Archive for the ‘Gothic’ Category


By • May 28th, 2008

I really like Picastro, I mean how can you go past a band that classes themself as Gothic / Other / Folk (I must admit though I have been thinking about what a Gothic Folk band would sound like and It’s tempting) Picastro is a Canadian sleep-rock (who knows… I prefer the Gothic Folk tag […]


By • Apr 7th, 2008

I first heard this band as the soundtrack to a video about a paper character and Escher like optical illusions by Eugen Erhan. The featured song is the most memorable part of the video – atmospheric, melodic and quite hypnotic and at the same time sharp and experimental. The singer has a trace of an […]

Abney Park – Stigmata Martyr

By • Jan 18th, 2008

One of my favourite books is “The Difference Engine” by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling. The book is set in an era where steam power is still widely used, say, an alternate Victorian era England.  Steam won ,silicon never got a look in. (You really should read the book it’s a ripper). Now if anyone […]

Chill: Diorama – Drowned

By • Dec 3rd, 2006

Artist: Diorama Website: & Track Name: Drowned Playback: mp3/flash Download?: Yes Not really a chill piece today but I found Diorama by accident at I had read about electro/goth and it tickled me as an idea. Don’t know why but anyway, the upside is that I found “Drowned” by Diorama. Atmosphere meets […]

Saturday Samples – Elane

By • Oct 21st, 2006

Artist: Elane Website: Track Name: Lore of Nen Teaser Playback: mp3 Download?: Yes A German new age goth band named for and led by Joran Elane. How can you go wrong with a foot in both camps? Wonderfully atmospheric arrangements coupled with sparkling accompaniments and interesting vocal performances. Joran Elane on whistles and vocals, […]