Taphophilia is a one man musickal project created in December 1999 by The Reverend Maelstrohm Black, a sombre musician, writer, poet and illustrator, fascinated by the realm of the dead, the occult and The Hereafter. Influenced by many a music style and also horror and dark fantasy film scores, the sound of Taphophilia is an adventurous journey into the darkest corners of the cemetery of your heart, a soundtrack to your funeral...

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by Taphophilia
Released 9 months ago
Electronic, Darkwave, Industrial, Gothic, Doom, Instrumental, Taphophilia
Mournful salute and reverence, dear friends. I have been away for a few days, being quite absorbed with the composition of new material, in preparation for the next Taphophilia album. I am very excited to let you have a little glimpse! I think you will like it. So far, Taphophilia's sound has mostly been Darkwave / Industrial oriented, but I am experimenting with added elements from a more metal origin. I find it enriches the palette I already had at my disposition in a very interesting way. But I will let you be the judge of that... Enjoy! Download from Dsound for FREE! https://dsound.audio/#!/@taphophilia/20180225t184832811z-doom-and-all-it-entails
by Taphophilia
Released 9 months ago
Electronic, Darkwave, Ambient, Cinematic, Gothic, Instrumental, Taphophilia
Greetings to thee once more, dear friends. I am very proud to give you my latest aural offering! I composed and produced this opus from scratch over the span of 13 consecutive hours, yesterday. It is one of my favorite creations so far, as I am very pleased with the essence of dread and despair I have manage to capture. As I wanted the track to have a cinematic quality, I opted out percussions, instead choosing to put the emphasis on the dissonant pianos. I managed to craft an elaborate tapestry of anguish, in order to effectively convey the scope of the desperation the track invokes, faithful to its name's significance, which literally means: "In the absence of light, darkness prevails." This track is one of many new ones I will be producing over the course of the next weeks, as I prepare to assemble an elaborate collection of tormented soundtracks that shall become the next Taphophilia album. I have such sights to show you... Download for FREE on Dsound! https://dsound.audio/#!/@taphophilia/20180221t183122977z-in-absentia-lucis-tenebrae-vincunt-unmastered
by Taphophilia
Released 9 months ago
Electronic, Darkwave, Industrial, Gothic, Instrumental, Taphophilia
Mournful salute and reverence. I was supposed to upload the final LANDR remastered track from "Thanateros", but it seems Dsound doesn't want me to do so today, as I keep getting an error message. I even tried using a different browser! Welp. I'll try again tomorrow. In the meantime, here is an excerpt from some new material I've been working on...
by Taphophilia
Released 9 months ago
Electronic, Darkwave, Industrial, Gothic, Instrumental, Taphophilia, LANDR
Welcome back! This is the final out of four tracks from the 2010 EP, "Thanateros", to be subjected to LANDR. This version is the stripped down version, with only piano and percussions. It makes for a more intimate feeling of the emotion behind the track. It was created about an hour after I first installed Propellerhead's Reason. This was history in the making! This wraps up the LANDR re-mastering sessions. I am now working on new material, so I should be able to upload something soon, in the meantime, thank you for having been with me on this journey to the past, I hope you enjoyed it!
by Taphophilia
Released 9 months ago
Electronic, Darkwave, Industrial, Gothic, Instrumental, Taphophilia, LANDR
Hello again, folks! This is the third out of four tracks, from the 2010 EP, "Thanateros", to get remastered through LANDR. This one was originally composed to be a song with vocals, before it became a Taphophilia instrumental. You can find the lyrics here: channels.cc/c/ba3765b0-c71f-4ccf-a196-fb64362f04aa. As it's a track that reminded me somehow of the vibe found in old Van Der Graaf Generator songs, I wanted it to have a saxophone line in it. I also wanted the drums to be reminiscent of that period, so I programmed them by hand, instead of using loops. I then added some reverberated organ, to give the track a spooky, carnival-like feel! I like how it ended up having an overall 8-bit video game soundtrack flavor to it! Don't you? Let us go mad! Download for FREE on Dsound! https://dsound.audio/#/@taphophilia/psych-ward-funeral--landr-remastered
by Taphophilia
Released 9 months ago
Electronic, Darkwave, Industrial, Gothic, Instrumental, Taphophilia, LANDR
Once again, we meet, taphophiles and tombstone lovers! This is the second out of four tracks, from the 2010 EP, "Thanateros", that I chose to leave to the care of our artificially intelligent fellow, LANDR. It was actually the second version of the first track I ever recorded, using Propellerhead's Reason, mere hours after installing it for the first time, Considering I wasn't yet much accustomed with the DAW's interface and possibilities, I must say I am quite proud of the outcome! What do you think? Can you guess what "third abyss" is a metaphor of? Download for FREE on Dsound! https://steemit.com/dsound/@taphophilia/third-abyss-landr-remastered
