Time for another episode of Boston Becomes Eclectic – a show/podcast we’re doing in collaboration with Resonance Extra!
As title indicates, BBE is dedicated to all of our favorite music from Boston and New England! Episode 1 was dedicated to Skyjelly while episode 2 collects tracks by Cryostasium, Twink the Toy Piano Band, Marissa Nadler and many more!
Here’s a deeper look at all the artists/tracks we picked for Episode 2
Celebutant is the singer-songwriter project of Mario Epstein. Armed with a guitar and a knack for songwriting, he aims to determine where the Line of Accessibility is traced in the musical landscape. His major influences influences are Wilco, Talk Talk, and Radiohead. His sound is often compared to the solo works of Frank Black and Thurston Moore.
Formerly known as James Discovers, Celebutant is just one of many projects of singer/songwriter Mario Epstein (Drunk Cop / Jorts). “Bread and Games” was written exclusively for Gone in 60 Seconds compilation series.
Cryostasium, the one-man black metal project led by Cody Maillet, is ultra-prolific. Since 2003, Cryostasium has released over 30 recordings including a split with Xasthur, most of them coming post-2011. His music combines black metal, dark ambient and industrial sounds.
Cryostasium is a solo project of Cody Maillet (Bone Ritual / Witch Tomb) active since early 2000s. “Stalwart” can be found on Screaming Bloody Suicide EP (free download, much like a lot of his other material).
More recently Cryostasium released The Possessor LP and last year also saw first release by his dark ambient project The Triangle Theory.
Pastoria is a funk workout that closes out otherwise immensely heavy self-titled EP by Along (aka Jacob Schwartz). Much like many other projects in the mix Jacob recorded under countless aliases (Scrolling, Deoxy, Eu La) with music ranging from metal to ambient to prog rock.
Skyjelly is there when meteorites crash into the ground. It’s in the trees and the grass. It’s there very early in the morning when most people are asleep in warm houses. What can we do? People change and we’re changing too – changing and dissolving into the air just as you finally see it. We’ll be there again. We always play.
New material from everyone’s favorite Bos/Prov tape dragons (with video in tow). They’re currently in the processing of releasing new tape via Eggs in Aspic – third overall and what surely will be a nice addition to already hefty discography (Gost Rock on EiA and BP/PEW on Doom Trip Records, both sold out).
Mercy Choir is the musical project of Paul Belbusti, a person from the New Haven, Connecticut area of the United States of America.
This ominous track comes from last year’s Like a Fountain Stirred. In addition to recording as Mercy Choir, Paul is 1/2 of CT improv duo Rivener.
Further Reading: Hartford Courant