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    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2011
    Cheers for the link to the new WIKAN bob - their debut ILLEGAL GRAVE MUSIC is also awesome, although I think the mediafire link it was stored at is inactive now :(

    I'm really enjoying LOVEDIED as well - there's one of their tracks in the mix above. LOVEDIED is the other guy behind Immaculate Collective, along with G O S T S. Their Nate Dogg RIP tribute EP is really good.

    Myself, I'm gorging on Haruki Tamesue. Psychedelic, fat as fuck and very experimental. Love it.
  1.  (8571.82)
    WIK?N are the shit. I knew it was due out soon, but it passed me by. It's damn tasty.

    Haruki is a fucking legend. Don't tell him I said that - it'll go to his head. He's been making this shit for YEARS. I heard an IDM DJ set from him from 2000. It was still psychedelic, fat as fuck and very experimental back then.

    My two bits: Modern Witch are doing a 7-inch crowdsource-thing that I like, and will contribute to when I get paid.

    Some made the witch house version of Lady Gaga's "Judas" that we've all been waiting for. No-one guessed Goldfrapp would be the ones to do it...

    And here we have -ghst- who is more awesome than anyone usually thinks. Their zombie edit of Frgma's "Toca's Miracle" is excellent.

    DOSE's member Jonny Teardrop is awesome too. Dragged deep vocals and haunted bedroom music.

    And erm... "World Goth Day"... just gonna leave that there.
    • CommentAuthormonboddo
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2011

    as you may have read in the Musicians thread, i just got my old band's mp3s uploaded to the Free Music Archive.

    in the process, i suggested to the managing director that he create a new section just for witch house. during this conversation i became the Free Music Archive's "volunteer curator" for the genre. that's what happens when you come up with good ideas. <shrug>

    anyways, if any witch house artists would like to get a little more exposure for their music (quelle horreurs!), please get in touch with me and i will help you get your music on the Free Music Archive. don't worry about your "artistic cred," the Archive is run by American freeform FM radio station WFMU and they can perform a cred transfusion if necessary.

    the only requirement that the FMA has is that you put your music under the Creative Commons license. and if you throw your music around on the Internet, putting it under CC is a pretty damn good idea anyways.

    for the curious, you can:

    1) contact me and i can provide more information about the FMA

    2) check out the following links so you know that i am serious as a heart attack:
    • CommentTimeMay 17th 2011
    Bravo monboddo! We have all the Black Lantern releases up on FMA too, and they are very good at promoting new / underground music. We've had over 1000 downloads of a few of thelabel's EPs from there, so I can confirm it is a great place to get exposure for your music and find new listeners. I look forward to seeing the stuff you curate for them!
    • CommentAuthorhelloMuller
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2011 edited
    This is interesting… Godlfrapp remix of Lady Gaga's Judas track, definitely Witch House tinged.

    EDIT: Never mind, I should learn to read threads.
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2011
    This is really, really good electro-tinged whisssssssh hauuuuussss

    Church / Church.

    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2011
    So my wife is watchind a dance competition show and I was thinking how interesting it would be to see a dance choreographed to a witch house track.
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd 2011 edited

    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2011
    New mix! Tranquilised hip-hop / drag / electro.

    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeJun 10th 2011
    The Latest Video for V‡S kULt : SMALL IN NUMBER BUT GREATER IN MIND>>>

    See if you can guess the films he used...

    The Cut and paste visual were done by DAZ?D GAZE
  2.  (8571.91)
    †3X†UR3 did us proud. I think this should be the new "go to" document in Witch Haus...
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011 edited
    my friends from Aaimon just posted that on there fb this morning. It's a great read, and incredibly well written. Awesome job, †3X†UR3!
    (I say Aaimon because I forget what the mac command is for a delta symbol >.>)
    • CommentTimeJul 31st 2011
    Thanks guys! Had some comment-flak about the fact it is somewhat shallow as a piece, but it was intended as a primer rather than an analysis. Hope I'll be able to write some more about the individual bands for DM, as I have offers of interviews from eyedoublecross, Aaimon, skeletonkids and a few others...
  3.  (8571.94)
    ^ Comment flak was by n00bs. The highest criticism you got was from Cosmotropia de Xam (Mater allfather) for not including Phantasma Disques (his brainchild of a label). Which just sounded WHINY.

    Also by brethren and I collaborated with a soon-to-be magazine called Dior Nights. 17 tracks of sheer awesomeness and one by me for free.

    "AURAL SECTS: A Mix for Dior Nights, selected by Ectoplasm & spf50."

    Feel free to pick up a free copy.
  4.  (8571.95)
    Fuck the haters Bram

    i remember when the Guardian did a piece on Witch House and hoo, boy was there a lot of bitterness in the comments section as well.

    Even if it's not a massive genre in itself, you can't deny the fact is that it's a gamechanger in lo-fo electronics/ hip hop/noise
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2011
    Also, there's the fact that it's a non-genre in many ways, a joke which most of the people who maake it are in on, hence they make up new labels every few seconds, unlike musicians from other camps / genres, who in my experience just tend to avoid labels completely. There's a self-awareness about folks like Ritualz and Mater Suspiria that I really admire - an embracing of cliche (rave synths, 808 drum patterns) that is reinvigorating rather than annoying. Thanks for reading anyway guys!
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2011 edited
    Funny thing about Witch House on my end - when I first heard about it all the WH threads in WC hadn't been very active, so I never saw them until they came up again recently. I'd heard my boyfriend and his friends talking about it a lot, but I never went out and actively got into it, and then kind of purposely didn't get into it because I felt like I would just be jumping on some bandwagon because it was the thing to do, or like I was only listening to it because this guy I started dating did. But now, with the Whitechapel Witch House threads being so active again, and my boyfriend's band mate and his girlfriend having made Aaimon, there's so much Witch House talk going on around me, and I know so much about it know from hearing/reading all the discussion about it, that I almost feel obligated to listen to it, haha. Just kind of a funny turn around from "Oh no no it's too late if I started now I'd just be doing it to be cool," to "Welp...I can't not listen to it now, I know too much about it."

    Thanks Whitechapel, thanks. :P
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2011
    The first time I had heard of Witch House was Warren's article in Wired. I had been around here for a bit but never paid much attention now I listen to it quite often and most of it was pointed out by Bram, so I owe you a great debt of gratitude.
  5.  (8571.99)
    Warren also pointed out WH to me... and now I'm running a netlabel for it. In less than six months. GET ON THE BANDWAGON NOW BEFORE IT LEAVES!

    Bram's right. Lots of the hispter types are so self-aware that they forcibly create new sub-genres. Zombelle, Myrrh Ka Ba and the rest are credited with the new term "Seapunk". And then there's the post-rave lot. The list goes on. But like Bob said, Witch House IS a game changer... The name seems to have stuck but I can't help but think that this is some kind of nodal point that in 5 years time will be called something slightly more appropriate.

    Also, Argos... OMG U KNO ?AIMON?!!! fanboooooooi here :D
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2011 edited
    :P I like how i failed to put two and two together about who you were when you posted Bram's article on here even though we'd already chatted on their FB post, heh. I totally skipped over who the poster was and just went "Oh hey I just read that!"