by Taphophilia
Released 9 months ago
Electronic, Darkwave, Industrial, Gothic, Instrumental, Taphophilia, LANDR
Greetings once more, dear friends! After getting the posivitive feedback from the results of using LANDR to re-master my 2017 album, "In Mourning", I thought I should do the same for my 2010 EP and rejuvenate it as well! So this is the first out of four tracks (well, actually, it's the fourth, as I will be posting them from last to first, like I did with the album), to undergo the re-mastering process. This is the original version of "Emily's Grave", more raw and stripped down to basics, than the complex remix that appears on the album. Enjoy! Download for FREE on Dsound! https://dsound.audio/#/@taphophilia/emilys-grave-landr-remastered
by Taphophilia
Released 9 months ago
Electronic, Darkwave, Industrial, Gothic, Instrumental, Neo-Classical, Taphophilia, LANDR
composed an opus based on a trombone foundation, to depict the weight of this overwhelming emotion. To lighten it up a bit, I added dueling guitars, in the vein of classic 80's metal bands, to represent the salute itself. Then, to allow the sadness to flow freely, I let an anguished violin cry its strings out, to the memory of the departed. Speaking of which, I am a bit sad myself that this journey is coming to an end and I will be mourning these adventures in remastery. I am very thankful we have had them together, hence, I extend to you my deepest gratitude for your continued support and devotion. Until we meet again in the next life! Download for FREE on Dsound! https://dsound.audio/#/@taphophilia/mournful-salute-and-reverence-landr-remastered
by Taphophilia
Released 9 months ago
Electronic, Darkwave, Industrial, Gothic, Instrumental, Taphophilia, LANDR
Welcome back, graveyard dwellers! I have something for you! This is the seventh out of eight tracks, from the 2017 album, "In Mourning", to be exposed to the transformative power of LANDR. I am quite fond of this one, as it was one of my most ambitious projects. I wanted it to have a raw industrial sound, while still being very melodically driven. So I started by creating a noisy rythmic section with the sequencer, then built the melody on top. As I wanted the track to have some kind of a trance element, I repeat the sequencer pattern throughout. Since I also wanted to illustrate the dichotomy of sorrow, I opted to blend in heavier electric guitar and bass parts, along with gentler, more delicate flute, hence capturing the violence and fragility at once. In order to give every instrument its proper place in the ensemble, I decided to compose a different partition for each, the complementary parts ending up blending together seamlessly. I am very happy with the result, and the LANDR mix brings out the intricacies of its textures even more. Therefore, I proudly give you, The Cold Winds of Sorrow! Download for FREE on Dsound! https://steemit.com/dsound/@taphophilia/the-cold-winds-of-sorrow-landr-remastered
by Taphophilia
Released 9 months ago
Electronic, Darkwave, Industrial, Gothic, Instrumental, Taphophilia, LANDR
Greetings once more, dear friends! Welcome! This is the sixth out of eight tracks, from the 2017 album, "In Mourning", to journey through the transformation of remastery, under the influence of LANDR. This one is short, but intense, like one's final dying breath. but begins slowly, only to intensify as it nears its climactic ending. The intro is an adventure in psychedelia you might want to experience with a head set, so you can better let it get you into the proper mood. Listen closely... Do you hear your heartbeat slowly accelerating? Brace yourself! Once it begins, there is no turning back! Download for FREE on Dsound! https://dsound.audio/#/@taphophilia/1517890266landr-1517884983as-i-expire
by Taphophilia
Released 9 months ago
Electronic, Darkwave, Industrial, Gothic, Instrumental, Taphophilia, LANDR
Hail to all of you, cemetery dwellers, the deceased are honored by your presence! This is the fifth out of eight tracks, from the 2017 album, "In Mourning", to be exhumed and autopsied with the assistance of LANDR. The track is an exploration further into the power of choirs, with a dissonant melody carrying you into dark areas of sound textures previously uncharted, driven by the industrial grindings of a singer brand sewing machine... YES a SEWING MACHINE, what's more industrial than THAT?!! So let your feet do the talking, O' Death Dancers, and follow the Reaper as she fiddles the night away into delightful oblivion!... Dowload for FREE on Dsound! https://dsound.audio/#/@taphophilia/dancing-to-the-fiddle-of-death-landr-remastered
by Taphophilia
Released 9 months ago
Electronic, Darkwave, Industrial, Gothic, Instrumental, Taphophilia, LANDR
Salutations to thee, oh fan of spooky sounds! I am rejoicing that you are here once more! Today's track is the fourth out of eight tracks from the 2017 "In Mourning" album, to be re-animated from the grave with the fluid of new life provided by LANDR. Herbert West himself would be proud! This one is a track I wrote in celebration of classic 80's B horror movies, the intro beings my take at emulating a scene where the female protagonist (usually the one with the big cahunnas lol) is being chased around by the relentless killer who slowly closes in on her. Can you imagine it? Close your eyes and let yourself be transported there... Don't you feel like screaming? Then let us scream, and together, we shall RAISE the DEAD! Download it for FREE on Dsound! https://dsound.audio/#/@taphophilia/raising-the-dead-landr-remastered
