Thursday, July 27, 2017

End Christian/Energy & Strength/Translation Loss Records/2017 CD Review


  End  Christian  are  a  band  from  New  York  that  plays  a  a  mixture  of  blackened  noise, dark  ambient,  psychedelic,  trip  hop  drone,  shoegaze and  dream  pop  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  album  "Energy  &  Strength"  which  will  be  released  in  August  by  Translation  Loss  Records.

  Spoken  word  parts  start  off  the  album  before  the  music  goes  into  more  of  a  trip  hop  direction  while  also  adding  in  elements  of  dream  pop  along  with  some  clean  singing  male  and  female  vocals  a  few  seconds  later  and  on  the  second  track  piano's  and  bass  guitars  are  added  onto  the  recording.

  As  the  album  progresses  elements  of  dark  ambient,  noise  and  psychedelia  are  added  onto  the  recording  and  most  of  the  tracks  sound  different  from  each  other  and  some  of  the  tracks  are  all  instrumental  and  drones  are  also  used  briefly  as  the  album  progresses  and  spoken  word  parts  are  also  used  briefly while  some  of  the  songs  also  mix  in  the  atmosphere  of  black  metal  and  one  of  the  tracks  is  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  End  Christian  plays  a  musical  style  that takes  blackened  noise,  dark  ambient,  trip  hop.  psychedelic,  drone,  shoegaze  and  dream  pop  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  something  original,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark,  depressive  and  philosophical  themes.

 In  my  opinion  End  Christian  are  a  very  great  sounding mixture  of  blackened  noise, dark  ambient,  psychedelic,  trip  hop  drone,  shoegaze and  dream  pop  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Froze  Red"  "Delivered  In  Shame"  "A  Relaxing  Time"  and  "Call  About  Trix".  8  out  of  10.  

Hanetration Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the musical project since the recording and release of the new EP?



Just moving on, as usual. I’m halfway through forming the next EP now. It’s difficult to find time to work on music, so usually by the time I finally finish tinkering with a release, I’m just pleased to have it finished and be able to move on. My head has been on the next release for a while. I think it’s sounding like a good one.





2.Recently you have released a new EP, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?



Gavia EP isn’t my favourite. These things happen. I had high hopes for it, but the songs moved away from what I’d planned. And life has handed me a busy year, so I’ve had these tracks hanging around for ever. Nice to get them out. I should mention the wonderful artwork by Tommy Nease. Beautiful stuff. To me, there’s a clear arc to the EP that harks back to one of my previous releases. In fact, that was the original jumping-off point; returning to clear structures after some of my recent stuff being more abstract. It’s a deliberate step backwards in a certain sense. The next one is moving forward again.





3.So far all of the releases have been EPs, are there any plans for a full length in the future?



I like the freedom that EPs give me. I can put down ideas then move on quickly, and stick to a common theme without them becoming boring. I see each of my releases as having its own unique sound (linking to the artwork and titles and stuff) – I think it’d be difficult to sustain that across a full album. I like releasing stuff regularly too. Although it’s well over a year since I put out the last one. The next one will be much sooner.





4.So far all of the music has been instrumental have you ever considered adding any vocals on your releases?



Never say never, but I’m not much of a singer. Vocals would have to be very buried and distorted to be worth listening to. I like the openness of releasing instrumental stuff anyway. People form their own images and interpretations, and I like the attachments that form with that, they seem more personal somehow.





5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Hanetration'?



The name had to be an abstract, unique, single word. It fitted the bill. There’s an obvious reason for it. Almost too obvious. I enjoy being anonymous. Hiding behind the name makes the promotion game more bearable. Bothering everyone, trying to make people listen… Horrible. I wouldn’t want to do it with my face on it.





6.You record everything by yourself, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to remain solo?



I’m probably too much of a control freak to relinquish any control, certainly under the Hanetration name. There were talks of a split EP with another artist, but we’re both very slow-moving and I’m fairly certain he’s forgotten all about it.





7.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?



It sounds apathetic, but I don’t really care much about furthering things. I’d like more people to have the opportunity to hear my stuff, but I’m wary of what might come with signing to a label – having to please other people, take advice, consider sales and audience and the compromises that might come with that. Right now I do everything myself and can do whatever I want. Also, no one wants to sign me, so that works out well.





8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of ambient and drone?



I’m been blown away by the interest to be honest. Tenth Oar EP was just some bits I made to amuse myself, so it was amazing to see lots of people downloading and writing about it. Since then, each release has had a bunch of reviews and features and stuff. Some have been more popular than others, but I like that. I’m happy to make each EP different. People have been incredibly kind. Seeing tracks used in short films and things has been nice too. I enjoy the process of making music and putting it out, but the fact that people listen to it always sort of surprises me.





