16.9.14

ANJI CHEUNG - ANGELIC BLACK

Recently completed packaging and layout for the new release from excellent British experimental guitarist, Anji Cheung.

"Only 93 copies...hand numbered in silver ink. 

Includes digital pre-order of Angelic Black. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released."



Purchase and preview 'Angelic Black': HERE
Other works herehttp://anjicheung.bandcamp.com/

Thanks for checking in!

8.9.14

SUTEKH HEXEN // Earhammer Sessions: Day 1-2

Many thanks to Greg Wilkinson @Earhammer Studios, Jim Kaiser, and Jim Haynes for the amazing and enlightening experiences thus far... More soon.




30.7.14

What do HAARP + SPIDER MONKEY + ZEUS have in common?

This.

A new illustration + shirt design for friends at Ape Do Good Custom Printingin San Francisco (our local source who handle the merch printing for SUTEKH HEXEN) –these will be available through them directly soon: 




12.6.14

SUTEKH HEXEN - Azure Graal

9.6.14

The Emerald



I am very pleased to announce 'The Emerald', my first proper-solo debut on Utech Records, 8" lathe. Thank you Keith and Rashad Becker. Definitely in good company. 


via Utech: "To celebrate Utech Records' ten-year anniversary, the label proudly presents The Emerald – the proper solo debut from Bay Area-based experimental artist Kevin Gan Yuen. The piece examines and documents Yuen’s foray into the potent amalgamation of analog and granular synthesis, using field recordings and electric guitar as source. The resulting influence, traverses primal territories within the artists mind, accomplishing a stunning aural embodiment of illuminating the darkened path. Mastered by Rashad Becker at D&M. Issued as an 8” lathe cut record. Promo item in an edition of 31 copies available exclusively via Utech Records. WHILE THE PHYSICAL RECORD EXISTS COPIES WILL BE GIVEN AWAY WITH RANDOM ORDERS BEGINNING MAY 9, 2014. Photo by Joshua Churchill. Promotional 8" clear lathe cut record limited to 31 copies.URLX088
You can check it out here: http://www.utechrecords.com/Kevin-Gan-Yuen-The-Emerald and stream it here: http://utechrecords.bandcamp.com/track/the-emerald Photography by Joshua Churchill at Stella Natura 2013. 

7.6.14

BURIAL HEX - THE HIEROPHANT LP/CD



























LP gatefold and 4-panel digipak packaging and design // jacket + insert + center labels (CMYK + Pantone 877C) // Cover photograph: Bernat Armangue // Packaging: Kevin Gan Yuen. Regarding Mithriac mysteries (ταυροκτόνος), monuments in new medium.
via Handmade Birds:

"BURIAL HEX
THE HIEROPHANT”
EDITION: 1000 CD, 500 LP
CATALOG NUMBER: HB-068
RELEASE DATE: SUMMER 2013
AVAILABILITY: COMING SOON


"To listen to any of Burial Hex’s many releases, which have manifested across almost all known formats over the past nine years, is to commune with dark, deathly atmospheres that contrast elegant instrumentation and rhythms with entropic noise. Drawing on a wealth of influences, from 19th Century European chamber music to industrial, from the stories of HP Lovecraft to the Italian horror movies of the 70s, its sound provokes questing minds to ponder on the supernatural, the liminal space between life and death, or the many and varied traditions and rituals that preserve occult philosophies down the ages.
But all this is about to end as Clay Ruby, the multi-instrumentalist behind these chthonic and ethereal sounds, has stated that Burial Hex is to be laid to rest, permanently and imminently, as part of a preordained strategy that has informed all of its output from the very beginning. " –The Quietus"

This is album is amazing, I have heard it in various states, and this will truly be one for all time. Believe this.

Thank you for your continued interest and support.

- Kevin

6.6.14

FVRHXTHWST.01


Many thanks to the folks who made it out for our NW dates with the mighty Common Eider, King Eider. Eternal gratitude to Adam (momentum and holding it down), Asia and Kyle // Wisphouse (cont. hospitality and spirits), Mateo (cont. presence and documentation), all the killer bands we played with and our dearest friends/family/organizers who made this all possible. We hope to see you again soon.
Darkness approaches the Southwest...

















