Hawksmoor Returns With Darkly Lit ‘Saturnalia’ Out 2/4; Listen To Title Track

James McKeown has a knack for visceral sound worlds when releasing music as Hawksmoor. Albums like Methods Of Dreaming, On Prescription, and Concrete Island which he released in collaboration with The Heartwood Institute(all released via Spun Out Of Control) are sonic delicacies for the ears. Analog synths combined with electric bass and just an overwhelming […]

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Be Entranced By Garden Gate’s Baroque “The Voyeur”; ‘Blood Mansion’ Out December 3rd

It’s been a busy and fruitful year for electronic label Library of the Occult. What Tom McDowell has done is curate a very distinct and all-encompassing sound world, with many different artistic points of view. From his beginning with the label in July of 2020 McDowell has shared these very distinct and individual artistic points […]

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Kyron : Ascending Plume Of Faces

Another stunning album from the always forward-thinking label Library Of The Occult is the recently released Ascending Plume Of Faces by Kyron. In some respects it seems to reside in the same sonic world that LOTO is known for; mysterious, subtle, moody, and engrossing sounds. But Kyron also sounds wholly their own thing; electronics coalesce […]

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Missionary Work : The Ash tree

There’s something stately and haunting about Missionary Work’s new album The Ash Tree. Renato Montenegro has built an ornate castle of sound that is part parlor music, baroque Gothic, and classical music from beyond the grave. Music to accompany M.R. James’ tale of the same name, the harpsichord melodies intertwine with haunting synth and regal […]

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Missionary Work Returns With ‘The Ash Tree’, Out 10/1; Listen To “Thou Shalt Seek Me in the Morning…” 

Library Of The Occult returns 10/1 with a gorgeous slice of baroque horror in Missionary Work’s haunting new album The Ash Tree, a musical companion to M.R. James’ tale of the same name. Witches, hangings, trees, and things that go scratch in the night are at the heart of James’ tale. Missionary Work gives us […]

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The Unseen : The Goatman

The latest release from Tom McDowell’s Library Of The Occult label is a “lost soundtrack” of sorts, this time from the band The Unseen(Klaus Morlock). Locking into a mixture of late 60s psychedelia, Gothic ambient, and just enough of those things that go bump in the night, The Goatman sounds otherworldly and aged like a […]

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Drew Mulholland : Messer’s Circulating Library

Drew Mulholland’s Messer’s Circulating Library, the latest release from Tom McDowell’s Library of the Occult record label, is quite unlike anything that’s come from the label. Melodic-driven songs are replaced by winding, drone-driven long form works that sound and feel more like traveling through dimensions and realities. Industrial swirls and resonating machinations give the impression […]

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