hmmm i have difficulties enjoying this band
― ecstatic i poisoned u with nachos t(:Dt) (jjjusten), Saturday, 13 June 2009 00:22 (3 years ago) Permalink
Blue Lambency Downward was my default car album for the last week or two.
― Sundar, Saturday, 13 June 2009 00:23 (3 years ago) Permalink
(Wavering Radiant before that.)
― Sundar, Saturday, 13 June 2009 00:27 (3 years ago) Permalink
JJ I insist you hear the following, if you have not already heard it
If you liked that, then get the goddamn studio version. Not often I'd say an album is worth *buying* for one song alone (and there's actually 3 genuinely great pieces on the record, adding up to like 35 minutes of music), but this one most certainly is. 18 minutes of life-changing, head-rattling insanity.
― the unfished business of display names only (country matters), Saturday, 13 June 2009 01:09 (3 years ago) Permalink
whiney, why did you not say
am listening to this preview track and basically YES OH GOD YES
2010 is actually blowing my mind
― louis do not fuck achewood (acoleuthic), Thursday, 11 March 2010 01:20 (3 years ago) Permalink
"Not really any guitar on this album," says frontman Toby Driver. "A tiny bit, but it doesn't even sound like guitar, so it perhaps doesn't really count. There's that quest to make some brutal rock sans guitar."
i know your album is going to be fucking amazing and a unique vision and all but VdGG kinda won that quest 40 years ago
griping over. get stoked.
― louis do not fuck achewood (acoleuthic), Thursday, 11 March 2010 01:25 (3 years ago) Permalink
Metal In Opposition
New track is pretty awesome.
― DISASTÜR ZÜN RHINE (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 11 March 2010 13:19 (3 years ago) Permalink
maudlin of the Well Limited Vinyl Box Set! **LESS THAN 40 COPIES LEFT**
We´re a Finnish non-profit, whose mission is the preservation of extreme metal culture.
We´re co-releasing a maudlin of the Well 4xLP + 7" Deluxe 200-gram Vinyl Box Set. Their records were written while in the course of astral projection (out of body experiences). Their CD´s have been out of print for a long time, and there are no plans to repress them.
Our limited deluxe vinyl box set has been available for pre-order for only a few weeks, and we´re very near selling out. There will be only 300 in total, and we have LESS THAN 40 COPIES LEFT!
There will be no repress afterwards, and only a VERY limited amount of barebones black LP gatefolds afterwards, with none of the extras (no 7", no box, no mp3 downloads, nothing).
The box set includes "Bath" and "Leaving Your Body Map" on 200gram colored vinyl. Also: "The Secret Song" on 7", a signed poster with new artwork by Toby Driver, deluxe hand-numbered box, motW guitar picks, mp3 download cards, and much more.
Here´s a promo for it:
Blood Music (Worldwide, except USA/Canada):http://bloodmusic.bigcartel.com
Antithetic Records (USA/Canada ONLY):http://antitheticrecords.storeenvy.com
― Blood Music, Monday, 14 November 2011 15:38 (1 year ago) Permalink
We managed to get rights to re-release maudlin of the Well's albums on CD. "Bath" and "Leaving Your Body Map" are coming out with one bonus song each, as well as the never-before-released "Part the Second." 300 copies of each, with an option to buy one of 75 signed by Toby Driver.
Pre-orders of the CD's go live on March 1st at 10AM Finnish time. The CD's will be shipped on April 13th.
We'll also have 100 copies each of "Bath" and "LYBM" on black vinyl in gatefolds (none of the box set extras).
― Blood Music, Friday, 24 February 2012 20:13 (1 year ago) Permalink
Everything goes live at 10AM Finnish time, tomorrow (March 1st).
Check your time zone, as it correlates to Helsinki:
― Blood Music, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 15:00 (1 year ago) Permalink
Release date is in two days, and CDs will begin shipping then.
We've got roughly 50 copies left of each disc if anyone is still interested.
― Blood Music, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 17:02 (1 year ago) Permalink
jesus, this thread title haunts me. i'm so fucking annoying. hurry up and sell your CDs.
― scott seward, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 17:10 (1 year ago) Permalink
haha didn't image there's a kayo dot thread
― fauxmarc, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 17:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
Hurrying, Scott! Almost gone.
― Blood Music, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 23:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
This morning's update from Toby:Hey guys, I'm writing to you from Santiago, Chile. Holy cow! Here's a really brief, uncharacteristically charmless message about the upcoming excruciatingly exciting weekend in NYC!
I'm premiering a brand new, 30+ minute piece at The Stone, this coming Saturday, callled "Ichneumonidae," which features me, Timba Harris (of Secret Chiefs 3, etc), and Michelle Morinaga. This one is super special to me for a number of reasons, and I really hope you can make it if you're in the area. I don't want to give away too much of the surprise, so I can't really give any more details, but trust me, it'll be a spectacle!And it's ALL AGES. If you are planning on coming from far away for this, PLEASE let me know in advance so we can reserve a space for you... The Stone does fill up/ sell out quickly and there are no advance tickets.
