Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Simple Circuits from Mall Security

Steve Lutes of Mall Security unwraps us this holiday season with his third

and very best release to date titled Simple Circuits. On this release, Lutes

works with more analog gear, giving us a fresh outlook to his whimsical

harmonies, melancholic strings, and elliptical rhythms. Twelve new beloved

compositions and three new remixes by Dorosoto, D.D. NewMole, and Mint.

I,Absentee has been releasing a wealth of stellar work this past year and they

close out with this lush seasonal charm. Special thanks to Svetoslav Simov at

Fontfabric for creating stellar fonts like Prisma!

purchase here

mall security


Saturday, December 26, 2009

wonderland of lights II

Season's Greetings!

This is the second year of capturing the stunning colors of brilliant displays put on

throughout some of Ohio’s best places to visit during the Holiday Season. These photos

where taken at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens,Cincinnati & Toledo Zoos. Enjoy the charms of

the Winter Solstice!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

LAN FORMATIQUE • the sadness of distances

This past summer, Gavin Lees unveiled his brilliant second full length release, the sadness of distances on Force of Nature records. This release is by far some of his most reflective work to date that weaves a perfect state of nomadic rhythms balanced with sentimental string harmonies fused by heavy guitar progressions. Gavin's exploration of blissful ambient, idm genres to resurrected metal is very evident throughout this release. In addition, Gavin has collaborated with beloved vocalist CĂ©line and some introspective thoughts by award-wining author Alasdair Gray on this journey. As a bonus, musicians–Subheim and Detritus, have put their remixes touches on a few tracks as well. While, I put the finishing touches on the artwork(click on panel above for more panels from original gatefold wallet design.)

This digital release is available currently for a very reasonable price! Rumor has it if you purchase soon enough, some bonus gifts will emerge later from the label and musician. Highly overlooked and highly recommended!




Saturday, October 31, 2009

HALLOWEEN bliss for your ears & eyes

Secret Station records reveals two euphoric & elusive releases on this beautifully dark holiday.The first of these comes from the brilliant musician Bryce Isbell also known as FUR with his premier release Colorful People. Ten engaging compositions saturated in lush melancholic spirits perfect for this rich and warm season. Check out the free downloads area on the label’s site for an extra special treat!
The second is a very limited Viewers like You - DVD collection+bonus ep(download) from the highly prolific musician, Gabriel Kreps who successfully ran the whisper foundation label and has appeared on great net labels such as Archaic Horizon and Rope Swing Cities. This is said to be his very last release as he is now focusing on Our Valley with Karl Endreson of Orange Crush. The videos are a compiled collection of old and new unreleased works created by Broken Machine Film's Joshua Rogers. Known for his stellar videos on Lunar Testing Lab's Space Transmission dvd, Josh has also worked with several other talents such as Boreal Network, Dorosoto, Jack Marchment and Paneye to mention a few.

Both very limited and highly recommended at:

Monday, September 28, 2009

Dorosoto • Embryonic Audio Restoration

Warren Kroll presents us with his first remix release based upon his first three enthralling Dorosoto releases. This collection features a diverse line-up of remixes from: Ontayso, Coppice Halifax, Lunar Testing Lab, Joseph Auer, Anders ilar, Jack Marchment, Acid Elf, Weev, Tobacco, Cru Jonez & D'Antini. Out now on Ohio based label–I,Absentee in a very limited edition run! Special thanks to prolific font designer Ray Larabie for creating the bold Meloriac font!

Monday, September 7, 2009


Troum re-releases their mysteriously alluring Sigqan on Transgredient Records. These three part live sessions were originally recorded in 2002 and released on Desolation House records a year later. Sigqan which means “sinking” or “to sink” in old Germanic Goth unravels time with abyssmal washes of hypnotic layered strings and atmospheres that encapsulate your senses for sixty-three minutes. These compositions reveal some of their best live studio work in the past decade making this well worth a re-release! It is always a pleasure working with these legendary musicians that have practically defined the drone/dark ambient music of the past decade. Special thanks for the beautiful Narziss font by Hubert Jocham!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Collapsar • Beyond the Event Horizon

Thibaud Thaunay releases his very first dark ambient project known as Collapsar under Malignant Records out of Maryland. Beyond the Event Horizon is a stunning debut release for this French musician and proves itself worthy amongst dark ambient masters such as Bad Sector, Ah Cama-Sotz, Troum, Lustmord, Inade, Land:Fire, and Predominance. Colossal atmospheres layered with cosmic ascending drones that immerse you into an auditory journey of a collapsing star and the forces within this dark energy mass.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

New series on Flickr

Three new photo series have been added to Flickr.
Enjoy the charms of the Summer Solstice!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Portfolio Creative Staffing’s Summer 2009, Columbus Creative Events Calendars are out! The initial ideals of inspiration came from the late 60's, early 70's optical & psychedelic art movement, reflections to the radiance of summer, the use of hexagons & abstract sun flare elements, warm & intense color palettes, assimilating some of my personal photographic directions taken over the past years around the same seasons in Ohio, and incorporating a high gloss varnish spot with overall matte finish. This has been one of the most unique and challenging projects I have worked on to date! It has been a tremendous pleasure working on this quarterly calendar and once again many thanks to the Portfolio Creative Staffing for asking me to be a part of this project! And a very special thanks to Patrick Griffin at Canada Type for creating such a beautifully luxurious font!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Maeror Tri • Yearning for the Secret(s) of Nature

EE tapes out of Belgium re-releases the visceral and meditative sounds of drone legends Maeror Tri, which are now the beloved Troum and 1000schoen. This being the second limited release of the album, it was a pleasure to create the visuals for this legendary act I have admired for quite some time!

Gathering Blue with Aidan Baker

I have been fortunate enough this past year to work on a collaborative release with the very prolific Canadian musician and writer known as Aidan Baker. Aidan supplies us with a very heartfelt and enchanting release on Equation Records titled Gathering Blue. This album was pressed in three extremely limited editions of which most are already sold out. But if you look around hard enough on the web, there are still some copies floating around. Seems this might already even be a collectors item for some!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

New series on Flickr!

Three new photo series are now up on my Flickr page.

: Journey into Winter Solstice

:: Accents of Autumn

::: a chorus of colors

Enjoy the charms of the vernal equinox!