Sunday, January 8, 2023

260: Nothingness

Dreams of Consciousness Podcast Episode 260 features an interview with Clay Olson and Alex Walstad of Nothingness.

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Minnesota's Nothingness meld elements of death, black and doom metal - a sound they refer to as "cauldronous". As vocalist Clay Olson explains it, "Nothingness is a blank canvas upon which anything or everything could be painted."

I spoke with Clay and guitarist Alex Walstad about how they came up with their cauldronous sound, and the overarching theme of "nothingness" that defines their music. We also discussed why their increased experience is reflected on their latest album Supraliminal, and why they'll only ever work with producer Adam Tucker from now on.

My thanks to Clay and Al for speaking with me, and to all of you for listening.

Music In This Episode:

"The Wretched Ground Beckons"
"Iced Over Ash"
taken from the album The Hollow Gaze Of Death

"Inviolate Viscera"
"Catapulted Into Hyperspace"
taken from the album Supraliminal

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Nothingness on Bandcamp

Nothingness on Instagram

Supraliminal on Bandcamp [Everlasting Spew Records]

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Episode 164:
Suffering Hour