Tuesday, December 6, 2011
I don't really care if it makes me a hipster or not, but I've kind of been enjoying some of the bands I've been hearing coming out of the Witch House movement (probably the most inappropriate genre names since Intelligent Dance Music). If you haven't heard it, Witch House is a type of lofi electronic music that draws heavy inspiration on the soundtracks from late 80's horror films. Many of the bands record to tape, or even VHS to achieve an authentic lofi found, often purposely overdriving the tape for a grittier sound. Definitely not for everyone, but if you'd like to check some out absolutely free, the excellent Vice Magazine has compiled a Witch House "mix tape" you can download here.