On September 4th I released two new albums from a new dark synthpop project called The Electric Witch. One, titled Assassin, is all original material. I wrote all the music and my friend Marcus Matthews wrote and recorded most of the vocals. I then took his awesome performances and obliterated them using a MicroKorg vocoder (aka robot voice thingy). I like to think of it as Vangelis meets Daft Punk in a dark 1980s ally.
The other album is NEScapism, a collection of songs from the early days of the Nintendo Entertainment System (aka NES). These are songs that I fell in love with as a kid. I’d often just let them loop over and over without playing the game, hypnotized by the way they weaved in and out of themselves. That’s the feeling I tried to convey, while also bringing something new to each song.
You can listen to both albums for free, get some free songs and buy them each for $1 (or more). Please “like” the album pages to help spread the word. It really helps a lot since word-of-mouth is all the marketing I can afford!
The Tale of The Electric Witch
The Electric Witch is a very real person.
My wife and I walk our dogs just about every day. One of our routes takes us through the neighborhood, not far from our house. On the way around the loop there is a perfectly normal house. Pale yellow, one story, small detached garage, well maintained lawn. Things are a little crooked here and there, but nothing special. The only ornamentation is a small figure of a black cat in the corner of the front picture window, standing on all fours, looking out at the street. Otherwise everything is tightly closed. The shades are always pulled. The house is always dark. We’ve never seen anyone enter or exit the house.
But when we walk by at night, there is always a single light coming from a window at the back of the house. It’s a very dim blue light. There is never a light in any other window. Just the one at the back. It’s too far from the street to be able to see anything inside.
That’s the light of The Electric Witch, spinning soundlessly, generating the current that gives her power.