Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Even it Out of Darkness


From this year's Radical Romantics, an album I almost forgot about. After rediscovering it earlier in the month, this one has become a daily listen for me. Fantastic and unlike anyone else out there. As for the video... fucking bizarre and uncomfortable don't even begin to describe this. Like a Helsinki Gummo remake outtake. 

You can pick up Radical Romantics directly from Fever Ray over on Bandcamp.


Here are my picks for this week's NCBD:

This second 'season' of Chip Zdarsky and Jacob Phillips' Newburn is ratcheting up so much tension I kind of thought we were further ahead in the arc than we actually are. Two more issues after this one, and the cover tells you upfront we're in for more cold sweats. Good - I wouldn't have it any other way with this one!!!

The finale for the second series of American Myhtology's Night of the Living Dead spin-off. Not a lot to say about this one other than I'll be curious to see how it ends and I still wish the book had an artist that fit the film's tone better. 

I loved issue one of The Deviant and have been anxiously awaiting this second issue. 

"The Road to 150" banner at the top says it all. Major shake-ups coming for this series. 

Now that we know who's been impersonating Cyclops in the Captain Krakoa armor, well, my interest in this series has waned. Good thing this is the final issue. 


Bleeker Street dropped a trailer for Andrew Cumming's upcoming debut feature Out of Darkness. Here's a trailer I watched about a quarter of with the sound off:


I'd wager this was picked up with hopes it might appeal to Dan Trachtenburg's Prey. Doesn't matter - I'm just happy it did get picked up. Period pieces, even when this controlled, are never a safe bet, especially for a first-time filmmaker.


Various - Learn to Relax: A Tribute to Jehu
Deftones - Saturday Night Wrist
Negative Blast - Planet Echo
Oranssi Pazuzu - Live at Roadburn 2017
Mortuary Drape - Black Mirror
Fever Ray - Radical Romantics
Perturbator - Dangerous (single)
Final Light - Eponymous


From Jonathan Grimm's Hand of Doom Tarot, which you can buy HERE.

• King of Swords
• Queen of Swords
• XIX: The Sun

Major themes/influences/ideas today. Cut through the shit, get to the heart of the matter. Allow passion to be the motivating force that guides these energies, which will emerge raw and unformed.

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