Handmade Birds caps off an insane year of releasing with one last batch of 5 releases (brutal but hey it's Christmas... now you know what to ask for from your loved ones) that range all over the musical spectrum.
And it looks as though they will be slowing down the production schedule this coming year, but there are some doozy records coming:
Coming sometime this upcoming spring (2012)
SUTEKH HEXEN "LARVAE" LP/CD
YES!!!! SUTEKH HEXEN
PANOPTICON "KENTUCKY" LP
Following on the heels of Social Disservices
BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL "LIGHT THE FIRES!" LP/CD
YES!!! the new full length finally.
CIRCLE OF OUROBORUS "ELEVEN FINGERS" CD
The CD press of the lauded LP out recently on Handmade Birds.
NEW full lengths from Locrian with Christoph Heemann, Utarm, lovesliescrushing, Our Love Will Destroy The World, Jason Zeh, and vinyl issues of The Autumns classic "Angel Pool" and the Celestiial masterwork "Where Life Springs Eternal"
Love Demian Johnson's work (Great Falls, PLaying Enemy, Hemingway, the almighty Kiss It Goodbye, to name a few), grab this (artwork above) while you can because his releases never last long.
You may know him as the artist that did the cover for many of your favorite albums and/or tour posters. Or maybe you are a long time patron of the Dead Accents label, where Demian continues to remain king of innovative packaging ideas. Or maybe you have caught wind via his Handmade Birds artist page that he has a slew of solo releases under his belt, most of which are long sold out. Or maybe you just know him as an artist (visit demianjohnston.com to check out his current prints for sale) Whatever you may or may not know about Demian, there are only 77 copies of this new solowork, "If They Even Find Me", and the one thing we know is they won't last. Solid packaging design that includes a cassette booklet full of orginal art by Demian, and his best music to date, without question.
Edition: 77; The first 17 copies are black ink on white shell, and the other 60 are white ink on black shell.
This is a new act, sounds are just below for you to check out.
Formed in 2000 as Kafka Dreams, the trio quickly began a sister project to KD under the Dreamless moniker. A blistering wall of sound envelopes infectious melody akin to no less than the absolute best moments of classic HUM, which are then buried within an incredibly dense sonic wall too delicious to describe (yes, delicious). We cannot get enough of this record, a classic in every way from the album title to the complexity of texture and quality, this is one gem you should not be afraid to sample on the band's page before grabbing a copy (stream the entire album at dreamless666.bandcamp.com).
First 100 pre-orders will get a complimentary copy of the Kafka Dreams "Threnodic" CD.
Personally interested in this record following my being drawn in with his split with Celestiial (another band that Handmade Birds introduced me to in the first place) Blood of the Black Owl comes with this single track on a split.
Since 2005, collaborators Chet W. Scott and James Woodhead have fashioned incredibly moving and innovative music as The Elemental Chrysalis. During this time, each has made his mark exploring a deeply personal journey as solo artist- Chet as Blood of the Black Owl, and James as At the Head of the Woods. With both projects creating incredible snapshots into their respective journies, here, on a split crafted over a long period, and arriving at the cusp of new full length material from both, the presence of these long time pioneers could not be felt in a more rich and inspiring way. This is a limited release, featuring art by James Woodhead and design by Chet W. Scott.
SIDE A: AT THE HEAD OF THE WOODS "HERE I STAND" 24:12
SIDE B: BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL "VISIONS OF STRIX NEBULOSA" 25:19
Edition: 500 copies total, first run of 300.
TRVTH was one of those special albums this year. Don't miss out on the follow up.
Summer Solstice, 2011, Servile Sect released the "Trvth" LP, to tremendous critical acclaim, and it sold out rapidly. Winter Solstice, 2011, they return with a companion to the "Trvth" LP. "Svrrender" is the most exciting material yet from SS, and dare we say it...our favorite. If you are still hunting for a copy of "Trvth," don't miss this one.
Edition: 250 copies; art by Demian Johnston.
Servile Sect founding members Luke (aka Sadness Saturn) and Nhate (aka Golden Raven, also of Ash Borer fame), come together with their respective solo projects to offer this split cassette.
Edition: 100, Art and design by Jon Clue and Jeremy Dyer . When they're gone, they're gone...