Cryptic Resonations aims to explore and shed light on the more obscure, experimental, and socially stigmatized forms of art. Here the belief is held that one is not truly being an “artist” unless one is being daring enough to charge into the unknown and explore things that have not yet been done before. Art does not do what everyone else at the moment is doing. Art does not erect walls or proclaim that any topic is off limits for exploration, commentary, what have you. Art shatters borders and does whatever it pleases in its aim to advance human perspective and intellectual ability through creative replications of the subconscious.

To be “cryptic” implies being hidden, unseen, and unknown to the general population, which is exactly what the type of art that will be receiving attention here is. A “resonation” is like an echo, the amplification or continued sustaining of an initially generated sound. With this definition in consideration, a musical connotation may come to mind, but a resonation does not merely have to be musical, as it can be caused by anything that generates a sort of ensnaring, otherworldly type of pulsation that draws you closer to it. Experimental, transgressive forms of art, musical or not, tend to do just that.

Music reviews, film reviews, book reviews, visual art reviews. Interviews with bands, filmmakers, authors, and/or graphic artists. No strong sense of guidelines or directions. As art should have no limits, neither will this blog.



Ravana, your host here at Cryptic Resonations, is an avid fan of experimentalism in any and all art forms, residing somewhere deep in the swamps of Southern Florida. He particularly enjoys black metal, drone, hip hop, surrealist film, and transcendentalist poetry, and is also a Staffer over at Metalstorm.net.