Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Friday, 20 December 2013

a rework of katatonia "lethean"

As part of Kscope 12 days of Krustmas they have just released this beautiful reworked Katatonia track "Lethean" from the "Dethroned & Uncrowned" Album and with a little rework on the fab video here by moi ! Enjoy ! 



Tuesday, 17 December 2013

anathema - thin air (from the universal concert film)

There's a brand new clip from the fab ANATHEMA - official band page "Universal" show filmed in Bulgaria ! This time it's "Thin Air" which is probably my favorite track from the DVD/Blu-Ray (well, all tracks are pretty damn good) ! Once again a big thanks to my sweet and amazing Bulgarian crew who did the impossible... Not to mention the Anathema guys, the road crew and of course little Alx Leeks and Andy Leff for hopeing and praying I didn't fuck this up !

And Kscope is giving away loads of cool stuff next 12 days or so...so check it out also.


Sunday, 15 December 2013

more from the old days of blackfield and porcupine tree

Found some more old stuff, this time a few different layout suggestions for the Blackfield II album, some alternative "Arriving Somewhere...! DVD covers and a few posters for the old Deadwing tour. More pix in the galleries.












Friday, 6 December 2013

art prints now available for pre-order

Four years after his unforgettable exhibition "DECADE DECAYED" at the historic Royal Albert Hall, Lasse Hoile is once again proud to release a new set of Special Limited Edition Art Prints. In this first series of images, Lasse has revisited recognizable works never before released as well as offered fresh new pieces that are merely weeks old; however, all six pieces collectively share his trademark color palette and elusive subjects. Once again, Lasse Hoile has provided beautiful unmatched artistry.

Available for pre-order at Mailorderbabies.




Wednesday, 4 December 2013

interview with "just for the record"

I did an interview with "Just For The Record" a new blog about albums as an artform and album art ! It's a good site so be sure to check it out ! There is also an interview with my pal Travis Smith

Thursday, 28 November 2013

a little update from the mob team

Happy Turkey Day to our US friends and to those celebrating the upcoming shopping season around the globe. Remember, there’s only 67 “Birdman” tee’s left and there’s still time to order Limited Edition tee and mini print and have it arrive in time for the holidays for the US. USPS Holiday Deadline for US customers is DEC 1 to guarantee delivery before DEC 24. International Deadline has already passed but countries such as Denmark, France, and even Australia have received their items in as little as 5 business days.  Please contact mailorderbabies if you’d like to upgrade to a faster shipping service for an additional fee. Happy Thanksgiving!


Sunday, 24 November 2013

steve rothery - the ghosts of pripyat

Steve Rothery (Marillion) just launched a Kickstarter project for a new solo album titled "The Ghosts of Prypiat". I will be working on the artwork alongside Steve and scheduled to be released September 2014.

The album will also feature guest performances from some of Steve's musician friends including Steve Hackett on "Morpheus" and "The Old Man of the Sea".

Go check it out and support this project which is going to be really great !

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

mailorderbabies wants you to reuse and recycle!

We love the handmade pouches the t-shirts were tucked in to, but we realized they were just not functional enough. We try to be as eco-conscious as we can here at MOB and suddenly it hit us. Why not upgrade the package to include a reusable shopping bag at no additional cost to you?  We ask that you don’t just collect the bag, but to do your part and actually use it. (Plus your grocery and vinyl goodies will feel much better in them)! It’s good for you. It’s better for the environment. Everybody wins.

Order here.

*Please note, if you’ve already received your package with the “old” bag, you’ve already been shipped the shopping tote in addition. So no excuses for you guys either!!!





Saturday, 2 November 2013

10 years ago...

First time I was on tour with Porcupine Tree was just after the release of In Absentia. It was a co-headlining tour with Opeth, a tour and experience which I will never forget (especially because I got so damn drunk and had to hang out of the bus window from Minneapolis on the way to Boulder, Colorado puking all over...some pictures exists of me having to wash the bus down at some pittstop with the worst hangover ever, if someone has them please send by the way)

It was a life changing event for me and I met some really good people which I'm lucky to now call my friends. I also met a really good friend which some of you might have know too, Michael Piper who ran Ace Of Disks and released some amazing vinyls, Michael was terrible at finding way especially when driving, but he was always there for you no matter what and all round nice guy who never said no even though he worked his ass off with his mail order store and releasing amazing music, and also tracked down the great Linda Perhacs and got the amazing "Parallelograms" album re-released proper (He also introduced me to her at The House Of Blues in Los Angeles and had a very long chat with her about all things life and everything in between which I will also never forget) all while drinking his Dr. Pepper's and smoking 40+ smokes a day.

Once I drove with him from New York with a truck load of PT merch up to Syracuse and on the way he fell asleep behind the wheel almost causing a major disaster and PT merch spread all over the highway...luckily I was there to wake him up in the last minute.

Micheal sadly passed away some years ago but left a lot of good memories behind, he will be missed.

I posted a few of travel pictures in the On The Road gallery (in totally random order), mostly from 2003 and some from the Deadwing tour later, it's only a small peak for now...











 

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

a sneak peak of the upcoming special limited edition t-shirts

Just received teasers from production room in the making of the t-shirts.

We opted to use new special process that allows for highest resolution artwork to be printed on higher quality fabrics without the fabric backing showing through the design.

We were most impressed with the image quality-you can really see the tonal values change though out the design.

The images’ high resolution is due to special conflicting inks that offset opposing colors. This way, there’s proper blackest blacks and whitest whites. It really makes the t-shirts an exact replica of the original image.

When heat is applied for a certain amount of time it seals the image to the shirt and creates a very nice lustrous finish bridging out even more of the tonal highlights resulting in very nice fade gradients. In less nerdy photographer words, it makes the picture perfect.

Each shirt design is limited to 250 and features the “Birdman” from the ‘Harmony Korine’ music video and one of the dolls from ‘Insurgentes’ (taken on the Isla de las Munecas in Mexico 2008).

They will also come with a special signed and numbered beautiful postcard-sized print in very special packaging.

This is just a little “in the making of” sneak peek. The photos I received were taken with little mobile phone so they don’t represent exact colors, but you can get the idea.

We will post more updates with proper pictures and packaging and will certainly let you know when they are ready for purchase through the website, so be sure to keep checking back!!


Woman's prototype!







Tuesday, 29 October 2013

sw eu tour and new visuals

Remember to catch the new and spectacular Steven Wilson & Band show, right now on EU Tour.
I did some new visuals and a funky new long intro to the show. Here's a few images from Royal Albert Hall October 20th 2013 by the great Carl Glover.







Sunday, 27 October 2013

follow me on instagram

You can also follow me on Instagram here where I have a bunch of different pictures, from travel stuff, more band-in-a-studio thing, mountains and what not to a few cat pix - everyone loves cat's !