Friday, July 22, 2016

DEJECTION "MISERY" C40 (AOW 333)

Now on cassette.

Material based on one of my favorite novels, Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights.  As might be expected, the four pieces here are all extremely despondent, yearning, anxiety-ridden, and hopelessly depressing.  Lots of different directions here, yet they all intertwine seamlessly to create a bleak portrait of gloom and despair.  One forlorn synthesizer improvisation, two slabs of empty, haunting ANW, and a lengthy minimalist guitar piece to close things out.  This album is one of my favorite things I've ever recorded.

Released in a limited edition of 5 hand-numbered copies.  $10 ppd. in the United States, $26 rest of world.

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CORY STRAND "I GUESS YOU'D CALL IT SUICIDE" C90 (AOW 340)

Massive cassette of despondent and suicidal drone ambience, despairingly sad and dense with sorrow.  I recorded this cassette a number of months ago and was astonished at how aching and empty it was...at times it is difficult for me to listen to, and with the personal issues i've been experiencing of late revisiting it has been somewhat painful and terrifying.  But it is beautiful, and maybe it will provide comfort to some others who are hurting as well.
Four towering drone compositions alongside a slowcore/Tim Hecker style cover of the Police's "Every Breath You Take."  Music to slice your wrists open to.  Listen to with headphones, alone in the dark, at high volume.
Released in a limited edition of 10 hand-numbered copies.  $10 ppd. in the United States, $26 rest of world.

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LINDSKOLD "DREAMS OF FLAME" C20 (AOW 398)

New release from my Summoning-worship BM/noise project Lindskold.  "Dreams Of Flame" is comprised of the two bonus tracks i recorded for the yet-to-be released remastered versions of "The Aura Of Collapse" and "The Majesty Of The Lidless Eye," both due out at some future point on Occult Supremacy Productions.  The two tracks are both very much in Summoning vein, with melodic guitar lines and a wealth of synthesizers.
For this cassette release I have also created a short intro and outro piece, both of which have never been heard/released.
This is a really great little tape.  Fans of the project will not be disappointed; also, those familiar with the project know it's difficult for me to record this stuff, so this could be the last Lindskold release for awhile (although I am working on  a cassette release of "The Aura Of Collapse".)
Released in a limited edition of 10 hand-numbered copies.  $8 ppd. in the United States, $24 rest of world.

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DEJECTION "NO ONE, NOTHING" C60 (AOW 389)

Another new cassette in Dejection's ongoing Game Of Thrones series.  "No One, Nothing" works of off Arya Stark's training under the doctrines of the Many-Faced God, as well as her revenge against Meryn Trant (possibly one of the most brutally violent scenes of murder in television-absolutely amazing.)
This cassette features a crushing HNW/synth composition on the A-side and a very murked out, dense and grey slab of ANW on the B-side.  One of my heaviest recordings, for sure.
Released in a limited edition of 10 hand-numbered copies.  $10 ppd. in the United States, $26 rest of world.

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BODY STRESS "WATERPOWER" C20 (AOW 391)

Very pleased to unleash the first in a series of four cassettes from Body Stress, all based on classic exploitation films from the 1970s/80s.  "Waterpower" works off of the classic film starring Jamie Gillis, based on the infamous real life case of Michael Kenyon, the "Illinois Enema Bandit." 
The three tracks here are some extremely loud, caustic, and psychedelic harsh noise, also utilizing samples and sounds from the film.  Really masterfully composed, a beautiful and intense assault of sound.
The remaining three cassettes will be released throughout the year.
Released in a limited edition of 20 hand-numbered copies.  $8 ppd. in the United States, $24 rest or world.

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DEJECTION "RETURN TO NEW YORK" 3xC20 SET (AOW 366/367/368)

Part of Dejection's ongoing "TMNT" series of recordings; these tapes are intended to serve as soundtracks to specific issues of the comic series, or as musical evocations of certain situations and atmospheres present in the comics.
This three cassette set serves as the soundtrack to my favorite TMNT story arc, the extremely dark and violent "Return To New York."  For this set i have attempted to score the arc in a very cinematic way; the A-side of each tape features a minimalist and dense ANW compsoition, while the B-side of each features a minimal synth track.  This set is one of the finest pieces of music i have ever made; the synth pieces in particular recall the work of John Carpenter and Hans Zimmer: patient, tense, beautiful, emotional.  I am very proud of these three tapes.
Released in a limited edition of 10 hand-numbered copies.  $25 ppd. in the United States, $41 rest of world.

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DEJECTION "ROOFTOPS AT NIGHT" C40 (AOW 383)

Part of Dejection's ongoing "TMNT" series of recordings; these tapes are intended to serve as soundtracks to specific issues of the comic series, or as musical evocations of certain situations and atmospheres present in the comics.
"Rooftops At Night" features two dense pieces of super murky, droning ANW on the A-side and a lengthy 20 minute murk drone on the B-side.  Very mesmerizing.
Released in a limited edition of 10 hand-numbered copies.  $10 ppd. in the United States, $24 rest of world.

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