Thursday, April 28, 2016

cory strand - memento: a reinterpretation.



Cory Strand - Memento: A Reinterpretation

7:51:32

188.05 MB + 168.56 MB + 187.13 MB + 164.83 MB

1. Part One
2. Part Two
3. Part Three
4. Part Four
5. Part Five
6. Part Six
7. Part Seven
8. Part Eight
9. Part Nine
10. Part Ten
11. Coda One
12. Coda Two




my love for memento is no secret, nor is my love for cory strand's unique reinterpretations of the scores and audio tracks from classic films.

this twelve-disc set, released on strand's altar of waste, perfectly captures the myriad moods put forth by what is, in my opinion, christopher nolan's crowning achievement...and easily one of the best films of the last twenty years.

the sounds and artwork coalesce to form the perfect companion to the film.

it's slow and subtle, gradually seeping into your subconscious and distorting your perception until you're questioning everything around you...

I'd love to see cory do a "totality" version of memento - with the entire audio track turned into destructive wall noise - which would serve as an excellent counterpoint to the gloomy ambience here.

while this one's a little pricey, don't hesitate - fans of the film will love this release, and cory's put the same amount of time, effort, and love into this package that he puts into all of his releases...I don't know how he does it, but I'm glad we get to reap the benefits.




(buy a copy from altar of waste.)


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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

various artists - remise/assume.



Various Artists - Remise/Assume

56:33

105.31

1. Flysch - Edged: NW 23.10
2. False Moniker - One Arm, One Leg
3. Händer Som Vårdar - Can't
4. Elisha Morningstar - Ghost Wife
5. Slow Listener - Brook's Scowl
6. Minais B - Syrener Og
7. Daphine And Lyndsey - Llantwitt
8. Vasculae - Emulation Formula
9. Wanda Group - Ave Manila
10. Cremation Lily - Love, Made And Remade



the 100th release from zen's strange rules label.

can't believe he's finally hit triple digits.

this compilation represents the full scope of zen's releasing efforts - field recordings, harsh drones, noise, and a whole lot of ghostly, ominous melodies woven throughout.

very ghostly...that's the first adjective that came to mind but it really holds true. whenever I listen to any of zen's releases, I feel the sound calling out for visual accompaniment...and while I've made visuals to some of zen's music before, one clip isn't doesn't do the label justice.

maybe one day...

copies are sold out from the source but one is available on discogs.

don't miss this crowning achievement from one of the best, most consistent labels around.




(for assumption purposes only.)





Thursday, April 14, 2016

plagues - death is salvation.



Plagues - Death Is Salvation

40:36

75.32 MB

1. Forsaken
2. Death Is Salvation
3. Nothing Matters
4. Renounce
5. Seething Hatred
6. Triumph Of The Flame
7. Spiritual Bondage



power electronics courtesy of waterpower.

double cassette in a clamshell case.

support the label by purchasing through analog worship.

plagues recently put out a lathe-cut on unseen force.

it's sold out but available on bandcamp.




(for salvation purposes only.)





Tuesday, March 29, 2016

haraam - let the swords tear me to pieces.



Haraam - Let The Swords Tear Me To Pieces

29:55

56.8 MB

1. Fighting Is Ordained For You
2. The Faceless God
3. A Snake In The Grave
4. Only God Knows
5. A Dark Star Rises
6. Solidify Their Blood



dark, grimy techno courtesy of fallow field.

I wanted to post that noir noir tape but someone beat me to it.

kind of like a lower-fi vatican shadow. check out more haraam releases via bandcamp, including an earlier fallow field release.

already sold out from the label...hell, the entire batch is already sold out, but that shouldn't come as much of a surprise.




(for forbidden purposes only.)





Monday, March 28, 2016

cory strand - gummo: revisited.



Cory Strand - Gummo: Revisited

1:17:36

159.43 MB

1. I
2. II
3. III
4. IV
5. V



as some of you know, gummo is an incredibly important film to me for a variety of reasons.

beyond the fact that it's a unique, utterly bewildering, and occasionally terrifying cinematic experience, it's had an incredible impact on my professional career.

my very first internship while attending tisch was for forensic films, run by scott macaulay and robin o'hara, who produced the film. I applied for the internship simply because the description said they were the producers of gummo.

after interning there for more than a year and a half, I moved on to hdnet films, due in large part to scott's recommendation.

but before leaving forensic, I connected with jacob reynolds - whose silhouette appears on that cover up there - and we began making films together. we've had some scripts optioned, a few of our shorts have played at festivals across the united states, and it was through him that I was introduced to my wonderful girlfriend.

and did I forget to mention the fact that gummo has a ridiculously incredible soundtrack?

cory's "revisitation" of the film's sountrack definitely plays to a lot of it's strengths - the noise here sounds like buzzing black metal guitars just waiting for blast beats and shrieked vocals to kick it into gear.

limited to just five copies, this one is long gone, but buy a whole bunch of cory's other releases...doesn't matter which ones...they're all excellent, forward-thinking, and lovingly packaged.




(buy something from altar of waste.)


(for preview purposes only.)





Friday, March 18, 2016

the rita - dark eye makeup for the stage.



The Rita - Dark Eye Makeup For The Stage

30:05

55.64 MB

1. Dark Eye Makeup For The Stage 1
2. Dark Eye Makeup For The Stage 2




new-ish release from the rita, courtesy of lust vessel imprint stiff sanctorum.

no discernible samples, no breaks, only the harshest walls.

copies might still be available from the artist. even if they're not, sam has a ton of great stuff for sale, so pick up something.

a few more are also on discogs, but they're unreasonably expensive.




(for stage purposes only.)





Monday, February 29, 2016

deterge - fundamental acoustic.



Deterge - Fundamental Acoustic

29:29

57.74 MB

1. Psycho-
2. Electro-
3. Aero-
4. Bio-


what can I say?

new deterge, currently available from fusty cunt. double cassette, plastic bag, plus a book and a special offer, of sorts.

fantastic package, fantastically destructive audio.

and I'll be taking the quiz...




(support the label.)


(for fundamental purposes only.)