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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 […]

Nine Inch Nails gets recoiled on Cold Spring

Nine Inch Nails gets recoiled on Cold Spring

Some of our recent work has included Recoiled, a collection of remixes of Nine Inch Nails tracks by Coil on Cold Spring. Remixed from original multi-tracks and DATs  sent by Trent Reznor to Peter Christophersen and Danny Hyde, part of which was appeared in the soundtrack for the film Se7en. Featuring the treated photographs of Marius Andrei Dima, […]

Recent new releases from Psychic TV and Mesektet

Recent new releases from Psychic TV and Mesektet

There have been a couple of recent releases on Cold Spring, with three live Psychic TV albums and the debut from Mesektet. The Psychic TV albums include shows from the Haçienda, the Marquee Club in London and at the Hammersmith Palais (with the release taking its name from that of the event, The Fabulous Feast ov Flowering […]

New releases from Z’EV, Tunnels of Ah and The Grey Wolves

New releases from Z’EV, Tunnels of Ah and The Grey Wolves

There have been a couple of recent releases on Cold Spring. For a vinyl and slipcase-CD reissue of Blood and Sand from The Grey Wolves, we took the original artwork from 2002 and remixed it, adding a strong typographic focus using Karbon Slab Stencil; a face that has a suggestion of military stencil but still with […]

Gnosis Exhibition:  18 October – 16 November

Gnosis Exhibition: 18 October – 16 November

Gnosis | Occult perspectives in Art opened last night at Nature: Art + Design in Auckland and runs through to 16 November. This features work by Abby Helasdottir, along with Mary MacGregor-Reid, Math Kabryn, Melanie Tahata, Joel Bradley, Jared Holland and Steven Johnson Leyba. |gnos·tic [nos-tik] 1. pertaining to knowledge. 2. possessing knowledge, especially esoteric knowledge. |Gnosis describes an individual’s attainment of inner understanding of […]

Troum – Syzygie

Troum – Syzygie

We are very pleased to announce the release of Syzygie on Cold Spring Records by legendary drone duo Troum. Syzygie is a collection of rare / deleted tracks from compilations Vol. II (1999-2002). Everything recorded by Troum between November 1999 and May 2002 on analogue 8-track. 9 meticulously crafted tracks, carefully compiled by Troum and delicately […]