Premiere + Pre-orders for Drophead vs. Silent Land Time Machine – From Ashes Comes the Day (HD020)

HD020 Drophead vs Silent Land Time Machine Premiere

HOLODECK is proud to announce the premiere of the upcoming Drophead vs. Silent Land Time Machine collaboration From Ashes Comes the Day, c/o the ever-vigilant Tiny Mix Tapes – you can hear it here or below. This album has been a long-time-coming and we are very excited to present it this Autumn – we have also opened pre-orders for the limited vinyl & tape editions, and digital pre-order can be had at our bandcamp.

From Ashes Comes the Day will be released on 10/14/14 in a limited vinyl pressing of 300 with hand-silk screened covers by Montréal-based musician & visual artist Nick Kuepfer (making each vinyl cover totally unique / see above), as well as 200 pro-dubbed chrome-plus cassettes and digital. The album will be collaboratively released with Eric Craven’s Drophead imprint and marks another cooperative effort between HOLODECK and our friends in the far away city of Montréal.

Pre-order a copy of the limited edition vinyl or tape at our STORE. For all the information you ever wanted on From Ashes Comes the Day go to the RELEASE PAGE.

Announcing – Drophead vs. Silent Land Time Machine – From Ashes Comes the Day (HD020/DH005)


HOLODECK is proud to announce & give a sneak preview of yet another release that has roots both in Austin and in Montréal. From Ashes Comes the Day is the result of the alliance between Montréal’s Eric Craven (Drophead) and Austin’s Jonathan Slade (Silent Land Time Machine). For more than a decade Craven has been a prominent member of Montréal’s experimental music community, widely known as the drummer in HRSTA and Hangedup (Constellation Records). His recent solo work as Drophead finds Craven buried in layers of drums and homemade percussion as well as guitar, field recordings, and a vast array of other instruments. Now on Drophead’s vinyl debut Craven’s outsider take on guitar and keyboard assimilates the tenor of Austin’s foremost experimental violist/vocalist and co-founder of HOLODECK records, Jonathan Slade. Slade is best known for his two albums as electro-acoustic solo-ensemble Silent Land Time Machine and his work in the bands Lumens and AMASA•GANA. Together, Craven and Slade push each other into expansive new territory, fully embracing a darker yet broader sphere of expression and emotive depth. The dialogue of tidal chaos and isolation that wax and wane across both hemispheres of From Ashes Comes the Day makes this a highly unique release for both artists.

Video by Mattrix Daytron. Keep an eye out for Silent Land Time Machine this coming October while he is on the road with This Will Destroy You – tour dates here.

Release date October 14, 2014.

PRE-ORDERS OPEN • This Will Destroy You – “Another Language” CS (HD028) + EU / US Tour Dates

This Will Destroy You - Another Language Cassette

HOLODECK is proud to announce that pre-orders are now open for the limited cassette edition of Another Language (HD028), the 4th studio LP of central-Texas-based quartet This Will Destroy You. TWDY’s full length will be available in an edition of 500 chrome-plus pro-dubbed cassettes with deluxe packaging plus liner note insert, complete with full art-work translated from the LP edition (c/o of Suicide Squeeze Records).

Pre-order your copy of Another Language on tape at our STORE.

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OUT NOW: Smokey Emery’s Soundtracks for Invisibility Vol. III: Qui Mal y Pense (HD023)

Smokey Emery - Soundtracks for Invisibility Vol. III

As of 7/15/14 Smokey Emery’s Soundtracks for Invisibility Vol. III: Qui Mal y Pense (HD023) is shipping worldwide on cassette and digital – grab an analog or ephemeral copy at the our STORE or bandcamp.

