BwGN AM Mixtape #3 – The one I'm calling "Alas, Babylon"

For this week's show, I went looking for catharsis from last week's "fire and fury" nuclear scaremongering. I found inspiration in doom...  no, wait, this kind of doom, and Akira Ifukube's "Prayer for Peace" from the 1954 Gojira (Godzilla) soundtrack. The title of the episode comes from Pat Frank's 1959 novel of the same name, which is often regarded as one of the first nuclear apocalypse novels (it holds up pretty well and I recommend reading it). Thank you for listening.

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  1. Domestification of the Ewe III (Divine Virus) by MAMIFFER on The World Unseen (SIGE)
  2. Constant Fear by Bohren & der Club of Gore on Black Earth (PIAS)
  3. Further by Cult of Luna on The Beyond (Earache)
  4. Hem by King Woman on Created in the Image of Suffering (Relapse)
  5. Continents by Jodis on Secret House (Hydra Head)
  6. No Words/No Thoughts by Swans on My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky (Young Gods)
  7. Summer Freeze by Unwound on Leaves Turn Inside You (Kill Rock Stars)
  8. Hyperion by Windhand on Grief's Infernal Flower (Relapse)
  9. Zozobra by Old Man Gloom on Seminar III: Zozobra (Tortuga)
  10. All His Own, The Lord of Naught by Alder and Ash on Clutched in the Maw of the World (Lost Tribe)
  11. Deconstructing Towers by ISIS on Celestial (Hydra Head)
  12. The Stars That Hang Above You by Jesu on Envy/Jesu (split EP) (Hydra Head)
  13. Regenerative Being (excerpt) by Eluvium on False Readings On (Temporary Residence)
  14. Freedom Blade by This Will Destroy You on Field Studies (split EP w/ Lymbyc Systym) (Magic Bullet)
  15. Humility In The Light of Creator (Alternative Version) by Maurice McIntyre on Spiritual Jazz 7: Islam (Jazzman)