Thursday, August 27, 2015

CORY STRAND "THE BROOD: A REINTERPRETATION" 2CDR (AOW 321)

The second of a pair of Cronenberg-themed soundtrack reworks, based off the recent LP reissue of Howard Shore's scores for Scanners and The Brood.
This set takes Shore's "The Shape Of Rage" suite and transforms it into two twin reworks, one a drone version, the other a dense and sludgy HNW version.  Unnerving but also quite lovely and meditative at times.
Packaged in a DVD case in a limited edition of 5 hand-numbered copies.  $15 ppd. in the United States, $28 rest of world.

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CORY STRAND "SCANNERS: A REINTERPRETATION" 4CDR (AOW 320)

The first of a pair of Cronenberg-themed soundtrack reworks, based off the recent LP reissue of Howard Shore's scores for Scanners and The Brood.
This release transforms Shore's score into three expansive, very long-form drone pieces focused on emptiness and ominous ambience, with faint whisps of melody occasionally rising to the fore; the set ends with a scalding HNW rework of the score.
Packaged in a DVD case in a limited edition of 5 hand-numbered copies.  $25 ppd. in the United States, $38 rest of world.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

DEJECTION/BIG HOLE "SPLIT" C48 (AOW 315)

PLEASE NOTE: This is currently offered as a preorder, to help offset the cost of manufacture.  I expect the cassettes to be in stock and shipping by the end of September.

A crushing split cassette between my new project Dejection and Denton, Texas's stellar Big Hole.  Each project turns in a massive 23 minute track, two monolithic slabs of depression, anxiety, unease, and disgust.  Dejection's side is a creepy and discordant synth piece that gives way to leveling HNW texturalization, a despondent journey into a fraught and overworried mind (my own!)  Big Hole's side is an enormous, deeply bassy and unrelenting HNW excursion into memories of a life wasted, with subtle shifts in mood and texture as the piece progresses.  Christopher (of Big Hole) and I both agree that these pieces complement one another extremely well, adding up to 48 minutes of sheer mental torture and exhaustion. 
Released as a grey C48, with full colour artwork.  Released in a limited edition of 20 hand-numbered copies.  $10 ppd. in the United States, $23 rest of world.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

CORY STRAND "SUSPIRIA: A REINTERPRETATION" CDr (AOW 318B, SINGLE DISC EDITION)

This is a single disc edition of "Suspiria: A Reinterpretation, Volume II"-the NOISE half of my large Suspiria rework (just recently released.)  I created this version because I felt there'd be people that would like to hear this work, but might not be able to afford the "artsy" 12 disc original version.  This version contains all the same music, just packaged as a single disc (in the 12 disc version, each reworked track is its own, short disc.)  It also has different artwork.
Packaged in a DVD case, with full colour artwork.  Released in a limited edition of 5 hand-numbered copies.  $10 ppd. in the United States, $23 rest of world.

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Monday, August 17, 2015

CORY STRAND "BLACK SWAN: A REINTERPRETATION" 9CDr + DVD-R SET (AOW 319)

My drone rework of Clint Mansell's score to Darren Aronofsky's 16mm psychosexual Bergman-esque nightmare Black Swan.  Mansell's score is already pretty deep into drone territory (as is his style), but Black Swan really ups the ante in terms of empty, nihilistic menace; my rework has preserved this quality and the result is an immense journey through vast spaces of numbing terror and dread.
Packaged in ten single disc DVD cases, each with their own unique artwork utilizing images from and ephemera associated with the film.  Discs 1-9 are the score reworked in drone mode; disc 10 is an HNW "Totality" recording of the film's audio track.
Released in a limited edition of 5 hand-numbered copies.  $75 ppd. in the United States, $88 rest of world.

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Saturday, August 8, 2015

CORY STRAND "SUSPIRIA: A REINTERPRETATION, VOL. II" 12CDR SET (AOW 318B)

Secondvolume of a two-volume rework set dedicated to perhaps the most stylish horror film of all-time, Dario Argento's masterpiece Suspiria.  Goblin's score for the film is equally famous; i've wanted to work with this film/score for years, but have always felt intimidated by the sanctity of the film and the music.  I feel this rework set aptly pays tribute to both.
Volume Two is the HNW side of the rework, with the score transformed into relatively short, violent blasts of audio holocaust.
Packaged in an oversize DVD case, with a decidedly "old school" vibe (much like my recent "Fright Night" and "Hellraiser" sets).  Released in a limited edition of 5 hand-numbered copies.  $50 ppd. in the United States, $63 rest of world.

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CORY STRAND "SUSPIRIA: A REINTERPRETATION, VOL. I" 9CDR + DVD-R SET (AOW 318A)

First volume of a two-volume rework set dedicated to perhaps the most stylish horror film of all-time, Dario Argento's masterpiece Suspiria.  Goblin's score for the film is equally famous; i've wanted to work with this film/score for years, but have always felt intimidated by the sanctity of the film and the music.  I feel this rework set aptly pays tribute to both.
Volume One is the ambient/drone version of the score rework, done in my recent "prestige" style.  And as you'd expect, these are some deep, heady ominous drones.  Also included with this set is an HNW "Totality" recording of the entire film's audio track.
Packaged as a 10 disc set, with each disc housed in its own DVD case with unique artwork using images from and ephemera associated with the film.  Released in a limited edition of 5 hand-numbered copies.  $75 ppd. in the United States, $88 rest of world.

ORDER HERE: www.altarofwasterecords.storenvy.com