I'm participating in a couple abutting events as well - make a weekend out of it! All this is part of CHIPPYFEST - thanks to Heung-Heung Chin!
Friday April 20 @ 11pm : Vaura acoustic renditions(Toby Driver - piano, Kevin Hufnagel - guitar, Josh Strawn - guitar, Charlie Schmid - percussion)
Saturday April 21 @ 9:30pm : ICHNEUMONIDAE WORLD PREMIERE(Toby Driver - guitar, Timba Harris - violin, Michelle Morinaga - Parasitomorphism, Butoh & percussion)
Saturday April 21 @ 11pm: Stern LIVE BAND(Chuck Stern - voice, Tim Byrnes - keys, Toby Driver - guitar, Keith Abrams - drums)
And, if you're currently in Santiago or Sao Paulo, come say hi to me at one of the upcoming Secret Chiefs 3 shows this week! YeaaaahhH!!!
That's all for now - I hope this message was truly quick and unscrollable, although I guess that would've depended on your screen resolution. Thanks for making it this far!
― dow, Monday, 16 April 2012 17:09 (1 year ago) Permalink
We've only got 19 copies of "Part the Second" left on CD :) Around 25 copies of "Bath" and "LYBM" left. :)
― Blood Music, Sunday, 29 April 2012 07:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
CDs SOLD OUT! Thanks all. :D
Join us at http://www.facebook.com/BlooodMusic
To get updates on when My Fruit Psychobells and The Secret Song will be re-released.
― Blood Music, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 06:49 (1 year ago) Permalink
See bandcamp at the end for all the music postedSubject: Ichneumonidae, the parasite insect theme continues. (a.k.a., issue 7)
Fear of humiliating failure aside, I'm trying to prevent myself from becoming a lesbian-coiffed aging rocker by writing music for "classical," "fine arts," and/or "serious" contexts such as amazing creepy zombie-esque Japanese modern dance forms!
In April, I held a performance of such a piece, ICHNEUMONIDAE, as a trio (guitar, violin, and dance/percussion). I like to think of that performance as sort of like a flag along the road of commitment to a larger-scale and more intensive work. So, the time has now come to try to expand this piece for a larger ensemble and actually make some killer media (album, film, yes!!!) out of it that people can enjoy at home. Ergo, a Kickstarter campaign to try to get this thing going...!
I would so so so greatly appreciate it if you could take a look at the project page and consider donating to support the production of this movie. I'm super-excited to finally take this first step into the realm of combining intrinsic visual elements with my music, something I have always wanted to do. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tdriver/toby-driver-and-michelle-morinaga-ichneumonidae
It took me a while to decide which one of my running projects to try to fund this way. I've got a whole bunch of things on my plate, such as a handful of solo songs, as well as new Kayo Dot stuff (in the style of Gamma Knife and hoping to do a real studio recording, what!) But, I decided to do Ichneumonidae here because it seems like the MOST difficult to fund through other means. Just to be candid for a minute here, you know there is a whole scene of musicians who apply for and receive grants/commissions to do stuff like this. I tried to get into that world a bit over the past couple of years and have had no luck with it whatsoever. Can't get anything funded through those means. Really, that sort of thing makes a guy start to get pretty dark on himself, to be succinct. And labels don't want to fund Ichneumonidae, it's unmarketable. Anyway, you guys are the listeners. You're the people that actually want to put this stuff on your iPods and have it come at you during a rainy train ride, instead of keeping it on a shelf in an archive of all the classy shit your organization helped produce and only pulls out of storage when it comes time to apply for more funding. So if you're interested in hearing/seeing it, please consider donating to the kickstarter campaign, that's the only way it'll happen! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tdriver/toby-driver-and-michelle-morinaga-ichneumonidae
Yeah, I know it seems like summer is kickstarter season and everyone's doing it. I felt a little bit weird about launching this at this exact moment just because two of my closest friends have also just launched their own kickstarter campaigns for their own incredible music. Just want you to know that we are not competitive. You can check their projects out at the following links, and also please consider donating. Their music needs to be out in the world and it gets my highest recommendation.
Tim Byrnes/Hazel-Rah: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1158799759/hazel-rah-the-full-length-album
Jeremiah Cymerman: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1767687795/purification-dissolution
And, this one: http://www.ifc.com/portlandia/videos/portlandia-kickstarter
In other news, the Kayo Dot west coast tour has been moved to August 16-September 1. We have some if it booked already but are still looking for dates. If you can help, please get in touch!
