I know it's been an absurdly long time since my last update, and while at various points i have thought i had enough positive news to share, i have also felt crippled by my inability to satisfy some very basic criteria before posting again.
i can't stress enough how much the patience and support has meant to me as i work toward making things happen here. that so many people understand the creative process and how difficult it can be means a lot. at the same time, i am constantly weighted down by guilt around the fact that i let so many orders go unfulfilled while i go through my daily life, so don't think that it's a matter of not giving a shit.
it's taken me much longer than anticipated to get the dedicated merch room set up, but as of today it is now completely ready. in addition to certain personal issues, i was delayed in large part due to the fact that in the time since my last update, the hardwood floors in my house were being refinished and the fact that i've had a painter working in my home for the last several weeks. he prefers to work alone, so he's been in my house now for close to a month. due to these two factors i couldn't get to certain areas of the house, or function normally during this time. the work is now moving to other areas of the house and i'm getting back into action.
on a more positive note, my job — while still barely tolerable — is about to become a permanent position in the near future. i've been told it will happen by the end of may, but that's looking like a somewhat liberal estimate. the permanence will lead to increased financial stability and i can work overtime shifts in order to finance not just my personal life, but new releases as well.
lest you think that nothing is going on, i do want to let you all know that there has been considerable progress during this period of silence, so you haven't just been waiting on nothing.
IRM. THE CULT OF THE YOUNG MEN TSHIRT-PREORDER
COMING VERY SOON. ARTWORK IS AT THE PRINTER.
THEOLOGIAN VS WILT. A ROOM WITH NEITHER ENTRANCE, NOR EXIT-PREORDER PACKAGE
I had announced previously that these were going to start shipping, and while a couple of them did indeed go out, i admit to having let shipping fall aside during the above-mentioned period, but i spent part of today packing orders and will get back to it after i post this update. several orders will go out tomorrow, WITHOUT FAIL. i am probably going to mark this release as officially sold out by the end of the night.
THEOLOGIAN+STEVE MOORE. INTO THE UTTERMOST FIELDS OF ETHER CDR-PREORDER
As far as i'm concerned, these tracks are now all completed and i'm just waiting on a final green light from Steve that he agrees with me, before i deem the release ready to be assembled. congratulations are in order for Steve, whose wife Lauren recently gave birth to a beautiful little girl, Tess. i have posted one of our tracks to the THEOLOGIAN myspace (www.myspace.com/gashtheologian) as a preview. there are also two in-progress tracks from the forthcoming THEOLOGIAN full length on CRUCIAL BLAST up there.
love is nothing. WITHOUT ME CDR-PREORDER
There are now a total of 8 tracks in various stages of completion, though we're going to take our time with this stuff in order to make it as high quality as possible. i've posted two in-progress tracks on the love is nothing. myspace for preview (www.myspace.com/lovemeansnothingintherealworld).
also of note is that i have confirmed input from previous contributor Mike Hill of the amazing TOMBS (www.myspace.com/tombsbklyn), as well as John Lamacchia of SPYLACOPA and CANDIRIA (www.risingpulse.com). each will contribute guitars to at least one, if not a couple of tracks.
THEOLOGIAN+INSWARM. OBLITERATE THE HEART, LIBERATE THE SPIRIT-PREORDER PACKAGE
Two tracks have been completed for this release, with a total of 22 minutes' worth of material ready. i'd like to do one more, but have been delayed while Fade from INSWARM was on tour with JARBOE in europe, and then stuck in switzerland for several weeks due to the icelandic volcano. i'm just waiting on a little more source material before wrapping this one up.
i am going to do what i can to get everything above produced and shipped by the middle of june at the very latest.
here is a list of other forthcoming releases, currently in-production:
THEOLOGIAN+BLACK SUN+INSWARM+REQUIEM. CODE LEECH-PREORDER PACKAGE
Tshirt featuring the BLACK SUN logo printed in black ink on black shirts. Includes a 60 minute cassette featuring four remixes of the track CODE BLACK by BLACK SUN. One by THEOLOGIAN, two by INSWARM and one by REQUIEM. Audio is complete, shirt is pending.
THEOLOGIAN+STROM.EC. HUBRIZINE-PREORDER PACKAGE
STROM.ec hoodie, includes 60 minute cassette. Tracks range from guitar-ambience to heavy electronics. One track is currently completed, two more are in-progress.
THEOLOGIAN+FOUR PI MOVEMENT. THE DESTROYER-PREORDER PACKAGE
FOUR PI MOVEMENT is the improvised noise/modular synth side project of PROMETHEUS BURNING. Tshirt comes with 60 minute cassette featuring exclusive new FOUR PI tracks and collaborative material with THEOLOGIAN. Original material is completed, i haven't gotten started on my end of the collaborations yet.
THEOLOGIAN. THE FURTHER I GET FROM YOUR STAR, THE LESS LIGHT I FEEL ON MY FACE CD (CRUCIAL BLAST)
The first official full length album by THEOLOGIAN will be released in both physical and digital formats by CRUCIAL BLAST. THEOLOGIAN has been described by the label as "blackened synth dread."
All six tracks (totalling roughly one hour of music) are currently in various stages of completion.
so, as you can see, i'm not just sitting around rolling my naked body in your money. things are happening, but as always i find it somewhat challenging to handle every aspect of my life simultaneously. i need some help, to be honest. if anyone within a reasonable distance of me has an interest in contributing to the cause by helping to pack orders once or twice a week, feel free to let me know.