We talk about the range of our subculture's fashion with special guest Kate Mior of Bone and Busk Couture.
This week on Necromancy Radio, I interview Australian witch and musician, Wendy Rule. Wendy is about to launch ‘Persephone’, the new double-album from this visionary songstress and is the culmination of over twelve years work, and although drawing on Wendy’s musical journey over the past 2 decades, is unlike anything that she has done before. This beautifully evocative retelling of the Ancient Greek myth of the Goddess Persephone’s descent into the Underworld is almost like an opera, designed to guide the listener through this ancient tale of the cycles of Nature. With subtle textures that reference her early life as a jazz singer in her home town of Melbourne, and the trademark dark, gothic soundscapes and souring vocals of her previous 7 major albums, ‘Persephone’ is an ambitious and unique 24 track journey through the realms of Life, Death, and human emotion.
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Visit www.wendyrule.com for the official launch date to purchase Persephone on February 2, 2019 and check out the Australian tour dates for tickets. Don’t miss out!
Typhoid Mary is a term used to describe someone who spreads disease. Many people know the name refers to a real woman, but not many know the details of her story. In this episode, we discuss Mary Mallon, who was discovered to be spreading typhoid through her cooking in New York City in 1906, despite the fact that she was never sick herself.
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We're looking forward to this year's releases and all the shows and tours coming through in 2019. And not too long after this recording, Clan of Xymox with Bellwether Syndicate did announce a Toronto date. Our dreams are coming true!
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World renowned thereminist, Armen Ra discusses his life as a young Armenian having moved from Iran in the late 70s and starting his life in America after a permanent holiday stay. Armen’s musical career came later in life after many years of clubbing in the era of the Club Kids in NYC, performing spectacular drag shows, making jewellery for stars like Siouxsie Sioux and studying witchcraft with the witch of Salem herself, Laurie Cabot. Armen also worked in Patricia Field’s (widely known as costume designer for Sex and the City) store at one point and shops at the NYC store Trash and Vaudeville to buy all of his pointed shoes and boots. It was only until one day after attending a party hosted by David LaChapelle, someone asked Armen what he did apart from model, to which he quipped, “I’m studying the theremin”. The words were spoken and although untrue at the time, became his destiny. In 2014 a documentary was made dedicated to Armen’s life titled ‘When my Sorrow Died’. It won multiple awards and is still being circulated and available for download in the link below.
Armen has performed around the world in places like Villa Petraia (Florence, Italy) and at events such as the Christian Dior Haute Couture Ball (Paris), being on tour with Nick Cave, Moogfest and many other events that are at the height of obscurity when it comes to electronic music and the theremin. Armen’s gothic influence he describes as organic and makes no excuses for being incredibly glamorous at all times. This interview was conducted on the 18th Anniversary of Armen’s first theremin.
Welcome to 2019 and we hope you enjoy my conversation with Armen Ra, Thereminist – Legend.
The Catacombs w/ DJ Gomez
1. Black Tape for a Blue Girl- The Stars
2. Hante.- Empty Space
3. Lowlife- Ragged Rise to Tumbledown
4. Beach House- Black Car
5. Mellow Grave- Burn One
6. Lycia- A Failure
7. Dream Affair- The Porter
8. Night Sins- Daisy Chain
9. Kriistal Ann- Killing Jokes
10. Holygram- Hideaway
11. Cocteau Twins- When Mama Was a Moth
12. Tropic of Cancer- Stop Suffering