Monday, July 25, 2011


Above: Preview images from the forthcoming Wolves in the Throne Room CD/2xLP "Celestial Lineage" (Southern Lord, Sept. 2011). Art direction: Wolves in the Throne Room. Photos: Alison Scarpulla. The black bars with text on the front and back cover represent a separate piece of print that will fold around the jacket, so the photos won't be obstructed by any other graphic element or type on the jacket itself.

I worked on the custom text and emblems, and Faith Coloccia and I helped lay out both formats of the release. We also contributed some vocals to a couple songs on the album. Thanks to Wolves for inviting us to participate in this project!

Vashon Sound System: Godstopper - demo, Blut Aus Nord "777 Sect", Plain Ride "Oh the Flow", Steel Mammoth "Radiation Funeral", Rise And Fall "Our Circle is Vicious", Jesuit - discography, √Ąttestupa "1867"....

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Above: Photos of the final print/vinyl for Mamiffer/House of Low Culture/Merzbow "Lou Lou..." 2xLP, Cave In "White Silence" LP/CD and Helms Alee "Weatherhead" 2xLP. Also, preview images of Crone "Endless Midnight" CD layout.

All of the above design/illustration projects are collaborations between myself and Faith Coloccia. Michael Babcock at Interrobang printed and helped design the vinyl version of "Lou Lou...". The "Lou Lou..." album is also a musical collaboration between Faith and I, along with Atsuo/Fangsanalsatan and Merzbow. It is available here or here. The Cave In and Helms Alee albums are both out now and available from Hydra Head Records. Also out today (!) on Hydra Head is the new full length "Bermuda Drain" by Prurient. The Crone album (solo material by Jeff Caxide), is also out now and available here.

Now in the finishing stages are a couple other musical projects: the Mamiffer/Locrian collaborative album (to be released late 2011/early 2012 by Profound Lore, SIGE and Utech Records), and the House of Low Culture "Poisoned Soil CD/2xLP (from Taiga and Sub Rosa). Also nearing completion is a new full length from Jodis, and a collaboration between myself, Jussi Lehtisalo of Circle and fellow Finnish shredders. More on both as release dates and artwork are finalized.

For those of you interested in the ongoing debate surrounding illegal downloading and the repercussions on those who make and distribute music, Chris Cutler of the ReR label has an interesting take on the subject posted here.

....aaaaand love, best wishes and congratulations to friends Cory Murchy and Annie Salditt on their marriage!

Summer subsistence: Mamiffer/HOLC/Locrian - UM US/Canadian tour, Horseback "The Invisible Mountain", Russell Haswell "Recorded While It Actually Happened", Helms Alee - live, Stephen O'Malley "Romeo", visitors from dimension Oakland, Kevin Drumm "No Edit", Aldous Huxley "Brave New World Revisited", Aluk Todolo "Ordre", Elodie "Echos Pastoraux", etc....