There are some strange noises buried deep in the mix of “Glass Houses.” I love how those dudes just straight up were like, “let’s try to fucking sound like goblins as much of the time as we can get away with.” Spoiler alert, they got away with a ton of goblin voice.
I realized when I stuck “Let the Wind Erase Me” on this playlist that it was new when I first heard it. I have this weird memory of listening to the closing track on that, “30Kft,” on a plane returning from Europe. Spoiler alert, don’t listen to that song on a plane.
In trying to describe the genre Assemblage-23, VNV Nation, and Covenant (and, let’s be honest, a little bit Econoline Crush and God Lives Underwater) might fall into, I came up with “stadium goth.” Please let me know your thoughts in the comments. Spoiler alert, I think it’s funny and I’m going to stand by it regardless. I appreciate that this playlist is a good mix of chillwave, stadium goth, new wave, and techno. I hope you do, too.
Playlist (also available here on Spotify):
Clams Casino – Drowning
Gang of Four – To Hell With Poverty!
Mark du Mosch – Amulet
VNV Nation – Chrome
Econoline Crush – Sparkle & Shine
Die Krupps – Der Amboss
Mission to the Sun – Mission to the Sun (BED)
God Lives Underwater – Rearrange
HEALTH & Nine Inch Nails – Isn’t Everyone
VR SEX – Rock N’ Roll Death
Skinny Puppy – Glass Houses
Assemblage 23 – Let the Wind Erase Me
Clams Casino – Motivation (BED)
Covenant – Dead Stars
Eleven Pond – Watching Trees
Section 25 – Dirty Disco II
Heaven 17 – Let Me Go
Clan of Xymox – Stranger
Clams Casino – Treetop (BED)
Club Tango – FTN
Love & Rockets – Mirror People
Andy Bell – Love Comes in Waves (Pye Corner Audio Remix)
Odonis Odonis – Impossible
Minuit Machine – Black Is My Anger
Red Mecca – All Those Stored Errors
Clams Casino – Caves (BED)
Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere (2017 Remaster/Remix)