* * * * * A Bleeding Star * * * * *

2011-12-01 08:00:18 UTC

A Bleeding Star is a Dark-Ambient/Gothic/Experimental/Etc. Project Created in 2008. Although the Creator Only Usually Works With His Own Gathering of Ghosts, Specters, Spirits & Wraiths, Certain Chapters of His Sombre Creations tend to Ask for the Certain Skills of Other Fine Dark-Minded Artists

Interview ]

Last FM is slowly turning into a huge piece of corporate crap since CBS bought it. Yet it was, and still is, a great place to find true artists, especially if you start digging into obscure users groups and underground music genres. A while ago I launched an artist-only group called Soundscapers obviously meant to gather drone, ambient, noise and related soundscape makers. It was a lot of fun in the beginning. But, due to misanthropy, lack of time, lack of flattering feedback, and the utter failure of Last FM to build a decent group system (read: CBS' total lack of interest for supporting non-mainstream artists) I somewhat stopped to manage this group, even if I'm still its leader. I'm not dead, just, you know, sleeping like Cthulhu.

In the process of building the Soundscapers tribe, I invited, well, various artists. Most of them would fit in the rather large whatever-electronic-homemade-ambient genre, but a few members are truly unique. Alex Goth, also known as A Bleeding Star, is amongst them. He's not only a talented musician, but also played a major role in the building of Soundscapers, thanks to his critical mind and artistic honesty.

Month after month, sinking deeper into A Bleeding Star's huge discography, I learned to enjoy both the music and the shadowy figure behind it. I took the habit of commenting ABS' new releases. Lately, being quite busy with social relationships in real life (hint: the real world is really real), I missed many opportunities of being alone and drunk and bitter, and so lacked time for the usual proper comments. That's how I came up with this idea of a whole ABS interview.

L - Greetings, and a Blissfully Twisted New Year to you.

A - Snowfallen Evenin' to thee & Same, Indeed (Raises a Fine Glass of Absynthe)

L - The Unveiling of Many Mysteries: So, let's start with the basics: age, sex, location. Is Alex Goth your real name? Where is your Aetherian Crypt of Night located? Where does the name of your project come from? What is the core concept behind A Bleeding Star?

A - Soon... XXIX (29... if you care to be basic... Ha) ... Male... In the Graveyard of Darkness & Moonlight... Indeed, Alex Goth is my True Name, to alias that as an artificial real Artist namery would be completely nonsensical, besides the obvious point of being unoriginal in Spades. Located? My... oh... my... what if I told you that Night's Aether was tangible enough to be used in ways that seem'd impossible... then... evermore speak of ways to fuse the Seen & the Unseen as One to alternate, modify, to then use your current IV Walls that surround thee & Create a Sacred, Personal, Immortal, Astral Dimension/Space or Realm? ... You see, Sir Icealot (inside joke)... Sometimes what can't be seen in the Light... you might randomly discover one Snowfallen Night in the Dark.

Now... let's get down to the Groundwork:

The Name: A Bleeding Star or how my Bloody List likes to call it: A.B.S/ABS... which at firstbite makes me laugh for it also means: "Anti-Breaking-System" ... which i admit in some sick, strange way makes sense... since it seems 'tis been Hail'd as being Ghoulishly Meditative, Heartwrenchingly Therapeutic, Depressively Cathartic & Scarringly Healing for many 'a' listener who happen to stumble upon inside my Aetherian Gothic Crypt of Night at the most Auspicious of Bleak'd Centurian Times...

To answer your main question though... A Bleeding Star's origins comes from many things... many reasons as to why i chose this Name especially for all of My Sombre Soundscapin' Soundsorceries... the star's five points... Da Vinci's Paint'd Macrosom... One of the ways I can still relate to the Living... My Undying Passion... the fact that if You Look Deep Enough... the Beauty that Glows Everso in the Seemingly Impenetrable Darkness can be Found, Held & Seen... Immortality... Aeons... Centuries... Eternally Bleeding... Eternity... We End Where it Began... Too Cryptic? ... I Know, Couldn't Help It.

Secondchill - The Core Concept behind: "A.B.S" is to Show that the Truest Beauty Shall Forevermore Remain Coffin'd Cased & Invokably Entwined within Darkness... Ha... that sound'd rather poetic, n'est-ce pas? ... Honestly, I want'd to Help, Heal, Scar, Fix, Stitch ... those whom i like to name: "The Broken Ones" ... problem is I'm far from being Mr. Social... therefor this Artistic Medium was the perfect sized key to begin my Unveilings. So... I vow'd on my Dark Souls that I would do the most i could in such a limit'd amount of ticking-away Time... So far, so Good... See, I'm Just Sick of Seeing... Year after year... the Good-Dark Soultype Die, or Evermore Worse... take away their own Life... with a Knife.

L - Those who Opened the Path: By looking at your top charts on your Last FM profile, we can see the artists you admire, therefore, artists who slightly shape your work each time you listen to their. Last FM says our musical compatibility is very high, which is quite true when I see artists like The Angelic Process, William Basinski, Gridlock, Tim Hecker, Aidan Baker or The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, just to mention a few. But there's also a bunch of bands I've no clue about. Who are the artists who inspire you the most? Who gave you the desire to express yourself through music? What would be your all-time favourite track, if you had to choose one?

A - Wicked... I Adore these Types of Questions... Good Call, Sir Icealot... This will be rather simple to answer... the Artists that Inspire I the Most are the Ones who don't Mind Venturing As Far as they Can into New Sonic'd Dimensions & Territories... those whom Darken'd Beauty Stand Out from the Rest... Something Different... Original... Deep

The Desire of Expression through Musickal Artistry Came Abysmally from Within Me. Fav. Track of the Night is "White/Grey/Black" by: "Tobias Hellkvist & Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words" ... which is the only piece they've ever created, a real shame, yet after I found this S. Art somewhere, it Breathes (p.s - chosing an all time is ridiculous) Full Interview Here...

