Terence Locrian / Land of Decay
What is your name and band/label/etc?
Locrian / Land of Decay
What are your top five albums that were released in 2012? (In order 1-5)
- Trepaneringsritualen "Deathward to the Womb" 10" (Release the Bats)
- Sutekh Hexen "Behind the Throne" LP (Magic Bullet Records)
- Deathspell Omega "Drought" CD (Season of Mist)
- Andy Stott "Luxury Problems" CD (Modern Love)
- Swans "The Seer" 3xLP (Young God)
What band did you discover in 2012 (can be a brand new band or an older band) that had an impact on your life? What made them significant?
I was really excited to get Günter Schickert's Überfällig on Bureau B, a gem of the classic German experimental rock scene. Forward thinking, interesting textures, weird rhythms. Just an interesting listen and a deep cut into what only proves to be one of the most fertile music periods in history.
How will you remember 2012? (In terms of music)
How little music I actually saw live yet how much I made. I guess that is a pleasant imbalance. Having two kids seriously makes you a daytime person, even if your best intentions are to get out.
What can we look forward to from you in 2013?
New Locrian full length Return to Annihilation on Relapse Records. Land of Decay will be releasing tapes from Oko, Oikos, Vomir, Skin Graft and Dead World (YES!!!). Also, part two of my art newspaper and solo cassette series, Dread Majesty put out by Accidental Guest Recordings, as well as parts 3-5 and a box set at the end. Also, an art book of my paintings and collages from Kiddiepunk in France, and solo LP and zine from Shelter Press in Belgium.
What records are you looking forward to most in 2013?
Voivod Target Earth, Esben and the Witch Wash the Sins Not Only the Face, IceageYou're Nothing, Low The Invisible Way, and a new Locrian being out that isn't a repress or collaboration.
Fundraising sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have made a strong impact on the ability of artists to release music. Do you think this approach is a trend, or will it continue to shape how artists produce their material?
I don't think about it. I've seen it really help interesting projects, make big turds and allow great projects to go overlooked even after the so called benefits of social media. So essentially the same as any label can do I guess. It is just an option, not a revolution. Everyone needs to calm down.