Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Alien Brain Album Cover--- LP



Ever feel like you're trapped in the early 1990's? I do.
If I ever have a chance at success in any commercial form, it will be a during some brief brain-fart period in popular culture when early 90s' "underground" crap is all the rage..
Like people will get into Skin Chamber, Godflesh and early Carcass for a summer..

Current playlist:

Nile- Black Seeds of Vengeance
Necrophagist- (all)
Portal- Seepia
Darkthrone- A Blaze in the Northern Sky
Cannibal Corpse- Tomb of the Mutilated
Matmos- all
Sub-Arachnid Space ( all)

Reading:

Choosing Death- A history of Death Metal and Grindcore ( Feral House)
Ode to Kirihito-Osamu Tezuka ( really weird)
The Graphic Works of Odilon Redon
Hino Horror #3- Onibobo and the Bugs from Hell
The Hounter of the Dark - John Coulthart
Sidney Sime- Master of Fantasy
Fearful Symetry- Northrop Frye
The Outsider- Colin Wilson

5 comments:

aeron said...

That is one seriously goddamn dank looking brain! I want to hit it with a baseball bat! It would probably explode with ten thousand eyeballs flying in every direction.

I've got some Matmos that I listen to once in awhile, didn't he work with Bjork recently? And I've got a bunch of Hino books that i picked up at a used book store the other year, still haven't read any of them, I'm bad about that.

Noah Berlatsky said...

Odilon Redon is the shit. I saw a huge retrospective of his stuff at the Art Institute in Chicago years and years ago; blew my mind.

What do you think of Daylight Dies? Or Agaloch (I think that's how you spell it....) Or...Ogre?

zeke said...

Hideshi Hino's great! I've got that 'Onibobo and the bugs from hell', it's kind of cute.... have you read, 'panorama of hell'? that's the first one I saw and was hypnotised by the few little panels reproduced in this badly photocopied zine, and 'the red snake' is a demented trip too!
I didn't know there was a book on sidney sime, I'll have to track that one down!
I met john coulthart about 9 years ago at a comic convention here in manchester, I knew his stuff through the work he did for Savoy and was gobsmacked by the paintings in his portfolio!

Goblinko said...

I'm totally a product of the late 80s & early 90s... i can't deny it, even though i hated it when it happened, i'm totally "one of them". I'm also a product of the 70s though so whatever! Still though, one of my main filters for people these days is people who understand Beavis & Butthead & people who don't understand Beavis & Butthead. This kind of continues with Southpark, but not with those Fox cartoons which are funny, but make me feel like killing myself after watching them.

Luke P. said...

The brain was supposed to look like its an alien haed looking downward, but it doesn't exactly work.. Agalloch is pretty good. They're one of the few good American Black Metal influenced bands. They kind of have this nature worship thing going that is much more interesting than KISS make-up and pleather bondage suits.
I don't know Daylight Dies. If, by "Ogre", you mean the guy from Skinny Puppy, he was a lot better in Skinny Puppy.
I know the guys in MAtmos havve worked with Bjork a number of times, but I haven't been following it too closely.

I have Panorama of Hell , the first three "hino Horror' books and the TCJ Special Edition that covers him , Maruo and Tsuge, which is pretty valuable. Last Gasp is carrying this book that I've not seen in person called THE ART OF HIDESHI HINO thta collects his color work. Gonna gert that someday, I'm sure.

There are two Sidney Sime boooks; Master of the Mysterious and Master of Fantasy. They might even be the same book...
I waited until I found a used copy for $25. They usually go for $40 or so on Ebay. It's a really good book.

I'm amazed at how old I've been feeling lately. I work with kids that were born in 1988! They're really dumb too.