Thursday, September 23, 2010

Workshop of the Swarovskis...

(Amended ever so slightly 24 Sept 10.)

Hi Again,

Evidence of the lengthy production and design regimens necessary to create multiple works in parallel at KSV HQ:

At the KSV werkstadt, Thursday, September 23rd...


Left to right: a sliver of KSV 099 Tenerife Monitor - Without Compass, I Am Found; below, a sideways school of KSV 097 Karl Schmidt - Jourdain; a tightly wedged packet of sleeves for KSV 102 Das Mildeste von Milden - The Leech in the Anodyne; atop those, seven covers for KSV 103 Von Uexküll Trio g. Das Versagen des Akkus; then, adjacent bonus double-sided A3 posters included in each edition of KSV 104, the double-disc compilation Was ihr verpasst habt...; underneath those, KSV 100 Tom Smith - Solo Vocal No. 1, and the final, distributor-bound copies of KSV 093, Kevin Drumm's The Obstacles of Romantic Exaggeration. Skewing ever-leeward, KSV inlay cubes, now employed for all of our multiple-disc albums; the A3 poster accompanying all copies of the KD album, and the newly re-designed cover of the third edition of Tom's Unpunished essay tome (aka KSV 054).































If you peer upward, past the leg of Karl's work desk, you'll see, left to right, the sleeve for KSV 105 Messeparkplatz Ost & Aperçus - Aufruhr im Hamburger Botschaft!; just below, KSV 104 Was ihr verpasst habt..., and above once more, the cover of KSV 106 Salon Oberdeck: 9. September (B*Tong), which isn't even officially on sale yet! You think you're busy? We blast your busy to a primordial Hell. (Or, a 70s kino heaven, where Panic in Needle Park laps slowly against the takeup sprocket for eternity.) We're gonna continue working, regardless...

Yours,

KS/TS

101 Convergences: #2

Continuing...

Die Puppe (1919, Ernst Lubitsch) vs. Teenage Doll (1957, Roger Corman).



(Click above for a larger version of the image.)

Until #3,

TS

Savage Land Re-Reconquered...

Hi Everyone,

Received excellent news yesterday from Savage Land. Their printer owned up to the rather painfully obvious error committed while fabricating the gatefold for Reconquer Sleep or Disappear, and will now re-print new sleeves for the label at no cost. Magnifique!

Uncertain if we can meet the original September release deadline, but we ought to come fairly close.

Regarding the duo tour, I'm pretty sure we'll have to wait until May to begin, but perhaps we can find the time to add a few Scandinavian dates to the late Spring schedule.

Still a little shaky after last week's illness. Forgive the gaps - I was really out of it for a couple of days...

Best,

Tom