Neofolk & Martial Mix

A mix of neofolk, martial industrial and related music, old and new, with a bit of neoclassical to start things off. I’ve heard quite a bit of music lately that I’d like to share. Some of these are things I’ve also reviewed for Heathen Harvest:

And I was proud to see my own track, Tyburn, included on Heathen Harvest’s Midsummer II compilation.

Tracklist:

  • Arcana – In Memoriam
  • Jo Quail – White Salt Stag
  • Rome – This Light Shall Undress All
  • Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio – Venus in Nothing but Nylons and Pearls
  • :Of the Wand and the Moon: – Camouflage
  • Arbeit – Tod ist mein Schicksal
  • Erde – Die Quelle
  • Hands of Ruin – Tyburn
  • BloodSoil – A New Race
  • Wappenbund – Der flammende Ritt zum rechten Pfad
  • Hezaliel – Light at the end of the fall

Martial Industrial Mix III

It’s been a couple of years since my last mix focussing entirely on the martial industrial genre, and since then I’ve discovered some more great musicians, plus there have been new releases from some of my old favourites. So it’s time for another:

Tracklist:

  • L’effet c’est moi – Runes of Victory
  • The Protagonist – Spirits of the Dead
  • Rukkanor – The Final Trace
  • In The Nursery – Resonate
  • Parzival – Regnabit
  • Sophia – Downfall
  • In Slaughter Natives – Gaudium et alia vitia
  • Tribes of Medusa – Banishment
  • Arditi – Sturm auf die Zukunft
  • Waffenruhe – Stuka
  • Triarii – Europe in Flames
  • Atomtrakt – Ins Verderben
  • Wappenbund – Licht ist Leben II
  • Ribat – Document #2: Révolte Nationale

Music of Catan – Part 2

This is the second part of my mix for the Settlers of Catan game. It builds up slowly from a dark ambient opening, journeys through some early and religious music, and ends with an intense, bombastic finale.

Tracklist:

  • Archon Satani – Another Great Moment in Paradise
  • Raison d’etre – The Maturation of Nature
  • Orplid – Parzivals Traum
  • Djivan Gasparyan – Little Flower Garden
  • Daemonia Nymphe – Thracian Gaia
  • Gor – Kyrie Eleison
  • Anatoly Grindenko / Russian Partriarchate Choir – Prokimenon (mode 3)
  • Raison d’etre – Death in the Body but Made Alive by the Spirit
  • Cold Fusion – Crusade
  • Arvo Pärt – In principio: II. Fuit homo missus a Deo
  • Hildegard von Bingen – O Viridissima Virga
  • Kronos Quartet – Brudmarsch frå Östa
  • Ordo Equilibrio – After Reign cometh Sun
  • Rukkanor – Defenders of Faith
  • Desiderii Marginis – Come Ruin and Rapture
  • Kreuzweg Ost – Exitus in Paradisum
  • Kazeria – Like Ancient Legions
  • Hands of Ruin – Against the Gods
  • The Protagonist – Hesperia
  • Rukkanor – Desireth
  • Parzival – Uttara Purana
  • Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard – The Battle
  • John Bergin – Marshes of Untill
  • Howard Shore – Forth Eorlingas (featuring Ben Del Maestro)

See also part 1.

Music of Catan – Part 1

A playlist put together for games of Settlers of Catan. I’m not terribly good at the game, but my friends say that I have the best music for it. This is part one of two.

Tracklist:

  • Jo Quail – The Falconer
  • In the Nursery – The Other Side of Reality
  • Johannes Ockeghem – Missa “Fors seulement”: Credo
  • Arcana – Parisal
  • Dead Can Dance – Chant of the Paladin
  • Wardruna – Sowelu
  • Rukkanor – Tiveris
  • Arcana – Infinity
  • Peter Andersson – Tulpa Part VII – Yang-Tul Unveiled
  • Wardruna – EhwaR
  • Dead Can Dance – The Song of the Sibyl
  • Thomas Tallis – Spem in alium
  • L’effet c’est moi – Ianvs axis mvndi
  • Peter Bjärgö – As We Evaporate
  • Howard Shore – Flight to the Ford
  • In the Nursery – Crepuscule
  • Blood Axis – Wulf and Eadwacer

Update: Part 2 is now available.

