Saturday, August 2, 2014

culver - vampires of the third reich.

Culver - Vampires Of The Third Reich


113.02 MB + 113.21 MB

1. 29th Century Vampyres - Part 1
2. 29th Century Vampyres - Part 2
3. Ruin Water - Part 1
4. Ruin Water - Part 2
5. Dragula - Part 1
6. Dragula - Part 2

with at least ten recordings already released this year, culver, a.k.a. lee stokoe, has been incredibly busy crafting some of the finest, most evocative drone around. while this triple cassette package from blow the reactors may not be his most lengthy release of the year (that honor goes to plague hand), this is almost certainly the most handsome and well-crafted.

packaged in a tall white clamshell case with full-color artwork, inserts, and tape labels, this is one of the most visually appealing cassette releases I've seen in a long time, and my hat goes off to the label for putting together such truly fantastic packaging that lends a ton of character to the music within.

the sonic textures on these three tapes range from haunting to calming, never failing to provide detailed, nuanced soundscapes regardless of overall mood. there's so much incredible texture here that the entire release practically demands to be listened to over a good pair of headphones.

it's harsh, it's soothing, and it's definitely one of my favorite releases of the year from both a sound and presentation perspective. don't hesitate.


  1. I picked this up from BtR as soon as they put it out. It's an amazing release. If anyone is ordering from BtR I'd also recommend the Workin' Man Noise Unit 7'' and tape the label put out. Great stuff.

    I also have Plague Hand which is fantastic. I need to rip it so I can combine it into the full track and avoid tape flipping.

    1. agreed that this is an amazing release.

      and I'd love to hear plague hand...

  2. Wow, thanks a lot for the kind words guys. Stay tuned to BtR, lots more releases that are a break from the norm, both musically and visually, this year.