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A Handful of Z’EV

A Handful of Z’EV

2015 saw the release of Eleven Mirrors to the Light, bringing to a conclusion what had evolved into a trilogy of releases by legendary percussionist Z’EV on Cold Spring Records. Writing the press release for Eleven Mirrors gave me cause to reflect on the previous two releases, and where the third sat in relation to […]

Climbing an emergency stairway to heaven, backwards

Climbing an emergency stairway to heaven, backwards

This survey of recent and not so recent work consists of several Cold Spring releases and begins with a picture disc and CD release from the legendary Hijokaidan. This was quite the honour and it was made all the better by being provided with some rather lovely gearshots to work with. These shots of wires […]

Dragons, Pillars and Hekatombs, Oh My.

Dragons, Pillars and Hekatombs, Oh My.

A brief survey of recent and not so recent work includes the double CD of Draconis by legendary purveyors of noise rock Skullflower, released on Cold Spring. The brief called for a look that recalled the heady days of occult publishing in the 1970s, so a double CD book-like digipack was designed using a blue […]