Monday, August 14, 2017

CORY STRAND "SOMEWHERE THE FEELING STAYS" 4CDR (AOW 515)

Another drone album based off of NY live performances.  All of the pieces on this recording were constructed from bits of Neil and Crazy Horse performing "Like A Hurricane" from 1976-2013.  Beautiful, unsettling, anxious drones.  The first three discs are my drone compositions; the set includes a very special bonus 4th disc.
Packaged in an oversized jewel case and released in a limited edition of 6 unnumbered copies.  $20 ppd. in the United States, $36 rest of world.
The album can be streamed in its entirety here:

https://corystrand.bandcamp.com/album/somewhere-the-feeling-stays

ORDER HERE: www.altarofwasterecords.storenvy.com

Saturday, August 12, 2017

CORY STRAND "AN OCEAN FULL OF TREES" 4CDR (AOW 516)

More NY reworks, this time using the album "Time Fades Away" as source.  These are seriously deep, empty void drones.  Haunting stuff.
Packaged in an oversized jewel case and released in a limited edition of 4 unnumbered copies.  $20 ppd. in the United States, $36 rest of world.
The album can be streamed in its entirety here:

https://corystrand.bandcamp.com/album/an-ocean-full-of-trees

ORDER HERE: www.altarofwasterecords.storenvy.com

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

CORY STRAND "AND NOW SO MUCH IS GONE" 3CDR (AOW 514)

Massive new solo drone album.  The six pieces on this record were made from bits and pieces of various Neil Young live performances from 1974 - 1997.  The results are hugely oppressive and ultimately melancholic drones, epic and glacial.
Packaged in an oversized triple CD jewel case.  Released in a limited edition of 5 unnumbered copies.  $15 ppd. in the United States, $31 rest of world.
The record can be streamed in full here:

https://corystrand.bandcamp.com/album/and-now-so-much-is-gone

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

BIG HOLE/EUGENE CRITCHLEY "SPLIT (REISSUE)" 2CDr (AOW 509)

Extremely limited double CD reissue of the double cassette set I released a few months back.  That set disappeared almost immediately, so Christopher and I decided to make a very short run of the split on double CD for those that may have missed the cassette release.  This double CD version has an entirely new layout.  Packaged in an oversized double CD jewel case, with two inserts.  Released in a limited edition of six hand-numbered copies.  $20 ppd. in the United States, $36 rest of world.

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BIG HOLE/WE ALSO LET BLOOD "SPLIT" C90 (AOW 482)

Truly depressive and emotionally abject split of devastating HNW from Big Hole and We Also Let Blood.  Both projects turn in some seriously brutal HNW pieces built from sorrow, loneliness, anxiety, and despair.  Absolutely heartcrushing shit, not for the faint.  Pure emotional destruction by two masters of the form.
Released in a limited edition of 15 hand-numbered copies.  $10 ppd. in the United States, $26 rest of world.

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ADAM BIEL "DECLINE" C40 (AOW 481)

Very pleased to release a second recording from Minneapolis droner Adam Biel.  This new cassette stands in stark contrast to Adam's double CD that i just released awhile back; whereas the double CD was severely dark and ominous drone, this new cassette presents two oppressive and distant-sounding slabs of harrowing ANW crafted as a means to exorcise their creator's anxieties and depressions.  This is some seriously heavy stuff, perfectly bleak and hollowed out ANW.  Adam and i have some collaborative projects in the works, so keep an eye out for those as well.
Indigo blue cassettes, with a smattering of random copies on translucent blue cassettes.  released in a limited edition of 15 hand-numbered copies.  $8 ppd. in the United States, $24 rest of world.
The cassette can be streamed in its entirety here:

https://adambiel.bandcamp.com/album/decline

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N0123NOISE/SHADOWPIERCER "YUME NIKKI" C40 (AOW 483)

Crushing HNW split release from these two AOW faves in honor of the game "Yume Nikki."  Each project turns in some truly massive, gnawing HNW that will easily satisfy fans of either project.  An incredible split that I knew I had to release on AOW the moment I heard it.
Indigo blue cassettes, with a smattering of random copies on translucent blue cassettes.  Released in a limited edition of 15 hand-numbered copies.  $8 ppd. in the United States, $24 rest of world.
The cassette can be streamed in its entirety here:

https://n0123noise.bandcamp.com/album/--2

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CORY STRAND "COME AND DIE" C60 (AOW 511)

Second release in my ongoing series of Hole reworks.  This cassette uses "Live Through This" as source, and the resulting two tracks are gargantuan slabs of droning, crushing, distant, sludged-out DNW.  This album sounds like Sunn 0)) on quaaludes.  Just fucking massive.  Crudely printed art paying homage to the Riot Grrrl movement from the Pacific Northwest.
Released in a limited edition of six unnumbered copies.  $8 ppd. in the United States, $24 rest of world.
The cassette can be streamed in its entirety here:

https://corystrand.bandcamp.com/album/come-and-die

ORDER HERE: www.altarofwasterecords.storenvy.com

CORY STRAND "THE POETRY OF CELTIC TEDIUM" C52 (AOW 490)

Lofi drone and murky ANW crafted from decrepit sources.  Another homage, of sorts, to the LLN.  Crudely printed covers, gold cassettes.
Released in a limited edition of six unnumbered copies.  $8 ppd. in the United States, $24 rest of world.
The cassette can be streamed in its entirety here:

https://corystrand.bandcamp.com/album/the-poetry-of-celtic-tedium

ORDER HERE: www.altarofwasterecords.storenvy.com