::: 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.
- the tracks for the murmur ring split are titled THE MORNINGS THAW THE EMPTY FIELDS, OUR BONES ABLAZE IN THE SUN and THEIR BROKEN JAWS SHIMMER, FANGS QUIVERING IN BLOOD.
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.