Category: Dark Ambient Music

Twilight Magick: An Interview with Abby Helasdottir of Gydja

I’m delighted to announce that the interview I conducted for the venerable Heathen Harvest Periodical with accomplished musician, artist, writer, and esotericist Abby Helasdottir of Gydja has now been published. Her Shadowlight website was pivotal for me at a time when I very much needed it, and I am a longtime fan of her music,

Chthonic Cathedral Playlist: Dark Ambient for Magickal Yoga

Not long ago I announced that I’d be posting a series of themed dark ambient playlists for my Chthonic Cathedral project, and posted a preview of all 31 of the set list titles. Inspired by a recent request for music recommendations from a friend and fellow dark fusion dancer who is teaching a yoga workshop

Chthonic Cathedral: Dark Ritual Ambient Mix Project Update

A few months back, I announced that I was putting together a series of themed ritual dark ambient mixes for a new project called Chthonic Cathedral. I had every intention of getting these mixes completed and uploaded this winter. However, as a complete amateur in digital audio, I grossly underestimated the amount of work and

Chthonic Cathedral: Deep Earth & Dark Ritual Ambient compilations

New project in the works!  After many requests for my themed dark ambient compilations, and lots of encouraging feedback on the playlists I’ve posted, I’ve decided to take this dark ambient ‘mixtape’ thing a bit more seriously.  I take great joy in helping others discover and appreciate the best of the dark ambient genre, and

New Article on Underrated Dark Ambient Albums

I am delighted to announce that my new article on underrated dark ambient albums from the past decade is now published on I Die: You Die, an outstanding and highly respected music blog that I’ve followed since its inception in 2011.  The editors called my knowledge of the genre “encyclopedic” and referred to me as

New Shrine for Móðguðr and the Ancestors

Here is my new shrine in honour of Móðguðr, the ancestors, and the beloved dead.  I absolutely love it, and I think She is pleased as well.  I am performing a special devotional midnight tea ritual for Móðguðr at the Hermitage tonight, as I celebrate and enjoy the many blessings of solitude. Hail Móðguðr, guardian

Dark Ambient Ritual Music: A Primer for the Dark Pagan, Volume 3

[Ed. note: This is archived material from the old blog; links and other info may be out of date. It will remain here as-is for reference.] By popular request, here is volume three of my series on dark ritual ambient music for the discriminating dark Pagan.  (Also see volumes one and two, if you haven’t