9.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?



I’ve been feeling a frustration with my lack of technical ability in certain areas. I really want to make the time to educate myself and use new skills in how I put stuff together. How that will sound, I don’t yet know.





10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?



You know, I only recently discovered Wolfgang Voigt’s project Gas. It’s seminal stuff that I’ve always meant to investigate, but somehow only recently got round to it. It’s lovely. But I keep finding little sounds and textures in his work that remind me of stuff off Acid Reflux EP and Coiled Fire EP in particular, and now I’m worried people will think I’ve spent five years ripping him off. Waldsterben EP had a track called ‘Aurora’ that had a Gas-sy beat. The next EP is going more down that route. It’s sounding lush.





11.What are some of your non musical interests?



We’re back to the anonymity thing again. I have a day job and hobbies and interests. But I’m happy to partition them in one part of my life, and let Hanetration live in another part. Hanetration is only music.





12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?



Be kind to people. And go to the beach more.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

iMMANENT.dOMAIN Interview

1. For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
i.d.: this is our first release as a collective. a lot of these tracks were finished by Spaghetti Blacc months ago, but the collaborations took time to piece together. This was also the most expensive album to record in Blacc Ski Weekend's history. Even outside of purchased gear, any device that came within our reach got recorded and thrown onto this album, and probably even remixed.

2. How would you describe your musical sound that is presented on the album?
i.d: espionage rap, ceremonial music, noise. A lot of stuff inspired by old playstation/saturn soundtracks.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you explore with your music?
i.d: keeping it raw, honestly, not that masturbatory intellectualism, "let me preach at you" type game. That aint what I'm trying to hear. In the rap game we, unfortunately, need to navigate through a phenomenon called "Terminal Woke Worship." There are a lot of references to dated American movies/video games/pop music because I wanted the listener to feel the hopelessness of being complicit in violent consumerist culture and the horrid side effects of this brainwashing. I think maybe album this started out as commenting on some themes in current American society, politics and pop culture, but that's a lot to unpack without knowing all the answers of how to fix all this shit, and I'm not really even used to speaking on something like this, so eventually that lens tilts and focuses inwards, for me at least. I don't place ourselves above America or its problems,  so the story just kinda fit as (un)naturally as we do as a unit. Maybe I got a little too honest, though...there are tracks I'm not trying to listen to all the way through. I mean, some of us even work for the government. I was just trying to get all these govt employees to band together, fondle machines, and change NYC through angsty sounds. But true to NYC lifestyle, most of the concepts and themes are developed up until to the point of collapse, and even then debris is stacked on top of ruins. Everything is accelerated to its self destruction point, without exception.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'iMMANENT.dOMAIN'?
i.d: i guess its a bad pun like everyone else's name, but there turned out to be a running theme in these songs with identity, or identification. So, all the band members have ID cards and need to check into the facility & log into my facebook profile in order to collaborate with Spaghetti at the actual immanent domain, where the album was recorded. That's what the album cover is depicting as well.

5. Has there been any live shows or is this strictly a studio Project?
i.d: Spaghetti Blacc & Volatile Hank will be on tour in Thailand and Indonesia in late August of this year performing some of the material from the album. SB & T will probably play shows after that covering some of the other material too. Other members could be out performing these tracks and honestly I wouldn't even know.


6. Can you tell us a little bit more about  'Blacc Ski Weekiend Industries'?
i.d: Founded by Spaghetti Blacc in 2013, Blacc Ski Weekend has produced albums of various genre styles, video games, audiobooks, animated short films, there were even some comic book projects that were discontinued.


7. How has the feedback been to your music by your fans so far?
i.d: positive! I didn't think people were used to switching gears so violently from rap to harsh noise to gamelan infused synthpop, so I'm glad we tried that. This album will be released in a 3cd set this summer.

8.What is going on with some of the other musical projects some of the band members are a part of?
i.d: Cy is working on a new rap tape, his fourth I believe. Spaghetti Blacc will have a feature on that tape. THERAVADA will be releasing a lot of projects in the remainder of this year that I'm pretty excited about, many of which produced by Rob Chambers plus a lot of other talented musicians too. They will most likely release stuff under the "Trilogy" project too. ZMD is still working on Vol 13. Wanted Dead or Alive Productions is a new label very closely related to Blacc Ski Weekend Industries, and they're putting out some new rap material too. Spaghetti will be involved in a lot of these projects, to a much smaller degree. A lot of them are simply being produced at the "domain".

