ORGAN: Five Music Things – Cult of Dom Keller, the experiments of Lauren Sarah Hayes, your monthly dose of Danny Elfman, the glow of Growing, Arc Mountain…

Back to back being back to the five things thing and the fractured music portal yet again (and again and again) and yeah, we did say all this last week and in the weeks before and while the whole world window and no, we never do proofread and it doesn’t really matter if it was a television fizzing and going off and things back then when we first heard of the Window. The window is a fractured portal now and we still never did find out about what happened to Bobby Hill. Does anyone bother reading the editorial? Do any of those bands who bug us for coverage ever bother looking or reading or checking before then send us those damn annoying following up e.mails? “Sent you a link to our album a week ago, I was wondering if you’re ever going to cover it?” You’d know we already did if you could be bothered to look. And yes okay, maybe, running up a hill…

This five musical things thing is mostly about just that, five musical things that have passed by in the last few days, five soundbites, five slices of musical information along with those oh so vital vital links and signposts staring back and making that hissing noise. You do read all this right? You did read that bit about Bandcamp Friday last time? Enough of this, cut the crap you sa, ywah, I know, on with the music, here come the Cult and some old Organ artwork jsut to fill up the space with more than text…

1: Cult of Dom Keller are back with a new album and more of their heavy psychedlic swirling around and around and well here’s what the electronic piece of paper said, “Cult of Dom Keller are today announcing their fifth album ‘They Carried The Dead In A U.F.O’ and sharing the huge first single, ‘Last King of Hell’. Since 2007 the UK group have been leaving a trail of sonic fever dreams, dark psychedelia and experimentalism that beats with a heavy industrial heart. New single ‘Last King Of Hell’, released today alongside the album news, is a speaker-blowing blast of incendiary psychedelic noise-rock. ‘They Carried The Dead In A U.F.O’ is due out May 21st”. The press release has it about right, they’re sound as good as eve this fifth time aroun, maybe even better, certrainly not flown too close t othe sun and burnt out yet, this first taste is indeed a sonic monster – more details here

2: Danny Elfman is releasing a single a month during 2021, the third just came out, all three so far have been as good as you’d rightly expect them to be. You don’t need us ot tell you about Mt Elfman, all those film soundtracks, He first became well known as the singer-songwriter for the new wave band Oingo Boingo in the early 1980s, you probably knew that already, but then again the 1980s were a long tiem ago now, you might not have been born in the 1980’s I know I wasn’t…


3: Lauren Sarah Hayes – When is experimental too experimental? Does music need to connect, is it music? id it sound art? is sound art music? does that bit sound like a (slightly annoying) 50cc motorbike? A fizzer? Does that bit sound like electronic bees? Do sound art music makers whe npeople say these kind of throwaway things about thier cretivity? is this simply painting in a different way? Does it just makes us want to reach for something carefully composed, structured, fully formed? Lauren is from Scotland, I guess she could be from anywahere, she apparently builds her own musical equipment. I just got to the end and without hesitation niy he play again button, I probably will feel the need to reach for the second Kiss Alive album sometime very soon though, there go those motorbikes again, gonna lose your mind in…

“Scottish-born, Arizona-based improvising electronic musician and sound artist Lauren Sarah Hayes releases new collection on computer music label Superpang. As an artist, Hayes investigates how to make live electronic music physical and highly engaging to audiences. Her music is a mix of experimental pop/live electronics/techno/noise and has been described as ‘voracious’ and ‘tantalizing’. This new release combines live electronic improvisation, pulsar synthesis, and machine learning techniques using bespoke software.” – The Bandcamp thing


Actually I think I like the way Manipulation is manipulating me a little more, maybe I need rhythm? This one seems a little more painterly but then I’m just an analog painter who likes to listen to Kiss live albums. Manipulation sounds like the gateway to her world, the easier way in


4: Growing – Now this is rather soothing, rather right on most right of ways, a rather beautiful piece of music that’s from the forthcoming album “Diptych”, an album that’s out April 30th in digital form and on May 14th on limited black, coloured and handmade vinyl editions and cd on Silver Current Records as well as limited edition cassette on Laffs & Danger. Here’s the Bandcamp and the album details. Don’t get all this limited edition cassette thing, true, we started our own label back when cassettes were an actual real thing rather than a hispter fad but hey, it was surely always a rubbbbbbish format, do like the way this Growing thing jsut flows, temping to say grows but no…

Now what is this? Deathbomb are involved, got to be good right? Say word indeed, hang on where’s that cup of tea. Do like that cover art, soeone called Max,looks like Max has done quite a few Hausu covers, hey Max, whoever you are, want to be in the Next show, it opens in April, the nextt show is called Next, it opens on April 20th, here, have a look while we have a listen to Time Makes Nothing Happen. Art makes thing happen, art brings us together, art is a force for good. Alright?

5: Arc Mountain – Now this looks good, the one track up there on line right now sounds good, we like change abd Deathbomb Arc do keep us fuelled whe nwe need the noise. The big news this week from over there is that Deathbomb Arc and Hausu Mountain artists have teamed up for a collaborative compilation album to raise money for Last Prisoner Project. The album is on pre-sale now and comes out this May. The digital is available both on the Deathbomb and Hausu bandcamp, and cassette & cd are available at the Hausu bandcamp. More on this soon I expect,


And now we’re poking around the land of Hause and these things wrapped in Max, this one tingles in a rather delightfully rewarding way…


And that was that for another few days or maybe a week or maybe weeks or maybe… More in a bit? maybe? Do we need more music,

And just because we care, before we go, another plague, a violin version…


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