Following on from last week’s blaze through a film noir lens, this weeks’ playlist paints a dark landscape to accompany getting high. Goth is the theme, and this aesthetic runs through these toking tunes: They create a world of gloomy detours and horror mise en scenes. The Inmost Night features the originals, like The Cure, Bauhaus, and Siouxsie and The Banshees, as well as more contemporary figures like Kælan Mikla and Chelsea Wolfe.
The word goth is a flexible one easily applicable to artists like Current 93 and Einstürzende Neubauten, who are typically described as neo-folk and industrial, respectively. But is it a movement? A genre? An aesthetic? A scene? This playlist won’t tell you, but might send you on a rabbit hole down its darkest back alleys.
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