Writing Playlist via Bandcamp
I’ve noticed some folks sharing playlists, so I wanted to put together a directory of musicians that I listen to while writing available on Bandcamp. Bandcamp pays more money directly to artists and hosts an amazing array of talent and genre-bending albums, so I hope, in some small way, that more writers might turn to it for background music instead of relying on free/low cost streaming services that don’t pay out nearly enough in royalties to the artists themselves. I suppose it is a sort of creative solidarity that I’m hoping to form. 

I write mainly horror and weird fiction, but I’m also a multidisciplinary artist, so I’ve got a wide range of musical interests. In college, I got to study with a few amazing ethnomusicologists (the grandparent of American Ethnomusicology started the program at a neighboring state college) and had points in my life where I wanted to pursue that as an academic, particularly Indonesian Gamalan and other funerary traditions. This is all to say that my musical preferences probably lean more towards dark, drone, spiritual, and haunted music as a whole, but I think you’ll find exceptions to that, too. Almost everything listed here is mainly instrumental because I have a hard time writing to songs with lyrics. 

And one last point: this is mainly music that I’ve found on Bandcamp. I’ve probably only discovered a very small percentage of it, there is so much more. I’m open to suggestions; as long as I’m not flooded with them, I’ll take a listen and modify this list as time goes on. 
Kind Regards - Ben

Kali Malone: The Sacrificial Code       
        Malone is a very interesting musician, specializing in drone and organ music.

Georgia Anne Muldrow: VWETO II       
        One of my favorites, a great blend of music. 

C. Vadi: In the Realm of Her Dark Guardian
       props to a fellow Midwesterner. Check out her Sound Seance from October
      2020.

Dont Look Now: Aural Apparitions from Geographic North      
      A benefit album for youthSpark in Atlanta, Georgia; Halloween-inspired
      sounds.

PBS73: Yesterday Network        
      Hauntology at it’s finest. My favorite hauntological record label is Ghost Box
      out of the UK, but it is no longer on bandcamp. 

The Caretaker: Everywhere at the End of Time      
      A side project of James Leyland Kirby (V/Vm) that is an ode to Kubrick’s film  
      adaptation of The Shining. Even if you don’t care for the film, this album is    
      amazing - I’ve lost time listening to it, literally. 

This is Darkness compilation Vol. 2: Nothingness
       Title says it all. 

An Old Sad Ghost
       I own the entire catalogue, but Berstende Ehre is becoming my favorite        
      album.

Spectral Castle: Demo 2019      
      I really love a lot of the albums on the Secret Corridor label, mostly falling    
      under the ‘dungeon synth’ genre.

Dungeon: The IXth Key

Michael Plater: The Dreams in the Witch House

sp3ct3rs: their bones shall mark our way

Blood Tower: Astral Folklore

Unseen Worlds: A Young Person’s Guide to Unseen Worlds (mixed by Visible Cloaks)

Bongripper: Glaciers

Sarah Louise: Earth and Its Contents

Badge Epoque Ensemble: Self Titled

Hallucination: In Hell They Found Peace

United Sacred Harp Convention: The Alan Lomax Recordings 1959

The Telescopes: Stone Tape

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma: Songs of Forgiveness

Ennio Morricone: Crime and Dissonance

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith; Tides: Music for Meditation and Yoga

SUNN 0)))): White 1 and White 2

Jeff Parker: Suite for Max Brown

Esmerine: Mechanics of Dominion

The Northern Lighthouse Board

Sababa 5: Crossroad of Love