Monday, August 29, 2011

Brainwashed on Locrian "Dort Ist Der Weg"

Link here.

"...While 2010 was an insanely productive year for Chicago's Locrian, 2011 has been relatively quiet: other than the two releases with Horseback, this single is the only thing that’s been released. Mixing a Popol Vuh cover on one side with an original piece on the other, the result is an all too brief example of the band excelling at what they do best."

Per-order here.

Black Magazine on Cultus Sabbati

Link here.

Get a copy while you still can here.

Musical Warfare on Locrian "Dort Ist Der Weg"

Link here.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Epitonic on Locrian 7" - Download It Here! on Locrian here.

Looks like you can download the 7" there so please check it out!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Horseback/Locrian LP SOLD OUT

We are totally sold out of the Horseback/Locrian LP.

It seems as if Utech Records still has a few copies.

We shipped out the last few orders for this release today. If you're interested, then hit up Utech quickly!

We will have some rare, out of press, Locrian items for sale in early September, but I don't expect that we'll have any more of these LPs...ever.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Doommantia on Locrian "Dort Ist Der Weg" 7"

Link here.

Have you Pre-ordered this yet? Do it here:


The guys in Locrian seem to be on a roll right now as everything they touch turns into gold and this 7" continues with the run of exceptionally good mind-bending music. This 7 inch has only 12 minutes worth of music on it but you can flip it over again and again for repeated listening pleasure. The sound of the band has always been stripped-naked, bare to the bone sonic experimentation and this is atmospheric music at its most stark. On the A-side, they reconstruct Popol Vuh’s 'Der Ist Der Weg' and give it the blackened Locrian treatment. The track is an abstract, metaphysical track with metronomic rhythms and a kind of vibe that reminds of when The Grateful Dead asked for the sound of thick-air during the making of one of their early psychedelic freak-out albums. The track here is constitutionally delicate meaning that it threatens to break-apart at any moment under the sound of the guitars and electronic noises.

Locrian are one of the few bands on the planet that can make repetition sound astute and this is perhaps their finest example of it thus far. Turn it over and you get treated to a track titled 'Frozen In Ash' which is chilling ambience at its very best. There is haunting piano, acoustic guitars and a drum-roll that is slowly building the tension. The track builds by spreading harm in a subtle, stealthy way and it is beguiling but alluring. The vocals are nothing more than blackened screams but that only adds to the tracks creepy atmosphere.

Yet again Locrain have released something monumentally impressive and it further proves that they are one of the leaders of this kind of sub-genre of doom and ambient music. They have a individuality and uniqueness that is all their own and they just seem to be getting better and better. If you dig this stuff, this is essential.................10/10

Monday, August 8, 2011

CVLT Nation posts Cultus Sabbati Video

Link here.

Check it out. The tapes are going fast so you'd better snag one if you want one.

Cultus Sabbati - Mouth of the Beast from Cultus Sabbati on Vimeo.

Letters from a Tapehead on Locrian "Dort Ist Der Weg" 7"

Link here.

The Quietus on Locrian/Horseback 7"

Link here.

"We at the Quietus (well, me, as far as I know) love a bit of Locrian – mostly due to the fact that the Chicago drone outfit have produced some stunning slabs of disorientating, glitch filled noise, meant to ruin your speaker cones and your relationship with your neighbours due to it causing their cat to turn itself inside out. Here, with only one side of a 7" to fill, the creeping grandeur of The Crystal World is replaced by the sort of noises that Sunn O))) banished to the bottom of the Mariana trench lest anybody be foolish enough to attempt to plunder them. Over on the other side, North Carolina's Horseback have deposited the musical equivalent of that brief second of panic when you're caught in a wave and you think you're going to drown and a bit of piss comes out. Except it goes on for five odd minutes and is accompanied by what sounds like Alan Dubin straining for a shit in your ears. Not for everyone then. See you at Bloodstock, ya bastards!"

Friday, August 5, 2011

Cultus Sabbati "Mouth of the Beast" Video

Check it out!

Cultus Sabbati - Mouth of the Beast from Cultus Sabbati on Vimeo.

Pitchfork on Cultus Sabbati

Link here.

You can purchase a tape here.


The first thing you're likely to hear about Cultus Sabbati is that the drone-noise-metal trio is mysterious; no one knows the actual names of the band members, where they are from, how they met or where they prefer to record. But the band is otherwise completely forthcoming about their occult beliefs, their ritualistic approach to recording, and the way they feel about many of their contemporaries. Indeed, in an interview with The Quietus, they blasted the evil posturing of fellow doom benders Sunn O))); below, they put both the controversial black metal band Liturgy and the detractors who can't seem to stop loving to hate them on notice. As it turns out, Cultus Sabbati have plenty to say, even if their names aren't part of the banter or backstory.

None of us this really matters, though, when listening to last year's excellent Garden of Forking Ways or the new Descent into the Maelstrom. Both LPs put Cultus Sabbati's demanding sense of dynamics and total tonal control in brilliantly grim focus and place the band squarely at the center of the recent pack of acts who have been turning several shapes of extreme music-- power electronics, doom metal, black metal, harsh noise-- into aggressive new varieties. Descent into the Maelstrom is one of the more brutal but balanced records we're bound to hear all year. We talked to Cultus Sabbati via e-mail.

[More at Pitchfork]

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Locrian "Endless Plains/Flat Horizon" CS on Ebay [RARE]

Someone is selling a rare OOP Locrian tape on ebay here.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

OMG Vinyl on Neige & Noirceur and Cultus Sabbati CS

Link here.

"Land of Decay has got a couple of new editions out, new tapes from Neige et Noirceur and Cultus Sabbati to be precise. You know the label, run by the lads from Locrian, so you know what to expect. Neige et Noiceur provides a one man blackened assault, and Cultus Sabbati projects darkened rituals directly off of the tape reel. You are urged to purchase, and soon, each edition is less than 100 –"

Monday, August 1, 2011