Friday, October 2, 2015

a week of kindness - house of doors.

A Week Of Kindness - House Of Doors


115.06 MB

1. The Sound Of Them Forming
2. Sometimes I Am Wakened
3. A Constant Murmured Shout
4. Not There

I picked this up a few weeks ago when richard ramirez and the rita played silent barn in brooklyn.

sean matzus put on a solid performance under his a week of kindness monicker...granted, the rita went on twenty minutes later with the kind of performance that just obliterates all others, but matzus offers some nice, contemplative noisy drones that you all should be able to appreciate.

be sure to check out matzus' and unlimited drift's discographies - both have plenty of excellent material.

I don't think this is available online yet, but keep an eye on deadline recordings.

(for kindness purposes only.)

Friday, September 18, 2015

verme - olhos do passado.

Verme - Olhos Do Passado


24.45 MB

1. Nos Paramos
2. Cansado
3. Olhos Do Passado
4. No Momento

more raw black metal goodness from fallow field.

short and sweet, nothing superfluous here.

copies are sold out, so keep an eye on discogs.

I'd tell you all to support the artist, but I can't find any concrete info...if anyone wants to pass some along, I'll be happy to update this post.

and although there are no fallow field releases currently available, keep an eye on that webstore...

(apenas para fins de visualização.)

Saturday, September 12, 2015

various artists - new brutalism two.

Various Artists - New Brutalism II


109.85 MB + 105.64 MB

1. Exoteric Continent - Campanya
2. Exoteric Continent - Proposta
3. Varg - Alt-Teen Foreplay
4. Varg & Vanity Productions - Eugénie De Montijo
5. Stärker - Endless
6. V. Sinclair - Oblique
7. Ligature - Window To The World
8. Order Of Nine Angels - We Are The Nameless
9. Internazionale - Medora And Gulnare
10. Krube. - Untitled
11. Desroi - Synlab II
12. Fingering Eve - Extinctopia Camouflage
13. Jesuve - Excess II
14. Flysch - Odevšad
15. Cremation Lily - Heart Of The World
16. Jesuve - Excess I
17. Heinz Hopf - Glass På West Pride

honestly, I don't know how many more platitudes I can bestow upon total black...there's not much left to say at this point.

there's a wide range of artists and styles featured on this release, and the packaging is great, as expected...very clean and minimal, which I always enjoy.

brett's in the process of moving right now, so the total black store is down for the time being...if you can't wait, a copy or two are available on discogs, but of course I'd rather you all order straight from the source.

regardless of how you're able to obtain this one, it's excellent and comes highly recommended.

(total support for total black.)

(part one.)

(part two.)

Thursday, September 10, 2015

false moniker / cremation lily - a river returning to sea.

False Moniker / Cremation Lily - A River Returning To Sea


34.66 MB

1. False Moniker - Identity As Another
2. Cremation Lily - Every Opulent Dream Of Man

here's the newest release from niels and zen, this time in the form of a split.

the material on this tape is definitely a lot noisier than much of their recent output, be it solo or collaborative.

and I like it.

copies are sold out from the label, although one is currently for sale on discogs...but don't let that stop you from supporting zen and his efforts directly - buy something from strange rules and sign up for the newsletter to stay on top of new releases.

(support strange rules.)

(for preview purposes only.)

Tuesday, September 1, 2015



September 3rd - 25th

Opening: 9/3, 6-9pm

Made in NY Media Center
30 John Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

so...I've been dabbling in the digital art world by creating various video installations over the past year or so, and I'm happy to finally have my work in a group show that's debuting on thursday.

normally I wouldn't necessarily share something like this here, but a) I'm really proud of this work; b) it's the first time my work has been part of a legitimate exhibition; and c) I was lucky enough to have some of my favorite musicians contribute music to score my two pieces.

the first piece, "intersecting journeys," is composed of stock timelapse footage that I colored, edited, and digitally manipulated. 

it was designed as a three-channel installation and features a track from damien master's purple light side project as the score.

my second piece in the show, "infinity crashing," is made up of footage that I shot, edited, colored, manipulated, and arranged.

it was also designed as a three-channel installation but could easily be configured for different display options.

and zen from cremation lily was gracious enough to give me permission to use "conquering heat," from his latest collaboration with false moniker, to score the piece.

I couldn't be happier with how these two pieces turned out. I shot some test footage for a new project this past weekend and I can't wait to dive into that next.

and while those embedded clips are in fact the full videos, they're mere approximations compared to seeing them in person displayed across twenty-seven HD monitors.

the whole show was curated by leo kuelbs and the other artists involved in the show are really special, too - one is actually a noise artist from hungary whose video is definitely the closest visual approximation to aural noise that I've ever seen.

another artist, ryan uzilevsky, designed and installed the projection system at the facility where I work...this guy travels all over the world doing absolutely astounding projection mapping installations and never disappoints.

plus, there's free wine and beer at the opening on thursday, from 6-9p.

stop by, check out the pieces, and say hello.

and I'd like to extend one final "thank you" to zen and damien for letting me use their music - you guys are the best.

feel free to leave any questions in the comments.

Monday, August 31, 2015

dogestapo - spieizeugkiste.

Dogestapo - Spieizeugkiste


38.07 MB

1. Your Own Failed Gods
2. Siege
3. Dripping
4. Spieizeugkiste
5. Untitled
6. Untitled

new-ish fallow field release from about a month and a half ago.

raw black metal on one side, unlisted noisey ambience on the other.

this is fallow field we're talking about here, so you should all know what to expect.

copies are long gone, of course, but there's one for sale on discogs.

in my barely-cursory internet searching, I was unable to find much info on the people behind this project...only a few rough tracks and a blog post from a year ago saying that the tape was "coming soon."

but whoever they are, hopefully there's more to come...and soon.

(for preview purposes only.)

Monday, August 24, 2015

(a)sex / rdcd.

(A)Sex / RDCD


99.82 MB

1. RDCD - Dimensions 1
2. RDCD - Dimensions 2
3. RDCD - Dimensions 3
4. RDCD - Dimensions 4
5. RDCD - Around The Bend
6. RDCD - Of Unsound Mind
7. (A)Sex - Glistening Blood Drops Against My Pale Skin

in honor of the excellent (a)sex performance last night, here's a split from (a)sex, the man behind the ebony tower, and RDCD, the man behind phantom cadaver.

not only is mitchell of (a)sex a captivating performer, his recorded output is just as dynamic, and he's also become incredibly prolific in a very short amount of time.

his wall material is consistently challenging and thought-provoking, and his power electronics material is consistently brutal and cathartic.

and the same can be said of john's RDCD material.

lots of great tones, textures, and vocals in this one.

I'm not sure how many copies of this disc were made, but it's seriously excellent and should provide a great starting point for anyone unfamiliar with either (a)sex or RDCD.

a few other (a)sex releases are available via bandcamp - they're all affordable, so please support this hardworking artist who also just happens to be a really nice guy.

and there's plenty of RDCD material available on bandcamp, too.

if you have the chance to see (a)sex live, do whatever you can to bear witness to mitchell's special brand of concentrated fury.

(buy some digital releases.)

(for cathartic purposes only.)