We’ve got two new releases for you guys this lovely March 11th and first off is the 4 song EP from California duo Hollow Sunshine. Presented as a deluxe cassette release that includes a 5×5 cloth patch and a black and white enamel pin, showcasing Reuben Sawyer’s artwork on both. Clear cassettes with printed J-cards. Limited to 100 copies.
Versatile visual artist (of key work for Destruction Unit, Chelsea Wolfe + Deafheaven) and multi-instrumentalist Reuben Sawyer along with vocalist Morgan Enos follow two well received LPs and a slew of EPs with further- reaching explorations of Hollow Sunshine’s drone/darkwave/pop amalgam. “Burning” is the new EP from the increasingly prolific California duo, and while the previous Hollow Sunshine work explored the landscapes of 1990s atmospheric pop and sludge, “Burning” pushes deeper into both the past and the future. The four new songs feel ancient and coated in precious metals, as Sawyer and Enos tap into the muses of Florian Fricke, Alice Coltrane and Bill Fay to form their most mature and realized release yet. Fans of contemporary, heavy/pop-influenced outfits Jesu and Hum will also rejoice in the beautiful contrast of Sawyer’s downtuned guitar mass with Enos’ subdued, haunting vocal melodies as the duo deftly wade through songs of helplessness, departure and relief.
Cassettes are up for sale now in the online store! Head on over and have a look – Hollow Sunshine Cassette/Pin/Patch package!
Next up is the Creation Is Crucifixion 2×12″ that we took pre-orders for last month. These are in house and have been shipping out to all those folks who placed their early orders. The release date is officially today!
Pittsburgh tech-metal hactivists Creation is Crucifixion emulate Lazarus with a double-LP collecting their last recordings along with an impressive live set. Longrunning metal/hardcore website Lambgoat is now streaming the full Antenna Builder + Rerecorded Splits / Live In Geneva album!
The long-rumored Antenna Builder track, the ‘final’ recording by Creation is Crucifixion’s last active lineup is a 9-minute opus that brilliantly merges CIC’s heavy technical metal along with the noise passages the band became renown for. As one of the highest-fidelity recordings from the band’s extensive output, the lineup’s similarly oppressive Rerecorded Splits material fleshes out the first 12″ in the gatefold double-LP package
Accompanying the studio-recordings 12″ is a live LP from a classic CIC’s set from on their last European tour, captured live in Geneva during May of the millennial year. These 15+ year recordings showcase tracks from across the band’s catalog of material, with a higher clarity than some of their raw studio recordings.
Separately mastered by James Plotkin for both vinyl and digital formats, the Antenna Builder + Rerecorded Splits / Live In Geneva 2xLP comes housed in a stark black and white gatefold jacket with gold ink overlaid. A digital download of the full release is included.
Following a reunited appearance at 2015’s King pf the Monsters Festival, CIC guitarist Adam MacGregor said the following regarding the band’s future:
“It’s now a radically different world than when Creation is Crucifixion launched in 1997, and individually we’re much different people than we were during the band’s run. But one thing hasn’t changed, and that’s our love of writing and playing music that challenges both ourselves and the listener. The new material we are working on aims to do both. With members divided geographically by wide swaths now, we’ve been exploring some different approaches to composition, and rethinking what a “band” really can be. Whatever we come up with, the goal is to respect our past work without simply rehashing it. And if it meets that double bottom line, then we’ll be excited to share. Expect at least one live appearance in 2016 (TBA) in support of “Antenna Builder” and possibly more to come.”
If you’ve not picked up a vinyl copy yet head on over to the Robotic Empire Online Store and take your pick of Black or Gold vinyl.
If digital is more your style here are those links for you too.
Now on to the distro update. Scoring some more Dead releases was a treat this month and there are only a few copies of each so if you’re interested don’t hesitate. If you’re a fan of The Black Heart Procession and Pall Jenkins then give a listen to his side project Mr. Tube and The Flying Objects. We picked up a few of these and you won’t be disappointed! Gilead Media releases galore and some Top Shelf items in addition to that fancy Choirs split 7″. Thou’s – Heathen 2×12″ has been restocked. Check the list!
