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Tarot Chords – Vol. 1

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Tarot Chords lay before you to conjure more than what we currently have. They tell of a future unlike our own. A future we’re in dire need of. The tale of renaissance and the cold rediscovery of the creative spirit. Witch house, drag, ghost drone, dark wave, dark snyth, witch bass, zombie rave and sometimes even seapunk will find their way into the notes of this feature. These sounds are brought to “life” by composers who not only to test the boundaries of music today, but most importantly the paradigms that envelope it.

Welcome – you might hear a punky harsh synth from Crim3s (previously known as Story of Isaac), a peaceful yet haunting vocal from Holy Other, or the icy chill of Toronto’s own B∆SSCULT. That’s what makes this post unique – there are no boundaries and we’re not likely to see any given the stage of this new “genre”. With dubstep singing its swan song on MTV, witch house and the paranormal passions it brings are picking up the slack. For your consideration – Tarot Chords Vol. 1.

Most of these aren’t new, but we expect you to not be warm to this type of music. Think of this as your induction, your pledge. All of this in the hopes that you see the symmetry of our task.

: Holy Other – Yr Love

: Salem – Redlights


: Balam Acab – Oh Why (B∆SSCULT Remix)

Download: Clams Casino – Gorilla

: Balam Acab – Welcome

: oOoOO – hearts

: Creep – Days

: White Ring – Ixc999

: Pictureplane – Black Nails

: Salem – Better Off Alone

: Crystal Castles – Baptism (Story Of Isaac Remix)


: Blissed Out – Burn


: Madden – Heatr Holmes

: † DE∆D VIRGIN † – **********

: GL▲SS †33†H – X

: GuMMy†Be▲R! – Above Them

: Class Actress – Journal of Ardency(spf5Ø drag)

: STLKRFXXX –  Crawl

: Tape3000 – Lose You

: TASH WILLMORE – These Eyes

Download: Velanova – Conspir▲cy†heory

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Comments to Tarot Chords – Vol. 1

  • Klye

    Love that everyones warming up to this type of music, unfortunately I have every song here already minus the Tape3000 track and the STLKRFXXX track :P is this going to be a weekly?

    • Croydon

      glad to see your a regular witch listener! ill have more NEW tunes next time. †raning pos†

    • Blake Shoji Earmilk

      We need to warm people up. Remember this is the induction – we’ll continue to explore drag.

  • Nave Neal Craytomas

    Nasty Nasty Bro

  • Shane Tollman Morris

    You nailed it Jeff. 100%.

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  • B@ss

    I don’t know if I’d go as far as to say that dubstep is singing its swan song. On one hand I realize that the media getting ahold of it will vere it away from its path and the purists will argue that it died with “electro-dubstep.” Any way though I think it is so viral that it won’t go away without kicking and screaming. As for this post…KILLER VIBES! You’re the man.

  • B@ss

    Oh yeah and we always have moombahton*

  • Anonymous

    This is great. There hasn’t been any good introduction to Witch House since  that pitchfork article, and that was nearly two years ago.

  • Alyce

    this is the best.

    • Peter Glover

      oh hay 

  • Azhar Khan

    Lovin’ this post. So dark… the dark vibes was the reason I fell in love with dubstep. Now that dubstep has become a different beast, these choons shall serve us just fine. 

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  • CSeidel

    I did not realize this was out there and actually started producing in  April and my sound can actually fit in this genre.  Smiles for days!

  • Metal Mechanika

    I’m really digging this. Can’t wait for the second one!

  • Missmajestyk

    love it.but this whole genre has jumped the shark at least 18 months ago.not to be pretentious and condescending but the fact that several of the above tracks have appeared on “Jersey Shore” is evidence of this

    • blankets

      nah, the folks that pick music at mtv are top of the flavor pile