Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Do Something "Witchy"

When Charles Manson sent forth his family to dispatch Sharon Tate in hopes of spreading fear and racial tension, he gave but one last chilling instruction, "Do something witchy." It would seem that when Wisconsin doom band Totem recorded this ep they took heed of ol' Papa Manson's suggestion, for the word "witchy" best describes the vibe that permeates the three songs here. Since the release of this ep, the band has changed their name to Jex Thoth. Here

4 comments:

Carl W said...

Good description! These three songs are indeed "witchy". Incredibly great stuff with an evil vibe from Totem here. The new Jex Thoth material I've heard is up to the same standard, so people who like this soundtrack to the darker sides of Wisconsin should check that out as well. By the way, think they've relocated to California now. Perhaps to feel closer to the spirit of the old Family. Who knows?

Pratl Power said...

Nice. Just discovered Jex the other night so this is a nice addition. Thanks.

max said...

this rules

Daniel said...

Just got the Jex Thoth(I like the Totem moniker better/sure there's 2 or 3 totem's out there though?) record over at illogical contraption,diggin' it.....remembered you had this ep. Thanks again for hipping me to some shit I'm sure I wouldn't hear otherwise.