Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Land of Erosion | Tour Release 2009

LOD 002

LOCRIAN / Land of Erosion / Tour Edition of Loop Cassette + Pin Set / Edition of 25 / SOLD OUT!

Available on Tour Only!

Loop cassette from live set of Locrian circa 2008, reversed and decayed for the format, packaged in large envelope with B+W booklet featuring tour dates and abandoned mall image, with set of twin pins.

Friday, June 26, 2009

NEW RELEASE: B!127 Locrian "Drenched Lands" LP

BloodLust! New Release:
- Shipping begins on Wednesday July 15, 2009
- Paid orders are now being accepted

Artist: Locrian
Title: "Drenched Lands"
Format: LP (clear vinyl) + 3-inch CD in letter-pressed sleeve
Edition Size: 200 Copies
Catalog Number: BloodLust! 127
Genre: Drone / Experimental / Noise / Black Metal

BloodLust! is extremely pleased to release the deluxe vinyl edition of “Drenched Lands,” the new Locrian album, which is the band’s first studio-recorded full-length. “Drenched Lands” finds Locrian effortlessly synthesizing music styles, all the while shrugging off easy genre descriptions, as they create an album that combines drone, black metal, and noise elements to portray qualities of beauty, sadness, radiance, and horror. Following the already acclaimed compact disc version that was recently co-released by At War With False Noise (Scotland) and Small Doses (USA), BloodLust! and Locrian worked closely together to conceive this handsome new record. Pressed in an edition of only 200 copies in clear vinyl, this record is housed in a handsome letter-pressed two-fold sleeve, printed at Chicago’s Dexterity Press. The inner flap of the sleeve holds a bonus 3-inch compact disc that contains music that will remain exclusive to this edition. LP recording and mixing were completed by Steve Beyerink at Phantom Manor, Chicago, while mastering and cutting duties were executed by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service. The 3-inch CD was recorded by Philip von Zweck in January 2009, at WLUW 88.7 FM, on the Something Else broadcast, and it was mastered by Jason Soliday at Enemy, Chicago. For this live radio session, Locrian were joined by Andrew Sherer (Velnias) and Mark Solotroff (BLOODYMINDED, Anatomy of Habit).


LP Tracklisting:
A1: "Obsolete Elegy in Effluvia and Dross" (2:09)
A2: "Ghost Repeater" (10:36)
A3: "Barren Temple Obscured by Contaminated Fogs" (6:11)
B1: "Epicedium" (8:30)
B2: "Obsolete Elegy in Cast Concrete" (6:50)

CD Tracklisting:
1. “Sullage” (18:43)


Praise for the “Drenched Lands” compact disc:

“[T]his is exactly what we've been hankering for. A sprawling blackened songsuite, equal parts, dark ambience, dense drones, heavy electronics, buzzy lo-fi almost new wave sounding keyboards, spidery post rock guitars and soft noise…Locrian take that sound someplace all their own…”
-- Aquarius Records

“Locrian forgoes spitting on the baseboards for something a little more cogitative. Drenched Lands moves vertically, avoiding the aberrant inclinations that can come out of too much feedback and not enough melodic foresight…It’s something far more cohesive than the post-processed minimalism that’s becoming increasingly customary…The record’s ultimately absorbing and Locrian is able to effectively evaluate new boundaries for the genre, doing so without staring at their own shoes.” -- Alan Jones, Bagatellen

“At the tipping point between wintery post rock and treachery-fuelled drone is where Drenched Lands does its best work…[A]fter being dragged through the depths of this album, everyday life ends up looking like a lavatory full of fool’s gold. The sun won’t come up tomorrow.” -- Scott McKeating, Rock-a-Rolla

“Almost disturbingly prolific…Drenched Lands, for all its metal look and presentation, is one of the more subtle releases I have yet to hear.”
--Creaig Dunton, Brainwashed

“Someone once wrote of Nadja that they were like doom-metals’ awkward, poetry writing cousin. The same too is true of Locrian only they are clearly more influenced by Aleister Crowley and have a penchant for flirting with the occult, given the blackened vocals, darker electronics and harrowing atmospheres within their loop driven gloom… The variety in this album is excellent especially given that it is mainly guitar/synth drone which can, without innovation be a limiting genre… Drenched Lands’ is an interesting record in many ways…given the chance - it will engross you in a sea of awesome drones and harrowing blackness.
--Chris Naughton, Gradations of Morbidity


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Monday, June 22, 2009

LOCRIAN ||| Summer Tour 2009

locrian at matchitehew assembly (chicago) june 6th, 2009 from acid marshmallow on Vimeo.

July 2nd: Frankie's Basement / Toledo, OH w/ Hive Mind + Jason Zeh
July 3rd: STALAG IX / Lucky Cheng's Fortune Cookie Cabaret / NYC, NY w/ Lussuria, Sleep Museum + Shallow Waters
July 5th: Show No Mercy Presents / Public Assembly / Brooklyn, NY w/ Anal Cunt, Fuck the Facts, Gwynbleidd + Copremesis
July 6th: Velvet Lounge / Washington, DC w/ Teething Veils, Our Brother the Native + Kohoutek
July 7th: Nara Sushi / Richmond, VA w/ Wrnlrd, Head Molt + Twilight Memories of the Three Suns
July 8th: Talking Head Club / Baltimore, MD w/ The New Flesh, Nocnitsa + Corporeal
July 9th: The Khyber / Philadelphia, PA w/ Woe, T.O.M.B. + Panther Modern
July 10th: Garfield Artworks / Pittsburgh, PA w/ Requiem, D.O.T.S. + Casual Approach
July 11th: Skylab / Columbus, OH w/ The Human Quena Orchestra + Day Creeper
July 12th: Dayton Dirt Colelctive / Dayton, OH w/ The Human Quena Orchestra Teeth Collection + Envenomist
July 13th: The Empty Bottle / Chicago, IL w/ The Human Quena Orchestra, Anatomy of Habit + Pharmakon

Released for Tour:
LOCRIAN | Visible/Invisible | 3" CDR | Small-Doses

released in honor and support of locrian's upcoming midwest/east coast tour. this 3" shows a different, perhaps even uplifting side of locrian - an 11 minute synth-heavy drone with layered guitar backed with the reversed version of the track. visible/invisible was originally released on a long-gone split tape(with daleth), and featured in a scott treleaven video work with throbbing gristle's genesis p-orridge. edition of 93 copies. (Small-Doses)