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Music, Spotlights

Violet Masks

Today's fruit of scouring the never-ending abyss of Bandcamp is Violet Masks based out of Long Island, New York. The artist is a bit of a mystery, going only by the name of Michael. According to the Violet Masks website, Michael has released over 40 albums since 2003 (whoa). Michael is also a visual artist, and from what I've seen so far, has created all of the artwork for the many Violet Masks releases. The Violet Masks discography is pretty eclectic, ranging from spacious ambience, to pretty harsh industrialized noise. Some of my favorite moments are when whispy vocals are included in the midst, such as in In My Skull on the Alternating Series (Part 1) release and Heather on Skeletons (External).

I'll be looking forward to hearing and seeing more from Violet Masks. If you like what you hear, make sure and pick up an album or two and support the artist on Bandcamp!

Music, Spotlights

Beläten

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While digging through Bandcamp today, I ran across a goldmine of a label in Beläten out of Sweden. The label specializes in the darker aspects of electronic music, such as darkwave, cold wave, experimental, witch house, etc. So far I've only listened to about a quarter or less of their releases, but everything I've heard so far is of stellar quality. I'll be keeping my eye on this label, and diving more into their back catalog for sure. Here are the ones I've jammed out today. Inspiring stuff. Check 'em out!