Thursday, January 19, 2012

Poisoned Soil...

 finally available on vinyl. The first House Of Low Culture album in quite a while looks tremendous

Two colors available Lead (out of 100) and Black (of 400). Do not wait around for the record either, Taiga records are always amazing pieces for your collection, and the limited versions always sell out.

catalog number: TAIGA 17
artist: House of Low Culture
title: Poisoned Soil
format: LP+12”
track list:
side A: Spoiled Fruits of the Kingdom
B: The Ladder That Leads to Nowhere
C: Inappropriate Body pt1
D: Inappropriate Body pt2
total running time: 53:15

House of Low Culture is the long-running solo project of
Aaron Turner (Isis, Mamiffer, Lotus Eaters, etc.) and Poisoned
Soil is the first proper album to be released in nearly a
HOLC’s first release, Submarine Immersion Techniques Vol.
1, would set the tone for all that would follow. Recorded from
1997-1999, released in 2000, the album explored lonely,
lysergic drone territories and the construction of textural
weavings. Over the course of the next several years, Turner
broadened HOLC’s sonic palette considerably—incorporating
voices, keyboard textures, and other non-guitar
instrumentation—while engaging in collaborative efforts with
the likes of Merzbow/Masami Akita, James Plotkin, Z’ev,
Stephen O'Malley and others.
As of late, Faith Coloccia, Turner’s wife (and bandmate in
Mamiffer), has become a regular contributor. Her presence
can be heard and felt on HOLC’s new full-length recording,
Poisoned Soil, as can that of percussionist B.R.A.D (Asva,
Master Musicians of Bukkake, Burning Witch, etc).  The three
lengthy compositions within conjure a wide variety of spatial
effects and spectral imagery when experienced under
headphones: distant rumblings, ominous premonitions and
strange equilibrium disturbances, all underscored by the hiss
of naked electrical current.
Mastered by James Plotkin, cut by John Golden and pressed
on 200g virgin vinyl, Poisoned Soil is presented as a grand
LP+12” set with spot colors, printed innersleeves and
flooded pockets in an edition of 500.

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