Haun’s Mill: The handsewn CD

When Syphax first emailed the Linescratchers’ author list about Haun’s Mill, I was instantly intrigued:

… an awesome group from Texas called Haun’s Mill (formerly Haun’s Mill Massacre). They do old-timey music but it’s more of a Southern Gothic-type thing, and their stage show includes weird and admittedly creepy projector movies. A lot of their lyrics deal with old dark times, like the Spanish Influenza epidemic or the Great Depression, etc.

I immediately replied that they sounded awesome—like someone had tapped into my id and found the music it secretly wanted. An hour and fifteen minutes later, he wrote back to say he might be able to get an album sent to me. It was too late because I had already bought it. My id would not be denied!

I knew this could go either way. It could be my fate to love this band because, really, how could I not like a gothfolkMormoncreepoöldtimey band? Or it could be that, with my expectations running so high, even the greatest gothfolkMormoncreepoöldtimey band ever to play Kolob could not live up to what I envisioned.

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Haun’s Mill: The handsewn CD

Lori Cunningham – Unseen review

Recommended if you like: Delerium, Enigma

I was prepared to dislike Lori Cunningham; after all, I come from the 90’s brand of elite Goths—those of us who listen to Depeche Mode on our happy days and turn to Sopor Aeternus and the Ensemble of Shadows for some light dance music. Goths are snobby by nature, but Lori’s album “Unseen” caught me delightfully off-guard. It is an appealing, gratifying album, with a surprising depth and mastery of sound. Cunningham borrows from such classic ethereal artists as Delerium and Enigma, weaving seductive synth lines with ghostly, captivating lyrics that speak of loss, endless searches, and the kind of lingering pain that only comes from old wounds. Continue reading “Lori Cunningham – Unseen review”

Lori Cunningham – Unseen review