Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Status - 09-24

- I will be away until Sunday or Monday. I will be mailing outstanding orders today

- A test copy of the Sleep Museum "Home" CD (B1118) is on its way to me. I will evaluate it next week and, barring any problems, it will be manufactured in time for a November 1st release

- Mastering and design work on the Locrian "Rhetoric of Surfaces"CD (B!113) is wrapping up. It will not make it in time for the previously announced October 1st release date but it should be ready for November 1st

- The shipment of Failing Lights "True Form" singles should be here any day now, on schedule for an October 1st release

- The Neil Jendon (B!117) and the Culver (B!121) CDs are on a UPS truck, heading to my front door, at this very moment

- Isidro and I did some good The Fortieth Day work yesterday, for the first time in far too long - which included chocolate/hazelnut and banana gelato for me - and peach and mango gelato for him. Isidro prepared a set of interesting rhythm tracks that hearken back to the long-lost "Isolationism" period of the mid-1990s... weird... We are hoping to confirm a Día de los Muertos-related show, ASAP, which will likely be my last show of the year, under any band, name, etc...

- Animal Law, R.I.P.

No More White Vinyl?!?

I honestly fucking thought that this color vinyl shortage was bullshit. The last BloodLust! private series 7-inch singles - Prurient and Locrian - were pressed in January. I just got the Failing Lights single pressed this month, and they are on their way to me, now. So I guess that I missed over half a year of dwindling stock of color.

On Monday, I was preparing to send the Redrot master to the pressing plant and I found out they they are now out of white and nearly every other color. They must have just run out of white within the last week!

I have called every reputable pressing plant in the USA... and some less-than-reputable places. Only one even has white in stock, but they have a high minimum order for color vinyl --- not to mention that they have always seemed to be one of the most expensive manufacturers around.

Most of the plants are saying November, at the earliest, for when they HOPE to get new raw materials, but no guarantees.

Maybe this is the natural cutting-off point for the private series??? I was already working on something for a new Mauthausen Orchestra single -- closer to the ten older BloodLust! singles from the 1990s... printed fold-over sleeves, but with black vinyl.

Still, this seems like such a shitty way to have to end the series, prior to the Redrot, Twodeadsluts Onegoodfuck, and what I had hoped would be one final entry...

And it seems contradictory to all of this talk about the great vinyl resurgence... Best Buy stocking vinyl, etc...

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sleep Museum "Home"

Last-minute details are being sorted out for the fourth and final entry in the Sleep Museum CD EP series. The track listing has been settled and the final touches are being made to the design. "Home" (B!118) is now being readied for a November 1st release.