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Week in Review: April 1-6

An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

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Mercury Retrograde in Pisces

Mercury Retrograde in Pisces

Signs from Above by Joan Pope

Signs from Above by Joan Pope

Les Fleurs du Mal: L’Imprévu by Joan Pope

Les Fleurs du Mal: L’Imprévu by Joan Pope

Les Fleurs du Mal: Les plaintes d’un Icare

Les Fleurs du Mal: Les plaintes d’un Icare

Body and Soul by Joan Pope

Body and Soul by Joan Pope

The Pact by Joan Pope

The Pact by Joan Pope


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Sort of a slow week for my personal projects. I had a lot to do for my regular job and some commissioned pieces. I’ve been feeling okay the last few days…

Wizards Tell Lies - Lost King, After You

Lost King, After You by Wizards Tell Lies is available now through MuteAnt Sounds NetLabel .

I connected with Wizards Tell Lies originally in 2015 through Wyrd Daze. It was great to hear from Wizards Tell Lies as I was wrapping up my poetry book and getting ready to start recording for the upcoming Whip Angels album. The vocal track I contributed to this album is one of the poems from Death is Coming.

The album is darkly atmospheric, jazzy, and beautiful. Pick up a physical copy before they are gone!  

IX Tab - The World Is Not Where We Are

IX Tab's The World Is Not Where We Are is available at http://ixtabulations.blogspot.co.uk/  & http://dadaixtab.bandcamp.com  

I connected with IX Tab in 2015 through Wyrd Daze and am so pleased to have been part of this beautiful album. 

From IX Tab's blog:

"The World Is Not Where We Are completes a trilogy of IX Tab albums and, while clearly cut from the same dirty cloth as Spindle & The Bregnut Tree and R.O.C, it is something of a departure in that, this time around, there is manifestly an acceptance of the feminine into the harte of the wud. The World Is Not Where We Are is moon-driven and burnished in silver. It’s anima(listic) and tidal, altogether more graceful in it’s movements. 

This time around, IX Tab features Eli Murray aka Gentleforce and Joan Pope of The Whip Angels, two collaborators from across the seas who instinctively understood the ritualistic nature of IX Tab and the strong sense of place. Gentleforce released arguably the best ambient album of 2016 in Refuge From The Great Sadness, while Joan Pope’s audio-visual sex cult, sexdeathrebirth, is in the process of taking all the worlds by storm. 

Other things have remained the same: old energies pushed in new directions. Lyrics by Kant by way of the Noumenal; songs by W.B. Yeats and Colette; atmospheres and sex magick exercises from Israel Regardie and Pope Joan; drones made from creaking swings and squeaking munkins; folk dirges and shotgun fire; wassails & poetic re-imaginings of lost causes. We know it’s an increasingly unpopular opinion, but we don’t believe that any music speaks for itself. 

As ever, the IX Tab universe spills out into a 16-page full colour booklet bursting at the seams with esoteric ephemera, loose psycho-geographical details, lyrical shards, totems and potentially libelous slurs against 18th C portrait artists."