Very pleased with the recent group of KSV releases. They're an accident investigator's dream assignment, collapsed dining cars and turbines atop scattered carloads of 18-meter PVC quills. More than one pseudonym has been employed. Remember why Karl Schmidt Verlag exists, and enjoy the pieces you're able to enjoy. Everything is ephemeral, save perhaps Limahl jumble sale maxi-singles. Those fuckers are forever...
Launching a new bi-monthly KSV mag soon. It'll be called Your Violence. Critical analysis, original and abraded photography, etc. Probably no more than twenty-four pages per issue, minimal made-to-order runs, etc.
Re the aforementioned releases: expanded info and particulars soon.
Apologies to those of you who experienced late shipments last year, and to the unfortunate few whose orders disappeared completely. The majority of those errors have long been rectified, but three particularly faithful and unfailingly helpful friends of KSV are still waiting for pieces of orders that vanished into the transatlantic postal maw. I intend on making these top-ranking aesthetes extremely happy, and soon. (Why the wait? I'm reformatting the layout on a couple of books, and re-designing the sleeves that sheathed the unfettered entropy of our most ambitious release.) The moral? Transparency is paramount. I want everyone to know that glitches occasionally occur. We could sometimes do with a bit of soulless efficiency...
There's a new Don Fleming Tom Smith album in the works. It'll be our first release together since the 1991 Gin Blossoms EP. KSV will get the physical, and DF's Instant Mayhem will do the virtual...
You're whorishly invited to like these pages on Facebook:
1) Official TLASILA
2) Karl Schmidt Verlag
That's all for now...
Monday, March 05, 2012
Re KSV postage: we're holding 2012 prices at the 2010 rate, so Eurozone commies can expect to pay €8.49 for single discs and €11 for both double-disc recordings and single-disc DVD editions. Everyone else pays €11 and €14 respectively, due to shipping costs and the packaging rigmarole. If you've already sent yr hard-won geld prior to this alert, and you live outside of the EU, and you failed to adjust the rate owing to my forgetfulness, no sweat. I'll pick up the rest. Otherwise, normal rates apply.
Best, as ever,