Radio Cake Records Releases THE SKELETON MELODIES Soundtrack EP by Kell The Ruiner

The emergence of tonight’s full, blue moon will certainly accentuate this Halloween’s memorable potential.  To add to the uncanny atmosphere, and as an early treat, Radio Cake Records has released a soundtrack EP for The Skeleton Melodies by Kell The Ruiner.  The five songs, each connected to a story from my collection by the same title, were composed by Allen Kell from the band Shadeland. Here’s the track listing:

Jeffrey Thomas (author of The American) recently made an anecdote celebrating the creativity of his friends (in this case, providing a shoutout to his pal Wyland Ytani for the album The Incident on Planet X).  In the same vein, I’d like to acknowledge how proud I am to be associated with both this project and this musician.  

Allen Kell / Kell the Ruiner, performing with Shadeland

Remaining in close proximity to creative thinkers helps calibrate, and progress, creative crafts in all mediums. In addition to being one of the most talented musicians I’ve ever known, Allen is also one of my most genuine creativity colleagues.  His music and innovative output inspires me, as a writer, to not only sustain fecundity and productivity in my own wheelhouse, but to continuously challenge myself to alter the dynamics of my artistic disciplines.

Likewise, I’d like to supply major props to Nikosha Orchard, one of the kind and clever helmers of Radio Cake Records, who’s been supremely supportive throughout this endeavor.

You can find The Skeleton Melodies soundtrack by Kell the Ruiner on a number of platforms, but you can start with these:

Happy Halloween, friends and fiends — enjoy the music!

Cover Art Reveal: PLUTO IN FURS

Here we have the stunning cover art (created by the brilliant Matthew Revert) for Scott Dwyer’s forthcoming anthology, Pluto In Furs:  Tales of Diseased Desires and Seductive Horrors.  My story, “Behemoth,” is contained therein.

Pluto In Furs, cover

Cover Art by Matthew Revert

I’ve once before shared the table of contents, but will do so again to emphasize the chilling talent Dwyer’s assembled for his latest endeavor:

Introduction:  “An Abysmal Masochism” by Scott Dwyer
“The Tangible Universe” by Jeffrey Thomas
“The Wolf At The Door Or The Music Of Antonio Soler” by Devora Gray
“Other Yseut And Romance Tristan” by Adam Golaski
“Dermatology, Eschatology” by Kurt Fawver
“Headsman’s Trust: A Murder Ballad” by Richard Gavin
“It’s Hard To Be Me” by John Claude Smith
“The Gutter At The Bottom Of The World” by David Peak
“Tender Is The Tether” by Rhys Hughes
“With Shining Gifts That Took All Eyes” by Mike Allen
“Stygian Chambers” by Orrin Grey
“Behemoth” by Clint Smith
“Worm Moon” by Gemma Files
“The Silvering” by Thana Niveau
“Walking In Ash” by Brendan Vidito

Dwyer has his sights set on an August, 2019 release — keep your eyes peeled for news and announcements here (and drop a “like” while you’re at it).