Choirs / Niner Niner – Split – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 7″ (Choirs) $4.99
Creation is Crucifixion – Antenna Builder + Rerecorded Splits / Live in Geneva – GOLD COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Robotic Empire) $19.99
Creation is Crucifixion – Antenna Builder + Rerecorded Splits / Live in Geneva – BLACK VINYL 2×12″ (Robotic Empire) $19.99
Dead – Captains of Industry 12″ (We Empty Rooms) $19.99
Dead – One Way Split – 180 Gram VINYL 12″ (We Empty Rooms) $19.99
Forn – Weltschmerz 12″ (Gilead Media) $13.99
Hollow Sunshine – Burning Cassette (Robotic Empire) $9.99
Kowloon Walled City – Grievances – RED COLORED VINYL 12″ (Gilead Media) $16.99
Krallice – Ygg Huur 12″ (Gilead Media) $16.99
Mr.Tube And The Flying Objects – No Wrong, No Rights 12″ (SDRL) $14.99
Pianos Become The Teeth – The Lack Long After 12″ (Top Shelf) $14.99
Saddest Landscape, The – After The Lights 12″ (Top Shelf) $14.99
Saddest Landscape, The – Darkness Forgives 12″ (Top Shelf) $14.99
Yellow Eyes – Sick With Bloom 12″ (Gilead Media) $16.99
Dead – Idiots 12” *VINYL* (We Empty Rooms) $19.99
Thou – Heathen 2×12” *VINYL* (Howling Mine) $19.99
We’re re-listing the February Distro items here for your convenience. Some good items from last month too!
Expo 70 – Kinetic Tones – BRONZE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Oaken Palace) $17.99
Jessica 93 – Self-Titled 12″ (Music Fear Satan) $10.99
Massgrave / Suffering Mind – Split 9″+DVD (Behind The Mountain) $9.99
Monarch – Die Tonight – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Music Fear Satan) $10.99
Monarch – Sabbracadaver 2×12″ (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
Perpetual Conversion – 30 Years & Counting in the Life of Metal Veteran Dan Lilker Book (Handshake) $19.99
Phobia / Suffering Mind – Split 5″ (Behind The Mountain) $5.99
Posse – Perfect H 7″ (Wharf Cat) $8.99
Rwake – A Stone, A Leaf An Unfound Door – LAVENDER COLORED VINYL 12″+DVD (Behind The Mountain) $10.99
Self Defense Family – Duets – PINK COLORED VINYL 12″ (Iron Pier) $13.99
Self Defense Family – German Industrial Ballads Cassette (Bad Paintings) $5.99
Self Defense Family – When The Barn Caves In – ORANGE GOLD COLORED VINYL 7″ (Iron Pier) $4.99
Self Defense Family – When The Barn Caves In Cassette (Iron Pier) $4.99
Soilent Green – Pussy Soul – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Behind The Mountain) $10.99
Wild Moth – Inhibitor 12″ (Iron Pier) $13.99
Wild Moth – Mirror – FLEXI VINYL 7″ (Iron Pier) $4.99
Floor – Self-Titled 12”+7” *BLACK VINYL* (Robotic Empire) $16.99
Floor – Self-Titled 12”+7” *CLEAR COLORED VINYL* (Robotic Empire) $19.99
Huata – Atavist Of Mann 2×12” *RED COLORED VINYL* (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
Year Of No Light – Ausserwelt 2×12” *BLACK VINYL* (Music Fear Satan) $21.99
Year Of No Light – Ausserwelt 2×12” *CLEAR BLUE COLORED VINYL* (Music Fear Satan) $21.99
Year Of No Light / Bagarre Generale – Split 12” *BLACK VINYL* (Music Fear Satan) $10.99
Thanks everyone! Robotic Empire Online Store