Hydra Head starts fundraiser to keep catalog in print ++ Aaron Turner lists his Top 10 2012 ‘albums or musical related events’
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Aaron Turner w Old Man Gloom @ Europa, 5/8/12 (more by Fred Pessaro)
As announced some weeks back, Hydra Head has come to a difficult juncture in our existence and the future of the label is precarious… We’ve arrived at the conclusion that it is no longer possible for us to continue releasing new albums, but rather than shut the label down completely, we’re hoping to be able to continue in a capacity that would allow us to preserve and perpetuate our catalog of works by the large cast of truly amazing and groundbreaking artists we’ve been lucky enough to work with over the years. In order to do this we’re asking for help from anyone and everyone that would like to see the label continue and who is willing to support us in this effort. This is not however a request for charity – we would like to offer something in exchange for whatever level of funding our potential benefactors (that is you), are willing to bestow upon us.
Hydra Head is currently offering a plaethora of goods ranging from guitar heads to test presses to stickers to original artwork and everything in between as incentive to keep classic records by bands like Botch, Oxbow, Torche, and many many others alive and in print. Head to the Hydra Head fundraiser page and pick up something, or you can just donate.
Meanwhile, Aaron Turner of Hydra Head / SIGE / Mamiffer / Old Man Gloom fame has dropped off his musings on music in 2012 in list form. Check that out below.
AARON TURNER (Hydra Head / SIGE / Mamiffer / Old Man Gloom)
Top 10 albums or music related events experienced/seen/heard in 2012:
– Oxbow duo – live
– Daniel Menche – live and “Guts” album
– Swans “The Seer”
– Getting to play live with Old Man Gloom, Mamiffer and WIlliam Fowler Collins
– Converge “All We Love We Leave Behind”
– Martyrdöd – live and “Paranoia” album
– Thomas Köner “Novaya Zemlya”
– Eyvind Kang & Jessika Kinney – live
– Arkhamin Kirjasto “Torches Ablaze”
– James Plotkin and Jon Mueller “Terminal Velocity”