Friday, November 23, 2012

Temple of Set and Crown of Cerberus tapes are available

After countless production delays, Cult of Craft is proud to finally announce the move from merely publishing visual art to release sonic work in the same esoteric vein of the woodcuts that preceded them.

Temple of Set "s/t" C32
Dark and unrelenting. Four tracks of harsh, power drone. Distorted, low end oscillations, and swaths of mid range static pound against the walls and shake the hanging ropes of incense smoke. This is the sound of pure darkness tearing the world apart. First release from this Twin Cities duo.
Packaging consists of a handmade, grimoire style u-card with a ribbon that binds the cassette within.
Limited edition of 51

Sample track "I":

Crown of Cerberus "Her Strength" C32
Gentle and uplifting. 10 tracks of powerful wavering drones and loops fill you with all that you could be missing. Ethereal female voices and field recordings bath you in light and sonic pleasure. This is the follow-up to Crown's "Strength" on Human Ignorance, and this is the most cohesive release by this Bay Area tape loop guru so far.
The tape is wrapped in a 4x8 woodcut print, bound by a purple ribbon. Artwork inspired by the music it holds. This is essentially the image that I saw when I first heard the music. Hand drawn design, hand carved relief cut, hand printed. I know Mack is very proud of this release, and I feel great pride in complimenting (what I consider to be) his magnum opus in a visual capacity.
Limited edition of 49

Sample track "At the Steps of Her Throne":

Both releases are on Type II, high bias COBALT tapes to give the extra volume bump and maintain the classic tape sound. Both tapes come in a resealable poly bag to protect the artwork (and to make it easy to pack back up if you're too lazy to retie them).

Prices include US postage:
Crown of Cerberus =  SOLD OUT
Temple of Set = SOLD OUT


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Delays on batch #1

Ok, reviews have been published for the upcoming releases I'm doing for Crown of Cerberus and Temple of Set, but I still haven't completely finished the batch.  I sent some advance copies to a few reviewers as I was starting to put things together, but right after that, I got pounded at work. Still being pounded. Trying to get these done as soon as possible. Major thanks go out to both projects who've been 100% understanding of the setbacks. I promise you, these will be worth the wait.

Here are the reviews from Dead Formats:

Sunday, July 8, 2012

New releases in the works

In the works are releases by two masters of esoteric noise.  The first is by the Twin Cities-based power drone duo Temple of Set.  The second is from Bay Area-based tape loop guru Crown of Cerberus.  I'm extremely excited to be a part of these releases.  Be prepared for not just a stunning sonic effect but also top notch visuals to match.

I'm also excited to take Cult of Craft to the next level.  COC started as just to be a DIY publishing label for my own artwork and maybe sound. I'm happy to find a few others who's sonic and visual aesthetics match my own ideals.  Essentially, Cult of Craft should maintain a consistency of aesthetics rather than just things I like, and I'd like to have each release be a collaboration on some level.  This is just a framework though.  We'll see where it goes.