It's great to be back!
My hiatus is over and we're moving back to biweekly shows. I'm putting the show videos on permanent hiatus for now (more details in the show), but the regular podcast will still be coming out. Look for new episodes every two weeks on Sunday.
This episode is all focused around the musical sub genre of Dark Synth. The term "dark synth" is probably new to a lot of you, but the sounds most likely won't be... think of classic 80s retro synth wave mixed with industrial and you'll start to get the picture. Lots of my own musical influences in this show so it is not one to be missed! Featuring Perturbator, GosT, Judge Bitch, and many more!
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We're back! This episode features A7ie, Collide, Centhron, Supreme Court, 00tz 00tz, and many more. DJ Lyra discusses her absence as well as the future direction of Dark Whispers. A big thank you for hanging in there. No video for this episode as DJ Lyra is currently re-thinking and re-structuring the video format.
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We have another randomizer episode for you this week. DJ Lyra discovered a couple of underground artists she wanted to spotlight and thought another randomizer was in order. The two underground artists featured are Autopsie d'Une Ombre - a coldwave artist based out of France - and PROGRAMYST - an instrumental EBM artist. Links to their work can be found below. This episode also features some great tunes by the likes of [X]-Rx, God Module, Phosgore, Krsytal System, Alien Vampires, and Psyclon 9.
Autopsie d'Une Ombre: https://autopsieduneombre.bandcamp.com/releases
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Our 20th episode! We've officially broken the "most new podcasts die before getting to 20 episodes" limit! DJ Lyra celebrates by doing a special video. The theme for this episode is "Whispers", thus completing the exploration of what this show is: Dark and Whispers. All the music on this episode features whispering type vocals. This episode features C-Lekktor, Trakktor, Suicide Commando, Velvet Acid Christ, ESC, Amduscia, Hocico and many others! Don't miss the video and don't miss the podcast!
WARNING: Video is NSFW.
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On this episode, DJ Lyra is doing another theme: Dark. She focuses on four artists and pulls some of their darkest material. Lyra explains on the podcast that she has always enjoyed songs in a minor tonality, and that is where we're going with this show; she finds beauty in the sadness of the songs. Don't worry, however, as she makes use of her remix deck to keep the beat going. The background music for this episode was written, recorded, and produced by Lyra and is titled "Sophismata". She would love to hear feedback on the episode and the background music.
Note regarding this episode's video: DJ Lyra is having technical issues with her cameras. Running three cameras simultaneously and loading up her remix deck in her DJ software is causing pops and clicks in the music because so much memory is being used. The same thing happens even without the remix deck. So, rather than sacrifice the quality of the music, the video for this episode is just the DJ console and DJ Lyra speaking during the break. She apologizes for this and is still looking for a solution.
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On this episode of Dark Whispers, we do another theme show: DJ Lyra focuses on her favorite word. All the songs are focused around that word in some way. This show features :Wumpscut:, Centhron, Aesthetic Perfection, Pigface, Velvet Acid Christ, Razed in Black, Combichrist and many others! It was a fun show to put together and to DJ! The "rustling" sounds that can occasionally be heard while DJ Lyra is talking are from her PVC outfit.
For the video, DJ Lyra was experimenting with floodlights, and forgot to put in her usual transitions so the video is nothing but hard cuts. Sorry about that! CoS Anton LaVey footage used with permission from the CoS YouTube channel.
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