The first thing I have to mention in this week's compendium is the sad news that legendary avant garde artist/composer Ryuchi Sakamoto has been diagnosed with throat cancer. I'm sure all of our readers will join the IVM staff in wishing the former Japan member and Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence soundtrack composer all the best and a speedy recovery.
Right, on the website this week we kicked off with news from Kevorkian Death Cycle and Cabaret Voltaire. We also had reviews of the new albums from Tyburn Saints, C2, and Tomorrowillbeworse. And finished things off with an Editorial column updating (those who care) on the next compilation.
Over on Facebook we've had live dates from Carter Tutti Void, and Chelsea Wolf. New music from The Gothsicles, Aeon Sable, and Beauty Queen Autopsy. News from Prude and Kunoichi. A new music video from The Faint. And a trailer for a new HP Lovecraft movie 'The Dreamlands'.
Right, that's your lot for this week. Here's some more Ryuchi Sakamoto – performing with Alva Noto in 2012. I caught a performance of theirs at that previous year's Short Circuit Festival and it has to be one of the greatest avant garde collaborations I've ever seen live.