Episode 132 - Drowse

This week on Talking to Ghosts we have Kyle Bates from the experimental ambient band Drowse. We talk about his artist residencies in both Iceland and Japan, working within the curation of The Flenser, and getting past self doubt.

Drowse has a new album called Light Mirror coming out on June 7th!

Episode 131 - Cory Doctorow

This week on Talking to Ghosts we have author, activist, and journalist Cory Doctorow! We talked about his work to fight the copyright directive in Europe, Little Brother 10 years later, and his writing process. This is a long form interview with a deep look at encryption privacy tools, housing advocacy, cooperative ride sharing apps, and a lot more!

Cory’s new book Radicalized, a series of novellas, is available now in hardcover from Tor Books, or in DRM-Free eBook/audio formats from his website. His journalism can be found on Boing Boing and his work with the Electronic Frontier Foundation can be found on their website.

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Episode 130 - Sigsaly

This week on Talking to Ghosts we have Vancouver EBM / techno project Sigsaly! We talk about forming Sigsaly's sound after performing as Koban for 10+ years, playing the community center in high school, and finding a new and exciting audience.

Sigsaly has a few releases up on Bandcamp that you should definitely check out. If you are in Chico, Olympia, or Victoria BC - go see them live this month!

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Episode 129 - Catching Up! (Feat. Sandra Lanz)

This week on the podcast we catch up after both being out of town for vacation. Sandra Lanz was hanging out, so we roped her into talking to us too! Tune in for stories about our luxury house vacations, wearing Cradle of Filth T-shirts at church, and how we should make time to just be outside and chill. 

Sandra is wrapping up her run on Archie Comics' Betty & Veronica


Episode 128 - Omniflux

This week on Talking to Ghosts we have Omniflux! Wes was out sick, so Michael talked to Omniflux about trying to find a studio space that feels right, growing up without western influence, and the OhGr / Lead Into Gold / Omniflux tour.

At some point, Michael thinks it’s omnifluxmusic.NET, but it isn’t… it’s definitely omnifluxmusic.com that you should check out! 

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Episode 127 - Divide & Dissolve

This week on Talking to Ghosts we have Australia-based progressive doom metal band Divide & Dissolve! We talked about making their album and performance deaf accessible, working on empathy, and how accessibility fights colonialism. 

Divide & Dissolve just announced their tour with Deafheaven, so definitely check that out!

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Episode 126 - Blackwater Holylight

This week on the show we have Blackwater Holylight, who are a doom/ heavy psych metal project from Portland. We talked to them about forming a supergroup with the talented folks they knew, making their debut album, and setting time aside for practice. 

Blackwater Holylight’s debut album is out now on RideEasy Records.

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Episode 125 - Mor Elian

This week on the show we have techno producer, DJ, and label owner Mor Elian! We talked about moving and living in Berlin, playing your own tracks in your DJ set, and her crazy travel schedule.

All of Mor Elian's info can be found on her Resident Advisor page.

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Episode 124 - Thou

This week on Talking to Ghosts we have the final episode for 2018! Thou is an experimental metal band from Baton Rouge who put out a crazy number of records this year! We had the opportunity to sit down with Thou frontman Brian Funck after their run of two Portland shows to talk about working on records from different parts of the US, their various projects, and being a workaholic to keep things level.

Thou is out on the road near constantly and we highly recommend you check out all of their 2018 releases!

2018, what a year! I feel like sometimes people say what a year as a joke - I envision a CEO at the company party, toasting everyone for their great success - but this year has felt a million times longer than any year before. In this episode we reflected a little bit on how long the year has felt and lamented about all of the releases and shows we’ve already forgotten. There was an election this year? How many great albums have I already moved on from that came out THIS YEAR?

Thank you. Thank you is what we want to say to everyone who took the time out of their weird, long year to listen and support our podcast. We started this podcast, 4 years ago, to hang out with each other more and to provide interviews with people we enjoyed and this year has been full of some really, really good ones. We’ve heard from, and met in person, more fans than ever before! All in all, it’s been a great experience.

Here is a list of all episodes released in 2018 and the direct download links to the episode. Thank you to all of our guests on the show and to everyone who has shared or talked about the episodes.

(List order: Most recent at the top)

124 - Thou

123 - SciFiSol

122 - Sabine Rear

121 - SRSQ

120 - Halloween Special Episode (Feat. Alex Kennedy, Matt Finale, Eric Gottesman, and Sophie)

119 - Michael and Wes (Again, Ugh!)

118 - Sloane Leong

117 - MSC

116 - Susan Subtract

115 - Uniform

114 - Lingua Ignota

113 - Amenra

112 - Eleri Harris

111 - Zola Jesus

110 - HIDE

109 - Daniel B. (Front 242, Nothing But Noise)

108 - Thor Harris

107 - Noelia Towers

106 - King Woman

105 - Ritualz

104 - Kontravoid

103 - Kelly Fitzpatrick

102 - GLAARE

101 - Cold Showers

100 - Amulets

099 - Michael and Wes Talk About Shows

098 - The Body

Episode 123 - SciFiSol

This week on Talking to Ghosts we have Christina from SciFiSol! We talked about her website Femme Cult and making time for your own music while trying to support others, looking for a techno label for her last album, and getting over some self-promotional imposter syndrome.

Sci Fi Sol will be playing the January edition of Volt Divers in Portland!

Solar Drift on SDM Records

Camino Acid on Soundcloud

Earthlings Compilation (feat. Sci Fi Sol and Camino Acid)

Femme Cult is a great website you should check out!

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