Several months ago, Meghan Wood, my bandmate in Cave Mouth, sent me this video of Lasair inghen ui h'Airt performing her extraordinary song Valkyrie's Lullaby. Naturally, I became obsessed. I mean, who wouldn't? Of course, we needed to do a cover, no question about it. But life, as it has the want to do, became… Continue reading Valkyrie’s Lullaby, Etc.
I will probably spend a few more days posting about 2020. I hope you don't mind. I didn't encounter much art in 2020 thanks to depression clouding nearly every one of my days, making it impossible for me to see, hear or feel anything. The art that did find its way through and into my… Continue reading Some Of The Art I Encountered In 2020
If there's one band that I can always rely on to lift my spirits, it's Crown Of Asteria. It's been that way for a long, long time. (I feel so damn proud that I'm actually in a band with the incredible Meghan Wood, the woman behind this most prolific project!) Today, I'm sharing an awe… Continue reading Sound Of The Day : Crown Of Asteria
What's this now? A new post? Yes folks, I'm as surprised as you, but here we are. Before I treat (?) you to today's sound(s), I want to raise a cup of tea to Wyrd Words & Effigies sixth year floating in the blogosphere. Seventy-two full moons ago, I wrote the very first of the… Continue reading Sound(s) Of The Day : Cave Mouth
Meghan Wood, of atmospheric black metal project Crown Of Asteria, has to be one of THE most productive musicians out there. Seriously. And everything, everything she offers to the world is mesmerizingly good. I have been listening to her latest release Haruspex since yesterday, and folks, I just can't turn it off. All of the music… Continue reading Sound Of The Day : Crown Of Asteria
A few weeks ago, I received a lovely message from the talented musician behind one of my favourite atmospheric black metal projects Crown of Asteria, and she told me of another venture she had undertaken called Galdrammen. Life has been beyond hectic recently, so it was only today that I managed to sit down and… Continue reading Sound Of The Day : Galdrammen
While not my favourite Crown Of Asteria release, the 2016 Karhun Vaket album from this one woman project has plenty of unique and captivating features which keep me returning to it on a regular basis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-zKBPbehkQ
Prolific one woman atmospheric black metal band Crown Of Asteria has gifted the world with an offering this Samhain - a beautiful and evocative release entitled Vidskepelse. My favourite track on the record has to be the short, but perfectly formed Wytches Chant. I don't think I'll be listening to much else today.
There's absolutely nothing better than starting the week with new, dark sounds. In this instance, it's blackened ambient band Crown of Asteria. This one woman project is handled by the enormously talented Meghan Wood and is currently under one of my favourite labels Le Crépuscule du Soir Productions. Wood's devastatingly atmospheric 2015 full-length Great Freshwater… Continue reading Sound Of The Day : Crown Of Asteria