Wednesday, December 17, 2014

CORY STRAND "AUTO FOCUS: COMPLETE" 6 DVD-R BOX SET (AOW 255)

Massive box set compiling an enormous amount of manipulation work sourced from Paul Schrader's 2002 film Auto Focus.  Based on Robert Graysmith's book, Auto Focus tells the story of all-around nice guy actor Bob Crane (of "Hogan's Heroes" fame) and his extremely rampant sex drive.  Schrader's film is phenomenal, a beautifully shot descent into pure and unadulterated enjoyment, a portrait of one man's struggle to reconcile his unhinged private life with his innocuous public persona.
"Auto Focus: Complete" features six discs of very long-form HNW and ambient pieces crafted from the audio track of the film as well from various audio ephemera associated with the film and Bob Crane.  The ambient works here are easily some of the most beautifully empty and ghostly pieces i've made, taken to exhaustive lengths to fully immerse you in the ether.  The HNW works follow the pattern of "(Totality)" recordings that I've been doing lately with other films, taking giant swathes of audio and manipulating them into super textured, constantly mutating psychedelic wipeouts.  "Auto Focus: Complete" is nearly 30 hours in its total run time-there is an immense amount of material to lose yourself in!  I am incredibly proud of this one-it took an enormous amount of time and effort to create, and I think the results are well worth it.  Anyone into my recent manipulations will not be disappointed!

PLEASE NOTE: All six discs in the box set are data DVD-R's.  I've been told that some modern stereos can play them as is, but most likely, you will need a computer to extract the audio.

Packaged as six separate volumes, each housed in a DVD case with their own artwork, with the entire set housed in a hand-painted box with a paste-on cover and an informational insert.  Released in a limited edition of 5 hand-numbered copies.  $120 ppd. in the United States, $133 rest of world.

ORDER HERE: www.altarofwasterecords.storenvy.com

Saturday, December 6, 2014

CORY STRAND "A YEAR OF CARPENTER" 12 DVD-R SUBSCRIPTION SERIES

I'm very psyched to announce my first ever subscription series.  Subscribers to"A Year Of Carpenter" will receive, each month for a year, an HNW rework of the full audio of a classic John Carpenter film (by me, of course, similar to what i've been doing lately with other films.)  Each monthly release will have its own full colour artwork in the standard AOW DVD case packaging, with each release in the series hand-numbered.  There are 3 US subscriptions available and 2 World subscriptions available (the World one costs more because of shipping costs-my apologies.)  I'll be using Carpenter's best known and most beloved films, another approach to reinterpreting the work of my one of my very favorite filmmakers.
The inaugural volume, "Assault On Precinct 13," is done now and will ship out immediately for people subscribing.  After that, subscribers can expect to receive one new release per month for the remaining 11 months of the year.  Those that know me are aware that I do work quickly, so it's likely the series will finish before the year.  There will also be a special, secret "13th" release that will ship out to all subscribers after the original 12 releases ship.  None of these releases will be available in any other format, EVER.  They are exclusive to the subscription series.
US Subscription cost: $225 ppd.
WORLD Subscription cost: $325.
When ordering from the store, PLEASE choose the correct subscription based on your location.
PLEASE NOTE: These are data DVD-R releases.  You will need a computer to access the music.

ORDER HERE: www.altarofwasterecords.storenvy.com

ROADSIDE PICNIC "A BOY'S LIFE" CDr (AOW 251)

First of three (maybe more?) planned AOW releases from the United Kingdom's Roadside Picnic, the breathtakingly gorgeous "A Boy's Life.".  A restless explorer of sound, Roadside Picnic here utilizes audio and soundtrack elements from Steven Spielberg's classic and lovely film E.T. and crafts two massive blocks of audio emotion, the first a rumbling and destructive HNW-style shredfest, the second an enormously beautiful ambient/drone/noise composition that is one of the most powerful and yearning pieces I've heard in years.  I listen to it over and over and the effect is utterly transcendent - like the power of the film is resonating with you at the same time as the inherent intensity of the music.  It's a masterpiece, and I am very pleased to be releasing it through Altar Of Waste.
Packaged in a DVD case in a limited edition of 15 hand-numbered copies.  $10 ppd. in the United States, $23 rest of world.

