събота, 25 януари 2014 г.

The distro traveller

It's been some time since I last wrote something outside my usual 'I make music, I play it live, I release a record' stuff and yesterday a tiny thing happened that I decided to share here. I was in the office, packing a parcel with stuff from the Amek distro so I ship it to Canada. To make sure everything goes well and the record makes this long journey unharmed I put it in a box I received some months ago with a bunch of promos I had to cover for Heathen Harvest.

I removed the address labels and what I found below made me exclaim 'Wow, we have a neat traveller here'. Maybe I gotta get a bit in detail about some unwritten 'running a distro' facts. First of all it's fun, yes, you're getting a lot of music you'll probably never hear anywhere else. It rarely pays off, especially if you're selling the stuff we have with Amek and to save costs or just to protect the goods people ordered you recycle hard! Everything from cardboard boxes, pizza boxes, hit proof bubble bags whatever you can think of. That's why I re-used the box I got some months ago. And so did the guy before me and who knows maybe the same faith awaits it.

The distro traveller
So removing the labels I discovered that this box came to Bulgaria from Sweden, where it got from the USA. Now as I write this it's probably already travelling to Canada. And it surely made some people happy, and who knows maybe it will keep doing that, maybe one day the world will get it back to some of its former owners. Nobody knows. But at least it got me thinking about nice stuff for at least a while and in the same time it's a bit depressing to know a box has done more travelling than more of the people you know.

петък, 17 януари 2014 г.

(re)Emerging Patterns

Those last months my side-projects are having something of a revival. First we got our debut record as mother spit finally released, now I'll be starting the year with a live of my long forgotten death industrial / rhythmic noise project Emerging Patterns. 

Emerging Patterns 2012
Actually it's not that long since we did something with it. It was in early 2012 when we made our first two shows, which were erm... fun. We wrote our first tracks somewhere in late 2010 and ever since then we've been slowly adding new stuff, leaving everything unpublished for no particular reason. Check out our piece 'Process' below, it's actually the only stuff we have put online.

Anyhow we're back now, at least for a show w/ the cool German band Phosgore. For that case we made several new and quite more rhythmic tracks, improved some oldies and reworked some abandoned sketches, but Emerging Patterns is still atmospheric and forever NOISY as HELL. The rest you can hear only live. The event link is below. We hope the PA at the venue will survive our distortion/overdrive abuse.