"If everything is imperfect in this world, love is perfect in its imperfection"
- Squire Jöns, THE SEVENTH SEAL
With help from Lenny B of CENOTYPE, I've made some real progress with assembling copies of [NTT.FINAL PHASE]. The inside inserts should hopefully come in this week and then I can start wondering how I will afford to mail all of these out. Lenny also helped me organise a bunch of old orders, so i'll be working on getting as much stuff ready to ship as I'm able to, and as stated earlier, I will try to get all of this stuff out of my way by the end of February. Wish me luck, I've got a feeling I'm going to need it.
As previously mentioned, I've been working on tracks for the forthcoming remix/collaboration release YOUR SUFFERING WILL BE LEGENDARY during the past several weeks. The latest piece to come together is a collaboration with Italian darkambient project EIDULON (http://www.myspace.com/eidulon), who released the wonderful IDOLATRIAE album on MALIGNANT in 2008.
This track is shaping up to be one of my favourites, and like the collaboration with KNO before it, I'd like to share an early mix with those of you who are interested.
NTT + EIDULON
PILLARS OF FLESH
LIKE ASHES THEY FALL
OH, HOW I WISH
I COULD FORGET
THAT TIME OF MY LIFE
1. NTT. THE GOSPELS OF THE GASH 2XCD
The final and definitive double CD release from NTT, THE GOSPELS OF THE GASH chronicles one man's journey into a world devoid of light or hope. This is a place where the air is alive with the stink of pain and the beating of great black wings. The two discs compile material from a slew of limited releases from 2005-2007, as well as newer tracks recorded specifically for this release. THE GOSPELS OF THE GASH includes collaborations with various stalwart members of the NTT priesthood and more recent recruits, from AUTOCLAV 1.1 to CENOTYPE, COVET, FRAGMENT KING, and M SLAGLE.
Packaged in a two-tray DVDigipak with layout and artwork by Leech and Jorden Haley (www.karbine.com), this release is a fitting funerary rite for NTT.
2. THEOLOGIAN. A LIFE OF CONSTANT STRUGGLE C20
Echoing from the deepest shafts within a doomed soul comes A LIFE OF CONSTANT STRUGGLE, the forthcoming cassette release from THEOLOGIAN on DANVERS STATE RECORDINGS. Four tracks of insolently simplistic industrial agony from the lightless world beyond the schism.
3. APHELION + THEOLOGIAN. I SAT BEAUTY DOWN IN MY LAP, AND I FOUND HER GALLING CD
4. THEOLOGIAN. PERSONA/INJURY CD-R
Limited cd-r. Two minimal tracks of heavy electronics. Available on February 27 at Digital Ferret's 4TH FRIDAY EVENT.
5. FEBRUARY 27th, 2009
TWO HEARTS BOUND FOR HELL
+ Music: Cenotype & Theologian
+ Artwork: Fred Lancello
+ DJ: Black Oil
FREE 4th FRIDAY ART/ MUSIC EVENT SERIES @ Digital Ferret
DATE: February 27th, 2009
TIME: 6- 10
LOCATION: DIGITAL FERRET
732 S. 4th St.
3 Blocks South of South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
EVENT COST: FREE
LIVE MUSIC! DJ! ART OPENING! REFRESHMENTS!
6. NTT. YOUR SUFFERING WILL BE LEGENDARY
The 2 CD companion to THE GOSPELS OF THE GASH, the final double album from NTT, coming soon from MALIGNANT RECORDS. Consisting of 16 collaboration tracks and remixes, these two discs boast a tracklist featuring phenomenal artists both obscure and infamous, who have joined forces with NTT to construct an epic of undulating drones and visceral screams.
Once again, NTT blurs the lines between the brutish intensity of power electronics and introspective dark ambient contemplations.
A harrowing journey across a bleak internal landscape of broken emotions and romantic tragedy, this release will only be available as part of THE GOSPELS OF THE GASH limited boxed edition.
THE BIRD CAGE THEATER
KRISTOFFER NYSTRÖMS ORKESTER
THE [law-rah] COLLECTIVE
THE GOSPELS OF THE GASH - LIMITED BOXED EDITION
100 COPIES INCLUDING:
NTT. THE GOSPELS OF THE GASH 2XCD
NTT. YOUR SUFFERING WILL BE LEGENDARY 2XCD
2 (TWO) 1-inch PINS
2 (TWO) STICKERS
2 (TWO) POSTCARDS
1 (ONE) 8x10 MINIPOSTER
1 (ONE) TSHIRT
ALL HOUSED IN A 9" x 12" METAL TIN WITH ETCHED ARTWORK
7. ANOTHER KOERPERWELTEN REVIEW
KOERPERWELTEN - Avatars Of Rape And Rage
CD Review zum neuen Album: KOERPERWELTEN - Avatars Of Rape And Rage
(Translated from German by Mark Kammerbauer)
Another of the numerous projects of our productive nordvargr is this one here, created together with leech (ntt).
since the previous nordvargr album disappointed me somewhat, i approached this release with caution, which proved pointless in the end. however, contrary to his main project under his name, koerperwelten (the name was taken from gunther hagens controversial exhibition of plastinated, mostly human bodies) operates on a much harsher note.
"avatars of rape and rage" is divided into two sections, the first of which is titled "rape", and the second "rage". the soundscapes are continuous yet still diverse in musical terms. the opener provides the consumer with a rather calm phase of introduction before the tempest breaks loose on "the forces of chastity are massing once again" which doesn't overwhelm yet provides an intense immersion. this track, next to "oestrus" and the coherent opener "the sun destroyers" comprises the best composition on this silver disc; the basic mood is, to a certain degree, rather gloomy. however, atmospheric waves do not break upon the listener. but this is something that shouldn't be expected with this kind of release. instead, the hidden potential exposes itself only after multiple rounds and the songs then can also convince. members of the noise faction should test listen here in any case, as the two gentlemen of koerperwelten please more and more with each listening. "avatars of rape and rage" has turned out to be a rather good piece of work and is infused by elements of harsh industrial, employed in a controlled and focused manner. In order to describe this work only two words are necessary - apocalyptic and threatening.
As always, thanks for looking and listening.