a lot of you beat me to the punch on announcing the store restock yesterday. there are a few prints left in the store. aperfectmonster.bigcartel.com
Posted: November 20, 2014

a lot of you beat me to the punch on announcing the store restock yesterday. there are a few prints left in the store. aperfectmonster.bigcartel.com


Most of you who know me, know I've got something of an addictive personality, to put it gently. I'm currently holed-up at home, in both in my art and music studio, burning the candle at both ends, working on the next baroness record (it will be done the moment it's finished, i promise). I've come at long last to the realization that my insatiable lust for musical gear has now reached a boiling point; I find myself drowning amidst a treasure hoard of wonderful music equipment with which I've written, recorded, and toured for almost two decades now. Some of it simply isn't being put to use anymore; and it seems a great shame that any artistic tool should sit idly by in silence. In light of this fact, i am preparing to begin a purging process by selling some gear which, while it is sentimentally precious to me, is no longer used in the manner for which it was built. Amps, pedals, guitars simply don't make great furniture. They make great noise, and I'd like to place each of these tools in the hands of an craftsman willing to create something greta and noisy with them. Ive sat on this hoard too long. Stay tuned to this site, they will become available in the order that my compulsion allows.
Posted: November 19, 2014

Most of you who know me, know I've got something of an addictive personality, to put it gently. I'm currently holed-up at home, in both in my art and music studio, burning the candle at both ends, working on the next baroness record (it will be done the moment it's finished, i promise). I've come at long last to the realization that my insatiable lust for musical gear has now reached a boiling point; I find myself drowning amidst a treasure hoard of wonderful music equipment with which I've written, recorded, and toured for almost two decades now. Some of it simply isn't being put to use anymore; and it seems a great  shame that any artistic tool should sit idly by in silence. In light of this fact, i am preparing to begin a purging process by selling some gear which, while it is sentimentally precious to me, is no longer used in the manner for which it was built. Amps, pedals, guitars simply don't make great furniture. They make great noise, and I'd like to place each of these tools in the hands of an craftsman willing to create something greta and noisy with them. Ive sat on this hoard too long. Stay tuned to this site, they will become available in the order that my compulsion allows.


Double thanks @prostheticrecords for the @skeletonwitch "Beyond the Permafrost" picture disc.
Posted: November 18, 2014

Double thanks @prostheticrecords for the @skeletonwitch "Beyond the Permafrost" picture disc.


Thanks @prostheticrecords for the @skeletonwitch "Serpents Unleashed" picture disc.
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Thanks @prostheticrecords for the @skeletonwitch "Serpents Unleashed" picture disc.


Black Tusk “Passage Through Purgatory.” I have always loved Athon (and the rest of Black Tusk) very dearly. In recent years I haven’t gotten to see him nearly as much I would have liked, touring, living in a different city and generally being an antisocial-art-hermit. However, I hold the collaborations I’ve done with these guys very close within my heart. They have always been my absolute favorite band to work with on every level; and I’ll proudly admit they have helped me to make some of the best work I have done, thanks very much to the conceptual efforts of Athon, who stands alone as the only musician I’ve worked with who truly understood how to articulate a fully-realized artistic concept in such a way that I was able to interpret it in my own style without losing the band’s direction. I can be a pain in the ass to work with, and I cannot thank Athon, James and Andrew enough for letting me work on so many of their albums. “Passage” was the first big record they did for Relapse, and I was incredibly proud of how this whole thing came together. These guys were slightly younger than us, but they kept us all on our toes with their practice regimen, commitment and output. They had no laurels to rest on, nobody to fund them and no bevy of managers, agents and press agents looking out for them. They worked for it themsleves, and they earned it. When this record came out, it seemed like you couldn’t go two weeks in Savannah without seeing Black Tusk onstage at the Jinx. The combination of those three guys’ personalities made a strangely fantastic formula for an absurd amount of fun. They fought hard to get ahead, and I always believed that it was due to the overwhelming excitement, positivity and unabashed love of loud rock that kept not only the band, but the rest of us going through the good times and the bad. I relish those sweltering days, those wild nights, the audience heckling, the freely flowing drinks and the good times that just wouldn’t quit. I miss you athon.
Posted: November 11, 2014

Black Tusk “Passage Through Purgatory.” I have always loved Athon (and the rest of Black Tusk) very dearly. In recent years I haven’t gotten to see him nearly as much I would have liked, touring, living in a different city and generally being an antisocial-art-hermit. However, I hold the collaborations I’ve done with these guys very close within my heart. They have always been my absolute favorite band to work with on every level; and I’ll proudly admit they have helped me to make some of the best work I have done, thanks very much to the conceptual efforts of Athon, who stands alone as the only musician I’ve worked with who truly understood how to articulate a fully-realized artistic concept in such a way that I was able to interpret it in my own style without losing the band’s direction. I can be a pain in the ass to work with, and I cannot thank Athon, James and Andrew enough for letting me work on so many of their albums. “Passage” was the first big record they did for Relapse, and I was incredibly proud of how this whole thing came together. These guys were slightly younger than us, but they kept us all on our toes with their practice regimen, commitment and output. They had no laurels to rest on, nobody to fund them and no bevy of managers, agents and press agents looking out for them. They worked for it themsleves, and they earned it. When this record came out, it seemed like you couldn’t go two weeks in Savannah without seeing Black Tusk onstage at the Jinx. The combination of those three guys’ personalities made a strangely fantastic formula for an absurd amount of fun. They fought hard to get ahead, and I always believed that it was due to the overwhelming excitement, positivity and unabashed love of loud rock that kept not only the band, but the rest of us going through the good times and the bad. I relish those sweltering days, those wild nights, the audience heckling, the freely flowing drinks and the good times that just wouldn’t quit. I miss you athon.


Black Tusk. "The Fallen Kingdom" this is the first proper release I designed for the guys, where we came up with the Agatha character who's been on every release since. Love these guys. Let's all spin this record tonight.
Posted: November 9, 2014

Black Tusk. "The Fallen Kingdom" this is the first proper release I designed for the guys, where we came up with the Agatha character who's been on every release since. Love these guys. Let's all spin this record tonight.