simple box construction/ a death cinematic ::: recent activity ::: summer 2010

::: here is the long overdue update for simple box construction and a death cinematic. there are a lot of things happening and hopefully soon some of these projects will be completed. first is the construction of the studio. the framing is done and the insulation and drywall will start going up as soon as the electrician finishes running the wires. below are a few photos of the progress.

::: here is a breakdown of all the current projects form simple box construction and their status. :::

::: SBC - 006 a hand bound book of images by a death cinematic entitled DEAD CITIES TELL TALES is ON HOLD.

::: SBC - 008 a set of 5 art cards with poem entitled NO HOPE, PROGRESS is ON HOLD.

::: SBC - 010 a set of five small photos in hand made box with poem as of yet untitled is ON HOLD.

::: SBC - 011 the new a death cinematic full length featuring matt finney entitled THE NEW WORLD has been expanded to six tracks and is being mastered. the cover is being designed and soon will be going to fabrication.

::: SBC - 012 a small hand bound book that will accompany THE NEW WORLD is entitled PRELUDE TO THE NEW WORLD is in the final stages of being laid out. it contains 22 photographs by a death cinematic and it will include a hand stamped image of a drawing. below is a sketch of the drawing and artwork for the custom stamp fabrication of a white mare shot through with an arrow.

::: SBC - 013 this is a professionally printed larger format of the book PRELUDE TO THE NEW WORLD. there are only 7 available. the book is approximately 7" x 9" and it includes all the same images that will be in the book that will accompany the cd. it does NOT feature the hand stamped image. instead each book will come with a drawing of the white mare shot through with an arrow. sketches for the drawing and the book are pictured below. each drawing is drawn on a small piece of an old painting on paper measuring 6" x 7 1/2". this small edition was conceived in order to raise some funds for the next a death cinematic release. once all the drawings are done this book will be available through the simple box construction shop on this site. i cannot accept trades for this release. check back for ordering info or it you wish to reserve a copy.

the book

the drawing surface preparation and sketches

::: SBC - 014 an art card that will include a professionally printed photograph taken by a death cinematic. this will be offered with the first 50 purchased copies of THE NEW WORLD. more details coming soon.

::: finally, the releases and compilations coming out on other labels should have posted release dates soon. these include the YOUR FATE TWISTING, EPIC IN ITS CRUSHING MOMENTS single from lo-bango sound; the a death cinematic/ great falls split form dead accents records; and the hss compilation. there are also some collaborations and splits on the horizon. more details on those will be available as they get closer to being completed. as always, thank you for your patience. take care and stay well.


now available form the simple box construction shop

::: simple box construction now has two copies of the der wanderer ├╝ber dem nebelmeer compilation available for sale. the copies available here will only be shipped to the u.s. and canada. rest of the world orders should contact pest productions. the compilation is a 2 CD set with a beautiful full-color booklet featuring a statement from every artist regarding their respective song. curated and conceptualized by niels, the man behind n./ depraved designs and sequences, this compilation features 25 artists and 25 exclusive tracks from each artist including the a death cinematic track: IN THE TUMBLING DAWN LIGHT, THEIR EYES FALL FROZEN THROUGH THE MIST AND RAIN. "the objective of the compilation is to pay tribute to the painting and the painter, and also to honor the wandering, pantheistic spirit within each of us. - to the feeling of being one with nature and returning to those wild, untamed places that lie within each of us." - n. this is not a simple box construction release. go here for other info.

::: many thanks to niels for including a death cinematic amongst such venerated company. it has been an honor.

lights blaze on distant horizons in failed halos
circling like vultures
in the tumbling dawn light,
their eyes fall frozen through the mist and rain
i await the obscurities rising out of the fog
a man at the gallows
a man at the gates of the abyss

no longer available from simple box construction.