Wednesday, 20 June 2012

∆AIMON - Flatliner

Aimon are probably one of my favourite groups at the moment and a couple of weeks a go I got myself a copy of the Flatliner EP on Ltd edition red vinyl with hand printed dust cover and a hand printed t-shirt.

If you are not familiar with them; their style is dark, heavy and brooding. It is the audio equivalent of molasses, with Brandt Showers's rasping almost whispered vocals offset by the sweet crystalline structures of Nancy Lutz. The music is itself is very cinematic almost ambient drawing heavily from Goth industrial and hip-hop influences, laden with distorted bass and mournful piano melodies.
Be sure to check them out on:

If you've ordered a deluxe copy there seems to be an issue with the ink used to print the tshirts. Just contact the band with your order detail and they will help gladly you out.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Nice boots...

Right so I'm an old goth and as a such I have an elevated interest in shoes although my days of wearing New Rocks are over a long time ago and my tastes have matured somewhat(or at least I hope so). Rick Owens recently released these Cargo Sneakers and should I come into a hefty some of hard cold cash at some point I shall get my self a pair.

Record Covers

So I haven't posted in some time but I hope to change that I've been really busy with a new job and some freelance projects including designing record covers for Light Asylum and Robot Elephant. I've seen quite a few gigs and will be adding photos of these as and when they've been edited but for now here's the album cover work that I did which I had a lot of fun with.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS

This is absolutely amazing, especially if you are like me a little bit of space exploration nut or fan of Carl Sagan, both as a philosopher and cosmologist as it really reiterates his notion of the "pale blue dot". It makes you realise just how beautiful our world is, and how lucky we are to be living on it.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

The night of the giant light sabre

Tonight as part of the marketing efforts to plug the new Star Wars: The Complete Saga which is the blue ray edition of the series, they decided to turn the BT Tower just around the corner from my offices into a giant light sabre. I think they had a few issues as it was supposed to be lit at 8pm by Anthony Daniels who played C-3PO but eventually only got turned on at 8:45.


The Great Day of His Wrath, c. 1853.

The Tate Britain will be immanently launching an exhibition of a selection works of J O H N  - M A R T I N who created pieces of awe inspiring chaos that can be best described as cinematic. Martin is often classified as a Romantic painter, but to me his works are similar to those adorning fantasy, science fiction book jackets and Heavy Metal  Album Covers by the likes of artists like M I C H A E L - W H E L A N. I feel this exhibition is particularly relevant with the sentiments currently abound with the economic depression hanging over our heads as well as the whole 2012 thing (which to be honest is probably on a par with the meltdown that was expected with the year 2000)...well at least I hope so.

I'm hoping that all 80 works that have been on show at the Laing gallery in Newcastle are going on display it will be great to see these works in the flesh as it were to truly appreciate their opressive proportions. Works are on display at the Tate Britain from 21 September 2011 – 15 January 2012

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Ben Frost and Daníel Bjarnason score SÓLARIS

Due for release on November 7 is the long anticipated score for a novel by Polish author Stanislaw Lem; SÓLARIS which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The Combined efforts of Icelandic based Aussie Ben Frost and Icelandic composer Daníel Bjarnason with the Sinfonietta Cracovia, the pice has been composed for 29 string players, two percussionists, piano, guitars, electronics and no doubt a host of more impromptu instrumentalisation. There are also video manipulations by the legendary Brian Eno who has been mentoring Frost under a scheme by Rolex.

Frost has been quoted saying:

“I always felt that Russian composer Eduard Artemyev's score compounded the external, science fiction elements of the story rather than exploring the internal, the human.”

I've been able to unearth the following track listing but Im not sure if this will be the same for the release:

  1. We Don't Need Other Worlds, We Need Mirrors
  2. Simulacra I
  3. Simulacra II
  4. Snow
  5. Reyja
  6. Cruel Miracles
  7. Hydrogen Sulfide
  8. Unbreakable Silence
  9. You Mean More To Me Than Any Scientific Truth
  10. Saccades
  11. Venia
And this is one of the videos By Eno: