Monday, September 27, 2010
above + below: finished pieces from the old man gloom "christmas" CD layout (see also previous post).
....aaaand, at the moment most of the old man gloom albums are not in print, but if you look to your left you will see some of them available as digital downloads. this of course isn't ideal as artwork in the realm of the digital album becomes obsolete, or at the very least its strength diminished, but better for these albums to be available in this form than not at all. hopefully in the coming year some or all of the albums will again become available in some format besides the solely digital, but there are as far as i know no concrete plans for re-pressings/reissues at the moment....
Posted by Aaron B. Turner at 6:44 PM
Saturday, September 25, 2010
above + below: drawings from the old man gloom "christmas" album.
the album these drawings are pulled from is a few years old now, but it remains one of the most engaging projects i have been involved with both musically and visually and thusly shared here. will the gloom rise again?
the good stuff: rst "the sunset limited", the knife "tomorrow in a year", hellblazer "son of man", kode 9 + the space ape "curious b/w portal", philip k dick "flow my tears, the policeman said", dead reptile shrine "isth narai ja", the human quena orchestra "a natural history of failure", helms alee - live...
Posted by Aaron B. Turner at 3:37 PM
Monday, September 13, 2010
above: supplied by a friend who shall remain nameless. proof that community spirit and activism are alive and well wherever one might live.....
and now some news:
jodis: work has commenced on the follow up to "secret house" jodis' full length debut from last year. the line up for the new album remains the same as the prior record (james plotkin, tim wyskida, aaron turner). there is no set deadline for completion of the album, but it will likely be finished before the new year and out sometime shortly thereafter.
mamiffer: aside form the completion of the new album "we speak in the dark", there are a couple more mamiffer things already in the works. one is a track for a split release with fellow north-westerner demian johnston and also 3-4 tracks for a new EP (or possibly full length). again, no set release date for any of the above mentioned projects, but as soon as things are solidified the info will be posted here. the long overdue split LPs with oakeater and house of low culture will both be out in november.
house of low culture: as mentioned above the split with mamiffer (the first new HOLC release in several years) will be out in november. as noted in previous posts, HOLC has a collaborative project in the works with tom neely called "the wolf". HOLC's portion of the project (the audio component of a book/album set) is now half finished - of the four chapters in the book two now have complete scored pieces based around the foundational elements of guitar, voice and electronics. clips will be posted soon.
lotus eaters: following up the CD release of the lotus eaters album "wvrmwvlf" a few years late, the vinyl version is finally in the works. as with the previous vinyl reissue of our first album "mind control for infants" this vinyl edition will also be handled by the ever awesome taiga records. also like the previous vinyl reissue all the tracks on the album are alternate mixes from what appeared on the CD version and the set will also include a bonus track - an alternate mix of a track originally released on 7" by drone records some years back and long since out of print. more on this as it comes along...
and some things that i've enjoyed as of late: evan caminiti "west winds", fever ray s/t, watain "lawless darkness", einsturzende neubauten "1/2 mensch", bell hooks "will to change", caethua "i may be gone for a long, long time", king midas sound "waiting for you", michael daforge "lose" #1 + 2, celeste "misathrope(s), etc....
Posted by Aaron B. Turner at 11:44 AM