I am proud to announce the first ever, all exclusive Unholy Rhythms mix and just in time for Halloween! “Abraded Ghosts” is really a celebration of Halloween through the eyes of artists of different genres. I asked 13 wonderful musicians to give me their interpretation of creepy Halloween music and what I received is the most varied, delectable selection. From the sweet imagery of kids trick-or-treating at night, to dark, murky gothic swampfi that drags you to Hades.
To be clear, there are some tracks that weren’t made *just* for me but are exclusive nonetheless. Pepepiano’s ghostwave, “Total Bust”, will be out on his new cassette on 11/5, The Great Valley’s, “Easy Fog”, is an unreleased track from their newer album, and Ghost Animal’s instrumental, “Quitting Guilt”. Also included are two killer covers from the stellar Altar Eagle** (!!!) and the doompop outfit Wild Eyes. The rest were made just for this.
To be honest, I must confess to feeling a little egotistical opening the mix with my musical project band with Young Henry - eros+massacre. When the idea for a mix originally came to mind, he was the first person I asked. I cannot be more thrilled with our work. He’s a wonderful artist and an all-around amazing person.
I cannot express enough how pleased I am that this came together as beautifully as it did. From the original artwork by Karen Weiss* to every artist, I have so much gratitude and love for all of you. A big thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for making this such a success.
“Abraded Ghosts” - Unholy Rhythms Halloween Mix 2010
- eros+massacre - ハウスの魔女 (Hausu No Majo)
- Guerre - Ghetto Rain
- Altar Eagle - L’uccello Dalle Piume Di Cristallo (The Bird With The Crystal Plumage)
- ✝ DE△D VIRGIN ✝ - †D▲RE
- Ʌ - Swamp Loop
- Wild Eyes - Dark Rooms
- Pepepiano - Total Bust
- MémoireD’amour - Dead Sun
- Closed Cassette - Back To Bed
- The Great Valley - Easy Fog
- Ghost Animal - Quitting Guilt
- Guilty Ghosts - Begotten
- Megafortress - Noosphere
♪ File under: halloween, electronic, dirgepop, doompop, darkwave, ghostfi, witch house, avant-ghetto, swamp fi, electroblackmetal, chillgrave, instrumental, post rock, trick or treat, SOMUCHLOVE, ～(m~ 〓~)m OooooooooO~
* Karen is an illustration virtuoso, a graphic design student, and all around ace gal. I asked her for something “Gorey-esque” and she gave me exactly what I wanted. J’ADORE!
** I flipped out about having Brad & Eden Rose work with me since I’ve been a fan of Foxy Digitalis for years. I never once thought I’d have the privilege of working with them. I am deeply humbled and truly honored.