11-3-11, one of those nights. Half a bottle of Rockstar Recovery was enough to keep me off the demon hours, sleep, mindful creativity, finishing up any work to be able to enjoy a stressless weekend. It wasn’t enough, however, to keep me off digging up new likes, hearts and razor coated throbbing bundles of joy. So I made up something irresponsibly called damage’s razor coated candies (which sounded extremely good at that very moment when the idea struck me, i would sort of debate it now but I’m sticking with the originals, a man gotta make a classic when a man gotta make a classic), containing 21 carefully selected tracks from darkwave, gothic, darkpop and cabaret and probably a few other (sub)genres if you want to get real specific. I don’t want to. Some of the tracks you might have seen/heard here already, some will be completely now, I’m having quite a crush now on Teenagersintokyo but more importantly, now defunct Solemn Novena – their track Trick or Treat is on par with Pretentious, Moi?‘s Now and Again – and for those of you who know me well enough, that’s quite a compliment. So please, enjoy. I might drink up another bottle of Rockstar Recovery and then summon up bubbling nuclear fusion in my room while you’re busy depressing buttons. Happy Friday and weekend, by the way.


01. Rasputina – Momma Was an Opium Smoker
02. Veil Veil Vanish – Anthem for a Doomed Youth
03. O Children – Dead Disco Dancer
04. Laurel Halo – Something I Never Had
05. Austra – Beat and the Pulse (Clean Version)
06. Black Tape for a Blue Girl – Pleasure in the Pain
07. She Wants Revenge – Tear You Apart
08. Von Haze – Outside the Night
09. The Irrepressibles – The Mirror Mirror Spectacles
10. Hearts of Black Science – Empty City Lights
11. Teenagersintokyo – Peter Pan
12. †‡† (ritualz) – ▲
13. Katzenjammer Kabarett – The Crowd Around
14. Faith and the Muse – Battle Hymn
15. The XX – Crystalised
16. Tying Tiffany – Lost Way
17. A Kiss Could Be Deadly – And So It Ends
18. Zola Jesus – Night
19. Light Asylum – Dark Allies
20. The Dresden Dolls – Coin-Operated Boy
21. Solemn Novena – Trick or Treat