Hear a Soaring Post Punk Hymn from UNMAKER
When I first brought Occultist down to my area and met Jim Reed in person, it was apparent right away that he was not only going to be a lifelong friends but that he was going to have a lifelong impact in music. We could do an entire separate piece on what this man does both on and off the stage, but let’s focus on his latest endeavor, Unmaker.
About six months ago I was honored with the offer to hear the full recording of Unmaker’s new record entitled Firmament. As I walked the streets of northern Virginia, I was blown away! Unmaker is much more than I anticipated with their brooding dynamics, their conjuring of influences akin to monumental artists of the past, harrowing a modern vessel for shoegaze death rock.
I had the pleasure of catching up with Jim and talking up Unmaker, Occultist, the recording process and the Richmond, Virginia underground. We also have the honor of premiering a song from their record due out in October. Here is “Children of the Clouds”: