Monday, February 16, 2009

BloodLust! Interview Series: #27 Wilt

James Keeler (Wilt, Hedorah, Astronomy, the OR/CO label, etc.)

1. What have you been listening to lately?

Brutal Truth, Eyehategod on vinyl, Electric Wizard: Come my Fanatics and Dopethrone, Lull, Steve Roach, NTT and a few late 60s early 70s Pink Floyd bootlegs. And the amazing Luasa Raelon's House of Meat.

2. Have you been to any interesting concerts recently?

No. Been a while since I've climbed out of the cave. But I have watched a few good Live DVDs lately. Stoyfest from Freak Animal, Pink Floyd live at Pompeii, Prurient and The Rita Live in Chicago bootlegs.

3. Can you name a favorite film, or two (or a television program), from the last few months?

Been on an Ingmar Bergman binge lately, Hour of the Wolf, Persona, Virgin Spring and Wild Strawberries. Great scores and cinematography. Oh yeah, and Venture Brothers on DVD. As well as Godzilla vs Hedorah, Terror of Mechagodzilla and Invasion of the Astro Monster. Fulci's, City of the Dead.

4. Have you read a good book lately?

C.J. Jung's "Dreams", "Anthology for a New Millennium by R. Buckminster Fuller and H.P. Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness."

5. Have you attended any recent art shows worth mentioning?

No. Again lost in the labyrinth of the caves, but I've been diggin a lot of Nicolas Bohac, Camille Rose Garcia and Mars-1 work on the internet.

6. Do you have any current obsessions of note?

Packaging design. Sound experimentation, finally taking the time to explore all my electronic options and the myriad of alternates it generates. Designer Vinyl. Painting both organically and digitally. My DIY Lofi Label, The Institute for Organic Conversations {OR/CO}.

7. Please tell me what recordings, projects (any medium), etc., you are working on right now, if anything


1. "Nine Chains to the Moon" our next dark electronics/instrumental opus for Ad Noiseam Records. Going on year two of development.

2. An untitled new full length for Force of Nature Productions (FON) thats insanely dark psychedelic noisescapes.

3. A remix for FON.

4. Plus several TBD releases on other DIY labels, when more details are finalized.

5. Pulling together several unreleased materials, live recordings and remixes/collabs with other artists for a 10 yr anniv. 2 CD set from Ad Noiseam called, "Dead Electroniks" coming out later this year.


1. Collab with Katchmare.

2. Working on a new E.P. called, "The End of the World".

3. Remix for FON.


1. New full length with Michael Palace {Horchata} joining the fold to give more diversity to the electronics portion of our sound. Michael has an insane synth rig set up in his house that is built from modules from the 70s. Great vintage sounds. Label and title TBD.

8. What do you hope to accomplish this year?

All of the above and to keep putting out special limited releases on my {OR/CO} label. Oh yeah, and keeping my job.

9. Is there anything else that you would like to mention, announce, or hype?

Several finished releases are about to land soon.

From my {OR/CO} label I have:

The Complete Kingdom Recordings. 4xc62 Boxset
Its the complete collab between Prurient + Wilt resurrected.
A 4x cassette boxset housed in a wooden box that used to hold slides, comes with a 20+ page visual supplement bound with red stitching, and a black worship candle. All sealed in the box, wrapped in black plastic and bound with red duct tape. The recordings contain all the unreleased and unused samples, alternates and new visions not used on the Blood of the Lamb LP. This should be ready for pre-order as soon as we get word on when the LP will be in stock from BLOODLUST!.

MINOTAUR: Her Blood was Fire e.p. CDR in special packaging
Powerful UK vs US PE.

Amputation Theory: Scum. CDR in special packaging
Hardcore. Sludge. Noise. NoFI.

James P. Keeler: Variations for Electric Organ. casstte packaged in recycled vinyl cases with 8x8 folded poster insert.
Abstract tones and frequencies.

HEDORAH: Flower e.p. CDR in dvd style packaging with full color art and insert.
Fall of Because meets the Incapacitants. Harsh sludge recordings and mountains of doom.


WILT: Southern Cross
Limited edition lathe cut 7" with c40 and inserts contained in a black cloth bag with the wilt logo on the outside. Looks and sounds amazing. Very dark noise, drone, sludgy electronics and some tripped out folk atmospheres. Sort of BM meets shaman.

Lastly, thanks to you Mark for everything. Your still one of the coolest dudes I've ever met!