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'A Dying Fool' (Wander into the Winter remix)

My remix comprised of stems provided by Clay, from tracks: 'Never Dying' and 'The Most Foolish Son Is Always The Oldest One', off the new album 'The Hierophant', the final stand alone LP from the incomparable Burial Hex. Available in LP/CD formats from Handmade Birds.

Click here to listen: https://soundcloud.com/kevinganyuen/burial-hex-a-dying-fool-wander-into-the-winter-remix-by-kevin-gan-yuen


Hello Albion, Good bye World.

via Cold Spring Records: 

"In stock & shipping!




Autumnal activities

Our next and final appearance for the remainder of the year... come out for a drink!

Additionally, the second run of test-pressings for 'One Hundred Year Storm' 2xLP have arrived this evening, we shall see... 



via Thomas Martin Ekelund:  

"Ogham — was a duo consisting of Kevin Gan Yen (Fermentæ/Circle Of Eyes/Sutekh Hexen), and Thomas Martin Ekelund (Trepaneringsritualen/Soma Sema). One long piece, presented in two movements over the sides of a C77, delving deep into a cloudy past, exploring the most atavistic aspects of the human psyche."  

Visual hook-up provided by James Livingston of Black Horizons, and photo-documentation by Thorsten Marc Soltau.


UPDATE: One Hundred Year Storm 2xLP

The second batch of 'One Hundred Year Storm' 2xLP test-presses are currently en-route for approval (or rejection), as of yesteday. Many thanks for your patience, folks.



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!


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.


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


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: 


SUTEKH HEXEN - Azure Graal


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. 



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:

EDITION: 1000 CD, 500 LP

"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



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.


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.


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


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


Lurk eternal...

H.R. Giger


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