This is a holy music made with a mad hippie love infused with the same DIY impatience that secretly links the beats and the freaks and the punks.
Neither relaxing or particularly “haunting”, these alien vocalizations reward close listening.
Lost Shadows: In Defense of the Soul
A review of Sub Rosa's recent rerelease of David Toop's strange and powerful Yanomami recordings
Jordan de la Sierra
A review of the recent reissue of a remarkable minimalist New Age recording from 1977.
Religious Satanism Today
An academic review of Jesper Peterson's edited volume Contemporary Religious Satanism
Robert Duncan's H.D. Book
A Bookforum review of Duncan's daybook on modernist poetics and the hermetic imagination
The Warcraft Civilization
An h+ review of William Bainbridge's Kool-Aid soaked sociology study of WoW
Don't Mind if I Do
Waxing and waning on Joanna Newsom's Have One on Me
Singing to the Plants
The best book on ayahuasca yet
Na'vi Shamanism, in IMAX
The basilica of Saint AK-47
You Are the Doll
A look at Joss Whedon's Dollhouse, for h+ magazine.
Ligeti's Requiem Mass
A cosmic mindbend at the symphony
The End of the Ring
The close of Seattle's Ring cycle
Heady reflections on Seattle's Ring