30052014 // Wisphouse // Salem, OR // captures via Mateo Garcia

SUTEKH HEXEN with COMMON EIDER, KING EIDER 2014 West Coast tour pt.2




One Hundred Year Storm 0.5




















Packaging design art direction + layout with Thomas Martin Ekelund // Source photography: Joshua Churchill, Text: Patricia Cram, Woodcut 'Struck' by Maria Arango // Pantone 877 on black chip // Pesanta Urfolk & Cloister Recordings.


21.5.14

Ash Borer // Hell 610MD poster design:

Measures 12x18" and will be screen printed on French's slate stock // colors: black, metallic silver and metallic gold. These will be available at their Baltimore gig.

SUTEKH HEXEN // BLPSHM c10


Returning to the format with a new track 'Azure Graal'. Coming soon via Dead Accents

19.5.14

SUTEKH HEXEN with COMMON EIDER, KING EIDER 2014 West Coast tour pt.1






13.5.14

Lurk eternal...


















R.I.P. 
H.R. Giger

12.5.14

SUTEKH HEXEN 'Monument of Decay' CD + Box set edition // O.H.Y.S. shirt.


Both the regular CD Edition and Box Set Edition go on sale tomorrow: 13 May 2014.

via Small Doses

"Preview video for the limited box set edition of Sutekh Hexen's Monument of Decay. The CD contains a new, exclusive bonus track. The box set contains the CD, a 16 page zine, a silk screened patch, a numbered edition certificate, a vinyl sticker, and three one inch buttons - all housed in a silk screened box."























FYI: Wednesday 14 May, 2014 will be the last day to order the limited edition ONE HUNDRED YEAR STORM t-shirt designed in conjunction with the DoLP and Cassette releases. As stated on the Pesant Urfolk webstore "We will only print as many shirts as we sell by 5/14". this will likely be the only shirt emblazoned with the combined TREPANERINGSRITUALEN + SUTEKH HEXEN sigil. 

Available in mens and women's sizes and in three colors options: black pearl ink on black, dark grey on black and metallic-copper on black.

Order/info here
http://pesanta.bigcartel.com/product/one-hundred-year-storm-limited-edition-shirt




SUTEKH HEXEN 'Become' c30

via. Sentient Ruin Laboratories:
"We are extremely proud and humbled to work with Bay Area blackened noise cult, Sutekh Hexen to release one of their finest and most devastating works: 
Become EP, consisting of two towering tracks, a half hour of relentless, vile, and smoldering blackened bath of frequency worship. Become showcases Sutekh Hexen doing what they do best: practicing their blackened craft of weaving rich sonic tapestries with electric guitar, field-recordings, vintage analog synthesis, unorthodox percussion and disembodied incantations. 
Already available on vinyl LP via KOTM and the expanded CD edition will be coming out soon on Cold Spring, and now we present the final installment as a limited c30 via Sentient Ruin on May 20th 2014."
Thanks for supporting!

11.5.14


9.5.14

'The Emerald'















I am very pleased to announce 'The Emerald', my first proper-solo debut on Utech Records, 8" lathe. Thank you Keith and Rashad Becker. Definitely in good company. 

via Utech: 

"To celebrate Utech Records' ten-year anniversary, the label proudly presents The Emerald – the proper solo debut from Bay Area-based experimental artist Kevin Gan Yuen. The piece examines and documents Yuen’s foray into the potent amalgamation of analog and granular synthesis, using field recordings and electric guitar as source. The resulting influence, traverses primal territories within the artists mind, accomplishing a stunning aural embodiment of illuminating the darkened path. Mastered by Rashad Becker at D&M. Issued as an 8” lathe cut record. Promo item in an edition of 31 copies available exclusively via Utech Records.

WHILE THE PHYSICAL RECORD EXISTS COPIES WILL BE GIVEN AWAY WITH RANDOM ORDERS BEGINNING MAY 9, 2014.


