Music Alert: Orbr – Drunken Noodles

I’m thrilled to announce that Drunken Noodles, my latest single of my drum & bass avatar Orbr, is out today!

On the menu tonight: wavy analog pads, tinkling bells, barely-controlled growlers, chonky kits, world instruments, and space-age FX weave and hustle throughout Orbr’s high-octane summer slammer Drunken Noodles, a dense and complex liquid joint with distinctly international flavorings and more than a few rough edges. Once again Orbr kicks across subgenres and offers the listener a fresher-than-fresh take on the drum & bass experience. Come get a bellyful!

Drunken Noodles is available everywhere fine music is sold. You can also hear it on Orbr’s Bandcamp, YouTube, Spotify, and SoundCloud channels, and of course you can stream or download any Orbr song at orbrsounds.com!

Video Alert: Thrill Behind Barks / Neil Auch Collab

Last year my darkwave band The Seven Whores of the Apocalypse recorded an experimental noise album under the name Thrill Behind Barks (Three in a Cell).

This year TBB collaborated with decay photographer Neil Auch for the gorgeously upsetting video Blowfly Girl: A Short Film to one of the songs from Three in a Cell, and the result is electrifying.

Many thanks to Chris and Tom of 7W / TBB, and to Neil for allowing us to collaborate on such a fabulous project!

Music Alert: The Seven Whores of the Apocalypse – A Poison Mind

My darkwave band The Seven Whores of the Apocalypse are just pleased as punch to announce our new single, A Poison Mind, out today!

Desires fueled by rot… rabid nightmares… scorpion-filled thoughts… interminable self-loathing… A Poison Mind that desires release. Join the Seven Whores of the Apocalypse as they ride through the black light and exorcise the demons with a fusion of susurrant vocals, vaporous bass, and drums that echo throughout the catacombs.

Stream A Poison Mind our Bandcamp, SoundCloud and YouTube channels.

Music Alert: Orbr – Cold Steps EP

Orbr’s debut EP Cold Steps invites the listener to experience the minimal techno side of drum & bass. All three songs — Cold Steps, Detroit Horizons, and The Big Rip-Off — occupy a sparse and technical landscape without sacrificing the dimensional depth and innovative production skills that Orbr fans have come to expect.

Surprises hide behind every corner: vintage vocoders, glistening analog pads, jittery 303s, and throwback MC scratches all pay homage to the birthplace of techno while keeping a firm eye on the future of DNB. This one’s for Detroit!

The Cold Steps EP is available everywhere fine music is sold. You can also hear it on Orbr’s Bandcamp, YouTube, and SoundCloud channels, and of course you can stream or download any Orbr song at orbrsounds.com!

Pareidolia: New & Improved

In 2017 I self-published my first stab at a novel, a highish-concept science fiction thriller named Pareidolia. You can read the premise here, and the table of contents can be found here.

I had also published a single deleted chapter when the book came out, but today I added four more. Click here to read these never before seen chapters, as well as other fun bonus material.

I stupidly forgot to link each chapter to the next, so you always had to go back to the TOC to keep reading. No more. Now there are go-to-next-chapter links at the bottom of each chapter post.

Enjoy!

Music Alert: The Seven Whores of the Apocalypse – Pathological

My electro-industrial band The Seven Whores of the Apocalypse are just pleased as punch to announce our second single Pathological!

Our debut follow-up Pathological winds up a creeping carnival of vintage analog delights before exploding into a screaming frenzy of depravity and desperation. Strap on some black pleather and enjoy the show!

You can listen to both the original version and the extended dub mix on our BandCamp, SoundCloud and YouTube channels.

Enjoy!

Music Alert: Orbr – Categories

Orbr’s new single Categories is out today!

Vacillating between atmospheric jazz and manic breaks, Categories takes the pieces apart and puts them back together in unexpected ways.

Wind instruments and electric pianos collide with growling analog basslines, pitched-up vocals dodge sizzling vintage drum kits, a live band hijacks the breakdown, all while the Duke asks us: why does it have to have a category?

Categories is available everywhere fine music is sold. You can also hear it on Orbr’s Bandcamp, YouTube, and SoundCloud channels, and of course you can stream or download any Orbr song at orbrsounds.com!

Music Alert: The Seven Whores of the Apocalypse – Parasite

I’m delighted to announce that Parasite, the debut single of The Seven Whores of the Apocalypse, drops today!

Parasite is a love letter to late 80s electro-industrial dance music. Pulsating analog synths, breathy FX, hypnotic rhythms, and choral samples beckon you inside steamy nightclubs of the late Cold War era. Let the The Seven Whores of the Apocalypse buy you a drink!

You can hear Parasite on our SoundCloud or BandCamp pages.

The Seven Whores of the Apocalypse are Chris (The Creeping Man), Tom (Divider Line), and me (Jason Herrboldt). Please visit and support Chris and Tom on BandCamp! They make killer music.

Enjoy!