Monday, January 30, 2012

Live Video from This Weekend

You can check out a live video of André Foisy's performance this weekend at the co-prosperity sphere with Sun Splitter, Rabbid Rabbit and One.

Here's Sun Splitter's great set:

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sat. Jan. 28th in CHICAGO: Ono, A. Foisy, Sun Splitter, Rabbid Rabbit

I almost forgot about this show until now. I'm playing on Saturday in Chicago with some great bands. Come and check it out if you can.

New Track Stream from Locrian & Mamiffer Album

Check out "Corpus Luteum" from the upcoming Locrian & Mamiffer album at

As far as I know, the CDs are almost finished and the test presses for the 2xLP version were approved so everything is on schedule. Nice.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

CvltNation Mixtape and Cleared (S. Hess) Tour

Brave Mysteries just released a mixtape on cvltnation that features a track by Eolomea (André Foisy and Davie Reed). Download it now and check it out! I totally missed this until now.

You can find the tour dates on Steven's Tumblr site.

Also, if you're in the area, then be sure to check out Steven Hess's group Cleared on tour soon.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Locrian and Mamiffer Photo by Rik Garrett

Here's a photo from Rik Garrett.

This will be out very very soon. Read about it at Profound Lore.

Friday, January 13, 2012

KFJC Broadcast of Utech Records Fest 2xCD

You can order a 2xCD of the KFJC broadcast of the Utech Records Festival now. There's some great stuff on there and here's what's on the release:

Ithi "Go Forth and Die"
RM74 "Followed by a Swirling Cloud of Smoke"
Ural Umbo "Telescoped"
William Fowler Collins "Walk Calmly in the Outer Darkness"
Gog "Labyrinth in Perfect Black"
James Plotkin/Jon Mueller TBA

House of Low Culture "Perverted Scripture"
Mamiffer "Cloey/DeadSettlers"
Locrian "The Crystal World" "Elevations and Depths"
Horseback "The Invisible Mountain"

Keith Utech, Aaron Turner and Viral Graphics did the artwork and it looks really amazing. All of the sets at the fest were amazing so you'll definitely want to pick this up.

Order here and support a great radio station.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

André Foisy "Seven Thrones" on Bandcamp

I decided to put my "Seven Thrones" release that Twilight Luggage originally released on bandcamp since it's been out of print for a while.

Check it out here.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Pictures of the Locrian & Mamiffer 2xLP: GET EXCITED!

Here are some early images of the 2xLP of the Locrian & Mamiffer album.

Amazing design and white gloves courtesy of Faith Coloccia!

Aidan Baker "The Spectrum of Distraction"

Steven Hess played on the new Aidan Baker album "The Spectrum of Distraction."

Other guests include: David Dunnett, Thor Harris, Rich Baker, Bruno Dorella, Victor Cirone, Jakob Thiesen, Ted Parsons, Kevin Emil Micka, Mac McNeilly, Simon Scott on drums (+ others). Artwork by Matt Smith.

Get it here.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Information on Locrian & Mamiffer "Bless Them That Curse You Release"

Here's some information about the album. Keep your eyes peeled for the Land of Decay tape version!

Be sure to check out the first track from the album here.

Another track from the album will be debuted at very soon!


RELEASE DATE: Feb 21, 2012
PRICE: This item is non-returnable
GENRE: Rock/Metal/Experimental
FILE UNDER: Locrian, Mamiffer

1. In Fulminic Blaze
2. Bless Them That Curse You
3. Corpus Luteum
4. Second Burial
5. Lechatelierite
6. Metis/Amaranthine/The Emperor

Bless Them That Curse You captures an unprecedented balance of claustrophobia and solace. It’s a strange alchemy to render something both inviting and alienating; it requires a special kind of skill to create music that sounds like it’s rattling apart at its seams, unraveling in a torturous but compelling fashion. It demands an acknowledgement of the fine line between noise and racket, between tension and tedium. Finding an interpersonal chemistry to pull it off can take years of searching and refinement. Initiated by a history of record swapping and mutual admiration, Chicago’s Locrian and Seattle’s Mamiffer managed to accomplish such a feat.

Since their inception in 2005, Locrian’s sound has thrived on harnessing emotional resonance through texture and space. Highlighting a specific melody or beat in their music is unnecessary; their ability to trigger unease, fear, despair, and paranoia by playing with dynamics in timbre and timing is the central fixture in their work. While the Chicago-based trio’s approach is certainly unorthodox, they are not without sonic peers. Seattle-based duo Mamiffer similarly explores new territories in sound by marrying fragmented elements of neoclassical, drone, and proto-industrial dirge into compositions that are beguiling, haunting, and occasionally violent. Originating as a solo project for pianist Faith Coloccia in 2007, the project grew to encompass husband Aaron Turner and a rotating cast of guest musicians. Coloccia’s work, by nature, is malleable and suited towards the collaborative process.

The collaboration between the two groups yielded some of the most beautiful material Locrian has ever recorded, and inversely pushed Mamiffer into the most caustic of new territories. Composed and recorded in Chicago at the renowned Electrical Audio studio, the album is the result of two disparate approaches arriving at one cohesive voice. It’s at turns contemplative and reserved, unnerving and unsettling, thunderous and feral. Aided by the engineering prowess of Greg Norman, the mixing skill of Randall Dunn, and the auxiliary instrumentation of Alex Barnett (Oakeater) and Brian Cook (Russian Circles), Bless Them That Curse You is a richly textured study in an unconventional creative process, blending fine-tuned synchronicity with spontaneous brute force.

• Limited to 550 copies, packaged in deluxe LP fold out designed by Faith Coloccia with hand stamped labels .
• A studio collaboration between Mamiffer and Locrian, recorded by Greg Norman at Electrical Audio in Chicago, and mixed by Randall Dunn (Earth, Jesse Sykes, Wolves In The Throne Room, etc.).
• A co-release between SIGE and Utech Records. CD version being released by Profound Lore, cassette version by SIGE/Land of Decay.
Locrian and Mamiffer have released previous recordings with labels such as Small Doses, Utech, Hydra Head, Conspiracy, Land of Decay, etc.
Mamiffer and Locrian have and are collaborating with artists such as Horseback, Merzbow, Daniel Menche, Chistoph Heemann, Eyvind Kang, etc.


So the tape sale at our bigcartel shop will only be for a few more days. Thanks to everyone for ordering!

We've made some progress on our Locrian/Christoph Heemann album that will be coming out on Handmade Birds this year. We plan to finish the music by the end of the month and to have it mastered at Chicago Mastering Service soon afterwards. It's going to be a real droner, but it's really turning out quite nicely.

Next, we'll be working on some material for an upcoming Coil release. Our source material will be a recording that John Balance and Peter Christopherson made of Taylor Mead reading his poetry. This is going to be a real challenge, but it's very exciting!

and next for Land of Decay will be one of the last Number None recordings as well as a live recording of our friends from across the pond, Wraiths.

Number None were one of the first groups that Locrian performed with and they greatly impacted us. Get excited!

Cvlt Video for Locrian "Chalk Point"

Check out this video that someone made using the first track off of "The Clearing":

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Pitchfork Streams Locrian/Mamiffer "In Fulminic Blaze"

Ok, well today Brandon at Pitchfork streamed the first track from the upcoming Locrian/Mamiffer album. The track is called "In Fulminic Blaze" and it might be one of the most optimistic sounding tracks that we've recorded.

Check it out! I'm very proud of this track.

You'll be hearing more very soon!

Check it out here.