Donnerstag, 30. Juni 2011
here`s the artwork for All Pigs Must Die`s upcoming Lp on Southern Lord which is called "god is war".personally i think it is even better than their debut Ep so i am totally stoked for this.the record itself is heavily inspired by the book "blood meridian" by Cormac McCarthy and the title itself is taken from a monologue by a character called the judge:
"Suppose two men at cards with nothing to wager save their lives.
Who has not heard such a tale?
A turn of the card.
The whole universe for such a player has labored clanking to this moment which will tell if he is to die at that man's hand or that man at his.
What more certain validation of a man's worth could there be?
This enhancement of the game to its ultimate state admits no argument concerning the notion of fate.
The selection of one man over another is a preference absolute and irrevocable and it is a dull man indeed who could reckon so profound a decision without agency or significance either one.
In such games as have for their stake the annihilation of the defeated the decisions are quite clear.
This man holding this particular arrangement of cards in his hand is thereby removed from existence.
This is the nature of war, whose stake is at once the game and the authority and the justification.
Seen so, war is the truest form of divination.
It is the testing of one's will and the will of another within that larger will which because it binds them is therefore forced to select.
War is the ultimate game because war is at least a forcing of the unity of existence.
War is god."
Samstag, 25. Juni 2011
"Hexenbrett" Board / Test Edition
Laser engraving on black enameled Latvian Birch with hand poured epoxy resin coating.
Edition number is laser engraved on verso.
17.25” x 11.25” x 3/8”
Edition of 13.
This small edition is made up of boards from the early test and proofing stages of the project. Since these were used in determining the production of the main edition (i.e "working out the kinks") there are slight variations and imperfections in each board. Imperfections range from haze (tiny bubbles in the resin) and small scratches to darker wood in parts of the engraving. None of these variations are drastic enough to take away from the work itself. If you missed out on the set, this is a great opportunity to score (without spending all your lunch money!) .
The release comes wrapped in a unique hand printed wrapping paper. Shipped in a rigid cardboard mailer via USPS (Priority).
- Limited to one per Collector / household.
- Tracking Included.
$150.00 + S&H
Now available in the Moon Shop