Photo by Joshua Churchill.
Promotional 8" clear lathe cut record limited to 31 copies.
URLX088"


You can check it out here: http://www.utechrecords.com/Kevin-Gan-Yuen-The-Emerald and stream it here: http://utechrecords.bandcamp.com/track/the-emerald

Photography by Joshua Churchill at Stella Natura 2013

Thanks, folks.



2.5.14

Trepaneringsritualen / Sutekh Hexen - 'One Hundred Year Storm' pre-order


PRE-ORDERS have launched for 'One Hundred Year Storm' LP/CS and exclusive t shirt design.
Order here: Pesanta Urfolk
via Pesanta Urfolk:
"Pesanta Urfolk and Cloister Recordings proudly present the archival quality audio-documentation of the otherworldly performance that notoriously unleashed the elements upon Stella Natura, 2013. Recorded live by M. Garcia (GreySun Records). This blistering collaboration showcases easily the darkest performance to take place under the Sierra Nevada skies over the course of the festival's history.
Mastered for vinyl by James Plotkin, photography by Joshua Churchill, text: Patricia Cram and Art/Design: Kevin Gan Yuen and Thomas Martin Ekelund
Limited edition of 98 includes backpatch and experimental/untried color combination of a mix of white and clear blue with silver hazing.
Standard black edition limited to 350.
Gatefold jacket, metallic printing, spot gloss and screen printed obi strip.
Please limit ONE special edition per person.
PESANTA URFOLK 043
SHIPS IN EARLY JUNE"




30.4.14

One Hundred Year Storm 0.3


One Hundred Year Storm' 2xLP and c60 went into production earlier this week. Pictured below is a preview of the packagings photography by Joshua Churchill.


1.4.14

TREPANERINGSRITUALEN & SUTEKH HEXEN

from sutekhhexen.org

"via Pesanta Urfolk: "Another live LP/CS that Pesanta Urfolk will be co-releasing with Cloister Recordings is the collaborative set between Trepaneringsritualen and Sutekh Hexen from Stella Natura, 2013."

More updates on this exciting release soon.

Photo by Joshua Churchill


We are currently down to the last few shirts in the shop. Current designs will not be reprinted. Please visit our friends at Shirts & Destroy for the very last sizes of these remaining designs.
Till then..."

WOLD - Postsocial

From Wold-Klan: 
"Wold - Postsocial Communiqué 

Grand Lodge of Internal Masonry has released the one and only statement from Fortress Crookedjaw, regarding the upcoming new Wold CD, Postsocial. We were given access to display the information for a limited time.


Grand Lodge of Internal Masonry, U. and A.

February 19, 2014

Wold – Postsocial

Postsocial consists of five works, each denoting a point of the inverted star. The opening pieces, “Throwing Star” and “Inner Space Infirmary”, respectively deal with exterior and interior violence. “Five Points” and “Spiral Star Inversion” are themed around an exploration of the five-pointed star metaphor, culminating in ritualistic conjuration and copulation of the hag. “Sapphire Sect of Tubal Cain” provides further reflection. There are many other aspects to Postsocial, from within, which, Wold does not wish to disclose.

Fortress Crookedjaw,
Worshipful Master Eternal,
Grand Lodge of Internal Masonry


Postsocial is due out May Day, 2014, on Profound Lore Records.
"
More info HERE and at Profound Lore

Black Monolith - The Passenger LP























from ABRC: "the debut LP of Oakland, California’s Black Monolith entitled ‘Passenger’. Black Monolith is the one man project of Gary Bettencourt that first entered the music sphere with its 2011 Demo, receiving admiration from various blogs and publications including Decibel Magazine, Invisible Oranges, and Cvlt Nation. Recorded by himself and only mastered by Jack Shirley (Wreck and Reference, Botanist), Passenger shows Black Monolith at the height of its unrelenting aggression, fury, and expansion.

More info at ALL BLACK RECORDING COMPANY.

23.2.14