JEREMIAH CYMERMAN / CHARLIE LOOKER

A HORIZON MADE OF CANVAS

Astral Spirits (2021)

Improvistion-based collaboration with clarinetist/composer Jeremiah Cymerman. Influenced largely by Scelsi, Feldman, and horror movie scores.

SEAVEN TEARES

OLDER THAN LOVE

Last Things (2021)

Digital EP from this neofolk project, with Robbie Lee, Amirtha Kidambi, and Russell Greenberg. Real ancient instruments, co-ed vocal harmonies, and hooks.

PSALM ZERO

SPARTA

Last Things (2020)

Psalm Zero's third album, the first with live drums by Kim Abrams, and Ron Varod on bass. The most accessible, rock-oriented PZ release.

NOTHING HUMAN

KNOW MY PLACE  and other singles

Last Things (2019)

A series of singles, heavy on electronics, sound design, and dark pop melodies.

CHARLIE LOOKER

SIMPLE ANSWERS

Last Things (2018)

Song cycle for tenor and two sopranos, with a 17-piece chamber orchestra, based on the work of Julia Kristeva and Patrice O'Neal.

PSALM ZERO

STRANGER TO VIOLENCE

Profound Lore (2016)

The second PZ album, still as a duo with Andrew Hock, with electronic drums. The project's most collaborative and synth-heavy release.

M LAMAR

SURVEILLANCE PUNISHMENT AND THE BLACK PSYCHE

Negrogothic (2015)

M Lamar's harrowing opera about love and lust between master and slave on the American plantation. String arrangements by Charlie Looker, performed by Mivos Quartet.

PSALM ZERO

THE BIRTHRIGHT TRILOGY

Black Mass (2015)

Triple-cassette series, including two singles from Stranger to Violence, two B-side remixes, an acoustic version of a PZ classic, and the epic, "lost" studio track Hunchback.

PSALM ZERO

THE DRAIN

Profound Lore (2014)

The band's debut album, a duo with Andrew Hock. Ice cold drum machines, industrial and black metal riffing, and melodic vs harsh twin vocals. 

PERIOD

2

Public Eyesore (2014)

Studio document of this long-running doom-impov trio with Mike Pride and Chuck Bettis. Guest appearances by Darius Jones and Sam Hillmer.

SEAVEN TEARES

POWER BALLADS

Northern Spy (2013)

Debut and only full-length from the acoustic quartet, featuring authentic renaissance instruments. Elements of Death in June, John Dowland, and the Mamas and the Papas.

ZS

SCORE: THE COMPLETE SEXTET WORKS 2000-2007

Northern Spy (2012)

Featuring several early Looker compositions, and guitar work throughout. Compiled from various out-of-print EPs and 7-inches. Seminal documents of '00s "brutal prog".

PSALM ZERO

FORCE MY HAND

Last Things (2012)

7-inch single, featuring an earlier recording of Force My Hand, as well as a psychedelic acoustic reimagining of Willpower, a classic song from noise rock legends Today is the Day.

EXTRA LIFE

DREAM SEEDS

Northern Spy (2012)

The final Extra Life album, with more creative input by Caley Monahon-Ward and Nick Podgurski than the earlier EL releases. A concept album about dreams, children, and alchemy.

EXTRA LIFE

RIPPED HEART

Last Things (2011)

The most accessible Extra Life release, the vinyl now out of print. Four lyrics-heavy songs, including many people's favorite one.

EXTRA LIFE

MADE FLESH

LOAF (2010)

The band's sophomore release, a full-length concept record about weightlifting, eroticism, and money. Like the first record on steroids.

EXTRA LIFE

SECULAR WORKS

Planaria (2008)

The debut record that put Looker and Extra Life on the map. Features the most complex and lengthy compositions in the catalog, still studied by metal and prog scholars.