Light a candle. Draw the required sigils. Now, raise your arms above your head and slowly, gently, exhale your soul. You won’t need it here. This is Audioccult, and it’s time to get low.
Last week I talked a bit about goth. It’s not a subject that merits a ton of discussion anymore, but it’s a good starting point for something I want to talk about today. It feels like, more and more lately, people like //TENSE//, Dave i.d. and Gatekeeper have been pushing a modern take on retro DIY electronic body music; meanwhile cross-scene bands like White Ring and Fostercare were inserting industrial dance tracks into their mixtapes. Enter my current obsessions: BY ANY MEANϟ NECEϟϟARY. I wasn’t even aware of him until a few days ago when I heard this excellent mix. Somewhere between the fetish-friendly industrialectro of ’90s-era Die Form and the raw aggression of a young Skinny Puppy, this one-man band channels everything cool about Industrial dance and EBM with legitimately fresh productions and none of the cheese factor (okay, maybe the vocals a bit). If I was going to go to an industrial party, this is the kind of stuff I would want to hear (I don’t actually expect anyone to bust out Monte Cazazza… I just hope they will).
This and the new Raider Klan mixtape are pretty much I’ve been on in the last week, but I’ll end today’s column by asking you to drop me some more recommendations for this kind of stuff in the comments below. I’m kind of just beginning to poke into the newer underground industrial stuff , and sharing is caring. Photo: Viviana Druga