A mysterious photo of what appear to be red veined Have Landed plaques similar to the ‘Have Landed’ wooden artifact plaques (see below) has been uncovered by Season 9. According to a reliable unnamed source who leaked this image these card plaques are connected to the equally mysterious catalogue numbers that recently emerged on the Bigamoebasounds website.
UPDATED – Shipping Forecast now posted.
20 different products from 9 different companies is what it has taken to create all the different versions of the Have Landed album, so the probability of getting it all to arrive in time to send out before Xmas was perhaps a little over optimistic. Therefore as was always mentioned as a possibility shipping for the CD’s will now begin in January bar any further delays. As for the ARTIFACTS, whilst the first batch was originally anticipated last week both batches arrived today and it is, well…. it’s looking amazing! a real rustic look with every one slightly different from the other due to the subtle differences in the wood grain and hue. The numbered plaques are already here too but given that these objects are irreplaceable if they go missing in the post and with myself already having a few parcels disappear coming to me already I have decided I’m not going to take the risk sending them out until we are into the new year. However I will try and get a few pictures up before Xmas to keep you going:)
I will post a shipping forecast in January and link to it on the bandcamp page. CD Orders will be sent out in order of purchase but artifacts will go first. Also Pre-order offers have been extended while stocks last.
In the meantime check out above a shot of the final prototype for the stencilled sleeve that forms part of the Monochrome edition which takes 8 different items from 7 different companies to create…… think I’m gonna simplify things for the next release and just put it out on cassette!
The long-awaited Max and Harvey début album, (aka Woob³) is still one track away from completion but don’t despair as there are a number of things coming to tide you over until its eventual arrival.
It seems you can’t actually get the Max & Harvey – Sleep single outside of Europe on download (iTunes). So for the first time ever…you can – through Max & Harvey’s all new Music Emporium.
Better still, not only are the tracks available in lossless format but you also get the Sleep Film in Quicktime format, hi-res jpeg’s of the original 10″ Vinyl Artwork + the film soundtrack as a separate audio download.
you can find Max & Harvey’s Music Emporium HERE
and look out for a Free Max & Harvey EP and other stuff coming soon.
This is a short film for the Max & Harvey track Thieves. The concept behind the music was one of diamond theft in a cat burglary fashion hence the title. its seems however Iloobia did not receive this memo and independently conceived and directed a film with Thieves as its soundtrack. The result is a beautifully crafted, visually arresting piece with a somewhat macabre slant. Iloobia, a long time friend and collaborator has featured on Season 9 before with his experimenting Clawboy. I spoke to him recently and asked him to explain the thinking and process behind the film, we also talk film-making and the future of Clawboy is revealed!
S9: You describe the Thieves film as ‘a re-imagining of the Frankenstein story’ could you elaborate on this.
Iloobia: ‘Thieves’ is constructed from fragments of material slowly collected over a year from England, Holland and Hungary. There were no parameters imposed on what that material should be, primarily as I was working in quite a demanding commercial TV realm at the time where the parameters and briefs were extremely strict. So Thieves was to be the antithesis of that way of working.Weirdly, the edit of Thieves began after a fairly major burnout in that part of my commercial career leaving me pretty much abandoning the medium of film and video altogether. But as a process of self imposed therapy I began to assemble this random material to see if there was any form or sense to be forged out of it instead of throwing the edit suite out of the window. This began to evoke some kind of Dr. Frankenstein process, especially as I began to see themes of death and rebirth suggested within the material, which was strangely coincidental as I was trying to restore my interest in the medium again after it being killed off.
So these themes infused into the film, which I came to see as a kind of Dr. Frankenstein story without the Frankenstein character ever on screen.
S9: Explain the technical creation process behind the film.