Friday, September 30, 2011

OMG Vinyl on "The Clearing"

Link here.

"We’ve been hugely behind pretty much everything Locrian has ever done, they are one of our favorite bands in the world. From what we’ve been hearing, “The Clearing”, their new full-length album, is their best yet..."

Pre-order here.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Making "The Clearing" - Prepared Piano

This was one of the last things recorded at Semaphore studios...

Act fast if you want a flexi disc:

BrooklynVegan on New Locrian Stuff

Link here.


"No one does ethereal, menacing, and haunting quite like Locrian..."

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

MSN Entertainment Streams "Chalk Point"

Link here.

"I’ve been spinning the album repeatedly, and am fascinated by just how rich its sound is compared to their previous efforts...Hypnotic and ominous, it’s the perfect soundtrack for the chilly winds, bruised skies, and bare trees of autumn."
- Adrien Begrand

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Locrian Track at Bandcamp

Link here

Name your price!!! Chalk Point in high resolution.

Locrian "The Clearing" LP w/ Download; Nov. 1, 2011 Release Date: PREORDER NOW!

Pre-order from Fan Death Records Here.

Label: FDR-028 - Fan Death Records
Artist: Locrian
Album: The Clearing
Format: LP w/ download
Street date: November 1, 2011

Coming up from the basements of experimental black metal, Locrian quickly made a name for themselves, laying the cobblestones for their own unique world. Through three LPs and a small stash of other releases, the group have floated ever towards a mesmerizing sound that defies classification. Dark, brooding, complex, and lush, with each release Locrian have raised the bar for their own grey sky heightened standards.

This fall, Fan Death Records sees Locrian give birth to their magnum opus. The Clearing breaks free of the “must own” list for the group itself, and transcends into a “must own” list for general fans of everything from Loveless to Goo to Black One, Touched, Through Silver and Blood, and beyond. Not quite ambient, certainly not black metal, The Clearing takes a diversity of sounds, combined with a hushed aesthetic, and folds them into a mature record that demands attention from the first second to the last. This may be the closest the group will ever come to capturing the holy communion of their live performances.

The ominous sounds that escape cognitive identity clatter through the intro of “Chalk Point” before falling into the gulf of layers that comprise the majority of The Clearing. Pushing the organic and the electronic in and out, with Augury in an Evaporating Tower and Corpolite, Locrian adds a mastery of everything from hushed acoustic guitar to near power electronics to synths that break through from a world of giallo soundtracks, penning a near symphony while never faltering from a solid path. The beacon atop this secret pyramid is “The Clearing” itself. Here you find a staggering arc of sound that may be the group’s finest hour. At nearly 20 minutes, a slowly building rite pulls the listener into a place and time that they will compulsively visit over and over again to better understand. For every person any of the above strikes a chord with, Locrian is a must-know band, and The Clearing is a must-own album.

Recommended if you like:

Yes - Relayer LP, Throbbing Gristle, La Monte Young, Hive Mind, Burzum - Aske LP

Track Listing

Side A:
1. Chalk Point (8:14)
2. Augury in an Evaporating Tower (6:39)
3. Coprolite (6:39)

Side B:
1. The Clearing (17:26)

• The follow-up to their critically acclaimed The Crystal World LP.
•The Clearing was recorded by Jeremy Lemos, who has worked with notables such as Stereolab, John Fahey, Jim O’Rourke, and Wilco, amongst others.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

New Stuff!

New stuff on the site now.

We're still waiting on the plant to get us the next batch of Land of Decay releases:

Cedars of Lebanon and Servile Sect. Those will be on sale as soon as we can put them both up.

Look for a big announcement from us next week.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Exclaim on Locrian "Dort Ist Der Weg"

Link here.

"....This seven-inch proves that Locrian are a trio to be reckoned with, creating some of the best heavy cerebral music around."

Thursday, September 15, 2011

MSN (Adrien Begand) on Locrian "Dort Ist Der Weg"

Link here.

Purchase here.


"...It’s one of the better covers I’ve heard all year, and it ranks as one of the best things the band has recorded to date. Backed by the multilayered, alternately primal and beautiful b-side “Frozen in Ash”, which echoes both their raw 2009 debut Drenched Lands and their multihued 2010 album The Crystal World, the single is available digitally now via Flingco Sound System, and is totally worth the $3 price tag."

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Locrian "Dort Ist Der Weg" Availible from FSS NOW!

Order here.

Here's what Byron Coley had to say about it in the new Wire:

You can also get this from itunes for $2!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

LAND OF DECAY REALTED: Purification (Zine)

For 2011 LOCRIAN member TERENCE HANNUM will be making a publication every other month. January's NEGATIVE LITANIES was the compendium documenting the monthly 2010 series and exhibition. March's ABLATION. was a clandestine dissection of some video footage featuring BLOODYMINDED. For May HANNUM joined forces with frequent collaborator SCOTT TRELEAVEN and made DEATH POSTURE. For July he collaborated with ALEXANDER BINDER and they made DARK MATTER/DUNKLE MATERIE and for September he has created PURIFICATION.

PURIFICATION is an inversion, a reversal of corruptions, a necessary portion to complete the profane and a process toward attaining another state. This publication, which is the least dark of Terence Hannum's publications, is not only on white paper but it exploits this ground and comes tucked inside of a white envelope that is embellished with a laser etched white acrylic plate. PURIFICATION takes, as its base, a set of drawings that are then inverted and edited alongside more graphical elements such as a variable pentagonal grid shattered like a monochromatic stained glass window, the disembodied fragment of a drawings' edge acting as a frame echoing towards the light. No text, just image.

Edition of 100
36 Pages | 8.5" × 11"
B&W Color Copies
Comes inside a white 9" × 12" envelope with a 2.75" x 5.25" laser etched white acrylic plate adhered to the cover

$30 (US) / $35 (World)
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