CD Review: New Zero God – Short Tales and Tall Shadows

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This is the latest album from Greek goth rockers New Zero God. It sees the band take things to even darker levels than before! There is a Nick Cave/Birthday Party feel to the music here with dark menacing soundscapes paired with charismatic baritone vocals! This is one of those albums where the front cover perfectly matches the music. The dark and spooky black and white picture perfectly characterises the vivid soundscapes and vibes that are to be experienced, if you dare!

‘King pest the first’ sets the scene with a dark and dirty atmosphere take drags you though a spooky back sheet. There is a great energy has the music blasts along in a heavy and bleak fashion. ‘Deadly dollhouse’ is a confronting and unnerving experience. The soft and simple industrial background supports the breathy menacing “spoken work” vocals that paint a vivid and horrific picture! ‘Garden of mazes’ is…

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Notes From Yuggoth, part 2 (based on the New Horizons Voyage)

Lovecraftian Science

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New Horizons probe (www.planetary.org) by Dan Durda, SwRI

With New Horizons being mere hours away from Yuggoth, more widely known as the dwarf-planet Pluto, I thought it would be a good time to discuss H.P. Lovecraft’s knowledge of this world.  First, as most know once the discovery of Pluto was officially made on 13 March 1930, Lovecraft correlated that this mysterious world was in fact Yuggoth, “rolling alone in the black aether at the rim…” of the solar system.  In fact in “The Whisperer in Darkness” Lovecraft mentions that the impostor of Henry W. Akeley states that he “…would not be surprised if astronomers become sufficiently sensitive to these thought-currents to discover Yuggoth when the Outer Ones wish them to do so.”

Clyde Tombaugh, a 24 year old astronomer who worked for the Lowell Observatory, discovered Pluto on 18 February 1930.  Tombaugh had no formal training as an astronomer; however…

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