sorry for the lapse in posts - was away for a while, sick for a while, then away again.
now i am back. i should have some new design work posted in the next few days (including the progress on the cavity "laid insignificant" reissue). in the meantime i've posted a few photos from the last isis european tour.... i have a good number of these that work well as stand alone images, but may also be used for a layout down the road... always good to have useful working material at the ready.
...and to answer a few questions: most of the HOLC recordings are NOT computer generated. the bulk of the source material is derived from voice and guitar with the occasional synth flourish and processed field recording. some material was arranged and edited via audio software programs, but in reality only a very small portion of the total output of HOLC has been made in this way.
also, someone asked what was up with the "ugly sticker" on the front of the HOLC "housing tracts" cdr - well, it's simple: i had no aesthetically acceptable solution when it came time to somehow label the exterior of the CDR package, so i opted to use up some old stickers i had laying around that were serving no other purpose. perhaps an ill-conceived aspect of that package, but then again there were less than 30 made so i wasn't meticulous to the same degree that i would be with a release intended for widespread distribution....
someone else also remarked that the photos of the CDrs and such were terrible - well, i didn't have access to a nice camera, lighting rig, and studio - i shot these things in my bathroom with low light, hence the terrible quality. the photos are merely intended to document the actual artifacts, they are not meant to be beautiful in and of them selves. i apologize for my unprofessionalism, i guess - sorry if i offended anyone's delicate sensibilities with the hack job photos. ha.
p.s. old man gloom fans rejoice for rapture will soon be upon you.....
p.p.s. the photos below from top to bottom are:
rest stop somewhere in italy
venue somewhere in italy (converted airplane hangar)
(current working soundtrack includes: kayo dot "blue lambency downward", radiohead "in rainbows", nihill "krach", Caarcrinolas "vargtimmen", spaceboy "getting warm on the trail of heat", killing joke s/t.....)