New album release!
This is what was going to be my Best of Jamuary release, but almost all the best stuff was consistent in style: dark, noisy drone “ambient” stuff, full of controlled chaos.
(Since I went so heavy with the Make Noise Strega, I thought… winter month + witch = …hmm, I don’t want to name it after the Snow Queen or White Witch specifically, but how about a spooky yokai? Yes, that works.
Which caused me to read up a bit more on yuki-onna. Apparently there are many different varieties of them and conflicting stories about what (not) to do if you encounter one. If a granny or a woman with a baby or just any visitor comes along, begging for water or shelter, you can’t just leave them in the cold… but maybe make sure they have a hot bath. And dress warm and maybe carry a shovel. Or don’t live near a valley in Japan in winter.)