ORDER HERE: www.altarofwasterecords.storenvy.com

CORY STRAND "NOTORIOUS II" DVD-R (AOW 253)

The companion volume to AOW 252, this time reworking the entire audio track of Notorious into a five hour deep drone meditation.  Of the two versions, this is perhaps the one that reflects the film's aura better - a hazy float through a narcotic dream drone.  Engulfing, relaxing, foreboding, lovely.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a data DVD-R release.  You will need a computer to access the track.
Packaged in a DVD case in a limited edition of 5 hand-numbered copies.  $20 ppd. in the United States, $33 rest of world.

ORDER HERE: www.altarofwasterecords.storenvy.com

CORY STRAND "NOTORIOUS I" DVD-R (AOW 252)

Shredding HNW rework of the full audio track of my favorite Hitchcock film, Notorious.  I know it's a bit of an odd choice - more romance than suspense, more a love letter to Ingrid Bergman than a film proper - but my love for the film inspired me to mess around with it.  The result is the usual epic psychedelic onslaught of changing tones and textures, mutating and recycling through one another's near endless echoes, constant and ravenous.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a data DVD-R release.  You will need a computer to access the track.
Packaged in a DVD case in a limited edition of 5 hand-numbered copies.  $15 ppd. in the United States, $28 rest of world.

ORDER HERE: www.altarofwasterecords.storenvy.com

Monday, November 24, 2014

TECHNOLOGY TROUBLES

Both my printer and my disc burner died this weekend.  Obviously this sets things back a bit in terms of production.  I know some people are waiting on the "Fargo: Complete" box sets-I have not forgotten, and I know they're taking longer than expected-school is just taking up a lot of time!  More than I had thought.  The semester ends in a couple weeks; after that I will acquire a new printer and disc burner and move forward.  The "Fargo" material is all done-just need to finish up the artwork for the box set layouts and put them together.  For those waiting, my apologies.  It's coming.
Once things are back up and running, I'll be working to get out a few things that have been on deck for awhile: my own reworks of Hitchcock's "Notorious," three records from Roadside Picnic, the Crown Of Bone "Evil Dead" double CD, more "Blue Velvet" volumes, a new record from Windom Earle, and more.  In the meantime, I have new work out on Occult Supremacy (the Lindskold reissues plus the "Seven Deadly Sins" comp, which features a new and ripping Fantome De Sang track-i'll have artist copies of these, but if you're in the USA PLEASE buy these from Dustin and OSP-he's worked really hard to get them out the label is great)) and Vagary Records (already sold out, but I think i'll get some artist copies-watch the AOW store, as they'll go FAST!) to tide people over.
As always, thanks for the patience.  I'll be back up and running as soon as I'm able.

-Cory

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

HEAVY METAL VOMIT PARTY "DAWN PATROL (IS WHAT WE CALL THE MORNING WHISKEY RUN)" CDr (AOW 248)

Second AOW outing for the mighty Heavy Metal Vomit Party, this time using Night Ranger's "Dawn Patrol" tape as source material.  Joe the Stache completely obliterates the tape here, destroying it utterly and transforming the tracks into some cripplingly severe audio devastation.  This is some seriously mid-tone/trebly, awesomely loud tape waste-one of the more brutal listens I've had in awhile, a scorching holocaust of cassette-slaying horror and heavy metal excess.  No numbing HNW stagnancy here-it's all an assault.  As usual with HMVP, the titles are hilarious, but the music is deathly serious.  You will not emerge unscathed by HMVP's caustic attack.  Don't tell me you love me-just cut up a few lines of cocaine, grab a few bottles of whiskey, and herd a few groupies onto the bus.  It's going to be a long night (ranger.)
Packaged in a DVD case, with a small insert, in a limited edition of 15 unnumbered copies.  $10 ppd. in the United States, $23 rest of world.

ORDER HERE: www.altarofwasterecords.storenvy.com