Wednesday, January 26, 2011

January 2011 Batch.



Afterlife/Thoughts on Air- split (HIV073)

Afterlife dive headfirst into the deep end of an electronic whirlpool, only to resurface covered in sticky green oscillations. While on the flip side, Thoughts on Air ricochets crystalline guitar pulses through an underground tape delay until they emerge like gleaming orange bats at dusk.

Strophariad (excerpt) by Afterlife
High Bloom (excerpt) by Thoughts on Air

38 min transparent, pro-dubbed chrome cassette with green imprint. Full color art by Grant Evans with a vellum insert. Edition of 100.

SOLD OUT. THANKS.



The North Sea- Never Stop It (HIV074)

The North Sea constructs two blackened mandalas of suspense, constantly feeding back into themselves like psychic fractal generators.

Quiet Underneath (excerpt) by The North Sea

46 min smokey transparent, pro-dubbed chrome cassette with gold imprint. Full color art by Rachel Evans with a vellum insert. Edition of 100.

SOLD OUT. THANKS.



Dry Valleys- Aqua Aura (HIV075)

Digging deeper into hidden colors, Dry Valleys discovers a mysterious new world and sets it adrift inside a bubble of light.

Aqua Aura (excerpt) by Dry Valleys

26 min transparent purple, pro-dubbed chrome cassette with blue imprint. Full color art by Grant Evans with a vellum insert. Edition of 100.

SOLD OUT. THANKS.





Hostage Pageant/Mannequin Hollowcaust- split (HIV076)

Hostage Pageant leads an all-out assault on stereo speakers and eardrums across the world with the in-the-red, sonic sensibilities of a nail bomb. Mannequin Hollowcaust creeps out hard on the B side with some lo-fidelity cemetery crawls and stalker answering machine messages.

Anatomy of a Mass Panic (excerpt) by Hostage Pageant
Ritual Abuse I (excerpt) by Mannequin Hollowcaust

30 min solid red cassette with color label. Full color art by Grant Evans with a vellum insert. Edition of 50.

SOLD OUT. THANKS.





Mark Bradley- Cathedral Sound/Ritual (HIV077)

A true pilgrim of tone, Mark Bradley builds miniature shrines of contemplation for seekers of binary enlightenment.

Cathedral Sound (excerpt) by Mark Bradley

Two 3" CD-Rs with color labels housed in a hand-sewn denim pouch. Full color art by Rachel Evans. Edition of 25.

SOLD OUT. THANKS.