You may remember how quickly Alec Thibodeau’s lunar calendar sold out last year. He’s done another intricate letterpress calendar for 2011 and it is now available for pre-order.
Originally recorded in 1999, released in 2009.
Ideas are crazy. It’s about a seven-mile ride to the comic store from where I live, and every week I bike there. Something about that trip helps me solve problems with If ‘n Oof. I ride with a sketchpad and stuff, and it’s literally like turning the tap on. I can’t even tackle anywhere near the amount of ideas I have. There’s too many goddamn ideas! It’s killing me! Not that I’m trying to say “I’m the most creative person in the world!”, but somehow, I can tap into ideas. Maybe it’s the same idea over and over again turned upside-down on its head, but they’re killing me sometimes. I’m drowning in ideas. Help me!
Might as well go with NASA.
This was among the last good finds I came across at the Providence In Your Ear, before it closed years ago. Sitting in a clearance bin were three double-disc sets of Hermann Nitsch’s massive harmonium drone.
Of the recordings, Nitsch said:
In 1968, I got a harmonium as a wedding present from my wife. From then on, I sat at the harmonium and played almost exclusively long notes that never wanted to end. I tried to listen into the infinite structure of the stars, into the unimaginable spaces searching for sound. The joy of beautiful colors, of (almost intoxicating) combinations of sound was most important but at the same time it was carried by the almost presumptuous task to conjure, to sing of, and measure the extent of cosmic space. The course of the stars were to be put to sound.
PictureBox has some good stuff coming in 2010, with a new book from Chippendale and a reprint of Charles Willeford’s memoir, I Was Looking for a Street.
Let this be a warning to anyone thinking about purchasing one of these animals: they are arr ogant, brutish creatures, cheaply constructed and wholly unfit for children. Don’t give in to the advertisements, unless you happen to live in a castle with high ceilings, or a steel home on a considerable stretch of hard, durable land that you don’t mind seeing destroyed by this monst rous creature.
—Matt Derby, “Mammal: The Unicorn”
As you await the unheard 6FS record due out soon on Load, here is a compilation track from the now out of print False Object Sensor compilation released by Vermiform.
Operating in some sort of post-Law of Ruins/MRP collab formation, it does away with drums and guitars completely- opting for some kind of sleezy synth desperation.