CIRCLE of EYES Vs. KFJC/the airwaves

Our last performance of the year was a massive success!  
We will be editing/mixing the material for the next release shortly; this year has yielded the best out of T. and myself. Keep checking back for current performance and release updates. Eternal gratitude to: T., James, Moodkiller and Cy Thoth @KFJC for making this happen!!
"Apparently, the computer has never taken a dump in the middle of recording the stereo air-sound file before, so you should feel honored to be the first." -Moodkiller @KFJC


Connor Lewis Reid

- Welcome to the world -

Congratulations to Doug and Abbey!



(above:) a preview of the cover art design for the forthcoming TENHORNEDBEAST on Cold Spring Records. I am very excited to be involved with this release; Christopher Walton has been active within the dark-ambient/ritual/industrial/neo-folk genres since before most of us gave 3 1/2 an owl-pellet about experimental or drone music – so this is a true honor! I will detail the creative process sooner than later... 


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Aesop from COSMIC HEARSE maintains another incredible blog for the masses: HERE // please read the description below – ( bug him about updating it!!! )

"The Rorschach Ink Blot Test is a method of psychiatric evaluation created by Hermann Rorschach in 1921. Psychologists use the test to examine the personalities of their patients. On this site a number of very talented individuals are given a standard form of the Rorschach test. Their replies are then published for your analysis." 



Hi Everyone - a heads-up that we only have a couple left.
They are $20 (plus shipping) and will be mailed in tubes, if you're interested - email me. Thanks!

- designed by Kevin Yuen and Molly Osborne
- hand-pulled // 6-color screen-print
- measures 12x22"
- edition of 66


KFJC 89.7

I was asked to design their 50th anniversary celebration show poster – the prints will be available during the event @Cafe Du Nord.


...of Earthly flesh Vs. M. //OF FALLEN CROSSES

"Hey Kevin just got back the other day. Here is a pic of my fresh ink.Surge my artist and I decided to change it slightly so JC is facing me and a few minor thing other than that it's pretty true to the original. He was pretty damn stoked to be doing this work he gets tired of doing Unicorns and shit like that. Also he had some pretty in depth information about early Christians actually eating mushrooms so it's pretty symbolic in that regard."

...of Earthly decæ...


Jack Rose // 1971-2009

I had acquired a copy of the "Raag Manifestos" LP record at Tower Records in Fresno, during their liquidation in '06 (very significant find), fast-forward to '07 – I missed the only opportunity I would ever have to had seen him perform (I still think about it!!!).... Thursday night, I was going through my record collection after getting a new turntable and saw "Raag...", didn't even pick it up, but noticed it and hesitated – but moved on... it's strange to think about the impact of his music on myself as another 'guitarist'... keep playing.




...after bloat-sessions in Omar's backyard shed // Ivanhoe, CA
you can download it HERE

SHANKSGIVING '09 in three (bowel) movements

I. TRYPTOPHANING HARD (deaths embrace)
II. VOID OV HVNGER (pvmpkin pie less)
III. DROVVNED (in cran-gravy)

David: drum-sticks
Jacob: low-end tummy rumbles
Jimmy: screaming for seconds // vegan-rage
Kevin: gut-busting tater-riffs


KOMAROV - 'Soyuz 1'

Completed logo and album artwork/design for their debut album coming in 2010 on 12" vinyl LP format. Please check them out HERE.

MAAP goes live


"...of Earthly flesh ...of Earthly decæ"

I screen-printed and hand-cut these today – the design comes from the album layout that I completed recently for the band: Of Fallen Crosses. (no joke, I heard that somebody is getting this very image tattooed on their arm...!!???). Also, an interesting fact (or maybe not...), that these were printed on the backs of the Wolves in the Throne Room test presses – from their tour series, back in August. Pretty unique.

Anyway, here are the details if you are interested: 

- design: Kevin Gan. Yuen // VIRALOPTIC.COM
- hand screen-printed with white inks on black chip-board stock (on the backs of the recycled WITTR tour poster test prints)
- numbered and signed by the artist in an edition of 10 pieces
- each print measures approx: 7 x 11.25"  

- 10USD (+ shipping)

Ladies and Gentlemen... cover your sockets

my NEW secret weapon, courtesy of the endlessly skilled and talented Mr. Jeffrey Louie, here is his rundown:  

Presenting, the Skull Fucker... brutal low end, sinful sustain, and tons of gain on tap. 
- True Bypass 
- Quality Hand Picked Components
- Custom Graphics
- Ultra Bright LED
- Boss Style 9v Jack
- MXR Size Enclosure


I saw this in a stairwell

I typically don't approve of what bored, twenty-somethings, with too much time on their hands armed with sharpie markers do – but this was just AWESOME.

(because this looks just like my guitar... as evidenced below)  




self-portrait // photography and digital illustration.


the Sutro Cave show

Apparently, Lovecraftian entities reside in the deeper caverns below...
I wouldn't know. Stay off drugs kids.


October harvest

MASSIVE haul this week – courtesy of: Cathal, Thomas and Krystal - Thank you!!!


