Hey Disinfonauts, my regular rants about talking to extra-dimensional entities with my penis will resume shortly. In the meantime, I was forwarded several rather excellent Occult themed videos in the last few weeks which should serve to satiate your appetite for esoteric high strangeness. First off is the Crowley-tastic video for Deadcuts’ song Summon the Witches. Now, some of you might be familiar with my distaste for Crowley and the dark imagery that currently surrounds the Occult in general, but despite all this I must confess that there’s another part of me that finds it all sort of awesome. I’m certainly more of the comic book Occult variety rather than the horror movie strain. But you know, let’s face it, most Occult anything in pop culture is mired in a thick layer of darkness and by virtue of being Occult themed, I end up digging it anyway. For example, I watched The Dunwich Horror on Netflix a few weeks back and loved it despite the fact that I’ve never been a Lovecraft fan, nor do I really like horror movies in general per se.
Which brings me to Deadcuts. While a bit out of my wheelhouse as far as music goes (I normally focus on psych rock, stoner/doom metal, weird electronic stuff, and trip hop), I find myself grooving on their debut album Dark is the Night quite a bit. It’s the sound of an irrepresable spiritual light spewing forth from deep within a haze of hard liquor and even harder drugs. Oh, and it’s catchy. This video evokes the same sort of “divine beauty in the face of bleak circumstances” vibes the music does. I mean, who doesn’t secretly fantasize about being psychically drowned by a spectral witch while nodding off pleasantly on narcotics? Oh the days when my spirit could handle such things. Any way, enjoy.
More info on Deadcuts activity can be found here, and I certainly also recommend this interview where they discuss the Occult nature of their creative process.
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