I’m beyond pumped to be the latest guest on the B-Side Breakdown podcast! I got to talk with Brett about some of the music projects I’ve been involved with over the last few years, including Thrill Behind Barks, The Seven Whores of the Apocalypse, and more.
You can stream the episode here or on your favorite podcast platform.
Many thanks to Three Crows Club and Brett Johnson!
We return to a pivotal moment at the Witch Mountain Children’s Institute when Sarah meets her new best friend Sarah, also under the “care” of doctors with shall we say questionable motives.
A new scene is revealed: both Sarahs undergo extensive testing to probe their suspected psychic abilities, shortly before they combine their powers to attack their captors and finally break free from the institute. These test session tapes survived.
This album has it all: dripping synths, ridiculous Tubular Bells ripoff piano themes, dadaist nonsense noise collages, and more.
Cut to a grainy 35-mm trailer with a low-voiced guy saying:
Sarah’s a normal, healthy 9 year-old girl — until recently. Her parents have started to think there might be something a bit off about their sweet little angel.
Where she used to joyously jump rope, now she just stares. Where she used to roller skate, now other kids avoid her strange aura. Where she used to solve puzzles, now she ponders the impenetrable mysteries of the human mind.
Hypnosis, telepathy, telekinesis; no one knows what she’s capable of next. One thing is for certain: there’s something wrong with Sarah.
Age of Distrust is upsetting as it is innovative, somehow confrontational without ever really taking any kind of discernible shape. It shifts and tumbles out of the darkness like it wants something from you. Sharp, unexpected textures bubble up from long, low rumbles and melt into pitched-down vocal samples from another era.
I’m really excited to be part of this release! Check out their individual Bandcamp pages for more mind-bending experimental / dark ambient explorations (The Creeping Man / Black Pill Machine).