Wednesday, March 6, 2013

GLOOM REBORN























Above: Daymare CD re-issues of the first 4 Old Man Gloom albums: Meditations in B, Seminar II, Seminar III, and Christmas + Christmas Eve.

The Old Man Gloom/Converge tour of Japan/Australia/New Zealand is now complete. Thanks to all this involved for making it a highly enjoyable set of experiences. When Gloom reached Japan we were handed the finished copies of the Old Man Gloom re-issues, produced to coincide with the tour (and incidentally the 10th anniversary of Daymare Recordings). These CDs are the definitive versions of the albums, replete with revamped artwork, re-mastered audio courtesy of James Plotkin, and some bonus live material (also mixed and mastered by Plotkin). For anybody new to the work of Old Man Gloom (or those simply looking to update their collections), the ultimate versions herein described and pictured can be obtained directly from Daymare by visiting the Inoxia webstore here. Big thanks to Tadashi Hamada for making this project possible. Though available only in the CD format currently, OMG is hoping to reissue these updated versions of the albums on vinyl in the course of the coming year. Stayed tuned for more info on that endeavor.

Speaking of Daymare, they have also recently issued the CD version of the JK Flesh/Prurient split album. The compact disc edition features the original content plus remix tracks by House of Low Culture and JK Flesh not available on the LP version. That item is also for sale direct from Daymare here. As of today there are also 3 remaining copies of the LP test press + cassette version of this release at the HHR store here.

Speaking of Old man Gloom, congrats to fellow Gloomer Nate Newton and his wife Liz Newton on the birth of their daughter Dorothy! Very happy and exciting news!

Thank you for reading....


Listening/enjoying/reading: Exo "In Springtime the Universe...", Knut Hamson "Hunger", Iron Lung - live, Converge - live, High on Fire "De Vermis...", Skip James "Jesus is a MIght Good Leader", Mutoid Man - album, Daniel Menche - Vilke, Portal "Vexovoid", Jason Lescalleet "Songs About Nothing", Kevin Drumm "Tannenbaum", Aaron Dilloway "After the Showers", etc.



11 comments:

Leisure Muffin said...

Was about to buy them all, then I noticed they don't come in actual cases. I can't be the only one who is tired of these cardboard sleeves, the cds always come scratched, and it's not a safe place to store them either. Oh well

Sergei Parfenov said...

Just fyi, the link to the Inoxia store is a dead one.

aaron b. turner said...

Fixed the link to the Inoxia store - thanks Sergei!

As for you Muffin, the CDs are housed in protective paper sleeves inside the cardboard jackets, so unless you're taking them out and rubbing sandpaper on them I'm pretty sure they'll remain unscathed...

Kuboa said...

Cheers for the great show in Auckland and for signing records after, it was much appreciated!

Had a feeling you would be familiar with HDU, they only got back together for that one show but Tristan is in Mountaineater now -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AiWDiGJALM

new Beastwars next month too, also produced by Dale Cotton

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcgKuGPB1a0

Loving the Japanese digipaks by the way, the closest CDs are ever going to get to vinyl in terms of packaging. No more cracked jewel cases!!

Anonymous said...

good riddance to jewel cases, cardboard sleeves/gatefolds are so much more aesthetically pleasing.

still keeping my fingers crossed for a domestic version of the japan isis boxset (plus what was released since), all in those sleeves

Anonymous said...

Will you be selling any left over OMG merch from the japan tour via bluecollardistro or shirtsanddestroy?

ihor dawidiuk said...

Very, very, very, very cool.

Regarding paper cases, at first I too was skeptical of them but, after Pearl Jam's Vitology, I totally changed my opinion. They're so much better as well as more aesthetically pleasing.

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Tom said...

Hey Aaron, thanks to yourself and Old Man Gloom for putting on an awesome Melbourne show, pretty sure i walked up and said hello at the merch table, said something along the lines of comparing you to Buzz Osborne as an influential figure to me musically ,was a great night indeed.

davethehostage said...

I should preface this by stating that what follows has nothing to do with the original post.

I feel like a bit of an entitled asshole for doing this... but, as the primary influence for almost everything I've attempted musically in recent memory, I thought you might vaguely interested in the indirect result of your music.

sarin.bandcamp.com

Again, I understand that this is a little, if not highly self-serving... but I hoped you might entertain a listen.

Thank you, Mr. Turner.

For everything.

Valerio said...

hi
you know the economy is bad bad to buy a second version of something I already have (Italy, my country is slowing collapsing) but I'm really curious about the work done by mr Plotkin as I really like his work and I really like OMG... so, even if I have all the OMG releases I’’d like to listen these new releases on inoxia records …
can you post a song of one of the first lps redone on inoxia to listen the difference from the original one?
thanks!
Valerio

Temple Of The Slum said...

The Japanese reissues are beautifully packaged with beautiful sound. However, if I could rule the world I would suggest: a. more live bonus tracks; b. a live version of 'Zozobra' with the wah solo; c. a whole live CD with accompanying beautifully packaged DVD instead. And maybe with the world as an added extra....

And please please please can OMG come to the UK sometime soon.

Thank you in advance:-)