Daniel Bachman – The Morning Star

Daniel Bachman’s The Morning Star is like an aural, musical translation of the many vibrations moving through the air of modern America. From moments of radiant, rural tranquility to chaotic blasts of near-violent noise, Bachman pairs his masterful American Primitive guitar playing with a cornucopia of drones and sonic experimentation in a way that isContinue reading “Daniel Bachman – The Morning Star”

Jodie Lowther- Skeleton Moon [Ambient/Experimental]

As much as some of us would rather not accept the fact that we are once again being plunged straight into another winter, we might as well lean into the season and fully embrace it. Therefore, it would be helpful to listen to music that truly embodies this time of year. Jodie Lowther’s latest album,Continue reading “Jodie Lowther- Skeleton Moon [Ambient/Experimental]”

Chainsaw Rainbow – Heavy Sad Love [Drone/Shoegaze/Ambient]

Walls of thick, dissonant fuzz and ghostly reverb-soaked vocals make Chainsaw Rainbow’s Heavy Sad Love one hazy beast of a record. Sounding somewhat like early Flying Saucer Attack, this album is filled with distorted, hypnotically droning guitars that easily make you feel as if you’ve been hurled into outer space. The buzzing guitars are oftenContinue reading “Chainsaw Rainbow – Heavy Sad Love [Drone/Shoegaze/Ambient]”

Autger- Totenmesse [Dark Ambient/Neoclassical]

Autger – Totenmesse As black as smoke billowing from a smoldering battlefield and as haunting as an abandoned graveyard, Autger’s Totenmesse is a dark soundscape that feels right at home within your nightmares. Hailing from Russia, Autger is a one-man band that produces deeply evocative and atmospheric music that’s inspired by the bleaker corners ofContinue reading “Autger- Totenmesse [Dark Ambient/Neoclassical]”

2,000+ Instagram Followers Special Mix

I’ve recently went over 2,000 followers on my blog’s Instagram account (@recordcratesunited) and I am over the moon with joy and gratitude. So as a thank you to those followers and everyone else involved, I’ve made a mix featuring music by some of those followers and musicians that I’ve reviewed in the past. From folk toContinue reading “2,000+ Instagram Followers Special Mix”

My Top 10 Favorite Horror Soundtracks

Horror film soundtracks arguably may be the most innovative, complex and creative type of film score. The composer along with the producers and sound engineers have to sonically create a body of work that can unsettle, disturb and intensify an audience as much if not more so than the film it accompanies. Many of theseContinue reading “My Top 10 Favorite Horror Soundtracks”

Halloween Music

As many people do, I get into the Halloween spirit from watching horror films and reading stories about the paranormal and supernatural. Yet what seems to get me most in the mood for the season is listening to creepy, unsettling atmospheric music. Most of the perfect examples of this kind of music comes from theContinue reading “Halloween Music”

Record Crates United Online Mixtape Vol.2

It’s that time again when you can finally put a sound to the words that I’ve been writing. It’s my second mix of songs via 8tracks.com that are related to the last batch of posts (since the last mix anyway). The full tracklisting: 1. Somewhere Between- Six Organs of Admittance 2. Dead Flowers- Six OrgansContinue reading “Record Crates United Online Mixtape Vol.2”

Flying Saucer Attack – Land Beyond The Sun

Flying Saucer Attack Land Beyond The Sun (1994) Drag City Records 7″ Flying Saucer Attack was one of those groups that could caress you in a soft blanket of ethereal sound one minute and blast out your eardrums with wonderfully seismically droning feedback the next (for a perfect example of this, check out their masterpiece,Continue reading “Flying Saucer Attack – Land Beyond The Sun”