Music Alert: Orbr – Deathclock

Check out Deathclock, the spooky new single from my drum & bass avatar Orbr!

Deathclock’s spiraling, mysterious storybook opener features a theremin, glittering chime FX, and a wall of swelling vintage synths.

Soon the clock chimes, the countdown begins, and we’re catapulted into a frenzied rave from hell; massive snares, frantic percussions, furious warbling basslines, and scattered arpeggios lead to the inevitable breakdown and buildup, inviting us to ride the treacherous haunted waves once again. All the while the clock of death ticks… and ticks… and ticks…

Deathclock 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.

Happy Halloween 2021! 🎃

Music Alert: The Seven Whores of the Apocalypse – Magisterium

Strap in for a long night with my electro-industrial band the Seven Whores of the Apocalypse as we guide you through the abandoned padded cells of Magisterium: a cage of bone-rattling beats wraps its claws around a rubbery analog bass and hushed vocals; a bewildering array of vintage synth arpeggios punctuate the atmosphere before the whole sacramental affair is catapulted to an 80s Berlin disco, where the area clergy finally break down and try on a pair of knee-highs spiked heels just to see what all the fuss is about. Includes a throbbing tech-house dub mix.

Magisterium is now available on YouTube, Bandcamp, and SoundCloud.

Enjoy, and happy Halloween 2021! 🎃

Album Alert: Jason Herrboldt – TIMEWITCH

Check out my new album Timewitch, out today!

Timewitch is a love letter to the whacky synth soundtracks of early 90s occult exploitation videos like this one.

Happy Halloween 2021! 🎃

Music Alert: Orbr – Cassena Lander EP (Remastered)

Even though I released Orbr’s debut single Circuit City in June 2020, I was laying the groundwork for Orbr’s true maiden voyage the previous summer.

Orbr is my drum & bass avatar, but the first few songs I recorded under that name were far from the world of jungle. I knew I wanted to lean hard in a sci-fi direction, but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to use house, techno, ambient, or even experimental as the genre vehicle for that work.

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Haunted Mixtape Roundup!

It’s almost Spooktober! That means you have to listen to haunted music at least once a day. It’s like the law.

Thank goodness I’m here! Check out these free mixtapes for hours of terrifying soundscapes.

And don’t forget to visit my haunted bandcamp page for even more weird tunes, all 100% free to stream and download.

Happy haunting!

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What Lies Beneath Could Have Been a Masterpiece

(This review contains spoilers.)

What Lies Beneath (2000) isn’t a great film. Heck, it isn’t even a particularly good film by most people’s standards, given the 47% Rotten Tomatoes score.

It is however one of my favorite films, and it’s not a guilty-pleasure thing or a so-bad-it’s-good thing; I love this film for what it could have been: a masterpiece.

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Music Alert: Orbr – Turquoise Rush

I’m thrilled to announce that Turquoise Rush, the latest single of my drum & bass project Orbr, is out today!

Turquoise Rush showcases Orbr’s dive into the deeper side of drum and bass. On the horizon: furious vintage breaks, pulsating analogue bass drops, twinkling pads, a breathtaking African choir, and lush underwater FX make for a unique and unforgettable coastal jungle experience. Includes an absolutely gorgeous 80s club mix and a bonus free ambient mix.

Turquoise Rush 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!