Sunday, May 24, 2020

Episode 132: J.J. Anselmi

Here is Dreams of Consciousness Podcast Episode 132, featuring an interview with J.J. Anselmi, the author of Doomed to Fail: The Incredibly Loud History of Doom, Sludge, and Post-Metal.

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J.J. Anselmi's expertise on the subject of doom metal can't be overstated. Not only is he a writer whose work has appeared in Vice, Revolver, and the AV Club, but he was the original drummer and co-founder of In The Company of Serpents.

I spoke to J.J. about his own musical journey, and the genesis of his book, Doomed To Fail. I also put the doom metal expert on the spot and asked him to name his top ten albums from the genre.

My thanks to J.J. for speaking to me, and to you for listening.

Music In This Episode:

In the Company of Serpents - "Dirtnap"
taken from the album In the Company of Serpents

Former Worlds - "Spectre"
Former Worlds - "Variations on a Cave"
taken from the album Iterations of Time

Drainage - "Under Skin"
Drainage - "Deceiver"
taken from the album Drainage

J.J. Anselmi on Instagram

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