The Future Is Not What It Used To Be

A collection of dystopian sci-fi sounds, with a bit of 80′s retrofuturism mixed in.

Tracklist:

  • Vangelis – Blush Response
  • Tineidae – Alta
  • Candle Nine – Kerrianne’s Spine
  • Hecq – Field
  • Wendy Carlos – Title Music From A Clockwork Orange
  • Gridlock – Re/module
  • Forma Tadre – Corona Mundi
  • Ghost Station – Tunnels
  • Huron – Disrupt the Standard
  • Dryft – no bargains, no pleas (featuring xiescive)
  • Undermathic – Mechanical Steering
  • Perturbator – War Against Machines
  • Access to Arasaka – Oppidan
  • C.Z. Robertson – A-38
  • NEWT – Newtheme
  • Liquid Divine – Broadcast
  • Caliga Blue – The Azure Deep
  • Headscan – Corroded Center Pole
  • mind.in.a.box – Lightforce

Eastern Unorthodox

A couple of months ago we took a journey to the north. This time we’re going east.

Tracklist:

  • Arvo Pärt – Kondakion
  • Djivan Gasparyan – Your Strong Mind
  • Daemonia Nymphe – Message Horn’s Enchanting Echo
  • Dead Can Dance – Radharc
  • Rukkanor – Damascus
  • Cold Fusion – While Carthago Burns
  • Arcana – The Nemesis
  • Desiderii Marginis – Silent Messenger
  • Hans Zimmer – To Zucchabar
  • Peter Bjärgö – VI
  • Vangelis – Damask Rose
  • Hands of Ruin – Absolutio
  • Russian Patriarchate Choir / Anatoly Grindenko – Troparion (mode 7)

North

A short mix of music of nordic landscapes and forests.

North by C.Z. Robertson on Mixcloud

Tracklist:

  • David Lamb / The Kronos Quartet – Långdans efter Byfåns Mats
  • Burzum – Han Som Reiste
  • Peter Andersson – Natura Fluxus
  • Agnes Buen Garnås & Jan Garbarek – Grisilla
  • Northaunt – De Sorte Traer
  • Hazard – Who Blew Out the Northern Lights?
  • Wardruna – Solringen
  • Hilmar Örn Hilmarson – Journey
  • Satyricon – Mother North

Midnight Rituals

Music for midnight rituals.

Midnight Rituals by C.Z. Robertson on Mixcloud

Tracklist:

  • Archon Satani – Mental Shiver Dispersal II
  • Kazeria – 93 Burning Crows (Lo-Fi Ritual)
  • Menace Ruine – This Place of Power
  • Lisa Gerrard – The Rite
  • Schattenspiel – Thirst
  • Aghast – Totentanz
  • L’effet c’est moi – Sol indiges – L’antico sole risplende ancora
  • Swartalf – Invocation
  • Inanna – Zonei
  • Ordo Equilibrio – Walpurgisnacht in the Grotto. Dancing with Lilith.
  • Arcana – Cathar
  • Hands of Ruin – Iudicium
  • Gor – Inno Al Demiurgo
  • Blood Axis – Bearer of 10,000 Eyes
  • Erntegang – Neidstange II
  • Jo Quail – Volcano
  • Dark Awake – Freya’s Aettir
  • Nagual Art – Seance 1931
  • Coil – The Golden Section
  • Regard Extrême – Amour te volerai
  • :zoviet*france: – Swelled Out Downward

The Hour of the King – Stories of the Lost – Mixes

Back in April, artists Malwina Chabocka and William Andris Wood held a joint exhibition at the Gasoline Rooms gallery in East London. In addition to doing a live Hands of Ruin set at the private view, I was asked to provide a mix that would play throughout the event. I wanted to choose music that would complement the paintings and also reflect the tastes of the artists. While it’s perhaps a little dark for an exhibition opening, I was satisfied that it suited both the space and the paintings. It spans a number of genres, with a focus on goth and shoegaze, but also branching out into folk, metal and electronica. There wasn’t much time to put the mix together, and it had to last several hours, so it’s not as polished as some of my other mixes. It’s split into three parts.

