NIGHT MUSIC: Theory Anesthetic

November 27th, 2012 | closedown, music

I was very fond of Theory Anesthetic when she was recording back in the 00’s.  And, hey, this turned up on Bandcamp the other day and took me back a few years.  Excellent night music.

NIGHT MUSIC: From Sea To Sierra

November 23rd, 2012 | closedown, music

A long, undulating piece of ambient expanse from Mark Ward.  Like water pouring through metal coils.

NIGHT MUSIC: Prayer Calls

November 22nd, 2012 | closedown, music

The first track takes about three minutes to get going.  If you like drone and ambient, stick with it.  Long tones coloured by field recordings.  It’s a darkly beautiful reset note for my brain before bed.  G’night,


November 21st, 2012 | closedown, music

This is… um.  How to describe?  There’s definitely a strummed ukelele in this drone-heavy, swirling, dark lo-fi acid folk with a Sun Ra-y vibe (to me).  It’s weird, and fun, and good for working in the middle of the night.  G’night.

CLOSEDOWN: Anji Cheung & Beard Closet

November 16th, 2012 | closedown, music

And that’s it from me this week.  Back Monday.  Things are a hair less crazier here, so the site should be more active from Monday morning, and there are some things planned for the near future of the place.

As ever, if you’ve got something you think I should be featuring here, warrenellis at gmail dot com gets me in the end.  I’ve been way out of touch with things over the last few months, and have a lot to catch up on.

Anji Cheung made RITUAL, one of my favourite records of last year.  She and collaborator Beard Closet are playing me out with a piece from their new record together, STONEMAKER.  Subterranean and supernatural, devotional and doomed.  Which is how we like it, here at Ellis Caves.  Click through to get the whole thing for free.  Have a good weekend.