9. Where do you see this project heading into musically during the future?
i.d: There's a music video coming out soon for "Increased Security". Spaghetti Blacc & T will be releasing a sequel album that primarily focuses on espionage-rap and themes of "new humanity"

10. What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
i.d: Kool Keith & Susumu Hirasawa. I guess this album was also in part influenced by Les Rallizes Denudes live videos.

11. Does Occultism play any role in your music?
i.d: We have our suspicions about who among us is smuggling in the influence of occultism. At this time we cannot say.

12. What are some of your non musical interests?
i.d: exercise, water, espionage, self flagellation.

13. Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
i.d: Shouts out to Jozef Boza for the art. Shouts out to HMW for the interview. Shouts out to everybody for listening and supporting.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Ulnar/Dreaming Of Sailing Further West/Colectivo Casa Amarela/2017 Full Length Review


  Ulnar  are a  duo  from  Portugal that  plays  a  mixture  of  ambient,  drone  and  noise  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  album  "Dreaming  Of  Sailing  Further  West"  which  was  released  by  Colectivo  Casa  Amarela.

  Field  recordings  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  drones  and  some  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  after  awhile  elements  of  ambient  are  added  onto  the  recording  along  with  some  songs  that  also  gives  the  songs  a  more  atmospheric  feeling    and  most  of  the  music  is  instrumental.

  At  times  the  music  can  get  very  avant  garde  and  experimental  while  also  adding  soundscapes  and  elements  of  noise  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording    and  voices  can  also  be  heard  in  the  background  briefly  and  all  of  the  songs  sound  different  from  each  other  which  also  gives  the  recording  a  lot  more  diversity.

  Ulnar  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  ambient,  drone  and  noise  and  mixes it  with  experimental  and  atmospheric  elements  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own  and  the  production  sounds  very  dark.

  In  my  opinion  Ulnar  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  ambient,  drone  and  noise  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  duo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Volcanic  Ash"  and  "Sailing  Further  West".  8  out  of  10.  

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Kavrilla Interview

1. For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
We´re a four piece band  from Hamburg, Germany and founded in the beginning of 2016. We all meet each other pretty much by accident via various earlier bands of ours. We talked about our future plans and what we would like to do as a musician and stuff. Then everything happened real fast. We had some rough sketches in the beginning of the sound that should become Kavrila in the end. We developed it more and more and came up with 4 songs resp. our first EP "Rituals I", which we were very satisfied with. All this was created in a very spontanious and relaxed atmosphere without any particular plans or precise sound ideas.

2. How would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recordings?
Shit-blissfulness on the highest we don´t give a fuck-level possible and human chasms set to music.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
To make it short: Exaggerated scenarios, everyday life shit, personal considerations and observations, experiences, times of suffer, a dark view into the future, abstract stuff. All with a certain room of interpretation for the listener. Our music pretty much sets the tone for the lyrics.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name “Kavrila"?
It´s a greek word which means something like disgusting, grotesque or brutal. We thought this sums up our idea and sound of the band perfectly.

5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
Hard to say, every show is kind of special cause we try to lose ourselves during every set. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. We played a show in Wuppertal, Germany last year which was very good. The audience kind of came along with us and this is the best that could happened. Lose yourself in the performances alongside the audience. It´s all pretty chaotic and energetic as well I think...

6. Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?
Of course, we will play shows until the end of the year in Germany. Next year we would like to touch ground in other parts of Europe as well and of course more Germany. We´re still a pretty fresh and new band. You have to enter some stages to get the word out. We´ll make sure that will happen.

7. Can you tell us a little bit more about the labels you have worked with on the new release?
Backbite Records from Karlsruhe, Germany will release the album on Vinyl, CD and digital. We got in touch through a friend who send him our first EP. He came back to us really quickly and was excited of what he heard. He mediate from the beginning that he would like to work with us. That impressed us very much and so all came up gradually. We think we´re in very good hands with Backbite. Breathe Plastic from the Netherlands and Medusa Crush Recordings from Canada will release the tape version of "Blight". Medusa already worked the tape release of "Rituals I"  and Breathe Plastic did some kind of digital release of it. So we kind of had the perfect team for the album release together already and are very happy with the guys who are involved again for the full-length.

8. On a worldwide level, how has the feedback been to your music by fans of extreme metal and punk?
Well, we´re still kind of work on a reputation here in Germany and then we´ll try to conquer the rest of the world, haha. We hope to get some more attention from outside Germany along the release of our debut. We got some guys who will spread the word and hope for the best. Of course this interview is a chance to reach some people who never heard of us as well. So thanks to you for giving us the opportunity!

9. Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We don´t make plans so much and concentrate on the next day to come. There are some ideas of course but we´ll see if they will be realized. We will release "Blight" on Aug 4th, this is our future for now. 


10. What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
We have many influences and I´m not talking other bands here in the first place. I would say our influences come from our very near environment; people we deal with, the city we live in or shit we go through. Of course these things are connected with music, no doubt. But I think many factors come into play that are shaping your music and on how it comes out of you.

11. What are some of your non musical interests?
All kinds of stuff man. Skateboarding, movies, art and of course our friends and families.

12. Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thanks for getting in touch with us man! We appreciate it very much. We don´t take that for granted. Spread the word and listen to George Carlin.

Hanetration/Gavia/2017 EP Review


  Hanetration  are  a  musical  project  from  the  United  Kingdom  that  plays  a  mixture  of  dark  ambient,  drone,  glitch  and  idm and  this is  review  of  their  self  released  2017  ep  "Gavia".

  Ambient  style  drones  start  off  the  ep  and  after  awhile  programmed  beats  are  added  onto  the  recording  and  the  songs  also  mix  in  elements  of  glitch  and  idm  and  most  of  the  music  is  instrumental  and  at  times  the  music  gets  very  experimental  and  all  of  the  tracks  sound  different  from  each  other  which  also  gives  the  ep  a  lot  more  diversity  and  one  track  adds  in  elements  of  world  music  and  spoken  word  parts  are  added onto the closing track

  Hanetration  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  drone,  dark  ambient,  experimental,  glitch  and  idm  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  something  very  original  while  keeping  most  of  the  music  instrumental  and  the  production  sounds  very  dark.

  In  my  opinion  Hanetration  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  dark  ambient,  drone,  glitch  and  idm  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  project.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Ponta"  and  "Zorile".  8  out  of  10.    

Friday, July 14, 2017

iMMANENT.dOMAIN/Persona Non Grata/Black Sky Weekend Industries/2017 Full Length Review



  iMMANENT.dOMAIN  are  a  musical  project  from  New  York  that  plays  a mixture  of  hip  hop,  black  metal,  dark  ambient,  harsh  noise,  drone,  electronica  and  industrial  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  album  "Persona  Non Grata"  which  was  released  by  Black  Sky  Weekend  Industries.

  Hip  hop  vocals  and  rapping  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  drones  being  utilized  in  the  background  as w ell  as  a  small  amount  of  nature  sounds  and  after  awhile  synths,  programmed  beats  and  turntable  scratching  are  added  onto  the  recording  and  elements  of  dark  ambient  are  also  used  at  times.

  A  lot  of the  music  brings  in  a more  experimental  approach  to  hip  hop  while  some  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  as  the  album  progresses  elements  of  harsh  noise  and  death  industrial  are  added  onto  the  recording  along  with  a  small  amount of  black  metal  screams  and  one  track  also  brings  in  more  of  a  tribal  and  ritualistic  style.

  Heavy  guitar  riffs  are  also  used  at  times  along  with  a  brief  use  of  female  vocals  and  some  tracks  also  add  in  touches of  synth  pop  and  techno  and  a  later  track  adds  in  some  noisecore  and  power  violence  traces  while  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  also all  instrumental and  you  can  also  hear  a  great  amount  of  diversity  throughout  the  recording.

  iMMANENT.dOMAIN  plays  a  musical  style  that  mostly  closer  to  hip hop  while  also  mixing  in  elements  of  black  metal,  dark  ambient,  harsh  noise,  drone,  electronica  and  industrial  to  create  something  original,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism,  Darkness,  Philosophical  and  Violent  themes.

  In  my  opinion  iMMANENT.dOMAIN  are  a  very  great sounding  mixture  of  hip  hop,  black  metal,  dark  ambient,  harsh  noise,  drone,  electronica  and  industrial  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Open  Sorcerer"  "They're  Marching  On  My  Last  Nerve"  "Legendary  prisoner"  and  "Genie  Buss".  8  out  of  10.

 

 

   

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Excoriate/Of The Ghastly Stench/Nihilistic Holocaust/2017 Demo Review

 Excoriate  are  a  band  from  Chile  that  plays  an  old  school  mixture  of  doom  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  demo  "Of  The  Ghastly  Stench"  which  was  released  by  Nihilistic  Holocaust.

  A  very  dark  and  heavy  doom  metal sound  starts  off  the  demo  along  with  some  melodic  guitar  leads  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  the  first  track  is  all  instrumental  and  on  the  second  tracks  death  metal  growls  and  screams  are  added  onto  the  recording.