While we here at HOLODECK are more than fond of Smokey Emery’s cannon of work, kind words from the outside world have already poured in for Smokey’s third installment of his enigmatic Soundtracks series, here are a few:

On its path from his headspace to the play head of your tape deck, the music that Hipólito makes under the Smokey Emery moniker bears witness to years of collection, recombination, and field recording — all in pursuit of more raw material to mulch through creative processes and sympathetic machines into versions of that first experience.Tiny Mix Tapes

…despondent in the best way possible, as a solitary drone shambles along, with subtle bits of effects and reverb that are earth-shaking and downright foreboding.” – Decoder

Nomadic ambient that transcends time and place.”IMPOSE

Premiere: Smokey Emery’s “Afore” on Tiny Mix Tapes

Smokey Emery's "Afore"

The one & only Tiny Mix Tapes was brave enough to premiere the abstract, lucid, and ceaselessly transmorphing imagery from Smokey Emery’s music video for Afore (by Portland-based Jennifer Sindon), a cut off of his newly reissued Soundtracks for Invisibility Vol. III: Qui Mal y Pense (HD023, ed. of 200 cassettes).

Unlike anything we’ve ever seen, the video captures the ever-changing essence which Smokey Emery (aka Daniel Hipólito) imprints into his wandering audio-journals under his enigmatic moniker with (trippy-as-hell) visuals as our guide. HOLODECK is proud to reissue Smokey Emery’s Soundtracks for Invisibility Vol. III on the format which suits it most accurately: tape.

Soundtracks is shipping worldwide as of 7/15/14. Head to the HOLO STORE to grab a copy.

TOUR: Silent Land Time Machine + Reversus Summer 2014

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From 6/28 to 7/11 HOLODECK co-founder Silent Land Time Machine will shove off on a tour of the Midwestern Homeland with New York based noise/drone/psych singularity Reversus.
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TOUR: Symbol & Silent Land Time Machine June 2014

Symbol + SLTM Tour June 2014

Symbol and Silent Land Time Machine will embark on yet another tour* to the NE this June, from 6/20 – 6/24. The pair of experimental solo-ists will be performing at the renown Montréal-based Suoni Per Il Popolo 2014 Festival on Friday 6/20 with Les Momies de Palerme (the duet of Marie Davidson and Xarah Dion); Symbol & SLTM will then continue south to New York and Philadelphia for a handful of shows. ALIEN 2, Troller’s Amber Star Ormand and Thousand Foot Whale Claw’s Justin Goers, will converge with SLTM and Symbol in both MTL on 6/20 and NY on 6/24 for DJ duties.

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Video Premiere of Symbol’s Tracer on Tiny Mix Tapes

Symbol - Tracer Screen Shot

Tiny Mix Tapes was kind / brave enough to premiere Symbol’s music video for his debut’s opening track Tracer. Click through above, or below, to watch the (incredible) video:

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OUT NOW – Symbol’s Online Architecture (HD022/LLR009)

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SymbolOnline Architecture (HD022/LLR009)
HOLODECK & Light Lodge Records
LP (500) / CS (200) / DL (∞)


Troller + Marie Davidson TX Tour 2014


After her SXSW 2014 appearance at our official showcase Montréal’s Marie Davidson will shove off with label-mates / sludge-droners Troller for a two week tour of Texas (and one show in Oklahoma). The tour will be going down *just* before Marie’s debut LP Perte d’identité drops on Weyrd Son Records (hailing from Brussels) on April 4.


THR 3/20 – Houston, TX @ Mangos w/ Future Blondes and Millennial Grave
SAT 3/22 – San Antonio, TX – Maverick Festival @ La Villita on the Mondo Nation stage
SAT 3/22 – McAllen, TX – @ Metropolis (The Squeezebox presents) w/ Skinovthenight, Ragnarok, and Electroluv
THR 3/27 – Tulsa, OK @ The Soundpony w/ Depth and Current and Knifight
FRI 3/28 – Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios w/ Pinkish Black and Knifight
SAT 3/29 – Tyler, TX @ Click’s Live w/ Knifight
SUN 3/30 – Austin, TX @ Red 7 w/ Silent Land Time Machine and Missions


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