NOW AVAILABLE: Mineralis: Stories of a spirit unfixed; women worth freeing; mountainous divulgence; menstruation. A collection of five pieces in a 48-page zine format + embroidered serpent signet SRW patch. Co-presented by In Solace Publishing and Snakeroot Works.
Based in the Bay Area, Patricia Cram is a writer, editor and multi-disciplinarian with a rich history of involvement defining the thresholds of form and thought-provocation.
Her academic work has focused on comparative literature and the crossroads of politics and mythology. She has collaborated on projects with notable publishers: Three Hands Press, Scarlet Imprint, Cold Spring Records, Utech Records, Neurot Recordings and The Flenser.
"Times like these or otherwise, find your true thing and do it. Minute poured into minute, I keep learning, is the only way."
ISP.03 Sutekh Hexen / Hissing 'split' CS
Hissing and Sutekh Hexen are two of the murkiest, most cacophonous groups operating in the margins of the contemporary experimental, electronic and metal underground. Now, these hellish projects have come together for a split release that focuses on the deconstruction and re-envisioning of black and death metal genres respectively.
Since 2008 Sutekh Hexen have turned the paradigm of black metal completely on its ear. The group can be described as a dense tapestry of black noise, or a wall of intricate tones deconstructing itself brick by brick. Their rich, unparalleled compositions cultivate further interest with each listen. With an already impressive back-catalog showcasing their evolution, 'Pareidolian' is a logical step forward.
Founded in 2014 out of a mutual interest in exploring deranged and punishing sounds, Seattle’s Hissing is often described as “blackened sludge.” This descriptor does little justice describing the harsh, dissonant soundscapes created by this trio. To date they have released two EPs through Disorder Recordings and Southern Lord, and have a full-length forthcoming.
Tracklisting: A. Pareidolian :13m06s // B. Deserted Veins :15m40s
Limited edition of 100 copies. Cover painting by Timo Ketola. Design by Kevin Gan Yuen. Visionary text by Patricia Cram. Pro-dupilcated tapes, CMYK 4-panel jcards and Pantone 877 on black shells manufactured by Milwaukee Cassette Works.
Also available: LP edition via The Flenser (FR82), available October 6th.
ISP.02 Black Earth 'Diagrams of a Hidden Order' CS
Spain's cryptic collective Black Earth that continues the path laid down by 2014's well received "A Cryptic Howl of Morbid Truth" cassette (Graceless Recordings). "Diagrams of a Hidden Order" presents us with three tracks showcasing their turbulent strain of blackened noise, that stretches the boundaries of black metal, death metal and dark ambient respectively, thus amplifying these genres into darker territory few have explored. Within the turbulence of chaos and bleakness, there exists fleeting form and (un)structure that is shattered and rebuilt over and over again; measured percussion, whispered incantations, and sudden outbursts of unseen violence. A truly potent alchemical document in practice.
Tracklisting: 1. Mantric Resonances Along Fields Of Dissolution 06:49 // 2. Upon Labyrinths Of Broken Mirrors 05:41 // 3. To Cloak A Nebulous Sun 06:22
Limited cassette edition of 100 hand-numbered copies, pro-pressed tapes packaged in uncoated black-stock Bradpaks (Stumptown Printers), letter-pressed in Pantone 877 (metallic silver), including a fold-out poster designed by Kevin Gan Yuen (Sutekh Hexen) and sealed in anti-static sleeves.
Design by Kevin Gan Yuen.
Also available: CD edition in 4 panel digipak, limited 500 copies from Malignant Records (Infect18), available July 1st.
ISP.01 Trepaneringsritualen 'Konung Dómaldr Vid Upsala Hängd' LP
Comprised of three-movements clocking in at a little over 30-minutes, this LP celebrates the sacrifice of King Domaldr at the temple of the rising sun, at the upper halls and as such stands as one of TxRxP's most harrowing and majestic moments.
Features a exclusive and expanded remix by Th.Tot himself.
Re-mastered for vinyl by James Plotkin.
Design by Kevin Gan Yuen.
Limited edition pressing of 222 copies. Black vinyl only. Cut at 45rpm. Presented in offset printed reverse board 3mm spine LP jackets, CMYK printed center-labels with black paper-inner sleeves and hand-stickered shrink.