And - our most recent album GAMMA KNIFE is having its vinyl and CD release and is available for preorder at http://antitheticrecords.storenvy.com/products/327764-kayo-dot-gamma-knife-12
And - I've just put almost ALL of my recorded output up for streaming, buying, downloading, whatever, at http://kayodot.bandcamp.com - check it!!!!
Thanks for reading. Your support means everything,much loveToby Driver
― dow, Friday, 18 May 2012 15:27 (1 year ago) Permalink
"about a ghost who wants to kill himself but he can't because he's a ghost."
― dow, Friday, 18 May 2012 15:48 (1 year ago) Permalink
and here's the xpost West Coast tour--"Kayo Dot on a mountaintop": always did get me into topography--Hello Listener. I hope all is well in your universe.
There are a couple weeks' worth of Kayo Dot shows coming up on the US West Coast very soon (next week!!!).Just thought I'd send the dates along to you in case you'd be interested in attending/spreading the word/whatever!This will be our first headlining tour of the west coast since 2008, and our first EVER in a few special towns, such as Vancouver, and others! So, we're really excited about it, and would love to share the excitement with you.
I also just want to quickly say that we are able to come out to the west coast and do these dates ONLY because of the generosity of some of our friends out there who are supplying us with gear and transportation, crash space, opening local bands taking beans at the door, and especially, those of you who purchased GAMMA KNIFE directly from us on bandcamp. All profits from the sales of GK went towards getting our airfare to come out there. So, thank you VERY much!
Saturday, August 18, 2012 Kayo Dot with Thrones @ Slabtown1033 NW 16th Ave., Portland, OR 97209 (United States)Set: 8:00 PM21+Also Playing: Thrones, Hang The Old Year, Proqxis
Sunday, August 19, 2012 Kayo Dot @ Northern414 1/2 Legion Way, Olympia, WA (United States)Set: 8:00 PMAll AgesAlso Playing: Shadows, Ragana
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 Kayo Dot @ Oakland Metro an Opera House201 Broadway, Oakland, CA (United States)510 763 1146 Set: 6:00 PMAll AgesAlso Playing: Hollow Mirrors, Wild Hunt, Marching Mind
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Kayo Dot on some mountaintop in SLO??? @ a mountaintop??some mountaintop, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (United States)Set: 8:00 PMAll Ages
Thursday, August 23, 2012 Kayo Dot in Fresno @ Chinatown Youth Center901 F Street, Fresno, CA 93706 (United States)Set: 8:00 PMAll AgesAlso Playing: Wreck and Reference, Ovarian Office, Strawberry Jam
Friday, August 24, 2012 Kayo Dot @ Biko Garage6612 Sueno Rd., Isla Vista, CA (United States)Set: 8:00 PMAll AgesAlso Playing: The Yiffs, Prof. Cuddlecore, Maribelle
Saturday, August 25, 2012 Kayo Dot with miRthkon and The Anti-Job @ The Mezz501 S. Spring St. 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA (United States)RETURN OF MIASet: 8:00 PM21+Buy Now
Monday, August 27, 2012 Kayo Dot @ The Blue Lagoon923 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (United States)Set: 8:00 PM21+Also Playing: Author & Punisher, Blue Lagoon
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 Kayo Dot with miRthkon @ Elbo Room647 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA (United States)Set: 8:00 PM18+Also Playing: Mirthkon, Author & Punisher
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Kayo Dot with West By Swan @ Cafe Coda265 Humboldt Avenue Chico, CA, Chico, CA (United States)Set: 8:00 PMAll AgesAlso Playing: West By Swan, Bogg, Akasa
Thursday, August 30, 2012 Kayo Dot plays a special chilled-out set plus solo performances by the members @ Common Grounds Coffee House4321 Se Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215 (United States)Set: 7:00 PMAll Ages
Friday, August 31, 2012 Kayo Dot @ Zoo Zhop Record Store223 Main Street , Vancouver, BC (Canada)Set: 8:00 PMAll AgesAlso Playing: Bubonic Bear, Yellowthief, Heavy Medical
Saturday, September 1, 2012 Kayo Dot @ Highline210 Broadway E, Seattle, WA (United States)Set: 8:00 PM21+Tickets: $10Also Playing: Rose Windows, Dog Shredder
― dow, Saturday, 11 August 2012 14:32 (9 months ago) Permalink
Those are from Toby
― dow, Saturday, 11 August 2012 14:33 (9 months ago) Permalink
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I feel like it's been a while since I've sent one of these. A lot has happened, but I want to keep this message focused mainly on one thing - the new and forthcoming Kayo Dot album!
Basically what's going on is that we've been working on an epic double-album prog masterwork. I'm pasting the press release below so you can read all the details and trade it around, post it on your blogs (if you would be so kind!) and all that. We think this is one of the best things we've ever done, honest. So, we're incredibly excited about it. It'll be our first pro studio album in a few years', too... the last two were more or less home recordings due to budget constraints. So, the pre-order is really what's going to make this possible for us or not - therefore, if this is something that interests you, please place a pre-order now! We need to sell a bunch of these before the beginning of April... crunch!!! Check out the press release below.
