Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Eagle The Dream and The Heir

This post is both a shout out and a shameless self-promotion. Firstly, epic props to my gal-pals Purple Rhinestone Eagle, a heavy psychedelic rock outfit with whom I have been lucky enough to tour throughout most of the country. Incidentally I also designed the sleeve inserts for their full-length and EP. If you read this blog and you know of design work needing to be done for albums, etc. then email me- this is something I am trying to do a lot of! Anyways, the Eagle and I, along with the three beautiful brooklynites known as Bad Dream, will be escaping the gloom and reality of Portland for a brief jaunt down to sunny California. We begin this very evening and schedules are posted on the girl's website. Along the way I will be bringing some preliminary tape cassette versions of the NIGHT HEIR album I made recentlyish. I will be pedaling and/or tossing them about like seeds. This is a small "experimental" run. If all goes well I intend to make a larger, better made amount and somehow make them more widely available. If anyone out there even knows what the hell I'm talking about them come out to see P.R.E. and get one of my tapes as well. If you don't know what the hell I'm talking about then please do visit me

Please and thank you!

Also, seriously, BAD DREAM are fucking stellar. Good musicians with good hearts. Check them out and if you can you should get their 7 inch. It slays big time.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Marina Richterová

Marina Richterová is a Czech artist who grew up in communist Russia, isolated from western artistic trends and influence. This has certainly gone some ways toward atmospherically informing her dark, folklorist visions. To me it looks somewhere between Egon Schiele and Stephen Gammell (the illustrator who everyone knows was the reason why the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books were scary.) And that's a hell of a good combo. Fortunately there is a really wonderful site where you can see all of these works plus kind of a LOT more. Thank god for artists who aren't entitled and actually allow large reproductions of their work to exist on the web. Anyway, as is obvious, Marina rules big time. Plus she probably doesn't even know how metal she is.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Ernie Cabat's Monsters

From his book Ernie Cabat's Magical World of Monsters.



My good friend Andi Diluvian has recently finished recording a new album under his moniker BOUGH. The album, Night's Electric Dog, is an awesome, meandering assemblage of strange voices, thick sine walls, stirrings and driftings. Andrew describes it in his own words:

Night’s Electric Dog began as a concept based on a perversion of the “Zoological Fantasy” theme, originally coined by Camille Saint-Saëns for the “Le carnaval des animaux” suite. The concept of the zoological fantasy has been isolated from that particular framework for its usefulness as a point of departure, a vehicle to meditate on the unique forms that make up my own fantasy life, and a way to dissolve as many boundaries between there and here as possible. The resulting album is a 78 moment program glissing the conflux of dream, animal essence, and magickal enterprise.

The album is being released in it's first limited edition, a gorgeous, painstakingly handmade set that includes a unique PHOTOPLASMAGRAM with each copy. To those of you with an ear and a heart for experimental musick I highly recommend you listen/buy/download or at least learn more about this project by visiting Andy at
at Bandcamp.