- their full-length is upon us... Artwork and design via yours truly and photography by John Paul Whetzel and Darea Plantin.

"Black ambient // Funeral doom available
in November" via. SHADOWGRAPH RECORDS. You can preview a track HERE.


102909 @the Sutro Bath Ruins

have you ever been to a show by the sea... IN A CAVE?
...neither have I – you should all be there!!!


magnetic decay... OF FALLEN CROSSES - "H.S.o.D"

(above:) detail of the artwork/layout for the forthcoming cassette reissue for their 2006 album "Hallucinogenic State of Death". Check previous postings for the album art that I created for their most recent release "Dismantling Her Six Arms" that is out on CD now. You can listen to samples and contact them HERE.



There are a handful of copies leftover from last night.
Please get in touch if you are interested in obtaining a copy.


AQ - "My War"

8"lathe label designs for the upcoming 3-track release. The physical record will be translucent and square. You can preview material off said release HERE

The process is very primitive, compared to how vinyl records are normally made. Check out video below to see how it is done:


CIRCLE of EYES demo // Vs 2.5

(above:) various print/assembly shots - I am updating this post today, after screen-printing the discs - once these are packed, they will be ready to GOOOOOOO!

DETAILS: hand-printed/assembled tri-fold packaging, B&W print on 36lb vellum stock, black bottom CDrs in polysleeves. The discs have a really cool silver/glow-in-the-dark spiral of eyes graphic screen-printed on top.
These will be available at the Nadja show - only 40 copies made.


NADJA in Oakland + COME HANG OUT (oh, we're playing too..)

special guest - Scott Miller from AL QAEDA will be joining CIRCLE of EYES for this set, fortifying the wall via. tapes and synthesizer.


NEW (live) track uploaded


'October: Coming Fire'

Date: 30909
Location: Stud SF
Live set recorded by: by M. Osborne

Kevin Yuen: Electric Guitar, Effects, Fender Twin Reverb
Scott Miller: Electric Guitar, Oscillations, Effects and Amps.

Thanks for listening!



CIRCLE of EYES Vs. Hazmat, Oakland 230909

Thanks to Kevin Roseman for capturing another dirge.

Circle Of Eyes - at Hazmat 9.23.2009

NOTE: the barking dog @2m26s - I feel really brought the set together


- Additional, varied and collected works -

Hi everybody, despite the design work that you typically see me update – here are a variety of projects that I had worked on that ARE NOT CREEPY:


Thanks for looking!



PROCESS: outdoor shooting-range //x3).50 cal (12.7 mm) mauser rounds >> (thanks gramps!) newsprint + bristol board + masking tape >> charcoal, chalk, screen-printing, pen + pencil >> digital camera and PS


MAAP - Multiple Artist Ambient Project

from Daniel Davis's site:

Source: carlsagansghost.com

"This Project will be produced and released under a Creative Commons license.

Brian Eno’s idea for ambient music was birthed from a Zaireeka-like (Flaming Lips…) experience: while sick in the hospital, he could hear music being played softly from down the hall. When mixed in with the noises of the surroundings, the music took on an ambient quality - it couldn’t be fully listened to, and yet it couldn’t be ignored.

I say we complete the circle and record a multiple-artist album in multiple-parts that are meant to be played simultaneously in a mix-and-match fashion up to the listener’s preference. Each participating artist will record their own part for each composition. These parts will then be assembled by the listener for a unique, interactive listening experience.

The parts can be downloaded and then assembled via an audio editor like Audacity.

The parts can be downloaded and then played simultaneously on different audio devices.

The parts can be played via an interactive website to be designed at a later date (WILL need some help with this one).

Stay tuned for more information."



Design/layout for the VERY limited release available @the Josephine performance in Ballard, WA on the 24th (this coming Monday)... The content: A 28m track composed by Scott Miller, Demian Johnston and myself. Half of which was recorded live in San Francisco and the other half by Demian in Ballard, WA.

DETAILS: 4-panel fold-out packaging in a resealable poly-bag, hand screen-printed graphics on high-quality black/black CDrs on center hubs. REMAINING /over-run copies are $5 (+ shipping). Don't miss out on this awesome collaborative work.
- NOW AVAILABLE - REMAINING /over-run copies are $5 (+ shipping). Don't miss out on this awesome collaborative work.

UPDATE: You can pick one up at Dissonant Plane in Seattle.
"...cosmic extra slow music" -D.P.


Tri-fold, 3"CDr companion disc //single 23m track. Printing was completed and assembly begun last night. The front panel side was printed on metallic gold card stock and looks INSANE... the above mock-up, does it no justice.


These are $5 individually or $8 as the complete 'DIASPORA' double 3" set. NOTE: There are VERY FEW copies of the complete set left (about a dozen)

An excerpt to said track can be heard



Artwork/design for the 4-way split release forthcoming from BLACK GOAT RECORDS. This one features the bands: Halo of the Sun, The Arm and Sword of the Bastard God, Gnaw Their Tongues and The Slaughtered Lamb. As Darea from BGR said, "I can't wait to see the final product, it's going to be intense."

Many thanks again to Hawk Duncan for his photographic contributions!!