- Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot
Salutations. The new year yawns wide as a gaping maw. So many possibilities lie ahead, yet the wounds of 2008 still shine. Nurtured, open, red and unhealed. Injuries both old and fresh are indistinguishable from each other.
Typically, the turning of a new year brings hope. Certainly, with a new administration preparing to take its place in the states - one which ran on a promise of change - it would seem appropriate to prepare for a return of optimism. But i feel no such optimism. At present, I feel very little of anything, other than misery. What else is fucking new?
This post is the first attempt at re-formatting my regular updates.
THEOLOGIAN is a new industrial project which will take over as my primary musical focus in the absence of NTT. Plans for this project have remained a secret for some time except among a select few. I will continue with the ambient/drone metal experiments of love is nothing. as an ongoing collaborative project, but THEOLOGIAN will likely function entirely as a solo effort.
THEOLOGIAN will chronicle the development of my own personal mythology inspired by concepts introduced into the public consciousness by Clive Barker in his short novel THE HELLBOUND HEART, intertwined with ideas derived from Wayne Douglas Barlowe in his INFERNO series. These concepts have obviously been a part of certain NTT material for some time, but in a peripheral sense.
THEOLOGIAN is a continued aural exploration into the higher reaches of experience. Expressions of love and obsession, the loss of self and the corruption of the soul through addictions to carnality and temporal lusts.
Sonically, I have opted to go for a minimal approach, the first few tracks seem to have been somewhat inspired by early DIVE material.
I will eventually release these first 5 tracks on an ep called CHARTING THE SCHISM, and a split release with Polish power electronics brutarian BRANDKOMMANDO is being discussed.
2. NTT. THE GOSPELS OF THE GASH 2XCD
As previously announced, there will be a limited boxset edition for the final NTT release on MALIGNANT RECORDS. The work continues. Hopefully, this will be out by the end of this month.
3. [NTT.FINAL PHASE]
I will do my best to get this out by the end of February. I never intended it to take this long.
4. NTT. BOTTOMFEEDER
Still no word from NIL BY MOUTH when this will see the light of day, but it's entirely out of my hands now, which is always a good indicator that something will be out sooner than later.
5. UNSOUND NYC
Lots of amazing lineups in the works. The first UNSOUND show of 2009 will take place on Friday March 6. More information to come.
I will try to get some of these long-awaited late orders out starting next week. I am always struggling.
Thanks for looking and listening.