Tuesday, December 29, 2009

PG is Honored

We are honored to have made 20Buck Spins top 20 of 2010 with Gathering Strengths.
One of the best labels around in our opinion.

Bark at the Moon

Not many pictures were taken during the vocal session. We recorded in the black of night during a new moon. So instead we have some hair, a baggie full of dirt from Bram Stoker's old apartment (where he wrote Dracula) and a adorably frightening handmade Nosferatu. The holidays have kept us busy but we remain on our track to grimmdom. The vocal tracks were difficult as this is our first record featuring the human voice...though the final outcome is completely sub-human. The recording was done in a room with 15 foot high ceilings and a large diaphragm condenser mic (in pitch blackness) and then re-amped through a ad9 analog delay and 15inch speakers. The howling seemed to channel the deepest dark unknown and we were both left feeling out of sorts to say the least. Now we move to the difficult phases of finishing a record.

Sunday, December 20, 2009


Volcanic Tongue has the records (PG Gathering Strengths and Alter). Shipping will be a bit cheaper than from us.
Visit their site:


Thanks to VT for taking the time to listen and write.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

A mention/review of PussyGutt and Alter from the blog omgvinyl.

If you saw the name “Pussygutt” in the post title and you are still reading then these two pieces of vinyl might be just what you are looking for. Pussygutt and Alter (featuring members of Pussygutt) both dabble in a brand of doom that relies as much on emotional heft as amplifier distortion. Not many snare drums or bass pedals to be found here; what you do get is some cinematic, moody music accentuated with some huge, fuzzy guitar riffs. Easy music to fall in love with… and then slit your wrists to. You can listen to both bands at their respecitve MySpace sites (alter and pussygutt). Alter’s self-titled LP is limited to 300 and Gathering Strengths is limited to 550, so if you decide you cannot live without, email pgvtt333 (at) gmail (dot) com to order copies or check mimaroglumusicsales.com (who also carry about 500 other albums you need to order).

Check out their site for more reviews.


Thanks to the Author.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

We finished tracking the violins this weekend. We ended up running through a tube amp w/KT88s and spring reverb. Two mics on the amp, one mic in the room and one mic about 4 feet off the violin. Once we got the sound right, the performance was nailed in one take...amazing.
Next, on to vokills.

In other news Gathering Strengths is officially available to distros worldwide tomorrow.
Alter is 98% done with a second record and searching for a label to collaborate on a release.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Winter is definitely here. We have received our first few inches of snow and are enjoying the 7 below cold. We have began to record the violin tracks on our current project. The bitter cold provides us with frostbitten inspiration.

Saturday, December 5, 2009


PussyGutt Recording

It's the weekend again. We continued our recording session from thanksgiving weekend.

We got in some guitar over-dubs on one of the two songs. The tracks sound killer! Three cabinets up and running with five microphones soaking it all in.

Our friend Tristan let us borrow a kick-drum mic for the session. We used this on one of the cabs with 15" speakers. It sounds heavy and mean- perfect for this track.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

the D6 on the bottom pics were in a incorrect position, worry not it was correct post picture.