Mar 262021
 

Did you ever listen to Enigma and thought to yourself, “Hey, I like these dance beats, but I wish these Gregorian Chants were replaced with women moaning, crying out and asking for it to be harder?” Well, Sexsonica has come to the rescue with not just one, but FOUR albums of just that kind of music in the Sexualsong series.

To be honest, they all sort of blend into one another but maybe that is the goal. These NSFW songs are not the kind you listen to while driving, doing chores or out on a walk but I find they make excellent smut writing music as it sounds like you’re trying to type during a dance club orgy. The few spoken words are repetitive enough not to be distracting for creative endeavors.

Of the four albums, I tend to like Sexualsong 2 the best.

Feb 222021
 

Gonzo Golden Globes is a compilation album of music inspired by 80’s porn soundtracks. When you mention porn music, most people think of the Bow-Chikka-Wow-Wow of the 70’s. The 80’s porn soundtracks were synthesizer melodies with driving beats and this album certainly evokes those unaccredited classics. Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if some of this music actually came from an 80’s porn soundtrack.

A lot of the music has samples from porn movie dialogue which is a plus in my book. Others are dialogue free but are often strong enough to stand on their own. A concept album like this would be danger of becoming repetitive but there is a shocking number of diverse songs in this album from a wide range of artists.

My favorite tracks are Bat Cat and Seduction.

Jan 112021
 

Kylie Minogue is the Empress of Pop as far as I am concerned. Every few years she releases a new album loosely based around a different theme and this year’s gift recreates music that should be played at Discos. Every song is danceable and every song lifts the spirit like an airy pastry.

Like the rest of us, Kylie was stuck at home and she ended up recorded this album in her house and doing her own sound engineering. Also like the rest of us, she got sick of the real world and desperately needed an escape. She succeeded with this album and I greatly adore it.

Look, last week was rough. Watching the Capitol building get invaded by racists and Nazis was psychologically devastating. We watched a coup attempt happen in real time. The country survived for now, but man, do I have anxiety for the future. We all need a little upbeat escapism in our lives and DISCO is doing that for me.

Dec 042020
 

Sometimes I need dramatic synth music sprinkled with the occasional spoken word for magic rituals, demon summonings, erotica magic writing or mood setting. When that happens, I turn to The Seven Sisters of Chaos, a concept album by Goremail. Each track is at least seven minutes long and nicely blend into one another. There is an element of danger and magic woo-woo in every song.

Goremail does a lot of interesting creepy music and I recommend checking all of them out. If you rather not have naked cartoon boobs on your album cover, The Seven Sisters are also available with a censored cover.

Nov 092020
 

Blood Machines is a science fiction short movie. It looks and feels like an 80’s issue of Heavy Metal come to life. Which means it looks great, has some cool moments along with some questionable taste. For a movie that ends with a female-empowering moment, it sure spends a lot of time treating women like shit. Maybe that is the point, but I am not sure if it carries it off or I am just projecting it onto the movie. All in all, it is a mixed bag and I am still not sure if I like it or not.

The soundtrack, however, is awesome. It goes from epic to ominous to epic again with some tension back to epic and almost post-orgasmic bliss. Yeah, I like it. It is my writing rotation for anything science fiction related.

Aug 212020
 

Invaders is an album by the artist, Hollywood Burns. It is a soundtrack to a science fiction movie that was never made. Forty-five seconds into the first track, and I felt like I was at a mythical drive-in about the watch the greatest science schlock ever. I can’t recommend it enough.

It is available for purchase at bandcamp.

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Jun 222020
 

Bandcamp is a freaking gold mine of music and lately I have been hitting rich veins of synthmusic. I am leaning more and more towards lyric-less writing music and synth hits that 80’s kind in me so perfectly.

My current favorite is Payback by the artist, Streetcleaner. It plays like a soundtrack to a revenge movie that was never made. There is not much else to say about other than it makes pretty good driving music as well.

Listen and purchase it here.

Jan 202020
 

Professor Elemental, a steampunk/chap-hop rapper, has released another album. This one, titled Professor Elemental and His Amazing Friends 2, is filled with collaborations with other delightful odd acts. Each song is lovely and I already have some new favorites.

In a world where bad news comes every few hours, Professor Elemental reminds us that some people are out there making good art. These songs celebrate life. They encourage us to enjoy the many delights that are out there but they also encourage us to be a delight ourselves.

Here is my current favorite track on the album.

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Nov 042019
 

It is late at night. You are caught in the maelstrom of your emotions. Everything inside you, the good, the bad, and honest just wants to come screaming out.

That is what every Meg Meyers song sounds like to me. They remind me of late night discussions with people who are going through some shit. Except now there is really good music and guitar solos to go with it.

Meg has two albums and I love them both. My favorite song of hers is ‘Desire’ which includes the line, “I want to skin you with my tongue.” There is carnal craving in this song but also that desperate need to be desired back. It’s that balance of art and honesty that makes her music feel so real to me.

I should add that every video of hers has a surreal and/or sinister edge. The videos are works of art in themselves.

Dec 102018
 

Church of the Cosmic Skull is a seven person supergroup that has come together to form a new religion as well as make the best 70’s prog music of 2016. I am not sure what the religion is about but the music kicks ass.  Imagine the Blue Oyster Cult crossed over with Fleetwood Mac.

Here is my favorite song of theirs, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

 

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