Monday, January 28, 2013


Above: new hoodie and t-shirt design for Hydra Head Records. Original drawings can be viewed in the previous post.

The shirt and hoodie are both available now from the Hydra Head RTK store. In addition to those items, I've donated some of my musical equipment as well as records from my personal collection to the sale. The sale is part of an overall effort to stabilize Hydra Head after years of steady decline which have culminated in a near collapse of the label - more info on that can be found here and here.

Thank you.

Saturday, January 19, 2013


Listening: Gabriel Saloman "Adhere", Iron Lung "Exposed", Tatsuya Nakatani "Nakatani Gong Orchestra", Hoax - 2nd EP,  Eagle Twin "The Feather Tipped the Serpent's Scale", Horseback "On the Eclipse"...

Friday, January 18, 2013


A nice event to share from SIGE Records:

We're very happy to announce that after several years of trying to get this out, SIGE's very first book publication is now available. Here are the details:

SIGE 008 
Mamiffer Mare Decendrii 
An artist book by Faith Coloccia 

Includes artwork, documentation and composition notation from the album "Mare Decendrii". Limited edition of 100 copies. 60 pages, 7" x 8", perfect bound, professionally printed on uncoated heavyweight stock, full color and black and white, hand numbered.

As of now the book is only available as direct mailorder from SIGE Records. Price is $28 ppd in the US, $35 ppd for the rest of the world. Paypal payments can be made to  If there are enough copies left over this will eventually be available in our webstore and through select other outlets at slightly higher cost. Here are some further spreads from the interior of the book:

Thursday, January 17, 2013


Above: LP jacket for the reissue of the second House of Low Culture album, "Edward's Lament". The cover is an adaptation of the original, and new hand lettering for the back cover was created by Faith Coloccia. The album was originally issued by Neurot Recordings on CD in 2003, Misanthropic Agenda have been kind enough to agree to a new vinyl edition, coincidentally coinciding the 10 year anniversary of the first release. Exact release date isn't available at the moment, but more info will be posted on that as it becomes available.

Currently enjoying: Kreng "Monkey", Kuxan Summ - s/t, JK Huysmans "Là Bas", Bell Witch "Longing", Wreck and Reference "No Youth", Aura Noir "Out to Die", Arvo Pärt "Te Deum", Neil Gaiman "Absolute Sandman Vol I", etc.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Notes on the Old Man Gloom Japanese reissues: Photos for Seminar II & III by Jason Hellmann. All artwork based on original layouts with some recent modifications/manipulation. Hand rendered text is new for these editions. Audio for these reissues has been remastered by James Plotkin, and bonus live tracks culled from various 2012 Old Man Gloom performances have been added to each disc.

In other Gloom news a recent live video shot and edited by Kenneth Thomas from one of those 2012 performances can be viewed here - and there'll be more of that to follow in some form down the road....
Old Man Gloom is about to embark on a living adventure with Converge in New Zealand/Australia/Japan. Dates are below. Thank you.

02/10 Auckland, NZ – The Basement Bar

02/12 Perth, AUS – Amplifier

02/13 Adelaide, AUS – Fowlers
02/14 Hobart, AUS - The Brisbane Hotel

02/15 Melbourne, AUS – Billboards

02/16 Sydney, AUS – Manning Bar

02/17 Brisbane, AUS – Hi Fi

02/19 Shibuya, JAP – Club Quattro
02/20 Imaike, JAP – Bottom Line
02/21 Umeda, JAP – Akaso