Our webstore is now live.
It took longer than we wanted, and we are likely to expose some errata over then next few days, but the Eye And Ear Control webstore is live with our entire inventory. The postage calculator seems to be working well, the SSL is actively securing traffic, and paypal is integrated. There are options for Canada Post rates anywhere in the world, currency can be switched between CAD/USD/Euro on individual product pages. There is also a paid hold option at checkout, which is where holds are headed, so if you don’t have a paypal account, get one and get it wired into your brain. This will be both for locals who want to hold an item and for out of towners who want to build up a parcel to be sent to them at a later date with other items.
A few notes: We are working on splitting things into genres. For now, you can follow genre tags from inside individual listings. We are using Discogs data, and some of the non-English characters are not coming through properly yet. We are working on it. It’s deipherable. WordPress proved to be a real challenge to try to make visually appealing but that too in the fullness of time.
Other news: We have our launch party this weekend, on Saturday January 13th, at the Handsome Daughter. SUNLESS from Minneapolis are on the way up to celebrate with us. They released one of the best records of last year, entitles Urraca, and will be packing copies. They occupy a space in the vicinity of Gorguts and Ulcerate. We are stoked and honored to host them on their first international date. Local support is being provided by local tech death assassins INVERTED SERENITY, SPHYGMUS (ex-Gowl) and NECROTIC LIQUEFACTION (Flash Out / Archagathus members, gorebree). Come early, it is going to be a busy one and all the bands are stellar. Click through on the image above or follow this link for more detail: https://www.facebook.com/events/187119798531920/.
Further arrivals: Some crushing death and black metal en route from Fallen Empire, Appalachian Noise and Me Saco Una Ojo:
CTHONIC AURA – ABYSSIC REFLECTIONS IN SLUMBER LP
MORBUS CHRON – SLEEPERS IN THE RIFT LP
TCHORNOBOG- TCHORNOBOG LP
HAMBRE FROIDE ROUGES CHAPELLES LP
VOIDSPHERE TO CALL | TO SPEAK LP
DARKSPACE DARKSPACE I DLP
DEATH FORTRESS TRIUMPH OF THE UNDYING LP
ILMESTYS THE NOOSE HANGS FROM HEAVEN LP
UTZALU THE LOINS OF REPENTENCE LP
CHAOS MOON – ESCHATON MEMORIE LP
XASTHUR – SIGILS MADE OF FLESH AND TREES LP
Experimental/Ambient/Drone/Noise spasms and aether fields from Karl Records:
AIDAN BAKER / IDKLANG – IN THE RED ROOM LP
KONSTRUKT & KEIJI HAINO – A PHILOSOPHY WARPING, LITTLE BY LITTLE THAT WAY LIES A QUAGMIRE (STUDIO) LP
AIDEN BAKER / GARETH DAVIES – INVISIBLE CITIES LP
RECORD SUNDAZE: 2018 kicks off at the Peg Beer Co on Sunday, Jan 21st. We are there with Electric Heat, Dub Ditch and Eat Em Up from noon till 5. Come down and have a beer and flip through some records. It’s also bring your own vinyl day at the brewery – they will play your purchases while you have a pint. Win win win. All are welcome, the space is large and it isn’t a hard sell environment, everyone is very chill and there is lots of space to get away from the crass attempt at commerce. We’d love to see ya. More details here if you need em: https://www.facebook.com/events/160278271273058/.
March 9th we are co-producing the second in a series of experimental audio performance nights at Video Pool Media Arts Centre’s Poolside Gallery. Ambient, experimental, noise art. Full details TBA but we may be in for a rare treat from an out of town visitor of legendary status.
Calgary grinders WAKE are coming to town March 23rd, so save the date. Details TBA.
Do we have anything else going on ? Likely, but maybe that’s enough for now. Please check out the site, sign up for an account, pass around the mailing list link, etc. Thanks for the interest and patience. Feedback is more than welcome.