simple box construction ::: the 2015 update

::: now it is the beginning of august and the year is 3/4 of the way through and this update has been delayed and put off and pushed aside and brought back and put away again for most of this year. with each new delay more and more items were added as a death cinematic and simple box construction were in fact productive and busy. so let us begin.

::: after what seemed like forever the DEADMEN - 2 POEMS BY: A DEATH CINEMATIC book was finally completed and shipped. there is a full description with more images and details here.

::: back in the middle of june a death cinematic played its third live show with none other than insect ark. it was amazing to share the stage with such talent. in addition to playing live with insect ark, simple box construction contributed some photography for their outstanding new album. design and layout was done by dana (of insect ark) and the egg diorama was made by nicole boitos. you can pick up a copy of the album here.

::: the four new tracks that were finished last year are still slated for release sometime soon. two for the amongst epilogues compilation on AOsmosis records and two for a split with murmur ring due out later this year as a joint release with geweih ritual documents and simple box construction. test tapes for the split have come in and the design and layout work is starting to take shape.

- the amongst epilogues tracks are titled HOMELAND! HOMELAND! and RESISTANCE IS YOUR SOUND! which are the last two lines from a poem writen telepathically through dr. treznok by lasse-marc riek.

here is a short preview of RESISTANCE IS YOUR SOUND.


preview the last two minutes of each track.

::: since we are talking of new tracks, a death cinematic has contributed two exclusive tracks for two different compilations. the first track is titled: NO LONGER DO I IMPEDE THIS DARKNESS. recorded exclusively for the we are invisible now - volume 1 compilation which was released back in march of this year. a two hour collection of ambient, minimal electronic, experimental and drone music. this is available as a free download and features tracks by sleep orchestra, colony, and i am esper amongst others. totally worth your while.

- the second exclusive track was recorded for a compilation to benefit keith utech, founder of utech records, and his family in their very difficult time. the track is titled FOR THIS TOO... SHALL PASS. the compilation, and suddenly everything, absolutely everything, was there, features 41 exclusive and live tracks by some of the best artists working in experimental and drone music, including; locrian, insect ark, nadja, thisquietarmy, and many many more. running time for this colossus is 4 1/2 hours. all proceeds, after bandcamp and paypal fees, go to the utech family fund.

::: in april of this year simple box construction started and then ended a hand written poem/ post card project. the initial idea was to select an original image and write a poem and some thoughts on the back and send them out to people who have subscribed. at the end of the year i would have made a custom folio for all the subscribers to hold the 52 post cards and poems. unfortunately this project only saw five images and poems due to time restraints. you can see the 5 images and read the poems on the slumbering in the fires site.

::: i've been doing some drawing, design work, and some other non musical projects that i have started some years ago. some of the drawings and designs ended up on the fourth and (hopefully) final custom pedal board and amp. the pedal boards are hand built with dove tail joinery and hand printed.

- some images of the new pedal board and amp.

::: but wait! what about the new album?! isn't there a whole new a death cinematic album on the way?!? indeed, there is and some other splits. but the new a death cinematic album is in the works again after it has stalled out due to a lot of personal stuff. it is going to be a long album, probably close to 80 minutes in length. i am mixing and mastering the tracks now. the packaging is going through some redesigning and altering as some of the material is not behaving as it should. the front cover drawing for the album has been done for a while now but with the new design i started a whole new drawing for the back cover. there will be updates on the a death cinematic/ simple box construction instagram and facebook pages as things progress. track previews are coming soon too. one of the tracks, THE NIGHT OF OUR SORROW HAS FALLEN, WE REMAIN WITHOUT LIGHT IN OUR EYES, from the album was put out on an ep sometime back. the track is going to be reworked a little in the mastering phase to fit with the rest of the album.

::: finally, here are some photos i've been taking and some videos of some practice sketches. the pictures here are a very small representation of the images i have amassed as i shoot pictures everyday and now have thousands.

::: thank you for the support, interest, and as always, for reading.


SBC - 022 ::: deadmen - 2 poems by: a death cinematic (book)

::: SBC - 022 DEADMEN - 2 POEMS BY: A DEATH CINEMATIC. after many delays and very long production time this book is finally officially released. it was originally available with the BENEATH THAT GRAND USURPER t shirt preorder. this is a limited edition of 24 handmade books with 28 original images and 2 poems by A DEATH CINEMATIC. what was a simple idea soon became a monumental labor of love. each image and word is hand printed in the front half of a modified moleskine 3"x5" notebook. the pages of the second half are laminated together and inset with a dried flower on powdered graphite. more detail and production images can be viewed in the simple box construction album for this release on facebook.

::: to make a single copy of this book each cover and page was cut by hand with a die cutter. each cover and title page was hand stamped. the title of the book was die stamped one letter at a time on the cover and title page. the back cover was hand stamped. each word and image was registered and hand printed on every page. to do all this with some consistency several jigs had to be created and tested for these processes. to make the back of the book all the pages had to be aligned and laminated together also by hand. the square opening was then masked off and filled with powdered graphite and polyurethane and then more graphite and more polyurethane. finally a dried flower was selected and carefully inset into the graphite. then each book was inspected sanded and cleaned. all art work, photos, design and layout by simple box construction/ a death cinematic.

this item is no longer available.

::: and this is the old promo video i made for the book :::


simple box construction ::: small winter update

::: a small winter update for simple box construction. the last of the DEADMEN books are getting finished up and will be available shortly in the simple box web store. only a handful of copies will be available.

::: a ton of new stuff is coming up, promise.

::: i made the following video for a sketch i recorded live into an iPhone. it is a single track/ single take recording and it is based on the live show i did in november. this will be a very limited release and i'll be posting more details as it gets closer to completion. until next time, enjoy and thank you all for the support.

the title of the track is:

and all this,
i did
while you slept

i sheared the mountains
i ignited the oceans

i filled your soul
with sorrow

i did this
i did this all
i am

the broken
arrow shaft,
poisoned tipped,

in your heart


simple box construction ::: a death cinematic live ::: autumn update

::: the second A DEATH CINEMATIC live show will be 11.15.14 at the trumbullplex in detriot. you can read all about it and preview the other artists here. i'll be opening the show so get in early.

::: in preparation for the show there has been a a lot of practicing and experimenting. here is a short video of a practice. the audio was captured by the video recording device so its not the best sound but you get the idea.

::: some other things happening at the simple box HQ worthy of note. the interview with diy conspiracy has been posted. you can head over and read the lengthy piece here. the DEADMEN books are crawling to completion. right after this book is released all focus will be shifted to finishing the next full length. the details for the murmur ring split are being worked out and that should be here relatively soon. some A DEATH CINEMATIC tracks have recently been featured on the earl times broadcast. lastly, i am working on putting together a mailing list for all things SIMPLE BOX CONSTRUCTION and A DEATH CINEMATIC. that is it for now. as always, thank you for checking in.


SBC - 021 ::: beneath that grand usurper (t shirt)

::: SBC - 021 another official A DEATH CINEMATIC t shirt from simple box construction, BENEATH THAT GRAND USURPER. design and artwork by simple box construction. the drawing/ image is part of the artwork for the next A DEATH CINEMATIC full length album due out later this year.

::: this shirt is a limited run. it is professionally printed with the help of sage from heathen harvest. printed in white on black gild an ultra cotton shirts. order from the simple box construction online store or from this site via paypal. thank you for your support. when ordering please select your size from the drop down menu. sizes available are S, M, L, and XL.

t shirt w/ shipping

available in limited quantities.