Saturday, May 07, 2011

Moth Tracks

My heartfelt thanks go out to The Atlas Moth guys, Andrew, Steve, Dave, Tony, and Beetle, for inviting me to join them in the studio last night.  I recorded numerous vocal takes for an amazing three-minute long hypnotic, psychedelic, looping interlude piece that will be on their new album.  I sang six or seven passes, harmonizing with myself, and varying my delivery.  I think that four of the takes were clean and two or three were through a real plate reverb (!).  Then I did a couple of passes in full-on scream mode, with weird room miking, not unlike what Andrew did with my voice for Anatomy of Habit.  It was an awesome experience and I was really honored to be asked to write for and sing with them.  What I have heard of the album, thus far, is devastating.  I made it out of the studio just in time to rush over to Cobra Lounge, to wish Mr. Lindsay a happy birthday and to see Nachtmystium play.  They were intense and crushingly loud.  Not sure if that was the recently upgraded/enhanced PA at the club, all of the Emperor cabinets on stage, or both, but I feel like I am underwater right now and that did not happen in the studio.  I was sorry to have missed Defcon and Lord Mantis, both of whom people said were great, too.  Totally killer night, through and through!

Friday, May 06, 2011

Status - 5/6

The Redrot LP sleeves are in production. Vinyl production process to begin ASAP.

Of note tonight in Chicago: Nachtmystium, Defcon, and Lord Mantis at Cobra Lounge.  Say "happy birthday" to the guy in the Waylon Jennings (or similar type of) trucker-style cap, okay?

Thursday, May 05, 2011

The Concrete Womb

Our friend Alex Smith of The Concrete Womb has launched a new website to showcase his various musical endeavors.  He has also posted news about the forthcoming TCW release on BloodLust!

Monday, May 02, 2011

Redrot LP Sneak Peek

Graphic designer extraordinaire Jonathan Canady sent over his sleeve and label artwork for the forthcoming Redrot LP on BloodLust!  Here is a first peek at the front cover...

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Status - 5/1

Getting the last few days worth of mail-orders packed up and ready to go. Thanks for everyone's patience during this insanely busy time!  I am down to the last few copies of Philip Best's "American Campgrounds" but more copies will be on their way, soon...

This weekend is Art Chicago/Next.  The exhibition(s) are more modest this year and thus far, there has been little of great interest.  The one revelation for me has been Rimaldas Viksraitis, a Lithuanian photographer who takes pictures in the vein of Russia's Boris Mikhailov.  Here are some links worth checking out: