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Another Divine Joke - Lo! Peninsula

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Another Divine Joke - Lo! Peninsula

With a track title like “Another Divine Joke”, how could it not be right for the playlist. This opening track from the debut album by “Lo! Peninsula will take you on a cosmic cruise past the pineal gland and blast a hole through the back of your cranium….

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Time - Morosity

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Time - Morosity

When you’re writing a guest post on another curator’s playlist, you’d better bloody not bury the lede! That this spectacular track comes with an amazing video just puts it over the top - stop what you’re doing and take 5 minutes to check it out - trust me - you have the Time!..

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Tonight, Tonight, Tonight – Low Roar

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Tonight, Tonight, Tonight – Low Roar

From the mind of Ryan Karazija, comes the soulful melodic offering “Low Roar”. 

Atmospheric and experimental, yet not so far out that you couldn’t put it on for your easy-listening, pop standards friend (how dare you have friends like that). I’m just sayin’….for something that’s kinda “different”, it’s pretty easy going…

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Bad Ritual – Timber Timbre

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Bad Ritual – Timber Timbre

The opening track from the 2011 “Creep On Creepin’ On”, “Bad Ritual” speaks to the lasting pain caused by infidelity, of a love now lost. Traversing past memories and finding pleasure in the small, yet constant reminders of the now that trigger memories of that relationship…

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Crescent - Brendan Perry

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Crescent - Brendan Perry

Romantic and dreamy, a “Song of the Stars” (for you DCD geeks), the heavens above, the illusion of time and reality, yet grounded to the experience of here and now on earth, or at least our perception of it…

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Heroic Dose - Echobrain

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Heroic Dose - Echobrain

So, you’ve probably never heard of Echobrain, right? Well, if you are/were ever a fan of Metallica, you probably should have. Not for the reason of sounding even the slightest bit like them, but because Jason Newsted was the original bassist, and…

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Addis - OM

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Addis - OM

“Addis”, the third eye opening healer from OM’s 2012 “Advaitic Songs”.   Verbally consisting of the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra, it’s a perfect introduction to the spiritual pilgrimage to follow…

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Marked for Death – Emma Ruth Rundle

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Marked for Death – Emma Ruth Rundle

This week I have the pleasure of sharing the exquisitely crafted, aphotic, opening and title track from Emma Ruth Rundle’s 2016 pièce de résistance, “Marked for Death”. Dynamic, spacious and powerful the album certainly sits atop my favs of the last 5 years…

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Passing Through – Cult of Luna

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Passing Through – Cult of Luna

This week’s pick to question existence is he well placed closing track on the 2013 album “Vertikal”.  “Passing Through” by Cult of Luna. The simple, yet very effective lyrics combined with a playful xylophone and a droning guitar riff that leaves you in a comfortably black, trance like state…

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Ouroboros - Morosity

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Ouroboros - Morosity

You’ve probably seen the symbol of the snake eating its own tail, it’s an unmistakable, thought provoking, powerful symbol. The “Ouroboros”, an ancient Egyptian symbol (possibly the oldest in human existence) representing the cyclical nature of existence, the beginning, the end, everything in-between, all is one, one is all. Infinite…

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Main Title Theme for Westworld – Ramin Djawadi

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Main Title Theme for Westworld – Ramin Djawadi

One of only a handful of television theme songs I sit through every time without a forward skip. I usually hum a long while I drool over what seems to me unimaginable visuals. The entire premise of Westworld fits right in there, wherever there is, with the concept of the Music To Questions Existence playlist...

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Flight Response – Days of the New

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Flight Response – Days of the New

Days of the New, AKA Travis Meeks was a powerful force in the last 90’s rock scene, touring with Metallica and holding down the Number 1 spot on the Billboard Rock chart for a record breaking 17 weeks straight with the grungy acoustic jam “Touch, Peel and Stand”, which came from their debut album titled “Orange”…

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Weightless Again – The Handsome Family

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Weightless Again – The Handsome Family

A simple Folk-Country/Americana toe tapper that’s both light and campy yet manages to be oh so heavy.  Taken from the 1998 LP – Through the Trees, “Weightless Again” by The Handsome Family may just leave you feeling a bit bi-polar…

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Nightcrawler - Magic Moon

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Nightcrawler - Magic Moon

There’s no time for sleep for these 4 gentlemen from The Hauge, Netherlands. 

The newest single from Magic Moon, “Nightcrawler” (2018) is a 60’s-70’s psych-rock, blues, party banger.  Tremolo and verbed-out multi-colored guitar and organ riffs, layered punching vocals, a rock solid extra-tasty-crispy snare beat, and bouncing bass lines that’ll keep your head bobbin’...

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Grand Delusion - Matt Boroff

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Grand Delusion - Matt Boroff

After a long 20+ year music career, Matt Boroff only made it to my radar last year when I asked friends for some new music recommendations via Facebook. While I received a unhealthy dose of somber expressions (guess my friends know what I like), Matt's tunes pierced through the dark walls of my black heart. (Thanks Patrick)...

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Selfish Thoughts – Holy Sons

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Selfish Thoughts – Holy Sons

This week on "Music To Question Existence" we take a ride down the dark and pothole ridden Self Reflection Lane. It's a good thing we'll be riding on the electrified sponge between your ears, cuz this could get bumpy,,,

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Solaris - Failure

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Solaris - Failure

Picking up where we left off from last week’s ethereal themed tune that was The Black Angels "Life Song," this week we have "Solaris" by the 90's Alt. Rock band Failure.  Crafted by the band after seeing the 1972 Soviet "Psy-Fi" film by Andrei Tarkovsky aptly titled "Solaris".

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Life Song – The Black Angels

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Life Song – The Black Angels

“Life Song” - A psychedelic, kaleidoscopic trip into the colorless unknown.

Weightless, warbling keys, and the impassioned cries of Alex Mass guide you through this solo mission to the other side….of stardom...

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White Noise – Murder by Death

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White Noise – Murder by Death

Murder by Death – Sounds like a metal band, right?... wrong. While this 5-piece folk-rock clan may ride parallel universe tracks when it comes to the dark themes of Metal music, when it comes to the instrumentation, vibe and composition, they’re on the polar end of the cosmos.

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