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Patrick Picard - Geek-bound fear ‘n’ dread

Recently released via Arrow Video The Bloodhound stands as one of the more classy, distinctive, and subtle uneasy psychological thrillers to appear in some years. The films based loosely on Edgar Allan Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher. It focuses on Jean-Paul Luret(Joe Adler)- an awkward, rich & glum twenty-something man, who lives with his largely unseen sister, in a glass, wood & grey blinded secluded large house.  He’s visited by his school friend Francis (Liam Aiken) - who is equally awkward, though slightly more devious. The film slow, but surely unfolds blending together creepy awkwardness & lulling unease. It nods back to grim and troubled thriller/ horror films of the 1970s, with a side order of early 2000’s awkward geek-ness- which is what makes the whole thing so distinct.  Most impressively this is the debut feature from LA-based Patrick Picard- who wrote and directed the film, making it even more impressive.  After been most taken by The Bloodhound , we arranged an email interview with Patrick. Below you'll find said interview- where he discusses not only his chilling debut film but art and music- both his own & others.


Dosis Letalis - Walled Noise For Many Sonic Seasons

Dosis Letalis stands as one of the more respected & known projects of the second wave of walled noise. Since forming, just over five years ago, Dosis Letalis has put out over one hundred and fifty releases, with the projects sound moving between more straight ’n’ intense wall-craft, and more experimental fare.  Behind the project is Serbian born Nemanja Nikolić, who moved from his homeland to France a few years back. I caught up with Nemanja for an email interview, and below you’ll find a lengthy and far-reaching interview discussing Dosis Letalis five-year existence, the project's set-up, many collaborations he's been involved with, and much more.


Shatraug - Into the Finnish Black Metal Death Spectrum
One of the most respected & prolific names in Finnish black metal is guitarist & songwriter Shatraug. He has been highly active in the scene since the early 1990’s- in 1993  he formed Horna, which quickly became one of the Connor stone bands of the Finnish BM scene. Then in 1999, he formed Sargeist- first as a solo project, then later as a band which for a time featured members of fellow long-running BM band Behexen- with the project creating a distinctive blend of grim & darkly harmonic elements. As well as these two key projects he’s linked to a few others too such as Mortualia, Striges, Finnentum, Gand, Hoath, Necroslut & Sinisterite. I caught up with Shatraug for an email chat- discussing his influences, the recent 10th album from Horna Kuoleman Kirjo, last years surprise first full-length release from Striges Verum Veterum, and the future.
Mark Polonia - Of gore-bound farms, churches of the damned, & deranged- splatter bound hallucinations
When one thinks of gore-bound, yet creative Short-On- Video films of the 1980’s & 1990’s- the first two names that come to mind are Mark and John Polonia. During the 80's/90's these Wellsboro, Pennsylvania twins created a selection of low-budget classics such as Splatter Farm, Feeders, Church Of The Dammed, Hallucinations & How to Slay a Vampire. The pair carried on making films into the mid- 2000’s- then in 2008 John sadly passed away at the too-young age of thirty-nine. Since then Mark has carried on creating work- with to date sixty-two directing credits to his name, along with thirty-seven acting & sixty-five editing credits to his name. Mark kindly agreed to give us an email interview- discussing the classic SOV films, as well as later his more recent work.
Danny Hyde - Coils of an Arabian Sewer Age
Last year, shortly after the vinyl release of Contemplating Nothingness, the critically acclaimed third album from Electric Sewer Age. I was lucky enough to chat with musician/producer and general all-round sonic wizard Danny Hyde about his amazing career in music. We discussed his special working relationship with Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson and his part in the amazing body of work Peter and Jhonn Balance (Coil) left behind when they passed. We also talked about Trent Reznor, the future, retirement, motorcycle accidents and Armenian Dudek players among other things.
Best Of 2020 - Music, Sound, Film

It’s fair to say that 2020 has been a year unlike any before- which most want to forget, due to all the loss, stress & inner/outer turmoil created worldwide. But there has still been positives/ reasons -to-celebrate this year-  and some of those have come from  either sonic or visual mediums . Below our writers select their favourite musical, sound & film moments from the strange/ troubling year that was 2020- and as always our picks cover a wide range of genres.



       
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