its course while sitting in the parking lot, I warned everyone they were about to experience the new record at a rather loud volume while driving home. Wonderful; that's the only word here. We made it through about half, and with further conversating and what not once home, I refrained from playing the rest until I could do a nice, immersive listen on headphones, so that will be later today, and the vinyl I pre-ordered months ago doesn't ship until early July, so until all that happens, "Army of Non" is my current favorite track on the record.


Holy F*&K! Ted Geoghegan's new film Brooklyn 45 is fantastic! This one defied all my expectations

I don't want to say too much about this one; it's not as though there's a twist or anything, however, Brooklyn 45 really impressed me with the ambitious, and frankly unexpected dramatics that make up the meat of the film. Sure, there's a lot of Horror Fun to be had, but this one is more akin to Guillermo del Toro's film Pan's Labyrinth than it is Evil Dead (although there are moments...). This one dropped on Shudder last week and is WELL worth Your time, especially if you liked Geoghegan's 2015 film We Are Still Here as much as I did. Companion pieces in a way.


Colton Wall - Imaginary Appalachia
David Bowie - The Next Day
Ganser - Odd Talk
Iggy Pop - The Idiot
Blackbraid - Blackbraid I
Stormkeep - Tales of Othertime
Calderum - Mystical Fortress of Iberian Lands
CCR - Eponymous
Godflesh - Purge
Angelo Badalamenti - Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me OST
Pastor T.L. Barrett & the Youth for Christ Choir - Like a Ship (Without a Sail)
The Flamingos - The Best of the Flamingos
Jenny Lewis - Joy'All


From Jonathan Grimm's Bound Tarot, which you can buy HERE.

• Four of Pentacles - completion of a job: I have set a goal for the first draft of the novel I'm currently writing, and it is next Tuesday.
• Ace of Swords - Breakthrough: Not sure if this is confirming success or a nod that setting this goal was the 'breakthrough.'
• Five of Wands - Marshall the forces of Will, 'cuz it's going to be a struggle. A worthy struggle, though.

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