And, since we're running a new preorder for Kayo Dot, I also wanted to anticipate any questions about the Ichneumonidae DVD and record that we funded last year. If you're not on my facebook or missed the post, the music part is totally finished - there are some samples from Ichneumonidae up at this soundcloud link:https://soundcloud.com/tobydriver/sets/ichneumonidae-unmastered-clips"> https://soundcloud.com/tobydriver/sets/ichneumonidae-unmastered-clips . And the film portion is still forthcoming. I hope the audio clips can tide you over until we are able to make that happen.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Boston-born, and now New York City-based veteran avant-metallers KAYO DOT, led by Toby Driver, are set to hit the studio for their 7th album, Hubardo, this April. This album will mark the 10-year anniversary of KAYO DOT's debut and landmark release, Choirs of The Eye, and the band will trek out to Avast Studios in Seattle, Washington, with producer RANDALL DUNN (SunnO))), Wolves In The Throne Room, Black Mountain) returning to the helm.
Hubardo is an approximately 90-minute conceptual epic double-album, with story and lyrics written by longtime lyricist and former MAUDLIN OF THE WELL vocalist, Jason Byron. Musically, the album covers the spectrum of all of the band's works, from the sparse doomy elements of Choirs of The Eye to the blast-beat, woodwind-driven Gamma Knife, the chorus-bass goth fusion of Coyote, and even lush orchestrated prog moments harkening back to the days of their previous band, MAUDLIN OF THE WELL, and, as with all the band's releases, Driver and Co. venturing into new territory. The album sees a returning cast of characters with Toby Driver on Bass, Keys, Guitars and Vocals, Terran Olson on Keys and Woodwinds, Daniel Means on Woodwinds and Synth, Mia Matsumiya on violin, Tim Byrnes on Trumpet and Horn in F, the first proper studio recording with Keith Abrams on drums, and the first recording contribution of longtime live collaborator Ron Varod on Guitar. Hubardo will also feature a very special guest vocal appearance by Jason Byron - his first recorded appearance since MAUDLIN OF THE WELL's 2001 albums, Bath and Leaving Your Body Map.
This album will be self-released on the band's own imprint, ICE LEVEL MUSIC, and pre-orders will be taken to help fund the recording and travel costs. Pre-Orders will be offered in 3xLP Deluxe, Standard, and Digital-only editions, featuring limited 200g colored vinyl in a triple gatefold (6 huge panels of artwork), a 5-chapter poem by Jason Byron entitled The Sword Of Satan, signed poster, T-shirt, guitar pick, and sticker. The Pre-Order system is now LIVE at http://kayodot.bigcartel.com The records will be limited to 300 copies for the Deluxe Edition and 200 copies for the Standard Edition. Hubardo is slated for a fall 2013 release to coincide with Kayo Dot's tenth anniversary.Here is the track listing for the album:1. The Black Stone (~7:00)2. Crown-In-The-Muck (~9:00)3. Thief (~5:30)4. Vision Adjustment To Another Wavelength (~5:00)5. Zodelida Caosaji (To Water The Earth) (~6:00)6. The First Matter (Saturn In The Guise Of Sadness) (~9:30)7. The Second Operation (Lunar Water) (~10:30)8. Floodgate (~7:00)9. And He Built Him A Boat (~7:00)10. Passing The River (~8:00)11. The Wait Of The World (~18:00
Thanks for reading, and for your continued support!
Toby Driver on behalf of Kayo Dot.
― dow, Thursday, 14 March 2013 15:48 (2 months ago) Permalink
Whoops, that second soundcloud link (after the <) is one to click; sorry.
― dow, Thursday, 14 March 2013 15:51 (2 months ago) Permalink
nobody ever told me that the split w/ bloody panda contained one of their best songs
― tsarnaev paleface (imago), Monday, 22 April 2013 23:02 (1 month ago) Permalink
Greetings! Just a very brief message to let you know that a 13-minute teaser trailer for the new KAYO DOT double-album, HUBARDO, is now online athttps://soundcloud.com/tobydriver/kayo-dot-hubardo-teaser
We're still running our preorder to help fund the mastering and manufacturing of this record, so please have a listen to the trailer, and then head on over to http://kayodot.bigcartel.com to preorder a.s.a.p. so we can get this record out in time for our tenth anniversary in Autumn 2013. We need to sell about 200 more copies of the vinyl to move this along! Thanks so much for your ears & heart & continued support!
Toby Driver on behalf of Kayo Dot
― dow, Tuesday, 21 May 2013 22:12 (4 days ago) Permalink