Sunday, July 5, 2015

STEVE VON TILL - ALUI ARTWORK



















































Above: images from the album art for Steve Von Til's "A Life Unto Itself".

CD and LP versions are out now via Neurot Recordings, and you can listen to the album here.
Thanks to Steve for inviting me to participate in the project.

Also out now - Barnett + Coloccia "Weld" LP (cover art below by Faith Coloccia). This is the second album by the duo of Alex Barnett (Oakeater), and Faith Coloccia (Mamiffer), also their second for the Blackest Ever Black label. I contributed a bit to the project in the form of recording and and some production in tandem with Faith. The album is streaming here.

























Currently enjoying: Disasterpeace "It Follows" OST, Aktor "Paranoia", "Worst Behavior" Simon Hanselmann, Logical Nonsense "Expand the Hive", Maica Mia - live, Barnett + Coloccia "Weld", Pale Chalice "Negate the Infinite and Miraculous", etc. 


Saturday, April 25, 2015

SUMAC, MAMIFFER, OLD MAN GLOOM, ETC


























Some news regarding recent and upcoming activities....


MAMIFFER:

Upcoming shows:
DISJECTA,  Portland, OR - May 1st - live collab with Daniel Menche
LEVITATION, Vancouver, BC - June 7th
SLED ISLAND - June 24-28


"Status Nascendi" cassette version and new t-shirt now available here:
SIGE BIG CARTEL


SUMAC:

New interviews here:
BEARDED MAGAZINE
ABOUT.COM

"The Deal" 2xLP repress and new shirt available here:
SIGE MERCHTABLE

Upcoming shows:
SLED ISLAND  - June 24-28

And a new live video:





OLD MAN GLOOM:

"Meditations in B" LP reissue, new t-shirt, and "The Ape of God" LP represses here:
HYDRA HEAD MERCHTABLE

Upcoming shows:
PSYCHO, Santa Ana, CA - June 15th
MEXICO CITY, Mexico - June 16th (with Cave In)

Thank you.


Now enjoying: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie "We Should All be Feminists", Iannis Xenakis "Polytope de Cluny", Mika Vainio "Time Examined", Execration "Morbid Dimensions", Joyce Carol Oates "Black Water", Arv & Miljö "Orientering/Dena Värld", Ascension "The Dead of the World", Arvo Pärt "Adam's Lament", etc.



Saturday, March 21, 2015

MAMIFFER / JAPAN TOUR 2015


























Mamiffer is heading to Japan with Daniel Menche. We'll be playing 3 shows there, Dates and info as follows. Poster image above by Faith Coloccia. We'll be playing some new material and bringing new merch with us as well. Hope to see you there - arigato!

MAMIFFER / DANIEL MENCHE - Japanese Tour, Spring 2015 

03/26 - Conpass, Osaka - with YPY & DREAMPV$HER
03/27 - Super Deluxe, Tokyo - with BORIS
03/29 - Soup, Tokyo - with DREAMPV$HER & ENDON


Monday, February 23, 2015

SUMAC - THE DEAL - ART, ETC







Above: LP O-ring (front and back), LP inner jacket (front and back), and LP labels (A/B sides), from SUMAC's "The Deal" album layout. Artwork by Faith Coloccia. Design by A. Turner.

"The Deal" is now available on CD/digital in North America/Europe via Profound Lore, and CD in Japan (w/bonus instrumental) from Daymare Recordings. The 2xLP version on SIGE Records is currently being repressed and will be available again shortly. On the upcoming SUMAC NW mini-tour, the band will also have their copies of the 2xLP for sale at the shows. Dates are as follows:

03/11 // VANCOUVER, BC // BILTMORE CABARET
03/12 // VICTORIA, BC // LOGAN'S PUB
03/13 // PORTLAND, OR // WHITE OWL SOCIAL CLUB
03/14 // BELLINGHAM, WA // THE SHAKEDOWN

03/15 // SEATTLE, WA // HIGHLINE 

Here are some preview tracks from the album:



Thank you.

Currently enjoying: Hildur Gudnadottir "Saman", Janne Westerlund "Marshland", Virus "Carheart", MB "TPTMBTD", Tenderizor "Touch the Sword", Eternum "Summoning The Wolven Spirit", Morton Subotnick "The Wild Bull", etc


Friday, January 16, 2015

MAMIFFER TOUR JAN/FEB 2015 + SEATTLE RECORD SWAP


























Mamiffer's West Coast/Southwest US tour starts in a few days - first half is with Russian Circles, second half with Jon Mueller and William Fowler Collins. Looking forward to playing with our friends, going to some spots we've never been (or at least never played), and debuting some new material. Our line up this time is again the core duo of Faith Coloccia and myself. Details and dates are below. Poster image above by Faith Coloccia.

Also - for anyone in the Seattle area - I'll be running a SIGE Records/Hydra Head table at the Destroying Sounds record swap tomorrow (01/17). I'll be bringing new, old, discounted and rare items from both labels, some selections from my personal collection, and a few artifacts generated just for the swap - test pressings with hand drawn covers, etc. Go here for details on time and location.

Thank you.

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MAMIFFER US TOUR JAN/FEB 2015: 

With Russian Circles: 
01/20/15 Seattle, WA @ Neumos 01/21/15 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom01/23/15 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall01/24/15 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy 01/25/15 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar 


With Jon Mueller and William Fowler Collins: 
02/02/15 Albuquerque, NM @ Spirit Abuse (with Raven Chacon) *
02/03/15 Tempe, AZ @ 51 West (with GOG) *
02/05/15 Los Angeles CA TBA *
02/06/15 Oakland CA @ Life Changing Ministries *
02/07/15 Chico CA @ Orange St. Art Studios
02/09/15 Portland OR @ High Water Mark (with Daniel Menche)
02/10/15 Anacortes WA  @ The Buisness
02/11/15 Vancouver, BC @ The Rattle


* William Fowler Collins on these dates only

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Friday, December 26, 2014

2014 FAVORITES


























Above: some of the musical highlights of 2014 - Circle "Leviatan", The Austerity Program "Beyond Calculation", Mutoid Man "Helium Head", Dirk Serries "XXI-XXV, Godflesh "A World Lit Only by Fire", Heretic Cult Redeemer - s/t, Dead Congregation "Promulgation of the Fall", Altar of Flies - s/t, Trepaneringsritualen "Perfection & Permanence", Wormlust "Feral Wisdom", Black to Comm - s/t, Bob Mould "Beauty & Ruin", Thantifaxath "Sacred White Noise", Baptists "Bloodmines", Allegory Chapel Ltd "Resurrection", Bolzer "Soma", Kriegsmachine "Enemy of Man", Russell Haswell "Conceptual Noise", Hildur Gudnadottir "Saman", Harassor/Glass Coffin - split, Lana Del Rey "Ultraviolence", Sewer Election "Nära", Ghedalia Tzartes "Hysterie Off Music", Noxagt "Brutage", Carpe Noctem "In Terra Profugus", Mdou Moctar "Afelan", Kevin Drumm "Humid Weather"....

There were a good deal more excellent releases this year, as well as others from years past that I'm just now hearing.  I also greatly enjoyed all the releases we issued through SIGE this past year, though that is probably obvious and therefor none of those are listed above. Relatedly, below are a few of my favorite album sleeves from 2014 - from top to bottom they are (band name followed by album designer/artist): Teitanblood - Timo Ketola, Morton Subotnick - Bob Pepper, Wormlust - Metastazis, Dino Spiluttini, Nils Quak - Daniel Castrejon, Russell Hasswell - Ian Burn/Lasse Marhaug, and Pharaoh Overlord - Eetu Henttonen.





























Looking forward to experiencing many more great works of art in 2015!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

SUMAC UPDATE, MAMIFFER VIDEO, ETC.

























Above: cover for the forth coming SUMAC album "The Deal". Artwork by Faith Coloccia, design by Turner/Coloccia.


The SUMAC album will be released Feb 17th via Profound Lore (CD/digital), SIGE Records (2xLP/cs) and Daymare Recordings (CD Japan). Pre-order info will be posted as it becomes available. There is a preview song from the album below, and another will follow shortly after the new year. A short video/audio sample from the album is also viewable here.





Also: Mamiffer has a new video/remix collaboration with Daniel Menche. It's based off the track "Enantiodromia" from the recently released "Statu Nascendi" album. And here it is:





Lastly - winter and spring tours/live events are currently in the works for Mamiffer, SUMAC and Old Man Gloom. Please visit their respective internet outlets for updates/further details. Looking forward to it all....

-Happy Holidays!