Count Swobula is pleased to announce that the online multimedia project Dexian Racking will be back in 2013 with new volumes and content. Unfortunately it had to be buried alive in a coffin for most of this year but the witch doctor Count Jaundice has almost completed the harrowing resurrection procedure. Stay tuned for more gruesome details.
I just got home from seeing the Dirty Three at the Tivoli here in Brisbane. These cats are celebrating twenty years doing their thing and are like nothing I have ever seen before. Ellis was characteristically frantic (and hilarious) on stage, and I swear I could watch Jim White play drums for days. Among a number of personal highlights for me tonight was an amazing rendering of 'The Restless Waves' from their 1998 record Ocean Songs. Listen to the original below...
The new trailer for the forthcoming film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was released a few days ago and it looks fun. Slated for an August 9th release, the movie is directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Russian famous for the vampire films Night Watch and Day Watch) and has Tim Burton among its producer credits. Firefly alumni Alan Tudyk is among the cast with Benjamin Walker playing the title role. Check it out...
I'm quite excited to be playing some funk, soul and beats at this gig tonight in Brisbane. Cut Chemist is a founding member of Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli, as well as an awesome DJ/producer in his own right. His sets are always pure class and dug out of impossibly deep crates. Dexian Racking contributor Monkwhy's live act Fort Kilby also in support. Set times go like this. Get down!
8:00 - Swob & Walrii
8:40 - Fort Kilby
9:10 - Swob & Walrii
10:00 - Truth Serum
10:30 - Cut Chemist
My Vincent Price obsession continues. Recently watched this gem - the sixth in a series of Edgar Allen Poe film adaptations Roger Corman made in the 1960s. Interestingly though, 'The Haunted Palace' is actually based on H.P. Lovecraft's novella 'The Case of Charles Dexter Ward' published in 1941 in the May and July issues of Weird Tales. Corman wanted a break from the Poe material, but American International Pictures insisted it be branded as another in the Poe series. They took the name of the film from an Edgar Allen Poe poem published in 1839. Vincent Price is outstanding, as always!
Late last Valentine's Day evening the curtain was raised on the music, stories and art of Dexian Racking Volume 2: The Femme Fatale. We hope you enjoy this noir-ish collection! Check it out by clicking here.
It is no accident that Amon Tobin's music wound up in both the first two mixes I did for Dexian Racking. His intricate beats and soundscapes have fascinated me for years. But nothing could have prepared me for the announcement of this boxset. The set contains 6 x 10" vinyl, 7 x CDs, 2 x DVDs and several posters. But get this - most of the material contained within is unreleased! And the icing on the cake? One of the DVDs contains a full-length concert from the fabled 'Isam:Live' tour.
For more info and to pre-order your copy, head to amontobin.com
Hope you are all well and enjoying this somewhat festive of seasons. First up, thank you to everyone who has supported the inaugral volume of Dexian Racking and the project in general. It does not go unnoticed! I apologize sincerely for the lengthy wait for this next instalment. But the mix and brief are now available for contributors to get to work on a new batch of sinister stories and art.
Anyone subscribed to the contributors email list would've received the mix for Volume 2 late lastnight. If not, drop me an email at email@example.com and I will forward it to you. The deadline for submissions for Volume 2 is midnight Friday 20th January 2012.
Still from 'The Third Man' (London Film Productions, 1949).
The site is now live and many are still digesting the sinister contents of Volume 1: The Swamp. There has already been a massive display of support for the project. To celebrate our launch we are joining forces with local record label Ender to throw a party. The night also marks the 4th anniversary of Dank Morass. Brad Swob will be performing the mix from the first volume of Dexian Racking alongside some incredibly talented local producers and DJs.
This will be a great opportunity for contributors from the site to meet up, have a few drinks and enjoy some quality music.
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=196963057024201
What: Ender Records 1st Birthday / Dank Morass 4th Anniversary / Brisbane Beat Sessions showcase / Dexian Racking project launch
When: Friday 7th October from 8pm
Where: Bar Soma (22 Constance Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Australia)
The submissions are in. The website is almost on it's feet. Looking forward to launching on Wednesday 21st September with the entire collection of art and stories from the first volume. Thanks to Samuel Dunn from This One Umbrella for helping with the technical end of things. A massive shout out to everyone who gave their time and talents by contributing work. This project is nothing without you lot. More when the curtain goes up...