The compilation opens wistfully with “The Heart Sounds Like Heavy Artillery” by the New Orleans based electronic composer Elizabeth Joan Kelly. A suitably gentle opening track built around an ambient soundscape with an almost industrial sounding rhythm.
In case you missed it, thanks Ryne E. Hancock for having me on The WTUL Saturday Wakeup to talk about the Hard Rock collapse, Chernobyl Wolves, climate change, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, women in the music industry, and of course Farewell, Doomed Planet! The show is now archived now here.
“This is the soundtrack to my dreams. Chaotic, beautiful, mysterious and sublime. It took me a while to post due to trying to savor every nuance. I listened to it on my stereo, with headphones, and in my car. I got something different out of it each time. I got kinda lost in it for a bit. To me, that is the highest praise I can give.
Thank you so much to Blair Millen for shouting out Farewell, Doomed Planet! as a “genre-bending” album that “deftly crossed various musical plains with aplomb.” Blair’s got loads of great recommendations; see more over on The Letter.