Thursday, December 13, 2007

CAVITY laid insignificant final pt 2.

so, i've finally wrapped up this dang cavity layout, with band approval and everything.
for something so seemingly simple it took a lot of doing, but that usually seems to be the case... the fewer elements you choose to use, the more crucial choices about their placement and treatment become. i've posted only parts of the complete layout below as i didn't want to give the whole thing away just yet. the release date is in march, don't know the specific day, but i'm guessing in the middle of the month. excited this is finally going to see the light of day after literally years in the planning stage.

next up will be the layout for the forthcoming torche album. it will be a collaborative effort between torche guitarist juan montoya and myself. juan has done a series of 32 character drawings, for which i will create a landscape for and populate with their beings. going to be a ball buster, but should lead to an exciting end result. we shall see - just sent preliminary sketches off to the band today - hopefully they'll like the idea or i'm back at zero.

Q+A time: someone asked about training ones voice to do the type of growling/screaming that i do in isis. i have no practical advice for this.... i just started screaming one day and that's what came out. i've found that regular practice and some sort of cardiovascular exercise will help stamina and consistent performance, but beyond that there's no secret i've discovered to making your scream sound a certain way - either you like your natural sound and you develop it or you give it up - no other way to go as far as i know. i do know there are vocal coaches these days that specialize in training "screamers" but i have no idea how valid this area of instruction/expertise actually is.

someone else asked if the burial that is doing an ISIS remix on the "not in rivers..." single is the same burial that just released an album called "untrue". yes, it is indeed the same burial. now, if he'd only deliver that damn thing!

in the last couple days i have enjoyed the following: san-sui sushi restaurant, los angeles / 25 degrees hamburger restaurant, los angeles / deadwood season 1 DVDs (hooked on this shit at the moment) / radiohead "in rainbows" / birchville cat motel "astro catastrophes" 3xCDr / high on fire "death is this communion" / alcest "souvenirs d'un autre monde" / burial "untrue" / danial higgs "metempsychotic melodies" / pet genius "elvis unreleased" / etc....

13 comments:

marso said...

hey not to do with that. but any xmas hydrahead sale this year?

marso said...

hey, not to do with that. but any HH Xmas sale this year?

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! Just discovered yr blog. Been a fan of yr visual art ever since seeing that Pelican 'Australasia' cover design - it totally represented thee awesome music contained within. Got that Isis dvd couple months back too - love the full show footage from Oz! ...have you thought about compiling all/some of your visual work into some sort of downloadable format for us folks, like stephen o'malley did, on his site? That'd be cool!!

cheers,

j.

teleincision said...

burial = justin k broadrick?

::Andre:: said...

it was nice to see the progress of the artwork. not one of my favourites but it was really nice to follow.

thank you for your answer. i'm surprised about this burial thing and at the same time really looking forward to hear it.

and now, one more question: where were the pictures from panopticon taken from? i mean, what city/place?

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Ruvey said...

found some old isis images (well, blurs to be more accurate) from your 2004 australian tour and thought you might like them. they are all negative scans from cross processed slide film. enjoy.

ruvey.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/ruvani/47640033.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/ruvani/47640036.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/ruvani/47640035.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/ruvani/47640034.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/ruvani/47640037.jpg

Ruvey said...

and by 2004 australian tour i meant 2005....


ruvey

1.618 said...

I was hoping that you would go with the 4th design from the first Cavity layout post, that's the one I would have worked with. Looks great

1.618 said...

I was hoping that you would go with the 4th design from the first Cavity layout post, that was the best one in my opinion. Looks like you thought so too.

Looks great

Thommy said...

pssst Aaron.
Thommy here from SMFA...
rad work as usual, its been a while.

rip it up,

ts

Keeley said...

i just want to say again that i'm genuinely thankful for the end notes in your posts of what you've been into music/media wise lately. very helpful in aiding my continuous quest for novelty. also looking forward to your collaboration with juan, he's an awesome dude! saw him with torche twice, first time was when they opened for you with Isis in march (5th) this year at the social in orlando. he gave me rick's ridiculously broken stick after the show, i swear that guy looked like his heart was going to explode from his chest right then and there he played so fuckin hard. they killed it again at the same venue at the end of july, he remembered me and hooked it up again! from what i've witnessed in the two of yours' playing i know that your enthusiasm and efforts will produce an awesome end result.

phoedra said...

do you ever do any painting/sketches or anything of that sort?