by Taphophilia
Released 9 months ago
Electronic, Darkwave, Industrial, Gothic, Instrumental, Taphophilia, LANDR
Greetings again, dear listeners! I am glad you came! This is the third of eight tracks from the 2017 album, "In Mourning" that I have committed to replenishing, with the help of the surprising LANDR AI. This track was the first I ever produced using artificial choirs, and features a menacing piano overture, to carry the procession onward, as these synthetic widows howl for the departed. It is a wordless farewell, a speechless adieu. Let it take you through the sorrow into the eve beyond grief, as you reflect on the meaning of this life, while you mourn the losses yet to come.,, Download FREE from Dsound: https://dsound.audio/#/@taphophilia/unspoken-eulogy-landr-remastered
by Taphophilia
Released 9 months ago
Electronic, Darkwave, Industrial, Gothic, Instrumental, Taphophilia, LANDR
Welcome back my friends! This is the second of eight tracks from the 2017 album "In Mourning" that have undergone a rejuvenation cure, under the care of the surprisingly effective AI of LANDR. As far as this one is concerned, I was a bit afraid that this artificial intelligence, however accurate it might be, would take away some of the "glitch" from the track and tone done its feel. It turns out I was wrong to be worried! The results are quite impressive, once more, even though I'll never be comfortable knowing an emotionless machine can do such an amazing job at remastering! Well, might as well enjoy it, before the machines take over and these become "Deadly Frequencies"! ;P You can also download this track for free on Dsound! https://dsound.audio/#/@taphophilia/dead-frequencies-landr-remastered
by Taphophilia
Released 9 months ago
Electronic, Darkwave, Industrial, Gothic, Instrumental, LANDR
After long consideration, I have decided I would invest in LANDR remixing of my tracks, just to see how good it would sound. As I am a self-taught sound engineer, I did all the mastering on my "In Mourning" 2017 album myself, but I might have set the dB level a bit high, especially for listening with headphones. I was still very satisfied with the job I did then, enough to release the album, but now that I have the means and opportunity to give the tracks a makeover, why not? "In Mourning" was my first full length album and I am still learning how to work my DAW (Propellerhead's Reason) after almost ten years of using it, so I thought there's always room for improvement. Therefore, I will upload a newly remastered version of my tracks, one at a time, starting from the bottom up, as "Emily's Grave (Ominous Full Moon Edit.) is the last track on the album. I'm doing this as a kind of "rewinding" the album, to illustrate my rolling it back to a new standard. To celebrate the release of this new version, I set it as a FREE DOWNLOAD on Dsound! https://dsound.audio/#/@taphophilia/emilys-grave-ominous-full-moon-edit--landr-remastered LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!
by Taphophilia
Released 11 months ago
Electronic, Darkwave, Industrial, Gothic, Instrumental, Taphophilia
The fourth and final track on Taphophilia's 2010 EP, "Thanateros"
by Taphophilia
Released 11 months ago
Electronic, Darkwave, Industrial, Gothic, Instrumental, Taphophilia
The third track on Taphophilia's 2010 EP, "Thanateros"
by Taphophilia
Released 11 months ago
Electronic, Darkwave, Industrial, Gothic, Instrumental, Taphophilia
The second track on Taphophilia's 2010 EP, "Thanateros"
by Taphophilia
Released 11 months ago
Electronic, Darkwave, Industrial, Gothic, Instrumental, Taphophilia
The opening track on Taphophilia's 2010 EP, "Thanateros"
by Taphophilia
Released 11 months ago
Electronic, Darkwave, Industrial, Gothic, Instrumental, Taphophilia
The eighth and final track on Taphophilia's 2017 album, "In Mourning"
by Taphophilia
Released 11 months ago
Electronic, Darkwave, Industrial, Gothic, Instrumental, Taphophilia
The seventh track on Taphophilia's 2017 album, "In Mourning"
by Taphophilia
Released 11 months ago
Electronic, Darkwave, Industrial, Gothic, Instrumental, Taphophilia
The sixth track on Taphophilia's 2017 album, "In Mourning"
by Taphophilia
Released 11 months ago
Electronic, Darkwave, Industrial, Gothic, Instrumental, Taphophilia
The fifth track on Taphophilia's 2017 album, "In Mourning"
by Taphophilia
Released 11 months ago
Electronic, Darkwave, Industrial, Gothic, Instrumental, Taphophilia
The fourth track on Taphophilia's 2017 album, "In Mourning"
by Taphophilia
Released 11 months ago
Electronic, Darkwave, Industrial, Gothic, Instrumental, Taphophilia
The third track on Taphophilia's 2017 album, "In Mourning"
by Taphophilia
Released 11 months ago
Electronic, Darkwave, Industrial, Gothic, Instrumental, Taphophilia
The second track on Taphophilia's 2017 album, "In Mourning"
by Taphophilia
Released 11 months ago
Electronic, Darkwave, Industrial, Gothic, Neoclassical, Instrumental, Taphophilia
The opening track on Taphophilia's 2017 album, "In Mourning"