Playlist: Michael Page


Michael Page is a visual and sound artist living on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. After several years recording and touring in the power electronics/industrial/noise genre as Fire in the Head, Michael formed Sky Burial in 2006 as an outlet to explore the ambient side of industrial music, often citing esoteric, literary, occult and mythological subject matter as a muse. Much like the Tibetan ritual from which the project takes its name, Michael chose to work under the Sky Burial moniker as an act of freeing himself from artistic confines, providing an unfettered route for sonic expression and experimentation. Although initially inspired by early industrial music projects and electronic/ambient/kosmische acts of the 70's & 80's, the music of Sky Burial continues to evolve and blur genre boundaries. Michael has released 40 recordings in the past 7 years under various names and has collaborated on releases (both visually and sonically) with Mark Spybey (Download/Dead Voice on Air/Zoviet France), Nik Turner (Hawkwind), Nick Blinko (Rudimentary Peni), Gee Vaucher (Crass) & J. Randall (Agoraphobic Nosebleed). Sky Burial's newest release, Aegri Somnia, features sax from Nik Turner of Hawkwind and will be out on Utech Records November 11. The release was mastered by Justin Broadrick and features art from Thomas Hooper.


Recent Rotation:
 
Early 4AD recordings:
Dif Juz - Extractions
Rema Rema - Wheel In The Roses
Mass - Labour Of Love
 
Vice Versa - complete recordings (great early raw,minimal synthpop from a band that would eventually become ABC)
 
Þeyr - complete recordings (great 80's Icelandic post-punk)
 
T.A.G.C. - Digitaria
 
Sad Lovers & Giants - first two lps
 
Trisomie 21 - their 80's output
 
Tangerine Dream - Nebulous Dawn box (first 4 studio albums)
 
Men Without Hats - releases through '84
 
Giacinto Scelsi (various compostions)
 
Allan Pettersson - Symphonies 6 & 7
 
Play Dead - complete discography (sadly overlooked 80's "goth" band)
 
Nocturnal Emissions -  Invocation Of The Beast Gods
 
Roky Erickson And The Aliens - the Evil One
 
Cevin Key - The Dragon Experience
 
Cindytalk- Camouflage Heart
 
 
ALWAYS in rotation:
 
The Damned
 
Hüsker Dü
 
Adam & The Ants
 
Soft Cell/Marc Almond
 
Hawkwind (first 5 lps & select mid/late releases)
 
SNFU
 
Fields Of The Nephilim
 
 
Reading:
 
China Miéville (various)
 
Neil Gaiman (various)
 
Jonathan Carroll (various)
 
Philip K. Dick - The Man In The High Castle

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