SONGS FOR DISTORTED TIMES by John Donovan Malley.
John Donovan Malley is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and visual artist based in the Pacific Northwest. This album brings together his first two eps (Echoes in a Cage & Songs for Comrades) into one full-length release.
The album was written between March and August of 2020 and grounded in the feelings of isolation and desperation of that year.
“In the spirit of Nurse with Wound, Psychic TV, and Coil. This project is great!”J.D. Pinkus (Butthole Surfers, Honky, Melvins)
“An unsettling and abrasive work that is sure to make
the listener uncomfortable in the best way
possible."Simon Hawemann (Nightmarer, Total Dissonance Worship)
released February 27, 2021
John Donovan Malley performs all of the piano, synths,drones, percussion and sampling.
The album includes guest performances from the following:
Leila Abdul-Rauf (VASTUM, CARDINAL WYRM, HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE & IONOPHORE), Michael Alvarez (FLUB, ALTERBEAST & EQUIPOISE), Wes
Harrison (THEORIES, SCIATICA & HEXXUS), Dawn Howard (TREES SPEAK, BLOOD AND DUST, TUKAHDUS, & THE INFERNO DOLL), Matt Jahn (ISDAL, INTO THE STORM), Marisa Kaye Janke (ISENDORAL & KIHALAS), Curtis Parker (WITCH RIPPER ), Eva Vonne (DEAD TO A DYING WORLD, SANS SOLEIL & SABBATH ASSEMBLY).
Mixing of all tracks was completed by John Donovan Malley, with the exception of “Song for Harold” which was mixed by Tad Doyle at Witch Ape Studio.
Mastering of all tracks completed by Tad Doyle at Witch Ape Studio.
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My original plan was to go through and buy individual tracks like I do with most compilation albums, but honestly there are just so many good ones that I wound up buying the whole thing. More than simple drones (though there are plenty of those, too), this album collects many of the best and most innovative dark ambient artists in one place, including many who are new to me. Seriously, if you like this kind of brooding music, just buy it. You won't regret it. Plushie Fanatic