Part 1

The Hour of the King – Stories of the Lost – Part 1 by C.Z. Robertson on Mixcloud

  • Caliga Blue – The Azure Deep
  • Legion – Silverwing
  • Vangelis – Rachel’s Song
  • Beaumont Hannant – In Our Lifetime
  • Biosphere – Decryption
  • Angelo Badalamenti – The Bookhouse Boys
  • Japan – Cantonese Boy
  • Arab Strap – Last Orders
  • Depeche Mode – Behind the Wheel
  • Portishead – Machine Gun
  • New Order – Ruined in a Day
  • Kraftwerk – The Model
  • Ladytron – Cracked LCD
  • Scala – Wires
  • Scorn – Exodus
  • Cocteau Twins – Plain Tiger
  • Sam Rosenthal – Kathryn
  • Brian Eno & Harold Budd – Not Yet Remembered
  • Kate Bush – Cloudbusting
  • The McCarricks – Tango Money
  • Orplid – Schlaf im Mohn
  • Rukkanor – Vir Triumphalis
  • Desiderii Marginis – Inter Caro et Cinis
  • Coil – The Hellbound Heart
  • In The Nursery – Crave
  • Shinjuku Thief – Blue Octavo Notebooks
  • Coil – Neither His Nor Yours
  • Dead Can Dance – Xavier
  • Peter Bjärgö – Imprisonment of the Mind
  • Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio – In High Heels Through Nights of Broken Glass

Part 2

The Hour of the King – Stories of the Lost – Part 2 by C.Z. Robertson on Mixcloud

  • Emika – Sleep With My Enemies
  • Kryptic Minds – Stepping Stone
  • Lassigue Bendthaus – Lanternslide
  • Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – Pinned and Mounted
  • Daren Seymour & Mark Van Hoen – Supermind’s Light Becomes Part of the Earth
  • Cocteau Twins – Blind Dumb Deaf
  • How to Destroy Angels – The Space in Between
  • Arcturus – Du Nordavind
  • Swartalf – Walpurgisnacht
  • Elhaz – Glory
  • Lycia – Desert
  • Coil – Titan Arch
  • Black Tape for a Blue Girl – Denouement – Denouncement
  • Lisa Gerrard & Pieter Bourke – The Human Game
  • Miranda Sex Garden – Wheel
  • L’effet c’est moi – Fors Fortuna
  • Cold Fusion – Octagon
  • Coil – Cardinal Points
  • Эдуард Артемьев – They Go Long
  • Venetian Snares – I’m Sorry I Failed You
  • Wardruna – IwaR
  • Arcana – Serpents Dance
  • Lisa Gerrard – Nilleshna

Part 3

The Hour of the King – Stories of the Lost – Part 3 by C.Z. Robertson on Mixcloud

  • Cranes – Clear
  • Curve – Doppelgänger
  • Joy Division – She’s Lost Control
  • Covenant – Greater Than the Sun
  • mind.in.a.box – Transition
  • CH District – Creep
  • Boards of Canada – Sixtyten
  • Bowery Electric – Psalms of Survival
  • Cranes – Wish
  • Spiritual Front – Ragged Bed
  • Leonard Cohen – Who by Fire
  • Heroin and Your Veins – The Trigger
  • Tom Waits – Everything Goes to Hell
  • Swans – The River That Runs With Love Won’t Run Dry
  • Dead Can Dance – Black Sun
  • Rome – The Accidents of Gesture
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Jesus of the Moon
  • Depeche Mode – Black Celebration
  • The Human League – Crow and a Baby
  • Suicide – Girl
  • Einstürzende Neubauten – Die Befindlichkeit des Landes
  • Coil – Meaning What Exactly?
  • The Cure – One Hundred Years