  All  of  the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  along  with  all  of  the  songs  sounding  like  they  could  of  easily  been  recorded  and  released  during  that  time  frame  and  on  the  second  track  the  music  speeds  up  briefly  and  also  adds  in  a  small  amount  of  blast  beats  and  the  screams  add  in  a  touch  of  black  metal  and  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  and  the  song  also bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  Excoriate  plays  a  style  of  doom/death  metal  that  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  early  90's while  also adding  in  a  touch  of  black  metal,  the  production  sounds  very  old  school  while  the  lyrics cover  darkness,  nightmares  and  death  metal.

  In  my  opinion  Excoriate  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  mixture  of  doom  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Oh!  Peaceful  Derketa"  and  "Ghostly  Stench  Of  Mortal  Remains".  8  out  of  10.   

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Kavrilla/Blight/Medusa Crush Recordings/Breathe Plastic Records/Backbite Records/2017 CD Review


  Kavrilla  are  a  band  from  Germany  that  plays  a  mixture  of  sludge  and  death  metal  with  a  touch  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  album  "Blight"  which  will  be  released  in  August  as  a  joint  effort  between  Medusa  Crush  Recordings,  Breathe  plastic  and  Backbite  Records.

  Distorted  amp  noises  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction t hat  is  also  very  heavily  influenced  by  hardcore  punk  while  the  slow  riffs  are  more  rooted  in  sludge  and  doom  metal  and  death  metal  growls  are  also  utilized  at  times  and  elements  of  d  beat  are  in  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  dark  and  melodic  fashion  while  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording  and  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  and  as  the  album  progresses  elements  of  black  metal  are  added  onto  the  recording  and  some  songs  also  add  in  a  small  amount  of  drones  and  tortured  voices  and  clean  guitars  are  added  onto  the  closing  track.

  Kavrilla  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  hardcore  punk,  sludge  and  death  metal  and  mixes  them  together  with  a  touch  of  black  metal  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  violent  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Kavrilla  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  hardcore  punk,  sludge  and  death  metal  with  a  blackened  touch  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Each"  "Gold"  and  "Apocalypse".  8  out  of  10.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Malicious Wonderland Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
The main focus of this project is sound design. I layer different ambient sounds and loops together in order to create cinematic soundscapes. Hopefully this kind of music conjures up images of post-apocalyptic wastelands in your head.

2.So far you have released 3 albums, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on all of the recordings and also how do they differ from each other?
The album "Dystopia" is still a work in progress. I post songs onto Bandcamp as I go. As for the other two releases, I would have to say that the main difference between them is that the first release is more composed and orchestrated than the second. The second release is more of a collage of sounds that fit together into a cohesive whole while the first has more of what one of my listeners has called a "dark eighties vibe" to it.

3.All of your music is instrumental, are you open to using any vocals in the future?
Probably not. Maybe some sampled voices, but never any actual singing. I may someday do something within the metal realm that would include vocals. I never plan for these things ahead, though.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Malicious Wonderland'?
Malicious means something harmful and malignant. Wonderland evokes images of fantasy lands. Putting these two words together represents what this project hopes to accomplish. I want to create sinister sounding music that takes you into dark, fantastical realms.

5.Since October you have released 3 albums, do you put in a great amount of time and effort into creating music?
Yes, I do.

6.So far all of the music has been instrumental, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to work alone?
I am always open to working with other people. However, I have never had the opportunity. I have been working by myself for so long now that I would welcome the change of bouncing ideas off of another person. It just hasn't happened yet.

7.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
One label gave me a vague commitment. I am always looking. Although, I have no delusions. If a release happens it will be on a very small underground scale. Probably limited to a couple of homemade CDRs. Of course, there is no monetary reward in making this kind of music. My music is a small drop in a much wider ocean.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of dark ambient and industrial?
I don't know. I haven't heard much from them yet. I have sent out many emails soliciting reviews and opinions. I take them all with a grain of salt, but if I wasn't sending out emails I would just be making music for myself. I think music and art should be shared with other people.

9.Are you currently involved with any other bands or musical projects these days?
Reflections From Nowhere, which is more song orientated. It's more composed with melodies. Think of it as a companion to Malicious Wonderland.
https://reflectionsfromnowhere .bandcamp.com/

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
I never plan these things. I don't know. Wherever my musical whims happen to take me.
11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Classical music, film soundtracks, photography, art, nature, etc. Anything and everything.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?
Photography, nature hikes, and reading. Check out my photography here:
https://www.flickr.com/people/ rossdxvx/

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thanks for the interview.