Musick to Play in the Dark

Coil - Musick to Play in the Dark
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Fuck I am scared of the dark and broccoli. Why did you have to do this to me Coil.

As the album titled suggest, this record is cryptic surreal and most definitely design to be play at midnight for your daily dose of nightmare fuel. Creating a cold, isolating atmosphere whilst belittling you with some cryptic lyrics. Musick To Play In The Dark is a beautifully crafted piece of Post-Industrial infusing elements of electronic, dark ambient, glitch to make you feel uneasy and uneasy it will make ... read more
Moonlight gazes upon the bloodied visage of a lambast corpse, crawling and sputtering a broken hymn as they drag themselves with dirt laden fingers and gum-bled teeth. Obsidian trees and a milky white fog roll through the effervescent landscape, carving from bone and rock the dreaming ephemeral beauty of eternal solipsism; in this darkened abyssal vortex what exists is naught but the Self, yet the Self is asleep in the somnambulism of aqueous remembrance. In the layers of dream and death this ... read more
I'm pretty sure red queen is supposed to be about the fact that parts of history are more likely to have been falsely recorded than we acknowledge or something like that but I really do like to imagine it instead explains addiction to isolation and how it's an endless cycle and your only fucking option at some point

It's October, and I need a bit of a thrill, and/or something to focus my attention on in my free time, so I'm going to devote some energy to exploring music that creates a dark or frightening atmosphere. I'll try to stay within the confines of "dark ambient" music (as opposed to pop-structured music with a creepy edge), as my interest is in records that create a nightmarish aura or mood, rather than those that seek to occupy 100% of the listener's attention ... read more
Very good
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Added on: April 19, 2016