8 September 2008 | music | 12 comments
nurse with wound – huffin’ rag blues
twin peaks iii soundtrack?!
andrew liles – mother gooses melody or sonnets for the cradle
quirky yet more tuneful and accessible cd from fellow brightonian
current 93 remixed by andrew liles – dogs blood ascending / nature revealed
not so different from the originals tbh – which is fine
ephel duath – pain necessary to know / pain remixes the known
two dramatically different releases – schizoid progmetal x ambient dubcore – both good
the residents – the bunny boy
it’s the residents – what more do you need to know?
liquid mind – ambience minimus
urm, judge it by the cover and title
die form – bach project
decidedly dodgy! – pales embarrassingly in comparison to the laibach bach project
anthesteria – sublustrum
soundtrack to an “i want it!” russian videogame
davwuh – apostle
new (e-)release already and his most coherent yet – as predicted gaining popularity (and petty hate – a good sign?!)
7 September 2008 | art | make comment
7 September 2008 | art | 1 comment
v. nombreuses brulures du cuir chevelu
vi. plaie cervicale
x. fracture cubitale gauche
tristes vacances is the essential classic romain slocombe book – tiny in size but (for me) epic in portentousness – 15 colour plates depicting the survivors of a japanese tourist coach crash, along with medical documentation (in french) detailing their assorted fractures etc – released in 1986, the same time i was doing my own idiosyncratic and commercially nonviable graphic autopsy booklets – i was given a copy of le livre shortly after by someone making connections between our “misogynist” deviant art – also at that time i picked up a zine called casual casual which included an excellent and inspiring slocombe interview and art feature – then around 1990 someone in france had shown romain samples of my work and he got in touch (sending me another complimentary copy of tristes vacances!) – i was encouraged to become “an artist” and the rest is history – romain today can be found here
tristes vacances is long out of print (needless to say?) but not so difficult to find – it tends to crop up either at ridiculous throw-away or ridiculously exorbitant prices, depending on the disposition (artistic appreciation or lack of) of the bookseller – as i write there are four copies on abebooks priced between $9.95 and $177.07! (also copies of the more rare “l’art medical”!)
3 September 2008 | music, tb | 5 comments
just doing (done?) an interview for the rock/metal magazine revolver in america – for the column “visions of disorder” in which they tell the story behind the creation of classic and iconic album covers – my “infamous” deicide “cover”, “once upon the cross”, selected after a readers vote – it also apparently appeared in a feature they ran titled “graphic violence: the most demented, depraved, and demonic album covers of all time!” – so much controversy over barely two square centimeters of (out of focus) gore hidden inside the sleeve [reproduced above in greater clarity] – of course after all this time my recollections are poor but it’s nice to have something different to talk about instead of the usual “why did you move to japan” type interviews – it’ll appear in the issue due out the first week of november if anyone at all interested …as i said in the interview, nowadays it feels like another trevor brown did it – how (un)fortunate i never got inundated with cd art requests from other death metal bands following that cover – not one, ha ha!
31 August 2008 | game | 5 comments
aka cave story – just started playing this and immediately hooked – a very charming and compelling 8/16 bit style game with excellent graphics – zelda, mario and megaman all rolled into one – amazingly the labour of love of one japanese guy over five years, released as freeware(!) in 2004 – and has rightfully become a classic it appears – it”s easy to find on the web in pc and mac flavours and english patch, i’m playing a psp port myself – so much fun packed into a mere two megs!
(apologies for no life geek post!)