Wednesday, September 30, 2015


Just a quick note to let people know what's going on with AOW, recent orders, etc.  Gina and I have finally gotten everything moved into our new home, and the move was physically agonizing on both of us.  We're trying to take some time and get our shit together before commencing work on artistic projects.  That said, I am going to try and fill current outstanding orders this week; if you're waiting on stuff from me, I will do my damndest to send it out to you this weekend.  I apologize for the delay; moving just really wipes you out, especially when you have mountains and mountains of media and you're moving it up and down staircases for a period of three weeks.
So, here's what I'm still trying to put together:

WALKING DEAD BOX SETS-these are assembled on my end; still waiting for Gina to cut down the linos and make the slipcases.  Sorry for the delay; it's just very physically demanding to make the cases, and Gina's exhausted.  They're coming-SOON-i promise.  I know some people have preordered them, and i'll try and get those out as soon as I can.

DEJECTION/BIG HOLE split cassette-should be putting in the order for duplication sometime in October.  Sorry for the delay on this as well, but it IS coming, and I hope to have the tapes in stock by Halloween or thereabouts.

A RAJA'S MESH MEN "Sleep Of Death" BOX SETS-these are coming along nicely; if you order one, I should be able to get it out to you in about a week's time.

Thanks all.  Hopefully we'll be back to a normal schedule in a month or so.


Wednesday, September 23, 2015


A Raja's Mesh Men returns to AOW with a massive follow-up to the project's contribution to my "Blue Velvet" series, coming in the form of a gargantuan 10 CD box set.  "Sleep Of Death" is a study in true organic staticism, an HNW recording begun by its creator using diseased/failing electronics and allowed to unfurl of its own accord over the course of a full evening.  The result is an exploration of duration (nearly 10 hours), meditative audio structures, and ultimately, transcendence delivered via crisp waves of trebly, nervous HNW narcolepsy.
Packaged in six DVD cases (2 singles and 2 doubles) and housed in a hand-painted box with paste-on covers.  This release features some of the most breathtaking and beautiful artwork of any AOW release thus far-I really wanted to make this one special, and I feel its a lovely piece to behold.  Released in a limited edition of 10 hand-numbered copies.  $65 ppd. in the United States, $78 rest of world.


Friday, September 4, 2015


I will be suspending AOW activities for a bit while my lady friend and I move into our new residence.  It's too much to have to do the label on top of moving and returning to school, so i'll be putting the label on a brief hiatus until everything is squared away.  Any orders received prior to September 14th will be filled; after that, the AOW store will be closed until Halloween.  Here's a brief update on a few in production releases:

Cory Strand and Gina Newman "The Walking Dead: Impressions" 3-cassette box set: the tapes are on the way to me and should arrive very soon.  All pre-orders will ship out shortly after (still some assembly we need to do.)

Dejection/Big Hole "Split" cassette: heading into production soon.  These will most likely now be out sometime in October; all pre-orders prior to Sept. 14th will be filled.

Our Love Will Destroy The World "Sol Airborne Pyramid" 3-cassette box set: I will most likely put the pre-order for these up in October, and am hoping for a late November release.

When the label reopens, there will hopefully be some new Dejection cassettes and some other epic solo releases.  I have a lot of stuff I want to do!


This one is purely for fun.  My parents took me to see Ghostbusters in the theaters, when it originally came out; I was very young, but the film left a very vivid impression on me and has since been one of my very favorites.  Few films so effortlessly combine spectacle-driven effects work and biting, cynical humour: Ghostbusters today is a cinematic anachronism, a memory of a now-dead style of classical Hollywood production, a reminder that even the simplest of films could still have thematic heft.
There's nothing remarkable about the score or the soundtrack; it's pretty standard fare, with Elmer Bernstein's orchestral themes complemented by Ray Parker Jr.'s cultural marker of a title track and augmented by a selection of lesser, far more forgettable cookie-cutter pop songs.  In reworking these pieces, i've sought to drag out some stasis and darkness; the result is a truly engulfing set that explores the film's more shadowy implications and moods.
This set consists of the score/soundtrack reworked in empty ambient mode across 10 discs, another 10 discs of the score/soundtrack reworked in HNW/noise mode, and three additional discs of ambient material crafted from various elements of the score/soundtrack.  Also included is an HNW "Totality" rework of the film's audio track.  The entire set is housed in 10 double DVD cases and 4 single disc DVD cases, each with their own unique artwork utilizing images from and ephemera associated with the film.
Released in a limited edition of 5 hand-numbered copies.  $175 ppd. in the United States, $188 rest of world.