Gothtober 2017 – 19th of October / Xmal Deutschland – Mondlicht

German goth royalty. Which ended in a pretty French way, even though it was a self-inflicted decapitation that did them in. If you start out strong in one genre, and continue to grow in both skill and appreciation in said genre, don’t be surprised that, when you then suddenly change genre and style in a … Continue reading

Gothtober 2017 – 18th of October / Anne Clark – Poem Without Words 2 – Journey by Night

I also love purely instrumental tracks. I don’t know if it’s because I like classical music or if I like classical music because of my live for instrumental tracks. There’s something amazing about being able to evoke emotions and stories with nothing but instruments. In modern music, the focus drifted so much onto the lead … Continue reading

Gothtober 2017 – 16th of October / No More – Suicide Commando

Let’s do the time-warp again…! Yeah. Man, that’s an old song. And not one that would have been grouped under the (back then not even established) Goth umbrella. But it didn’t just inspire a few mad Belgians’ band name, with its international success it paved the way for Darkwave to evolve. While it itself was … Continue reading

Gothtober 2017 – 15th of October / Apoptygma Berzerk – Until The End Of The World

Goths do many things. Goth is not just music, Goth is also fashion and lifestyle and literature and visual art and worldview and style. Sometimes it’s subdued, other times it’s transgressive. Sometimes it’s macabre, other times it’s romantic. Sometimes it’s angry, other times it’s gentle. But almost always, it combines more than one thing into … Continue reading

Gothtober 2017 – 14th of October / The Sisters of Mercy – Temple of Love (Extended 1992 Version)

I almost couldn’t decide upon which song to use today. So I went for another “Must Have”, iconic, goth song. (Also, for another remix/alternate version, because when I latch on to a theme, I tend to keep chewing on it. ;) ) So. Andrew Eldritch. Goth icon. Magnificent bastard. Utter asshole. Here we have a … Continue reading

Gothtober 2017 – 13th of October / Type 0 Negative – Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All)

October the 13th. Friday the 13th. Goth-Fucking-Tober deluxe, baby. And as you can hear, I did not got wih Bela Lugosi’s Dead. I could have. I really wanted to. But it would have been too easy. Too on the nose. (Also, it’s not a “birth of goth” playlist, so I have /some/ leeway in choosing … Continue reading