Today it is Decibel‘s pleasure to host this exclusive stream of “Sky Full of Witches,” a sublime slab of smoldering, cinematic fuzz-groove off ex-Melvins/Clown Alley guitarist Mark Deutrom’s upcoming third solo record Brief Sensuality and Western Violence. Here’s what Deutrom told us about the track:
In 2012 the so called FAA Modernization and Reform act included a provision for fully integrating unmanned aircraft into the US National Airspace by 2015. The FAA expects that by 2020 there will be 30,000 licensed drones in the air. This brought to my mind images of all the medieval engravings of witches flying through the sky, and their total command of the space. Nothing else is ever in the sky with them, except for other witches.
The medieval context is not lost on me, with some of the other values of that time being enthusiastically embraced at the present. “Sky Full of Witches” is about being conscious of the encroaching all seeing eye, and perhaps a a fleeting nostalgia for the absence of a genuine superstition that only appears in the darkest of times.
“Sky Full of Witches” is available for purchase over at iTunes. Album trailer below.