"Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall, but wise words endure."
- Edward Lee Thorndike
Things are coming together nicely, if not a bit haphazardly. the first
batch of the special edition of STUDY FOR A THEATER OF CRUELTY by MARTIN
BLADH will ship tomorrow. THE FINAL PAGE/WRETCH REIMAGINED will ship
shortly after. it turned out that the cassettes i had were actually
c20s, not c30s, so i had to order new blanks. because i was in a hurry
and didn't want to waste time looking for deals, i had to settle for
c60s, which means that the two tracks on WRETCH REIMAGINED, at 15
minutes each, will now both appear on each side, instead of one on each
side as the tracklisting on the layout states. no big deal, it just
means i'm just delayed in dubbing the copies, which i'll begin doing later today.
After these items begin to ship, i'll be adding some new preorders,
around early february. in the meantime, i've added some new distro items
to the webstore and more are coming.
My personal life is again in a bit of turmoil, as my boss descends into
a cocaine-fueled spiral of narcissistic self-destruction. the label
activities may suffer as a result, but i'm trying to put in place some
things to allow it to sustain itself. i have been working on a move into
my own place during the past month, but these workplace issues may also
derail this important step, as they seem to have done many many times in
the past. my life never seems to just be smooth sailing, there's always
some kind of bullshit, but i continue onward toward the unattainable
horizon, seeking - what, i wonder - valhalla or nirvana?
More music is coming. more releases are in the works. amazing things are
being discussed with amazing artists. one thing i can state officially
is that a new vinyl lp from SKINCAGE is coming later in 2010:
"If all goes well, new skincage record by the end of 2010, brought to
you by the fine folks at Annihilvs. "Wounded Galaxies Tap at the
Window." 44 minutes of Lovecraftian audio, on vinyl. Stay tuned."
- Jon Ray, Skincage
Coming late february: the WILT shirt/A ROOM WITH NEITHER ENTRANCE, NOR
EXIT c60 from WILT vs THEOLOGIAN, and the IRM CULT OF THE YOUNG MEN shirt.
Other stuff in the works for 2010:
SUFFERING BODIES (collaboration between myself, KRISTOFFER NYSTROMS
ORKESTER and EIDULON - label TBA)
THEOLOGIAN. THE FURTHER I GET FROM YOUR STAR, THE LESS LIGHT I FEEL ON
MY FACE CD (label TBA)
Collaboration releases with STEVE MOORE (ZOMBI), INSWARM, CONTENT
NULLITY, SEWER GODDESS, COREPHALLISM, XIPHOID DEMENTIA, and more...
I have done an update on the MARTIN BLADH page at the ANNIHILVS site, with some new imagery and a link to his blog. i suggest you take a look to gain more insight into the mind of this incredible artist.
That's all for now, thanks for looking and listening.