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Artist - A Bleeding Star Album - The Aesoteric Cartography of My Astral Travel’d Phantasmasy Release Date - 2011 Genre - Instrumental, Minimal, Ambient, Drone, Minimal-drone, Drone-gaze, Experimental, Post-goth Tracklist 01 Bloody Hel...Ma Belle...I Miss You - When Past Li(v)es Collide with the Present's Truth 02 Invidia's Blacklaced Demise Was Only Meant to Be Seen By Her Careless Cat Eyes 03 ...Come…I’ve Been Patient Long Enough…Find Her Majesty’s Nyx’d Train…&…Run… 04 Magickally Snowscaped & Passionately Bloodstained on Her Majesty’s Ghost Train 05 While Blazed on Her Majesty’s Nyx’d Train…I ‘Vas Awaken’d By Hexes on a Fix’d Grave 06 Upon Arriving At My Final Destination…’Vhat I Saw Next Began My Icefire’s Disintegration 07 The Crucifixion Of Disbelief (Astral Traveling Back to the Ancients Aesoteric Reef) 08 As I Swam Deeper Into Dark Ancestral Waters...I Began to Sense My Old Souls Feral Icefire 09 Outro Scrap All Hope - (An Immor(t)al's Freshly Fleshcarved & Icepick'd Fatality Ghost Fix) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Bleeding Star - The Aesoteric Cartography of My Astral Travel’d Phantasmasy -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - A Bleeding Star Album - Of Bloody Absynthe & Opium Wine'd Lenses - A Vampyre's Delicacies to Night's Senses Release Date - 2010 Genre - Instrumental, Minimal, Ambient, Drone, Minimal-drone, Drone-gaze, Experimental, Post-goth Tracklist 01 - All Hollows Eve's Black Mirror'd Conversing...Led Me Straight to Hel's Bridge Crossing [ 22:22 ] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Bleeding Star - Of Bloody Absynthe & Opium Wine'd Lenses -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - A Bleeding Star Album - While Investigating the Coffin of My Ghostly Beloved...I Found this Lost Recollection Release Date - 2010 Genre - Instrumental, Minimal, Ambient, Drone, Minimal-drone, Drone-gaze, Experimental Tracklist I - The Last Scar-Crash: Through the Wreckage...I Wonder'd In Her Sylvan Black Foliage II - Before Fires Fall: An Arctic Witch's Daemonic Call to a Lover's Cryptic Farewell Ball III - From the Ghostly Wolven Claw'd Hands of Count Frost... - Our Bloodpact's Inner Cost IV - Unanswered Questions - Looking Back at My Haunting Visions Perplexual Depictions V - As A Sweet Lover's Dream Turned Into A Bitter Phantasmasy... - Collapsedheartreality VI - Weaving Scenes on a Old Soul's Tapestry - When Bitter Satyrs Try to Find Inner Peace VII - Breaking Strings on a Burial Plate - When A Calm Faun Cantillates V Psalms of Hate VIII - The X Crestfallen Mindtrips of A Brokenbeatenbatteredbloodstained Relationship... IX - The End of All that Could Never Be... - When Sex, Drugs & Decadence Became the Key -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Bleeding Star - While Investigating the Coffin of My Ghostly Beloved...I Found this Lost Recollection -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - A Bleeding Star Album - Black Room Oddities & Bonfire Chair Solemnities Release Date - 2008 Genre - Instrumental, Minimal, Ambient, Drone, Minimal-drone, Drone-gaze, Experimental Tracklist I - Bleaching Skies - Once Again I've Decided to Flip Sides II - Raising the Winds of Courage After My Chaotic Nightfall III - Picture Perfect Social Scene - Grim's Isolated Hermetic Theme IV - Conversing with Pixies; Entangled in their Dim Forest of Trees V - The Sleeping Seith-Fire Lady & the Runic Chant of All Hollow's Eve VI - The Wheel of Time & the Axis of Life - By Night's Candlelight VII - When Lady Snow Came All Covered Up in Her Soft White Coat VIII - Quiet, Silence & Sleep - A Sequel to a Hotel Night's Sick Scene IX - Recalling Strange Abysmal Dazes - Sinking in Parental Mazes X - Everything We Need is Here Tonight... - The Runaways of Light XI - The Ghost & the Goddess - Nocturnalia's Buried Secrets XII - As Midnight Strikes the Echoes of My Past Lives...I Hear My Dark Souls Cry -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Bleeding Star - Black Room Oddities & Bonfire Chair Solemnities -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - A Bleeding Star Album - The Bloody Hours - 3AM - Welcome to the Bloody Hours, Ladies & Gentlemen Release Date - 2009 Genre - Instrumental, Minimal, Ambient, Drone, Minimal-drone, Drone-gaze, Noise-drone Tracklist 1 - 3:00 - The Witch Clock Just Rang III...Time to Let All the Spirits Roam Free 2 - 3:30 - A Solacing Song for the Schizophrenics (Tomb of the Hysterics Mix) 3 - 4:00 - Alone, I Dwell...Surrounded By Her Tormented Ghosts & the Spirits of Hel 4 - 4:30 - A Stoned Funeral - Upon Death's Final Arrival (Alexis Erisian Tin Wreath Mix) 5 - 5:00 - As this Bloody Melody Lulled You Deep into Hel's Ghost Roads of Dead Sleep 6 - 6:00 - Like Fading Mist, the Spirits Bid Us Farewell/Mornings' Sick, Can't You Tell? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Bleeding Star - The Bloody Hours - 3AM - Welcome to the Bloody Hours, Ladies & Gentlemen -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - A Bleeding Star Album - The Bloody Hours - My Darling of Disdain's Gone Insane Release Date - 2009 Genre - Instrumental, Minimal, Ambient, Drone, Minimal-drone, Drone-gaze, Noise-drone Tracklist My Darling of Disdain's Gone Insane... (A. Goth's Psychosomatic Asylum Mix) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Bleeding Star - The Bloody Hours - My Darling of Disdain's Gone Insane Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - A Bleeding Star Album - Nocturnalia's Bliss - Dismiss the Crisis of a Hopeless Romantic's Last Midnight Kiss Release Date - 2009 Genre - Instrumental, Minimal, Ambient, Drone, Minimal-drone, Drone-gaze, Noise-drone Tracklist 01 The Forgotten Coffin'd Cased Tapes of a Bloodstained Lover's Snowscapes 02 Diamonds Drowned in Fear - 'Twas the Last Song I Ever Wanted You to Hear 03 Impure Love Kiss Pt.I - Dismiss My Winter's Crisis (Forevermore Dead to Bliss) 04 Impure Love Kiss Pt.II - 5SidesGoneSick ('Twas Best to Bury the Hatchet, Miss) 05 Her Malicious Bliss Napped through a Cat's Eye Trapped in a Black & Blue Ditch 06 Distress...The Night My Shadow Self Met Sunna's Picture Perfect Sunkissed Princess 07 Fine...Go Ahead...Just Take All Those Kept Love Letters You Never Sent & Burn Them 08 Well...May You Have Fun Playing Daydream'd Pretends 'Til this Cursed World Ends 09 Oh Please, Ms. Whitelight...Do Take Out Your Cold Needle'd Knife for Me on this Night -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Bleeding Star - Nocturnalia's Bliss - Dismiss the Crisis of a Hopeless Romantic's Last Midnight Kiss -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - A Bleeding Star Album - The Frozen Ice Crystals Trilogy : (MMIX/2009) Release Date - 2009 Genre - Ambient, Dark-ambient, Shoegaze, Experimental, Noise-gaze, Drone-gaze, Experimental-drone [ VERY GOOD ] Tracklist Part I: Avalanched in a Grim Winter’s Frostbitten Romance… Tracklist: 01 - Avalanched in a Grim Winter's Frostbitten Romance...A Grave Parasomatic Trance Part II: A Frozen Heart’s Buried Synoptic Vision of Its Dead Art… Tracklist: 01 - A Frozen Heart’s Buried Synoptic Vision of Its Dead Art…Grim's Lost Starcrossed Chart Part III: Out of My Window Panes…Symbols & Shapes Rose Like Veins Tracklist: 01 - Out of My Window Panes...Symbols & Shapes Rose Like Veins...Grim's Heartsick Rain -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Bleeding Star - The Frozen Ice Crystals Trilogy [ Pt I ~ II and III ] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - A Bleeding Star Album - Grim’s Forgotten Ghost Ridden Transmissions of Past Indecisions & Post Apparitions Release Date - 2009 Genre - Ambient, Dark-ambient, Shoegaze, Experimental, Noise-gaze, Drone-gaze, Experimental-drone [ VERY GOOD ] Tracklist 01 - Suffer the Sorrow & Aim High for Your Innermost Desires with Eoh's Nightfire Bow... 02 - ...And I Would Break Over A 1000 Window Pains...Just to Make Sure You're Still Ok... 03 - Through Fresh Wounds & Bloodstained Pathways...I Began Invoking VII Astralshades 04 - As Grim's Aesoteric Melody Lulled You Deep Into Your First Astral Sleep -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Bleeding Star - Grim’s Forgotten Ghost Ridden Transmissions of Past Indecisions & Post Apparitions -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - A Bleeding Star Album - Tonight...I Want to Carve Stars in this Cityscar'd Sky...With the Blood from My Eyes Release Date - 2010 Genre - Ambient, Dark-ambient, Shoegaze, Experimental, Noise-gaze, Drone-gaze, Experimental-drone [ VERY GOOD ] Tracklist 01 Bothscarredandvulnerableourheartscarsbegandrivingoffonblueloversredroads 02 Webothkeptonswitchingsomanytimesdirectionthatweruinedourmidnightgarden 03 Nouseintryingtofixthiscollapsedmoonfrostcoveredstatuebettertojustleaveitasruins 04 OnthisfullsmoonlitnightIcarvedstarsinthiscityscarredskywiththebloodfrommyeyes 05 Ourengravedmidnightgardenshallremainforevermorebrokenwithnoheartkeysolution 06 InsteadofsafedrivingoffonblueloversredroadsIshouldhavecrashedbothourheartscars -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Bleeding Star - Tonight...I Want to Carve Stars in this Cityscar'd Sky...With the Blood from My Eyes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recommendations: Evi Vine | Tamaryn | DaVotchka | Kokuyasou | Johny Hollow --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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