Friday, November 30, 2007

BACK...

hello again,
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.

stay tuned.
more tomorrow....


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:
brighton, england
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.....)

8 comments:

Mike said...

Rejoice? Every time I listen to OMG it's a friggin' religious experience. Tour? Could it be a new awe-inspiring anti-deluvian/pro-simian concept album? No fair leaving a teaser like that!

Anonymous said...

please stop with the OMG teasing, just tell us already!

Chris said...

Thanks for listing a soundtrack.


Also, my poor sensibilities are SO offended :P

I'm fragile, yknow.

Chris said...

Thanks for listing some music; I'm always looking.

Also, my poor sensibilities are SO offended :P

I'm fragile, you know...

Keeley said...

old man gloom!! i've heard a few tracks at a friend's but i want to get a copy for myself, i hear its gold, is meditations in b a good starting point for someone unfamiliar with the band's material?

Anonymous said...

the venue should be Estragon in Bologna, btw
nice pics! :)

::Andre:: said...

I love these kind of pics, like you said they "work well as stand alone images".

Fuck!!! Tell us the news!!! New album?
Keeley, "Christmas" is my recommendation.

::Andre:: said...

And Aaron, I guess you don't need to explain or apologize anything or anyone. It's your work, your enterpretation and we fucking love it.

Oh, what about that project with Justin Broadrick called Grey Machine? News?