Monday, 30 May 2011
Just recieved a handful of the BASTARD NOISE / ACTUARY split 12", "Skeletal Uncertainty". I haven't had a chance to listen yet but it's been getting favourable reviews and I doubt it will disappoint. Get it here.
In other stock news...
I only have 6 copies left of the COLUMN OF HEAVEN tape. Once they're gone, they're gone.
I'm temporarily out of AS LOUD AS POSSIBLE #1, restocking in July most likely.
Two copies of INVERTED FOREST #3, and a decent amount of RITUAL #2 are left as well.
The Endless Blockade - Primitive
The Endless Blockade - split w/ Hatred Surge
Metallica - Ride the Lightning
and more Bob Dylan than any of you would ever care to hear in your entire life.
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Column of Heaven - Ecstatically Embracing all that we Habitually Suppress tapes are now in. $9ppd within Canada ($5 tape, $4 shipping/PayPal/materials) to absurd.exposition ]]at[[ gmail ]]dot[[ com or via here. Email the same address if you need other payment options.
Q: What is this shit?
A: Scroll down.
"Like Blockade but with more noise and less hardcore; more weird shit."
Autopsy - Macabre Eternal
Column of Heaven - Ecstatically Embracing all that we Habitually Suppress
Iron Lung - Life. Iron Lung. Death.
Swans - Filth
Whore - Demo 2011
Viktor E. Frankl - Man's Search for Meaning
Bradley A. Te Paske - Rape and Ritual
Monday, 23 May 2011
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
COLUMN OF HEAVEN is the evolution of THE ENDLESS BLOCKADE. Six songs that continue with the essence of material present on their later releases (notably the split with UNEARTHLY TRANCE).
While boasting and embracing sounds that would at times individually come across as death metal or grind... the tracks are always unmistakably power violence influenced hardcore. Opening and closing power electronic pieces serve as appropriate bookends to this brief venture down different avenues, while still returning to the same street. (I wonder if Pitchfork will hire me for reviews?)
COH has the departure of Carroll and Edgar, with Nolan taking up the vocal duties, King remaining on drums, and Ward being a new addition (not that guy behind the kit in that other band people seem to care about).
All other wordly creatures, obtain a copy from one of these guys:
AV - AVEP
Drainland - unreleased split with Trenches
Fucked Up - David Comes to Life
IRM - An Act of Self Mutilation is an Act of Freedom
Nico - The End
Sergei Rachmaninoff - Chopin's "Funeral March"
Swans - My Father will Guide Me up a Rope to the Sky
Tubeway Army - Replicas
John S. Craig - Peculiar Liaisons
Jean-Paul Sartre - No Exit / Dirty Hands / The Respectful Prostitute
Dan Simmons - Song of Kali
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
organizing principle of the universe. Power is the only a priori reality. All violence is an attempt to exercise power. Violence is power. Everything we fear, we fear because some force exerts its power over us. All of us seek freedom from such fear. All religions are attempts to achieve power over forces which might control us.
Life subsists on violence.
All violence is power.
Friday, 6 May 2011
The direct point with all of this being: when times call for a change, I am free to make that change via whatever routes I feel I have to take, I can be as dramatic as I want about it, or as quiet, and for the most part people will feel the same way. Those who know me, and by that I mean actually know me, understand who I am and why I do the things I do the way I do them. I started a distro when I was 15 years old and impressionable. I didn't know the first thing about anything, but I acted like I did. I started putting out records when I was 16 years old and the same applies. I can't take back the things I've said, the records I've released, the ideas I've had and have put forth nor do I have regrets or wish to take any of it back. It's a part of me and a part of everyone's life in which they go through similar things (though not always via the same avenues). All of it is just at the point now where the future direction of my involvements in hardcore (records, distribution, thoughts, processes, ideals) are completely different than they were when I was 15 years old and therefore can no longer operate under the same banner (which if defining it literally as a banner, I never liked the name in the first place). The only real solution to this problem is putting an end to one thing, and carrying on with another.
To use a method so prominent in today's internet culture, I'll now show a quote from someone I know next to nothing about and proclaim it to be something I've always held dear to my heart (in reality: sometimes it just takes someone else to say the things we've always thought before we realized we've ever thought that way before):
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society" - Krishnamurti
So there's the reasoning behind the end and the beginning. A lot of people will undoubtedly get the wrong impression (see: previous mention of alienation via alienation), but it is what it is.
To go into label specifics: none of the slated projects from the previous name will come to fruition under this new front. The bands have all been aware of the change for some time and they are continuing on as they would.
Further details of an upcoming distribution project will be given when the time is right (which isn't now).
2. the quality or condition of existing in a meaningless and irrational world.
2a. a statement or rhetorical discourse intended to give information about or an explanation of difficult material.
In short: trying to find meaning in meaninglessness.