Time for another episode of Boston Becomes Eclectic – a show/podcast we’re doing in collaboration with Resonance Extra!
Karen Zanes is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from the Boston/Cambridge area. In addition to her solo project, she is a contributing member of the experimental / noise/ psych / electronica project, Violet Nox. Other affiliated projects include The Freeways, Ghost Machine Noise, Second Day Venom.
Friends Are Golden appears on Of Lovers and Tribes LP (Reverb Worship, 2016).
Infinite Room – Concrete
There’s also a guest mix that Reuben did for IHN that everyone is highly recommended to check out. It features music by Blonde Redhead, Broadcast, Spiritualized, King Crimson, Lou Reed, Trans AM and many more!
Petridisch (@petridisch) describes himself as a “mainly Electronic music composer on the Darkwave side, who loves VOCALOID / sometimes plays a reverbed-out guitar” hailing from Boston. Petridisch is a mysterious creature, also know as Thor Maillet, who has issued a staggering 26 individual releases, since first launching his project.
Petridisch‘s music is equally influenced by both, the works of Philip Glass and Mylène Farmer, as Thor Maillet says his general intent with his music it to “explore the greyer areas of the psyche with inevitable elements of light and humor.”
Cyberia comes from Reve d’un Reve, full-length that came out on Norwegian label Asura Revolver. He also released Umjammer tape via Illuminated Paths and Glass: Another Look at Harmony via Pizzabeast Gang more recently.
Bostonian Marissa Nadler has a voice that drives critics to poetic acts of self-sacrifice. “A voice you would follow straight into Hades,” wrote one. “In mythological times it could have lured men to their deaths at sea,” said another. The critical community would collectively bungee into Krakatoa, it would seem, at the bidding of this will-o’-the-wisp of a trill, equal parts Hope Sandoval, Kate Bush, Lanterns on the Lake and an undead Lana Del Rey. The Guardian
Yes, the music of Dark Sunny Land occupies mostly a peculiar heat haze hinterland, a semi-permanent perch that always appears to threaten a massive increase in volume, but never does.
DSL is a solo project of guitarist Steve Painter that received praise from the likes of Julian Cope and Roger Miller (Mission of Burma). Tire Swing appears on self-released The Midnight Dreamers EP and his previous material appeared on One Hand Records.
Steve also performed Tire Swing as part of IHN Showcase #5 (footage by Karen Zanes / visuals by Rachel Lee).